Here you have my selection of the best portable folding benches, all very easy to use products from renovn outdoor brands.
When you inspect the list you will realize that these are very different designs with lots of differences regarding the comfort, weight, and packed size.
So there are examples of benches with padding, armrests, and even a backrest. This is reflected in weight, but they all can be described as lightweight and they fold so that they become very thin.
My list of best folding picnic and camp benches
The benches in the list are ordered by weight from heavier to lighter:
1. REI Co-op Outward Padded Bench
This bench folds into itself, you first fold the end legs and then the seat in half. When folded, you have two carry straps on the sides. So the bench is very easy to use and with plenty of space for two adults, the length is 52.3 inches (133 cm).
From the picture you realize also that the seat is padded. It is moderately heavy with its 8 lb 13 oz (4 kg), and the total capacity is 500 lb (227 kg).
2. Coleman Living Collection Bench
You have seen the word Bench in the name and this is why this item is here. But it is more than that, it has a proper backrest and wood armrests. It is more a double-wide chair than a bench.
Though indeed, the seat is all one single piece and you can sit anywhere. This is not so with the usual double camping chairs.
This bench is folding, so there is no assembly and it is very easy to use. It is also very lightweight for all that it offers, it weighs 8.4 lb (3.8 kg). The capacity is 450 lb (204 kg) and the seat width is 42.5 inches (108 cm).
3. Snow Peak Folding Bench
They build this bench in the red color shown in the picture and also in gray, and this is one of the best known products of this Japanese brand.
It is hard to find a portable bench that would be easier to use and lighter than this bench. It weighs only 4.4 lb (2 kg), and you have plenty of space for two people, the seat is 43.1 inches (109 cm) long.
So this was my selection of the best portable folding benches suitable for car camping, picnics, sports events, open air music festivals, and any other similar gathering.
The list will be updated whenever I find a folding bench worth adding here. This is why you might want to bookmark this text and visit it occasionally.
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