Part of my plan for Operation Sunflower Garden is adding a spot to chill out and listen to the birds while enjoying the flowers. I am split between adding a traditional hammock or going with a hanging chair. Whichever route I go I am going to need something that comes with its own stand as I don’t have the right tress to hang something and I have no desire to install posts.
You have quite a few options for an outdoor hanging chair with stands. There are chairs for just yourself and some that will hold you and your special someone! You’ve got some that are egg shaped, some that are hammocks and a few ratan options.
It took a while but I finally sorted out a “Top Ten List” that should have something that will be absolutely perfect for your backyard.
Ten Best Hanging Chairs, Loungers and Hammocks That Come with Stands
Hanging Chaise Lounger with Arc Stand: Love the Canopy!
- Overall Dimensions: 73”(L) x 46“(W) x 78“(H)
- Weight Capacity: 265 lbs.
- Available Colors: Green, Teal, Red
This hanging chaise lounge looks super comfy and I love the fact that it comes with a 46 inch canopy! The canopy is adjustable so you can move it around during the day to keep the sun off of you. You can also remove the canopy if you want to place this on your porch or take it indoors.
I read through all of the reviews and the biggest issue with this chair is that the metal frame has a tendency to rust. I guess that shouldn’t be a surprise as most metal products that I leave outside end up a little rusty. You can spray the frame with a little bit of Rustoleum outdoor paint and rust wouldn’t ever be an issue.
The two inch, foam filled, full body cushion looks like it would be super relaxing for lounging and you wouldn’t get marks on the back of your legs like you would get in a rope hammock.
Hanging Hammock Swing Chair Stand Set: Affordable Comfort!
- Overall Dimensions: 48”(L) x 68”(W) x 60”(H)
- Weight Capacity: 330 lbs.
- Available Colors: Beach Oasis, Ocean Breeze, Sunset
This hanging hammock chair gives off relaxing vibes. I love that it takes up less space than most hammocks so that it can fit just as well on a patio at an apartment complex and under an oak tree in a large yard.
The reviews are almost all positive, but there are a couple of critics of the stand. Some say the stand comes apart occasionally at the joints, but a bit of glue or duct tape seems to fix the problem. One other issue was that it might be difficult to get into for shorter folks, but most reviewers found it to be a great value.
The hammock and stand come with a 1-year manufacturers warranty to help give you peace of mind. The strength of the powder-coated steel frame is sure to stand the test of time, even during bad weather.
The strength of the stand coupled with the comfort of the cotton hammock makes this chair look like a perfect place to curl up with a book. One reviewer even suggested she’d bring this hammock and stand camping since it’s compact enough to come on the trip. I have to say; I’d love to sit in this bad boy by the fire!
Hanging Rope Hammock Chair with Stand: Chill in Style!
- Overall Dimensions: 53”(L) x 45”(W) x 79-93”(H)
- Weight Capacity: 330 lbs.
- Available Colors: Blue/Yellow, Green/Purple, Red/Purple, Yellow/Orange
This chair is great because it comes with such a versatile stand and setup. You can install a ceiling hook in your home to use it during cold or rainy days, and just as quickly install other hanging chairs and hammocks to the stand depending on your mood.
The A-shaped stand looks sturdy and durable. Although some reviews say it may scratch easily and should be brought indoors for inclement weather, it does not tip or bend with excessive use. The stand is also easy to assemble and portable, so that you can take it wherever you want to relax on the go.
I read all the reviews for this product, and the only real complaint is that the edges of the hammock sometimes slide along the wooden rod. This was a simple fix when the product was purchased with the hardware set suggested by Amazon.
The durable cotton and polyester fabric make this chair look like a comfortable place to hang out in the sun or shade. The reviews mention that the pillows are smaller than they appear in the photos, but they look just the right size to add some head comfort and give support to your back.
Caribbean Style Swing Chair with Stand: Ya Feelin It Mon?
- Overall Dimensions: 53”(L) x 47”(W) x 93”(H)
- Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
- Available Colors: Blue, Green, Mocha, Red, Sky Blue, Tan
I love that this chair can be used as both a chair and a full-size hammock. It is big enough for even taller adults to fully stretch out in, or to be used as a chair on the patio or by the fire.
The adjustable height of the stand makes it easy to use for various age group and heights. The reviews say that you may need extra hardware to hook it up, especially if you opt to use the chair separate from the stand, but the stand itself is easy to put together and durable.
The polyester rope makes this chair durable, but softer than many hammocks. It can be removed to wash, or left out in the elements and will remain soft and strong. The weave of the fabric may end up on the backs of your legs if you’re wearing shorts while lounging.
All in all, the reviews for this chair were positive. The variety of colors looks like they could match any décor indoors or out. The chair appears like a perfect place to relax, and with a smaller footprint, it would be ideal for use almost anywhere.
Rattan Weaved Half Egg with Stand: Elegant Egg!
- Overall Dimensions: 40”(L) x 43.5”(W) x 77”(H)
- Weight Capacity: 265 lbs.
- Available Colors: White base with the following padding colors: White, Grey, Beige, Mocha, Navy, Orange, Peridot, Red, Turquoise
The rich look of this chair is without a doubt the thing I like best. It can be used indoors or out, and with or without the stand. The chair is elegant enough to fit well in a living space but strong enough to withstand a patio or outdoor area.
The five-inch-thick cushion adds an element of luxury to this half egg lounger. With a variety of colors available, you can easily customize this chair to your space. The cushions are also washable, so kids, pets, and glasses of red wine are all welcome!
Although there aren’t too many reviews, all of them rave about the look and stability of the rattan weave on the chair and the strength of the powder-coated steel base. The single, thick chain that hangs the chair on the frame allows for you to turn 360-degrees without getting caught.
Assembly looks quick and painless for the egg and stand. The cushion fastens to the egg with ties, so you never have to worry about it slipping off when you shift around looking for the comfiest position to read or relax.
Metallic Matte Egg Chair with Matching Metal Frame: High Style!
- Overall Dimensions: 47.2”(L) x 43.3”(W) x 73.6”(H)
- Weight Capacity: 350 lbs.
- Available Colors: Orange, Blue
This egg chair is perfect for sitting on your front porch and watching the world go by. I love the UV and water resistant cushion to help keep the chair looking great for years to come. The cushions are 3.15” thick sponge, covered in a zippered fabric to create the color and resistance to the elements.
The metal frame is made from aluminum and is powder-coated to keep from rusting. The whole thing is easy to assemble, although some reviewers mentioned that it helps to have a partner to build with, as some holes are challenging to place perfectly on your own.
The cushions on this chair aren’t just for your back and bum, but for your arms too! It gives the chair a great look that will work indoors as well as out.
The hardware to put this one together is included in the box, and it seems to work great. One review mentioned that the chair sits pretty high with the chain that is included, so if kids are going to be using this one, you may need to buy another chain.
Wicker Tear Drop Hanging Chair: Beauty By The Pool!
- Overall Dimensions: 37.5”(L) x 37.5”(W) x 77.75”(H)
- Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
- Available Colors: Brown/Beige
This hanging wicker chair from Christopher Knight Home looks incredibly sturdy and comfortable. The large cushions and handles look like the perfect mix of comfort and utility. Although the chair only comes in one color combination, the look is classic, and it doesn’t take away from the elegance.
I read through all the reviews, and most contended that the chair is as luxurious as it looks in the photos. Some minor complaints were the size of cushions and the wear and tear if left outside in the elements. It seems to be a popular indoor chair, though, with many folks using it for reading in den or loft spaces.
The polyester cushions look easy to care for and comfortable. The assembly seems to be simple enough to complete within a half hour or less. The frame’s round base looks like it creates a sturdier setting than some other hanging chairs. The frame is made from iron, so it will be strong enough to withstand everyday use.
Two Person Rattan Weaved Half Egg with Stand: Room to Share (or not!)
- Overall Dimensions: 49”(L) x 52”(W) x 82”(H)
- Weight Capacity: 418 lbs.
- Available Colors: Black/Orange, Blue/White
This chair looks like the perfect place to watch the sunset with a loved one or just to stretch out in on your own. I like the elegance of the wicker-like weave on the chair matched with the seamlessness of the stand.
The two-person half egg does take up a bit more space than the one-person chairs on this list, but it could easily work as the only furniture on a small patio or an added option in your backyard.
Although there isn’t much information available on what the stand is made of, the reviews claim that this is a sturdy product that can easily hold the weight of two average sized adults.
Reviewers were also pleased with the precautions taken during shipping to ensure that the product showed up in great shape. One reviewer did mention that the cushions are a bit thin, but that is easily remedied with a few extra pillows to create a cozy space.
Pumpkin Loveseat Chair with Stand: Snuggle Zone!
- Overall Dimensions: 43”(L) x 50”(W) x 66”(H)
- Weight Capacity: 400 lbs.
- Available Colors: Orange, Red, Bark
This pumpkin loveseat appears to be the perfect luxurious replacement for a hammock for one or a great escape for two. Its ultra-plush, comfortable looking cushion appears like a great place to catch a nap after a long day.
After looking at the reviews, it seems that this chair is as good as it seems. The only possible negative I have seen is that attaching the chair to the base on the final step of construction will take two adults to complete.
The chair is sturdy, and the material on the chair is breathable, so you won’t have to worry about getting too warm on sunny days as you lounge in your new hanging loveseat. The materials are also weather resistant, so you don’t have to worry too much about leaving this one on your patio.
The stand’s quad leg design makes it one of the sturdiest chairs we have seen, and the metallic coloring would add to any décor.
Two Person Wicker Egg Swing Chair: Oh Heck Yes!
- Overall Dimensions: 47.2”(L) x 58.27”(W) x 78.2”(H)
- Weight Capacity: 528 lbs.
- Available Colors: Latte, Charcoal
This two-person swing chair looks like the ultimate in luxury and comfort. The dual hang-points on top will make swinging a breeze. I love the look of the neutral colors of the chair and base with the light color pop of the cushions.
The base of the chair is powder-coated aluminum with a steel pipe insert to increase strength. The stainless steel spring set is rust resistant, so the chair can remain outside all year round without wearing down.
Shipping is done in a sturdy wooden case for added durability during transit. The chair should arrive in excellent condition. Reviewers believed the chair and stand were both incredibly easy to put together as well.
After reading the reviews, it is clear that this chair is a crowd pleaser. It is said to fit perfectly on smaller apartment patios, but it can also work for an indoor space or larger yard.
The cushions on this chair are thick and shaped more like a traditional love seat, so you have extra cushions for your arms or your head if lying sideways. I like how roomy this chair looks compared to most I’ve seen and the sturdiness of the wicker pattern.
Buyers Guide for Hanging Chairs
Here are some of the most important things to consider when shopping for a hanging chair for outdoor use:
Durability of Materials
Ensuring that your chair is made of great, weather resistant materials is the most important thing to look for.
Rust happens, and it happens fast, so if your springs and stands are already coated with a rust-resistant material, you’ll save a few dollars on Rustoleum or a few hundred dollars on replacing the seat after a year or two.
Weather resistant cushions are a bonus. Not only will this mean you can forget to bring the cushion in a time or two, but it also means it will likely resist the wear and tear of kids and pets better than most.
This one seems obvious, but you’ll want to make sure the chair you purchase is going to be comfortable over time. The best way to get a feel for comfort is to read reviews and look at the specs. Thicker cushions are typically going to keep their comfort and their shape for longer.
You also need to look at the shape of the chair to make sure you can comfortably sit or lay, depending on your goals.
Sure, maybe you’re 5’3” and only weigh 100lbs, so you think any chair will fit you. But what happens when your 80lb dog thinks he wants to jump in with you?
Even if large dogs or rowdy friends aren’t an issue in your life, the more weight a chair can hold, the more durable it will be over time. This is especially important if the chair only has a single point of contact with the base, as the chain will be taking a beating with all the movement and plopping down you’ll do over time.
Wrapping it Up!
I hope you found this review of outdoor hanging chairs with stands to be helpful! There are a lot of design and color choices to pick from.
Whether you are in the market for a one or two-seat option, your choices are almost limitless. Materials abound, and strength differs across the board, but one thing is consistent throughout all the chairs out there: there is one that is right for everyone.