Best hanging chairs: enjoy your garden in style this year

These garden hanging chairs are the last word in comfort, design, and build

The best hanging chairs

Hanging chairs are a great way to enjoy your garden during the warmer months, and the best models combine a sturdy build with great design and ample seating for comfort. Our buyer's guide includes hanging chairs made from natural materials such as rattan and durable synthetic weaves.

Do bear in mind that, before you've bought your hanging chair, you'll need to figure out where you'll be hanging it from: check that the structural elements of your porch will support the weight, or find a large, strong tree with a sturdy, low-hanging branch.  

When you've chosen the best hanging chair, head to our garden ideas page for more garden-related shopping.

What is the best hanging chair?

A hanging chair is all about combining style, durability and comfort and we think the John Lewis Dante Pod Garden Chair has got it just right. With a plush cushion marshmallowed into a compact, stylish pod frame, this is for those looking to sink right in. 

Most hanging chairs these days come with a stand, so you no longer need to risk hanging your seat from a rather precarious looking tree branch. But if you do happen to have a suitable tree in your garden, take a look at the Amazonas Belize Hanging Chair for a cool, bohemian style hanging chair that can stay out all year round.  No time to read the article? Here are the best hanging chairs and best places to buy them:

  • Best hanging chair: John Lewis & Partners Dante pod hanging chair
  • Best egg hanging chair: Yaheetech Black Rattan Hanging Swing Chair
  • Best hanging chair with stand: Copa Garden Hanging Chair
  • Best bubble hanging chair: Amazonas Globo Swing Chair
  • The best outdoor hanging chair: Amazonas Belize Hanging Chair

Best hanging chair: John Lewis & Partners Dante pod hanging chair

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1. John Lewis Dante Pod Hanging Chair

Best hanging chair: sit down in this chair and you’ll have a hard job getting out of it

Specifications
Maximum weight: 95kg
Material: Iron tube, iron rod and synthetic wickers
Reasons to buy
+ Steel wicker hanging seat is hard wearing and durable 

Soft in appearance but made from hard materials underneath, the beautiful Dante hanging chair will sit harmoniously in your garden all year round. With its woven wicker effect, it’s traditional in its appearance, while its pod-like design is large enough for one and shouldn’t take up too much space in your garden. It comes in a natural or grey colour scheme with a corresponding super spongy cushion.  

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Best egg hanging chair: Yaheetech Black Rattan Hanging Swing Chair

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2. Yaheetech Black Rattan Hanging Swing Chair

Best egg hanging chair: a spacious chair for a cocooned feel

Specifications
Maximum weight: 150kg
Material: Polyethylene synthetic rattan, Iron frame, polyester cushions
Reasons to buy
+ Comfortable and contemporary 

With a sleek rattan finish, this contemporary swing chair from Yaheetech will make the perfect addition to any garden, manicured or no. The synthetic rattan chair comeswith black iron stand, big egg swing, white cushion seat, headrest and cushion cover, and the waterproof cover makes storing it in winter easy. The super squidgy cushions are just waiting to be fallen asleep on.  

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Best hanging chair with stand: Copa Garden Hanging Chair

3. Copa Garden Hanging Chair

Best hanging chair with stand: a funky furniture piece with enough green to casually blend in

Specifications
Maximum weight: 100kg
Material: Synthetic weave
Reasons to buy
+ Purchase the matching dining set, too 

For a hanging chair that looks edgy and that bit different, this one from Copa Garden should be at the top of your list. Its funky jungular colour scheme combined with wacky linear patterning makes it sharp and modern, perfect for smaller gardens that need a feature piece to brighten it up. Best of all, there’s a matching dining set so you can keep everything in sync. 

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Best bubble hanging chair: Amazonas Globo Swing Chair

4. Amazonas Globo Swing Chair

Best bubble hanging chair: this floating wooden half orb certainly makes a statement

Specifications
Maximum weight: 120kg
Material: Polyacrylic and cotton
Reasons to buy
+ Weatherproof to withstand the British weather 

If you love your wooden garden furniture, take a look at this hanging seat from Amazonas. If you’re one for drifting off in your own bubble, this orb-like seat will certainly whisk you away to a far off dream land with its plush cushioning and steady swinging. The chair is supplied separately to the stand, so if you already have a place in mind, perhaps a suitable tree, you don’t waste money on the stand.  

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The best outdoor hanging chair: Amazonas Belize Hanging Chair

5. Amazonas Belize Hanging Chair

The best outdoor hanging chair: outdoor living doesn’t have to be expensive

Specifications
Maximum weight: 90kg
Material: Mixed
Reasons to buy
+ Bohemian style padded foam seat 

So long as you have somewhere suitable to hang this chair, the Belize is a great option. In addition to being the most cost-effective number on our list, its cool styling and comfort factor make it the perfect place to relax with a book and a beverage. It’s UV and fade resistant, so you don’t need to worry about keeping it out in the sun and it’s weatherproof so you don’t need to rush to bring it in when it rains.  

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