Beach Chair Guide
Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Beach Chair
Beach Chairs come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes such as, low seat beach chairs, high seat beachchairs, beach loungers, and small beach chairs, each catering to different kinds of beach goers. Along with the size and shape, beach chairs also come with an array of different kinds of special features such as, back pack beachchairs, folding beach chairs, beach chairs with cup holders, canopy beach chairs, and padded beach chairs.
Materials used in the beach chair frames are usually steel or aluminum. Aluminum beach chairs and steel beach chairs each have its own benefits. Fabrics may include marine grade acrylic which is treated to withstand fading and salty air.
Beach chairs with web, mesh and quick dry fabrics offer features that are perfectly suited for the beach. Mesh chairs let the sand fall through so that you don't have to brush off your seat all of the time. Some popular mesh fabrics include ballistic nylon mesh, a material so strong that it was originally developed to be used for flak jackets for WWII airmen! Textilene, which is a heavy duty mesh which offers UV protection also. It is often used for solar shades.
Quick dry fabrics can keep your towel dry so you don't have to keep sitting on it to prevent a soaking wet dripping seat. Feel free to sit on the quick dry fabric when you've just emerged from the ocean or lake after a great swim or floating in the waves. Just wait a few minutes and your chair will be warm and toasty. Quick dry fabrics are made from polyester, nylon, spandex and more. They're also sturdy.
Web chairs also dry quickly because they are usually made from a material that doesn't absorb any water. Built for strength and comfort, web chairs are throwbacks to the 60s and 70s with their large woven fabric strips in plaid designs like brown and white, blue and while and the famous green and white. Web chairs are also popular as lawn and deck chairs. Anyone who wants high seat chair will also enjoy a web chair. Seat heights for web chairs are at least 12 inches of the ground and some are made to be as high as 20".
Wood beach chairs are a special treat. They are as elegantly designed as they are heavy-duty. Solid ashwood and oakwood frames are common due to their hardwood strength and natural beauty when stained and varnished.
Low Seat Beach Chair Guide
How Low Can You Go?
A low seat beach chair, also known as a classic beach chair, is a beach chair that sits less than 12 inches off the ground. In other words, the distance from the floor to the seating part of the chair is anywhere from 8 inches to 12 inches.
Super low seat beach chairs are also referred to as sand chairs. These chairs can weigh less than 5 pounds and sit as low as 5 inches from the ground.
Many beach goers prefer low seat beach chairs because they allow you to stretch your legs out in the sand for even tanning across the lower part of their body. Another major benefit of the low seat beach chair is it allows you to place the chair in the ocean and have water stream across the lower portion of your body. (See image above.) Most low seat beach sand chairs also come in multiple reclining positions, Choose among the 4 to 5 position lay flat beach chair. You can relax fully flat on your stomach or back and enjoy full body tanning, while not having to leave your chair.
If you're looking for a beach chair to take to an outdoor concert, the lowseat beach chair is also a great choice. Many outdoor beach events have maximum seat height requirements. The total height of a low seat beach chair, can be 23 inches, which means the you won't block the view of your fellow outdoor beach festival goers.
Even though low-seat beach chairs are pretty lightweight and easy to carry, they still can hold up to 250 pounds. When choosing a beach chair from beachstore.com, be sure to click on the item specification tab next to the chair description tab, so you know all of the technical details about your beach item.
Make an informed decision! It's so much better at the beach when you have the right beach chair just for you. If you are buying the chair as a gift for a beach loving friend or relative, you'll also be confident and happy knowing you are sending them the perfect gift.
Did you know that beach chairs come is as many fabric types as they do colors? They're all designed to be fast dry and durable, but some people prefer the tight weave and unique feel of textile beach chairs or the traditional, throw back, "old school" design of web beach chairs. Even though web beach chairs may have been what you saw back in the day, they're still really popular. They tend to be high off the ground, so refer to our high seat beach chair section to learn more about them.
High Seat Beach Chair Guide
How Far off Ground is a High Seat Beach Chair?
A high seat beach chair is a beach chair that sits 12 inches or more off the ground. We measure the distance from the ground to the highest part of the chair's seat. The high seat beach chairs allow for easier in and out access, and put less stress on legs the knees. This is preferred by our senior beach goers. We sell beach chairs with high seats from 12 to 20 inches from the ground.
Small Beach Chair Guide
What are Dimensions of a Small Beach Chair?
Small Beach Chairs are generally smaller in size and sit very low to the ground. Their small size and light weight make them very easy to carry companions for the beach. They are best for keeping your body off the sand on those very "hot sand" days. This chair is typically a one position chair that is designed for an adult but is also great for kids. The weight capacity of the small beach chair is usually around 190 lbs and is usually one of the most durable beach chairs made. Small beach chairs tend to be lower in price when compared to other beach chairs. This type of beach chair really gives you the most bangs for your buck!
Beach Lounger Guide
Beach Loungers - Give Your Feet a Rest!
Also referred to as beach chaise loungers, these super comfortable beach chairs come in lengths ranging from 57 inches to 75 inches. Choose rust-proof aluminum or a powder coated steel frame. Fabric choices are vast and include quick dry breathable mesh, marine-grade Sunbrella, marine-grade acrylic and dozens of solid colors and patterns. Padding is usually a staple with lounge chairs. Some of the padding is even removable.
Beach chairs with footrests are often convertible. Frankford Umbrellas a well-known manufacturer of quality outdoor chairs, commercial grade umbrellas and beach tables, offers a convertible beach lounger with a removable foot rest. You can even buy the chair without the foot rest!
Ostrich chair's 3N1 Beach Lounger has a foldable foot rest. Use the Ostrich chair as a lounger or chair.
Travel Chair's Big Bubba Chair with foot rest takes camping to an extreme with its heavy duty weight capacity of 300 lbs.
If you're looking for a high seat beach lounge chair, choose a seat height of 12 inches and up. A low to medium seat beach lounge chair may be 8 inches and lower.
Beach mats lay flat on the sand and usually offer some comfy padding. Floating recliners are great for the pool, ocean or lake.
Ostrich beach loungers are famous for their models with the padded open-face design so you can lay on your stomach and read a book beneath you or access your online music library on your mobile device. The open face design is similar to a massage table that allows you to lay face down comfortably with a padded opening for your face. The face down design is versatile allowing you to open or close the fabric this way lying on your back is no problem. Ostrich also makes chairs specially designed for women with innovative patented fabric that expands for face down reclining. Some loungers have arms holes on the sides of the chair so when lying on your stomach you can comfortably stick your arms through to scan your tablet, ipad or iphone, hold and turn the pages of the magazine or book. Ostrich line of beach lounge chairs and the ErgoLounger line offer extreme comfort in any position.
Multi-Position Beach Lounge Chairs - Beach Chair Loungers have a third section for your calves and feet in addition to the back and bottom rest, which allows for multiple positions. Lay fully back or at angle faceup to read a book comfortably, keep an eye on your kids or maintain that beautiful view of the ocean. With some beach lounge chairs you can incline your legs so they are higher than your torso. Copa Beach offers a beach lounge chair with 36 different positions.
Lay on your back or stomach for a full body tan or to drift off to sleep if you'd like -- just remember to wear sunblock.
Frankford Umbrella's convertible beach lounger chair is made from Canadian handcrafted oak wood. In addition to the comfort and convenience of the detachable foot rest, the beach lounge chair reclines in 4 positions. Choose from over a dozen colors in fade-resistant and stain and mold resistant 9 oz marine-grade fabric. The commercial-grade Frankford chaise beach chair is 66 inches long with a comfortable seat depth of 17.25".
And now the Frankford convertible beach chair/lounger has its own carry bag available. Convertible, just like the lounger, the carry bag can be used as a backpack or shoulder bag.
Complete the set with a matching Frankford oak wood side table and commercial grade Frankford umbrella.
Carrying a Beach Lounge Chair - Choose a chair with shoulder straps so you can carry it as a backpack. The ErgoLounger RS folds in two, has a convenient carry handle and weighs only 12 lbs.
Some lounge chairs are meant more for pool side lounging and focus more on luxury design details and heavy-duty construction than being light weight.
Beach Lounge Chairs Loaded with Features - Then there are the beach lounge chairs that offer everything. How about a beach lounge chair with wheels, a storage compartment beneath the seat, tons of padding, cooler pouches, a cup holder and even more! Check out the Loungepack for a fully loaded beach lounge chair.
Canopy Beach Chair Guide
What are Benefits of Canopy Beach Chairs?
For a quick trip to the beach with not much to carry, buy a canopy beach chair. The canopy is attached to the chair, eliminating the need for an umbrella if you're OK with shading you face and upper body. Your legs may still get a tan, but that's OK. Who doesn't like tan legs?
Canopy beach chairs usually come with adjustable positions and can be folded to the back to allow for full exposure to the sun or when extra shading is not needed later in the afternoon. Canopy beach chairs make reading on the beach easier and can eliminate the need for sunglasses. You can wear sunglasses if you'd like but you'll be glad you have a canopy the day that you forget or lose your sunglasses!
Beach chair canopy fabric usually offers UPF protection for skin safety. The canopies come in matching chair design colors and patterns. Separate canopies can be purchased to add on to an existing chair. Just make sure the canopy is compatible with the design of your chair. Rio Beach and Telescope Casual sell a versatile attachable canopy.
Another option is a beach chair clamp on umbrella that attaches to your beach chair. Just keep in mind that clamp on umbrellas are smaller than canopies, so they don't offer the large shade of a beach chair canopy.
Folding Beach Chair Guide
What is a Folding Beach Chair?
A folding beach chair is a beach chair that folds up for easy transportation and storage. Just fold up the chair and toss it in the back of the car. Bang! You're off to the beach.
What are Advantages of Folding Beach Chairs?
Aside from easy transportation, folding beach chairs take up little storage space. They generally fold into a flat stacking position so you can fit several chairs into a small area. Chairs that do not fold are usually stacked on top of each other. They take up a lot of storage space and shipping can be costly. On the other hand, folding beach chairs can ship inexpensively, travel on an airplane with you and some even fit in your suitcase. Check out the Larry Chair and other small beach chairs that fold so compactly that they are easy to take with you on any type of vacation. Choose a backpack beach chair and you can slip it over your shoulders. If easy carrying and storage are important to you then so are folding beach chairs. Most of the beach chairs we sell at beachstore.com are folding beach chairs.
BackPack Beach Chair Guide
Backpack Beach Chairs. Great for Cyclists, Skaters, Even Mimes
Backpack beach chairs are all about hands-free, easy transportation. They have built in straps that enable you to carry the chair like a backpack. With the chair comfortably on your back, you're hands are free to carry other items, use your mobile phone, your children's hands or perhaps the hand of that special someone.
If you're a cyclist, skater or even a mime, a backpack beach chair is for you. Campers and hikers should definitely shop backpack beach chairs. Look for chair with built in coolers, lot of pockets and zippers.
Padded Beach Chair Guide
What is a Padded Beach Chair?
Padded beach chairs are beach chairs that have cushioned seating and back rest areas. These chairs are designed for extra comfort and increased relaxation. The padded beach chair is perfect for sitting down for longer periods of time. Sit down all day and enjoy the beach in some of the most comfortable chairs.
Lay Flat Beach Chair Guide
What is a Lay Flat Beach Chair?
A lay flat beach chair is a beach chair that folds flat horizontally to the ground to a full reclining position. "Lay flats" usually come with an additional support leg for when the chair is in the full recline position. Lay-Flat beach chairs are versatile chairs built to accommodate times when you want to lay back a get a full body tan or when you want to sit up and enjoy the beach or keep a close eye on your kids.
What is a Fold Flat Folding Beach Chair ?
A folding beach chair that folds flat means that it folds completely flat without an additional rail extended.
Above we explained that a layflat beach chair has an additional leg to support a full reclining position? Well, a fold flat may not have that additional leg or if it does, in the case of a fold flat/layflat, chair, that leg also folds with the chair.
Just fold up the chair, throw it in the back of the car and you're off to the beach. Aside from easy transportation folding beach chairs also allow easy storage. Folding beach chairs generally fold into easy stacking position to allow fitting several chairs into a small area. If easy carrying and storage are important to you then so are folding beach chairs.
Heavy Duty Beach Chair Guide
What are Features of Heavy Duty Beach Chairs?
Heavy duty beach chairs are larger than average beach chairs and have heavier weight capacity. All heavy duty beach chairs have reinforced fabrics and support features that give them a higher weight capacity. In order to qualify as a heavy duty beach chair the chair must be able to support at least 280 lbs. Certain models of heavy duty beach chairs can support up to 500 lbs.
Wood Beach Chair Guide
How to Choose a Wood Beach Chair
Wood beach chairs are specially crafted for longevity, comfort and elegance. Made of a variety of hardwoods with different stains. Expect the same cool features that come with beach chairs but an entirely elevated experience. Wood beach chairs are made like good quality furniture. Not only can you take it to the beach but keep it on your deck, by your pool or take it to outdoor concerts and picnics. Built to withstand the weather, count on years of enjoyment and memories with your wood beach chair.
Features include several reclining positions, cup holders, pockets and of course, weather-resistant fabric. For easy transportation wood chair designs can range from carry straps, carved carry handles and backpack shoulder straps. Back pack beach chairs rank high among customers for camping, BBQs, tailgating and outdoor concerts, not to mention the beach..
How Much Do Wood Beach Chairs Weigh? What is the Weight Capacity?
You may be surprised to learn that a wood beach chair is not as heavy as you might think. Wood beach chairs can be as light as 8 pounds or 9 lbs and still hold up to 300 lbs. Since wood beach chairs are made to be heavy-duty, they are a great choice when you want a well-crafted beach item with high weight capacity. Be sure to check beachstore.com’s detailed specification tab on each product page for a great ordering experience.
Personalizing Your Wood Beach Chair
Consider customizing your wood beach or deck chair with a wood burn or engraving. These personalized chairs make great gifts and are ideal for families where each member of the household wants to treasure their own beach chair for the beach, pool, camping or outdoor events.
When choosing a wood beach chair or wood deck chair, consider dimensions like the seat chair width and length/width of the arms rests. For taller folks, extra high back lengths are important. If you want to make sure you have plenty of sitting space, verify the space between the arm rests listed in beachstore.com’s product specification tab.
Best Pick Brands
Frankford Umbrellas' 4-position convertible lounge chairs are hand-crafted with Canadian oak frames and finished with marine spar varnish. With a weight capacity of 250 lbs, stainless steel hardware and marine grade acryllic fabric, rest assured this is a chair that will remain in the family for a while. The heavy-duty, commercial-grade loungers are reliable and versatile. Remove the detachable foot rest for an easy carry to the beach and dig your toes in the sand. It only takes seconds to attach the footrest for a great leg stretch. Available in too many colors to list here, the Frankford convertible beach loungers also match Frankford's full line of commercial grade umbrellas.
Blue Ridge Chair Works are famous for MADE in the USA solid ashwood chairs that fold flat, constructed with stainless steel hardware and finished with Danish Oil. The company’s variety of chairs, include extra large deck chairs, a reclining wood sling chair, a backback chair and low seat extra lightweight chair for people on the go. Fabric color choices: forest green, red, Atlantic blue and navy blue. Blue Ridge Chair also manufactures portable folding wood beach tables.
Lawn and Deck Chair Guide
What is the Difference Between Lawn and Deck Chairs and Beach Chairs?
A lawn or deck chair differs from a beach chair in several ways. First a lawn and deck chair is designed for home use. It generally weighs a little more than a beach chair making it more durable but a little more difficult to carry. The material used in lawn and deck chairs is usually more durable against weather conditions.
Examples of some deck and patio chairs are some high seat lounge chairs, like the Lounge Lizard and some of the Ergo Loungers. If you're looking for a heavyweight capacity deck chair, look no further than the Blue Ridge XL Deck Chair with a weight capacity of 500 lbs and 18 inch seat height.
Some chairs can be used both at home on a deck or hard surface or at the beach. One in particular that has remained popular over the years is the web chair. It sits inches off the ground, weighs only 6 lbs, folds flat for easy storage and also sits sturdy on the beach without sinking into the sand. Most ocean vacation homes have a need for several wood beach sling chairs. They are functional art for a deck or pool patio area. Made of weather-resistant wood that becomes more beautiful with age, sling chairs usually have removable fabric and are light enough to carry to the beach.
Camping Chair Guide
How to Choose a Camping Chair
Camping chairs are ideal
for sitting around camp fires, concerts, watching outdoor sporting events or days at the park. Hunters, fisherman and other outdoor enthusiasts will also want to have one or a few within reach in the trunk of your car, on your porch or stored in your garage.
Backpack beach chairs are big winners for camping. Their storage pouches, backpack straps and foldflat design make them easy to carry and store. Other cool innovations on some camping chairs include no slip rubber feet and extra large feet to prevent sinkage into soft ground.
Camping chairs differ from beach chairs in the way they are structured. Camping chairs generally have four legs that are made for balanced seating on dirt and harder ground, while a beach chair is designed to not dig into the sand.
A camping chair may not be the best choice for beach because the legs will dig deeper into the sand making it harder to maneuver through the sand. But, there's always an exception to the rule.
At Beachstore.com, we have some camping chairs that are great for the beach because they have no legs! What? Yep! makes some unique padded chairs that sit on the ground.
For example, the Picnic Time Ventura backpack chair has 6 backrest positions and offers reversible arms rests that you can invert for wide or narrow are support. This chair is so versatile you may want it for the poolside, a picnic, even to keep on your living room floor. Many customers choose them for outdoor concerts or for extra padding on stadium arena seating. Also known as travel stadium chairs, they work well for camping and also keep your bottom warm on those cold bleachers found at outdoor sporting events.
Stadium chairs are lightweight fold flat for easy portability and usually come with a matching carry case. Choose a stadium chair that is padded and comes with an attached backrest and back support if you intend to place it directly on the stadium, bleachers, bench or even sit on the ground.
Other types of seating include stadium benches with legs. They can also double as camping seating since they fold up for easy portability.
Visit our camping chair section to select the best camp chair.
Aluminum Beach Chair Guide
Why Choose an Aluminum Beach Chair?
Aluminum beach chairs are possibly the most popular among ocean lovers due to their lightweight easy to carry frame. The shiny frame is usually treated so it's rust-proof or weather-resistant for years of enjoyment.
If you want a lightweight frame but also want it to hold a decent amount of weight for an adult, check the specifications and look for aluminum beach chairs with frames that can withstand 250 lbs up to 300 pounds.
Our Copa Hi-Seat Aluminum Beach Chair has a weight capacity of 300 lbs. Another benefit of aluminum chairs is you can easily choose models with accessories and still get a lightweight chair you love. If you like fancy details, choose an aluminum beach chair with wooden arms, a padded headrest or pillow. Many come with cup holders and pouches. If you would prefer the care-free durability of molded plastic arms, that's available too. Tommy Bahama, Rio Beach and Maui and Sons offer molded plastic arms on their aluminum beach chairs. The Copa Titan comes with a pillow, wood arm rests, with cup holder, plus mobile phone or magazine holder and a front pocket for storage. All of this in one chair that weighs only 8 lbs. Of course it also comes with a carry strap.
If you'd rather not carry an umbrella, try out the aluminum beach chairs with canopies. Copa, Rio and Telescope Casual all offer beach chairs with canopies. Some of the manufacturers even sell the canopy separately and it has versatility to fit on a wide variety of chairs. Just make sure that it will fit your chair before making the purchase. If you have questions, call or email us us at Beachstore.com to make the best buy for you beach pleasure.
Lightweight aluminum is also a popular material for backpack beach chairs. Backpack beach chairs fold flat easily and come with shoulder straps so you can carry the beach chair -- well-- like a backpack. Rio manufactures some of the most well-known backpack beach chairs. Customers are always asking for the Rio Lace up backpack beach chair. They're legendary. If you want the works, go for the Rio Super Lace-Up Backpack Beach Chair with Cooler Pouch. The amazing accessories, like built-in insulated cooler pouch, a pillow and even a side arm bag, keep the total chair weight at only 8 pounds.. Rio Lace-Up chairs are known for being the ultimate for ocean and lakeside great times.
You'll enjoy a good value deal with the Maui and Sons aluminum lace up beach chairs and low-seat sand chairs. Choose among some awesome colors and patterns geared toward the surf minded crowd.
Choose an aluminum beach chair lounger and you'll get a spacious chair that you can carry without breaking a sweat. Rio Beach makes a facedown lounger that weighs only 9 lbs. It's great to take to the beach or even keep by the pool. Some of the Ostrich loungers like the 3N1 and Spring Lake Chaise feature lite aluminum frames also.
Aluminum beach chairs with must-have fabrics include Textilene, quick dry 600D rugged polyester, polyester-cotton blends and breathable mesh. Find Textilene high quality PVC coated polyester on Strand beach chairs with aluminum frames. Textilene is ventilated, washable, and designed to reduce heat transfer. Some of the Ostrich brand chairs and loungers are made with Textilene. Other popular beach chair fabrics are padded and durable with 600D polyester. This fabric is also quick dry and resists fading.
The famed Telescope Casual Light and Easy Hi-Boy chair is of course constructed of durable rust-resistant aluminum and weather-resistant fabric. Among the company's amazing 10-year warranty, Telescope Casual beach and patio furniture is also renowned for being MADE in the USA. As the name Light 'n Easy implies, the chair is lightweight and "Easy," which means it has a high seat for easy in and out access. The beach chair seat height is 13 inches from the ground.
Stadium Seating Guide
Stadium Seating For True Sports Fans
Other types of seating include stadium benches with legs. They can also double as camping seating since they fold up for easy portability. Visit our stadium seating section to buy the best chair to bring along to your next sporting event.
Web Beach Chair Guide
Web Beach Chairs: A Little Nostalgia & Lots of Comfort
Copa's old school web chair is just like you remember it ... Unless that's before your time. Then just ask your parents or grandparents. Better yet, buy one for them and treat your folks to a stroll down memory lane.
Bring back the memories with a durable and comfortable web beach chair. Throwbacks to the 60s and 70s, web beach chairs stand out with their large woven fabric strips in plaid designs like brown and white, blue and while and the famous green and white. Web chairs are also popular as lawn and deck chairs. Anyone who wants high seat chair will also enjoy a web chair. Seat heights for web beach chairs are at least 12 inches off the ground and some are made to be as high as 20".