Affordable Backpacking Chair

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Marchway is a bit of a dark horse when it comes to the competition amongst camping chairs for backpacking. It’s a perfectly viable option for backpackers who don’t mind an extra pound or two and find themselves wincing at the price of other options like the Chair Zero.

Despite weight considerations, I expect that their Ultralight Folding Chair will turn quite a few heads when it comes to value. I’ve even found Marchway’s design to be a little more comfortable and feel more stable than the featherweight competition.

Amongst backpacking options, the Marchway Ultralight Folding Chair isn’t a standout in weight or ruggedness, but it does lead the charge in price. Anyone looking for an cheap camping chair beyond a basic “sit pad” should strongly consider this as an option, so long as they are willing to deal with an extra pound. It’s also no slouch in comfort.

I’d recommend the Marchway Ultralight model as a crossover option for people looking for something affordable they can take from their backyard to their local National Park.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.1

Reasons to buy:

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    Way more affordable than other chairs in this category
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    A bit more comfortable and stable than lighter alternatives
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    Relatively easy assembly

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markTwice as heavy as leading backpacking competitors
  • check-markThe mesh back isn't as durable as a total ripstop design
  • check-markThe assembly is easy, but not as easy as some of the competition

Where to buy:

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Marchway Ultralight Folding

Specs & Features

  • Packed weight: 2lbs 0.3oz (measured)
  • Assembled weight: 1lb 13.9oz (measured)
  • Capacity: 250lbs
  • Materials: Aircraft-grade aluminum, ripstop nylon, anti-slip nylon
  • Meshed back for breathability
  • Zippered carrying case
  • Easy tent-pole setup
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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.1

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Way more affordable than other chairs in this category
  • check-mark
    A bit more comfortable and stable than lighter alternatives
  • check-mark
    Relatively easy assembly

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markTwice as heavy as leading backpacking competitors
  • check-markThe mesh back isn't as durable as a total ripstop design
  • check-markThe assembly is easy, but not as easy as some of the competition

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