Even after doing away with inflatable couches, multi-seater quad-folding benches and loungers, and indoor couches towed camping in a pickup truck, there are some legitimate camping couches on the market. But the few products we’ve seen, including the Snow Peak Campfield Futon, are aimed squarely at RV and car camping, certainly not for walking up hills or lugging along riverside one-way trails. Bucking that trend, the new Camp Couch folds down into a carry-on form factor that’s perfect for hiking and lounging. It even includes integrated backpack straps for easier carrying.
In addition to the aforementioned Campfield, we also see Metolius Crash cushion sofa, a collapsible frame that works with bouldering crash pads to create an impromptu wilderness sofa. While the 22-pound (10-kilogram) frame is indeed fairly flat and portable, we’re not sure it’s the most convenient to carry along trail or approach routes along with the pads themselves and myriad other climbing and outdoor gear. Like the Snow Peak pouf, it seems to work best near the car or camper, even if it’s not in the backyard.
Camping sofas, on the other hand, are for exercising while enjoying the lazy lounging that is well deserved. Designed in Denver with clear views of the stunning Rocky Mountains, it’s purpose-built for going deep into the backcountry while ensuring no creature comforts are missed.
This foam padded loveseat folds down to about a quarter of the size of the entire sofa and can be carried as a 28 x 18 x 11in (71 x 46 x 28cm) package. It’s not small enough to fit in a regular backpack, so the Camp Couch can be turned into its own backpack with integrated adjustable shoulder straps. At 18.3 pounds (8.3 kilograms), it’s not terribly light, but it’s light enough for the active outdoorsman, whether it’s walking from a parking lot to the water’s edge or walking miles to enjoy the scenery. .
While the camping couch looks too big and heavy for an overnight backpack — unless someone else is willing to take on the rest of the gear and food — it looks great for RV and car camping. It’s lighter and more portable than the other sofa options mentioned, and can be easily transported in a pickup bed or luggage. It also looks great for fishing or just relaxing on the beach, providing a comfortable place to spend the day. By reclining all the way to the lying flat position, it becomes the perfect platform for stargazing.
Camp Couch joins outdoor enthusiasts in marketing its couches to festival-goers and tailgaters. When not traveling the world, the sofa can easily double as a backyard, deck, or indoor kid’s lounger at home.
Camp Couch is a simple design that unfastens and unfolds into a two-seat floor cushion with individual reclining seat backs supported by trestle-style panels. Made from tough 900D weatherproof polyester, it’s designed to withstand unpredictable terrain and adventurous weather. The bracket edges are reinforced with Hypalon.
Camp Couch looks like it could take glamping to new heights (and new backcountry locations), and it’s available to pre-order for $299.95. The first deliveries are planned for the end of July.
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