The first stadium seat we examined was the Coleman option- it is a mesh and water-resistant seat that also unfolds transforming into a bench pad. Conveniently, it comes equipped with an integrated shoulder strap and you can roll it up for storage purposes.
It's marketed as a handy and portable comfort aid whether you are watching a baseball, football or hockey game. Buyers say that it provides some lower back support, as well, when you are sitting as the side straps provide some lumbar tension.
- One buyer who suffers from spinal stenosis, lower back pain and a bruised tailbone tells us that normally sitting on hard seats is incredibly painful.
- However, this option helped insulate her tailbone from pressure point soreness during high school football matches on hard bleacher stadium seats.
- Another reviewer we interviewed says that the lightweight and portable Coleman stadium seat somewhat resembles a medical-grade cushion- though one moderate criticism is that it is not as stable as they would like because it is a little bit wobbly.
The Harley Davidson
The second option we examined was the Harley Davidson reclining stadium seat- it is a polyester, cushioned option but is reinforced with a steel frame that can help to adjust to six different resting, seated positions.
Because it features integrated shoulder straps, you can easily tie this onto your back for mobile transport. It's marketed as a particularly durable, convenient and comfortable option designed to provide cushioned seating whether you are catching a concert, hanging out at the park, or taking in sun and waves at the beach.
Since it folds flat, it's pretty easy to store, becoming a particularly convenient option while on the road. One reviewer discovered a novel use for the stadium seat- it began pouring rain at their son's high school football match and by flipping the seat over their head it became an umbrella to protect them from the downpour.
This seat doesn't actually clip to bleachers or benches, but on the whole buyers tell us that it provides solid balance when you are settled in it.
The Rio Brands
The third stadium armchair we examined is provided by Rio Brands- you can purchase it in red, navy and black colors. This option does attach to bleachers and provides armrests as well as a cushioned seat that can support individuals weighing up to 225 pounds.
As well, it comes equipped with storage pockets and an integrated beverage holder. Built from canvas, with a wide backrest designed to provide back support, it utilizes a buckle strap to attach to the bleacher's seats.
It's important to note that there needs to be an open space between the back of the bleacher and the seat so that you can thread the buckling strap through to tie it down.
- One buyer was impressed by the ease of transport saying that it is lightweight and has withstood use from overweight buyers using it for extended periods of time.
- Another reviewer was unimpressed saying that because the seat bottom doesn't have gripping fabric that it slides around too much even when strapped to gymnasium stadium seats.
- Other reviewers were more forgiving, telling us that since their children perform in high school musicals outdoors and indoors, this stadium arm chair has provided comfortable seating during extended musical performances.
The Cascade Mountain Tech
The fourth option we examined was provided by Cascade Mountain Tech- the chairs come in a variety of colors including green, maroon, orange, purple and red. They are marketed as a soft cushion and canvas options with integrated steel frames that easily fold up for storage and transport.
This option uses a hook to secure it to stadium bleacher seats and comes with a handle so you can carry it like a briefcase. Also, it's important to note that there are two different width sizes available- a regular that is 17 inches wide and a wide that is 20 inches wide.
- Buyers have provided primarily positive feedback- they were particularly appreciative that two sizes are provided to accommodate users of different dimensions.
- One especially large-statured reviewer who stands over 6 foot five weighing over 300 pounds says he was surprised at how well the seat withstood his ample frame, commenting that it provided lumbar support comfortably.
- Another buyer who enjoys watching local baseball games outside on bleacher stands in the spring and summer months comments that it was a worthwhile investment that made viewing much more comfortable.
The last option we took a look at was the Stansport folding stadium seat- it is a collapsible option that includes an integrated storage pocket as well as shoulder straps for transport.
It's marketed as a comfortable complement for sports stadium connoisseurs as well as concert goers looking for padded cushioning to provide seated comfort. It includes a steel hook so that it will attach to bleachers.
- One buyer was not impressed, criticizing it because it seems designed to accommodate only smaller statured people. In addition, because this individual weighed over 250 pounds, they could feel the uncomfortable surface of the metal bleachers pressing into their buttocks.
- Other reviewers were more pleased, telling us that it was a solid value buy that packs in reasonable amounts of storage capacity if you want to load up on snacks, water bottles, and newspapers while enjoying an outdoor concert.
- Indeed, seasoned stadium seat sitters comment that armrests and back support are indispensable if you will be sitting on a hard outdoor surface for hours at a time.