The best sun loungers to help you relax in style

Check out our pick of the best sun loungers that look great but are also affordable.

Best sun loungers

by Jade Moscrop |

With great weather on the horizon, comes the desire for the perfect garden. Rolling out the paddling pools and splash pads, we'll all be getting our bits together for the perfect summer. There's nothing worse than having an outdoor space that doesn't work for your needs, especially when you're sprucing it up for visitors.

If you're currently undertaking a bit of a garden makeover, you're probably on the lookout for some comfortable, functional but good-looking garden furniture. You might be decking out your patio area, furnishing your new gazebo or providing some more seating for an upcoming BBQ. Whatever your plans are, you can't go wrong with a sun lounger.

Perfect for basking in the sun's rays, sitting on to chill or maybe even have a cheeky afternoon nap, sun loungers will give you that luxury holiday feeling, but without the hefty price tag.

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Sun loungers and deck chairs fly off the shelves every year as soon as we feel a bit of warmth in the UK, so get ahead of the game and start prepping now. We've found some great ones that are available right now, so you'll be ready for the next heatwave.

What is the best sun lounger?

Best low maintenance sun loungers: SUNMER Set of 2 Sun Loungers

Best sun lounger with sunshade: Sun Lounger with Adjustable Sunshade

Best cushioned sun lounger: Argos Home Metal Folding Sun Lounger

Best wooden sun lounger: John Lewis Kettler RHS Chelsea Garden Steamer Chair

Best traditional sun lounger: Argos Home Wooden Sun Lounger with Cushions

Best sun lounger for comfort: Marlow Garden Sun Lounger

Best fold-up sun lounger: Argos Habitat Wooden Deck Chair - Charcoal

Best rattan style sun lounger: Helsinki Lounger

Best zero gravity sun lounger: Kingfisher Reclining Zero Gravity Sun Chair Lounger – Twin Pack

On the lookout for something to lounge around in? We've also listed the best hammocks if that's more your style.

The best sun loungers for your garden 2022

What is a zero-gravity sun lounger?

You may see these 'zero-gravity sun loungers' floating around and we've even featured the Kingfisher Reclining Sun Chair as our best ever zero-gravity lounger. Sounds crazy, right? But it's not as complicated as it first seems.

What a 'zero-gravity sun lounger' really means is that the chair's reclining feature sinks back and distributes your body weight across the lounger so you don't fall over. Most of the support in the chair comes from the middle section, but whatever position you're in it will be a stable chair - whether that's upright, laid back or laying down.

They're a great option if you're looking for ultimate comfort but a practical lounger too.

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Jade Moscrop is a Deputy Commercial Content Editor for WhatsTheBest, specialising in lifestyle topics. She also writes for Closer, Heat, and Mother&Baby.

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