Types of Portable Chairs

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Types of Portable Chairs
Portable chairs are ideal for a relaxing day at the beach. (Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Standing at sporting events or concerts, during camping trips, in the pool or at the beach can become tiring without a chair to sit down on and rest your back, feet and legs. Compact, lightweight portable chairs provide an accommodating solution to lack of chair availability, making them convenient and easy to take with you. A variety of portable chairs are available to suit any activity or event.


Lounging comfortably beside the sea requires a suitable, weather-resistant chair designed to sit sturdily on the sandy beach. Aluminium or wooden frames, assorted fade-resistant fabrics, multiple reclining positions, attachable umbrellas, canopies and low seats characterise portable beach chairs. Carrying cases with straps or handles and an average weight of 3.63 to 4.08kg. make portable beach chairs easy to carry with you.


Baby chairs that hook onto the side of a table provide an ideal portable seat for toddlers. This portable chair is ideal for travel and eating out. The chair consists of a seat and back held together by a metal frame, attaching to a tabletop using vice-like grips. Safety straps hold a toddler securely fastened into the chair. Suction cups or spring latches provide added safety. Hook-on baby chairs aren't compatible for a young child trying to stand or push himself away from the table, commonly occurring when a child reaches 3 or 4 years of age.

Special Event

Outdoor weddings, receptions, parties and banquets need adequate seating for guests. Portable chairs minimally designed with a seat and backrest accommodate special event attendees. Metal or wooden folding chairs in assorted colours and styles are lightweight and easy to transport in large quantities, stacking compactly on metal storage racks. Folding chairs may have optional comfort features, including padded seats and backs, armrests, footrests and attached cup holders.

Sporting Events

Watching a sporting event while sitting on hard, metal bleachers can be tiring on back muscles. Stadium chairs provide a lightweight, portable solution, unfolding and strapping securely to a bleacher bench. Assorted colour options displaying a variety of team logos provide personalised seat options. Sturdy, metal frames often support padded backrests and seat cushions. Selected varieties incorporate a backpack-cooler combo, converting easily into a stadium seat. Quad chairs, folding benches and director chairs provide portable seats for sporting events without any available seating.

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