I know what you mean about the umbrella style chairs. They're really easy to haul, and light
, but extremely uncomfortable after awhile.
We purchased metal directors' style chairs at Aldi's, during a couple of their special purchase sales. They're great: lightweight, slightly padded seat, a flip-up table for drinks. padded armrest, side pockets for pens, sunscreen, bug repellant, etc. Downside: they take up more space to haul, but not as much space as our loungers.
My friend got a similar chair at Kmart. I've seen them (for a much higher price) at the sporting goods stores, and once in awhile at Sam's Club for a good price.
Try them out, though, before purchasing. They all seem to be different seating heights. I have a shorter one for my short legs, my husband's is taller.
We've had two shorter ones for two years, and look like new. The taller ones, purchased last year, are very sturdy also, and expect good wear from them, also.