If you’ve ever wanted to own the mac daddy of all camping chairs, then World Outdoor Products has the chair for you. It’s not just your regular old, flimsy, compact, chair. This Folding Director’s Chair has a built-in table with cup holder, large side pouches for storage, and a mesh underseat storage component. But perhaps its most unique characteristic is its height.
This chair will have you sitting high above the rest. That’s because its design mimics that of a movie director’s chair. From its folded position, just give the two bars in the middle a good push outward and it’ll open right up. Sitting around a campfire, you’ll tower over your friends with a seat height of 31″. After Thanksgiving dinner this year, I sat next to a bonfire in my backyard in my tall chair. My family was calling me the “Queen of the Fire,” and it made me feel very honored! 😉
In addition to its remarkable height, this chair is also extremely durable. The frame is made out of heavy-duty anodized aluminum and the rest is a washable and mildew-resistant polyester fabric. The seat has a depth of 20″ and an over-sized width of 21″, which is accommodating to people of almost any size. Plus, with a weight capacity of up to 375 pounds, you shouldn’t have to worry about it suddenly collapsing beneath you.
My favorite part of the Folding Director’s Chair has to be the collapsible table on the side. It even has a built-in cup holder. This comes in very handy if you’re on a camping trip and surface space is limited. Having an extra table built onto a chair is such a bonus. It can be used to set up dishes for dinner, or as a cutting board for prep work. Then when it’s time to eat you have a place to set your plate and drink.
Also good for camping and preparing meals are the two large pockets attached on the other side of the chair. These can be used for keeping track of all of your cooking utensils, condiments, flashlights, and other small items.
Lastly, there is the mesh shelf below the seat. It attaches with a velcro strap on each corner and can be moved up and down. I like this shelf for light items like paper towels, plates, trail maps, etc.
This is such a versatile chair and can be used in so many different settings. Camping is, of course, the one we like best, but the manufacturer suggests also using it at trade shows, hair salons, and day spas. I think it’s an all-around great chair to use around the house, too, both indoors and outdoors.
However, it wouldn’t be a good idea to take this chair along on a backpacking trip, or a camping trip where you had limited cargo space. Its folded dimensions are 44″ H x 23″ W x 7″ D and it weighs 14 lbs, which makes it pretty cumbersome. Other than that, I think it would be a great gift for yourself or someone else who could use a heavy duty, all-in-one, tall chair.
Thanks to World Outdoor Products for providing this product for review, and also to Deep Creek PR for organizing this review.