Camping Chairs For Heavy People Up To 1000Lbs – US & UK

Camping Chairs For Heavy People

When your a big man like myself, you may want to be armed with what I think are the best Camping Chairs For Heavy People. It doesn’t matter if your from the USA or the UK, enjoying the great outdoors is one of the best ways to getaway. Escaping from the hustle and bustle of the big city to relaxing by the camp fire is what I call a holiday. Naturally when your embracing the beauty of nature, your going to need a camping chair of some sort. Which is where the problem lies.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had anxiety about breaking every chair I sit on. This is because I have done my thorough research into high capacity camping chairs built for us larger guys and gals. But I still get a reminder every now and then when I’m out with friends and family.

The fear of having to sit on an inadequate chair is quite overwhelming. I find myself standing for long periods of time just to avoid sitting and it’s rather embarrassing. However I do carry around a few portable heavy duty folding chairs for big people with me now, for my back up seat.



Camp Chairs For Heavy People By Weight Capacity

Heavy Duty 800 Lbs Folding Camping Chair

Alps Mountaineering Available In USA & UK

800 pound camping chairs for big and tall people
What a rock steady durable and ultra sturdy camping chair especially designed for the really big Men. Or what’s even better, is that if your not in the obese category, this chair has the potential of having your partner sit on your lap with less fear of breaking the darn chair. I’m super impressed with this chair and I think it really lives up to it’s 800 pound heavy duty weight capacity rating.

60 inch backside?. Shouldn’t be a problem in this 24″ x 21″ seat, which is nicely padded mind you. One other factor you should also consider when you want to buy a big mans camping chair, is ease of entry and exit. As a big man, I know how hard it can be to get up from low positions. This is not always the case with this 800 pound chair. Simply rest your elbows on the arm rests and gently pop yourself out.

For the most part, this King Kong Alps Mountaineering chair is the best rated in my opinion. It’s XL with a massive weight capacity. It’s affordable and extremely comfortable to me. You could have any random person sit in it, and I reckon there would be smiles all round. 

The only downside I can think of with this King Kong chair is that it could be a little heavy to lug around. Especially if the upper body strength isn’t at its peak. I’m only stating this because if your looking for a hiking chair, then you might find it too heavy to carry for long distances.

However it’s perfect for camping, fishing, sports events, the beach etc. Just don’t plan long journeys with this chair. Otherwise It’s definitely a great chair.


800 Lbs Chair By ALPS Mountaineering


Heavy Duty Camping Chairs 500 Pounds Rating

The 500 Lbs Folding Camp Chairs

Folding Camping Chairs For Big Guys
My best recommendation for heavy duty camping chairs with 500 pounds rating has to be the Quik Chair by Quik Shade. (No it’s not a spelling mistake) The big weight capacity is backed by a large 25 inch seat.

Although some consumer reviews state ripping of the stitching, I believe it comes down to how ell you maintain your chair. Try and keep them out of the weather when not needed and you may just extend the lifespan of any chair. It has the standard cup holders on each arm which is a nice touch. Many times chairs come with just one cup holder which can be very annoying, especially if you have young kids stealing your drink holder space.

No bells and whistles with this chair. It’s for the budget minded consumers looking for a durable camping chair for heavy people. The sturdy 4 way thick steel legs are a reason this chair can hold up to 500 lbs, while the strong polyester fabric is what assists in sitting on the seat capable for bigger people.

Came with a tidy carry bag which is good for portability, but after a while I tend to loose my carry bags anyway. I recommend this camp chair as a quick replacement, but I personally find the King Kong camping chair to be of much better value for overall performance.

Quik Chair 500 Lbs By Quik Shade

Top 4. 500 Lbs Rated Folding Camping Chairs On Amazon

Quik Chair Heavy Duty 1/4 Ton Capacity Folding Chair with Carrying Bag (Grey)Quik Chair Heavy Duty 1/4 Ton Capacity Folding Chair with Carrying Bag (Grey)Guide Gear 500-lb. King Camp Chair CamoGuide Gear 500-lb. King Camp Chair CamoCaravan Sports Quad Chair – 500 Pound Capacity BlueCaravan Sports Quad Chair - 500 Pound Capacity BlueOAGear – Big Gun Deluxe Camp ChairOAGear - Big Gun Deluxe Camp Chair

Camping Chairs With 400 Lbs Capacity

XXL Kijaro Dual Lock Folding Chaircamping chairs 400 lb capacity

I love this chair, not just because it is rated as a 400 pound capacity chair but also because it has a very professional and funky type of appeal to it. It’s unique features of locking into positions is exactly that. Unique!. It locks into position for portability and locks into position for stability when in the ‘open’ position.

The large seat measure in at 23.5 x 16 inches, so very suitable for the overweight and plus size campers out there. The back rest is slightly reclined compared to normal camp chairs available, which I don’t mind at all. The cross hatching support bars are where this chair gets it’s tough 400 lbs heavy duty rating.

In the middle of the back, you will notice a mesh material. This is fantastic for those hot summers days when you build up uncontrollable sweat. The mesh backing allows air flow to your back which cools you down and reduces sweat. Excellent feature in my opinion and one I’d love to see implemented in more camping chairs.

Again, I love this 400 Lbs weight capacity folding camp chair. It has lot’s of bells and whistles including “Sag Free Seat” which you have to experience first hand to believe. It’s lightweight and very strong I believe. A great buy and comes highly recommended by the Big & Heavy Team.

*I must point out this chair comes in a variety of cool colors, but I prefer the green.


Kijaro Dual Lock Folding Chair


Extra Wide 500 Pound Camping Chairs

Guide Gear Camo Mossy Oak Version

Besides the impressive 500 Lbs rating, this heavy duty folding chair  by Guide Gear has a nice oversized seat that’s suitable for heavy and obese people. It measure in at 19″ by 23″. So if your backside is fairly large, this is my recommended folding camping chair for you. It’s big man features are also backed by a very comfortable seat. Which is made from a padded polyester material with a central support system to prevent ripping under heavy weight capacities.

Sits at 20 inches from ground level. So not too low for getting in and out of which is a relief.

I’m a sucker for camping chairs with the ability to store a 6 pack of cans in too. Which this Guide Gear camp chair does offer. Saves me getting up and down all the time when I’m fishing or just sitting back taking in the scenery. Besides cans, you can treat it as an ordinary storage pocket if you like.

Can it hold 500 lbs?. Well I’m not quite that heavy but I do find it very sturdy underneath my body. The oversize of it gives me confidence that it would live up to it’s weight capacity. The tube bars are criss crossed on every side compared to just 2 sides like on the ‘standard’ camping chairs.

Guide Gear 500 Lbs Camo Mossy Oak Camp Chair

What To Look For When Buying A Oversized Camp Chair

But when it comes to Heavy Duty camping chairs, I need more then what a normal folding chair can offer. Here are a few quick pointers I consider when trying to find the best camping chairs for heavy people.

  • Comfort: A camping chair has to be comfortable. Bottom line is that I will be spending many hours in my camping chair down by the beach, fire pit, camp site and even as a pool chair at home reading books. So it must be comfortable to sit in for at least 2 hours sessions.
  • Does The Camping Chair Recline? Heavy duty reclining chairs are rare to find, but do exist. Make sure they can accept your weight.
  • Weight: How heavy the camp chair is can be a make or break point for me. As it’s hard enough carrying around general camping gear without having to lug around a over the top chair.
  • Weight Capacity: Weight capacity for a camping chair is detrimental to my buying decision and on this page we are going to show you some of the best heavy weight capacity camp chairs money can buy. So you won’t have to suffer anxiety or embarrassment ever again. Just choose your weight limit, pack the car and be on our way.
  • Large Seat: A camping chair with a large or oversized seat is not always a must, depending on your size. But still I tend to always buy them because I like that little bit of extra space.
  • Camping chair must be folding, no ifs buts or maybes for myself.
  • Price: While I know most of the products for us big and heavy people are usually overpriced, this doesn’t bother me at all. This is because I know that they are made from the best heavy duty materials designed to help us bigger people enjoy life with greater ease. Plus hopefully last many many more years then a standard weight capacity chair. So it’s a price I’m quite willing to pay.

View Our Top 5 Extra Large Camping Chairs For Big Guys

Video Review

This short video shows our top 5 recommended extra wide and large camping chairs. Overall, I don’t think you can look past the Alps Mountaineering chair. It is in my opinion the best camp chair a larger size person can get with too much compromise. With a 800 pound weight capacity, extra strong reinforced support and a decent price tag, it’s my #1 recommendation for Summer 2017.



26 Responsesso far.

  1. Gary Noland says:

    I have the 1/2 ton folding chair. Its better than nothing, but to get out of the chair is very difficult. There are no arms to assist the person out of the chair. I weigh about 440lbs. You had one chair with arms, but it looked as if once you got in, it tilted you back, which would make it almost impossible to get out.

    • bigman says:

      That’s the thing with arms, some people simply cannot get out of the chair because of the width between the arms, yet others need the arms to leverage to exit the chair. Can be a tricky situation.

  2. Linda c brody says:

    Just wanted to thank you for finding and sharing this information. Sometimes it is too hard to deal with looking. Thank you again.

    • bigman says:

      Hi Linda, thank you for your kind words. I know exactly what you mean. It can take hours even days to find ‘in store’ a suitable high weight capacity camping chair. When they are all lined up in a row, it’s not so hard 🙂

  3. Jake says:

    Any high weight capacity low back folding chairs you know of? Like the kind you can take to concerts. I weigh 360 lbs and I’m tired of breaking chairs.

  4. Ed Comeau says:

    All these chairs appear to be too low to the ground. I wish someone would make a chair that is not only wide, but also has 20-24″ seat height. It doesn’t matter if the seat will hold your weight if you need help to get out of it.

    • bigman says:

      I feel your pain. It’s the laid back relaxation design of the camping world as we know it!. But they are sometimes difficult to pull yourself out of.

  5. Markus says:

    Thanks for this list. I just picked up one of their recliners and am very pleased with the ease in getting out of the chair. It has a bar on the base you stand on to support the chair as you stand. This gives I feeling of supported exit.

  6. John says:

    I do have a great chair 500 pounds but it is difficult to get out of it for fear of breaking it should I get a heavier rated chair to help

  7. Marianne says:

    So glad I found your website. I need a folding chair for tailgating. Problem is being overweight, 200 lbs. and have arthritic knee. I need a chair sturdy enough to sit down and safe enough to stand up using the arms. Any suggestions?

  8. Scott says:

    Thin aluminum rivets and plastic foot (and, in some cases, hinge point) components are really this style of chair’s weak points. If the connections were made with stainless steel hardware and the plastic pads and other structural components were made from machined aluminum, these would be a no-brainer. The durable fabric and thicker rod components are not the problem that we heavy people have with this style of folding chair- structural failure of the joining hardware is (as well as size, stability and ease of entry/exit, of course). As they are, they’ll support you for a while, but my experience shows that they will fail, after prolonged use.

  9. Brody says:

    I bought the Alps Mountaineering chair two years ago. Through many baseball games, camping trips and other “bring your own chair” events, one of the rubber grommets has started to rip.

    One thing I wish I could find is a big man chair with a taller back like a head rest. Many times while camping I could have easily napped by the fire, but with no head support, it doesn’t work out. Maybe one of those “gravity” chairs?

    I did buy one of those inflatable couch things. Very comfortable, but I fear an ember from the fire would end all that real quick.

  10. Kara says:

    Has anyone seen a Big Man chair with the shade cover? My husband is in the 400 range and I think part vampire. He burns very easily and would love a chair with a cover.

    • bigman says:

      I can relate to burning easy, it’s never fun going in the sun without some form of protection. I had a look around for you Kara and I could only find one camping chair with a shade cover, but it is rated to 350 lbs. It’s the Alpha Camp Shade chair found here on amazon.com. The alternative is to buy a chair which has 400lb+ capacity and buy a universal umbrella which can attach to just about any camping chair. Something like the SportBrella which works like a clamp and attaches to the frame of your camping chair. Provided it’s a tubular or square frame it will attach. The SportBrella can be found here on amazon. I hope this has helped.

  11. jonny says:

    I bought the Ozark Trail 500lb directors chair for camping picnicking etc. nice big well made chair. I couldn’t post a link, bought it off Amazon. has nice drink and food tray too

  12. Arynn says:

    I have the Alps Mountaineering one and I couldn’t be happier with it! It has lasted… huh, 4 summers now. Moderate use, not daily or anything, but has held me up and my nieces and nephew when they sit on me, and I’m 500lbs myself. I love it! And the arms are sturdy enough to push out of. One thing – I always put some pillows or padding on the edge because it cuts in to the legs otherwise.

    • bigman says:

      Thanks for sharing Arynn. 4 years is quite impressive for a camping chair. Thanks for helping out other readers with their decision.

  13. Cheryl says:

    I just found your website looking for a treadmill. I started looking at other posts and have to comment on the ALPS 800 chair. I’m just south of 400lbs but wanted a heavy duty camping chair. This is the best chair!!! I love it and it takes a beating because I lost the bag at some point so it is typically hauled around just folded up. I am only 5’2″ so it’s a little hard to get out of but the fact that I have inches between the arms and me makes it extremely comfortable.

    • bigman says:

      Thanks for sharing your feedback on the ALPS 800 camp chair Cheryl. It will help others out that are also around your height. Much appreciated.

  14. Vonna Viglione says:

    Wonderful overview. Too late for my prep for Hurricane Florence but “thinking ahead” I want to be ready to be self sufficient even if we need to evacuate to a temporary shelter..but having this will also open up the option for outdoor events which we have previously avoided. Thanks so much,, I echo the wish for chairs with higher ground clearance. Now I just need a
    wheeled carrier..lol…one thing DOES lead to another, but this is a nice diversion waiting for the storm.

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