I travel back and forth between Tel Aviv and New York City throughout the year and even though our Tel Aviv apartment is in walking distance from the beach, I rarely go. It’s just too much of a shlep to bring all that I’d need. I’m not one to lay out in the sun without protection and the few beach chair/umbrellas that are for rent are always occupied if you don’t arrive early. Well, that was all true till I caught Sunflow on Shark Tank.
First off – before you get sticker shock ($296 for the all inclusive bundle pictured above)- this isn’t your average clunky, heavy chair. It’s both durable and portable (even though it can support up to 250lbs). In fact, I was able to push my stroller while carrying it as backpack (it’s about 9lbs which is less than my baby weighs). It also has the option for a variety of attachable accessories (sun visor, water bottle or in my case baby bottle etc.) and it’s rust and water-proof. So while this chair seems more expensive at first, it actually isn’t when you factor in that you won’t have to replace this next summer – at least I’ve never personally had a chair not rust after a few months of usage (plus, it comes in a bunch of nice patterns and color-ways). It’s also a lot more comfortable with its four angled positions and I’ve never met a parent who can’t use that for their back and knees.
While I still can’t get to the beach as often as I’d like, this chair’s use hasn’t been limited to when I’m waterside. I actually use it all the time on my patio as I watch my son splish-splash in our inflatable pool, too. The only thing I wish is that Sunflow would do a family discount if you buy multiple and that they would come out with a kid-size version!