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About RIO

Our Story

Since 1947, RIO has been bringing fashion and quality to beach and backyard furniture. With a focus on translating high-end designer looks in ready-to-wear and sportswear into trend-right fashions to outdoor and beach furniture, RIO leads the market in fashion and innovation for the outdoor space. RIO’s teams of designers and trend analysts are always on the hunt for next season’s color, fashion statement or eye-catching icon.


Backed by market research and ergonomic design, RIO products are innovatively and accurately aligned with what people want to buy. Since its inception, the company has been committed to service, quality and innovation; dedicated to developing products to the highest quality standards in the industry. RIO owns the outdoor leisure space, developing products for beach, camping, patio and backyard. RIO also manufactures and distributes outdoor furniture and leisure products for the Tommy Bahama and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville brands.


RIO is a subsidiary of ShelterLogic Group.

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Looking for answers to frequently asked questions about RIO? See information related to product questions, who to contact with your customer service questions, and much more.

  • What does RIO manufacture?

    RIO manufactures products aimed at making your outdoor recreation experience more enjoyable. Some of these products include beach items like beach chairs, beach loungers, beach rolling carts, beach shades and beach umbrellas. RIO also manufactures outdoor camping and sporting event gear including camping tables, portable and rolling coolers, camping chairs, stadium seats and more. RIO’s line of outdoor furniture is focused on developing attractive and durable wood furniture for your backyard and patio space and include patio tables, patio chairs, Adirondack chairs and more.

  • What is the relationship between RIO and Margaritaville?

    RIO proudly designs innovative and fashion forward outdoor recreation products for Margaritaville. Some of these items include backyard decorations, outdoor folding chairs, wood patio furniture and patio bars, and more. These are distributed under the Margaritaville brand.

  • What makes RIO different?

  • I have a question about a product. What is the best way to reach your company?

    Call RIO’s customer service with your questions about our products: 1-800-866-8520

  • What is the relationship between RIO and the Skin Cancer Foundation?

    RIO products have been developed not only to look great, but also to offer protection against harmful UV rays. Many RIO products offer over 50+ UPF and have been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as excellent, high quality products aimed at protecting you from harmful UVA/UVB rays.

  • Why are RIO products so popular?

    RIO products are popular because they are developed thoughtfully and carefully. We source high quality materials and each year we conduct research to determine the best patterns and color schemes for our products. These are printed double sided, so the colors and patterns remain long lasting and vibrant season after season, even after repeated sun exposure and sea salt exposure. Our products are also designed thoughtfully, aiming to provide consumers with a great and comfortable experience. Product design is at the heart of our manufacturing process, and ergonomic design is essential in making RIO stand out.

  • Are there weight limits on your outdoor chairs and camping chairs?

    Yes. Our seating products are tested and we typically indicate the seat weight capacity in the product specifications on our website or within the product manuals.

  • What kind of wood is used for your patio furniture?

    Much of our outdoor wood patio and backyard furniture is made from sturdy and durable FSC Acacia wood that features a durable polyurethane finish. We aim to responsibly source the wood materials we use to manufacture our wooden furniture, and we protect the furniture from wear and tear thanks to the polyurethane paint finish.

  • Will the metal and steel parts on your products rust?

    We aim at making a high-quality product, and although over time you will see a general wear and tear, we have carefully chosen raw materials that will stand up to corrosion and rust. We source stainless steel, aluminum and metals that have a protective finish to ensure rust and corrosion resistance.

RIO in the News


RIO ranked #1 in best beach chairs of 2019 by Today.com

New Haven Register

RIO’s 5-Position Lay-Flat Beach Chair ranked “best beach chair overall”

Savant Magazine

Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler Chair with Storage Pouch ranked best beach chair of 2019