When we were all younger, a solid beach day was running out to the sand from the parking lot and throwing your fun, vibrant towel across the spot you marked to lay out in the sun.
Beach chairs were for the old bums...
...Now that we’ve all grown, I’m sure most of us can’t imagine a great beach day without our favorite chairs.
They’re imperative for relaxation, comfort, and keeping that beer out of the sand. Modern Costco beach chairs are now decked out with the exciting accessories such as cup holders, pockets, and miniature umbrellas.
They’re also much more portable and can easily be tossed on your back to carry out to the beach.
We’ve created a list of our favorite beach chairs that range from the super straightforward to unique and fun-packed.
These beach chairs are easily some of the best on the market and we know you won’t be disappointed!
THE 5 BEST
Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler Chair - 2 Pack
Tommy Bahama is easily one of the biggest beach brands in the world and one of our favorites on the list.
These backpack cooler chairs are also our favorite from Tommy Bahama. Comfort is key.
The durable polyester fabric is wrapped around a lightweight and rust proof aluminum frame with a little pillow at the top for added comfort.
The chair can also be adjusted to five different positions so you can find your perfect position to lounge in for hours.
The Tommy Bahama Cooler Chair is a backpack chair, which means it can easily be folded up into a backpack so you can carry all of your other beach gear.
Plus, if you have any small accessories you need to store such as a Frisbee or a few drinks, the little pouch in the bag acts as a great storage!
This beach chair also holds up to about 300 pounds, even being as lightweight as it is!
Rio Brands 5 Position Classic
The Rio 5 Position Classic is pretty similar to the Tommy Bahama chair with a few differences.
The material used on this chair is a polyester fabric and just as comfortable as the Tommy Bahama chair, though waterproof and fade-resistant.
It does not, however, have a pillow on the headrest, though it does adjust to five different positions including a flat position for getting the perfect, all-over tan.
The folding mechanism comes with a pinch-free armrest design to keep your phalanges safe.
It also folds up flat for easy storage and includes the same lightweight, rust proof frame as the Tommy Bahama chair.
It does not feature a storage bag on the back unfortunately, though the adjustable padded shoulder strap does allow you to carry your chair hands free so you’re able to carry anything else.
Rio Brands Lace Up Aluminum Backpack Chair
If you like the Rio brand, though are looking for something with a few more bells and whistles, the Rio Lace Up Aluminum Backpack Chair is a great choice!
It doesn’t hold as much weight with the lace design, though is much more comfortable.
The lightweight aluminum frame carries very easily and is surprisingly durable.
With a four-position, adjustable seating range and an adjustable contoured pillow, the comfort level is through the roof.
At only eight pounds, it is very easy to throw on your back with the padded backpack shoulder straps.
It also comes with a cool little drink holder for the beverage of your choice.
The lace-up suspension gives it a novelty, nautical touch, and the storage pouch gives it some added utility.
WearEver Hi-Back Deluxe Steel Backpack Chair
Introducing, the WearEver Hi-Back Deluxe! This beach chair has some great style. Even with that style, you’ll still be very comfortable!
The waterproof polyester is great for outdoor use and it will rest nicely for years to come.
It doesn’t have as much flex as the Rio Lace Up with the elastic cords, though still holds up very strong at 240 pounds.
The unique high-back design, along with the adjustable contoured pillow, gives excellent comfort for supreme lounging.
The chair frame folds up nicely into a backpack with the straps latched onto the bottom of the seat cover.
The storage pouch is awesome in that you can throw a few drinks and accessories inside to give yourself some free hands.
The coolest part is probably the smooth, hardwood arms with the drink holder attachment.
You really can’t beat the pro, beachy design, and if you’re looking for a great chair for sun or shade, this is the one for you!
Coleman Oversized Chair
With the Coleman Quad Chair, you can enjoy a cold drink at BBQ, picnic or campsite.
The cooler is built into the armrest, and it can hold four cans, and you can easily access a cold drink when the one in mesh cup holder finishes.
While you enjoy your beverage, the head cushion ensures that you are comfortable.
This chair comes with side pockets to store some snacks, magazine, and book when you wish to have your hands free.
When you have enjoyed the time at the beach, and it’s time to head back home, the chair folds up with ease and fit into a carry bag for storage and transportation.
- Built-in cooler that holds four cans
- Carry bag for storage and transportation
- Mesh cup holder ensures that you have a fifth drink
- Storage pocket for keeping personal items
- Durable construction and sturdy frame that supports weight of up to 300 pounds
- Adjustable armrest
- Compact such that it can fit into most trunks
Quik Shade MAX Shade Camp Chair
Feel comfortable and protect yourself from the sun’s UV rays with Quik Shade Camp Chair.
The new ergonomic design offers an improved large shade.
The shade canopy provides an adjustable tension that keeps the mechanism working for a long time.
This chair comes with a side pouch and cup holders for extra convenience. Storing is easy, and it has a carry bag which has shoulder straps for transportation.
- The dimensions are 22.8in.x22.8in.x51.6inch when assembled and are 18.5 inches from the ground
- Weigh 9 lbs.
- Shade lowers, tilts and raises without extra adjustments for efficient sun protection
- Stain and water resistant 300x600D polyester fabric
- Two mesh cup and fabric holders
Coleman Broadband Mesh Quad Chair
Enjoy the comfort at the BBQ, picnic or campsite with the Broadband Chair.
During hot days, the mesh back lets the breeze cool you as you enjoy your favorite drink from the armrest holder.
It is lightweight yet supports 250 lbs. with its steel construction.
If it’s time to head back home, the portable chair effortlessly folds up and fit into a bag for carrying which can be carried over the shoulder for easy carrying to the motor vehicle.
- It's folded measurements are 5.5inx5.9in.x35.4inch
- Compact and can fit into most trunks
- Durable steel frame can support 250 pounds
- Cup holder at arm rest that keeps the drink close
- Nylon mesh back that offer cooling comfort
- Comes with a sling bag to ease transportation
- A limited warranty of one year
Moon Lence Ultralight Portable Folding Chairs
Enjoy your time while you relax with this camping chair which features stable holders, portable package, and ergonomic design.
Weighs 2 pounds and can hold up to 2421 lbs. It’s roomy, sturdy, convenient, supportive and comfortable.
It’s perfect for outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, picnic and camping and also for home users.
Whether you would like to rest on the way, enjoy the beach views or fish by the river or lake, the Moon Lence portable chair offer you a comfortable place you can relax.
- Weigh 2 lbs. And holds 242 pounds
- 1000D Oxford cloth is used to make the seat, and the frame is made from aluminum alloy of high strength hence high durability
- Ergonomic and unique seat design offer the best relaxation
- Extensible metal poles and foldable mesh makes the setting up and folding down easy
Quik Chair Folding Quad Camp
Sit and relax anywhere with this camping chair. It sets up within seconds and perfect for the beach, park, camping and any other place you prefer.
It comes with a durable steel frame which is designed with oversized back and seat for maximum stability and comfort which can last for years of picnics, tailgating, campfires, and barbecues.
When you are ready to head back home, this chair can easily fold up and fit a carry bag. It comes with this carry bag, and it has a shoulder strap for transportability and convenience.
It comes with armrest and mesh cup holder and therefore keeps drinks close. It has a strong polyester construction that is moisture and stain resistant, and it’s easy to clean. When assembled, it measures 20.5in.x34in.x35.5in.
The seat is 18” from the ground and can support 225 pounds, yet it weigh only 5 lbs.
- Portable armchair that comes with cooling mesh back and seat
- The strong polyester fabric is stain and water resistant
- Durable steel frame which can support weights of up to 225 pounds
- Comes with a mesh cup holder and a carry bag with shoulder strap
- Weigh 5 lbs.
How big is Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler and what’s the height when folded up?
The chair is seven pounds and fold up to about 3 feet high.
What is the maximum holding capacity for the Quik Shade MAX Shade Camp Chair?
It can hold up to 225 pounds. That’s the rated maximum weight
Does the Coleman Broadband Mesh Quad Chair come with a carry bag?
Yes, it does.
Is the Moon Lence Ultralight Portable Folding Chairs washable?
Yes, you can wash the top seat cover may be washed
Do these chairs come in different colors and styles?
Yes! All of the chairs come in an array of colors and styles. The Tommy Bahama chairs come with the widest range of colors and styles.
Which of the beach chair have the highest weight capacity?
The Tommy Bahama Beach Chair is rated for the highest capacity at 300 pounds
Which of the chairs is the most durable?
The WearEver chair is definitely the strongest as it is actually a steel frame. The downside is that it is a bit heavier than the rest.
Which of the chairs is the best for little kids?
Probably the Rio Brands 5 Position Classic as it is the lowest to the ground at only 8.5”
To enjoy the time at the beach, you need the right items such as good SPF, swimsuit and the most important – a comfortable beach chair. Just like any other product, you need to consider certain things before purchasing a beach chair. Such factors include portability, availability of back support, and height off the ground, available space, available shade and extras.
If your home is far from the beach, you would need a portable beach chair. Perhaps you need a folding chair to start with since they are lightweight and stackable. However, carrying them can be cumbersome. You would need a chair with shoulder strap and bag.
Beach chairs are of a different variety and come in various heights. Some like staying low to the ground and select seats with short legs or someone prefer those without legs.
Do you prefer a seat with a cover? This seat will not only reduce the number of items carried to the beach but also eliminate the need to buy a shade-bearing extra such as a shelter or beach umbrella.
Beach chairs come with several extras. These include the side pockets to keep your books, cup holders for drinks and headrest to offer extra cushion.
Different people would prefer different features for their beach chairs. However, most people would prefer certain features to be available. Considering this, then the Quik Shade MAX Shade Camp Chair will be a perfect choice for most people.