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Camping Chairs For Heavy People

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. Enjoying the great outdoors is one of my favourite experiences. 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Camp Chairs For Heavy People By Weight Capacity

 

Extra Wide 1000 Pound Camping Chairs

Half Ton Camp Chair By Guide GearHalf Ton Camping Chair For Obese People

Besides the 1000 Lbs rating, this heavy duty folding chair has one of the biggest seats I’ve seen for heavy to 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 and I find it very sturdy. 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.

 

 

Guide Gear 1/2 - Ton Folding Camp Chair

 

 

Heavy Duty 800 Lbs Folding Camping Chair

Alps Mountaineering 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 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 could 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 ChairsFolding Camping Chairs For Big Guys

My best recommendation for heavy duty camping chairs with 500 pounds rating has to be the Quik Chair by Quick Shade. The big weight capacity is backed by a large 25 inch seat. Although some reviews state ripping of the stitching, I’m kind of use to this happening so I still  love this massive chair. It has the standard cup holders on each arm. 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 as I personally find the King King camping chair to be of much better value for overall performance I would prefer it.

Top 4. 500 Lbs Rated Folding Camping Chairs

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 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.

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

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8 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. 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

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

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