Camping chairs are handy little pieces of equipment that lend comfort, support, and convenience to a camping experience. They are more comfortable to sit on than rocks and logs, softer to lean against than a tree or slab of granite, and many offer handy little perks such as cup holders, pockets, and even lumbar supports. When deciding on which chair is best for you, it is a good idea to prioritize comfort and quality to avoid having to purchase a new chair too soon after making your original purchase. This list does just that, and explores some of the best camping chair options based on comfort, quality, and convenience. The choices on this list offer varying degrees of amenities and portability.
This zero-gravity chair is arguably the most comfortable and supportive camping chair on the market. Separate accessories such as a clip-on serving tray that includes a cup holder add practicality and resourcefulness to this cloud-like recliner. Read Full Review
If you simply must have the most comfortable, most luxurious camping chair available, consider the Lafuma RSX recliner. This zero-gravity mesh chair literally imparts a feeling of weightlessness due to the lacing system connecting the fabric to the frame - a design that provides exceptional comfort and support. The headrest provides a cushioned haven for your head to call home, and getting in and out of the chair is a breeze. The RSX has the ability to recline to the point where your legs are level with your upper body, a feature that has many users admitting that they use this chair in their home more than they do on their camping trips. The RSX is the most expensive option on this list, but many users feel its superior level of comfort is worth the price tag. If you are on the taller side, consider the XL version. The RSX also comes in a padded model that is even more supportive and comfortable.
This camping chair earns extra high marks for its portability and comfort. It is the lightest chair on this list, and is a conveniently versatile option for outdoor activities such as camping, concerts, picnics, and barbecues. Read Full Review
The Alite Monarch is an ideal choice if you want your camping chair to be easily portable, in addition to comfy and practical. This chair easily folds up into the included stuff sack, and the poles are shock corded for easy setup. The complete chair system weighs in at 21 ounces, making it a lightweight and conveniently compact option to carry to your various outdoor adventures. It is perhaps more weight than many would like to add to their backpacking pack, but it's a viable option if you simply must have something available to sit on during your trek. This chair is supported by two rubber feet, so your own feet act to balance you while sitting since the chair can't balance and remain standing on its own. This feature makes this chair perfect for leisure sitting and rocking, but may also make it less than ideal if you need to perform chores or tasks while sitting that require a more sturdy, four-legged chair.
King Kong is an appropriate name for this product considering it can support up to 800 (eight hundred!) pounds. It is ridiculously sturdy, comfortable, and guaranteed to last a lifetime. Cup holders and multiple pockets add further convenience. Read Full Review
Most people don't need a chair that can hold 800 pounds, but the fact that this chair can do just that is a worthy brag point. The King Kong's steel frame is insanely strong, and the fabric and strap materials are designed to last. In fact, Alps Mountaineering backs the quality of this chair with a lifetime warranty. A long mesh pocket along the top backside of the chair keeps items like your phone and keys close while two hanging side pockets can store whatever else you want to keep easily accessible. Each arm of the chair has a cup holder, and the armrests are adjustable so you can customize your chair fit. The padded back and seat make this chair one of the most comfortable options currently available. The chair weighs 13 pounds, but a shoulder bag with two straps helps make it easier to carry.
This chair is a full-back throne of comfort and convenience. It can support up to 300 pounds and includes a retractable side table, cup holder, and side pockets of varying sizes to store your small items. Read Full Review
The SL1204 is a king when it comes to anticipating your camping needs and meeting them with ease. For starters, the aluminum frame is a sturdy beast and can handle upwards of 300 pounds. The full-back of this chair offers increased back support, and the chair's overall height is ideal for easily alternating between sitting and standing. The side table makes eating in the chair simple and conveniently frees up your hands from having to hold everything on your lap. Plus, that side table also includes a cup holder. Removable side pockets keep your important items organized and close at hand.
The Larry chair offers easy portability and is tough enough to withstand years of campsite use if properly cared for. It sits low to the ground and can be used in many diverse settings. Read Full Review
If you are searching for a sturdy, durable, and lightweight camping chair that can also serve your chair needs in many other settings, the Larry Chair is an excellent option. This chair sits low and is great for sitting around the campfire or anywhere else in your campsite. Having a low profile also makes this chair a handy accessory for concerts (where there may be a chair height limit) and lazing on the beach. It folds down to roughly the size of a laptop and the included carrying case makes it easy to transport. Overall, users rave about this chair's comfort, versatility, and portability. Note that it doesn't have arm rests or a cup holder.