I’m certain that every avid camper, hunter or fisherman would just love to spend $150 each on a couple folding chairs, but let’s face it, in this economy that’s sometimes just not feasible. It’s my understanding that the middle class is an endangered species and with that in mind, I’ve decided to make a short list of the very best camping chairs available for $30 or less.
These folding chairs won’t have all of the features of the other chairs on this website, they may not be as well-constructed as some and they make not be quite as attractive as others. But a large percentage of outdoorsmen simply can’t invest a lot of money in something that they may not use more than a few times a year. Speaking for myself and my girlfriend, we only get a chance to use our camping chairs about 5 times per year so for some people, the more affordable chair is the way to go.
1. Quik Chair Heavy Duty 1/4 Ton Capacity Folding Chair with Carrying Bag by QuikShade
The Quik-Chair Heavy Duty folding chair is definitely at the top of the list. It rings in right at 30 bucks and in addition to being somewhat over-sized, can accommodate up to 500lbs. It’s made from steel tubing and polyester and has a 4-star customer feedback rating on Amazon.
2. Texsport Bazaar Armchair Folding Camping Chair
Texport always delivers and this is no exception. Texsport’s Bazaar Armchair combines affordability with comfort and durability. This folding chair is constructed of steel and coated denier for a long lasting camping chair that is light-weight, comfortable and attractive.
3. Bravo Sports Quik Bronze Series Folding Camping Chair
The Quik-Chair Bravo Bronze series is light-weight, compact and can hold up to 225lbs. It’s an attractive folding chair that comes with a cup holder and a carrying bag with a shoulder strap. The chair folds and unfolds in seconds and although very affordable, also holds a 4-star customer feedback rating on Amazon.
4. Coleman Woodsman II Folding Chair
The Coleman Woodsman II Folding Chair is another winner. Ringing in at around 20 bucks, this little folding chair is perfect for barbeque’s or ball games. It’s powder-coated aluminum frame can fold down to convert this attractive chair into a stool. The cloth seat is breathable and the entire chair weighs less than 2 pounds.
5. ALPS Mountaineering SideKick Table / Folding Stool
ALPS makes something worth noting, it’s called the SideKick and it is designed to be used as a stool or a table. While technically not a folding chair, I felt I would be remiss for not mentioning it. It’s anodized aluminum frame is attractive, sturdy and will never rust. The ALPS SideKick has great reviews on Amazon and I only mentioned it here because I’m planning on purchasing one for myself for hunting; and I plan on reporting my own customer feedback here on this website.
No matter which folding chair you choose, remember that just because you are on a budget that doesn’t preclude you from finding a camping chair or folding chair to suit your needs. There are great deals out there and you shouldn’t feel pressured to spend more than you feel comfortable with. Take your time when deciding. Shop around or even look for a good used one at flea markets or yard sales.