Sport-Brella 3-Position Recliner Chair with Removable Umbrella and Footrest

7 Best Canopy Chairs, 2020 | Choose Your Throne

Published May 21, 2020

In this article we are going to explore the best canopy chairs for 2020! Here is a quick overview of what we’ll be covering:

  • Summertime adventure supply prep
  • What kinds of camp chairs are out there?
  • Our Top 7 best canopy chairs (from tallboys to low riders)
    • Best beach chair with canopy
  • Share your favorite canopy chairs! Let’s connect! 

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I’m pretty sure the only thing on everyone’s mind right now, is SUMMER. I cannot wait to have the freedom to go spend time at the lake, hiking, or out at the beach enjoying the summer sun. With the Covid-19 trials, I am sure we can all agree that this winter and spring has been a tough one. So we all deserve an epic summer.  

My mind lately has been focused on getting my summer gear ready for action. At the very moment, we are all free to explore the world again safely I want to be prepared! I purchased a new tent, some campsite cook gear, and now I want to make sure my relaxation setup is on point. 

There are those long days out in the sun where you are either hiking, climbing, or simply exploring. When you get back to your campsite, and all you want to do is kick your feet up, maybe get out of the sun for a bit, enjoy a cold beverage, and relax. It puts the cherry on top of the cake after a great day of adventure. 

Well, we are here to make sure you can do just that. Let’s find the best canopy chair to make those summer days a little more enjoyable. 

What kinds of camping chairs are out there?

A solid chair is a must-have for camping. You can opt to stick with a simple camp chair, but I like to take it a step further with a canopy chair! This offers some additional shade time (we have all been in a position when the shade is hard to come by). But there are some super fancy canopy chairs out there, and also some simple but durable winners. I have gone through and found the best canopy chairs for your summertime adventures! Let’s check it out!  

Top Seven Best Canopy Chairs of 2020:

Sport-Brella Canopy Chair w/ Removable Umbrella & Footrest

This is by far my most favorite canopy chair option. Mostly because you have so much versatility depending on your camping environment. The fact you can actually “kick your feet up,” with the adjustable footrest, wins the game for me. This along with the removable/adjustable canopy, and the adjustable recliner feature, makes it a no-brainer. Plus there are so many smaller details that make it extra sweet! For example, there is an insulated cup holder and a zipper compartment with a bottle opener! The price point is great, the structure is durable, the design is sleek looking, and it folds up into the standard compact chair bag. If you are looking for the best canopy chair, look no further!

ALPHA CAMP Camp Chairs with Canopy

The Alpha Camp Camp Chair is definitely another favorite of mine! It has so many awesome aspects to it, you’re bound to be happy in one way or another. Overall, the best way to describe this product is DURABLE and COZY. It has additional poles for support, which allows for a 350 weight limit! It also in general has an “oversized” feel to it which allows for taller folks to feel comfortable (and not in a mini chair). This product also has a one year warranty, which I think is always a good sign. Especially for outdoor equipment! One year might not sound long, but you can get a ton of uses in one year, and the fact they will back up their product for the entire year is a plus! The Alpha Camp chair also has two different sized cup holders (for different shapes bottles/cans), allows for the canopy to fold back for extra sun, and folds up into a compact bag.

Versa-Brella SPF 50+ Adjustable Umbrella with Universal Clamp

This product is for those of you who already have your favorite chair, but are looking for something that offers some shade. With over 8000+ reviews an an overall rating of 4-stars, you can bet this is going to be a winner! The best part is you can attach this awesome clamp to any chair (as long as it has some sort of sturdy pole the clamp can attach to). Also it is extremely versatile, because you can attach it to chairs, tables, wagons, or anything the clam can fix to. Favorite chair, plus this umbrella, create the best beach chair with a canopy for this summer.

GCI Outdoor Pod Rocker with SunShade

The GCI Outdoor Pod Rocker has a funky shape to it, which may appeal to a younger crowd. It could be a great gift simply because of its unique shape (I know I would be pleased with this as a gift).  It has more of a pod-like shape (hence the name), and a unique sleek rounded canopy attachment. This also has an actual rocking feature, which is maybe not necessary for a camping chair, but is kind of a nice unique touch. The biggest complaint for this chair is that there aren’t any built-in armrests. But, it is an extra-wide design, so there is plenty of room to cuddle up, and get comfortable.

Quik Shade Beach Recliner Shade Chair

The Quik Shade chair is our pick for best beach chair with canopy! It is a great option for those who prefer the low-rider seats. I also particularly like this style of chair if you are going to a concert in the park, or a baseball game, or any crowded area where it is more respectful to be lower to the ground. This beach canopy chair has an adjustable recliner feature, and also has an adjustable canopy! I haven’t seen very many beach chairs like this one that also has the canopy feature. So this one kind of rocks! Also, this chair has a much taller backrest, which accommodates taller folks.

Fold this bad boy up, throw it on your back, and easily pack up your beach sesh in just a few minutes.

Kelsyus Kids Outdoor Canopy Chair

You can’t forget the kiddos! This AWESOME kids camp chair is such a steal! Making sure your kids get that extra protection from the sun is super important, and this chair does just that! The kids will enjoy their own “big kid” canopy chair, which includes a cup holder! It also folds up extra compact and can be worn as a backpack across a kiddo’s back.  Lightweight, durable, and a great price point for this canopy chair!

ALPHA CAMP Heavy Duty Canopy Lounge Chair 

This canopy chair wins for my favorite style! The colorways offered are by far the trendiest, and most appealing in my opinion. However, this does come with a higher ticket price. To some this is not important, but to others style is their first priority! So, to each their own! This chair also seems to be a bit more updated in terms of features. It actually has a small mesh pocket built-in specifically for your iPhone. Though this chair seems to be all flashy, it must be noted that it also has a very sturdy structure with additional poles allowing for a heavier weight limit.

So what’s the verdict?

There you have it! My favorite list of canopy chairs (from beach to ballpark!) for your summer adventures. Whether you are spending time camping out at Joshua Tree, or camping out at Lake Tahoe, or simply spending a day at the beach, you have plenty of options to choose from! If your preference is comfort, or price point, or durability, or style – we have all the options here for you! Let us know which canopy chair is the best option for you!  

Make sure you tag your photos with #campclimbcook or tag us on Instagram @campclimbcook with all your epic camp setups! We love to see it all! 

Happy camping! 


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