17 Best Camping Chairs and Outdoor Folding Chairs in 2023
The best camping chairs are an extra consideration for your bottom. That’s because camping chairs—or beach chairs, or outdoor folding chairs, or whatever you want to call them—make the act of sitting en plein air live up to your original vision. Laying out on a blanket doesn’t work in a group setting unless you’re napping in the beach sun. Sitting cross-legged is fine if you’re in middle school or doing a yoga-in-the-park class, but otherwise unsustainable. Just sitting straight down on rocks, grass, or dirt is a recipe for bad posture and a ruined fit. In all cases you spend your time focused less on the company and the scenery, more on moving various limbs to try staying comfortable. But an outdoor chair? Suddenly this whole being outside just works.
Now, it’s true that your average outdoor chair is ugly, cheaply made, or both—all frail plastic frames and swishy fabric. But thanks to some brilliant seating designers, and, um, highly covetable streetwear collaborations, foldable furniture has become exponentially cooler. The materials are sexier: elegantly stained wood, gleaming powder-coated steel, plastic and swishy fabric (but nice).
They no longer have the energy of dad-waiting-for-his-kid-to-finish-soccer-practice. (Though that aesthetic, just like all things dad are en vogue right now.) In fact, the best outdoor folding chairs? They’re dope enough to use indoors, though maybe not as a replacement for a good office chair. When you have company, your guests can whip out one of these bad boys so they’re not sitting on your perfectly made bed. Hell, you don’t even need to be sitting in these chairs because, in a few cases, these pieces make a room all the more lively. And, of course, extra comfortable. Here are 17 of the best camping chairs to save your sorry ass from muddy lawns, sandy beaches, and the cold, hard floor.
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