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Find the perfect camping chair: folding or collapsible chair – which one is right for you?

Find the perfect camping chair: folding or collapsible chair – which one is right for you?

When you book with PIA Camper, 2 camping chairs are automatically included; But you can also add others individually to your booking. You can buy camping chairs yourself for your own camping adventure or just for relaxing in the garden. In this article we would like to inform you about the different types of camping chairs and their advantages and disadvantages.



  • require less space
  • easy transport (often with practical transport bags)
  • less weight

  • usually no adjustable backrest
  • Material is subject to greater stress due to folding

Conclusion: ideal for cycling and hiking tours, fishing trips, kayak tours or festivals



  • More stable
  • adjustable back
  • Often more convenient/comfortable

  • Bulky/larger in format
  • heavier


Conclusion: better for staying at the campsite

If seating comfort is a priority, a collapsible chair is recommended. This is more stable on various surfaces and is usually equipped with more features (e.g. adjustable armrests, neck rests, or cup holders and side pockets) than the folding chair. The disadvantages of the folding chair can be ignored when transporting it in a caravan, motorhome or camper. However, if the main focus is on easy transport or lower weight, the folding chair would probably be the better option for you.

Regardless of whether you ultimately decide on a folding chair or a folding armchair, an ergonomic shape, the material and seating comfort are basically the most important. When it comes to materials, it makes sense to use a cover made of nylon or polyester and a frame made of steel or aluminum, as these are considered particularly stable, tear-resistant, durable and robust. Another plus point: these fabrics are water-repellent, quick-drying and easy to clean with detergent and a sponge.

There is the optimal camping chair for every special or individual requirement and preference. For particularly tall people, we recommend choosing XL or XXL models with extra long backrests and height-adjustable neck cushions and armrests. For long hikes and canoe trips, models are available that are extra light due to their construction and the materials used.

for little CAMPERs

There is also a wide range of camping chairs for children: colorful folding and folding chairs with animal motives, extra larger feet for even more stability and folding locks that prevent accidental folding and fingers getting caught.

Before you buy a camping chair, it is advisable to try it out and take into account the manufacturer's information regarding maximum load capacity, dimensions and seating comfort.


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And now get your PIA Camper and get ready for a comfortable caping experience!



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