Best Camping Chairs
We’ve created an in-depth article to help you pinpoint the best camping chairs. For this one, we’ve involved the help of two avid campers who’ve toured hundreds of top camping destinations including Flamenco Beach, Ash Grove Mountain Cabins and the Alps to name but a few.
In other words, we’re talking about hands-on experience with all the units featured on this list. Click through to uncover the top rated camping chair and why each is worth your attention.
Ultimate Buyer’s Guide To Choose The Best Camping Chair
1. Coleman Camping Quad
Coleman doesn’t disappoint when it comes to camping gear. A best seller unit, the camping quad is not only oversized but also super sturdy.
More than that, it is collapsible. What this means is that you can fold and store it conveniently inside your tent. Of course, the collapsible design also translates into increased portability.
Coleman Camping Quad’s comfort is on point too. More specifically, the chair comes with an adequately cushioned seat so that you can sit on it for hours without hurting your back. Meanwhile, the back support helps prop up your spine.
What sets the Camping Quad from competition, however, is the integrated cooler. Yes. All you need to do is to place your drinks in the pouches on either side of the chair to get them cold. And the beauty of it is that the pockets are strategically within reach.
You’ll love the mesh cup holder and the side pocket that provide quick access to items such as sunglasses, sunscreen and so on.
Coleman Camping Quad is available in a selection of four colors.
2. AmazonBasics Camping Chair
This chair by AmazonBasics comes with a limited one year warranty. In essence, it means that the manufacturer counts on the unit to handle the demands of frequent use and aren’t afraid to back it up.
Top on the list of its impressive features is the heavy duty steel frame. The robust structure gives this unit the stability it needs to hold the test of time while proving this to be a reliable chair.
At 6.35 pounds, you shouldn’t have a problem moving the AmazonBasics from point A to B. Besides, you can always fold it for easy transportation. Further, each unit comes with a carry bag, complete with a shoulder strap to sling over your shoulder.
The AmazonBasics camping chair uses nylon fabric for the seat and rear support. The back, however, features a super thoughtful meshed design for increased breathability. Now, this is a handy feature to give you cooling comfort during hot summer days or around a bonfire.
And, speaking of cooling, this unit, like its counterpart that we’ve reviewed above touts an in-built cooler that can accommodate up to four cans. Nice!
3. Kijaro Camping and Sports Chair
One of the most noticeable features with the Kijaro is that the seat doesn’t sag when you sit on it. By extension, this makes the chair one of the most flexible on this list. When you are not using at the camp, it will serve you at the backyard or the sidelines of the local soccer field.
Kijaro uses a durable ripstop polyester material to guarantee you of durability. The mesh in the back provides breathability with the metal legs hold the chair firmly on the ground.
Kijaro is a dual lock chair. In other words, its four legs use a locking system to ensure that the unit doesn’t wobble during use.
And if you have any doubts about this chair’s robustness, then you’ll be glad to know that it has a weight capacity of up to 300 pounds. For those asking, Kijaro measures 26 L x 35.4 W x 37.4 H inches and has a total weight of 9.4 pounds.
Other notable highlights include two cup holders and an organizer with zipping to keep your items safe. In the meantime, the mesh pockets provide a convenient place for your water bottles.
4. GCI Freestyle Rocker
Boasting a brand exclusive Spring Action Rocking technology, GCI Freestyle Rocker promises to deliver a smooth rocking action irrespective of the surface.
It features padded arms rest for your comfort and an integrated beverage holder so you can sip your drink as you watch the sun go down on a campsite cliff.
You can collapse the GCI Freestyle Rocker when you want to carry it around. It comes with a handle that enables you to transport the chair comfortably. And thanks to the patented Eazy-fold technology, opening and setting up the chair is a breeze.
What’s more? The GCI Freestyle Rocker sports heavy duty, powder coated steel, with total weight support of 250 pounds. So you may know, this chair measures 19.7 inches from the ground. That way, it can accommodate users of all height, tall and short alike.
How about the quality of this thing you ask? Well, GCI has attached a limited lifetime warranty to it so that should tell you something about the value that you’re getting for your cash. Choose between indigo and blue options.
5. Caravan Canopy Infinity
The Caravan Canopy Infinity has our vote for the best camping chair if you’re looking for a solid unit without spending lots of cash. Sure, it isn’t the cheapest on this list but one of the most robust chairs in its class.
It uses textaline fabric, suspended using double bungee system for enhanced comfort – and that’s not the best part. Caravan Canopy Infinity is one of the few units on the market with a smooth recline function. By extension, this enables you to adjust lumbar and headrest support to match your needs.
Despite its bulky appearance, Infinity collapses to 6.3 inches wide, allowing you to store it into tiny places. Regarding weight capacity, this baby can support up 300 pounds aided by the high strength powder coated steel frame.
Plus, it uses a dual lock system to hold the legs in place. Grab the Caravan Canopy Infinity and set yourself into relaxation, whether you’re at the beach or on an outdoor expedition.
To top it off, this chair is available in a collection of six colors ranging from camo to black, grey, beige, burgundy and blue.
6. SwimWays Kelsyus
You got to love the SwimWays Kelsyus. To begin with, it measures 37 in x 24 in x 58 inches. It can support a maximum weight of up to 250 pounds.
While this unit doesn’t come with a carry bag, it features a bagless design that allows you to haul the chair with relative ease. More specifically, when folded, it mimics a portable case. More than that, there’s a shoulder strap to give hands-free portability.
The one thing that makes SwimWays Kelsyus stand out when compared to close competitors is the integrated canopy. The idea is to ensure that you get enough protection from the blistering sun during hot camping days. And with a 50+ UPF protection, you can bet that the canopy will get the job done.
The SwimWays Kelsyus mesh nylon mesh is not only strong but also breathable. The coated frame is rust resistant and reliable enough to meet the demands of successive camping.
Apart from serving you at the campsite, this chair will also come in handy during tailgating and family trips. You can even use it to watch your kids from the sidelines.
7. Sportneer Camping Chair
Sportneer flaunts a unique yet super thoughtful design. It is arguably the best camping chair if you’re looking for a unit with a minimalist design or one that’s easy to use.
One of the lightest units on this list, it folds to a small piece measuring 14.25″ x 5.25″. Each package comes with a carry bag that you can tuck it in every time you want to move from one campsite to another. Sportneer weights less than 2 pounds, making it an excellent choice for backpacking and hiking.
Reviewers praise the aluminum shock-cord pole structure, for a smooth installation. The chair stands at a height of 13.8 inches with a back height of up to 26 inches.
Even with the simple structure and frame, Sportneer can still support up to 350 pounds of weight! It is available in one or two pack to meet your needs better.
While we are not taking anything away from this unit and what it can do, it is essential to mention that we don’t recommend it for people with back problems or those that cannot get up from low positions.
8. Browning Camping Strutter
Browning Strutter uses a clever combat fabric. It is the unit to go for if you’re a hunter in search of a chair that can allow you to remain in a seated position without raising the alarm.
The low profile design allows the chair to remain firmly rooted to the ground for added stability. Of course, the frame is as robust as you’d want it to be. It has powder coating to keep elements of the weather at bay.
Browning Strutter measures 8 by 28 inches when folded, so you can bet that it is compact enough. On top of that, it features four rotating casters at the feet to allow you to sit comfortably on uneven terrain.
As for the size, Browning Strutter is 22″ W x 14″ D x 24″ H with a weight of 7 pounds. It can support users up to 300 pounds heavy.
Reviewers hail the Realtree fabric and reasonable pricing. Note – there’s a wider MC version if this one is too small for your body size or weight. Be sure to check it out!
9. MOON LENCE Outdoor Chairs
Available in a collection of three colors, MOON LENCE is one of the best camping cheers if you’re in for durability. Made to last for months upon months, it features a 600D Oxford cloth seat, backed by a high strength aluminum allow frame.
MOON LENCE doesn’t have the highest weight capacity. Even then, it can support people weighing up to 242 pounds. And because the chair itself weighs 2 pounds, you shouldn’t hassle moving it around.
The ergonomic seat design provides enough comfort to enable you to sit for hours while the breathable, soft net helps increase airflow. Did we mention that the fabric is waterproof? Yes, you don’t have to worry about leaving MOON LENCE outside in the rain!
Indeed, you can detach the holders and mesh to make MOON LENCE compact enough to fit in your backpack. The well-structured joints make it easy to assemble the chair while the anti-skip feet provide stability
Moderately priced, MOON LENCE is a perfect addition to your camping gear. We recommend it for hikers, backpackers or any adventurer in search for comfort without the bulk.
10. GCI Outdoor Quick-E-Seat
Quick-E-Seat by GCI wraps up our camping chairs reviews. Featuring an innovative design, this unit is undoubtedly in a class of its own. It converts into a stool in seconds, a feature that makes it a brilliant pick for camping trips that involve a lot of walking.
Its legs form a tripod to provide the stability you need to seat for hours. We love the extra wide seat, combined with a padded backrest for comfort.
While Quick-E-Seat doesn’t come with a built-in cooling system, it has a bottle holder to ensure that you have a convenient place to store your drinks.
The seat’s height stands at 17.3 inches while the chair itself measures 14.6 x 17.1 x 27.4 inches. It collapses to 4.7 x 5.5 x 26.8 inches and weighs 4.4 pounds. Quick-E-Seat can support campers weighing 250 pounds and below.
Those who have used it praise the micro-neoprene coating on the seat and backrest to enable you to use the chair in your portable shower. And then there is the lifetime limited warranty allows you to buy with confidence.
The Bottom Line
There you have it – the best camping chairs for the money. We will keep revisiting this list to ensure that it remains as current as possible. Over to you for now! Happy camping!