Here you have my selection of the best padded reclining camping chairs from the best-known outdoor brands, all very reliable and comfortable, and with plenty of great features.

So the focus of this text is on reclining camping chairs with padding, and clearly such a combination of features is a guarantee for comfort in the camp. But some of these chairs include also a number of other useful features that include:

  • A footrest.
  • Solid armrests that allow you to easily get in and out of the chair.
  • Wide seats.
  • Adjustable legs.
  • A headrest.
  • Storage options.

My selection of best padded reclining camping chairs

The chairs in the list below are ordered by weight from heavier to lighter:


I present reliable products that have been tested by many users, so you have many reports about them around and you know what you are buying.

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1. Timber Ridge Camping Chair with Adjustable Reclining Padded Back

Timber Ridge Camping Chair with Adjustable Reclining Padded Back.
Timber Ridge Camping Chair with Adjustable Reclining Padded Back.

This Timber Ridge chair is a padded recliner with a high backrest and a padded headrest. As you realize from the picture, it offers adjustable front legs which you can extend independently. Its large feet are pivoting so they adjusts automatically to the ground.

On the back you have an U-shaped bar that spreads the weight so the chair will not sink in the soft ground. Note that you have ergonomic solid armrests. The frame is steel and a durable, and the fabric is 600D polyester.

The weight is 17.6 lb (8 kg) and the capacity of this chair is 300 lb (136 kg). Its overall dimensions are (W x D x H) 22 x 19 x 42 inches (56 x 48 x 107 cm). The seat height is 15 inches (38 cm), and the folded size of the chair is 37 x 24 x 5.5 inches (94 x 61 x 14 cm).

What I like:

  • Backrest.
  • Adjustability.
  • Padding.
  • Ease of use.
  • Overall quality.

What I dislike:

  • The weight.
  • Folded size.

2. VINGLI Professional Fishing Chair

VINGLI Professional Fishing Chair.
VINGLI Professional Fishing Chair.

This chair is with a backrest that reclines to up to 180 degrees, so it can become completely flat. More you can not expect from a reclining chair. 

The seat is huge, its width is 26 inches (66 cm). This is why I have added it also in my list of chairs with a wide seat. Here are a few more numbers, the weight capacity is 300 lb (136 kg) and the chair weighs 15 lb (6.8 kg). So it is a bit heavy but this is a large chair and it is padded of course. Its solid armrests add to the weight, but they are nicely designed and very useful. The packed size is 28 x 25 x 10 inches (72 x 65 x 26 cm).

Note that the padding continues all over the backrest and to its headrest which is also pleasantly padded. The feature that sets this chair apart is also its pivoting feet and adjustable legs. Observe also that the feet are wide and they will not sink easily in the ground.

As for materials, the frame is high-quality corrosion-resistant steel. The fabric is 600D waterproof Oxford, and it is removable and washable.

What I like:

  • Legs adjustability.
  • Reclining design.
  • Size.
  • Padding.
  • Price.

What I dislike:

  • Folded size.
  • Weight.

3. EARTH Ultimate 4 Position Outdoor Chair

EARTH Ultimate 4 Position Outdoor Chair.
EARTH Ultimate 4 Position Outdoor Chair.

It is enough to see the picture to realize how comfortable this chair is. As you can see, it offers 4 reclining positions, and it is padded all over the seat and the backrest. Note that the backrest is incredibly high and you have a pleasant padded headrest.

But there are many more features here. They include solid armrests, and also adjustable front legs. So the length can be adjusted, and the feat are wide and pivoting. On the back you have an U-shaped bar instead of legs, so this is a structure that will not sink in the ground no matter where you use it.

You also have cup holders and a zippered storage pouch. The frame is a combination of steel and aluminum, it is powder-coated and with 2.5 cm thick tubes. The mentioned armrests are a solid and sturdy plastic. The fabric is a durable polyester 600D.

You will want some numbers, so the weight is 14.5 lb (6.6 kg), the capacity is 300 lb (136 kg), and the overall dimensions are (W x D x H) 25 x 16 x 47 inches (64 x 41 x 119 cm). The packed size is 37 x 23 x 5 inches (94 x 58 x 13 cm). The seat height is 18 inches (46 cm) and its width is around 21 inches (53 cm).

What I like:

  • Padding.
  • Reclining design.
  • Storage elements.
  • Ease of use.

What I dislike:

  • No stuff sack.

4. POP Design The Hot Seat Heated Portable Chair

POP Design, The Hot Seat, Heated Portable Chair.
POP Design The Hot Seat Heated Portable Chair.

This POP Design The Hot Seat Heated Portable Chair is a folding recliner with 3 different reclining positions, and it is full of great features. So it offers 5 different pockets, solid armrests, and padding of course which is one of the reasons for including it here.

The chair is unique here because of the heating in the seat. There are wires in the seat and they connect with a battery (not included) in a side pocket. You can use any rechargeable USB battery. With some good batteries that are available on the market, the seat can be hearted more than 7 hours.

The mentioned pockets are visible in the picture. Some of them hang on the front under the seat and on the side. You cannot see it, but there is also a very large mesh pocket on the backside of the backrest.

Regarding the materials, the frame is powder-coated 0.5 inches (15 mm) steel tubing. The fabric is a strong 600D polyester and there is foam padding inside. The seat fabric is waterproof because of the mentioned wires.

Here are some numbers. The chair weighs 11 lb (5 kg), its packed size in the carry bag is (L x D) 37.5 x 8 inches (95 x 20 cm). The capacity is 300 lb (136 kg). The seat is 17.5 inches (44 cm) high. Note that they give a 2-year warranty. The chair is also in my list of heated camping chairs.

What I like:

  • Versatility.
  • Ease of use.
  • Padding.

What I dislike:

  • On the heavy side.

5. Ostrich Deluxe Chair

Ostrich Deluxe Chair

Here you have a patented and completely unique design. The chair offers 15 possible combinations/positions with its reclining mechanism for the backrest and for the adjustable footrest. The footrest alone has 3 different positions. The backrest can be completely flat and you can use it as a cot.

There are many great features, so to mention its wood armrests, a padding on the footrest, an adjustable and removable head support, storage elements, an adjustable lumbar pillow, etc. The picture shows it in red but they build it in 5 different colors.

The unique feature is a face cavity in the headrest. It can be used for ventilation and also to put the face on it when you put the chair in a completely flat position. With this you can breathe normally.

There are also two cut-outs on the sides of the backrest. Here you can pass your arms and to keep the book underneath the backrest when you are with the face in the mentioned cavity.

The mentioned pleasant wood armrests also have a cut-out so that you can use it as a handle to carry the chair. There is a bottle holder and storage elements.

You have an aluminum frame, the capacity is 275 lb (125 kg), and the chair weighs 10.19 lb (4.6 kg). The overall dimensions are (L x W x H) 60.76 x 28.93 x 39.73 inches (154 x 73 x 101 cm). The seat is 22 inches (56 cm) wide, and it is 12 inches (30 cm) above the ground. The folded size is 36 x 29.5 x 5.5 inches (91 x 75 x 14 cm). This chair is also to my list of reclining camping chairs with a footrest.

What I like:

  • Unique and useful features.
  • Ease of use.
  • Padding.
  • Great colors.

What I dislike:

  • Very expensive.
  • Bulky.
  • Complaints about durability.

Final thoughts

So I hope you realize how great options you have in this list of best padded reclining camping chairs. They all have padding and they are reclining, but there are many more features here. If you are undecided, make a list of your preferences and then inspect the list carefully.

There are differences in the weight, but I do not think this is essential because the chairs are for places with car access and you are not supposed to carry them long distances.

My guess is that the folded size may be more important, so note that you have two main types here, i) the camping chairs that fold like a book and remain large in two dimensions, and ii) those that fold like an umbrella.

Note also that most of them have a headrest and the height of it may be different. This is of importance if you are a tall person. The same holds for the seat height.

Editor’s Choice

I would put forward the chair shown below, and I am motivated only by the two features that are in focus here, the reclining design and padding.

Excellent padding and many features.
EARTH Ultimate 4 Position Outdoor Chair.

Product Name: EARTH Ultimate 4 Position Outdoor Chair

Product Description: This chair combines many useful features and this is why it is my choice chair.

Brand: Innovative Earth Products


  • Features - 9.8/10
  • Design - 9.7/10
  • Quality & craftsmanship - 9.7/10


This chair ticks many boxes and my high rating is well-deserved.

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You might want to check also my list of chairs for heavy people and perhaps also these best compact outdoor chairs. Thank you for reading. There is a comment box below so let me know if you have questions or comments.

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