Despite the recent cold snap, spring is actually on its way. March will be here before you know it — and with it comes a whole new season of outdoor adventures. Get ready for campfires, s’mores, and most importantly? The essential camping chair. While you’re off the grid this spring, it’s important to have a chair that’s not only comfortable but reliable too.
That’s why we’ve scoured the web for the 13 best camping chairs to take on the trail. Relax those feet after a long hike in some of the highest-rated chairs on the market. Whether you’re looking for a lightweight and foldable backpacking chair; a budget-friendly Amazon camp chair; or a luxurious camp “sofa,” The Manual has all your bases covered.
Alps Mountaineering King Kong Chair
Alps Mountaineering’s King Kong camp chair tops most lists of the best
GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Chair
For nature lovers, there are few things better in life than relaxing in a chair around a campfire. GCI Outdoor ups the ante with a legit rocking camp chair. The Freestyle Rocker Chair is one of the best portable outdoor rocking chairs we’ve ever seen. The twin rear shocks provide a smooth, consistent rocking motion on any surface from hard pack gravel to soft dirt. The powder-coated steel frame supports up to 250 pounds. Surprisingly, this camp rocker folds and packs down small for easy transport.
Moon Lence Ultralight Portable Camp Chair
At around $30, Moon Lence’s portable camp chair is one of the most affordable backpacker-friendly camp chairs available. It packs down incredibly small and weighs just two pounds, but still manages to support almost 250 pounds. The breathable, soft mesh material is airy and comfortable even after a few hours around the campfire.
Airstream Supply Co. Bear Buddy Double Chair
When you’re car
BCP Zero Gravity Lounge Chair
If space and weight aren’t an issue, nothing beats a proper lounge chair. BCP’s Zero Gravity Lounge Chair boasts all the features of more expensive “luxury” lounge chair models at half the price. It includes a high back with a headrest and neck pillow, is fully reclinable, and provides more leg support than most. At 17.5 pounds, it’s the bulkiest on this list, meaning it’s best for front country and car
REI Flexlite Camp Dreamer Chair
REI’s Flexlite Camp Dreamer Chair strikes a good balance between comfort and packability. It’s lightweight and packs down incredibly small making it an ideal solution for backpackers and minimalist campers. Setup takes a little longer than others on this list, but the Flexlite Camp Dreamer makes up for it with a high back and a big detachable pillow to maximize comfort. It lacks the armrest and cupholders found in fancier models, but the two small “wing” pockets provide a bit of space for stashing your must-have fireside essentials.
Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair
It’s like bringing a La-Z-Boy
Yeti Trailhead Collapsible Camp Chair
Cheap camp chairs usually don’t last long — maybe a handful of summers and then your friend who’s had a few too many ribeye burgers tears right through it. The Trailhead Collapsible Chair is built Yeti-style and likely could survive a grizzly attack (they make no claims of this but the brand’s best coolers can). Diehard joints are built like a truck door hinge and the frame is reinforced with two layers of age-hardened aluminum. Bonus points: The cupholder stays upright even when it’s folded.
Strongback Elite Chair
A camp chair with solid lumbar support can be a refuge for those with back pain, especially in the great outdoors. The aptly named Strongback Elite chair is a true oasis with a wide comfortable back and solid lumbar support that’s integrated into the frame. It can easily hold 300 pounds and packs up into a narrow bag with backpack straps. The tall seat keeps you high so it’s not hard to get out of after lounging for too long.
Helinox One Original Camping Chair
Unless you’re bringing your grandma
Coleman Cooler Quad Chair
Sometimes you just need a chair for a good price for the weekend. Coleman’s Cooler Quad chair delivers solid bang for your buck. This 24-inch folding chair holds 325 pounds with a pocket on one side and a four-can cooler on the other. It’s great for friends who are too cheap to buy their own. Just make sure they bring their own
Kelty Low Loveseat
Fireside is the perfect place for getting close to that special someone but most camp chairs are only built for one. The Kelty Low Loveseat gets rid of those pesky armrests and gives you space for two with a slightly reclined back. The low version keeps you stable and closer to the ground but there is a taller version available as well. Dual insulated drink holders can hold both large and small bottles. When it’s time to break camp, the whole thing rolls up with clips and a convenient shoulder strap.
Big Agnes Skyline UL Chair
Big Agnes is a well-known outdoor brand with a deep catalog of quality products, and the Skyline UL
How Do I Choose a Camping Chair?
However, if you don’t want to leave the comforts of home, why not take them with you? The
What Are the Most Comfortable Camping Chairs?
There’s a reason why they call these chairs “zero gravity”. When thefully reclines, get ready to float off into space with a feeling of weightlessness. The chair also includes a headrest, so you don’t even need to worry about packing an extra pillow. Rocking chairs and nature go together like peanut butter and jelly. Get the best of both with the . With its twin rear shock set-up, this chair is sure to get you relaxing.
However, if you’re looking for something more ergonomic for back pain, then the
Which Camping Chair Is Best?
Portability, comfort, and price — three important factors to consider when deciding on the best
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