Proview – Big Agnes Big Six Camp Chair
Sitting, am I right? Not to be taken lightly.
The Big Six Camp chair is a Big Agnes product that can withstand even the most vigorous sitting sessions. It’s built for comfort, style, and ease. This Spring, I took the Big Six Camp chair on several hang out sessions and this is what I found.
Product Name: Big Six Camp Chair
Product Description: When you're used to camping in comfort, the Big Six Camp Chair is your jam. Designed with deluxe chillin' in mind, the Big Six has a tall back, wide seat, and sits an accessible 20" off the ground. Quick and easy to set up with a shock-cord pole set, and packable enough for stashing in your truck, trunk, or travel bag for wherever you're going to need it.
The Big Six Camp Chair is a sturdy and comfortable solution to any car camping adventure. This thing is nearly bomb-proof and will make your friends sitting on an upturned log, very jealous. Because of its weight, I would not recommend taking this camp chair on any kind of backpacking experience. But if you and the folks are out enjoying the river for a long weekend? It’s the perfect chair.
- It’s easy to assemble
- I love the upper body and headrest
- It’s extremely comfortable
- The waterproof coating makes it an all-weather camp chair
- It’s very durable and can withstand rough conditions
- It doesn’t have armrests
- It’s a bit heavy
The perfect camp chair requires little effort to sit down into and just as little effort to stand up out of. The Big Six Camp Chair sits a comfortable 20” off the ground. So standing and sitting isn’t too much work. It’s also pretty sturdy. After a long day of climbing, I often threw myself down into the chair and was unconcerned about it tipping over or breaking.
The weight limit for this chair is 300lbs, which means you’ll have no problem holding a dog on your lap while you warm your toes by the fire.
The high back on this chair is really what sold me on it. After an exhausting day, there is nothing better than leaning back in your seat to watch the stars. One of my biggest issues with other camp chairs is the lack of upper body support, which makes it difficult to completely relax. The Big Six Camp Chair has a head and neck rest that I really enjoy.
This camp chair is really well made. The shock cord pole set that creates the base makes it dummy proof to set up/take down. The hard plastic feet sit the chair nicely into the sand without capturing dirt and rocks that can get brought into your vehicle.
When you break down the chair it has a perfectly sized and easily packable bag (packs down to 3.5x21”) to stash in a roof box or under your seat. On the inside of the bag, there are easy to read set up and break down instructions.
The fabric seat is High-tenacity Robic™ yarn that is lightweight and 25% – 30% stronger a regular yarn in the same denier. What that translates to is it’s really sturdy. Pokey stuff in your back pocket? Chill. Aggressive sitting tendencies? You’ll be fine.
The waterproof UTS coating gives the fabric a soft feel and enhances tear strength. Springtime means rainy days and nights. I often left the Big Six Camp Chair out overnight, and in the morning all I had to do was shake the chair gently and it was ready to sit in. The water glides off the Big Six Camp Chair like water off a duck’s back and leaves your seat dry and comfortable.
I’m a sucker for orange these days. The pop of color this chair provides warmed my heart like a fire on a cold morning. If orange isn’t your jam, it also comes in grey, blue and magenta tones.
Room for Improvement
The Big Six Camp Chair doesn’t have armrests. For me, this isn’t too much of an issue. I like to hold my bubbly water in my lap, but if you prefer a cup holder on your camp chairs this will be a problem. It’s also a bit heavy at 3lb 3oz. This is not an issue for car camping, but this chair would not be appropriate for any kind of backpacking.
The Big Six Camp Chair is a sturdy and comfortable solution to any car camping adventure. This thing is nearly bomb-proof and will make your friends sitting on an upturned log very jealous. I would not recommend taking this camp chair on any kind of backpacking experience. But if you and the folks are out enjoying the river for a long weekend? It’s the perfect chair.
Kaya Lindsay is the social media coordinator for Yosemite Facelift. She is also a writer and photographer with a passion for rock climbing and the outdoors. In 2016 she converted a Sprinter Van into a tiny home and has been traveling around the US & Canada to pursue her passion for rock climbing ever since. You will most likely find her in a parking lot or coffee shop, camera in hand, planning her next grand adventure. Connect with her on Instagram @OneChickTravels