Why the ONIVA Beach Chair is My Favorite Portable Chair for Beach Trips!

Why the ONIVA Beach Chair is My Favorite Portable Chair for Beach Trips!

If you haven’t discovered this beach chair, you should definitely look into it. It’s made things so much easier when we travel. I see a lot of people still bring those folding chairs with the metal legs – they are so bulky and I will never buy another now that I have this beach mat.

ONIVA Beachcomber Portable Beach Mat:

ONIVA Beachcomber Portable MatDimensions: Open – 21.25in x 63.5in / Folded – 21.3in x 2.8in (thickness)

Portable Beach Mat/Chair

Steel frame with fully padded body,

Adjustable reclining backrest,

Large pocket storage compartment.

Lightweight(4.3lbs) & when folded the

strap allows for easy transporting!

Buy it on Amazon.com

Why I love this product!

This has been the best item ever! I cannot tell you how much this has saved my back from aching all day. I have children and I like to be able to lay in the sun and still be able to watch them closely. That can be difficult to do if you don’t already know.

Before my awesome friend gifted me with this beach chair, I was laying out a beach towel and sitting up half the day and my back would be absolutely killing me. The first day I used it I knew it would be going with me EVERYWHERE! I was able to sit comfortably for once without having to haul an entire chair out to shore.

Pros & Cons

Pros: Lightweight and has strap, making it super easy to transport. Large pocket storage compartment to hold various beach items. I usually keep my phone, tablet, sunscreen, and a few snacks and drinks for the kids and still have some room to spare. It is not bulky, which makes it easy to toss in the car and go!

*Pairs great with an umbrella for shade!!*

Cons: It is a mat, so you may find sitting on sand uncomfortable after long periods of time have passed. Thankfully it does also lay flat so alternating positions isn’t a problem.


Thank you! I hope you enjoyed my review and found it helpful. Leave a comment below and tell me your thoughts and feel free to ask any questions!

Stay safe swimming – watch the flags. I wish you well on all of your beach adventures!

#savethefishies #keepouroceansclean

Jordyn Murphy

Founder of justbeachlife.com


14 thoughts on “Why the ONIVA Beach Chair is My Favorite Portable Chair for Beach Trips!

  1. What a fabulous idea with this beach chair. That’s a great recommendation for me, especially since I live in Florida and beach life is what we do here. Looks like the Oniva beach chair is my next purchase. I don’t mind sitting on the sand and this beach chair will replace that beach blanket we kept taking with us. It’s uncomfortable to have a blanket and it’s worse when the wind hits it right off to the other side of the beach. Thanks for this beach chair recommendation.

  2. Oh geez I need one of these! We live on the beach so I am often on the beach with my kids and I’m not going to haul a huge chair up and down between my house and the shore each time. That said I do find it incredibly uncomfortable. I love to lie on the beach and read so I must either lie on my tummy and be up on my arms to read or I must sit up. Lying down it not that practical since I have to keep an eye on my kids. 

    This will be the perfect thing for me – small, light and handy. Thank you for the recommendation!

    1. Thank you for your comment Lynne Huysamen!

      Im so glad I was able to help you find a product that can suit your needs! Yes, it is so much easier to carry, unlike lugging around a traditional beach chair! 

  3. I like going to the beach every summer and always have to rent a bed. It adds some extra cost to the trip and I am not fond of sharing a beach chair. If there is a portable chair like those you recommend, it will be great to get some. I like the pros of those chairs. I don’t usually sit or lay on a chair for long since I like moving and playing on the sand, so I don’t mind the cons of the chairs.

    Thank you for sharing the products.

    1. Thank you for your feedback Mary!

      I used to also rent those, but it adds up! After receiving this product from my dear friend and fellow beach-goer, I have not rented another since.  The best part is, I can move it wherever I want! If my kids are in the water,  I want to be right there by shore where I can hear and see them. The rentals I have seen were all fairly far from the shoreline and were not allowed to be moved, making it more difficult to keep an eye on my babies.  

      I am happy I could help,  and thanks again!

  4. This beach chair/mat sounds like it would be a great thing for a day at the beach or even to the park if you were going to do some tanning! The fact that it also has the convenience of a large pocket to put some beach essentials into is an added plus and a real selling point for me. Thank you for the review and personal recommendations for this product.

    Best wishes,
    KarIn 🙂

    1. Yes Karin Nauber! I have used this product at many other places besides the beach. The beach and the lake are where it goes with me the most  🙂

      1. Thank you again! I have another quick question. Is it fairly durable? I tend to be kind of hard on things! 🙂

        Best wishes,
        Karin 🙂

  5. On initial reading the Onivia Beach Chair would seem a great product. However, I would think that I would find it a bit uncomfortable after a while. It’s much better than laying on a beach towel, but I prefer my conventional folding beach chair with a built-in canopy. Just my opinion I suffer from a bad lower back.

    1. Thank you for the feedback Alfredo A Gomez!

      That was one of the cons for sure. I also suffer from back pain and understand how difficult it is to find a good chair. Personally I will switch from sitting to laying position periodically to prevent the stiffness and pain. Still, every product will not be for every person,  and I hope you will find something more helpful for your needs. 

      Thanks again!

      Jordyn Murphy

  6. Hi Jordyn,

    Thank You very much for sharing such an informative article with all the necessary information about “Why the ONIVA Beach Chair is My Favorite Portable Chair for Beach Trips”

    Actually i was looking for a chair for beach trips.One of my friend suggested me to buy this Oniva beach chair as it has so many wonderful features with lots of benefits.But i wasn’t proper learned about this chair.Fortunately i came to your article and found that this is the best chair for my beach trips.I have learned all the benefits of this chair.Really this oniva chair has outstanding features.Undoubtedly i am going to buy this oniva beach chair for my beach trips.I hope i will enjoy it very much.This article is very helpful for those people who are looking for a beach trips chair as you have highlighted the article so nicely.I will also share this article with my friends and relatives so that they can find the best chair for their beach trips.

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