10 of the Best Camping Chairs for 2024
If you’re on a quest for the perfect camping chair then look no further, we’ve listed some of the best camping chairs on the market. From comfort to convenience, folding camping chairs to stargaze recliners, we’ve listed our best shopping advice and recommendations on finding the right camping chair for you below.
Things to consider when buying a camping chair
Are you the type of camper that spends your days exploring before heading back to camp to the welcome relief of your chair, or do you spend lots of time kicking back with a beverage, watching the buzz of nature around you? The right camping chair for you is one that works well for your needs. We’ve listed some key features to look out for below.
- Comfort is always a factor to bear in mind. Your camping habits will determine how far up the list comfort needs to be when you’re shopping around. If you’re spending all day enjoying your surroundings on site, you might want to look at padded chairs.. You also have to ensure that the chair offers proper support for your back and neck, whether you can recline the chair and whether you’d like armrests.
- Price is one of the top factors when weighing up your options. You’ll find camping chairs at all price points. If you’re looking for budget-friendly camping chairs, retailers like Decathlon, Argos, Regatta and Trail Outdoor Leisure are some of your best bets. For offers and discounts on outdoor camping gear head to the clothing and equipment section of our website. See our second-hand camping guide for more pointers on sourcing affordable camping equipment. Alternatively, if you’re wanting to invest in a deluxe camping chair, Helinox and Yeti sell a range of luxury camping chairs.
- Lightweight and foldable camping chairs are brilliant if you’re limited on space. Adventurers that are always on the move might want to look for a lightweight backpacking camping chair that easily folds up and will fit neatly in or on your rucksack. Camping chairs that are under two pounds in weight are ideal for keeping your rucksack ultra light.
- Unique features are worth looking out for, with all brands trying to stand out from the crowd. Whether it's the ability to adjust your level of recline, sturdy drink holders or pockets to stash your essentials, these features can really upgrade your experience.
1. Vango Radiate DLX Chair
Designed to keep you warm during cooler evenings, the Vango Radiate DLX Chair is a fantastic option for several reasons. With an in-built Graphene heating element which is power bank compatible, you are guaranteed to be kept warm. The chair is strong and sturdy, has a padded seat and backrest for comfort, armrests and packs down into a nice convenient size.
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2. Helinox Chair Zero
If you’ve been on the lookout for a super lightweight camping chair then look no further. The Helinox Chair Zero is the lightest and most compact camping chair yet. Weighing just 1.1lb but holding up to 120kg in weight, it is popular amongst campers who want to save space but also have a super comfortable chair to rest on.
3. Quechua Folding Camping Chair MH500
Compact, sturdy and affordable, the Quechua Folding Camping Chair is a lightweight option for a camping weekend away or a music festival. It also has other practical features including a cup holder, high backrest and padded armrests. It can support up to 120kg and is well-praised by other users for its comfort and durability.
4. Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair
Looking to enjoy the night sky? The Nemo Stargaze will well-suit your hobby on-site. It reclines to a flat level but also swings for a relaxing comfort motion. There is a cup holder built in and a stash pocket for items you want to keep handy, and it comes in three colour options! The Stargaze Recliner chair sits under more of a luxury price than other camping chairs, but it is worth every penny.
5. YETI Trailhead Camp Chair
If you’re looking for the ultimate do-it-all chair - the YETI Trailhead Camp Chair is for you. Built to last, this chair is designed for lasting durability and incredible comfort. With a carry bag included, bring this chair wherever you may fancy a sit-down, including the beach, mountains, forests, festivals and so much more.
6. Eurohike Kids Animal Camping Chairs
Eurohike offers an adorable range of animal-themed kids camping chairs. The collapsible design means it takes up a very small amount of space in the car and folds out easily at a campsite. The different animal chairs you can get include: frog, giraffe and puppy! Purchase one at Go Outdoors and if you’re a member head to the offers and discounts - clothing and equipment section of our website to claim your discount.
7. Sedile Director's Chair with Side Table
The Sedile Director's Chair with Side Table is a super stylish seating option made of polyester fabric and a sturdy steel frame. The Chair comes with a unique feature: A fold-out side table with a fibreboard surface. You can use this side table for food, drinks, snacks or electronic devices. The chair is designed to be folded and packed away easily, making it convenient for your outdoor camping adventures.
8. Craghoppers - Folding Chair | Woodland Green / Potters Clay
Looking to camp as sustainably as possible? Craghoppers Folding Chair is a practical and simple design that comes in earthy, tonal colours, perfect for the outdoors. A folding chair made with a lightweight aluminum frame and part made from recycling plastic bottles into polyester.
9. Hi-Gear Vegas Double Chair
Snuggle up on this luxury camping double chair made for two people. With in-built sponge padding providing you extra comfort, you’re guaranteed to find a relaxing sofa position every time. The chair itself folds down easily into a compact shape allowing for super easy storage.
10. Vanilla Leisure Etna Heated Folding Beach Chair
If you’re planning a camping trip by the coast, packing the right camping chair for beach trips is a must. The Etna Heated Folding Beach Chair has an array of exciting attributes making it the perfect beach chair, including a plug-in portable power bank (sold separately) which activates the heated seat and backrest, keeping you nice and toasty.The low beach chair design also offers great back support and comes with sturdy armrests, perfect for those long beach days relaxing by the sea.
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