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.

Bestseller No. 1
MOON LENCE Folding Chair, Outdoor Camping Chairs,Portable Ultra Light Beach Chair, Compact Backpacking Folding Chairs, Lawn Chairs Folding,with Side Pockets Packable Lightweight for Hiking
3,797 Reviews
MOON LENCE Folding Chair, Outdoor Camping Chairs,Portable Ultra Light Beach Chair, Compact Backpacking Folding Chairs, Lawn Chairs Folding,with Side Pockets Packable Lightweight for Hiking
  • HIGH DURABILITY: Seat made of 900D Oxford cloth and high-strength 7075 aluminum alloy frames. Our heavy duty camping chair weighs 2lb which can hold up to near 400lb/180kg.
  • SUPER STABLE & COMFORT: Our new designed square frame makes the chair stable than ever. 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.
  • PORTABLE DESIGN: Both the mesh and the holders can be folded into small pieces.This portable chair is compact enough to put into your backpack or your carry-on luggage. Side pockets can store some little stuff.
  • 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.
  • ★If you are not satisfied or have any suggestions, please contact us and we will serve you until you are satisfied.
Bestseller No. 2
Camping Chairs, 2 Pack Portable Folding Chairs, Ultralight Camp Chair with Carry Bag, Camp Accessories, Outdoor Chairs Foldable Chair for Backpacking, Hiking, Beach, Travel & Picnic, Lawn Chairs
2,438 Reviews
Camping Chairs, 2 Pack Portable Folding Chairs, Ultralight Camp Chair with Carry Bag, Camp Accessories, Outdoor Chairs Foldable Chair for Backpacking, Hiking, Beach, Travel & Picnic, Lawn Chairs
  • ULTRALIGHT & STURDY: Made of heavy-duty 900D Oxford cloth and high-strength 7075 aluminum alloy frames, our lightweight lawn chair weighs only 2.3 lbs while holding up to nearly 400lb/180kg.
  • SUPER STABLE & COMFORTABLE: The upgraded square structure is far more stable than the old ones on the market. An ergonomic seat gives you the best seat experience of wonderful wrapping and back support feeling. Breathable side mesh panels increase airflow and help to keep you cool.
  • PORTABLE & CONVENIENT: This outdoor chair can be folded and put into a small carry bag, which is compact enough for your backpack or your carry-on luggage. 2 Side pockets can store some minor stuff when you are out.
  • EASY SETUP & CLEAN: Pop it open, connect the poles, and attach the seat fabric, and then you’re ready to go! Easy to set up and fold down. It is super easy to clean: sweep off or clean with soap water.
  • OCCASIONS: You can take it everywhere with you. Perfect for camping, fishing, picnic, concerts, sporting events, or other outdoor activities.
SaleBestseller No. 3
2 Pack Portable Camping Chairs Lightweight Backpacking Chair Compact & Heavy Duty for Camp, Backpack, Hiking, Beach, Picnic, with Carry Bag
478 Reviews
2 Pack Portable Camping Chairs Lightweight 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 330 pounds/150kg.
  • 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 portable pole structure makes for camp chairs easy assemble. Ergonomic design provides extra stability.
  • Ultralight & Portable & Practical: compact picnic chairs ,camping chairs Weights only 2.2 lbs, Additional storage bags and carrying bag, which is easy to carry and take on.
  • VERSATILITY: The portable 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.
Bestseller No. 4
Lightweight High Back Folding Camping Chair, Black Outdoor Camping Chair, Portable Backpacking Chairs, for Camping, Beach and Travel with Pocket Carry Bag Compact (2)
  • 【Sturdy and durable】:The chair is made of 600D Oxford cloth and double bottom quilted. The chair has a triangular structure around it, a special seat frame structure, and the load-bearing increase. Each chair has anti-sink, non-slip leg covers for up to 286 lbs of durability.
  • 【Compact and Portable】: A backpacking chair can be folded into a 12 x 37cm bag weighing just 3.7 pounds. You can put it in your backpack or carry-on baggage for your convenience.
  • 【More Comfort】: The ergonomic high back provides comfort and support. Three-dimensional cutting, the cloth cover has good support, and it is comfortable to sit for a long time. Breathable mesh panels increase airflow in hot and humid conditions to help keep you cool.
  • 【Install In Seconds】: Lightweight aluminum pole system. Our portable camp 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
  • 【Super Handy】: The chair is a ideal choice for all outdoor activities like camping, BBQ, hiking, beach, by the fire pit, travel, picnic, festival, hunting, garden or any outdoor activities
SaleBestseller No. 5
Ultralight Portable Camping Chair, Folding Backpacking Chair, Compact Collapsible Beach Chair Patio Dining Chair with Carrying Bag for Outdoor Hiking Fishing Picnic Travel  (Black)
1 Reviews
Ultralight Portable Camping Chair, Folding Backpacking Chair, Compact Collapsible Beach Chair Patio Dining Chair with Carrying Bag for Outdoor Hiking Fishing Picnic Travel  (Black)
  • 【Ultralight & Compact】The chair only weighs 900g/2lbs with carrying bag,and can be folded and put into the carrying bag. You can even put it into your backpack.
  • 【Easy to Install】Foldable aluminum poles with shock-cord structure enable quick set up and fold down. The assembly could be finished in minutes.
  • 【High Quality】Made of high-strength aluminum alloy and high quality Oxford cloth, it's heavy duty and holds up to 110kg/240lbs.
  • 【Super Comfortable】Breathable mesh fabric material with ergonomic design makes you feel comfortable for long hours sitting.
  • 【Widely Usable】Perfect for outdoor and indoor use.Perfect for camping, fishing, picnics, concerts or other outdoor activities. With the beautiful looking and simple design, this chair is even very suitable for use in study, bedroom, living room.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Sutekus Ultralight Folding Camping Backpacking Chair Camping Folding Chairs Beach Chairs (Black)
159 Reviews
Sutekus Ultralight Folding Camping Backpacking Chair Camping Folding Chairs Beach Chairs (Black)
  • 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 250 pounds/113kg.
  • Both the mesh and the holders can be folded into small pieces. Folding Size: 14"*4.7"*4", compact enough to put into your backpack or your carry-on luggage.
  • Unique Deep Design Seat, much larger and more comfortable than those similar items available in the market. This camping chair ergonomic seat design provides optimum comfort and soft mesh panels that give you room to relax.
  • Ideal for All Types of Outdoor Events. Best choice for Campers, Hikers, Backpackers, Tailgaters, Concertgoers, Adventurers, and anyone looking for comfort without the usual bulk.
  • Feel free to contact us if you have quality issues, we will provide you a satisfied solution.
SaleBestseller No. 7
Portable Folding Camping Chair, Lightweight and Compact Outdoor Chair, Suitable for Outdoor Activities, Hiking, Camping, Picnic Camping Chair with Portable Storage Bag (Blue)
  • Take It Anywhere: This camp chair is made with patented ultralight material so that it's 40% lighter compare to similar style chairs; Very suitable for backpacking, hiking, camping, any outdoor activities!
  • Ultralight and Portable: Portable Aluminum Folding Chair can be folded into a small piece,compact enough to put into your backpack. The chair is your perfect companion for backpacking, hiking, camping, any outdoor activities!
  • Easy Set-up:The chair enables quick set up and fold down. You can finish the assembly process fast and convenience.
  • Breathable and Durable:With moisture wicking fabricmesh, sturdy and breathable;Upgrade Oxford fabric, durable and wear-resistant.
  • Reliable Customer Service:If you have any quality problems, please send us an email and we will reply within 24 hours.
Bestseller No. 8
iClimb Ultralight Compact Camping Folding Beach Chair with Anti-Sinking Large Feet and Back Support Webbing (Woodland - Square Frame)
813 Reviews
iClimb Ultralight Compact Camping Folding Beach Chair with Anti-Sinking Large Feet and Back Support Webbing (Woodland - Square Frame)
  • Square frame makes this chair more stable; Large detachable anti-sinking feet, won’t sink in the sand or soft ground, great to use on the beach; Seat height 13.8 inches, width 20.9 inches; Ergonomic design, enough support for your back, won’t get tired while sit a long time
  • Ultralight but heavy duty, made of aerospace-grade aluminum alloy 7075 and 900D ripstop oxford, only 2.2 lbs (without the large detachable feet, four feet 0.2 lbs), supports up to 330 lbs; The webbing on the back makes the chair last many years without sinking; All 4 corners at the back of seat fabric are reinforced (Bartack Sewing) to ensure reliability; Corrosion-resistant, easy to clean
  • Compact, packed size 13.8 × 5.5 × 5.1 inches; storage bag included, easy to carry everywhere; Perfect for beach, backpacking, camping, hiking, motorcycle travelling, hunting trek, concert party, outdoor picnic, park, BBQ, road trip, adventuring and anyone looking for light travel without the bulk.
  • Breathable and comfortable cooling reinforced ergonomic mesh back makes you feel cool in the sand; Deep seat area will give you more comfort; Cup holder to keep your drink at hand; Side pocket for small stuff; Very easy and quick to set up, all the frames are connected by string with the bracket; Setup size 20.5(L) × 20.9(W) × 26.4(H) inches
  • Lifetime warranty: We stand behind our products and offer a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.
SaleBestseller No. 9
TOBTOS Ultralight High Back Camping Chair, Lightweight Folding Chairs with Headrest, Portable Compact for Outdoor Camp, Hiking, Picnic, Backpacking (Olive Green)
219 Reviews
TOBTOS Ultralight High Back Camping Chair, Lightweight Folding Chairs with Headrest, Portable Compact for Outdoor Camp, Hiking, Picnic, Backpacking (Olive Green)
  • 【Large Size and Detachable Pillow】The large size of 31.49" L x 25.98 " W x 38.58"H with removable foam pillow can meet the needs of more people by adjusting the position of the pillow to provide maximum comfort.
  • 【Compact and Portable 】TOBTOS backpack chair is made of aviation grade aluminum alloy frame and durable 1000D tearable oxford fabric. It folds to 18.9 "L x 5.9 "W and fits into a carry bag that can be carried anywhere.
  • 【Sturdy and Durable Design 】High back camping chair has a solid and lightweight structure with a double pole design and non-slip feet to enhance the stability of the folding chair, with a weight capacity of up to 330 lbs (150 kg).
  • 【Easy to Install and Clean】 Lightweight camping chair connects the aluminum rod with an elastic telescopic rope and can be easily installed in less than a minute. It is also very easy to clean and only needs to be wiped with a damp cloth or sponge.
  • 【Easy Storage】The backpacking chair has a foldable frame and removable fabric for easy storage and transport. Mesh pockets on both sides of the chair provide large storage capacity, perfect for fishing, campers and anyone looking for a relaxing trip.
Bestseller No. 10
MARCHWAY Ultralight Folding Camping Chair, Heavy Duty Portable Compact for Outdoor Camp, Travel, Beach, Picnic, Festival, Hiking, Lightweight Backpacking (Green)
  • Ultralight and Portable: Weighs only 2.3 pounds and can be picked up with one finger. Folds up into a carrying bag smaller than a shoebox and fits in your carry-on or daypack for easy on the go. Ideal for camper, hiker, backpacker, climber, off roader.
  • Stable and Durable: Solid square base makes the chair more stable and sturdier. The four horizontal bar and four stand-alone legs disperses the weight over multiple poles and provides more balance when sitting. Ripstop polyester fabric and robust aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame supports up to 300 lbs.
  • Super Comfortable: The ergonomic seat design allows you to recline slightly and relax while chatting with friends across from you in a comfortable position. You can wiggle in the chair without tipping over easily. The mesh of the fabric is breathable to keep you cool.
  • Simple Assembly: Shock-cord structure enables quick set up, poles basically pop into place on their own, then just slide the fabric seat onto 4 poles. Two Velcro straps help to fold up easily so you can tie the poles together on one side first and then the other side. It's easy after a bit of practice.
  • Multi-occasion: Perfect for camping trip, tailgating, hunting, climbing, biking, kayaking, soccer tournaments, music festival, patio, park, barbecue and other outdoor events that require lightweight and minimal space. This lightweight hiking chair is also a good gift for your family and friends.
Bestseller No. 11
MARCHWAY Lightweight Folding Camping Chair, Stable Portable Compact for Outdoor Camp, Travel, Beach, Picnic, Festival, Hiking, Backpacking, Supports 330Lbs (Orange)
45 Reviews
MARCHWAY Lightweight Folding Camping Chair, Stable Portable Compact for Outdoor Camp, Travel, Beach, Picnic, Festival, Hiking, Backpacking, Supports 330Lbs (Orange)
  • Stable and Sturdy: Triangle is the most stable in mechanics. This innovative triangular frame base makes the chair quite stable from either front to back or side to side. It won't tip over easily even if you twist around, giving you adequate security. Solid construction, strong plastic joints and thickened leg poles allow the chair to hold up to 330 lbs.
  • Lightweight and Compact: With its ultralight aluminum alloy material, it weighs only 2.7 pounds including its own carry bag, you can easily lift it with one hand. It packs down small enough to throw in or strap to a backpack, you can take it to wherever you travel. Great ratio of stability and sturdiness to size and weight. Ideal for camper, hiker, backpacker, fisher, hunter, biker, kayaker.
  • Easy to Setup and Fold Away: Two Velcro straps help you to stow the poles on one side first and then the other side. Frame almost sets itself up with elastic cords running through the poles, fabric seat just slips over each of 4 poles. The whole process is simple, you can do it in a minute when you practice a few times.
  • Superior Comfort: Proper tilt angle allows you to lounge comfortably in this chair while maintain a normal sitting posture to chat with friends. Triangular base distributes weight evenly, keeping gravity balanced without wobbling. Ripstop polyester seat and aircraft-grade corrosion resistant aluminum frame ensure long-term use.
  • Versatility: Perfect for tailgating, motorcycling, fishing, hunting, music festival, backyard party, road trip, barbecue, short backpacking trip and anyone looking for light travel. This heavy duty small chair is also a decent holiday gift for family and friends.
Bestseller No. 12
Folding Camping Chair, Lightweight Backpacking Chair with Carry Bag and Side Pocket for Camping Hiking Gardening Beach Travel and Picnic
  • 【Ultralight and Durable】Made of durable alloy steel frames and high quality Oxford cloth. The camping chair weighs only 3.3 lbs while holding up to nearly 300lb.
  • 【Compact and Portable 】The camping chair can be folded in a small carry bag which size is only 14.2"(L)*5.1"(W) *3.9"(H), you can put it in your backpack or suitcase easily.
  • 【Easy to Install and Clean】The chair is easy to set up. You just need to connect the poles and insert seat cover. It's also easy to clean. Just sweep off or clean with soap water.
  • 【Comfortable and Breathable】The chair is designed to meet the needs of most people. It's soft and comfortable when sitting. The high-quality fabric provides breathable and comfortable experience for you.
  • 【Versatile Use】The chair is ideal for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, fishing, BBQ, picnics and backpacking. And it's a great gift for family and friends who are looking for light travels.
Bestseller No. 13
Folding Chairs, Camping Backpacking Chair, Lightweight Camping Chairs Ultralight Portable Outdoor Folding Backpacking Chair Compact for Outside Beach Lawn Hiking Picnic
3 Reviews
Folding Chairs, Camping Backpacking Chair, Lightweight Camping Chairs Ultralight Portable Outdoor Folding Backpacking Chair Compact for Outside Beach Lawn Hiking Picnic
  • Lightweight, alloy to provide maximum strength at a minimum weight; holds up to 260 pounds.
  • Seat and carry sack are constructed from durable, lightweight ripstop polyester that resists harsh weather and UV rays; material is machine washable.
  • 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.
  • Setup is fast with a single internal bungee cord that assembles poles; assembled chair measures 21.65W x 21.65D x 25.2H inches, seat height is 10 inches;Weight: 3 lb.
  • We will provide you one year replacement for all parts. Shipped by U.S. Detailed mannual are prepared for you to install the machine. If you have any problem with our product, please fell free to contact with us through Amazon.

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