Pure genius: This lounge chair has a face hole for reading (and napping!) — and it's on sale

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woman reading a book through her lounge chair
On your back or on your belly, you don't have to put down that page-turner. (Photo: Amazon)

Pull out all the books you’ve yet to complete and queue your favorite Netflix shows — there’s an item so perfect for beach reads and binge watching that you’ll have no choice but to sit back and relax.

Amazon’s No. 1 bestselling lounge chair, on sale starting at $50 (from $68), is ridiculously comfortable, regardless of how you sit. It's got a cushy space for your face!

That's right — this lightweight and foldable chair comes with one unique addition that makes it different (dare we say better?) than all the rest: It has a hole for your head. You know that uncomfortable dance you do when transitioning from laying on your back to laying on your stomach? That doesn’t need to be a thing, and neither does shipping — it's free if you have Amazon Prime, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

$50 $68 at Amazon

Ostrich Lounge Chaise Chair
The search is over for the perfect beach lounger. (Photo: Amazon)

$50 $68 at Amazon

A typical stiff lounge chair makes finding that just-right spot a challenge, but the Ostrich chaise is designed for the needs we all have while resting. It can be propped up in three different positions and lie completely flat. The pillow at the top of the chair is removable, too.

The space for your face is unlike anything else. A soft cushion supports the sides of your head while a hole allows you to look directly down at those books or shows you love.

Plus, you won’t have to worry about the sun’s bright rays beating down on what you’re reading or watching since your body will provide the shade.

Built-in arm holes allow for an easy setup for reading, writing, sleeping or sunning.

The unique design doesn’t forfeit function, though. In fact, the polyester chair can easily hold up to 250 pounds — and its sturdy aluminum legs are rust resistant and able to last and hold for a long while.

Among the rave reviews, shoppers are especially keen on the easy setup, breakdown and overall use. Below, check out what customers are saying:

Beach reading has never been so comfortable. (Photo: Amazon)
Beach reading has never been so comfortable. (Photo: Amazon)

$50 $68 at Amazon


“This chair is amazing and just what I wanted!" praised one five-star reviewer. "It is way more comfortable to have a place to stick your head when sunning whilst laying on your stomach! It is cool that you can read, too; much more comfortable than hurting your arms hanging them over the sides of other chairs (the struggle is so real...) I wish I could bring this with me when I go to Mexico!”

The reviewer added: “I took this camping with me and now my friends are ordering their own! It is still holding up and I still love this chair. Another great thing about it is the carrying strap — that was a nice feature when walking to the river with the chair.”


“I'm obsessed with this thing!" wrote another rave reviewer. "Super incredibly easy to adjust to whatever angle you would like. It's amazing for face down relaxing! I chill and watch movies on the tablet when [I’m] face down and the padded piece that covered the head hole when you are face up provides an excellent shade for when you are face down! Super easy to set up. Super east to set up and put away!”

Easy to use

“This lounge is comfortable, folds easily, is sturdy, and is cool (meaning it breathes)," a happy vacationer wrote:"My head fits easily in the hole and the pillows on the side of the hole make it easy to rest my forehead there comfortably. The arm holes make it great to text or read. The entire lounge is the absolutely BEST lounge I've ever had in my life, and I've had a bunch of them. I highly recommend it!!!”

woman reading a a smartphon through her lounge chair
By the pool or at the beach, you won't miss a text. (Photo: Amazon)


“GREAT LOUNGER," wrote a beach lover. "I bought this for beach use. It's light enough to carry with the strap provided but durable enough that you don’t feel like it is going to fall apart. It's well constructed. The head hole and arm holes are a pretty good idea if you like to read while lying on your front. The padding around the head hole was a little big for my head but a rolled up towel above it does the job just fine. Overall a good buy. UPDATE — on my second season with this — still love it and it’s still in great shape — no issues with the back going up or down as indicated by others.”

$50 $68 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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