Outdoor activities don't have to be exhausting to the mind and body. Simply sitting out in your backyard can often be a most enjoyable experience. A common misconception is that outdoor seating is uncomfortable and made from hard plastic. While plastic chairs are quite common, there are far more comfortable seating options available, and portable at that. Portable seating is a phenomenon that is becoming quite popular. Being able to fold up a comfortable chair and take it anywhere is a luxury that can't be beat. Folding lounge chairs are among the most popular of these models because they let people sit in multiple positions.

Folding lounge chairs are designed with a sturdy metal frame that allows it to fold up. Specially positioned joints allow users to expand or collapse their lounge in seconds. When folded up, they become only a few inches thick, making them perfect for stacking in the car for a trip. Once open, these chairs become stiff and can support a full sized adult. Smaller varieties are available specifically for children, too. Lounges are different from regular chairs in that they offer both leg and back support. The back and leg sections are adjustable into a multitude of positions.

If a person wanted to read a book or watch the kids play, they could adjust the chair into an upright position. Sun tanning or taking a snooze would be best done in the lounging position. Adjustments are made by simply pressing your back against the back section. These chairs are stable to be placed on ground ranging from grass to sand. Dual armrests take the load off of your appendages while relaxing. Fabric in the color of your choice runs the length of the lounge from head to toe. Lounges that include a carry bag are even easier to transport, as they can be slung over a shoulder.

These lounges incorporate different materials into the backing. The cheapest ones use plastic tubing that has been lightly woven. When the plastic gets hot, it tends to sag and become harsh on the skin. Fabric or mesh allows for better air flow and can be more comfortable in hot environments. Some loungers use a mesh backing supported with bungee cords to create the feeling of anti gravity. Be sure to look for handy extras like a neck pillow and storage pouch to get the most out of your new lounge chair.