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Sun loungers to upgrade your back garden

Last updated: 17 Jun 2022
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Sunny days are (hopefully) on the horizon, and what better way to make the most of the good weather than relaxing on a sun lounger.

Comfy and chic, sun loungers are a great way to take your garden to the next level. And with so many options available online, you’re guaranteed to find one to suit your style and budget.

We’ve rounded up our picks of the best sun loungers you can buy, from luxurious rattan chaise lounges to space-saving designs suitable for small spaces. Whether you’re looking forward to cocktails in the garden or sunbathing at the beach, shop our choices below.

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Top outdoor chaise lounges of 2022

Best rattan sun lounger
Miami Rattan Garden Sun Lounger
£649 at Rattan Direct
Best reclinable sun lounger
Vonhaus Grey Sun Lounger Steamer Chair With Cushion
£169.99 at Vonhaus
Best budget sun lounger
Curacao Still Water Metal Sun Lounger
£38 at B&Q
Best luxury sun lounger
4 Seasons Outdoor Valentine Sun Lounger
£1,749 at John Lewis

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Practical and stylish, sun loungers are garden furniture worth the investment. We’ve scoured the internet to find the best outdoor chaise lounges to suit almost any need and garden decor. Read on for our best picks.

Dimensions: H32 x W60 x D198cm

Assembly required? No

The Miami is perfect if you’re after a classic rattan sun lounger. It’s made from a durable resin weave that is UV-resistant, anti-fade and anti-mould, meaning it’ll stay looking pristine no matter the weather. The backrest position is easily adjustable and the full-length foam cushion with detachable head pillow makes for a comfortable lounging experience.

It’s lightweight and features wheels for effortless manoeuvring, and has a wipeable exterior that makes cleaning simple. It even comes fully assembled so you can relax on your new lounger right away.

Upsides and Downsides

  • Comfortable

  • Weatherproof and anti-rust

  • Outdoor cover included

  • A bit pricey

  • Can’t be folded away for storage

Dimensions: H170 x W90 x D55cm

Assembly required? Yes

In the market for a reclinable sun chair? This one from Vonhaus is an ideal choice. It features seven backrest positions and an optional footstool, so you can adjust the lounger for ultimate comfort and to suit any situation — whether that’s sunbathing alone or cocktails with friends. Made from sturdy acacia hardwood for a high-quality finish, it includes a wrinkle-resistant polyester cushion that is designed to dry quickly and endure years of use.

Designed to fold up neatly for easy storage, its frame has an oiled finish that gives an elegant sheen.

Upsides and Downsides

  • Fully adjustable

  • Easy to store

  • Made from stylish and durable hardwood

  • Requires assembly

  • Oiled finish has to be maintained yearly

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Dimensions: H80 x W57 x D183cm

Assembly required? No

Enjoy time in the sunshine no matter your budget with this sun recliner from B&Q. It’s lightweight and foldable making it perfect for taking to the park or the beach. The lounger features three backrest positions and is made from long-lasting textiline and steel that is water-repellant and can be wiped clean.

It comes fully assembled, and we love how the bright blue colour instantly says ‘summer’.

Upsides and Downsides

  • Affordable

  • Foldable for portability and tidy storage

  • Made from durable materials

  • No cushioning

  • No outdoor cover

Looking for something high-end? The 4 Seasons Outdoor Sun Lounger is a fantastic luxury option. Its large size means you have lots of room to relax alone or with someone else. The synthetic wicker exterior is hardwearing and resistant to UV rays as well as alcohol, chlorine and saltwater. In other words, you can rest assured knowing this lounger will remain in perfect condition for years to come.

The four cushions included are UV-resistant and are filled with a unique waterproof foam filling, making them both plush and practical. The cushions are also fully recyclable — perfect for those that are eco-conscious.

Upsides and Downsides

  • Spacious

  • Weatherproof and durable

  • Arrives fully assembled

  • Expensive

  • Not foldable

Dimensions: H103 x W73 x L200cm (Loungers) H40 x W40 x D40cm (Side table)

Assembly required? Yes

Outsunny’s sun lounger set is a great investment that instantly transforms the look of your outdoor space. The set includes two rattan loungers and a side table which are ideal for elevating your garden with stylish matching pieces. The PE rattan is durable, weather-resistant and designed to be easy to maintain. With five backrest positions available, you can adjust the loungers to suit you, too.

The side table is compact and convenient for drinks and garden accessories, with a glass top that’s a breeze to clean. The foam-padded cushions are super comfortable, too.

Upsides and Downsides

  • Three pieces of furniture included

  • Includes wheels for easy movement

  • Weather-resistant weave

  • Cushions not waterproof

  • Reviewers say assembly can be time consuming

Dimensions: H74.93 x W96.01 x D12.95cm

Assembly required? Yes

This modern chaise lounge from Amazon Basics is brilliant if you don’t have a lot of space. It can be kept upright as a chair or reclined into a ‘zero-gravity’ position that provides weight-distributing elevation for a relaxing floating sensation. The padded lounger features a comfortable, detachable headrest and a handy cup holder.

The heavy-duty steel construction prioritises safety so you can recline with ease and peace of mind. It’s simple to fold up, making it easy to store away if you need the space and super portable if you want to take it travelling with you.

Upsides and Downsides

  • Doesn’t take up much space

  • Portable

  • Relaxing zero-gravity effect

  • No outdoor cover

  • Only one recline position

Dimensions: L180 x W56 x D9cm

Assembly required? No

This compact mat-style lounger from Sunnylife is the ultimate portable option. Lightweight and foldable, it comes with a carry bag for hassle-free transportation. It has a steel interior frame that allows you to adjust the backrest between six different positions. The water and fade-resistant coating makes it perfect for sun-drenched days at the beach.

With foam padded cushioning, you can enjoy a comfortable experience anywhere you choose.

Upsides and Downsides

  • Easy to transport

  • Space-saving design

  • Perfect for indoor or outdoor use

  • No bed frame

  • A bit narrow

Best sun lounger for kids

Dimensions: ‎91.44 x 48.9 x 51.77cm Assembly required? Yes

Your little one can relax in style with this mini chaise from KidKraft. Perfectly child-sized, kids will love having their very own lounger just for them. It’s made from weather-resistant wood and hard-wearing canvas to keep it looking brand new, and the backrest reclines for comfort.

There are detailed instructions included to make assembly simpler, and the parasol will help protect your child’s sensitive skin from the sun.

Upsides and Downsides

  • Padded full-length cushion

  • Materials designed to withstand wear

  • Compact

  • Not foldable

  • Requires assembly

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Why are sun loungers a good purchase?

If you’re looking for a way to create an elegant and comfortable outdoor space, an outdoor chaise lounge makes a fantastic purchase. They’re ideal for catching some rays as well as spending time relaxing with friends and family. Investing in a sun lounger that suits your needs means you’ll get to enjoy more time in your garden every summer.

What to consider when buying a chaise lounge for your garden

There are a few things to consider when choosing your perfect lounger:

  • Size. Consider how much space you have available before making your purchase so you don’t get stuck with something that doesn’t fit.

  • Material. Ideally, sun chairs should be able to withstand temperamental summer weather. Look for water-resistant cushions and anti-fade hardware.

  • Portability. If you’re hoping to take your lounger with you to the park or beach, you should consider something lightweight that can be easily set up and folded away.

  • Price. As with all garden furniture, these chairs are available at many different price points, so you’ll definitely find something you’ll adore within your budget.

Our verdict

We’re sold on each of these loungers. But if we had to choose favourites, we love the Outsunny 3-Piece Rattan Furniture Set as it’s great value for money. Its trendy matching pieces really help upgrade your garden, too. The Sunnylife Lounger Chair is another we’re particularly drawn to, especially if you’re keen to take yours with you on your adventures.

Prices updated on 16/06/2022. We are not responsible for any changes made to the prices listed.

Written byChristina Constantinou

Always up to date with the latest shopping trends, Christina Constantinou is keen to share her love for quality products with Best Buy’s readers. She has experience writing for the tech industry and enjoys browsing deals on gadgets and fashion accessories.

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