Camping, in the truest sense, is an excursion away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In an emulation of how our ancestors lives, we take our tents and sleeping bags to the wilderness and lay our heads under the stars. But camping is more than sleeping inside a tent. You need to sit around for various activities. So the right camping chair is a must. In recent years, camping chairs with footrest attachments are becoming quite popular. What better way to relax than kicking up your feet beside a natural fire?
There are so many of these chairs available at the moment. Some ranges exist in price as well as quality. But the idea remains the same, provide the most comfortable camping chair possible. The attached footrests and most often either detachable or can be folded down. Some chairs also recline as the footrest kicks up. Not quite the Lazy Boy in the forest, but not too far off either. So what are the best camping chair with footrest options?
A popular model comes to us from APLS. The official name is the Mountaineering Escape with Footrest Camping Chair. Priced at a little over $40, it’s in the same range as other camping chairs, those without footrests. For its popularity and durability, it has become a chair of choice for camping aficionados everywhere. Still, it is one of the more basic options you’ll come across. It’s lightweight, and folds up to a small size. You find the available cup holder, as traditional for these types of outdoor chairs.
A more luxurious option is the Wilderness Recliner from L.L. Bean. The polyester seat is colored a nice dark blue with gray and black trip. You even find almond colored wooden arm rests on the seat. Everything on the chair is designed to resist the damage of water and other weather related dangers. The footrest here works more like one you’d find on a beach chair, as is the reclining feature. This is a portable, high-duty option that costs anywhere between $50 and $65, depending on the color you choose.
Imagine this for a moment. You’re looking at two camping chairs with footrest features. It wasn’t long ago that folding chairs were simple wood, aluminum, or plastic. And the footrests were a luxury item only found in front of expensive chairs. The two products mentioned above are a brilliant example of human ingenuity. Combing the two otherwise separate components onto one, easy to fold camping chair is an inventive change of pace. Nature is still pristine in its simplicity. Humans, on the other hand, require comfort when we sit or engage in outdoor fun. Camping should not be an exercise in asceticism. It should be relaxing. That is why we welcome camping chairs with footrest availability into our outdoor camping trips.