Yours for the Basking

By Rajat D. Singh | Boston Magazine |

LIGHTEN UP

Built from leftover mahogany decking scraps and recycled canvas, the collapsible, easy-to-carry chair from a Rhode Island contractor turned designer weighs in at less than 5 pounds.
Ron Little beach chair, $66, Bowl and Board, 1063 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-661-0350, bowlandboard.com.

GOT YOUR BACK

Chiropractors will smile upon this cherry wood number, an ergonomically correct version of an ancient Mayan style.
Mayan beach chair, $79–$139, Northern Lights Hammock Shop, 361C Commercial St., Provincetown, 508-487-2385, northernlightshammocks.com.

EASY READER

With an adjustable canopy to keep the rays at bay, the tall-backed perch makes shoreline reading a breeze.
Telescope Casual Light N’ Easy High Boy chair, $99, and canopy, $39, Seasons Four, 1265 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, 781-861-1200, seasons-four.com.

BRONZING METTLE

Modeled after a massage table, this lounger’s built-in neck pillow and brilliant face nook make getting an even tan feel more like relaxing, less like work.
Ostrich chair, $75, Carousels and Ships Too, 532 Nantasket Ave., Hull, 781-925-0030, nantasketbeachstuff.com.

SNOOZE HOUR

Six resting positions and roomy dimensions ensure blissful napping in this classic design.
Monomoy sling chair, $145, Cape Cod Beach Chair Company, 800-809-1750, capecodbeachchair.com.

SIDE ACTION

Ideal for lunchtime picnics and evening campfires, the sturdy upright comes equipped with a half-dozen pockets and a wooden side tray.
Eco director’s chair, $90, Urban Living Studio, 58 Clarendon St., Boston, 617-247-8150, urbanlivingstudio.com.