The Best Lounge Chairs for the Patio or Pool
Designed for laid-back relaxation, nothing beats an outdoor lounge chair for enjoying time with family and friends or just for catching a few rays.
After a hard day’s work, nothing feels better than kicking back in a lounge chair on your patio or next to the pool. A patio lounge chair is slightly different from a regular patio chair because you can lean back and put your feet up at the same time. Depending on the style, a lounge chair can be portable (stowed in the garage or storage shed when not in use) or a permanent fixture in the backyard.
The best lounge chair not only looks great in the backyard, but is made from sturdy weather-resistant materials and—above all—is comfortable. Our top picks for best pool and patio lounge chairs score high on comfort, durability, and design. If you’re looking to add a couple of lounge chairs to your yard this year, you won’t go wrong by choosing from our list of best picks.
Our Top Picks
BEST RECLINER-TYPE: Arttoreal Automatic Outdoor Recliner Chair
If you’re looking for a lounge chair that does double duty as a conversational chair, look no further than the Arttoreal Automatic Outdoor Recliner Chair. Comprising a durable powder-coated aluminum frame and a brown rattan wicker that boasts UV resistance, the Arttoreal recliner works as well for comfort in its upright position as its slight recline (100 degrees) or pushed back in traditional recliner fashion (135 degrees with raised footrest) for lounging. The roomy 31.5-inch wide chair comes with an overstuffed back and seat cushion for the ultimate in relaxation. Choose a cushion from nine colors to complement your patio décor.
BEST ZERO-GRAVITY CHAIR: BalanceFrom Zero Gravity Lounge Chair
For portability and on-the-spot relaxation, it’s tough to beat the versatility of a zero-gravity lounger such as the BalanceFrom Zero Gravity Lounge Chair. Featuring a powder-coated steel frame and a woven polyethylene, wicker-look seat and back in attractive rich brown, the adjustable lounge chair is perfect for kicking back next to the pool or for nighttime stargazing. When open and fully reclined, the chair is 43.5 inches long and it measures 25.5 inches wide. By leaning back and pushing forward on the armrest, you can tilt the lounge chair back—seemingly defying gravity—as the footrest comes up. Locking devices on both arms help to lock in the desired position. The zero-gravity lounger folds up for easy storage in a garage or for transporting in a trunk or pickup bed.
BEST LOUNGE CHAIR SET: Devoko Patio Chaise Lounge Chair Set
Lounging is more fun with a companion. The Devoko Patio Chaise Lounge Chair Set offers the perfect solution for a couple of friends or family members who want to kick back and share good times. The Devoko set features two matching lounge chairs crafted from powder-coated steel for durability and two, full-length sponge-padded cushions in a stylish beige tone. The gently curved backrests on the lounge chairs recline to a near-horizontal position or adjust to a sitting position. When fully reclined, the chairs measure 77 inches long and 24 inches wide. The woven rattan-look seat and backrest are made from weather-resistance polyethylene and come in sleek black. The set includes a collapsible square table for holding drinks and food.