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Coleman has a reputation to maintain in the outdoor community, and their Aluminum Deck Chair is a classic amongst classics. Beyond nostalgia, it’s also a pretty solid option for those looking for the sweet spot between durability and affordability with the added bonus of a side table.

The wide seat and collapsible side table conjure up images of dawn in the woods, right after you crawl out of the tents and get a little morning fire going. The table’s cup holder even includes a little cutout for the handle of your coffee cup, which alone is enough to garner some serious consideration in my book.

The most consistent complaint about chairs similar to this is a weak side table. While I wouldn’t recommend anyone sitting on it, I was pleasantly surprised at how much weight the table could handle. I thought the chair itself was nice and firm, favoring an upright sitting position rather than a more reclined or relaxed posture. The armrests leave something to be desired, but other than that, I think I could happily crawl out of my tent and into the Aluminum Deck Chair on any given morning.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.2

Reasons to buy:

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    Sturdily built and easy to get in and out of
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    Super wide seat
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    The folding table is great for food and drinks
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    Relatively lightweight compared to other full-sized folding chairs

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markThe rounded legs make tipping backward easier than with other folding chairs
  • check-markThe padding around the armrests is lackluster
  • check-markThe table takes a little bit of effort to lock out

Where to buy:

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Coleman Aluminum Deck Chair

Specs & Features

  • Weight: 7lbs 2.1oz (measured)
  • Capacity: 225lbs
  • Materials: Aluminum frame, sponge rubber, and polyurethane padding, nylon fabric
  • Folding side table
  • Coffee cup holder
  • Padded armrest covers
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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.2

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Sturdily built and easy to get in and out of
  • check-mark
    Super wide seat
  • check-mark
    The folding table is great for food and drinks
  • check-mark
    Relatively lightweight compared to other full-sized folding chairs

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markThe rounded legs make tipping backward easier than with other folding chairs
  • check-markThe padding around the armrests is lackluster
  • check-markThe table takes a little bit of effort to lock out

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