If you need a chair with a large seat, you will want to check this list of extra-wide camping chairs suitable for big and tall users, the widest measuring 38 inches (97 cm).
Extra-wide camping chair: what is the meaning?
Chairs have different shapes, some come with armrests, with side tables, with side coolers, etc. So the total width of such a chair can be enormous, yet the actual seat width is not always very impressive.
If you are a large person and need a corresponding seat, all these extras will be of secondary importance; you need a wide enough seat to fit your body size. This is why here we add chairs based only on their seat width.
Now, even the seat width can be tricky to determine, it depends on where you start to measure, and also the front of the seat may have a different width than its back part.
So to be sure, we have collected only the chairs that are exceptionally wide, and by this I mean that the lower width limit is set to 22 inches (56 cm). I stress that this is about the width of the seat alone. Therefore all the chairs given in the list below are either with this seat width or wider. Actually, the widest chair here is with a 38 inches (97 cm) wide seat.
Now you know what you have here and you can be sure you will find a chair that fits you best.
My list of extra wide camping chairs
So here is the list with the chairs ordered by the seat width from smaller to larger:
These are all folding chairs and this means that there is no assembly, you simply open such a chair in seconds. They come with a variety of features and you will realize that you have them built in various styles so that you can find something appropriate for any outdoor activity.
Below I give only some basic descriptions of the chairs that are described in detail in my separate reviews, so please follow the links to read more.
1. ALPS Mountaineering Steel Leisure Chair
This ALPS Mountaineering Steel Leisure Chair is with a seat that measures (W x D) 22 x 16 inches (56 x 41 cm). It is very stable and sturdy, a folding camping chair with solid armrests and an instant setup.
You will also want to know that this is a very affordable and reliable chair, as usual with this globally known brand. It weighs 13 lb (5.9 kg), and its capacity is 300 lb (136 kg).
2. Kijaro XXL Dual Lock Oversized Chair
The Kijaro XXL Dual Lock Oversized Chair is a huge and comfortable folding camping chair with 400 lb (181 kg) capacity. The seat is around 22 – 23 inches (56 – 58 cm) wide.
As the name suggests, the chair is huge and it has a dual locking mechanism. It comes with cup holders and a storage pouch. It is very affordable and the weight is 12.4 lb (5.62 kg).
3. Ostrich Deluxe Chair
This Ostrich Deluxe Chair is unique on the market, and this is a patented chair with 15 possible configurations, reclining, with headrest, armrests, footrest, and much more.
The seat is 22 inches (56 cm) wide. The chair is folding type with wood armrests and padded footrest, an adjustable lumbar pillow, and storage elements. It is built in 5 colors. The weight is 10.19 lb (4.6 kg) and the capacity is 275 lb (125 kg).
4. CORE Equipment Tension Chair with Carry Bag
This CORE Equipment Tension Chair with Carry Bag is a folding and collapsible steel structure. You have soft armrests with cup holders. A phone holder is included as well as a carry bag.
The seat here is 22.5 inches (57 cm) wide. The chair weighs 9.6 lb (4.35 kg) and its capacity is 300 lb (136 kg).
5. Guide Gear Oversized King Camp Chair
If you need a camping chair for a heavy person, this Guide Gear Oversized King Camp Chair is the one. Its official capacity is an incredible 500 lb (227 kg).
The seat width is to match the capacity, so you have 23 inches (58 cm). This is a folding chair and very easy to use. A carry bag is included, and you also have a storage pouch, soft armrests, and bottle holders. Note that it is padded, and the price is simply incredible. The weight is 12.6 lb (5.7 kg).
6. OzTent Goanna Camping Outdoor Chair with Lumbar Support
This OzTent Goanna Camping Outdoor Chair with Lumbar Support is a high-quality and padded camping chair with adjustable armrests and replaceable feet.
You also have an adjustable lumbar support, insulated cup holders, and pockets for small items. The chair is fully padded.
The seat is (W x D) 23 x 19.5 inches (58 x 50 cm), and the chair weighs 10.4 lb (4.7 kg). The official capacity is 331 lb (150 kg).
7. STRONGBACK Elite Folding Camping Chair with Lumbar Support
In this STRONGBACK Elite Folding Camping Chair with Lumbar Support you have an award-winning and patented design with an ergonomic seat for an improved posture and optimal comfort.
The seat width is 23 inches (58 cm). You have a unique frame-integrated lumbar support, solid and padded armrests, a cup holder, and a steel frame. A carry bag with dual shoulder straps is included. The chair weighs 11.9 lb (5.4 kg) and its official capacity is 300 lb (136 kg).
8. Coleman Big-N-Tall Quad Chair
This Coleman Big-N-Tall Quad Chair belongs to an upper class here, both in the sense of ifs seat width and its capacity. So the seat is 24 inches (61 cm) wide, and you have an impressive capacity of 600 lb (272 kg).
The chair is very reliable and folding type, with several bonuses that include a cup holder, a storage pouch, and a cell phone sleeve. Note also that it is padded. It comes with a great price tag. The weight is 9.9 lb (4.5 kg).
9. Jet Tent Pilot DX Camping Chair with Lumbar Support
This Jet Tent Pilot DX Camping Chair with Lumbar Support has the seat that measures (W x D) 24 x 18 inches (61 x 46 cm). The chair is very large and comfortable, with several adjustability options, a headrest, and with all parts replaceable.
You have adjustable lumbar support, padded, solid & adjustable armrests, a cup holder, and a pocket. It weighs 14 lb (6.35 kg), and its capacity is 330 lb (150 kg).
10. ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair
This ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair is one of the most impressive chairs on the market with its incredible capacity of 800 lb (363 kg). This is a steel construction suitable for heavy and big people. The seat width is 24.5 inches (62 cm), so now you realize why it is here in the list.
The chair is incredibly comfortable, with an instant setup, adjustable armrests, a padded seat and the backrest, and a great price. It weighs 12.5 lb (5.7 kg).
11. ALPS OutdoorZ King Kong Chair
This ALPS OutdoorZ King Kong Chair is a large steel structure with a huge 800 lb (363 kg) capacity. The seat width is 24.5 inches (62 cm).
This is a folding camping chair with soft armrests, cup holders, storage pouches on the sides, and a large storage pocket on the back. It weighs 13 lb (5.9 kg), and the price is more than fair.
12. Guide Gear Oversized XXL Rocking Camp Chair
This Guide Gear Oversized XXL Rocking Camp Chair is very large and with a great capacity of 600 lb (272 kg). It comes with solid armrests and with headrest, and it is padded.
As you realize from the name, this is a rocking chair, and its seat is impressive with its width of 25 inches (64 cm). The weight is 17.5 lb (7.9 kg).
13. VINGLI Professional Fishing Chair
VINGLI Professional Fishing Chair comes with an incredible combination of features. It is a very large, comfortable, and affordable padded chair with a headrest, solid armrests, reclining backrest, and adjustable legs.
This is a folding design with pivoting feet, an included carry bag, and a very reasonable price. The weight is 15 lb (6.8 kg), the capacity is 300 lb (136 kg), and the reason for having it here is its wide seat that measures 26 inches (66 cm).
14. LivingXL 1000-lb Capacity Heavy-Duty Portable Chair
This LivingXL 1000-lb Capacity Heavy-Duty Portable Chair is here because of its seat width of 26.5 inches (67 cm). But this is also a chair with an enormous weight capacity of 1000 lb (454 kg). I do not think you will find a chair that will offer more.
You have a folding structure with armrests, a cooler, a bottle holder, a storage pouch, a back pocket, and a reasonable price. The weight is 15 lb (6.8 kg).
15. Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair Oversized Recliner
This Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair Oversized Recliner is a very specific design with many features that you can see in its name and in the picture above. It is huge and with an impressive 600 lb (272 kg) capacity, but this is an easy to use folding chair.
You have a headrest, solid armrests, a footrest, a side table. Its seat is 26.7 inches (68 cm) wide, and the chair weighs 24.8 lb (11.2 kg).
16. Timber Ridge XXL Director’s Chair Oversized
This Timber Ridge XXL Director’s Chair is here because of its incredible seat width that measures 28 inches (71 cm). But it is also in my list of chairs for heavy people because of its weight capacity that is 600 lb (272 kg).
So this is a folding and easy-to-use chair with an integrated side table shown in the picture above. Note that you also have a phone pocket under the seat. The chair is quite heavy with its 20.3 lb (9.2 kg) weight.
17. EasyGoProducts Giant Oversized Chair
The picture above tells you what you have here, so you realize that this EasyGoProducts Giant Oversized Chair is large enough for two people.
Note that it is 66 inches (168 cm) high. This is a collapsible and folding chair, one of the biggest chairs on the market. You have no less than 6 cup holders integrated in its adjustable armrests.
The seat is (W x D) 36 x 31 inches (91 x 79 cm) so imagine the space which this chair offers.
18. Timber Ridge Cedar 2 Person Love Seat Folding Director’s Chair
This Timber Ridge Cedar 2 Person Love Seat Folding Director’s Chair is built as a double-chair, but note that there is no central bar here, so if you are a very large person or simply love to have lots of space in such a chair, this is it, you can use it as a solo chair. The capacity is 600 lb (272 kg), so this should be strong enough even for the heaviest possible users.
It comes with two folding side tables and those have integrated cup holders. This is why I have included it also in my list of camping chairs with a side table. The chair is very easy to use, strong and reliable as you would expect from this globally known brand.
The chair weighs 20.3 lb (9.2 kg) and its width is 38 inches (97 cm).
How to choose your extra-wide camping chair
You have already seen that the chairs are ordered by the seat width, the widest are on the bottom, so choosing is easy.
But there are other features to bear in mind, and I would expect that the capacity is the second most important feature to consider. So no worry, here you have the chairs with the greatest capacity on the market, you have seen that the maximum is 1000 lb (454 kg).
For very heavy or elderly users it may be convenient to have a chair with a high seat, possibly combined with solid armrests. This makes it easier to get in and out of the chair. So you have plenty of options of this type here.
There are many more features to consider, there are reclining chairs here, you have also seen some rocking chairs as well. Some of them have storage elements on the side, on the back, or under the seat, and you have some with coolers too.
Note that this list will be updated whenever I find a chair with a wide seat, so bookmark this post and visit occasionally. There is a comment box below, so let me know if you have questions or comments.