Are you tired of using your equipment like bottles or even finding stones to sit on when enjoying a campfire? The NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair has come to the rescue and it is one of the top options for those avid campers willing to go the extra mile for comfort. Since it features an extremely unique design, you won’t be able to find anything quite like it.
We have done some extensive research to look at many of the features of this camping chair. It might be a little expensive as you can notice off the bat, but is the price really worth it. In this article, we look at all the top features you can expect to have, helping you gain a better understanding of whether the chair is actually worth the price tag.
With all this said, let’s dive right into the NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair and find out if it will be the right buy for you and your camping trips.
- The frame is constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum for durability
- Lightweight mesh construction will promote excellent airflow.
- Anti-bacterial coating to keep the buildup of bacteria from setting in
- Auto-reclining with no need for additional changes
- Lightweight at only 6-pounds and 12-ounces
- Folds down and fits into a comfortable carry bag
- It is durable enough to hold up to 300-pounds
The NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair is certainly not the REI camping chair available on the market today, but it is one of the top options for comfort. The fact that is it constructed from aircraft grade aluminum means it will comfortably hold a 300-pound person and allow them to swing around without budging an inch.
Ventilation is a guarantee and with the mesh being used for the bulk of the material. This should ensure that you can use it on those hot summer days to keep the excessive heat from building up too much. The chair includes poles with an X-frame construction and we found this to be one of the most important parts to keep you upright. It also helps that each of the feet sprouts out wide into different directions, as this will give you even more stability.
One of the features that we really enjoyed was reclining backward for more comfort. Not only does it provide you with comfort for your back, but also additional neck support. Stargazing at night or perhaps even taking a quick nap is certainly something that we would recommend for people willing to pay this price tag.
Since camping is all about saving space and making the most of what little space you have, this chair will definitely make a massive impact on your ability to do so. It is lightweight, but once you are done it can easily be folded down to a fraction of the size. Once placed inside the carry bag, the chair is really easy to move around from one location to the other.
Lastly, the chair has been stacked full of storage space and since they are all water-resistant, you can even store some of your valuables in and around the chair when needed. The integrated cup holder is just about the right size for a cup of coffee or even a flask, while the stash pockets are ideal for mobile devices and your keys.
The chair is not without fault, but fortunately, NEMO has rectified the mistake. Upon release, it was considered a safety hazard as the plastic supports could not hold the same amount of weight as the actual frame and materials. However, the problem has been solved and you can now comfortably use the chair if you are under the 300-pound range.
What We Like:
- Extremely durable construction
- The camping chair features auto reclining
- Foldable construction to save some space
- 300-pound weight limit with water-resistant stash pockets
- With excellent ventilation, the camping chair is definitely ideal for hot days
What We Didn’t Like:
- This is one of the most expensive REI camping chairs
Should You Buy It?
With the fall hazard problem being solved, the chair certainly stands out as one of the best investments that anyone can make it. It might be a little steep on the price tag, but you will definitely use it for multiple years. This is all thanks to the overall durability and some of the additional changes to the support structure made by NEMO.
Overall, we would give this chair a definite thumbs-up to any avid camper. However, it might not be the best investment for campers strapped to a budget or looking to use it once a year. Additionally, the chair serves as multifunctional buy and you don’t always need to use it for camping. It can also be used for various other activities like a party at your home.
On a side note, you should also keep in mind that NEMO has designed the normal Stargaze recliner that will be a little cheaper and the NEMO Stargaze Recliner Low Chair. However, these will not include the neck support that you might like and they also lack some of the quality features. The upside is the cheaper price, making them better for most campers looking to buy a couple of them.
Camping is always fun and when you have the right gear to make it more comfortable. The NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair is one of our all-time favorites and it will be used for many more years to come. We also don’t see any close competitors that will give you the same level of comfort as this chair can offer.
If you have ever used the chair or any of the other options they offer, we would love to see a few of your thoughts. Let us know if the chair was actually as good for you as it was for us and if we might have missed any key aspects. As an REI camping chair enthusiast, we would definitely love to see some of your favorites as well.
Jean lives in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. He is an outdoor enthusiast with years of experience reviewing gear. Jean holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from North-West University.