Here you have my list with the best camping chairs for heavy people, all very strong folding chairs with 400 – 1000 lb (181 – 454 kg) capacity.
Folding camping chairs currently on the market are typically with a weight capacity of around 300 lb (136 kg) or so. This may be good enough for most of the users but clearly, this cannot be strong enough for some heavy and large people. This is why I have decided to present this list with extra strong chairs with the capacity range mentioned above. They are strong because of their frames that are usually built from powder-coated steel, and because of their high-denier value fabric.
So why the upper limit of 1000 lb? This is simply because this is the upper limit available. I have not seen any chair on the market with a bigger capacity. Anyway, who would need it?
How about the lover 400 lb limit? Well, there is no particular reason except that I wanted to show a very exclusive group so this is well above the typical capacity mentioned above. If you need something with a lower capacity, please check my list with folding camping chairs.
Heavy-duty camping chairs for heavy people – my list
So here is my list of chairs ordered by the capacity, from lower to higher:
1. Coastrail Outdoor Camping Chair with Lumbar Back Support
This Coastrail Outdoor Camping Chair with Lumbar Back Support is with a huge capacity of 400 lb (181 kg), and this is the reason for having it in the list.
You have a folding type, and its name tells you that it has a lumbar support that includes an adjustable strap behind the lumbar area. This is why it is in my list of camping chairs with lumbar support.
This is not all, here you have a very wide seat so it is on my list of extra-wide camping chairs. You also have a headrest, a cooler is integrated into its armrests, and a carry bag included. The weight is 12 lb (5.4 kg).
2. Kijaro XXL Dual Lock Oversized Chair
The capacity of this Kijaro XXL chair is 400 lb (181 kg) so it is on the opening position here in the list. As for the weight, it is quite typical for such a type, it weighs 12.4 lb (5.62 kg).
This is a very popular chair and for all good reasons. The design is so elegant and with mesh sections, there is no padding here. The letters XXL in the name tell you this is a large and comfortable chair. It has an efficient locking mechanism, just a press-button, hence the words Dual Lock in the name. With this, it remains locked both when it is unfolded and when it is folded.
Note that it has an extra strap on the back to carry it attached to the shoulder even without its carry bag. You also have a storage pouch and two cup holders. This is an incredibly popular chair with hundreds of reports on Amazon alone.
3. Pacific Pass Camping Chair
This beautifully designed Pacific Pass Camping Chair is here because of its 400 lb (181 kg) capacity. As you realize from the picture it really looks like a heavy-duty chair and is also fully padded. Even its solid armrests are padded.
This is a folding design so the chair is easy to use. A carry bag is included, and you also have a bottle/cup holder and a storage pouch. The chair is very affordable.
4. Prime Time Outdoor Giant Kingpin Folding Chair
I guess I should first stress that the picture above is not photoshopped. This is the real size of the chair.
So it is here because of its capacity which is 400 lb (181 kg). This should be good enough to support two people, and the dimensions are such that this is possible. The chair measures 67 x 37.5 x 58 inches (170 x 95 x 147 cm).
This is a steel construction with a cooler, 6 cup holder, and a stuff sack included. It is a bit heavy, it weighs 21 lb (9.5 kg) but this should not be surprising in view of its dimensions. Please follow the link for more.
5. ALPS Mountaineering Camp Chair
The capacity of this Alps Mountaineering Camp Chair is impressive 425 lb (193 kg) and the weight is quite good 10.5 lb (4.76 kg).
Note that this is a rare example here in the list with solid armrests. This may be helpful and useful for elderly people. But because of this, it remains quite large when you fold it like a book.
It may be a bit low if you are a particularly tall person, the seat is at 17 inches (43 cm) above the ground. This is why having such solid armrests is good because getting in and out of the chair is easy. Observe that you have padding on the seat and on the back.
The chair comes with a bonus cup holder shown in the picture. Please follow the link for more.
6. Bushtec Adventure Oversized Camping Chair Charlie 440
This Bushtec Adventure Oversized Camping Chair Charlie 440 is here because of its strong construction and the weight capacity that is mentioned in its name already, this is 440 lb (200 kg).
So this is an impressive chair from a reliable brand, folding camping chair suitable for very heavy people. It comes with a great carry bag and an incredible price.
You have cup holders, armrests, a side pocket, and it is padded as well, so I have added it to my list of best padded camping chairs. Note that its backrest is high so it offers a great headrest, this is why it is also in my separate list of chairs with headrest.
7. ALPHA CAMP Oversized Camping Folding Chair
This ALPHA CAMP Oversized Camping Folding Chair comes with a strong steel frame so its incredible weight capacity of 450 lb (204 kg) is not surprising
The size is also such that it is suitable for tall and heavy users. This is an easy to use folding design, and the chair comes with a cooler and storage elements. This is why I have added it also to my list of chairs with a cooler.
You have soft armrests here and the chair is padded. It comes with a carry bag. It weighs 13.2 lb (6 kg) and the price is great.
8. ALPHA CAMP Oversized Camping Folding Chair with Lumbar Support
This ALPHA CAMP Oversized Camping Folding Chair is with a huge capacity of 450 lb (204 kg) so it is clear why it is here. But it is also full of features, you have adjustable lumbar support and very unique solid and padded armrests that are detachable.
The complete chair is fully padded so it is also on my list of best padded chairs for camping. The chair is folding and easy to use, you have a cup holder and storage elements, and it is a great size as its name suggests. A carry bag is included. The weight is 14.1 lb (6.4 kg).
9. Guide Gear Oversized Club Camp Chair
This Guide Gear chair is here because of its 500 lb (227 kg) weight capacity. But this is also a nicely designed and plush chair and you can realize this from the picture above.
This is a steel structure with support bars and the fabric is very durable 600D polyester with a PU coating. You have a storage system on the side for small items and a cup.
The weight is 13.12 lb (6 kg) and the packed size is 42.1 x 12.6 x 11 inches (107 x 32 x 28 cm). The dimensions are very good (W x D x H) 34 x 25 x 37 inches (86 x 64 x 94 cm).
10. Guide Gear Oversized King Camp Chair
This Guide Gear Oversized King Camp Chair is here because of its huge weight capacity. It supports up to 500 lb (227 kg).
This is a folding design so there is no assembly, you simply open it up. A carry bag is included. It comes with a storage pouch, bottle holders, soft armrests, and padding. The weight is 12.6 lb (5.7 kg).
11. Guide Gear Oversized Rocking Camp Chair
This chair is in the list because of its impressive 500 lb (227 kg) capacity, so it is strong enough even for the heaviest users.
But it comes with quite a number of some other features. This is a rocking chair as well and I have included it in my list of best rocking chairs. This is not all of course, the back section is very tall so you have a great headrest and yes I have included it also in my list of chairs with headrest.
You have solid armrests as well and a bonus cup holder. The chair is quite heavy, it weighs 17.5 lb (7.9 kg). Note also that this is a folding design so it remains quite large in two dimensions when you fold it for storage.
12. YETI Trailhead Collapsible Camp Chair
This YETI Trailhead Collapsible Camp Chair supports up to 500 lb (227 kg), so now you realize why it is here and in such a position in the list. This brand is known for the quality of its products and this is what you have here.
The chair is a folding type, and it is very easy to use. The armrests are solid and you have several locks that keep the chair stable and with this same system you create tension in its fabric which is unique, it looks like a tensioned trampoline.
The chair weighs 13.3 lb (6 kg), and its dimensions are (H x D x W) 36.25 x 29.87 x 25.12 in (92 x 76 x 63.8 cm).
13. Coleman Big-N-Tall Quad Chair
With its capacity of 600 lb (272 kg), this Coleman Big-N-Tall Quad Chair is remarkable even within this extraordinary group of chairs. The weight is typical for the chairs here, it weighs 9.9 lb (4.5 kg).
This is one of those that fold like an umbrella so the packed size is relatively small, and this is possible because of the soft armrests. The seat size is (W x D) 24 x 19 inches (61 x 48 cm), and its height is moderate, it is at 19 inches (48 cm) above the ground.
Such a capacity goes with a strong steel frame, and the fabric is with some padding. There are several bonuses that include a cup holder, a media pocket, and a smartphone sleeve.
14. Guide Gear Oversized XXL Rocking Camp Chair
This impressive chair is here because of its 600 lb (272 kg) capacity, but the letters XXL in the name tell you this is a huge chair. So indeed the dimensions are (W x D x H) 33 x 33 x 44 inches (84 x 84 x 112 cm).
This is also a rocker chair so I have included it in my list of best rocking camping chairs. The chair is also padded, and it comes with molded solid armrests. The backrest is high so the chair offers a headrest. This is why I have included it also in my list of chairs with headrest. Please follow the link to read more.
15. Guide Gear Oversized XXL Camp Chair
This is yet another chair from this brand with an impressive capacity, it is officially for the weight of up to 600 lb (272 kg). For such a capacity, the weight of 14 lb (6.35 kg) looks normal.
But see also its extremely wide seat, and the chair is padded as well. It comes with a bottle holder and storage pouch, and this all is at a very reasonable price.
16. Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair Oversized Recliner
This Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair Oversized Recliner is huge and with an impressive 600 lb (272 kg) capacity, so this is why it is here in the list.
But it is packed with features, easy to use, and very reliable. You have a headrest here and it doubles also as a lumbar support if you want to use it that way. You also have a footrest, the chair is a recliner as well, and it is padded.
This is also what is called the zero gravity chair, designed for deep relaxation. The picture shows also that you have a folding side table. The chair is heavy with its 24.8 lb (11.2 kg) of weight.
17. Timber Ridge XXL Director’s Chair Oversized
If you are curious about the word ‘oversized’ in the name of this Timber Ridge XXL Director’s Chair, this is about the seat width that measures 28 inches (71 cm).
But the chair is here because of its incredible capacity that is 600 lb (272 kg). This is a folding and easy-to-use chair with an integrated side table. It comes also with a phone pocket under the seat. It is a bit heavy with its 20.3 lb (9.2 kg) weight.
18. ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair
Here is one of the chairs that represent the top of the top, one of the strongest chairs currently on the market with its 800 pounds (363 kg) capacity. Note that its dimensions are appropriate for such a capacity so if you are looking for camping chairs for large people this is one of them.
The chair is not lightweight, it weighs 12.5 lb (5.7 kg), but this is a strong steel structure so the weight is expected. You need a car for transportation in any case. From the picture you can see it is also completely padded.
The chair comes with several bonuses. So you have two cup holders and pouches on both sides, and it comes with a storage pocket on the back. Note that this popular chair has been on the market for a number of years already, and it has received more than 1100 reports by Amazon customers, so all is known about it, it has been tried and tested by users.
19. ALPS OutdoorZ King Kong Chair
This Alps Outdoors King Kong chair is with a similar name as the previous chair and also with the same features. So you have again 800 lb (363 kg) capacity and the weight is almost the same 13 lb (5.9 kg).
When packed it remains a bit long only in one dimension, its carry bag is of the size (L x D) 41 x 7 inches (104 x 18 cm). The armrests are soft and adjustable, you have straps on the back to regulate their position.
The chair comes with bonuses that include dual cup holders, dual storage pockets on the side, and a large pocket on the back.
20. Browning Camping Kodiak Chair
Perhaps you do not know but Browning Camping, Alps OutdoorZ, and Alps Mountaineering brands have the same owner. This is why you have very similar items here in the list. What they build is usually very reliable and the chair presented here is a great example.
So the capacity of this chair is also 800 lb (363 kg), and as I said above this is the maximum I have seen so far on the market.
This chair is built in the same style as the two chairs above, so it is a very durable folding type, and it comes with bonuses. You have an insulated cooler on one side, dual cup holders are available, a storage pouch is on the back, and it comes with a carry bag.
You probably want to see some numbers, so the weight is 13 lb (5.9 kg) and the dimensions (W x L x H) are 38 x 20 x 38 inches (97 x 51 x 97 cm).
21. LivingXL 1000-lb Capacity Heavy-Duty Portable Chair
This LivingXL 1000-lb Capacity Heavy-Duty Portable Chair is what its name says. There is currently no other chair that would exceed its 1000 lb (454 kg) capacity. This would be pointless in any case, there would be no users needing such a capacity.
This is a folding structure with armrests, a cooler, a bottle holder, a storage pouch, and a back pocket. The chair weighs 15 lb (6.8 kg).
How to choose & Editor’s Choice chair
So this was my current list with best camping chairs for heavy people. Many of them are with a similar structure, folding and with soft armrests. This type remains relatively large in one dimension only. The other type is with solid armrests and such chairs remain large in two dimensions when packed, but they become thin and you can store them in narrow spaces at home or in your trailer.
Other than that, this is just a matter of features and bonuses. So you might want to consider:
- Padding: Not all of them are padded but if this is about summer camping perhaps you do not need this.
- Storage pouches: This is always useful to have, the more the better.
- Cup holders: This is surely a bonus.
- Locking mechanisms. This extra bonus is rare, but it may be very useful to have.
- Carry bag: This is good to store the chair and keep it clean from dust at home, and also to carry short distances.
- Seat size: All of them are big, but there are differences so check the links in the text.
- Seat height: This is important if you are particularly tall or particularly short.
Then there is the price as well, but all of these chairs are quite affordable and with reasonable prices for what they offer. In any case, just follow the links to see more and to check for the updated prices.
This list will be updated regularly and new models will be added, so bookmark this page and visit it from time to time.
So this is one of the chairs from the list above:
Browning Camping Kodiak Chair
Product Name: Browning Camping Kodiak Chair
Product Description: This Browning Camping Kodiak Chair is with the weight capacity of 800 lb and currently there are no chairs on the market with a greater capacity.
Brand: Browning Camping
Weight - 5/10
Dimensions - 8.6/10
Packed size - 5.5/10
Capacity - 10/10
Comfort - 9.8/10
Craftsmanship - 9.8/10
Price - 9.5/10
Overall rating is Very Good:
- Easy to use.
- Great price.
- Great patented design.
- Carry bag.
- A bit heavy.
User Review( votes)
Since you are looking for chairs for heavy people, perhaps you also need a cot with similar features? If so, please check my list of camping cots for heavy people.
Thank you for reading. Please use the comment box below in case of questions. Did I miss to add a good chair? If so, please let me know.