Sun Loungers – our pick of the best

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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.

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