Kelty Linger High-Back Chair is a lightweight and very supportive camping chair, fully collapsible and nicely packable in its carry bag.
Key features & benefits
- Completely collapsible.
- Easy setup.
- Very comfortable.
- Very supportive back panel.
What type 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 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 a concrete or any other hard surface.
Good and less good features
Here is my short summary:
- Lightweight as a camping chair.
- Very good packed size.
- Easy to use.
- Great quality.
- Great comfort.
The price & rating
The Amazon price at the moment of writing this text is in the range $111 – 140, 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.
The average rating by Amazon customers is 3.8/5. See how I rate it:
- 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 the similar style. So all are high chairs and not particularly lightweight, basically just camping chairs, have a look:
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
(W x D x H), in (cm)
Kelty Linger High Back
Payable Every Month
21 x 27.5 x 39 (53 x 70 x 99)
20 x 6.5 x 4
(51 x 17 x 10)
Helinox Chair 2 Rocker
Payable Every Month
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)
Payable Every Month
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)
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.
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. 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.
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