What’s a backyard or a lawn for that matter without an outdoor chaise lounge? These French-sounding things are not a symbol of luxury. Not any more. Rather, they’ve become a basic necessity that offers comfort and relaxation for the outdoorsy person.
Knowing how much you feel the need to put up your feel and exhale in content as you rest your weary back on your very own chaise lounge, we tested the best outdoor chaise lounges for and found a winner. It’s the Keter Pacific Whiskey Brown All-Weather Adjustable Resin Patio Chaise Lounger with Side Table (3-Piece Set). The ergonomic design combined with its simplicity makes for one comfortable chaise lounge that helps you relax and forget about the whole world. It is both durable and adjustable giving you four positions to recline.
Along with the Keter, we also reviewed other chaise lounges to give you a pretty good idea of what’s on the market right now and help you find the best relaxing piece of outdoor furniture for you. The 20 products we reviewed are
- Keter Pacific Whiskey Brown All-Weather Adjustable Resin Patio Chaise Lounger with Side Table (3-Piece Set)
- Tangkula Patio Chaise Lounge Chair with Armrest Headrest & Wheels Adjustable Backrest Ergonomic Shape Portable Cushioned Lounger Chair Pool Lawn Porch Recliner Sun Chair Lounger
- Kozyard KozyLounge Elegant Patio Reclining Adjustable Chaise Lounge Aluminum and Textilene Sunbathing Chair for All Weather with headrest (2 Pack), KD, Very Light
- SwimWays 13400 Terra Sol Sonoma Chaise Chocolate Pool Lounge, Brown
- Christopher Knight Home 294919 Lakeport Outdoor Adjustable Chaise Lounge Chair (Set of 2)
- Best Choice Products Outdoor Chaise Lounge Chair W/ Cushion Pool Patio Furniture Beige
- KingCamp Sun Lounger Textilene Adjustable Patio Chaise Recliner Lounge Sunbathing Chair with Pillow (Black)
- Tangkula Set of 2 Patio Furniture Outdoor Rattan Wicker Lounge Chair Set Adjustable Poolside Chaise with Armrest and Removable Cushions
- Kozyard Cozy Aluminum Beach Yard Pool Folding Reclining Adjustable Chaise Lounge Chair (1 Pack, Gray)
- Greendale Home Fashions 72-Inch Indoor/Outdoor Chaise Lounger Cushion, Marine Blue
- KidKraft Outdoor Double Chaise Lounge, Honey/Navy/White, One Siz
- Abba Patio Outdoor Portable Double Chaise Lounge Hammock Bed with Sun Shade and Wheels
- Coral Coast Dorado Acacia Steamer Deck Lounge Chair
- Christopher Knight Home 296060 (Set of 2) Lisbon Outdoor Folding Chaise Lounge Chair, Natural Yellow
- DHP Emily Linen Chaise Lounger, Stylish Design with Chrome Legs, Vanilla White
- Best Choice Products Outdoor Hanging Curved Chaise Lounge Chair Swing for Backyard, Patio w/ Built-In Pillow, Removable Canopy, Stand – Teal
- Hammaka Nami Deluxe Hanging Hammock Lounger Chair In Blue
- Best Choice Products Set of 2 Adjustable Zero Gravity Lounge Chair Recliners for Patio, Pool w/ Cup Holders – Black
- EVER ADVANCED Oversize XL Zero Gravity Recliner Padded Patio Lounger Chair with Adjustable Headrest Support 350lbs, Green
19 Best Outdoor Chaise Lounges Reviews
If you’ve skipped the introduction you probably don’t know that this is our editor’s choice. And I think that as you read it on it will become obvious why. It’s made of resin rattan which can handle any type of weather you happen to have. And to top it off, it offers you four reclining positions to suit all your moods.
Let’s unpack that. These extra chaise lounges are designed with your comfort in mind. Down to the last detail, you’re guaranteed to get a pair of outdoor chaise lounges that take into consideration your body shape, your weight, and the natural contours of your body.The chairs are durable, resist fading, wear and tear, and the odd mildew outbreak. In addition, the rattan material is UV rays resistant. This ensures this pair of chairs would serve faithfully you for long years to come.
Besides, they’re easy to clean. A wet cloth is enough to make them shine like new again. You can also stack them and store them away easily. They don’t take much space for storing.
The only downside in our opinion is the high price tag. However, with all these features and the durability of the chairs, you can think of it as a well-worth it investment.
- Attractive design.
- Durable resin material.
- UV and fade resistant.
- Easy to clean.
- Four reclining positions.
- High price tag.
- Flimsy plastic hinges.
Not to be outdone, Tangukla rolled out its own answer to the Keter pair. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s the war of the chaise lounges and it’s bound to get pretty exciting as you read on.
Right out of the bat, the Tangkula chair dazzles with its ergonomic design, its armrests, its headrest, and its streamlined shape. The cushions are the cherry on the top of the cake. You can expect to get a comfy a recline out of this one.
To move the chair around, all you have to do is nudge it in the direction you want. This chair has wheels on it and it can go wherever you wish. It’s also lightweight. So you won’t have trouble carrying it if you so desire.Made from a metal frame and rattan upholstery, the Tangkula chair is getting some brownie points over the Keter pair as far as durability is concerned. We certainly loved the way the back can be adjusted in six positions.
So why wasn’t this our favorite choice, I hear you ask? Well, simple, really. This is still a single chair. It might have good features but, it’s not very sturdy and the quality of the chair is questionable.
- Metal frame.
- Back adjusts in 6 positions.
- Headrest, armrest, and wheels.
- Cushioned lounger.
- A single chair per package.
- Questionable quality.
Made from polyester cloth and mesh, this stylish chaise lounge is a classy addition to any backyard, patio, lawn, or balcony. Kozyard really outdid themselves with this one chair. It has a sturdy aluminum frame that can handle the rough and tumble that most outdoor furniture is subjected to.
With the headrest, the curvy armrests, and the elegant design that adapts to your body, I have to admit that this is one of the most comfortable chairs I had tried. Once you settle down you don’t want to get up. It’s that good. Maybe it’s the canvas.The construction of the chair is what really makes it stand out. It’s built for the outdoors and resists rust and fading. The aluminum frame and stainless steel nails ensure a long-lasting chair that resists the weather and the wear and tear.
The set has two chairs and you can easily stack them together and put them away during the winter months. However, putting the chairs together for the first time is an exhausting endeavor and you’ll need every ounce of patience you have to get the job done.
- Elegant design.
- Made from polyester cloth and mesh for extra comfort.
- Aluminum frame that doesn’t rust.
- A set of 2 chairs that come in many colors.
- Not easy to assemble.
- Instructions are vague.
As we mentioned, there’s a tough competition going on between the chair companies and each is trying to outdo the others to win our business. Which is exactly how we like it. So when SimWays tried to turn the tables by introducing a chaise lounge that doubles as a pool float, we rubbed our hands with glee and took it for a spin.
Terra Sol Sonoma is an exquisite experience whether on water or terra firma. When you get tired of reclining and feel like being on the water without getting your feet wet, drop the chair in the water and climb on it. It will rock you to sleep as the water laps at the sides.Made from rattan, it can handle excessive heat and has an elegant shape to match its double functionality. The chair is durable and is easy to maintain and store.
The only drawbacks we found with this chair were the limited color options since it only comes in white or brown and the fact that it’s a single chair per set. That was the deal-breaker with this otherwise excellent chair.
- Double functionality as a chair and a pool float.
- Made of heat-resistant rattan.
- Easy to fold and store.
- Unstable on water.
- Not easy to get in as hinges close on you.
- Limited color options.
If you’re looking for something that feels great on your naked skin, a Christopher Knight is the safest option. I’m going to leave that not-so-subtle innuendo there and move on. This is a set of two chairs which save money from the get-go.
The chairs are made from wicker, which is known for its heat-resistant and smoothness. Even if you feel the chairs in the sun, they won’t feel too hot when you lie down and the wicker is exquisite against your skin.The 294919 comes pre-assembled out of the box. You won’t have to waste time fiddling with screwdrivers or hammers trying to beat it into submission. You can also adjust the chairs and go from sitting to reclining to lying down on a whim.
Lack of color options is a major drawback. Either brown fits in your ambiance or it doesn’t. It also has a low tolerance to UV rays and tends to deteriorate quickly if left in the sun for too long. Also, make sure you clean them regularly. If left in once place the legs tend to rust and ruin any carpeting or flooring you have.
- A set of 2 chairs.
- Made of heat-resistant and smooth-to-the-touch wicker.
- Comes pre-assembled.
- They’re prone to rust.
- Low tolerance to UV rays.
If you have read the other reviews we post here regularly, you’ll notice that Best Choice Products are a staple in many of these lists. They specialize in outdoor furniture and quality is their main claim to fame. We needed some quality chair to try to put the Ostrich debacle behind us. Luckily, this chaise lounge delivers.Comfort is the first thing that comes to mind when you see this chair. Even before you have laid your weary body on it, you can sense it welcoming you with open, albeit short, arms. The cushioned chair is a delight to recline on and even take an extended nap.
The steel frame is rust- and weather-resistant giving you a durable chair that will grow old with you. The cushions are made from polyester fabric that is easy to clean and can take a sun beating without flinching or losing color. Straps keep the cushions in place so there’s no fear of you toppling off the side every time you turn over.
- A sturdy chair built for comfort and durability.
- Polyester cushions easy to wash with soap and water.
- Five adjustable positions for extra comfort.
- Screw holes don’t align when assembling it.
- Could do with an extra cushion.
Your first impression of this lounger is that you somehow had made a mistake and ordered a La-Z-Boy instead of a chaise lounge. It has almost the same design as those relaxing chairs although comfort-wise it’s wanting.
The lounger is multipurpose, to say the least. You can place it anywhere you want to enjoy the outdoors. It’s good for sunbathing, reclining, or just for reading while you sip your favorite beverage. The Textilene fabric is durable and so is the powder-coated aluminum frame.Although the chair is relatively lightweight because of the aluminum frame, it can still hold a 264-pounds person. That tells you something about its strength. We didn’t have anyone who weighed this much so we couldn’t verify this piece of information. However, the chair is sturdy and doesn’t creak or heave when you lie down on it.
The Textilene gives the chair extra protection against UV rays, fading, water, and wear and tear. So all in all, a good addition to your outdoor area at an affordable price.
- Powder-coated aluminum frame.
- Textilene material.
- Back adjustable in 4 positions.
- Simple design.
- Only comes in black.
- Back of chair doesn’t lock easily.
We already tried a Tangkula lounger and talked about it before. But we didn’t see any harm in giving another one a try. This rattan wicker chaise lounge looked comfortable enough and the design was simple and uncomplicated.
It’s a set of two lounge chairs and we always like anything that comes in twos. It means you get to save money to buy something else like string lights or maybe an above-ground pool. It also has cushions that you can remove. And these come in handy when you’re lying beside the pool and you have that annoying friend who keeps splashing water all over you.The frame is made of steel for durability and the rattan material allows your body to breathe and keeps you cool. It’s also quite light for a lounger with a steel frame. You can carry it around without straining your back or spraining an ankle.
On the downside, we had mainly two issues with this lounge chair. It is quite hard to put together. All those holes and screws don’t align properly. The other issue is water. Water is the bane of this wicker chair.
- A set of 2 loungers.
- Removable cushions.
- Steel frame and rattan material.
- Hard to assemble.
- Not water-resistant.
- Chairs are rather narrow.
Kozyard is another of those companies with a long history in the outdoor furniture niche. And you can tell straight away that the company behind this lounger has you comfort at heart. The uncomplicated style of the chaise lounge along with the comfy material puts you in the right mood almost immediately.
What really strikes me about this chair is how easy it is to adjust the back and ease your body into it. Once you’re within its comfy embrace, your joints relax and all tension is released from your body. It’s that ergonomically designed.
The bottom half of the chair can be folded to make it fit as a camping chair. It’s easy to carry and lightweight thanks to the aluminum frame. How you want to shape it is up to you and your vivid imagination. You can contract it into a salon chair or unfold it and stretch your full body on it.
I think this is the best feature of this lounger. You can make of it what you want and it will still offer the same comfort and strength that you’d expect from a well-designed and high-quality chaise lounge.
- Easy to adjust.
- Versatile use.
- Aluminum frame.
- Steel hinges tend to rust.
- It tilts forward.
Sometimes a frame in a lounger sticks out like a bone in a chicken breast. You know that without the bones, the chicken won’t be able to amble around with a full bosom but you still resent the bone you got caught between your teeth. So, Greendale decided to do away with frames of any kind altogether and just offer you the cushion.
The result? Amazing comfort. We’re talking about a lounger that you can take anywhere, indoors, outdoors, in a camp, on the beach, or in the balcony. And to make your lounger something to show off, they come in all types of colors and patterns.The chaise lounge is made from polyester and is stuffed with poly fiber. That’s as comfortable as you can get from a chair without a frame. The material resists the damaging effects of the UV rays and is easy to clean.
And since we took away all the hardware, we’re left with a super-comfy cushion that comes at a very affordable price. The only issue we had with them was that they were too small from a large person.
- High-quality and super-comfy loungers.
- No frames so they’re easy to carry.
- Easy to clean.
- On the small side size-wise.
We have seen so far different types of chaise lounges. Some are as simple as a stretcher while others have put much thought into their design. But when it comes to an elaborate design nothing beats the KidKraft. It’s more than a lounger. More like a royal canopy with its own shade-providing cover, wooden structure, and cushions.
Maybe the word royal is not accurate. Because judging by the simple lines, this more like a poor man’s version of a royal canopy than a piece of regal furniture. The wood frame is so crude, you’d wonder why you’d want to use it at all.
The frame comes with two holes in the middle like the cup holders in your car. Did I mention that this is a lounger for children? Which brings to question the sharp edges of the wooden frame in relation to safety.
- Cotton canopy.
- Suitable for children.
- Cushions included.
- Sharp edges in the wooden frame not safe for children.
Still with the canopy theme but this time from a different company and for more adult audience. Abba has its own version of the canopied lounger. It’s much more elegant than the KidKraft one and is more comfortable too by the looks of it.
We haven’t tried the KidKraft one because, well, it’s too small for any of us to fit in. But we can say with conviction that the Abba lounger is a haven for the weary. Your body sinks in the hammock, you exhale with satisfaction and off you go to sleep.
There’s nothing complicated about the concept or the execution. The frame is metal, the canopy is polyestere and the material of the hammock is made of Textilene. Everything speaks of durability and weather resistance. It also has wheels for better mobility.
- Canopied hammock/bed lounger.
- Extremely comfortable.
- Durable materials made from metal, polyestere and Textilene.
- Hammock fabric doesn’t stand up to the sun.
- Needs plenty of muscle to put it together.
From the exquisite comfort of a Textilene hammock to the austere acacia lounge chair is a huge leap. And we took that leap and, boy, did it hurt. Seriously, this lounger from Coral Coast is an acquired taste.It’s as hard under the body as they come. So if you fancy something like that with a simple design and made of plain wood, you’d better invest in a bunch of cushions and pillows. Because, there’s no way you can sit for long on a chair this hard.
This is a deck lounge chair that doesn’t make any claims about comfort or convenience. Instead it appeals to your aesthetic sense or maybe a hidden desire to punish yourself. Either way it’s sturdy and durable. Perhaps made more durable by the fact that it won’t be used much.
- Made of acacia wood.
- Simple, plain, and functional.
- Easy to adjust.
- The hard wood isn’t very comfortable without cushions and pillows.
- Rather small.
After that aching review and with wood marks still on my body I was hesitant to give the Lisbon Folding chaise lounge from Christopher Knight Home a try. And I can tell, there’s only so much pain I can take from a wooden chair.
But for the sake of this review I had to do it. Thankfully, the Lesbon had a few printed pillows on it. I threw a blanket on the lounger but that did nothing to reduce the unwelcoming embrace of the wood. It’s more elegant in design than the Coral Coast one, but I still think it’s more suited to a monk than a city boy like me.
The chair is made of acacia and eucalyptus wood. It doesn’t require any assembly and you can pull it out of the package and set it anywhere you don’t plan to sit too much.
- Made of acacia and eucalyptus wood.
- Natural yellow color.
- Easy to fold.
- Comes without cushions.
- Very uncomfortable.
I took a few days off to let the sores on my back heal before I came back to try another lounger. As it turned out, I needn’t have taken a break. Because the next chaise lounge on my list was this lounger from DHP. It’s called Emily and for a good reason.The lounger is exceptionally comfortable. It doubles as a bed, or a psychiatrist couch. Everything about it speaks of elegance and luxury. The chrome legs gave the modern design a certain grace. But it’s the squared tufted design that calls on you to give it a try.
You can even make a sectional sofa with this lounger. All you need is a futon and you’re all set. Just remember not to leave it out in the sun.
- Modern design with an elegant look.
- Chrome legs.
- Easy to adjust and turn into a sectional sofa.
- Cushions not very durable.
- Needs constant maintenance.
We talked before about Best Choice Products and how they go out of their way to ensure the product you have is top quality. This time they went out of their way to create a lounger with a futuristic touch. The vibe you get from this curved chaise lounge is that it belongs in a sci-fi movie or perhaps on board a spaceship crossing the far galaxies.Comfort seems to be a priority of this design as much as the appearance. The metal frame makes it sturdy and the thin but soft cushions have the gentle touch of an experienced masseuse.
The umbrella canopy looks elegant and it’s quite effective at providing shade and keeping the glaring sun away. The powder-coated steel frame is rust-resistant and gives it a durability that makes it worth every penny you put in it.
- Elegant, futuristic design.
- Powder-coated steel frame for durability.
- Water-resistant cushions.
- Umbrella canopy is no match for a strong gust of wind.
So far we have seen, tried, and reviewed loungers that either served just as loungers or sometimes doubled as hammocks or beds. Hammaka Nami brings some new into the mix. It’s a hanging hammock chaise lounge. How’s that even possible? We’re only too happy to provide an answer.It’s simple really. Hammaka made a regular chaise lounge then chopped off its legs and said, “Voila, done!” You can hang it from the rafters or the beams of your gazebo. Then you have a fully functional hanging lounger that swings and is more comfortable than any hammock you’ve ever tried or dreamed of.
What if you don’t have a pergola or your porch comes without rafters? You can purchase a stand with a curved pole to hang the lounger from. It has a weight capacity of 350 pounds which is enough for any average person and their pet.
- Hanging lounger hammock.
- Weight capacity of 350 pounds.
- You can relax and swing at the same time.
- Delicate ropes.
- Not easy to assemble.
After I came back to earth, we decided that a swinging lounger was a novel idea but I was eager to try something more traditional. Best Choice Products offer the right solution. A foldable and portable lounge chair that has got its sturdy legs firmly on the ground.With a 250-pound weight capacity and UV-resistant mesh, you know you got a durable lounger to lull you to sleep on lazy afternoons. You can also adjust the lounger in different positions and recline in zero-gravity. A satisfying experience, I can tell you that.
The simple design is also customizable. You can remove the headrest if it comes in the way. The set comes in two chairs to save you money.
- 250-pound weight capacity.
- UV-resistant mesh.
- Zero-gravity reclining.
- Locking devices are tricky.
- Not very portable.
The final contestant on our list is the zero-gravity recliner from Ever Advanced. It’s a comfortable chair and that’s saying a lot considering what we have tried so far. The padded seating and back fit nicely around your body and support your lumbar area.Maximum weight capacity is 350 pounds and that tells you something about its strength. It arrives pre-assembled and that’s a relief if you’re not keen on fiddling with screws and hole drilling. The chair is easy to fold and store.
The locking system allows you to adjust the reclining angles of the chair. You can start from 0 degrees and go all the way 170 degrees which is more than supine and almost level. The oversized chair is suitable for people who like an extra room when they want to lay sprawled.
- 350-pounds weight capacity.
- Padded seating and back.
- No assembly required.
- No airflow.
- On the heavy side.
Thing to Consider Before Buy
A chaise lounge is that long and narrow piece of furniture that was meant for you to recline and get a sunbath or something. In other words, it’s for the outdoors. So it should resist the elements, take a sun beating without fading and when it rains it doesn’t become a haven for mold.
And since your chair is going to see a lot of dust and grime, you’ll need to be able to clean it easily without making a production out of it. The one material that fits all the above is the wicker. It is durable, easy to clean, and is portable.
Resin and teak are also popular choices if you don’t want to invest too much. They share the same advantages as wicker and might cost even less. Finally, you have recycled plastic chaise lounges which require zero maintenance although they’re bulky and heavy.
The issue of weight is a two-pronged dilemma. On the one hand, you want a piece of furniture that is easy to move around, adjust, set up, and fold. If you’re trying to escape from the relentless sun on a summer morning, then you’d want to carry the chair without straining your back.
This means you’d want a lightweight chaise lounge. However, the downside is a gust of wind can send it tumbling in the pool or crashing into the shed. Worse still, it might take to the air and go check your neighbor’s backyard.
So it’s a tradeoff. You want it easy to transport and portable but at the same time not so light that it could fly with the slightest of breezes. The material you choose will decide how much weight your chair will be.
Sometimes while shopping online you get caught up in the moment and you click Buy on something totally unsuited for you. I’m not talking about the shape or design or even color combinations. More likely you’d buy a chaise lounge that’s simply too big to fit anywhere.
It could be too big for your balcony, or your backyard simply has no space for such a gigantic chair. Or if you want to place it by the pool, well you’re out of luck. Because it just won’t fit there.
So, before you make your purchase, do yourself a favor and take a look out the window at your outdoor space. Check the measurements of the chair and make sure you have enough space for it.
A chaise lounge without cushions is like a car without accessories or a well-designed home without any interior decorations. It’s a shame really. The whole thing looks so bare and barren and sticks out like an eyesore. You need to remedy that.
Cushions are your way to add a touch of class to your chaise lounge. It accentuates the color and design and creates a motif that stands out.
And did we mention that they also offer another level of comfort to your lounging experience? Think of it as a lesser purpose but it still is a valid one. You would want your reclining afternoon to be a memorable one. And you can bring in a pillow for the luxurious experience it adds to the mix. Nobody said that a chaise lounge isn’t a study in art and luxury.
We touched on this point when talking about the materials. But we’ll go ahead and elaborate on this important feature. Your chaise lounge will be under the mercy of the elements 24/7 unless you’re one of those people who drag their chaise lounge in when they’re done with their afternoon nap.
That would make you a rare minority. Because most people just leave them lying around their lawns or backyard like an open invitation to recline. So you’d want your chaise lounge to be sturdy and durable. It should resist the damaging rays of the sun and it should also repel such pests as mildew and insects.
Wicker, resin, and teak are all weather-friendly materials and you won’t have to worry about your chair out there in the open. Plastic chaise lounges, however, are not so tough as far as the sun is concerned. They tend to fade and crack.
This is one of the toughest questions to ask yourself. Why am I buying a chaise lounge? But the answer will guide you as you read through the reviews below to pick the one that fits your needs.
Without knowing beforehand whether you want a chaise lounge to sleep, read, or take a sunbath by the pool, you might pick the wrong design, material, size, or style.
So make sure you have enough space to accommodate your chaise lounge. And that the new piece of furniture blends in with the rest of your exterior decor. Also, remember to pick a chaise lounge that fits your reading, sleeping, or reclining purposes.
This has been a relaxing journey. We travelled down the path of comfort taking stops on various chaise lounges, recliners, and sometimes hanging hammock loungers. We have to say it has been an enjoyable experience all around. But now it’s time to announce the winner of the best outdoor chaise lounge title.
It’s the Keter Pacific Whiskey Brown All-Weather Adjustable Resin Patio Chaise Lounger with Side Table (3-Piece Set). It’s a set of 2 chairs made of open-weave rattan and requires no assembly. The UV-resistant material defies fading and wear and tear. You get a pair of durable and adjustable loungers that will stay with you for many years to come.
Mike Zhang. Founder of FamilyLifeShare