The hiking chair with a secret weapon. No sinking in sand or mud!

Compact & Lightweight - Perfect for Hiking & Camping

It's easy to go with cheap hiking chairs, but with the Terralite Chair you're getting value for money, something that will go the distance, and do the job.


Every Terralite camping chair comes with its own secret weapon to stop its legs from sinking awkwardly and unevenly into boggy river beds or sandy beaches. This makes it a great choice for camping, hiking, or just sitting around at the beach enjoying the view.

In this review I look at the advantages that the Wildhorn Outfitters Terralite chair has over its competitors. This includes looking at the material its made from, as well as its overall design, size and weight.

Wildhorn Outfitters Portable and Lightweight Hiking Chair

If you already know the Terralite Chair is exactly what you're looking for, click on the link below to go to Wildhorn Outfitters and check out this chair.

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Terralite Compact Camping Chair

Wildhorn Outfitters Terralite Chair  - At a Glance

This chair is a very portable camping accessory that folds up to almost nothing, making it great to take away on both hiking trips and motorbike journeys.

  • It's very quick and easy to set up, and pack up.  
  • Soft and durable fabric that dries well. The chair material is 600D Oxford Fabric which is a breathable and super durable material. It is also soft and dries well.  
  • A comfortable and good design make this chair very comfortable to sit in for longer periods of time. The design of the soft bucket seat comfortably cradles your backside, is weatherproof and tough enough to handle your outdoor camping adventures.
  • The chair is lower than a normal chair, but not as low as a beach chair. It measures 14 inches (35.5 cm) from ground to seat height, and around 28 inches (71 cm) from the base to the top of the chair.

Don't just take my word for it. Watch this 45 second video to see for yourself. 45 seconds, and you will be convinced!

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How portable is the Wildhorn Outfitters beach chair? 

Lightweight and compact - Terralite Camping Chair

Camping chairs don’t get much more portable than this!

Gone are the days of hauling heavy, bulky chairs with you when hiking or camping. The Terralite chair is lightweight, and takes up almost no room at all.

It weighs in at 3.4 pounds (1.5 kilo) with the standard feet fitted. Even with the Terragrip feet attached, it only weighs 2.6 pounds (or just a little over a kilo).

When packed in it's bag, it measures 9” x 6” x 1.5” inches (23 cm x 15 cm x 3.8 cm). This is very lightweight and perfect for any outdoor activity. The chair comes with Velcro straps so it's easy to attach to a backpack for hands-free transport. 

Is this camping chair better than its Competitors?

New and Improved - Compact Camping Chair

Simply put, this is a very well-made chair. The seams, stitching and stress points are all double reinforced. All the sockets for the poles are also reinforced so the poles should never poke through. The seat material is easily removable and machine washable so you can throw it in the wash as soon as you get back home. 

The frame base of the Terralite portable chair is made from heavy-duty Aircraft Grade 7075 Aluminium Alloy making it almost completely rust proof.

This chair will support up to 350 lbs (or 158 kilos). Not bad, hey?! That's a lot better than most. 

Its leg poles are joined together with shock-cord which is commonly found in tents. Thanks to the shock-cord design, the poles slot together super quick, and also come apart very easily. 

Wildhorn Outfitters prides itself on good service and quality products. I've personally found their Customer Support to be incredibly helpful when I've needed it.

What's the secret to no more sinking into sand or mud?

Wildhorn Outfitters has built a solid chair that easily holds its own against its competitors. This chair meets the problem of its legs sinking into mud and sand, head-on.

The big advantage this chair has over other portable camping chairs is that it comes with interchangeable feet. Every chair comes with standard feet, plus 4 x additional TerraGrip feet. Once the innovative TerraGrip feet are attached, the chair floats on sand or mud making it perfect for both sandy or muddy conditions. 

Terralite Compact Chair Terragrip Feet
Terralite Compact Chair Terragrip Feet

These larger, cupped feet make a world of difference when you're sitting in the chair in soft soil. The Terralite feet simply stop the chair from sinking into damp or rain-soaked ground, or sand. 

A practical storage bag!

You don’t need to be Houdini to get this beach chair back into its storage sack after use. The design of the mesh bag makes it easy to get the chair packed away after use.

The mesh bag can be attached to the underneath of the chair with the Velcro straps, so it doesn't get lost. This can then double as a handy storage pouch for bottle openers, torch, keys, phone, etc. That said, there's also a mesh pocket on the side of the chair. 

Wildhorn Outfitters Terralite Camping Chair

How to set the chair up the first couple of times

You may find it a bit of a challenge to set up for the first time. It can take some strength to get the seat portion over the frame the first couple of times you set it up. The aluminum poles are really strong and do have some flex in them. They will not break. If you find it hard to get the fabric in place initially, you can bow the poles a little to get the fabric in place. The fabric does stretch a little over time so it does gets easier. 

As with most of these camping styled seats, the fabric is used as part of the frame to support your weight. You can also use your body weight to get the fabric into position over the poles. 

What colors does the Terralite Chair come in?

Wildhorn Outfitters Portable and Lightweight Hiking Chair Velvet
Wildhorn Outfitters Portable and Lightweight Hiking Chair
Wildhorn Outfitters Portable and Lightweight Hiking Chair Midnight
Wildhorn Outfitters Portable and Lightweight Hiking Chair Velvet
Wildhorn Outfitters Portable and Lightweight Hiking Chair Deep Blue and Copper
Wildhorn Outfitters Portable and Lightweight Hiking Chair Olive and Copper

The Verdict?

With the Terralite chair, there will be no more of that awkward side-sinking into sand at the beach, or mud on the edge of a lake.

This chair is light enough to pack up and take anywhere, and will hold a decent amount of weight.

Although it looks tricky, it has been designed to be quick and easy to set up, and taken down and packed away in seconds. There's no question that it is lightweight  enough for backpacking and hiking trips. My girlfriend is a petite 5'1", and so we're very conscious of weight and what she needs to carry. This chair does the trick.  

Just remember, it sits lower to the ground than a standard portable chair, but higher than a beach chair.

If you're planning to sit around a camp fire with your friends in their standard chairs, you will be slightly lower. Of course, the solution to that is, you can all buy one of these.

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About the Author, Sharon McKenzie

Sharon has always enjoyed camping holidays with family and friends. She loves to share knowledge and tips with fellow travellers whenever possible. Sharon believes this is all part of the journey and makes for better travel experiences for everyone.
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  • I got my Terralite Chairs after reading this post. Thanks, Sharon. I really love them. Grabbed a complete set for the family. They are so lite and versatile, and we are using them on a regular basis during our camping expeditions. Magic feet. I would never be without them now. Strongly suggest people watch your small video. It really tells the story.

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