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Camp Chairs

The best camp chairs, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on September 23, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Camp Chair Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Hillsound BTR Stool

A nifty little stool that is small enough to take along on almost any adventure and comfortable enough to meet the needs of most sitting situations. Best of all, it’s totally dummy proof! No fiddling around or asking yourself, “how does this work again?” It’s super straightforward, easy to use, and comes in two sizes (14" and 17"). Conditions:I’ve used the Hillsound BTR stool for a month-and-a-half, having taken it fishing, camping, hiking, wildlife watching, and to a few backyard campfires/cookouts. Full review

rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Helinox Chair One

I like the chair. The leg pole broke. I had to pay to ship their defective chair frame back to the company to get fixed, and when I got it back the replaced leg was a different color??? Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Sea to Summit Air Chair

This is one of those items that is a luxury and unnecessary weight/bulk to carry around (especially for light/fast backpacking)—like my portable Wacaco espresso machine. But once you try it it’s hard to go without in some trips. Every once in a while I buy a new item or piece of gear that has me looking and tinkering with my bag to see what could be dropped to make way for the new gadget (or become mentally prepared to carry the extra load, which is not too uncommon).  This has happened many… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Sling-Light Chair

I wish it was still made of titanium tubing and super light. I paid $85 for the one I bought in the '80s and loved it. This is the only chair I would ever take backpacking. At the end of a long day of hiking it is like sitting in a lazyboy lounge chair. I will be ordering a new one as soon as I get paid. Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
REI Flexlite Air Chair

My chair broke. REI provides no resources for parts or repair of this chair. I have one of these chairs with a broken joint. I weigh 157 lbs, and it was not being misused when it broke. REI wouldn't help with the part or repair. I was given the oversea distributor's info, but no one replied. This is an expensive chair to be an unreliable throwaway. For a company like REI that pushes sustainability, this item does not reflect their own standards.        Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
REI Flexlite Air Chair

A great lightweight luxury item I have not carried the extra weight of a chair until now, opting for available logs, boulders, ground, and bear can (when carried) as a seat. However, after sampling a friend's Helinox Chair Zero on a weeklong backpack this summer, I decided to go for it and get one for myself. I ended up getting the REI Flexlite Air. It was less expensive (helps when it's on sale too) and was similar to but about an ounce lighter. Comfort and fit for me are very similar. Like most… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Helinox Ground Chair

Worth the small weight. Been using this for several years. It’s a bit tricky to get in and out of, but to me it’s worth the trouble. Used mainly on canoe trips in the backcountry. While others are sitting on damp ground, rocks, or their PFD’s, I’m sitting comfortably. The “ultralight” crowd will poo-poo the little bit of weight, but then they all want to sit in it when I bring it along. There are now asian knockoffs at a much lower price of this chair, no idea how reliable they are. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
La Siesta ZunZun Travel Hammock Chair

A lightweight, packable, comfortable hanging chair. This hammock chair arrived in its own stuff sack, and the instructions for setup are sewn inside! My 9-year-old and I could easily put this up. The spreader bar disassembles easily and packs into the bag. It's lightweight enough to add to your backpack and provide a comfy alternative to sitting on the ground. We use it at home on our swingset, and both grownups and kids love it. It's the perfect spot to snuggle with a book and a warm drink. When… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Sling-Light Chair

I manufacture the Sling-Light camp chair and headrest and have since 1977. We stopped making the chair from 2014 to 2019 because of low demand and high production run costs. We restarted production in 2019 and it is available to order directly from the Sling-Light website. I developed and manufacture the Sling-Light camp chair and headrest so I will let the customers review the chair as I have seen in this section. It is a great chair, but has its limitations as to size, weight, and cost. It is… Full review