21 Camping Chairs You Won't Need To Replace Any Time Soon
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1. A high-backed camping chair for you to lay back and relax in without worrying about how your back might feel later.
Bonus points for it being lightweight!
Promising review: "I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS CHAIR!!! I attend many outdoor festivals and this chair has been amazing! Extremely lightweight and comfortable. I can't believe how quickly it sets up and breaks down (three minutes tops!). Every single time I use it I get numerous inquiries. I encourage people to sit in it to see how comfortable it is and pick it up to see how lightweight it is...they love it! I feel like I'm a spokesperson for Marchway. I'll be ordering more for friends and family. Can't say enough great things about this chair. Prior to purchasing, I had a concern about having to put it back in the bag a certain way for it to fit, but that hasn't been a problem at all. Always more than enough room no matter how I roll it back up and put it in the bag." —KDM
Get it from Amazon for $50.99 (available in three colors).
2. A foldable camping chair with an adjustable 50+ UPF sun canopy for those days when you want to be outside but would rather not ~bake~ in the heat.
Promising review: "I LOVE this chair!! OMG it's heaven! Sooo comfy and roomy!! The top is large so it covers the whole body and not just part. The cup holder holds a variety of cup sizes. The chair has some give so you're not sitting on tightly pulled fabric for a hard sit. Seriously, I cannot say enough about this chair, and all the other parents have traded in their chairs after trying mine! This is a grand slam. FYI: I have a very bad back, so sitting at a ballgame can cause lumbar and sciatic pain that lasts for a few days. Not anymore. My back is in heaven! Of all my Amazon reviews (and there are a lot) this is one of my strongest BUY recommendations ever!!" —Bunny
Get it from Amazon for $60.28.
3. A portable folding camping chair that doubles as a rocking chair, because sitting still isn't always easy and rocking out is much more fun!
Promising review: "We camp a lot with scouts and friends. Everyone who sits in my chair shows up with the same one at the next campout. I think I have indirectly sold 20 or more of these things by just having one, LOL. They are super sturdy and comfortable. Huge upgrade. And obviously, they sell themselves." —Chris
Get it from Amazon for $80.
4. A heavy-duty oversized camping chair with a small cooler so you can spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less complaining about how you wish you had a nice cold beverage.
Promising review: "I absolutely, 100%, love this chair. Wide seat, padded back — the most comfortable folding chair EVER! Pouch for my phone, another one for my Kindle on the right, and an insulated little cooler on the left. I mean, you can put this baby in the living room (not that I would do that), it's *that* comfortable. Best purchase so far. Oh yeah, it comes in a nice bag, too." —Lilia
Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in two colors).
5. A heavy-duty chair capable of holding up to 800 pounds (!!!). Plus, it comes with adjustable armrests, two cup holders, and three pockets to keep all your camping supplies in one place.
Oh, and it comes with a shoulder carry bag!
Promising review: "I really love this chair. I'm a tall guy. Tall and big. After destroying so many of my friends and relatives outdoor seats over the years, I realized that bringing my own chair to cookouts and garden parties was less embarrassing. I purchased this one for an out-of-town job where I'd be sitting at a machine 10 hours a day. I needed something that would hold me comfortably but also support and make it through three months in a tough environment. It has succeeded on all points. First off, yeah, its heavy. This is not the chair to tote on a long hike...although the carrying pouch has a nice long, wide, sturdy strap. But for that weight, you get a sturdy seat that feels solid and dependable. The canvas is heavy quality, double-stitched in places, and quilted on the back. The arm height is adjustable in the back, which was a nice surprise. I expect to have this thing for many years to come and to continue to enjoy it the whole way." —Jeffery Smeal
Get it from Amazon for $54.95+ (available in three colors).
6. A camping chair with pretty much everything you'll need for the day: a side table with expandable shelves (to hold all your fave books, obvi) and a large insulated cooler to keep your drinks nice and chilled.
Promising review: "I can't tell you how many camping and lawn chairs I have purchased, but this one is the winner! This is the most functional 'all-in-one' chair I have seen and it is very well-made. Everyone wants to use it and everyone asks where we got it. It folds up easily and the backpack-carry option is great! Plenty of storage places so not to lose iPads, phones, or books, plus a built-in cooler that will hold all the drinks you could want, and a nice little side table. It's not too heavy and is easy to carry and transport. I highly recommend this chair for soccer parents, people who fish, campers, and just for all around use!" —Jeanie K.
Get it from Amazon for $155.95.
7. An extra-tall folding chair (with a footrest!) to bring to the next outdoor event you attend. You'll *never* have to choose between sitting comfortably or standing to see over that wildly festive hat the person sitting in front of you has on!
(Just try not to be that person who blocks the people behind you — they haven't discovered this awesome chair yet.)
Promising review: "We rented a house and wanted to be able to see over the deck railing. Generally, the furniture at the houses is the typical plastic or Adirondack style — comfortable, but just eye-level with the railing. Not only are these chairs tall, but they are quite comfortable and stable. They easily fit a large person without feeling 'squished-in.' They will comfortably seat and support you for hours on end — due in no small part to the built-in footrest, so your feet don't just hang down and are well-supported." —James F. Langendoen
Get it from Amazon for $99.97 (available in two colors).
8. A reclining camping chair with an adjustable and removable footrest so you can take darn near every opportunity you can to relax and catch a nap ~al fresco~ (or wherever, really).
Promising review: "I am the smartest person in the world for buying this chair! I am sitting here in my Alps recliner at my campsite a year after I bought it congratulating myself for the hundredth time for making this choice. I don't see how anyone would not love this chair. I am picky and have back issues. I have to put up with some discomfort in most indoor and outdoor chairs. This chair is heaven. The hammock part of the seat is just right so that my weight pushes the canvas into my back for lumbar support. When I need to sit upright I snap the footrest clips and it drops to the ground. I camp a lot in my small RV. The chair stores neatly under my bed. It's almost too good. I'm so comfortable I sometimes have to force myself to go do the outdoorsy things I came to do. It doesn't get better than lounging with a book at the campsite. I often say if this chair broke, I would order it again immediately with overnight shipping to the campground. But it seems as new as the day I bought it." —M.D.
Get it from Amazon for $46.74+ (available in two colors).
9. A reclining camping chair with a footrest, side table, and cupholder so it's ~almost~ like you never left your couch. Now, where's the remote control?
Promising review: "The three-way adjustability allows you to select your comfortable reclining angle. The ability to elevate your legs with the ottoman is very nice, especially after a strenuous day of hiking or golf. The chair is well-designed with two carrying handles and a pocket on the side of the chair to store the ottoman. The higher seat makes it easy to get in and out of. This chair was given a huge thumbs up by all our fellow campers (group of 15). Highly recommend this chair!!" —Lake side camper
Get it from REI for $65.
10. An ultralight but still heavy-duty camping chair designed with a slight angle so you can lean back for some quick shut-eye or sit up at your leisure.
Promising review: "I purchased this chair for hunting trips into the backcountry. My back gets pretty sore after sitting/laying on the ground glassing all day. This chair is the perfect remedy for your back. It's very light for a chair, yet sturdy and supportive. I took it up camping last weekend and had several people beat it up sitting in it and leaning back. I weigh 220 pounds and it handles just fine. No rips, tears, and no creaks or indications it's under too much stress. Great chair!" —Peak Freak
Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in eight colors).
11. A two-person camping chair featuring insulated beverage holders so you and your camping buddy have plenty of room — and, more importantly, won't have to worry about your drinks getting warm.
Promising review: "This is one of the best outdoor products we've ever bought. Everywhere we take it people love it and try to use it all day. It takes up barely more room than a normal folding camp chair, it's way easier to pack up and set up, its bag can hold other items, carry other items, or be used as a foot/changing mat. The chair isn't much heavier than a normal camping chair and the carrying strap is comfortable and long enough to carry cross-body. The double cup holders are fantastic and hold a Nalgene and an aluminum can at the same time. The chair is a bit insulated to keep the chill away and the fabric is durable. Comfortable with one or two people — or dogs! Our 30-pound mini Aussie definitely fits in the chair with my wife and me. Easy to share blankets, too. Quit thinking about it and just buy it!" —Blake M
Get it from REI for $109.95.
12. A cute Melissa & Doug butterfly camping chair for kids so they don't have to sit in seats that are much too large and far too boring for them.
Promising review: "Great chair for my 4-year-old daughter. We have used it camping all summer and it has held up well. I really like the colors on the butterfly and my daughter is able to easily fold it up, put it back in the bag, and put it away." —lindsey
Get it from Amazon for $22.28.
13. Or a booster seat camping chair for *really* little kids with a dishwasher-safe tray and a small storage pocket on the back.
Not to mention, it can be used for way more than just camping.
Promising review: "I purchased this booster seat because we have a camping trip coming up and how cute would it be to have a mini camping chair for my son! But there have already been a few impromptu times where we have used this and it has worked out great! Like for dinner at my sister-in-law's house: they did't have a highchair and this worked AMAZINGLY well! It was very easy to strap onto a chair and he was able to sit at the table with the rest of us. It was simple to assemble and he felt very secure in the chair so I wasn't worried about him being in there at all. Getting it back into the carry bag was also very simple, plenty of space available to fit everything back in easily. I love how compact this gets. It is something that doesn't take up much room and can be left in the car for those random situations arise where it is useful." —Joe & Kimbers
Get it from Amazon for $37.92 (available in three colors).
14. An extra-wide chair with a side table and a hanging armrest caddy just begging to help you organize and hold all your miscellaneous camping gear.
Promising review: "We do a lot of camping — and when you're around a bonfire for hours on end, bag chairs can get really uncomfortable. Unlike bag chairs, these chairs don't cut into the back of my knees, they stay comfortable for hours, the material is thick and sturdy and doesn't sag under my weight. Plus, there's the side pouches! Store everything, and even can hold my insulated tumbler when there's so many of us around the fire that we have to put the side tables down for all of us to fit!" —crity2re
Get it from Amazon for $78.39+ (available in seven colors).
15. Or a quick-drying option from REI with a mesh back that reviewers swear is the most comfortable camping chair they've ever sat in.
Promising review: "These chairs are the most comfortable camping chairs I've sat in. I love how wide the backrest is. The frame of the chair is wide enough to actually clear both my shoulders, so I can fully recline. Plus, I love the larger cup holder. It can easily accommodate an insulated Koozie." —Roberto
Get it from REI for $49.95 (available in three colors).
16. An ultralight and foldable hammock camping chair for you to swing in and enjoy a slight ~breeze~, especially on those days when it's just a tad too warm out for comfort.
BTW, some reviewers suggest getting a footrest or small stool so you can reach the ground more easily if you don't like the feeling of your feet hanging.
Promising review: "Once I set this chair up at our weekend campsite, it is rarely unoccupied. As soon as one sitter gets up, another rushes to take his or her place. Family members are already dropping hints about a possible Christmas or birthday gift suggestion. These chairs offer a comfortable swinging sensation with multiple back settings. These chairs are very sturdy." —Janis Ackendorf
Get it from Amazon for $63.45.
17. A pack of two Sportneer camping chairs equipped with breathable, sweat-proof mesh and only weigh a mere two pounds each.
Promising review: "I camp a lot and I prefer dispersed camping (no picnic table or hookups, just a fire and a tent in the wilderness). I've always felt like a chair was something I had to sacrifice if I was going in a group because there's often not room for bulky folding chairs in the car. These things, when packed up, are so small and light it's almost unreal. It's sturdy and comfortable, and you can sit back and put some good weight on it. We pair these with a portable ultralight camping table from Ledeak and altogether they have drastically improved our camping experience. And you can pack them all up and stick them in nooks and crannies in your car when you're done. I could even see myself carrying one of these chairs while backpacking. So convenient." —Scott Butler
Get the pack of two from Amazon for $56.99.
18. A folding camping chair with an adjustable (and removable) canopy so you don't have to carry around an umbrella to enjoy some serious shade.
Note: This chair usually ships within 6–10 days.
Promising review: "I used this for many soccer games this past summer and fall. It worked great and the shade tilts a little to help block the sun. When the shade isn't needed, it lays down nicely against the back of the chair. The chair is made well and should last several seasons and a lot of wear and tear." —Nic Mc
Get it from Amazon for $75.99.
19. A splurge-worthy Yeti Trailhead Collapsible Camp Chair designed to conform to your body (see ya never, back pain), support up to 500 pounds, and be resistant to UV-ray damage, so it'll basically last a long, long time.
Promising review: "You can't go wrong with a chair made by Yeti. I was tired of buying other chairs all the time. This chair is the best investment I have made. Yes, it is a little pricey but worth it. We glamp a lot so we are always using chairs with the trailer. It is SUPER easy to get out of – I'm sure you are tired of struggling to get out of a chair too – THIS IS THE TICKET!!! Very comfortable and it comes fairly high up my back so I can lean into it and it won't make my back hurt from a weird angle. Love my Yeti chair!" —B. Cirincione
Get it from Amazon for $299.98 (available in two colors).
20. A popular Coleman camping chair with almost 30,000 five-star ratings and a built-in four-can cooler to boot (because it's *never* a bad idea to have four canned iced lattes stored away for emergencies).
Promising review: "These oversized chairs are amazing and so comfortable! They can hold up to 325 pounds and feel very durable. Some really cool features of these chairs are: a built-in cooler that can hold four cans, a mesh cupholder, and side pockets. There is one big pocket and two smaller pockets. These chairs are well-cushioned and so comfortable to relax in. The seat and back are cushioned and the armrests are wide. The chairs come in a bag with a strap which makes them easy to carry. We've had these chairs for over a year and they are some of my favorite chairs that we've ever owned! I could sit in these chairs for hours because they are so comfortable! Overall, I'm so happy I found these chairs because they are some of the best I've found! I feel the price is great for what you get and I like that there are a few different colors to choose from. If you are looking at purchasing these for outdoor activities, I highly recommend them!" —Kristin B.
Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four colors).
21. A camping chair touting a ~fancy~ dual-lock feature so you'll never have to struggle trying to keep it opened or closed.
Note: Since this chair is high in demand, shipping times may be delayed. Prices also differ from color to color.
Promising review: "These. Chairs. Are. Awesome! I think the coolest feature of these chairs is the fact that they are dual lock. There is a small locking mechanism that locks the chair into place when they are folded up and when they are folded out. It's a quick-release button you press when you need to unlock them which is very easy to use. They are very comfortable and easy to relax in. There is a shoulder strap built into the chair itself (not just the bag) which makes it easy to pick up and move to another spot without having to store it back in the bag." —Feel-The-Rhythm
Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in eight colors).