Summer is here and we’re spending a lot more time outdoors. Whether you’re gearing up for a camping trip, hiking, or just want to relax comfortably at the beach this year (spoken like a tall person who’s been stuck in a small folding chair too many times), there’s one piece of equipment that promises to take your outdoor comfort to the next level: a swinging hammock chair.
We first spotted these chairs on TikTok and were immediately intrigued. They basically combine the best parts of having a hammock with an outdoor lounger, without having to struggle to tie something between two trees. Like a hammock, they allow you to sit up and rock back and forth, much like a portable rocking chair. See one in action below.
Even if you plan on staying indoors all summer to avoid being devoured by mosquitoes, the chair is still useful for lounging between the four walls of your home, as the Amazon review admitted. Julie: “Good buy…we put it in the living room first to try it out and it’s been there longer than I care to admit, just because it’s so comfortable.
There are many iterations of the hammock chair available on Amazon, so we’ve selected the ones with the best reviews, available at various price points. They all hold at least 300 pounds and can fold up into their included stuff sacks when not in use (although we recommend following this review’s advice when packing).
If comfort, ease of set up and the understated jealousy of everyone you know seems like a go-to formula, then it’s time to get your hands on one of these chairs – it’s sure to be the best home seat for the rest of the season. As Amazon reviewer Janis Ackendorf wrote, “Once I set up this chair at our weekend campsite, it’s rarely unoccupied. As soon as a seated person gets up, another rushes to take their place. Family members are already giving hints about a possible Christmas or birthday present suggestion.
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Ozark Trail Steel Folding Hammock Chair
Seen all over TikTok, this hammock chair has a comfy padded seat and will make you feel like you’re in a real hammock. The chair features a blue and gray triangular design and comes with a storage bag. It has a weight capacity of 300 pounds.
Promising results: “Okay, I’m not one to write reviews, but I have to give my word on this chair. So I’m from SoCal and currently residing in SoCal and just got back from a Ducks game (we lost :/ , 3-4) but I have to go home and open this chair I just picked up earlier this afternoon and sat on it and you know what? the moment, the defining moment, this chair is He. Instantly, he lifted me up, this chair brought me joy! Being able to freely step into this chair and hook it up is in itself simply the best , but trusting the quality that it will support me makes it fair.If you are on the fence about this chair.You are no more, you will NEVER need to buy another chair after this one This is the one and only chair you’ll ever want or need!
KingCamp hammock chair
Lie back and soak up the sun – or artificial indoor lighting – in this comfortable swivel chair with a 300-pound weight capacity. It exists in green, khaki, black, blue and red.
Promising results: “I bought this chair for a quiet retreat in a cabin in the woods. Setting up this chair was super easy. It’s also light enough to move easily. I’ve spent hours in this chair reading and relax. It was so much better than a standard camping chair because of the comfort. Truly the best chair ever.” —M.K. Fisher
Rio Foldable Hammock Chair
Enjoy comfort on the go with this swinging hammock chair. It has padded armrests and comes with a bag to store it. The weight capacity is 300 lbs.
Promising results: “Love this chair! I don’t like to sit still but I needed a chair for kids football games and this is perfect. Super easy to set up and I can rock and keep moving .Excellent support and very comfortable.” — Katt3232
Deerfamy Rocking Hammock Chair
Designed with a breathable and ventilated backrest, this hammock chair keeps you dry and cool on hot summer days. The weight capacity is 350 lbs.
Promising results: “OMG what can I say. I found the ULTIMATE chair. Well made, sturdy, super easy to assemble/disassemble. Took it camping this weekend and everyone who sat in it wanted it link to buy it. My search for the perfect camping chair has come to an end.” — J. Ramsey
Nemo Stargaze Reclining Camp Chair
You can swing anywhere with this ultra-durable all-terrain chair. It even has an auto recline feature that will adjust your body to the perfect angle. All you have to do is lean back and let it do all the work. It also comes with a storage bag and has a weight capacity of 300 pounds.
Promising results: “Combining a personal hammock AND a recliner? It’s triple the comfort!
It’s expensive, sure, but man is it worth it. It’s literally portable, easy to set up/take down, and has an application for anything and everything (beach, stargazing, camping, queuing for tickets, settling in for a hike to relax, or doing a snack break).
Oh… it’s also a fantastic sun lounger at the pool! (mesh back means water drips off and ventilates your back!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND purchasing this chair. This will be the only outdoor chari you will ever need or want to sit on again!” —Richard Yau