There’s nothing better than kicking back on holiday in a rattan sun lounger with a cocktail in hand, is there? So, if you can recreate that feeling on a summer’s day at home – why wouldn’t you? A rattan lounger can be the missing piece of the puzzle if you’re looking for new garden furniture, and there’s so many amazing options to choose from.

Rattan furniture overall is incredibly easy to maintain, and its durability and affordability is why so many people opt to buy a rattan sun lounger. If you have kids, it can be a great way to have the best of both worlds: they have a 3 seater garden swing, and you and your partner have two incredibly comfortable sun loungers – so everybody can enjoy the sun, together.

We review 9 of the best rattan sun loungers, taking into account their style, comfort and other key features.

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Transcontinental Allibert Daytona Sun Lounger

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The Transcontinental Allibert Daytona Sun Lounger is a modern and sturdy sun lounger which is spacious, comfortable and chic. The neutral colour scheme can work with old or modern garden furniture, and the seat pads are extremely comfortable. It’s incredibly low maintenance as you can either spray and wipe it down, or put the cushions in the washing machine. Overall it’s a great addition to your garden and can give you a touch of luxury in summer months. 

Key Features:

Adjustable to multiple angles for comfort

Seat pads

Durable design

Specification:

Brand

Trans Continental

Colour

Brown

Dimensions

H 67cm x W 67cm x L 40cm

Material

Plastic

Pros

Very low maintenance design, takes minutes to clean

Neutral colours and modern design would work with any type of garden furniture you already own

Cons

No arm rests

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TecTake Rattan Day Bed

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The TecTake Rattan Day Bed is chic and modern day bed with extra padding on your head for added comfort. The arm rests either side are comfortable and handy if you really want to kick back and relax. It has wheels at the back making it easy to move around your garden, and the cushions are soft, comfortable and low maintenance. Overall a great design which is simple, and does what it says it should.

Key Features:

Reclining chair

Wheels to move the chair around

Padded cushioning

Specification:

Brand

TecTake

Colour

Brown/Cream

Dimensions

H 33cm x W 70cm x L 200cm

Material

Polyrattan

Pros

Luxurious and comfortable design, perfect if you want to relax in your garden

Wheels make it easy to manoeuvre

Design is modern and chic

Cons

Design may not be to everybody's taste

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TecTake- Rattan Sun Lounger

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The TecTake- Rattan Sun Lounger is a beautiful and sleek lounger in grey with a rattan base. The design is lightweight however still very stable. It is low maintenance and the soft cushions can be removed and washed in a washing machine. The darker colours lends itself well to a modern garden design and overall has style, comfort and durability in mind. 

Key Features:

Adjustable backrest

Soft cushion included

Arm rests

Specification:

Brand

TecTake

Colour

Grey

Weight

12kg

Material

Rattan, Aluminium

Pros

Super comfortable cushions with arm rests for extra support

Easy to clean material and design

Cons

Colour may not be to everybody's taste

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TecTake Rattan Wheel Sun lounger

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The TecTake Rattan Wheel Sun lounger is stylish and simple sun lounger with wheels on the back so you can move it around your garden as you please. The black colouring works with other modern furniture and the material is incredibly easy to clean. Overall it’s a durable chair that does what it says on the tin.

Key Features:

Wheels on back

Reclining option

Simple, rattan design

Specification:

Brand

TecTake

Colour

Black

Dimensions

H 186cm x W 73cm x D 68cm

Material

Rattan

Pros

Easy to maintain and clean, takes seconds

Wheels make it a lot easier to move around your garden should you need to

Cons

No cushions

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SONGMICS Sun Lounger

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The SONGMICS Sun Lounger is is a modern design with thick cushioning, great for lounging around in your garden or conservatory to catch some sun. It has an adjustable backrest so you can lie completely flat or at an incline. It takes moments to assemble and is easy to clean. The neutral colour palette works well if you already own a lot of modern style garden furniture.

Key Features:

Thick cushioning

Modern, slick design

Adjustable head rest

Specification:

Brand

SONGMICS

Colour

Brown

Weight

14kg

Material

Polyester

Pros

Simple to maintain design

Cushioning is comfortable and relaxing

Cons

Design may not be to everbody's taste

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BIRCHTREE Rattan Day Chair Recliner Sun Bed

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The BIRCHTREE Rattan Day Chair Recliner Sun Bed is a modern and stylish design with cushioning and a reclining backrest. The armrests add comfort and style, and the design is low maintenance – taking moments to clean. Overall the chair is a great addition to a garden which already has modern furniture, and is easy to put up and maintain overall.

Key Features:

Cushioning included

Reclining options for back and headrest

Strong rattan frame

Specification:

Brand

BIRCHTREE

Colour

Brown

Dimensions

L 94cm x W 69cm x D 30cm

Material

Rattan

Pros

Easy to put up and maintain

Cushioning is comfortable and great if you don't want to spend money on extra accessories

Cons

Style may not be to everybody's taste

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SONGMICS Rocking Sun Lounger

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The SONGMICS Rocking Sun Lounger is a simple and modern design with an additional padded cushion where your head goes. The design mimics a rocking chair, and has a side pocked which is ideal if you want to store drinks, snacks or books momentarily. It is easy to clean and overall a slick and intelligent design; if you like innovative and light weight furniture, this one’s for you.

Key Features:

Rocking chair style

Cushioning included

Simple and sleek design

Specification:

Brand

SONGMICS

Colour

Grey

Weight

10.3 Kg

Material

Steel, Polyester

Pros

Modern design is simple and requires very little maintenance

Side pocket is an added bonus if you don't want to buy extra tables or storage for your garden

Cons

Style may not be to everbody's taste

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TecTake 2x Aluminium Rattan day bed - Brown (Black available)

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The TecTake 2x Aluminium Rattan day bed is a pair of gorgeous, modern day beds with cushioning and a small storage unit between them. This is great if you want to store drinks, snacks, books or magazines without having to add extra furniture to your budget. The cushioning of the beds is soft and durable, and the maintenance of the design is minimal. The colours are neutral and overall an excellent addition if you’re looking for garden furniture which is simple and reliable.

Key Features:

Extra storage included

Soft cushioning on beds

Reclining features

Specification:

Brand

TecTake

Colour

Brown

Dimensions

H 21cm x W 60cm x L 184cm

Material

Rattan, Aluminium

Pros

Simple to put up and maintain, easy to clean

Extra storage space is an added touch and helps if your budget is lower for garden furniture

Cons

Style may not be to everbody's taste

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Outsunny 2 Seater Assembled Sun Lounger - Brown

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The Outsunny 2 Seater Assembled Sun Lounger is a stylish and plush design with thick cushioning plus two extra throw cushions included. It has two ‘click out’ style tables which can hold a drink and a plate each, and overall is still a low maintenance design. Great if you like garden furniture that is a bit more luxurious and you want to create a ‘day bed’ feel in your garden.

Key Features:

Click out tables included

Extra cushioning day bed style

Simple, modern design

Specification:

Brand

Outsunny

Colour

Brown

Dimensions

H 97cm x W 120cm x L 133cm

Material

Rattan

Pros

Luxurious feel throughout, and extra cushions are a bonus

Ability to recline further adds to the luxuriousness of the product

Tables included are a bonus and don't take up much space as they are click out

Cons

May be too big for smaller gardens

Summary

Buying a sun lounger is great fun, and it can give your garden a complete new identity. We associate sun loungers with being on holiday and having a great time, so picking something that feels great and transports you to that ‘location’ is important. However, it’s also important to be practical when purchasing a sun lounger as you don’t want to get more trouble than you’ve bargained for.

We suggest some things to look out for when purchasing a sun lounger, taking into account its colour, durability and other features.

Colour

Believe it or not, colour is super important when picking a sun lounger. You want to ensure that the colour palette across all of your garden furniture complements one another, instead of looking out of place. We recommend making note of all the colours in your garden so far and making your own palette, which should help you make the best decision when picking your sun lounger.

Maintenance

Although rattan furniture is known for being low maintenance, you want to be mindful of how complicated the design is and how much soft furnishing it has which you’ll have to clean regularly so it doesn’t discolour or smell. The lower the maintenance you want, the less soft furnishings you should have.

Style of garden furniture

If you already have a lot of rattan garden furniture such as a set of rattan garden chairs then it doesn’t make sense to pick a sun lounger that doesn’t have any similarity to the designs you already have in your garden. Aim to match your existing rattan garden side tables where possible. There should be similarities across all your furniture so nothing looks out of place.

Size

It can be tempting to get a huge sun lounger, but if you have limited space and already have hammock stands, a small bar and then outdoor bar tables and chairs, it may be a bit claustrophobic for yourself or your guests. Less is sometimes more when it comes to furniture size, so make sure that you aren’t overwhelming your garden with too much.

FAQ

How much weight do the sun loungers take?

It completely depends on how big the sun lounger is, most will state how much weight they can take, but you can imagine that a single person lounger would take the average weight of an adult or two children that add to the same weight. Always check with your provider but you shouldn’t have more than one adult per sun lounger.

Do rattan sun loungers lose their colour in the sun?

Most shouldn’t, however wear and tear over time may discolour lighter sun loungers. If you’re concerned about this you can always keep them in a garage or in storage when you aren’t using them, or sit in shade if that’s a concern for you.

Do I need tools to assemble the sun lounger?

Most will need basic tools such as a screwdriver to put the pieces together, however you should always check with the seller as some may require little to no DIY/assembly.

Can the loungers be folded down for storage?

Depending on the design, you will have some that are able to be folded away for storage. Please note that loungers with cushions may be more difficult to store because of this.

Are the sun loungers weatherproof?

Of course they are! Like most rattan furniture, they are made from this material due to how durable it is throughout all the seasons. Other examples of weatherproof items that you can purchase are rattan coffee tables and rattan lamp shades.