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Top 10 Best Camping Chairs on the Market 2020 Reviews

Kijaro Dual Lock Portable Camping and Sports Chair

Kijaro Dual Lock Portable Camping and Sports Chair

Kelty Low Loveseat Camping Chair

Kelty Low Loveseat Camping Chair

ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair

ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair

We’re sure you’ll agree that, like ourselves, camping chairs come in all shapes and sizes.

The choice of camping chairs is certainly a large one. The perfect choice for you can vary widely according to; comfort, durability, size, and cost.

Finding the best chair for your specific requirements, personal taste, and style can be tricky. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the Best Camping Chairs currently available.

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So let’s go through them and find the best Camping Chairs for you…

Top 10 Best Camping Chairs Reviews

1 ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair

Let’s start with the ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair. A worthy chair to begin the list. King Kong really does give us an indication of its strength. This is a gorilla of a camping chair that both looks and feels like it’s built to last.

The King Kong chair has an eye-watering 800lbs weight capacity. That’s a lot in anyone’s language. Of course, there will be very few of us anywhere near this weight, but this level of strength is reassuring.

Built for a big gorilla…

Yes, we like the build quality of this chair. They use screws instead of rivets on the framework. This is a great feature in the event of any maintenance problems down the line. It’s obviously much easier to replace a screw than a rivet — a definite plus.

The fabric is also thick and hard-wearing. It folds away into a relatively small space. What’s more, a good quality carry bag, with strap, is provided in the price.

This is particularly a great pick for the heavier and taller campers.

Features and Specifications

The dimensions are 38″ W x 20″ D x 38″ H. It weighs in at 12.5lbs and has a maximum weight capacity of 800lbs.

The chair comes with adjustable armrests with cup holders and side pockets. It is constructed from a powder-coated steel frame. The fabric is 600D polyester, and it comes with a shoulder carry bag included.

ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair
Our rating:4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

Pros

  • Well built.
  • Rugged and hard-wearing.
  • Suitable for the heavier camper, with an amazing 800lb weight capacity.
  • Good storage in the side pockets.

Cons

  • At 12.5lb this is a heavy chair. Possibly not suitable to carry on long hikes.
  • The height of the seat is 18 inches from the ground and may not be suitable for the shorter campers amongst you.

2 Kijaro Dual Lock Portable Camping and Sports Chair

Check this out. What a beauty. This has to be the supermodel of camping chairs. We’re sure Gisele takes this on all of her camping trips. It comes in a wide range of exciting colors. There are plenty of colors here to brighten up even the cloudiest of camping days.

This is a well-built chair. When it’s locked into position, it gives a solid feeling of stability underneath you. That’s not all; its stability keeps it firmly planted when leaning forward. Nice.

This is a well-designed and ergonomic looking chair. All functions and features have been well thought out and integrated into the chair. From the cupholders to the built-in carry strap. From the easy to operate dual lock system to the breathable backrest.

Features and Specifications

The dimensions are 35.5″ W x 26″ D x 37″ H. It weighs 9.5lbs and has a maximum weight capacity of 300lbs.

It has a steel frame with a dual locking function. The chair locks open for stability and locks shut for easy storage and transportation. There is an attached carry handle, and a carry bag is also provided. The fabric is made of 600D x 300D ripstop polyester. There are cup holders and both arms and a zip mesh pocket to one side.

Kijaro Dual Lock Portable Camping and Sports Chair
Our rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Pros

  • This comes in an exciting range of 10 different colors.
  • The dual lock system locks the chair in a rigid, strong position.
  • Itis easy to fold and the quick-release push-button lock is simple to operate.
  • The built-in carrying strap makes it easy to transport.
  • A comfortable seat that does sag.
  • Good build quality.
  • The range includes an XXL version for the heavier camper.
  • They also produce a hard arm version for those requiring extra arm support.

Cons

  • This version of the camping chair is not suitable for campers weighing over 300lbs.
  • Like the King Kong camping chair, the seat sits high off the ground, so it may not be suitable for shorter campers.

3 STRONGBACK Elite Folding Camping Lawn Lounge Chair – Best Camping Chairs for Bad Backs

We all know the feeling of suffering from back pain after extended sitting. Well good news, if that is you, then this is probably your best choice of camping chair. This makes it one of the best Camping chairs for bad backs currently available.

Though this is one of the most expensive chairs on the list, it’s hard to put a price on comfort and spinal health. With an award-winning design for lumbar support, this is a great choice for all campers intending to stay sat for extended periods.

This is another well-constructed chair. Also, the good news is that the company is happy to back the quality of their chair with a solid two years warranty. Good to see.

Features and Specifications

The dimensions are 28.5″ Wx 27″ D x 36.5″ H. It weighs 11.9lbs and has a maximum weight capacity of 300lbs.

There are cupholders on each side of the armrests which are of solid construction. It has a black powder-coated steel frame. The chair comes with a handy carry bag, with two straps attached, for hands-free carrying. The fabric is made of 600D polyester. The chair has an award-winning and patented lumbar supportive design.

STRONGBACK Elite Folding Camping Lawn Lounge Chair - Best Camping Chairs for Bad Backs
Our rating:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

Pros

  • Quality construction.
  • 2-year warranty service.
  • A comfortable non-sagging seat.
  • Two carrying handles attached to the chair allows for easy transportation.
  • A patented, award-winning, lumbar support.

Cons

  • Cup holders are on the small side.
  • Not the easiest camping chair to open and fold.

4 Coleman Portable Camping Quad Chair with 4-Can Cooler

This is one of the more affordable camping chairs on the list and offers excellent value at its price point. One of the key features of this chair is the mini cooler pouch, situated to the side of the left armrest. The cooling pouch has some insulation to it and will provide a surprisingly long cooling time for your drinks.

No doubt about it, this is a definite hit amongst all the camping folks amongst us.

Quality storage options…

Additionally, another nice touch to this camping chair is the quality zipped pouch provided on the left of the chair. Great for storing your magazines, phones, or tablets.

Available in a nice selection of colors this really does tick the boxes for a solid, affordable camping chair.

Features and Specifications

The dimensions are 7.5” W x 7.7” D x 27” L. It weighs 10.3lbs and has a maximum weight capacity of 325lbs. It has a steel frame construction. There is a single cupholder to one side and a side pocket to the other. It has a mini four can cooler pouch to one side. A carry bag is included.

Coleman Portable Camping Quad Chair with 4-Can Cooler
Our rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Pros

  • Nice padding to both the seat and back-rest.
  • Quality storage pocket, with zipper, on the right side of the chair.
  • One of the most affordable camping chairs in our line-up.
  • Mini four can cooler pouch.

Cons

  • It can be tricky to fold away.
  • The carrying bag is made with quite a thin material.

5 SwimWays Kelsyus Original Canopy Chair with Ottoman

Take a look at this. This is a do it all chair if ever we saw one. The SwimWays Kelsyus has it all. It’s like the one-man band of camping chairs. Honestly, don’t you just love the built-in canopy and footrest?

This has to be the ideal chair for those overly hot days where there’s no natural shade or sun protection. Additionally, it’s cool to have the option to retract the built-in footrest for those times when you want to have your feet on the ground.

Either way, just sit back, put your feet up, or on the ground if you prefer and relax.

This is most definitely a versatile chair and one of the Best Camping chairs with footrest.

But that’s not all…

The SwimWays Kelsyus chair can also double up nicely as a beach chair.

Features and Specifications

The dimensions are 41.34″ W x 36.61″ D x 51.57″ L. It weighs 14.9lbs and has a maximum weight capacity of 250lbs.

It has a powder-coated steel frame. There is a single cupholder to one side, and it comes complete with a retractable footrest. Also, it has an adjustable sun canopy providing the camper with 50+ UPF sun protection. This is a patented canopy that transfers into a carrying bag for transportation. It also has an integrated carrying strap and a breathable mesh seat.

SwimWays Kelsyus Original Canopy Chair with Ottoman
Our rating:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Pros

  • Large built-in sun canopy offering 50+UPF sun protection.
  • A built-in footrest which can be retracted when needed.
  • Very easy to open and fold away.
  • Can double up as a beach chair.

Cons

  • One of the heavier chairs so not be suitable for carrying over long distances.
  • Canopy has a limited range of adjustment.

6 Kelty Low Loveseat Camping Chair

This is a big one. It’s the largest and not surprisingly heaviest camping chair in the line-up. With super wide dimensions of 44”, this is a double camping chair. No doubt about it, a great chair for those of you who want to get close on those chilly nights camping.

This chair is a great alternative for those of you who like to sit down low in your chair. At only 13.5” to the floor, it’s also another good pick for the less tall of you campers out there.

Eat and drink to your heart’s content…

There are really good-sized cup holders to both sides of the chair with two separate compartments — one for drinks and another for small items, such as snacks.

Another thing to consider is that it might be possible to buy one of these, instead of two different kinds of chairs. That could lead to a cost-saving over the purchase of two chairs of comparable build quality.

Features and Specifications

The dimensions are 44” W x 23.5’’ D x 31.5” L. It weighs 15.5lbs and has a maximum weight capacity of 500lbs.

It has a strong steel frame and has fabric made from 600D polyester. And has an extra-wide double seat, with a low base, measuring only 13.5” to the ground. There are two insulated cup holders, one on each side. The chair comes complete with a carry bag.

Kelty Low Loveseat Camping Chair
Our rating:4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

Pros

  • A double-sized camping chair wide enough for couples.
  • Sits low to the floor, helping to improve stability and great for shorter campers.
  • The seatback is reclined, making an already comfortable chair great for longer periods.
  • Big sized insulated cup holders on both arms.
  • A well-constructed and sturdy chair.
  • Easy to open and fold.

Cons

  • It can be difficult to get in and out of due to its low proximity to the floor.
  • At 15.5lbs this is one of the heavier chairs. Although it does have a great carrying case, it may be a little too heavy to carry long distances.

7 AmazonBasics Camping Chair

The bottom line on this camping chair is that for a basic, budget chair, it has some pretty cool features. In fact, it’s only one of two chairs that features an integrated cooler. How cool is that!

At a mere 6.35lbs, this is the second lightest camping chair on our Best Camping chairs list. For any of you campers out there intending to do more of an extended hike, from vehicle to campsite or picnic site, this is a great choice.

Furthermore, for campers with limited vehicle carrying space, this folds away into a small profile. Campers, possibly driving sedans rather than RV’s, might benefit from its relatively compact, folded size.

Features and Specifications

The dimensions are: 34” W x 20” D x 36” L. It weighs only 6.35lbs. This chair has no specified weight capacity. It has a steel frame and has nylon mesh fabric. There is a single cup holder with an integrated cooler. Additionally, there is a side storage pocket. A carry bag is included.

AmazonBasics Camping Chair
Our rating:4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Pros

  • Good storage with plenty of space for our magazines, phones, and sundries.
  • A well-integrated cooler.
  • Comfortable extra-wide seat.
  • Easy to open and fold away.
  • A relatively light chair making it easier to carry over long distances.
  • Folds and stores away into a relatively small profile.

Cons

  • The chair construction requires you to in a very upright position.
  • Thin padding of the nylon fabric on the basic mesh style chair.

8 Caravan Sports Infinity Zero Gravity Chair

So, you want to have a snooze on the campsite after a long drive? We’ve all been there. If so, then the Caravan Sports Infinity Zero Gravity could be the perfect chair for you. Featuring a fully reclining ‘zero gravity’ you will be able to get a well-deserved nap, out in the wilds, after a long drive.

Since the design gives it the versatility of being equally at home at the beach, one day, you might be opting for that snooze on the beach instead. Pass around the Pina Coladas.

This fully reclined position can also make it a great choice for people who have back or possibly hip issues. If you’re unable to sit up straight, without pain, for long periods, be sure to take advantage of all of the chairs’ reclining positions.

Features and Specifications

The dimensions are 38.6″ L x 26.4″ W x 6.3″ H. It weighs 19lbs and has a maximum weight capacity of 300lbs. It has a steel frame with Textilene durable fabric. The chair is able to fully recline and lockable positions. There is an adjustable headrest and lumbar support.

Caravan Sports Infinity Zero Gravity Chair
Our rating:4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Pros

  • Fully reclining ‘zero-gravity’ position.
  • The fabric has a very hard wearing Textilene fabric.
  • Has a built-in headrest and allows you to recline with their feet supported.
  • Equally at home on a campsite or at the beach or by the pool.

Cons

  • The locking mechanism can be difficult to operate when you want to change positions.
  • A heavy chair to carry over any distance.

9 Ming’s Mark Stylish Camping SL1204GREEN Full Back Folding Director’s Chair

Fasten your seat belts for this one.

I think you’ll agree, that this definitely has the appearance of a director’s chair, but with a hint of airplane seat thrown in. We think it looks kind of cool.

It’s the only one in the list to feature both a solid table and an aluminum frame. The solid retractable side table really does have the look of an airline fold away table. This provides you with a surface to place your food and snacks to accompany your drink.

What’s not to like about that?

Since this chair’s frame in constructed from aluminum, it makes it the lightest chair on the list. At a mere 2lbs, this camping chair is seriously light. Weighing around the same as a bowl of feathers, you’ll have no problems moving and carrying it around.

What’s more, with an all-aluminum frame, whatever the weather throws at this chair, there will be no worries with it rusting.

Features and Specifications

The dimensions are 23.6″ W x 15.7″ D x 18.1″ L. It weigh s in at only 2lbs. There is no weight capacity specified for this chair. The frame is constructed from lightweight aluminum. It has polyester fabric. There is a solid retractable side table, with a cup holder to one side and a side pocket to the other.

Ming's Mark Stylish Camping SL1204GREEN Full Back Folding Director's Chair
Our rating:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

Pros

  • A sturdy and comfortable chair.
  • The aluminum frame construction makes it extremely light.
  • The solid retractable side table, with cupholder.
  • Good storage space in the side pocket.
  • Easy to open and fold away.

Cons

  • The straight 90-degree sitting position may not suit all campers.
  • The weight capacity of the chair is not specified, so it may not suite heavier campers.

10 TravelChair Slacker Chair

This is the smallest and the lightest camping chair to finish our list. But though it may be small and light, it certainly packs a punch. Basically, this is a go-anywhere chair. Take it camping, or maybe hunting or fishing. In fact, take it anywhere a chair is needed.

Because of its small size and weight, this may also appeal to the more adventurous of camper. If your planning on a self-supported camping and hiking trip, the TravelChair Slacker would be a great choice. This is a chair very easy to attach and carry with you if your backpacking.

TravelChair Slacker is no bigger than a rolled-up newspaper when folded. So, wherever space is at a premium, for instance in storage or transportation, this chair would prove ideal.

Features and Specifications

The dimensions are 12” W x 14” D x 20” L. It weighs 1.9lbs. Yes, that’s right, 1.9lbs. It has a weight capacity of 275lbs. The chair has a durable reinforced steel frame, with high-quality nylon connectors. There are oversized feet to increase stability and prevent sinking. The fabric is made from 600D ripstop polyester.

TravelChair Slacker Chair
Our rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Pros

  • For its size and weight, this is a surprisingly sturdy chair.
  • Its low weight and compact size make it easy to carry on the longest hikes.
  • Compact, easy storage.

Cons

  • There is no back support on this chair, so it may not be suitable for some people for prolonged sitting.
  • The size of the seat may be too small for larger campers.

Best Camping Chairs Buyer’s Guide

It’s worth restating at this point that we all may have different requirements in exactly what we’re looking for in a camping chair.

Some chairs are mainly designed for heavy load carrying and durability. Others are designed with an eye for comfort and for the very best back support. In addition, we have budget chairs for the lighter user and the more cost-conscious amongst us. And finally, camping chairs for those of us where either space or weight is a primary concern.

Firstly, if seeking out a strong camping chair designed for a larger weight, check out the weight capacity in each of the features and specifications. Most of the camping chairs have a weight capacity of around 300lbs. However, there are a couple of exceptions to this.

Our recommendation is therefore the…

ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair

…has an astounding 800lbs weight capacity. The Kelty Low Loveseat Camping Chair has a capacity of 500lbs. Though it should be noted that the Kelty Low Loveseat Camping Chair is an extra-wide, double seat.

Best Camping Chairs for back support

Consider this, a staggering 80% of us experience back pain at some point. Also, over a three months period, almost a quarter of the adult population will have had an episode of back pain. When this is considered, a well-supported camping chair will be essential for many of you.

camping chairs

In this second category, the…

Caravan Sports Infinity Zero Gravity Chair

…is a winner for those who are unable to sit in an upright position. This is because it is able to fully recline back into a ‘zero-gravity’ position.

For those who are still able to sit upright, the…

STRONGBACK Elite Folding Camping Lawn Lounge Chair

…with award-winning patented lumbar support is a strong choice.

The Kijaro Dual Lock Portable Camping chair is also worthy of praise for offering a higher than average level of back support.

Moving on to the third category, there are two standouts for those seeking chairs for lighter use, at a more affordable level. These are the…

AmazonBasics Camping Chair

…and the…

Coleman Portable Camping Quad Chair with 4-Can Cooler

In the final category, where weight and space-saving are a priority, there are two clear winners. Both of these chairs weigh substantially less than all the other camping chairs listed here today. At only around 2lbs each you’re not going to be struggling to carry either of these.

They are…

Ming’s Mark Stylish Camping SL1204GREEN Full Back Folding Director’s Chair

…which offers a traditional chair weighing in at just 2lbs. This is achieved by its aluminum frame construction. And the…

TravelChair Slacker Chair

… which weighs in at a mere 1.9lbs. More like a stool in its construction. A tripod style design with no back support. You can take this anywhere.

So which is the Best of the best Camping Chairs?

To choose the Best Camping chair overall would be a big ask, given the wide diversity of chairs on offer. However, there is one chair amongst the list, we feel does everything well, with no weak areas. We particularly like the…

Kijaro Dual Lock Portable Camping chair

The wide range of colors available for this chair is also a real bonus. Personally, we like the aquamarine. What’s your favorite?

So, there you have it. Whatever you do or don’t choose, we hope you have a great adventure on your next trip.

Happy camping.

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