Best Heavy Duty Folding Camping Chairs for Outdoor Rest

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 8, 2017
If you like camping, picknicking, fishing, etc. a camping chair is handy to have. Sitting on a chair feels much more comfortable than on the ground, especially when planning a long stay trip into the wild. Hopefully, our review will help you find the chair you've been looking for. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

A durable aluminum frame with stainless steel tubes and connectors is solid and strong enough to endure the weight up to 425 lbs.

CONS

The cup holder position is a bit inconvenient. 

OUR VERDICT

This amazing chair from a renowned manufacturer will provide you with ultimate convenience of use. A tall backrest will support and keep your spine neutral, allowing you to enjoy yourself in the wild. A great chair to use for camping, tailgating, sports and many other outdoor events.  Available in Green, Steel Blue, and Khaki designs.

detailed parameters
MATERIAL

Frame: Pro-Tec engineered aluminum

Tubes and connectors: stainless steel

Fabric: 600D polyester

WEIGHT CAPACITY

Up to 425 lbs

USABILITY

Foldable, Significantly taller back, Cup holder, Padded armrests

DIMENSIONS

24" x 18"x 36"

10.5 lbs 

WARRANTY

Limited lifetime

PROS

The chair features two capacious storage pockets in one of which there's a special headphone cord access for putting an MP3 player or a smartphone and listening to music without cords getting in your way.

CONS

The chair is rather heavy. 

OUR VERDICT

The Sport-Brella recliner chair offers all conveniences one could wish for when being in the wild. Thanks to the full coverage umbrella, providing superior UPF 50+ skin protection, you will be able to go caming even in the hot weather. Available in Midnight Blue and Firebrick Red colors. 

detailed parameters
MATERIAL

Frame: stainless steel 

Fabric: polyester 

WEIGHT CAPACITY

Up to 250 lbs

USABILITY

Foldable, 3-position recliner, 3-way adjustable umbrella, Padded armrests, Footrest, Insulated pocket for 4 cans, Cup holder,  2 storage pockets, Carry bag included

DIMENSIONS

36” x 43” x 55”

12.1 lbs

WARRANTY

90 days 

PROS

A unique built-in armrest cooler compactly accommodates up to 4 cans and a couple of ice packs. You can keep your drinks cool and within easy reach. 

CONS

A mesh cupholder looks flimsy.

OUR VERDICT

As the Coleman Oversized Quad Chair features side pockets, you can keep all your personal belongings and gear always at hand. Relax and enjoy yourself in the wild with enhanced feeling of comfort. For your choice, the product is offered in 4 nice color designs. 

detailed parameters
MATERIAL

Frame: stainless steel 

Fabric: polyester 

WEIGHT CAPACITY

Up to 325 lbs

USABILITY

Foldable, Height-adjustable padded  armrests, Cold™ built-in 4-can cooler, Side pocket, Cup holder, Carry bag included

DIMENSIONS

37” x 24” x 40.5” 

8.8 lbs

WARRANTY

1 year 

PROS

A side table with a cup holder comes as a nice addition to the chair, allowing you to have a drink or meal with more comfort. 

CONS

Some users claim that the backrest is not supportive enough. 

OUR VERDICT

Should you need a stylish and versatile chair to use both in the wild and in your yard, don't go past the Timber Ridge portable folding chair. Designed to be lightweight and portable, it will become a functional piece of furniture just anywhere. Choose lava or black color to your liking.

detailed parameters
MATERIAL

Frame: aluminium 

Fabric: polyester 

WEIGHT CAPACITY

Up to 300 lbs

USABILITY

Foldable, Padded  armrests, Foldable side table with a cup holder

DIMENSIONS

21” x 17” x 33” - with a folded table

6.4 lbs

WARRANTY

Amazon’s 30-day return policy

PROS

The chair is made of 1000-den Oxford durable cloth that's highly resistant to the UV rays and wear and tear. Keeping it clean is also a breeze. A very practical solution at a good price.

CONS

This chair does not have armrests. 

OUR VERDICT

Being one of the lightest camping chairs on the market, the Moon Lence folding chair is ideal for hikers, backpackers, and fishermen. At 2 lbs of weight only, it compactly folds into a carry bag for its easy handling and convenient transportation. You can opt for one of the 4 color designs available.

detailed parameters
MATERIAL

Frame: aluminium 

Fabric: 1000D Oxford polyester

WEIGHT CAPACITY

Up to 242 lbs

USABILITY

Foldable, Carry bag included

DIMENSIONS

24” x 22” x 26”

2 lbs

WARRANTY

Amazon’s 30-day return policy

What is a Camping Chair

Camping is always about fun and positive emotions. When you are ready for an outdoor adventure, do not forget to make up a list of necessary supplies and equipment to enjoy your leisure time to the maximum. The camping checklist will vary depending on the type of camping and activities you plan but usually, it includes a tent, a camping table, bug sprays, a first aid kit, etc. One more essential camping attribute designed to add comfort outdoors is a camping chair. Camping chairs are portable, easy to set up and fold for convenient handling and transportation. They don't take up a lot of space in a trunk, besides, a lot of them can be attached to a backpack. Being perfect for camping, picnics and other outings, camping chairs are also great for at-home use. You can set one on a patio, near the pool or in the garden and enjoy your weekend with a cup of iced tea in hands.

ALPS Mountaineering ALFC-8

Add Comfort to Your Outdoor Adventures

If you're looking for a reliable and easy-to-transport camp chair to sit back and relax in comfort in the wild, do not hesitate to buy this best-selling model from ALPS Mountaineering. It offers all the features you’d expect from a high-quality camp chair to enjoy your best-ever outings with family and friends. 

The ALPS Mountaineering stands for a distinctive prime design with padded curved armrests that make it unique and ensure an ergonomic position of your arms when you sit. Unlike other models, it has a tall supportive backrest, so you can lounge in the chair for hours, your spine been properly aligned. The chair comes equipped with a beverage holder where you can put your drink, keys, phone or/and other small items.

The whole construction of the chair is built to last. The frame of super lightweight Pro-tec aluminum with solid stainless steel tubes and connectors boasts impressive 425 lbs weight capacity, while the seat of high-quality 600d polyester is wear- and tear-resistant. Hence, the ALPS camp chair is not only comfortable but also extremely durable. 

Strong and sturdy, it easily folds flat for storage and transportation and quickly pops back when you are ready to sit. Though this model does not feature a carry bag, when collapsed, it takes up very little space in the trunk of your car or RV. As solid and comfortable as it is, the ALPS Mountaineering camp chair is great for camping, RVing, sports events, barbecues and simply for sitting on a deck. 

With a compact and stylish personal refrigerator, you will always have refreshing cold drinks at hand. Easy-to-carry and powered both from a cigarette lighter and from the mains, personal fridges are perfect for outdoor recreations and indoor use as well.

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ALPS Mountaineering ALFC-8
ALPS Mountaineering ALFC-8
 

Sport-Brella BRE03-605-04-P

Just Sit Back and Relax

Ultra-comfortable, super-strong, highly durable and dependable. That's what the Sport-Brella Recliner Chair is about. This luxurious all-in-one model offers unmatched versatility for your best-ever outdoor adventures. See for yourself!

To start with, the Sport-Brella features a three-point reclining back, which goes from a standard upright position down into two positions where you can laze and relax or even take a nap. For your ultimate convenience, the chair is complete with a removable foot rest and a handy cup holder. In the arm, there is an insulated pocket which can hold up to 4 cans. Thanks to this nice addition, you can have your drinks cool and within easy reach. Besides the insulated pocket, there are two more pockets on the sides of the chair where you can store your other stuff.

One of the pockets is zippered and has a built-in bottle opener, while the other one features a headphone cord access through which you can slip the wires to listen to music in a more comfortable way.

As its name suggests, a distinguishing feature and a real advantage of this model is a full coverage umbrella with an aluminum UPF 50+ coating that not only can shield you from the sun but also ensure high level of protection against harmful UV rays.

This deluxe Sports-Brella Recliner is a portable chair that boasts light weight and small dimensions when folded. Yet, it's an incredibly comfortable and functional model that you could use for sports events, tailgating, when being on a beach or near the pool. Relaxation has never been that easy!

To keep your snacks and foods fresh and protected during short and long trips, opt for one of the lunch boxes from our latest review.

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Sport-Brella BRE03-605-04-P
Sport-Brella BRE03-605-04-P
 

Coleman Oversized Quad

Grab a Cold Drink Without Getting Up

On a hot day, when you've just settled in a chair with a glass of beer or refreshing juice, the last thing you want is to get up. You won't need to if you get the camping chair from Coleman fitted with an integrated cool bag. You can stock up on drinks in advance and enjoy the time.

The cool bag can accommodate 4 cans or medium-sized bottles of water and two ice packs. Thanks to a special inner coating, the contents of the bag isn't exposed to the sun and maintains a nice refreshing temperature for hours. There's also a handy mesh cup holder on the chair where you could put your drinks. 

For your long-lasting comfort and convenience, the Coleman chair is equipped with height-adjustable armrests and an extra large padded seat, giving you a little more wiggle room than some other folding chairs do. Two accessory pockets will keep all your must-have personal items (keys, books, a phone, sunblock, sunglasses, a bug spray, etc.) at your side.

A robust heavy-duty steel frame is extremely sturdy and can bear the weight of up to 325 lbs. Wide legs add to stability of the construction, preventing it from skidding on grass, gravel, ground, tiles, parquet, etc. 

Comfortable, lightweight and durable, the Coleman Quad Chair will meet all your portable seating needs. Whether you plan to spend a day on the beach, go to an open-air concert or music festival, watch a football game or simply sit near the fire at the campsite and roast marshmallows, this folding chair will become your great companion.

Camping tents and sleeping bags are essential for overnight camping. The tents will protect you from the inclement weather, making a reliable shelter, while a sleeping bag will let you stay overnight and have a good sleep outdoors. 

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Coleman Oversized Quad
Coleman Oversized Quad
 

Timber Ridge Aluminum Portable

All-in-one Design

The versatility of use and robust design of the Timber Ridge Folding Chair will attract you right away.

The frame of chair is made of rugged aluminum, while the seat is made of strong and breathable polyester oxford fabric. The whole construction is very lightweight and super portable, yet the weight capacity of 300 lbs will impress you. Cushioned armrests, a padded back, and a spacious seat ensure exceptional comfort for user's maximum relaxation. But what really sets the Timber Ridge chair apart from many other models is a side table. Made of durable and scratch-resistant plastic, it’s a nice spot to keep your food, books and other small items at hand. When the table is unfolded, it is solid and does not flip back. So, you won't need to worry that your stuff might fall off it accidentally. Meanwhile, a built-in cup holder will securely hold a can of soda, a bottle of beer or water, or a mug of tea. If you want to sit at the camping table or a garden table to eat or play games with friends, simply fold the side table and use the Timber Ridge as a regular chair. 

Owing to a rectangular design with scissors action and straight lines, this chair looks very much like a famous director’s chair. At a glance, it evokes a stereotypical image of a movie director on location. Though you won’t have to call “Action! “, you can lean back and lounge in comfort wherever you are. Taking just seconds to set up and collapse, this folder chair from Timber Ridge will suit for all outings, including barbecue and garden parties with friends.  

Badminton rackets will make a nice addition to your camping gear. Playing badminton, you will turn your leisure to an active and healthy pastime your family will enjoy. 

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Timber Ridge Aluminum Portable
Timber Ridge Aluminum Portable
 

Moon Lence Ultralight Portable

Ultra Light and Super Durable

For those consumers who don't want to drag around a bulky chair, we'd recommend to take a look at the Moon Lence camping chair. It weighs only 2 lbs and it compactly folds into a 4” х 5” х 3.5” carry bag, offering unmatched portability for short and long backcountry trips. 

If you think that the chair this small cannot be reliable, the Moon Lence proves different. A rugged X-shaped aluminum frame with solid connectors is designed to endure the load up to 242 lbs, ensuring outstanding sturdiness and stability. It’s impressive, isn’t it?  In addition, a frame coating is scratch-resistant and your chair will look brand new even after numerous outdoor uses. You could also use this chair in your house without worrying that you may scratch your expensive floor with metal legs. Due to the caps on each leg, the chair stands smoothly on surface. 

The seat of premium 100d Oxford polyester contributes to the overall durability of the model. This fabric is strong, wear- and heat-resistant, easy to clean and, which is not less important, does not fade over time.

We’d like to note that ultra-light and compact design of the chair in no way comprises its comfort characteristics. The ergonomic seat will perfectly contour your body, keeping your spine neutral and neck aligned, and provide you with the feeling of comfort on the hottest days thanks to the breathable mesh inserts. Even though the chair doesn't have armrests, you can still sit in comfortably due to its ergonomic shape.

Easy-to-set-up, portable and versatile, the Moon Lence is an ideal choice for hikers, backpackers, tailgaters, fishermen, concert goers, and adventurers. 

No outdoor camping or picnic is complete without scrumptious juicy meat roasts or steaks. Outdoor and camping grills will help you to get an appetizing chunk of meat grilled to perfection. Meanwhile, a quality steak knife will come in handy to cut your steak to fine slices.

Review of Moon Lence Ultralight Portable Folding with Carry Bag

Moon Lence Ultralight Portable
Moon Lence Ultralight Portable
 

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3. How to Choose Chairs for Camping, eBay. March 16, 2015.

4. How to choose a camping chair, HubPages. August 20, 2016. 

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