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The best foldable chairs for outdoor activities

Wednesday, May 25th 2022, 11:30 am - We’ve saved you the effort and sourced the best foldable camping chairs in various styles. From budget-friendly to multifunctional, here’s a list you’ll want to refer to in good weather!

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Camping, summer sports, beach days, park hangouts, bonfires - sometimes you need a chair you can grab on the go. We’ve checked out dozens of chairs online and put together this list of recommendations that will have you wanting to meet for a seat on sunny days.

Here are a few things our product specialists kept in mind while researching top-rated styles:

Portability: All of the chairs on our list are fully collapsible, making them easy to pack or carry.

Durability: Chairs can face conditions like intense sun, rain, and wind. We specifically looked for options that favoured the quality of material and design.

Customer Rating: We rely on customer reviews and ratings to determine the products that make the list. We have not selected any chairs that are below a 4 out of 5-star rating.

Basic Chair

Our pick: Amazon Basics Portable Camping Chair

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We’ve recommended this reliable chair for nights around the campfire before because it checks all the boxes for what you need in a portable chair at an affordable price point. It features a convenient built-in beverage pouch that will hold up to four 12-ounce cans and an integrated cup holder and storage pocket for magazines or personal items.

What we like:

  • Carrying bag included with an overall item weight of 6.7 pounds
  • Steel frame provides sturdy strength, made with a durable polyester material
  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 based on more than 7,800 Amazon.ca reviews

Basic Chair for Two

Our pick: Loveseat Style Double Camp Chair

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Cozy up for some stargazing with that special someone in this portable loveseat. You’re essentially getting two seats when you only have to carry one bag to your destination! The online reviews indicate that it’s on the small side for a loveseat, which means it would also make a cute couch for kids.

What we like:

  • Carrying bag included with an overall item weight of 9.1 pounds
  • Steel frame provides sturdy strength, made with a durable polyester material
  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 based on more than 850 Amazon.ca reviews

READ MORE: Our recommendations for bonfire essentials

Low Chair

Our pick: Nice C Low Beach Camping Folding Chair (2 Pack)

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If you’re camping by the lake or have a few beach days planned this summer, take these low foldable chairs along so you can put your toes in the sand on the water’s edge. It’s ergonomically designed for you to relax in comfort and features a mesh back that allows for airflow to keep you cool.

What we like:

  • Carrying bag included with an overall item weight of 6.2 pounds
  • Steel frame provides sturdy strength, made with industrial-grade polyester mesh
  • Rated 4.3 out of 5 based on nearly 3,100 Amazon.ca reviews

Like what you see? Check out our Shop the Weather articles for more must-have product recommendations.


Lightweight Chair

Our pick: Trekology YIZI GO Portable Camping Chair

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This number one bestseller on Amazon.ca is about as exciting as they come! You can take this super lightweight foldable chair easily in a backpack or even carry-on luggage. With extra side pockets for stashing your keys, water bottle, or phone as well as an enhanced loop design that helps you set up the chair in seconds, this affordable option is like the compact umbrella of chairs!

What we like:

  • Carrying bag included and doubles as storage underneath when the chair is set up with an overall item weight of 2.1 pounds
  • Aluminum frame provides sturdy support, made with engineering-grade polyester fabric
  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 based on more than 8,400 Amazon.ca reviews

Rocking Chair

Our pick: GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker

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Another bestseller on Amazon.ca, this portable rocking chair gets exceptionally high ratings for a reason. Designed with relaxation in mind, the patented Spring-Action Rocking technology delivers a smooth and steady movement. Padded armrests and a built-in beverage holder make this option optimal for leisure.

What we like:

  • Folds flat with carrying handles with an overall item weight of 13 pounds
  • Powder-coated steel frame provides sturdy strength, made with a mesh backrest
  • Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on more than 10,600 Amazon.ca reviews

Multipurpose Chair

Our pick: Ultralight Backpack Cooler Chair

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It’s a backpack, it’s a cooler, it’s a multifunctional camping chair! This ultralight backpack can store the various things you need to bring with you and features plenty of cooler space for drinks, food, or fishing tackle. The best part is when you get to your destination, this backpack easily unfolds into a stool for you to take a seat.

What we like:

  • Backpack unfolds to a chair with an overall item weight of 3 pounds
  • Metal frame, made with Oxford fabric with waterproof coating that stands up to the elements
  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 based on more than 500 Amazon.ca reviews

Comfortable Chair

Our pick: Sunnyfeel Oversized Club Camping Chair

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You’ll feel like you’re on the lap of luxury in this extra-padded foldable club chair. It has a fully cushioned back, armrest, and seat as well as an oversized, rounded-moon design that provides the ultimate comfort for you to unwind. Reviews indicate the thicker padding helps keeps you a little warmer on chilly outdoor adventures.

What we like:

  • Carrying bag included with an overall item weight of 14.5 pounds
  • Steel frame provides sturdy support, made with Oxford cloth and 3D mesh with extra foam padding
  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 based on nearly 200 Amazon.ca reviews

Like what you see? Check out our Shop the Weather articles for more must-have product recommendations.


Our trusted Product Specialists recommend high-quality items that we think will enhance your experience with Canadian weather conditions. Prices and availability of items are accurate at the time of publication and are subject to change.

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