GCI Outdoor Pod Rocker Product Review and Customer Ratings

gci outdoor pod rocker
Pod Rocker


GCI Outdoor Pod Rocker is one of those unique rocking camp chairs produced by GCI Outdoor with patented spring-action tech. In this review article, I’ll help you decide whether it’s worth buying or not and if it’s the right type of chair for your activities.

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Quick Facts about This Rocking Chair

Best Use: Car Camping, Picnics, Road Trips

Technology: Spring-Action Rocking Technology™

Product Description

GCI Pod Rocker

GCI Outdoor Pod Rocker is a rocking camp chair that uses patented spring-action rocking technology which allows smooth rocking experience even on soft ground. This rocking chair comes with mesh seat panels, a beverage holder, and a pocket for your smartphone. GCI Outdoor Pod Rocker chair has a sling-style seat which is extra comfortable.

Key Features and Specs

  • Collapsible with a carry bag
  • Spring-action technology
  • Supports up to 250 lb (113.6 kg)
  • Open size: 28.2 x 30 x 34.7 in (71.6 x 76.2 x 88 cm)
  • Folded size: 6.5 x 5.5 x 40.2 in (16.5 x 14 x 102 cm)
  • Unit weight: 11.7 lb (5.3 kg)
  • Seat height: 20.1 in (51 cm)
  • Phone & Beverage Holder

Good fit / Bad fit for

This rocking camp chair is not a light one. It’s not a backpacking, hiking, bikepacking chair. To be able to carry this 11.7 lb (5.3 kg) rocking chair around, you’ll need a car. That’s why I believe the perfect use for this camp chair is car camping, caravan camping. Of course, if you are looking for a rocking chair to use in an outdoor event like a concert, this chair wouldn’t be a bad choice.

Mesh seating panels make this rocking chair easy-to-use in hot weather. The chair seating uses double stitching with no loose threads and the fabric is heavy duty. All things considered, I would say this chair would last a long time if you take good care of it.

Another point to think about this chair is that it does not have armrests. This have both advantages and disadvantages. You can fit better in a chair with no armrests and you reading a book, or just playing with your phone is also easier.

GCI Outdoor
Pod Rocker
GCI Outdoor Freestyle RockerREI Co-op Kingdom Rocker
Weight, lb (kg)11.7 lb (5.3 kg)11.8 lb (5.4 kg)14 lbs. 4 oz. ( 6.4 kg)
Cup holdersYesYesNo
Frame MaterialPowder-coated steelPowder-coated steelPowder-coated steel
Folded size (cm)6.5 x 5.5 x 40.2 in
(16.5 x 14 x 102 cm)
25 x 4.9 x 34.8 in
(63.5 x 12.5 x 88.5 cm)
28 x 28 x 6 inches
(71 x 71 x 15 cm)
Open Size (W x D x H), in (cm)28.2 x 30 x 34.7 in
(71.6 x 76.2 x 88 cm)
24 x 25 x 34.8 in
(61 x 623.5 x 88.5 cm)
24 x 29 x 33 in
(60 x 73 x 83 cm)
Capacity lb (kg)250 lb (113.6 kg)250 lb (113.6 kg)300 lb ( 136 kg)
Seat Height20.1 in (51 cm)19.7 in (50 cm)13.5 inches (34 cm)
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Ike Couth
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