KingCamp Heavy Duty Compact Camping Folding Mesh Chair with Side Table and Handle is a clever design which folds twice so its packed size is much better than the other chairs of this type.
Key features & benefits
- Side table.
- Cup holder.
- Solid armrests.
- Easy setup.
- Good packed size for such a type.
- Carry handle.
What type of camping chair is this
The KingCamp Heavy Duty Compact Chair is a folding chair of a particular type, so it does not need assembly and you deploy it in seconds. Equally fast it is to fold it. This is one of those that remain large in two dimensions, but as I said it is rather specific because you fold it twice, you will see how this is done in the video below. I guess this is why they use the word Compact in the name. I have included it in my list of best folding chairs.
So this is a clever design and the packed size is very reasonable for a chair of such a type. When packed, it is almost square 20 x 19 x 6 inches (51 x 48 x 15 cm). As you see it is rather thin, and you will not have problems to store it in some narrow spaces at home, or in your car trunk and in your trailer. There is a comparison table below, and you will realize how different its packed size is.
The chair is with solid and padded armrests, so getting in and out of it is easy.
Who is it for
Weight-wise, you have a chair that weighs 11.9 lb (5.4 kg), so it is far from lightweight, but this weight is quite typical for such a type.
Capacity-wise, nothing extraordinary, it is designed to support the users of up to 300 lb (136 kg). So although this is a nicely built chair, I miss seeing what is heavy-duty as its name suggests. If you want to see some chairs with a much bigger capacity, check this list, some are with 800 lb capacity.
Size-wise, the seat front is at 18.5 inches (47 cm) above the ground, so it is a bit low and perhaps more suitable for shorter people. But armrests will help even if you are a tall person. The seat size is (W x D) 17 x 23.6 in (43 x 60 cm).
I already mentioned the packed size which is quite good for such a type. So all in all, this is a camping chair that needs a car for transportation and it can be used for practically any outdoor activity at places with a car access.
Materials & construction
The frame is a powder coating steel, so this explains its relatively big weight. Note that you have no classical legs, two bars are on the ground instead. So this is good because the chair will not sink regardless of where you use it. This is a floor-friendly design and you can use it even in a large family camping tent without any danger for the tent’s floor.
They do not give any information about the fabric, but this is a synthetic and mostly mesh as the name of the chair suggests. So it will dry fast if it gets wet in the camp, and it is also very breathable.
As already mentioned, you have solid armrests and they are with a foam for padding covered in soft nylon mesh.
The side table
The side table is roughly speaking of the size 15 x 9 inches (38 x 23 cm). It is also with an integrated cup holder which is around 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) deep and 3 inches (7.6 cm) in the diameter, so this is a very useful feature.
But one thing you will notice is that you cannot fold down the side table until you fold the chair itself. This is not so great for example if you want to use this chair at a camping table and there are several people sitting around, it takes too much space due to its side table. The width with the open side table is 32 inches (83 cm).
Please see how you deploy and fold this chair:
Good and less good features
Here is my short summary:
- Stable on any terrain.
- Padded solid armrests.
- Very easy to use.
- Bonus side table.
- Reasonable price.
- No carry bag.
- Not really compact.
There is no stuff sack to protect it from dust when you store it at home. But you have a handle to carry it around.
The price & rating
As of the moment of writing this text, the price for this chair is around $70, so it is not the most affordable option but still reasonable.
The reports by users are generally very positive and on Amazon alone, you have more than 60 reports with the average rating 4.3/5. See how I rate this chair:
My rating breakdown of the KingCamp Heavy Duty Compact Camping Chair:
- Type: folding chair.
- Weight: 11.9 lb (5.4 kg).
- Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 17.3 x 23.6 x 36.2 in (44 x 60 x 92 cm).
- Packed size: 20 x 19 x 6 in (51 x 48 x 15 cm).
- Seat size (W x D): 17 x 23.6 in (43 x 60 cm).
- Seat height: 18.5 in (47 cm).
KingCamp Heavy Duty Compact Camping Chair vs Competitors
From this comparison table, you will be able to realize what they mean by the word Compact in the name. This is the point of having such comparison tables, usually this is the best way to realize and understand the features of such an item. Please follow the links to read more.
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
(W x D x H), in (cm)
KingCamp Heavy Duty Compact Chair
Payable Every Month
17.3 x 23.6 x 36.2
(44 x 60 x 92)
20 x 19 x 6
(51 x 48 x 15)
Kamp Rite Director's Chair
Payable Every Month
34 x 20 x 38
(86 x 51 x 96)
37 x 22 x 7
(94 x 56 x 18)
Timber Ridge Director's Chair
Payable Every Month
25 x 14 x 35.5
(64 x 36 x 88)
36 x 21 x 7
(91 x 54 x 18)
So in summary, this KingCamp Heavy Duty Compact Camping Chair is with a unique design which you realize only when you fold it. Currently, I do not remember any chair with such a double-folding feature. So I have included it in my list of best folding camping chairs with a side table.
The side table and the cup holder are a nice addition here and the price is not bad. But see also this Coleman Portable Deck Chair With Side Table which has a different legs design, and also this Eureka Directors Chair with Side Table built in the same style. Note also that the same brand has a similar Chair with Cooler Bag and Side Table, so have a look.
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