Your Ultimate Guide to Plus Size Outdoor Gear and Activities

What is the best plus size outdoor gear? This is a common question among plus size guys who want to spend a good time in the outdoors.

When heading out to the great outdoors, you’ll benefit from a few ideas to make your adventure more enjoyable and comfortable regardless of your body size.

Your Ultimate Guide to Plus Size Outdoor Gear and ActivitiesIn this page, you’ll find information on the best outdoor gear for big guys – gear that will make your expedition comfortable.

The page explains what to look for when shopping for equipment, and how to decide what is best for the backpacking, kayaking or camping trips that you are planning.

So, whether you squeal at the sight of a bug, or consider yourself a seasoned outdoor veteran, we’ve got a host of great outdoor gear tips for everyone.

Here are just a few of the items you need to get going:

Best big and tall outdoor chairs

Do you want to have a great time in the outdoors without the fear of falling off a weak chair or trying to fit into a rather small outdoor chair…?

Read this comprehensive guide on how to get the best beach chairs for big guys, the best camp chairs for heavy people and lawn chairs for heavy person.

If you don’t have time to read the guide then, take a look at the comparison table below.

Product ImageProduct NameCapacity (lbs)DimensionsPrice
ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair
80038" W x 20" D x 38" H View
Quik Chair Heavy Duty Folding Camp Chair
50024.8"L x 35"W x 38.5"H View
Kijaro XXL Dual Lock Portable Camping and Sports Chair
40028.34"L 37.70"W 40.00"H View
Earth Products Store Extra Heavy Duty Short Directors Chair
40032-Inch x 24-Inch x 21-Inch View
Big Agnes - Helinox - Chair One
32026'' H x 21'' W x 20'' D View
NFL Cooler Quad Chair
30038 x 9 x 8 View
GCI Outdoor Wilderness Recliner Backpack Outdoor Chair
30017” x 25.5” x 31.5” View
Picnic Time Portable Folding Sports Chair
30019 x 4.2 x 33.2 View
GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Portable Folding Rocking Chair
25024 x 25 x 34.8 View

Best Extra Large Camping Cots

My dad was a big dude. No wonder we are so big in our family! And he liked two things- swimming and camping… I do not like swimming but spending nights under the stars is my fodder…

The only problem I have had is that every time we come to replacing my large cots, I seem to struggle.

I once bought an extra large cot bed that broke down on me the first night! I have also had a heavy duty camping cot which couldn’t fit into my car and it used to stress me every time I was headed out.

Well, now that I am here, I decided to do a wrap up of the topmost extra-large camping cots just to help you have it at least a little bit easier when shopping for large cots.

In any case, if big guys don’t help each other, who will?

I have covered for you the top 5 extra large camping cots plus all else you need to know about camp beds for heavy people.

ImageNameDimensionsMaterialsCapacity (lbs)

Kamp-Rite Oversize Kwik Cot
8 x 9 x 42Heavy duty, powder-coated frame and fabric base400
Texsport King Kot Giant83" x 35" x 20"Heavy-duty silver/white oxygenation aluminum frame350
Coleman Comfortsmart Deluxe Cot30 in. x 80 in. x 15 inheavy-duty steel frame300
TETON Sports Outfitter XXL85" x 40" x 19"Aluminum frame and steel legs with 600 D polyester600
Coleman Trailhead II Cot13 x 25 x 76Durable, dual-cross-bar steel frame300

Best Kayak for Heavy Person

You can still enjoy kayaking even If you are a heavy guy… just go for the best kayak for heavy person.

I am going to present some the greatest kayaks for big guys and also show you how to ensure you hit the jackpot as far as identifying the best one is concerned.

KayakWeight Capacity
Old Town Recreational275-325 Lbs10 Foot Recreational19.5" x 48" Cockpit
Sun Dolphin Aruba250 Lbs10 Foot Recreational30" Wide Cockpit
Scrambler Kayak300 Lbs11 Foot Ocean, River, Lake3 Point Hull 29.5" Wide
FeelFree Moken 12.5419 Lbs12.5 FootPerfect for fishing coastal lakes and oceans
LifeTIme Sport Fisher500 Lbs10 Foot Fishing KayakVery Stable and still kayak.

But first, let’s look at why kayaking is good for you:

Being a low impact activity, kayaking leads to

  • An improved cardiovascular fitness
  • Increased muscle power (back, shoulders, arms, and chest)
  • Improved leg and torso strength
  • Reduced wear-and-tear on joints & tissues,

Can you see how beneficial kayaking is?

The competition between kayaks with high weight capacity is cut throat. And you can easily get lost.

So, we created a list of the very best kayaks for large people to make things a little easier.

Best Air Mattress for Heavy People

Air mattresses are great plus size outdoor gear for camping. In this part of the post, I will be talking the best air mattress for heavy people.

Insta-Bed Queen Raised Air Mattress
22" View
Insta-Bed Raised Air Mattress
18" View
Intex Comfort Plush Elevated Dura-Beam Airbed
22" View
SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress
19" View
Serta Raised Air Mattress
18" View

An air mattress (airbed or blow-up bed) is simply an inflatable mattress. And a majority are usually polyvinyl chloride (PVC) made though we now have some made of rubber and textile-reinforced urethane plastic.

Once deflated, you simply roll it up or fold to carry or store, which makes it great for the outdoors.

Read: The Best Air Mattress for Heavy people

Best extra large sleeping bags (Plus Size Outdoor Gear)

A sleeping bag is one of the most important plus size outdoor gear for getting a good night’s sleep out in the wild.

All sleeping bags are not made equal. There are the ordinary sleeping bags then there are extra large sleeping bags – these are made with the plus size guy in mind.

They are both extra tall and wide to comfortably accommodate tall and plus size people.

With the big guy sleeping bags, you can sleep comfortably without feeling as is you are in a tight compartment where even breathing is a problem.

Get tips on sleeping bags to help you select one that is best for you.