I tend to view OZtrail camping gear as mid-range. It is reasonably priced for okay quality: sometimes quality can be excellent, such as my experience with the OZtrail UltraRig poly tarps; other times quality can be bad, such as my experience with the OZtrail Junior Deluxe folding chair.
We bought the Oztrail Junior Deluxe folding chair maybe two years ago (I can’t put an exact date on it). The chair has been taken to a couple of parties and on one four-day camping trip. It has only ever had my (now three year old) daughter sitting on it. Despite this light usage, the joining lugs on both front legs have broken as well as one under the chair. The chair has been stored inside the house in the shade. I expected this chair to last longer than a few light uses.
I now need to replace the Oztrail Junior Deluxe folding chair – I will be buying a different brand.
The black fold up chairs we bought at the Crazy Clark’s bargain store at the end of 2003 we almost expected to break. We bought them so that we had additional chairs to sit on in the maternity ward for the birth of my first child. They have been dragged to numerous parties, and been on a couple of camping trips. The chairs are not the most comfortable things, but they are still going strong!
Oztrail folding chair vs bargain store junk – and the junk wins!