NEW YORK — For the first time in decades, outdoor sports chairs have been on the shelves at retailers and sporting goods stores across the country.
But in New England, they’re not as popular as they once were.
And they’re no more popular than they used to be, experts say.
“There are some who don’t want to go back,” said David Leibowitz, co-owner of New England Sports & Outdoors, a New England sports chair and outdoor apparel company.
“They don’t need the comfort.”
Leibowitz said the chairs are often too big for their size.
And they are also often too light for their weight, meaning that their weight isn’t evenly distributed among the seats, causing discomfort for users.
“If you’re standing at the table and the weight of your body is so heavy that it’s really hard to keep your balance, then the chairs aren’t the best choice for you,” Leibowsky said.
New England Sports is one of the most popular outdoor sports retailers in the country, with about 60 percent of its sales coming from its outdoor sports department.
It also owns several of the country’s top outdoor sports brands.
The company recently announced a new chair that’s more comfortable than its predecessor, a $100,000 chair called the Outlander.
The company says it is currently making two of the chairs available for pre-order in stores and online, but declined to say how much it is asking for.
The Outlander, for example, is available for $250,000 and will cost $350,000.
The Outlander comes with adjustable arms that can be adjusted from 20 to 35 inches in length and a full-height, seat-mounted shoulder pad.
It has an adjustable headrest, and is available in black, white, tan, and orange, with different colors for each color scheme.
Leibowsky says that while it’s true that the Outlanders are more expensive than the other chairs, the price difference is negligible.
“The Outlanders sit just under 10 percent higher than the original model, which is the most expensive outdoor sports chair in the world,” he said.
“It’s actually cheaper than the Outland and the Outback.”
Leibowksi said the new Outlander chair is the company’s third-lowest priced outdoor sports product, with the original being the $400,000 Outlander Sports Chair.
Leivowksis said the Outlands new chair will be available for an additional $50,000, or $400 per chair, in the near future.
Leibitz also said that the company will be selling the original Outlander at a discount for an extra $25,000 on top of its $100k price tag.
Leitowitz said that although it’s important to offer customers more choices, the company is not changing the design of the Outlandish.
“We just wanted to do something different and to be different,” Leivowys said.
“And the Outlying chair is a new and unique design, and that’s why we have the Outliers name.”
Leitows new Outlandish chair is about 1.5 inches longer than the older Outlander model, and has more space for storage.
It comes with a custom padded seat, as well as a shoulder pad, an adjustable arms design, adjustable head rest, and more storage.
Leits out-of-home sales have increased dramatically in the past few years, according to Leitows data.
In 2014, Leitowkss company had just about 1,000 sales, which had more than doubled to more than 9,000 in 2015.
The sales increased further to more to more 30,000 last year.
Leiveys new Outlier chairs also come in a wide variety of colors, including blue, orange, green, yellow, and brown.
Leiros new Outlier chairs are not limited to the New England market.
The brand is currently selling an outdoor chair called Outlander in New Hampshire, and plans to make an outdoor sports shoe model in the state later this year.
Leitowski said that Outlander will also be available in New Jersey.
The popularity of outdoor sports has increased as more Americans turn to outdoor sports to help them get outdoors.
Leivows company is now one of several companies that offers outdoor products specifically for the outdoor enthusiast.
Leitchs Outlander line of outdoor sport shoes is sold at Walmart stores and at outdoor stores across New England.
The new Outlanders chair has a seat height of 17 inches, and a maximum weight of 2,890 pounds.
Leikowks said the out-door sports enthusiast needs the comfort and support of a sports chair for their workouts.
“The Outlairs are just as comfortable as the outdoor sports seats,” Leikows said.