Kelty Linger High-Back Chair – Very Comfortable & Supportive

Kelty Linger High-Back Chair is a lightweight and very supportive camping chair, fully collapsible and nicely packable in its carry bag.

Kelty Linger High-Back Chair
Kelty Linger High-Back Chair.

Key features & benefits

  • Completely collapsible.
  • Easy setup.
  • Very comfortable.
  • Very supportive back panel.

Take a closer look.

What type of chair is this

As the name of this chair suggests, it is built for comfort, so you have a really high back which goes to 39 inches (99 cm). It is also wide and deep, you have 21 x 27.5 inches (53 x 70 cm), respectively.

The chair is fully collapsible and it packs nicely to 20 x 6.5 x 4 inches (51 x 17 x 10 cm). But this also implies that it needs assembly, though this is a quite typical job and very easily done. All poles are shock-corded and permanently attached to each other, just like the poles of a tent. So there is nothing to guess, this is all a press-fit construction.

When the frame is ready (in just a few seconds), you attach the sling. It is with 4 small pockets in the corners where you put the ends of the chair’s poles, see the picture below. These are the only contacts of the sling with the frame.

The sling looks really durable, this is 600D polyester, and it is with mesh panels on the sides (visible in the picture) so you will not feel warm sitting in the chair. The frame is anodized aluminum, and the tubes look like tent’s poles but much thicker.

The back view. Observe the frame and the mesh on the seat.
The back view. Observe the frame and the mesh on the seat.

The carry bag is big enough so that you can store the chair easily. You break the poles into a bundle and roll them up in the sling. There is a zipper on the bag, plus dual lash straps on the side so you can attach it to the backpack or just to the chair when it is set up, you will see this in the video. One extra carry strap is on the top to carry the bag in the hand, all in all, a very nicely built piece.

Note that the chair is currently available on Amazon in two different colors. Please see a bit more in this short video by Kelty:

Who is it for

The Kelty Linger High-Back Chair is a camping chair. So although it is so collapsible and you can indeed attach it to backpack, it is with 3 lb 6 oz (1.5 kg) of weight and not something to carry very long distances.

But this is a great option for fishermen, for camping, to use at some open-air festivals and for picnics with your family and friends, at the beach, and for any other similar activity.

The capacity is quite good, it can support the weight of up to 300 lb (136 kg), so even if you are a heavy person it will be fine for you.

Note that the legs are quite sharp and they will definitely sink in a soft ground and if you use it on the sand. But there are rubber cups for protection when you use the chair on concrete or any other hard surface.

My rating, pros & cons

The Amazon price is shown in the link below, so it is a bit steep. You can find more affordable options on the market, but bear in mind this is Kelty, a world-renown and reliable brand. Please see how I rate this chair:

My rating breakdown of the Kelty Linger High-Back Chair
Kelty Linger High-Back Chair

Product Name: Kelty Linger High-Back Chair

Product Description: Kelty Linger High-Back Chair is a lightweight and very supportive camping chair, fully collapsible and nicely packable in its carry bag.

Brand: Kelty

  • Weight - 8.6/10
  • Dimensions - 8.1/10
  • Packed size - 7.8/10
  • Capacity - 7.5/10
  • Comfort - 9.5/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.5/10


My overall rating for this chair is Very Good:


  • Lightweight as a camping chair.
  • Very good packed size.
  • Easy to use.
  • Great quality.
  • Great comfort.


  • Expensive.
User Review
7.93/10 (19 votes)


  • Weight: 3 lb 6 oz (1.5 kg).
  • Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 21 x 27.5 x 39 in (53 x 70 x 99 cm).
  • Packed size: 20 x 6.5 x 4 in (51 x 17 x 10 cm).
  • Seat height: 16.5 in (42 cm).
  • Frame: anodized aluminum.
  • Fabric: 600D polyester.

Kelty Linger High Back Chair vs Competitors

It is always good to compare if you are not sure what to choose. So here I give this Kelty’s chair side by side with two other built in a similar style. So all are high chairs and not particularly lightweight, basically just camping chairs, have a look:

lb (kg)

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

Packed size,
in (cm)

lb (kg)


Kelty Linger High Back


21 x 27.5 x 39 (53 x 70 x 99)

20 x 6.5 x 4
(51 x 17 x 10)

300 (136)


Helinox Chair 2 Rocker


21.7 x 25.6 x 34.3 (55 x 65 x 87)

24.4 x 6.5 x 6.5
(62 x 17 x 17)

320 (145)


BA Helinox
Chair One


20.5 x 19.7 x 25.6 (52 x 50 x 65)

13.8 x 3.9 x 4.7
(35 x 10 x 12)

320 (145)



Final thoughts

In the summary, this Kelty Linger High-Back Chair is a very comfortable chair with a great back support, you can lean back and relax and you will always feel stable in this chair. There is an extra beam on the top which adds stability and support for the head.

It is light enough to be carried attached to the pack to some shorter distances and there are attachment elements for this purpose. But this is essentially a camping chair. I have included it in my list of high back camping chairs with headrest. You might want to compare it with the Helinox Sunset Camping Chair which is also with a high back.

Take a closer look.

If you need something different, please check in the category Camping Chairs, there are many great models described in detail here in the site so you can compare. See also this Helinox Camp Chair which is even lighter, and also this MARCHWAY Lightweight Folding High Back Camping Chair with headrest.

Need a very strong chair for heavy people? Check this ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair with 800 lb capacity and also this Kelty Lowdown Camp Chair.

Please use the comment box below in case of questions or comments. I wish you a pleasant day. 

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