Best Heavy Duty Chairs For Heavy People
You’ve made it to the campsite and are ready to light a bonfire and sit around it. Although sitting on the edge of your tent, on a rock or even the ground is the most natural outdoor experience, it isn’t very comfortable.
A basic camping chair is lightweight, but only slightly more comfortable than sitting inside your tent. Often these basic chairs are flimsy: they can’t withstand a lot of weight and movement. I noticed when camping with diverse groups, If someone with a heavier weight sat on one of these cheap camping chairs, it often quickly ripped or collapsed. Although this might seem like light comic relief, it is pretty embarrassing for the person. Even a child can rip a cheap chair after sitting or jumping into it a few times. So we can conclude that a basic camping chair is not an inclusive product.
That is why we took time to look into the best heavy duty camping chairs that will provide better comfort, so you can experience the outdoors unburdened.
So the basic cheap, camp chair is not right for you, but what’s next?
If you know you will use a camp chair frequently and long term, you want to invest in a better product. A chair that is durable and well made. This point is true for everyone looking for a heavy duty camping chair.
Spending time outdoors is meant to be relaxing. So an uncomfortable chair is a big drawback. If you want to walk and cycle all day and just fall into bed it is no problem. But if you want to rest and unwind, you need a chair with padding and without sharp edges that dig in.
For some, a key aspect is that a basic camping chair doesn’t fit their body proportions. In this case, they are looking for a chair with a solid supportive seat and overall stable structure. They may need the camping chair to be higher off the ground and with more seat space.
With all this support in a chair, it is going to be heavier than your average fold up product. The chairs in the following list vary in weight to meet your specific needs.
Top 5 alternatives to the Maxx Daddy camping chair for a relaxing day outdoors.
Now we are ready to look at our top five list. We have included key features, as well as pros and cons. All of these products are highly rated, but you can find the one that is best for you.
Nr 1: ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair
ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair is a popular choice amongst outdoor enthusiasts. Its well built and durable structure can hold up to 800lbs. Just by looking at this chair, you can tell it is solid. It has a powder coated steel frame and is made with 600D polyester fabric. This chair comes in a range of colours and includes a shoulder carry bag for transportation. It also has a variety of pockets and two cup holders to keep your belongings secure and your drink from being knocked by a careless foot.
The King Kong Chair measures 24.5 inches wide and comes with a warranty to attest to its durability.
- Most heavy duty
- Solid and durable
- Higher end price range
- Fabric can become sweaty in high temperatures
💡 This chair is really tailored for a taller (higher off the ground) and heavier (high weight capacity) person, so is perfect if the basic camping chair falls short for you.
Nr 2: Coleman Big-N-Tall Quad Camping Chair
Coleman Big-N-Tall Quad camping chair’s target market is clear in its name. Coleman realised that there isn’t one chair that fits all body types and responded by creating a wide range of options. The Big-N-Tall Quad camping chair is the first of Coleman products on our list and it sets itself apart with 600lb weight capacity and 24 inches of sitting space. It comes in a stylish topography print or in blue, and is made of high quality material.
💡 The Big-N-Tall Camping chair includes a cup holder, media pocket and water resistant cell phone sleeve.
- Height and weight support
- Well designed
- “Big-N-Tall” branding is not subtle on the carry bag
This product’s dimensions best suit someone true to its name, but it can be a reliable product for all.
Nr 3: Coleman Camping Chair with Side Table
Third on our list is another Coleman product. This time the Camping Chair with Side Table which puts focus on dining outdoors. The table can be flipped down to enjoy a meal on a flat surface and a drink in a cup holder. Both avoid knocks and your food being flecked with grass or ash. This chair is not quite as heavy duty as the previous two on the list but is not an insubstantial product either. It holds up to 225lbs and is 20.5 inches wide.
💡 This product is water resistant, comes with cushioned back and armrests and the safety net of a 1 year limited warranty.
- Light for a heavy duty chair
- Supportive design
- Firm seat
- Small cup holder
This design is a lighter option if that is your priority, but still packed with features.
Nr 4: Kamp-Rite Director’s Chair with Side Table & Cooler
Kamp-Rite have created a great all rounder camping chair that has a number of practical features. Its main attractions are the side table, cup holder and cooler (which holds up to twelve cans). This combined with curved armrests make it a great place to settle into for a while, socialise and view the scenery around you. The frame is made from reinforced aluminium and supports up to 300lbs making it a hard-wearing choice too.
💡 This chair is foldable and includes a padded seat and chair back made from strong polyester material.
- Good quality cooler, cup holder and table
- Very sturdy
- Comfortable design
- Heavy due to its sturdiness
The cooler is attached to the chair which could make carrying it around a little heavy. It’s greatly suited to car trips and using in the garden.
Nr 5: Coleman Portable Camping Quad Chair with 4-Can Cooler
The third Coleman product on this list is a cost effective option, but still provides a number of quality features. Coleman Portable Camping Quad Chair includes a 4 can cooler made from insulating material, a mesh cup holder and a pocket for books or devices. You can get comfortable in this chair, as it also supports up to 325lbs and is 24 inches wide. It is available in a number of colour options and comes with a useful carry bag.
💡 The Coleman Portable Quad Chair has a strong steel frame, a cushioned back and adjustable arm rest. It also includes a one year limited warranty.
- Light for a heavy duty chair
- Comfortable cushioned
- Low price
- Arm rests cannot withstand heavy pressure
If you want a stable and comfortable chair but don’t want to spend too much, this product is for you.
Does the chair come with a carrying bag?
Kamp-Rite Director’s Chair and Coleman Camping Chair with Side Table do not. The other products on this list do.
Which chair has the highest weight capacity?
The King Kong Chair.
Which chair is heaviest to carry?
The King Kong Chair is 15.4 pounds and the Kamp-Rite Director’s Chair is 14 pounds.
Does the chair dig into your knees?
Mentioned especially for no dig in are Coleman Camping Chair with Side Table and Coleman Big-N-Tall. These are a great set of products, and we hope you find one ideal for you. Once you have looked through the list and made a decision, all you need is some drinks, snacks and a beautiful day to enjoy the outdoors and your new chair.
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