Review: Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair

Published on 11/23/2023 · 3 min readCurated Expert, Allison K., has tested this product to give you their unbiased, definitive take.
Allison K., Camping Expert
By Camping Expert Allison K.
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The Curated Take

4.5/5

The Nemo Stargaze recliner luxury chair is ideal for campers looking for luxurious outdoor seating. It offers an adjustable headrest, reclining capabilities, and sturdy construction. It is suitable for adults seeking maximum comfort during camping trips. The chair is spacious and durable with strong aluminum legs and breathable mesh fabric. While it's less portable than backpacking-style chairs, its durability and level of comfort more than make up for that. The Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair offers a great balance of quality and value.

Ideal for
  • Makes sitting around the campsite comfortable
  • Camp chair reclines to look at the night sky or tall trees above
  • Durable and well-made chair
Not ideal for
  • Not as small as a backpacking-style chair (slightly bulky)
  • Takes a little bit of setup time
Capacity
Allison K., Curated Expert
I'm 5'5" 150lbs and this chair perfectly fits me. My legs reach the ground well, and I can fully relax and recline back, swinging easily....Read more
Portability
Allison K., Curated Expert
This chair is portable enough for car camping and day trips but is too bulky to bring backpacking. The included carrying case makes it easy to pack away, keep organized,...Read more
Durability
Allison K., Curated Expert
This chair is durable in every sense of the word. The aluminum legs are strong and cannot snap if stepped on or tossed around. The seat is made of nonabsorbent...Read more
Comfort
Allison K., Curated Expert
I love how comfortable this chair is. I'm a big fan of swings and swinging on things in general, so when I found a camp chair that reclines and swings,...Read more
Ease of Use
Allison K., Curated Expert
This chair is easy peasy to set up and break down. The whole thing takes about 30 seconds since the legs are separate from the chair seat and must be...Read more
Style
Allison K., Curated Expert
The different colors this chair comes in are all wonderful options. I have the huckleberry and blue horizon colors; they're both so nice to look at every time we use...Read more

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About the camp chairs
  • Model: Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair
Test conditions
  • When I bought this: June 2023
  • Days tested: 6
  • Where I’ve used it: Backyard, car camping
  • Terrain: Grass, rock, dirt, uneven terrain, flat terrain
  • How many times I've used it: 6

Expert Reviews of the Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair

Allison K. After much deliberation on the cost versus features, I decided to splurge and purchase a set of these camp chairs for my partner and me to use on camping trips from now on. We were both completely blown away by its luxury features, excellent quality/durability, and high level of comfort. Between the adjustable headrest, reclining feature to stare up at the massive trees and breathtaking night sky, the comfort of the fabric and the extra secure pockets, I will not stop talking up this chair anytime soon.

Product Specs

Intended useCamping, Backpacking
Weight7 lb 2 oz
MaterialPolyester
Weight capacity300 lbs
Age GroupAdult

Review Ratings

Capacity

4/5
Allison K. gave 4 of 5 stars. I'm 5'5" 150lbs and this chair perfectly fits me. My legs reach the ground well, and I can fully relax and recline back, swinging easily.

Portability

4/5
Allison K. gave 4 of 5 stars. This chair is portable enough for car camping and day trips but is too bulky to bring backpacking. The included carrying case makes it easy to pack away, keep organized, and protect from use and abuse while packing and unpacking it. At only 8lbs 11oz, it also weighs little for its durability, so it's easy to carry around. I have had no issues bringing this chair on many adventures and road trips and always find a place for it among my camping gear.

Durability

5/5
Allison K. gave 5 of 5 stars. This chair is durable in every sense of the word. The aluminum legs are strong and cannot snap if stepped on or tossed around. The seat is made of nonabsorbent monofilament mesh, keeping one cool and breezy. It also resists bacteria, withstands sun exposure, and quickly drains water if left in the rain. We left our chairs out in the rain for two nights while camping, and to our surprise (compared to our friend's standard camp chairs), they were dry the following morning. I've had many camp chairs get "baked" by the sun and the fabric worn down quickly, but I don't think that could happen with this chair and its mesh design.

Comfort

5/5
Allison K. gave 5 of 5 stars. I love how comfortable this chair is. I'm a big fan of swings and swinging on things in general, so when I found a camp chair that reclines and swings, I knew it was love at first sight. I consistently swing in it and never feel like I will tip over and put too much pressure on the legs. The center of gravity stays right where it's supposed to every time. I also love reclining back and stretching my body after a day of adventuring. Gazing up at the night sky is a wonderful bonus before I turn in for the night. The built-in pockets and lightness of the mesh add to the comfort, along with the adjustable headrest, which I moved a little to account for my height, and now my head is in the ideal spot every time.

Ease of Use

4/5
Allison K. gave 4 of 5 stars. This chair is easy peasy to set up and break down. The whole thing takes about 30 seconds since the legs are separate from the chair seat and must be set up and broken down each time. The anodized poles naturally slot into place without having to look at any instructions. The included carrying case is so convenient with its handle and adjustable carrying strap, so I know I have all the pieces every time and added protection to keep the chair protected and in great shape.

Style

5/5
Allison K. gave 5 of 5 stars. The different colors this chair comes in are all wonderful options. I have the huckleberry and blue horizon colors; they're both so nice to look at every time we use them. The overall look is sleek and modern, with the complimentary chair seat colors and legs matching the primary chair color well. I get excited every time I pull them out of their carrying cases and know I made the right choice getting a pair.

FAQs

What was your favorite moment with this gear?

Allison K. My favorite moment with my set of Stargazer chairs was a recent trip to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. My partner and I spent five days and four nights in the temperate rainforest, beaches, and mountains of Northwestern Washington. These chairs got rain soaked, wind whipped, sun blasted, and set up and broken down more times than I can count. They still look like they are brand new out of their bags. The chairs worked well for day use and camping in all types of terrain: rock, dirt, grass, mud, and sand. They are so good at planting on uneven terrain and allowing me to relax and enjoy their many comforts. Sitting next to my partner at our campsite in our Stargazer chairs after a day of adventuring takes the cake for my absolute favorite moment with this piece of sitting gear.

What is the value for the money versus other options?

Allison K. The Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair is a great value for the higher price tag. The chair uses high-quality, durable materials for the chair base and legs to last many adventures. The comfort features are unmatched with any other chair I've used, let alone how compact it is for these comfort features (compared with a zero gravity chair). The combined reclining and swinging features add to the comfortable and relaxing experience of sitting in this chair.

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