Best Adirondack chairs

Sit back and relax in the best Adirondack chairs – stylish and comfortable garden seating

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best Adirondack chairs: teak Adirondack chair by Inspiring Furniture
best Adirondack chairs: teak Adirondack chair by Inspiring Furniture
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The best Adirondack chairs combine high-quality craftsmanship, sleek style, and ergonomic comfort. First designed by Thomas Lee while vacationing in the Adirondack Mountains in the US, the Adirondack chair typically consists of 11 planks of wood and has a distinctive flat back and contoured seat. That aside, they're a truly stylish addition to your garden. Choose one (or more) from our pick of the best, for lounging, reading, and relaxing. 

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What is the best Adirondack chair?

Our overall winner is the Anchor Garden Chair, with its striking nautical design and solid eucalyptus build. The marine blue finish will freshen up any garden design, and the curved seat is very comfy. 

The best Adirondack chairs

best Adirondack chair: Anchor Garden chair

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1. Anchor Garden Chair

The best Adirondack chair

Material: Eucalyptus wood:
Size: H81cm x D81cm x W71cm:
Reasons to buy
+Durable eucalyptus build+Cool design

This Adirondack chair by Pure Day is really quite a find; made in Germany from hardwearing eucalyptus and finished in a stunning marine blue shade, this is definitely the best of style and substance. The curved seat makes it even more comfy than other chairs. Our top pick. 

best Adirondack chairs: teak Adirondack chair by Inspiring Furniture

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2. Inspiring Furniture Teak Adirondack Chair

The best teak Adirondack chair

Material: teak:
Size: H95cm x W78cm x D83cm:
Reasons to buy
+Solid teak construction+Generous sized back
Reasons to avoid
-More expensive than other options

This well constructed Adirondack chair is made from teak, which many consider to be the Holy Grail of garden furniture materials. Weather-resistant and durable, it won't disappoint. We also like the generous wide back on this chair, making it perfect for lounging in for hours. 

The best white Adirondack chair: Swift garden chair

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3. Swift Garden Chair

The best white Adirondack chair

Material: acacia wood:
Size: H83.6cm x D85cm x W94cm:
Reasons to buy
+Sleek contemporary design+solid acacia wood build

If you're after a statement garden chair, you can't go wrong with the Swift. With its striking contemporary design and white finish, it's perfect for contemporary gardens with a Scandi twist. The glass holding armrest is a bonus. 

Theodore Adirondack Style Rocking Chair

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4. Theodore Adirondack Style Rocking Chair

The best rocking Adirondack chair

Material: Raw acacia wood to paint or lacquered polyurethane finish :
Size: H97cm x D92cm xW70cm:
Reasons to buy
+Rocking design+Colour options

If you love the comforting sensation of a rocking chair, the Theodore is for you. Combining the classic Adirondack chair design with the rocking chair format, it also comes in a choice of colours or an untreated, natural acacia wood version. 

best Adirondack chair with cushion: Adirondack Folding Hardwood Chair And Luxury Cushion by Plant Theatre

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5. Adirondack Folding Hardwood Chair And Luxury Cushion

The best Adirondack chair with cushion

Material: Acacia:
Size: H91cm x D73cm x W90 cm:
Reasons to buy
+Hand finished quality+Super-comfy cushions

This Adirondack chair is a labour of love: made from beautiful acacia wood from sustainable sources, it has been oiled and stained to a wonderfully smooth finish. And the washable cushions are super comfy, making this a perfect option for long hours spent reading or snoozing.  

The best resin Adirondack chair: Dolomiti garden chair

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6. Dolomiti Garden Chair

The best resin Adirondack chair

Material: Polypropylene:
Size: H85cm x D86 x W75cm:
Reasons to buy
+Easy care option+Lightweight and stackable
Reasons to avoid
-Not as luxurious as wood options

Perfect for those who prefer their garden furniture hassle-free, the Dolomiti is made from easy-care resin, can be stacked if you're buying more than one, and is very affordable. It might be a bit hard for sitting in for long periods of time, so you might want to get some cushions to go with it. 

Best plastic Adirondack chair: Anette Plastic Folding Adirondack Chair

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7. Anette Plastic Folding Adirondack Chair

Best plastic Adirondack chair

Material: Recycled plastic:
Size: H34in x D37in' x W29in:
Reasons to buy
+Sustainable material+Foldable design

For the eco-conscious, the Anette is a great option, since it's made from recycled plastic. There's no compromise on comfort, either, with three back settings. The collapsible design makes this chair perfect for small gardens. 

best traditional Adirondack chair: Knowlson Solid Wood Adirondack Chair

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8. Knowlson Solid Wood Adirondack Chair

Best traditional Adirondack chair

Material: Acacia wood:
Size: H37.8in x D37.6in x W30.39in:
Reasons to buy
+Rounded backrest is very comfortable+Solid wood construction

For lovers of traditional Adirondack design, you can't beat this beautiful chair from Beachcrest Home. Its rounded back adds extra comfort, and the solid acacia wood build make for a long-lasting chair that's worth the investment. 

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Anna Cottrell
Anna Cottrell

Anna is Consumer Editor across Future's home brands. She moved to the world of interiors from academic research in the field of English Literature and photography. She is the author of London Writing of the 1930s and has a passion for contemporary home decor and gardening.