“ Manufacturer: Tesco „
These chairs from Tesco have proven to be far more comfortable than I expected them to be, we have used them for camping although only when on a fixed site with no hiking as otherwise they would be too bulky to carry around, we have also used them at festivals and other outdoor events like classical concerts in the park and other things like picnics and BBQ's. They are very versatile and while they fold down to a small diameter they still are quite long which is why they are only suitable for fixed site camping. They are comfortable enough to carry short distances.
They are easy to open up and fold back down, there is no construction or dismantling needed. They are strong and nice and wide as well, I was certainly impressed with how comfortable they are and the mesh back is a great idea as this allows for the flow of air and stops you getting a sweaty back in hot weather. The arm rests are a decent enough width although to be honest they could do with being a bit wider in my opinion, not that I have fat arms it is just that the extra width would make them a bit more stable. However the most important feature of the right hand arm rest is that there is a drink holder for that nice cold alcoholic refreshment that is an absolute necessity at most outdoor events.
We paid £9.99 for each chair so they are very reasonably priced and well constructed. They are quite robust and very stable even on uneven ground as long as you get them set correctly. For the price they have proven to be very useful and saves you sitting on the ground.
They are easy to wipe clean and reasonably easy to get back in their canvas bag which comes with a shoulder strap when you need to pack them away.
I really did need a folding camping chair as my improvised beach chair takes too much space and is just not as practical as a dedicated camping chair. So I bought 2 of these chairs from tesco as I thougth that a £12 chair is sure to be of a high quality... I was right.
The chair is very easy to fold away and open as the mechanism is simple and smart. It literally takes a few seconds to fold or unfold. The frame feels sturdy and strong when sitting on and the rubber soles on the bottom of the chair add extra stability and grip when sitting on.
The fabric is strong and durable as it has not shown any signs of wear and tear through out the years. The design of the chair is also quite attractive with a simple black background and a mostly grey back but what adds that extra look is the yellow line.
They chair is light and easy to lift as it only weighs around 3 and a half kilograms. The chair is also very portable as it becomes extremely compact once folded so you can easily fit it in the boot with the rest of the stuff.
Overall, this is a comfortable chair that can be used regularly as your main camping chair. I am happy with my purchase as it offers stability, compact dimensions and light weight.
My daughter and I were going to a concert last year that was out doors and I didn't realise when I booked up that they only provided a limited number of seats, but luckily someone who had been to the venue before told me to take along out own chairs to make sure we got a seat.
At the time I did not own any kind of folding up chair and through my mind I was thinking I would have to buy those chairs with the metal frame that fold up but stay quite big. This was not really a wonderful option as we were going to have to travel there by train and I am not that good at carrying things due to a disability in my shoulders and arms.
Then we were in Tesco and saw these chairs on sale and my Other Half suggested I buy a couple of these chairs.
The chairs were folded up quite small but in a long shape and they were in cloth bags that you could carry over your shoulder. I tried lifting one in the shop and found they were not that heavy and it felt quite comfortable to carry, so I bought two of them.
When we got home I got one out of the bag and it looked like a load of metal sticks with so many joins and corners, I was thinking I would never be able to fathom out how it went but to my surprise, I gave it a good shake and it just seemed to open up of its own accord. I just had to push the bits into shape a bit more and there was this nice chair standing in front of me.
The next thing I was worrying about was that I am not the smallest person in the world though not too big to fit inside the chair, but I was worrying that I might be too heavy for the legs etc to support my weight as they really did look quite spindley. My Other Half who is a bit bigger than me said he would try one out first as if it collapsed to the floor he could get up a lot easier than me, but hey presto, the seat supported his weight so I put up the other chair to make sure it wasn't broken and sat in it.
I was really suprised as the chair was nice and comfortable to sit in. It has a bit of a padded back to it which was nice and comfy and the back of the seat was a nice height, it measures about 38 inches high. The arms of the chair are a nice height and they felt fine for me to rest my arms on (due to my disability I was a bit worried about these being too high or even just too firm but they were just right). On the right hand arm there is a hole where you can place a can of drink or a bottle which was going to be really handy when going to the concert as if you put a can down on the grass underneath the chair it is liable to tip over and you lose your drink.
On the evening of the concert the chairs would be put through their pace. I carried my chair up to the train station and then a walk the other end too. It felt like it was getting heavier and heavier but was not too uncomfortable to carry. I did feel a bit self concious at first with us both carrying these chairs around the town but once we got to the place nearly everyone was carrying one of some kind or another.
When we got to the concert I showed my daughter how to open it up and she was surprised it was so simple to do. Once perched in the chair I was quite happy with myself for buying the chairs as they were nice and comfortable to sit in and we were there for a good 4 hours or more. I was thinking may be when it was over and I had to stand up and walk about may be then I would start feeling it and it might have been bad for my back or legs, but no, I seemed to be fine, next morning would be the telling point. The seat was really easy to fold up again, as you lifted it up from the floor it seemed to fold itself up and even getting the cover back on again was a simple procedure.
After a good nights sleep I woke up none the worse for wear for the four hours spent sitting in this chair so I would give it a big thumbs up. We now get them out in the garden if we have extra people coming round and find they are brilliant to store away afterwards. I paid about £10 for the chair last year so although you can get a cheaper option I am really pleased with the ones I got.
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So camping is all about roughing it and being at one with nature etc but I still like somewhere comfortable to sit. I have had a few of these folding chairs over the years and none of them have been particularly durable. Then again you do get what you pay for. I decided to pay a little more than the normal £5 job out of Poundstretcher and invested £12 in one of Tesco's XL Airflow Folding Chairs and so far so good.
I have had this chair away with me on 3 weekends so far and spent a number of hours relaxing around a BBQ perched in my chair with my beer nestled nicely in the drinks holder which is in the arm of the chair. This chair is one of the most comfortable camping chairs I have sat in over the years. The back of the chair is slightly padded for extra comfort and the chair is deeper than most I have come across before.
It takes seconds to unfold and fold up again once you are done and there is a carry case provided to pop the chair in when you are not using it. Personally I don't get a great deal of benefit from the carry case as the chair normally moves all of about 5 metres from the boot of the car to the camp site and back again. The chair is also fairly lightweight and weight around 3.5kg but like I said I don't carry it around with me so the weight isn't that important to me personally.
The chair is fairly robust. I have found with other chairs that the material rips easily, I haven't found that to be the case with this car. The chair is made up of a steel frame and the material is polyester. The other nice thing about this chair is that there is plenty of room in it. I find with some of the folding chairs I feel like the chair will be stuck to my bottom when I try and stand up.
This gets the big thumbs up to me and would recommend this to family and friends.
The Airflow folding camping chair from Tesco is not called an armchair by accident! I have owned many of these chairs over the years, and none of them have been so deep and comfortable to sit in - it is much more like an armchair than a camping chair. At a bargain reduced price of £6.66, it was a wise buy.
The colours of the Airflow make it different from most ordinary green folding chairs. The seat fabric is grey, with a lime green piping around the edges. An unusual feature is the grey netting on the back of the seat, which Tesco claim reduces perspiration, as it lets the breeze through. The seat fabric is made from 600D polyester and is extremely tough. Most seams are double sewn for extra strength and strong plastic reinforcements are sewn into the fabric around the holes for the metal legs. The arms and headrest are slightly padded for extra comfort.
The essential drinks holder is an integral part of the right hand arm, and is nice and deep to take the largest beer bottle.
The chair comes with a sturdy grey nylon carrying bag, with a cord and toggle drawstring fastening at the mouth. This bag measures 96cm by 26cm, which is a little larger than some seats, and a slight disadvantage when trying to pack a lot of camping equipment into the car.
The dimensions of the chair are very generous (thus the XL addition to the name) with the back of the seat measuring 96cm - high enough to support the back of your neck as you slump back after enjoying your beer. The depth of the seat is 52cm, and this generous allowance makes it possible to sit comfortably for hours.
The frame is made from steel and although this chair is advertised as lightweight, at 3.5kgs it is somewhat heavier than competitors. Eurohike have a very similar chair for 3.0kg, and Tesco sell smaller versions for 2.9kg. Despite this, I am happy to have the heavier chair for greater comfort.
I am very happy with my purchase - it is comfortable and robust, and the sturdy fabric repels spills and stains very well. Advertised as the essential chair for camping and festivals, I can see that a slightly lighter and smaller version may be preferable for the latter.
The full price of the chair was £9.99, which is still much cheaper than chairs made by traditional camping brands such as Blacks and Eurohike.