All home owners who enjoy spending time outside in their gardens or on the patio want some kind of seating that can be left outside in the weather without hassles.
The Adirondack chair was created in the early 1900’s by Thomas Lee for his summer house in the Adirondack Mountains. These classic chairs have a rustic but very functional look and feel to them, perfect for sitting back and enjoying a book in the sunshine or entertaining friends on the lawn on those long lazy summer days.
Originally made with timber slats, advances in technology and weatherproof materials have allowed manufacturers to make the same classic chair with wood simulated plastics and other recycled materials.
Best Adirondack Chairs of 2017
We’ve separated these 5 excellent and affordable options from of the many, more expensive products available.
First up in our selection is this Adirondack made by Lifetime. The Faux Wood Chair is made from UV-protected polystyrene that simulates wood beautifully; and you can only see that it’s a different material on close inspection.
This weather resistant material will withstand the elements in the outdoors without maintenance treatments, which is quite a bonus considering that wooden chairs need annual treatments to keep them weather proof.
Assembly of the chair is fairly straightforward and stainless steel screws are supplied with the chair.
The dimensions are as follows:
- 38.6 inches in length x 31.14 inches in width x 36.9 inches in height
- It has a weight of 37 pounds.
If you consider the maintenance free life as well as the 2 year warranty offered by the manufacturer, it’s fantastic value for money compared to the additional treatments required for the wooden chairs. All in all, a durable and great looking choice!
Foldable Merry Garden
Everyone loves the look and feel of natural wood and the Merry Garden Foldable Adirondack Chair embodies that in a great design.
It is made from Fir wood and the folding design allows it to be packed away for easier winter storage.
This chair is easy to assemble and all the screw holes are pre-drilled, making it a breeze.
The dimensions of the Merry Garden Foldable are as follows:
- 31.7 inches in length x 27.7 inches in width x 34.7 inches in height
- It is very lightweight at only 19 pounds.
The light weight may be a concern for some, considering that most wooden designs of this chair weigh almost twice as much. On the other hand, it makes it easier to move around and pack away if needed.
Being made of wood naturally means that it needs a protective coating of sorts to preserve it against the sun and rain. A good quality exterior wood varnish is recommended and it will still show the natural colour and features of the wood. Alternatively wood paint in your colour choice is also great. A great tip here would be to treat the components before assembly, ensuring that all surfaces are protected.
It is a really nice, cheap Adirondack chair.
Modern Wicker Adirondack
The Patio Sense Coconino Wicker Adirondack Chair throws in a new concept to the traditional Adirondack design by using wicker construction instead of timber slats that people are more accustomed to.
The all-weather wicker material is light and durable and is a nice fresh modern approach to outdoor relaxation but still keeping that natural earthy feel.
The patio sense is easier to assemble than the other chairs here because the panels just need to be fixed to each other, so not too many screws and tools required.
The dimensions of the chair are as follows:
- 34.5 inches in length x 34 inches in width x 35 inches in height
- The weight of the chair is a light 20 pounds thanks to the wicker construction.
The cushion that comes provided is made of a durable outdoor fabric which is fine to leave outside in the weather.
This choice might not appeal to someone looking for a classic option, but it is definitely a great purchase for those who want a comfortable outdoor chair with the same comfortable design traits.
White Painted Wood
Leigh Country’s Classic White Painted Wood is an elegantly designed option that would suit any garden setting beautifully.
It is slightly smaller than the other chairs in our selection and the timber cuts have been neatly finished and painted with a white weather resistant paint.
This chair is made with Fir wood and is supplied with rustproof screws for assembly. It is fairly simple to assemble and the dimensions of this chair are as follows:
- 27.8 inches in length x 24.8 inches in width x 34.4 inches in height
- The weight of this chair is 21 pounds.
The slightly smaller size of this chair might make it unsuitable for bigger people, but for the average person it should be perfect.
Wooden Rocking Adirondack Chair
The rocking feature on the Giantex is a welcome addition to an already comfortable design. It just takes outdoor relaxation to the next level.
Construction is Fir wood and assembly is fairly straight forward with pre-drilled holes. Rustproof screws are provided. Once again it is recommended to treat the wood components before assembly with a good exterior wood varnish for preservation.
The dimensions of this chair are as follows:
- 36.2 inches in length X 28.7 inches in width X 38.1 inches in height
- The weight is around 25 pounds
The sturdy and rustic design will make it an awesome addition to any outdoor living area or garden.
Choosing an Affordable Chair for Your Patio
We all envision a slightly different look and function when we buy a patio chair for outdoor living. With this selection we have made it simple for you, let’s take a quick look.
If you are concerned about seasonal maintenance, then look no further than the Lifetime Faux Wood Adirondack Chair. It is designed and constructed with a weatherproof material that needs no maintenance whatsoever and looks natural.
For someone who is looking for the real deal, made from wood and that has that natural appeal, the Merry Garden Foldable and the Giantex Rocking chair will suit you very well.
The Patio Sense Coconino Wicker Chair has a modern and trendy look while still maintaining full functionality.
For something more elegant, Leigh Country’s Classic White Painted Wood chairs are perfect for any countryside porch.
Hope that this gives you a good start to finding an affordable Adirondack for your spot in the sun.