Beach chairs are one of the most versatile chairs when it comes to enjoying outdoor activity. It doesn’t matter who you are and where you want to use it. You can use it for an enjoyable day at the beach, camping, hiking or even for resting in a park, your backyard, anywhere!
So we picked 5 beach chairs with canopies that have gained much hype for being practical and functional. We have kept many factors in mind starting from size to stability. Our best pick? Alpha Camp Mesh Canopy Chair. People have rated it 4.5/5 everywhere! Also, it has breathable fabric that makes it comfortable to sit on. It can hold up to 350lbs of weight and will protect you from harmful UV rays.
Now let’s get on to the specifics of what makes these top picks the best in the market. We have reviewed them one by one and this is how they have fared:
- 1 Best Beach Chairs With Canopies – Our Top Picks
- 1.1 Alpha Camp Mesh Canopy Chair
- 1.2 SwimWays Kelsyus Original canopy chair with ottoman
- 1.3 Sports Brella Reclining Chair
- 2 Budget picks
- 3 How to buy a canopy chair according to your need?
Best Beach Chairs With Canopies – Our Top Picks
Alpha Camp Mesh Canopy Chair
Dimensions of the chair
This chair measures 36.6” x 23.6” x 53.1” and it is comfortable for one person at a time. It is easy to fold and also easy to install. It has the capacity of holding 350lbs weight on it.
This chair weighs 14lbs which is easy to carry and install. This makes it pretty convenient to carry it around in a carry bag that comes along with it.
The frame of this chair is made from heavy-duty steel. It also has anti-rust hammer tone powder coating for more durability. It also has extra supporting tubes on the bottom to support your weight for long hours of sitting. The frame is over-sized to give you more comfort while you sit back and relax.
It is made from durable oxford cloth and breathable mesh. This makes it easy to sit on without leaving you with sweaty patches on your back and thighs. The canopy part of the chair gives 50+ UPF sun protection and an optimal shade under the sun.
It has a cup holder and a mesh cell phone holder on their respective armrests. The armrests are cushioned for extra comfort.
Overall, this beach chair does an awesome job of being the best in its category. Is there anything more we want from it? Not really. This chair is available in 3 colors, so you can choose whichever fancies you.
SwimWays Kelsyus Original canopy chair with ottoman
Dimensions of the chair
This chair measures 41.3” x 36.6” x 51.6”. A person with even height over 6” can comfortably stretch their legs and sit on it. It has the capacity of holding 250 lbs of weight on it.
This chair weighs 16.3 lbs and is easy to carry around as well. This canopy folds itself into a carry bag which is quite impressive. It also has a shoulder strap so you can literally sprint with this after folding it up.
The frame is sturdy though there is no much information available about the material and coating of the frame. But, it also comes with an ottoman which is foldable when not in use. If you really want to stretch yourself and feel really comfortable under a shade, this is ideal.
The material is made from breathable mesh and it offers 50+ UPF protection from harmful sun rays. It also gives enough shade for an average-height person, but may not be totally cover taller people who want to stretch their legs a bit more.
It has mesh armrest (unlike the padded one in the previous chair) and a cup holder which is rather not that deep. But it also doesn’t have a mobile holder compartment either, only a decent cup holder.
This one does a good job of being a beach chair. This is especially better for tall people who would love to rest their feet on an ottoman. People have rated it 4.5/5 and we would rate it the same.
Sports Brella Reclining Chair
Dimensions of the chair
This chair measures 8 x 8 x 39 inches. It is comfortable for adults weighing up to 250 lbs.
This chair is lightweight and is lighter than the others weighing 13.5 pounds. It also has a carry bag with a strap that makes it easy to carry it around.
This chair is made from lightweight stainless steel all the way up to the frame of the umbrella. This umbrella has 3 swivel options that give you the freedom to turn it in the direction where the sun hits your face. You can recline this chair in a comfortable position if you want to take a nap. Though it doesn’t recline all the way, it is still comfortable. It also has a detachable footrest for your comfort.
The material seems to be made from mesh and it has 50+ UPF protection from the sun.
It has an insulated compartment on one of its armrest for keeping 4 drinks cool at a time. It also has an inbuilt can opener so when you are in the mood for a small celebration you can pop-up your drinks anytime.
The main USP of this chair is the swiveling umbrella and insulated compartment for drinks. The in-built bottle opener is also a plus. This weighs lighter than the others and is easy to carry around. People have rated it 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Quik Shade Adjustable Canopy Folding Camp Chair
Dimensions of the chair
It measures 21.2 x 35.8 x 68 inches and is perfectly good for adults over 6 feet. It can hold up to 225 lbs of weight. It sits 18 inches above from the ground when installed.
It weighs 9 lbs and is lighter than the other chairs recommended before. It is also easy to carry and take along but it doesn’t have a carry bag. Rather, it has nylon straps that you can fasten around it and carry with you.
It is made of sturdy and durable steel frame and is comfortable to sit on.
This is made up of tough 600D polyester fabric which is both water resistant and stain resistant. This also makes it great for covering you from shade though we are not sure about the UPF rating of this canopy chair. Also, the canopy is adjustable but not to a greater length just like what Sports Brella offers.
It has 1 cup holder each on both the armrests. It also has an accessory pouch for you to keep your valuables near you and secure. However, the pouch doesn’t look the safest from theft in a crowd-filled setting.
This is a good budget-friendly pick. It is lightweight so do not expect it to outdo most of your expectations. It doesn’t have a footrest like the others. It does a decent job of being a beach chair and people have given it 4.3/5 stars.
Bravo Sports Canopy Chair
Dimensions of the chair
It measures 10.5 x 8 x 18.5 inches and can hold up to 5.2 lbs of weight.
It weighs 5.2 pounds and it is the lightest of the lot! It also has a carry bag with a shoulder strap that makes it easy for traveling and installing it anywhere you want.
The frame is made of aluminum and is surprisingly sturdier than we expected. The canopy can be adjusted at different angles.
There is no information available about the material, but it looks like it is made from mesh.
It only has one cup holder on one of its armrest. Also, it has a small, decent accessory pouch.
It is also a decent product with no footrest. For those who value more comfort and reclining, this might not be an ideal one for you. But it is decent for sitting and enjoying your time outdoors in a budget. People have given it 4.1 out of 5 stars.
These are the top five best beach chairs with canopies. Let us know which one you’ve chosen or do you have any other suggestion to be incorporated in this list. We would love you see your comments below.
How to buy a canopy chair according to your need?
In case you are still confused on which canopy chair to go for, we are here to make it easy for you. With our tips, you will be able to choose the best canopy chair for your outdoor activity. We will cover all the factors that would make up for your ideal canopy chair. Save your time and money, and buy like a pro!
Space and dimensions
You would not want a canopy that fits too small or too large for you to sink to the ground. So it is highly important to keep in mind the dimensions and how well can you sit on the chair. A perfect fit would help your back and spine while sitting or reclining.
You need to also consider the amount of shade it can provide. Also, how adjustable is the canopy? Is it detachable? Is there a frame under it to provide more stability to the canopy? Is it easy to install whenever needed? And so on.
The chairs that give you a reclining option often comes with a footrest. Those which doesn’t have this option do not have a footrest most of the time. Would you prefer sitting or would you prefer to recline and relax? How comfortable do you want your chair to be?
The more breathable the fabric, the better it is for your skin. You would be saving yourself from those embarrassing sweat patches if you get a breathable material to let the air flow and cool you off during the summer heat. A thicker material would be sturdier but make sure the fabric is breathable too. Also, the material on your canopy should provide you with some UVA and UVB protection apart from giving you some shade.
Padded vs non-padded
Some have padded armrest as well as the seat. Some may just have a mesh lining over their seating and armrests. It depends on the type of comfort your back and derrière wants.
The purpose of the chair
Many chairs are multi-purpose. From taking it to the beach to the mountains and forest, these chairs can be versatile. It depends if you would want to take an occasional comfortable nap in between or keep it strict to sitting and minimum recline. So think about all the instances you would want to sit around and enjoy the event and place.
The frame of the chair determines its strength and durability. If the frame is not made from a sturdy material, it may become vulnerable to its environment and give up on you pretty soon. Be its steel frame, aluminum or any other, make sure it is good enough for you and would hold on your weight with ease for a longer period of time.
Weight and ease in carrying
If you are someone with a sensitive spine or could not carry something heavy with you, you should always look for lighter canopy chairs. When it is lightweight, it becomes easier to carry it around. And when it comes with a carry bag and some feature that makes it more travel-friendly, it becomes a favorite one in an instant.
Setting it up
It should be easy for you to set it up and rest on it. The easier and sooner you can set it up, the better you feel. It will save you your time when you get on to it and will not tire you up. Look for the instructions and frame that would give you an idea of how easy it is to set it up.
And lastly, it boils down on your budget. If you have a sufficient budget to spend on quality and comfortable canopy chair, then you have more options for you. There are also good buys in smaller budgets too but it would have its drawbacks too.
These are the tips that we believe would help you pick the best canopy chair for you. Be it for an outing at a beach, for tailgating or any other outdoor activity, we hope we have helped you to find the best one with our review and suggestions.