ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair – Incredible Capacity

ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair is an incredibly strong 800 lb (363 kg) capacity steel construction suitable for heavy and big people. It comes with several bonuses and a great price.

ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair
ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair.

Key features

  • Huge capacity.
  • Incredibly comfortable.
  • Sturdy steel construction.
  • Instant setup – no assembly.
  • Folding type.
  • Great price.
  • Several bonuses.
  • Padded seat and the back.
  • Adjustable armrest.

What type of chair is this

King Kong is a folding chair in the best possible sense. This implies that there is no assembly, you simply spread it and it is ready in seconds.

This is a design with 8 support bars which you can see in the pictures, you will see how it works in the video below. The support bars converge into the feet where you have quite large protection caps. With this, it will less sink in the soft ground, but in general, it is better suited for a hard surface.

Note that it is built in three really nice colors. It is best that you see it in this video by ALPS Mountaineering:

Who is it for

Well, this is a chair for everybody, in particular for big and very heavy people. Just see its dimensions and the capacity which is 800 lb (363 kg).

This chair is also very convenient for elderly people because of the seat height which is 18 inches (46 cm) above the ground and the strong armrests. With such armrests, it is easy to get up from such a chair.

But bear in mind also its weight, it is a bit heavy, you have 12.5 lb (5.7 kg). I think this is not so much if you bear in mind its incredible capacity and the steel frame with so many support bars.

Overview of features

This chair has so many great features that it is hard to choose where to start. You have already seen some above.

Regarding the size and comfort, you will hardly find anything comparable to this chair. The seat’s size is 24.5 x 20 inches (62 x 51 cm) and this should be wide and deep enough even for really big people. This is why I have added it to my list of extra-wide camping chairs.

There can be no real comfort without a good armrest, and here you have this in its best. Note that the height of the armrest is adjustable, you have straps on the back for this purpose so you can put it in the position which suits you best. There is also a light padding on the seat and on the back.

Regarding the durability and stability, everything here looks built to last. The frame is steel, hence such a weight, the fabric is 600 D, and the same material is also in the storage pouches. You have 4 points on the ground, but the feet are at large distances so the balance is exceptionally good. This and the support bars make it incredibly stable to lateral movement.

As for the ease of use, I already mentioned above, there is no assembly so easier it can not possibly be for a folding chair. But again, bear in mind its weight.

  • You have two cup holders on the armrests, see the picture, so here you can keep various items at hand.

    A cup holder and a side storage pouch.
    A cup holder and a side storage pouch.
  • You also have large pouches on the sides where you can keep larger items like books etc.
  • One large mesh pocket is on the back and here you can store pieces of clothing and any larger item, see it in the picture below.
The large mesh pocket on the back.
The large mesh pocket on the back.
The carry bag

The bag is nicely designed, you have a top drawstring and also two straps on the side, so you can carry it on the back like a backpack.

The price & rating

The weight of this chair should not be a big issue, this is a camping tool so you would not carry it long distances in any case.

The fabric is very comfortable and you have some light padding, you have seen the stitches on it. But this structure absorbs water, so keep it protected from the rain. It will dry if it gets wet, no worry, this is synthetic.

The Amazon price for this chair is shown in the link below. No doubt this is a real bargain for such a quality item.

The rating for this chair is great wherever you search. On Amazon alone, you have well over 1400 reports by customers and the average rating is as impressive. See how I rate it:

My rating breakdown of the Alps Mountaineering King Kong Chair
ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair

Product Name: ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair

Product Description: ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair is an incredibly strong 800 lb (363 kg) capacity steel construction suitable for heavy and big people. It comes with several bonuses and a great price.

Brand: ALPS Mountaineering

  • Weight - 5/10
  • Dimensions - 8.6/10
  • Packed size - 5.5/10
  • Capacity - 10/10
  • Comfort - 9.8/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.8/10

Overall rating

My final rating for this great chair is Very Good:


  • Very comfortable.
  • Great quality.
  • Great armrest design.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Storage elements.
  • Great price.


  • A bit heavy.
  • The fabric is not water-resistant.
User Review
7.73/10 (81 votes)


  • Weight: 12.5 lb (5.7 kg).
  • Capacity: 800 lb (363 kg).
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 38 x 20 x 38 in (96 x 51 x 96 cm).
  • Seat height: 18 in (46 cm).
  • Seat size (W x D): 24.5 x 20 in (62 x 51 cm).
  • Carry bag size (L x D): 41 x 7 in (104 x 18 cm).
  • Fabric: 600D polyester.
  • Frame: sturdy powder-coated steel.

Alps Mountaineering King Kong Camp Chair vs Competitors

It is always good to compare when you are about to choose an item of this type. So here I give you two top models from other brands. One of them is built in the same style, so you have armrests etc., but the other is quite different. This is on purpose, to see a bit of the variety of chairs that are available on the market. Please follow the links to see more:

lb (kg)

(W x D x H), in (cm)

Packed size,
in (cm)

lb (kg)


ALPS Mountaineering
King Kong


38 x 20 x 38
(96 x 51 x 96)

41 x 7 x 7
(104 x 18 x 18)

800 (363)


Helinox Chair 2 Rocker


21.7 x 25.6 x 34.3 (55 x 65 x 87)

24.4 x 6.5 x 6.5
(62 x 17 x 17)

320 (145)


Kelty Lowdown


21.5 x 20 x 29 (55 x 51 x 74)

32.5 x 8 x 8
(83 x 20 x 20)

350 (158)


Final thoughts

Alps Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair is probably the last chair you will ever need if you buy it once. It is hard to imagine some other camping chair that would combine such a strength, capacity, durability, comfort, and ease of use, and this all for the price which is far more than fair. I have included it in my list with best camping chairs for heavy people.

You might want to know that they also have a double-wide version of this chair.

Note that this Coleman Oversized Quad Chair With Cooler is even bigger and Coleman Big-N-Tall Quad Chair is also with a huge capacity.

But if you really don’t need such a size and comfort, check again the models I gave in the comparison table, and also search the site if you need something different.

Check this folding ALPS Mountaineering Steel Leisure Chair with solid armrests. Need a chair with an adjustable lumbar support? Then check this KingCamp Folding Quad Chair which is also a padded model. 

Thank you for reading. Please use the comment box below in case of questions or comments. I wish you a nice day. 

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2 thoughts on “ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair – Incredible Capacity”

  1. I bought the King chair because I have bad knees and was sold on the review that it would be suitable. The downside to this chair is that the seat sags . . . because the seat sags you are below the bar height of the seat of the chair . . . so you have to be able to pull yourself up to the front of the chair in order to benefit from the strong arm rests and height. So if you don’t have really long legs, and if you have bad knees or are elderly this aspect does not work for you if you don’t have the strength or leverage to pull yourself up to the front of the chair. I would not continue to recommend for elderly persons or persons with bad knees, also later saw the same comments on amazon.
    I gave it away to my friends son who is a football player and he appreciates it . . . I am still trying to determine what chair would be good for me.

    1. Thank you Jodilynn, you comment will remain here so that readers can see it and decide for themselves. This chair has thousands of reports by users and its average rating is incredibly high. But as usual there are users who do not find it comfortable. You nicely describe why it does not work for you. I appreciate this. Wish you all the best and hopefully you will find something suitable. Perhaps a chair with solid armrests would be a better option for you.

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