This Lightspeed Outdoors Reclining Beach Chair review is about a folding chair with a great headrest, solid armrests, several storage elements, and a very reasonable price.
Key features & benefits
- Folding, no assembly.
- Reclining design.
- Several storage elements.
- Solid armrests.
- Backpack-style carry system.
- Very good price.
So what this is about
The name of this chair already suggests some of its features. So just like so many other beach chairs around, this is a folding structure and you make it ready in seconds. Such a folding design is good because it is so easy to use, but the negative side of this is that it remains large in two dimensions.
As typical for such chairs, it is built with straps so you can carry it backpack-style. The picture shows the straps:
The picture below shows how it looks from the other side when folded for transportation. There is a Velcro tab that keeps it folded:
I mentioned its storage features, so below you see what you have on the right side:
But see the other side, here you have a pouch for larger items. This all is very useful to keep your items clean from the sand.
The headrest & armrests
As you realize from the pictures, there is a pillow for the headrest, and the backrest is very tall, you have around 60 cm from the seat to the top. The two solid armrests double also as attachment points for the mentioned storage elements. Because of such features, I have added it to my list of chairs with headrest.
The chair offers 4 different reclining positions, but it does not become flat. It goes to around 130 degrees. This is good enough to be included in my list of best reclining camping chairs.
I would stress the absence of front bar, this is a feature you might like to know, see the picture. This means that there is nothing to dig into your legs and to make pressure spots:
Who is it for
Regarding the weight, with its 7 lb (3.18 kg) this chair is moderately heavy. But you have seen its straps, so carrying it short distances is not an issue.
Regarding the packed size, they describe it as ‘compact’ but nothing can be so wrong. This chair folds so that it remains large in two dimensions, but it becomes very thin so it will fit in narrow spaces, this is useful when you store it at home and for transportation. The dimensions when folded are 27.76 x 25.2 x 4.25 inches (71 x 64 x 11 cm). So you need a car for this chair.
Regarding the capacity, the declared capacity is 225 lb (102 kg), so this is quite a modest value but probably good enough for most of the users. However, if you are a very heavy person you should check our separate list of camping chairs for heavy people.
Regarding the best use, it is built as a beach chair, this is why it is so low, the seat is 6.5 inches (17 cm) above the ground. But you can use it anywhere outdoor, wherever you can transport it.
- Weight: 7 lb (3.18 kg).
- Capacity: 225 lb (102 kg).
- Dimensions: 31.25 x 24.5 x 26.5 in (79 x 62 x 67 cm).
- Packed size: 27.76 x 25.2 x 4.25 in (71 x 64 x 11 cm).
- Seat height: 6.5 in (17 cm).
Rating, pros & cons
As of the moment of writing this text, this chair is very highly rated by Amazon customers. This may change in time of course. In any case, please see how I rate it against my standard set of criteria, so you can easily compare with some other chairs presented here in the site:
Product Name: Lightspeed Outdoors Reclining Beach Chair
Product Description: This Lightspeed Outdoors Reclining Beach Chair review is about a folding chair with a great headrest, solid armrests, several storage elements, and a very reasonable price.
Brand: Lightspeed Outdoors
Weight - 7.5/10
Dimensions - 8.7/10
Packed size - 4/10
Capacity - 7/10
Comfort - 9.4/10
Craftsmanship - 9.4/10
As you realize, the packed size affects the average rating in a negative way, but it is still Very Good.
- Easy to use.
- Shoulder straps.
- Headrest with a pillow.
- Reasonable price.
- Large when packed.
User Review( votes)
So to summarize this Lightspeed Outdoors Reclining Beach Chair review, this is a nicely built outdoor chair designed for the beach but you can use it also for camping, picnics, sports events.
Note that they have it in several different colors. The price is appropriate for the value, fully recommended. I have added it to my list of folding camping chairs.
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