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The 8 Best Loveseat-Style Double Camping Chairs

Snuggle up in a seat for two next to the campfire.

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The Expert: As a professional gear tester for outdoor publications like TripSavvy, The Spruce, Forbes, and Backpackers, I’ve gotten to be hands-on with plenty of options for outdoor comfort, from hammocks to inflatable camping pads. I car camp several times a year and backpack equally as much, so I know what matters with camping chairs: comfort, ease of portability, and weight. I use a double camp chair at home on my deck and have carried it from riverbank hangout sessions to the bottom of rock climbing walls to campouts at music festivals.

If one is good, two is better, right? For some buyers, that’s the case when it comes to camping chairs. Whether you’re one person who likes to curl your legs up or two people who want to snuggle up by a campfire, loveseat camp chairs give you double the space.

Loveseat camp chairs aren’t the best for backpacking since they usually weigh nearly twice as much as a single chair. But if you’re backpacking, you’re probably going to carry an ultralight tiny chair, if anything at all. Loveseat camp chairs are better for beach days, bonfires, and car camping, though they can also work as deck furniture in a pinch. And if you’re the kind of parent who spends Saturday mornings at soccer games, well, you probably already know how important it is to have a comfortable place to sit on the sidelines. Here are our favorite loveseat camp chairs for an afternoon outside for two.

What to Consider

If you’re already browsing for a camp chair, you’ve probably already figured out why you need one: for portable seating outdoors. For more permanent or stylish furniture for your deck or patio, you’ll probably want to focus more on searching for outdoor living furniture, rather than camp furniture.

But if you know you want a two-person camp chair, pay close attention to two significant measurements: the chair’s overall weight and the packed (or carrying) size. Of course, if you don’t plan to carry it very far, neither of those matter too much—it’s easy to move a chair from your car to your campsite if they’re only 20 feet from one another, even if your chair weighs 20 pounds. But if you plan to carry it to sporting events or parks where you may have to walk with it for more than a few minutes, you’ll want to keep the weight under 15 pounds and look for one with a carrying strap or wheels.

If you’re on the bigger or taller side, you’ll also want to consider factors like the overall weight limit as well as per-seat weight. For example, a chair may have a rating of 500 pounds total, but the per-seat rating may be 250. That means it couldn’t be shared between a 300-pound person and a child. And if you’re very tall (or maybe have knee issues), you’ll want to choose a chair with a higher seat height to make it easy to get in and out.

Maintenance

Camp chairs don’t usually require you to be very gentle—they’re made for use on dirt and rocks, after all—but know that leaving them outdoors in extreme cold can eventually cause plastic parts to become brittle and possibly crack. Even no-fade fabrics will eventually fade and show wear in extreme weather, so try to keep it stored in a closet or garage when not in use.

How We Selected

Because there are far fewer options for double camp chairs as there are singles, we were able to spend a lot of time doing deep dives into these products, including personal testing, reading reviews across a range of websites and retailers, and researching the fabrics and materials of each chair to make sure they hold up to the brand’s claims. We also eliminated all options that didn’t meet some basic requirements, including those with too low of a weight limit or an extremely large packed size.

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Best Overall
Kelty Loveseat
Kelty amazon.com
$139.95

Key Specs

  • Weight: 15 lb., 6 oz.
  • Weight Limit: 400 lb.
  • Seat Height: 17 in.

Kelty was one of the first brands to make a two-person camp chair, and its loveseat is still one of the top performers on the market. It’s best for two people who don’t mind being close, since there’s no middle armrest—but that also means one person can spread out or lounge with their feet up. From my personal experience, it’s also great if you camp with a clingy dog who’s only happy if they’re sitting next to you. It comes in a version with a slightly lower seat height that may be more comfortable for shorter buyers or children, as well as a version with more mesh for hot days where you’d like to avoid sticking to the fabric.

  • Comes with a wheeled tote bag
  • Easy to roll up
  • Adjustable armrests

  • Hard to carry on uneven surfaces
  • Low weight limit
Great Value
Mountain Summit Gear Loveseat
Mountain Summit Gear rei.com
$99.95

Key Specs

  • Weight: 15 lb.
  • Weight Limit: 500 lb. (300 per seat)
  • Seat Height: 17.5 in.

The Mountain Summit Gear Loveseat is a great buy, especially at about $100. Because it’s a bit tricky to get into the stuff sack and has no wheels, you probably wouldn’t want to use it for one person. But if you have two people to help load it and pack it up, you’ll be happy with this purchase, especially because each seat can support up to 300 pounds. 

  • Fairly low price
  • Sturdy and reinforced

  • No wheels on carrying case
  • Seat height may be high for shorter buyers
Most Versatile
OmniCore Designs MoonPhase LoveSeat Folding Double Camp Chair
OmniCore Designs amazon.com
$99.97

Key Specs

  • Weight: 20 lb.
  • Weight Limit: 600 lb.
  • Seat Height: 17 in.

The MoonPhase Loveseat is an especially great option for versatility. If you have two friends sharing the bench, you can separate the seats to both make space between yourselves and gently curve the loveseat to face each other. If you don’t mind sitting close (or are limited on space), just push the seats together again. It even has a built-in bottle opener (perfect for socializing by the campfire) and comes in a three-person version, though that one’s a bit too bulky to take camping.

  • Convertible seating arrangement
  • Backpack straps for easier carrying

  • Bulky and heavy
For the Beach
Goplus Double Folding Picnic Chairs
Goplus amazon.com
$89.99
$69.99 (22% off)

Key Specs

  • Weight: 12.8 lb.
  • Weight Limit: 500 lb.
  • Seat Height: 17 in.

The GoPlus Folding Picnic Chair is surprisingly lightweight, considering it includes an umbrella and a small table with a built-in cooler plus two beach chairs. The insulated cooler table separates the chairs, so it’s not the best if you’re trying to snuggle up. But it’ll save you from needing to carry a cooler or an umbrella on your next beach trip and clocks in at a very reasonable sub-13 pounds.

  • Built-in cooler
  • Mesh side pockets
  • Lightweight

  • Seats are slightly narrow
  • Removable umbrella isn’t adjustable
Best Fold-Flat
Caravan Canopy Infinity Reclining Camping Chair
Caravan Canopy wayfair.com
$176.99

Key Specs

  • Weight: 37 lb.
  • Weight Limit: 550 lb.
  • Seat Height: 21 in.

If you love your traditional reclining camp chair but would rather share it with a special someone, opt for this two-person reclining loveseat. It’s a no-frills option that folds flat to lay in the backseat of a car or slide into a shed. However, it doesn’t fully collapse into any sort of carrying case, so it’s best for car camping or using it as patio furniture rather than carrying it to soccer games or beach gatherings.

  • Stores flat
  • Headrests
  • Reclines

  • Not fully collapsible
  • Very heavy
Best Budget
Ozark Trail Camping Love Seat
Ozark Trail walmart.com
$58.86

Key Specs

  • Weight: 14.65 lb.
  • Weight Limit: 500 lb.
  • Seat Height: 16 in.

The Ozark Trail Love Seat isn’t the cheapest loveseat camp chair on the market, but it’s close—and it’s certainly the best value pick when you take into account quality and comfort. The seat and backrest are padded with a cushy polyester fill, making them comfortable for hours on end. It’s another seat that’s best for two people who don’t mind being close; while it has sides, it doesn’t truly have armrests, so you’ll likely be leaning on the person next to you to some extent.

  • Great price
  • Cushioned
  • Side pockets
  • Good for dogs

  • Minimal armrests
  • No cup holders
Best Lightweight
Coleman Quattro Lax Double Chair
Coleman campingworld.com
$68.99

Key Specs

  • Weight: 10 lb., 7 oz.
  • Weight Limit: 550 lb.
  • Seat Height: 14.5 in.

Camp loveseats will always be a bit too heavy to backpack with for overnight trips, but at 10 pounds, the Coleman Quattro Double is light enough to carry for a mile or two. So if you’re planning to hike out to catch the perfect sunset, one person can sling this chair over their shoulders while the other carries the backpack full of snacks and a blanket. Note that Coleman is able to shave a few pounds by keeping the metal to a minimum, which means this chair has a rather low seat height of just 14.5 inches.

  • Back pockets
  • Lightweight

  • Low chair height may be hard for taller users
Best Inflatable
Chillbo Shwaggins Inflatable Couch
Chillbo amazon.com
$42.57

Key Specs

  • Weight: 3 lb.
  • Weight Limit: 440 lb.
  • Seat Height: 14.5 in.

This inflatable camp seating option may not come with a cup holder, but if you’re looking for seating for two you can toss in your backpack, it’s a great option. The inflatable couch is big enough for two people to sit or one person to lounge. It folds to a very petite 13 x 7 x 3.5 inches, so it’ll likely fit into your daypack or beach bag. Just be sure to watch the instruction video on how to inflate it before you take it into the woods with no cell service.

  • Lightweight
  • Folds up very small
  • Affordable

  • Nontraditional style
  • No extra features
  • Hard to sit upright
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