Not all fishing happens in a boat or wading in the river.
Bank fishing offers a lot of opportunities, is a very convenient way to fish and it offers easy access to fishing spots. The days of sitting on the ground or using an uncomfortable bucket don’t have to continue.
In this article, we will look at __ excellent options for chairs that you can carry with you out to the lake, river, or pier and allow you to fish in comfort all day.
What is the best fishing chair?
Here is a quick preview of what is to come:
- Earth Products Adjustable – Ideal for most fishing situations
- Guide Gear Swivel – Ideal for most fishing situations
- Travel Chair Slacker – Ideal for fishermen on the go & ice fishing
- Wild River Bucket Organizer – Best for surf fishing or ice fishing
- Wise Outdoors Seat – Ideal for dock fishing or ice fishing
- ALPS OutdoorZ Stealth – Ideal for most fishing situations
- Earth Products Compact – Ideal for fishermen on the go & ice fishing
- StrongBack Elite – Ideal for fishermen with a bad back
- Strongback Guru – Great Back Support
- StrongBack Low Gravity – Great Back Support
Let’s begin by taking a closer look at each chair.
Earth Products Adjustable
- 4 different back positions
- Shoulder strap for easy carry
- 2 cup holders
- Padded back and seat
- Storage pouch
- Fishing pole holder
- Seat height: 21 inches
- Weight Capacity: 250 pounds
- Weight of the chair: 10.5 pounds
What do you look for in the best fishing chair? Without a doubt above all you look for comfort.
That is exactly what the Earth Products Adjustable Fishing Chair has to offer.
This is one of the larger chairs on our list and is made for comfort. If you’re looking to relax out by the water, then this chair might be the one you are looking for. Not only is it comfortable but it is designed specifically for fishing.
We like the two front adjustable legs that feature mud feet to give you a more stable position even when on uneven ground. This chair can recline to four set positions and features padded butt and backrests that allow you to spend all day out on the water comfortably.
The legs and frame are aluminum and will resist rusting and provide a rugged support that will keep this chair working for a long time.
This is designed for fishing and it has a built-in rod holder that will fit most fishing rods for casual use. It also has a drink holder built into the chair.
This chair is portable and folds up with a shoulder strap, so it is easy to transport to and from the water.
Lastly, it weighs 10.5 pounds making it one of the lightest fishing chairs on this list.
Guide Gear Swivel
- 360 degree silent swivel
- 2.25 inch padded seat and back cushion
- Chair weight: 11.19 pounds
- Carry Strap included
- Weight capacity: 300 pounds
- Seat Height: 16 inches
The next fishing chair we are going to take a closer look at is the Guide Gear Swivel Hunting Chair.
Don’t let the word hunting in the name fool you into thinking that hunting is the only application this chair is good for. It is a fantastic chair that can be used on the bank while wetting a line.
We like how this chair can swivel and think it has excellent applications for fishing. You have a 360-degree rotation, and its wide base provides excellent stability so you can get a wider range of casting angles from the comfort of your seat.
This seat is very portable and lightweight with a carry strap, so you will have no problem packing it up and hauling it from one honey hole to the next all day.
This is a sturdy chair that is going to be able to hold most sized anglers, and it is extremely comfortable with a thick foam pad that is not going to fatigue you throughout the day.
Travel Chair Slacker
- Made with a heavy duty polyester fabric
- Duck billed feet
- Extremely Portable
- Chair Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Weight Capacity: 275 pounds
- Seat Height: 17.5 inches
- Folded Length: 22 inches
- Available in 4 different colors, black, blue, green, red
Another feature that many fishermen look for when searching for the best fishing chair is one that is portable. After all, rarely do we fish in the same place for an extended amount of time.
We are always moving trying to find where the fish are. For that reason, we need a chair that is easy to carry along with us.
That is why I really like what the Travel Chair Slacker has to offer
While it is light, this is an extremely durable stool with a seat that is made from 600D polyester fabric that is highly puncture and rip resistant.
This best part is that is so lightweight that it’s not going to be a burden hauling it around with all the rest of your gear at only 2.2lbs.
Let’s just stop and think about that for a moment. This chair has a weight capacity of 275 pounds and yet it only weighs 2.2 pounds. In addition, it measures 22 inches when folded.
That is simply amazing that something so small and compact can be so useful while fishing.
It’s a shorter stool (measuring 17.5 inches) that’s very comfortable and well supported with powder coated steel. It’s not great for extended sits, but for those who would go for this type of stool, sitting for extended periods of time is not what they have in mind.
It is equipped with duck billed feet, giving you extra stability on uneven terrain.
Let’s face it, when fishing we don’t need a Lazy Boy Recliner, we just want something simple and lightweight. This chair is exactly that, it is a lightweight and highly portable stool.
Wild River Bucket Organizer
- LED lighting system
- Two pockets big enough to store trays – trays included
- Zipper pocket for the aerator
- Removeable Plier holder
- Two-rod pockets to secure your fishing pole
- Bucket seat included
I know I said earlier that after reading this post your fishing days sitting on the bucket are over, but I just loved the Wild River Bucket Organizer so much that I had to include it on this list.
Wild River knows how to make a great backpack. To learn more about some of their designs be sure to check out a previous post on fishing backpacks. Their backpacks are the best because they have the bells and whistles that you could ever want.
That is exactly what they did with this Ultimate Fishing Caddy. It has all the features you could want in a portable seat.
Let’s just mention a few of them.
First off it has it only lighting systems. Sure, it isn’t the best lighting system on the market, but it is just enough to allow you to go fishing at night.
It has two 2 tray pockets big enough to carry two small trays with you at all times. In addition, you have a zipper pocket to store an aerator or even small valuables. Lastly, you have two pole pockets to secure your rods.
What are the idel fishing situations with the Wild River Bucket Organizer?
Because it is so portable and you can carry just about your entire tackle box with you. It is ideal for surf fishing or fishing on the ice.
Wise Outdoors Seat
- Made with polyester fabric
- includes an Insulated cooler
- 1-inch thick padding
- Weight Capacity: up to 300 pounds
- Shoulder Stay Carry
- 31 inches tall
Some of my best fishing memories are almost always associated with having a good time with friends and family.
Well, you are definitely going to have a good time with the Wise Outdoors Seat because as you can see it isn’t just a comfortable place to sit. It also includes a good sized insulated cooler.
Great for bringing a few drinks or snacks with you.
Not to mention the Wise Outdoors Seat is also equipped with a swivel seat has a good sized cushion and is easy to carry with a shoulder strap.
ALPS OutdoorZ Stealth
- Made with a durable breathable mesh fabric
- Adjustable Armrests
- 360-degree swivel
- Chair weight: 16.9 pounds
- Weight capacity: 275 pounds
- Seat Height: 17.5 inches to 23 inches
- 4 adjustable legs
- Large swivel feet
- Shoulder strap for easy transport
Do you have a bad back? Are you looking for a good fishing chair that is both comfortable and offer you good back support? If so, you are going to enjoy what the next on our list has to offer the ALPS OutdoorZ Stealth Hunter Blind Chair.
Again, while this chair is marketed towards hunters, the fishing applications of this chair are phenomenal, especially with its 360-degree swivel seat.
Banks along lakes and rivers are not always conveniently flat, and for most lawn chairs, you always seem to be off balance when trying to relax.
This chair features four independently adjustable legs with a wide base fit on a ball joint that gives you incredible stability on any terrain.
It’s a very comfortable chair that can be adjusted in its height to better fit your sitting posture and the TechMesh material used is extremely comfortable on your back and will not cause you to overheat when sitting in the sun.
The only issue with this chair is it’s not going to collapse and fold up like other chairs on this list as easily. It can be done, but the base has to be removed, and it can be burdensome when trying to move quickly.
Because of this, it’s not going to be easy to haul around to a lot of different fishing holes and is better suited for setting up at your honey hole and hanging out for a few hours.
Take a closer look at its many features in the following video:
Earth Products Compact
- Made with a durable 600D polyester material
- Shoulder strap included
- Large storage pouch – holds an ice pack and up to 6 cans
- Seat Height: 18 inches
- Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
- Chair Weight: 4.5 pounds
What are the features of the best fishing chair we have discussed so far? Comfort and portability, but what about storage?
If only there was a fishing chair that offered some kind of storage. The answer is the Earth Products Compact.
You will love the built-in storage compartment under the seat that has ample space and can even be used as a short use cooler to store ice and drinks. In fact, the storage unit can hold one ice pack and up to 6 cans.
It’s perfect for a day on the water with friends.
As the name implies, this is a very portable chair and is great for hauling around the lake as you clean out fishing holes and is light enough to not overburden you. It is lightweight weighing 4.5 pounds and yet durable at the same time.
Its frame is made from aluminum and the fabric for the seat and backrest is 600D polyester.
The chair is able to support most weights though with the type of base you will want to find more even ground to use the chair on.
Overall it’s a comfortable chair with a high and padded backrest for extra support.
- Made from heavy-duty 600D polyester material
- Carry bag included (backpack style)
- 1 cup holder
- Lumbar support
- Ergonomic seat for improved posture
- Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
- Weight: 11.9 pounds
- Seat Dimensions: 23 inches wide, 17 inches deep
- 35.5 inches high
- 18 inches off the ground
- Seat Weight: 23 inches
Are you looking for the best fishing chair for a bad back? If so, look no further, the StrongBack Elite has been designed specifically for you.
If you suffer from back problems you know that any given time in an uncomfortable chair and you will quickly feel the pain in your lower back.
This is because most chairs don’t offer much lower back support.
However, what Strongback has designed is a folding chair that offers an ergonomic seat with additional lumbar support.
This helps to keep your body in the correct seating position at all times so that you don’t feel pain in your lower back after an extended amount of time.
Additionally, this is a high-quality chair made from 600D polyester and black powdered steel frame.
It features two sturdy arm rests making it extremely easy to give in and out of and it also has a small cupholder.
In addition, it comes with a carrying bag that has two straps long enough so you can wear it like a backpack.
Sure, it is not the most portable chair on the list weighing in at 11.9 pounds, but it certainly has what it takes to be one of the most comfortable.
Still not convinced the Strongback Elite is for you? Check out this head to head comparasion in the following video:
- Heavy duty 600d Polyester
- 2 cup holders
- Lumbar support
- Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
- Carry Bag – Backpack style
- Chair Weight: 10.5 pounds
- Dimensions: 19.5 inches wide, 15.5 inches deep
- 34 inches high
- 16 inches off the ground
- Compact / Portable
Do you like the StrongBack Elite, but looking for something more compact and portable?
If so, take a look at the Strongback Guru.
Like the Strongback elite, it is equipped with lower lumbar support in the backrest. To make it even more comfortable the Guru and elite have an ergonomic seat that sits a little bit higher and angles back towards the backrest.
What this seat does, is it allows your body to sit back into the backrest giving your additional lower back support and thus helps you to maintain better posture which ultimately is going to make it more comfortable.
Like the elite it is made with a 600D poleyster fabric and it has a powdered steel frame.
The biggest difference you are going to notice between the two models is the size. The Guru is a little bit smaller and thus a better option for shorter people.
Lastly, it weighs almost a pound less than the elite making it one of the lightest fishing chairs on this list.
If you are looking for good lumbar support, but something that is even more compact you might want to check out the next option on our list.
Strongback Low Gravity
It is the Strongback Low Gravity.
It offers the same build and same lower back support, but as the name implies it sits much lower to the ground.
When fully set up it sits just 7.5 inches off the ground.
However, because it is much smaller it weighs quite a bit less (8.5 pounds) making it easier to carry to your favorite fishing spots.
All in all the strongback Elite, Guru and Low gravity are great options for those looking for a comfortable time bank fishing.
You simply can’t go wrong by choosing anyone of these models.
You no longer need to deal with large, unstable, and unwieldy lawn chairs when spending a day on the lake or river fishing.
We hope that this article has outlined five chair options that are more suited for life by the water and that you can have a more enjoyable and comfortable experience.
Now it is your turn. Please share with us your experience in the comments section below.