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
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: 2 X STENT, 2 X 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! 🙂
Bestseller No. 2
Trekology 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. 3
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. 4
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 14.20 x 5.20 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. 5
Portable Camping Backpacking Chair Ultralight Lightweight Folding Collapsible Camp Chairs with Carry Bag 300 Lbs Capacity Compact for Adults Outdoor Camp, Travel, Beach, Picnic, Hiking
  • COMPACT & LIGHTWEIGHT: Quit hauling those heavy & bulky camping chairs.With only 2.3 pounds total packed weight, this ultralight backpacking chair can be easily put in backpack and luggage. Folding dimension:13.5’’× 5’’× 5’’,can be easily packed in carry- on bag(14 in storage bag included).
  • WON’T SINK FEET : Our upgrade feet provide better performance and prevent you chair from sinking into sand and other soft grounds.Now you can bring your chair to any terrains,even beach!!!
  • COMFORT & VASATILE:Breathable side net increases more air flow when in hot season during your trip and keeps you cooler the entire time!Ideal for hiking, tailgating, BBQ, picnics, sporting events, the beach, or anywhere you travel!
  • DURABLE QUALITY & EASY SET UP: Manufactured with High strength Aircraft-grade 7075 Aluminum alloy,the chair’s frame ensures that the weight capacity up to an amazing 300 lbs.600D polyester fabric with reinforced double stitching on each side.The chair’s absolutely simple shock-cord main structure allows you to guide each pole directly into the frame, cover the seat fabric then it’s done.
  • If you’re not thrilled with our product, simply let us know with a simple email for a prompt service .
SaleBestseller No. 6
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 Big 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 fixed by a strong screw to enhance the stability and safety of the ultra-light hike chair.
  • 【Easy to Install and Clean】: Portable orange 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.
Bestseller No. 7
MH Zone Camping Chair with Headrest Backpacking Chair Portable Compact Ultralight Outdoor Folding Hiking Chair with Carry Bag for Outdoor Beach (Dark Blue)
  • 【Sturdy Construction】 The frame is made of aircraft-grade corrosion-resistant aluminum alloys which support with a weight capacity of up to 250 pounds. Seat fabric is made of tear resistance oxford fabric, durable and built to last.
  • 【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.
  • 【Compact and Portable 】These camping chairs can be folded in a small bag that size is 17"(L)*6.5"(W) *5.5"(H), the weight only 3.7 pounds, you can take it in your backpack to travel, really easy to carry.
  • 【Weight Capacity】 This robust chair is capable of taking weight up to 250 lbs. This heavy duty chair is a necessity for campers, hikers, backpackers, adventurers and anyone who loves outdoor activities
  • 【EASY TO SETUP & CLEAN】- Collapsible aluminum rod and impact rope structure, you can complete the assembly process in one minute, just sweep away or wash with soapy water. Outdoor folding chairs can be easily folded up for storage and transportation.
Bestseller No. 8
Sunyear Lightweight and Foldable Camp Chair, Portable, Breathable and Comfortable, Perfect for Hiking/Fishing/The Park/Sport
  • Ultralight And Compact: Sunyear's collapsible camping chair weighs just 2.29lbs (even with its upgraded Big Feet), and packs down to 13. 8"(L)*4.3"(W) *5.1"(H) in the included stowaway bag. You can take it in your backpack or just leave it in your RV/car. It makes a great gift for everyone.
  • Unique Deep Design Seat. Our chair is much larger and more comfortable than other similar items on the market. This camping chair's ergonomic seat design provides optimum comfort. The soft mesh panels give you plenty of room to relax.
  • Easy To Set Up And Fold Down. Aluminum shock-cord pole structures make for quick intuitive setup. A strap to hold the frame together so it can be easily collapsed for storage and transport. NOTE: The seat is tight. It holds in place so it doesn't slip out when you pick up and move the chair. When assembling, apply additional pressure when putting the last leg into the pocket. Don't worry about breaking your chair. They are built strong!
  • Heavy Duty. Aircraft-grade 7075 Aviation aluminum alloy is one of the strongest aluminum alloys. Ultralight but heavy duty. Upgraded big rubber covers on the feet ensure a firm stand. Our folding chair has a load capacity of up to 250lbs.
  • 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. We provide 24-hour friendly customer service. Our compact foldable chairs are 100% Lifetime Guarantee. We are always here to assist you.
Bestseller No. 9
MARCHWAY Ultralight Folding Camping Chair with Anti-Sinking Wide Feet, Portable Compact for Outdoor Camp, Beach, Travel, Picnic, Hiking, Lightweight Backpacking (Sky Blue)
  • Works on Soft Ground: With 4 extra detachable large feet clip-ons help to prevent the chair from sinking into soft sand and mud, provide greater stability on more different occasions.
  • Ultra Light and Compact: Weighs only 2.3 pounds that can be picked up with a finger, and folds down to a 14.20 x 5.20 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.
  • 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. 10
Rock Cloud Portable Camping Chair Ultralight Folding Chairs Outdoor with Legs Stabilizers 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
Bestseller No. 11
A Sense of Direction
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Bestseller No. 12
Mini Portable Folding Stool Chair Outdoor Collapsible Stool Fold Up Lightweight Chairs Four Legs Sturdy Chair with Carry Bag for BBQ Picnic Camping Backpacking Hiking Fishing Travel (Khaki)
  • 💕 HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS - The foldable camping stool is made of Super 1680D thick Oxford fabric and aluminum alloy. The mini folding stool is durable and the frame is made of high quality steel. It is durable and maintains good service life even in bad weather.
  • 💕UNIQUE DESIGN - The folding stool is small and light (11.3 ounces), it can be inserted in a small and ultra-light bag that saves space. It is easy to carry when you go out. Non-slip mats reinforced at four corners for greater stability, reinforced screw to make the stool more resistant. Big Bearing: the portable folding camping stool can hold up to 220 pounds.
  • 💕OPEN AND FOLDED IN SECONDS - The sturdy steel structure offers a durable design that can be opened and folded in seconds. This backpack will only take up some space for your trip, but it will always give you a place to sit.
  • 💕 MULTI-PURPOSE CAMPING CHAIR - The folding camping chair is suitable for all types of outdoor and indoor activities, such as bedroom, dormitory, office, swimming pool, courtyard, courtyard, beach, courtyard, sports meeting, picnic party , camping, barbecue / barbecue, fishing, mountaineering.
  • 💕100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE- We are very confident in our products and we will give you a no-follow money back guarantee. So click on the "Add to Cart" button to get the Foldable Mini Outdoor Stool.
Bestseller No. 13
KLYMIT Timberline Camp Chair, Lightweight Backpacking Chair, Travel-Friendly, Comfortable, Durable Design, 225 lbs Capacity
  • COMFORTABLE: Engineered to comfortably cradle and support your body
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: The chair is lightweight and durable with vented mesh panels for breathability
  • PORTABLE: Easy-to-use, folds down into a small pack size
  • DIMENSIONS: 2.75 lbs, 22 x 20.5 x 35.5 in, Pack size: 17 x 5 x 5 in
  • RECOMMENDED WEIGHT LIMIT: 225 lbs

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