This low-profile, collapsible camping chair from ALPS Mountaineering is the Goldilocks of camping chairs: It’s not too big so as to be a burden to carry around but not so small that you feel unsupported while sitting in it. What makes it work is the simple, two-part design — just a lightweight steel frame and a fabric seat — that breaks down quickly and fits into an easy-to-carry, 18-inch-long bag for maximum totability. (It’s small enough that you can pop it into a backpack or tote bag, along with a water bottle and any other essentials.) And no matter where you unfold it, you’ll have a supercomfortable and supportive seat, thanks to the ripstop nylon-slash-mesh fabric that sinks just enough to cradle your butt and lower back. (I find the effect to be similar to that of a zero-gravity recliner.) Plus, at just $37 — or 25 percent off the original price of $50 — this is a real deal for this style of lightweight chair. (I’ve seen other versions cost up to $100.) So buy it now at Backcountry, set it up wherever — I’m partial to a front porch, but the feet would be stable enough to place on a sandy beach or a grassy backyard — and enjoy these dog days of a socially distanced summer.
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