After a long day of outdoor adventures, you are finally sitting around the campfire and enjoying a bit of chill time. A lot of camping furniture might be uncomfortable but if there is anything that brings the comfort of home into the outdoors, it’s a rocking chair.
While there are many camping rocking chairs on the market, some are far superior, and we want to share our top picks with you.
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The Best Camping Rocking Chairs 2021
It doesn’t take much searching to come across a camping rocking chair, but how can you be sure that what you are getting will give you the comfort and stability you are looking for? We have done a lot of research sitting under our hardtop gazebo and found these to be 40 of the best camping rocking chairs on the market today.
OUR TOP PICK
Outsunny is a brand known for its quality and we couldn help but notice how that is demonstrated perfectly with this chair.
It is easy to fold and incredibly portable. While it is lightweight, it offers excellent durability and a stable design.
The texteline cover is breathable and comfortable and the chair supports up to 120kg.
120kg weight capacity
64cm might be too restricting for some users
Powder-coated steel frame for durability
This is an affordable rocking chair whose price doesn mean that other features have been compromised.
It boasts a compact design that is easy to store and transport. It also has a smooth rocking motion with a stable frame that can hold up to 250lbs (113kg).
Once you have finished lounging, the chair will fold away and can be easily transported using the handy carry bag that is included with the chair.
Comes with a carry bag
Weight capacity is limited
Suitable for use on most surfaces
This is a padded folding camping rocking chair that has a lot to get excited about. It features a pleasant aesthetic design and is made for comfort.
The chair folds up small and is easy to set up from its carry bag. It also features 2 handy pockets either side.
The chair is lightweight and has a smooth rocking design for relaxing on with a nice head cushion too.
Comfy cushioned chair
Can be awkward to get up from
Folds up small into a bag
Handy Side Pockets
Range of colours
136kg weight capacity
If you are looking for the ultimate in comfort then this ergonomically designed chair offers it by the measure.
The chair is contoured to the body and boasts a simple yet effective rocking mechanism. The seat material is comfortable yet incredibly durable and won't fade in the sun or tear easily. There is also a nice choice of colours so you can relax in style.
Seat material is durable
Frame may be slightly unstable
Easy to fold and store
Designed for comfort
Choice of colours
This compact and lightweight rocking chair comes with a head cushion for added comfort as well as breathable fabric that will feel great even on hot days.
It also features a powder-coated steel frame that is made for durability which reclines fully for when you want to kick back after a long day. The chair is ergonomically designed to contour the body allowing for a more natural seated position.
A little more pricey than other chairs in this class
Comes with head cushion
Foldable and portable
This supremely comfortable chair comes in a choice of four colours, allowing you to show off your style on the campsite.
The chair comes with UV resistant, waterproof fabric that also offers ultimate comfort. You can move the chair into various positions and with human gravity as its main design concept, these positions are always natural.
With a safety rod and anti-slip feet, this is also one of the most stable chairs on the market.
Still quite large when folded
Natural seating position
Choice of colours
Lock the rocking feature
This reclining rocking chair comes in a choice of four colours and has a good weight capacity of 240kg making it suitable for larger users.
The chair features an anti-tip design and has slip-resistant feet for additional stability. What’s more, it offers exceptional comfort thanks to the soft yet durable fabric. There is a good level of UV protection to prevent the fabric from fading also.
Large opening near foot rest could be uncomfortable
Choice of colours
High weight limit
If you are looking for a simple and affordable camping rocking chair that is easy to transport then this one from CASART could be the answer.
It features a canopy to protect you from the sun and a headrest for added comfort. What’s more, this chair boasts breathable fabric to keep you from sweating and a sturdy metal frame that can hold up to 120kg.
Adjustable features such as sun shade and head rest
Weight capacity is limited
Rust resistance frame
Breathable seat fabric
Folds flat when not in use
Triangular reinforcements for stability
The Home recliner rocking chair boasts a very stable wooden frame that has been treated to prevent it from being affected by corrosion or mould.
This frame is very well made from beech and is the perfect compliment to the canvas seat. The fabric is soft, strong and breathable and the chair also benefits from easy folding and a selection of angles that are simple to adjust.
Canvas seat may feel unsupportive for some users
Choice of four reclining angles
This Outsunny rocking chair can be used as either a rocker or a static chair by simply flipping the feet to suit your needs. It comes with a removable head rest as well as a handy cupholder and the seat fabric is secured with double bungee cords for greater stability.
The chair will hold up to 120kg so is ideal for most average adults and is resistant to sun and water damage.
Comes with headrest
Some users report quick rusting of the frame
UV and water resistant
Seat reinforced with double bungee cords
Choice of colours
If you don’t spend a lot of time camping but need something for the odd weekend away then you won’t want to spend a fortune. For a fraction of the cost of some of the more expensive chairs, you can get this stable and durable rocking chair.
While the design may be simple, it does what you would expect and offers waterproof fabric, a strong steel frame and a weight capacity of 120kg.
Stable steel frame
Sloped arm rests
Easy to store
This breathable mesh rocking chair from outsunny has one of the most beautiful appearances of any chair. If you want something that will make your campsite look elegant then this is a wonderful choice.
But much more than just looking great, the Outsunny chair provides you with ultimate comfort thanks to rubber padding on the arms and a curved design to fit your body.
There is a side pocket to store your things and the wider seat means the chair is suitable for a greater variety of users.
Comes with headrest
Contours to the body
Suitable for hot weather - excellent breathability
HIGH END CHAIR
If you want to splash out and treat yourself then this chair has a lot to offer. It benefits from an incredibly strong steel pipe frame that is not only durable but also incredibly stable.
This frame will support weights up to 150kg. Furthermore, this chair has an easy folding design making it ideal for packing into the car or trailer.
The after sales service you get with this chair is second to none and demonstrates why this is worth those extra pennies.
May be too expensive for shorter camping trips (In fact it might cost more than your entire set up!)
Comes with a headrest
150kg weight capacity
Choice of colours
While this is one of the more expensive rocking chairs, it comes with a wealth of features that make it a worthwhile investment for people who camp a lot.
The chair has a very generous 120kg weight capacity as well as an ergonomic design that contours to the body for added comfort. It also comes with cushions and the fabric is breathable and suitable for hot weather.
120kg weight capacity
Only one colour choice
Curved design for comfort
This is a very attractive looking chair but it also offers much more in terms of functionality. It comes with a curved design that will fit the body more comfortably so is great for long term use.
The chair also has a breathable Teslin mesh fabric that is UV resistant and won't tear easily. What’s more, the frame is rust resistant and sturdy giving you a chair that is superior where durability is concerned.
UV and wear resistant fabric
White fabric may show dirt
Wide seat at 54cm
If you’re looking for a chair that offers something a little different where design is concerned, then you might like this unique one from LIXIONG.
The chair boasts a good choice of colours and has a wider seat opening which is ideal for larger users.
Furthermore, it uses a breathable yet tough fabric that is waterproof and won’t fade. The frame is incredibly robust and will hold weights up to 130kg as well as being non-slip.
Unconventional design may not be preferable to some users.
If you have a static caravan and need a semi-permanent seating solution then this strong wooden rocker is ideal.
While it won’t fold so isn’t as portable, it is easy to put together and with an attractive aesthetic will look great on the caravan deck.
This chair is made from acacia wood which is resistant to all types of weather and offers incredible durability. With no arm rests getting in the way and a wider seat, this is the perfect chair for larger users.
Wide at 60cm
Easy to put together
One of the things that we love about this chair is how affordable it is, but that doesn’t come with a sacrifice in other aspects.
The Costway rocking chair folds flat so is ideal for an impromptu weekend on the campsite. It has a stable metal frame with locks for added stability as well as a 120kg weight limit.
The chair boasts a sunshade and a head rest that perfectly complement the breathable mesh fabric.
No assembly required
Breathable and durable fabric
Choice of colours
While this chair doesn’t come with a hefty price tag, it certainly comes with an excellent range of features. It is great for everyday use and comes with a wide seat and offers great stability, even while rocking.
This chair has a durable fabric seat that is weather resistant and won’t wear quickly. While the frame is made from plastic meaning it might not be as robust as some other options, it does come with a one year warranty.
160kg weight capacity
Plastic frame may be less durable
Wide seat at 50cm
Comes with a 1 year warranty
Suitable for use in all weather
This rocking chair is a great way to add a little style to your outdoor area. While this one doesn’t fold, so may be more suited to a caravan where it won’t need to be transported, it is easy to put together.
The chair is lightweight and comes with an alloy steel frame that offers excellent durability. Furthemore, this chair uses a textilene fabric that will resist all types of weather and is breathable.
Wide seat width 60cm
Easy to clean
For people who are slightly larger, a heavy duty chair is a must where safety is concerned. This one comes with a very generous weight capacity of 250kg and benefits from a stable and robust steel frame.
It features soft fabric and an adjustable reclining motion (did you know we have a whole article about reclining camping chairs?). While the seat does have the ability to rock, this can be locked when you want to remain static.
250kg weight limit
Not overly nice looking
Lightweight at just 12kg
Wide seat 50cm
Coming in a choice of seven colours, this is the ideal chair for anyone who wants to brighten up their campsite. The chair is suitable for use in all weather and uses a heavy duty aluminium frame that is incredibly lightweight and easy to transport.
The chair also folds for space saving when not in use. The ergonomically shaped seat provides great back support and delivers effortlessly where comfort is concerned.
Lightweight - 8kg
May feel a little too light and unsteady
Waterproof and UV resistant textilene fabric
Excellent after sales support
WILDCARD PICK (I WAS GOING TO SAY BANANAS)
Anyone who wants to add an element of fun to their campsite will love this unique and modern rocker that is fantastically comfortable.
The chair offers incredible stability and support thanks to the steel frame and a seat that measures 79x24 cm. The seat comes fitted with floor pads so if you are using it on a deck, no damage will result.
While this chair doesn’t fold, its versatility allows it to be used indoors and outdoors which is great for caravan owners.
Large design that doesn’t fold
Lightweight steel frame
Wide seat width
Great lumbar support
For a wooden chair, this is surprisingly affordable and yet none of the essential features are compromised to make up for this.
The chair is made from bamboo which is beautifully lightweight at just 10kg but also offers durability by the bucketload.
What’s more, this chair comes with comfort in mind with such features as a head rest and retractable footrest. It boasts a 3 in 1 design and can be used as a standard chair, rocker or sun lounger.
Doesn’t come with cushions
Adjustable back rest
1250kg weight limit
This balcony recliner is ideal for relaxing around the campfire but can just as easily be used in the garden when you get home.
The chair is lightweight and folds for transportation but has an astonishing weight capacity of 200kg, which perfectly demonstrates its durability.
Comfort is one of the biggest priorities and this is delivered using a full body cushion that can be removed if you prefer as well as curved armrests for a more natural position.
5 back rest positions
Easy to assemble
Folds for storage
This is a lightweight chair that will fold almost flat allowing you to easily store or transport it in the boot of the car.
What’s more, the chair offers incredible durability without compromising on comfort. It is made from a high density thick foam that will move freely without weakening. The unique design makes for an attractive campsite feature and the headrest gives extra support and comfort.
Seat may feel uncomfortable on the skin and require a cushion
Ergonomic seating position design
Adjustable back rest
AN ALTERNATIVE TO ROCKING CHAIRS
If rocking isn’t your thing but you still want to relax in style with the option for some gentle, soothing movement then this hammock swing chair might be the next best thing.
It comes with everything you need to easily install the chair and can be quickly and conveniently stored in the handy carry bag when not in use. It boasts a soft, cushioned seat that can hold up to 150kg and is incredibly stable and secure.
150kg weight limit
Might not be suitable for users with mobility issues
Easy to store
Wide seat 100cm
Lightweight at just 2.2kg
If you have a caravan and are looking for a rocking chair for outdoors then we would highly recommend this one. While it may be too large for short camping trips, it will offer comfort and stability in a semi-permanent situation.
The chair is made from bamboo which is lightweight and yet extremely robust. It also boasts great stability and an attractive design.
Curved, ergonomic backrest
Large and difficult to transport
Narrower seat 48cm
If you and a friend, family member or spouse want to enjoy sitting in the sun while camping together then this pair of rockers could be a great addition to your camping gear.
The pair are made from a lightweight yet very stable metal frame and boast the ability to fully recline. They are covered in a breathable mesh fabric and come with a head cushion.
This chair is foldable, making it easy to take with you wherever you go.
High quality frame
Head cushion included
This is a small rocking chair that is affordable and has a lot to offer in terms of comfort. The chair features a breathable rattan material which is ideal for use in warmer weather and is lightweight enough to freely move around the campsite.
The frame is made from powder coated steel and the chair will easily hold up to 120kg. Moreover, the wide seat that measures more than 60cm is ideal for larger users.
While this one won’t fold, it is compact enough to get into the back of an SUV or can alternatively be placed inside a caravan when not in use.
Option to buy matching pieces
The first thing that catches your eye about this chair is how beautiful it is; it boasts a unique design that will add a touch of class to your campsite. While this chair is a little more expensive, it has a range of features that are well worth the investment. For example, the chair offers a zero gravity experience for superior relaxation and comfort. It also folds away for convenience and is very lightweight.
Strong steel frame
Narrow seat width
Portable and lightweight
While this chair may have a relatively simple aesthetic, it more than makes up for this with its impressive durability. It has a strong steel frame with reinforced plastic joints as well as an fabric seat that is waterproof and comfortable. The fabric moves with your body giving you tailored support and when you are done, the chair folds quickly away making it easy to store and transport. With an adjustable canopy and headrest this chair is great for that extra bit of comfort.
Free fabric seat may not be supportive enough for some users.
This chair is the ultimate heavy duty chair that will hold up to 200kg. It boasts strong Oxford fabric which is waterproof and easy to clean as well as a welded square tube frame for unrivalled stability. The chair folds away quickly and easily with quiet operation. Whatś more, itś great for people with back pain since it offers lumbar support.
Excellent back support
Frame feels a little bulky
Super strong structure
For anyone who would like an alternative to rocking, this gliding swing chair provides gentle, smoot movement and is beautifully relaxing. The seat is made from a breathable mesh offering excellent air flow and increased comfort. A powder-coated steel frame offers excellent durability and a stable base that can be used on most surfaces.
120kg weight capacity is a little low
Swing back and forth
Breathable mesh seat
If support and stability are at the top of your list of priorities then this chair might be just what you are looking for. It boasts a triangular frame design that provides increased stability as well as a comfortable yet supportive seat. The chair has a 270lb weight capacity and incredibly soft, flexible material supported by elastic cording.
Folds in seconds
Slightly heavy at 10kg
270lbs weight limit
Zero gravity rocking
This is an incredibly attractive chair that also offers excellent stability. The sturdy metal frame and rattan seat provide unparalleled durability and an ergonomic shape that fits the body perfectly. Furthermore, this chair is waterproof and easy to clean and will not rust thanks to a special treatment.
UV and waterproof
Stable metal frame
150kg weight capacity
What To Look For In A Camping Rocking Chair
While our selection contains some of the very best camping rocking chairs, it is important to take a look over the features before you commit to a purchase. Checking out the following will help you to always make the right choice.
The weight that a chair can take may be an uncomfortable subject for people who are conscious about their size, but it is also one of the most important safety aspects of a rocking chair. It is essential to look for a camping rocking chair that is compatible with your weight as this will prevent accidents.
Most chairs will come with a weight capacity to suit average-sized adults. However, for those that are slightly larger, there are many rocking chairs that come with a more generous limit and offer greater stability.
The choice of camping rocking chairs is dizzying, as we have seen in our selection. This means that you have freedom when choosing which materials you would like. Typically, the frame will be made from either wood or metal. Each of these has its pros and cons.
Metal chairs tend to be much more lightweight and easier to transport, but there is the risk of the material rusting over time. On the other hand, a wooden chair may offer greater durability but this is at the sacrifice of a lightweight design.
For some people, camping requires many of the creature comforts of home and the wonderful thing about camping rocking chairs is that many of them are able to offer this. For example, a lot of them will come with padded seats, head cushions and super soft materials. This is a great choice for people who will be camping for longer periods of time or who will get a lot of use out of the chair.
However, if you need something for the short term then a simple deck chair style with a thin fabric seat may provide you with everything you need.
As with any type of camping equipment, the camping rocking chair can be purchased for a very budget-friendly price or there are many high-end options that will set you back a pretty penny. Which end of the scale you choose will depend on your personal situation but it is important to consider setting a budget.
Since some rocking chairs for camping can skyrocket into the hundreds or thousands, it is worth looking at what you can realistically get for your money. Even if you are going to a more affordable option, it is essential to make sure that the chair is durable, stable and comfortable.
If you are taking your rocking chair camping, there is the consideration of getting it into the car. The good news is that most camping rocking chairs will fold making them much easier to transport. That being said, there are a few that don't and this can be problematic unless you will be leaving the chairs at a static caravan, for example.
In addition to this, you will need to think about the weight and size of the chair once it is folded. Many models are lightweight and easy to carry, however, some of the wooden chairs may be a lot bulkier. Even when folded, some chairs may have a decent size so you must check that they will fit in your vehicle.
Camping is a wonderful experience, however, it can also be tiring so having the option to put your feet up and relax at the end of the day is a must. A camping rocking chair provides you with a place to relax and the soothing action of rocking which will perfectly complement the crackle of the campfire. We have previously wrote articles about best camping chairs, double camping chairs and camping chairs with footrests should any of these be more appropriate to what you need
When choosing your camping rocking chair, always make sure to check the features and compare these with others in your price range as this will help you to get the best bang for your buck. If youŕe still not sure what to choose, our top picks of the 40 best camping rocking chairs will certainly give you some food for thought.