This chair is SMALL and very light when packed (not exactly 'water bottle' size, but pretty close). The build quality is excellent.. much better than expected, and definitely seems like it would easily support the rated 250lbs... It sets up fairly quick (15-30 secs) and goes back to pack size easily. In response to another review, you DO NEED TO KNOW to sit in this chair initially! You can't just 'plop' down and sit in the middle (you WILL hit the center bar), you have to sit on the front edge and 'roll' back... hence the 'Sling'. Amazingly comfortable when you're relaxing by the fire, and legs work well in rocky/uneven terrain. I only have one knock against it -- it's not good for cooking -- as you could not sit in it and lean forward. However, that is a miniscule gripe for me considering how small, light, and great this chair is -- people will definitely ask to 'try it out' on the trail!