We’ve been taking a detailed look at that other “must have” beach accessory – the beach chair. Here’s what we found:
The Best Beach Chair
We looked long and hard at dozens of beach chairs and used the following criteria when judging which chair should really get our vote as the best.
- Price – whichever way you look at it, everyone wants value for money. This does not mean that the cheapest is be
- Strength – many of the beach chairs we looked at seemed very weak and not particularly suited to the heavier user
- Comfort – spending the day on the beach requires a real comfortable chair – even after several hours sitting in it.
- Features – some chairs made a selling point of the extra features they possessed.
OK… so who got our vote?
The Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler Chair!
We were mightly impressed with this chair. It scored an amazing 4.9 out of 5 from 31 users on Amazon.com, with 29 of those giving it the maximum of 5 stars. This is the highest rating we’ve ever seen for any product on Amazon.
The current price for this is just $53 with free shipping. One purchaser stated that they had “never had a chair that supported my 6’3′ 230 frame” until they found this one. Others reported on its great strength and durability. The only negative comment we could find was that they sometimes creaked or squeaked a bit when you sat in them….but this seems a very minor point when compared with all the other positives.
Many reviewers also commented on the chairs confortability and how it seemed to suit people of all heights and weights.
Does it have features? You bet. It adjusts to five different positions, and even reclines fully. It has plenty of pockets and an insulated cooler pouch to keep items cool and fresh. It turns into a back pack with very sturdy and strong straps. It’s got a phone pocket and a towel rail!All in all it scored highly on all our scoring categories. It certainly gets our vote for the best beach chair ever.