Well made is well bought, and that's what Coleman is all about when it comes to outdoor furniture. Our chairs and stretcher beds are designed with complete comfort in mind and tested to the limit.
The Coleman Difference
- Design driven by consumer insights
- Made from best materials - US regulations applied
- Reinforced stress areas for greater strength
- Designed here in Australia
- Unparalleled testing to the limit
How coleman camping chairs are tested
Backrest Static Load
In reclining position apply 68kg with a counterbalance of 68kg (or greater if required) applied to the center of the seat. Let the load remain for 60 minutes then remove the weight. No structural damage or loss of serviceability.
Vertical Arm Testing
Apply a vertical load of 40kg uniformly over a 12cm length along the width and length of the arm, 2.5cm away from the front of the arm for ten seconds for 10 repetitions. No structural damage or loss of serviceability.
Horizontal Arm Strength
outwardly on each arm at the most forward section of armrest for one minute. No structural damage or loss of serviceability.
Front Leg Strength
34kg load is applied horizontally in the rearward direction to each front leg at a point 2.5cm from the bottom of the leg for one minute. No structural damage or loss of serviceability.
Side Leg Strength
Chair is positioned upright with side legs restrained. A 34kg load is applied horizontally towards restrained legs in each side leg at a point 2.5cm from the bottom of the leg.
The camping chair does not tip over when a 2kg pull force is applied to the armrest in a horizontal direction (90 degrees to the legs, outwardly). Seat is loaded with 25kg (10cm from the centerline of the seat closest to the armrest tested and 20cm from the rear edge of the seat). Armrest is loaded with 35kg centered laterally on the armrest, and at the most unfavorable position longitudinally. No structural damage or loss of serviceability.
Static Load Testing
With the chair in fully upright position, place the rated weight +10% on the center of the seating surface slowly so as to not cause any dynamic loading. Allow the weight to rest on the chair for 24 hours then remove. No structural damage or loss of serviceability.
Dynamic Load Testing
- With the camping chair in fully upright position, freefall drop a load equal to 75% of the rated weight from the height of 15cm onto the centre of the seat one time.
- With the chair in fully upright position, freefall drop a load equal to ½ of rated weight plus 10% [0.5*(rated weight +10%)] on the centre of the seating surface from a height of 15cm. Withdraw the weight and repeat for a total of ten impacts.
No component breakage or a fabric failure that allows the weight to fall onto the test floor is acceptable. No disengaging of the folding or locking mechanism, if provided, is acceptable.
US Regulatory Standards Applied
- 3rd party testing
- 16CFR 1303 Federal Regulations - Lead Content
- Paint and Fabric Coatings
- 90 ppm Maximum
- Colourfastness To Light - Class 4.0 Min After 40 Hours Exposure to Xenon Arc Lamp