21 Best Reclining Camping Chairs for 2020


Here you have a list with best reclining camping chairs that are on the market for 2020, all different designs with plenty of great features.

Best Reclining Camping Chairs.


What is included

Obviously, all the chairs here are with a reclining design as a common feature. But you will also notice that all of them are quite unique in the combination of their other features. So you have:

  • Chairs with a great headrest.
  • Chairs with a footrest.
  • You will see an incredibly unique swing chair.

All the chairs in the list belong to one of these types:

  • Folding camping chairs.
  • Collapsible camping chairs.

The former group implies the chairs without assembly. The latter need some simple steps in making them ready and their packed size is in general much better than in the folding chairs.


My list of recliner camping chairs

Below is my list with chairs given in alphabetical order, the numbers are only for navigation. Those are all different designs so comparison and ranking would not make sense.

  1. ALPS Mountaineering Ultimate Recliner Chair
  2. Best Choice Products Oversized Zero Gravity Reclining Chair
  3. EARTH Ultimate 4 Position Outdoor Chair
  4. Eureka Highback Recliner Camping Chair
  5. EVER ADVANCED Oversize XL Zero Gravity Recliner
  6. GCI Outdoor 3-Position Reclining Director’s Chair
  7. Kamp-Rite Chair with Detachable Footrest
  8. Kelty Deluxe Reclining Lounge Chair
  9. Lightspeed Outdoors Reclining Beach Chair
  10. NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair
  11. NEMO Stargaze Recliner Low Chair
  12. ONIVA Picnic Time Brand Portable Reclining Camp Chair
  13. Ostrich On Your Back Chair
  14. Ostrich Deluxe Chair
  15. OUTDOOR LIVING SUNTIME Camping Folding Portable Mesh Chair with Removable Footrest
  16. PORTAL Oversized Padded Zero Gravity Chair
  17. RIO Beach 4-Position Lace-Up Backpack Folding Beach Chair
  18. Sport-Brella Recliner Chair
  19. Timber Ridge Camping Chair with Adjustable Reclining Padded Back
  20. Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair Oversized Recliner
  21. VINGLI Folding Fishing Chair Plus Foot Rest

 


1. ALPS Mountaineering Ultimate Recliner Chair

ALPS Mountaineering Ultimate Recliner Chair.
ALPS Mountaineering Ultimate Recliner Chair.

This ALPS Mountaineering Ultimate Recliner Chair offers 7 different reclining positions, so it definitely deserves to be here. You have solid armrests and a supportive and pleasant headrest. I have included it also to my list of chairs with headrest.

The chair is folding and very easy to use. It comes with an aluminum frame and this is why it is lightweight. It weighs only 10 lb (4.53 kg). The weight capacity is 250 lb (113 kg).

Read my ALPS Mountaineering Ultimate Recliner Chair review.


2. Best Choice Products Oversized Zero Gravity Reclining Lounge Patio Chair

Best Choice Products Oversized Zero Gravity Reclining Lounge Patio Chair.
Best Choice Products Oversized Zero Gravity Reclining Lounge Patio Chair.

This Best Choice Products Oversized Zero Gravity Reclining Lounge Patio Chair is a recliner of a specific type as you realize from its name. So it reclines while at the same time it footrest raises up. I have added it to my list of chairs with a footrest.

The chair is folding and incredibly comfortable. It is also in my list of chairs with sunshade, the reason you see in the picture.  You have a pleasant and adjustable headrest, solid armrests, a unique cup holder, and a side table. It weighs 21 lb (9.5 kg), the weight capacity is 250 lb (113 kg), and the price is great.

Read my ALPS Mountaineering Ultimate Recliner Chair review.


3. EARTH Ultimate 4 Position Outdoor Chair

EARTH Ultimate 4 Position Outdoor Chair.
EARTH Ultimate 4 Position Outdoor Chair.

This EARTH Ultimate chair is incredibly tall so you have a great backrest and headrest. This is why I have included it also in my list of chairs with headrest.

But this chair is here because it is one of those folding reclining camping chairs. This means that it remains quite large in two dimensions when packed, but at the same time, this is what makes it so easy to use because there is no assembly. You simply unfold it and it is ready in seconds.

Its 4-positions reclining feature works in combination with adjustable front legs that can be extended up to 4 inches (10 cm). This means that you can have it leveled properly and sit comfortably on the uneven ground.

Its other features include solid armrests, a head pillow, cup holders, and a zippered storage pouch. Note that it weighs 14.5 lb (6.6 kg).

Read my EARTH Ultimate chair review.


4. Eureka Highback Recliner Camping Chair

Eureka Highback Recliner Camping Chair.
Eureka Highback Recliner Camping Chair.

This Highback Recliner is a new chair on the market which Eureka launched for the season 2019. So as the name suggests, this is a chair with 3 reclining positions. It is also a very high chair which offers a great headrest.

By the design, this is a folding chair with the headrest section that detaches and folds when you want to pack the chair. Then you collapse it and store in its included carry bag. You have solid but padded armrests, and a cup holder is included as well.

The weight is 2 lb 4 oz (5.6 kg), the capacity is 300 lb (136 kg), and the frame is steel.

Read my Eureka Highback Recliner Camping Chair review.


5. EVER ADVANCED Oversize XL Zero Gravity Recliner

EVER ADVANCED Oversize XL Zero Gravity Recliner
EVER ADVANCED Oversize XL Zero Gravity Recliner.

So here again you have one of the chairs that are described as zero-gravity type. This is a recliner of course and it has a footrest as well and this footrest raises up as the chair reclines. This is why it is also in my list of chairs with footrest.

This is also a pleasantly padded chair and you have a nice headrest. So I have included it in my list of chairs with a headrest. There is a side table shown in the picture, with its integrated cup holder.

This is a huge steel chair so it is heavy, it weighs 19.8 lb (9 kg). The capacity is 350 lb (159 kg).

Read my EVER ADVANCED Oversize XL Zero Gravity Recliner review.


6. GCI Outdoor 3-Position Reclining Director’s Chair with Ottoman

GCI Outdoor 3-Position Reclining Director's Chair with Ottoman.
GCI Outdoor 3-Position Reclining Director’s Chair with Ottoman.

You see from the name of this chair and also from the picture above that there is a lot of stuff here. So this is indeed a folding reclining camping chair but it is much more than that.

This is a patent-pending design, a chair that comes with a folding table on the side. Those are usually described as directors’ chairs. But it also has the addition, the ottoman, where you can put your legs. Note that this ottoman fits in a side pocket on the chair. So I have added it in my list of chairs with footrest.

Check this GCI chair on Amazon.This is a folding design, but it is rather slim when packed so you can store it in narrow places. You have a three-position backrest for ultimate comfort, and this is why it is here in the list.

Observe that the chair is a bit heavy, it weighs 16.3 lb (7.4 kg) with ottoman included. Perhaps you do not know but GCI is a leading manufacturer of camping chairs, there are several chairs of this brand described here in the site. Please see more in this short video:


7. Kamp-Rite Chair with detachable footrest

Kamp-Rite Chair with detachable footrest.
Kamp-Rite Chair with detachable footrest.

This Kamp-Rite chair has the backrest supported by two poles with sliders and they are connected to the back support bars. This allows it to recline up to an angle of some 130 degrees or so.

This is a folding reclining camping chair but this is also a chair with several other great features. So you have armrests and more importantly a footrest which you see in the picture. This footrest is supported by bars and zipped to the chair, so it is removable. I have included it in my list of reclining camp chairs footrest.

You also have cup holders and storage pouches. Note that the chair comes with its carry bag so you can store it at home and keep clean from dust, and you can also carry it short distances. It weighs 11 lb (5 kg). You might want to know that it is very affordable, please follow the link for updates.

Read my Kamp-Rite Chair review.


8. Kelty Deluxe Reclining Lounge Chair

Kelty Deluxe Reclining Lounge Chair
Kelty Deluxe Reclining Lounge Chair.

Here you have a reclining chair that has been on the market for many years and they have slightly updated it recently. It offers three different backrest positions so it deserves to be here in the list.

You have a steel frame, and it comes with soft armrests that have 2 insulated bottle holders. The chair is lightly padded and you have a nicely designed multifunctional padded roll-tote for storage. It weighs 10.15 lb (4.6 kg). Note that it is very affordable as well.

Read my Kelty Deluxe Reclining Lounge Chair review.


9. Lightspeed Outdoors Reclining Beach Chair

Lightspeed Outdoors Reclining Beach Chair
Lightspeed Outdoors Reclining Beach Chair.

This Lightspeed Outdoors Reclining Beach Chair is a recliner with 4 different reclining positions, and this is why it is here in the list. But this is also an easy to use folding chair with a great headrest, and I have included it in my list of chairs with a headrest.

It has solid armrests and several storage elements, and it is equipped with a backpack-style carry system. It weighs 7 lb (3.18 kg) and its capacity is 225 lb (102 kg). It comes with a very good price.

Read my Lightspeed Outdoors Reclining Beach Chair review.


10. NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair

NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair.
NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair.

This NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair is something totally unique on the market. This is a chair from a completely new series by this brand and the word Luxury in the name here means that it is the largest in the series.

Now, this is a collapsible chair and this implies that it needs a simple assembly without tools of course. But this is also a swing chair with reclining features.

The reclining here is based on its auto-reclining mechanism. The seat is attached by straps to the side poles and this is what makes it swing and when you want to recline, you simply press the back with your body.

The chair has an adjustable headrest, solid armrests, and it comes with a carry bag. Note that it is lightweight, it weighs only  6 lb 5 oz (2.86 kg). This is a quite expensive but top quality item. Note that they also have a version without the headrest, the Nemo Stargaze Recliner Chair. Please follow the link for more.

Read my NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair review.


11. NEMO Stargaze Recliner Low Chair

NEMO Stargaze Recliner Low Chair.
NEMO Stargaze Recliner Low Chair.

This Low Chair is from the same series as the Nemo Stargaze Luxury chair shown above, but here you have a smaller and lower chair, and most importantly it is without the headrest.

So you have a swing structure and the chair is also with a reclining design. It is nicely packable and backpack-portable. So the weight is 5 lb 2 oz (2.32 kg) and its nicely designed carry bag measures 23.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches (60 x 14 x 14 cm).

Read my NEMO Stargaze Recliner Low Chair review.


12. ONIVA Picnic Time Brand Portable Reclining Camp Chair

Oniva Picnic Time Reclining Camp Chair.
Oniva Picnic Time Reclining Camp Chair.

This Reclining Camp Chair is a folding-collapsible structure which closes like an umbrella and remains relatively large in one dimension only. There is no assembly, it is ready in seconds.

It is here in the list because of its reclining design. So you have sliders on the back poles and you can fix the backrest in three different positions. There are popup locks that serve for this role.

This is a padded chair and it comes with adjustable armrests, a cup holder, and a large zippered storage pocket on the back. Its backrest is high enough to provide a good headrest as well.

The chair comes with a carry bag with a shoulder strap so you can carry it short distances. It weighs 12.5 lb (5.7 kg).

Read my ONIVA Picnic Time Brand Portable Reclining Camp Chair review.


13. Ostrich On Your Back Chair

Ostrich On Your Back Chair.
Ostrich On Your Back Chair.

This Ostrich On Your Back Chair is a reclining type and this is why it is here. You have 5 different positions for its backrest, and it can become completely flat. The words in the name describe the fact that it has straps so you can carry it as a backpack on the back.

This is a folding structure with solid armrests and a great and unique headrest design, so I have included it also into my list of chairs with headrest. They built it in 5 different colors and it weighs 9.6 lb (4.35 kg)

Read my Ostrich On Your Back Chair review.


14. Ostrich Deluxe Chair

Ostrich Deluxe Chair
Ostrich Deluxe Chair.

This Ostrich chair is a recliner and it also has an adjustable footrest, so it offers 15 possible configurations. I have added it to my list of best chairs with footrest.

This is a patented design, the chair is folding type, it comes with a simple but functional lumbar pillow that is adjustable and kept in place with a strap.

It also has a great headrest with a completely unique and original design, and this is why it is in my list of best chair with headrest. You also have wood armrests, storage elements, and they build it in 5 different colors.

Read my Ostrich Deluxe Chair review.


15. OUTDOOR LIVING SUNTIME Camping Folding Portable Mesh Chair with Removable Footrest

OUTDOOR LIVING SUNTIME Camping Folding Portable Mesh Chair with Removable Footrest
OUTDOOR LIVING SUNTIME Camping Folding Portable Mesh Chair with Removable Footrest.

This is a reclining chair with only two reclining positions and a unique reclining system. But you realize from the picture that it has more features, so the huge footrest is removable, there is a zipper that attaches it to the chair, and a couple of extra poles.

The chair comes with soft armrests and it is equipped with a headrest and a pillow. This is why I have included it in my list of chairs with a headrest. There are also a few storage elements, and a carry bag is included.

The weight is 12.6 lb (5.7 kg) and the official capacity is 200 lb (91 kg). You will want to know that the price is great.

Read my OUTDOOR LIVING SUNTIME Camping Folding Portable Mesh Chair with Removable Footrest review.


16. PORTAL Oversized Padded Zero Gravity Chair

PORTAL Oversized Padded Zero Gravity Chair
PORTAL Oversized Padded Zero Gravity Chair.

This PORTAL Oversized Padded Zero Gravity Chair is a recliner of a particular type, this is one from the group of what is known as zero gravity chairs.

The chair is extra-large, folding, and easy to use. It has a side table, a great adjustable padded headrest, and solid armrests.

But this is not all, the chair has a footrest and it is padded. The frame is steel. It weighs 24 lb (10.9 kg) and the weight capacity is 350 lb (159 kg).

Read my PORTAL Oversized Padded Zero Gravity Chair review.


17. RIO Beach 4-Position Lace-Up Backpack Folding Beach Chair

RIO Beach 4-Position Lace-Up Backpack Folding Beach Chair
RIO Beach 4-Position Lace-Up Backpack Folding Beach Chair.

This beautifully designed RIO Beach 4-Position Lace-Up Backpack Folding Beach Chair is what its name says, a recliner, and this is why it is here. This is also a folding chair, easy to use, and with an aluminum body.

It offers a great headrest and solid armrests. I have included it in my list of chairs with headrest. It comes with a large storage bag, a bottle holder, and they build it in 7 different colors.

The chair weighs 9 lb (4.1 kg), and its weight capacity is 250 lb (113 kg). Note also that it is very affordable.

Read my PORTAL Oversized Padded Zero Gravity Chair review.


18. Sport-Brella Recliner Chair

Sport-Brella Recliner Chair.
Sport-Brella Recliner Chair.

This Sport-Brella Recliner Chair is a recliner chair with the backrest which you can set in three different positions. This is also a very popular item with more than 1380 reports by customers on Amazon.

As you realize from the picture, you have a footrest and also armrests, and above all the umbrella which is fully adjustable and removable. You can rotate it to any position as it suits you. This is a collapsible model so it need a simple assembly, but its packed size is reasonable.

You also have zippered storage pockets, a cooler, and a cup holder in its armrests. The weight is 13.5 lb (6.12 kg). Note that this is also a very affordable chair.

Check this chair on Amazon.


19. Timber Ridge Camping Chair with Adjustable Reclining Padded Back

Timber Ridge Camping Chair with Adjustable Reclining Padded Back.
Timber Ridge Camping Chair with Adjustable Reclining Padded Back.

This Timber Ridge Camping Chair is a recliner with three different positions for its backrest. This back section is very high and the chair offers a great head support. As you realize from the picture it is also fully padded.

This recline design works together with its telescopic front legs that can be extended from 15.5 to 21.5 inches (40 to 55 cm) and thus providing stability even if you have to use it on uneven ground. As you realize, you have a bar on the ground on the back, and on the front the chair is with what they call duck feet. So this chair will not sink much when you use it on a soft terrain.

They give 1-year manufacturer’s warranty for this item. The frame is steel and the capacity is 300 lb (136 kg). As you realize you have solid armrests, and the chair is the folding type.

Read my Timber Ridge Camping Chair review.


20. Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair Oversized Recliner

Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair Oversized Recliner
Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair Oversized Recliner.

This Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair Oversized Recliner is what its name says, a recliner, and this why it is here. But this is also a huge chair and with an impressive 600 lb (272 kg) capacity.

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.

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. So I have added it to my list of chairs with a side table. Note that the chair is heavy with its 24.8 lb (11.2 kg) of weight.

Read my Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair Oversized Recliner Review


21. VINGLI Folding Fishing Chair Plus Foot Rest

VINGLI Folding Chair Plus Foot Rest.
VINGLI Folding Chair Plus Foot Rest.

This Vingli chair is in the list here because of its reclining design. So it can be angled at 6 different positions and you can also make it completely flat. As you realize from the picture, it has an enormous footrest so when you make the backrest flat, you can use it also as a cot. Note that they sell yet another version without the footrest.

The chair is fully padded and this applies also to its footrest. As you see from the picture, it offers a great headrest so I have included it to my list of chairs with headrest. Note that it has solid armrests.

The legs are fully adjustable in length and this can be done independently. So this is convenient to have when you use it on an uneven ground. The feet are large, rotating, and adjustable. You get a carry bag with this chair, so you can attach it to the shoulder and carry short distances.

Read more about VINGLI Folding Fishing Chair Plus Foot Rest in my full review.


So how to choose & Editor’s Choice chair

This was my list with best reclining camping chairs, it will be updated regularly so please bookmark this text and visit it from time to time. As you see, there are really different designs so how to choose?

For transportation, if the space in the car is an issue, it is best to go for collapsible models. They are cylinder-shaped when packed and take less space than the folding chairs.

If you are on a budget, most of the models here are very affordable, but the Nemo chair is far more expensive than the other models. There are reasons for that, this is an exceptional design with totally unique features.

If the weight is important, well, the mentioned Nemo chair is among the lightest, and its packed size is also among the greatest here.

Regarding the ease of use, the folding chairs are normally always the easiest, you just unfold them like a book. But the models presented here do not require any particularly complicated setup.

Editor’s Choice

NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair
NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair

Product Name: NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair

Product Description: This NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair review is about a completely unique collapsible swinging chair with reclining features, headrest, and solid armrests.

Brand: NEMO

  • Weight - 8/10
    8/10
  • Dimensions - 9.7/10
    9.7/10
  • Packed size - 7/10
    7/10
  • Capacity - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Comfort - 9.8/10
    9.8/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.7/10
    9.7/10
  • Price - 6.5/10
    6.5/10
8.3/10

Summary

My overall rating is Very Good:

Pros

  • Very versatile.
  • Easy to use.
  • Good packed size.
  • Lightweight.
  • Quality materials
  • Top craftsmanship.
  • Carry bag included.

Cons

  • Expensive.
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If you would need a chair with canopy, please check out text with best outdoor chairs with canopy or shade.

Thank you for reading. Please let me know if you have some question or comment, or if you know a good chair that should be included in the list. There is a comment box below. Have a nice day.


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2 thoughts on “21 Best Reclining Camping Chairs for 2020”

  1. All the camping chairs are fine, but the stargaze recliner camp chair is really the awesome one I ever used. No occupying size chair. You can grab it anywhere.

    1. I agree with you Stella, this was a unique design when it appeared. Nowadays, I have seen a couple of chairs from some other less known sellers built in the same style.

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