Man beside his truck camper in the outdoors with a camping chair and table

A high-quality chair can make your camping experience more enjoyable. Whether you’re trying to catch some sun, relaxing with a good book, or watching your friends and family play on the lake, having a comfortable chair is crucial. 

Have a look at our top picks for the most comfortable camping chairs by GCI Outdoor. From hard-arm rockers to sturdy wilderness recliners, there’s something here for everyone.

1. Comfort Pro 

Comfort Pro camping chair.

This popular, lightweight chair is both affordable and adaptable to whatever environment you find yourself in. As equally effective at tailgates and sports games as it is at campsites in the middle of the wilderness, you’ll find yourself using this chair all the time. 

The ripstop fabric seat is firm and allows you to keep a comfortable, upright posture as you’re sitting down. The backrest is made out of mesh, keeping you free from a clammy back. 

The Comfort Pro is easily packed up, measuring 5.5” x 7.1” x 44.1” when folded, and 24.4” x 34.8” x 36” when opened up. It’s well-designed and constructed, and has a weight capacity of 300 lbs.

2. Wilderness Backpacker 

Man hiking with wilderness backpacker camp chair.

This classy, durable chair is perfect for camping trips and outdoor activities in remote, far-flung places. With smooth wooden armrests, an aluminium frame, and a well-fitted headrest, this chair is built to keep you comfortable. 

You can fold the Wilderness Backpacker up and carry it like a backpack, courtesy of the two straps attached to it. It measures 3.5” x 24.4” x 28” when folded and 25.8” x 24.4” x 31.5” when open.

Available in dark blue or green, the Wilderness Backpacker is an elegant, reliable chair for even the most extreme of outdoor climes.

3. Freestyle Rocker

Women sitting in camp chair beside fire roasting a marshmallow.

The Freestyle Rocker is a GCI Outdoor best-seller, and it’s not hard to see why. Ideal for camping, tailgating, picnicking, and more, this beautifully-designed chair comes with the GCI-patented Spring-Action Rocking Technology. This allows for a rocking experience that is effortlessly smooth and sensitive to your unique movements and swinging rhythm.

It folds up completely flat for convenient storage, and has a stable steel frame and comfortable mesh back-rest. A handle is attached to its side, allowing it to be carried around with ease. 

Measuring 25” x 4.9” x 34.8” when closed and 24” x 25” x 34.8” when open, the Freestyle Rocker is a chair that you’ll want to use again and again.

4. Freeform Zero Gravity Lounger

Freeform Zero Gravity camping chair.

If you’re not planning to backpack and your car or RV is close to your campsite, the Freeform Zero Gravity Lounger allows you to bring the comforts of home into the wilderness. Weighing 20 lbs., this chair has two modes: Freeform and Zero Gravity.

In Freeform, you sit upright, but you can raise your legs to soothe tired feet. In Zero Gravity mode, effortlessly recline in a position that makes it feel like your body is weightless. It comes with position locks, a beverage holder, and an adjustable headrest so you can relax next to the campfire.

When folded, this seat measures 6” x 30.3” x 36.4” and when open it measures 35” x 30.3” x 43.1”.  It supports up to 300 lbs.

The Bottom Line

A comfortable chair is incredibly important when it comes to enjoying your camping trip, or any outdoors excursion. For more information on high-quality chair-types, features, and prices, explore the GCI Outdoor website.