The 9 Best Folding Sideline Benches

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This wiki has been updated 24 times since it was first published in October of 2016. A sturdy, folding bench enables you to provide your team with a comfortable place to sit on the sidelines during games wherever you are playing. Some can accommodate as many as eight people, and most are a cinch to set up and break down at the end of the day. They’re lightweight and affordable, and are also great for outdoor gatherings, like picnics, concerts, and tailgating parties. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Kwik Goal 6-Seat

2. Trademark Innovations with Attached Cooler

3. QuickPlay Pro

Editor's Notes

June 30, 2020:

A sturdy sidelines bench is important for keeping your subs rested and attentive as they watch their game, and many come with attached pouches that prove useful for storing things like water bottles or a coach’s playbook. As manager for my son’s soccer team, I’ve purchased a number of these benches over the years, and the main problem we’ve encountered is a stray leg or foot-piece becoming detached from the rest of the bench, not to mention heavier models can be uncomfortable to carry around from field to field at tournaments. As such, you want to go with a well-made model and preferably one that has as carrying bag with comfortable handles. Today we added in the Kwik Goal 6-Seat, which is on the upper end of the spectrum, price-wise, but which has a reputation for high quality, thanks to a durable steel frame and tough nylon construction. It can hold up well for years of use, is easy to open and close, and comes with a carrying tote with a drawstring closure. Speaking of comfortable handles, the QuickPlay Pro is convenient for those who will spend a lot of time carrying it, since it’s equipped with a backpack-style bag. It’s also easy to set up and provides comfortable seating for two, four, or nine people. You can purchase it with confidence, thanks to a 2-year warranty.

For a model that incorporates a cooler, consider the Trademark Innovations with Attached Cooler, which can seat five and keep plenty of beverages cold at the same time. The cooler attaches in the middle and features a handy drainage plug, making it a cinch to empty when you’re done. Like the Kwik Goal and the QuickPlay models, this one comes with high-backed seating for comfort. If that isn’t a priority, however, look to the Trademark Innovations Sports, a reliable backless model that can accommodate eight people and features protective caps to keep the fabric from becoming damaged where it connects with the metal poles. For a choice with comfortable ventilation, check out the vibrant red No Sweat Folding, which incorporates mesh 12 vents throughout. It’s relatively lightweight at just 15 pounds, especially considering there are backrests, so it’s easy to transport and set up.

If you’re a parent who’s also looking for comfortable seating at your child’s baseball or soccer games, check out our list of best camping chairs, which feature comfortable, folding designs, some of which are equipped with handy beverage holders and sunshades.

Special Honors

Sidelines Folding Bench This handy bench provides comfortable instant seating for four people and can last for many sporting seasons or camping trips, thanks to its durable steel frame and strong polyester fabric. It takes mere moments to open and close, and the attached mesh storage bag comes in handy for holding your essentials. The included carrying bag features backpack straps, making it easy to carry to and from your destination.

4. Insta-Bench LX

5. Trademark Innovations Sports

6. Strong Camel Portable

7. Yaheetech Outdoor

8. No Sweat Folding

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9. Insta-Bench Backless

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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