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Alps Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair (Review 2021)
Published: July 14, 2021
Looking for a huge chair that can accommodate large weight? Alps Mountaineering King Kong may be the perfect chair for you. It can carry up to 800 pounds of weight with a padded seat and backrest. Storages are also abundant for your comfort when you are relaxing outdoors.
King Kong chair is not only for your camping needs, you can also utilize it in any types of adventure outdoors. With roomy and sturdy features, it can provide much comfort in any size of the person who will sit and the materials used to build this are in fact durable for long-term use.
The setup features are also easy that will only take seconds for you to fully arrange it. Other features also include the 2 cup holders, adjustable armrests, side pockets, large back storage, padded seat and backrest.
We really admire the construction of this chair as it can battle wherever places you will go. However, what we dislike is the fabric of the seat which can hold the water it absorbs when you damped it under the rain. Another negative feature is the weight carry. Yes, it can provide more comfort compared to other outdoor chairs but it is not advisable to carry it alone for hiking.
From our evaluations, this is an ideal chair that one person needs to list down when choosing outdoor chairs with a wide range of capabilities and potency.
Naturally, this outdoor chair is considerably large observing from the size of the person it can carry. In that manner, you can ensure the satisfaction of resting and relaxation while you are sitting in this huge chair.
The height of this chair’s seat reaches up to 15 inches from the ground. This is really a high chair. Although this feature is an advantage to some, there are those who expressed that it brings discomfort to them especially if you have a lower height with short legs.
We have reviewed and tested several varieties of outdoor and camping chairs and we can say that this is one of the largest chairs you can have. The manufacturer, ALPS Mountaineering has designed the seats with polyester fabric that can withstand the proportion of the person who will use it. The space is adequate for you to adjust your positions for the comfort you are seeking. The backrest has a measurement of 24.5 inches in width. In addition, the backrest of King Kong is also padded of the same fabric.
Just like other outdoor chairs, it has numerous features that can aid you more. These are the adjustable armrests, cup holders and storage pockets. We’ll discuss these later in the features section.
We mention the pad of this chair is made of polyester fabric. This material is known for its toughness so that if you use it, you won’t feel uneasy because it can carry you firmly; however, this fabric can absorb and hold the water insides if it is wet by rain.
And also, just a reminder that the design is really roomy making the buttocks part of the seat quite arched. That may not fulfill your requirements from a chair. But from our experience, we can conclude that the style and the enormous space it gives can guarantee your comfort.
Dimensions: 7” x 7″ x 41”
Material: 600D Polyester Fabric
Weight Capacity: 800lbs
If you want to get a unit of King Kong outdoor chairs, you’ll have 2 cup holders, 2 side pockets, a large back pocket and an adjustable armrest.
Apart from the fact this is a large size chair, this has also convenient extra features that are equipped by the manufacturer for your benefits.
The two mesh cup holders are positioned in line with the armrest on both sides. It can hold your drinks while having a chit chat with your companion on your outing. There are also two side pockets sewn beside the armrest. You can’t usually find other chairs with this kind of feature so this is very handy for your lightweight stuff. Aside from the side pockets, it has a mesh large back pocket for the carry bag or your other belongings.
The armrests are adjustable. It depends on how you tune it based on your ideal height.
The unfolded dimensions of the chair are 38 inches wide, 20 inches depth, and 38 inches height. This comes in a variety of colors.
You can have this chair for more than $55 but if you are seeking a cheaper price, you can check REI Co-op Camp X.
Our evaluation speaks that this single outdoor chair is definitely heavy. If you check the materials used to build this, you can assume that it is a weighty type of equipment.
A huge size is equal to more weight. That’s our logic when we are checking different equipment for portability. Since this is a large chair with a weight of 13 pounds, we suggest you transport it with a vehicle though you can still carry this only, around the vicinity of the area where you are going to camp or stay. This weight is similar to carrying four and a half boxes of wine. Bulky isn’t it?
This comes with a carry bag with two shoulder straps for you to carry but as we said, this is not a weight you want to carry for a long period of time.
For packing, the folded chair fits on the carry bag with a dimension of 7 inches width with 41 inches length.
Ease of Setup
From our testing, the setup aspects of this chair are not different from other outdoor camping chairs. You won’t be dealing with it for minutes and a few seconds will do to fully install it. All you need to do is take it out from its carry bag and expand the body.
Similar to the setup, the takedown is easy. You will have to collapse it in the contrast direction from how you set it up. That is really effortless.
However, we noticed that the steel feet area of the chair can scoop some sand even though it does not dig deep and the carry bag is hard that you will end up forcing the chair to insert it that may result in damage to the fabric of the bag.
The frame of the King Kong chair is made of steel while the fabric is polyester. These materials are commonly used for durable chairs.
Almost the entire outdoor chairs we reviewed were built with a steel frame but the only bit of difference of this chair’s steel is the powder-coated furnish.
Powder coating is a process that uses fine particles to strengthen and fortify the materials. This usually handed-down to steel frames. With such protection, you can assure the sturdiness and durability of this chair to be more complex aside from the fact that steel is already a tough element to be a skeleton of equipment.
On the other hand, the seats and backrest are armed with 600denier polyester fabric. This material is often used to make backpacks, etc. Denier is a unit of measurement to check the thickness of the elements or threads used on fabric. The higher number of deniers, the stronger the fabric.
This type of polyester is not really water-resistant. It needs to undergo the Polyurethane coating process before you can call it a water-resistant fabric.
From all of the durable details this chair bears, it can carry a maximum weight of 800 pounds with stability from a variety of surfaces.
The Alps Mountaineering King Kong is considered by many as the best overall camping chair, here are some reasons why we do to:
- Can carry anyone because of the size
- Padded seat
- Stable and durable
- Abundant storages
- Easy to set up
Even though this is one of our most favorite camping chairs, we believe that it still has room for improvement:
- The fabric absorbs and carries the water
- Not breathable
Alps Mountaineering King Kong is one of the best and compact large outdoor chairs we have reviewed. From its durable features up to plenty of supplements of its package, you can trust this to provide you comfort from any place you are going to. But, this is really heavy equipment and not suitable for hiking.
Although heavy, this robust model provides years of high-comfort seating at campgrounds or soccer fields