SwimWays Kelsyus Original Canopy Chair with Ottoman


SwimWays Kelsyus Original Canopy Chair with Ottoman is a patented design with an integrated fold-out footrest, canopy, and armrests.

Kelsyus Original Canopy Chair with Ottoman and Canopy.
Kelsyus Original Canopy Chair with Ottoman and Canopy.

Key features

  • Armrests.
  • Footrest.
  • Canopy.
  • Folding chair.
  • Cup holder.
  • Great price.
  • Patented design.

Where to buy

The chair is available on Amazon, and they usually have the best shipping conditions because of the stores on 5 continents.

What type of a camping chair is this

This Kelsyus Original Canopy Chair with Ottoman is a folding chair with some really useful and unique features.

The Footrest – Ottoman

The chair is based on the Original Canopy Chair from this brand where they have now added a particular footrest system (ottoman). Usually, the chairs with a footrest are difficult to get in and out because of the extra platform they have in front of the seat where you put feet. You can realize this if you see this Kamp-Rite Chair with detachable footrest where the footrest is zipped to the chair, or perhaps the ALPS Mountaineering Escape Chair where you have two straps.

But this is not so in this chair because the ottoman’s connection with the rest of the frame is close to the ground so you have an unobstructed access to the seat, see the zoomed details:

The footrest allows an easy access to the seat.
The footrest allows an easy access to the seat. 

Yet another great feature of this design is that you can fold the footrest and store it under the chair. In such a setup it can be used as an ordinary camping chair, so you can use it at a camping table.

The Canopy

The canopy is yet another clever detail here. It provides 50+ UPF sun protection and when you are ready to go it transforms into a carry bag. You have a strap to carry the chair attached to the shoulder, see the picture.

This is the chair packed into its canopy.
This is the chair packed into its canopy.
Other details

The seat is with a lot of mesh, very breathable and ergonomic and on the sides you have two soft armrests with an integrated holder for a cup, bottle, or can. The frame is a sturdy steel.

Who is it for

Capacity-wise, the chair supports the weight of up to 250 lb (113 kg). This is a modest capacity and if you need more check in my list of folding camping chairs.

Weight-wise, with its 14.85 lb (6.7 kg) of weight this is not a chair to carry long distances. But this is possible because of the mentioned nicely designed carry system.

Size-wise, the chair needs quite some space when fully set up. The dimensions are 41.3 x 36.6 x 51.6 inches (105 x 93 x 131 cm). So it is very high but this is because of the canopy, you do not have a headrest here. If this is what you need please check in my separate text with chairs with headrest. But the seat is indeed wide, you have 22 inches (56 cm).

The packed size is roughly 36 x 6 x 6 inches (91 x 15 x 15 cm), not bad but it is a bit long. All in all, you need a car for transportation and you can use this chair for tailgating, sideline sports, camping, fishing, etc.

Here is a short promotional video, you will realize how the chair works, please have a look:

Good and less good features

Here is my short summary:

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  • Very useful features.
  • Easy to use.
  • Very good price.
  • Smart canopy/carry system.

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  • A bit long when packed.
  • Heavy.

The price & rating

This chair is currently available on Amazon with a price tag of around $50. I find this more than a fair price for an item with so many useful features.

The rating by Amazon customers is very high, currently the average rate is 4.4/5 based on 59 reports. Please see how I rate it:

My rating of the Kelsyus Original Canopy Chair with Ottoman:
  • 4/10
    Weight - 4/10
  • 9/10
    Dimensions - 9/10
  • 6.5/10
    Packed size - 6.5/10
  • 7/10
    Capacity - 7/10
  • 9.8/10
    Comfort - 9.8/10
  • 9.3/10
    Craftsmanship - 9.3/10
  • 9.7/10
    Price - 9.7/10


  • Weight: 14.85 lb (6.7 kg).
  • Capacity: 250 lb (113 kg).
  • Dimensions: 41.3 x 36.6 x 51.6 in (105 x 93 x 131 cm).
  • Seat width: 22 in (56 cm).
  • Packed size: 36 x 6 x 6 in (91 x 15 x 15 cm).

SwimWays Kelsyus Original Canopy Chair with Ottoman vs Competitors

In the table below I give this chair side by side with two other chairs that also offer a feet support. They are without canopy of course and this is what makes them lighter. As you see, the Kelsyus chair packs better. Please follow the links for more.

lb (kg)

in (cm)

Packed size,
in (cm)

lb (kg)


Cup holders


Storage pouches



Kelsyus Original Canopy Chair with Ottoman 

14.85 (6.7)

36.6 x 41.3 x 51.6
(93 x 105 x 131)

36 x 6 x 6
(91 x 15 x 15)

250 (113)







Alps Mountaineering Escape Chair

10 (4.5)

32 x 26 x 41
(81 x 66 x 104)

41 x 8 x 8
(104 x 20 x 20)

225 (102)







Kamp Rite Chair with Footrest

11 (5)

38 x 28 x 38
(96 x 71 x 96)

38 x 7 x 7
(96 x 18 x 18)

300 (136)








Final thoughts

SwimWays Kelsyus Original Canopy Chair with Ottoman is a very smart design with several useful features that make it suitable for a variety of outdoor situations. The chair is definitely worth the money. I have added it to my list of Best Folding Camping Chairs With Footrest.

Kelsyus Original Canopy Chair with Ottoman is available on Amazon, so check the price.

I have already given a couple of alternatives in the table above, but if you need more just search under the category Camping Chairs here in the site.

Please note that I am not paid by the brand and this is not a sponsored text. There is a comment box below so do use it in the case of questions or comments. Have a nice day. 


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