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The 11 Best Rocking Camp Chairs for a Relaxing RV Trip

The 11 Best Rocking Camp Chairs for a Relaxing RV Trip

Today’s post is for the rockers among us. No, not The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, or U2. We’re talking about rocking camp chairs! Surprised they exist? Read on!

A camping chair is a pretty standard piece of gear for most campers. But there are camping chairs and then there are CAMPING CHAIRS!

Camping chairs can get pretty fancy. In fact, we recently published a post on heated camping chairs.

Today’s focus is on ROCKING camp chairs. This is the chair for the RVers and campers among us who relax by rocking and hate leaving their rocking chairs at home when they travel.

Think there probably aren’t many rocking camp chairs on the market?  Think again! There are plenty, and we’ve got 11 of the most popular right here in this post!

Let’s rock!

Things to Consider When Shopping for a Rocking Camp Chair

If you’re an RVer who loves to rock when you’re relaxing and you’d consider buying a rocking chair made for camping, there are a few things you’ll want to look for when you’re shopping.

Lightweight/Compact/Easy to Store

For all RVers and campers, gear that is lightweight, compact, and easy to store is important.

Keeping the weight of things we carry down and finding a spot to store another piece of gear can be challenging. That’s why, whenever an RVer shops for something new, its weight, size, and packability are primary considerations.

When shopping for a rocker chair for camping, then, you’ll want to take a look at the weight of the chair and how it collapses for storage. (You’ll also want to figure out where in your rig you’ll store it.)

Portability

You’ll also want your rocking camp chair to be easy to transport.

Weight figures in here as well, of course, but some camping rocking chairs have features like backpack straps for easy transport.

Look for features that make your chair easier to carry.

Comfort

A man, woman, and child sitting in camp chairs by a fire pit roasting marshmallows

Camp chairs need to be comfortable since they’re the ones you’ll be using whenever you’re sitting outside your rig.

Comfort is a consideration with any lounge chair.

If you’re not comfortable sitting by fire pits, lakes, etc., there’s no point in owning that chair at all.

User reviews can be most helpful here. Real-world users will give you the scoop on whether or not the chair was comfortable for longer than the few minutes required to test one in a store.

Back and Neck Support

Depending on your body length, adequate back (lumbar) and neck support of any chair will vary from person to person.

No one knows your body better than you do. Give some consideration to where the back and neck support fall on any given chair.

And as always, read user reviews to get a sense of how others have fared in this regard. Often reviewers will give you their height and weight for comparison which can be particularly helpful.

Extra Features

Some rocking camp chairs have multiple extra features while others simply offer a good solid chair in which to sit and rock.

If you want a drink holder, a pocket for your cell phone or another device, look into those features of the chairs you’re considering.

Durability

The durability of any piece of gear is important. You want to be able to use it over many camping seasons and on various types of terrain.

You also want it to survive occasionally getting wet, the amount of weight that it will hold, and being tossed into a storage compartment.

Price

Price is always a consideration for most of us. We all have different budgets and, while camping chairs that rock are a little more pricey than non-rocking camp chairs, we’ve tried to represent a variety of price points in our list.

The Most Popular Rocking Camp Chairs on the Market

Speaking of our list, here are 11 of the most popular rocking camp chairs on the market today with a short summary in list form showing why each one is a favorite.

We’re categorizing them by weight support. So, we’ll start with the chairs that support the least amount of weight (minimum 250 pounds) and move to rocking camp chairs that support up to 350 and even 600 pounds.

Having said that, with something like a camping chair (and especially one that rocks), we take the stated weight limits with a grain of salt. In other words, we would always exceed our needs with gear like a camping chair.

So…pull up your favorite home rocking chair, and let’s get down to the business of finding you a rocking camp chair!

Rocking Camp Chairs with 250-Pound Weight Capacity

These are the rocking camping chairs on our list that support the least amount of weight. They’re still hefty, durable chairs with many excellent reviews.

MacSports MacRocker Outdoor Foldable Rocking Chair

  • Chair Weight: 9.5 pounds
  • Frame Material: Powder-coated alloy steel
  • Fabric: 600D heavy-duty canvas
  • Features: Wide seat (24″ x 25″), padded armrests, mesh pockets
  • Folded Dimensions: 25″ W x 5″ D x 34″ H 
  • Notes: Amazon’s product description contains discrepancies in the weight capacity (225 vs 250).
MacSports MacRocker Outdoor Foldable Rocking Chair | Portable Rocking Chairs for Adults, Collapsible, Springless Guards for Camping Fishing Backyard | Weight Capacity up to 225 lbs (1 Pack, Blue)
  • No Assembly Required - Folds and unfolds in under 5 Seconds for easy mobility and portability; comes with carry handles
  • Features MacRocker's exclusive spring-less proprietary smooth rocking technology along with Anti-tipping protection guards and anti-rust frame

Creative Outdoor Collapsible Folding Rocking Director Chair

  • Chair Weight: 12 pounds
  • Frame Material: Alloy steel
  • Fabric: High-quality denier and breathable mesh
  • Features: Wide seat (24″ x 35″), padded armrests, multiple pockets, tip-resistant rocking, water bottle holder, detachable soft cooler, backpack straps for easy carrying.
  • Folded Dimensions: 22”W x 5”D x 29”H
  • Notes: Reviewers love this chair but there are many mentions of it being heavy.
Creative Outdoor Collapsible Folding Rocking Director Chair | Camping Picnic Beach & Patio | Orange/Gray
  • FEATURE PACKED: includes tip resistant rocking, a magazine pocket, water bottle holder, mesh back rest for ventilation, and detachable soft-sided zip...
  • COMFORT & VERSATILITY: Creative Outdoor’s ergonomic design and padded arms reduces hot spots, minimizes muscle stress, and maximizes comfort for...

GCI Outdoor Kickback Rocker

  • Chair Weight: 10.6 pounds
  • Frame Material: Powder-coated alloy steel
  • Fabric: Not stated
  • Features: Beverage holder, phone pocket, carry strap.
  • Folded Dimensions: Not stated, but dimensions with the chair open are 32.5 x 27.2 x 31.7 inches.
  • Notes: This is a mid-size chair with a seat height that is lower than standard chairs at 31.7″. A couple of reviewers noted this is not the chair for older adults who may have difficulty rising from a low chair. There are also a few reviews stating that the material doesn’t hold up.
GCI Outdoor Kickback Rocker Portable Rocking Chair & Outdoor Camping Chair
  • Mid-size chair folds compact
  • Outdoor Rocking Chair: Equipped with a slightly lower seat and a mid-sized design, this portable folding chair quickly and easily folds up for simple...

Outsunny Zero Gravity Reclining Rocking Chair

  • Chair Weight: 22 pounds
  • Frame Material: Powder-coated steel
  • Fabric: Breathable polyethylene mesh
  • Features: Reclines with adjustable back and footrest, headrest pillow, plastic accessory tray.
  • Folded Dimensions:  43.5″ L x 26″ W x 6″ H
  • Notes: We’re placing this into the 250-pound capacity category, but the manufacturer’s stated weight capacity of this chair is 265 pounds.  In its upright position, this chair has dimensions of 47.25″ L x 26.5″ W x 40.25″. It can be used as a steady recliner or as a rocking chair. At 22 lbs, it’s also the heaviest in this group by a good margin.
Outsunny Zero Gravity Reclining Rocking Chair, Lounge Rocker, Folding, Pillow, Side Tray, Cup and Phone Holder, Black
  • ZERO-GRAVITY RECLINING ROCKER: This outdoor rocking lounge chair features an adjustable back and footrest that can customize to whatever position best...
  • STURDY STEEL: This reclining rocker hold up under pressure with a strong steel frame and a powder-coated finish to support 265 lbs. of total weight...

Rocking Camp Chairs with 300-Pound Weight Capacity

Following are some of the most popular rocking camp chairs with a 300-pound weight capacity.

TIMBER RIDGE Foldable Padded Rocking Chair

  • Chair Weight: 18.5 pounds
  • Frame Material: Alloy steel
  • Fabric: 600D polyester with foam padding
  • Features: High back (29″ from seat), side pocket, beverage holder, locking mechanism.
  • Folded Dimensions: 23″L x 6″W x 48 1/2″H
  • Notes: Reviewers really like the high back and general comfort of this rocking chair, though a couple mention that the back is “too upright” for their liking.
Sale
TIMBER RIDGE Foldable Padded Rocking Chair for Outdoor, High Back and Heavy Duty, Portable for Camping, Patio, Lawn, Garden, Yard or Balcony-Supports up to 300lbs (Brown)
  • SMOOTH ROCKING MOTION: Safety latch locks rocker in open position while a soothing motion lets you rock gently while you sit back, relax, and enjoy...
  • SPECIFICATIONS: When opened, this folding rocking chair measures 36"L x 23"W x 40 1/2"H with the back of the chair 29" (from seat to the top)

PORTAL Oversized Folding Rocking Camping Chair

  • Chair Weight: 16.5 pounds
  • Frame Material: Steel
  • Fabric: High-density polyester and honeycomb mesh
  • Features: Side pocket, carry bag, high back (29″).
  • Folded Dimensions: 7 “L x 7 “W x 40″H
  • Notes: This chair has a high back and reviewers note that it folds up compactly into the included bag. (One reviewer estimated that it takes up only about 30% more space to store than a standard folding camping chair.)
Sale
PORTAL Oversized Folding Rocking Camping Chair Portable Outdoor Rocker with High Back Hard Armrests Carry Bag, Supports 300 lbs, Black
  • Oversized for big man- The outdoor rocking chair has a wider seat and can hold up to 300 lbs, so even larger people can enjoy a brisk rocking. You can...
  • Easy to assemble and fold- There is almost no assembly, and it only takes one person 10s to complete! Once you know the trick, you'll be amazed at its...

Sunnyfeel Camping Rocking Chair

  • Chair Weight: 11 pounds
  • Frame Material: Powder-coated alloy steel
  • Fabric: Double-seam 600 x 300D oxford cloth & 3D mesh with 140g foam padding
  • Features: Mesh pockets on each side, high back, carry bag with shoulder strap.
  • Folded Dimensions: 43L×9W×7D inches
  • Notes: Seat depth is significant at 34″. Reviewers like the chair but several of them note that it’s difficult to close. No cup holder.

KingCamp Hammock Camping Chair

  • Chair Weight: 10.3 pounds
  • Frame Material: High-strength 6063 aluminum alloy and steel
  • Fabric: Padded mesh
  • Features: Padded headrest, cup holder, swinging feature, storage bag with shoulder strap.
  • Folded Dimensions: Unknown
  • Notes: This is a swinging hammock chair with a high backrest.
KingCamp Swinging Camping Chair,Lightweight Hammock Camping Chair,Aluminum Alloy Rocker Camp Chair with Headrest Cup Holder Recliner for Outdoor Picnic Beach Sporting Events Concerts Backyard (Black)
  • HAMMOCK CHAIR: New hammock camping chair style, you can freely sit or recline. Adjust the strap, your can find perfect back angle. The swinging camp...
  • OVERSIZE: KingCamp folding rocking chair is 37.8"x27.1"x47.2", max load: 300 lbs, you have roomy seat area to wiggle around unrestricted, and high...

Rocking Camp Chairs with 350-Pound Weight Capacity

The following rocking camp chairs have a weight capacity of 350 pounds.

Coastrail Outdoor Folding Rocking Camping Chair

  • Chair Weight: 16 pounds
  • Frame Material: Alloy steel
  • Fabric: Polyester
  • Features: Padded high back, cup holder, side storage with several closeable pockets, carry bag.
  • Folded Dimensions: 41″ x 8.3″ x 10″
  • Notes: This chair has removable rocker legs, so it can be used as a straight chair or as a rocking chair. It also has a padded seat and armrests and offers 30° of rocking.
Coastrail Outdoor Folding Rocking Camping Chair High Back Padded Lawn Chair with Foldable Cup Holder, Side Storage, Back Pocket for Camping Hiking Heavy Duty 350lbs Weight Capacity, Blue
  • 2 CHAIRS IN 1: Easily converts from a comfortable camp chair to a relaxing rocking chair with the removable rocker legs. Multi-function chair for...
  • LARGE & STABILE: Open dimensions 24.4 x 22.3 x 39.8 inches. High quality 600D polyester fabric and powder coated steel tube frame. Support up to 350...

Giantex Camping Rocking Chair

  • Chair Weight: 14 pounds
  • Frame Material: Powder-coated steel
  • Fabric: Premium oxford fabric and cotton
  • Features: Padded cushion, large seat, folds easily.
  • Folded Dimensions: 28″L x 8″W x 45.5″H
  • Notes: This chair does not collapse into a small format but simply folds flat.

Rocking Camp Chair with 600-Pound Weight Capacity

This oversized chair has heavy-duty components making it suitable to safely hold up to 600 pounds.

Guide Gear Oversized XXL Rocking Camp Chair

  • Chair Weight: 30.6 pounds
  • Frame Material: Powder-coated tubular alloy steel
  • Fabric: 600 denier polyester
  • Features: Oversized design with 25″ padded seat, molded armrests, adjustable pad for use as headrest or lumbar pillow
  • Folded Dimensions: Not given but folds flat and open dimensions are 44.5 x 34.5 x 7.5 inches
  • Notes: This chair gets some rave reviews but please note that in two places within the product description, the weight of this chair is stated to be 30.6 pounds. In one other area, it’s noted to weigh only 17.5 pounds.
Guide Gear XXL Oversized Rocking Camping Chair, Heavy-Duty 600 lb Capacity Portable Folding Outdoor Camp Rocker Chairs for Adults, Green/Black
  • DESIGNED FOR COMFORT – We designed our Guide Gear Oversized Rocking Camping Chair for heavy people as one size DOESN'T fit all. The ultimate camp...
  • SUPPORTS UP TO 600 LBS – This heavy-duty camping chair comfortably supports weights up to 600 lbs which is impressive. A pull pin locks/unlocks this...

Do You Have a Favorite Rocking Camp Chair?

If you have a favorite camp chair that rocks, we’d love to hear about it. Drop us the details in a comment below and rock on!

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Scott Hall

Monday 10th of October 2022

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Susan Johnston

Monday 10th of October 2022

Our favorite rocking camp chair is the Cabela's Big Outdoorsman Rocker Fold-Up Chair. It holds more than 300 pounds, is padded with a nice high back. It was affordable ($99), but doesn’t have a cupholder. We love it for the padding and high back!

TheRVgeeks

Monday 10th of October 2022

Glad you’ve found a great chair, Susan. Thanks for sharing… we’ll have to check it out!

John S.

Monday 10th of October 2022

Build quality and comfort are the two top priorities for me. I'd rather spend the extra $20 to get a well built chair and that you are glad you bought every time you use it.

A great list for people going to the next big RV rally.

TheRVgeeks

Monday 10th of October 2022

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John

Monday 10th of October 2022

I have a GCI version of the MacSports rocker and love it. It’s $75 from Tractor Supply. I’ve never been without a rocking chair at home and now I have one for camping. It’s comfortable, folds flat, and is easy to set up and fold. It lives in my truck so I can use it for sporting events our grandkids play in.

TheRVgeeks

Monday 10th of October 2022

Thanks for sharing, John!

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