Editors’ Choice: Best Overland Camp Chairs

Photo By: YETI

There may be nothing better than sitting under the stars with a cold beverage and a roaring campfire after a long day on the trail. Whether by truck, SUV, or motorcycle, vehicle-based adventure travel can really push your muscles and back to the limits. So it’s important that once we’ve wrapped up our journey for the day, stretched our legs, and set up camp, we have a comfortable seat upon which to spend the rest of the evening.

There are a wide variety of seating options available in the adventure travel marketplace, with a product to suit each priority. No matter if you’re looking for minimal weight for use on a motorcycle, or heavier weight seating that prioritizes comfort over that can handle the type of jostling a chair might see in the back of your rig,

We’ve identified some of the best seating systems on the market (in no particular order) so you can buy with confidence.

Best Overland Camp Chairs

Dometic Luxury Firenze Reclining Camp Chair

People sitting at camp enjoying dinner with Dometic Camp Furniture.
Photo by Dometic

The Dometic Luxury Firenze Chair is the perfect place to unwind after an active day. With seven backrest positions, the Luxury is suitable for use at a table, as well as lounging around camp. The soft-touch 600D Polyester fabric makes this chair a supremely comfortable recliner. The aluminum frame is powder-coated for durability. The Luxury Firenze measures 33.46 x 48.03 x 24.80-inches and weighs 10.7-pounds.

MSRP: $97.19

Big Agnes Big Six Camp Chair

Two people at camp playing cornhole with Big Agnes chairs and tents.
Big Agnes Big Six Camp Chair. Photo by Big Agnes

Weighing in at 3-pounds, 3-ounces. The Big Agnes Big Six Camp Chair is designed to pack away small (21 x 4.5 x 3.5-inches) but provide a comfortable camp seat that features a tall back and wide seat. The Bix Six is fully shock-corded, and the frame is color-coded for easy setup and breakdown. The Robic nylon fabric is lightweight, waterproof, and durable. This chair is a perfect fit for motorcyclists.

MSRP: $149.95

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NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Camp Chair

Woman relaxing at a beach camp in a NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair.
NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair. Photo by NEMO

If you find yourself checking out the stars at camp in the evenings, then the NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair is right for you. The Stargaze Recliner is a suspended air-rocking recliner that swings smoothly and gently over any surface. The aircraft-grade aluminum suspension frame is sturdy and packs down compactly (7 x 24-inches) while the water-resistant mesh hugs your body contours. The NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair weighs 6-pounds, 5-ounces.

MSRP: $219.95 – $249.95

Kelty Lowdown Chair

Man carrying a Kelty Lowdown Chair slung over his shoulder.
Kelty Lowdown Chair. Photo by Kelty

Ideal for getting close to the fire when you’re kicking back after a hard day on the trail, The Kelty Lowdown Chair has a 12-inch seat height and adjustable armrests with an integrated cup holder to keep a cold beverage within arm’s reach. The Lowdown has a steel frame and polyester seat for durability and packs down to a shoulder-totable size to give you more room for your other gear. The Lowdown Chair weighs 7-pounds, 6-ounces.

MSRP: $74.95

Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) Lounger SL Camp Chair

Woman sitting on the beach in an (ENO) Lounger SL Chair.
ENO Lounger SL Chair. Photo by ENO.

Nothing beats plopping down around the campfire after a long day of adventure, and the ENO Lounger SL Chair provides all of the comfort without unnecessary bulk. Its low center of gravity and three-legged construction provides support on uneven surfaces commonly found at campsites. The 3-pound, 4-ounce ENO Lounger SL Chair features a nylon and mesh seat and is perfect for moto or vehicle camping.

MSRP: $79.95

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Helinox Sunset Camp Chair

Two women relaxing at a beach camp with their Helinox Sunset Chairs.
Helinox Sunset Chair. Photo by Helinox

A favorite of loads of overland travelers, the Helinox Sunset Chair features a high back and higher-than-average seat height (14 -inches), making it one of the more comfortable seating options for taller overlanders. Supported by DAC aluminum alloy poles, the seat can accommodate someone who weighs up to 320 lbs. The Helinox Sunset Chair can be customized to suit any season. For winter camping, the plush High Back Seat Warmer can be added to block out drafts. In the summer, you can swap the standard blended fabric seat for a mesh one and then add a Personal Shade to shield you from the sun. The Sunset Chair weighs 3-pounds, 4-ounces, and packs down to 18.5 x 4.7 x 5.6-inches.

MSRP: $169.95

YETI TrailHead Camp Chair

Two people and a dog taking in the view from camp in a YETI TrailHead Camp Chair.
YETI TrailHead Camp Chair. Photo by Yeti

Once you’ve conquered a killer trail, you’ve earned an even better break. The supportive FlexGrid fabric on the YETI Trailhead Camp Chair is designed for legendary durability and comfort. The included carry bag makes it easy to take your chair on the trail. Weighing in at 13.3-pounds, this is the heaviest chair on our list, but for long-term overland travelers, having durable gear is a must.

MSRP: $300.00

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