Guide Gear Oversized XXL Director’s Chair 600-lb

This Guide Gear Oversized XXL Director’s Chair is enormously wide, very easy to use, and with a huge 600 lb capacity. Keep reading.

Key features & benefits

  • Easy to use.
  • Folding chair.
  • Very wide seat.
  • Side table.
  • Fair price.

What this is about

So here you have a folding chair, one of those that close like a book, and when packed it is quite large in two dimensions but very thin. This is useful because it can fit in narrow spaces. The picture below shows how it looks when folded. From this state, you can have it ready in seconds, just spread and press the seat down.

This is how the chair looks when folded.
This is how the chair looks when folded.

The chair has a side table shown below, and from the picture above you realize that it folds together with the chair. The packed size of the chair is 38 x 22 x 5 inches (97 x 56 x  13 cm).

Side table with an integrated cup holder, and solid armrests.
Side table with an integrated cup holder, and solid armrests.

Observe the solid armrests with some padding to avoid touching cold metal. Below you can see how stable the frame looks, and such a type of folding chair is always with two long bars on the ground. With this, you can use it on any surface and it will not easily sink no matter where you use it. They have added some plastic feet for the floor protection.

With such legs it will not easily sink in the ground no matter where you use it.
With such legs, it will not easily sink in the ground no matter where you use it.

The frame which you see above is a powder-coated steel tubing. The X-shaped support bars on the front and on the back stabilize the chair so it is not surprising that it is stronger than many chairs on the market.

The fabric is to much such a frame, so you have a rugged polyester. There is a bit of padding on the seat and the backrest.

Who is it for

Capacity-wise, you have a chair that supports up to 600 lb (272 kg), so this is huge and I have added it to my list of camping chairs for heavy people.

Size-wise, with the overall dimensions (W x D x H) 42 x 20 x 36 inches (107 x 51 x 91 cm), and with the seat that measures (W x D) 25 x 16 inches (64 x 41 cm) this chair is almost for everybody. I have included it in my list of camping chairs with a wide seat.

Note that the seat height is 17 inches (43 cm) so it is not very high. But the solid armrests will help to get in and out of this chair.

Weight-wise, it is heavy with its 16.5 lb (7.5 kg), but this is normal in view of its size and capacity. You have seen already that it is bulky when folded so all in all this is a camping chair for places with a car access.

The lags are such that you can use it even in floored family camping tents. The backrest is not particularly high, just to know that you do not have a headrest here.


  • Weight: 16.5 lb (7.5 kg).
  • Capacity: 600 lb (272 kg).
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 42 x 20 x 36 in (107 x 51 x 91 cm).
  • Seat height: 17 in (43 cm).
  • Seat size (W x D): 25 x 16 in (64 x 41 cm).
  • Packed size: 38 x 22 x 5 in (97 x 56 x 13 cm).
  • Frame: steel.

Rating, pros & cons

Below you can see how I rate this chair and the corresponding pros and cons. Not everything is so great but focus on features that matter to you:

Incredibly wide seat & huge capacity
Guide Gear Oversized XXL Director's Chair

Product Name: Guide Gear Oversized XXL Director's Chair

Product Description: This Guide Gear Oversized XXL Director's Chair Is Enormously Wide, Easy to Use, Folding, with a Side Table, and with a Huge 600 lb Capacity.

Brand: Guide Gear

SKU: 708677

  • Weight - 3.5/10
  • Dimensions - 8.7/10
  • Packed size - 2.5/10
  • Capacity - 9.8/10
  • Comfort - 9.7/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.7/10


The packed size and weight are not the best features of this chair, but the overall rating is still good because of its other features.


  • Huge capacity.
  • Very wide.
  • Side table.
  • Fair price.


  • Bulky.
  • Heavy.
User Review
8.32/10 (46 votes)

Final thoughts

To summarize this Guide Gear Oversized XXL Director’s Chair review, here you have a high-quality chair from a reliable brand, the capacity is impressive and the seat is very wide. So this chair is even for the heaviest users. Fully recommended.

Take a closer look.

If you want more options please check under the category Camping Chairs, you will find them in all possible shapes and styles. Thank you for reading, and let me know if you have questions or comments, there is a comment box below. Have a nice day.


6 thoughts on “Guide Gear Oversized XXL Director’s Chair 600-lb”

  1. A Large Man says:

    Menards sells them all day long for $50-$60 … I have 4 of them. Put pool noodles on the arms for extra armrest padding. Also a small pillow is very helpful for longer periods of sitting. Also in your reviews, you might want to advise users that QUITE a bit of force at first is needed to snap the chair into full open locked position, and the same when lifting the seat when collapsing it. I use it for a pontoon captains chair, fishing anywhere from shore, does EXCELLENT for not sinking in very far, as I use it from soggy, or muddy or rocky and uneven river banks. Also the material dries very quickly when soaked. I wish it came with an over the shoulder sling for carrying though …

    **Side note: The price could vary, but I will say they are listed as of this posting, well under $50

    1. I checked and do not see them selling this chair online. Thanks for the rest, my readers will appreciate your advices.

    1. The price is subject to change, please follow the link in the text.

      1. Is it possible to know the price please. I have looked for a link but cannot get anywhere. Many thanks

        1. Hi Marian, the link in the text takes you to the seller’s page, please check because there are two prices for members and non-members, and the price may change in time. I just checked and it is $89.99 for non-members.

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