The 7 Greatest Tenting Chairs 2022

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Camping certainly rocks, but only if you have the right gear — more specifically, a chair comfortable enough to pass out in after you’ve downed the requisite 11 beers that usually accompany a night in the woods with your friends . We’re talking function, style and durability – we don’t want a wet butt, we don’t want a flimsy frame and we definitely don’t want unstable cup holders – because as far as I know, they don’t have beer shops in the woods. (I might want to check that though.)

The best camping chairs should be easy to set up, sturdy enough to toss inelegantly in the trunk of your car, and (actually) comfortable enough to sit in for long periods of time, since 80 percent of camping is about sitting, stare into the fire and chat with your friends while sipping delicious drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). That’s why we’ve compiled this list of some of our favorite camp chairs on the web, from laid-back rockers and tree-dwelling command centers to minimalist recliners and more. Prepare the marshmallows and crack a cold one – it’s time to usurp your soon-to-be woodman throne.

From the makers of your favorite coolers

You know them – and Coleman’s high quality standards don’t stop with coolers. In fact, this camp chair has a built-in four-can cooler, mesh drink holder, comfy head pad, side pockets, 24-inch seat, and a one-year limited warranty. And with an average rating of 4.7 stars from over 47,000 reviews, they must be doing something right.

Coleman

Camping chair with integrated 4-can cooler

$36.75 at Amazon

BIG BUBBA

We probably don’t have to tell you anything but that bad boy’s name, Big Bubba, but we will. The contoured frame, supportive neck pillow, and adjustable, detachable footrest allow you to sit back completely and see the day through until it’s time for another pint, which the integrated drink holder keeps close at hand.

travel chair

Big Bubba chair

$101.95 at Backcountry

Rock on folks

No, literally – this camp chair actually doubles as a rocking chair, perfect for achieving that “wise grandpa” look when telling your one (1) party story around the campfire. The GCI Outdoor Comfort Pro Rocking Chair uses patented spring-loaded shock absorbers that provide a smooth rocking motion on almost any surface, and features a mesh backrest for ventilation, an integrated carrying strap, and both an integrated cup holder and cell phone pocket.

GCI Outdoor

GCI Outdoor Comfort Pro rocking chair

$69.99 at Dick’s Sporting Goods$69.99 at Dick’s Sporting Goods

Minimalist comfort

If you don’t mind the bells and whistles when it comes to camping chairs, these minimal pieces from REI and Woods Canada are perfect for your keister. Woods Canada’s Mammoth is a luxurious upholstered chair, oversized to allow you to fully stretch out and relax on its durable 600 denier fabric, while the tall REI Co-op Outward Padded Lawn Chair has ample storage space for blankets and is treated with a water-repellent finish to protect against light rain and stains.

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Mammoth folding padded camp chair

$89 at Woods Canada

REI cooperative

Outwardly upholstered lounge chair

$89.95 at REI

That’s kind of dodgy, dude…

… in the right sense! This camper from LLBean is the move if you’re setting up your business in an area without much natural sun protection. It features both SPF SunShade technology and an adjustable peak that rotates approximately 270 degrees to provide maximum coverage. Solid arms made from breathable nylon mesh provide support if you fall on them, and the integrated drink holder ensures your cans stay within reach. LLBean will also include a large opening tote bag with your purchase.

LL Bean

GCI Parasol Eazy Chair

$89.95 at LL Bean

Your forest throne

Welcome, my liege, may we bring you a rather cold PBR and a Saucisson Américaine avec Moutarde (Hot Dog)? No? Your loss, but whatever you eat while seated in this Hondo Base Camp Chair will taste great since you have the comfy FlexGrid fabric to cushion your caboose. Yeti is one of our favorite outdoor gear brands with an iconic following, and this chair is no exception: It’s backed by a five-year warranty, an included cup holder, and its design allows you to just hose it down when you need to brush it up.

yeti

Hondo base camp chair

$300 at Yeti

Now get ready to go – woah! Don’t let the marshmallow burn, cowboy.

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