The contemporary ‘outdoor hangout’ we call our yard needs practical yard furniture. Loungers and daybeds should be made from weather-resistant materials.
Besides the standard requirements such as a height-adjustable backrest for optimal comfort you may want clever features such as an adjustable face-shade to keep the sun out of your eyes for optimal reading or relaxing in the sunshine.
Other features to consider are a folding chaise lounges sporting an internal drawer, splashproof cushions, removable covers for easy cleaning, and stackable or collapsible legs and backrest for winter storage.
1. Lucia Contemporary Lounger
Teak is the ultimate material for outdoors furniture. It contains natural oils which protect it from the elements: instead of painting or varnishing, simply rub it down with linseed oil once a season and the wood takes care of itself.
Lucia Contemporary Lounger is a folding sun lounger which offers high-quality teak for an incredible price. The backrest can adjust to a variety of different positions for your comfort, and the entire thing folds flat so you can store it easily during winter.
2. Tandem Sublounger
This duo feels like something Liz Taylor and Richard Burton would have used in the 1960s. Two adjustable mesh sunloungers face each other, set in a curved base of wooden slats.
The mesh backs of the Tandem Sublounger is adjustable for comfort, and the broad base gives you a place to rest your martini glass. The design is fully customizable: frame, mesh, and slats are all available in dozens of different shades.
3. Estrella Chaise Lounge
The ideal choice for poolside lounging, this Estrella Chaise Lounge is entirely water-resistant, from its wicker resin base to its splashproof cushions.
The brown base and cream cushions will match any décor, and the covers are removable for easy cleaning. The back is height-adjustable and it comes fully assembled.
4. Shine Stackable Sunbed
The Shine Stackable Sunbed is designed with an eye to practicality, with a teak side-table to hold your drink and an adjustable face-shade to keep the sun out of your eyes.
The textilene seat is as comfortable as a cushion, but it won’t get soggy or mildewed if you sit on it straight after a swim.
5. Folding Wicker Chaise Lounge
This Folding Chaise Lounge bends neatly in half to make a cuboid for easy storage. It even has an internal drawer to hold the cushion when not in use.
The chaise sits flat on the ground, without legs, which means you can leave it on soft ground without sinking in and you don’t have to worry about wobbling when you lean to one side.
6. Horizon Teak Lounger
Teak is the ultimate choice for outdoor furniture, as it contains oils which protect naturally against sun and water damage.
Although it’s definitely an investment piece, the Horizon Teak Lounger is deluxe lounger has a timeless style and quality construction which will give you decades of service, with a lifetime warranty for peace of mind.
7. Keter All-Weather Stackable Lounger
The Keter Chaise Lounge is a cleverly-made lounger has collapsible legs and backrest, so it’s easily stackable for winter storage. A gently curved shape gives ergonomic support, and the backrest can be adjusted into four different positions for comfort.
The plastic rattan material looks stylish and requires almost no maintenance beyond an occasional hose-down.
8. Maya Teak Chaise Daybed
Unlike a sun lounger, the Maya Daybed has a fixed back, sloped at just the right angle for relaxing in the sunshine or reading. The frame is made of sustainable Indonesian teak, with a minimal design that gives an impression of lightness.
Even the cushions are of the highest quality, with quick-dry foam and UV-resistant coating to prevent fading.