Best Portable Chairs for Taking a Break

Give your feet some rest with these thoughtful chairs

July 12, 2021
Take a comfortable seat with you anywhere. Unsplash

We’ve all been there. Getting to camp or to the game and realizing we don’t have our portable chair is a big disappointment. Sitting on the damp ground (and getting up off of it) is something we’ve outgrown. Blankets offer no back support. A supportive and easily transportable chair is an outdoor activity essential to enjoying our event or our surroundings.

GCI Outdoor RoadTrip Rocker Outdoor Rocking Chair

A modern take

Its mesh paneling promotes airflow for ventilated seating that keeps you cooler on hot days. GCI Outdoor

With a modern design and fixed legs, this outdoor rocking chair feels secure whether you’re watching the game or the roaring campfire. Outdoor rockers have come a long way since the 1960s Beverly Hillbillies tied Granny’s rocker to the top of their truck. Everyone will want to have a glide on this redesigned portable rocking chair. Since it’s crafted from a steel and aluminum frame, it’s sturdy enough to hold 250 pounds. With molded armrests and a beverage holder, you’ll be set for the day or the evening. At just about 13 pounds, it folds to fit in its crossbody bag with a shoulder strap for taking this supportive chair to festivals and concerts.

Buy: GCI Outdoor RoadTrip Rocker Outdoor Rocking Chair

2021 Upgraded Portable Folding Stool with Backpack pad, Retractable Collapsible Telescopic Camping Seat for Adults, Small Lightweight Sturdy Adjustable Stools for Travel, Kitchen, Garden, Fishing

Have a seat anywhere

You can adjust the height from a couple of inches to about 17 inches to suit your needs. Deer’s Life

This telescoping portable chair can provide you a soft place to land in the garden or at the river. If you love spending time fishing or just chilling in the great outdoors, you’ll want to nab a few of these sturdy convenient chairs. It’s easier to wait out the bass if you’ve got a comfy place to sit. Maybe you’ve seen products like this stool before, but the improved reinforced materials of this telescoping stool make it strong – strong enough to support up to 400 pounds. We think that’s pretty impressive. And it’s lightweight, to make transporting it wherever you’re headed an easy task. Standing in a long line to get those tickets? Bring your portable stool and make the wait a lot easier. Collapses into a soft and convenient circular carrying bag until next time.

Buy: Upgraded Portable Folding Stool

Cliq Camping Chair - Most Funded Portable Chair in Crowdfunding History. | Bottle Sized Compact Outdoor Chair | Sets up in 5 Seconds | Supports 300lbs | Aircraft Grade Aluminum

Sets up in a snap

Supporting up to 300 pounds, it’s also tip-proof even in mud and sand. Cliq

In just five seconds this portable chair goes from neat to seat. Packers and hikers carefully consider the things they carry. Smallest on the market, this little chair is water bottle-sized, just a few pounds, and something worth taking on your trip. It’s compact enough to fit in the side pocket of your pack and comfortable enough that you won’t want to be fireside without it. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, it features twice stitched ripstop ballistic nylon, double seams for durability, and solid rubber feet for sound stability. This chair offers a lot of value in a compact, space-saving solution.


Buy: Cliq Camping Chair

PHI VILLA Oversize XL Padded Zero Gravity Lounge Chair Wider Armrest Adjustable Recliner with Cup Holder, Support 350 LBS, Blue

Extra-wide armrests

If you’ve got back pain or just like to elevate your feet and legs, you’ll appreciate this model. PHI VILLA

So comfortable, you might want to relax on this recliner by the warm glow of the television in your living room. It’s the little extra touches that put this recliner on our list. This portable chair doesn’t just have a cup holder, but also a little tray for holding those snacks. It’s adjustable so you can change the back from about 32 inches to about 44 inches. Then lock it into sitting or reclining positions. The well-made padded seat is about 29 inches wide and about 35 inches deep, accommodating up to 350 pounds. Lounge in comfort while you watch the game from the sidelines, or the sunset from the balcony, in this reclining-optional chair with extra-wide armrests. It’s foldable for easy transportation and storage.

Buy: PHI VILLA Oversize XL Padded Zero Gravity Lounge Chair

Kelsyus Kids Outdoor Canopy Chair - Foldable Children's Chair for Camping, Tailgates, and Outdoor Events

Sun and rain protection

The good-sized 50 SPF canopy keeps your little one out of the weather. Kelsyus

When you bring the kids or grandkids, they’ll want to have a mini version of a foldable chair just like yours. Provide them with an extra layer of protection from the elements with these foldable, totable chairs. Fantastic for the beach or the campsite, this kid’s size chair holds youth up to 75 pounds. With comfy padded straps, kids can carry this great portable chair by themselves. Made from a lightweight steel frame and rugged outdoor fabric, it has a cupholder to stash their juice box or water bottle. Knowing your child isn’t going to be exposed to harmful UVA and UVB rays while spending the day at brother’s swim meet or sister’s soccer tournament, takes one worry off your list.

Buy: Kelsyus Kids Outdoor Canopy Chair


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