8 Best Ultralight Camping Chairs Available Now

Ultralight Camping Chairs

The best ultralight camping chairs

Ultralight camping chairs are a great addition to your camping gear. When tent camping, sometimes we need to conserve space and pack light depending on what your situation is.

These chairs are great for backpackers who need to save as much space as possible as they hike from park to park. My husband likes to go motorcycle camping and these are great for that. Some of us also don’t have large vehicles and need to save as much room as we can when tent camping. I know for us it was a challenge packing all of our stuff into a car.

My husband and I have a couple of chairs with this design and they are very comfortable and serve the purpose well.

Let’s check out 8 of the best ultralight camping chairs available now.

Helinox Chair Zero Compact Chair

This chair only weighs a pound and a half, and even better it packs into the size of a water bottle. This particular chair is great for backpackers but is a good option for those looking to save space when tent camping as well.

The chair sits at about 25 inches tall with seating height being 13 inches, which is pretty low to the ground if you need something a bit higher. Reviews also state that it is comfortable even for those who are pretty tall, some as tall as 6 ft 4 inches. Another point, the weight limit on this chair is 265 lbs.

The bag the chair comes in as well as the chair material is machine washable. Additionally, there are three color options if you want to customize.


  • Comfortable
  • Works for taller campers
  • Packs small
  • Three color options
  • Only 1.5 lbs


  • Pretty expensive in comparison to the other options

Helinox Chair One XL Ultralight Camping Chair

The Helinox Chair One XL is practically the same chair I just reviewed but in an XL version. The other version reviewed supports up to 265 lbs, while this one supports up to 320 lbs. In addition, this chair also has more space in general, being about 40% roomier.

The chair weighs 3.6 lbs, so this isn’t the lightest option and likely not the best for backpacking.


  • Very roomy
  • 320 lb weight limit
  • Multiple color options


  • Pricy
  • Heavier at 3.6 lbs

Helinox Sunset Chair Ultralight High-Back Chair

Another Helinox Lightweight Chair, however, this one has a high back for additional support. Another difference is that this chair comes in six color options instead of just three.

The weight limit on this chair is 320 lbs, and is sturdy and roomy. Out of the lightweight chair options, this is my favorite as it is quality and the back support is the best. The seat height is 13 inches like the others.

Although this one may be a bit pricy, it is very high quality.


  • Many color options
  • Heavy duty
  • High quality
  • Back support


  • Heavier at 3.5 lbs
  • Pricy

MARCHWAY Folding Chair

Moving away from Helinox, MARCHWAY also produces a number of these compact chairs that are relatively the same. The biggest difference is price. If you’re on a budget and don’t mind sacrificing quality for a lower price tag, these should work well.

This ultralight camping chair only weighs 2 lbs, which is only half a pound heavier than the first Helinox chair in this review. Another great part of this chair is that there are eight color options, where the Helinox chairs did not have nearly as many.

The weight limit on this one is 250 lbs. For being only about 30 bucks, that isn’t too bad!


  • Only 2 lbs
  • Many color options
  • Cheap


  • Lower quality

MARCHWAY Camping Chair with Anti-Sinking Wide Feet

This MARCHWAY chair is pretty much the same as the last one, however it has anti-sinking feet. This is great for camping in general, as you never know if your campsite is going to be muddy. The other chairs are kind of just little poles for legs that can sink into the ground.

This chair also has six color options, and can support up to 250 lbs. Also, the chair only weighs 2.4 lbs, so not much more than the last MARCHWAY.


  • Many color options
  • Anti-sinking feet
  • Only 2.4 lbs


  • Lower quality

Trekology YIZI GO Portable Camping Chair

Another popular option is the Trekology. This is similarly priced to the MARCHWAY ultralight chairs, however this one only has two color options.

On the upside, the weight limit on this one is 300 lbs, which is the highest out of the options for a non XL branded chair. Overall the reviews are great except a few mention that the plastic connectors on the legs are a bit weak, so they may end up needing replaced after a bit of use.

The fabric is machine washable as well. Another point is the storage bags. They are attached so that you won’t end up losing it.


  • 300 lb weight limit
  • Sets up in seconds (easier setup than the others in this review)
  • Attached storage bag that won’t get lost


  • Weak plastic connectors
  • Only two color options

Sportneer Camping Chair

Honestly this ultralight camping chair from Sportneer may be the best option only for the drink holder. You may have noticed many of these chairs do not have drink holders.

The other big pro is that you can adjust the seating height. The chair only weighs 2 lbs as well, and the storage bags are attached so you won’t lose them. If I needed to replace my ultralight chairs I would choose this one. Additionally, the weight capacity is 350 lbs! The only downside is you can only get one color.


  • Only 2 lbs
  • Adjustable Height
  • 350 lb capacity
  • Decent price
  • Attached storage bag
  • Cupholder!


  • Only one color option.

MARCHWAY Lightweight Folding High Back Camping Chair

This MARCHWAY should be mentioned as it is another high-back option if you need better back support. It comes in four color options, and weighs 3.7 lbs making it a bit heavier than the others. This may not be the best backpacking option for the weight alone.

The chair is roomy and supports up to 250 lbs, and has a sponge padding for the headrest. If you wanted the high-back Helinox above but it was too pricy, this can sub in.


  • Many color options
  • High-back
  • Sponge headrest
  • Decent price


  • Heavier at 3.7 lbs

Which is the best chair for you?

There are quite a few brands competing for the best ultralight camping chairs. If you’re looking for the highest quality, Helinox will be the way to go. If you need value, then MARCHWAY will have you covered. But as I already stated, the Sportneer chair has my vote.

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If you have an ultralight camping chair you like more than the ones listed, contact us or leave a comment below and we will check it out!

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