The best chairs for shore fishing will make it enjoyable. Who wants to stand, sit on a rock or log. Bringing a chair is comfortable and easy. Provided it is the right chair. These chairs are lightweight with carrying straps. The better models have extra features. Almost all tend to have at least a cup holder to hold your favorite beverage.
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Plus, the chair needs to be strong. The low-quality chairs will buckle or bend under use. The unlevel ground adds to this issue. The only option is to buy a good quality chair. You do not need to spend a lot of money. There are good quality chairs in the affordable price range.
Browning Kodiak Chair
A well-constructed chair capable of holding more weight. The chair has a rating of 800 pounds. I tested it at 440 pounds and the chair felt solid and stable. The cooler is adequate for about 4 cans, providing 2 hours of chilling. It is like a soft lunchbox. The sturdier construction is a plus but does add weight. The chair is the heaviest at 13.5 pounds. Walking longer distances may be a factor. Going on a short walk to a spot is fine.
- Seat width: 32″
- Seat depth: 18″
- Height: 38″
- Reinforced seat and backrest
- Weight capacity: 800 lbs.
- Wide footprint for stability
- Cooler not well insulated
- carrying weight 13.5 lbs.
Browning Grizzly Chair
The Grizzly is a basic no-frills chair. It has a solid weight rating of 500 pounds. The chair is slightly smaller than the Kodiak version. Comfort is very good in this chair. It keeps you in place. In other words, no sliding down and slouching. This helps prevent fatigue and becoming sore or stiff from sitting. The chair is lighter at 11 pounds. It is lighter than the Kodiak but still a bit heavy to carry long distances.
- Back height: 36″.
- Weight cap. 500 lbs.
- seat height 17″
- seat dimensions 31″ x 17″
- 11 lbs. carrying weight
- Chair is very basic for the price
Coleman Portable Camping Quad Chair with 4-Can Cooler
The chair is an affordable option for camping or fishing chairs. It does have ample space between the armrests. A bigger person will fit, but the weight rating is only 300 pounds. On the uneven ground, the weight rating will be lower. The cooler is adequate for holding a few cans, plus keeping them cold for a couple of hours. As with most chairs, the design of the cup holder is for cans or smaller containers. The big plus is the lightweight of 8.5 pounds.
- Built-in cooler: Keeps up to 4 cans cold and easily accessible
- Cushioned seat and back
- Convenient features: Side pockets, mesh cup holder, adjustable arm heights
- Dimensions: 24 inches wide; 18.1 inches high
- 8.5 lbs carrying weight
- Built to last: Strong steel frame supports up to 300 pounds
- 1 year limited warranty
- The carrying bag is low quality
- Shallow drink holders, fine for 12 oz. cans
Mossy Oak Heavy Duty Folding Camping Chairs
The Mossy Oak chair is another lighter weight option. It has a 400-pound rating making it ideal for a heavier individual. As with the other chairs, the seat is larger. The comfort is fair since the seat lacks padding. The chair is easy to carry on the shoulder. The higher back is a nice feature when leaning back. However, the chair does lack in quality compared to the other chairs.
- Lightweight 8.5 lbs.
- 400 lb. rating
- Oversize seat
- 4-can Cooler
- shallow cup holder
- no padding in the seat
Bass Pro Shops Eclipse Travel Lite Tripod Stool
This is a simple stool to take a rest. It is fine for sitting for short periods. The small seat offers minimal support for your bottom. This seat is about a 15-inch triangle. The big advantage is the extremely lightweight. The stool is less than 2 pounds. Anglers walking longer distances to a spot need a lightweight option. This is a good option to rest some while working the shore in an area. Anglers intending to sit for hours will be better served with a full chair.
- Lightweight, easy-to-carry tripod chair
- Sturdy steel frame folds and unfolds in seconds
- Tough powder-coated finish
- Durable, water-resistant polyester seat
- Easy hauling – weighs just 1 lb. 13 oz.
- Integrated shoulder strap
- not suitable for long periods of sitting
Chairs for shore fishing need to have comfort, stability, and an adequate weight rating. The prices of the chairs do not vary much. Buy the one that best fits your needs. It will result in a longer-lasting and more comfortable chair. This article has other shore fishing accessories.