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.
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.
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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 folding camp 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.
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 Heavy Duty 1/4 Ton Capacity Folding Chair with Carrying Bag (Grey)Guide Gear 500-lb. King Camp Chair CamoCaravan Sports Quad Chair – 500 Pound Capacity BlueOAGear – Big Gun Deluxe Camp Chair
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.
Besides the 1000 Lbs rating, this heavy duty folding chair has one of the biggest seats I’ve seen that’s suitable for heavy and obese people. It measure in at 30″ by 25″. 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.
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. Can it hold 1000 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 22mm tube bars are criss crossed on every side compared to just 2 sides like on the ‘standard’ camping chairs.
My only grief with this chair is that it does have the words “Half Ton” stitched into the backing. While I don’t find it offensive, other overweight people might. But what I find works really well is to simply sew a new badge of your favorite beer or sports team over it. Problem solved.