ISSUE 70  |  Spring Fling

10 Easy Pieces: Folding Camp-Style Chairs

May 01, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

I remember packing for family camping trips with a pair of ’60s-era camp chairs in tow–they were just as comfortable, functional, and durable as the modern plastic-coated options. Better looking too. 

For those who share similar sentiments, here are ten camp-style folding chairs–in canvas, wood, aluminum, and steel:


Above: For the glamorous camper (or lounger), the indoor/outdoor Bivouac Lounge Chair is available from Atelier de Troupe for $1,850 and has an eight-week lead time. For more, see our previous post: A Cutting-Edge Camp Chair Made in LA.


Above: The Snow Peak Long Back Camp Chairs are $215.95 each at Snow Peak. Also consider Snowpeak’s smaller Take! Bamboo Chair for $159.95.


Above: The rugged Zip Dee Fold Up Chair in charcoal sunbrella tweed is $101.56 at Airstream.


Above:The Italian-style outdoor FSC Karri Deck Chair is £62.10 from Capital Gardens.


Above: Our go-to designer for camp wares, Best Made Co. has created The Camp Chair from solid white oak and duck canvas, reinforced with solid brass hardware for $185.


Above: Byer of Maine’s Pangean Glider Camp Chair is $79.95 from Amazon.


Above: The ultimate in outdoor elegance: the Folding Chair by Mogens Koch was designed in 1932 and is made of oil-treated beech and mahogany with brass fittings and a natural canvas cover. For dealer information, go to Rud Rasmussen.


Above: The Hardwood Folding Deck Chair is made of solid ash hardwood with a Danish oil finish and stainless steel hardware and a heavyweight polyester fabric seat; $115 from Blue Ridge Chair Works in North Carolina.


Above: The director’s chair was the inspiration for the chair above. The Low Back Director’s Chair by Telescope is available in a selection of canvas colors for $114.25.


Above: The classic Ny Rocking Chair is made with a solid steel frame, beechwood handles, and a removable canvas seat. The Rocking Chair is available in gray and orange for $600 from Canoe in Portland.

Looking for more outdoor gear? See our post on 10 Easy Pieces: Remodelista Editors’ Outdoor Essentials.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 1, 2012.