I bought this chair because I've been using one just like it for the past 2 years. When I find a product I really like, I get another one just in case they stop making them in the future. My first Lafuma director's chair lasted me 18 years, so I had no doubt about the quality. I take this chair on rafting trips. It's comfortable, dries fast, and it's strong. I'm a big guy, and it fits me perfectly.