The best camp chairs, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on October 20, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
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This is a great chair and comfortable for what it is. The first debate is, do you want to carry "un-needed" extra weight? Everyone has to make their own choice on that. For me, the days of hoping to find a semi-comfortable rock or log at a campsite are over. What if there's nothing there at all? Plus, if you do find something, can you move it easily? When I was younger I did not carry a chair. If a chair like this had been available back then though I would have. The chair itself is well made… Full review
A compact camping chair that comes in under 2 pounds, making it an option for backcountry use or most commonly, an easy to haul option for those times in the frontcountry when you need a chair (car camping, backyard cookouts, beach trips, and more). Conditions: I’ve used the NEMO Moonlite Reclining Camp Chair for nearly four months, from late spring through summer and now as we head into the early days of autumn. The chair has been used during weekend camping trips, day trips to the beach, at… Full review
Great backcountry comfort in a small package that will only add a pound to your pack. This little nugget is worth its weight in gold. At today’s price of gold that would be around $1800, but fortunately the Chair Zero costs considerably less than that. But the point being, that at a scant 1 pound in weight, it affords a lot of lightweight comfort after a day on the trail. At $120 it’s not exactly cheap, but I’m not getting any younger and comfort in camp is a luxury I’m willing to pay for. Full review
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
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
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. Comfort and convenience in the wilderness 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… Full review
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
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
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