10 Best Heavy Duty Camping Chairs Available Now

Heavy Duty Camping Chairs

What to look for in a heavy duty camping chair

Looking at all the camp chair options can be exhausting. I went ahead and rounded up the best 10 heavy duty camping chairs available on the market.

Since these are larger and mostly steel frame chairs, the weights supported range between around 300 pounds to 600 pounds. Prices range from 30 dollars up to 100 dollars, so you should be able to find something within your budget.

Some things we will be considering when looking at chairs are:

  • Weight limit
  • Additional features such as cup holders, storage, or cooling pouch for drinks
  • Color options
  • What do the online ratings say?

Without any further ado, let’s get into the options.

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ALPHA CAMP Oversized Steel Frame Camping Chair


Heavy Duty Camping Chair

This ALPHA CAMP chair can support 450 pounds and has multiple great features such as padded arms, a cupholder, and some storage pouches on the side.

The steel frame makes this one extra sturdy, and it has a side cooler bag for drinks. The seat width is about 37 inches, so it is very roomy. There are almost 2,000 ratings putting it at 4.6 stars so this is chair is very popular.

Pros

  • Sturdy steel frame
  • 450-pound limit
  • Cupholder, storage, and cooler bin
  • Padded armrests

Cons

  • One color option

Coastrail Outdoor Oversized Director Chair


Heavy Duty Camping Chair

This Coastrail director chair boasts the highest weight limit out of all options, at 600 pounds. The seat has a 28″ oversized width for additional comfort.

The best part of this chair is the tray attached to the side with a cupholder built-in. This is great for holding snacks or when you’re cooking at the campfire. Additionally, there is a detachable storage organizer on the left arm. This chair has about 300 ratings and is rated at 4.3 stars out of 5, making it a great choice as far as heavy-duty camping chairs go.

Pros

  • 600-pound weight limit
  • 28″ inch seat width
  • Side tray with cupholder
  • Storage organizer

Cons

  • Only one color
  • Arm rests are not padded

ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair


Heavy Duty Camping Chair

The ALPS King Kong chair is the sturdiest option with a weight limit of 800 pounds. Additionally, the only downsides are that there is no armrest padding, and it is a bit heavier than other chairs. There are multiple color options to choose from.

Also, each armrest has a cup holder and storage pouch, and there’s even a mesh pouch on the back. The chair is rated very well by over 4000 reviews, putting it at 4.7 out of 5. The chair also has priced very well at 60 dollars for the features it provides.

Pros

  • 5 color options
  • 800 pound weight limit
  • Two cupholders
  • Storage pouches on both sides and back

Cons

  • No armrest padding
  • Heavier than other options

Timber Ridge Camping Chair With Padded Arms


Heavy Duty Camping Chair

The Timber Ridge option has padded arms and a weight limit of 300 pounds. The name on amazon says 400 pounds but the manufacturer spec below says 300 so we’re going with that. This is the lowest capacity, and the width is also 22 inches while some others were 28 inches.

There is a cup holder but it’s in an awkward spot not in the armrest. Another upside is that there are multiple color options, and it is highly rated with over 900 ratings.

Pros

  • Padded armrests
  • 4 color options
  • Steel frame

Cons

  • No storage
  • 300-pound weight max

Mossy Oak Heavy Duty Folding Camping Chairs


Heavy Duty Camping Chair

This mossy oak chair is relatively basic. This is the cheapest of the options listed coming in at 40 dollars. The maximum weight on this one is 400 pounds, and the seat width is 24 inches.

Additionally, the chair has a cup holder in one arm rest, and a cooler pouch in the other. There are three color options but they’re all just different greens so really there is only one color.

Pros

  • 24 inch seat width
  • 400-pound weight limit
  • Cooler pouch for drinks and a cupholder

Cons

  • Armrests are not padded
  • One color option

KingCamp Heavy Duty Compact Camping Chair


Heavy Duty Camping Chair

The KingCamp director style chair is another type that has a tray with cupholder on the side for snacks and anything else you need close by while camping. This chair supports up to 300 lbs and has a mesh back for breathability.

The chair also has padded armrests for comfort, and is higher than many other options. The seat width is 20 inches which is smaller than some of the other options listed here.

Pros

  • Mesh breathable backing
  • Padded armrests
  • Side tray and cup holder

Cons

  • No additional storage
  • One color

ALPHA CAMP Camping Padded Moon Round Chair


This is probably the most unique chair I found. It is a moon chair except for the outdoors. Moon chairs are very comfortable and have a large seating area. This one holds up to 400 lbs and comes in three colors.

If you’re going for comfort this one might be the best. It is worth noting that you lean back in it somewhat like an Adirondack chair so it can be hard to get out of if you can’t take low seats. There is also a side pocket.

Pros

  • Side pocket storage
  • Comfortable
  • 3 color options
  • Cup holder

Cons

  • It may be hard to get out of due to leaning back/lower to the ground
  • Higher cost at about 90 dollars

Coleman Portable Camping Quad Chair with 4-Can Cooler


This Coleman chair is just your basic folding camping chair. The cost is super low at about 35 dollars and is very popular with over 26,000 ratings! The chair is rated 4.7 out of 5 overall.

This chair supports up to 325 pounds only, so it is on the lower side of heavy duty. But it does have a cooler pouch, a cup holder, and a storage pouch as well. It also comes in 4 color options. There is no additional padding and does not have a mesh back, however. Another upside is that it has a large width at 24 inches.

Pros

  • 4 color options
  • Cooler pouch and cup holder
  • Storage pouch

Cons

  • No armrest or back padding
  • Only supports 325 pounds

EVER ADVANCED Oversized Padded Quad Arm Chair


If you’re looking for some back padding and a higher backed chair, this is the best one. The weight limit on this one is lower at 300 pounds though. Additionally, the width is 22 inches.

The chair also has a cup holder in the armrest with a storage pouch below on the side, and you can get it in three color options. There are over 1000 ratings putting this chair at 4.6 out of 5, making it a great option.

Pros

  • Back padding
  • High Back
  • Cup holder
  • Storage pouch
  • 3 color options

Cons

  • Lower weight limit at 300 pounds
  • No arm padding

Timber Ridge Director’s Chair


This Timber Ridge is another director style chair, with the cup holder and tray on the side like the others. This one also has a mesh back, and supports up to 300 pounds.

Additionally, there is a storage pouch on the side that is detachable, and some arm padding. The only downside is one color option.

Pros

  • Mesh breathable back
  • Storage pouch
  • Cup holder and tray table on side
  • 23.5 inch seating width

Cons

  • Less comfortable with less padding and lower back height
  • Only supports 300 pounds

Final thoughts on heavy duty camping chair options

Out of all of the options, my personal choice would be the moon chair for the comfort. The other best options in my opinion are the director style chairs with the trays on the sides.

If you liked this buyer guide, check out some of our other camp gear reviews in the Outdoors section of the site!

If you have a heavy duty chair that you like to use and we missed it, comment below or contact us to let us know!

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