Over the years I have bought about 3 or 4 different Adirondack Chairs. Most are fine for the first year. After that, they seem to not be as sturdy. That might be OK if you only weigh 120 lbs, but not so good if you weigh 250. So, the fact that they supported 800 lbs was very intriguing. We purchased 2, and then after 2 of our other chairs fell apart, we bought 2 additional chairs. The chairs feel very sturdy. And for the price, an outstanding value. In fact, I am looking to buy an additional 2 chairs.
Assembly: As another reviewer stated, the first chair that I put together took about 30 minutes. The second one took about 15. The 3rd and 4th chairs that we bought we assembled with about 10 - 15 minutes for each chair. I would have liked to see pilot holes for attaching the arms to the seat. That is about the only real negative that I have. But, obviously, it wasn’t too negative, because I bought a total of 4 chairs and am looking to buy an additional 2.
This is a great chair. Very sturdy, very well made. Assembly after the first time, is not too bad. You cannot beat this chair. It is better than anything else you will find in this price range of even higher price range. Mine have been outside, in the elements, the first two that we bought about 3 years ago and are still in wonderful shape.
If I was to make a suggestion for improvements.
1. Pilot holes for assembly.
2. If the upright portion of the chair (back), had a slightly curved, to conform to your back. This would then be the absolute perfect chair. In fact, I think that it would be impossible to improve upon it.