Camping chairs make a great addition to any camping trip. Bringing along a collapsible beach chair to a favorite beach or a lightweight folding camping chair can make all the difference in your camping experience.

Camping chairs have improved by leaps and bounds in recent years, likely due to the rising popularity of camping.

Man sitting in camping chair looking at waterfall

So which are the best camping chairs and how do you choose the right one for you?

To find the best camping chairs, look at its features and see which fit your needs. Seat heights vary widely, and some campers love being low to ground. Many people want a “regular” or standard chair height, however, and those are easier to find.

Below are some features to consider when trying to find the best camping chairs for you:

  • Choose a lightweight chair (around 10 pounds) and with carrying strap and/or its own bag
  • The right style for its use. For example, if you love concerts a backpack chair may be the best choice
  • Sturdy enough to hold the weight of any family member
  • Durable

If you decide you’ll use your collapsible chair for car camping but are considering needing it for a backpacking trip or kayak trip, go with a model that’s as lightweight as you can afford. Several chairs now on the market weigh less than five pounds, and they don’t break the bank.

Man carrying

When you buy a chair, practice carrying it. If you purchase online, check out photos to see how it’s carried and how much it weighs when bundled up.

Buying the right chair should require a little research. If you find the right one, you’ll use it for barbecues, sporting events, vacations—and camping. You may even turn to it just to sit outdoors on a perfect summer evening, in your backyard, under the stars.