Rated 5 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by DesertSlug Great buy I've just received the chair and felt a review is in order. I've bought a half dozen of them thru the years from different sources, one for each grand as he joined my guest list. If you have one or more chairs like this in your place, this might help. First, all my earlier ones are a khaki color for all the fabric surfaces. This one is exactly as pictured, the seat and arm covers are "charcoal" on the enclosed tag and look like a version of navy in the light in my place. It actually looks good with the other chairs, but I also use them for bridge groups, and will now try to get an even number to pair off partners. Second, all the chairs, including this one are rated at 300lb. I was 340 when I got the first one, and am now 190 and the chairs are well-rated IMHO--they also hold up well under youngster treatment. Third, they do not have to be assembled. They come collapsed (note the pivot at the crossing of the x-bars in photo. They spread out with a hearty thunk and I have never had one waver. BUT, it does take some muscle power to re-collapse them to overcome the thunk: you grab the seat on either side and lift up while holding the arms in place to start the process. Fourth, I only use mine indoors: they're nice for parties outdoors, but I can't bring myself to leave them. I wouldn't recommend them for camping where a fair distance has to be hiked as they are fairly heavy. OK if you can park near the campsite like in National Parks, but quite a load for any distance --the tag says 11.5lb. I haven't weighed them, but to me, the psychological weight is more like that of a bowling ball--the price for supporting the quoted weight. Last comment: the arms are covered in a foam (good for elbows) and covered in canvas which has velcro running the length of the fabric. I've washed mine several times and I feel this is a valuable plus. 11/07/2013