There is nothing better when out in the woods than kicking back in a camping chair and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. Whether you are on your patio, in the backwoods, or around a campfire with a marshmallow roasting on the end of a stick, you want to make sure there is a sturdy, comfortable chair beneath you.
In my experience, based on the type of trip you are having, you will either want a camping chair that is luxurious and comfortable or one that is compact and easy to transport. Comfortable chairs should be reserved for trips without much walking – maybe for a camping trip with a nearby place to park your car. In contrast, overnight hiking tips require you to haul your equipment with you. If you want to bring a chair, it had better by small, light, and easy to carry.
Below are the three best comfortable camp chairs, and the three best compact camp chairs. Decide what type of trip you want to take, and invest appropriately.
The 3 Best Comfortable Camp Chairs
These chairs are great for kicking back with a book or a beer (or both), or for lounging around a crackling fire. They do not require much setup, and they may even rival the comfort of your indoor furniture.
The chair does fold up into 89 cm x 18 cm, making it convenient to store, but maybe not the smallest to carry. This chair is great for anyone looking to really relax outdoors.
I think this chair is what whoever coined the term “happy camper” was referring to. It comes in three great colors and folds down into a carrying case that is slim, but not tiny. This chair promises to keep whoever is sitting it in comfortable, relaxed, and protected from the harsher elements.
Both the chair and the footrest fold up for storage. This chair comes in three fantastic color options.
The 3 Best Compact Camp Chairs
These chairs fold up into really compact pouches that can be thrown into a backpack or over your shoulder for easy transport. If you are looking to spend some significant time outside, you should definitely have one of these on you.
This chair is even an Amazon Choice item, so you can feel confident in your purchase. If you are hiking to your camping spot but still want a chair to relax in by the campfire, make room for this chair. You won’t regret it.
This is a great thing to have with you if you need something lightweight, but supportive. I wouldn’t opt for this one if I were going to be on the trail for more than two days or so, but for quick trips that still require a haul to your campsite, this is a great option.
It is basically a self-inflating blow-up chair. It may seem unconventional at first, but trust me, this chair is super comfortable. The carrying case even comes with an over the shoulder strap, so you don’t have to sacrifice backpack space. This would be my chair of choice if I were to be on the trail for a long time.
Camping is the ultimate choose your own adventure game. Do you want to relax? Rough it? Explore? Exercise? You can do all of that and more! No matter which adventure you choose, make sure you have the best equipment to support and carry your ventures. Choose the chair that is right for you, and enjoy your time outside!