Here you have a list of high back camping chairs with headrest so all of them are very comfortable, and they are also very easy to use and reliable.
What is included here
You have the chairs from the following groups:
- High back folding camping chairs with headrest.
- Collapsible high back camping chairs with headrest.
- There are chairs with lumbar support as an extra feature.
- Some have armrests (solid or soft) and some are without this feature.
- There are even reclining chairs with several back positions.
- Some of the chairs are also with a footrest design.
- There are examples of swing chairs and rocking chairs.
This terminology about folding and collapsible may be unclear but you can visualize this as follows: collapsible chairs have the frame and the sling separated and they need assembly, folding chairs are ready in seconds and you just spread them. Almost all collapsible chairs here are considerably lighter than the folding chairs. The latter are usually large and with armrests that are typically missing in collapsible chairs.
My list of the best high back camp chairs with headrest
So here is my list of chairs ordered by weight with the lightest on the top.
1. Big Agnes Big Six Camp Chair
This Big Six Chair is at such a position in the list because of its weight which is only 3 lb 3 oz (1.45 kg). So this is a very lightweight chair but still not ultralight for backpacking, check my separate list if you need one of those.
It comes with a really nice carry bag and its packed dimensions are excellent (L x D) 21 x 3.5 inches (53 x 9 cm). Note also that this is a patented design, there are no plastic hub elements where poles connect.
The backrest is high and the chair offers a headrest so this is a formal reason for having it here in the list. But this is a new and reliable product from a reliable brand.
2. Helinox Sunset Camping Chair
The Sunset Chair is rather tall, no less than 38.6 inches (98 cm), and its seat height is 14.2 inches (36 cm). From this, you realize that the back section is high for a great back and head support.
This is also a very lightweight chair, with 3.25 lb (1.48 kg) it is backpack-portable so this is a very versatile item. The packed size is also very good, 18.5 x 5.5 x 4.7 in (47 x 14 x 12 cm). The capacity is 320 lb (145 kg).
This chair is one of those collapsible mentioned above, so you have a frame with shock-corded segments plus a sling. But making it ready or taking it down is very easy and you can do it well below a minute. It is quite expensive but this is due to its top quality materials. Please follow the link to read more.
3. Kelty Linger High Back Chair
This chair is slightly taller than the Sunset Chair shown above. The height is 39 inches (99 cm). But its seat is also higher from the ground, 16.5 inches (42 cm). It is also very lightweight 3 lb 6 oz (1.5 kg), and its capacity is 300 lb (136 kg).
This is again one of the collapsible chairs with a very easy setup and a small packed size of only 20 x 6.5 x 4 inches (51 x 17 x 10 cm). So you can indeed carry it attached to the backpack and transport on a motorbike or bicycle. As you guess, the frame is aluminum, and with shock-corded tubes. Please read more in my full review.
4. MARCHWAY Lightweight Folding High Back Camping Chair with Headrest
Here you have an exceptionally affordable chair for this type, as of the moment of writing this text its Amazon price is only $49. The chair is fully collapsible and with a nice head support. One particular detail here is that you have an integrated bar in the headrest section, plus the padding which you see in the picture.
The chair is very high, 39.2 inches (100 cm), and the seat is at 18 inches (46 cm) above the ground. The packed size is also incredibly good, only 17 x 6.6 x 5.5 inches (43 x 17 x 14 cm). The weight is 3.7 lb (1.68 kg).
The frame is a very durable aluminum and the capacity is 300 lb (136 kg). It is built in several different and nice colors. Please follow the link for more.
5. KingCamp Ultralight Compact Strong High Back Folding Chair
This KingCamp chair is in this list because of its high back, but this is also a fully collapsible chair yet with armrests which is a rare feature for such a type. The word Compact in the name means that its packed size is great, only 20.1 x 5.9 x 3.9 inches (51 x 15 x 10 cm) in its carry bag.
This chair also has a cup holder, and this is a design without plastic hubs. The weight is 3.7 lb (1.7 kg) and its dimensions are also very good, it measures (W x D x H) 26.2 x 32.9 x 39.4 inches (66.5 x 83.5 x 100 cm).
6. Helinox Chair Two Rocker
This chair is exceptional for the reasons which you see in the picture. It has two rails which you attach and you have a great rocking chair in the camp. If you do not need them, use the chair without them. These rails may be useful if you have to use the chair on a very soft ground because it will not sink with them on.
The chair provides a good back and head support. It is 34.3 inches (87 cm) high and the seat is 14.6 inches (37 cm) above the ground. Obviously, this is one of the collapsible chairs.
The weight is 4.1 lb (1.85 kg) and it supports up to 320 lb (145 kg). Please follow the link for more.
7. Helinox Playa Lightweight High-Back Collapsible Beach Chair
This Playa Chair is a collapsible type and it is nicely packable, so it is no surprise that it is so high in the list, namely it is rather lightweight. It weighs only 4 lb 3 oz (1900 g), it comes with a nice carry bag so you can transport it attached to a backpack.
The weight capacity is very good 320 lb (145 kg) and it has a very low gravity center when you sit in it, the seat is only 11 inches (28 cm) from the ground. So you feel very stable sitting in such a chair.
The backrest is very high and it offers a great headrest, you have some extra padding in the head area, there are soft armrests as well. The frame is all one piece with shock-corded elements and this is the best of the best DAC stuff.
8. Helinox Savanna Chair
This Savanna chair is here because of its height and its headrest which is its most important feature. This chair is one of the tallest here in the list, 44 inches (114 cm) from the ground. Note also that the seat is 17.5 inches (44 cm) high. So you have 70 cm for the backrest and headrest.
It weighs 4.3 lb (1.95 kg) and it is high here in the list with chairs ordered by weight, but it is not so great to be carried attached to a backpack. The capacity is very good, 320 lb (145 kg). Note that you have two cup holders and a nice carry bag. The manufacturer gives 5 years warranty for this chair.
9. NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair
This Stargaze Luxury Chair is totally unique and you will not find anything similar on the market. But first to stress that it is here because of its incredibly pleasant adjustable headrest which you see in the picture. It is with Velcro tabs so you can move it to fit your body size.
But this is also a swing chair. It 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.
The chair also has solid armrests, it comes with a bottle holder and with a storage pouch. You also have 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).
10. GigaTent Outdoor Quad Camping Chair
This GigaTent chair is 41 inches (104 cm) tall and the seat is 16 inches (41 cm) above the ground, and from this you realize that it offers a great headrest even if you are a very tall person. Note also that it is padded which only adds to its overall comfort.
It comes with the adjustable footrest which you see in the picture. So this is why I have included it in my list of chairs with footrest.
Note also that you have soft armrests and a cup holder is on the right side. The chair comes with a nice carry bag and you can carry it attached to your shoulder. If you want to see some numbers, the weight is 9.25 lb (4.2) and the declared capacity is 250 lb (113 kg).
11. ALPS Mountaineering Escape Chair
This Escape chair is with lots of useful features and the most important are the support elements that include soft armrests, a footrest, and a high back with a good headrest which is the reason for having it here in the list. The footrest is adjustable and removable. The armrests are also adjustable.
The capacity is modest 225 lb (102 kg), the weight is standard for such a type 10 lb (4.5 kg), and the packed size is (L x D) 41 x 8 inches (104 x 20 cm). The chair comes with a carry bag. The frame is steel and the fabric is 600D polyester. One more detail – the chair is very affordable.
12. KingCamp Folding Quad Chair With Lumbar Support
This is one from the group of high back folding camping chairs. So the structure which you see folds from all four directions towards the centrum, like an umbrella.
The chair is with one specific feature – an adjustable lumbar support system. This includes a strap which you can pull when sitting and this allows you to find the best fit for you.
As you realize, it has great armrests as well, and there you have built in bonuses: a cooler is on one side, a cup holder and a storage pouch are on the other side, and in the head area you have a zipper with a pocket where you can store its own carry bag and with this you have some extra padding for the head.
This is a heavy tool, it weighs 11.3 lb (5.1 kg) and its capacity is 353 lb (160 kg). It is very tall, 41.3 inches (105 cm) and the seat height is 18.5 inches (47 cm). Please read more in my full review.
13. Kamp-Rite Folding Rocking Chair
As you know, I ordered these chairs by their weight, so this Kamp-Rite item is at this position because of its 12 lb (5.44 kg) of the weight. Clearly, it is not so lightweight, but it is stable and sturdy and the capacity is 300 lb (136 kg).
This is also a folding chair and a rocking chair and these are its most important features. But you also have solid and padded armrests, and the chair is with a high back section and this is why it is in the list here. The packed size is 37 x 28 x 7 inches (94 x 71 x 18 cm), and the height is 39 inches (99 cm). Please follow the link for more details.
14. Eureka Highback Recliner Camping Chair
This Highback Recliner is here because of its high back design which provides an excellent head support. But you also have solid and padded armrests as well.
This is a new chair on the market which Eureka launched for the season 2019. It has 3 reclining positions and 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.
The weight is 2 lb 4 oz (5.6 kg), the capacity is 300 lb (136 kg), and the frame is steel.
15. Picnic Time Reclining Camp Chair
This Picnic Time Chair is clearly very tall and it offers a great head support with its padded backrest and head section. But it has some more exceptional features. This is a folding-collapsible structure so you close it like an umbrella.
As you realize from the name, this is also a reclining design. You have sliders on the back poles and you can set it in three different positions.
The chair also has adjustable armrests, a cup holder, and a large zippered storage pocket on the back. It comes with a carry bag with a shoulder strap so you can carry it short distances. It weighs 12.5 lb (5.7 kg).
Please see more in this short video by the brand:
16. ALPS Mountaineering Steel Leisure Chair
The particular feature in this Leisure chair is the solid armrests. In spite of this, it folds nicely to (L x D) 45 x 7 inches (114 x 18 cm). The weight of this chair is 13 lb (5.9 kg) and it supports up to 300 lb (136 kg) of weight.
Such a weight is due to its steel construction, but it is still very easy to use and it comes with a bonus cup holder on the side. The height is 38 inches (97 cm), and the seat height (front/back) is 20/16 in (51/41 cm). Please follow the link for more.
17. GCI Outdoor RoadTrip Rocker Chair
This RoadTrip chair is here because of its high backrest. In fact, it is 39.8 inches (101 cm) high so it provides some head support unless you are a really tall person. Note that the seat is at 19.7 inches (50 cm) above the ground.
This is also a rocking chair and it has a unique Spring Action Rocking mechanism.
This is one of the collapsible chairs mentioned in the introduction, the packed size is 43.5 x 8.7 x 8.1 inches (110.5 x 22 x 20.5 cm). It comes with a carry bag to carry it attached to your shoulder.
It weighs 13.2 lb (6 kg), and it comes with solid and padded armrests. The price is really fair for such a unique design and technology. Please follow the link to read more.
18. Jet Tent Pilot DX Camping Chair with Lumbar Support
When you see the dimensions of this chair you can realize why it is in the list, its size is (W x D x H) 25 x 25 x 44 inches (64 x 64 x 112 cm). So indeed you have a high back section and in addition, there is a top zippered pocket where you store its carry bag and create a pleasant pillow which is shown in the picture above.
But there are many more features. This chair is with a lumbar support design, and this is adjustable both horizontally and vertically. I have included it in my list of chairs with lumbar support. The chair also has solid and padded armrests, and the angle of the bars is also adjustable.
One more unique feature is that all its parts are replaceable. For other features and some numbers please follow the link.
19. OzTent King Kokoda Camping Outdoor Chair with Lumbar Support
This is a chair with quite a number of features, so already from the name you realize that it offers a lumbar support. This is a patented design with a strap and buckles on the back, so you can regulate the curvature of the back section as you wish.
But you also have solid armrests and of course the headrest, this is is why it is in the list here. The headrest has a peculiar feature – you have a zippered pocket where you can store the carry bag when not in use, and with this you create a pleasant pillow.
The chair is also with storage elements on both sides, a cup holder and a pocket. It is a bit heavy and this is why it is in this position in the list. The weight is 14.3 lb (6.5 kg), and the capacity is 331 lb (150 kg). Please follow the link for more details.
20. EARTH Ultimate 4 Position Outdoor Chair
This chair comes with quite a number of features. It is here because of its headrest and back support, so this is one of the chairs with the highest back area. It is around 30 inches (76 cm) high from the seat, and even if you are a very tall person you will have a headrest.
But it also has 4 different back positions, so this is a reclining type. The front legs are with huge feet and they will not sink in the ground, and they are also adjustable. On the back you have a bar instead of legs, so all in all this design is great for any ground.
The chair is with solid armrests, it comes with a head pillow included, and you also have cup holders and a zippered storage pouch. It weighs 14.5 lb (6.6 kg) and this is why it is in such a position here in the list. Please read more by following the link below.
21. Timber Ridge Rocking Chair
This Timber Ridge Rocking chair is here because of its very high back section which raises 29 inches (74 cm) from the seat. In addition, as you see from the picture it has a very good padding for the headrest. The chair is tall in general, with 40.5 inches (103 cm) from the ground.
This is also a rocking chair as you realize from the name, and it comes with a very good armrests design. So this all adds to the weight and this is why the chair is in such a position in the list, it weighs 16.53 lb (7.5 kg).
Note that there are two versions; the other which you can see in the link below is with a good padding on the seat and on the back, and it is with a quite different fabric.
22. ALPS Mountaineering Rocking Chair
You will not find many taller chairs around. This one is 41 inches (104 cm) tall, and the back section from the seat to the top is 29 inches (74 cm). So clearly, it is here for all good reasons as it provides an excellent headrest.
But you also have solid armrests here and above all, this is a rocking chair. However, be ready for its weight, it weighs 17.5 lb (7.9 kg), and its capacity is 300 lb (136 kg). This is a steel construction, very stable and sturdy, built to last and from a reliable brand. Please read more by following the link below.
23. Guide Gear Oversized Rocking Camp Chair
This Guide Gear Chair is one of the tallest here in the list with its 114 height from the ground to the top. It offers great back support, and also head support with its extra padding in the head area.
But this is also a rocking design and I have added it to my list of best rocking chairs. In addition to this, the chair is also exceptionally strong and it can support up to 500 lb (227 kg) of weight. So I have added it to my list of chairs for heavy people.
The chair comes with solid armrests as well and with a cup holder. Such a capacity needs some weight so indeed the chair is heavy with its 17.5 lb (7.9 kg).
24. Guide Gear Oversized XXL Rocking Camp Chair
This Guide Gear Oversized XXL Rocking chair is here in the list because of its high backrest and headrest. Note also that it is padded and it comes with solid armrests.
But this is also a rocking chair with the U-shaped rocking bar serves as a rocking platform. You have two pins which allow the front legs to slide along the rocking bar and to fold the chair when you want to store it. I have included it in my list of rocking camping chairs.
This is also 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. Its dimensions are impressive (W x D x H) 33 x 33 x 44 inches (84 x 84 x 112 cm). Please follow the link to read more.
25. Timber Ridge Camping Chair with Adjustable Reclining Padded Back
This tall Timber Ridge Camping Chair offers an excellent headrest and also arm support with its solid armrests. As you realize from the picture it is fully padded and comfortable.
But this is also a recliner type chair with three different positions for its backrest. This recline works together with its telescopic front legs. You can extend them for some 15 cm or so, and this will give you stability even if you have to use it on uneven ground.
The chair has a bar on the ground on the back, and on the front it is with what they call duck feet. So it will not sink much when you use it on a soft ground. The frame is steel, the weight is 17.6 lb (8 kg), and the capacity is 300 lb (136 kg).
26. Prime Time Outdoor Giant Kingpin Folding Chair
This chair can give you more headrest than any other chair on the market. It measures 67 x 37.5 x 58 inches (170 x 95 x 147 cm), the seat is at 30 inches (76 cm) above the ground and the rest is for the backrest and the headrest.
Note that the picture above is not photoshopped, this is the real size of the chair. The capacity is 400 lb (181 kg) and I have included it in my list of chairs for heavy people. In fact, it is big enough to accommodate a couple.
This is a steel chair with a cooler, 6 cup holder, and a stuff sack included, it weighs 21 lb (9.5 kg). Please follow the link for more.
27. EasyGoProducts Giant Oversized Chair
This Giant chair is what its name says and you can realize this from the picture above where it is shown side by side with a normal size chair. So it is big enough to accommodate two people.
This is a folding and collapsible design and the chair comes with adjustable armrests where you also have 6 cup holders. Note that the stuff sack is included.
The chair’s dimensions are (W x D x H) 60 x 31 x 66 inches (152 x 79 x 168 cm). So now you realize that it has a very high backrest and you have a great headrest here, this is why it is in the list.
28. VINGLI Folding Fishing Chair Plus Foot Rest
This Vingli chair has not only a nice headrest, but it also has a huge and padded removable footrest, and you have solid armrests included as well. Note that they sell yet another version without the footrest.
But this is a reclining design and it can be angled at 6 different positions. You can even make it completely flat, and in such a position you can use it as a camping bed.
All legs are fully adjustable and this can be done independently. 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.
So this was my list of high back camping chairs with headrest, it will be updated regularly and new models will be added. As you realize all of them are described in detailed separate reviews.
Please bookmark this page and visit it from time to time, there will be new models added.
If you need something different, check in the category Camping Chairs, there are many top-notch models described in detail.
Please use the comment box below in the case of questions or comments. Have you used any of these chairs? It will be great to hear about your experience.