The best camping chairs reviewed (2022)

Live For The Outdoors rounds up its favourite camping chairs.

best camping chairs

by Chris Williams |

When camping, there are essential pieces of equipment such as tents and cookers. Then there are the few luxuries we allow ourselves. Sometimes these come in the form of nifty gadgets; sometimes they come in the form of a comfortable chair.

In this article, you will find a top range of expertly selected camping chairs. They range from super lightweight chairs for hiking, to sustainable chairs made from recycled material, to larger, more comfortable chairs for the summer camping holiday.

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The best camping chairs:

Outwell Catamarca

Editor's pick
Outwell Catamarca
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For a sturdy and comfortable camping chair, look no further. The Catamarca XL has a solid steel frame for strength and taut polyester fabric for comfort. Consequently, it has a maximum user weight limit of a massive 150 kilograms. At four kilograms, the chair itself is no lightweight but the trade-off benefits are thoroughly worthwhile for relaxing summer campers.

Specifications

Weight: 4.1kg

Max user weight: 150kg

Pack size: 96cm x 23cm x 20cm

Opened size: 96cm x 90cm x 62cm

Helinox Chair One

Best lightweight camping chair
Helinox Chair One
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The Helinox Chair One is a highly regarded product in the camping market. This is because of its extremely lightweight design, which incorporates light, but very strong, steel tubes to build up the frame of the chair. The seat itself sits very close to the ground, which also helps to reduce the amount of material needed in the construction. The result is an item that folds down to a very small, hike-friendly package.

Specifications

Weight: 0.96kg

Max user weight: 145kg

Pack size: 35cm x 12cm x 10cm

Robens Geographic High

Lightest camping chair
Robens Geographic High

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Bearing a super light but strong aluminium frame, this stool from Robens is your go-to when you want a chair that takes as little space as possible but doesn't suffer from being flimsy. It's as simple as that.

Opened size: 66cm x 52cm x 50cm

Specifications

Weight: 0.34kg

Max user weight: 120kg

Pack size: 42cm x 7cm

Opened size 33cm x 33cm x 32cm

Bel-Sol Diva Eco-Friendly Camping Chair

Sustainability award
Bel-Sol Diva Eco-Friendly Camping Chair
Amazon

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The Bel-Sol camping chair is made from recycled PET bottles. Often people consider an eco-friendly option as a compromise on quality but that is not the case, at least here. This camping chair has an adjustable backrest and has a maximum user weight of 120 kilograms. It also looks great and is very comfortable to sit in.

Specifications

Weight: 5.3kg

Max user weight: 120kg

Pack size: 97cm x 23cm x 21cm

Opened size: 105cm x 51cm x 47cm

Outwell Acadia Signature Lounger

Outwell Acadia Signature Lounger

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The Outwell Acadia Signature Lounger is something like a portable armchair. The fabric of the seat holds tightly to the frame, the well-padded backing offers extra comfort. The headrest is adjustable to support the head and neck. It's a large chair, so it's best used at a campsite accessible via vehicle, or even in your own garden at home.

Specifications

Weight: 6.3kg

Max user weight: 180kg

Pack size: 100cm x 68cm x 21cm

Opened size: 114cm x 85cm x 68cm

Coleman Deck Chair

Best deck chair
Coleman Deck Chair
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Coleman's Deck Chair is a great choice for those looking for a seat with taut fabric and a long-life. The design of the chair's frame ensures that the seat is tight even under the pressure of weight, and the thin padding adds a nice, if not excessive, bit of insulation into the mix. The rust-proof frame and 600D fabric should ensure this one lasts for many years to come.

Specifications

Weight: 2.6kg

Max user weight: 113kg

Pack size: 75cm x 53cm x 13cm

Opened size: 78cm x 62cm x 53cm

Vango Thor Oversized Foldable Camping Chair

Most comfortable
Vango Thor Oversized Foldable Camping Chair
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Imagine a camping chair with padding enough to sink into; solid and stable like your favourite chair at home. Well the Thor from Vango is it. Like the Samson above, the Thor has a steel frame capable of taking up to 180 kilograms. Meanwhile, the fabric is called DuoWeaveu2122; the idea being that it provides both soft comfort and durability. Mission accomplished.

Specifications

Weight: 6.3kg

Max user weight: 180kg

Pack size: 105cm x 30cm x 25cm

Opened size: 93cm x 87cm x 80cm

Amazon Basics Camping Chair

Best budget camping chair
Amazon Basics Camping Chair
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This is probably the design most think of when it comes to camping chairs. It's a basic seat, but it does the job well, being affordable, foldable, and even packing a cup holder and chiller to boot. While the frame design does mean a little sag develops in the seat underweight, it's nevertheless a comfortable and reliable chair.

Specifications

Weight: 3.6kg

Max user weight: 102kg

Pack size: N/A

Opened size: 97cm x 91cm x 61cm

Zempire Moonbase Chair

Best moon chair
Zempire Moonbase Chair

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Zempire is one of the brands in the world of camping and glamping. Its Moonbase Chair really is the essence of Zempire: big, luxurious, and a real quality item. While it can't match the Vango chairs above, the Zempire moon chair also features a steel frame (maximum user weight 120 kilograms) and durable yet highly padded 600D polyester fabric.

Specifications

Weight: 6.92kg

Max user weight: 120kg

Pack size: 108cm x 48cm x 20cm

Opened size: 89cm x 60cm x 60cm

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