[Review] Lakeport Outdoor Adjustable Chaise Lounge Chair
The first pool lounge chairs we had were the plastic kind. Although they served their purpose well, they weren’t as comfortable as we have hoped. The plastic was hard on our backs. Aside from that, they look crude and unsophisticated.
It was our first time to buy wicker lounge chairs. I got the idea to buy one from our friend who has a similar chair. The only difference is that hers came with cushions. I don’t like cushions because that adds to the upkeep needed. Plus, I don’t want to go into the trouble of rushing to get the cushions inside when it’s going to rain. After a few minutes of searching on Amazon, I was lucky to come across this outdoor adjustable chaise. It is made of PE rattan and doesn’t have cushions. That makes it almost maintenance-free. There are metal parts to it that may possibly rust, but that’s nothing anti-rust spray can’t fix. The best part is that they look stunning!
The outdoor lounge chairs arrived in a wide and long box. As advertised, they came fully assembled. There is no need to screw anything or grab any tool of yours. That is a huge plus for someone who hates putting furniture together as much as I do. For me, assembling furniture is a big source of a headache. I just leave my husband with it, while I watch him have a hard time understanding the instructions. In the chaises’ case, neither of us has to suffer hours of assembly. I just needed to get the chairs out of the box and pull the legs out. In fact, it will take you longer to change into a swimsuit!
The actual chaises look exactly like they do in the pictures. They are the same color, and as I have gathered from the photos, the chairs look like the ones you see in upscale resorts. That’s the main reason why I got these outdoor chaises from Lakeport. The brown looks even more beautiful when the sun strikes the wicker. We have the two chaises in our pool area, and they look amazing.
The chaises are made with a steel frame woven with PE rattan. The frame is solid and tough. I don’t see any part of it bending under our weight. The bar supporting the back remains tough and straight. The legs hold up well with no problem. Since there are visible metal components on the chairs, it’s best if you spray on an anti-rust spray. Leaving the chaises outdoors and keeping them exposed to the elements may cause rust. Each leg has a plastic cap at the bottom, so no worries of rust there.
On the other hand, PE rattan is resistant to weather elements. You can leave furniture made of PE rattan out in the rain without worrying about rust or decay. The weaving of the rattan is as tight and beautiful as it could be. There is none sticking out.
I commend the manufacturer for the chaise’s excellent construction. With the use of heavy-duty materials and outstanding craftsmanship, the chaises are works of art that I trust would last long. Only time would tell if they are as tough as I think they are. We have had this for eleven months, and it has withstood the seasons with no problem. We did keep this in our garage in the winter though.
The outdoor chaises do not come with cushions, and they’re perfect the way they are. We have never found the need to buy cushions. They’ve very comfortable without them. Whether you lie on your back or stomach, it feels good. It does feel more comfortable if you put a beach towel on top. I recommend you do that if the wicker is hot from the sun. Lakeport also sells outdoor chaises with cushions that come in different colors. There are a lot of options available if you really want cushions on your chaise. Just check them out.
The chairs are huge, which allows for immense relaxation. It is long, so my feet don’t dangle on the end even with my legs stretched. It is also wide enough, so you can lie on it sideways. The curve of the seat is a nice touch. If you ask me, it’s hard to keep yourself awake when you’re all cozied up in the chaise.
The wicker won’t hurt you as you lie down on it. The texture of the weave actually feels pleasant on my skin. Although the wicker gets hot in the afternoon, it doesn’t get nearly as hot as the ground. You can also set a damp towel on top of the chaise.
The back height of this outdoor chaise can easily be adjusted. There is a bar that locks into place with pre-set holes. You can also make the chaise lay completely flat. I like to get a good tan, so I usually sunbathe and lay flat on my stomach and back. That gives me an even tan.
The chaises arrived stacked on top of the other. That being said, you can stack them again if you wish to store them for the winter. Just fold in the legs and stack them up. They stack almost flat, so you can keep them in the garage without taking up too much space.
There are no armrests on the chaises. Others may find them necessary but I don’t. Think about it. Without the armrests, you can get in and out of the chaise with much less effort. Plus, you can’t possibly stack the chaises flat if there were armrests.
The outdoor chaises are waterproof. You can leave them out in the rain. Water doesn’t accumulate on the wicker, so there is no worry of sagging due to the weight of water. The water will just drip through the wicker. It also dries quickly. There is no need to buy a cover for these, but I’m not stopping you from getting one. Do what you think needs to be done to protect the chairs.
It’s not difficult to carry or move the chaise around. As others have noted, the only issue here is that the legs fold in when you move the chaise. After moving it, make sure that the legs are locked before you lie down on it.
The outdoor chaise won’t tip over if you sit on the edge. The legs stay locked, so the chaise won’t collapse while you’re lying down on it. The outdoor lounge chairs have a good weight to them, so the wind won’t push them into the pool. Of course, I can’t say the same for extreme weather conditions like hurricanes.
To keep the outdoor chairs clean, you simply have to hose off dirt and dust. The upside to not having cushions is that you have one less thing to clean. Cushions can dirty easily, so I’m happy I don’t have to deal with them.
The wicker on all parts of the chaise doesn’t unravel or tear apart. There is no fading or discoloration on the wicker. After almost a year, there is no visible wear and tear except for a few scratches on the metal bar supporting the back.
My Two Cents
I am very pleased with my purchase. An adjustable wicker chaise like this would have easily cost more somewhere else. I did try to look at furniture stores, but the prices were not reasonable at all. This outdoor chaise is an investment worth making if you want to make your pool area cozier. We’re planning to order another set of two. We are four in the family, and we would always fight over who gets to sit on the lounge chairs. They’re that comfortable.
If you get the chaises for your home, brace yourself for compliments. I usually have guests over on weekends, and they would remark how pretty the chairs are. One guest couldn’t believe us when we told him that it costs below $500. He even asked us for the link on Amazon, so he could order it for himself. The chairs are very stylish. In fact, our pool area has never looked so good.
Given the large size of the chaises, make sure to check the dimensions first before you order. That is all the more important if you are planning to fit it in a small space. You can also start by ordering just one chaise and then see if more could fit.
In terms of durability, you won’t be disappointed. It is quite inexpensive, but that says nothing about the product’s quality. The outdoor chaises are very easy to care for too. If you are the type of person who hates cleaning, a cushion-free chaise like this would work great for you.
Anyone looking for outdoor chaises should strongly consider this. With its adjustable back and elegant look, you can’t go wrong with it. I would recommend this without reservations. – Jennifer H
Brand: Christopher Knight Home
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