Chairs for the Outdoors

Japan is in the midst of an outdoors boom. Camping, which can be enjoyed by families and solo campers alike, has become very popular, and if you're going camping, a comfortable chair for sitting around a campfire is something you definitely want to have. In this article, we'll introduce recommended low chairs for camping.

Video Introduction

This video, titled "Comparing 14 Different Low-Profile Camping Chairs! Cheap and Good for Life! Coleman, DOD, Snow Peak, Helinox, Captain Stag, Adirondack, Hilander" (14種比較!キャンプ椅子ローチェア!安くて良い一生モノ!コールマン、DOD、スノーピーク、ヘリノックス、キャプテンスタッグ、アディロンダック、ハイランダー), was uploaded by "Yama House [Camping Equipment Reviews]" (やまハウス【キャンプ道具レビュー】).

A Thorough Comparison of 14 Low Camping Chairs!

Chairs are one of the most important pieces of camping equipment, and comfort and strength are immensely important when choosing one. In this article, we'll be taking a look at some low-profile camping chairs. If you're just starting camping or looking for a comfortable camping chair, be sure to check these out!

・Coleman Compact Folding Chair
First up is the Coleman Compact Folding Chair. It weighs approximately 2.1 kg, has a weight limit of approximately 80 kg, and a seat height of approximately 28 cm.
[Video] 0:57 - Coleman Compact Folding Chair

The frame is made of aluminum, the seat is made of polyester, and the arms are made of natural wood. The seat portion is taut and firm making it quite comfortable. Because the seat is made of polyester, sparks from a campfire can easily put a hole in it, so care should be taken in this regard. It's the favorite chair of "Yama House," the video creator.

・DOD Takibi Chair
Next is the DOD Takibi Chair. Weighing approximately 3.3 kg and with a load capacity of approximately 100 kg, the chair is made of canvas fabric, which is resistant to holes caused by fire sparks, and is used exclusively for campfires. The frame is also made of steel and is heavy, so it's not easily blown away by the wind.
[Video] 3:24 - DOD Takibi Chair

・Hilander Wood Frame Chair
The Hilander Wood Frame Chair weighs approximately 3.3 kg, has a weight limit of approximately 80 kg, and a seat height of approximately 31 cm. The seat is made of cotton fabric.
[Video] 5:27 - Hilander Wood Frame Chair

・CAPTAIN STAG EXGEAR Low-Style Reclining Chair
The Captain Stag EXGEAR Low Style Reclining Chair weighs about 2.5 kg, has a weight limit of about 80 kg, and has a seat height of approximately 18.5 cm. The frame is made of aluminum, the seat is polyester, and the armrests are natural wood. The ability to recline is a key point of this chair.
[Video] 7:53 - CAPTAIN STAG EXGEAR Low-Style Reclining Chair

・Snow Peak Low Chair 30
The Snow Peak Low Chair 30 weighs approximately 3.6 kg and has a seat height of approximately 30 cm. When folded, the chair is long and narrow and can be placed in a storage case and slung over the shoulder.
The frame is made of aluminum, the hardware is stainless steel, the armrests are made of bamboo, and the seat is made of polyester. When sitting down, the seat is taut and does not sag.
[Video] 10:00 - Snow Peak Low Chair 30

・ADIRONDACK Campers Chair
The weight limit is approximately 80 kg. When purchasing online, be careful not to mistake it for the Small Campers Chair, which has a very similar design. The seat is made of cotton fabric and the frame is made of aluminum.
[Video] 12:13 - ADIRONDACK Campers Chair

・ADIRONDACK Small Campers Chair
This chair has a weight limit of approximately 70 kg and can be stored compactly. However, it may feel a little small if you're an adult. It's a comfortable size for children.
[Video] 14:36 - ADIRONDACK Small Campers Chair

・Camping Moon High Back Armchair
The Camping Moon High Back Armchair weighs approximately 3.25 kg, has a weight limit of approximately 100 kg, and has a seat height of approximately 36 cm. This chair is great for work as opposed to prolonged periods of sitting.
[Video] 15:40 - Camping Moon High Back Arm Chair

・Helinox Chair One
The Helinox Chair One is very light at approximately 890g, it has a weight limit of approximately 145kg, and a seat height of approximately 35cm. The seat is made of polyester & nylon material, and the frame is made of the strong TH72M aluminum made by the prestigious Korean company DAC. It's also incredibly compact! The fabric portion of the chair can be removed from the frame and folded compactly, making it lightweight and easy to carry. The mesh material seems to be breathable even in summer. The video shows in detail how to assemble and store it.
[Video] 17:39 - Helinox Chair One

・Moon Lence Outdoor Chair
The Moon Lence outdoor chair weighs approximately 907g and has a weight limit of 150kg. The seat is made of 600D polyester Oxford fabric and the frame is made of 7075 aluminum alloy. The chair also features pockets on both sides and it is much more reasonably priced than the above Helinox Chair One, but there is a difference in materials.
[Video] 22:05 - Moon Lence Outdoor Chair

・COLEMAN TWO WAY CAPTAIN CHAIR
The COLEMAN TWO WAY CAPTAIN CHAIR weighs approximately 3.5 kg, has a weight limit of approximately 100 kg, and a seat height of 31-48 cm. The leg length can be adjusted in two positions. There is a deep pocket behind the seat as well.
The seat is made of polyester, the frame aluminum, and the armrests are made of natural wood. The seat is not only taut but also thick. The firmness of the seat makes the chair comfortable to sit in.
[Video] 24:43 - COLEMAN TWO WAY CAPTAIN CHAIR

・Captain Stag Jules Low-Style Easy Chair
The Captain Stag Jules Low-Style Easy Chair is an ultra-low-style chair that weighs approximately 2.3 kg, has a weight limit of approximately 80 kg, and has a seat height of 15 cm. The seat is made of polyester and the frame is made of steel. The seat may feel lower due to the deep seating area. In the video, the size of the chair when folded is compared with others, so you can get an idea of what it's like.
[Video] 27:30 - Captain Stag Jules Low-Style Easy Chair

・PROX Cross-legged Chair - Ultra Low Chair
As the name suggests, PROX's cross-legged chair has an ultra-low seat, and the wide surface provides a comfortable sitting position. The chair weighs approximately 1.9 kg, has a weight limit of approximately 90 kg, and the seat height is 18 cm. It comes with a storage case, making it compact and easy to store, at approximately 50 cm.
[Video] 29:21 - PROX Cross-legged Chair

・HIGHMOUNT Folding Stool
The HIGHMOUNT Folding Stool weighs approximately 630g and has a weight limit of 80 kg. The seat is approximately 27 cm above the ground. The compact design means that it's not particularly comfortable to sit on, but it's very compact, especially when the lock at the base is undone. It also comes with a small storage case that resembles a tote bag and fits inside a backpack. It's perfect for camping as well as hiking and other outdoor activities.
[Video] 30:53 - HIGHMOUNT Folding Stool

Choosing a Sturdy Camping Chair That Can Be Easily Stored

If you are looking for a well-made, comfortable camping chair that is also compact, be sure to check out the video comparing the chairs when stowed away.
The video also shows the differences between the chairs when viewed from the back, side by side.
[Video] 16:18 - Comparison in storage bags

Find the Right Low Chair for You!

When purchasing a low chair, be sure to consider the fabric, functionality, design, and ease of assembly, instead of simply looking at price. When you find camping gear that catches your eye, it's important to see it in person. Visit a store, see and touch the product, and then make your choice.
There are many attractive campgrounds in Japan. Find your favorite chair and enjoy the outdoors!

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Last Updated : May. 28, 2022
Japan
鈴木 正孝(Masataka Suzuki)
A writer born and raised in Asakusa, Tokyo who loves traveling and novels
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