Nemo Stargaze Recliner Chair Review – Backpack-Portable & Unique

Nemo Stargaze Recliner Chair is a unique design with swing and reclining features, a nicely packable and backpack-portable camping chair.

Nemo Stargaze Recliner Chair.
Nemo Stargaze Recliner Chair.

Key features

  • Unique design.
  • Reclining features.
  • Swing chair.
  • Solid armrests.
  • Easy setup.
  • Carry bag included.

So what is Nemo Stargaze Recliner Chair about

The Nemo Stargaze is the first-ever swinging and reclining camp chair and this is a patent-pending design. Nemo has built three swing chairs of this type and the chair presented here is in the middle (by size). So there is also the Luxury Chair in this series and the Low Chair. The latter you will see it in the same link on Amazon.

This chair has the following important features:

    • This is a swing design. You have two poles on the sides and the seat hangs in the middle. So this gives a relaxing motion, it is designed for comfort and it works on any surface, including rocky, sandy or uneven ground.
    • The chair is also with a recline system. Simply lean back to activate the auto-reclining mechanism and this is it.
Here you have an automatic reclining system.
Here you have an automatic reclining system.
  • But this is a collapsible design that packs nicely. This also implies that it needs a simple assembly, without any tools of course. I have included it in my list of the best collapsible camping chairs.
  • Note also that you have solid and padded armrests here, this is not so frequent to see in collapsible chairs. See the picture:
Solid and padded armrests.
Solid and padded armrests.
Other features

The chair comes with an integrated no-spill cupholder which keeps your beverages close at hand. You also have a stash pocket-sized for tablets, keys,  books, or phones, see the pictures.

You also have a nicely designed carry bag, with a handle, and a shoulder strap:

A padded carry bag is included.
A padded carry bag is included.

They use a non-absorbent monofilament mesh which is cool and breezy, they claim that it resists bacteria, withstands sun exposure, and it doesn’t retain water.

The chair is supported by an aircraft-grade aluminum suspension frame and the tubes are exceptionally thick as you can see in the pictures. But note that it is designed to flex while you swing so do not think this is a structural weakness.

Note that you have only two elements here plus the carry bag. All the tubes are shock-corded and permanently attached to each other so you cannot lose any segment, and the seat is one single piece.


It is easy and intuitive, all is done in three quick steps, you will see this in the video below.


They build it in several different colors, see them all in the picture:

All the colors of the Nemo Stargaze Chair.
All the colors of the Nemo Stargaze Chair.

Who is it for

Capacity-wise, the chair is able to support the weight of up to 300 lb (136 kg). The same capacity is in all the chairs in this series, you will see them in the comparison table below.

Weight-wise, with 5 lb 11 oz (2.59 kg) of the weight and a nice packed size this is a backpack portable chair. But this is not a backpacking chair, if you need one please check my separate list.

Size-wise, the dimensions are (W x D x H) 24 x 36 x 35 in (61 x 92 x 89 cm). So these are great numbers but note that you do not have a headrest here. If you want it, better take their Luxury Chair from this series.

So this is a camping chair, a chair to take to the beach, for tailgating, for your backyard and you name it.

Here is a bit more from the brand, with all three chairs shown:

My rating, pros & cons

This chair is expensive but it is unique, and such features you will not find anywhere. Please see how I rate it:

My rating of the Nemo Stargaze Recliner Camping Chair:
  • Weight - 8/10
  • Dimensions - 8.7/10
  • Packed size - 7.2/10
  • Capacity - 7.5/10
  • Comfort - 9.4/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.7/10


This is a great chair and my overall rating is Very Good:


  • Lightweight.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Good packed size.
  • Top craftsmanship.
  • Carry bag included.


  • Expensive.
  • No head support.
User Review
8.83/10 (59 votes)


  • Weight: 5 lb 11 oz (2.59 kg).
  • Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 24 x 36 x 35 in (61 x 92 x 89 cm).
  • Packed size: 23.5 x 6 x 6 in (60 x 15 x 15 cm).
  • Frame: aluminum.
  • Warranty: Nemo offers a lifetime warranty for this chair. Here is the statement by Nemo: “We strive to design and build the best outdoor equipment on the planet. We obsess over every design decision and each material we choose, and work tirelessly to ensure the highest level of workmanship. We believe our products should provide you the greatest comfort and protection in the elements, and we proudly stand behind this promise. All NEMO products carry a lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship and materials to the original owner, with proof of purchase from an authorized NEMO dealer.”

All three Stargaze Chairs side by side

You might want to see the numbers for all three chairs side by side. This may help in deciding which to choose. The dimensions are similar, but only one of them has head support and I think this makes lots of difference, have a look:

lb (kg)

in (cm)

Packed size,
in (cm)

lb (kg)


Storage pouch


Stargaze Recliner 

5.69 (2.59)

24 x 36 x 35
(61 x 92 x 89)

23.5 x 6
(60 x 15)

300 (136)




Stargaze Recliner Low

5.12 (2.32)

24 x 34 x 31
(61 x 86 x 78)

23.5 x 5.5
(60 x 14)

300 (136)




Stargaze Recliner Luxury

6.3 (2.86)

25 x 36 x 45
(65 x 92 x 116)

23.5 x 6.5
(60 x 17)

300 (136)





Final thoughts

So this Nemo Stargaze Recliner Chair is an ingenious design and the craftsmanship here is at the highest level. This chair looks great regardless of where you use it. It is reliable and comfortable, but this comes at a price. I have included it in my list of best freestanding swinging camp chairs.

Please note that this is not a sponsored text and I am not paid by the brand. If you still need more options, check in the category Camping Chairs here in the site, you will find them in hundreds.

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