KingCamp Low Sling Beach Camping Folding Chair with Mesh Back is a very stable chair with a low center of gravity and oversized feet that fit any surface.
Key features & benefits
- Very low chair.
- Folding type.
- Steel frame.
- Easy to use.
- Solid armrests.
- Bonus cup holder.
- Reasonable price.
What is in the name
This KingCamp Low Sling camping chair is from the group of folding chairs, those that you open and close like an umbrella. So this type is exceptionally easy to use and there is no assembly.
The chair has yet another important feature, and this is its solid armrests. Such a design adds to the comfort, but also to the weight as well.
It comes with a bonus cup holder and you also have a nice carry bag with a strap so you can carry it attached to the shoulder or on your back.
Who is it for
Size-wise, the chair is rather low with the seat at 7.9/4.7 inches (20/12 cm) above the ground front/back. But the dimensions are reasonable, you will see how it compares with some other models, there is a comparison table below. The seat width is 20.8 inches (53 cm). But if you need a chair with a higher seat, please check this CORE Equipment Folding chair built in the same style.
Capacity-wise, it is rather moderate with its 300 lb (136 kg). I would expect to see more from such a steel frame. But I guess the sling determines the capacity.
Weight-wise, it is lightweight for a folding chair, it weighs only 6.6 lb (3 kg). The packed size is not bad, you can store it in its carry bag which is with the dimensions 30.7 x 7.9 x 5.1 inches (78 x 20 x 13 cm), see the picture below.
All in all, the chair might be too low for elderly users who might find it difficult to get in and out of it. But it has solid armrests and this helps a loot. The weight and packed size are such that you can transport it even on a bicycle and on a motorbike.
I would not carry this chair in a backpack but it is indeed portable. You have much better options if you need a portable chair, check this list with chairs below 1 kilogram.
Materials & construction
The frame is a powder coated steel so it should not rust. The fabric is a breathable and comfortable reinforced mesh. The cup holder is the same fabric as the chair.
The feet are oversized and the material used here is a sort of a very hard plastic. So this is a floor-friendly design and you can use it in a tent without issues. It will not sink easily on a soft ground.
Please see how to set this chair up and how to take it down:
Good and less good features
Here is my short summary:
- Nice design.
- Very stable.
- Low gravity center.
- Great quality.
- Good armrest design.
- Very easy to use.
- A bit low for some people.
- Not so great packed size.
The price & rating
The Amazon price for this chair at the moment of writing this text is in the range $40 – 50 dependent on the color.
The chair has received more than 120 customers’ reports on Amazon and the average rating is surprisingly high 4.6/5. See how I rate it:
My rating breakdown of the KingCamp Low Sling Camping Folding Chair
- Type: folding camping chair.
- Weight: 6.6 lb (3 kg).
- Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 22.8 x 23.2 x 26.4 in (58 x 59 x 67 cm).
- Seat height (front/back): 7.9/4.7 in (20/12 cm).
- Packed size: 30.7 x 7.9 x 5.1 in (78 x 20 x 13 cm).
KingCamp Low Sling Beach Camping Folding Chair vs Competitors
Here I give the KingCamp chair side by side with Kelty’s low chair, and the Alps Mountaineering chair which is also with solid armrests but it folds differently. I think these are nice options to bear in mind if you want to choose something a bit different or just to have an informed choice and to better understand the features of the KingCamp chair. Please follow the links to read more.
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
(W x D x H), in (cm)
KingCamp Low Sling Chair
Payable Every Month
22.8 x 23.2 x 26.4
(58 x 59 x 67)
30.7 x 7.9 x 5.1
(78 x 20 x 13)
Kelty Lowdown Chair
Payable Every Month
21.5 x 20 x 29
(55 x 51 x 74)
32.5 x 8 x 8
(83 x 20 x 20)
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Chair
Payable Every Month
24 x 18 x 36
(61 x 46 x 91)
31 x 23 x 7
(79 x 58 x 18)
So the KingCamp Low Sling Beach Camping Folding Chair is indeed a very stable structure with a great feet design. As usual with this type of folding chairs, it is easy to have it ready and to take it down. The price is more than fair for such an item. See also this Folding Quad chair from the same brand. You might want to compare it with this Cascade Mountain Tech Compact Low Chair built in the same style.
If you still need more options, you have two in the comparison table above. Much more you can find in the category Camping Chairs here in the site so please have a look. If you want something similar but with the addition of a rocking feature, please check this Browning Camping Cabin Chair.
Note that there are several cots from this brand presented here in the site, so check this KingCamp Double Camping Cot, and also this KingCamp Folding Camping Bed, or this Ultralight Camping Bed for backpackers.
Thank you for reading. It would be great to hear from you, do you have any experience with this chair or the brand in general? Please let us know, there is a comment box below. Have a nice day.