There are certain pieces of camping equipment that everybody knows are essential, for example, you need to have a decent tent and a sleeping bag that will keep you warm and sheltered overnight.

A good bag and quality cooking equipment will also come in extremely useful, however, a must-have piece of kit that often gets overlooked is the camping chair.

After a long day of outdoor activity, you’ll want to sit back and relax when you get back to the campsite and the best way to do that is with a comfortable place to sit.

As well as camping, foldable chairs are also great for things such as festivals, outdoor events, fishing or even as a cheaper alternative to garden furniture. Currently, there are a huge number of camping chairs on the market, but we’ve reviewed some of the best ones here – and there’s something for all budgets.

Outwell Acadia Signature Lounger

Outwell Acadia Signature Lounger

Perhaps more suited to seasoned campers who will be using it regularly, the Outwell Acadia Signature Lounger is the most expensive on our list, currently priced at around £140.00 RRP, but this is a small price to pay for guaranteed comfort.

Crafted from aluminium, this lounger comes with a fully adjustable back and headrest, ensuring you can find a position that is perfect for you, whilst the quick drying foam padding and polyester cover help to prevent it from taking on too much water if the weather takes a turn for the worse.

The concertina design will also allow the lounger to lie flat, meaning there’s always time for a quick snooze and you can safely store your favourite beverage in the handy cup holder that is fitted just below the right hand arm.

Weighing 8.5 kilograms, this is one of the heavier chairs on the market, so you won’t want to be lugging it around for the whole day, this is very much a chair to be left on site.

Key Specifications

  • Packed size – 100 x 21 x 68cm
  • Weight: 8.5 kg
  • Frame – Aluminium
  • Features – Adjustable backrest, headrest, cup holder, quick drying foam, concertina design.

Where to Buy

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Outwell Chino Hills Camping Chair

Outwell Chino Hills Camping Chair

Currently retailing for around £65, the Chino Hills Camping Chair is a perfect choice for mid-range budgets.

The frame is made from highly durable steel, making it extremely sturdy, whilst still being relatively light, tipping the scales at just over 5kg, but allowing to it to bear loads of up to 125kg.

With no assembly required, this excellent camping chair opens and folds in seconds and also comes with an adjustable side table that can be positioned to the side of you, or in front of you, adding to its versatility.

The table also boasts a handy cup holder and even a slot to place your phone or tablet (if you can’t bear to completely tear yourself away from your mod cons whilst camping).

In terms of materials, the Chino Hills Camping chair is made from polyester and comes in grey, with the Outwell branding in white providing a recognisable stamp of quality.

Key Specifications

  • Packed size – 85 x 14 x 52cm
  • Weight: 5 kg
  • Frame – Steel
  • Features – Adjustable table, padded arm rests, tablet and cop holders, foldable design.

Where to Buy

Eurohike Peak Folding Chair

Eurohike Peak Folding Chair

Definitely one for those on a budget, the Eurohike Peak Folding Chair is currently available for as little as £8.

Now, obviously a low budget chair like this one is not going to come with all the bells and whistles of some of the higher priced options, but this chair will definitely still do the job.

Available in a range of colours, it has a classic folding design and is ultra-lightweight, making it perfect for anything from ad hoc garden furniture or a spot of fishing, to a camping trip or festival.

Carrying this chair from one location to another is an absolute doddle, thanks to the handy carry bag that is included, ensuring you can have it to hand all day and take the weight off your feet in an instant. 

The mesh cup holder on the right arm offers a perfect finishing touch and an extra hint of practicality.

Key Specifications

  • Open size – 85 x 52 x 52cm
  • Features – Ultra lightweight design, cup holder, carry bag.

Where to Buy

As well as the three mentioned above, there are plenty of other camping chairs on the market, at a range of prices.

You’ll want a chair that is relatively lightweight, while still being durable and it helps if it can be transported with relative ease – and of course, any additional features such as tables and cup holders could be the deal maker.

Author

Hi I am Luke, a guy who loves to camp and explore what the UK has to offer. I am from Yorkshire and some might ask why I would ever need to leave this wonderful county, we have everything you cover ever need.While this is true, the UK is full of some amazing places and I wanna see as much as possible over the coming years.

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