In summer, stores are stocked with myriad cheap folding outdoor chairs, but rarely do they prove reliable, comfortable or long-lasting.
If you’re looking for one for the long haul, check out the cushy GCI Director’s Chair, which the Wall Street Journal raved about in its on-line review of camping chairs.
The chair, which weighs 9 pounds but can comfortably hold a 250-pound person, is made of breathable mesh and aluminum and has telescoping legs.
If you’re looking for something as sturdy, but more within your budget, check out the Quik E Seat with the padded back for $30 on GCI’s Web site. It doesn’t fold into a pack, but it does come with a carrying strap, and holds up to 300 pounds.