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The Best 8 Chairs for Camping, Sports & Tailgates

When looking for outdoor chairs, you want them to be lightweight and portable. You also want a good storage or travel bag to carry them in. A good outdoor chair can be used for the beach, tailgates, camping or backpacking (when you don't want to sit on the rocks!).

The load should be good as well because as a society, we're getting heavier. This is not really a good thing health-wise but it's the truth. Some of the chairs are more expensive than other chairs but you get what you pay for. The load should be at least 250 pounds and the chairs should be stable.

Here are some chairs that were popular in 2018 and will undoubtedly be popular in 2019 as well. 

ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair

Compliments  Complaints
  • A monstrous 800 lbs capacity for larger folks
  • High-quality and assembled with real screws
  • Extremely sturdy
  • Heavy duty carrying bag
  • Will last a long time
  • Uncomfortable bars in the front of the chair
  • Seats sagged a bit
  • Maybe too heavy for some
  • Non-breathable fabric
  • Leg height issues

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Kijaro Dual Lock Portable Camping and Sports Chair

Compliments Complaints
  • Convenient cup holders
  • Cheap yet sturdy and quality material
  • No sagging in the middle
  • Good color selection
  • Ventilated air on the back
  • Had issues with joints holding
  • Weak rivets
  • Locking mechanism button is annoying
  • Loose nut and bolt
  • Thin metal poles

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Helinox Chair One

Compliments Complaints
  • Compact - fits large backpacks
  • Lightweight and fast to set up
  • Surprisingly comfortable
  • Great stitching
  • Strong enough to handle up to 350 lbs
  • Slightly shaky 
  • No cup holders
  • Short height
  • Lower to the ground than they appear
  • Requires some time to unfold and refold

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Coleman Portable Camping Quad Chair with 4-Can Cooler

Compliments Complaints
  • Sturdy for larger individuals
  • Has cup holders and plenty of room
  • Easy to take out and put back in the storage bag
  • Side pockets are convenient
  • Mesh backing, light and price is good
  • Non reclined positioning
  • Some complaints of breaking after purchasing
  • Issues with metal arm frame
  • Carrying bag is small

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Sportneer Portable Lightweight Folding Camping Chair

Compliments Complaints
  • Light, easy to assemble
  • Super small and fits in many bags
  • Good customer service; responsive
  • Good for festivals since you get 2 and they are small
  • Good for backpacking trips and for small people
  • Weird positioning for some body types
  • Not super sturdy
  • Legs sink in soft surfaces like sand
  • Takes some time to disassemble 

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Coleman Portable Deck Chair with Side Table

Compliments Complaints
  • Non-saggy firm seats 
  • Convenient table to hold many items
  • Easy to set up and very comfortable
  • Light and good for travel even though it doesn't fold down small
  • Great price - many people bought multiple ones
  • Smaller than expected for some people
  • Flimsy joints
  • Some issues with quality control
  • Not the most comfortable and ergonomic for the snobs
  • Cup holder is a bit small for some people's tastes

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AmazonBasics Camping Chair

Compliments Complaints
  • Great steel frame and sturdiness
  • Back is tall so people can rest on it
  • Built in beverage cooler
  • 3 handy pockets
  • Great price - almost disposable
  • Many complaints about the carrying bag and getting the chair in
  • AmazonBasics cheap name
  • No carrying strap for the carrying case
  • Some prefer more cup holders

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CORE 40021 Equipment Folding Padded Hard Arm Chair with Carry Bag

Compliments Complaints
  • Good for large people
  • Useful gear pocket
  • Good carrying case with strap
  • Soft and comfortable
  • Easy to setup
  • Weak frames and connections
  • Flammable material
  • Not the best cup holders
  • A little above average in bulkiness

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