The Best Beach Chair (For 9 Years Running)

But their inability to pass up any heavy, saggy, rusted, semi-broken, or hard-to-use beach chair resulted in the storage area overflowing with dozens of them. That is, until I put my foot down.

Our pick

Tommy Bahama Backpack Beach Chair

The Tommy Bahama chair has straps for carrying it, plus great build quality and a cooler to keep your drinks out of the heat. You need to bring your own shade, though.

Buying Options

*At the time of publishing, the price was $84.

It all started with one Tommy Bahama Backpack Beach Chair, which I bought for my husband, the poor sap who literally gets stuck lugging a wagon full of sand toys and children uphill both ways. And then, as my kids got older and became able to carry their own stuff, we added a few more Tommy Bahama chairs for them. We’ve been using the chairs for years now, and the Tommy Bahama model is so much better than the competition, for several key reasons.