Best Portable Hanging Chair For Camping and Outdoor Chilling
When it comes to lounging, nothing quite beats the peacefulness of a soft sway. Sure, you could sit on a chair stuck on the ground like everybody else. But why stay stuck when you could be floating free?
Of course, a portable hanging chair is probably not going to be your best bet for those long haul, overnight trek sort of trips. But then again neither is a regular ol’ camp chair. A stump will do just fine in that case.
These are the best portable hanging chairs are for the drive-in campsites, the weekend getaways, the “don’t forget the 3 coolers and LED string lights” kind of trip.
So, without further adieu, our picks for the top the portable hammock chairs.
BEST PORTABLE HANGING CHAIR: ENO Lounger Hanging Chair
We hereby award the first place prize for the best outdoor hanging chair to the ENO Lounger Hanging Chair.
(Pause for applause). ENO really thought of everything when they were designing this hanging camp chair. This chair has an adjustable recline and footrest. It comes with a cup holder – essential for any lounge-enthusiast. It also includes an integrated pillow plus 2 cargo pockets and a stuff sack.
Strength: Recommended Maximum Load: 250 lbs
Set-up is quick and easy (no knots required!) and this hanging chair comes with tree-friendly hanging straps. In fact, ENO is very vocal about responsible hammocking and adhering to LNT (Leave No Trace) principles.
While it’s a bit on the pricey side, it’s got the quality to back it up. This is a hanging chair you can feel good in and feel good about. A real win win.back to menu ↑
BEST MID-RANGE HANGING CHAIR: Hammaka Original Hammock Chair
Coming in at the top of the mid-range category is the Hammaka Original Hammock Chair.
Very similar in look and style to the ENO Lounger Hanging Chair, the Hammaka hanging chair comes with a carrying case, pillow, footrest and cup holder.
The main difference here is weight and price. The Hammaka hanging chair is about twice as heavy, coming in at 7 lbs, and less than half as expensive.
Strength: Recommended Maximum Load: 350 lbs
Weight: 7 lbs
If you’re looking for maximum comfort at a minimum price – this is the best portable hanging chair for you!back to menu ↑
BEST BUDGET HANGING CHAIR: CHILLOUT POD
The CHILLOUT POD is our top pick in the budget hanging chair category.
While you miss out on all the amenities of the first two hanging chairs (head rest, foot rest, cup holder, etc), the CHILLOUT POD (we’re not screaming at you – the name is just written in all caps) does prove to be quite comfortable – not to mention super lightweight and easy to set up.
Simply toss the strap over any sturdy overhead point, extend the aluminum spreader pole and secure the rope to the cleat.
Strength: Recommended Maximum Load: 400 lbs*
*there are a few reviews out there reporting straps breaking while using this product. We did not run into this issue but, because of that, we would recommend not using this product if you’re on the upper end of the weight limit. And, as always, never hang your chair farther than you are willing to fall!
Weight: 2.2 lbs
This little hanging chair allows you the freedom to sit however you choose: cross legged or legs hanging off or curled up in a little ball. It’s a fun, lightweight, easy to use and very affordable hanging chair that will be perfect for your next trip.back to menu ↑
Where To Buy A Outdoor Portable Hanging Chair
The best place to buy a portable hanging chair, honestly, is Amazon. They have the best prices and fastest shipping on our top choices. You can also find most of them on Ebay (links for both below).
Prices range from about $30 to nearly $150 for the best hanging chair, but to be honest you get what you pay for. If you want a really good chair that’ll last a lifetime, you might want to invest in the ENO. If you only get out once or twice a year, the CHILLOUT POD is probably fine.