Our front yard Acapulco chairs are goners, although only a few years old. BUMMER. While the ones in the shade out back are fine, apparently the sun breaks down the PVC webbing and the chairs eventually crack into a million tiny pieces of plastic in your gravel. Or at least that has been our experience.
So I’ve been on the hunt for exterior lounge chairs that are 1.) weather resistant 2.) very durable 3.) modern 4.) comfortable 5.) big and 6.) low maintenance. I landed on an Adirondack style, which would honestly never be my first pick based on looks alone, but I’m trying to be extremely practical this time around. We need something hefty and comfy that can withstand our harsh California conditions year round ha! Adirondacks fit the bill.
I was pleasantly surprised to find so many cute new options, after striking out in the local second hand market, and I nabbed these Polywood Adirondack chairs from Target during a sale. It was more than I wanted to spend but I went for it because these should, in theory, last a good long while and the design was good. The Polywood brand claims to be weather, fade and UV resistant. Bonus: they are made of recycled milk jugs! Double bonus: they are heavy and will never blow away in the wind.
They come in orange but were out of stock when I ordered :( I might have chosen milk jug white anyway for the simplicity – and flexibility when I finally decide to paint a color on those screens. You can’t paint Polywood so this was a long term commitment. I would have loved the black or gray as well, but dark colors were out because hot buns and practicality! Since I already did all the digging, here’s a slew of other options if also find yourself on this search! The best value, I think, are the ones I bought, especially if you can catch them on sale (pictured first), but if you want to spend more there are some very sleek designs out there…