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True Places Emmett Portable Chair

$169.00
From $148.00

The Emmett will soon be back in stock! For a limited time use code PREORDER24 in cart for an extra 10% off (expected delivery: late March 2024).

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The portable chair, reimagined.

Remarkable comfort, easy portability and thoughtful features make the Emmett perfect for the modern outdoors.

Includes:
1x True Places Emmett Portable Chair
1x Classic Carrying Bag

New, patented folding design for remarkable no-sagging comfort, aerospace-grade aluminum frame, custom carrying bag, moveable cupholder and phoneholder accessories (sold separately), bag hooks on back, big feet that don't sink into soft ground, rigid arms and high quality details for a truly sturdy seat.

Soft, stain-resistant and breathable TrueFlex™ custom outdoor fabric.

Oh, and bottle openers under each arm.

Most outdoor locations: in your backyard, around the fire pit, at the park, on the sidelines, at a tailgate with friends, at local festivals and block parties...the list goes on!

Not recommended for: the beach or other locations with heavy exposure to sand or salt-water.

We designed the Emmett as a real piece of furniture and to be comfortable for most people from 5'1" to 7'1". Note: the seat is a regular chair width, not an extra-wide seat. If you are looking for an extra-wide seat this may not be the ideal chair for you.

Chair Weight:
10.9 lb

Weight Capacity:
300 lb

Dimensions (folded/ready to use):
height: 36"/36"
width: 9"/24"
depth: 8"/20"
seat height from ground: 18"
inside seat width: 18"
seat depth: 20"

Free shipping in the continental US on all orders over $200. Ships from our US warehouse within 1-2 business days; expected delivery in 3-6 days. (For pre-orders, see expected shipping timing in note below product title.)

30-day money back guarantee: returns and exchanges within 30 days of original order. (For pre-orders, within 30 days of product shipping.)

Our TrueFlex™ fabric is weather and stain-resistant. Any spills can easily be cleaned with a damp soft cloth.

Chair should be dried and stored in the included protective carrying bag when not in use. Do not leave chair outside permanently (for weeks or longer).

Do not spray or apply any fabric protectors (such as ScotchGuard™ or Guardsman®) to the chair as they can damage and deteriorate the weatherproof TrueFlex™ chair fabric.

Click here for chair opening/folding instructions.

See FAQs for warranty information.

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Customer Reviews

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David B
Comfortable, sturdy, good-looking, and LIGHT

We looked at roughly 30 chairs, tried all the ones at REI and several other stores… and even others’ chairs at campgrounds. We have two beautiful, expensive teak folding chairs we carry in our camper now… super comfortable, and pretty fancy looking in the campground… but whoa are they heavy (and more than 2x the price of True Places). That’s what triggered our search.

Yours are fantastic, although my 5’4” petite wife will say that the depth of the seat may call for a pillow behind her… still she found yours as comfortable as the teak ones we love (they are moving to our deck at home, and yours go into the camper). Comfort, sturdy and reliable, good-looking and LIGHT!

Great product, lovely bag (clever instructions sewn in, didn’t expect that), and we have first-hand the durability we heard about, so we’re delighted.

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John Cyna
Great Chair, Great Company

WOW, spent the last few month trying to find a decent portable chair at a decent price. No luck until I discover True Places. Received my chair couple days ago. Well worth the money. Comfortable, Sturdy, very well made. Going to be buying a second one. Customer service was excellent in answering my questions, by the way customer service is also the owners. Great job guys.

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M.G.

These are great chairs. We’ve used yeti chairs for years now wanted a lighter chair to carry. Going from a yeti to these, was like buying the super light quality luggage. Super tough n easier to handle. Also wanted the updated carry bag after getting the chairs n they sent it no charge. Class act from a new company. Camping friends have all tried them and are ordering as replacements for their chairs.

Supreme Comfort

New patented folding technology and modern design creates a remarkably sturdy and ultra-comfy seat — no more sagging or pinching — while still folding compactly.


Our custom TrueFlex™ outdoor fabric is:

- strong, soft and comfortable

- weather and stain resistant

- UV/fade-resistant

- breathable and quick-drying

True Places Emmett Portable chair patented folding technology and custom TrueFlex soft and strong outdoor fabric creates supreme comfort and the best camp chair for the modern outdoors
Best portable chair ultimate lightweight portability through the included classic carrying bag, and connect two chairs to carry backpack-style with the premium carrying bag upgrade

Easy Portability

Aerospace-grade lightweight aluminum frame - 3x lighter than steel.


The included custom Classic Carrying Bag has a padded shoulder strap so you can carry the chair messenger style or just over your shoulder.


Upgrade to the Premium Carrying Bag to enjoy a padded back, extra pocket and other premium features and to connect two chairs to carry them both backpack style.

Thoughtful features

Bottle openers under each arm.

Optional cupholder and phone holder that can go on either side and even hold mugs with handles. NB: accessories can stay on the chair when it folds!

Hooks on the back for the carrying bag.


Large feet for stability on any surface.

True Places Emmett Portable Chair packed with thoughtful features including bottle-openers under both arms, cupholder that can move from right to left and hold beverages and drinkware of all sizes includeing those with handles. Large feet for stability.
Bottle openers under each arm of the True Places Emmett Portable Chair. Other thoughtful features include cupholder and phone holder accessories that can be moved to the right or left, hooks on the back for bags and large feet for stability on any surface.

Designed for the modern outdoors

Including bottle-openers under the arms.

FAQs

The Emmett is the result of years of development to create a portable chair designed from the ground up for how we live today in the modern outdoors. In terms of design, quality, comfort, materials and features it's like nothing you've seen before.

See here for a more detailed comparison to a regular camping chair.

Check out opening and folding instructions here. 

The chair unfolds by pulling the arms down and away from each other until the arms are locked and the siderails are fully down at the front.

To fold the chair, first use the buttons on the arms to unlock the arms, and then fold the arms up and towards each other.

The weight capacity of the True Places Emmett Portable Chair is 300 pounds.

We designed the Emmett as a real piece of furniture and to be comfortable for most people from 5'1" to 7'1". Note: the seat is a regular chair width, not an extra-wide seat. If you are looking for an extra-wide seat this may not be the ideal chair for you.

The size when open is 36" tall (chair feet to top of the chair back), 24" wide (from outer edges of armrests; the seating area is 18" wide), and 20" deep. The height of the chair seat to the ground is 18". When folded, the chair is 36" tall, 9" wide, and 8" deep.

The chair weighs 10.9 pounds.

We do not recommend heavy usage at the beach (at least sandy beaches!) More specifically, heavy exposure to sand in and around the folding mechanism and locking system may make the chair difficult to open and close.

If it does get a little sand or salt water on it, just rinse with fresh water and allow to air dry. We built the Emmett to last and with the highest quality materials for most situations, but be aware the folding design was not intended for primary use in sand and salt water.

We designed our first folding chair for so many other outdoor locations: in your backyard, around the firepit, at the park, on the sidelines, at a tailgate with friends...the list goes on!