24 of the best sun loungers to buy for your outside space

17 Nov.,2022


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Unwinding on a sun lounger in the garden is one of life’s little pleasures, whether you’re reading , relaxing with your latest hobby or taking an afternoon nap while listening to calming music.

There are lots of stylish designs on the market to suit every budget, including wheeled versions, options with concealed trays for drinks, and inflatable ones you can take to the beach.

How do I choose a sun lounger?

There are a few things to consider before you buy a sun lounger, the most important of which is the size of the space you have. If you’re lucky enough to have a sprawling garden, you can opt for whatever size sun lounger you want and you’re less likely to have to worry about storage space once the weather turns.

If you have a balcony, roof terrace or side return you might want to opt for a lightweight sun lounger that doesn’t take up masses of room when it’s out, and folds up easily to a compact size when not in use.

The next thing to consider is the weight. If the space you intend to use your sun lounger has a lot of shade, and you know you’ll be tracking the sun all afternoon, consider a sun lounger made from a lightweight material like plastic or aluminium so you can move it around easily, without causing yourself an injury.

If your sun lounger is likely to live in the same place day-in, day-out, you can opt for a heavier material like wood.

Alternatively, many sun loungers come with two wheels at the back which makes them much easier to manoeuvre around the garden.

What are sun loungers made of?

Sun loungers are made from ultra-strong, high density materials to make sure they're resistant to extreme weather (like heat, or wind from a beach). Many are also water resistant and designed to withstand chemicals from swimming pools (like chlorine), suncreams and oils.

Here, we’ve rounded up the best sun loungers available to buy right now. As a bonus, a lot are currently on sale, making this a good time to invest in a useful furniture piece at a great price. All you need now is a floppy hat, SPF protection and, of course, the sun…