When reviewing products, I try to find unique and interesting items that have greater performance, durability, or more features than anything else. That is why when I first saw the MaxxDaddy folding chair; I knew I had to review it. We have all seen foldable camping chairs—they are usually made of aluminium or cloth, cannot hold much, and have a tendency to wobble. This is not the case with the MaxxDaddy, as I will prove.
The people at Koolest Products were kind enough to provide me with their premium model, the MaxxDaddy Monster. The name says a lot. This chair is designed with one goal: strength. It is made of tubular steel and strong-quilted fabric. Never have I seen quite so much cross bracing on a chair. The result is a chair that is almost indestructible. According to Jim Hackworth, the founder of Koolest Products and developer of the MaxxDaddy line, these chairs are designed and built with no compromises or cut corners. Having examined the product, I can say that those are not just pretty words.
The MaxxDaddy Monster is a large folding camp chair with a removable footrest and padded headrest. Sitting in it is much like sitting in a large Easy Chair. It seems to have been made for people who are fairly tall. While I found it to be quite comfortable, a couple of shorter people that tried it out felt that it was not quite as well-suited for them. Taking off the footrest seemed to make them considerably more comfortable. Everyone still agreed that it was the most comfortable camp chair they had ever tried.
The thing that makes the MaxxDaddy line of chairs special is its ability to take large amounts of weight and stress. The chair is tested with static weights of 1400 pounds, and is safe to hold up to 800 pounds. Each arm can hold up to 400 pounds. To test it, I got a 500 pound person to sit in the chair and had someone else sit on their lap. As they bounced around, the chair did not even wobble. Then I sat another person on each arm with no problems at all. Unfortunately, after that I ran out of heavier things I could fit on the surface areas of the chair.
In order to test the durability of the chair, I put it through a number of stress tests. First, I took it out of its carrying bag and dropped it 15 feet onto concrete. There was no damage. I picked it up and bashed it repeatedly into concrete steps. This scratched the finish and put a few nicks into the steel frame and some scuffs to the fabric, but the chair remained essentially undamaged and completely functional. I left it out in the rain overnight and then packed it wet and let it sit for a week. After I washed off the mould, the chair was entirely undamaged.