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With three boys, we are always on a field whether it is for practices or games several times a week for sometimes three hours at a time. And then there are the days where the two of the kids play back to back…talk about a long day! I want to be comfortable while sitting watching the kiddos. While trying to find
The chairs we currently use have a back that curves out, after checking out STRONGBACK Ergonomic Chairs, it bows inward to actually help with support.
Patent-pending technology represents an evolution of the traditional camp chair by adding exclusive, frame-integrated, lumbar support. Unlike other travel chairs, the STRONGBACK Ergonomic Chairs conforms to and supports the natural and healthy lumbar curve of your spine thus preventing your spine from slouching forward and squeezing your spinal discs with a tremendous amount of unhealthy pressure.
I received both styles of the STRONGBACK Chair:
Strongback Zen – This is the most compact, lightweight, and thrifty version of the STRONGBACK line. The Zen weights only 7.7 pounds and is recommended for those up to 225 pounds and 5 feet 6 inches and under.
Strongback Elite – This chair is recommended for those over 5’7” and will hold up to 300 pounds. This chair weighs a bit more, 11.9 pounds making it a bit harder to pull out and put back into the bag. The grandparents found this chair a bit too heavy for them when I asked them to give it a try.
Even though I fall into the weight/height guides for the Zen, I love this Elite chair! Aside from the lumbar support which both chairs offer, let’s start with the size of the chair, the seat is wider providing more room. The arms of the Elite are flat and padded, able to hold the weight of your arm versus the Zen which offers the same armrests as most other folding chairs. I do like the built-in cup holder on the Zen more than on the Elite. To me, the cup holder seems like an afterthought, but I do understand because of the design on the Elite’s chair though. STRONGBACK does offer an upgraded cup holder with a pocket for an additional fee. If comfort is what you are looking for then you cannot go wrong with either chair!
I am so glad I was able to try these chairs otherwise I would never have believed that chairs could be more comfortable than the “typical” folding chair. Paying a bit more for chairs like this will pay off in the long run not only because they will last longer due to better construction, but it makes sitting for a few hours a day more comfortable!