REI Co-op Camp Low Chair

The REI Co-op Camp Low Chair is folding, very easy to use, built from recycled materials and very affordable.

REI Co-op Camp Low Chair.
REI Co-op Camp Low Chair.

Key features & benefits

  • Folding chair.
  • Easy to use.
  • Very good price.


The REI Co-op Camp Low Chair is a very easy to use outdoor chair that requires no assembly. You open it or close it in seconds. But the price for this ease of use is its a bit large size when folded. It measures 35 x 21 x 5 inches (89 x 53 x 13 cm). Though it is thin and it can be stored in narrow places.

As its name suggests, this is a very low chair, the seat is only 9 inches (23 cm) high. This is why I have added it to my list of low camping chairs.

Note also that there are no armrests here, such camping chairs are a bit rare and I have a separate list of them.

Materials & construction

You have a durable powder-coated steel frame. It includes two U-shaped tubes as you may realize from the pictures. The legs are two bars created by the mentioned U-tubes. With such a design the chair will rarely sink in any ground. They have added some rubber caps to increase friction and to make it floor friendly.

The fabric is a water-repellent recycled ripstop polyester and it is bluesign approved. As you probably know such materials conserve resources and protect our environment. Note that they use two very different colors which you can see in the pictures here.

Back view.
Back view.

There is also a storage pouch on the back, you can see it above. Th chair is equipped with an adjustable, clip-off carry strap for easy transport.

Removable carry strap.
Removable carry strap.

Who is this chair for

Regarding the capacity, this chair is quite typical with its official 250 lb (113 kg) capacity. This should be good enough for most of potential users. But if you need more, see my list of camping chairs for heavy people.

Regarding the dimensions, it is also quite typical, the dimensions are 27 x 26 x 21 inches (69 x 66 x 53 cm). The first number here is the height so this is a low backrest and such chairs are suitable for open air concerts and sports events.

But as mentioned, the seat is low and there are no armrests, so elderly users should bear this in mind. You might want to check also their REI Co-op Outward Low Padded Lawn Chair that has solid armrests.

Regarding the weight, I would describe it as moderately heavy, it weighs 8 lb 3 oz (3.7 kg). You have already seen its packed size, so it is large in two dimensions, this is usually so with such folding chairs.


  • Weight: 8 lb 3 oz (3.7 kg).
  • Capacity: 250 lb (113 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 27 x 26 x 21 in (69 x 66 x 53 cm).
  • Folded dimensions: 35 x 21 x 5 in (89 x 53 x 13 cm).
  • Seat height: 9 in (23 cm).
  • Frame: steel.

Rating, pros & cons

Below you have summarized my rating, and some pros and cons. This may be useful when you compare it with some other chairs here in the site. I use the same criteria for all of them.

REI Co-op Camp Low Chair.

Product Name: REI Co-op Camp Low Chair

Product Description: The REI Co-op Camp Low Chair is Folding, Very Easy to Use, Built From Recycled Materials and Very Affordable.

Brand: REI

SKU: 185780

MPN: 185780

  • Weight - 7/10
  • Dimensions - 7.4/10
  • Packed size - 3/10
  • Capacity - 7/10
  • Comfort - 9.2/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.4/10


The packed size affects the overall rating negatively, but it is still good.


  • Very easy to use.
  • Comfortable.
  • Reliable.


  • Bulky.
User Review
5.08/10 (6 votes)

Final thoughts

So the best feature of this REI Co-op Camp Low Chair is its ease of use. This is a new version of the chair which they had on the market in the past. The price is very good and you have a reliable brand behind this product. I appreciate the fact that they use recycled materials for its fabric. Fully recommended.

Best place to buy:


For more options, please check under the category Camping Chairs, you will find them many here in the site, and in all sizes and shapes. If you need more of such armless chairs, see also this Zempire Roco Lounger V2 Chair which is made of wood.

Let me know if you have questions, there is a comment box below. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.

Spread the love

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *