Zenree Folding Camping Director’s Chair – Instant Setup

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Zenree Folding Camping Director’s Chair is a new item on the market, with a patented design, padding, solid armrests, and with a great price tag.

Zenree Folding Camping Director's Chair.
Zenree Folding Camping Director’s Chair.


Key features

  • Folding chair.
  • Instant setup.
  • Good price.
  • Patented design.
  • Steel frame.
  • Padded chair.

Where to buy

Check on Amazon, they have more than 15 stores on 5 continents, with the best shipping conditions.


What type of a camping chair is this

As its name suggests, this is a folding chair and one of those that when folded remain quite large in two dimensions, but relatively thin, so you can store it in narrow spaces. The packed size is 20.5 x 18 x 7 inches (52 x 46 x 18 cm).

It comes with solid and padded armrests, so it is easy to get in and out. The chair is with padding on the seat and on the upper backrest.

Pleasant padding and mesh combination.
Pleasant padding and mesh combination.

Who is it for

Capacity-wise, the chair supports up to 225 lb (102 kg), so this is not bad but it is not among the strongest chairs on the market. If you need something stronger, check my list with chairs for heavy people.

Size-wise, the dimensions are good (see below in the specifications), the seat is 18.5 inches (47 cm) above the ground, and in view of its solid armrests, it is suitable for anybody.

Weight-wise, it is a bit heavy with its 11 lb (5 kg), but this is quite a normal weight for such a type, you will realize this from the comparison table below. This is a chair for places with motorized access, you have seen its packed size already.

They describe it as a chair for camping, car traveling, fishing, tailgating, and any other similar activity.


Materials & construction

The frame is steel and the fabric is 600D Oxford cloth/striated heather in its bigger part, and you have a breathable and moisture-wicking nylon mesh on the backrest.

The setup is quick and you have the chair ready in a couple of seconds, and equally fast you foold it away, this is shown in the pictures below and you will see more in the video.

The setup procedure presented in pictures.
The setup procedure presented in pictures.

The legs design is such that it can be used indoor and outdoor, this is a floor-friendly design with plastic caps. As you see from the pictures, the legs are bars, so they will not sink even if you use the chair on the sand, and they will not damage the floor if you use it in a large floored family camping tent.

The backrest is around 16 inches (41 cm) from the seat to the top, so the chair is not designed to offer a headrest. If this is what you need, please this list of chairs with headrest.

Bonuses

You have a cup holder, and a storage pouch on the side, you will see them in the video below.


Good and less good features

Here is my short summary:

Thumb up icon.

  • Very easy to use.
  • Good price.
  • Very stable.
  • Quality craftsmanship.
  • Padding.
  • Mesh.
  • Storage elements.

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  • No stuff bag.
  • A bit heavy.
  • Large when packed.

I have seen people asking about the carry bag, so you do not have it here. In fact, such chairs with solid armrests usually do not come with a stuff bag. But you have two straps to carry it short distances.

The price & rating

This chair is currently available on Amazon for $59 and this is a really good price for such an item.

As a new item on the market, it has received a limited number of customers’ reports, but the average rating is perfect 5.0/5. My rating is quite different, but I use several criteria and apply them consistently to all chairs presented here in the site, so you can easily make a comparison instead of focusing on the rating absolute value. Have a look:

My rating breakdown of the Zenree Folding Camping Director's Chair:
  • 6/10
    Weight - 6/10
  • 7.4/10
    Dimensions - 7.4/10
  • 4.5/10
    Packed size - 4.5/10
  • 7/10
    Capacity - 7/10
  • 9.4/10
    Comfort - 9.4/10
  • 9.6/10
    Craftsmanship - 9.6/10
  • 9/10
    Price - 9/10
7.6/10

Specifications

  • Weight: 11 lb (5 kg).
  • Capacity: 225 lb (102 kg).
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 21.5 x 18 x 34.5 in (55 x 46 x 88 cm).
  • Packed size: 20.5 x 18 x 7 in (52 x 46 x 18 cm).
  • Seat height: 18.5 in (47 cm).
  • Frame: steel.

Zenree Folding Camping Director’s Chair vs Competitors

See how this chair compares with two quality chairs from other brands built in the same style. This may help in making an informed decision. As you realize, its packed size is far better, but it is heavier and its capacity is considerably lower. 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)

Frame

Cup holder

Side table 

Storage pouch 

Zenree Folding  Director's Chair

11 (5)

21.5 x 18 x 34.5
(55 x 46 x 88)

20.5 x 18 x 7
(52 x 46 x 18)

225 (102)

steel

yes

no

yes

Kamp Rite Director's Chair

14 (6.35)

24 x 20 x 38
(61 x 51 x 96)

37 x 22 x 7
(94 x 56 x 18)

350 (159)

aluminum

yes

yes

no

ALPS Mountaineering Camp Chair

10.5 (4.8)

24 x 18 x 36
(61 x 46 x 91)

31 x 23 x 7
(79 x 58 x 18)

425 (193)

steel & alu

yes

no

no

 


Final thoughts

In the summary of this Zenree Folding Camping Director’s Chair review, I would stress again that this chair is well-built, with a pleasant padding combined with mesh where it is needed for ventilation, and with a fair price tag. The packed size is much better than in the other chairs of this type with solid armrests. This is a quality product.

Take a closer look.

If you need more options to consider, please check in the category Camping Chairs here in the site. Check also my list with folding chairs. If you need something with lots of storage elements and a side table, please check this extraordinary ONIVA Picnic Time chair. You might also want to check this Kamp-Rite Chair with detachable footrest and also the ALPS Mountaineering Escape Chair with the same footrest feature.

Note that this is not a sponsored post and I am not related to or paid by the manufacturer. Thank you for reading, and please use the comment box below in the case of questions or comments. I wish you a nice day. 


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