On the lookout for a new sun lounger? 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.
Long gone are the days of lumpy recliners – the latest garden loungers are a sophisticated range of wooden, metallic and rattan designs, inspired by hotspots around the globe. The key to the modern sun lounger is comfort, it is after-all the armchair for the garden so you need to ensure it’s ideal for long lazy afternoons dwelling in the sunshine.
In addition to comfort opt for striped cushions reminiscent of the chic French Riviera to add a stylish garden update, or statement Adirondack chairs, as seen on the Hampton’s coastline. Another winning design that we see more and more is the tightly bound fabric recliners that feel more like traditional designs, less padding and more practical and appealing on really hot days – when you want to avoid any heavy materials touching you and running the risk of making you hotter. Lots of the new designs have padded head rests, a great added design element
Whatever the look, these chairs will add sophistication to your English garden, and can be neatly packed away in the winter months.
The classic design of the Adirondack chair will be an elegant addition to any garden or outdoor space - we dream of having an all-American porch to sit out on with this statement design. It is supplied in a factory stain finish and includes an ottoman foot rest. The wide flat armrest and rounded back rest of the Adirondack chair means you can enjoy your garden in comfort. This chair comes with a 5 year guarantee against rot and is FSC-certified. H103 W74.5 L131cm.
This beautiful design is a must-have for any country dwelling. The structure is made natural coloured recycled teak, a robust wood that is naturally resistant to humidity –making it ideal in warmer climates. The lounger features 4 moveable positions to ensure comfort for whatever mood you're in, sit up and reda or simply lay back and snooze . The squidgy ecru cushion is what makes it as ultra comfy as it is stylish. H21 W61 D198cm.
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This design meets the best of both worlds when it comes to garden furniture - sturdy wooden frame with the added comfort-factor that comes from cushioning. This is a great price for a hardwood frame, made using 100% eucalyptus wood. Thanks to the footrest being adjustable you can use this as an upright dining chair or recline all the way flat to enjoy an afternoon siesta. H91 W56 L149
The simple curved lines of this design make it the perfect modern sun lounger design. The backrest is adjustable to provide ultimate comfort as you while away the hours. Also available in a white wash for a more Scandi poolside vibe. Made using a 8mm flat wicker on a durable aluminium frame, giving it a sleek, light design and plenty of strength. H36-100L202 D65cm.
Not one for the faint hearted - the price tag or the style credentials of this Vendon design. It is however the coolest modern sun lounger we've seen, so if cool is your thing then you will love this chair. Inspired by waves this lounger features fluid lines that mould around the body. The matt white design is made from a polyethylene resin, suitable for both indoors and outside.
Rattan is really smart in the garden or round the pool. Rattan is usually bulkier, but this simple design allows you to chase the sun before folding away with ease in the winter. Grey rattan provides a hard-wearing yet stylish material to this fashionable sun lounger, while a stone cushion provides comfort before folding away in the winter months. H110 W70 D202cm.
Add some zesty colour to your garden with this old-school leaf print design. Its steel frame is sturdy yet lightweight. And the leaf print will blend effortlessly into any surrounding. Once folded, you'll be able to fold this outdoor chair and transport easily, or store conveniently. Steel frame and polyester sling. H26.5 W62 L188cm.
Lay back in comfort on this simple, sleek lounger design with Ecru fabric cushioning and taupe rattan-effect base. Made using UV stabilised resin, designed to look and feel like natural rattan - offering a water resistant finish. H22 W65 D195cm.