Reclining Camping Chairs with a Footrest

Here you have my selection of reclining camping chairs with a footrest, all folding and easy-to-use outdoor chairs from the best-known brands in this industry.

So as you realize from the title, these chairs combine two very important features for deep relaxation:

  • A reclining backrest.
  • A footrest.

You will see some chairs where the footrest is adjusted together with the backrest. This is typical for the so-called zero-gravity chairs. But in most of the chairs here, the adjustability is independent. Note also that some have a fixed position for the footrest. I shall point out these features for each of the chairs in the list.

They include also a variety of some other useful features. So you will see chairs with padding, with soft or solid armrests, with side tables, with rocking features, with storage elements, with sunshade, etc.


My list of best reclining camping chairs with a footrest

Below are chairs ordered by weight from heavier to lighter:

 

To see the daily updated prices, please follow the links given for each of the chairs separately.

Note that I choose only the best that is on the market, those that I can fully recommend, and present them here in the site. Just a heads up that as an associate of Amazon and other sellers, I may earn some commission from qualifying purchases of products bought via links on this page, at no additional cost for you.


1. VINGLI Folding Fishing Chair Plus Foot Rest

VINGLI Folding Fishing Chair Plus Foot Rest.
VINGLI Folding Fishing Chair Plus Foot Rest.

This chair comes with an enormous removable footrest shown in the picture. The size of the footrest is around 26 x 26 inches (66 x 66 cm). There is no adjustability in the footrest. The total length of the chair with the footrest in place is huge 58 inches (147 cm).

The chair is fully padded, from the footrest to its nicely designed headrest. There is around 1 inch of foam cushion underneath its shell fabric. But the chair is here also because it is a recliner chair, so you have 6 different reclining positions, and it can become completely flat.

The chair is a folding type, so it is very easy to use, but note that it is large when packed, the dimensions are 28 x 25 x 10 inches (71 x 64 x 25 cm). As you see it becomes thin. Note also that there is a carry bag included.

You have solid armrests, so this makes it easier to get in and out. But there is more. The length of all the legs of this chair can be independently adjusted. The feet are also pivoting and adjustable, and they are large as you realize from the picture. This means the chair will not easily sink in the ground.

The seat is 22 inches (56 cm) above the ground so the chair is suitable for taller users. It is in such a position in the list because of its substantial weight which is 27 lb (12.2 kg). The capacity is 350 lb (159 kg).

What I like:

  • The size.
  • The features.
  • Adjustable legs.

What I dislike:

  • The weight.
  • The packed size.


2. Outsunny Folding Zero Gravity Rocking Lounge Chair

Outsunny Folding Zero Gravity Rocking Lounge Chair.
Outsunny Folding Zero Gravity Rocking Lounge Chair.

Here you have a very specific type of footrest and reclining backrest, they call such type zero gravity chairs. So this is a recliner chair with several different positions. This works together with its adjustable footrest, when you recline the backrest, the footrest raises up.

You have adjustability also in its headrest with a pillow, and you have solid and ergonomic armrests. As you realize from the picture above, there is a folding side table with several separate slots for mobile, cups, and other small items.

This is also a rocking chair, so it is included also to my list of best rocking folding camping chairs. But there are integrated feet here, and they are designed so that you can raise them and the rockers will not touch the ground. In such a setup you have a standard zero-gravity chair.

The overall dimensions are (L x W x H) 47.25 x 26.5 x 40.25 inches (121 x 67 x 102 cm), so you realize the chair is huge. But this is a folding design so there is no assembly and it is very easy to use. The dimensions when folded are 43.5 x 26 x 6 inches (110 x 66 x 15 cm).

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The frame is steel with a powder-coated finish, and the fabric is what they call Textilene. This is a sort of weather-resistant polyester and PVC. It is thin and breathable, and this makes it suitable for warm weather conditions. The weight is 22 lb (10 kg), and its capacity is 265 lb (120 kg).

What I like:

  • An incredible combination of features.
  • Unique feet and rocking rails design.
  • Size.

What I dislike:

  • Folded size.
  • Weight.


3. EVER ADVANCED Oversize XL Zero Gravity Recliner

EVER ADVANCED Oversize XL Zero Gravity Recliner.
EVER ADVANCED Oversize XL Zero Gravity Recliner.

It is hard to find a chair with more features than this incredible chair. This is one of the zero-gravity chairs designed for deep relaxation, suitable for people who suffer from back pain and it helps to improve circulation in the legs in general.

In the front area you can see its adjustable footrest. But this is also a reclining chair, so these two elements are adjusted simultaneously. It is padded all the way from the footrest to the headrest. You have an adjustable padded headrest and lumbar support.

This is steel construction with 350 lb (159 kg) official capacity, and with solid and ergonomic armrests covered by some plastic so you do not touch metal.

You also have a folding side table. One extra detail that adds to comfort is the fabric that attaches to the frame through a bungee-type connection. With this, the seat and the backrest adjust to your body shape and movement.

The headrest pillow measures 18 x 7 inches (46 x 18 cm). The chair weighs 19.8 lb (9 kg) and its dimensions (W x L x H) are 29.5 x 32 x 45 inches (75 x 81 x 114 cm). Note that it is large when folded, the dimensions are 38.5 x 31 x 7 inches (98 x 79 x 18 cm).

What I like:

  • Reclining design.
  • Size.
  • Padding.
  • Footrest.
  • Headrest.
  • Side table.

What I dislike:

  • Folded size.
  • Weight.
  • Price.


4. GCI Outdoor 3-Position Reclining Director’s Chair with Ottoman

GCI Outdoor 3-Position Reclining Director's Chair with Ottoman.
GCI Outdoor 3-Position Reclining Director’s Chair with Ottoman.

As you realize from the name, this chair is a recliner with 3 different reclining positions. Very specific detail is related to the footrest design, namely, this is a separate element (the ottoman mentioned in the name). So you can use the chair with it or without it, this adds a bit to its versatility. Note that there is also a side pocket where you can store this ottoman that folds easily.

The chair is folding, and this is also a patent-pending design. It becomes very thin when folded, it measures 32.3 x 21.5 x 3.7 inches (82 x 55 x 9 cm). The picture also shows that it comes with a folding table on the side. This and the other features are behind the words ‘director’s chair’ in its name.

It can be described as a bit heavy with its 16.3 lb (7.4 kg), but note this is with the ottoman included. The capacity is 250 lb (113 kg). Unfolded dimensions are 21.5 x 24.4 x 40.6 inches (55 x 62 x 103 cm).  The seat height is 20.1 inches (51 cm). As for the materials, the fabric is a nylon mesh and polyester, and the frame is steel.

What I like:

  • Versatility.
  • Overall quality.

What I dislike:

  • The weight.
  • The packed size.


5. Sport-Brella Recliner Chair

Sport-Brella Recliner Chair.
Sport-Brella Recliner Chair.

This chair has collected thousands of reports on Amazon and on some other big online sellers. So this is one of the most popular outdoor chairs on the market. It is here because this is both a recliner chair and it has an integrated footrest.

The footrest is removable and it is supported by two folding poles, and it is kept in place with adjustable straps. The backrest allows for 3 different positions. A unique feature which you see in the picture is its sunshade designed as an umbrella. It is removable and it is also adjustable. You can rotate it to have the best protection from the sun.

The chair has a cooler as well, and zippered storage pockets, and a cup holder in its soft armrests. You will want to know that this is a very affordable chair. This is partly behind its enormous popularity.

The capacity is 250 lb (113 kg), and the chair weighs 13.5 lb (6.12 kg). It folds like an umbrella and its packed size is 39 x 8 x 8 inches (99 x 20 x 20 cm). This chair is included also in my list of best rated beach chairs.

What I like:

  • Great packed size.
  • Sunshade.
  • Reclining design.

What I dislike:

  • A bit moderate capacity.
  • Not very light.


6. Ostrich Deluxe Chair

Ostrich Deluxe Chair
Ostrich Deluxe Chair.

Here you have a patented and unique design. The chair offers multiple configurations for a comfortable body position. You have a reclining mechanism and you also have an adjustable footrest. They give 15 possible configurations.

You have 3 different positions in the footrest. The backrest offers 5 independent positions, and it can be completely flat, and in such a position this chair looks practically like a camping cot.

The chair comes with wood armrests, it has padding on the footrest, it also offers adjustable and removable head support. You have storage elements, a bottle holder, an adjustable lumbar pillow, etc.

One very unique feature is a face cavity in the headrest. You can use it to put the face on it when the chair is in the mentioned completely flat position. This will allow you to breathe normally.

They have also added two cut-outs on the sides of the backrest. This is to pass your arms, in this position you can keep the book underneath the backrest when you are with the face in the mentioned cavity. So you can read and turn pages.

The mentioned wood armrests have a cut-out so that you can use it as a handle to carry the chair. They build the chair in 5 different colors.

The frame is aluminum, so the chair weighs 10.19 lb (4.6 kg). The weight capacity is 275 lb (125 kg), and 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. Finally, the folded size is 36 x 29.5 x 5.5 inches (91 x 75 x 14 cm).

What I like:

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

What I dislike:

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


7. Rio Beach Portable Folding Backpack Beach Lounge Chair

Rio Beach Portable Folding Backpack Beach Lounge Chair.
Rio Beach Portable Folding Backpack Beach Lounge Chair.

This looks like a chair/cot hybrid, and this is probably the chair with the biggest number of reports on Amazon. As of the moment of writing this text, there are far more than 7000 reports already.

The footrest is flat as shown in the picture but the backrest is reclining. You can make it completely flat and it will look like a typical camping cot. This all makes it a versatile outdoor product.

It is designed with straps so you can carry it backpack-style. On its back, it has a large storage system. The frame is rust-proof steel and the fabric is breathable polyester.

As you see the legs are U-shaped bars, so the chair will not easily sink in the ground. All in all the chair is very easy to use and very affordable. It weighs 9 lb (4.1 kg), and its capacity is 250 lb (113 kg). When in a flat position as a cot the dimensions are 72 x 22 x 10 inches (183 x 56 x 25 cm). The packed size is 26 x 21.75 x 3.5 inches (66 x 55 x 9 cm).

What I like:

  • The price.
  • Ease of use.
  • Versatility.

What I dislike:

  • The folded size.

Final thoughts

So this was my collection of the best reclining camping chairs with a footrest, I have tried to make it as short as possible and yet to provide a variety of options. The chairs are all very different and it is not easy to point out one that would be the best. This would not make sense as we all have different preferences. But the chair below has so many great features that I have decided to put it forward.

Editor’s choice

This is a very light chair with an incredible number of useful features. This is why it is my choice chair.

Incredible combination of unique features
Ostrich Deluxe Chair

Product Name: Ostrich Deluxe Padded Sport 3-in-1 Beach Chair

Product Description: In view of its all features, this is a very light chair in this group. It is unique and versatile.

Brand: Ostrich

SKU: B00IEALWDW

MPN: D3N1-1001R

  • Features - 9.9/10
    9.9/10
  • Design - 9.8/10
    9.8/10
  • Quality & craftsmanship - 9.7/10
    9.7/10
9.8/10

Summary

It is hard to find a chair that could match the features of this Ostrich chair, this is why it is my choice.

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10/10 (1 vote)

You can see more about this chair in this short video:

Please check also my list of best rocking camping chairs. But if you need a chair to carry on the trail, check these best compact camping chairs. Let me know if you have questions or comments, there is a comment box below. Have a nice day.

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