8 Best Lightweight Camping Chairs In 2022

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best lightweight camping chairs. Also see my ultimate camping checklist.

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Looking for a camping chair (or beach chair) but want one is super lightweight?

Anyone can benefit from a highly portable folding chair – not just those who are hiking and camping and need the latest lightweight gear.

Lightweight chairs are perfect for days out, picnics and beach days where you want to travel as lightly as possible, but without sacrificing comfort or ease of set up.

I’ve scoured the web to bring you the best reviewed camping chairs that are under 1kg and even down to the most ultra-lightweight at 0.38kg!

Want to cosy up with a loved and save space? See my top picks for the best double camping chair.

So here is my list of the the best lightweight camping chairs.

Helinox Chair Zero

  • The lightest chair on our review this is expensive but Helinox are the market leading brand for light camping chairs.
  • Ideal for compact camping this packs down smaller than a water bottle!
  • Pros: The most luxury at the lightest weight but still robust.
  • Cons: Pricey! Feet sink on softer ground but pop a sheet / something else under.
  • Weight: 526 grams.
  • Weight Capacity: 120 kg
  • Colours Available: Black, Grey, Sand.
  • Consumer Score: Outstanding reviews. From 1,200 ratings 86% gave this 5 stars.

Helinox make a number of highly portable folding chairs in addition to the Helinox Chair Zero.

They are all light for what they are but you can get bigger ones (that might be more comfortable) if you don’t need the absolute smaller/lightest:

Helinox Chair One Mini

Helinox Chair One

While we’re looking at the lightest camping chair option let’s look at two others that aren’t quite the same i.e. chairs with legs:

Trespass Camping Stool

  • If your needs or preference don’t require back support then this is great value option.
  • Pros: Cheap. Versatile – you’ll find a use whether it’s for camping, beach, picnics and festivals.
  • Cons: Be careful with foot covers, these can slip off. A pain but when you first buy you can take them off and glue them with epoxy resin.
  • Weight: 500 grams.
  • Max Capacity: 80 kg.
  • Consumer Score: Good reviews. From 473 ratings, it scores an average of 4.3 out of 5.
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Highlander Lightweight Camping Seat Chair

  • A chair without legs this is a comfortable lightweight seat perfect for camping or any other days out activities.
  • These don’t provide top level comfort compared to say the Helinox but they’re extremely light and portable.
  • Folds flat and carry handle makes it easy to transport.
  • Pros: Does what it’s designed for very well. Hard wearing base and waterproof coating means you’ll stay dry!
  • Cons: Check size if you’re generously proportioned.
  • Colours available: Blue, Black, Olive & Orange.
  • Weight: 380 grams.
  • Consumer Score: Very good reviews. From 1,665 ratings, 81% give it 4 or 5 stars out of 5.
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Coldshine Portable Lightweight Camping Chair

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  • Budget friendly option
  • Pros: Customers love its competitive price. Relatively lightweight for taking on walks.
  • Cons: Rubber feet can come off so keep an eye on those.
  • Weight: 850 grams.
  • Consumer Score: No products found.. From 78 ratings, this scores an average of 4.1 out of 5.

Kamui Portable Lightweight Camping Chair

  • Bestselling, good value camping chair perfect for fishing or camping.
  • Includes handy side pocket for your phone, bottle etc.
  • Has wider feet than some other chairs which helps improve stability.
  • Durable, made from aviation grade aluminum alloy.
  • Pros: Customers love this chair! Lightweight, comfy, great value are common comments.
  • Cons: Quite lowdown which may be a problem for some. Some prefer a chair to be more upright.
  • Weight: 950 grams.
  • Max Capacity: 100 kg.
  • Consumer Score: Fab reviews. From 499 ratings, 77% give it 5 stars.
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TREKOLOGY YIZI GO Portable Lightweight Camping Chair

  • Brilliant, bestselling folding camping chair with excellent all-round comfort.
  • Pros: Packs down very small into handy carry case. Useful side pockets for storage and convenience. Good for hot weather as it has a number of mesh areas, good for air circulation.
  • Cons: You may want to purchase the Trekology Sand Mat if you use on soft ground/sand.
  • Colours available: Black, Blue and Red.
  • Weight: 952 grams.
  • Max Capacity: 135 kg.
  • Consumer Score: Brilliant reviews. From 5,804 ratings, 73% gave this 5 stars.
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TAOPE Folding Lightweight Camping Chair

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  • Slightly heavier than the others but has a higher backrest and pillow.
  • Pros: Extremely lightweight, compact and comfortable. Chair is higher than most so it’s easier to get in and out of.
  • Cons: Some find it quite narrow so do check sizing for you.
  • Colours available: Blue and Red.
  • Consumer Score: No products found.. From 120 ratings this scores an average 4 out of 5.
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Helinox Sunset Chair

  • Half a kilo heavier than some on this list but this one features a taller profile for more comfort and support.
  • Pros: It also includes a stuff sack that doubles as a pillow. Buyers rave about this for it’s light weight and comfort.
  • Cons: You do need hand strength to pull the fabric over the last leg.
  • Weight: 1.5kg.
  • Max Capacity: 145 kg.
  • Colours available: All Black, black, blue block, blue paisley, forest green, scarlet and tie dye orange.
  • Consumer Score: Amazing reviews! 86% of 298 buyers gave this 5 stars.
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Lightweight Camping Chair Sale & Today’s Bestsellers

I hope this list of the best lightweight camping chairs was helpful.

If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.


Last Updated: January 2022

  • Added Pros and Cons for all products.
  • Updated review scores.
  • Added Image Carousel
  • Moved Umi to out of stock.

Umi. by Amazon Portable Camping Chair (Out Of Stock)

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  • Well priced, good all round comfy compact camping chair from Amazon.
  • Lots of airflow with the mesh panels to keep you cool.
  • Weight: 998 g.
  • Max Capacity: 120 kg.
  • Colours available: Blue and Red.
  • No products found.. From 101 ratings, this scores an average 4.4 out of 5.

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Dominic Sawyer

Dominic has been writing on the web since 2000. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences from Nottingham University and his research thesis has been published in journals. With a foundation in painstaking research he found his passion for travel and has worked in the sector for 20 years. He has written a book about travel and has extended his expertise to consumer research across the travel and leisure sector.

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