8 best deckchairs 2024: top wooden and folding deckchairs

The best deckchairs for lazy days in the garden

Looking for the best deckchairs? Nothing says summer like unfolding the deckchair ready for a lazy day in the sun. So we've rounded up our favourite deckchairs of the year to help you transform your garden into a restful retreat.

From classic wooden deckchairs in bright colours or seaside stripes to timeless wooden steamer chairs for putting your feet up. There are smart slingback designs and laidback recliners to add style and comfort to your outside space.

So whether you want a compact design for the terrace, a spacious place to lay back and enjoy the sun in the garden, or a lightweight and foldable deckchair for taking with you to the park, festival or beach, you'll find it here.

For all things outdoor furniture, don't forget to find this year's most stylish designs in our ultimate round-up of the best garden furniture, otherwise, read on to find the best deckchairs for you!

Yellow and white striped traditional fold out wooden deckchair

(Image credit: Business & Pleasure)

1. Premium Sling Chair, Business & Pleasure


Dimensions: H79 x W58 x D91cm

We can't imagine anything more delightful than spending a sunny afternoon in this cheerful sunshine-yellow deckchair from Business & Pleasure.

The vintage style design, with a striped canvas sling back, reminds us of the heyday of Riviera resorts, with tassle details and a padded headrest delivering extra style and comfort.

The robust solid hardwood frame has three adjustable positions for finding the exact degree of recline for reading, resting or snoozing.

Premium Sling Chair, Business & Pleasure, £199 at Amara

A traditional fold out wooden deckchair with red material seat.

(Image credit: La Redoute)

2. Amezza Acacia Deck Chair, La Redoute


Dimensions: H56 x W66.5 x L102cm

A colourful wooden deckchair at an affordable price point - and even cheaper if you make use of La Redoute discount codes - the Amezzo from La Redoute is available in a range of summery fabric options.

Opt for bright coral, muted taupe or grey, or fun blue or terracotta stripes for an easy garden style update.

Amezza Acacia Deck Chair, £50 at La Redoute

Grey material deckchair with a black metal folding frame

(Image credit: Dakota Fields)

3. Arenzville Reclining Folding Zero Gravity Chair


Dimensions: H110 x W90 x D65cm

For the ultimate in versatile comfort, this zero-gravity deckchair offers options to sit, recline, or tip back into a fully reclined position.

Once reclined, the handy detachable tray has holders for drinks, your phone, a book or an ipad, so everything you need will be right at your fingertips.

The padded headrest and adjustable sun canopy are the icing on the cake.

Arenzville Reclining Folding Zero Gravity Chair, £83.99 at Wayfair

A wooden deckchair with extended leg section and white material upholstery.

(Image credit: La Redoute)

4. Amezza Acacia & Canvas Lounge Chair, La Redoute


Dimensions: H87 x W 69 x L148cm

Want to put your feet up and fully relax in the garden? This acacia wood lounge chair allows you to do just that.

The classic Amezza deckchair from La Redoute is given an upgrade in this extended recliner option which offers a comfortable footrest.

Amezza Acacia & Canvas Lounge Chair, £90 at La Redoute

A folding deckchair with black metal frame and light grey upholstery.

(Image credit: Fiam)

5. Dondolina Steel Frame Deckchair, Fiam


Dimensions: H96 x W82 x D63cm

This space-saving deckchair is great for the garden, or packing into the car for trips to the beach, park or festival.

The powder-coated steel frame offers sturdy support, whilst the weather-resistant polyester seat is quick-drying in case of showers, and UV resistant so it won't fade in the sun.

Dondolina Steel Frame Deckchair, Fiam, £62.50 at John Lewis

A compact wooden deckchair with slatted seat and striped material back

(Image credit: Business & Pleasure)

6. The 2-Piece Chair, Business & Pleasure


Dimensions: H64 x W41 x D53cm

A smart alternative to a deckchair, this low-to-the-ground sling-back chair offers stylish lounging.

Designed to be portable, it comes with a handy carry strap that clips on to the leather side buckles, and a useful back pocket for stashing your essentials.

The 2-Piece Chair, Business & Pleasure, £165 at Amara

All wooden deckchair with extended leg rest section.

(Image credit: Skagerak)

7. Steamer Deck Chair, Skagerak


Dimensions: H100 x W58 x D163cm

If you want something more substantial than your usual canvas deckchair, then this wooden steamer chair from Skagerak is built to stand the test of time.

Crafted from FSC certified teak wood, the natural high oil content of this hardwood will ensure durability and longevity outdoors.

Allow to weather to a mellow silver-grey, or use teak oil each season to maintain its honeyed tones.

Steamer Deck Chair, Skagerak, £869 at Amara

A traditional wooden folding deckchair with blue and white striped upholstery.

(Image credit: Garden Trading)

8. Striped Rocking Deckchair, Garden Trading


Dimensions: H86 x W56 x D90cm

Curved beech wood arms add an extra dimension to this seaside inspired striped deckchair.

We love the coastal colours of the blue and white ticking fabric, but you can also opt for a classic plain white or sophisticated grey striped cotton sling.

Striped Rocking Deckchair, £85 at Garden Trading


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.