Summer is finally approaching, which for us means weekends filled with bike rides and post ride hanging out, enjoying a cold beverage in a camp chair. After yet another camp chair blew out, (the seat ripped, separating from the support) I’ve been on the hunt for the ultimate camp chair. It needed to pack small, be durable, easy to unfold, but most of all, be comfortable. The Strongback Low Gravity Turkey Chair not only checked all the boxes, but is the first folding chair we’ve seen to include lumbar support for your back.
I had to have one. When the Strongback chair arrived, I eagerly opened it up to check it out and the quick test on the living room floor. It sat for a few weeks until our first big road trip of the season: a trip to Monterey for the Sea Otter Classic.
The Low Gravity Turkey Chair lies low to the ground, making it excellent for music festivals or park use. I’m a fan of low chairs for the ability to stretch out and chill. Key features of the Strongback include:
- Frame integrated lumbar support
- Large feet to prevent sinking in sand (or mud)
- Padded armrests
- Compact folded size
- Includes a carry bag with backpack straps
- 600D polyester fabric is wear/tear resistant
- Powder coated steel frame
- Weight capacity: 300 lbs
- Chair weight: 8.5 lbs
- Size in use: 20″ x 23.5″ x 24″
- Size when folded: 8″ x 8″ x 30″
After being trapped in the middle of an 8 car pile up a few years back, our back and spine health was compromised, and we’ve become overtly aware of how important spine health and posture is. When it comes to our gear, we’d always prefer to spend a bit more for a better quality product that will last, While the higher price point of the Strongback was initially a bit daunting, now that we’ve had one for a while we can confidently state this product is a far more comfortable than typical camp chairs, especially when it comes to your back. If you factor in the cost of your co-pay for chiropractic adjustment, the true value becomes apparent.
It stows easily and is relatively compact, and can be extracted for seating quickly. Like any reasonable camp chair it includes a beverage holder to retain your favorite drink when not in active use.
Strongback chairs come in low gravity models like ours, as well as standard height chairs. I personally prefer the model that sits lower to the ground. Not only do they take up less space in the rear of the van, (mine lives there in a space I created for it) but you get the full-chill option. (see below)
I’ve become a huge fan of the Strongback chair; it’s extremely comfortable and the lumbar support is huge. Our problem? We need a second one.
The Strongback Low Gravity Turkey Chair in camo lists for $69.95 and includes a 1 year warranty. Learn more at StrongbackChair.com
Gotta have one now? Get it on Amazon.com.