Regardless of what RV you’re traveling in – travel trailer, fifth wheel, Class A, Class B, Class C, etc. – there’s one thing every RVer wants to do after a long day of driving and that’s kick their feet up to relax. The best way to kick your feet up and relax, especially if you have a bad back, is with a quality camp chair.
We all know that one chair that everyone fights over. It’s the most comfortable. It’s the most convenient to set up. It’s probably the one with a few spills, stains, singe marks, and years of love sewn into its seams.
If your favorite camp chair is showing its age, or you’re ready for a comfort upgrade, find inspiration from our guide to choosing the best camp chair.
Reclining Camp Chairs
If you’re looking for a chair that offers maximum comfort and literally allows you to kick your feet up, reclining chairs are what you want. Reclining camp chairs are popular for good reason. They take vertical stress off the back–the kind you feel after a long day of driving. For stargazers, they’re the best chair to prevent a sore neck.
Roll Your Own Way Recliner
The zero gravity Roll Your Own Way infinity recliner features padded all-weather fabric on a durable steel frame. The removable pillow and non-skid leg protectors ensure your comfort is a priority every time you have a seat.
Oversized Zero Gravity Recliner
What’s better than a camp chair that reclines? An oversized camp chair that reclines. With the Oversized Zero Gravity Recliner, you’ll take relaxing to the next level. It’s extra-wide with a powder-coated steel frame and long-lasting outdoor-grade 300D polyester UV-protected fabric. Once you recline in this chair, it might be a while before you feel like getting up again. It’s okay though–naps are camp approved.
Zero Gravity Recliner, 2-Pack
Sometimes you just want to relax with your favorite person by your side. In those cases, the Zero Gravity Recliner 2 Pack is the perfect option. Sold as a pair, these recliners glide smoothly from sitting upright to fully reclined and lock in place with an easy fingertip locking system. Never worry about evil stares from across the campsite again when you steal the best seat since you have another one to spare.
Rocking Camp Chairs
If kicking your feet up always results in you falling asleep, then opt for a rocking camp chair instead. It’s still relaxing. It’s still comfortable. It’s still one of the best camp chairs ever created. Some things never go out of style – a rocker is one of those things.
Summit Padded Folding Outdoor Rocker
Designed with an extra-wide seat for supreme comfort, the Summit Padded Folding Outdoor Rocker gives you plenty of room to soak in your surroundings. The tubular steel frame provides a strong, sturdy base while the padded seat and durable molded armrests support easy entry and exit. Plus, the weather-resistant polyester fabric cleans up quickly with just a damp cloth so you can rock whenever the mood strikes.
Roll Your Own Way Folding Outdoor Rocker
Have you ever met someone who refuses to rest? Have you ever known someone who must be on-the-go all the time, always tapping their foot or bouncing their knee? I tend to meet that person in the mirror, so if you’re anything like me then a rocker is the best seat to have. You get the opportunity to rest without having to be still. You get all the joy of moving with all the benefits of taking a break. The Roll Your Own Way Folding Outdoor Rocker not only is perfect when you’re sitting and rocking, but it folds up quickly and easily for convenient transport and storage. Rock on!
Director’s Camp Chair
If you’re the one who likes to call the shots at the campsite, then you’re going to want to park it in a director’s camp chair. They’re not just an aspirational seat in Hollywood, they’re also a comfortable option around the campfire too.
MacSports Folding Director’s Chair
Great for picnics, camping, fishing, or even as a spare seat in your backyard, the MacSports Folding Director’s Chair is the perfect option whenever you need somewhere to sit. Designed with a side table, cupholder, and attached cooler, this director’s chair is an all-in-one that will quickly become your favorite seat.
Extra-Large Director’s Chair
Built with an extra-wide seat to allow plenty of room for comfort, the Extra-Large Director’s Chair is ideal for those campfire conversations you just can’t pull yourself away from. Whether it’s ghost stories at night or s’mores after dinner, you’re never going to want to get up once you’ve settled in. Durable, weather-resistant polyester fabric covers the seat and back while foam-padded armrests ensure easy entry and exit. A folding side table features a built-in cup holder so you can keep your beverage, book, snacks, and more within reach.
Lounge Camp Chair
While reclining, rocking, and directing are all fun options when it comes to camp chairs, sometimes you just want to lounge at the campsite without any expectations or responsibilities. It’s those times that you look for the lounge chair – not the tan yourself by the pool kind either, the camping kind.
Rio Hammock Lounger
Relax hammock-style thanks to the Rio Hammock Lounger. It’s so comfortable, you might forget about whatever adventure you have planned for the day. The lightweight and compact design ensure it’s easy and efficient when it comes to transporting and storage. The frame is powder-coated steel. The pillow is comfort foam. The suspension system is reliable. What’s not to like? If you’re looking for me around the campsite, especially after a long day of traveling, you’ll probably find me in this lounger.
MacSports Club Chair
If comfort is at the top of your list when it comes to a camp chair, then you’ll find it in the MacSports Club Chair. It’s extra spacious because of its oversized design, ensuring everyone finds comfort when sitting in it. The weather-resistant fabric is durable so it can stand up to the harsh outdoor conditions as well as being used repeatedly at every campsite along the way. Trust me, when it comes to the best camp chairs, the club chair claims the winning spot every time.
What do you look for in a camp chair? Tell us in the comments below.
I don’t know what the weight limits of the chairs you reviewed are, but big and tall campers have many fewer choices. My favorite is the Renetto, with a 400 pound limit and an integral canopy which doubles as the carry bag. I bought one of these 15 years ago at a hometown carnival/festival, and practically beat it to death at outdoor worksites. It’s still perfectly usable but far from pretty. For pretty, I have two more stowed in my RV.
I need a tall back headrest, whether it be zero gravity, rocker, director, or lounger. I have trouble finding any chair with a high back.
Hi, Gary! I know the feeling. Here are a few chairs with taller backs/headrests that might be what you’re looking for:
Deluxe Padded Folding Chair
Coleman Sling Chair
Wide Mesh Chair
Coleman Forester Series Sling Chair