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10 Easy Pieces: Folding Camp-Style Chairs

April 17, 2013 9:30 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

Whatever happened to camp-style chairs with an appealing design? 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. No, they didn’t feature a removable headrest or multiple drink holders, but if you ask me, I’d rather spare those luxuries for a chair with quality design.

For those who share similar sentiments, here are 10 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 designers for camp wares, Best Made Co. have created The Camp Chair from solid white oak and duck canvas, all 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 at Blue Ridge Chair Works in North Carolina.

Above: The director’s chair was the inspiration for the Ny 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.