10 Best Turkey Hunting Chairs

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Who doesn’t love sitting under a tree? But all day long? No matter how tough your backside is, you’re going to wish you had a chair. However, to minimize your chances of being spotted by a gobbler, you need a chair with features specific to turkey hunting. I’ve found 10 with a mix of these features to suit a range of situations, so read on to find the best turkey hunting chair for you.

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Reviews of the 10 Best Turkey Hunting Chairs

Millennium Treestands Field Pro Turkey Seat

Millennium Treestands Field Pro Turkey Seat
Millennium Treestands Field Pro Turkey Seat

The Millennium Field Pro is definitely my favorite turkey hunting seat. For one thing, I love the Mossy Oak camo finish. It’s ideal for hunting turkeys in the spring throughout most of the South. 

More importantly, though, I like that it’s easy to carry while still being comfortable. This is because it’s made with textilene fabric that provides a kind of elastic seat without needing a full cushion. This way it’s more lightweight and less bulky. It also has an adjustable shoulder strap.

However, my favorite feature is the durability. I prefer products I can rely on for multiple seasons. The Field Pro is made from powder-coated aluminum that’s resistant to corrosion without weighing you down.

What we liked:

  • Mossy Oak camo
  • Textilene seat and backrest
  • Lightweight design
  • Adjustable shoulder strap
  • Durable frame

What we didn’t:

  • No storage or cupholders

Cabela’s Hunting Lounger

Cabela's Hunting Lounger
Cabela’s Hunting Lounger

The Hunting Lounger is another option I like from Cabela’s, mostly because it’s inexpensive and gets the job done. It’s more of a general hunting or camping chair than a specific turkey seat, so it does have a bit higher profile. It’s still not as tall as a normal chair, though, so it can be a good option if you have long legs that get cramped easily like yours truly.

Its raised height off the ground also helps keep you cool since air can pass underneath it. Similarly, back support is mesh fabric. If turkey season gets hot where you live, this is a big perk.

I will say that the feet aren’t quite as good as skids at preventing the chair from sinking into the ground, a big problem in the rainy spring. That said, Cabela’s did at least include widened feet as well as water-resistant fabric better for dealing with the rain.

What we liked:

  • Good value
  • Low profile
  • Raised seat
  • Mesh backrest
  • Water resistant

What we didn’t:

  • No skids
  • No storage or cupholders

TR Oversized Camping Foldable Chair

If you’re looking to hunt turkeys in a full-sized folding chair, I’d recommend the oversized chair from TR. While it gives you a much higher profile and has feet that are harder to set on uneven or muddy ground, it’s one of the most comfortable chairs out there thanks to its wide seat.

Another reason this chair is so comfortable is that it has a convenient drawstring sack for carrying. Plus, it has a cupholder for keeping a drink or, if you’re like me, your phone.

What we liked:

  • Full-size chair
  • Drawstring sack
  • Cupholder
  • Camo design

What we didn’t:

  • Bad for uneven terrain 

Primos Hunting Wing Man Turkey Chair

Until I found this chair, I actually didn’t know any Primos products other than calls. Since I love their calls, I was quick to check out this chair and wasn’t disappointed. One of the coolest things is that it has a steel frame, which makes it sturdy and durable, while still not weighing all that much, just six pounds.

It’s also particularly comfortable thanks to a high back made of mesh, which is good for warmer days, and it has padded armrests. Carrying it isn’t too difficult either. It folds up and has a strap, though it is lacking the usual drawstring sack that most foldable chairs come with.

What we liked:

  • Primos quality
  • Tough steel frame
  • Lightweight
  • Mesh back
  • Padded armrests

What we didn’t:

  • No skids
  • No carrying sack
  • No storage or cupholders

Beard Buster Ground Lb Chair

I absolutely love the Beard Buster, and while it’s admittedly in a top-shelf price range, I consider its unique features to be more than worth it. More than anything, I like the backpack design that makes it easy to carry out into the woods. And before you worry about not being able to carry anything, it actually has a drawstring bag you can pack other gear in.

I’d specifically recommend the Beard Buster if, like many turkey hunters, you plan on sitting under a tree. It has no feet or skids at all and is instead just a cushion you set on the ground. While this can be uncomfortable if you’re not especially flexible, it gives you a lot more versatility when it comes to hunting spots, which can increase your chances of success.

In fact, on top of location versatility, you also get versatility when it comes to shooting position. That’s because the seat is highly adjustable. You can set it at the right angle to take a natural, comfortable shot.

What we liked:

  • Backpack design
  • Drawstring bag
  • Versatile seating
  • Comfortable cushion
  • Adjustable design

What we didn’t:

  • No legs or feet

Browning Camping Woodland Hunting Chair

My favorite thing about the Browning hunting chair is the amount of storage space available. It has front and back pockets to hold gear like rangefinders, binoculars, or even just your cell phone or a book. Aside from simply being convenient, this allows you to access these items without making a lot of movement that could scare away gobblers.

Transportation is pretty easy thanks to a foldable design and padded carrying strap. That said, I was a bit disappointed that the metal squeaks, especially when folding or unfolding it. Since you definitely want to minimize noise when you’re turkey hunting, I would recommend unfolding it slowly and deliberately.

Lastly, it’s a rather comfortable model with a thin mesh back that’s good for warmer weather. The profile is low to keep you hidden, but you still get a little bit of height to stretch your legs.

What we liked:

  • Multiple pockets
  • Foldable design
  • Carrying strap
  • Mesh back
  • Comfortable design
  • 2 camo options

What we didn’t:

  • Squeaky
  • No skids or widened feet

Northeast Products Therm-A-SEAT Supreme D-Wedge Self-Supporting Hunting Chair

Here’s another model that’s basically just another cushion you set on the ground. I don’t like it quite as much as the Beard Buster because it doesn’t have the same backpack design, but it does fold up and include a shoulder strap.

Where the Therm-A-SEAT really shines is its tough, waterproof design. Spring turkey season in much of the country means a lot of rain, and sitting in the water and mud means you’ll be cold and uncomfortable. That hardly makes for an enjoyable hunt. With the Therm-A-SEAT, it’s a lot easier to stay warm and dry.

At the same time, the durable material means you can rely on it for multiple hunts despite sitting in the ground for hours while you wait for a tom to come into range. Plus, the seat is non-slip, so you can sit comfortably in most environments.

What we liked:

  • Large cushion
  • Waterproof design
  • Warm padding
  • Durable
  • Non-slip bottom
  • 2 camo options

What we didn’t:

  • Hard to carry

Portal Extra Large Quick Folding Tripod

I decided to include Portal on my list because I like the unique tripod design—not to mention its value. The great thing about the tripod design is that it’s more compact and portable while still being sturdy and comfortable.

That isn’t to say there aren’t any downsides to the tripod. Specifically, it can be harder to balance it on uneven terrain, which is pretty common underneath trees, one of the best places for hunting gobblers. Carrying is straightforward because it actually comes with two straps so you can wear the chair like a backpack. There’s plenty of storage too for keeping your gear close at hand.

What we liked:

  • Tripod design
  • Sturdy frame
  • 2 carrying straps
  • Multiple pockets
  • Camo or black

What we didn’t:

  • Less balance

Alps OutdoorZ Vanish Chair

The Vanish chair is accurately named. The first thing you’ll notice is the vibrant green camo: Mossy Oak Obsession. At least where I’m from, turkey season is a lot greener than deer season. Plus, gobblers have much better vision than deer. As a result, your camo game needs to be flawless, and this chair definitely helps with that.

Other great features include the widened feet that help keep it from sinking into muddy ground as well as the mesh back that helps keep you cool when it starts to get warm. Plus, it has padded armrests which makes it much more comfortable when you’re sitting still all day.

Finally, I’d say this chair is pretty standard when it comes to portability. It folds down nicely and has a padded shoulder strap to sling it over your back along with your gear.

What we liked:

  • Green camo
  • Widened feet
  • Mesh back
  • Padded armrests
  • Padded shoulder strap

What we didn’t:

  • Heavy

Nice C Turkey Chair

Last but not least, can you guess why I love the Nice C turkey chair? Okay, yeah, I do love the forest camo that’s a good pattern for sitting in the trees. But I also love the built-in cupholder. Whether it’s a Coke or a book, the extra storage space makes a big difference and cuts down on excess motion that could spook game.

It’s also a pretty comfortable chair. Not only does it have a mesh back that extends down into part of the seat, but it has an especially wide seat as well. That makes it more comfortable in general, but especially if you have a wider frame.

And if you do have a wider frame, this is a sturdy chair made of a steel alloy. It holds up to 300 lbs.

What we liked:

  • Forest camo
  • Cupholder
  • Mesh design
  • Wide seat
  • Sturdy frame
  • Widened feet

What we didn’t:

  • Uncomfortable to carry

What Is a Turkey Hunting Chair?

A turkey hunting chair is a hunting or camping chair specifically designed for the needs of turkey hunters. This usually means it’s low to the ground to keep you hidden from game and comfortable since you’ll have to be sitting in it for a long time.

Additionally, turkey season has a number of specific challenges that turkey hunting chairs address. For instance, turkey season is in the spring in most places, meaning rainy weather and dynamic temperatures. As a result, compared to regular camping and outdoors chairs, turkey hunting chairs have things like wide feet to keep them from sinking into the mud as well as designs that help regulate temperature and keep you warm or cool depending on the weather.

Features to Look For in a Turkey Hunting Chair

Low Profile

One of the main things that sets apart a turkey hunting chair is its low profile. Since turkeys can see pretty well, hiding means making yourself as small as possible. While a tall chair might be more comfortable, it makes you more visible. In fact, to get you as low to the ground as possible, some turkey hunting chairs are basically just cushions you put right on the ground.

The only thing to keep in mind is if you have long legs, are particularly inflexible, or have a back problem or something like that, this low profile may be unbearably uncomfortable. In this case, you’ll have to get a chair with a standard height.


As mentioned, turkeys can actually see pretty well, better than other game animals like deer. That means you need to blend in with your environment as well as possible. 

Pay close attention to the camo design of your turkey hunting chair. It’s not enough for it to just be camo. The pattern should match your local landscape during turkey hunting season.

Portable Design

One of the biggest issues with turkey hunting chairs is that you have to carry them out into the field along with all your other gear. Since they can be bulky, you want one with as portable a design as possible. 

For starters, you just want the chair to be lightweight and compact. Additionally, carrying cases or straps can make it a lot easier to get the chair where you need it.

Storage Space

While not essentially, I highly recommend getting a turkey hunting chair that has pockets, cupholders or some other type of storage space. You can use these to keep gear close at hand, be it actual hunting equipment like a rangefinder or binoculars or food, drink, or your cell phone.

Of course, this is convenient since you don’t have to go digging around in your rucksack. More importantly, though, that extra movement and noise could startle away your quarry. It’s a lot better to have that stuff right there next to you.

Temperature Control

Since turkey season is usually in the spring, the weather can change dramatically over the course of a single hunt. While it might be cold while you walk into your spot, it could get hot when the sun is high in the sky.

The best turkey hunting chairs solve this with temperature control methods like mesh fabric. This allows air to pass through and helps sweat evaporate to keep you cool when the temperature rises. 

Feet or Skids

One feature you should pay much more attention to on turkey hunting chairs than standard chairs is the feet or bases. Because turkey hunting season is in the spring, it usually coincides with rain storms. Even if you aren’t hunting on a stormy day, the ground is likely to be muddy and soft. You don’t want your chair to sink into it. Wide feet or long skids help prevent this.


I'm an avid hunter, archer and outdoorsman. I was born and raised in the Ozarks, my aunt taught me to hunt and I've been shooting bows since I was a kid.

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