If you have an outdoor space and you don’t enjoy spending time outside, perhaps it is because you don’t have the right outdoor furniture. If you are interested in spending quality time outside while relaxing, stick with us.
Many people do not know that patios can serve as a superb spot for relaxation especially when it is warm indoors. Some people use theirs as a parking space while others don’t know what to do with the area. Some people even question the possibility of relaxing outside the comfort of their bedroom. They do not know that to maximize the potential of their outdoor space, they need the right patio furniture. Once that’s settled, all they need to do is grab a book or magazine, a chilled drink, and settle into the comfortable patio furniture. Voila, they are good to go. But if you are not the reading type, you can also take your favorite gaming device
with you or better still, just take a quick refreshing nap. However, the only way this can happen is you have the right patio chair.
Patio chairs come in different styles and sizes and they come as single chairs or in sets. A patio chair, like most chairs, would be useless if it were not comfortable, but it should also be durable against the elements. Although the cost of the chair is important, it would be an error to place it above other factors. Factors such as the size and maximum weight capacity of the chair, the material the chair is made from and most importantly, the extra features that will make the patio chair more suited to your needs.
If you go through this guide carefully, making the choice of a stylish and sturdy patio chair won’t be that tasking. If you still have space on your patio after buying a chair, you can adorn it further by adding an extra hammock chair
. You can also add a patio heater
if you don’t want to be kept indoors by the cold.
There are many types of patio chairs with a range of features to choose from. The cost of each chair is generally determined by the type of material it is made of and the features it has. From our research, we discovered that the cost of a good patio chair ranges between $25 and $300. Usually, the more unique features a patio chair has, the more it will cost.
What we have done in this review is select a range of patio chairs with impressive features. We also came across some cheap patio chairs that aren’t as functional and stylish as those we've highlighted. If what you want is a comfortable, solid and functional patio chair, you will do well to stay away from those cheap ones.
Before opting to purchase a patio chair, there are some basic factors that should be considered. Because you intend to relax in it, a patio chair should offer comfort as well as practicality. To prevent you from wasting your money and time on the wrong kind of patio chairs, we've drawn up a list of the basic things to look out for before selecting a patio chair:
- Size of the chair
- Material that the chair is made from
- Maximum weigh capacity
- Color of the chair
Now let’s get into details…
Construction and Design
Before buying a patio chair, it is important to first consider the space where the chair will be placed. The amount of space available will determine the size of chair that will be a good fit. The size mentioned here refers to the dimension and weight of the patio chair; it ultimately depends on the brand. Some designs have an extendable length that you can use as a foot rest if you want to lay back in the sun. A patio chair can weigh between 5 to 40 pounds. The weight should be considered if the patio chair will be moved around often.
A patio chair could be made from nylon, PVC, polypropylene resin, plastic mesh, wood, etc. Patio chairs made from polypropylene are chemical resistant, flexible and usually more durable because they have good resistance to fatigue. A patio chair made from nylon is abrasion resistant, chemical resistant and less expensive when compared to other materials. As with other plastic furniture, patio chairs made from PVC are quite durable with economic value. When exposed to the sun and rain, they do not easily fade or degrade and they usually come in multiple variations and colors. Wooden patio chairs are quite stylish and boast an earthy tone. The only limitation is that they are prone to termite infestation and may degrade with time, especially when exposed to the rain and sun.
All patio chairs are constructed with a weight capacity in mind and it would be advisable to know the maximum weight capacity before purchasing one; the weight limit can vary from around 200 pounds to 350 pounds.
Performance and Ease of Use
Some patio chairs come with a suspension system that provides increased comfort. These chairs are usually foldable and allow for easy transport and storage. A patio chair with a glide recliner usually allows the user to relax completely. The recliner allows the user to lower the back of the chair while lifting the front. This patio chair is also ideal for pregnant women and elderly people. If you want to have a bite or drink while relaxing on the chair, a patio chair with pockets or side trays would be beneficial. The tray can also hold your mobile device or any other accessory that you want to use while sitting on the chair. There are also some patio chairs with a detachable pillow. This pillow can serve as a head rest, which can be great if you intend to take a quick nap.
For patio chairs that would be exposed to all forms of weather pick your material wisely. Some materials may be destroyed by rain, while others fade or degrade when exposed to sunlight. A patio chair marked weather-resistant would be ideal in this case. If there’s no sunshade where you intend to place the patio chair, getting a patio chair that is made with UV resistant material with a form of canopy would be suitable.
Depending on the material it is made from, cleaning a patio chair is not difficult. Patio chairs made from nylon, PVC and plastic can be easily cleaned with the aid of a wet cloth and little soap. For wooden patio chairs, you can dust with a dry cloth and spray with any suitable wood spray if the need arises.
When selecting a patio chair, a lot of factors have to be considered such as the size, color, the maximum weight the chair can support, the material used, and many other variables too. Since you’ve read this buying guide, determining the best patio chair won’t be difficult. So let’s get on with it…
We are glad you have taken the time to go through our review and we hope we have provided you with enough information to enable you to make the right choice. So go ahead and place that order.