Lawn Chairs Buying Guide

Sit back and pull up a lawn chair -- and invite someone to join you. These flexible, often inexpensive pieces of lawn furniture are a great way to expand your landscape's seating. Whether you're looking for a quick addition or a long-term investment, review the world of lawn chairs.

Types of Lawn Chairs

Types of Lawn Chairs

Who among us doesn't have a lawn chair or two? There's good reason: Lawn chairs are an inexpensive element for first-time homeowners, as well as wonderful investments for those seeking more permanence. They're also incredibly adaptable, allowing you to host gatherings both big and small, as well as utilize parts of your landscape that might not have permanent seating spots. And there are many different types to choose from: foldable, stationary, swivel, rocking, beach chair, and armchair. Here's more that you need to know about the different types.

Foldable

Foldable lawn chairs are great for get-up-and-go activities -- picnics, beach time, soccer games. They are typically made from plastic or metal, with resilient seating and back material.

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Flash Furniture
$46.21

Enjoy a relaxing day outdoors with this portable camping chair. This chair features a chair side fold-out tray with a cup holder t...o hold your beverage, snacks or small electronics. Chair is constructed of a lightweight aluminum frame and a canvas seat and back. The chair locks into position for seating and easily folds. This chair was designed for outdoor use so you can bring it along for camping, fishing, sporting events, at the beach or for hanging out in the backyard. When no longer needed, the chair easily folds until needed again. read more

Flash Furniture
$46.21

Enjoy a relaxing day outdoors with this portable camping chair. This chair features a chair side fold-out tray with a cup holder t...o hold your beverage, snacks or small electronics. Chair is constructed of a lightweight aluminum frame and a canvas seat and back. The chair locks into position for seating and easily folds. This chair was designed for outdoor use so you can bring it along for camping, fishing, sporting events, at the beach or for hanging out in the backyard. When no longer needed, the chair easily folds until needed again. read more

Flash Furniture
$44.99 $24.73

The stadium chair offers back support while attending games with bleachers and also makes a great option for ground seating. If at...tending an event with bleachers, the chair includes bleacher hooks to help stabilize the chair. The back of the chair features a large open storage pocket for snacks. The leg flap includes two see-through, mesh storage pouches for storing small items. This lightweight, portable chair snaps close and includes a carrying strap. This chair was designed to add comfort and stability while enjoying indoor and outdoor events. read more

Flash Furniture
$46.21

Enjoy a relaxing day outdoors with this portable camping chair. This chair features a chair side fold-out tray with a cup holder t...o hold your beverage, snacks or small electronics. Chair is constructed of a lightweight aluminum frame and a canvas seat and back. The chair locks into position for seating and easily folds. This chair was designed for outdoor use so you can bring it along for camping, fishing, sporting events, at the beach or for hanging out in the backyard. When no longer needed, the chair easily folds until needed again. read more

Stationary

Stationary lawn chairs are designed to stay in one spot; that means they might be heavier and more cumbersome to move than other, more portable chairs. However, some stationary lawn chairs, such as plastic versions, are easily relocated.

Swivel

Swivel lawn chairs can turn 360 degrees; the base is often shaped like a circle. These lawn chairs are typically not foldable.

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Trekk
$79.99

Key features: This camp chair comes in three beautiful, vibrant colors. Moss Green, Midnight Black, and Campfire Red Aircraft grad...e aluminum alloy structural poles that allow flex while maintaining their strength and stability. High-quality fabrics are... read more

Trekk
$79.99

Key features: This camp chair comes in three beautiful, vibrant colors. Moss Green, Midnight Black, and Campfire Red Aircraft grad...e aluminum alloy structural poles that allow flex while maintaining their strength and stability. High-quality fabrics are... read more

Outsunny
$482.41 $340.99

Have a seat in this swivel rocking lounge chair and let your worries wash away as you enjoy the beautiful summer days. This chaise... lounge seat has an inviting design that swivels and rocks with your body to add extra comfort to your patio area. The chair is made of PE rattan wicker and a lightweight yet durable aluminum frame. With the padded cushion and 360 degree swivel function you will be able to sit comfortably at whatever angle you want. Put some ice in your drink, have a seat and enjoy the great outdoors with this beautiful Outsunny chaise lounge seat. Features: - 360 degree swivel function with a tilting rocking back for better relaxation - Made of a high quality steel frame and durable PE rattan wicker - Rust and water resistant - Detachable cushions for extra comfort with inside zipper for easy removing Specifications: - Rattan Color: Dark Brown - Cushion Color: Cream White - Material: Steel frame & PE rattan, polyester fabric, cotton - Dimensions: 23.5"W x 24.5"D x 36"H - Cushion thickness: 5.5" - Backrest cushion: 25"W x 22.5"D x 22.5"H - Seat cushion: 26.5"W x 23.5"D x 26"H - Weight capacity: 397lbs read more

Oakland Living
$584.54

This swivel rocker arm chair will be a beautiful addition to your patio, balcony or outdoor entertainment area. Our swivel rocker ...arm chairs are perfect for any small space, or to accent a larger space. Our swivel rocker arm chairs are lightweight and constructed of rust-free cast aluminum. This swivel rocker arm chair features a hardened powder coat finish for years of beauty. read more

Rocking

Rocking lawn chairs have arched bases that enable back-and-forth motion. These are typically stationary and unable to be folded; they may be heavier as a result.

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Hinkle Chair Company
$187.12 $186.75

Enrich the look of your home with this comfortable classic square post rocking chair. Suitable for use indoors or on a covered por...ch it will compliment any decor, making hours on the porch even more pleasant or nap time in the nursery more comfortable. The plantation collection includes the Jumbo rocker, swing, bench, glider & side table. read more

Hinkle Chair Company
$120.18 $116.41

Enrich the look of your home with this classic square post rocking chair. This rocking chair is a perfect solution for the price c...onscious shopper as well as any smaller space. Suitable for use indoors or on a covered porch it will compliment any decor. read more

Hinkle Chair Company
$187.12 $186.75

Enrich the look of your home with this comfortable classic square post rocking chair. Suitable for use indoors or on a covered por...ch it will compliment any decor, making hours on the porch even more pleasant or nap time in the nursery more comfortable. The plantation collection includes the Jumbo rocker, swing, bench, glider & side table. read more

Hinkle Chair Company
$187.12 $186.75

Enrich the look of your home with this comfortable classic square post rocking chair. Suitable for use indoors or on a covered por...ch it will compliment any decor, making hours on the porch even more pleasant or nap time in the nursery more comfortable. The plantation collection includes the Jumbo rocker, swing, bench, glider & side table. read more

Beach Chair

Beach chairs are low to the ground, with a short back and small seat. They fold up to be compact and easily portable, and the fabric is typically water- and sun-resistant.

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Etsy - FUNKYFLAMINGOBOUTIQU
$39.00

PERSONALIZED CHILDS BEACH CHAIR Your child will be ready for a day at the beach when you pack this personalized pink, blue or purp...le chairandumbrella set to bring along. The short legs put this chair at the perfect height for kids to bury their toes in the sand while sitting comfortably under the shade of the attached 28inch beach umbrella. When the day is done, fold up the umbrella and attach it to the back of the chair for easy portability and storage. The nylon material makes it simple to get the sand off before heading home. Description Give your child the Kids Beach Chair Umbrella, and protect her or him from the suns harmful rays. Kids love toting their very own chair to the beach, on a camping trip, to a picnic, or on family outings. The Kids Pink Beach Chair Umbrella is lightweight and easy to transport. It folds into a compact, flat unit for storage when not in use. Its nylon material is durable and washable. Name or initials are commercial grade script heat transfer vinyl. The permanently attached umbrella is not removable its adjustable to several angles, providing shade throughout the day. It features white piping around its material. All seams are double stitched for durability. The frame is metal tube with baked scratchresistant enamel for weather protection and wear. The Kids Beach Chair Umbrella weighs less than 3 lbs. Chair measures 19 H x 15 W x 15 D. Umbrella measures 37 H x 30 in diameter. The strong metal frame is coated in a scratchresistant enamel for weather protection and wear while the nylon material has double stitched seams for durability. Personalized items are non returnable. All sales final. PLEASE LEAVE NAME IN NOTES SECTION read more

$32.99

Youngsters love this beach-chair-of-their-very-own! Styled like the grown-up version, compact 14 3⁄4" x 14 3⁄4" x 19"H chair featu...res a sturdy metal tube frame coated with baked enamel for scratch-resistant weather protection. Seat, back, and umbrella are fashioned of durable, double-stitched, wipe-clean nylon with white piping trim. Chair neatly folds flat, weighs just 3 lbs. for easy toting and includes the attached, adjustable-angle, 28" diameter personalized umbrella. Ages 2-5 years. Color choices are: PinkPurpleTurquoise Specify up to 12 characters. read more

Fairmont Designs
$1,699.99 $1139.99

Dimensions: 47W x 44D x 29H in.. Wood frame, down seat, fiber back cushions. 2-tone beige, brown linen, poly upholstery. Continuou...s wire spring support. Wide track arms. T-shaped seat cushion. Down blend toss pillows. Relax in laid back style with this Fairmont Designs Pismo Beach Arm Chair. Sure to be your new favorite place to lounge, this arm chair is generously scaled and boast a striking two-toned beige and brown linen, polyester blend fabric. Down blend filled seat and accent pillows plus wide track arms make this arm chair ultra comfy. read more

Armchair

Lawn armchairs have extending armrests. These can be stationary or foldable, and the materials vary from one design to the next.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

They might seem like a basic outdoor furniture purchase, but the type of lawn chair can add complexity to your purchase considerations. For example, if you're looking for something sturdier that has a more permanent place in the landscape, then material may be an overriding concern. But if portability is the determining factor, then folded size or stackability may be paramount to your purchase. In addition, thoroughly review washability, comfort, height, and cover as you consider your lawn chair purchase. Here's a short guide.

Material

Lawn chairs should be made of durable materials -- metal, plastic, or wood -- that will stand up to the outdoor elements. If made from wood, periodic refinishing may be necessary. Fabric should be weather-resistant.

Washability

Because lawn chairs spend most of their time outside, they will need to be cleaned and washed periodically. Check manufacturer recommendations to determine the best care methods.

Comfort

Think about how you like to sit indoors -- with your arms supported? with a cushion? -- and try to translate that to the outdoor seating experience. The more comfortable the chairs, the more likely you and your family will be to spend time outside using them.

Folded Size

If your lawn chairs are designed to be transported, investigate the folded size to ensure they fit easily in your vehicle.

Height

Lawn chairs vary in height; the dimensions should be comfortable for you to sit down and get up. Beach chairs are designed to be close to the ground.

Stackability

Many stationary lawn chairs can also be stacked -- a great space-saving convenience when they are to be temporarily stored.

Cover

For lawn chairs that are mostly stationary and heavy-duty, such as wood versions, covers may be a worthwhile investment. They are used during inclement weather or in the off-season.

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Loadstone Studio
$59.39 $43.99

Loadstone Studio Zero Gravity Outdoor Lounge Patio Chair provides the ultimate portable comfort as allowing you to adjust the chai...r in any position. The Zero Gravity Outdoor Lounge Patio Chair comes equipped with a removable and adjustable padded... read more

Outsunny
$58.99 $39.99

Whether at the beach, on the patio, or at the camping grounds this chair by Outsunny is a great item to have. A comfortable seat w...ith a sturdy frame this may end up being your go to chair no matter where you are. Its ability to fold up into a small... read more

Jordan Manufacturing
$77.99 $70.19

This durable zero gravity chair is constructed from durable polyester and a steel frame that is perfect for backyard parties or ca...r camping excursions. The camouflage pattern is stylish and outdoorsy. The chair arrives pre-assembled and is easy to maintain. Details: Camouflage spun polyester Steel frame For outdoor use Easy to maintain No assembly 35.4 inches long x 29.5 inches wide x 43.3 inches Size: XL. Color: Brown. read more

Jordan Manufacturing
$64.99 $58.49

Kick back and recline in comfort with this zero gravity chair from Jordan Manufacturing. Designed for adults up to 250 pounds, thi...s fantastic piece features textaline mesh to improve airflow while lounging. Easily portable, this lightweight chair is ideal for taking with you to the beach or park. The chair comes in myriad different colors to suit your individual tastes or mood. Details: Zero gravity chair Weather-resistant UV protection Available in multiple colors 250 pound capacity 44.1 inches high x 25.6 inches wide x 70.9 inches deep It is recommended that outdoor furniture cushions and pillows be placed in a deck box or covered when not in use. This will help to minimize the fading effects of UV exposure and extend the vibrancy of your fabric. Color: Blue. read more

Jordan Manufacturing
$81.99 $73.79

Add valuable seating to your outdoor space with this zero gravity chair. This well-built chair features a steel frame for strength... and resilience and a mesh seat and back for supreme comfort as you lounge in the sun. The chair is weather resistant, so you can leave it outside without worry, and it folds for compact storage when not in use. The sleek modern look of this lounge chair adds flair to any outdoor living space. The chair's high-back design and its attached pillow add comfort and make it ideal for outdoor relaxation. The strong steel construction holds up to 200 pounds, and the weather-resistant materials add to the chair's exceptional durability. Set includes: One (1) chair Color: Black Materials: Steel frame/ texteline mesh Finish: Black steel frame/ black texteline mesh Weather-resistant UV protection Weight capacity: 400 pounds Dimensions: 35.5 inches high x 29.5 inches wide x 70.9 inches long Weight: 20 pounds Durable Steel Construction Folds for easy storage Easy to Maintain Size: Single. read more

Yu Shan Co USA Ltd
$135.39 $87.98

Does the world look different from your plush seat atop the Extra-Wide Premium 30 in. American Oak Bar Height Directors Chair, or ...do you always smile like that? The frame of this posh outdoor chair is crafted from premium American oak, giving it a... read more

Yu Shan Co USA Ltd
$107.06 $79.35

Does the world look different from your plush seat atop the Extra-Wide Premium 30 in. American Oak Bar Height Directors Chair, or ...do you always smile like that? The frame of this posh outdoor chair is crafted from premium American oak, giving it a... read more

Yu Shan
$56.99 $51.77

CHFL1213 Features Made of 100% solid wood Can be folded in half for easy transport and storage, and provides great permanent and t...emporary seating for trade shows, outdoor events or any room in the house Just fit in the cover and done! Frame Material:... read more

Yu Shan Co USA Ltd
$56.99 $37.00

Light and easy to move, the 18" Director Chair offers comfort and versatility for the home and more. Perfect for trade shows, outd...oor events, game rooms, or as seating for company, the 18" Director Chair combines casual style and necessity. Easily... read more

Yu Shan Co USA Ltd
$105.75 $77.58

Does the world look different from your plush seat atop the Extra-Wide Premium 30 in. American Oak Bar Height Directors Chair, or ...do you always smile like that? The frame of this posh outdoor chair is crafted from premium American oak, giving it a... read more

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