How to choose a camping chair

How to choose a camping chair

How to choose a camping chair

Published: April 30, 2024
Published: April 30, 2024

Sit on this! Nothing elevates your outdoor experience like a comfortable camping chair. Whether you’re cozying up next to a campfire or meditating at a scenic vista point, the right camping chair can help you enjoy the outdoors much longer. But with so many options available, you might not be sure which camping chair is right for you.

Let’s take a look at 4 essential factors to consider when picking your camping chair — as well as some of our favorite Decathlon options!

① Comfort

Why it’s important: Comfort is absolutely paramount to your camping experience. You don’t want your adventure cut short by joint pain.

What to look for: A high back, with ample padding and support, especially in the seat and backrest areas. Opt for chairs with adjustable backrests or armrests that conform to your body as much as possible.

What Decathlon offers: Try the Quechua Reclinable Camping Chair for a solidly built yet comfortable chair featuring padded seats and backrest, adjustable armrests, and a reclining back.

② Portability

Why it’s important: You might be carrying your chair to remote campsites or hiking spots. You don’t want to be schlepping bulky, heavy gear all day.

What to look for: Chairs that are lightweight and compact when folded, making them easy to transport and store.

What Decathlon offers: The Quechua MH500 Folding Camping Chair shrinks to a compact size and comes with a carry bag for convenient transportation. Despite its lightweight, 2.2-pound design, this chair offers ample support for outdoor lounging. Want something even smaller and simpler? The Quechua MH100 Tripod Stool is a good choice at a budget price.

③ Durability

Why it’s important: A good chair should withstand the elements and rough terrain.

What to look for: Consider chairs made from durable materials, with metal aluminum or steel frames, reinforced stitching, and sturdy fabric. Don’t forget to check the chair’s maximum load in pounds!

What Decathlon offers: We already mentioned how portable the Quechua MH500 Folding Camping Chair is, but did you know it’s also durable enough to support up to 240 pounds?

④ Stability

Why it’s important: Your chair has to stand up in uneven terrain, without slipping or shaking. Nothing hurts quite like trusting a chair that betrays you.

What to look for: Chairs with sturdy legs, including features like non-slip feet or wide bases for added stability.

What Decathlon offers: Every chair we sell is field-tested to make sure you get the sturdiest seat in the house.

Additional camping chair features you might want

Want to make your camping chair a little more fun? Look for chairs with built-in cup holders, storage pockets, or adjustable headrests that add convenience and comfort.

Choosing the perfect camping chair doesn’t have to be a confusing task. Check out Decathlon’s whole collection of camping furniture to find even more lightweight, durable, and comfortable designs. See you out there!

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