The GCI Wilderness Recliner Review
The wilderness recliner is produced by GCI Outdoor and is sold through a variety of retailers at $60. I was excited to review this chair as I have always struggled to find the ideal, comfortable chair. Cheap camping chairs always poke and prod you and generally aren't a solution for a long term sit.
Construction and Design
The construction of the wilderness recliner is high quality aluminum. As a bit bigger of a guy I always like to make sure the chair is built with support. The GCI recliner is certainly made well. It is rated for 300 lbs and coming in at 210 myself I am very comfortable and have no fears of dropping through the seat.
The construction is followed up well by a well designed chair. It is built for comfortability and ease of use. Only one strap stands between you and being a bit more reclined.
One aspect I'm not too big of a fan of is the straps for carrying. They are simply difficult to work and are incredibly uncomfortable. The chair itself is a bit weighty and does not offer a great level of portability.
The GCI recliner is a winner in the usability category. It offers a comfortable seat with adjustable reclining ability and lower back support. To put the chair to the test I set it up by the fire and in my home office and sat in it for long periods of time. The results, a happy back and bum.
The chair also includes a built in cup holder and pouch under the seat of the chair for stowing your phone or other valuables.
The explorer rating for this chair comes in at a 4 out of 5! We love it and it truly is comfortable, but the ease and comfort of carrying is a little lacking.