A Camping Chair the size of a Laptop?


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This camping chair from GCI Outdoor is just that.

Formally called the PICO Arm Chair; its an incredibly sturdy and ingenious product that unfolds like a transformer into a full size camping chair but when not in use can compact to fit into a bag that looks like it holds a notebook computer. Any way that you can save space in an RV is a win and chairs tend to be the most cumbersome and unwieldy items we store in our RV basements. That all changes with the PICO. We ended buying 2 of these after carrying one around at a soccer game. They are very lightweight and feel sturdy when deployed.



Its folded size is 20 x 3.75 x 12 in and when unfolded its dimensions expand to 17 x 22 x 34 in and it weighs in at only 9lbs meaning even your 4 year old grand kids could drag it around. On of the more usable features is that the carry bag actually doubles as a chair caddy for magazines, drinks, sunglasses or any other item that may need to be stowed during its use.

It uses synthetic breathable fabric so it dries quickly if it gets wet and is incredibly durable. This chair comes in two colors: Blue and Sage Green(though it looks grey to me). For some reason the sage green version is cheaper, perhaps its not as popular. If you struggle with space and are looking for more compact options for outdoor seating in your travels then there is no doubt this camping chair is for you. Its one of the most highly rated camping chairs available today and certainly one of the most compact.

FEATURES of The GCI Outdoor PICO Arm Chair:

  • Folds down to size of a laptop (1/16th of its size) 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
  • Supports 250 lb (113.4 kg)
  • Open size: 17 x 22 x 34 in (43.2 x 55.9 x 86.4 cm)
  • Seat height: 17 in (43.2 kg)
  • Folded size: 20 x 3.75 x 12 in (50.8 x 9.5 x 30.5 cm)
  • Unit weight: 9 lb (4.5 kg)


A great video below showing how this PICO camping chair  folds up and deploys.

Watch this video on YouTube.


Bonus video below of a Burgman 650 owner showing off the compact size of this camping chair.

Can a folding chair fit in the trunk of a Burgman 650?

Watch this video on YouTube.


Manufacturers Website: GCI Outdoor




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