Our Favorite Heated Camping Chairs for a Toasty Backside

By: Derek Vitiello | Last Updated on January 31, 2024

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You know that feeling when you’re sitting by a crackling campfire but your backside doesn’t have the same warm glow as your frontside?

Is your butt always cold no matter how superior your campfire game is?

I can build a pretty sweet campfire. But the only way to warm my butt is to stand up and point it towards the flames.

*Cue dad joke about farting into the campfire.* 

At least that’s how it used to be. BUT NOT ANYMORE.

I don’t have this problem now that I have a heated camping chair.

No more cold butt. No more standing in front of a campfire rotating to warm all sides of my body.

JUST PURE BLISS.

Now I can focus more on devouring half a dozen s’mores, and not feel like I’m sitting on a brass toilet seat in an Eskimo’s outhouse.

And the best part? You can enjoy this feeling too! 

Check out the best heated camping chairs for camping below! #1 is my favorite, but you should also check out #4!

AT A GLANCE: All the Heated Camping Chairs We Tested

Specs

  • Battery life: Battery not included
  • Weight: 12 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 23.6” D x 22.8” W x 39.4” H
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs. 
  • Max Temperature: 149°F
  • Warranty: 2 years

Pros

  • Highest max temperature on this list
  • Best heated camping chair for the money
  • 2 year warranty

Cons

  • Doesn’t come with a battery

In the world of camping chairs, The Slys Heated Camping Chairhad me at hello.’ It’s not just another piece of camp equipment.

It’s a love story.

I now understood the true meaning of love at FIRST SIT.

The long-lasting battery life (up to 10 hours!) is like a love that never fades. It warms your soul in a way few things can.

The high quality materials are vows of durability. It will stand by you in sickness and in health. Through rugged terrains and cold nights.

This chair is as light as the heartwarming laughter shared between two soulmates. It’s light enough to be carried into a walk-in campsite. But durable enough to stand the test of time.

It’s not just about sitting. This chair will complete you. 

The Slys Heated Camping Chair stands out like a timeless love story in a world full of ordinary camping chairs. 

And it’s ready to write its next chapter with you.

P.S. – See below for a battery recommendation.

Best Heated High Back Camp Chair- Realead Heated Camping Chair

Specs

  • Battery life: Battery not included
  • Weight: 12.5 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 22” D x 22” W x 41” H
  • Weight Capacity: 400 lbs.
  • Max Temperature: 122°F
  • Warranty: 6 months

Pros

  • High Back = Comfort
  • it's a RECLINER
  • Fully Padded Back and Seat

Cons

  • Battery not included

Picture this: a high back chair that rivals the comfort of a heated La-Z-Boy, right in the heart of nature..

The Realead Camping Chair was like bringing the best seat in your living room to the campfire.

The high back design cradles you. It offers a level of support and relaxation that’s unheard of in the camping world.

Now imagine the envy as you lounge heated and happy. Others will gaze longingly at your chair. But it’s not just a chair. 

It’s a THRONE.

A throne that says “I value comfort.

A throne that whispers “This is how to camp in style.”

A throne that’s about to elevate your camping game to legendary status.

And with over 600 units sold last month and a stellar 4.5-star rating from 846 reviews, this chair isn’t following trends – it’s setting them.

P.S. – See below for a battery recommendation.

Most Affordable – Antarctica Gear Heated Camping Chair

Specs

  • Battery life: up to 8 hours
  • Weight: 15 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 34” D x 23” W x 41” H
  • Weight Capacity: 360 lbs.
  • Max Temperature: 140°F
  • Warranty: 2 years

Pros

  • Heats up LIGHTNING FAST
  • Battery included
  • Adjustable backrest

Cons

  • Low quality battery, you may just want to use your own

The Antarctica Gear Heated Camping Chair is the Toyota of the camping world. It’s our go-to choice if you value reliability, affordability, and no-nonsense comfort.

Just like a trusty Toyota, this chair gets you where you need to go – into the realm of cozy outdoor adventureswithout the flashy price tag.

Think of it as your Camry or Corolla in chair form.

Dependable? Check.

Budget-friendly? Absolutely.

It even has an industry-leading warranty that protects you for TWO YEARS.

This chair isn’t about showing off. It’s about showing up. You get consistent, reliable comfort, trip after trip. Just like your favorite Toyota.

Most Luxurious – Gobi Heat Terrain Heated Camping Chair

Specs

  • Battery life: up to 9 hours
  • Weight: 11.3 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 17” D x 25” W x 39” H
  • Weight Capacity: 325 lbs.
  • Max Temperature: 131°F
  • Warranty: 1 year

Pros

  • Battery Lasts forever (9 hours!!)
  • One year warranty
  • Lightweight for easy transport

Cons

  • Most expensive option on this list, but it’s worth it!

If the Antarctica Gear Chair is a Toyota, the Gobi Heat Terrain Chair is a Tesla. It stands out as a front-runner of luxury and innovation in the camping world.

The Terrain Chair heats up in seconds. Just like the instant torque you get from a Tesla.

Swift, powerful, efficient.

And the long-lasting battery (up to 9 hours) is like the long-range capability of a Tesla.

You can enjoy warmth throughout your adventure.

But it’s not just about warmth.

It’s a symbol of prestige.

Top-tier features, high quality materials, and unparalleled style give you a luxurious escape in the wilderness.

The Gobi Heat Terrain – where camping meets luxury.

Best Heated Rocker – SunnyFeel Heated Camping Chair

Specs

  • Battery life: Battery not included

  • Weight: 11 lbs.

  • Dimensions: 35” D x 38.5” W x 39” H

  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs.

  • Max Temperature: 110°F

  • Warranty: 1 year

Pros

  • Rocking chair style
  • Foam padding
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Heat coils only on butt side of chair (not back)

Picture this: the classic comfort of a rocking chair, but with a twist straight out of Silicon Valley.

The SunnyFeel Heated Rocking Chair is like grandma’s rocking chair got a tech-savvy makeover. 

It’s like it went to a tech startup incubator and emerged as a heated, outdoor-ready superstar.

The battery isn’t included, but that leaves the power in your hands. You can use a power bank you already have. Or purchase something affordable online that fits your needs.

Here’s how battery size determines heating time:

  • 5000mAh = 1.8 hours
  • 10,000 mAh = 3.5 hours
  • 20,000 mAh = 7.5 hours

It’s the perfect blend of old-school comfort and new-age technology. So head into the wilderness with a touch of grandma’s love and a dash of tech genius.

P.S. – See below for a battery recommendation.

Best Double Heated Camping Chair – Antarctica Gear Double Chair

Specs

  • Battery life: up to 9 hours

  • Weight: 16.5 lbs.

  • Dimensions: 23.2” D x 57.1” W x 40.6” H

  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs.

  • Max Temperature: 140°F

  • Warranty: 2 years

Pros

  • comes with 2 batteries

Cons

  • harder to transport than a single chair

Imagine your campsite transformed into the cozy, quirky Central Perk. And this heated double chair is your very own orange velvet couch.

It’s where stories unfold, laughter echoes, and warmth is shared. 

It’s not just a place to sit.

It’s a place to connect, reminisce, and create new memories with your own group of friends.

Each seat is like your spot on that famous couch, but with modern conveniences.

The wine glass holder and cup holders are perfect for those evenings when you want to raise a toast under the stars. 

The back pockets are like having Gunther there to hold on to your belongings. They’re perfect for stashing your latest book, or perhaps a script of your own version of “Smelly Cat.”

This heated chair brings people together, just like the beloved sitcom. 

Every camping trip becomes a scene from Friends, filled with laughter, comfort, and the warmth of shared experiences (plus a few heating elements).

Good But Not Great – MacSports Heated Cushion Lounge Chair

Specs

  • Battery life: Battery not included

  • Weight: 13.6 lbs.

  • Dimensions: 27.6” D x 32.7” W x 36.6” H

  • Weight Capacity:  lbs. 

  • Max Temperature: 131°F

  • Warranty: none

Pros

  • padded back and seat for extra comfort

Cons

  • battery not included

The MacSports Chair is like that solid B-side track you discover on your favorite album. 

It’s not a headline hit, but it’s got a rhythm and comfort that you can’t help but appreciate.

However, the MacSports chair comes with a caveat just like a B-side track that doesn’t quite make it to the top of the charts.

It’s just not quite as good.

There are other chairs on this list that also don’t come with a battery, but we feel like they offer some kind of feature that outweighs this downside.

If you’re drawn towards the MacSports, we think you’re better off with our Editor’s Choice Slys Heated Camp Chair. It’s a similar design but it comes with a warranty AND it’s cheaper.

How We Tested, Reviewed, And Rated These Heated Camping Chairs

We take product research and testing VERY SERIOUSLY.

We spent countless hours finding the best heated camping chairs and taking them outdoors to put them to the test.

We do it so you don’t have to. You can rest assured knowing that you’re purchasing the best of the best. 

First, we spend a lot of time on the computer. We SCOUR the depths of the internet for the best brands and most highly rated heated chairs.

Next, we either buy the camp chair or work with the brand to get it for a discount (don’t worry – we remain unbiased no matter how we procure the product).

Then we ACTUALLY take all the heated chairs on a camping trip. Did we feel a little ridiculous taking SO MANY chairs with us? Yes, but it’s all in the name of testing these chairs first-hand!

We tested every aspect of each chair throughout the next few camping trips. This includes:

  • how comfortable the chair felt,
  • if the fabric repels or sticks to dirt and debris,
  • the overall quality of the materials,
  • how warm or hot the chair felt,
  • battery run time,
  • battery recharge time,
  • and overall perceived happiness with the product.

WHEW, THAT’S A LOT.

Finally, we assembled all our thoughts into this article. We try to make it easy to read and user-friendly.

Comparison Table

Here’s a table comparing the top features of the battery powered heated camping chairs above:

 

Slys
Relead
Antarctica Gear
Gobi Heat
SunnyFeel
Antarctica Gear Double
Macsports
Max Temp
149
122
140
131
110
140
131
Battery life
Up to 10 hours / NA
NA
8 hrs
9 hrs
NA
9 hrs
NA
Warranty
2 years
6 months
2 years
1 year
1 year
2 years
none
Price
$125
$130
$100
$180
$100
$240
$140
Best Features
Best all around
High Back
Most Affordable
Luxurious
Rocking chair
Double
Good, but not great

How to Choose a Heated Camping Chair – A Buyer’s Guide

We’re here to help if you find yourself staring at the chairs above, not knowing which one to pick. 

We’ve assembled this buyer’s guide to break down some of the features we looked at during testing. 

We hope it further explains the different features and which chairs stand out for each. That way you can know what to look for in an AWESOME chair that best suits your needs.

Feel free to contact us or leave a comment below if you need more assistance or if you picked a chair and have any feedback you want to share!

Max Temperature

Every chair on this list has heating coils that warm up. That’s not news.

They all have three heat settings. That’s nothing special. 

So what sets these chairs apart? 

The maximum temperature.

This is one of the biggest factors we took into consideration during our testing. Because the whole point of a heated chair is for it to get hot.

Our Editor’s Choice Slsy chair has a maximum temperature of 149°F. That’s the hottest max temp on this list (hence why it’s #1). 

In the table above, you can see the max temperature of each of the heated chairs from this list.

Even though temperature played an important role in our decision, it’s not make or break for a chair to have a lower temperature.

The lower temperature chairs (like the Realead and SunnyFeel) have their features where they shine, so it’s still worth considering them depending on what you’re looking for in a heated camp chair.

Heating Zones

It’s not just how hot the coils get. But the surface area they cover as well. 

The only chair that has one heating coil is the SunnyFeel Heated Chair. We went ahead and included it in the list above because of its cool rocking chair design.

But otherwise I preferred chairs that had two heating zones – one on the lower back and one on the seat. 

All the other chairs on this list include at least two heating zones organized in this way. 

There wasn’t a clear winner in this category. But know that two heating zones are better than one.

Power Source & Battery Life

All the chairs on this list performed surprisingly well when it came to battery life. We are talking 8-10 hours for all the chairs. Which is IMPRESSIVE.

So how are these chairs different?

Whether or not it comes with a portable power bank. BUT this can be an upside or downside considering how you look at it.

You can say that it makes your life more difficult by having to purchase a battery pack yourself (make sure you factor this into the cost).

Or you can say that the POWER IS IN YOUR HANDS. You get to pick what size battery you purchase and the brand as well.

You could even use one that you already have. 

Choose a good brand with a high capacity battery. That way it can be used to charge your chair and your phone. We recommend this Anker Portable Power Bank.

Note: Use the table above to see which chairs come with a battery.

Best Value for Money

There are a few CLEAR WINNERS in the money category.

The Slys Heated Chair (Editor’s Choice) is the best bang for your buck. It’s on the lower end of the price range and has all the best features.

The Antarctica Gear Chair (#3 above) is the most affordable option. It has the lowest price and includes a battery.

The Gobi Heat Terrain Chair is the most expensive option. It’s PERFECT for anyone who prioritizes quality and likes to purchase from well-known brands.

Stand Out Features

The individual features of each chair is where the biggest differences shine. Pick a chair with features that stand out to YOU. 

Do you want the overall best? Go with our Editor’s Choice Slys.

Want a high back chair that lets you lean back? The Realead is a clear winner.

Do you want a rocking chair? Pick the SunnyFeel.

Want a double chair so you can share? The Antarctica Gear Double Chair is your best option.

No matter which chair you pick, it will be a great piece of camping gear that will bring you warmth and comfort for all your future chilly excursions.

FAQ’s

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What is a heated camping chair?

A heating camping chair is a regular camp chair that has heat coils sewn into the fabric. It uses a portable power bank as a power supply.

So you can take it wherever you like - camping, to sports games, or just to your front porch.

It will bring warmth to places that would normally be left behind (pun intended), so you’ll stay warm in the great outdoors.

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Are heated camping chairs worth it?

YES, heated camping chairs are SO WORTH IT. I’ve never been happier sitting by a campfire or enjoying a sports game from the sidelines. I wish I had purchased one sooner and I bet you’ll feel the same way.

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What is the best heated camping chair with arms?

All the heated camping chairs above have arms, but the best one is the Slys Heated Chair. It has all of our favorite features for a great price. We know you’ll love it!

Conclusion

I remember the first time someone recommended a heated camping chair. I thought they were pretty silly.

It seemed excessive. 

Doesn’t going camping mean you have to suffer a little bit?

But I couldn’t ignore the advice after YEARS of freezing my butt off camping (literally). 

Now I wish I had bought one sooner. 

TAKE MY ADVICE AND GET THE HEATED CAMPING CHAIR!

Why Trust Know Nothing Nomads?

Since 2017, Know Nothing Nomads has cemented itself as the “approachable experts” in everything camping, hiking, climbing, and adventuring in the Great Outdoors.

With over 60 years of experience in the outdoors, we don’t just talk about outdoor gear or recommend a good hiking trail.

We USE the gear we talk about. We’ve hiked 1000’s of miles. We have camped 1000’s of nights in the wilderness. We have sent hundreds of boulders and projects.

We don’t just know a few things about the outdoors — WE EAT, SLEEP, AND BREATHE IT.

We are not journalists from a magazine telling someone else’s stories from behind a computer. We are the ACTUAL outdoorsmen that those people write about. 

We are not a “gear lab” that runs tests on gear in life-like conditions. We are the seasoned, “trial-by-fire” experts who have taken the gear into the wilderness and USED IT. Read about our gear testing process here

We started Know Nothing Nomads to share our passion and expertise with our readers to inspire, educate, and enable you to explore the outdoors in the way that we have. And you will be more equipped and capable than ever before with the knowledge you gain here guiding you along the way.

And the best part? We are real people that LOVE our readers and this community. If you need anything or have a question about any of the things we have to write about, just reach out. Normally, one of us can respond within 24 hours, sometimes within minutes. THAT is the approachable expert.

You should also know that advertising does not influence our gear reviews in any way, shape, or form, and it never will.

While we always focus our attention on gear that stands out to us—sometimes we discover that things aren’t up to our standards. This is exactly why we will always talk about the downfalls and compromises that we find while we are testing anything (If we find any).

About The Author

Derek, Co-Founder at Know Nothing Nomads

My goal with my writing and Know Nothing Nomads as a whole is to share my passions of hiking, camping, and a love of the outdoors with our readers.

Making the difficult and uncertain feel more approachable to people that might not know enough to feel comfortable taking their first steps into the wilderness is a driving factor for me.

When I'm not writing you can find me on a trail, in a forest, or next to a river with hiking shoes on my feet and a fly rod somewhere close by.

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