For many campers The ideal chair is durable, comfortable and lightweight and includes storage to maximize convenience. REI Co-op’s Camp X fits the bill nicely: The X-shaped webbing effectively tensions the seat and backpanel to distribute weight evenly, the steel frame is strong and confidence-inspiring, and the cup holder and drop-down pocket at either arm rest make it easy to stow a beverage and smaller items like your phone or keys. We also like the fabric’s mesh construction which breathes well even in hot conditions and quickly dries in the event of a clear sky. With a price of just $50, it’s quite a lot of value for money.
What are the drawbacks that come with what is the drawbacks to REI Camp X? The chair is closer to the ground than the majority of conventional campers (the seat is set 10.5 inches. from the ground) however some people might prefer the higher back heights offered by more spacious versions (including Coleman Quad and the Alps King Kong or Coleman Quad below). We’ve noticed it to be the case that both King Kong and Quad are heavy when packed and take up an enormous volume of storage space inside your car and especially when you’re taking more than one chair. While Camp X Camp X may not be the most comfortable or soft alternative, it’s an extremely sensible and well-thought-out design that ticks all the boxes we want in a high-quality all-rounder.