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Our Guide To The 12 Best Camping Chairs

It is possible to go camping without camp chairs. (In fact, we’ve tried it.) But sitting next to a campfire on a too-small rock or a jagged tree stump isn’t the most comfortable way to enjoy the outdoors. It’s also not necessary when you consider all the options on the market—from budget-friendly camp stools to high-end camp recliners.

The most important thing to consider when choosing a camp chair is how you’ll use it and who will use it. (No matter what style you choose, you’ll want to make sure it fits the person who will be using it most.) If you’ll use the chair mainly for camping, choose a style that’s fairly lightweight and folds up easily. (It’ll cut down on your frustration when it comes to setting up and tearing down camp.) Also, don’t be afraid to prioritize comfort. Just because you’re “roughing it” in the outdoors, doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable.

In our round-up of the 12 best camp chairs, you’ll see that today’s designs have come a long way from the canvas camp stools of a generation ago. Looking for a cup holder? Footrest? Room for two? Today’s chairs offer all that and more. Choose your category to find the right camp chair for you.

For the Campsite

Chairs in this category have all the comfort and features you could want. If you’re not backpacking (or portability doesn’t rank high on your list), you can afford to choose a heavier chair (or even loveseat)!

ALPS Mountaineering Escape Chair

ALPS Mountaineering Escape Camp Chair, Green, 32 x 26 x 41-Inch
  • Powder-coated steel frame provides ultimate strength and stability for a long lasting use
  • Convenient footrest and adjustable armrests help improve your overall comfort in this chair
  • Compact foldable design and included shoulder carry bag makes transporting and storing a breeze
  • The Escape Chair is meant for you to sit back, relax and put your feet up … literally
  • Dimensions: 32. 5" W x 17" D x 41. 5" H, Weight: 10 lbs. Weight Capacity: 225 lbs. , Color: Green

Kijaro Dual Lock Portable Camping Chair

Kijaro Dual Lock Portable Camping and Sports Chair, Maldives Blue
  • -This portable Dual Lock chair gives you a premium seating experience with no-sag seating, durable diamond ripstop polyester, and breathable mesh on seat back
  • -The Dual Lock chair is perfect to take with you whether you are tailgating, camping, or watching your favorite sports teams
  • -Includes: 2 cup holders, organizer with zip & mesh pockets, carry strap attached to chair, and carry bag
  • -Supports up to 300 pounds. Product Weight- 9.4 pounds
  • -Locks open for extra stability/ Locks shut for easy transport

Kelty Low Loveseat

Kelty 61510716SM Low Loveseat Camp Chair - Smoke/Paradise Blue
  • Camping is all about relaxing & our furniture makes it easy to kick back around camp, relax with your squad wherever your adventures take you
  • The chair has a slightly reclined design for increased comfort, and its Roll-Tote carry bag can also be used as a tote for gear or firewood.
  • Features: durable steel frame, quilted 600D polyester, adjustable arm rest, insulated beverage holder, padded multi function roll tote storage
  • Dimensions: Size (W x D x H) 44 x 23.5 x 31.5 in, Packed (L x W x H) 34.5 x 11 x 11 in, Seat Height 13.5 in, Weight 15.4 lbs, Weight Capacity 400 lbs
  • Carry bag included

ALPS Mountaineering Low Rocker Chair

ALPS Mountaineering Low Rocker Chair
  • Pro-tech powder-coated steel frame provides ultimate strength and stability for a long lasting use
  • TechMesh fabric provides a sturdy comfortable and breathable rocking experience
  • Compact foldable design with included shoulder bag makes transporting and storing a breeze
  • Low-profile rocker locks into place for safe rocking allowing you to lean back for ultimate relaxation
  • Dimensions 22" W x 17" D x 31" H Weight 11 lbs Weight Capacity 300 lbs

For the Backcountry Campsite

If you’re a backpacker, you’ll want a chair that’s lightweight and that folds to a compact size. These two options check both boxes while still giving you a comfy place to sit.

Sunyear Lightweight Backpacking Chair

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Sunyear Lightweight Compact Folding Camping Backpack Chairs, Portable, Breathablem Comfortable, Perfect for The Outdoors, Camping, Hiking, Picnic
  • Ultralight And Compact: Sunyear's collapsible camping chair weighs just 2.1lbs (even with its upgraded Big Feet), and packs down to 13. 8"(L)*4.3"(W) *5.1"(H) in the included stowaway bag. You can take it in your backpack or just leave it in your RV/car. It makes a great gift for everyone.
  • Unique Deep Design Seat. Our chair is much larger and more comfortable than other similar items on the market. This camping chair's ergonomic seat design provides optimum comfort. The soft mesh panels give you plenty of room to relax.
  • Easy To Set Up And Fold Down. Aluminum shock-cord pole structures make for quick intuitive setup. A strap to hold the frame together so it can be easily collapsed for storage and transport. NOTE: The seat is tight. It holds in place so it doesn't slip out when you pick up and move the chair. When assembling, apply additional pressure when putting the last leg into the pocket. Don't worry about breaking your chair. They are built strong!
  • Heavy Duty. Aircraft-grade 7075 Aviation aluminum alloy is one of the strongest aluminum alloys. Ultralight but heavy duty. Upgraded big rubber covers on the feet ensure a firm stand. Our folding chair has a load capacity of up to 250lbs.
  • Ideal for All Types of Outdoor Events. Best choice for Campers, Hikers, Backpackers, Tailgaters, Concertgoers, Adventurers, and anyone looking for comfort without the usual bulk. We provide 24-hour friendly customer service. Our compact foldable chairs is one-year warranty. We are always here to assist you.

Moon Lence Outdoor Ultralight Camping Chair

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MOON LENCE Outdoor Ultralight Portable Folding Chairs with Carry Bag Heavy Duty 242lbs Capacity Camping Folding Chairs Beach Chairs
  • HIGH DURABILITY: Seat made of 600D Oxford cloth with high-strength aluminum alloy frame. Our heavy duty camping chair weighs only 2 pounds which can hold up to 242 pounds/110kg.
  • SUPER COMFORT: Unique and ergonomic seat design gives you the best seat experience allowing you to relax. Breathable and soft seat net makes you feel comfortable while you sit.
  • PORTABLE DESIGN: Both the mesh and the holders can be folded into small pieces.This portable chair is compact enough to put into your backpack or your carry-on luggage.
  • EASY SETUP and CLEAN: Foldable mesh and metal poles make it easy to set up and fold down. It is super easy to clean: just sweep off or clean by soap water.
  • VERSATILITY: The ideal choice for Backpackers, Tailgaters, Hikers, Concertgoers, Campers, Adventurers, and anyone looking for comfort without the bulk. A decent HOLIDAY GIFT for friends and families.

For the Beach

For a day at the beach, low-profile chairs are best. (That way you won’t sink into the sand.) Plus, you can easily sit in the water if the day gets too toasty.

Coleman Utopia Breeze Beach Chair

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MOON LENCE Outdoor Ultralight Portable Folding Chairs with Carry Bag Heavy Duty 242lbs Capacity Camping Folding Chairs Beach Chairs
  • HIGH DURABILITY: Seat made of 600D Oxford cloth with high-strength aluminum alloy frame. Our heavy duty camping chair weighs only 2 pounds which can hold up to 242 pounds/110kg.
  • SUPER COMFORT: Unique and ergonomic seat design gives you the best seat experience allowing you to relax. Breathable and soft seat net makes you feel comfortable while you sit.
  • PORTABLE DESIGN: Both the mesh and the holders can be folded into small pieces.This portable chair is compact enough to put into your backpack or your carry-on luggage.
  • EASY SETUP and CLEAN: Foldable mesh and metal poles make it easy to set up and fold down. It is super easy to clean: just sweep off or clean by soap water.
  • VERSATILITY: The ideal choice for Backpackers, Tailgaters, Hikers, Concertgoers, Campers, Adventurers, and anyone looking for comfort without the bulk. A decent HOLIDAY GIFT for friends and families.

Rio Beach Big Backpack Chair

Rio Beach Big Boy Folding 13" High Seat Backpack Beach Or Camping Chair
  • The RIO Beach backpack camping chair offers hands-free portability and is lightweight to carry
  • Features convenient adjustable, padded backpack straps that make it easy to carry. Patented and only by RIO Beach.
  • Offers higher and wider seating to accommodate larger body types
  • Easily recline with the 4 different SAFE-ADJUST reclining positions
  • Features extra wide, molded armrest for elbow and forearm comfort

For the Outdoor Concert

Like beach chairs, portable chairs for outdoor summer concerts are best when they’re low profile. (That way you won’t block anyone’s view and you won’t need a footrest for comfort.)

Cascade Mountain Low-Profile Camp Chair

Cascade Mountain Tech Compact Low Profile Camp Chair – Portable Outdoor Folding Camp Chair with Carry Case with Carry Case
  • The perfect low profile, lightweight chair for camping, the beach, outdoor concerts, sporting events and much more
  • COMFORTABLE: With breathable mesh fabric and cushioned armrests
  • COMPACT: Just 21" high and 20" wide, meeting requirements for most outdoor music festivals. Sits 9" off the ground allowing you to easily snuggle up by the campfire. Folds up fast and stows easily at 26" x 8"
  • CONVENIENT: Handy storage bag with shoulder straps included
  • CAPABLE: Strong steel and aluminum frame holds up to 250 lbs

ALPS Mountaineering Rendezvous Camp Chair

ALPS Mountaineering Rendezvous Chair, Khaki, 8013914
  • Sturdy powder-coated steel frame and TechMesh Fabric offers you ultimate stability and breathable comfort
  • Sits low to the ground and allows you to lean back at a perfect angle to relax and stretch out your legs
  • Conveniently collapses and fits into the included shoulder carry bag so transporting and storing is easy
  • Perfect chair for beach trips, gathering around the campfire, outdoor concerts or sporting events; options are endless
  • Dimensions: 22" W x 14" D x 24" H, Weight: 6. 8 lbs. Weight Capacity: 300 lbs. , Color: Khaki

For the Kids

Though kids tend to be on the move at camp, it can be helpful to have pint-sized chairs for younger campers. (And this way, they won’t take yours!)

Coleman Kids Quad Chair

Coleman Kids Quad Chair, Teal
  • Outdoor chair for kids ideal for camping, BBQs, and the beach
  • Fun glow-in-the-dark design and mesh cup holder for drinks
  • Locking steel frame and lower seat for added stability
  • Roomy 24-inch seat with comfortable 10.2-inch sitting height
  • Supports up to 160 pounds

Melissa & Doug Bella Butterfly Kids Outdoor Chair

Melissa & Doug Bella Butterfly Child's Outdoor Chair (Easy to Open, Handy Cup Holder, Cleanable Materials, Carrying Bag, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, and 5 Year Olds)
  • Melissa & Doug
  • ADORABLE BELLA BUTTERFLY FOLDABLE CHAIR: The Melissa & Doug Bella Butterfly Child’s Outdoor Chair is an adorable, easy to open and close soft outdoor chair. It includes a handy cup holder and stores easily in the matching carry bag
  • EASY TO CLEAN: This butterfly beach chair is made from durable materials that are designed for longevity and reliability. All surface materials on this butterfly camping chair are cleanable for easy cleanup
  • CONVENIENT STORAGE BAG: Our camping kids’ chair comes with a cup holder and also a matching carry bag, made from high quality materials
  • GREAT GIFT: The Melissa & Doug Bella Butterfly Child’s Outdoor Chair is a great gift. Add the Melissa & Doug Bella Butterfly Crawl Tunnel to round out the active, screen free play experience


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