Kelsyus Canopy Chair Review

This Kelsyus Original Classic Canopy Chair review will cover all of the reasons we love the features of this chair.  It’s great for camping trips, kids’ sports games, tailgating, sitting by the lake, or on the beach.  This chair is great for times when you don’t want to a carry chair as well as a beach umbrella.

Features to Love

  • Adjustable canopy
  • Armrest cup holder
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to fold
  • Canopy as a carrying case
  • Durable construction


Kelysus has an entire line of camping chairs, water floats, and outdoor games.  Along with canopy chairs, they also have ones with tiny ottomans for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to sit and relax.  Personally, we love the 4-person party pool float, where you can sit and enjoy a few drinks with friends, while floating lazily on the water.

Folding and Carrying the Kelsyus

Like most folding camp chairs, this one easily collapses.  Once the chair is collapsed, the canopy is snapped together around the chair to become the carrying case.  It has a handle for you to carry it, anywhere you’d like to go.  This is great for those long walks to the campsite or the fishing hole.  The Kelsyus Canopy Chair weighs 11 pounds when carried in its case, which makes it a bit heavy if you have to bring it somewhere without the strap over your shoulder.

Dimensions and Weight Limits of the Kelsyus Canopy Chair

The chair measures 36.5 x 6.8 x 6.69 inches, which is a traditional size for most folding chairs.  The seat is deep enough for sitting back comfortably.  It can support weights up to 250 pounds.  When closed, this chair measures 36 x 10 inches.

Chair Construction

The mesh seat makes this canopy chair incredibly breathable.  It’s an ergonomic design, so you’ll never leave the seat feeling like your back has been through a wringer.  The powder-coated steel frame construction can put up with a lot of abuse when toting it from one location to another, as well as during off-season storage.

You’ll never lean back in this chair and feel like you’ll topple over, or that the legs or back will buckle under your weight.  The manufacturer cares about the construction of its outdoor gear, and that’s evident in the construction.

canopy camping chair

Keep Cool with a Canopy

Finally, we’re about to cover our favorite feature of the Kelsyus Canopy Chair, and that’s the canopy.  The fact that you don’t have to drag a large beach umbrella with you is a fantastic bonus.  There are some locations where it’s impossible to stake out an umbrella.  With this chair, you don’t have to sit in the full, blazing sun.

The canopy is adjustable, so you can use it directly over your head to keep the noon day sun off your face.  It can be moved back away from the face, too.  You can move it into any position behind your back until it is lying flat against the chair, out of the way.

The canopy is great protection against the sun as it provides 50+ UPF sun protection.  While the canopy isn’t waterproof, it has some water resistant qualities.  You shouldn’t sit in the rain with this canopy, though. It’s really created for sun protection.

In the underside of the canopy, there are small folds in the material where you can store items like your phone or a notebook.  It’s a great place to keep valuables out of the sand.

kelsyus canopy chair adjustment

Chair Options

The Kelsyus Canopy Chair can be purchased in royal blue, navy, red, or green.  The blue is really bright and stands out in a crowd while the green, red, and navy are subtle.  Most of the chair is grey and black, with edging of olive green, red, or navy.  The chair comes in the classic design with the sun shade canopy, while the ottoman chair comes with the added bonus of an ottoman for resting your feet.

Common Questions about the Kelsyus Canopy Chair

Is the canopy height adjustable?
The canopy height can’t be adjusted, but it can be moved out of the way if needed.

Does the back of the chair support the head?
The back of the chair isn’t tall enough to support the head unless you’re completely slouched in the chair.

Will the chair be sturdy at the beach?
The chair is portable as well as being sturdy.  The chair legs will stand up on uneven ground like the beach.

Does the canopy move forward to block the sun in front?
The canopy can only be situated over the head or behind the back.

The Kelsyus Canopy Chair is a great folding, portable chair to take with you on your next camping trip, or a day on the sidelines as you watch your star soccer player running down the field to score his/her next goal.  It’s easy to carry, which is vital when you’re also lugging a chest of food and drinks, fishing equipment or beach accessories.

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