In our opinion sitting around the campfire in your favorite camp chair after a long day in the saddle is one of the great pleasures in life! There are of course many ways to skin the camp chair cat, from low and lightweight to robust and fancy. All designs have their purpose and most people have their favorite style they swear by. Here in our Magnificent Seven Resource Guide we serve up 7 options to look at adding to your gear.

Products that we have personally used and can recommend are marked with a TAP Trail Tested logo.

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Nemo Equipment:

Stargazing in the Nemo Recliner

(Updated) Stargaze Recliner Luxury  ($219.95)

The only swinging camp chair designed to be truly portable and work on any surface, no hanging required.  

  • Suspended on an engineered frame that allows the dynamic swinging motion of a hammock. 
  • Hands-free ‘just-lean-back’ reclining with 2:1 pulley system for a relaxed view of the night sky or upright socializing around the campfire.
  • NEMO’s Super Lock™ stainless steel hardware ensures secure attachment of the sewn seat to the chair’s frame.
  • Extended headrest is supported by lightweight struts and includes a removable pillow.
  • New geometry provides lower center of gravity for extended fit range. 
  • New cord system keeps chair back upright when vacant. 
  • Padded arm and leg rests.
  • Aircraft grade aluminum poles and composite hubs are strong, yet lightweight.
  • Pockets for a beverage and media.
  • Packable, lightweight and breathable mono-filament mesh inspired by high-end office furniture

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Helinox:

Sunset High Backed Chair ($149.95)

This Sunset Camp Chair will have you wanting to lounge around all day and night. With it’s high back and built-in pillow, the Sunset Chair makes for the perfect napping spot beside the campfire. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the view!

  • 320 lbs capacity
  • Packed Weight 3 lbs 4 oz
  • Packed Length 18.5″
  • Height 38.5″
  • Width 23″
  • Depth 28.5″

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Blue Ridge Chair Works:

The Blue Ridge Chair ($174)

Our clever two-piece camp chair design with adjustable shoulder strap makes this the perfect portable camp chair for people on the go. Easy to carry for concerts, sporting events, or the beach. Portable seating with full-length back support that offers amazing comfort. Assembles and disassembles in seconds, making it easy to pack for your campsite, or store in the car or boat.

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Kelty:

Low Loveseat ($109.95)

This camping-friendly cuddle couch camp chair, with a lower base means you’re not towering over the campfire – and, you’re closer to bae. A relaxed, slightly reclined design means you’re about to get your fill of chill. Extra points for a durable steel frame, adjustable arm rests, two insulated beverage holders and a roll-tote carry bag. Plus, the doggos love them too. And the height is festival-approved. Available in Deep Lake, Canyon Brown, Tapestry.

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Big Agnes:

Big Six Armchair ($199.95)

We’ve heard your feedback, and now the Big Six camp chair is complete with two built-in cupholders! Upgraded for deluxe chillin’, the Big Six has a tall back, wide seat, and sits an accessible 20″ off the ground. Quick and easy to set up with a shock-cord pole set, and packable enough for stashing in your truck, trunk, or travel bag for wherever you’re going to need it.

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Front Runner:

Expander Camping Chair (MSRP $64.95)

Traveling with camp chairs has always been a difficult task due to their size. Comfort is always the first to go when challenged with an over packed vehicle. Don’t be left standing – you won’t need much room to bring along the Front Runner Expander Chair. This chair is designed with a new space-saving patent pending technology and the innovative technology allows this full-sized chair to compact to 1/16th its size! The Front Runner Expander Chair is easily stored in limited space because it folds down to the size of a laptop case. Use these chairs for overlanding, tailgating, picnics, outdoor concerts, sporting events, etc. Because the Front Runner Expander is lightweight and compact with a carrying handle, it’s extremely easy to carry from your vehicle to your destination.

The all black design is extremely stylish, matches many vehicle and camping accessories, and stands apart from all other collapsible chairs on the market.

  • Comfortable and extremely portable
  • Folds in 3 easy steps
  • Does not sink into sand
  • Comfortable table height
  • Constructed of rugged steel

Intelligent features include:

  • A cup holder
  • A media pocket for cell phones, gps, or mp3 player
  • A carry handle
  • A utility pocket, for books, magazine, maps

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Snow Peak:

Gray Folding Chair ($159.95)

Designed in Japan, the Gray Folding Camp Chair has aluminum legs and a comfortable canvas seat. The chair is sleek enough for the home and durable enough for the campsite. Fold it down flat for compact storage.

  • Weight – 8lbs
  • Size – L 23.4″ W 22.8″ H 33.1″
  • Aluminum Alloy, Polyester Canvas

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