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Best Camping Chairs of 2019

Therm-a-Rest UNO

Every year Therm-a-Rest seems to add to their line-up of camp chairs. For 2018 it’s the Uno, a compact and low-slung chair designed for camping, outdoor concerts, and travel. What sets the Uno apart from other lightweight chairs is its disc base, which provides a solid foundation for the chair and stores the legs and seat for transport. More, inserting the poles into the bottom side of the disc turns the Uno into a small table.

We like the fun design and dual functionality of the Therm-a-Rest Uno, but it falls short from a practical standpoint. The weight of just over 2 pounds makes it somewhat viable for backpacking, but the plastic base makes it too bulky to fit into a bag like the REI Flex Lite or Helinox above. And for festival use or car camping when weight isn’t as big of a consideration, there are more comfortable options. As such, we think the hybrid design hit a relatively small niche in the market, pushing it down our rankings.

Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon at $89.95.There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the chair and the price.

ENO Lounger DL

Camp chairs aren’t the first place you look for serious innovations, but ENO has come up with a fun new design in the Lounger DL. In essence, the chair combines ENO’s expertise in backcountry hammocks with the structure of a camp chair. This gives you the comfortable, suspended feeling of a hammock with much less hassle. And ENO took the design a step further with a built-in pillow and legs that adjust between fixed points at 3 inches and 10 inches off the ground. One nitpick is that we would like to see a more supportive cup holder—drinks tend to tip a little inside the holster—but otherwise we think the design is well executed.

What keeps us from ranking the Lounger DL any higher on our list is price. At $125, you can purchase 3 REI Camp X’s and not give up a whole lot in terms of overall comfort. The quality is excellent and we love the concept, but unless you’re hooked on the hammock style or need a chair that packs down small, we think the more traditional options above are better bets.

Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon at $124.95.There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the chair and the price.

Helinox Swivel Chair

As camp chairs get more and more comfortable, it’s only logical they start to mimic the features we enjoy at home. Helinox is taking a stab at the lightweight swivel chair, and with a stable, 4-legged platform, it’s a great product. As with all Helinox gear, it’s comfortable and very supportive for its diminutive size, but also comes with an astronomical price tag. Avoid giving it a test sit if you want to save those extra dollars.

Alternatively, Helinox makes the ultralight Chair Zero above as well as a traditional portable model, the Chair One. Compared with the REI Flex Lite, their frame and leg designs are similar, and while the Chair One is slightly more comfortable, the REI undercuts it in price by over 40%—enough to supplant it on our list.

Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon at $149.95 – $154.82 .There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the chair and the price.

Kelty Low Loveseat Chair

As the saying goes: two is better than one. The lone 2-person camp chair to make our list is the unique Kelty Discovery Low Love. This very comfortable option has a wide (double wide, to be exact) and supportive seat, nice detailing like adjustable arm rests and insulated drink holders, and a reclined seat back. The seat is rather low at just 13.5 inches off the ground (standard camp chairs are closer to 18 inches), but the upside is the Discovery is very stable and still fairly easy to get in and out of.

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Clearly, there are some downsides with opting for the Discovery Low Love double rather than 2 single camp chairs. First, the Kelty is rather heavy at over 15 pounds, and even though it breaks down nicely into its storage tote, the chair is pretty bulky for hauling. The other issue is cost: you can find 2 equally comfortable single chairs and save some cash in the process. But if you want a double chair and the low height is appealing, the Discovery Low Love is a well built and comfy choice.

Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon at $99.95  .There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the chair and the price.