A good camping chair won’t only keep you out of the dirt and sand. It needs to be comfortable to sit in, light to carry, and easy to stow away.
We shopped around and found these unique chairs that also have cup holders and features like their own built-in cooler or footrest.
1. Coleman Oversized Chair With Cooler
This cozy folding chair by Coleman has a small four-can pouch cooler. The chair also has cup holders and a mesh pocket to store items like your phone.
They come in a range of colors including red, blue, grey, and black, and can effortlessly be folded away when not in use. $30 on Amazon (price varies)
2. Sport-Brella Recliner Chair
If you want to kick back with your feet up, then look no further than the Sport-Brella. These chairs have three reclining positions and a full coverage umbrella that swivels.
They’re also made with a detachable footrest, an insulated pocket, cup holders, and a storage pocket that can fit four cans. The chairs are offered in Midnight Blue, Moss Green, and Firebrick Red. About $54, Amazon
3. Kamp-Rite Chair With Side Table And Cooler
This director-style chair is made with its own side table and cooler. It’s designed with a sturdy yet lightweight steel frame, along with curved armrests and a padded seat that doesn’t sag like other chairs.
The cooler is within easy arm’s reach and holds about twelve cans plus ice. The chair folds up nicely and the side table can also fold down. About $72, Amazon
4. Coleman Double Quad Chair
Coleman also makes a large camping chair for two. There is a mesh cup holder on each side so both campers can sit and drink a cold one. The chair additionally has two large pockets on the back to hold other items. About $50, Amazon
5. Trekology Yizi Go
The Yizi Go Chairs can be adjusted in height and seat anyone in the family. They’re compact enough to even fit in most backpacks and carry-on luggage.
A storage bag is included and can hold the chair when not in use. You can also attach the bags to the seat’s mainframe with included velcro strips. They’re offered in several colors such as red, green, blue, and yellow. $42 on Amazon
Marcel Ethier says
You missed one. The Ozark trail chairs. Firm, comfortable and reasonably priced.
John M Anderson says
I beg to differ. The Rockler rocking chair is the best. It works on any surface because it doesn’t use traditional rocker bottoms. The mechanism is hinged with hydraulics to provide the rocking motion.
Ted Denman says
I agree John. Rockler chair “rocks”! The ONLY negative, that I have with Rockler, is it is a heavy chair.
The “Strongback Chair” is designed by a Physician and is the most comfortable and supportive bag chair we have ever used (and we have used them for years!). The lower back support is amazing.
Agreed, worth the extra money spent.
ABSOLUTELY!! We purchased two of his chairs just as he started his business and several more since then as his designs evolved. You will never find a another chair so comfortable for your back!!
Sharee Thornberry says
Bought one because of your feedback. Waiting for it to arrive.
Diane Albrecht says
Totally agree Stongback is the best camping chair ever. A bit pricey but worth every penny.
Steve Colibaba says
If you have a bad back this is the chair for you. We’re on our second set in 8 years of full timing.
The strongback is definitely best for people like me with a bad back. I also find zero-gravity chairs work with my bad back.
Billy Bob Thorton says
The article is typical of the current state of materials used in the camping chair business for the most part. There is a huge demand for a comfortable standard stuff sack, high back made of round aluminum tube. That would get the weight down to where an aging population would be able to utilize the chair. But no, they still accept the HEAVY Chinese cheap steel steel tube construction.
Listen , if you want to separate yourselves from the rest of the typical crap you offer, do this;
1. Have made a typical sack stuff high back chair, made from aluminum round tubing.
2. Use high quality rivets at pivot points.
3. Use high quality 600D nylon fabric.
4. Use high quality plastic feet, etc, for all contact points.
5. Include drink holders in each fabric arm, to accommodate right and left handed users.
6. Make the chair back higher than those cheap uncomfortable ones sold at China Mart, they are catering to a different market.You do this, and market it correctly, touting the extreme lightweight, quality 600D fabric, you will sell thousands and thousands of em.
Do that, and you will be able to label yours ” the original lightweight stuff sack camping chair”
But, you won’t, why do I know this, because I own this very chair, bought 15 yrs ago and it’s literally falling apart now after 15 yrs of use. Seems the geniuses in the chair business aren’t that smart after all.
P.S. that company went out of business, so nobody was smart enough to step in and fill that segment of the market.
Me Myself & I says
I have been looking for the same chair! I want my old one back! Every thing is made like crap now????
From what I can see the whole comfort thing isn’t hard to find for a reasonable price. My issue with most of these types of chairs is getting out of the damn things!
Strongback chairs, won’t use anything else until we find something more comfortable. My back instantly relaxes when I sit down in one.
Billy Bob Thorton says
At a $100 bucks for something made in China is a ripoff.
My back doesn’t care where it is made. You can call it a rip-off, I call it a treasure.
I just wish we could buy something like this made in our country…. I still care!!
Everything that I can find is cheap Chinese junk.
Wendell S Martin says
I cant get out these arm-less chairs so i use an old aluminum folding chair with the nylon weave. It’s true, they wont fold as small but then again you don’t have to unpack them and there is plenty of room in the compartments to stow them.
Bob Porter says
You missed Strongback chair. Not cheap but are very comfortable and helps support your back! Check’em out!
Lynn Crooks says
The problem with these chairs is that you tend to slouch in them. My wife and I both have back problems that slouching only aggravates. We wish we could find good camp chairs for those of us with back problems and arthritis.
STRONGBACK CHAIRS……Google them, they are expensive, but for those of us with temperamental backs, they are well worth every cent spent. We’re on our second set of them.
Steve Lee says
Strongback chairs are expensive but worth it!
Lynn Crooks says
So, as a fellow RVer with an arthritic back, what are the 5 best camping chairs with back support?
C D says
Heavier campers will appreciate the sturdiness of the Renetto, rated for 400 lb, and equipped with integral canopy that can be swung up or down at the user’s pleasure. I’ve been hauling one around in my work vehicle for ten years, using it every week on outdoor industrial jobsites with my computer (the canopy is invaluable), and it’s a bit frayed after a decade but still very serviceable. I also keep two newer ones in my travel trailer. Highly recommend.
As an older senior with trouble getting out of soft sofas AND BAG chairs, we take along regular folding chairs. They don’t take up any more room and lay flat in the camper bed.
Had both knees replaced last year. Need a strong camping chair which has a higher seat height to get in and out of. Anyone have suggestions? Regular camp chairs are way too low and extremely difficult for disabled individuals to maneuver.
Steve Barnes,, Kamloops, BC says
Strongback, replaced 2 rivets in the pair. On our 7th Strongback season travelling 5 to 8 months per year, 22,000 miles last year alone. If I were starting out 20 year old I’d have them in my living room.
Steve Barnes, Kamloops, BC
75 year old back problem
I am using a Coleman chair and I satisfied with it. I think everyone can try it.
Samantha Nichols says
I think Zero Gravity Lounge Recliner Chair also can become one of the best camping chairs. There are several benefits of this chair: sturdy, UV-resistant, comes with cup holder trays and headrest, portable and foldable
and easy to maintain.
Dalton Bourne says
The Coleman Big-N-Tall is the best camping chair for RV I’ve ever bought. When I saw this chair and the price, I had doubts about its quality. But I can happily report that it met or exceeded my expectations at every step. The armrests really help me relax. Plus, the mesh cup holder can really hold anything from mugs to beer bottles. One feature that I like about this camping chair is the durability of the materials used. The steel frame didn’t flex even when I placed a 325-pound object.
Dalton Bourne says
It is tough, made from quality materials, water-resistant, and has a media pocket. If you want to feel absolute relaxation during your camping trips, this is definitely the perfect chair for you to sit on.