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Expander Camping Chair - by Front Runner

Traveling with chairs has always been a difficult task due to their size. Comfort is always the first to go when challenged with an over packed vehicle.
Don’t be left standing - you won’t need much room to bring along the Front Runner Expander Chair.

This chair is designed with a new space-saving patent pending technology.

This innovative technology allows this full-sized chair to compact to 1/16th its size!

The Front Runner Expander is easily stored in limited space because it folds down to the size of a laptop case.

Use these chairs for overlanding, tailgating, picnics, outdoor concerts, sporting events, etc.

Because the Front Runner Expander is lightweight and compact with a carrying handle, it’s extremely easy to carry from your vehicle to your destination.
The ALL BLACK DESIGN is extremely stylish, matches many vehicle and camping accessories, and stands apart from all other collapsible chairs on the market.
  • Comfortable and extremely portable.
  • Folds in 3 easy steps.
  • Does not sink into sand.
  • Comfortable table height.
  • Constructed of rugged steel.
Intelligent features include:
  • A cup holder.
  • A media pocket for cell phones, gps, or mp3 player.
  • A carry handle.
  • A utility pocket, for books, magazine, maps.A utility pocket, for books, magazine, maps.
Materials used:
Fabric: Black 600D polyester
Frame: Black powder coated steel
Product dimensions:
Folded: L 61mm (2.4") x W 444.5mm (17.5") x H 417mm (16.4")
Unfolded: L 521mm (20.5") x W 444.5mm  (17.5") x H 787mm (31")
Seat Height: 432mm (17")
Load Capacity: 115kg (253lbs)
4kg (9lbs)

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Product Questions

Can you please advise on the weight ratings for these chairs? Do you have a product that is rated for 300# or more. The higher weight units seem to hold up longer.
Question by Tom Barrett
Hi, Tom! These chairs have a load rating of 253 pounds and are highly durable. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised with how tough these are. Thank you!
Answer by Front Runner
Weight of chair?
Question by Mark
The chair weighs 4.1kg (9lbs)
Answer by Front Runner
Hi, what are the dimensions and weight when packed?
Question by Terrence
The chair folded is 85mm x 435mm x 430mm, and weighs 5.6kg.
Answer by Front Runner
Is this chair related to/made by/sold by GCI Outdoor? I bought one from them and it lasted less than a year -- that means 3 weekend camping trips.
Question by james sullivan
All our products are designed, tested and built to last. If you ever did have a problem with a Front Runner product, it would likely be covered by our WARRANTY. Read about our warranty coverage here:
Answer by Front Runner

Customer Reviews

Decent Chair Review by kevin
I am 220lbs. It fits nice. It is fairly comfortable. I picked it up because of its fold up size more than anything. The pockets are pretty small, and the legs do not positively lock, so you can not simply pick it up by the back rest with one hand to move it because it collapses then.... Overall it's worth the price IMO. No telling how durable as I just got it. (Posted on 09/08/2018)
Great compact unit Review by Eric
Strong and durable thus far; not sure about parts availability. Need another but rather pricey now. (Posted on 11/12/2017)
Brilliant space saving, long lasting chair Review by Damo
I've had my chair for over 5 years, gets regular use. Living on the road its been getting almost daily use. And its only starting to wear out at stitches now. Have not had an issue with it at all. I want to buy another one to replace it.
Highly recommend (Posted on 20/09/2017)
Seen it at Pretoria Caravans Review by Jj
Saw it at Pretoria Caravans about a month ago at R1500 a piece! Was impressed then, but now even more! (Posted on 10/08/2017)
Well used and made Review by Harbinger808
We've owned 3 of these chairs for 3 years now and they have never failed us. They are quick and easy to deploy and pack away. Definitely buy the bags that they pack into for easy storage. These chairs double as out dinner table and camping chairs. The fabric rubbing against the frame can make them a bit "squeaky" which might bother some people. Waiting another year to buy our 4th once our daughter is old enough for her own! (Posted on 23/12/2016)
Best Camping Chair EVER!!! Review by OL Kroozer
I bought a couple of these folding (Expander) Chairs some years ago from Opposite Lock in Adelaide and everyone laughed at me- they thought I'd done my dough.
I'm 100Kg (+ a little bit more...) and even though it looked like the chair wasn't up to the task I have never had a problem with them.
Comfortable to sit in, easy to store in the 4WD and on the shelf, and easy to carry.

We wanted a couple more recently and found they were no longer available in Australia :(
Now they are back in Australia, and I got more this week :)
Highly recommended. (Posted on 02/12/2016)

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