STRONGBACK Guru Folding Camp Chair with Lumbar Support – Ergonomic Patented Design

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STRONGBACK Guru Folding Camp Chair with Lumbar Support is an ergonomic patented design with armrests and an excellent back support.

STRONGBACK Guru Folding Camp Chair with Lumbar Support.
STRONGBACK Guru Folding Camp Chair with Lumbar Support.


Key features & benefits

  • Great lumbar support.
  • Ergonomic design.
  • Express setup.
  • Carry bag included.
  • Armrests.
  • Cup holders.
  • Rather low seat.

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What this is about

On the site of the STRONGBACK brand, they describe this Guru camping chair as a smaller version of their Elite chair. But it is not only about the size; for example, the armrests which you have in the Guru chair are not solid. Their design is different so the cup holders are integrated within them.

But this is again a folding chair which you make ready in seconds and equally fast you close it. There is a nice carry bag included, you have two straps so you can carry it in the hand or attached to the shoulder, but you can also put it on the back and carry as a backpack, see the picture.

Here too you have the best possible lumbar support, this feature is integrated into the back design. This helps in having the most ergonomic posture when sitting in the chair, the structure allows muscles to relax and you will be sitting without back pain.

The lumbar area is curved and lightly padded and the back section is high enough to offer support up to the shoulders level. This works in combination with the seat which is tilted back for an extra comfort, you can see these features in the picture.

The back view, the curved back is visible.
The back view, the curved back is visible.

Who is it for

Capacity-wise, the chair supports the weight of up to 300 lb (136 kg), so this is quite typical, nothing spectacular here, good enough for most of the users.

Size-wise, they describe it as a chair for smaller body sizes but this is mainly because of the seat height which is 16 in (41 cm) above the ground. The other dimensions are quite good 32 x 27 x 34 inches (81 x 69 x 86 cm) and you will be able to compare it with some other chairs of the same type.

The most important dimensions.
The most important dimensions.

Weight-wise, again something quite typical, the chair weighs 10.5 lb (4.8 kg). This is a steel structure so the weight is reasonable.

The packed size is not so great but this is again similar to other chairs of this type, 40 x 6.5 x 6 inches (102 x 17 x 15 cm).

From all this you realize that you need a car for transportation. The chair can be used for a variety of outdoor activities and anywhere where you expect to spend much time sitting and where the chairs are not comfortable enough, then just bring your own chair and enjoy the event.


Materials & construction

The frame is a black powder coated durable steel and the feet are with very wide caps so this should work well in most situations without sinking, see them in the picture above. This design is floor-friendly and the chair can be used even in a large family camping tent. This is much better than what you have in the Elite chair from this brand.

The fabric is a heavy-duty polyester 600D, tear and wear resistant. The cup holders are a mesh, you do not need anything stronger here, so this is a good design.

The back is 34 inches (86 cm) high, which means around 19 inches (48 cm) from the seat, so you do not have a headrest here. If you need this, check my list of chairs with headrest.


How about warranty

This chair comes with a full 100% 2-year warranty which covers all replacements due to defective materials or if the chair breaks for any reason within normal use. In the case of such issues you can choose a new chair or a full refund, they write that they cover return shipping on validated claims.

If you just dislike the chair and want to return, they give 30 days from the date of purchase, but in this case you will need to pay for the return shipping.


Good and less good features

Here is my short summary:

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  • Ergonomic design.
  • Great back support.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Carry bag included.
  • Quality workmanship.

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  • Long when packed.
  • A bit expensive.

The price & rating

The price on Amazon for this chair at the moment of writing this text is around $80, so this is a bit expensive, but they write this is an investment in your health and this is true.

The chair is highly rated by users, on Amazon it has received 4.3/5 average score. See how I rate it for several parameters by using the same criteria as for all other chairs here in the site:

My rating breakdown of the STRONGBACK Guru Folding Camp Chair:
  • 6/10
    Weight - 6/10
  • 8.6/10
    Dimensions - 8.6/10
  • 6/10
    Packed size - 6/10
  • 7.5/10
    Capacity - 7.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Comfort - 9.5/10
  • 9.6/10
    Craftsmanship - 9.6/10
  • 7.8/10
    Price - 7.8/10
7.9/10

Specifications

  • Type: folding camping chair.
  • Weight: 10.5 lb (4.8 kg).
  • Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 32 x 27 x 34 in (81 x 69 x 86 cm).
  • Seat height: 16 in (41 cm).
  • Seat size (W x D): 19.5 x 15.5 in (50 x 39 cm).
  • Packed size: 40 x 6.5 x 6 in (102 x 17 x 15 cm).
  • Steal frame.

STRONGBACK Guru Folding Camp Chair vs Competitors

The table shows two other chairs built in the same style and you see that the Guru’s weight is in between the two, but it is a bit smaller in some dimensions, and its packed size is bigger. But its lumbar support is without a match. Please follow the links for more.


Weight,
lb (kg)

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

Packed size,
in (cm)

Capacity,
lb (kg)

Frame

Lumbar support

Cup holders

Strongback Guru

10.5
(4.8)

32 x 27 x 34
(81 x 69 x 86)

40 x 6.5 x 6
(102 x 17 x 15)

300 (136)

steel

yes

yes

Kamp-Rite Padded Chair

9
(4.08)

35 x 22 x 38
(89 x 56 x 96)

39 x 9 x 8
(99 x 23 x 20)

350 (159)

steel

no

yes

KingCamp
 Chair

11.3
(5.1)

38.2 x 23.5 x 41.3
(97 x 60 x 105)

38 x 9 x 8
(96 x 23 x 20)

353 (160)

steel

yes

yes

 


Final thoughts

In summary, this STRONGBACK Guru Folding Camp Chair with Lumbar Support is indeed without a match when it comes to the lumbar area design. The seat height is perhaps more suitable for shorter people, but it has armrests and it can be used by anybody, getting in and out of the chair should not be a problem.

This is a patented and ergonomic design, and this reflects in the price, this is a quality chair. I have included it in my list of best camping chairs with lumbar support.

They have yet another lower chair the Low Gravity Beach Chair with the same lumbar design. But check also this Kamp-Rite Padded Folding Chair with Lumbar Support and OzTent King Kokoda Camping Outdoor Chair, both with an adjustable lumbar profile.

Take a closer look.

If you need more options please check in the category Camping Chairs. Check also my long list with folding camping chairs. But if you need something backpack-portable, check my list of ultra-lightweight backpacking chairs.

Thank you for reading, please use the comment box below in the case of comments and questions. Have a nice day.


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