Offering the compact footprint of a stool with the sturdy, wide-seat comfort of a chair, the ALPS Mountaineering Grand Rapids Chair gives you the best of both camp-furnishing worlds. And its strong, durable TechMesh fabric provides plenty of ventilation on those hot, humid days and dries quickly when caught in the rain or a water-gun fight. A powder-coated steel frame supports 300 pounds, great for lap-sitting or double helpings of dessert.

  • Durable, lightweight brown TechMesh breathes for summertime comfort and dries quickly if it rains or you have beverage spillage
  • Sturdy powder-coated steel frame has an ample 300-pound capacity ensures strong hold and support, even if you have that second serving of dutch-oven pie
  • Extra-wide seat area gives stable comfort with stool-like compact efficiency; angled back gives you space to rest
  • Comes with a convenient carry bag
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

good when space is tight

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm short (5'4") and I love this chair. My friends have a small place, so when I need to bring a chair, I take this one. It's okay with pants or shorts, but for obvious reasons wouldn't be a good choice for most skirts or a dress (my opinion). As I often cross my legs (ankle over the knee), I don't notice the leg standing up in the middle so much. YMMV, but it does work well for me. The back is in the right place. If you don't need arms on the chair and space is a consideration, for me, this was/is a pretty good choice.

Just a quick note to add - the bag things hanging off the sides are sort of dumb. I'm sure they'd be useful for some folks - I'm not sure why I haven't cut them off.

Stranger danger

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought this chair to play guitar by the camp fire. It looked like a good pick since it didn't have any chair arms to get in the way. But alas, the seat hangs long and the legs hang high and you are left with an awkward pole sticking up between your thighs. I've had a few good laugh watching others discover the awkwardness of this chair for themselves, but needless to say I will be returned for something better.