This post is sponsored by Elite Refuge, LLC. All opinions are always my own and are never influenced by any free product I receive or relationship I may have with a company.
What I am Reviewing
Today I am reviewing the Elite Refuge Outdoors Backpacking Chair and Table. The set includes a foldable camp chair, a folding table with a bag, and a net that connects to the bottom of the chair that is supposed to prevent the chair from sinking in mud, sand, or grass.
Specs at a Glance
Chair Weight: 2lbs 8.1 oz
Chair Maximum Weight Limit: 265 Pounds
Table Weight: 1lb 5.9 oz
Table Size: 16″ x 11.25″ and 5.5″ tall
Fabric: 900D high-density stretched Oxford fabric
What I Liked
Comfortable: The Elite Refuge Outdoors Backpacking Chair is unexpectedly comfortable. It held my weight (200 lbs) well and I could easily sit in it for long periods and not be uncomfortable.
Net – At first, I thought the net that attaches to the feet to keep the chair from sinking in sand, mud, etc… was a silly-looking gimmick. However, I decided to test it out on very soft soil and in rocks. Without the net, the legs would sink (unevenly) into the ground and cause me to tip over. After attaching the net my chair did not sink or tip over, due to being unstable.
Table Compactibility – The table folds up nicely onto itself and also seems very sturdy. It also made for a great footstool.
What to Improve
Chair – The most annoying thing about this chair is having to put it together than tear it back down every time you want to store it. This would be a much better chair if you did not need to do this. The fabric should be permanently attached to the poles and the chair should fold up into itself. As it stands right now, you have to take the frame out, put it together, fight with the fabric to put it on the chair, and then reverse those directions in order to store it in the bag.
Table – I didn’t find much that needed improvement with the table. I do wish it sat up a tad bit higher (maybe just 2 inches higher), as of right now it is about low ankle-high. It would be great if the legs could be made to be telescoping so the compactibility of the table remains the same.
Overall, not a bad chair and table to take car camping or to keep in the vehicle for sporting events. I wouldn’t take it backpacking because it is just too bulky and heavy for that. Both the table and Elite Refuge Outdoors Backpacking Chair seem very sturdy. Due to how the chair is stored, it is doubtful I would purchase it unless I planned to use it where I planned to keep it assembled. It would also be nice if it was all packaged together (meaning in the same bag). As it is right now the chair goes in one bag and the table in another.
Where to Buy
You can buy the Elite Refuge Outdoors Backpacking Chair and Table on Amazon or Walmart.
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