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Review: Shakespeare Directors Fishing Chair
Sellers View & Info:
The Directors Fishing Chair is comfortable, stylish, strong, lightweight and practical. The Fishing Chair has everything you need for a long day on the beach or bank.

Fishing Chair

> Versatile multipurpose chair
> Mobile phone pockets
> Drinks holder
> Organiser sleeve
> Pen, float, tool store
> Finished in 600D green and tan nylon

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Fatfisherman View

This fishing chair does have some good features:

Panniers - The real selling point of the chair is that it features a series of pockets either side. They are tethered so that they are firm and you can root about in them looking for that hook or lead rather than have to go to tour fishing box. There is even a handy pocket for your phone... an essential requisite these days, not just to stay in touch but to photograph that rod bender 'for the record'. It also means that you are not forever getting up to fetch the small items that you are bound to need. There is also a handy drinks holder. All of which means less disturbance on the bank, a real must if you are fishing up close and staying below the fish's eyeline.

Sturdy Feet - many chairs either have feet that will sink into the mud of a riverbank or are formed as a bar making them harder to move when you need to and altogether less stable.

Quality Materials - The chair is clearly a QUALITY product not only generally well made but using heavy duty canvas for the seat, back and panniers.

However, there is one design fault making it less attractive... especially to the Fatfisherman...that is the depth of the seat. I found it narrow so that, when I nestled down in the chair to relax I found my backside only half on the chair. I do have a curvature of the back that emphasises this fault and I am no slimmer of the year. Nevertheless, I think the fault here is in not thoroughly testing the design on a variety of fishermen. In the UK the standard clothing sizes have risen decade on decade and yet most kit has not responded whether it is the size of an easy chair or the width of a shower. It could be a matter of culture. Equipment of any sort is often made (and so designed) in the far east where, on average, people are smaller. Europeans are now getting close to the size of North Americans but designers seem slow to catch on.

It happens that I have a 'director's chair' I use when exhibiting at shows and I measured it against this chair... the seat is a couple of inches deeper! Its a shame as that chair is not so well designed in many other ways... but I'll have to go on using it as it fits!

Fatfisherman June 2013