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7 Best Portable Outdoor Chairs for Travel

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Hanging out outside doesn’t have to mean sitting on the ground—or lugging around a heavy chair. These seven portable outdoor chairs are perfect for travel, camping, the beach, or anywhere you want to relax in the fresh air. All of these picks are designed for comfort, and are lightweight (including some that only weigh one pound). 

Kelty Lowdown Chair

Kelty's Lowdown Chair
Kelty

Kelty’s Lowdown Chair is like a portable lounge chair. It’s low to the ground and slightly reclined, so you can relax in comfort without needing a footrest. The insulated, adjustable cup holder on the armrest can fit and cool (or keep warm) any size beverage, adding to the chill factor. The Lowdown Chair quickly rolls up and packs into the padded tote storage with compression straps to make it extra portable.

CLIQ Portable Camping Chair

CLIQ Portable Camping Chair
Amazon

The CLIQ Portable Camping Chair folds down into the size of a water bottle when it’s not in use. When you’re ready to relax, simply undo the straps and extend the arms—the CLIQ sets up in five seconds and can support up to 300 lbs. 

Portal Camping Rocking Chair

Portal Camping Rocking Chair
Amazon

Lean back and unwind in the Portal Camping Rocking Chair. This outdoor rocking chair has a cushy padded headrest, ergonomic padded armrests, and an underseat pocket to stash your phone and other essentials. Thanks to the x-shaped frame, the chair folds up nearly flat and comes with a carrying bag for easy transport.

KABOER Portable Camping Chair with Footrest

KABOER's Portable Camping Chair
Amazon

Sit down and put your feet up with KABOER’s portable camping chair, which comes with a perfectly portable footrest. Both the chair and the footrest fold down compactly, and are made from a tear- and abrasion-resistant material (that comes in eye-catching prints and colors). 

Lightspeed Outdoors Tripod Chair

Lightspeed Outdoors Tripod Chair
Amazon

Need something really small? The Lightspeed Outdoors Tripod Chair has a unique tripod design that keeps it small without sacrificing comfort. Both the seat and backrest are extra-padded, as is the integrated shoulder strap for easy carrying. A built-in cupholder and pocket keep your stuff off of the ground.

Mac Sports 2-in-1 Beach Day Folding Lounge Chair

Mac Sports Beach Chair
Amazon

Tired of hauling all your stuff over the hot sand to find a peaceful spot on the beach? Let the Mac Sports beach chair do all the heavy lifting for you. This lounger converts into a wheeled beach cart that can carry towels, coolers, and more with ease. When you’re ready to relax on the beach, unfold the chair and enjoy the built-in pillow and four-position adjustable back. 

Helinox Chair Zero Ultralight Camping Chair

Helinox Chair Zero Ultralight Camping Chair
Amazon

Weighing just 1.2 lbs., the Helinox Chair Zero Ultralight Camping Chair lives up to its name. In addition to being lightweight, the chair can be packed into the included stuff sack to a size of 4” x 4” x 13.5” (smaller than a bottle of water). Despite the small size, the Helinox can hold up to 265 lbs. 

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