The Chair

OMG, it’s humungous!

The chair, that is.

The folding outdoor chair I ordered (ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair) is much bigger than I expected.  Even though I am a very large woman, I think I could fit two of me into that seat!

Which is surprising, because the photos on the Amazon website showed athletic young people sitting on these chairs, and no one seemed to have an excessive amount of unsat-on-seat around them.

And, with an 800 lb. weight limit, even I don’t have to worry that it might collapse under me.  (I’m nowhere near that limit, but let’s just say that I was a little concerned about the width and weight limit of those ordinary lawn chairs you buy at grocery stores, pharmacies or big box stores.)

Fortunately, while folded up in its canvas bag, the chair just fits sideways into the back of my SUV.  I’m assuming it will also fit in the trunk of my husband’s large sedan, as we sometimes take his car instead of mine for nature outings.  If it won’t fit in the trunk, I’m sure it will fit in the back seat.

The only drawback is that, at nearly 14 lbs., it’s a bit heavy to cart around.  I’ll keep it in my car and simply take it out to set up wherever I’m parked, so the carrying weight won’t be problematic.  However, anyone planning to hike up a long, steep trail while toting this particular chair might want to think twice about doing so.  Of course, the chair does have those two nice cup-holders, so after hiking up that trail, one could then relax with a nice cool drink from the cooler that was also dragged up there.  Not me, of course.  I keep any coolers in the car, along with everything else that might be needed to set up a sitting area all of 10 feet away from my parking spot.

It was a bit expensive for a folding chair, but I’m very pleased with my purchase.  I expect it to last a long, long time.

Happy Weekend, folks.  If the weather is nice where you are, try to get outdoors for some fresh air.  And take photos.  It will give you something to post about next week.


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22 Responses to The Chair

  1. Dan Antion says:

    It does look comfy.


  2. trentpmcd says:

    I’m assuming anything named after King Kong is either very big or false advertising 😉 I’m sure those athletic looking people in the photos are all 6′ 5″, even the ladies. Possibly basketball stars or volleyball (team, not sand) or something else where height works.


  3. markbialczak says:

    It sure looks sturdy, CM. May it serve all your needs. I’d set it up in the backyard between those trips to get the most of it, but that’s just me. Those cupholders would be handy out back!


    • Oh, I have a permanent heavy-duty plastic chair in the yard for when I want to let Cody play awhile. That one’s a “big man” chair, also quite roomy. I tried to find a second one this year, but apparently Walmart no longer carries them, or at least they were out of stock because everyone’s buying outdoor chairs right now.


  4. beth says:

    So funny, how sometimes the things are elfin or gigantic


  5. Finally, a giant one that can chair you up! LOL! Happy weekend to you, CM! _へ__(‾◡◝ )>


  6. Looks comfy as it’s padded. Enjoy!!


  7. Trent Lewin says:

    My rear end agrees with your assessment. A good chair, even if too heavy to carry around, is a wonderful thing.


  8. willowdot21 says:

    I have really enjoyed these posts about the chair… brilliant 💜


  9. I always check for actual measurements. I have had too many things that don’t fit where they belong. If I don’t see measurements — and weight — I don’t buy it. It removes at least one layer of aggravation.


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