The Five Best Sling Chairs of 2018

Jun 29, 2018 | Outdoor, Reviews

If you are looking for comfort that is also low-maintenance, sling chairs are for you. These chairs are an economical way of lounging around especially outside your house. Whether you are out on the patio or by the pool, these chairs are great to have.

This is the best option for outdoor seating because it is built to withstand the wet season. It dries quickly so you can leave it outside when it rains. You also do not have to worry about it when it gets splashed by pool water.

There is also no need to put cushions because the chairs are already comfortable to sit upon. These chairs are perfect especially during the summer season when you can lounge around with your family and friends. Let’s dive into the reviews by Homefaith.

Top 5 Sling Chairs

1. Best Overall

Pangean Glider Wooden Chair by Byer of Maine

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This sling chair has a forest green fabric that can blend well with nature’s colors if you will be using it outdoors. The fabric is so soft that you can say goodbye to back pain.

This chair is built from eucalyptus grandis wood. This wood is indigenous to Southeast Asia and is very durable. The wood has poor insect resistance, but it has high rot resistance.

The oil finish will protect it from weather wear and, of course, insects. It also adds an elegant look to the overall aesthetic.

The chair is easy enough to assemble if you have the right tools. All the parts you need are included, and they are all well made. When assembled, the chair has a height of 39 in. and a length of 38 in. The width of the chair is 25 in. It weighs 16 lbs. and can support weight up to 250 lbs.

Plenty of customers liked this chair because it is very comfortable to sit on. It eliminated or significantly reduced stiffness in their back muscles. It is not adjustable so you will have to stay in one sitting position. The chair folds easily, so it is portable and easy to carry. You can also store it without difficulty.

Pros and cons

  • Portable
  • Has high rot resistance
  • No strong odors
  • Very comfortable
  • May be difficult to assemble to some
  • Not adjustable

2. Best Value

Zew Bamboo Adjustable, Foldable, Handcrafted Lawn Sling Recliner Chair

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This one has a simple design that will truly appeal to minimalists. The bamboo frame and canvas fabric give it that sturdy yet lightweight quality. It is very affordable too.

The chair has a polyester canvas, so it is durable. It is soft, elastic, and has good wear resistance. It is also UV treated.

This feature is very important especially if you will be using the chair mostly outdoors. The fabric will be protected from the sun’s UV rays and preserve the fibers.

UV rays break the polymer chains which will lead to degradation of the fiber. This will save you from constantly moving the chair in shady areas. UV treated fabric will last longer compared to non-treated ones. It will save you from money in the long run and will also be low maintenance.
The frame of the chair is made of solid bamboo. The wood used is renewable and durable and is also very strong. It is not only good for musical instruments like flutes and chimes, but it can be used in furniture as well.

The manufacturer, Zew, uses bamboo for their furniture for an absolute zero emission lifestyle. They aim to protect, restore, and replenish the planet. You will not only be purchasing a simply comfortable chair, but you will also be helping save our planet.

The chair measures 35 in. in length, 35 in. in width, and 41 in. in height. It is foldable, so it is easy to set up and store away. You can easily carry it without difficulty. It is also very lightweight at only 10 lbs. but has a weight capacity of 260 lbs.

Pros and cons

  • Easily foldable
  • Very lightweight
  • Has a UV treated canvas
  • Eco-friendly
  • Bamboo splits when not taken care of properly

3. Best Luxury Option

Northland Outdoor Wood and Canvas Sling Chair

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The chair features a 100% polyester canvas, so it is very durable. They are very comfortable, and they also come with attached pillows.

This is perfect if you like staying out and just relaxing. The angle which it inclines is also perfect for maximum relaxation. You will be super comfy while basking out in the sun.

The frame is made of acacia wood. This wood is very durable and water-resistant. This is perfect outside because they can withstand the rain or pool water splashes. These chairs will last you a long time because it will not easily wear and is resistant to fungus.

The chairs no longer require assembly. It is ready to use right away. They are not adjustable, but they are already at a comfortable angle. They are portable too. If you want to take it to the beach, you can just fold it up and secure it with the Velcro strap.

The chairs no longer require assembly. It is ready to use right away. They are not adjustable, but they are already at a comfortable angle. They are portable too. If you want to take it to the beach, you can just fold it up and secure it with the Velcro strap.

Pros and cons

  • Comes already assembles
  • Easy to store
  • Highly durable and sturdy
  • Has a strap for a secure fold
  • A bit heavy
  • Not adjustable

4. Best Heavy Duty Option

Telescope Casual Furniture Gardenella Sling Collection

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The Gardenella Line from Telescope Casual has been around for more than 35 years. If you are looking for quality, these chairs have stood the test of time.

The chairs are definitely worth the price because they are extremely durable and have a simply elegant design.

The frame is made of recycled aluminum, so it is rust-free. No need to worry about the metal frame being near water or being left in the rain. It is 100% aluminum and has a powder coat finish that will not crack or peel. The material is also earth-friendly. What better way to enjoy the sun than knowing you are lounging on a chair that did not cause harm to the environment.

The chairs feature a very comfortable sling. It comes in different colors, so you have plenty to choose from. You have options to match your tastes and your house’s decoration. These slings are replaceable, and the company sells a wide variety of replacements. The arm handles also add to its appeal.

The chairs are stackable. If you purchase many chairs, you can stack them on top of each other. Storing them will also be easy. The chair measures 24 in. in width 28.5 in. in depth, and 34 in, in height. It weighs 19.75 lbs. so it is kind of on the heavy side. It is made of metal, so this is understandable.

Pros and cons

  • Made of recycled aluminum
  • Does not crack or peel
  • Comes in many different colors
  • Stackable for easy storage
  • A bit pricey

5. Best for Camping

KingCamp Low Sling Beach Camping Folding Chair with Mesh Back

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Comfortable and has a cup holder, this chair is perfect for lazy days when you want to relax. Available in three colors, this chair will only cost you less than $40. Comfort and convenience are definitely in the budget.

The seat and back are made of reinforced mesh. It is perfect to use at the beach because it provides a cooling and breathable effect. It can help when it is warm outside, and you want to be as cool as possible while sitting down.

The armrests are encased in foam, so they are soft and very comfortable. The attached cup holder helps keep your drinks reachable. No need to get up to get a cold drink. This chair provides the comfort and convenience that you need.

The chair has a heavy-duty steel frame. It is powder coated, so it is rust-free. It weighs 6.6 lbs. so it is fairly light. This lightweight chair can support a weight of up to 300 lbs. the chairs are easy to store too. When packed, it has dimensions of 30.7 x 7.9 x 5.1 inches. It folds easily and comes with a carry bag and strap. You can easily carry it anywhere you go.

The chair has a low seat, so it is great to use at the beach. You can also use it in music festivals if you want. If you are tall, you cannot rest your head on the chair. Only kids can do that because this chair is not that long. This chair does not recline, but you use it for enjoying your surroundings while sitting comfortably.

Pros and cons

  • Has breathable and cooling mesh seat and back
  • Rust-free powder coated metal frame
  • Has a cup holder
  • Very easy to store and carry
  • Does not recline

Factors to Consider When Buying a Sling Chair

If you are still confused with what chair you should buy, consider these factors.

The Frame of the Chair

Sling chairs may be made of wood, plastic, or metal. The frame material contributes the greatest to the overall weight of the chair. If you plan on carrying it around anywhere, a lighter weight is what you will want. It will be easier to carry, and you can take it anywhere like at the beach or on a boat when you want to go fishing.

It is also the biggest factor for the durability of the chair. If it has a sturdy frame, it can last you a lot longer. Make sure that it can support your weight and can withstand certain weather conditions. If it is made of wood, you do not want the finish to stain the fabric. If it is made of metal, you want it to be rust-free.

The Fabric

Of course, you would want a chair that provides you the best comfort. Some chairs only have fabrics while some may have added cushions. They give it that comfortable quality and they also give a choice to change how it looks. Some chairs offer a wide variety of colors and some you can replace the fabric.
Some fabrics are also made to withstand certain weather conditions. Some are waterproof, some dry easily, some are breathable, some are UV protected, and there are a lot of options. This gives you the freedom to customize your chair however you want. Whether you prioritize comfort over beauty, it is up to you.

The Durability of the Materials

When you buy something, you want it to last you a long time if not for a lifetime. You will want to get your money’s worth, so you have to choose carefully. You have to check if the materials used can endure the everyday wear and tear.

You also have to care for your chairs properly. Do not use it over its limit so it can last you a long time.

The Price

There is a wide variety of sling chairs for every budget. Comfort does not have to break the bank. There are many high-quality, affordable ones out on the market. If you do come across that has a shocking price tag, check its properties. It may or may not be worth it. Sometimes you only pay for the name but do not get actual value for your money.


Sling chairs are your companions indoors or outdoors. They provide comfort that no other chairs can match. They are perfect for your patios, on the beach, or by your poolside. They are very economical for when you host gatherings and outdoor activities for your family and friends.

These chairs are very convenient, and they do give you comfort. The fabrics are form-fitting, so it can accommodate your back. It will not give you back pain; it may even help reduce it. They also add to the overall aesthetic of your patio. With so many designs and colors to choose from, surely there is one for you.

Amy Williams

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