Eureka! Highback Recliner Camping Chair Review – 3 Positions

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This Eureka! Highback Recliner Camping Chair review is about a completely new folding chair on the market, with headrest and solid armrests.

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


Key features

  • Headrest.
  • Solid armrests.
  • Reclining design.
  • Cup holder.
  • Folding chair.

Where to buy

This chair has just appeared on the market and you can find it on Amazon.


What this is about

This Eureka Highback Recliner Camping Chair is a new item they launched for the season 2019. So do not mix it with a chair they had under a similar name around 5 years ago.

So this a folding chair of a particular type. When you want to pack it, you first detach the headrest section and fold it, and then fold the rest of the chair. This picture shows it with the headrest folded:

This is the chair with detached and folded the headrest part.
This is the chair with detached and folded the headrest part.

This allows you to pack it into its carry bag which is nicely designed with a shoulder strap:

The carry bag is included.
The carry bag is included.

So the chair needs a simple assembly when you want to use it. But this only implies attaching the head section to the frame, see the picture below, and then unfolding the chair, this is done in seconds. When you attach the top part there is a pop-up button that keeps it in place:

The headrest section detached from the frame.
The headrest section detached from the frame.

This is a chair with a very high back section and you have a headrest with some extra padding. This is why I have included it into my list with the best chairs with headrest. The material on the back is a ventilated mesh and a very pleasant faux leather in the head section.

But as you realize from the picture above, the chair also has solid but padded armrests. The material which you see on the armrests is a cork-look EVA foam.

As mentioned above, this is also a recliner chair, so I have included it in my list of reclining camping chairs. The picture below shows the lowest position, out of three possible. So as you realize, it does not become flat, and if you need something of that type please check this Vingli chair.

This is the lowest backrest position.
This is the lowest backrest position.

Who is it for

Regarding the capacity, this is quite a typical chair with the declared capacity of 300 lb (136 kg). The frame is a rugged steel and it looks as if it could support much more. But if you need something much stronger check our separate ist with extra strong camping chairs.

Regarding the size, you will notice that this is an exceptionally tall chair, and the overall dimensions are rather impressive (W x D  x H) 34 x 24 x 46.5 in (86 x 61 x 118 cm).

Regarding the weight, with its 12 lb 4 oz  (5.6 kg) the chair looks heavy, but this is almost a typical weight for such a size. You will see it compared with some other chairs, there is a comparison table below.

The packed size is 39.5 x 7.5 x 6.5 inches (100 x 19 x 17 cm), so in view of this and its weight, you will need a car for transportation.

With its three reclining positions it will be useful for relaxing in the camp and also to sit at your camping table as well.

The feet are with wide plastic caps, but I would not use it in a large floored family camping tent without some extra protection for the floor. This holds in particular if the ground under the tent is soft.

Three reclining angles, headrest, and armrests.
Three reclining angles, headrest, and armrests.

Good and less good features

Here is my short summary:

Thumb up icon.

  • 3 Reclining positions.
  • Quality chair.
  • Great head support.
  • Great dimensions.
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  • A bit long when packed.
  • On the heavy side.

The price & rating

This chair is on the market with the price of around $85, so it is a bit expensive for a chair but it offers a lot and this is a reliable brand. My rating is as follows, I use the same criteria for all the chairs in the site for easy comparison:

My rating of the Eureka! Highback Recliner Camping Chair:
  • 5/10
    Weight - 5/10
  • 9.3/10
    Dimensions - 9.3/10
  • 5.5/10
    Packed size - 5.5/10
  • 7.5/10
    Capacity - 7.5/10
  • 9.8/10
    Comfort - 9.8/10
  • 9.6/10
    Craftsmanship - 9.6/10
  • 8/10
    Price - 8/10
7.8/10

Specifications

  • Weight: 12 lb 4 oz (5.6 kg).
  • Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Dimensions (W x D  x H): 34 x 24 x 46.5 in (86 x 61 x 118 cm).
  • Packed size: 39.5 x 7.5 x 6.5 in (100 x 19 x 17 cm).
  • Frame: steel.
  • Fabric: 600D polyester.

Eureka! Highback Recliner Camping Chair vs Competitors

I mentioned that this Highback Recliner is a bit heavy, but see how it stands when compared with some of its competitors. These are all top brands and excellent camping chairs, note that the Alps Mountaineering Chair is a rocker but not recliner. You can read more if you follow the links in the table.


Weight,
lb (kg)

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

Packed size,
in (cm)

Capacity,
lb (kg)

Frame

Cup holders

Reclining

Armrests

Rocking

Eureka Highback

Reclining Chair

12.3 (5.6)

34 x 24 x 46.5
(86 x 61 x 118)

39.5 x 7.5 x 6.5
(100 x 19 x 17)

300 (136)

steel 

1

yes

solid

no

Earth
Ultimate Chair

14.5 (6.6)

25 x 16 x 47
(64 x 41 x 119)

37 x 23 x 5
(94 x 58 x 13)

300 (136)

steel & aluminum 

2

yes

solid

no

ALPS Mount.
 Rocking Chair

17.5 (7.9)

24 x 17.5 x 41
(61 x 44 x 104)

47 x 26 x 6
(119 x 66 x 15)

300 (136)

steel

no

no

solid

yes

 


Final thoughts

So you have seen all the features of this Eureka! Highback Recliner Camping Chair, and I hope you realize this is a quality item. You might want to know also that the Eureka brand was established in 1895 and they are famous for their camping gear. So you know what you are buying when you decide on their product.

Check Eureka Highback Recliner Camping Chair current price.

Note that this is not a sponsored text and I am not paid by the brand. Please use the comment box below in the case of questions or comments. Have a nice day and happy camping.


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