Sportneer Portable Lightweight Folding Camping Chair Review – Incredible Price


Sportneer Portable Lightweight Folding Camping Chair is a versatile backpack-portable and nicely packable chair with an incredible price tag.

Sportneer Portable Lightweight Folding Camping Chair.
Sportneer Portable Lightweight Folding Camping Chair.

Key features

  • Ultra-lightweight chair.
  • Great capacity.
  • Fully collapsible.
  • Great packed size.
  • Easy setup.
  • Incredible price.

Where to buy

  • Check on Amazon, the price you have there is simply incredible and the shipping conditions are usually the best in view of their stores on several continents.
  • It is available also at Walmart.

What type of camping chair is this

They use the word Lightweight in the name of this chair. In fact, I included it in my list of the ultralight backpacking chairs. With its incredible 2 lb (907 g) of weight, it deserves to be there.

This is a collapsible type that packs nicely into its carry bag which is only 14 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches (36 x 14 x 14 cm). But this also implies it needs an assembly, though this is easily done without any tool as you see from the picture below. All the tubes are shock-corded and attached to each other so you cannot lose them or get confused even in the dark. 

Setting this chair up is easy and intuitive.
Setting this chair up is easy and intuitive.
What is included
  • The chair with all shock-corded tubes as one single piece.
  • The sling.
  • The carry bag.
Only three elements in the package.
Only three elements in the package.

The carry bag can be attached to the chair to serve as a storage pouch, but you can also attach it to your pack as the picture shows:

Nicely designed carry bag.
Nicely designed carry bag.

Who is it for

Weight-wise, this is such a light chair that you can use it for any outdoor activity, but also for summer open-air concerts and similar activities.

It is small enough to be carried attached to a backpack, on a bicycle, on a motorbike, in a kayak, etc. So this is a very versatile item.

Capacity-wise, this tiny chair is capable of supporting up to 350 lb (159 kg). You will be able to compare it with some of its competitors, there is a comparison table below.

Size-wise, the dimensions are very good for such a type, and you will be able to realize this from the comparison table below.

The seat is 11 inches (28 cm) above the ground, so it may be a bit low for very tall people and also for elderly users.

Materials & construction

Such a great weight of this chair is due to its advanced aluminum alloy pole design. As mentioned above, they are all interconnected for an easy setup. The sling is a 600D ripstop Oxford cloth and mesh on the back, so this is all breathable and suitable for summer camping.

The connectors are a hard plastic and the legs are with anti-slip caps. I have seen people asking if they sink in a soft ground and sand and the answer is yes. I would not use them inside a floored family camping tent either. This is a design for a hard surface, see the picture.

Please see a bit more in this video:

My rating, pros & cons

As of the moment of writing this text, there are more than 360 reports by customers on Amazon. The average rating is truly great 4.3/5. See how I rate it for the parameters used for all other chairs here in the site:

My rating breakdown of the Sportneer Portable Lightweight Folding Camping Chair:
  • Weight - 9.2/10
  • Dimensions - 7.1/10
  • Packed size - 8.4/10
  • Capacity - 8/10
  • Comfort - 9.2/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.5/10
  • Price - 9.9/10


This is an incredible construction and my overall rating is Excellent:


  • Incredible price.
  • Great weight.
  • Great packed size.
  • Easy to use.
  • Great capacity.
  • Very versatile.


  • A bit low.
User Review
9/10 (2 votes)


  • Weight: 2 lb (907 g).
  • Capacity: 350 lb (159 kg).
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 22 x 18.5 x 27.5 in (56 x 47 x 70 cm).
  • Packed size: 14 x 5.5 x 5.5 in (36 x 14 x 14 cm).
  • 12-month replacement warranty.

Sportneer Portable Camping Chair vs Competitors

I have decided to show this chair side by side with one which is close to its weight, the Leki Sub 1, and the Helinox Chair Zero which is currently the lightest chair on the market. The idea is to see what you can expect if you are willing to pay more, both of them are far more expensive. Please follow the links for more.

lb (kg)

(W x D x H), in (cm)

Packed size,
in (cm)

lb (kg)

Carry bag

Cup holder

Sportneer Chair


22 x 18.5 x 27.5 (56 x 47 x 70)

14 x 5.5 x 5.5
(36 x 14 x 14)

350 (159)



Chair Zero


19.7 x 18.9 x 25.2 (50 x 48 x 64)

13.8 x 3.9 x 3.9
(35 x 10 x 10)

265 (120)



Sub 1


19.3 x 17.3 x 27.2 (49 x 44 x 69)

13 x 5.5 x 5.5
(33 x 14 x 14)

320 (145)




Final thoughts

So in the summary of this Sportneer Portable Lightweight Folding Camping Chair review, I would stress that they have built a reliable chair. It has been around for a couple of years already, so it has been tried and tested by many people, and you know what you buy. It is so affordable that you will hardly find any other chair that can match its price/value combination.

If you need more options from the same weight group, please check my list with backpacking chairs, and also collapsible camping chairs here in the site.

This is not a sponsored text and I am not paid by the manufacturer or related to them in any way. I am only expressing my own unbiased views.

If you have any experience with this chair, please share it here, there is a comment box below. I wish you a nice day. 


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