Rio Brands Lace Up Aluminium Backpack Chair


What makes the Rio Gear Ultimate so unique when compared to other backpack beach chairs, is its sailor style “lace-up” rope system that connects the mesh fabric seating to the chair frame. This design creates excellent support and incredible comfort.

Also check out our winning review of the best backpack beach chairs here.

This chair style comes in 3 classic color options for you to choose from, including navy or light blue as well as a sunset orange/gray combination.

The Rio Gear Ultimate Backpack Chair has two zippered back pouches and is perfect if you are heading to the beach and want all your  essentials neatly packed together. Since you don’t have to carry everything separately and it all fits neatly onto your back, your hands are free to carry any extra goodies like a beach umbrella or even ice-cream.


Rio Lace Up Chair Specifications

Weight:  9 Pounds
Holding Capacity:  240 Pounds
Seat Width: 20 Inches
Back Rest Height:  24 Inches
Height from Ground:  11 Inches
Folds Flat: Folds flat to 29 x 24 x 3.5 Inches

What To Expect from a Deluxe Backpack Beach Chair

A beach chair should be all about convenience and comfort. The non-rusting and lightweight aluminum frame of the Rio Gear Ultimate, has 5 adjustable positions so you can go from sitting upright to lounging right back. When in an upright position, the incline support bar makes for a handy clothes or towel rail, keeping all your beach items sand free.

There is even a gear clip for the gear junkies who have other bits that need fastening. It has molded arm rests and a thick, adjustable pillow for added comfort.

The mesh weave of the material not only dries quickly, but breathes well, keeping you cooler in the hot sun.

Beach Chair Space & Storage


The designers at Rio Gear have not under delivered. They included, not one, but two easy-access storage pouches on the back of the chair. One is a zipped bag for dry storage and the second is an insulated cooler for food and drinks. This is nearly the exact same layout as the Tommy Bahama folding chair. The cooler pouch should fit 3 x 12 ounce water bottles.

There is an additional “pocket” on the side which is great for holding a drink. You could also use it easily for storing your phone or smaller valuables that you want to keep safe and free of sand.

Is The Beach Chair Comfortable to Carry?

The lightweight backpack chair alone, only weighs 9 pounds. Even when the chair’s storage pockets are loaded with all your extra beach stuff, it is comfortable and effortless to carry. This is thanks to the backpack’s adjustable and padded shoulder straps.

How Much Weight can it Hold?

This chair is a sturdy build, holding up to 240 pounds and has a larger seat surface, allowing you room to move. (The Rio Big Boy holds 300 pounds)

Sandy Toes

The Rio Brand sits a comfortable 11 Inches from the ground. It has no foot support, as in the case of a beach lounger, so your feet will have to rest comfortably in the soft sand.

Rio Brand Beach Chair Video

Our Conclusion About Rio Brand Beach Chairs

For two generations, Rio Brand Beach Chairs have been created with pride by the Cohen family. They have built a brand that is trusted and well know for its excellent customer care. This reliable reputation shines through in their superior products.

The Rio Gear, nautical styled, deluxe backpack chair is no exception. Beyond comfort and good looks, it is the ultimate beach-day companion for the average sized user. It will maximize your beach experience by having everything you need compactly stores and at arm’s length.

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