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Beach Furniture

 

Whether you have a beach house or just visit the beach for the day, the furniture you choose is important. You want it to last, be comfortable, look nice and allow you to sunbathe or relax in the shade. In short, it should help make your beach time pleasant.

 

Cabana Source makes beach cabanas and umbrellas for your ‘shade pleasure’. Their beach cabana weighs 25 lbs with an aluminum fold down frame in a size that will cover two lounge chairs comfortably. Their ErgoLounger offers you 5 different ways to sit or lay, as well as, 5 different leg positions. It holds up to 275lbs comfortably and folds up with ease. Their beach umbrella is custom made through their partner company, Umbrella Source, and the focus is on protection from UV rays and the heat. You can have aluminum; fiberglass or wooden frames and you can even look into having a logo put on. Cabana Source uses Sunbrella® fabrics which have the Skin Cancer Foundation recommendation for use in outdoor furniture or marine use. It is suggested that you just rinse with clear water regularly but if your items are in the elements often, you may want to re-treat with a water-repellent treatment; such as, 303 High Tech Fabric Guard™. This can be found at a Toyota dealership, auto parts stores, marine stores and online.

 

Kelsyus has some of the best chairs for a day at the beach and one of their canopied beach chairs was named Product of the Year 2009 in the outdoor category. The canopy chairs are all foldable with the chair arms becoming shoulder straps and the carry bags are the canopies! All the chairs are rated for 250lbs. and there are even kid chairs. Made with either mesh or canvas, most have cup holders. How about a Portable Hammock™? Whether with a mesh or canvas hammock, the aluminum frame makes them light and easy to fold up into their carry bag with a shoulder strap to make it hands free. The hammock is rated for 250lbs with the Portable Hammock™ XL rated for 300lbs. All Kelsyus products can be purchased at Frontgate, Hammacher Schlemmer, Pottery Barn, REI, Sports Authority and Target to name a few. There are many online sites also, such as Amazon. This company understands relaxing on the beach in comfort.

 

SKLZ makes the Sport-Brella; a shade covering that opens like an umbrella but stakes out like a cabana. Wow! The UPF is 50+, blocking 99% of the UVB rays and works wonderfully protecting against the rain also. The 80” diameter covers two adults well, has two small storage pockets and zippered screened windows allow for a cooling cross breeze. This does have a carry bag and weighs only 10lbs! Find it at Sports Authority, Target, Golfsmith, Wal-Mart and Play It Again Sports.

 

The Genuine Baltic Coast Strandkorb is made in Germany. It was designed in 1882 for a woman with rheumatism who wanted to sit on the beach in comfort. This is the darling of Europe and is used in gardens, at ski resorts, as well as, beaches. It is made of vinyl covered wicker on a fir frame and all moving parts are durable stainless steel. The cover reclines to 45° allowing you to sunbathe in full sun or pull it fully upright to relax in the shade. Comfortable cushions with rolled neck pillows, foot rests that slide underneath when not in use and hinged side tables make this luxurious. It weighs 190lbs and the handles on the sides make it possible for two people to move. That is good because it is made for two people to enjoy together. You can find it at Hammacher Schlemmer.

 

Gloster manufactures teak furniture; which in the beach air will turn a lovely silver over the years. They also manufacture furniture from manmade wicker which will withstand all types of weather. From the 5 position Riviera Teak Sun Lounger to full modular seating sets with an acrylic sail option (shade), side tables to dining tables or beautiful teak storage chests for your cushions and insulated teak chests for cold drinks. Everything they make lives outside year round. Look for it at Frontgate online or in their outlet stores.

 

WheelEEZ is a must for hauling your gear over the sand to that perfect spot for sunbathing, picnicking, sandcastle building and enjoying the water. The Beach Cart can carry gear on the beach but also may be used as a garden cart. The Beach Cart Folding-Mini will carry your coolers, chairs and Sport-Brella easily because of its big wheels. Those of you with kayaks, canoes or jet skis will appreciate the dollies in the WheelEEZ ‘fleet’ that will help move these items with ease. They even have a wheelchair dolly! In fact, they have a whole line from strollers to walkers to motorized wheel chairs. Awesome!

 

Hope you enjoy this look at what is out there to make your time at the beach more comfortable. Now go spend some time in the sun!

 

-Miss Suntan

 

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