Best Lightweight Camping Chairs

Picking the best lightweight camping chair can be expensive, however if space, weight and comfort is important then it maybe worth looking at the lightweight chairs below.

Helinox Chair One was £90, but is now £75, still a pricey chair however the chair was voted the best outdoor adventure accessory at the ISPO awards in 2013.

ISPO is the major international showcase of quality outdoor adventure equipment with over 2,000 exhibiting participants and a judging panel of 57 independent experts from 14 different nations. It is the ultimate award for outdoor adventure equipment.

Extremely comfortable portable chair that combines comfort with an extremely low weight and a small pack size, making it very versatile. Originally designed for campers, it is now already adapted for various different target groups as well as for indoor use. The use of high strength aluminium results in a lightweight chair that holds 150 times its weight and is designed to be incredibly compact, super strong, simple, reliable and comfortable


HELINOX Chair OnePerfect for almost any outdoor situation that calls for a sit-down, this comfy chair is the size of a man’s shoe when folded. The Helinox Chair One uses self-located shock cord technology for a simple assembly. Stores in a handy carry bag for portability.

  • Ultra lightweight – weighs just 850g, less than a litre of water.
  • Self-locating shock cord technology – for simple assembly. Pack size: 35 x 10 x 12cm



Therm-a-Rest Treo Chair, £79.95, rrp £85.00 


Therm-a-Rest Treo ChairThe Therm-a-rest Treo™ Chair is an ingenious compact backpacking chair that packs into its own base and weighs a mere kilo making it a fantastic chair for your next camping trip!
The Treo™ Chair has an ultra-strong and comfortable Dynaeema sling seat that shed’s water and is around 33cm off the ground making it easy to get in and out of. This seat is just the right height to be able to sit forward and prepare your long awaited evening meal and then to sit back, relax and enjoy being in the great outdoors.

The tripod frame on this chair is strong and has non-skid feet for stability and this compact chair just easily folds away into the feet so that you can take it with you on the go.


  • Supports up to 113kg (250lbs)
  • Pack size: 25 x 11cm (approx.)
  • Weight: 1.02Kg (approx.)


This chair below is not appropriate for backpackers because unlike the above two chairs this does not fold up compactly.  However this is lightweight and folds so flat.

It is sold in a twin pack.


Ibiza Suspension Chair Twin Pack, £63.99 + £4.95 delivery


Ibiza Suspension Chair – Twin Pack

The last word in comfort for camping chairs! Brand new for 2015 the Ibiza Suspension Chair folds so flat you won’t believe it! Only 5.5cm thick when folded up, it’s so easy to store in the caravan or the car boot

Made with interwoven elastic straps, the chair seat is totally flat – until you sit on it! The elastic moulds to the body, suspending you in absolute comfort – “Oh that’s heaven” exclaimed one customers testing it out.

Features –

Open Size: 67cm x 81.5cm x 80cm
Folding Size: 82cm x 91cm x 5.5cm
Total Weight: 4.5kg
Maximum Capacity: 100kgs


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