There's no question that cozying up in chairs around a fire pit is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors—whether it's a backyard hangout or après-adventure wind-down. Sitting around the fire is at the heart of outdoor living, and it brings many of us together to chat, enjoy a beverage, roast some marshmallows, and stare at the mesmerizing flame while listening to friends tell stories.
A key word here is "sitting," and when it comes to the fire pit, we prefer to do that in a dedicated and well-designed fire pit chair. Logs, rocks, and the ground will always be dependable choices, and sure, you could always drag out the dining chair set, but if you're trying to add a little style to your outdoor space, we've got you covered. From a spacious patio, a tiny urban yard, a perennial campsite, or a cabin rental backyard, these chair selections will spruce up any fire pit area.
The folding Adirondack Chair might be the icon of fire pit seating, but there are plenty more options beyond that seat (not to knock the classic design, we love it).
Chosen for their durability, well-made designs, and of course, character and style, the 12 chairs below are portable, collapsible, or lightweight, designed to be semi-permanent additions around a fire pit and easily stored away when the weather gets too cold.
The 12 Best Fire Pit Chairs
Known for their durable and portable coolers, Dometic branched into outdoor furniture as of early 2022 under the label Dometic Go. Their first camp chair in the road-ready collection is just as sturdy as their refrigeration. Crafted with lightweight aluminum framing and a seat of heavy-duty fabric, these bad boys are capable of holding up to 280 pounds and fold down for compact storage.
Helinox is known for its technical outdoor chairs, but have you heard about the camp bench? Portable, lightweight, and packable, the Bench One fits two for a perfect fire pit bench and comes in a sleek Black, Blue Paisley, and a happy tie-dye for the real tree-huggers. And if something were to go wrong, all Helinox products are backed by an impressive five-year warranty.
REI and West Elm paired up for what can only be described as a gorpcore chair, but we're not hating. Inspired by rock climbing patio sets, this lounge chair features a durable powder-coated steel frame wrapped in climbing rope instead of rattan that comes in a dark horseradish or petrol.
This sturdy, well-built camp chair is designed to stay put and heralded for its functionality—on the outdoor patio, on the beach, in the yard—wherever you may need outdoor seating around the fire. Featuring a cup holder, a sturdy frame, and a water-resistant mesh seat and backing, Yeti brings its signature durability to this dependable chair.
Freshly founded in Summer 2021, Texas-based Trippy Outdoor makes getting outside easier with portable outdoor furniture inspired by ancient designs from Scandinavia and Africa. Their debut piece, the Tripster, is a two-piece, seven-plywood camping chair, that assembles easily by sliding the seat panel through an opening in the backrest—no DIY instructions required. A stylish and colorful magnetized joint acts as support and bonus storage for the seat panel once deconstructed. Their newest model, the Dreamer, may be best for sitting around the fire pit though, as it features the original design with 10 extra inches added to the backrest for maximum reclining. Get a couple for a full fire pit set.
Use this stylish stool around your outdoor fire pit as seating, a side table, foot rest, or even a dining table. Collapsible and made with stainless steel and fire-resistant cotton canvas in a classic dark brown or khaki, the Fireside Ottoman is strong but mighty and a worthy aesthetic alternative to typical patio furniture.
Like a campfire, comfortable seating is best enjoyed with loved ones, and the Kelty Loveseat gets you situated for that just like a classic sectional. Built with a lower base and slightly reclined backrest, the two-person seat is the perfect height for soaking in the fire pit heat and your furry friend can easily hop on, too. The Loveseat's features include adjustable armrests, two insulated beverage holders, and a bright, color-blocked design.
The Strathcona Chair brings a bit of luxury to the backcountry with a large, fully padded, bucket seat cushion in a variety of earthen tones. That weather-resistant cushion is paired with a sturdy and rust-resistant frame that makes this fire pit chair capable of holding up to 300 pounds. The Strathcona has also been noted for its roomy, spacious fit that's perfect for larger bodies or curling up under a blanket.
This wouldn't be a complete list without the inclusion of the archetypal fire pit seating: the classic lawn chair. While there are plenty of models found everywhere from dollar stores to the MOMA Design Store, REI offers up a solid version that's taller and comfier than the ones from the backyard BBQs of years past. Plus, it comes with backpack straps for easy carrying.
One of the main features of ITA's inaugural 2021 launch, the Leisure Chair brings retro style to any beach, backyard, or backwoods fire pit with bold colors and classic-beach chair design. Handcrafted in Mexico City, the chair features a powder-coated aluminum frame with PVC cord seating for long-lasting comfort. And, if you can't get enough, the brand offers a complete furniture set package including two Leisure Chairs and the Leisure Table, a mini outdoor dining table that'd make a worthy fire table.
Bring style to your outdoor fire pit area with the Tupelo Loop Chair. Like an Adirondack chair, this modern, sculptural chair is designed to be a semi-permanent addition to your outdoor space, made with durable, weather-resistant polyethylene and an ergonomic design for ultimate relaxation. Forget porch rockers and conversation sets—this is the outdoor seating your space needs.
The Lollygagger by Loll Designs is not your average patio chair. Made of recycled, waterproof, and maintenance-free plastics with an Adirondack-inspired frame consisting of wide slats, the Lollygagger is designed for consciously kicking back outdoors or inside. The chair is waterproof and won't fade so you can set it and forget it—just don't forget about the built-in hidden bottle opener.