In this guide we’ll look at the best deck chairs for your garden.
I’ve compared design, comfort, build quantity and cost
to give you my top recommendations.
What is The Best Deck Chair for your Garden?
In a rush? Here’s my top choice…
Everything I Recommend
More Detailed Garden Deck Chair Reviews
Coleman Deck Chair Review
The Coleman Deck Chair is wonderful garden deck chair, complete with a padded back and seat area so you can relax comfortably. It also has foam armrests for tired arms!
This chair is made from 600d oxford polyester which is durable, abrasion resistant and comfortable. The chair itself is fully collapsible for easy storage, and both lightweight and rust resistant. It’s easy to lift into a car boot for taking out and about.
One of the sturdiest garden chairs on the market, this is perfect for last minute guests and can be easily stored away when not in use.
Harbour Housewares Folding Portable Beach / Camping Deck Chair Review
The Harbour Housewares Folding Deck Chair comes in a pack of 2 and is perfect for chilling out in the garden or taking on camping trips. Made from durable and hard wearing steel, these chairs are built for both longevity and comfort. The angular feet help secure the chair in place so you can relax with no worries of toppling over.
This chair is made from a breathable fabric so you can stay cool in a heatwave, while the twin powder coated armrests let you soak up the sun in maximum comfort. Choose from stripey blue, green or red.
Alfresia Wooden Steamer Deck Chair Review
The Alfresia Wooden Steamer Deck Chair is the best garden deck chair on the market. Made from 100% eucalyptus wood, this chair has a gorgeous reddish hue that’ll look great in any garden. It comes complete with a durable polyester cushion and a light water resistant coating that makes it easy to clean and comfortable.
With brass coloured mechanisms and a contrasting headrest with piping, this chair is elegant and stylish. Choose from 4 different colours; green, cream, taupe or navy blue. Looks aside, it’s also immensely practical, collapsible within seconds for easy storage.
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, this chair matches up with most styles of garden furniture and allows you to relax in ultimate comfort.
Charles Bentley FSC Eucalyptus Wooden Double Deck Chair Review
The Charles Bentley FSC Wooden Deck Chair is a classic traditionally British deckchair; extremely comfort and perfect for both the beach and your back garden.
This foldable deck chair has 3 reclining positions for sitting, reading or, let’s face it, napping. It’s made from high quality FSC approved Acacia wood, and the traditional design and bright teal fabric ensures it makes a stylish statement in any garden. It can be folded up easily for compact storage.
Harbour Housewares Adjustable Folding Metal Garden Deck Chair Review
The Harbour Housewares Garden Deck Chair is another strong contender for the best deck chair. This chair is made from durable and hard wearing steel, and it has angular feet to help secure the chair in place in your garden.
This chair is adjustable to 3 reclining positions depending on whether you’re napping, sun soaking or reading! There’s holding hooks on the back legs so you can adjust the position quickly and easily. If you do fancy a nap, you’ll be comfortable for hours as this comes with an attached pillow.
Choose grey, blue, red, green or black in a traditional striped design
Garden Deck Chair Buyer’s Guide
Your garden furniture is just as important as your interior furniture, especially when the weather hots up and you spend a lot of time outside.
The best reclining deck chair will allow you to relax in the sunshine at the end of a long day, but finding the best one for the job can be tricky!
Not sure what to look for? Check out this buyer’s guide.
Deck chairs come in a range of designs. Traditional striped deck chairs like Harbour Housewares Folding Portable Beach Chair and their Adjustable Folding Metal Garden Deck Chair look great in any garden, but while they are nostalgic and comfortable, they’re not the most luxurious of deck chairs. Modern, luxury designs are available, but these can be trickier to store and aren’t so good for taking on the go.
When choosing the design, ensure you consider how much space you have available and how often it will need to be stored. If you have an undercover area, your furniture can be placed under there in wet weather, but otherwise you will need to bring the cushions or chairs inside which makes easy storage essential.
Most deck chairs come with comfortable cushions and armrests. Padded armrests like the ones in Coleman Deck Chair are extra comfortable. Many people find they prefer a deckchair like the ike the Charles Bentley FSC Wooden Deck Chair with a few reclining options as opposed to just one.
If you’re spending a lot of money on your garden furniture, you want it to last. Look for a deckchair made from metal or quality plastic. Few deckchairs can be left outside in all weathers, so don’t leave it in the rain if you want it to last.
While many people don’t consider weight capacity, if you are heavier than average then this should be a consideration. Most deckchairs have a weight capacity of around 200kg, but this is certainly worth checking. If you’re worried, go for a deckchair made from quality metal as opposed to plastic. You may need to spend more on an extra sturdy deckchair, but it’ll last a lot longer.
Additional Features (eg. Cup Holder)
Some deckchairs will come with additional features to make them more comfortable, such as cup holders, padded armrests or a small table for snacks. These will add to the cost, but having your cold beer or a glass of wine right by your side is well worth it.
Garden furniture is important, and there’s no better place to start than with the trusty garden deckchair. If you’re after luxury, the Alfresia Wooden Steamer Deckchair should be on your list. This gorgeous chair comes in a range of colours and has multiple reclining options for unrivaled comfort.