Here you have my list of the best camping rocking chairs currently available on the market, built in very different styles and with different features for a variety of activities.
What is included
All the models here are handpicked and described in details in my separate reviews, so please follow the links below to read more.
The list includes the following types:
- Folding rocking camping chairs. Those are typically the models that need no assembly, you just spread the chair and it is ready in a second. But these chairs remain quite large in two dimensions so bear this in mind when you plan how to organize the space in your car when you prepare for camping. These chairs are relatively heavy and bulky, and they are definitely not backpack-portable.
- There are also models that are collapsible camping chairs with removable rocking rails. So this type needs a simple assembly and their packed size and weight are such that they are backpack-portable.
- I have included also a great example of a swing chair.
- Some of the chairs here are very tall and with a good headrest. These include both types mentioned above.
- You will see also that most of them are with solid armrests. This is a useful feature to have as it makes it easy to get in and out of the chair, but this also adds to the weight.
- Regarding the frame, some of them are steel and some are aluminum, and this is usually a powder-coated metal. This is normally reflected in their weight.
My list of the best rocking camping chairs
So here is my list of chairs ordered by weight with the lightest on the top.
1. Helinox Chair Two Rocker
The Helinox Chair Two Rocker is a quite unique design. Obviously, it is here because of its rocking feature; so you have two rails shown in the picture above, which are the reason for having it here in the list. But note that these rails are also removable, and what remains is a very lightweight backpack-portable chair. The total weight is 4.1 lb (1.85 kg), yet the capacity is impressive 320 lb (145 kg).
Note also that it is fully collapsible and with a very good packed size as compared with other chairs in the list; it packs to 24.4 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches (62 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm).
This is not all; the chair is with a high back, so you have a good headrest and this is why I have included it in my list of chairs with headrest. Please read more in my full review.
2. NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair
Strictly speaking, this Stargaze Luxury Chair is not a rocker, this is a swing chair. But it is so totally unique that I could not resist. In a sense, the principle here is somewhat similar to what you will see in the GCI chairs below. There is a fixed frame and the seat moves. The seat attaches to the two side poles shown above.
It comes with an automatic reclining mechanism so you can enjoy and watch the stars in the camp. You also have a pleasant adjustable headrest which you see in the picture. It is with Velcro tabs so you can move it to fit your body size.
The chair has solid armrests, and you get a bottle holder and a storage pouch, and a carry bag included. The weight is only 6 lb 5 oz (2.86 kg) and the packed size is 23.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches (60 x 17 x 17 cm).
3. GCI Outdoor ComPack Rocker Chair
This chair is completely unique with its rocking design. There is nothing even remotely similar to its torsion rocking construction. So it will rock no matter where you use it.
But it looks just like an ordinary bucket style camping chair, you have a high backrest with a headrest, and its seat is also padded.
It packs small for a rocker, its nicely designed carry bag measures only 19.5 x 6.5 x 6 inches (50 x 17 x 15 cm). So you can transport it even on a bicycle. It weighs 7.9 lb (3.6 kg).
4. MacSports MacRocker Outdoor Foldable Rocking Chair
This MacSports MacRocker Outdoor Foldable Rocking Chair is designed to rock on any surface. This is because of the rocking mechanism on the back and due to fact that the chair sits on the two straight ground bars.
This is a folding and easy to use construction, lightweight, portable, and very affordable. It offers solid and padded armrests, a bottle holder, and a storage pouch. It weighs 10 lb (4.5 kg) and its capacity is 225 lb (102 kg).
5. GCI Outdoor KickBack Rocker Chair
The GCI Outdoor KickBack Rocker Chair is one of many rocking chairs of this brand here in the list, and they all have the same unique patented rocking design.
The chair is folding and easy-to-use, and it is very affordable. It rocks on any surface.
The weight is 10.6 lb (4.8 kg) and the capacity is 250 lb (113 kg). You have a seat that is 17.1 inches (43 cm) above ground.
6. Coleman Cross Rocker Outdoor Rocking Chair
Here you have a unique folding design and the chair is very easy to use, you fold it and unfold in seconds.
It is with curved bars and X-crossed legs that create a smooth rocking motion. The seat is quite angled, and the chair is with padded armrests.
The weight is 10.8 lb (4.9 kg), and the weight capacity is 300 lb (136 kg).
7. ALPS Mountaineering Low Rocker Chair
This ALPS Mountaineering Low Rocker Chair is very similar to several other chairs in the list, but as the name suggests, this is a low chair with the seat at 15 inches (38 cm) above the ground. It comes with a nice carry bag with a shoulder strap so you can carry it shorter distances. But note that it weighs 11 lb (5 kg), which is again quite similar to some other chairs.
The rails which you see in the picture have a pair of pins that you pull and release the rails, and this is how you collapse the chair and store it in its carry bag. The same system is in the Browning Camping Cabin chair below. The capacity is 300 lb (136 kg).
8. Browning Camping Cabin Chair
This Cabin Chair is a rocker and this is why it is here in the lits. The design is such that it is partly a folding type and partly a collapsible chair. Namely, all elements remain interconnected all the time, but it folds and closes when you pull two pins that are behind the rear legs. So it needs a very simple assembly.
The packed size is much better than in most of the other chairs below, and this is due to its particular armrest design. So it remains large only in one dimension, it packs to (L x D) 34 x 10 in (86 x 25 cm).
The frame is steel, yet the chair is high in the list here because of its weight which is only 11 lb (5 kg). It is portable, but you need a car for transportation.
9. GCI Outdoor Comfort Pro Rocker Chair
The GCI Outdoor Comfort Pro Rocker Chair is an easy-to-use and affordable folding chair. It comes with a unique rocking design developed by this brand, that works on every surface.
The numbers you might want to know are as follows. The weight is 11 lb (5 kg) and the capacity is 250 lb (113 kg). The seat height is 19.7 inches (50 cm) so it is quite high and suitable for taller users. The packed size is 44.1 x 7.3 x 6.3 in (112 x 19 x 16 cm).
10. Timber Ridge Catalpa Relax & Rock Chair
The Catalpa is a folding and rocking chair, one of those that you fold so that it remains relatively large only in one dimension. So the packed size is 32.75 x 9.75 x 6.9 inches (83 x 25 x 18 cm) and transporting it in the car should not be a problem. The weight is quite medium, 11.4 lb (5.17 kg).
The chair is padded, and you see from the picture that it has solid armrests with foam for padding. To fold the chair you release the two pins which are visible on the rocking rails. It comes with a nice carry bag, and you should know that this is a really affordable chair.
11. GCI Outdoor Pod Rocker Camping Chair
This chair comes with a patented rocking design which is such that it will rock no matter where you use the chair. You have a wide and pleasant seat, and a great price tag.
The chair weighs 11 lb 11.2 oz (5.3 kg) so it is moderate for this group as you realize from its position in the list.
12. Kamp-Rite Folding Rocking Chair
This is a chair without any assembly, just spread it in a second and it is ready. You have padded armrests here and a very high back section that provides a good headrest.
The packed size is not so great, the chair remains large in two dimensions, 37 x 28 x 7 inches (94 x 71 x 18 cm). The frame is aluminum and the weight is moderate for such a type, 12 lb (5.4 kg), but clearly, this is not a lightweight chair. It is built for comfort, so it is heavy and bulky and you need a car for transportation.
13. GCI Outdoor FirePit Rocker Chair
This is a rocking chair with the spring action rocking technology; those two pistons which you see on the back contain the rocking system. As you realize, it sits on the two bars so it will keep rocking on any surface.
This is a folding chair so you can make it ready in seconds and equally fast you fold it away. But it remains quite large and boxy in two dimensions, this is because of its solid armrests that do not fold.
It comes with a cup holder and the armrests are padded. The weight is 11.9 lb (5.4 kg), which is reasonable in view of all the steel that you have there. Note that it is rather low, and this is the main difference between this chair and the other from the same brand below.
14. Timber Ridge Acacia Portable Easy Foldable Rocking Director’s Camping Chair
This is a classic rocker with solid and padded armrests. It is very easy to use, reliable, and also very affordable. The chair fold like a book and this is quite a common deign, but one unique detail is its folding backrest. This make the folding size smaller.
As you see from the picture, the chair has storage pouches on the side. It weighs 12.1 lb (5.49 kg), and its capacity is 300 lb (136 kg).
15. GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Portable Folding Rocking Chair
Here you have something really specific – this is a rocking chair with a unique hydraulic rocking system that includes two pistons on the back. So the bars on the ground do not move at all and this is a floor-friendly design.
At the same time, such bars prevent sinking when you use it on soft ground and sand, so it will preserve its rocking feature on any surface, and this is what makes it completely different from its competitors.
The chair is padded, and you have solid armrests. The back section is not high enough for the headrest, just to know. If you need such a design check some other chairs here in the list.
The weight is moderate for such a construction, 12.1 lb (5.5 kg), and the packed size is large 34.8 x 25 x 4.9 inches (88 x 64 x 12 cm). Please follow the link for more.
16. GCI SunShade Rocker
The GCI SunShade Rocker includes a unique spring action rocking design that is patented by this brand and used in many of their chairs.
But as you see from the picture, it also comes with a great adjustable SPF sunshade that folds together with the chair when you pack it in its included carry bag.
You have a phone pocket, a cup holder, and this all at a very good price. The weight is 13 lb (5.9 kg).
17. Creative Outdoor Collapsible Folding Rocking Director Chair
This Creative Outdoor Collapsible Folding Rocking Director Chair is here because of its rocking design, but it really looks cool with its numerous storage features.
It is very easy to use, collapsible and folding, and it is also very large. You have padded solid armrests, and it is designed to be carried backpack style, with shoulder straps on the side. The weight is 13.2 lb (6 kg).
18. GCI Outdoor RoadTrip Rocker Chair
This RoadTrip chair has the same Spring Action Rocking mechanism as the other chairs of this brand shown above. But it also has some extra features that make it completely unique.
First, notice that it collapses so that only one dimension remains a bit large. The packed size is 43.5 x 8.7 x 8.1 inches (110.5 x 22 x 20.5 cm). In addition, it comes with a carry bag so you can carry it attached to your shoulder.
The chair has an extra pair of legs which you see in the picture above, so when you lean forward you have 4 points on the ground, please follow the link below to realize how this works.
The weight is 13.2 lb (6 kg), and the chair is quite big and the seat is high, at 19.7 inches (50 cm) above the ground. It comes with solid and padded armrests, and you also have a headrest because the chair is 39.8 inches (101 cm) high. So I have included it in my list of chairs with headrest.
19. GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Chair with Side Table
This chair is a variant of their Freestyle Rocker, and as you realize they have added a folding side table. The side table is functional and with several separate slots for small items like a bottle, a coffee cup, and a smartphone.
The chair follows the same design used in many of their outdoor chairs, so it is easy to use chair, and with solid padded armrests. The weight is 13 lb 9.6 oz (6.17 kg), and the capacity is 250 lb (113 kg).
20. Coastrail Outdoor Camping Rocking Oversized Padded Portable Folding Rocker Chair
This Coastrail Outdoor Camping Rocking Oversized Padded Portable Folding Rocker Chair is padded and very comfortable with its nicely designed headrest. It is here because of its rocking feature, so the rockers are semi-detachable and you use this for folding the chair.
There are several storage pouches and a carry bag is also included. The chair weighs 13.6 lb (6.2 kg) and its capacity is 300 lb (136 kg). The seat is moderately wide, you have around 20 inches (51 cm). This is also a very affordable chair.
21. GCI Pod Rocker with Sunshade
Here you have a chair that combines two essential features from their other camping chairs. So it has an adjustable canopy that can rotate backward and forward, but it is not removable. This is a folding system so everything stores together in the included carry bag.
But this is also a rocker chair as you realize from the name, and this is a rocking mechanism unique to this brand. You have what they call a Spring Action Rocking Technology and it works on any surface.
The declared weight capacity of this chair is 250 lb (113 kg), and it weighs 13.9 lb (6.3 kg).
22. Giantex Camping Rocking Chair
The Giantex Camping Rocking Chair is here because it is a rocking chair, but it also oversized and padded with solid armrests and with a headrest. It has a very wide and tall seat so I have included it in my list of extra-wide camping chairs.
The chair is folding and very easy to use. The frame is steel, and the weight is 14 lb (6.35 kg). The seat height is 22 inches (56 cm) and its dimensions are (W x L) 23.5 x 19 inches (60 x 48 cm).
23. GCI Freestyle Rocker XL with Side Table
This chair is here because of its patented spring-loaded rocking system. With this you have a smooth rocking motion no matter where you use the chair.
They use the same design in several of their chairs, but this chair is apart because of its impressive weight capacity which is 400 lb (181 kg). It is strongly built and this makes a bit heavy, it weighs 14.5 lb (6.6 kg).
It comes with a side table, and you also have solid and padded armrests. Observe that the seat is 20 inches (51 cm) above the ground. The width of the chair is also impressive, it measures 26.4 inches (67 cm).
24. Kijaro Rock-it Chair
This Kijaro Rock-it Chair is a unique and very affordable folding camping chair with rocking features without assembly, just unfold and it is ready. So I have included it also in my list of best folding camping chairs.
It offers solid armrests, a cup holder, and it comes with a great price tag. But it is here because of its specific rocking mechanism that makes it unique. Note that it weighs 14.5 lb (6.6 kg).
25. Mac Sports RF904DR-100 Diamond Rocker Chair
This chair comes with a patented technology, and you have a rocking design of a particular type. The chair is folding and very easy to use.
You realize from the picture that it is generously padded and this is why it is also in my list of best padded camping chairs.
The weight is 14.5 lb (6.6 kg) and the capacity is 225 lb (102 kg). This all comes with a very reasonable price tag.
26. Coastrail Outdoor Folding Rocking Chair with Detachable Rockers
In this Coastrail Outdoor Folding Rocking Chair with Detachable Rockers you have two products in one. This means you can use it as a great folding camping chair, but you can attach its rockers and enjoy it as a rocking camping chair.
The chair is with wide feet so it will not easily sink in soft ground. It comes with side storage pouches, a cup holder, and a large pouch on the back. Note that you have solid padded armrests. The weight is 16 lb (7.3 kg), and the weight capacity is 350 lb (159 kg).
27. TIMBER RIDGE High Back Folding Camping Rocking Chair with Hard Armrest
This TIMBER RIDGE High Back Folding Camping Rocking Chair with Hard Armrest comes with a number of features mentioned in its name. Its rocking design is the reason for being here in the list.
This is a padded chair, comfortable, and very easy to use. It offers a great headrest, you have 28 inches (71 cm) from the seat to the top. This is why I have included it also in my list of best chairs with a headrest.
The weight is 16.53 lb (7.5 kg), and the capacity is 300 lb (136 kg). You have a seat width of 18.9 in (48 cm).
28. Timber Ridge Rocking Chair
What you see in the picture is one of the two versions of this folding camping rocking chair. In both versions, you have a very high back section and a good headrest. This is why I have included it in my list of chairs with a high back and headrest.
Obviously, this is a rocking type, but you also have good and ergonomic armrests. The frame is steel and this is why it is so heavy, no less than 16.53 lb (7.5 kg). It is also bulky when packed, bear this in mind when you choose your camp spot, I would not carry it long distances. Please read more in my full review.
29. PORTAL Folding Rocking Chair
This Portal chair is a rocker with a unique frame that comes with a folding and locking mechanism on the ground rails. You also have padded and solid armrests, and the back is high so it offers a padded headrest as well. So I have included it in my list of chairs with headrests.
The chair comes with a carry bag included and you have a small pocket underneath the seat where you can store your mobile or anything similar.
The numbers are as follows. The weight is 16.53 lb (7.52 kg) and the capacity is 300 lb (136 kg). Its packed size is 40 x 7 x 7 inches (102 x 18 x 18 cm).
30. ALPS Mountaineering Rebound Rocker chair
This beautiful ALPS Mountaineering Rebound Rocker chair is a great folding construction with solid and covered armrests. It folds in a simple move and then you can store it in its included carry bag. I have included it also in my list of best folding camping chairs.
The chair is a bit heavy with its 16 lb 12 oz (7.6 kg) and the packed size is 45 x 9 x 4 inches (114 x 23 x 10 cm). You also have a bonus bottle holder visible in the picture above.
31. Best Choice Products Foldable Zero Gravity Rocking Patio Recliner Chair
The name of this Best Choice Products Foldable Zero Gravity Rocking Patio Recliner Chair is quite misleading. This is a rocking chair indeed and this is why it is here, but it is not a recliner. It is also not clear to me why they use the words ‘Zero Gravity’ in the name. Such a term is used for a different design.
But in any case, this is a huge and easy-to-use chair with a headrest, solid armrests, and at a great price. It weighs 17 lb (7.71 kg) and its capacity is officially 250 lb (113 kg).
32. ALPS Mountaineering Rocking Chair
This is one of those chairs that remain large in two dimensions when packed, similar to the Timber Ridge chair above, so the packed size is not so great 47 x 26 x 6 inches (119 x 66 x 15 cm). The chair is also very heavy, you have 17.5 lb (7.9 kg). But this is a very sturdy, stable, and comfortable chair, built to last.
There is padding throughout the chair and the back section is very high, one of the highest on the market with 104 cm from the ground. So you have great head support. There are also very strong armrests here built from hard plastic. More in my full review.
33. Guide Gear Oversized Bounce Director’s Camp Chair
The Guide Gear Oversized Bounce Director’s Camp Chair has a bit unique rocking design, you can realize this from the picture. It sits on the bars that are on the ground, so it will rock and bounce on any surface. This is not so with classic rockers.
This is also a very easy-to-use and affordable folding chair from a reliable and globally-known brand. You have padding on the seat, and the armrests are solid. The weight is 17.5 lb (7.9 kg) and the capacity is 300 lb (136 kg).
34. Guide Gear Oversized Rocking Camp Chair
This Guide Gear Chair is in the list because of its rocking design, but it is also an exceptionally strong chair that can support up to 500 lb (227 kg) capacity. I have added it to my list of chairs for heavy people.
This is not all, the back section is very tall, no less than 114 cm from the ground, so you have a great headrest and I have included it also in my list of chairs with headrest.
It comes with solid armrests as well and a bonus cup holder. Note that it is quite heavy with its 17.5 lb (7.9 kg). This is a folding design so it remains quite large in two dimensions when you fold it for storage.
35. Guide Gear Oversized XXL Rocking Camp Chair
This impressive chair is here because of its rocking design. The U-shaped rocking bar serves as a rocking platform and you have two pins that allow the front legs to slide along the rocking bar and to fold the chair when you want to store it.
This is a chair with a huge capacity of 600 lb (272 kg), so I have included it also in my list of chairs for heavy people. The letters XXL in the name tell you this is a huge chair, and indeed the dimensions are (W x D x H) 33 x 33 x 44 inches (84 x 84 x 112 cm). It weighs 7.9 kg.
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.
36. Bass Pro Shops Eclipse Bounce Chair
From the position in this list you realize that this is a heavy chair. It weighs 19 lb (8.6 kg). This is because of its rocking design which is such that chair will work on any surface.
This is a folding and very easy to use chair, without any assembly. You have solid and padded armrests, and the price tag is very reasonable. It is built from steel, and the seat height is 18 inches (46 cm).
37. Outsunny Folding Zero Gravity Rocking Lounge Chair
This Outsunny Folding Zero Gravity Rocking Lounge Chair combines several features that you see in its name. It is here because this is a rocking chair. More precisely you can use it as a rocking chair but you can also disable this feature and use it as a standard zero gravity chair. It is included in my list of zero gravity chairs, a design for maximum comfort and relaxation.
The chair has a footrest and headrest, both typical for zero-gravity chairs, and you also have solid armrests and a side table. It weighs 22 lb (10 kg) and its capacity is 265 lb (120 kg).
If you would need a chair that provides sun protection, please check out text with best outdoor chairs with canopy or shade.
Thank you for reading. Do you have any experience with such chairs? If so, please share it here, there is a comment box below. I wish you a nice day.