If you’re looking to keep your gear load light when heading out to a beach, park or playing field then a chair umbrella clamp is a must-have. Instead of carrying a bulky and difficult-to-set-up umbrella such models simply clamp to the back or arm of your lounge chair to provide hands-free shade and UPF 50 sun protection.
This model from Academy Sports + Outdoors is a great option that features a bottom clip that attaches to most folding chairs (chair not included) and a flexible shaft for adjustable shade coverage. The lightweight and portable design also snaps closed when not in use and folds down to a compact size for storage and travel.
Its wide jaw space allows for flexibility and the oxford cloth offers UPF 50+ sun protection to shield you from the elements. The sturdy construction also includes a rust-proof steel frame and anti-slip food pats for durable use.
Unlike many of the other models on this list that require a few steps to secure them, this one can be attached with the touch of a button. The chair umbrella clamp fits around square and round chair features as well as the curved back railing on a folding camp chair or the arm of your beach cart. It can even be clipped to strollers, wheelchairs and the front of your child’s wagon.
Unlike other clamp on beach umbrellas, this one can be adjusted to a variety of angles to follow the movement of the sun. It is crafted with high-quality materials and has a convenient built in cup holder pocket to hold your favorite beverage. The UV protective oxford silver fabric also has a reflective coating to help minimize UV exposure.