Well...I must say, this is a big step above the usual portable folding chair that I have used in the past. It is bigger and a lot sturdier, and since I'm a big guy (over 240), that is very important to me. It has larger pads on the feet so I don't sink into the soil. It is even sturdy enough for me to get out of without fear of tipping over. (I have bad knees and usually need a pull!). Another thing I noticed was that it has a pocket on the chair back for the carrier... nice to be able to keep that off the ground. I can't believe this quality chair could even be made for this price!! I highly recommend it!