REI Co-op Camp Xtra Chair ($70)


24.5 x 24.75 x 34.25 in.

Seat height:

17.5 in.


10 lbs.

What we like:

A more comfortable and feature-rich alternative to the Camp X.

What we don’t:

The King Kong above is the better value.

Rei Co-op’s Camp X above sacrifices some support and comfort to cut weight and the appropriately named Camp Xtra slots in as a premium and features-rich alternative. With a weight of 10 pounds The Camp Xtra is around 3 pounds heavier than the Camp X and packs down significantly, however the weight loss comes with some enhancements. We particularly like the two cup holders (which can be sized to fit different shape mugs and bottles) and the side storage pocket and simple but easily collapseable leg design. At 17.5 inches above the ground The Xtra gives a more natural sitting position more people than 10.5-inch Camp X.

Comparatives to the top-rated Camp X aside, the Camp Xtra also falls short of the Alps King Kong above from an economic perspective. Both chairs are made of a the same 600-denier materials, have the same storage arrangement and are about the same height off the ground, and are both comfortable and large. The King Kong comes in a greater variety of colors, has a greater weight limit (800 pounds. against. Rei’s limit of 400 pounds. limit (which is a reflection of the quality of its construction) It also has an incredibly wide seat for about the same cost. The REI weighs less and can be packed down less than the other, but the majority of campers are more interested in the space more than the weight. If you are able to purchase the REI at a discounted price during one of REI’s sale times however (or make use of your annual dividend) you’ll not be disappointed.


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