Kelty Low Loveseat review: a sturdy camping chair that's perfect for two

The Kelty Low Loveseat is a sturdy and comfortable chair that's perfectly sized for two campers, even if they’re just friends

Kelty Low Loveseat
(Image: © Kelty)

Advnture Verdict

Great quality meets great comfort in this brilliant low loveseat, which has plenty of room for two.

Pros

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    Supremely comfortable

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    Versatile for garden and party use

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    Great quality

Cons

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    Hard to get in and out of

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    Heavy and bulky

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First impressions

There’s plenty of room for two people on the Kelty Low Loveseat (and you really don’t need to be a couple to use it, as Kelty say, there’s room on these seats for "two people and the dog") and it also supports a solo sitter without any pronounced risk of tipping over (if it’s put up properly on a flat surface, of course).

The wide, padded polyester fabric is comfortable, dries quickly and doesn’t show dirt, and like the alloy steel frame, looks and feels like great long-lasting quality. The Low Loveseat folds up concertina-style in seconds and fits easily into its sturdy carry case, which clips together around the seat and comes with a padded shoulder strap. If you’d rather go for a single chair version, try the Kelty Lowdown (opens in new tab) ($55/£49.50). But whether you go for a single or a double whammy, this is a camping chair you’ll enjoy using for many summers to come.

Specifications

RRP: $110 (US) / £89.75 (UK)
Weight: 7.12kg /15lb 6oz
Pack size: 60 x 112 x 80 cm / 34.5x11x11in
Seat Height: 34cm / 13.5in
Capacity: 181kg / 400lb
Colours: Deep lake / canyon brown / tapestry / Grey / black •Compatibility: Great for camping as a couple or for sitting with mates around a campfire

In the field

We weren’t sure we saw the point of two-person ‘loveseat’ camping chairs – until we tried Kelty’s Low model. We’ve been testing the Kelty Low Loveseat out for over a year now, and it’s come along on every camping trip and been trotted out for every barbecue. Wide feet make the Loveseat sturdy and unsinkable on any surface – we’ve even used it on the beach with no issues. We also like the wide flat armrests, both of which include mesh cup holders (finally, a seat that caters for left-handed drinkers). As the name hints, the Kelty Low Loveseat is low to the ground, making it nigh-on impossible to get up from it without looking rather ungainly – not ideal if you have reduced mobility. (There is a taller version available for a similar price, but what you gain in height you might lose in stability.) Once you’re in it, though, it’s a chair you’ll be happy to lounge in all day long.

An award-winning travel and outdoors journalist, presenter and blogger, Sian regularly writes for The Independent, Evening Standard, BBC Countryfile, Coast, Outdoor Enthusiast and Sunday Times Travel. Life as a hiking, camping, wild-swimming adventure-writer has taken her around the world, exploring Bolivian jungles, kayaking in Greenland, diving with turtles in Australia, climbing mountains in Africa and, in Thailand, learning the hard way that peeing on a jellyfish sting doesn’t help. Her blog, thegirloutdoors.co.uk, champions accessible adventures.