Even the most serious proponents of “roughing it” would probably opt for a comfortable camp chair over the hard ground after a long day of hiking. Your campsite is basically your home away from home, so you might as well invest in some quality camp chairs and folding tables to make organizing your gear, preparing meals, and relaxing in the wilderness easy. Even if you’re car camping and hauling your gear just a few yards from the tailgate, it’s still best to make weight a key consideration when shopping for camp tables and chairs. You’ll be glad you did when those camp chairs are pressed into service for soccer games, concerts, and other venues that require more serious schlepping. ALPS Mountaineering, ABO Gear and Crazy Creek make quality, lightweight camp furniture that compacts nicely when you’re cramming a hundred other essentials into your car.