Top 10 Best Sun Loungers 2018

Compare The Top 10 Best Sun Loungers From Our Comparison Table Below

1) Lichfield Deluxe Camp Sun Lounger2) Keter Daytona Sunlounger3) Andes Deluxe Camping Sun Lounger4) Chichester FSC Eucalyptus Wood Outdoor Sunlounger5) Textoline Reclining Garden Chair
Lichfield Deluxe Camp Sun Lounger Buy nowKeter Daytona Sun Lounger Buy now Buy nowTextoline Reclining Garden Chair Buy now
Average User Rating (4.5 / 5) (4.4 / 5) (4.5 / 5) (4.6 / 5) (4.2 / 5)
Frame MaterialAluminiumHigh quality plasticAluminiumFSC certified eucalyptus woodPowder coated steel
Seat MaterialPolyesterPolyester cushionPolyesterWeathertex cushionTextile
Adjustable To Flat PositionYesYesYesYesNo
Folds AwayYesYesYesNoYes
Maximum User Weight100kg120kg120kg120kg120kg
Dimensions180L x 60W x 30H (cm)195L x 65W x 22H (cm)188L x 59W x 31H (cm)190L x 70W x 82H (cm)178L x 65W x 112H (cm)
Weight5kg9kg5kg17kg7kg
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6) Charles Bentley Folding Sun Lounger7) Deuba Poly Rattan Sun Lounger8) Transcontinental Allibert Daytona Sun Lounger9) Outsunny Patio Sun Lounger10) Jago Rattan Sun Lounger
Transcontinental Allibert Daytona Sun Lounger Buy now Buy nowJago Rattan Sun Lounger Buy now
Average User Rating (4.3 / 5) (4.4 / 5) (4.1 / 5) (4.2 / 5) (4.2 / 5)
Frame MaterialSteelPoly-rattanHigh quality plasticSteelPoly-rattan
Seat MaterialPolyesterPolyester cushionPolyester cushionTextilenePolyester cushion
Adjustable To Flat PositionYesYesYesYesYes
Folds AwayYesNoYesYesNo
Maximum User Weight100kg120kg120kg250kg120kg
Dimensions188L x 72W x 24H (cm)195L x 65W x 38H (cm)195L x 65W x 22H (cm)190L x 70W x 82H (cm)210.5L x 78W x 33H (cm)
Weight3.8kgNot specified9kg17kgNot specified
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A Guide To The Best Sun Loungers

Owning the best sun lounger means relaxing in the most comfortable position possible whilst ensuring it matches your other garden furniture.  There’s no denying that throwing yourself onto an outdoor sun lounger makes you feel so relaxed you just don’t want to move!  However, soaking up the sunrays is not for everyone, if you’re one of these people, perhaps you can sit under the shade of a cantilever parasol.

Before you start imagining yourself sat back on your new sun lounger sipping on an ice cold beverage, you’ll need to decide what type of sun lounger is the most suitable first.  Maybe you might even decide that you prefer a portable free standing hammock instead.  This can also be placed anywhere in the garden, taken to the park or camping.

Our comparison table should only be used as a guideline, as the most suitable and best garden sun lounger will be different based on people’s requirements. 

 

How To Choose The Best Sun Lounger

When choosing the best sun lounger for yourself or family then the following factors may need to be taken into account:

Seat material – Some of the garden loungers will come with a removable cushion which can be washed and cleaned easier, whereas some won’t require a cushion as the seat material is comfortable enough to support users.

Having one with a cushion will be more comfortable but the cushion is also likely to attract more sweat and dirt therefore requiring more cleaning.  A textiline or similar seat material doesn’t soak in sweat and dirt as easy and can also be easily cleaned.

Adjustable to flat position – Being able to adjust to a flat position means you can lie on your front easier, although you can still lie on your front with it on a slight incline, it may be more of a personal preference of how you like to sunbath on your front.

All of the products shown in the table are reclining sun loungers but some will be able to recline to a completely flat position.

Charles Bentley Explorer Folding Sun Lounger

The Charles Bentley also folds away flat!

Folds away – Storing your sun lounger away during the autumn and winter season will keep it in better condition, if you leave it out in the garden then it will susceptible to weather damage.  A fold away sun lounger also keeps your garden looking neat and tidy, when it is not in use.

Folding sun loungers are a good option as it is portable and lightweight which makes it ideal for travelling.  The Lichfield Deluxe Camp Sun Lounger is among one of the best lightweight sun loungers, many people buy this for camping as well as for garden use.  A beach deck chair would also be a good option if you plan to travel around with it frequently.

Maximum user weight – This may never be an issue for some people but if you are close to the maximum recommended user weight for a particular garden lounger then it may be wise to choose one that has a higher maximum user weight. 

Weight – If you choose a lightweight sun lounger, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be weaker.  Choosing one that doesn’t weigh much will make it easier to store away and also when travelling if you decide to take it with you.

If you need something even lighter, a great alternative could be to go for a portable beach lounger.  This compactly folds up, weights very little and allows you to be closer to the sand!

If the sun gets too much and you need some shade then we’ve also provide comparisons on parasols, see our top 10 best garden parasols.

 

Different Types Of Outdoor Sun Loungers

It’s important to choose the right type of outdoor sun lounger as there are different types which will be more suitable for different occasions.  Many of the loungers, fall into more than one of the types below:

Lightweight/camping sun lounger – Very portable and light so it can be easily taken on camping or fishing trips away.  Also, ideal as a beach sun lounger thanks to its compact size when folded up.

Reclining garden chair – Gives you the option of using it as a chair that can recline so it can be used as a sun lounger.  However, most reclining garden chairs won’t be able to adjust to a completely flat position.

Luxury sun lounger – Frame materials such as rattan and high quality wood would be considered more of a luxury sun lounger.  These types may not be the lightest or most portable sun loungers, therefore, are more suited for home garden use.

Garden sun lounger – Affordable for more home garden use.  Materials can range from plastic, steel, cheaper wood, etc.  Usually it can be folded away for easy storage, although not as compact or light as a camping sun lounger.

 

Double Sun Lounger Bed – Perfect For Couples

If the sun lounger is never going to leave the garden then a good alternative would be double sun lounger bed which is suitable for individuals who like having more room or couples.  However, most of the models don’t allow you to adjust the incline position, it just stays in one position.  Some 3 seater garden swing chairs can convert into a bed, so this could also be a good option.

There are some differences you should be aware of if you were planning to buy a double sun lounger bed.  Just so you don’t end up buying the wrong product, we’ve compared the differences between the two below:

Double sun lounger bed

  • Suitable if it’s going to remain permanently in your garden.
  • Usually works out cheaper as opposed to getting two single loungers of equivalent specs.
  • Takes up more space and not usually foldable.
  • Unable to adjust the positioning of the back on most models.
  • Comes with a canopy where the angle can usually be adjusted or it can be removed.

Single sun lounger bed

  • Suitable if you want to use it at home or take it to other places.
  • Buying single units tend to be more expensive.
  • Most models fold away making it more portable and space saving.
  • Can adjust the positioning to various angles.
  • Only very few models will come with a canopy attached.

Here are our top 3 best double sun loungers:

 

1) Miadomodo Sun Lounger Double Bed Hammock2) Outsunny Double Sun Bed Lounger3) Miadomodo Rattan Sun Lounger
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Average User Rating (4 / 5) (4.3 / 5) (3.9 / 5)
Maximum Total Weight200kg200kg120kg
Dimensions200L x 173W x 148H (cm)200L x 200W x 150H (cm)180L x 180W x 155H (cm)