Guide Gear XL Club Love Seat Review (Double Wide & Plush)

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Guide Gear XL Club Love Seat is a nicely padded folding double chair with armrests, storage elements, and with a carry bag included.

Guide Gear XL Club Love Seat.
Guide Gear XL Club Love Seat.


Key features

  • Double chair.
  • Storage elements on both sides.
  • Carry bag included.
  • Armrests.

Where to buy

This chair is available on Amazon so follow the link and benefit from their global shipping service.


What this is about

As you realize from the pictures, this Guide Gear XL Club Love Seat is a double-wide camping chair, collapsible and portable. It is built in the style of their another Guide Gear Oversized Club Camp Chair so the backrest height and seat height are the same.

With such a folding design, this chair is ready to use in seconds. It comes with a carry bag included (shown below) so you can carry it short distances and also keep clean from dust when stored at home. I have included it in my list of best double camping chair.

The carry bag in one out of three colors.
The carry bag in one out of three colors.

This is also a generously padded camping chair, very plush and comfortable. So I have added it to my list of best padded camping chairs. The chair offers well-padded armrests as well.

The chair comes with storage elements on both sides. Those include one storage pouch and a cup holder, so both users have one at hand. You can see them in the picture below:

The legs structure - 4 on the back and 3 on the front.
The legs structure – 4 on the back and 3 on the front.

The picture shows that the chair is slightly curved so it has 4 legs on the back and 3 on the front. This is a love seat after all and this design is appropriate.

The materials

This is an all-steal structure with no less than 7 X-shaped support bars for optimal stability. The feet are such that the chair can be used even in a floored family camping tent, though I would always add some carpet for the floor protection.

The fabric is 600D polyurethane-coated polyester and it is filled with some synthetic padding. Such materials dry fast if they get wet in the camp.


Who is it for

Size-wise, with its dimensions (L x D x H) 58 x 20 x 38 inches (147 x 51 x 97 cm) this chair offers enough space for two adult users. You will see how this compares with some other chairs of this type, there is a comparison table below. It is wider than some of its competitors.

Note that the seat height is 17.72 inches (45 cm) so this is quite a normal height. With the armrests, getting in and out of the chair is easy even for elderly users.

Capacity-wise, the declared capacity is ‘only’ 500 lb so this is the same as the mentioned single chair from this brand. But you will see below that this is more than what its competitors offer. In general, this is quite a typical number for such chairs.

Weight-wise, with its 18.7 lb (8.5 kg) it is on a heavy side. But this is a chair for car camping and I do not think the weight is a big issue.


Good and less good features

Here is my short summary:

Thumb up icon.

  • Easy to use.
  • Great design.
  • Storage bag.
  • Cup holders.
  • Great padding.

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  • Expensive.
  • Heavy.
The price & rating

As of the moment of writing this text, the chair is on the market with the price tag around $140. This is a bit more than some of its competitors. Please see how I rate it against the parameters used for all the other camping chairs here in the site:

My rating breakdown of the Guide Gear XL Club Love Seat:
  • 6.5/10
    Weight - 6.5/10
  • 8/10
    Dimensions - 8/10
  • 3.5/10
    Packed size - 3.5/10
  • 7.5/10
    Capacity - 7.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Comfort - 9.5/10
  • 9.7/10
    Craftsmanship - 9.7/10
  • 8/10
    Price - 8/10
7.5/10

Specifications

  • Weight: 18.7 lb (8.5 kg).
  • Capacity: 500 lb (227 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x D x H): 58 x 20 x 38 in (147 x 51 x 97 cm).
  • Seat height: 17.72 in (45 cm).
  • Packed size: 38 x 16 x 12 in (97 x 41 x 30 cm).

Guide Gear XL Club Love Seat vs Competitors

It is always good to see such a chair side by side with some other chairs built in the same style. Numbers tell you a lot, so here are some basic parameters compared with two double-size chairs currently on the market.

As you see, it is heavier but it is longer as well and with a bigger capacity. Its padding is far better than in the Kelty chair, and the Coleman chair is without any padding (hence such a weight). Please follow the links to see more.


Weight, lb (kg)

Dimensions

(W x D x H), in (cm)

Packed size, in (cm)

Capacity, lb (kg)

Carry bag

Padded

Price

guide  gear
love seat

18.7 (8.5)

58 x 20 x 38
(147 x 51 x 97)

38 x 16 x 12
(97 x 41 x 30)

500 (227)

yes

yes

$$$

kelty
love seat

16 (7.3)

44 x 23.5 x 39.5
(112 x 60 x 100)

41 x 12 x 12
(104 x 30 x 30)

400 (181)

yes

yes

$$

coleman
quattro Lax 

10.5 (4.8)

55 x 24 x 29
(140 x 61 x 74)

31.9 x 7.9 x 6.7
(81 x 20 x 17)

450 (204)

yes

no

$

 


Final thoughts

I would say that currently, you will not find a double-size chair on the market which would be better padded than this Guide Gear XL Club Love Seat. So if this is your important criterion, this is the chair for you. As for its other features, you have seen how it stands with regards to some of its competitors, and I hope you will be able to make an informed choice.

Check Guide Gear XL Club Love Seat current price.

If you still need more options of this type, please check my list with double-size camping chairs.

Note that this is not a sponsored text and I am not paid by the brand. Please use the comment box below in the case of questions or comments. Have a nice day and happy camping.


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