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Remember back when "new" meant "improved"?
April 4, 2015
I was disappointed the quality had dropped considerably since I purchased the same chairs 6 years ago. Thinner fabric, smaller buckles, missing interior pocket, lighter weight frame, sharp armrests, etc., but the main problem is the first time used, the closing flap has started coming apart from the pack. About three inches of the flap has frayed and slipped out from where it was sewn to the pack. Obviously the fabric edge was not finished, allowing it to detach from the sewn edge. I do not care for the overall lower quality, but I would like them to hold together for more than one use.
We use our backpack chairs a lot, truly loved the design, utility and strength of the original, but unfortunately, like in most things, "great" has been redesigned to "mediocre" to save a few bucks in manufacturing.