Summertime is ripe with outdoor events, from parades to street fairs, amphitheater concerts to sporting events. Often times, especially in urban areas, there is not adequate seating for all the crowd, but you may not be allowed in your own seating if it exceeds a certain size limit. Not to worry — there are plenty of options for comfortable seating that are lightweight and portable, decreasing the stress on you and others when trying to find a comfortable position to sit for the duration of the event, and when packing up to leave. Here are just a few of our favorite picks from SunnySports’ great selection of outdoor seating.
When choosing a compact outdoor seating option, be sure to consider all the possibilities for using it, including weather conditions and seasons. The My Pod chair from Rio Adventure is terrific not only for summer activities, but those that occur in colder times of year as well with integrated back pockets for included heat pads to keep you warm on chilly days and nights. The super padding is great for canoes and kayaks as well, and reinforced attachment straps make setting up shop on the bleachers a snap. Weighing in at just 4 lbs, the My Pod can support up to 225 lbs, making this a versatile chair to bring anywhere. Available in 3 colors.
Outdoor music festivals are often held in wooded areas, or at least on grounds where there are some trees, and a hammock is a great way to have plenty of room to stretch out without encumbering anyone else’s space. The Scout hammock from Exped is incredibly simple to set up, and compresses right into its own attached stuff sack, so all you need to do is pick a place between the trees. Also works great as an alternative to traditional tent camping if you’re at an all-weekend event.
Although designed for canoes, the SitBacker chair from GCI Outdoor is perfect to use on bleachers, on the grass, or any surface where you wouldn’t normally get back support. The split-contour seat design allows it to conform to a variety of surfaces, including hard molded plastic, so you can get comfortable no matter where you are. The seat back is fully adjustable with a one-strap, one-buckle adjustment, and GCI’s patented auto-fold system makes for easy carrying and stowing when not in use. For anyone with sensitive spines, the SitBacker is a winning choice.