WildHorn Outfitters Terralite Portable Camp Chair is an ultra-lightweight chair with an easy setup, great price, and bonus Terragrip feet cups.
Key features & benefits
- Nicely packable.
- Two different sets of feet cups.
- Very good price.
What type of camping chair is this
The WildHorn Outfitters Terralite is what its name says, an ultra-lightweight portable chair, one of those that belong to the group of collapsible items. As such, it requires a simple assembly which is easily done in seconds.
You have practically only two parts here: the frame which includes shock-corded permanently connected tubes, plus a sling. This all comes in a nice carry bag, see the picture.
But they also include a spare set of very large feet cups, they call it the Terragrip. They are very large in the diameter and reduce sinking on a soft ground, see both types here:
Note that the difference in the chair weight with these two types is big, 2 lb (907 g) with the ordinary cups and 2.6 lb (1180 g) with the Terragrip feet on the shown on right. They are interchangeable and you will surely want to take the lighter option on the trail.
Please see more in this video by the brand:
Who is it for
Capacity-wise, the chair is able to support users of up to 350 lb. The seat dimensions are good but the seat height is 14 inches (36 cm) so it might be too low for some users. The back section is around 17 inches (43 cm) tall from the seat, so you do not have a head support here.
Weight-wise, it is lightweight enough even for hikers and backpackers. Its packed size is rather good, only (L x D) 17 x 4.7 inches (43 x 12 cm).
So this is a versatile chair, suitable for outdoor use and also for sports events, open-air festivals, and similar activities. The Terragrip feet will allow you to use it even on the sand and on any other soft terrain. They prevent the chair from slipping or sliding.
Materials & construction
The frame is a 7075 aircraft-grade aluminum, so this is a very strong material comparable to the steel. This is a rustproof ally, and the diameter of the poles is 0.5 inches (1.3 cm). You have a Velcro strap that keeps it wrapped up for transportation.
There are two hinges where the metal bars go and those are a hard and thick plastic. They do not give any info about the seat fabric except that it is machine washable.
Good and less good features
Here is my short summary:
- Great packed size.
- Very lightweight.
- Very easy to use.
- Interchangeable feet.
- Good price.
- A bit low.
- The feet may get lost.
As you realize from the video above, changing the feet is easy. But this is the issue here as they can also fell off easily.
On the other hand, the chair may be low for some users, bear in mind that the seat is at around 14 inches (36 cm) above the ground.
The price & rating
As of the moment of writing this text, the Amazon price is $55, a real bargain, but it is fair to say that there are even more affordable options out there, see for example this Trekology YIZI Go chair as one example.
This is an enormously popular item, and it has been on the market for several years already. So all is known about it, there are many reviews and reports. Note that on Amazon alone you have more than 630 reports by customers, and the ratings are for every respect, with 4.3/5 average value. see how I rate this chair:
My rating breakdown of the Terralite Portable Camp Chair
- Type: collapsible camping chair.
- Weight: 2 lb (907 g)
- Capacity: 350 lb (159 kg).
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 21.5 x 17 x 28 in (55 x 43 x 71 cm).
- Packed size (L x D): 17 x 4.7 in (43 x 12 cm).
- Seat height: 14 in (36 cm).
- Colors: 6.
- Carry bag included.
WildHorn Outfitters Terralite Portable Camp Chair vs Competitors
In the table below, I give a couple of chairs from the same weight range (in fact the weight is identical), so that you can better understand the meaning of some of its parameters. This might help you in making an informed decision. Note that the prices are $55, 37, 42, respectively. Please follow the links for more:
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
(W x D x H), in (cm)
WildHorn Outfitters Terralite
Payable Every Month
21.5 x 17 x 28
(55 x 43 x 71)
17 x 4.7 x 4.7
(43 x 12 x 12)
Moon Lence Compact
Payable Every Month
22 x 24 x 26
(56 x 61 x 66)
14 x 5 x 3.5
(36 x 13 x 9)
Trekology Yizi Go Chair
Payable Every Month
22 x 20 x 27
(56 x 51 x 68)
14 x 6 x 4.3
(36 x 15 x 11)
So in the summary of this WildHorn Outfitters Terralite Portable Camp Chair review to stress again that this is a very affordable and versatile backpack portable chair. If you need something of this sort and do not want to spend much, this is an obvious option to consider. It costs a bit more than its competitors because of the extra set of feet which you get.
But if you want to see more options, please check in the category Camping Chairs, and check also my list with portable backpacking chairs. Check also this ALPHA CAMP Lightweight Portable Camping Chair which is with the same weight. See also this Alite Designs Stonefly Camping Chair which is a unique item on the market with its armrests and cup holders while still being a fully collapsible chair.
Please share here your experience if you have used this chair, there is a comment box below. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.