Here you have our list with best outdoor chairs with canopy or shade in a variety of shapes, and with plenty of other useful features. So keep reading.
I have tried to include chairs that come with at least one unique detail or feature. So you will see examples of:
- Rocking camping chairs with sunshade.
- Reclining camp chairs with canopy.
- Camping chairs with a fixed shade and with an adjustable shade.
- Camping chairs with a waterproof shade.
- Camping chairs with a removable shade.
- Canopy chairs with a bug guard.
They also include some other features that you normally have in camping chairs, such as armrests, headrests, storage elements, cup holders, etc.
So here is the list of outdoor chairs with shade ordered by weight from heavier to lighter:
In the short descriptions below, you will see distinctive features for each of them clearly indicated.
1. Best Choice Products Oversized Zero Gravity Reclining Lounge Patio Chair
This Best Choice Products Oversized Zero Gravity Reclining Lounge Patio Chair weighs 21 lb (9.5 kg) and this is why it is at such a position in the list. But the chair is full of great features. It has a very specific footrest, it raises as the chair reclines. So this is also a recliner and I have added it to my list of reclining camping chairs.
It is folding and there is no assembly. It is also incredibly comfortable. It also offers a pleasant and adjustable headrest, solid armrests, a unique cup holder, and a side table. The weight capacity is 250 lb (113 kg), and the price is great.
2. ALPHA CAMP Camp Chairs with Shade Canopy
They use the word ‘chairs’ because there are two of them. So what you have here is a folding chair with an impressive capacity of 350 lb (159 kg). This is not surprising when you see those strong powder-coated steel tubes and the X-shaped structures on all the four sides of the chair.
The chair comes with soft armrests that have integrated cup holders of different sizes. The dimensions are (W x D x H) 36.6 x 23.6 x 53.1 (93 x 60 x 135 cm), and the height implies to the canopy on the back.
The reason for having the chair here is its beautiful canopy. They claim it provides UV protection with the rate 50+. Note that it is not adjustable, pity.
The whole set weighs 14 lb (6.35 kg) and you also have a carry bag included to keep it clean when stored and for an easy transportation.
Note that they have yet another chair on the market built in the same style and under a similar name ALPHA CAMP Heavy Duty Canopy Lounge Chair with Sunshade.
3. GCI Pod Rocker with Sunshade
Here you have a chair from the brand that specializes in outdoor chairs. In fact, GCI means ‘great chair innovations’. I thought you might want to know this, so you have a very reliable brand behind this item.
This chair is here because of its canopy, so you can rotate it backward and forward, but it is not removable. This is a folding system so everything stores together in the included carry bag.
But here you have much more. This is a rocker chair as you realize from the name, and this is a rocking mechanism unique to this brand. There are several of their chairs presented here in the site. You have what they call a Spring Action Rocking Technology and it works on any surface.
The declared weight capacity of this chair is 250 lb (113 kg), and it weighs 13.9 lb (6.3 kg).
4. Sport-Brella 3-Position Recliner Chair with Removable Umbrella and Footrest
You realize from the title that here you have several distinctive features.So the shade is shaped like an umbrella and it is removable. But this is not all, this umbrella is fully adjustable. It works on a 3-way swivel. They claim that it provides UPF 50+ protection from the sun with its metallic undercoating.
There is also an adjustable footrest here, so I have included this chair also into my list of best chairs with footrest.
But the features are far from over, this is also a recliner chair with the backrest which you can set in three different positions.
You have zippered storage pockets, a cooler, and a cup holder in its armrests.
The capacity is moderate 250 lb (113 kg), and the weight is 13.5 lb (6.12 kg). The whole set packs to its carry bag which is 39 x 8 x 8 inches (99 x 20 x 20 cm).
The chair is also very affordable, so it is not surprising that it has thousands of reports by customers on Amazon alone.
5. GCI Outdoor Waterside Pod Rocker Collapsible Rocking Chair with Sunshade
This chair is very similar to its cousin, the Pod Rocker presented above. You have the same basic features and functionality.
So you have again the Spring Action Rocking Technology, the sunshade is also rotating and it offers UPF 50 protection.
Here are some numbers you might want to see: the capacity is 250 lb (113 kg), and the weight is 13.2 lb (6 kg). The dimensions are (W x D x H) 30 x 40.6 x 50.8 inches (76 x 103 x 129 cm).
6. GCI SunShade Rocker
The GCI SunShade Rocker comes with a great adjustable SPF sunshade that folds together with the chair when you pack it in its included carry bag.
The chair includes also a unique spring action rocking design that is patented by this brand and used in many of their chairs.
You also have a phone pocket, a cup holder, and this all at a very good price. The weight is 13 lb (5.9 kg).
7. Goplus Folding Beach Chair w/Canopy
This is a folding design and all you see in the picture packs to its carry bag that measures 37.5 x 8 x 7 inches (95 x 20 x 18 cm).
The canopy is not adjustable, but it folds back. When you want to use it, you simply raise it and it locks in place.
The chair is in the group of those with soft armrests, and you have cup holders on both sides.
The chair is lightweight with its 13 lb (5.9 kg) and the declared capacity is 265 lb (120 kg). The seat is 20 inches (51 cm) high so this is a moderately tall chair suitable for elderly people. Overall dimensions are (W x D x H) 38 x 26.5 x 51 inches (97 x 67 x 130 cm).
8. Quik Shade Beach Recliner Shade Chair
As you would expect from a chair with the word Beach in the name, here you have a very high backrest and the chair offers a great headrest. The picture above shows its cushioned and adjustable headrest for superior comfort.
The legs design is also suitable for a soft ground, so you have bars and it will not sink. Other features include solid armrests, a durable steel frame, and above all 3 reclining positions. The canopy is adjustable and you can angle it in several ways.
The weight capacity is quite typical 225 lb (102 kg) and the chair weighs 11.5 lb (5.2 kg). Note that the seat is 11 inches (28 cm) from the ground, so this is a low chair as appropriate for its purpose.
9. SwimWays Kelsyus Original Canopy Chair with Bug Guard
So you realize from the picture above what the most distinctive feature here is. The bug guard is sewn-in to the canopy and it rolls up and you can fix it under the canopy when not in use. You can deploy it quickly and have full protection from flying insects. The canopy above offers 50+ UPF protection.
You have a front zipper closure so it is easy to get in and out of the chair. The canopy is a patented structure that doubles also as a carry bag. The whole system is packed into it, and you have buckles to wrap it firmly.
The dimensions are (W x L x H) 34.25 x 37.5 x 51 inches (87 x 95 x 130 cm), and the weight capacity is 250 lb (113 kg). The whole set weighs 11 lb (5 kg).
10. GCI Outdoor Big Surf Chair with Sunshade
This a unique and patented construction that includes a reclining backrest, padded headrest, and a sliding side table which you can see in the picture underneath the seat.
The chair is equipped with shoulder straps so you can carry it backpack-style. The canopy is adjustable and it folds together with the chair. The weight is 10 lb 9.3 oz (4.8 kg).
11. Kelsyus Premium Canopy Chair
Here you have a patented extended sun canopy with 50+ UPF. When not in use, you can fold it back. The canopy locks in place above you, so this is not an adjustable system. Note also that the chair itself packs into this canopy that transforms into a carry case.
Apart from the canopy, this is a typical folding camping chair with soft armrests and you also have a cup holder integrated in one of the armrests.
The frame is a sturdy powder-coated steel and the seat is with mesh areas for ventilation.
The dimensions are (L x W x H) 37 x 24 x 58 inches (94 x 61 x 147 cm) and the weight is 9.9 pounds (4.5 kg). The weight capacity is 250 lb (113 kg).
12. GCI Outdoor SunShade Backpack Event Chair
This chair combines several useful features. So this is a reclining folding structure, and from the picture you realize it has a shade which is also adjustable.
You also have a pleasant headrest, solid armrests, and storage elements. The chair is fairly priced as well. It weighs 9 lb 11.2 oz (4.4 kg).
13. Quik Shade MAX Shade Chair
This Quik Shade MAX Shade Chair is folding, portable, and with storage features that include a storage pouch and two bottle holders.
But it is here because of its large and fully adjustable shade/canopy that is built to fold behind the chair and it packs with it, so it is not removable.
The frame is steel yet the chair is light enough and you realize this from its position here in the list. It weighs 9.6 lb (4.35 kg). A carry bag is included and the chair is very affordable.
14. GCI SunShade Comfort Pro Chair
The GCI SunShade Comfort Pro Chair is very easy to use, and it folds together with the adjustable sunshade shown in the picture. So there is no assembly, it is ready to use when it arrives.
You have soft armrests with a cup holder and a phone pouch on the side. They build it in two different colors. The weight is 9.3 lb (4.3 kg) and its overall dimensions are (H x W x D) 36 x 34.8 x 25.6 inches (91 x 88 x 65 cm). The seat is very high, you have 20.7 inches (53 cm) from the ground.
15. Kamp-Rite Chair with Shade Canopy
So here you have a folding camping chair with a waterproof canopy as its distinctive feature. But there is more to this. The same canopy doubles as the carry case because it is equipped with two durable snap-lock buckles.
The frame is durable steel and the weight capacity is 300 lb (136 kg). With its 8.82 lb (4 kg) of weight, this is a portable chair. Overall dimensions are 20 x 34 x 38 inches (51 x 86 x 97 cm).
16. Quik Shade Adjustable Canopy Folding Camp Chair
Here you have a patented design with the shade that can be adjusted in various ways so you can block the sun from any angle.
The frame is a durable steel that supports up to 225 lb (102 kg) and the fabric is a 600D strong polyester. You have soft armrests with integrated cup holders and on the side there is a storage system.
The overall dimensions of this chair are (W x L x H) 21.2 x 35.8 x 68 inches (54 x 91 x 173 cm). Its weight is 9 pounds (4 kg), so this is a quite lightweight item. The seat is 18 inches (46 cm) above the ground.
How to choose your outdoor chair with a canopy
You have seen the features of the chair above so it should be easy to choose if you have a clear picture of what you want.
Bear in mind the packed size, there are some differences. Most of them pack nicely and remain relatively large in one dimension only, but there are examples of those that fold like a book and remain large in two dimensions. Those are usually very thin and they fit in narrow spaces.
There are weight differences but all these chairs are portable to short distances. These are camping chairs so the weight should not be a big issue in any case.
The weight capacity is very good for all of them, but still, check carefully if you are a very heavy person.
So this was my list with best outdoor chairs with canopy or shade. If you are not familiar with this industry, you should know that these are products from top brands. Some of the chairs have been on the market for many years, there are thousands of reports by users and all is known about them.
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