Best Overall Backpacking Camping Chair
Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 PowerLounger
The Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 PowerLounger
is our favorite camp chair and wins our Editors' Choice award. It weighs as much as the Original Crazy Creek and is just as compactable, but is way more comfortable and versatile. The wider and taller back makes a huge difference in comfort. And the extra length means this doubles as a sleeping pad or it can be shared with more people.
Best Bang for the Buck
Crazy Creek Original
The Crazy Creek Original
chair is still one of our favorites and wins our Best Buy award. It is comfortable, extremely durable, easy to set up, and offers a good value.
Top Pick for Lightweight and Design
Alite Monarch Butterfly
The Alite Monarch Butterfly
is the most innovative camp chair we have seen and wins our Top Pick award. It was the lightest and most compact chair we tested and had the coolest design. It lets you sit off the ground and feel like you are floating on air. We have not seen a camp chair that lets you sit off the ground that is nearly as light or compact.
Best Chair For Each Application
Beach: Crazy Creek PowerLounger
Boating: Crazy Creek Original
Camp Fire: Any of them, depending on preference
Backpacking: Hex 2.0, PowerLounger if using it for sleeping pad, Therm-a-Rest Trekker if you already have sleeping pad that is compatible
The Park: PowerLounger or Alite Monarch
Sporting Events: Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat if you are just padding a bleacher or stadium chair. Any of the other chairs depending on preference.
Outdoor Music Event: PowerLounger or Trekker