Whether you need your chair small and packable or crave a seat that can handle some abuse, one of these 9 chairs will be the perfect answer. As everyone has a different goal for their outdoor sitting needs, we looked over a variety of types of camp and backyard chairs to help find something that suits your seat.
This popular camping chair has everything you need to enjoy a campfire in style. A built-in armrest cooler holds up to 4 cans and the cushioned seat back adds to your relaxation. Mesh side pockets keep books and gear close at hand.
This chair is designed with spring-action rocking technology, for more comfort and fun. The easy to use carry handle and beverage holder, will make this chair the perfect companion on your next camping, fishing, or tailgating trip.
Eagles Nest Outfitter dubs the DL Lounger "your ticket to serious relaxation." The chair has adjustable leg heights of 3 and 10 inches (ideal for sliding under festival regulations), a cup holder, two cargo pockets, and an integrated pillow. With shock-cord assembly, the chair comes in under 5 pounds and includes a stuff sack.
Alps Mountaineering's best-selling chair comes with a robust system designed to hold 425 pounds. While somewhat bulkier than other chairs, it does fold flat and now the back rest detaches for a bit easier maneuverability. This is the type of chair ideal to haul out of the shed for the backyard barbecue.
This foldable aluminum chair goes one step further and adds steel and hardened arms for those needing a little help sitting down or standing up. Add in a broad backrest for comfort and the base of the Captain's Chair offers a sturdy outdoor option.
But the SunShade in the name isn't just a clever trick, this canopy rotates about 270 degrees front to back, making it ideal for blocking the sun for a long day outdoors.
Collapsing down to about the size of a loaf of bread, this easily storable chair also has some strength, using heavy-duty aircraft-grade 7075 aluminum to support up to 350 pounds. Weatherproof, rustproof, and washable, the chair weighs 2.6 pounds and includes breathable mesh. The shock-cord design and carry sack allows for versatility in toting and storing, giving you a chair that can handle a variety of conditions in a form that you can get to those conditions.
The packing on this chair is unlike any other. The Uno packs fully down into a Frisbee-shaped base, allowing the lightweight chair to slide into a backpack. Designed to fall under festival regulations, the seat rises just 6 inches with a 21-inch-high seat back. The aluminum poles still hold 250 pounds and if you decide not to sit in the chair, convert it into a table for camping convenience.
We appreciate the roll-tote carry bag that makes this chair easy to pack up and move. While not a backpacking-style carry-around, the Lowdown is still a small and manageable chair with a folding steel frame. The new all-mesh back helps keep you cooler as you sit and the insulated beverage holder does the same for your drink. Enjoy the near-ground experience in comfort.
Helinox has a popular Chair Zero, a packable, foldable chair that comes in a crazy-light single pound and packs small. The Chair Two takes that same concept and offers a bit more in the way of a higher, more supportive back and removable rocking feet. Feel free to still pack this for camping—with or without the rocking attachments—or toss it on the back patio for the times you aren't camping.