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10 best camping chairs

Enjoying the great outdoors need not mean roughing it. Here's our pick of seats for campers who value comfort

Whether you’re heading to a festival or on a family camping trip this summer, we’ve found a range of chairs to add a bit of comfort to proceedings. From Sainsbury’s good-value bright pink one to Coleman’s robust chair complete with table, there are seats to suit all budgets and types of campers.

1. Aviary Garden Folding Chair, £25, lauraashley.com


Camping and pretty things can go together, as proved by this chair patterned with Laura Ashley’s Aviary Garden print. It has padded arms and a cup holder and looks just as good in the garden as on a campsite.

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2. Blue Mountain High Back Folding Chair, £15, cotswoldoutdoor.com


Some camping chairs feel very flimsy. Not this one – its higher-than-average back provides support for festival-weary bodies. And it comes with a handy built-in  drinks holder too. Choose from green or royal blue. Currently  on a two-for-one offer.

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3. Sainsbury’s Hot House Picnic Chair, £8, sainsburys (in store only)


Camping on a budget? Sainsbury’s good-value pink chair is a great option. It might not have bells and whistles, but it folds compactly and adds colour to the campsite.

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4. Wilko Folding Stool Tripod, £4, wilko.com


This compact, lightweight stool comes with a handy carry case. The seat’s not huge but it works well as an extra spot at the camping table or for sport-watching this summer. And you’ll get change from a fiver.

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5. Outwell Catamrca XL Chair, £25, outdoorworlddirect.co.uk


If you find some camping chairs spindly and cramped, this one can take up to 23 stone and has a wider seat than usual. The super-sturdy steel and aluminium large frame will ensure you’re well supported and it’s not too weighty.

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6. Easy Camp Deluxe Reclining Chair, £37, amazon


If sitting up on your camping trip feels like too much effort, this seat reclines so you can lie down. There’s a padded cushion to keep your back and head supported. At 6kg, it’s heavier than smaller chairs but folds away into a carry bag so doesn’t take up too much space.

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7. Regatta Premium Moon Camping Chair, £50, amazon


Camping chairs aren’t known for comfort, but sinking into this one feels more relaxing than most. It’s quite bulky to store, so it’s one to take if you’ve got plenty of space in the car for all the kit.

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8. Eurohike Kids Tiger Chair, £10, millets.co.uk


Children will love these animal-shaped folding chairs with robust aluminium frames. We like this happy tiger but there is also a smiley blue hippo in the range. At 1.2kg, older kids can carry their own in its portable bag.

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9. Coleman Deck Chair With Table, £43, amazon


Coleman is known for its quality camping kit and its chairs are no exception. This larger-than-average one has padding on the backrest, seat and armrests, but the pièce de résistance is the side table with a cup holder. And at 3.1kg, it’s not as heavy as you’d expect.

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10. Sunncamp Super Deluxe Comfy Low Camping Chair, £40, amazon


Tent awning a bit low? This close-to-the-ground chair will give you somewhere comfy to perch without needing too much headroom. It also works well on sand as a beach chair.

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If you’re after maximum comfort, plump for , though bear in mind it’s quite bulky to stow away. For those camping where headspace is an issue, Sunncamp’s Low Camping Chair will give you somewhere to sit inside when it’s raining and doubles up as a good beach chair. For a chair that will last you years, Colman’s one with a table is for campers who take their sitting seriously.