Top Rated Backpacking Chairs – Amazon Bestsellers


If you are preparing for your next outdoor adventure, you might want to check this list with versatile top rated backpacking chairs suitable for a variety of outdoor activities like hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, etc.

All these chairs are ultra-lightweight as you would expect from an item built to be carried on the trail, the lightest in the list is only 1.1 lb (500 grams) of weight. They are also exceptionally packable and usually come with a carry bag with some loops so that you can attach it to the backpack.

No need to buy a new backpack for such a purpose. Many packs have bottom straps where you can attach such a packed chair. If it is without bottom straps, you can carry it in the side stretch pocket and fix in place with side compression straps. Some packs have attachment loops on the top so here you can fix the packed chair with a pair of cords. You can also attach it on the front of the pack if you have any attachment loops or daisy chains.

You can transport such a chair also on a mountain bike or on a beach cruiser bike. They will fit in an inflatable kayak as well, they are so small when packed. The packed size can be as small as (L x D) 14 x 4 inches (35 x 10 cm) so imagine.

In some cases, the carry bag of such a backpacking chair is designed to be attached to the chair when it is in use, and it becomes a storage pouch so you do not have to keep some small items on the ground. Note that we have a separate list with folding camping chairs that are for ordinary camping at places with a car access.

About the construction of backpacking chairs

These are very simple structures that normally only have the following elements:

  • A frame which includes several segments of shock-corded poles. This is convenient because you cannot lose any element of the structure and you can have the frame ready in seconds and this can be done without any light.
  • The fabric sling which you put on the frame by attaching it to the ends of back poles and seat poles. So normally it has only four points where it is in contact with the frame. These points are with reinforced fabric and with tiny pockets where the ends of frame poles enter and stay in place. You will see this in the video below.
  • Of course, you also have a carry bag.

Some examples in the list have a high back and even a headrest. This adds lots of comfort of course, but bear in mind that this implies longer poles on the back and more fabric in general, so these chairs are a bit heavier than others.

The legs are usually with some plastic cups for protection and to give some traction and reduce sinking in the ground. But in general, the feet will sink if you use such a chair on a soft ground. The hub elements where the legs join the upper frame is normally a hard nylon or anything similar.

You might want to see a bit more in this short video which shows the best known of all backpacking chairs, have a look:

The capacity of a backpacking chair

The frame is normally some aircraft grade aluminum alloy, you will not find any other material in the chairs here in the list. But if properly done, these are unbelievably strong constructions. You will see that they support the weight anywhere in the range 240 – 350 lb (110 – 160 kg). So do not be fooled with their fragile appearance.

What are the best brands in this industry

No doubt the best-known brand in this industry is Helinox. But you will notice that their chairs are far more expensive than the competitors. This industry is growing and there are many reliable brands out there, you will see them in the list. I am convinced that the difference in quality is disappearing quickly.

So here is our list with top rated backpacking chairs, these are true Amazon bestsellers picked up from various departments on Amazon. Observe hundreds of customers’ reports that some of them have collected in the past years, so they have been around for a while already and all is known about these chairs.

The list is dynamic and new models may appear depending on what is becoming popular on Amazon. The prices are updated daily so all info you have here is new and accurate, you might want to bookmark this text and check from time to time.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Sportneer 2 Pack Camping Chairs, Portable Backpacking Folding Camp Chair, Small Lightweight Collapsible Camping Chair for Outdoor Camping, Backpacking, Hiking, Picnic, Travel, Festival
2,682 Reviews
Sportneer 2 Pack Camping Chairs, Portable Backpacking Folding Camp Chair, Small Lightweight Collapsible Camping Chair for Outdoor Camping, Backpacking, Hiking, Picnic, Travel, Festival
  • [2-pack] Robust Quality: The frame made of heavy-duty aluminum ensures stability and durability of this camping chair
  • Ultralight & Compact: These portable chairs can be folded into a small piece of 14.25" x 5.25" including the carry-on bag and still weights 2 lbs. It is extremely easy to carry during outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and backpacking
  • Easy Set-up: Aluminum shock-cord pole structure makes this camping chair for quick intuitive setup
  • Low-height: This chair’s height is 13.8" with a back height of 26". It MAY NOT be suitable for people with back pain problems or those who can’t get up from low positions
  • Weight Capacity: This robust chair is capable of taking weight up to 350 lbs. This heavy duty chair is a necessity for campers, hikers, backpackers, adventurers and anyone who loves outdoor activities
Bestseller No. 2
Helinox Chair Zero Ultralight Compact Camping Chair, Grey
1,432 Reviews
Helinox Chair Zero Ultralight Compact Camping Chair, Grey
  • Ultralight, compact camping and backpacking chair weighs just 1.2 pounds and packs smaller than a bottle of water (measures 4 x 4 x 13.5 inches packed)
  • Lightweight, folding chair frame is constructed from advanced DAC aluminum alloy to provide maximum strength at a minimum weight; holds up to 265 pounds
  • Seat and carry sack are constructed from durable, lightweight ripstop polyester that resists harsh weather and UV rays; material is machine washable
  • Setup is fast with a single internal bungee cord that assembles poles; assembled chair measures 20.5W x 19D x 25H inches, seat height is 8.5 inches
  • Ideal for outdoor activities like camping, backpacking, hiking and biking where weight is critical; manufacturer's five-year warranty
SaleBestseller No. 3
Trekology 2pc YIZI GO Portable Camping Chairs Two Pack, Compact Ultralight Folding Backpacking Chairs, Small Collapsible Foldable Packable Lightweight Backpack Chair for Outdoor, Camp, Picnic, Hiking
325 Reviews
Trekology 2pc YIZI GO Portable Camping Chairs Two Pack, Compact Ultralight Folding Backpacking Chairs, Small Collapsible Foldable Packable Lightweight Backpack Chair for Outdoor, Camp, Picnic, Hiking
  • Brand New Upgraded Design with Your COMFORT in Mind! The new YIZI GO design is 1cm higher and 15% lighter and prior version. Experience superior lower back support from the new deeper seat fabric! Breathable side Mesh Panels allow for increased Air Flow in hot and humid environments, helping to Keep you Cooler. Rest assured you Will sit like a king or queen
  • SIZE DOES MATTER! LIGHT WEIGHT PACKABLE FOLDABLE design: Fits in Backpacks and Carry-on luggage (14in storage bag included). Stop hauling around bulky chairs! At only 2 pound the Yizi Go chair is ready to go Wherever and Whenever you are! Take a load off no matter where you decide to go. PORTABILITY and STRENGTH in one LIGHTWEIGHT Package. Perfect for hiking, camping, tailgating, BBQ, picnics, concerts, sporting events, the beach. backpackers, car camping or anywhere you travel!
  • YOU REALLY CAN HAVE IT ALL! SUPER DURABLE and STURDY GEAR for OUTDOORS! The YIZI GO Chair was BUILT to LAST: Designed and Engineered with the same High strength aluminum alloys used by Aircraft manufacturers. The frame provides sturdy support with a weight capacity of up to 300 pounds. Engineering Grade 600D polyester seat fabric with double reinforced V stitch is durable, flexible and Machine Washable for ease of care.
  • SET UP in SECONDS. Single piece (tent style) lightweight aluminum pole system with hand guide connection. The Yizi Go’s shock corded main frame allows you to guide the connected poles directly into the frame. This unique design enables you to just pop it open, attach the seat fabric and You’re ready to go! Allowing you to immediately sit and enjoy a camp fire, outdoor festival, sporting event, etc. Pair with Sand Cover to increase foot area so it will not sink in sand or soft ground.
  • OUT of SIGHT - THERE WHEN YOU NEED IT - The durable 600D storage bag attaches to the seats mainframe with the included Pack Tight straps - Creating additional small item storage beneath the seat. Designed with “daisy chain style” multiple tie downs and end handles. The chairs versatile design allows you to not only attach the bag to the chair, but also your backpack, motorcycle, etc. When you’re done the Yizi Go stores back inside the included storage bag.
Bestseller No. 4
YIZI GO Portable Camping Chair - Compact Ultralight Folding Backpacking Chairs, Small Collapsible Foldable Packable Lightweight Backpack Chair in a Bag for Outdoor, Camp, Picnic, Hiking
4,359 Reviews
YIZI GO Portable Camping Chair - Compact Ultralight Folding Backpacking Chairs, Small Collapsible Foldable Packable Lightweight Backpack Chair in a Bag for Outdoor, Camp, Picnic, Hiking
  • Brand New Upgraded Design with Your Comfort in Mind! The new Yizi Go design is 1cm higher and 15% lighter and prior version. Experience superior lower back support from the new deeper seat fabric! Breathable side Mesh Panels allow for increased Air Flow in hot and humid environments, helping to Keep you Cooler. Rest assured you Will sit like a king or queen.
  • Size Does Matter! Light Weight Packable Foldable design: Fits in Backpacks and Carry-on luggage (14in storage bag included). Stop hauling around bulky chairs! At only 2 pound the Yizi Go chair is ready to go Wherever and Whenever you are! Take a load off no matter where you decide to go. Portability and Strength in one Lightweight Package. Perfect for hiking, camping, tailgating, Bbq, picnics, concerts, sporting events, the beach. backpackers, car camping or anywhere you travel!
  • You Really Can Have It All! Super Durable and Sturdy Gear for Outdoors! The Yizi Go Chair was Built to Last: Designed and Engineered with the same High strength aluminum alloys used by Aircraft manufacturers. The frame provides sturdy support with a weight capacity of up to 300 pounds. Engineering Grade 600D polyester seat fabric with double reinforced V stitch is durable, flexible and Machine Washable for ease of care.
  • Set Up in Seconds. Single piece (tent style) lightweight aluminum pole system with hand guide connection. The Yizi Go’s shock corded main frame allows you to guide the connected poles directly into the frame. This unique design enables you to just pop it open, attach the seat fabric and You’re ready to go! Allowing you to immediately sit and enjoy a camp fire, outdoor festival, sporting event, etc. Pair with Sand Cover to increase foot area so it will not sink in sand or soft ground.
  • Out of Sight -There When You Need It - The durable 600D storage bag attaches to the seats mainframe with the included Pack Tight straps - Creating additional small item storage beneath the seat. Designed with “daisy chain style” multiple tie downs and end handles. The chairs versatile design allows you to not only attach the bag to the chair, but also your backpack, motorcycle, etc. When you’re done the Yizi Go stores back inside the included storage bag.
Bestseller No. 5
CLIQ Camping Chair - Most Funded Portable Chair in Crowdfunding History. | Bottle Sized Compact Outdoor Chair | Sets up in 5 Seconds | Supports 300lbs | Aircraft Grade Aluminum (Black)
  • The bottle sized camping chair for anywhere: Cliq Camping Chairs are almost the size of your drink bottle, making them the most compact portable chair on the market. With a robust construction and easy setup, see why we're the most backed camping chair in the history of crowdfunding.
  • A camping chair ready in five seconds: Designed in Santa Barbara, the Cliq camp chair is not only compact, but sets up in five seconds with its patented design. Our tip-proof outdoor chair keeps you stable and secure in sand, mud and dirt. Go ahead and rock it, you won't fall off.
  • Sturdy and stable fold up chair: Cliq outdoor folding chairs have been built with quality and durability in mind. Featuring aircraft grade aluminum, twice stitched ripstop ballistic nylon, double seams for durability and solid rubber feet tips, Cliq portable chairs are built for maximum strength. Our four legged, tip-proof camping chairs have been tested extensively and support up to 300 pounds while only weighing 3.5 pounds.
  • A camping chair that is built for anywhere: The Cliq folding chair is super compact and versatile. Use it as a camping chair, folding chair, lawn chair, backpacking chair, beach chair and more. Suitable for barbecues, picnics, beach days, backpacking trips, camping trips , music festivals and concerts. The Cliq camping chair is an essential to add to your camping accessories.
  • Why you want a cliq camping chair: The Cliq portable chair is almost the size of a drink bottle and sets up in five seconds. Cliq camping chairs are built with premium components that support 300 pounds and last a lifetime. With three carry bag options (sold separately), carry all your camping chairs in one hand. See why the Cliq camping chair is the most backed crowdfunding camping chair of all time.
Bestseller No. 6
MARCHWAY Ultralight Folding Camping Chair, Portable Compact for Outdoor Camp, Travel, Beach, Picnic, Festival, Hiking, Lightweight Backpacking (Green)
  • Ultra Light and Compact: Weighs only 2 pounds that can be picked up with a finger, and folds down to a 14 x 5 inch stuff sack that can fit into a carry-on.
  • Simple Setup: Foldable aluminum pole with shock-cord structure enables quick set up and fold down. Within one minute you can finish the assembly process. Velcro strap can hold the frame together easily.
  • Super Comfort: Ergonomic seat design gives you optimal seat experience. Breathable seat net brings you comfort when in hot season.
  • Heavy Duty and Durable: Ripstop nylon seat + aircraft-grade corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy frame provides load capacity up to 250 pounds. 4 corners at the back of seat fabric are greatly reinforced to ensure reliability.
  • Versatility: Ideal for tailgating, mountaineering, motorcycling, hunting, music festival, concert party, park, BBQ, road trip, adventuring and anyone looking for light travel without the bulk. A decent Holiday Gift for families and friends.
Bestseller No. 7
2 Pack Portable Camping Chairs Lightweight Folding Backpacking Chair Compact & Heavy Duty for Camp, Backpack, Hiking, Beach, Picnic, with Carry Bag
  • HIGH DURABILITY: Camping chairs are made of 1000D Oxford cloth with high-strength aluminum alloy frame. Our heavy duty backpacking chair weighs only 2 pounds which can hold up to 242 pounds/110kg.
  • SUPER COMFORT: Unique and ergonomic camping chair design gives you the best seat experience allowing you to relax. Breathable and soft camp chair net makes you feel comfortable while you sit. 2 Pack sale, enjoy with your family or friends.
  • Simple Setup: Aluminum shock-cord pole structure makes for camp chairs easy assemble. Ergonomic design provides extra stability. Velcro strap to hold the frame together when collapsed.
  • Ultralight & Portable & Practical: compact picnic chairs ,camping chairs folding Weights only 2.2 lbs, Additional storage bags and carrying bag, which is easy to carry and take on.
  • VERSATILITY: The folding chairs outdoor for Backpackers, Tailgaters, Hikers, Concertgoers, Campers, Adventurers, and anyone looking for comfort without the bulk. A decent HOLIDAY GIFT for friends and families.
SaleBestseller No. 8
MOON LENCE Outdoor Ultralight Portable Folding Chairs with Carry Bag Heavy Duty 242lbs Capacity Camping Folding Chairs Beach Chairs
3,065 Reviews
MOON LENCE Outdoor Ultralight Portable Folding Chairs with Carry Bag Heavy Duty 242lbs Capacity Camping Folding Chairs Beach Chairs
  • HIGH DURABILITY: Seat made of 600D Oxford cloth with high-strength aluminum alloy frame. Our heavy duty camping chair weighs only 2 pounds which can hold up to 242 pounds/110kg.
  • SUPER COMFORT: Unique and ergonomic seat design gives you the best seat experience allowing you to relax. Breathable and soft seat net makes you feel comfortable while you sit.SUPER COMFORT: Unique and ergonomic seat design gives you the best seat experience allowing you to relax. Breathable and soft seat net makes you feel comfortable while you sit.
  • EASY SETUP and CLEAN: Foldable mesh and metal poles make it easy to set up and fold down. It is super easy to clean: just sweep off or clean by soap water.
  • VERSATILITY: The ideal choice for Backpackers, Tailgaters, Hikers, Concertgoers, Campers, Adventurers, and anyone looking for comfort without the bulk. A decent HOLIDAY GIFT for friends and families.
Bestseller No. 9
Ultralight Camping Chair, YIZI LITE 750g Hiking Backpacking Chairs Lightweight Camping Chair, Low & Small Ultralight Portable Folding Camping Chairs for Adults, Compact Chairs Foldable Collapsible
  • Lightweight at 750g (1.65 lbs), the Trekology YIZI LITE ultralight camping chair is suitable for backpacking or hiking trips where every ounce of weight is carefully calculated!
  • Compact Foldable Design: This compact camping chair can collapse down small to a carrying bag at 12.6'' x 5.9'' (32 x 15 cm) - easily fits in your backpack, motorcycle or bike compartments, kayak, canoe, gear bags, or carry-on luggage to be used anywhere needed.
  • Fast Setup & Go: The chair frame is shockcord connected that is easy to setup. Fully assembled dimesions: 21.7'' x 21.2'' x 21.7'' (55 x 54 x 55 cm). Chair height 9.8'' (25cm) that is low to ground.
  • Robust & Durable: This chair frame made of an aero-grade aluminum alloy known for its durability & sturdiness. The chair fabric is made of ultra-strong 60D Nylon ripstop polyester - tear-resist, lightweight, and ultra-strong. Weight limit of 200 lb (91kg)
  • Versatile equipment for the beach or outdoor adventures: camping, trekking, backpacking, or hiking, canoeing, biking, kayaking, fishing, hunting, outdoor concerts, or sports events.
SaleBestseller No. 10
OneTigris Camping Backpacking Chair, 330 lbs Capacity, Heavy Duty Compact Portable Folding Chair for Camping Hiking Gardening Travel Beach Picnic Lightweight Backpacking
  • Material-Brown Version: OneTigris backpacking chair is made of 7075 aluminum alloy frame and heavy duty 600D polyester of durability and dirt/water/scratch resistance; Weighs only 2.4lb (1.1kg), up to 330.6lb (150kg) weight capacity.
  • Sturdy & Durable Design: Featuring a lightweight yet sturdy construction, this camping backpacking chair is built with high strength aluminum alloy 7075, corrosion-resistant, and oxidation resistance. Double barred structure strengthens stability with high level comfort, perfect for anglers, campers and hikers.
  • Easy to Setup: Weighs only 2.4lb (1.1kg). This backpacking chair features a foldable frame with detachable fabric for convenient storage and transportation. Easy to piece together, easy to dismantle for storage, and highly lightweight for efficient carry.
  • Versatile Use: The ultralight design of this portable camping chair keeps your pack light, you can take it everywhere with you for outdoor adventures. Suitable for camping, trekking, fishing, BBQ parties, gardening, indoor use, and so on.
  • Dimension: Setup – 22.4”*19.6”*25.6”/57cm*50cm*65cm; Folded –15.7”*3.9”*3.9”/40cm*10cm*10cm; Weight: 2.4lb (1.1kg)
Bestseller No. 11
Hitorhike Camping Chair Breathable Mesh Construction 2 Side Pockets Aluminum Frame Camp Chair with Carry Bag Compact and Lightweight Folding Chair for Backpacking and Camping (Black Two Pcs)
  • ✅BREATHABLE NYLON MESH CONSTRUCTION: Using ripstop nylon, what will let you stay cool on summer days by the river or camped out on the festival lawn. A cooling mesh seat panel ventilates your back and your backside, drains and dries fast.
  • ✅ULTRALIGHT ALUMINUM FRAME/ 2 USEFUL POCKETS: Our camping chair using an aluminum frame that’s similar to the frame on a lightweight tent. There are 2 useful side pockets for your phone, water bottles and other camping gears.
  • ✅EASY TO SET UP AND CARRY: It sets up easily using an aluminum frame; 4-legged aluminum frame will design provides stability. Good gear means less time unpacking and more time relaxing. When you’re ready to hit the road again, it folds down easily for a quick departure.
  • ✅ITS USAGE SIZE:22"X19.6"X27.5"/ PACKAGE SIZE: 15.7"X4.3"X4.7"/ MAX WEIGHT CAPACITY: 330 LBS (150KGS) /PACKAGE INCLUDES: 2X STENT, 2X CLOTH,2 X CARRY BAG, 2 X USER GUIDE.
  • ✅RISK-FREE PURCHASE: We offer a 120-day money back guarantee with one year warranty for item defects. Buy with confidence! We’ll make sure all customers will be happy with our camping chairs! 🙂
SaleBestseller No. 12
Tinya Ultralight Backpacking Camping Chair: Adults Backpacker Heavy Duty 230lb Capacity Packable Collapsible Portable Lightweight Compact Folding Beach Outdoor Picnic Travel Hiking
  • 【High Quality Materials, Durable, Comfortable and Breathable】: The ultralight folding backpack chair is designed with a curved, and the 900D high-density stretched Oxford fabric gives it a very good toughness. It feels very soft and comfortable when sitting. At the same time, the foldable camping chair is equipped with mesh breathable fabric, it can keep the air flowing, so you can feel refreshed and enjoy the outdoor fun in the hot season.
  • 【Compact and Portable Design 】: It is convenient to carry, because backpacking camp chairs is only 2 pounds in weight, unfolded size is 22.6" x 21.3" x 26.3" inches and it is the best size, not large, not tall, is also not low. After packable, it can be placed in a tote cloth pack of less than 1lb. The lightweight and compact design of the chair let you enjoy picnic, beach, motorcycle travel, and it is a favorite among adults, and backpackers.
  • 【Load Bearing 230 Pounds, Non-slip Feet Cover】: The collapsible camping chair is made of 900D anti-tensile oxford and lite corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy frame with a load capacity of up to 230 pounds. Max shock test is 198lbs. In addition, the hiking chair has a polygonal non-slip plastic big feet cover, not easy to fall into mud ground, and a durable plastic bracket to enhance the stability and safety of the ultra-light hike chair.
  • 【Easy to Install and Clean】: Portable camping chair has a foldable aluminum pole with a micro shock-cord structure, and the elastic telescopic rope can hold Aluminum alloy legs connected together enables quick to finish the assembly process of the lightweight folding chair. In addition, the compact camping chairs are also very easy to clean, you just need to sweep or clean with soapy water.
  • 【No "Tinya" logo = Fraudulent, QC,Multipurpose, 6 Months Replace and Return Service】: The collapsible small camping chair ideal for motorbike, outdoor picnic,park, BBQ, adventuring and anyone looking for light travel without the bulk. We will inspect all camping chair before shipment. If you find any defects in our fishing chairs within 6 months, we provide 6 months of no reason replace and return service. If you have any questions, please contact us, we will response in 24 hours.
SaleBestseller No. 13
Rock Cloud Portable Camping Chair Ultralight Folding Chairs Outdoor with Anti-Slip Large Feet for Camp Hiking Backpacking Lawn Beach Sports, Black
1,557 Reviews
Rock Cloud Portable Camping Chair Ultralight Folding Chairs Outdoor with Anti-Slip Large Feet for Camp Hiking Backpacking Lawn Beach Sports, Black
  • ULTRALIGHT & PORTABLE: Light as a wing, the folding camp chair only 2.3lbs, unfolding size 23.6x21.7x26.4/13.6in, package size 14.6x5.1x5.1in. You can easily take it to anywhere with carry bag, especially suitable for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, backpacking, picnic, fishing, beach, sporting events, as well as indoor use
  • NEW UPGRADE: High quality detachable anti-slip big foot to increase foot area so it will not sink in sand or soft ground, super stable and safe to use, and will not damage the bottom of the tent
  • STURDY & DURABLE: This portable camping chair is built with an aerospace-grade aluminum alloy 7075, lightweight but load capacity up to 265 lbs, waterproof, no rust, corrosion resistant, engineering grade 900D oxford seat fabric with double reinforced V stitch is durable, flexible and machine washable for ease of care, enough for all your outdoor needs
  • ERGONOMIC DESIGN: The ergonomic three-dimensional cutting, the cloth cover has a good support, and it is still comfortable to sit for a long time. Breathable mesh panels allow for increased air flow in hot and humid environments, helping to keep you cooler. Side pockets on both sides, you can put mobile phones and water cups, free hands at any time, enjoy nature!
  • INSTALL IN SECONDS: Lightweight aluminum pole system with hand guide connection. The folding chair's shock corded main frame allows you to guide the connected poles directly into the frame. This unique design enables you to just pop it open, attach the seat fabric and You are ready to go! Rope ring design makes the assembly process more easy and labor-saving

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