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 two major 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.
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. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
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.