UPDATE 02/24/2022: we have replaced 2 garden chairs.
After having pointed out which are the best garden hammocks and the correct method to understand if a model is valid or not, we now want to go back to talking about outdoor comfort and garden items, creating a guide dedicated to best garden loungers which, during the summer, play an important role in trying to relieve stress or, simply, turn out to be excellent products to spend the afternoons of the hottest days lying under an umbrella or perhaps under a beautiful gazebo.
As you know, the garden deck chairs they are not all the same, which is why we decided to search for the best ones and report them in this article, adding in the second part the reasons that led us to select certain models rather than others. In fact, although the task of a garden deckchair is to make you relax, there are models that can offer you superior comfort, thanks to more ergonomic structures and quality materials, perhaps enriched with cushions and headrest. That said, let’s not waste any more time and immediately discover which are the best models that will allow you to obtain a comfort equal to, if not superior, to the deckchairs you find on the beach.
The best garden chairs
As often happens, especially in a certain category of products, the items made by the Amazon Basics brand turn out to be excellent and with a very good quality / price ratio. This is the case of this garden deckchair which, in our opinion, deserves to be included in our dedicated list because it has everything you need for you to relax and enjoy excellent comfort. Available in various colors, this model has been designed to give you the feeling of weightlessness and has a powder-coated steel frame that makes it resistant and, at the same time, light to carry. In addition, it includes a padded headrest and shaped armrests and supports a weight of 136kg.
Similar to the previous model, the Chicreat garden deckchair is one of the most comfortable and, unlike the others, is offered in a set of 2 at a very competitive price. Perfect in the garden, on the terrace or on the balcony, this solution boasts one 7-angle adjustable backrest it’s a aluminum structure with padding, proposed in a beautiful combination of gray and silver. Thanks to the excellent materials, these deckchairs will be resistant to water and UV rays and, consequently, their coating will remain intact for a long time.
Available in many colors, the garden deck chair produced by Stiliac is another model to be considered by those who want to have a solution capable of guaranteeing excellent comfort. Just like the previous model, it has been designed so that you can lift your feet higher than your head and achieve a “zero gravity“, For the benefit of relaxation typical of professional beach solutions. The maximum flow rate reported by the manufacturer is 110kgwhile the structure boasts materials such assteel and breathable textilene fabric.
If you like wood, this garden deck chair is the one for you! Unlike previous models, it features a very soft and comfortable cushion padded with foam, washable and replaceable with numerous other cushions of multiple colors (sold separately). The wooden structure was made to be reclining in 3 positions, adapting for both indoor and outdoor use. Plus, it’s easy to fold up, making it easy to carry and space-saving when not in use.
Another garden deckchair that adapts to multiple uses is the model made by Keter. Its peculiarity is the beautiful wicker texture, which makes it elegant and with a neutral tone, and therefore able to adapt to any environment. Although the structure may seem non-foldable, in reality it will allow you to reduce the encumbrance when you want to put it aside, and you will be able to choose 4 adjustments with which to enjoy excellent relaxation. Furthermore, it is maintenance free, since its materials are resistant to atmospheric agents.
If you are looking for a solution dedicated to the little ones, you will be happy to know that it exists and is produced by Kidkraft. Unlike the other models, in this case it will not be possible to adjust it in different inclinations, but we believe that this lack is not important if we consider that it is intended exclusively for children. The overall quality, on the other hand, is excellent and the three-sided canopy and mesh window will allow your little ones to shelter from the sun. Included in the price, you will find 2 lined cushions and 2 glass holdersas well as assembly instructions, which will allow even the less experienced to assemble it in a few minutes.
We could not close the list of the best garden loungers by not mentioning an Outsunny model, a leading brand in gardening equipment. This solution is undoubtedly the most desired, but it has a much higher cost than the other models. It is ideal for those who want to have, in addition to comfort, a deckchair that can make an aesthetic difference. The structure, in fact, boasts a first-class workmanship and includes a sunshield resistant to sunlight and bad weather. Being double and supported by a high quality structure, the base can easily support 2 people. We are faced not with a simple garden deckchair, but with a piece of furniture that combines design with functionality.
How to choose the garden deckchair
As you might imagine, the factors that determine whether a lawn chair is good or not focus almost exclusively on comfort, so it’s no surprise that the items to consider are similar to what we reported in our recent guide to the best garden hammocks. However, there are some features that should not be missing if you want to get the maximum comfort and they are the following:
Since we are talking about lawn chairs, check if a particular model has one or not foldable structure it is important, since the latter will help you move it from one place to another quickly and easily, as well as having the advantage of taking up little space when you need to put it aside. Possibly, this structure should be made of materials such as steel or wood which, in addition to making the product resistant, absorb heat better than a plastic solution.
Although any garden deck chair allows you to adjust the backrest, it is right to take into consideration the model that offers the greater possibilities of inclination, so you can easily find the most comfortable position for you. Furthermore, it would be preferable that the deckchair has the possibility of adjusting the inclination also in the front part, giving you the opportunity to place your feet at different heights.
Armrests and more
Although they are not essential, the armrests have the potential to increase the comfort of a garden deckchair, especially in models whose shape tends to resemble a chair. This also applies to the headrest and footrestwhich should not be missing in the most expensive and refined solutions.
Finally, there is the weight that can support the structure. Knowing what the maximum load of a model is is essential, in order to avoid damaging the deckchair. In this regard, our advice is to take your weight into account and choose a model that supports a slightly higher weight, although the higher the better, of course. However, most models can safely hold over 100kg.