If you’re looking for an outdoor fixture to provide an attractive front porch perch throughout the seasons, your best bet for charm and comfort is the Adirondack chair, also more traditionally known as the Westport plank chair.
Adirondack chairs all generally have the same silhouette and slatted-wood construction, and they are widely available in wood, plastic, and even recycled plastic built to mimic the look and feel of wood. The difference in all of these types will generally be in the maintenance. While plastic Adirondack chairs may only need a yearly scrub-down with diluted bleach, wooden outdoor furniture will generally need a seasonal oiling to keep it looking in tip-top shape.
No matter what level of cleaning commitment you’re looking for, these 10 Adirondack chairs make for the most laid-back outdoor seat imaginable.
Highwood Classic Westport Adirondack Chair
The appeal of synthetic wood in outdoor furnishings can be summed up in two words: Low. Maintenance. This recycled-plastic, weatherproof pick is available in a spectrum of 11 shades, and it’ll keep the same sophisticated look year after year, with just a quick cloth wipe-down needed to restore it to good-as-new condition.
ECCB Outdoor Outer Banks Folding Adirondack Chair
This Adirondack chair (available in 17 different colors) is made of 95% recycled-plastic poly lumber, and it even folds up, so you can stow it away in the off-season. Complete with a cup holder and extendable footrest, it was built for pure outdoor relaxation.
Molly Milan Outdoor Folding Wood Adirondack Chair (Set of 2)
If you’re planning on doubling your order anyway, go for a beachy, bright white set of two chairs — especially when the pair costs a similar price to the average one. Ready to up your entertaining game? Purchase two (or a few!) sets and guarantee that every guest has a seat in time for the sunset.
Shine Company Westport Adirondack Chair
Love the look of natural wood? This unfinished cedar Adirondack chair is sanded smooth, so you can leave it be, or paint it in your favorite shade. Its budget-friendly price tag will totally make you want to splurge on a set, and reviewers say that they can assemble in practically no time at all.
Polywood Don Adirondack Chair & Ottoman
This set has a comfortable, ergonomic design that invites guests to kick back and relax for as long as they’d like. The imitation-wood build ensures that it can withstand the elements without rotting or fading in color.