Top 10 Best Fishing Bedchairs 2017

NameLength 
TF Gear Chill Out Giant Bed Chair1.8M - 2.7M
Bison Carp Fishing Bed Chair1.5M - 2.4M
JRC Contact 3 Leg Bed Chair3.6M
Theseus Layflat Easy Fold1.5M
Cyprinus Cyprimax Carp Fishing Bedchair1.8M - 3.6M
The discerning angler takes a long time considering his or her kit. This is a pastime that brings many rewards – not the least the interaction with nature and the thrill of that first bite – and it is one that, by its very nature, involves long hours in one place by the river or lakeside, at day or night. This is why you not only need to consider the technical kit carefully – your rods, reels, line and more, for example – but you also need to think about comfort.

As we have already said, fishing means spending long periods of time in one place; so you need a bedchair! It really is the best way of enjoying the fine weather – assuming you have some – and the relaxing time spent waiting for your bite, and these are hugely practical items designed to be light and compact enough to transport from one place to another – an essential aspect as you may be spending considerable amounts of time transporting gear from the car to the riverside.

What do you need to think about when buying a fishing bedchair? We’ll give you a list of things to consider a little later on, but for now, let’s have a closer look at the top 10 best fishing bedchairs on the market right now, and see if we can highlight the one that is best for you.

The Top 10 bedchairs

1: TF Gear Chill Out Giant Bed Chair

Our first choice comes from one of the biggest names in fishing – TF Gear – and it is a top-quality item. Designed to be comfortable for night fishing, with fully cushioned lining and a very light frame for easy transportation, it is also surprisingly wide, so offers excellent levels of comfort. It is also designed to be easy to clean, so you have no worried in poor weather.

This one comes with fully adjustable ‘mud feet’; this is an important feature as it means you can adjust it to be usable in even the most unusual terrain, and it will remain level. It is fully sprung and skirted, and also has an in-built pillow for even more comfort. At around £80 it is not the cheapest of these, but then you are paying for a quality item.

Pros
  • compact when folded
  • light
  • comfortable
  • great quality
Cons
  • Not the cheapest

2: Bison Carp Fishing Bed Chair

Another brand with a great range of fishing gear and bedchairs, Bison brings a touch of quality to the game with this model. Not only is it very light at under 7kg, but it folds down to surprisingly compact 800x650x130mm for easy carriage. That’s impressive given that, when in use, it is a handy 1950mm long – suitable for even the tallest angler!

It is a quality product made from top grade materials, and is constructed rigidly so will last a long time. It comes with fully adjustable legs, suitable for any gradient and rough ground, that are easy to adjust, and also includes full padding and an integral pillow. It is easy to clean, too, so you can simply wipe it down when you get it home. You can find this one from around £50, so it is good value.

Pros
  • Easy to move
  • compact when folded
  • light
  • Solid build
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Hard to fault

3: JRC Contact 3 Leg Bed Chair

This interesting model, from the JRC brand, offers a slightly different design to some of the others in that it has three sets of legs. This not only gives it excellent stability, but also offers greater support to the user and more comfort. Swivel mud feet can be adjusted to find the right level of balance, and it is very comfortable with full padding.

A strong yet light frame means excellent support and long life yet makes it easy to carry to and from your chosen spot, while the easy to clean cover is a bonus. A fully padded mattress is a welcome touch, and this one would be ideal for anyone looking to indulge in night fishing, which can be very rewarding. At around £90 it may be one of the more expensive of these, but it’s also one of the best.

Pros
  • Strong
  • Light
  • Comfortable
  • Three-leg design
  • Easy to adjust
Cons
  • Unless the price bothers you, none

4: Theseus Layflat Easy Fold

This is a typical bedchair design at a sensible price, and comes from the Theseus range of fishing products that are highly regarded for quality and cost-effectiveness. It has the three sets of legs as the above does, which gives it that added comfort level, and it is easy to carry around as it weighs only 8kg. It is also very compact when folded, so won’t waste space that you could otherwise use.

It comes with the usual adjustable feet so you can use it anywhere, is easy to set up and fold down, and is suitably comfortable with a perfectly acceptable padded bed, so you will be able to rest in comfort while waiting for the excitement to begin. All in all, it’s a good chair, and great value for something of this quality at around £45.

Pros
  • Cheap
  • Light
  • Compact
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to adjust
Cons
  • customer reviews have mentioned it is not as strong as some, but we see no problem

5: Cyprinus Cyprimax Carp Fishing Bedchair

If you are looking for the ultimate in comfort and don’t mind paying that bit extra for it, this could be the one for you. In fact, with a memory foam mattress, we reckon this one will be as comfortable as your bed at home – it really is that impressive! You do pay the price a little in terms of weight – it’s 12kg – but we reckon the comfort element over-rules that.

It comes with fully adjustable mud feet for added stability, is very easy to set up and take down – and compact when folded for ease of storage – and can be adjusted to many seating or lying positions, and the mattress is also detachable, which again makes it easier to carry. This really is a quality item, and that is reflected in a price of around £130.

Pros
  • Very comfortable with memory foam
  • Top quality
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Heavier than most
  • Comparatively expensive

6: Cyprinus 6-Leg Carp Fishing

Despite a different colour, on closer inspection we found this identical to the above. If you are looking for the ultimate in comfort and don’t mind paying that bit extra for it, this could be the one for you. In fact, with a memory foam mattress, we reckon this one will be as comfortable as your bed at home – it really is that impressive! You do pay the price a little in terms of weight – it’s 12kg – but we reckon the comfort element over-rules that.

It comes with fully adjustable mud feet for added stability, is very easy to set up and take down – and compact when folded for ease of storage – and can be adjusted to many seating or lying positions, and the mattress is also detachable, which again makes it easier to carry. This really is a quality item, and that is reflected in a price of around £130.

Pros
  • Very comfortable with memory foam
  • Top quality
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Heavier than most
  • Comparatively expensive

7: Bed Chair and Sleeping Bag

This is a neat package of a comfortable bedchair, with the usual six-leg set up for added support and stability, plus a sleeping bag. Together, this could be the perfect combination for night fishing comfort! The chair itself is easy to set up and take down, and folds to a compact size for ease of use, and the two items together weigh only 8kg so it is simple to carry from place to place.

The chair is designed for quick locking and has adjustable feet, plus there is an in-built pillow for added comfort. The only problem we came across was that the sleeping bag can be awkward to zip – but aren’t they all? For what it is, this is a good package, and while not the cheapest at around £100, we doubt you can find a quality chair and sleeping bag elsewhere for the price.

Pros
  • Chair and sleeping bag
  • Quality items
  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Awkward zip
  • The price if it concerns you

8: Carptrix Deluxe Extra Bedchair

Made from top quality material, including deluxe Oxford cloth for added comfort, this sensibly-priced bedchair does everything you want. It is easy to set up and take down, weighs a very reasonable 9kg so is easy to carry around, and is compact when folded. The base is PVC so is very easy to clean, and it is surprisingly comfortable to use.

It has the six-leg set up for added support and comfort, comes with fully adjustable mud feet, and has an in-built pillow, too. It can also be adjusted for height, and at 2m long is suitable for even the tallest of anglers. This is one that we reckon is very good value for what you get, at around £50, which is considerably less than some of these.

Pros
  • Sensible price
  • Fully adjustable
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
Cons
  • we can’t find any – it’s good and cheap!

9: Wychwood Tactical Bedchair

This one is typical of the breed in that it conforms to the standard design of the six-leg set up and is fully adjustable. It has a comfortable and well-made mattress on a standard-type frame, and is easy to set up and put down. You also get mud feet and height adjustment, so it can be tailored to exactly how you want it in no time at all. It has a pillow built in, and comes with a clever strap that doubles as a carry-handle.

This one is available in a series of sizes – the largest of which weighs only 7.5kg so is easy to handle and move around – and it folds to a very small size so will easily fit in even the smallest of cars. It is finished in quality material, too, so you get the added benefit of durability. Overall, it is a good design and at around £100 is what you would expect to pay for an item such as this.

Pros
  • Easy to fold
  • Very compact
  • Comfort
  • Three sizes
  • Fully adjustable
Cons
  • Not easy to find any, but the price might concern some people

10: Zfish Classic Carp Fishing Bedchair

As you will surely now have realised, each of these bedchairs follows the same theme. This one, from Zfish, is absolutely typical in that it has the same 6-leg design as most of these – great for comfort and support – and comes with a comfortable mattress with in-built pillow. It is made from durable material for long-life, is designed to be easy to wash, and folds to a very compact size for ease of carrying.

This one also comes with adjustable mud feet, and weighs around 10kg – a little heavier than some – and is very simple to set up and take down. Overall, then, it is a very good choice of bedchair from a known maker, and at around £70 is very sensibly priced.

Pros
  • Adjustable
  • Easy to set up
  • Comfortable
  • Compact when folded
Cons
  • Not as light as some

Important Features to Consider

So that’s our list of the 10 bedchairs, now let’s have a quick recap of what you need to look for.

Comfort – a padded mattress and good support is essential if you are to remain comfortable.

Weight and size – remember you will be carrying it from place to place, so look for a light weight and compact when folded item.

Adjustment – you need adjustable mud feet and, if you wish, height adjustment for comfort

Durability – the better quality, the longer life you can expect

That’s a few ideas for you to consider, now let’s sum things up.

Let’s Wrap It Up!

Can we recommend one of these above all others? It is difficult to do so, as each one has its own fine attributes, and all do the job they are intended for very well. Some are lighter than others, for example, yet the difference is meagre; all are fully adjustable, and each offers more than adequate comfort. The clincher, then, is budget: the only recommendation we can make is that you buy the best you can afford, and there are plenty here to choose from!