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Nice weather means time spent out of doors, and time spent out of doors means you're gonna need somewhere to sit. Whether you love hiding away on your backyard patio, gathering with friends in retro-inspired lawn chairs, or rocking all afternoon and people-watching from your front porch, having a comfortable seat is key.
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For many people, the summer seat of choice is the classic Adirondack chair.
Named after the Adirondack mountain range in upstate New York, the Adirondack chair a symbol of relaxation, whether at a lake house, by a campfire, or on a front porch. The chair’s tried-and-true design—a contoured seat that lets you partially recline comfortably—making it a desirable option for spending a few hours in relaxation mode.
So, for those of you who love a good Adirondack chair but don't own one of your own, here are some top-rated styles you should definitely check out.
1. A rocking Adirondack chair
This Christopher Knight Home mash-up features two classics styles: a rocker and an Adirondack. Its made from acacia wood, stained in natural or dark gray tones.
2. An Adirondack chair meant to last, well, a Lifetime
The wildly popular Lifetime Adirondack chairs feature more than 1,200 positive reviews on Amazon and no wonder—it actually looks like its made from real wood, but instead is created with simulated wood that stands up to weather and sun damage. You can find it in five different neutral colors, from black to rustic brown.
3. A kids Adirondack chair
The pint-sized among us will go crazy for Pottery Barn Kids' bright pink Adirondack chair that's sized just right for children. No plastic here—this chair is made of FSC-certified solid mahogany that boast moisture-resistant oils, so it'll last whether being doused in rain or apple juice.
4. Adirondack chair with a cup holder
Like much of its home décor offerings, Target features a trendy yet affordably priced outdoor seating option. In a pastel shade of turquoise, soft gray, or white, the Adams RealComfort Adirondack chair is made of fade- and weather-resistant plastic, is sturdy to sit in, and features a cup holder that slides out from under one of the chair's arms.
5. Adirondack chair set
For a classic beach look that’s ready to hit your porch, this matching set from by Three Posts includes two plastic chairs and a side table. Not only is it a folding Adirondack chair, but you can also exercise your personal flair, since it comes in 21 different color schemes, from white and coastal gray to lime green to rainbow-painted over black.
6. A modern Adirondack chair
Small Wisconsin company Perfect Choice Furniture sells a modern, clean-lined Adirondack chair that differs from most of the styles on the market. Its three-panel back goes straight across, and you can select a literal rainbow of colors for the back, seat, and frame. Made from Weather-all polylumber, it should stand up to the elements, and the company guarantees it won't crack, split or fade for 20 years.
7. Adirondack chair with an ottoman
Kick back and stretch out your legs with this long and lean lounge version of the classic Adirondack chair. This Outdoor Interiors' chair is made from Brazilian eucalyptus wood, is extra-wide, and features a built-in ottoman that slides in and out.
8. A double Adirondack chair
If you're looking for the front porch version of a loveseat, you'll find it in the Linon Home double Adirondack chair that comfortably seats two people on its wooden frame—as long as your combined weight doesn't exceed 275 pounds. Pottery Barn also sells a more design-oriented double Adirondack chair made from super durable Polywood, in neutral colors like white and coffee, that holds up to 300 pounds—but it's also special order.
9. A resin plastic Adirondack chair
Keter's resin plastic Adirondack chair is made polypropylene that is not only weather- and rot-resistant, but is ultra durable. To boot, it's got a large weight capacity (350 pounds), a cup holder in its armrest, and a solid 4.5-star rating on Amazon.
10. A classic Adirondack chair
Classic New England retailer L.L.Bean offers a standout when it comes to this classic American chair style. Made from high-density polyethylene material, it's part of the All-Weather Furniture Collection. In other words, it's built to withstand the four-season weather conditions all too familiar in the Bean's hometown of Freeport, Maine. It doesn't hurt that this classic Adirondack chair is also pretty comfy.
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