Do you want to heighten the comfort factor during your camping trips? Consider getting one of these camping chairs.
Do you often find yourself on hiking trails and camping adventures? If so, a lightweight camping chair is one of the most essential tools that can heighten your comfort.
When you’re camping, finding a comfortable place to sit is often a real issue. This is especially true when you’re ready to sit down for meals. You have to settle for jagged hard surfaces like rocky outcrops and use them as your seat.
With camping chairs, you can sit down comfortably wherever you want and whenever you want. Most camping chairs are extremely lightweight and foldable so they’re not hard to carry. Furthermore, they often come with dedicated pockets and spaces for cans of drinks and other accessories, making them quite functional as well.
In this article, I’ll give you a detailed review of some of the best camping chairs on the market.
Most Versatile Camping Chair
Kijaro Dual Lock is a portable camping chair that weighs 9.5 pounds and can accommodate up to 300 pounds of weight. This camping chair resembles a sports chair in terms of aesthetics. Its seat and backrest are made of mesh, making it breathable and well-suited for hot summer days.
The best aspect of this camping chair is the dual locking feature that ensures that the chair stays upright and doesn’t collapse under your weight. It can also be locked closed so it doesn’t open up when you’re carrying it around. There are a total of 3 pockets here for storage, and one of those pockets is zippered. Each arm consists of a cup holder as well.
Kijaro Dual Lock Portable Camping Chair is available in 11 colors — Victoria Desert Orange, Cayman Blue Iguana, Maldives Blue, Hanami Pink, Ireland Green, Hallet Peak Gray, Izamal Yellow, Kawachi Purple, Ionian Turquoise, and Red Rock Canyon.
Most Budget-Friendly Camping Chair
Coleman Portable Camping Quad Chair is a foldable camping chair that weighs 9 pounds and has a spacious 24-inch seat. The seat fabric is polyester so it is durable and waterproof, however, it doesn’t have any mesh so it’s not the most breathable and you’re likely to sweat from the back during sunny days. Furthermore, the frames are made of steel so they are prone to rust.
The seat and backrest on this camping chair are well-padded so you’ll be comfortable on them for long periods. One of the best aspects of this camping chair is the inbuilt 4-can cooler. As such, you can keep your canned drinks cool in it. One of the arms also has a cup-holder in place and there’s also a zippered storage compartment for your accessories.
Coleman Portable Camping Quad Chair is available in 4 colors — Black, Blue, Grey/Black, and Red.
Most Lightweight Camping Chair
Helinox Chair ONE is the perfect camping chair for backpackers because it’s the lightest chair on the market, weighing only 1.9 pounds. Despite the lightweight construction, it can still accommodate a weight of up to 320 pounds without sagging.
This ultralight camping chair is extremely minimal and gets rid of all additional features like ice-coolers, storage pockets, and even armrests. If you just want an extremely compact camping chair that weighs next to nothing and don’t care for extra features, this will be perfect. The legs on this camping chair are made of anodized DAC aluminum pole technology, making them strong, resilient, and rustproof. They use a shock cord so the poles can slip into place comfortably. The seat is made completely of mesh fabric so it’s highly breathable, perfect for hot days. You can also purchase a separate ground sheet at a nominal price to keep the legs from sinking too much.
Helinox Chair ONE is available in a single color — Black.
As the name suggests, VINGLI Professional Fishing Chair has been designed specifically for people who enjoy fishing. However, it can be used for regular camping purposes as well. Since it is made for fishing, it is especially suitable for wet and rainy conditions. At 15 pounds, this camping chair is considerably heavier than other camping chairs, but it’s also a lot more durable and can accommodate weight up to 350 pounds.
The legs, braces, and the frames of this camping chair are made of durable rust-proof durable steel. The seat and backrest are made of 600D polyester fabric and every inch of the seating surface is padded for comfort. There are slide locks on the chair as well, which allows the height to be adjusted according to your needs.
This chair is also highly adjustable and can recline to any angle, even going back down to 180-degrees if you want to sleep on it. Furthermore, the legs of the chair have been tipped with a rotating foot, this ensures that the leg is firmly held on the ground and doesn’t sink into soft ground. This camping chair comes with additional Velcro-in padding. You can add this to enhance the back and lumbar support, making it suitable for people with a bad back.
ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair is one of the sturdiest camping chairs on the market. Even though it only weighs 12.5 pounds, it still has an incredible weight capacity of up to 800 pounds. This chair is made of 600D polyester fabric that’s durable and waterproof. The frames are made of powder-coated steel, making them highly durable and rust-proof as well.
At 38 inches, this camping chair also has one of the most spacious seats possible for a camping chair. The seating is also padded for comfort, making it perfect for lounging under the sun for long periods of time. This camping chair is also really functional with two cup holders, two side pockets, and another pocket under the headrest. So there’s plenty of areas to store your accessories.
ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair is available in 3 colors — Deep Sea, Khaki, and Salsa.
Coleman Portable Deck Chair is a portable camping chair that weighs only 7 pounds and can accommodate up to 225 pounds of weight. It has a relatively limited weight capacity so only moderate-sized individuals should use it since the fabric might sag if it takes too much load. The fabric is made of nylon so water can simply bead off of it. And the frames are made of steel, but they’re not powder-coated so they might rust under continued exposure to rain and sunshine.
This camping chair is ideal for carrying, however, because of the integrated handles. It sort of feels like carrying a lightweight suitcase. Furthermore, this camping chair also has a side table in place. The side table has a decent surface area and it comes with cup holder integration as well. As such, you can use the side table to rest your plate and eat off while keeping your beer or glass in the cup holder.
All things considered, Coleman Portable Deck Chair is perfect for comfort while eating and drinking. It is also well-suited for portability. However, it shouldn’t be used by heavy-set individuals. It is available in only one color — maroon.
Helinox Swivel Chair is similar to the aforementioned Helinox Chair ONE in terms of its aesthetics and purpose. It has been constructed with durable aluminum tubing technology that’s also used in premium camping tents. This material is extremely lightweight but it’s also durable and rust-resistant. The fabric is made entirely of a mesh material that’s completely breathable, making it perfect for hot summer days.
However, this is a bit of an upgrade on Chair ONE. While that chair was primed for minimalism, this chair does have a few cool features. It has a storage sack with a daisy chain where you can keep all your accessories. It also has swivel legs with which you can rotate the chair 360-degrees, making it pretty comfortable. However, these added features also increase the chair’s weight to 3 pounds, though that is still less than half as heavy as most other camping chairs.
Helinox Swivel Chair is available in 2 colors — Black and Rhubarb Red.
The aforementioned Helinox chairs are the most lightweight camping chairs on the market. However, they are also some of the most expensive. If you want a camping chair that looks and weighs as much as the Helinox chairs, but at a reasonable price, you can get Moon Lence.
Moon Lence is an extremely lightweight camping chair that only weighs 2 pounds and has a seating capacity of 240 pounds. The seat is made of 600D Oxford cloth with partial mesh-fabric for breathability. The frames are made of aluminum alloy and are rugged and waterproof. Furthermore, this camping chair also has seat sides and a storage compartment.
Moon Lence, however, is not nearly as durable as some of the other camping chairs mentioned on this list. Furthermore, the legs sometimes collapse while you’re sitting in the chair. It is available in 5 colors — Light Blue, Red, New Red, Orange, and NMLCC-1.
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