12 Best Portable Camping Chairs for the Whole Family

Whether you're backpacking into the wilderness or camping with the family closer to home or even just gathering around a bonfire in the backyard, these camp chairs will keep you comfy and cozy.

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April 27, 2022

Having solid camp furniture can significantly improve a weekend away in the woods. Whether you're traveling alone, with a friend or with the whole family, you can find the perfect fit for everyone in the crew. Plus, outdoor folding chairs are just great for extra backyard seating around a bonfire. This list of budget-friendly and high-end camp chairs is sure to have something to satisfy even the most Goldilocks of campers.

$28.25

These foldable, kid-sized camp chairs are perfect for the little adventurers in the family. The seat comes in a fun multi-color design kids will love and packs down into an included carry case. It's suitable for children weighing up to 100 pounds.

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$50

Coleman's budget-friendly Outpost Breeze folding chair is everything you need without a fancy price tag. It folds down flat so you can easily leave a pair in the trunk of your car to always have at the ready whenever adventure strikes. The mini table, complete with cupholder, folds out to make it much easier to handle s'mores and dinner by the fire.

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$60

Crazy Creek seats go with you anywhere. They open like a book, pack completely flat and are adjustable for the individual comfort of each user. They're lightweight and great for picnics, beaches, adding insulation for sitting on bleachers at stadiums and pretty much wherever else you'd want to have a seat handy. Hang these seats on a hook by the garage door so you never forget them when you're off for a day outdoors or leave them in the trunk of your car so you're always picnic-ready.

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$125

You probably know ENO, even if you think you've never heard of the brand — ENO is one of the biggest hammock-makers in the U.S. The brand's hanging Lounger chair combines the best of hammocks and chairs: hang it from a sturdy tree branch and adjust the footrest to lounge in both comfort and style.

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$125

GCI Outdoors' Gravity Freeform Lounger is like an easy chair for the outdoors: With a sturdy base and adjustable positioning, you can recline and kick up your feet with ease. Bonus: GCI has installed phone holders in these chairs alongside the cupholders.

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$130

This chair is the ultimate best friend of backpackers willing to splurge on carrying a bit of extra weight for maximum comfort. It weighs just over a pound — 17 oz, to be exact. In backpacking terms, this can be seen as a waste of weight, but it's worth it when you can sit down in a real chair, off the ground and with a supportive back, at the end of a long day of hiking. It takes just a minute or two to set up, and makes a great gift for any serious backpacker who could use a little kit upgrade.

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$140

Kelty's Low Loveseat camp chair is like bringing a futon to the campfire. Bring a few throw pillows and a cozy blanket you're not worried about caking with dirt to make an extra-comfy fireside lounge. Have a bigger crew? Upgrade to the Kelty Lowdown Couch ($180 from REI) to fit a third adult comfortably.

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$150

This backpack-friendly chair is a luxury worthy of even glamping. Even though it's a minimalist chair weighing just shy of 2 lbs (1 lb, 14 oz, to be exact), it reclines: just adjust the straps and lean back to stare skyward.

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$160

When space and weight are no issue, it might be hard to beat this super-cushy seat from Guide Gear. Sink into the plush, overstuffed, oversized seat and you might even forget you're camping.

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$190

This collapsible chair from high-end Japanese camping company Snow Peak looks like it would be just as at home in your living room as it would be out camping in the forest. Made from sturdy aluminum, canvas and bamboo, this stunning chair collapses for easy carry and storage. The canvas seat is removable for easy washing.

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$250

Looking for the ultimate campsite upgrade? NEMO's reclining yet collapsible camp chair is pretty epic: the backrest is attached to the frame in such a way that you can lean back to gaze up at the stars without needing to adjust the chair setup or fiddle with settings. The chair swings in its frame and it really is that simple—plus it sets up easily and breaks down into a compact carry case.

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$300

YETI is best known for its rugged coolers, but its camp furniture is just as solid. The Trailhead Camp Chair is made from supportive, durable material that won't break down under the harsh rays of the sun like some other chairs may over time. It comes with a cup holder that can be moved to either side of the chair.

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