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  • Constructed of heavy-duty, thick-walled steel for enduring strength; powder coating keeps the steel frame looking nice for years of use
  • Cup holder in the right armrest fits a common-size bottle or can
  • Integrated strap keeps the chair closed and doubles as a shoulder strap for simple transport
  • REI Camp Compact chair packs down to 6 x 33 in. and weighs 5 lbs. 13 oz.

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Specs

Best Use Camping
Unfolded Dimensions 28.5 x 31.5 x 19.75 (H x W x D) inches
Folded Dimensions 6 x 33 inches
Seat Height 11 inches
Weight Capacity (lbs) 250 pounds
Seat Material(s) Polyester
Frame Construction Steel
Weight 5 lbs. 13 oz.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coveted around the campfire I bought this chair because of a sale. It turns out they have the perfect recline. Our 2 chairs were the topic of conversation around the campfire and coveted by all. Typically the back of a camp chair is so vertical that its not comfortable, but these beauties have just the right recline so you can feel as lazy, while camping, as you do at home... They also don't come with those pesky bags that you either lose or can never fit the chair back into. Multy use straps to carry by hand at your waste or a longer one to sling over your shoulder. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Would purchase again The back of the chair makes you feel like you are slightly reclined -- much welcomed after a long day of hiking (it's not stiff and upright like a lot of these type of chairs). Thick, sturdy material that's easy to clean. Quick to dry after if left in the rain. Stands up well to gusts of wind (in a surprise desert storm that began with gusts of 50 mph or more, this chair held its ground while it's offbrand $10 companion on the trip folded under the wind and wound up flying around). The clip used to make a shoulder strap is a convenient feature however I found the clip to be hard to hook and unhook quickly. Usually had to wrestle with it for 2-3 minutes.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable (but cup/bottle holder too small) Although I have not yet tried the chair when camping, I have tried it indoors and it seems to be very comfortable. I also have an older Rei mesh camp chair which is extremely uncomfortable not to mention heavy so this new one is a definite improvement in comfort and weight. However, unlike my mesh chair which has a drawstring adjustable cup holder which will accommodate any size beverage container, the cup holder in this chair does not work with my favorite camping beverage container-namely my recycled plastic Rei coffee/tea mug! Suggestion to Rei - change the cup holder in this nice chair to the much larger adjustable design.
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Serves what it was intended for We wanted a portable, relatively lightweight chair (less than 6#), that was comforatble to sit in and able to carry for longer distances than our more stable, rugged chairs with folding side tables, or even larger, heavier chairs of the same design as these. We often carry backpacks with camera and picinic gear for outings and daytrips and these hang easily from them, without much trouble. Not meant for long hikes, but easily adaptible for a couple miles or less. Unsure how they will hold up in the long run, but for the price, it was worth a try.
Date published: 2013-07-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from These chairs are GARBAGE! I ordered a large quantity of these chairs for my employees to use for our summer field work. Within a few weeks of using these chairs they started to fall apart. There are two main seams that go along the back of the chair to the bottom. These two seams started to tear on a majority of the chairs we bought. This caused at least a 12”-16” hole in the bottom of the chair making it impossible to sit in. Another flaw the chair has is the four connection points (the feet) where the legs come together at. The plastic feet break easily and the pins holding the legs in the feet fall out easy causing the chair to collapse when you sit in it. I guarantee you that one of these defects will happen if you buy this chair. Don’t waste your money or time with this chair. You will end up having to return it for an exact replacement (that will just break again) or upgrade. Save some time and just buy a different chair!
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a Good Sit As I sat to write my own review, I skimmed a few others and realized mine would be exactly the opposite of everyone else's. Oh well, I guess here goes my opposing take on these chairs. First, the chairs are sturdier than most camp chairs and also more compact than many of them out there. They do not have a storage sleeve, but those things are often a pain anyway. The chair will clip when closed and won't be a problem to haul around without opening. As far as the sit goes, the problem both my daughter and I have with the chair is that it is more of a reclining position than a sitting position. I cannot imagine how it would look at an event if you were lounged back in this thing while everyone else was sitting up and watching. Also, we felt a bit as if we might flip over the back since the back is so low. We wouldn't, but it kind of feels that way. Basically, rather than sitting like a traditional chair with a seat and a back, it sits very much like a sling yet without anywhere for your shoulders and head to rest as you are leaning back. And we are rather small people. Having said that, though, my larger and taller husband really likes it. It should be noted that he generally prefers a reclining position whenever possible, though. It is possible that this camp chair is nice around a campfire, especially if you are by yourself and attempting to sleep with a flopping head rather than to see or chat with people across the fire. It just might not be so great for events.
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of nice options for compact folding chair As the children's outdoor sporting events start back up again, I was faced with needing a new camp chair. Spotted this one at REI while shopping. The chair is sturdy and feels comfortable for my 210lb frame. I love that this chair, instead of a dumb 'storage bag' has simply a carabiner and shoulder strap. Game over, I can stand-up and clip the legs together and go. No bag that will eventually rip out the bottom. My only complaint is that the back is a wee bit shorter than expected. Leaning back, the chair hits a little below my shoulder blades.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best-est / Cheapest I haven't been camping since backpacking day's in college. I went camping w/ a bunch of friends that were very experienced campers; they were geared up & well stocked, but I needed a few things for the trip. The REI Camp Compact Chair is truly the best camp chair in it's price range you can find. It worked great, is comfortable enough and easy to fold up. This chair fit right in w/ the other chairs the real experienced campers were using. I'm sure you can spend 2 to 3 times more and get a more comfortable camp chair, but you won't find a better chair anywhere close to the regular price of this camp chair. Not very light & you won't want to carry it w/ other stuff a long way, but great for car camping. I look forward to using it at outdoor concerts
Date published: 2017-06-08
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What is approx height of front edge of seat?  (Distance ground to unoccupied seat)

Asked by: Midwest Bear
​The seat height for the Camp Compact Chair is 11 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-01
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coveted around the campfire I bought this chair because of a sale. It turns out they have the perfect recline. Our 2 chairs were the topic of conversation around the campfire and coveted by all. Typically the back of a camp chair is so vertical that its not comfortable, but these beauties have just the right recline so you can feel as lazy, while camping, as you do at home... They also don't come with those pesky bags that you either lose or can never fit the chair back into. Multy use straps to carry by hand at your waste or a longer one to sling over your shoulder. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Would purchase again The back of the chair makes you feel like you are slightly reclined -- much welcomed after a long day of hiking (it's not stiff and upright like a lot of these type of chairs). Thick, sturdy material that's easy to clean. Quick to dry after if left in the rain. Stands up well to gusts of wind (in a surprise desert storm that began with gusts of 50 mph or more, this chair held its ground while it's offbrand $10 companion on the trip folded under the wind and wound up flying around). The clip used to make a shoulder strap is a convenient feature however I found the clip to be hard to hook and unhook quickly. Usually had to wrestle with it for 2-3 minutes.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable (but cup/bottle holder too small) Although I have not yet tried the chair when camping, I have tried it indoors and it seems to be very comfortable. I also have an older Rei mesh camp chair which is extremely uncomfortable not to mention heavy so this new one is a definite improvement in comfort and weight. However, unlike my mesh chair which has a drawstring adjustable cup holder which will accommodate any size beverage container, the cup holder in this chair does not work with my favorite camping beverage container-namely my recycled plastic Rei coffee/tea mug! Suggestion to Rei - change the cup holder in this nice chair to the much larger adjustable design.
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Serves what it was intended for We wanted a portable, relatively lightweight chair (less than 6#), that was comforatble to sit in and able to carry for longer distances than our more stable, rugged chairs with folding side tables, or even larger, heavier chairs of the same design as these. We often carry backpacks with camera and picinic gear for outings and daytrips and these hang easily from them, without much trouble. Not meant for long hikes, but easily adaptible for a couple miles or less. Unsure how they will hold up in the long run, but for the price, it was worth a try.
Date published: 2013-07-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from These chairs are GARBAGE! I ordered a large quantity of these chairs for my employees to use for our summer field work. Within a few weeks of using these chairs they started to fall apart. There are two main seams that go along the back of the chair to the bottom. These two seams started to tear on a majority of the chairs we bought. This caused at least a 12”-16” hole in the bottom of the chair making it impossible to sit in. Another flaw the chair has is the four connection points (the feet) where the legs come together at. The plastic feet break easily and the pins holding the legs in the feet fall out easy causing the chair to collapse when you sit in it. I guarantee you that one of these defects will happen if you buy this chair. Don’t waste your money or time with this chair. You will end up having to return it for an exact replacement (that will just break again) or upgrade. Save some time and just buy a different chair!
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a Good Sit As I sat to write my own review, I skimmed a few others and realized mine would be exactly the opposite of everyone else's. Oh well, I guess here goes my opposing take on these chairs. First, the chairs are sturdier than most camp chairs and also more compact than many of them out there. They do not have a storage sleeve, but those things are often a pain anyway. The chair will clip when closed and won't be a problem to haul around without opening. As far as the sit goes, the problem both my daughter and I have with the chair is that it is more of a reclining position than a sitting position. I cannot imagine how it would look at an event if you were lounged back in this thing while everyone else was sitting up and watching. Also, we felt a bit as if we might flip over the back since the back is so low. We wouldn't, but it kind of feels that way. Basically, rather than sitting like a traditional chair with a seat and a back, it sits very much like a sling yet without anywhere for your shoulders and head to rest as you are leaning back. And we are rather small people. Having said that, though, my larger and taller husband really likes it. It should be noted that he generally prefers a reclining position whenever possible, though. It is possible that this camp chair is nice around a campfire, especially if you are by yourself and attempting to sleep with a flopping head rather than to see or chat with people across the fire. It just might not be so great for events.
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of nice options for compact folding chair As the children's outdoor sporting events start back up again, I was faced with needing a new camp chair. Spotted this one at REI while shopping. The chair is sturdy and feels comfortable for my 210lb frame. I love that this chair, instead of a dumb 'storage bag' has simply a carabiner and shoulder strap. Game over, I can stand-up and clip the legs together and go. No bag that will eventually rip out the bottom. My only complaint is that the back is a wee bit shorter than expected. Leaning back, the chair hits a little below my shoulder blades.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best-est / Cheapest I haven't been camping since backpacking day's in college. I went camping w/ a bunch of friends that were very experienced campers; they were geared up & well stocked, but I needed a few things for the trip. The REI Camp Compact Chair is truly the best camp chair in it's price range you can find. It worked great, is comfortable enough and easy to fold up. This chair fit right in w/ the other chairs the real experienced campers were using. I'm sure you can spend 2 to 3 times more and get a more comfortable camp chair, but you won't find a better chair anywhere close to the regular price of this camp chair. Not very light & you won't want to carry it w/ other stuff a long way, but great for car camping. I look forward to using it at outdoor concerts
Date published: 2017-06-08
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What is approx height of front edge of seat?  (Distance ground to unoccupied seat)

Asked by: Midwest Bear
​The seat height for the Camp Compact Chair is 11 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-01
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