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The 5 Best Camping Chairs of 2020

You’re only able to fully enjoy camping and backpacking if you can properly rest and relax in between all the activity, plus, sitting back and taking it all in is one of the best parts of any camping trip. One of the best ways to ensure your optimal relaxation is a camping chair suited to your needs. There are plenty of options at every price point, but there are a couple of important features that set the best camping chairs apart for the rest. A good camping chair is, first of all, comfortable, but is also packable and durable - you have to be able to get the chair to your destination, and you want something that is going to last past that first trip into the woods. From the car campsite or backcountry hiking stop, to the music festival or your local park, everyone enjoys a snug seat. With these features in mind, here is a list of the best camping chairs of 2020 that do an amazing job providing comfort in camp.


Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair

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This is hands-down one of the most comfortable and best camp chairs that you can buy. The Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair from Nemo was designed for the person looking to do all activities at maximum comfort levels. The auto-reclining feature helps to achieve the perfect angle simply by shifting your body weight, this also lets you introduce a gentle rocking. We’ve heard this feature is a favorite of families, who are looking to head outdoors with their babies - you can rock them right to sleep in this chair. Combined with a stable base, small packed size, and quick setup, it’s easy to see why this is one of the best reclining camp chairs.

Maximum CapacityWeight Original Price
300 lbs7 lbs$219.95

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Nemo Stargaze Camp Chair

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If you love the cradling shape and rocking motion of a hammock, the Nemo Stargaze Camp Chair was made for you. A more basic and budget-friendly version of the Stargaze Luxury chair from Nemo, the Stargaze camp chair still has many of the features that we love. The smooth motion chair swing works well on any surface your camping adventures take you, making it one of the best camping rocking chairs. Meanwhile, a no-spill cup holder and stash pocket keep everything organized and safe while you’re swaying away. Plus, the small packed size and compact carrying case allows you to bring this swinging delight wherever you please.

Maximum CapacityWeight Original Price
300 lbs6.1 lbs$149.95

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Burton x Helinox Chair One Camp Chair

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When you’re tired of sitting on wet logs or hard rocks during your backcountry hiking trips, pack up the Burton x Helinox Chair One Camp Chair to up your enjoyment levels. The chair perfectly balances a high level of comfort while still being super compact and ultra-low packweight. Once you’ve arrived at the campsite for the evening, this 1.9 lbs lightweight camping chair quickly and easily assembles from aluminium poles. You’ll be the envy of the rest of your hiking buddy crew with this chair, one of the best backpacking chairs.

Maximum CapacityWeight Original Price
320 lbs1.9 lbs$119.95

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Kelty Low Loveseat

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Looking to share a seat with someone as you take in the sunset? Feel a campfire is much more cosy with your dog seated next to you? Or maybe you just need a little more space to lounge out in? Whatever the case the Kelty Low Loveseat brings all the essential camping chair features you’re looking for, then doubles the size. Two insulated beverage holders are located in the adjustable armrests. When you’re done sharing the seat just roll it up into storage and carry it away with the padded shoulder strap. This generously sized offering from Kelty is one of the best loveseat camping chairs.

Maximum CapacityWeight Original Price
500 lbs15 lbs$109.95

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Kelty Lowdown Chair

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At first glance you may think the Kelty Lowdown Chair just appears to be an old-school folding chair. However, upon further examination, it is anything but one of the folding camp chairs of the past. The chair sits lower to the ground, getting you closer to both the campfire and the conversation. An insulated beverage holder makes sure your drink is still cold when you’re finished telling that long story. And no need to worry about struggling to slide the chair back into its carrying case as this chair comes with an easy to use padded roll-tote attached to a carry strap. With good vintage looks and new thoughtful features, the Lowdown chair is one of the best folding camp chairs.

Maximum CapacityWeight Original Price
350 lbs7.375 lbs$59.95

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