There’s nothing quite like lazing about in the sun on a hot summer’s day with a fresh beverage by your side. Reading a book as the waves crash nearby, listening to music on a balcony as the city sounds echo down below, or stargazing with friends and family hoping to catch sight of a shooting star. In order to make the best of these experiences, you’ll need to get yourself a sunlounger.
“But how do I know which one works for me?” you may ask.
It’s a simple matter that takes just a bit of thinking. So here’s a few things to keep in mind when shopping for your next sun lounger:
You might be wondering, “comfortable, of course!” It’s a little more nuanced than that. It’s less about your personal comfort, and more about the material of the lounger. Considering the material you want to get and how your environment will react to it.
If you live in an area with all four seasons, durable loungers are a great option. They’re great for those with back problems, too, as their sturdiness would better suit their comfort levels. It also helps if you’re looking for something long-term that can sustain drastic weather changes. They’ll save you from potentially buying new loungers every so often.
But if you live somewhere where the seasons don’t change much, comfort is your go-to. You don’t have to worry about your lounger breaking down from severe weather changes. It’s one less thing to worry about at the end of the day, but your choice is directly linked with _how_ you want to use your lounger, prompting the question…
It’s an important question to ask. Will they be moving around, or are they staying in place? Weight is a crucial part of answering that. The heavier it is, the harder it is to move. Keep that in mind while you consider where and when you’ll be using your sun loungers.
Once again looking at your local weather, areas prone to severe weather changes and high winds are best off with mobile loungers. You’re likely not going to use your lounger all year round, so why leave it out in the open air to slowly degrade? Go mobile and save yourself the possibility of having to fix or replace your lounger. This is especially true if you plan to use it on a high-rise balcony. The higher up you are, the stronger the winds will be. Reduce the risk of accident or injury, and get a portable lounger.
On the other hand, using a lounger in moderate climates (or even closed off sections of your home or building,) warrants getting something stationary. Chances are you won’t need to move them much, so you can opt for a stationary one. Regardless of your choice, loungers will often come with a variety of…
Who doesn’t love options? You’ve picked your type of lounger, and now it’s time to accessorize!
Many loungers come with adjustable backrests, perfect for both sun-bathing and sun-lounging. Some loungers have shorter leg rests, which isn’t necessarily the worst idea! They usually come in a set with foot rests. Now you can use both lounger and foot rests as makeshift outdoor dinner chairs. Other loungers come with wheels to ease moving around, while others have cup holders in the arm rests. And of course, cushions and blankets galore! All kinds are available to use, and it all comes down to your preference.
Again, it’s important to first recognize what type of lounger you need that will work with both your environment and the purpose of the loungers. Once you’ve decided, you’re ready for your next beach BBQ!