I’ve learned a lesson from Maine’s fleeting summers: Always keep a bathing suit and other beach essentials in the back of the car. That way, you’re always prepared for a spur-of-the-moment dip or an after-work beach trip just to see the sunset, and soaking up as much summer as possible, even in little bits.
Essential to this beach kit? A folding chair (or two) that’s compact, well-designed, and easy to carry if you’re also toting a book or a bottle of wine. Here are six low-slung lounge types I like.
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