Welcome to American Camp Chair

Inspired by a design a century and a half old, the Ranger Camp Chair offers timeless attributes unique to today’s camp furniture – quality, comfort and durability.

home_chairOur Ranger chair is an updated version of a classic… the Fenby or Tripolina campaign/safari chair. Developed by an English civil engineer and inventor,  Joseph Beverly Fenby, in 1855 and patented in 1877, the Fenby design is widely admired for it’s comfort, elegance, strength, compact stowed size, and its light weight. This design has been proven on military campaigns, expeditions, safaris, and outings worldwide. Notable users include President Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas A. Edison, Aldo Leopold, noted wildlife biologist, and thousands of adventurers world-wide.

We make our Ranger chairs in the USA using modern methods and materials to produce a chair faithful to its heritage, but superior in performance. For chair frame strength and light weight we utilize clear, vertical grain Port Orford cedar harvested in Oregon under Forest Stewardship Council guidelines.  The metal fittings are laser cut stainless steel, media tumbled to remove any sharp edges and produce a pleasing, non-reflective finish. Fasteners are 1/4” stainless steel rivets. Stays are 1/16” stainless steel cable. The only plastic parts in our chair frames are the nylon washers used to assure firm, smooth operation of the frame. Seat slings are sewn from proven, old school, heavy no. 8 canvas duck. All seams are reinforced with nylon webbing and double stitched..

It is provided with a heavy duty, water resistant ballistic nylon carry bag with military style clip closure and a substantial, adjustable carry sling.


A handsome design, premium components and rugged construction.