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Comfortable Seating for Parking Lot Parties

As people continue to quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, they are coming up with creative ways to maintain personal connections while remaining socially distant for the protection of everyone. Families are packing into their minivans and trucks with typical tailgating gear, including grills, coolers, music and comfortable camping chairs, to meet up with friends and family in empty parking lots where they can socialize from the safety of their vehicles’ back ends. Retailers can encourage social distancing and outdoor fun by offering tailgating gear for customers during this time.

A comfortable travel chair is a welcome item for any outdoor activity, but it can come in handy when customers are mandated to sit in their backyards alone or six feet apart from others in public. Here are three top selling camping and tailgating chairs that are known for comfort: 

GCI Outdoor Kickback Rocker. Voted Editors’ Choice at Popular Mechanics for 2020, this midsize rocker, weighing around 10 pounds, offers patented rocking technology for smooth rocking on hard or soft terrain. The steel construction has a 250-pound weight capacity. The rocker comes in three colors and is bagless with a built-in handle for easy transport.  

Mock One Portable Folding Hammock. Featured in Tailgater Magazine, this portable, free-standing hammock allows users to stretch out in comfort anywhere. The hammock’s sturdy frame holds up to 250 pounds and collapses into an easy-to-carry duffle bag. It comes with a sunshade, side pockets and basket to hold shoes or other items. Perfect for self-isolation, the chair is available from Republic of Durable Goods.  

Caravan Sports Infinity Zero Gravity Chair. Available from Caravan Canopy, this heavy duty, portable chair can hold up to 300 pounds and offers a new locking system that allows users to lock chairs into any position. The adjustable headrest can also be used for lumbar support. The chairs can also be customized with logos.

About Hans Cummings

Hans Cummings
Born in Indiana and raised in Indiana, Germany and Virginia, Hans has worked for NRHA since 2001. He has a B.A. in English from Indiana University and is a published fantasy and science-fiction author. His hobbies include cooking, especially smoking meats, tabletop and video games and supporting space sciences and science education.

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