Market by Julia Stevens

Published on October 29, 2020

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Less than one week from the presidential election, we have a feeling you’ll probably be queuing up (maybe even for hours) to cast your vote. (And if you’re still not sure where to go, check your Early Voting and Election Day polling place location at But that doesn’t mean you have to be on your feet the entire time. We fully endorse being that person and bringing a compact folding chair so you can take rests along your route. Because let’s be real: Preserving your energy these days is more important than ever. 

Thankfully today’s camping chairs are cuter (and more portable) than you remember. Just sling one over your shoulder when it’s time to go and get your vote on—and then use it again in the backyard when you need a stylish place to sit around your outdoor heater. Here are our four favorites for bringing to the polls.

The Cozy One

The stylish fleece lining of this quick-collapse chair creates a hygge setting—even when you’re hunkered down outside an unremarkable municipal building. Just fold it into the stuff sack when it’s time to go inside. 

The Compact One

This cotton canvas color-blocked stool folds up into a matching bag—genius for outdoor concerts and backyard hangs. And it’s currently on sale for less than a fancy cocktail. 

The Classic One

A director’s-style chair is a classic indoor-outdoor choice, and the arms make it especially great for reading in line. When you head in to cast your vote, you can sling the legs over your shoulder like a tote.

The Cool One

Handmade in Tennessee from locally sourced oak, this lightweight choice comes with a bag and carrying strap for easy portability when you’re finished at the polls.

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