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GCI Outdoor Pico Telescoping Arm Chair


Not your run of the mill folding chair, the Pico Telescoping Arm Chair from GCI Outdoor has a limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty, making this quite possibly the last folding chair you ever need to purchase! Released in 2007, this chair features the Pico Telescoping System, a space saving technology that folds this full sized chair into the size of a laptop in a matter of seconds. Ideal for camping trips, tailgating, watching sports or anywhere else that a spare chair is required, the Pico Telescoping Chair features a 250 lbs weight limit and a frame made from a sturdy aluminum steel hybrid. The chair's fabric is a 600D polyester with a nylon mesh that is easy to keep clean and attractive to the eyes. Other features include: the large back storage caddy perfect for storing your reading materials and water bottles, a side beverage holder, a side media pocket and a convenient messenger style carrying case with an over the shoulder carrying strap.


  • Open Dimensions: 34"H, 22"W, 17"D.
  • Closed Dimensions: 3.75"H, 20"W, 12"D.
  • Seat Height: 16".
  • Weight: 9 lbs.

Free Shipping: This item is will be shipped FREE via UPS Ground(except Hawaii, Alaska - please call or email for a quote). This item cannot be shipped to a PO Box.

Express Shipping: This item is Oversize III. See the Oversize Express Shipping Rates chart for express shipping pricing.

Important Gift Wrap Information: Gift wrap is not available due to the size of the box, however we are happy to fill out a gift card upon request.


GCI Outdoor Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty & Product Registration Info

All GCI Outdoor products, including the Pico Telescoping Arm Chair, are covered by a limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty. Customers may obtain a replacement, repair, or refund (decision reserved for GCI Outdoor) by returning product pre-paid to GCI Outdoor with accompanying letter of explanation and proof of purchase.

The following issues are not covered under warranty:

  • Normal wear and tear.
  • Rips and burns due to misuse.
  • Abuse.
  • Improper care.
  • Natural breakdown of colors and material over time.
* Alterations or disassembly of the product void the warranty.

Product Registration

To register your product with GCI Outdoor, visit: https://www.gcioutdoor.com/product-registration-GCI.php

GCI Outdoor Pico Telescoping Arm Chair Reviews

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GCI Outdoor Pico Arm Chair
By Nancy from Baltimore, Maryland from on 12/28/2014
Love it. You know how you feel carrying your chair to the soccer game and the chair feels like a heave bag of golf clubs? That day is over when you purchase this chair. Easy to set up and comfortable. Pros: - Very sturdy. Lots of pockets
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By STEVE from South Louisiana. from on 9/23/2014
EXCELLENT! GREAT PRODUCT! WILL DO BUSINESS AGAIN! Pros: - Ease of use. Cons: - Total size I use it on a motorcycle and could stand to be a little more compact.
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Awesome chair, but beware of sandy areas
By Kurt from Colorado Springs, CO from on 9/8/2014
This is an incredibly intelligently made chair. The way it folds and contracts, the ease of the set-up and take- down, and convenient package that it folds to is just awesome. It is comfortable and sturdy and you will not be disappointed. However, it is not necessarily the best choice for sandy areas. After taking it on three or four river trips in the west, the mechanism began to operate less smoothly until one of our chairs (my wife and I each have one) stopped sliding altogether. Our bad. I contacted GCI asking for suggestions on how to correct the problem and asked for an " - exploded" - view in case I needed to operate on it. I never heard back from them. Very disappointing. I took the chair apart, worked on the sliding mechanism and got it back to about 85% operational efficiency. So, I highly recommend this chair, love it, just don't take it to sandy areas. Pros: - Quality construction, portability, comfort, convenience, size Cons: - Can't take in sandy too often into shady areas, customer service
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Pico Chair
By sonyb from Texas from on 6/30/2014
Can set up with one-hand. Compact as far as storage goes but does weigh 10lbs. Like the shoulder bag for hanging on the chair f/ storage while you're using it and for a nice strap when you're walking around with the chair. Chair is comfortable and upright. We intend to use this at a music festival this summer, where moving around occurs frequently. I also ordered one for our daughter for taking to soccer games. Pros: - Ease to set up and carry Cons: -
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Very nice, compact
By Ann from Northwest from on 6/27/2014
Have not used this chair much yet, but am impressed with the quality, and the compactness. My only criticism would be that it is a bit heavy, but of course that is part of the stability.
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A Must Have For The Roadtrek
By Edie Ann from San Diego, Ca from on 11/1/2013
I am a Senior Citizen Lady, therefore I was so please with the easy of opening up the chairs. Then when I sat in them , how comfortable they were and so secure. (no unexpected folding up) Pros: - I liked everything about the chairs.
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Great travel chair
By Carole from Independence, MO from on 6/14/2013
This chair is perfect for camping, street rod runs, sporting or other events where taking your own chair is a necessity. The Pico chair easily travels in the back seat of a street rod with no trunk, is light weight enough to comfortably carry, while strong enough to support a 6' 4" 250 pound person. Pros: - compact
easy to carry
easy to set up
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By dave from , from on 2/19/2013
Very sturdy chair and easy to fold and store away. It is a bit heavy, but I can manage to easily sling it over my back.
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Very happy with the ono on one communication with seller.
By Rosey from Maryland from on 6/19/2012
I had a problem with ono of the cases for one of the chairs we ordered. I called and it was taken care of very fast. I am very happy with the service provided to myself, and would be very willing to buy from this company again in the future. Pros: - Folds up smaller than all other chairs we own.
Very sturdy
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great buy
By barneythecorgi from New York, NY from on 5/29/2012
well made, easy transportable and suprizingly light weight Pros: - everything
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Best expandable on the market
By vtwincowboy from Mentor on the lake, Ohio from on 4/20/2012
When I'm touring on my motorcycle to events seating is usually at a premium. This chair packs well on the bike and is way more comfortable than any other chairs I've sat on. Looking forward now to Washington, DC and the RIDE TO THE WALL!!! Pros: - Sets up and folds down quickly
comfortable to sit in
Packs nicely
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Comfy Sit &amp - Portable Carry
By jbw from Austin, TX from on 1/28/2012
Bought this for my honey after she got one for me...She was usually in 'my chair'. We travel a lot in our Airstream trailer, & this is very portable as well as comfortable. Once you are familiar with the set-up (read directions : )) it's a snap to erect. Has lots of storage in the carry bag & in chair proper. Well constructed. Ordering was seamless, delivery & payment safe/secure. Saw same chair for less but reviews reflected dissatisfied customers. Pros: - Quality, portability, modest folded-up size Cons: - can't think of anything. we have two!
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Comfortable, but heavy
By mlewert from milpitas, ca from on 1/27/2012
The chairs are super comfortable. I'll never sit in a "what-a-" type chair again. My only complaint is that at 9lbs they are on the heavy side. If you are picking it up and just holding it you notice the weight right away, but it does have a shoulder strap that is very comfortable and well balanced--so the weight doesn't effect it that much when worn. Pros: - Comfortable Cons: - Weight
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By Terry from Wichita, KS from on 6/22/2011
Great chair-see lots of them at dog shows Pros: - small, portable, comfortable
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By MAmom from on 1/13/2011
Absolutely fabulous purchase. Easy to open/close. Comfortable to sit in and easy to carry. Fits into a carry-on bag for air travel! Just love it.
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By Cathy from on 8/23/2010
Great chair especially for motor homes where space is at a premium!
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By SMR from on 8/16/2010
This chair is great! Easy to carry and easy to use. Holds your weight comfortably. You do not have to worry about collapsing onto the ground in the middle of an event!
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By Anonymous from on 8/10/2010
Great Chair
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By Anonymous from on 7/25/2010
Was made aware of this chair by a fellow soccer assessor. The chair is great, easy to carry and set-up and comfortable, especially for my back. As for WhatSheBuys, the service and price were top notch!
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By ckraj from on 7/23/2010
Super service, great communication, fast delivery. Quality product - no junk here!!!
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By ROSEMARY C from on 7/5/2010
I do a lot of travel, to concerts where you need to bring your own low back chair, this is the perfect chair easy to travel light weight and I love it, the price of the and the shipping ,,,,,,,can't ask for a better deal. THE RIGHT CHAIR FOR ALL OCCASIONS
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By Linda from on 6/16/2010
I really like the compactness of this chair. I can sling it over my shoulder and it feels like a briefcase not a chair. Sure beats the long bulky bag chair I had been carrying to outdoor music festivals. I think the Pico chair is very well made and should last for years.
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By Anonymous from on 6/11/2010
So far so good grate chair fits in my gym bag. Fold unfolds with ease. Comfotable lightweight feels durable. Got my vote.
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By ckp from on 4/22/2010
This chair rocks! It amazes me everytime we take it with us how compact it is and how sturdy it is. They thought of everything. I LOVE ITQ
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By raul p from on 3/21/2010
Our son plays soccer and each year we have to replace our collection of chairs for us and the grandparents. They shred, break and fall apart. In comes this GCI Pico chair - awesome. It is very high quality, strong, lightweight and easy to carry. It also has a great design with lots of pockets, cup holders, etc. This one will last for years.