10 best sun loungers 2022: top garden loungers and daybeds

The best sun loungers for relaxing in the sun this summer

On the lookout for the best sun loungers? Whether you're sipping Pimms in the garden, getting your nose stuck into a good book or dozing off under the shade of a tree, you'll want to do it in style and comfort this summer.

Get ready for the sunshine with our round-up of the best sun loungers. Plus the most affordable outdoor recliners and decadent garden daybeds.

We know finding in-stock garden furniture is a challenge this year. That's why we're doing the hard work for you by sourcing the most stylish and comfortable sun lounging options.

The ideas on our list are either in stock now or have the shortest lead times available.  That way as soon as the sunshine hits you'll be ready to get into the garden and soak up some rays!

If you're looking for more outdoor furniture ideas then be sure to read our guide to the best garden furniture, otherwise, read on to find the best sun lounger for you.


How to choose a sun lounger

There are lots of sun lounger options available and the prices can differ considerably! So what should you be looking out for when choosing?

Storage. Most manufacturers will recommend storing a sun lounger under cover during the winter so consider how much storage space you have. If space is tight a foldable sun lounger is a good option.

Wheels. If you know that you'll want to move your sun lounger around a lot to follow the sun then a wheeled option will make life easier. Also be sure to check the weight as a lightweight option will be easier to manoeuvre.

Comfort. Unless you opt for a fabric-backed option then you'll probably want padded cushions to make your sun lounger more comfortable. See if cushions are included in the price or if you'll need to purchase separately.


The best sun loungers

Hurghada Folding Sun Lounger

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1. Hurghada Folding Sun Lounger

Specifications

Dimensions: H49 x W51 x L174cm

There's a lot to like about this affordable sun lounger. A lightweight frame with quick-drying fabric seating, adjustable backrest, and a folding design for easy storage all nail comfort and practicality.

Even better, the black, white, taupe, khaki and terracotta colour options ensure you'll be relaxing in style.

Hurghada Sun Lounger, £87, Maisons Du Monde

Antalya Sun Lounger on Wheels

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2. Antalya Sun Lounger on Wheels

Specifications

Dimensions: H83 x W72 x L203cm

You can dream you're soaking up the rays on a Greek island with this luxe-look minimalist sun lounger.

For the ultimate manoeuvrability, rolling wheels make chasing the sun that bit easier.

Antalya Sun Lounger, £289, Maisons Du Monde

Talia Sun Lounger Set

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3. Talia Sun Lounger Set

Specifications

Dimensions: W70 x L200cm

There's room for two with this double sun lounger and table set.

Classic with a contemporary twist, the graphite frame is softened by woven rope sides and 'hydrophobic' water-resistant cushions.

Talia Sun Lounger Set, £1745, Moda

Wooden Sun Lounger on Wheels

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4. Wooden Sun Lounger on Wheels

Specifications

Dimensions: H30 x W68 x L200cm

Made from teak-finished acacia wood this wooden sun lounger wouldn't look out of place in a 5-star resort. 

You will probably want to add some padding for extra comfort, but we love this classic yet contemporary style. 

Wooden Sun Lounger, £432, Maisons Du Monde

Stockholm Garden Sunlounger Set

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5. Stockholm Garden Sunlounger Set

Specifications

Dimensions: H29 x W70 x L210cm

Made from high-strength aluminium and topped with weatherproof cushions in a soft-touch charcoal fabric, this sun lounger set provides comfortable reclining for two.

Removable cushions - with their own removable covers for easy cleaning - mean you can quickly dodge any spring showers.

Stockholm Sun Lounger Set, £999, Barker and Stonehouse

Turin Daybed or Sunlounger Set

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6. Turin Daybed or Sunlounger Set

Specifications

Dimensions: Chair H80 x W90
Dimensions: Footstool H42 x W87 x D58cm

For the ultimate in outdoor relaxation, you can't beat the decadence - and versatility - of this acacia wood daybed.

Comprised of two separate daybeds and a matching side table, this set is designed to be pushed together to create one luxurious sprawling space.

Turin Daybed Set, £1150, Cox & Cox

Amezza Acacia & Canvas Lounge Chair

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7. Amezza Acacia & Canvas Lounge Chair

Specifications

Dimensions: H87 x W69 x L148cm

If you don't mind the fact that you won't be able to lay on your front, then this lounge deckchair is a great alternative to a traditional sun lounger.

The acacia wood frame and canvas seat has an integral footrest to elevate your legs into the optimum position for relaxation. And it's a good price. Lovely.

Amezza Lounge Chair, £99, La Redoute

Outdoor Sun Lounger Fabric

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8. Outdoor Sun Lounger Fabric

Specifications

Dimensions: H86 x W75 x L208cm

For super easy maintenance, this cushioned sun lounger uses the same fabric that's employed in luxury yacht furnishings, meaning it can be left outside all year round. 

Upholstery is UV fade-resistant and guaranteed against the elements, whilst the open-cell foam in the comfortable padding allows air to circulate freely. That means after a downpour the cushions can dry within an hour if the sun comes back out. Sound like a British summer to us! 

Allure Sun Lounger, £689, Maze

Nantucket Rattan Garden Chair

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9. Nantucket Rattan Garden Chair

Specifications

Dimensions: H107 x W78 x L132cm

Nothing says summer in an English country garden like a rattan armchair, and this natural rattan garden chair with footstool is ideal for laidback lounging.

The chair back adjusts to a position perfect for snoozing, and the wide armrests offer a comfortable resting spot to hold a book, or maybe a cocktail if the mood takes.  

Nantucket Rattan Garden Chair, £425, La Redoute

Hay Palissades Metal Sun Lounger

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10. Hay Palissades Metal Sun Lounger

Specifications

Dimensions: H107 x W78 x L132cm

For a sun lounger that's as much garden sculpture as it is reclining seat, the Palissade chaise lounge from Danish brand Hay is an option you won't want to roll out of view when the summer season ends. 

In a choice of olive green, anthracite or galvanised steel finish, the open metal slats make this almost-invisible structure blend pleasingly into the foliage. 

For added comfort, a cushioned backrest and padded headrest are available separately - along with a wide variety of garden furniture for a cohesive outdoor look.

Hay Palissade Sun Lounger, £675, Made in Design

Amy Lockwood
Amy Lockwood

After studying Print Design at Winchester School of Art, Amy spent multiple years working in the interior industry, including styling and visual merchandising for many well-known brands. She’s now Decor Editor at Ideal Home, offering advice on creating your dream interior, whether that's choosing the perfect shade of paint, investing in a new sofa, or sourcing on-trend and sustainable products for the home. She also writes about all things interior for Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, and Real Homes, and brings her design knowledge outdoors at Gardeningetc, where she advises on what to look for when shopping for the best garden furniture and how to create a practical and stylish outdoor living area.