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New innovation in foldable chairs for tired old dads at soccer practice

Paul Banas
Author Paul Banas
Submitted 07-08-2009

I LOVE these fold-up chairs that are such an improvement over those goofy aluminum chairs we had when I was a kid. These are nice and light, fold up to thin little bundles and support you all over rather than creating semi-permanent lines in all your exposed skin. We have three at home because I’m always fighting for my little piece of heaven with my wife and two kids.

The newest addition is the Kelsyus Canopy Chair. This chair won the Consumer Product Innovation Product of the Year for 2009 and I can see why. This chair has a canopy! And the canopy is actually the carrier, so there is no extra carry bag to take care of. You unfold the canopy which surrounds the chair and pull it up over you when you want some shade. It’s not even a matter of “how” do you do this, it’s just dead simple. Not only that, but the carrier/canopy features backpack straps, rather than the usual over-the-shoulder strap, making it easier to carry with both hand free to lug something else for your wife and kids. If your family gives you this as a gift, it’s probably because they think they can get even more efficiency out of you as a pack mule.

Two thumbs up on this new chair. Weight 11.2 pounds (a little heavier than the lightest weight chairs but not too heavy). $35-55 on Amazon.