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Beach Better: How to Close a Tommy Bahama Beach Chair

Tommy Bahama chair challenges

Since the 70s, the Tommy Bahama beach chair has been a mainstay of beachgoers, so it befuddles us why nearly half a century later the design still requires a PhD in civil engineering to close it. Let us save you the time and cost of tuition with this straightforward guide to collapsing your chair in three steps. Our way may not exactly reflect the TB manual, but it requires minimal effort and achieves fast results. 

Step 1. Use your feet, hands, whatever you fancy, to give the chair a little nudge and get the legs up.

Step 1. Nudge the chair so the legs are up.


Step 2. Press down on the top leg to collapse the chair. If you looking to exert the least amount of energy, we recommend using your feet throughout this process.

Step 2. Press down on the top bar.

Step 3. Grab, shake and alohaaaa. 

Step 3. Grab, shake and alohaaa.

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