See, we in the fashion department are against camping on principle: you have to look at (ugh) trees, you are suddenly taken over by an uncontrollable urge to wear fleece and, most importantly, you can't go shopping.
But we know that for you cottaging, foraging, outdoor-concert-going, beaching and camping sorts, it isn't a luxe summer outdoors without a chair, so sit your sorry mosquito-bitten derrières on some of these.
Even us anti-campers thought this Kelysus chair that comes with its own awning was pretty sexy. All the better for waving your hand about and ordering cocktails (1, Europe Bound, 383 King West, 416-205-9992; 47 Front East, 416-601-1990, chair $49, shade $19.99). The kids get all the cute colours, including this saucy green with drink holder (2, Canadian Tire, 839 Yonge, 416-925-9595, and others, $14.88), but the Hawaii Five-O deluxe armchair with its aloha action and double cup holder or the embroidered sunflower chair aren't too shabby for those who insist on sass with their sand (3, 4, Canadian Tire, $24.99/$29.99).
If you prefer the Cabana look -- we do, because it reminds of us of nice artificial pools with air conditioning nearby -- pick up a technicolour Viking chair with a wood frame and cotton seat (5, Ikea, 15 Provost, 416-222-4532, and others, $19.95). And if you really have to put your feet up while hanging out in your I Am Canadian commercial, lean back in a Trek lounger (6, Europe Bound, $59.99). Summer thrones for the sit 'n' carry set