PERFECT for the patio, sun loungers allow you to soak up the summer sunshine in style.
And it does not need to cost you an arm and a leg – there are loads on the market that offer superb comfort for less.
When it comes to buying a lounger, you'll want to invest in one that suits your needs, budget and available space.
So it pays to put in a bit of research and ask a few questions before you buy.
Whether wood, metal or plastic – choose materials that suit you best.
Wood is generally more robust but it's will also heavier, making your lounger more difficult to move.
Some loungers also come with removable cushions or a fabric seat for a higher price.
Make sure you compare the costs as it might be cheaper to buy a simpler sun lounger and accessories separately.
They are available in different stores, so shop around to find one that fits your style and your budget.
Sun loungers also tend to sell out quickly ahead of summer, so we've listed the shops with the best models available at time of writing.
Here's our pick of the best sun loungers this summer.
1. Best sun loungers from John Lewis
- Shop sun loungers at John Lewis – here
The sun loungers at John Lewis are a bit more pricey but they don't disappoint when it comes to comfort and style.
One of our favourites is the Lafuma Futura sun lounger at £180.
It's comfortable, lightweight, easy to unfold and pack away, and looks pretty stylish too.
- Lafuma Futura Sun Lounger, £180 from John Lewis – buy here
- Lafuma Air Comfort Futura Sun Lounger, £220 from John Lewis – buy here
2. Best sun loungers from Amazon
Amazon has a wide range of sun loungers to suit pretty much any budget.
From sun lounger mats for around £20, to rattan sofa loungers for £600, there really is something for everyone.
The Azuma Zero Gravity lounger (pictured above) is an Amazon Best Seller and comes in 12 different colours.
- Azuma Zero Gravity Reclining Chair, £59.89 from Amazon – buy here
- Marko Foldable Sun Lounger Mat, £19.99 from Amazon – buy here
- VonHaus Set of 2 Zero Gravity Chairs with Canopy, £139.99 from Amazon – buy here
- Ventanara Bed Sun Lounger Hammock Chair, £220 from Amazon – buy here
- Outsunny 2-seater Rattan Lounger Sofa, £599.99 from Amazon – buy here
3. Best sun loungers from Wilko
- Shop sun loungers at Wilko – here
Britain’s favourite low-cost retailer smashes it when it comes to friendly priced sun loungers.
Sadly, due to the retailer's popularity only a handful of models are available at the moment.
If you don't want to spend too much, make the most of gloriously sunny weather by sitting outside in the garden, on the comfortable Charles Bentley Acacia.
Willing to invest a bit more? The foldable Acacia wooden lounge chair has wheels for easy manoeuvring and can recline to suit your needs.
- Charles Bentley FSC Acacia Folding Curved Sun Lounger, £110 from Wilko – buy here
- Charles Bentley FSC Acacia Wooden Sun Lounger, £130 from Wilko – buy here
4. Best sun loungers from B&Q
- Shop sun loungers at B&Q – here
If you're looking for something cheap and durable, B&Q is a safe bet.
The retailer's sun loungers are perfect for chilling out and relaxing this season.
Many come without cushions, so make sure you compare prices before you buy.
Sadly, many of its products were not available last time we browsed, but it's worth checking again as it's likely to renew its stock before summer.
- Curacao Still Water Metal Sun Lounger, £31 from B&Q – buy here
- Bergama Grey Metal Sun Lounger, £52 from B&Q – buy here
- Batz Moroccan Blue Metal Sun Lounger, £111 from B&Q – buy here
5. Best sun loungers from Robert Dyas
- Shop sun loungers at Robert Dyas – here
Robert Dyas has a large range of garden furniture including chairs, parasols and sun loungers.
It has something for most budgets with prices for sun loungers ranging from about £99 and up to £1400.
Looking for some new furniture for your garden? Act quickly if you spot something you like, garden furniture is selling like hotcakes at the moment.
Check out our favourites sun loungers from Robert Dyas below.
- Monaco Spring Cushion Recliner Seat, £99.99 from Robert Dyas – buy here
- Charles Bentley Wooden Folding Sun Lounger, £139.99 from Robert Days – buy here
- Monaco Padded Sun Lounger – £229.99 from Robert Dyas – buy here
- Rowlinson Prestbury Lounger Set, £899.99 from Robert Dyas – buy here
6. Best sun loungers from Argos
- Shop sun loungers at Argos – here
No matter what you've got in mind for your garden you'll probably be able to find it at Argos.
The retailer sells everything from sun loungers to tables and barbecues.
Thanks to its wide range, it's the ideal place to look for sun loungers, if you're unsure of the style you're after.
With the summer just around the corner, many of its products are only available in limited stock, so you'll have to be quick.
- Argos Home Zero Gravity Metal Sun Lounger, £30 at Argos – buy here
- Argos Home Malibu Metal Recliner Chair, £60 at Argos – buy here
- Argos Home Metal SunBed, £60 at Argos – buy here
- Habitat Seville Wooden Lounger, £130 at Argos – buy here
7. Best sun loungers from Wayfair
- Shop sun loungers at Wayfair – here
Wayfair is another great retailer that offers outdoor furniture for every style and every budget.
Its collection of sun loungers features modern and versatile styles to suit all gardens.
We particularly like the Steuben sun lounger set which has armrests and a head cushion for extra comfort.
- Kinnard Reclining Sun Lounger, £51.99 at Wayfair – buy here
- Aile Reclining Sun Lounger, £151.99 at Wayfair – buy here
- Steuben Sun Lounger Set of 2, £159.99 at Wayfair – buy here
- Barkhamstead Reclining Sun Lounger Set with Cushions and Table, £489.99 at Wayfair – buy here
8. Best sun loungers from M&S
- Shop sun loungers at M&S – here
M&S certainly aren't the cheapest option when it comes to buying garden furniture but can you expect exceptional quality.
Some of its products are a bit more pricey than others in this list but they're great if you're looking for stylish furniture that will stand the test of time.
We love the sleek, classic designs of the Porto and Marlow sun loungers.
- Porto Sun Lounger, £249 at M&S – buy here
- Marlow Garden Lounger, £349 at M&S – buy here
- Porto Double Sun Lounger, £499 at M&S – buy here
8. Best sun loungers from Ikea
- Shop sun loungers at Ikea – here
Ikea is famous for its modern designs, eco-friendly products, low prices and, of course, its flat-pack furniture.
Although, it doesn't have an extensive range some of its products are great when it comes to both price and style.
We particularly love the ÄPPLARÖ wood stained sun lounger, which can be adjusted to five different positions, so you can find the ideal lounging position for you.
It also has wheels making it easy to move around your patio.
- ÄPPLARÖ sunlounger, £80 from Ikea – buy here
TORHOLMEN sun lounger, £125 from Ikea – buy here
Enjoyed our roundup of the best sun loungers? Then have a look at our Sun Selects page for the best bargains on great products.
Looking to knock your garden into shape? Check out the Sun Selects Garden and Tools section for more great reviews and bargains.
In the market for a new pair of headphones for the gym, check out our top 5 pairs of gym headphones available to buy right now.
Source: Read Full Article