After a daylong adventure away from camp or along the trail, you’ve earned a comfy place to perch. Chair designers have gone a little wild in recent years, so you have a lot of options for your downtime gear.
When choosing a camp chair, consider the following factors:
- End use: For backpacking, weight and packed size are the key stats. For front country camping, comfort is what matters most.
- Size/height: If you need a roomy chair, bigger is better. Low chairs are nice for concerts and uneven or sandy terrain. High chairs are easier to get in and out of.
- Design preference: Options include classic, two-legged, three-legged, rocker, glider and more. If an innovative chair is intriguing, give it a sit test before you buy it.