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The 9 Best Camping Chairs of 2022

By: Jen Streby: Camp Buyer | June 8, 2022

 

Sure, you can enjoy camping without a chair. But just because you can do something doesn’t always mean you should. A big part of the magic of camping is slowing down, relaxing in nature, staying still, and watching the world move around you. And to do that comfortably, a lightweight, packable camping chair is a great item to bring camping. Don’t worry though, these aren’t anything like the clunky, heavy chairs that your parents used to haul to your soccer games. Camping chairs have come a long way, and this list represents the best camping chairs on the market right now.

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All of the chairs on this list collapse down into easily carried packages. They might not be the best choice for ultralight fastpacking, but they’re easy to bring along on day hikes or set up at your campsite. But that doesn’t mean that all of these chairs fit the same needs. Instead, they cover a broad spectrum of uses. Looking for something light and minimalist, there are plenty of options on this list. But, if you want to go for something a little heavier with more features and extra comfort, for example, car camping, well, we’ve got chairs that fit that bill too. Camping chairs are a personal thing, and we’ve got options to make everyone happy. So grab one of the best chairs for camping, and get ready to unwind in the woods.

best folding camping chair

Big Agnes Mica Basin Camp Chair

Sure, you're sleeping under the stars out in the boonies, but who said you can't enjoy a little luxury? The Big Agnes Mica Basin Camp Chair is supportive, durable, and highly packable, so you can kick back and toast the good times wherever you are. The Mica Basin is a minimalist chair that’s still very comfortable, making it the best folding camping chair for longer hikes and more secluded campsites.

WeightStandout FeaturesOriginal Price
2.19 lbsPatented Hub-Less Frame Construction$149.95

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best lightweight camping chair

Big Agnes Skyline UL Chair

"Nothing like coming back to camp after a long hike to sit on your cold, hard rock" - said no one ever. Treat your rear to the luxury it deserves with the Big Agnes Skyline UL Chair. Coming in at just over a pound, this packable, 4-legged chair was designed for hard-to-reach places. If you’re looking for maximum packability and minimum weight, the Skyline UL fits the bill and is one of the best lightweight camping chairs.

WeightStandout FeaturesOriginal Price
1.69 lbsColor-coded frame for easy setup$129.95

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best reclining camping chair

Nemo Moonlite Reclining Chair

Take a load off wherever you set up camp in the Nemo Moonlite Reclining Chair. This lightweight and compact chair doesn't take up much more pack space than a water bottle and is easy to set up when you want to sit by the fire or look up at the stars. The chair is one of a kind with its adjustable seating positions making it the best small camping chair that provides reclining.

WeightStandout FeaturesOriginal Price
1 lb. 14 oz.Reclining ability while also lightweight$149.95

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best luxury camping chair

Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair

Take a load off wherever you set up camp in the Nemo Moonlite Reclining Chair. This lightweight and compact chair doesn't take up much more pack space than a water bottle and is easy to set up when you want to sit by the fire or look up at the stars. The Nemo Moonlight is light and packable, but the inclusion of its clever reclining feature makes it the best reclining camp chair and more versatile than many other chairs.

WeightStandout FeaturesOriginal Price
6 lbs. 5 oz.Patented reclining system$149.95

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best 2 person camping chair

Kelty Low Loveseat

On the hunt for your new living room furniture? Or maybe just something to keep you and a pal comfortable when you're sitting fireside? Whatever you're looking for, the Kelty Low Loveseat is at least a good place to rest while you figure out what to do for the rest of your camping furniture. This is the perfect option and best loveseat camping chair for couples and friends who’d rather just share a seat in the woods.

WeightStandout FeaturesOriginal Price
15 lbsInsulated armrests$139.95

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best comfortable camping chair

Kelty Lowdown Chair

Whether you're sitting at a music festival, relaxing around the fire, or hanging out at the park, the low-profile of the Kelty Lowdown Chair is the perfect tool for helping you take a load off. Raised off the ground just enough to get some space between you and the dirt, this chair takes a shorter profile to place you closer to your campfire and the conversation. Featuring an insulated beverage holder and adjustable armrests, this chair is comfy and fully featured. The Lowdown is one of the most comfortable camp chairs that will keep you seated happily for years down the road.

WeightStandout FeaturesOriginal Price
7.375 lbsAdjustable armrests$74.95

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best cheap camping chair

Alpine Mountain Gear Essential Chair

Like some kind of a magician, you can now create seating where there was no seating before. Just draw the Alpine Mountain Gear Essential Chair from its convenient carry case like Harry Potter drawing his trusty wand, and with a swish and flick, you can now sit down in comfort. The Essential Chair is reliable and one of the most affordable camping chairs with everything you need and no extra faff.

WeightStandout FeaturesOriginal Price
Not listedRated for 225 lbs$24.95

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best car camping chair

Poler Adventure Chair

Built for campgrounds, ski area parking lots, and beaches everywhere, the Poler Adventure Chair is comfy and fully down for anything. This foldable chair has a small table, a cupholder, and a whole array of stash pockets, so you can kick back safe in the knowledge that you've got everything you could possibly need within your arm's reach. The Adventure Chair’s is the best camp chair when going for style, with its bold retro vibe matched by its comfort and durability.

WeightStandout FeaturesOriginal Price
6.6 lbsIntegrated table$59.95

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best compact camping chair

Poler Stowaway Chair

The Poler Stowaway Chair is fully collapsible for convenient storage under the seat of your car or in a backpack. Weighing just 3 pounds, the Stowaway Chair is lightweight and incredibly easy to bring along on any adventure. The Stowaway is a great lightweight option that will keep you comfortable during any adventure.

WeightStandout FeaturesOriginal Price
3 lbsAluminum frame$69.95

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The Selection Process:

Our camp buyer has an endless amount of knowledge on all things camping stemming from years of experience in the outdoor industry in tandem with their countless hours out on the trail and hanging at the campsite. evo's buyers assess all products coming to market, lean into this knowledge, and put together this selection of the best products. They have a unique perspective as they truly see everything offered across the category.

Jen Streby

Hi! My name is Jen, and I grew up loving the outdoors, traveling to our family cabin every summer in Michigan where I got to spend time in lakes, rivers, and the woods. I grew apart from that as I traveled throughout the U.S. searching for what I call home until I moved to Utah in 2008 and became an avid backpacker and river rafter. From then on, it’s been a passion I seek out when the weather is a bit warmer here in the PNW.

I now call Washington home and have been here for 6 years. I started working for evo 2 days after my move up from Portland and have loved every minute of it. I’ve been a buyer for a couple of categories and then was tasked with bringing on our camp category several years ago. It’s been a wild ride and I’m stoked to be able to share my love for the outdoors with all our evo family.