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
Rated 5 out of 5 by PHSinNC Really comfortable!
I ordered one of the Strongback Elite chairs for a test-sit. Both my husband and I were so impressed, we ordered a second. The chair design really does provide good support for the lower back, and it's much easier to stand up from this chair than others. The seat itself is just deep enough to give good support without cutting into the back of your knees or thighs. Love the "real" armrests on this chair, too - SO much more comfortable than "sling" armrests on other chairs.
I'm 5'5" tall and my husband is 6'2" - and the chair is comfortable for each of us. Being the shorter person, I don't have any trouble with my feet not touching the ground. My husband is a seating components engineer, so he's pretty picky about how chairs "sit." This one is a winner.
October 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PAPROF Nice Chair!
I ordered this because I was getting backaches from my traditional camp folding chairs at my child's sporting events. This provides a great level of support for your lower back. As other reviewers have pointed out this is not a chair for shorter people. The only criticism I would have is that I would like a better cupholder. This is a bit heavier than a normal camp chair but that is because it is such a solidly built chair.
October 7, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by lieen Uncomfortable chair
I bought this chair because I have back problems and the reviews were positive. The chair arrived and I set it up and sat in it. I am 5' 6"tall, female and 130 lbs. I was unable to have my feet on the ground, the chair seems to go up in front. Also there is no support for the neck. The back support seemed good and this chair may work for a very big and tall person. The fabric seems like a cheap nylon and is not comfortable. Only 1 drink holder was attached, the label said two. My husband at 6' 2" and 180 lbs did not find the chair comfortable either. We returned the chair.
August 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by newspeedway Best chair yet
Best Chair I've ever owned. After a long day of activities, the lumbar support is priceless! Very comfortable chair. Sturdy. Straps on the bag are very convenient for taking your chair on the go.
August 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by InformedConsumer2013 Nice chair
I purchased this chair for my husband to take down to the beach. It was very nice but was too big for either of us. It sat too high and was very wide. We sent it back. It would be ideal for a larger person.
August 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TWeederTool Very Comfortable Camp Chair
I've alway said, if a comfortable camp chair came with a Life-Time Warranty, I'd pay $100 for it.
Well, this chair IS very comfortable. And, LL Bean will replace any item if at any time you're not satisfied. So... if it ever breaks my experience has been that LL Bean will stand behind it.
I "assumed" that at this price the chair would be extremely well built. It IS better than a lot of others I've seen, but the steel tubes and connecting rivets don't appear to be any sturdier than other good quality chairs. The fabric does seem to be good quality and the stitching looks strong also. I keep going back to LL Beans 100% satisfaction guarantee. That makes it worth paying the extra money.
August 18, 2015