Do you love to go camping? Sitting by an open fire while enjoying the scenery of the great outdoors with the company of your loved ones is such a humbling experience. Likewise, relaxing on your lightweight backpacking chair at the shore, letting the waves touch your toes is utterly satisfying. The latter always makes me want to ask. “hey boss! Care to approve my leave? I want to go camping!”.
Most backpacking chairs nowadays have a reputation for being awkward, bulky and heavy. The average backpacking chair can weigh up to 12 lbs or more! You certainly won’t want to bring that kind chair.
On the other hand, if you decide to buy the thinner, wobblier option, either your back hurts after just 15 minutes of sitting or it usually falls apart over a short duration of use.
Fear not my outdoorsy friends! Nowadays, technology has caught up with the old style of backpacking chair and modelled them into the chair of your dreams. You can now find cotton-light chairs that are durable, strong and especially, comfortable… some chairs can even weigh as low as 20 ounces!
Here are our contenders for the best lightweight backpacking chairs of 2018.