Best Camping Chairs
|Weight:||2 lb. 6 oz.|
|Frame Construction||Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Alloy|
|Seat Material||Ripstop nylon|
|Unfolded Dimensions||26.2H x 20.8W x 22D inches|
|Stuff Sack:||4.5 x 15 inches – Bag with Carry Strap|
|Seat Height:||14 inches|
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POG LIGHTWEIGHT CAMP CHAIR
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POG Camping Chair Reviews
Finally a chair that is light AND durable. Weighs 2 pounds and supports my 195 easily!
This is the third chair like this I have owned. I take it everywhere now. I love it at the beach.
I bought this for my son to take backpacking. He loves it and I use it for his soccer games now!
I tuck one of these in my kayak – it is great to have a comfortable seat at the fire after a long day paddling!
This chair is so light. I can carry 2 in my beach bag with no problem.
I tuck one of these in my kayak – it is great to have a comfortable seat at the fire after a long day paddling!
So easy to set up and light to carry. I used to sit on rocks and logs – no more!
At 225 pounds and over 6 feet tall, I was worried with it being so light it would not stand up well – I am over a year with it and it is still going strong.
Why POG Camping Chairs?
How to Set Up POG Camping Chair
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I Need a Camp Chair?
Most people get a camp chair because they want a comfortable seat after a long day of trekking, paddling or riding. If you need something light and compact to take with you on the go, then a camp chair like POGs Lightweight Camp Chair will be your best option.
How Hard is it to Assemble?
The chair takes less than a minute to set up. So simple a child can do it. The chair stows just as easily. Watch our short video on setting up the chair: VIDEO LINK.
How Much Does the Chair Weigh?
The chair weighs 2.6 pounds total, with carrying bag. Don’t let the ultra-light weight fool you. The POG Lightweight Camp Chair is a heavyweight – durable with a capacity for 300 pounds.
Is There a Warranty?
POG offers a lifetime warranty against defects and 30 days money-back for any reason. We enjoy a great reputation for keeping our customers happy and coming back to us.
What are the Dimensions of the Chair Folded?
Once taken down and stowed in its convenient carrying bag, the POG Lightweight Camp Chair is only 20 inches long and 5 inches in diameter. Easily stowed in a go-bag or day pack.
Is there a replacement feet for the chair?
Yes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Camping Chair
A long day of trekking or adventuring deserves a good relaxing rest. There is no better way to relax and rest than in POG Lightweight Camp Chair. POG has combined intelligent design with rugged engineering to give you a chair that is lighter than most and as tough as any other. You will find more expensive chairs on the market, but none better than the POG Lightweight Camp Chair.
POG’s strong simple design uses premium materials; ripstop nylon fabric, reinforced tough nylon junctions, 7075 aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame, and tear-proof gusseted connection points. The lightweight camp chair from POG is ideal for any activity such as picnicking, fishing, outdoor festivals, camping, hiking, beach going, sporting events, and more. The POG lightweight camp chair will serve your relaxing needs whether in the backyard with friends, camping in the high country, chilling at the beach or attending your kids soccer game. The POG Lightweight Camp Chair gives you durable lightweight comfort that is compact and portable enough to take almost anywhere.
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Camping Chairs Buyer’s Guide
Step 1: Which type of Chair is Right for You?
Traditional-Style Camp Chairs
Traditional style camp chairs are best when weight, size and portability are no issue. These chairs are most like traditional folding chairs. The benefits are they are roomy and comfortable and quick and easy to set up. These chairs also usually have features like high backs, cup holders, arms and sometimes even footrests! Traditional camp chairs usually come with a storage bag with a strap or the chair itself has a strap. There are even chairs that have backpack like straps to make them easier to carry. The downside is they are bulky and heavy and sometimes the materials used are susceptible to rust and corrosion. Most traditional chairs weigh from 5 to 14 pounds and typically fold down to no less than 42 inches by 9 inches in diameter. The traditional camp chair is best used when car camping, trips to the beach where you have access to a beach cart or other types of outings where a car or a wagon is used to carry supplies.
Portable Camp Chairs
Portable camp chairs are lighter, smaller, sit lower to the ground and can take a bit more time to set up. They are less comfortable than a traditional chair and can be less stable. The portable camp chair is ideal when you will be carrying the chair for long periods of time. The ultra-light weight chairs can weigh as little as 2 pounds and easily fit in a day pack. The POG Lightweight Camp Chair is a great example of a portable camp chair. The POG chair is light, made of the best materials (7075 hard anodized aircraft grade aluminum frame, diamond ripstop nylon and nylon mesh) and priced for budget minded hikers and backpackers. One will not have to compromise on quality, durability nor strength with this chair.
When carrying a chair for miles, you want the lightest weight and also most compact chair that will still meet your needs. Some backpacking chairs are simply a lightweight fabric sling with straps to support the back. Some have inflatable seat pads. The problem with this type is they seat you on the ground and if the ground is wet, the chair will get wet and there goes our weight savings. The best backpacking chairs usually are aluminum framed, nylon sling style chairs, like the POG Lightweight Camp Chair. These chairs usually come with a carrying sack that can either stow in the pack or be strapped to the outside. Most backpacking chairs weigh in the range of 1.4 to 2.6 pounds. There is usually a tradeoff between weight and comfort, so make the best weight/comfort tradeoff for your needs.
I have come to strongly believe that camp chairs make any outing better to the degree that I consider them a necessity. They can provide a comfortable place to sit when using your backpacking stove, a relaxing seat by the campfire or a great place for a long break during a hike. You can find just about any chair online to meet your needs.
Most camping chairs seating surfaces are made of polyester or nylon material that is soft, flexible and supportive as well as durable. Some use mesh as well that helps you stay cool in the summer heat. These manmade materials stand up well in the outdoors and are lighter and more durable than the cotton canvas used by our parents.
If you go with a traditional model chair, you can have all kinds of features, like cup holders, extra storage, small tables and headrests and foot rests. There are even love seat models that resemble a sofa. Even the largest, heaviest and bulkiest of chairs are easily transported for short distances and usually have a carry bag with straps.
Step 2: Weight
As with most things, with backpacking chairs the report tradeoffs involved in finding the right chair for you. Oftentimes the lightest chairs are not always the most stable nor the most comfortable. You will find that the lightest weight chairs are usually made of the highest quality material. The lightest chairs are also usually more expensive options. Backpackers will tend to want the lightest weight chair possible.
Modern backpackers, particularly ultralight backpackers seek out extremely lightweight gear. There are compromises with light weight, however most find the tradeoff is worth it. Where backpackers are not willing to compromise is on strength and durability. Few backpackers are willing to spend and a carrying a chair that when they reach camp will fail to provide the comfort they are expecting.
Backpackers also want a chair that sets up quickly and easily. They’re not interested in spending their first 30 minutes in camp struggling with a chair that is difficult to set up. The best option would be a chair with a simple shock-cord frame, and durable nylon seating surface that sets over the frame much like a hammock.
While most backpackers will agree that a camp chair is not completely necessary, They will also tell you that it’s nice to have somewhere to sit other than a rock or log but the end of a long day of hiking or trekking. There are many high quality chairs on the market today that weight less than 2 ½ pounds. While one can spend as much as $150, you will find high quality, lightweight chairs for the less than $50.00.
Step 3: Total Space of Packed Chair
A lightweight chair will do you no good if it is bulky and will not fit inside your pack or easily attach to the outside of it. It is important that a chair stow into a compact package when not in use. Though generally larger, bulky chairs are more comfortable, they are difficult to stow on long hikes.
The chair one would take car camping is generally not going to be a good choice for backpacking. Though the car camping chair might be the most comfortable and would be welcomed at the end of a long hike, carrying it would end up being a huge task. One last thing to look for is a carrying strap on the chair bag that will make it easy to attach to your backpack.
Step 4: Comfort
Let’s face it, if he made the decision to take a chair on your backpacking trip it is because you were willing give up some comfort on the trail for comfort in camp. 2 to 4 pounds can be a big deal on a 20 mile day. However, to some it is definitely worth the weight for a comfortable seat in camp at the end of the day.
This means that if you want to take a chair with you, it needs to be comfortable. Otherwise you may as well just find a rock or a rock to sit on. Things that may affect the comfort of a backpacking chair would include the size when set up, the seating material, the height of the chair off the ground and the slant of the chair back.
While there are tradeoffs between comfort and weight and compactness, one can usually find a good balance that meets their needs. With the large assortment of camp chairs on the market today, there is a match for your budget that meets your individual needs.
Step 5: Ease Of Setup
There are many different types of chairs. Some are very simple, while others are much more complex. Most backpackers prefer a chair that is simple and easy to setup. The lightweight chair that we like the most is very simple and easy to setup.
Many lightweight backpacking chairs have shock cord aluminum frames. These frames basically put themselves together, all you need to do is shake them a bit and they come together. Once the frame is together, you simply stretch the seating surface over the frame and you are done.
Lastly, you want a chair that easily stows when you are ready to break camp. The chair should be simple to put away and not cause frustration when packing it. You also do not want a chair with a lot of small parts that can be lost. It is terrible to have a piece of equipment become unusable because a part is missing.
Step 6: Stability
The stability of the chair is very important. The last thing you want is a chair that’s not going to sit up straight and where you are off balance. You need to consider where you’re going to use the chair. Are you headed to the mountains, the beach or to your local park? Each of these locations will have different considerations.
Remember, stability will impact your comfort. It is difficult to relax when you feel like you might fall over. We had used a number of different chairs in number of different situations and have found that lightweight camp chairs do an excellent job of maintaining stability.
Chairs that have a sufficiently wide base are usually stable in a variety of situations. They allow you to relax and not worry about falling over while seated. A wide base can overcome most uneven terrain without problem. When shopping for chairs, look for a chair with a base that will meet your needs.
Step 7: Chair Weight Limitation
You should pay close attention to the weight limit of the chair you are considering purchasing. Make sure that the chair you are buying will easily support your weight or the weight of any planning to use it. The last thing you want is a chair that someone cannot use because it is not rated to hold their weight. I recommend shopping for a weight limit 25 to 30 pounds over your weight so you have some margin.
Step 8: Seating Material Fabric
You want the seating material for your chair to be durable so that you can be sure your backpacking chair will last. You also may want the fabric to have in number of other properties as well. Properties you may consider are: waterproof flame retardant, washable, mildew resistant, stretch resistant and tear resistant.
We have found that flame retardant Rip-Stop nylon is an excellent seating surface. One may also consider nylon mesh as this is breathable and will help keep you cool on hot summer days. Remember, if the chair is designed well it may last the rest of your life. Making good choices in your purchase will pay off in the long run.
Step 9: Frame Material
Backpacking chairs usually combine strength with light weight. This calls for intelligent design and wise use of materials. The best compact and lightweight backpacking chairs use aluminum for poles and nylon on the joints. Aluminum is corrosion resistant, especially if it has been anodized.
We prefer 7075 Hard Anodized Aircraft aluminum for poles. This combined with tough nylon at the joints combines to deliver a chair that is light and tough at the same time. While steel and ABS frames are cheaper, they are heavier and you should expect the ABS to become brittle and crack over time, while nylon maintains its properties over a longer period of time.
I hope our buying guide has helped you learn about what is available and what might best suit your needs. Remember that an informed consumer usually gets the best value in their purchase. When you make your lightweight backpacking chair investment, keep your needs and wants in mind.