Rated 3 out of 5 by PopUpinPA Great Lower Back Support Issues After 2+ Years
No other chair has supported lower back better - I watch a lot of all day travel ball, and prior to this chair I had problems with being short and other chairs seat hitting my thighs in such a way as to hurt my knees. I've just started having the same problems others have mentioned with rivets and it not opening closing easily. Purchased mine more than 2 years ago, and the bag it came with was way too small and ripped early on. Local LLBean store gave me new bag from larger chair - which is now starting to rip from rot. Seams on back of chair are now splitting. Expect to last about 2 years, but not longer, with regular use.
August 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ComfyChair23 So comfortable on my back!
I have only had this chair for a couple of weeks but I absolutely love sitting in it! It feels so great on my back. I suffer from lower back pain and this really helps. I have found the chair is a bit longer than other chairs when I am putting it back in the bag, but that's not a deal breaker. I will come back and update my review, after using it longer, if anything changes but so far, I LOVE It! The fact that LL Bean offers a lifetime guarantee is wonderful too! Ir's pricier than I would have liked to spend, but it's also the most comfortable chair of this form that I have found.
August 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by brads396 The best lightweight, folding chair...
I bought 2 of these chairs 2 weeks ago...they came in 3 business days...these are perfect for concerts, cookouts, etc...light enough to carry both in their bags with 1 hand...they come out of their bags as well as go back in with ease...
These chairs are very sturdy and extremely comfortable, so much so that you won't want to get out of them to go grab food or another beer even, so keep the cooler close by!
August 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by kenb73 Best Camp Chair Out There
Everyone that sits in this chair loves it! I bought my first Strongback chair because my back couldn't handle sitting in regular camp chairs and I tried several. After purchasing one of these, that problem disappeared and my Strongback chair is what I crave when my back starts hurting. This is my second Strongback Elite and the only reason I bought another is that my heavier friends wore out the first one. Which brings up the only downfall to this chair, the 300lb. weight limit. While the price is also a little high, its worth it for the comfort. As long as you can keep your friends out of it, you won't be disappointed!
July 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by SoftballGrandma Great Chair
I love the chair. Very comfortable and great for my back.
The only negative is the carry bag. It isn't very strong and have noticed that there are some holes starting.
July 6, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5
by Paparentman Chair is comfortable, but rivets keep breaking
First rivet broke within first 5 uses. I replaced it with a small bolt, then second rivet broke, another small bolt. Now 3rd rivet has broken. Not having luck fixing it this time. Will attempt to return after writing this. Chair is also has become difficult to open and close. When chair is open and not broken it is very comfortable. Don't get numb on the backside like with other chairs. Unless they have improved quality since I bought mine in July 2014, I think it is a waste of money for the price they are getting.
May 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by SoftballVolleyMom GREAT BUY!
I love how it supports your back and folds up. For years I was looking for a chair that was a reasonable weight, in a bag and was not a chair that rounded my back when I sat in it. I am getting another one!
Wish it was a little lighter though............it sure beats a regular fold up chair
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by flovinny strongback elite chair
thank you for the improved design of this chair! -we have had 2 of these chairs in the past and encountered durability issues w where the back meets the seat of the chair- this model eliminates that stress point by not connecting the back to the seat. bravo! this chair will last a lifetime now!!
and we will be back to buy another!
November 11, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by OpaofSeven Weak rivets
My wife bought two of these. I weigh about 190 lbs, which is big, but not excessively so. For the price, this chair should easily hold my weight. Very shortly after getting the chairs, one of the rivets in the cross braces to the front legs broke and fell out. LLBean replaced the chair. Shortly thereafter another rivet broke in one of the front crossmembers. Again LLBean replaced the chair. If the chairs came with a repair kit, i.e. a half dozen small bolts such as is used on the cup holder, then the chair could be easily repaired.
Also, for the amount of money this chair costs, the bag could be a tad bigger. It is so tight that I'm sure it's only a matter of time before it rips apart. And then LLBean will replace the chair again (unless they've got replacement bags). I love LLBean, but this chair, for the money, is *not* a good buy. I gave two stars because the return policy is great. Otherwise this would be a one star chair.
November 10, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Wobblez Mr. Gene Levin
I am handicapped & hoped I'd be able to sleep in the chair when visiting my children since I can't use a bed. The seat of the chair is too low for me to get out of without assistance. It's a very stable chair but didn't my specific need.
October 28, 2015