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Pico Arm Chair Review

Traveling with chairs is always a difficult task, due to their weight and their size. The first thing that seems to go when challenged with an over stuffed vehicle or deciding on just how many items you want to haul to the game, the camp fire or that backyard cookout, is our comfortable chairs. I am here to tell you that GCI Outdoors has a great solution, in the form of the Pico Arm Chair. By GCI's definition, “pico” (pronounced pee-koe) means “small.” The Pico Arm Chair is a telescoping, folding chair that folds down to 1/16th of its' unfolded size,…

Review Overview

Overall

Travel Friendly

Summary : Thanks to its collapsible design, the Pico Arm Chair is incredibly travel-friendly, while the sturdy anodized aluminum and powder-coated steel frame will assure a lifetime of sitting.

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Traveling with chairs is always a difficult task, due to their weight and their size. The first thing that seems to go when challenged with an over stuffed vehicle or deciding on just how many items you want to haul to the game, the camp fire or that backyard cookout, is our comfortable chairs.

I am here to tell you that GCI Outdoors has a great solution, in the form of the Pico Arm Chair. By GCI’s definition, “pico” (pronounced pee-koe) means “small.” The Pico Arm Chair is a telescoping, folding chair that folds down to 1/16th of its’ unfolded size, about the size of a laptop messenger bag. Which makes this carry along, the perfect always keep with you, never be without a comfortable place to sit, portable chair.

Design and Setup

The Pico Arm Chair is designed with the patented space saving Pico Telescoping System, which allows the chair to fold down to a small 20” x 3.75” x 12” rectangle and be conveniently stored in the included messenger style bag.

Setting up the arm chair happens in just a few quick and simple steps. Start by opening the travel bag by releasing the snap buckles on sides of bag. Remove the chair from its carrying case.

Place a foot on both bottom legs to hold chair firmly on ground. Lift straight upward to extend chair legs from the telescoped position. Place both hands on the seat frame and pull outward to open the chair legs. Lift up the backrest. And have a seat! It’s that easy, the Pico Arm Chair is now ready for use.

The carrying bag can double as a chair back storage caddy, which gives you a place to store your beach towels, magazines, books, beverages, sunglasses and more. The Pico also includes two mesh side storage pockets and a mesh side beverage holder for more convenient access to any at hand items you may want.

The Pico Arm Chair is light enough, only 9 pounds, to effortlessly carry over the shoulder with the padded shoulder strap messenger bag and yet the sturdy anodized aluminum and powder-coated steel frame makes it stable enough to support up to 250 pounds. The 600 denier polyester and breathable nylon mesh on the seat and seat back helps keep a cool and comfortable air flow on those hot summer days. The Pico provides all the comfort of a director’s chair anywhere you take it.

If there was one thing that I would change about the chair, it would be it’s unfolded height. I would make it just a couple of inches taller, standing at 6 feet tall, the back of my legs did not rest on the end of the seat when I sat flat footed in the chair. This is by no means a deal breaker, just something worth mentioning. The Pico is still a very comfortable and pleasant chair to sit and relax in.

Features

  • Folds down to size of a laptop messenger bag with patented PICO Telescoping System™
  • Carry/storage bag doubles as Chair Back Storage Caddy™
  • Beverage holder, media pocket and storage pocket
  • Easy to open, close, carry and store
  • Powder-coated aluminum and steel frame
  • Breathable nylon mesh and polyester fabric
  • Scratch-free nylon-coated feet

Specifications

  • Supports 250 lb (113.6 kg)
  • Open size: 20.9 x 21.7 x 33.9 in (53 x 55 x 86 cm)
  • Folded size: 19.7 x 3.9 x 12.4 in (50 x 10 x 31.5 cm)
  • Seat height: 16.9 in (43 kg)
  • Unit weight: 9.7 lb (4.4 kg)
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Final Thoughts

It’s time to kick back and unwind, whether you’re watching a game on the sidelines or spending the afternoon fishing, the Pico Arm Charm will provide you easy carrying comfort from your vehicle to your destination. The small foot print and convenient portability of this chair makes it ideal for stashing a couple in the truck of the car and leaving them there to ensure you always have a cozy place to sit when heading out to any event. If you are looking for a travel friendly, space saving chair, look no further.

For more information, visit  www.gcioutdoor.com          MSRP  $120

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About Mark Ranum

Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.

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