This KingCamp Inflatable High-Back Folding Chair is currently completely uniquely on the market, it is also very light, compact, and backpack-portable.
Key features & benefits
- Completely unique inflatable chair.
- Collapsible design.
- Very compact.
- Carry bag.
So what this KingCamp Inflatable Chair is about
Did you know that this brand has an inflatable camping cot on the market? I guess it was just a matter of time when they would come with an inflatable chair. So here it is, to the best of my knowledge, what you have here is the first-ever camping chair with an inflatable seat and backrest.
The picture below shows how the seat looks with its air baffles. This is similar to what you have in an inflatable sleeping pad. In a sense, this is a sort of air padding and this is why I have included it in my list of padded camping chairs.
I stress that the chair is collapsible and not folding as the manufacturer describes it. The picture below shows its two elements plus the carry bag. This means that it needs a simple assembly, but this implies that you unfold its shock-corded tubes that make the frame (shown in the middle below) and then attach the sling. After that you have to inflate it.
On the left you see the carry bag, it is very compact as you realize from the picture below where its dimensions are given.
To attach the fabric on the frame you use the small pockets in its corners, see the picture below. For inflation you have a single valve shown below, the chair is inflated easily by mouth.
This is a chair with a high backrest and below you can see its most important dimensions. It provides a great headrest and I have included it in my list of best camping chairs with a headrest.
The frame is an aluminum alloy and there are no plastic joints here, see the picture below.
The fabric is a 30D stretch polyester with a TPU coating that makes it airtight. The carry bag shown in the previous pictures above is a very durable 600D Oxford polyester.
Note that the feet are with plastic caps designed to prevent sinking in soft ground, but this is not a design to be used in a floored family camping tent.
Who is it for
Regarding the weight, the chair can be described as a very light outdoor item. It weighs 3.7 lb (1.7 kg) so it is very light but I would not call it ultralight, check my list of ultralight backpacking chairs if you need something to carry on the trail.
The packed size is also very good, you have seen its dimensions in the picture above. So this is a backpack-portable chair, and you can also transport it on a bicycle and in a kayak.
Regarding the weight capacity, officially this chair supports the weight of up to 220 lb (100 kg). This should be good enough for many users but this is still a rather modest value.
Regarding the dimensions, you have seen them already, so the chair is tall but it is not very wide. The side view above shows that the seat is not very deep, in particular in view of the air baffles that you have inside. So I see it better suited for a slimmer user than for a larger one.
Yet another thing to bear in mind, with such air baffles you have no ventilation here. So this chair is not the best option for a very warm environment. You will be sweating in such a seat.
- Weight: 3.7 lb (1.7 kg).
- Capacity: 220 lb (100 kg).
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 22.8 x 27.6 x 40.2 in (58 x 70 x 102 cm).
- Packed size: 19.3 x 5.5 x 5.5 in (47 x 14 x 14 cm).
- Frame: aluminum.
Rating, pros & cons
Below is the summary of my rating and my pros and cons, this allows for easy comparison with other chairs here in the site.
Unique chair, light & compact
Product Name: KingCamp Inflatable High-Back Folding Chair
Product Description: This KingCamp Inflatable High-Back Folding Chair is currently completely uniquely on the market, it is also very light, compact, and backpack-portable.
Weight - 8.4/10
Dimensions - 8.3/10
Packed size - 8.2/10
Capacity - 6.5/10
Comfort - 9.1/10
Craftsmanship - 9.4/10
This chair scores well in almost all criteria so the overall rating is naturally Very Good.
- Completely unique chair.
- Very compact when packed.
- Very light.
- Nice carry bag.
- A bit steep price.
- Not for very warm weather.
- Modest capacity.
User Review( votes)
In the summary of this KingCamp Inflatable High-Back Folding Chair review, I wish to stress again that this is the first chair with such an inflatable design.
But this is not the only great feature here, this is a backpack-portable chair and this makes it versatile and suitable for various outdoor activities. You might want to know that they have yet another inflatable chair built in the same style but with a low backrest, they sell it at the same place, the link is below.
If this is not what you want, please check under the category Camping Chairs here in the site, and you will find them in all shapes and sizes. Check this Cascade Mountain Tech Outdoor High Back Lightweight Camp Chair with Headrest that weighs the same, or this lighter KLYMIT Timberline Camp Chair.
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