What to look for when buying a Sunlounger
With over 50 sunbeds available on GardenStreet, each to suit individuals different needs and budgets, we want to make choosing the right product is as easy as can be!
With our guide, it will help you to decide what sunbed is best for your needs, and be a starting point for inspiration.
Does the Sunlounger Fold for Storage?
Most people like to store their sunloungers away in winter (or when the sun isn’t shining!).
As stunning as some of our sunbeds look, not all can be folded down for easy storage, and some would require complete disassembly to reduce their size.
If you have space to house a fully built lounger then this isn’t a problem. However, for those with more restricted storage space, we’d recommend a folding design such as this one by Alexander Rose, or Glendale.
Does it Include a Cushion? If so, is this weatherproof?
Whilst some products may show a cushion in the image, not all have them included. For example, the Turin Sunlounger is Textilene based and does not come with any cushions.
Some customers prefer this as they have the flexibility to accessorise themselves, and it also generally means a lower retail price.
However, if you do wish to have one included it is worth checking whether this is suitable to be left outside in the rain.
All of LG Outdoor’s sunloungers, including the Milano one, can we left outside all summer; even in the rain. It also comes with the benefit of a 3 year warranty.
Do you want the Sunlounger to be Maintenance Free?
This comes down to the quality of manufacturing and materials used. We’d advise sourcing a sunlounger which has a powder coated aluminium framework, and is constructed of either polyrattan or aluminium.
Royalcraft and LG Outdoor branded loungers fit this criteria, and both can be left outside in all weathers.
We’d recommend storing the cushion in the winter months, but both of these materials would be completely weatherproof.
A cover would be beneficial to keep it cleaner, but if you do leave it uncovered then a simple hose down with soapy water will keep it looking tip-top!
Generally, wood requires restaining every year, so we would avoid wood if you want a sunbed to leave outside and not have to maintain.
Do you want a show-stopper to turn heads?
The Alexander Rose collection of sunloungers come in at a higher price, but really have that wow factor.
The San Marino is the jewel in their crown, and has an extended warranty of up to 10 years. It is stunningly crafted in Cebu in the Philippines, and in reality should last for around 25 years.
Whereas we can help you in choosing the right product to suit your needs, the only thing we can’t guarantee is the sun coming out!