The best beach chairs you can buy
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- A beach chair is of the utmost importance in ensuring that you have a comfortable day at the beach or any outdoor event.
- The RIO Brands 5-Position Lay Flat Beach Chair is the best beach chair for most people because it's affordable, comfortable, easy to transport, and can recline in five different positions.
When I was a kid, I thought beach chairs were for old people. When it was time to stake out my sand territory, I happily spread out my colorful, oversized beach towel and never thought twice about sitting up. As an adult, I would never spend a day on the beach without a chair. It's absolutely necessary for comfort and for keeping my drink of choice upright and sand-free.
Of course, beach chairs have changed a lot since my childhood. Not only are there more lightweight options, but today's chairs are packed with fun accessories like drink holders, insulated cooler pouches, pockets, attached umbrellas, and much more. In addition, many of them can be transported on your back or over your shoulder.
We've researched to find the best beach chairs you can buy. Our top picks range from simple chairs to special ones with built-in umbrellas or coolers.
Here are the best beach chairs you can buy:
- Best overall: RIO Brands 5-position Lay Flat Beach Chair
- Best with a cooler: Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler Chair
- Best reclining chair with an umbrella: Sport-Brella Recliner Chair
- Best beach mat chair: Picnic Time Beachcomber Portable Beach Mat
- Best quad beach chair: Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler
- Best backpack chair: ONIVA Fusion backpack chair
Updated on 5/23/2019 by Les Shu: Updated prices, links, and formatting.
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