For those of you who love spending a lot of time outdoors, but still want to feel as comfortable as possible even when out in the wilderness, a good quality camping chair is a must.
We tested a variety of these chairs this year and came up with the list of our top favorites for the best camping chairs for 2018.
Our overall favorite is the ALPS Mountaineering King Kong chair, but take a look at our top picks for the different categories as well, to pick the best one for your specific needs.
Best overall and best heavy-duty camping chair
It is a superb option for those of you who are looking for sublime comfort when enjoying time on the beach or outdoors, thanks to its sturdy and ergonomic design which will keep you seated safely and comfortably no matter who much you weigh.
You can feel safe about the chair withstanding your weight and a lot of use, thanks to its heavy duty powder coated and corrosion resistant steel frame and sturdy feet paired with the durable 600D polyester fabric.
The dimensions of the King Kong chair are 38 x 20 x 38 inches and it provides roomy seating even for larger people. The seat height is 18 inches, and the seat itself is 24.5 x 20 inches in size. The back is 38 inches tall and 38 inches wide along with the armrests.
The chair can handle up to 800 pounds of weight, and it itself weighs 13 pounds.
It is sold with a durable canvas sack with a comfy strap, so you can take it with you wherever you go without straining your shoulder.
The armrests can be adjusted, and they both have cup holders as well as added pockets on the side to keep your phone, magazine and snacks close by at all times.
The ALPS Mountaineering King Kong chair comes with a 5-year warranty and is available in a wide choice of colors.
So, if you don’t feel at ease on a regular camping chair due to worries about it collapsing under your weight, you can rest assured with this King Kong chair because it can handle quite a bit of weight and a lot of wear and tear.
Best lightweight camping chair
Don’t let the simple design and the light weight of the Broadband Mesh Quad chair fool you. It may weigh only 3 ½ pounds, but this camping chair will hold a person weighing up to 250 pounds quite comfortably and safely thanks to the sturdy and rust-resistant steel construction.
The Coleman lightweight hiking chair has a nifty mesh cup holder on one of its armrests, and the polyester it is made of is not only comfortable and durable, but it is very easy to clean as well. Thanks to the mesh on the back, you will be well ventilated, and free from sweat.
The seat is 21.3 inches wide, so it is rather spacey, and you won’t feel all squeezed in when you use the chair. The height of the seat is 18.1 inches, so you will feel comfy rather than having to sit in an awkward position close to the ground.
It is easy to fold and unfold and can be packed away pretty neatly. You can, in fact, carry it in your backpack or over your shoulder without any effort at all.
You can get a bunch of these and store them away until next time you have more guests than you can normally accommodate at your barbeque party. It does come with a carry bag for even easier portability and storage.
Thanks to its very affordable price, portability, and light weight, we strongly urge those of you who want a comfortable chair for your hiking and trekking trips, or those looking for some extra chairs for outdoor gatherings to consider getting one or more of these excellent camping chairs by Coleman.
Best camping chair with a Cup Holder
This modern camping chair by Coleman is our top pick for the best chair with a cup holder because it will not only comfortably accommodate your beverage in the mesh cup holder on the right armrest, but it also comes with a 4-can cooler under its left armrest. This means that you can enjoy lounging and enjoying your favorite drinks, without even having to get up for a new one.
The frame is made of heavy duty steel and will accommodate a person weighing up to 300 pounds safely and comfortably on the cushioned seat.
The chair has a sleeve on the right side where you can store your tablet, phone or book and a small mesh pocket for your insect repellent, sunscreen or other small items you want to keep close and easy to access.
This affordable camping chair has adjustable armrests, and can easily be folded and stored in the carrying sack sold with it when you are ready to go.
The chair is available in black, blue, red, grey colors.
So, for the perfect relax time, get a Coleman camping chair with a cooler, cup holder and other storage options and you can spend hours resting and enjoying your outdoor experience without having to get up.
Best portable camping chair
Thanks to the extra wide profile of the chair, as well as the sag-free design of the seat, you will be able to stretch out and lounge on it comfortably, no matter whether you weigh 100 or 300 pounds.
The mesh back will ensure that your back remains sweat-free even if you are spending time enjoying the outdoors in the middle of the summer.
Both armrests have cup holders, so you can keep your bottle in one and your cup in the other.
On the right side, an easy to access organizer with mesh pockets where you can store your phone, sunblock or other items.
The Kijaro chair is made of premium quality diamond ripstop polyester which is durable and easy to clean.
It locks open and shut for added safety and easier transport via a nifty push button. The armrests also lock in place with the push of a button.
The chair weighs only 9.4 pounds and is sold with a convenient carry back and has a built-in carrying strap for easy portability and storage, which is why we have picked this camping chair as the best portable one for 2018.
Best reclining camping chair
The frame of this chair is made of top quality corrosion resistant and powdered coated steel which can hold up to 300 pounds of weight.
The Caravan Sports chair can easily be adjusted in a number of seating and reclining positions, so you can use it to enjoy a drink with friends, and then push it back into a reclining position for a nice and comfy nap in the shade.
The built-in headrest adds to the overall comfort of this camping chair, and its contoured armrests will provide your arms with the comfortable support you need for a Zen-like feeling of total relaxation. The durable Textaline fabric is suspended on the frame via a sturdy double bungee system for proper comfort and support. The width of the seat is 20.5 inches, and its height from the ground I 14.5 inches.
The chair is offered in a wide assortment of colors, so you can pick the perfect one for your taste.
It can easily be unfolded and then adjusted to the desired position, and then locked for added safety via a dual fingertip locking system. The chair can be folded to a width of only 6.3 inches for convenient storage and transport.
This camping chair weighs 18 pounds and is 25.5 x 45 x 64.5 inches in size, so it is not as portable as others and may not be the best choice for hiking, but if you are going on a camping trip or other outdoor adventure and you won’t be carrying it on your back, this is possibly the most comfortable and customizable camping chair we have tested this year.
Best foldable camping chair
If you hate the feeling of sitting on a regular camping chair because you always feel the need to prop up your legs on something, this folding camping chair by ALPS Mountaineering may easily become your favorite chair.
It is one of the best beach chairs we have tested.
Its design is low, so you will be seated closer to the sand or ground and can just spread your legs to the front for complete comfort.
The durable powder coated steel frame and the Tech Mesh fabric will provide you with stability, comfort, and breathability for a comfortable and sweat free outdoor experience.
This is our top pick for the best foldable chair, as it collapses conveniently and without absolutely any effort, and can be carried in the added carry bag to and from the beach, a sporting event or an outdoor concert.
Its dimensions are 22 x 14 x 24 inches, and its weight is 6.8 inches. The Rendezvous chair will hold a weight of up to 300 pounds.
The sturdy and extremely comfortable chair is available at a very reasonable price and is sold with a 5-year warranty.
The foldable director’s chair by Stylish Camping will win everybody over with its contemporary and fashionable design. But not only will you make you feel like a movie star every time you go camping with it, but the chair is also built to provide you with ultimate comfort.
It is feature packed with a number of nifty accessories which will make your life easier. Under the left armrest, there is a number of easy to access pockets to store your phone, book and other stuff.
The left armrest has a fold-up table top which you can use to hold your meal, bottle, or anything you choose.
The frame of the chair is flat and is made of top quality aluminum. The back and seat are made of one single piece of comfy and durable polyester blend fabric which is easy to clean and water resistant.
You can fold it and unfold the chair with a single snap, and it weighs only 10 pounds, so you can carry it to any outdoor gathering or adventure effortlessly.
The size of the chair when unfolded is 23.6 x 15.7 x 18.1 inches, the width of its seat is 20 inches, and the back height is 32.7 inches.
The chair is available in black, burgundy, blue, brown, green, white or camo colors, and also is sold in a reclining version. So you can choose the one which is the most suitable option for you. Whichever color option you choose, you can be sure that everybody will be talking about your stylish chair when they see it!
Best canopy camping chair
This chair with a built-in canopy is made of top quality materials and easy to clean. Most importantly it will provide your head, face, neck, and shoulders with 50+ UPF protection when the canopy is adjusted at a high position. You can lower it once the sun starts setting.
The chair can hold a weight of up to 250 pounds, and thanks to the mesh strips on the seat and back which provide excellent air ventilation, you will remain cool and sweat free at all times. There is a large beverage holder with an O-ring on the armrest to keep your drink safe from toppling and spilling.
The size of the chair is 37 x 24 x 58 inches.
When you decide to fold up this chair and head off home, you won’t even need a carry bag for it, as the canopy itself turns into a comfortable carry case.
Best double camping chair
This brilliant chair for two can hold two adults and a weight of up to 400 pounds. It has a sturdy steel frame construction and comfortable and washable 600D polyester fabric. The size of the camping loveseat is 44 x 23.5 x 39.5 inches when unfolded and 41 x 12 x 12 inches when folded. The height of the seat from the ground is 19 inches, and the weight of the Kelty chair is 16 pounds.
Thanks to the adjustable armrests with insulated cup holders which will keep your drinks cold or warm, you and your special someone will enjoy an even cozier and romantic time by the campfire if you pick this excellent foldable camping loveseat.
Best Tommy Bahama camping chair
The design of this beach chair is flawless, and it is sold in such a wide variety of pretty colors and patterns, that everybody will find the perfect one to meet their taste.
Made of durable and light aluminum paired with a sturdy 600 denier polyester fabric, this beach chair will handle a weight of up to 300 pounds easily.
It is a reclining chair with 5 different seating and reclining positions, including a flat one for taking a nap.
The Tommy Bahama chair comes with a comfortable rubber carry handle and with padded shoulder straps for carrying it as a backpack.
It has a pillow which is adjustable, contoured armrests, a hanging cup holder, a folding towel bar, and a compartment for your phone and other tech.
This colorful portable beach chair is a superb accessory to get for your next summer vacation.
So, now that you have read our reviews of our top selections for camping chairs for this year, hopefully, you have found the one which will suit your needs the best. We have picked chairs from all categories – from lightweight to heavy duty, and from budget-friendly to higher-end options, as well as camping chairs which have some unique features for you. This is why we strongly believe that our top 10 best camping chairs list has that perfect chair for just about anybody out there.
So, go ahead and add a new chair to your camping, hiking or beach gear, and enjoy the comfort of feeling like you are lounging or sitting at home and yet be surrounded by the amazing natural settings and fresh air!
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