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If your goal this summer is to dial up the nostalgia factor on the patio, a classic folding chair is hard to beat. And we can’t recommend Lawn Chair USA’s product lineup enough. Featuring the same classic webbing you’ll likely find on the seats stored in your grandparents’ garage, the family-owned, Florida-based company is all about re-creating the look and feel of the original 1950s design—but better. This all starts with quality materials. Sure, there are plenty of similar-looking Amazon lawn chairs out there, but Lawn Chair USA is a serious step up from the rest. For one, the chairs are all constructed from aluminum, meaning not only are they resistant to rust and corrosion but they’re also extremely lightweight. You should have no issues trekking one to and from your outdoor activity of choice, whether that’s a barbecue in your own backyard or a beach miles away; even a shopper’s 82-year-old mother can do so with ease. In fact, all of the brand’s styles weigh in at less than six pounds—that includes the low-profile or high-back beach chair; standard classic; larger magnum with a wider and taller seat; and compact picnic chair.

Lawn Chair USA Picnic Chair

picnic chair with green and white webbing and green plastic arms
Picnic Chair in Charleston, Lawn Chair USA ($68)

But it’s the heavy-duty polypropylene webbing that we really love. Because aside from the fact that the webbing is weather- and fade-resistant and double woven—no gaps, no sagging—there are 40-plus color combos ranging from vintage-inspired hues to modern brights. But you also have the ability to go the fully customizable route, since the seats are clipped in rather than permanently installed with rivets. The brand’s Amazon storefront sells everything you need to build your own chair from scratch: the frame, webbing, screws, and clips. That’s why, in our eyes, the price tag truly can’t be beat. You’ll spend more on other vintage-inspired buys out there (Schoolhouse sells its smaller version for $99, and the same goes for REI), but you won’t be able to repair them. With Lawn Chair USA, should anything happen down the road, you can fix it—so the only reason one should fold is if you need to put it away for the season.

Our Favorite Lawn Chair USA Styles