CAMPING | Vango Apollo Oversized Camp Chairs – The Best Value, Comfiest Camp Chairs We’ve Ever Used!

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Vango Apollo Oversized Camp Chairs

What is it?

Vango Apollo Oversized Camp Chair RRP: £75

Stockists

Winfields Outdoors

Features

  • Made using 600 denier polyester
  • Available in 3 different colours, grey, red and blue
  • Super-strong steel frame with a texturised finish for a premium feel
  • 6.3kg weight per chair
  • Max load 180kg / 28st 4lbs
  • Open dimensions W87.0 x D80.0 x H93.0cm
  • Packed down dimensions L30.0 x H105.0 x W25.0cm
Vango Apollo Oversized Camp Chairs

The verdict

This chair is available exclusively at Winfields Outdoors, and we think it’s a corker! Over the years we’ve owned loads of different camp chairs, from the typical bog standard camp chairs to funky lightweight chairs aimed at backpackers and huge padded moon-chairs, and this is the best of the lot.

The first thing that struck us was the size, they were far bigger than expected, even though we were aware they are ‘oversized’. Packed down, they are very close to the size of an adult moon-chair, so do take up a fair bit of space in the boot of the car.

Vango Apollo Oversized Camp Chairs

That said, they come in high quality carry bags and are quick and easy to put up and take down again, requiring next to no effort. We love camping gear that’s intuitive to use and fast to put up, and the Vango Apollo does both of those things well.

Vango Apollo Oversized Camp Chairs

The dark grey colour of our chairs is dark enough to make them practical, but not dark enough to make them look dreary. We went for grey as we have such a vast amount of colourful camping gear and tents, so wanted a colour that would go with everthing regardless of our camping set up.

The coated fabric is made out of 600 denier polyester and it’s nice to the touch. There’s a bit of padding too which adds to the comfort of the chairs.

vango apollo chair

The frame feels very sturdy (in fact it can take up to 180kg in weight) and whether I was sitting on it with my feet on the ground, with my legs curled up under me or lounging on it sideways with my legs hanging over the arm, it still felt comfortable and capable.

Final say

Our Rating

Quality 5/5

Practicality 4/5

Value 5/5

Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

These are hands down the comfiest camp chairs we’ve ever owned. They are so big that you can comfortably stay seated around the campfire all night, and if you like to curl up, these chairs are big enough to allow you to do that.

The downside is that they do take up a fair bit of space, at least double the amount of space a standard camp chair takes up, but in our opinion, the extra bulk is worth it for the enhanced comfort.

A must-buy for family campers spending large amounts of time camping and well worth their £49.99 price tag, in fact we think at that price they are a bit of a steal!

Vango Apollo Oversized Camp Chairs
Winfields Outdoors

Thank you to Winfields Outdoors who supplied the featured product. We were not paid to write this review.

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Shell Robshaw-Bryan

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Shell loves all things travel and outdoors and is a nature-loving, comfy-camping kinda girl. Shell started the Camping with Style blog after a serious snowboarding accident which left her with a broken back. Despite this she used the outdoors and healing power of nature to aid her recovery and she continues to spend time outdoors whenever she can.

From snowboarding and kayaking to hill walks and meditation Shell shares her travels and microadventures here on the blog and in various publications she's written for, Shell has a particular interest in promoting wellbeing and the many benefits of nature therapy.
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