No backyard is complete without a set of folding lawn chairs. Seating is one of the most important parts of enjoying your yard. Whether you're sitting in a lawn chair watching the kids play or basking in the sunlight next to the pool, lawn chairs provide the comfort you need while remaining portable and lightweight. A folding lawn chair consists of a jointed metal frame with a fabric, plastic or mesh backing. Picking the right ones for your lawn depends on your budget and type of material you want. If your budget is tight, a simple plastic-backed lawn chair will do fine. The more elaborate folding lawn chairs often feature extras like storage pouches, carry bags and arm rests.
There's a reason that you see lawn chairs not just around the home but at events as well. Families often carry along their lawn chairs to events, tailgating, ball games, and more. The frame that makes up the chair has a series of joints which allow the chair to fold up to just a couple of inches in thickness. The frames are made from tubular steel or aluminum which is incredibly lightweight. The ability to fold allows users to carry more then one chair, and fit them conveniently into the trunk of a car.
There are some important features that you should look for to find a chair that will last many years. All metal frames, including steel and aluminum, should be coated with protective paint. A "powder coat" is ideal, as this paint has been baked on at high temperatures. This paint offers rust protection which is important when using the chairs on surfaces like wet grass. You never known when those sprinklers will turn on an surprise you. Aluminum folding lawn chairs are perhaps the most durable because they are not prone to rusting.
There are many variations of materials and weaves that go into a folding lawn chair. The lower end models usually have weaved plastic slats for the seat and backing. You will also find manufacturers using synthetic fabric for this purpose. Quality increases dramatically when you look at the more expensive models. Woven wicker is a beautiful material used in some lawn chairs and can come in several colors. People who will be sitting for a long period of time will appreciate a chair with extra padding. Fiber-filled seat cushions and backings make these chairs all that more comfortable. A neck pillow is also a desirable add-on.
For The Kids, Too
If you've got kids in the family, give them a kid-sized lawn chair of their very own. These chairs often have colorful designs with licensed characters on the front. A chair designed for their stature will be a lot more comfortable than one intended for an adult.
If you plan on traveling to the beach, a folding beach chair might be better suited for the job than a lawn chair.
Resin outdoor furniture is an easy-to-clean type of furniture for your yard. It does not degrade in the sun and comes in many colors.
While enjoying the company of friends in your lawn chairs, you will probably need a place to set drinks and food. A small folding table works great for this purpose.