Next to beach towels and bug spray, one of the most necessary summertime essentials is the good old folding chair—we’ve been toting ours from cookouts to campgrounds and everywhere in between. Because we get so much use out of the portable pieces, we know exactly what to look for in the best of these utilitarian seats, and naturally we were thrilled to find out one of our faves is 50 percent off now through July Fourth

The REI Co-op + West Elm Outward Rope Chair combines our two favorite things: form and function. While the pros behind REI crafted the perfect weather-ready frame with powder-coated steel, the designers over at West Elm completed the look with rows of polyester rope that create a climbing-inspired style in two colorways—a yellow called Dark Horseradish and Petrol (green). Whether you’re watching fireworks or making s’mores, the bungee-like support means it’s easy to spend hours in this seat, and when you’re finally ready to pack up, the bifold design makes breaking it down a breeze. 

If you’re taking one of these along on your next beach trip, pair it with one of these supersoft and quick-to-dry towels. Grabbing a few chairs to gather round for hot dogs and hamburgers? Make this chic Bluetooth-enabled barbecue the center of your circle. And if you’re setting up shop in the great outdoors (or the backyard), the yellow option of this chair will fit right in with the rest of this colorful camping gear.

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