reclining rattan garden furniture

What’s better than rattan furniture? Reclining rattan furniture!

In this guide, we’ll go through how to choose your new reclining rattan furniture, as well as our top picks for this year.

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How to Choose Reclining Rattan

Here are the key features to look out for in your new reclining rattan sets:

Reclining Feature

Not all reclining features are the same. We recommend you look for a hydraulic style reclining mechanism, as these are more durable and offer more reclining positions.

You should also look for a function that’s easy to use when sitting down, as you don’t want to have to stand up when you need to adjust your chair angle.

Materials and Durability

You should choose a furniture set that’s made from an aluminium frame, and has UV stabilized rattan. That’s because aluminium is rustproof, and UV stabilization means the rattan won’t fade or rot from the sun. It can therefore be left outside all year, no cover needed.

Something to watch out for: Far from being widespread, truly weatherproof garden furniture is actually very hard to come by, with many retailers advertising the quality, but delivering products which do not meet the requirements. A common occurrence of this is the so-called “weather-resistant” rattan effect furniture that is being shipped by some of the large retailers this year. When you read the small print, you can see it comes with a steel frame. Steel as we all know is prone to rust, and is therefore not ideal for leaving outside! It doesn’t take a brain wave to understand that steel isn’t going to last in the snow and ice of the British climate.

Cushions

Look for a set that includes cushions in the price. You want to have both a seat pad and a backrest cushion for maximum comfort.

You can choose weatherproof cushions, but in our experience, they aren’t anywhere near as comfortable as normal cushions.

Colour and Style

There are lots of different colours and styles of reclining rattan available. The colour you choose will depend very much on your garden style. In the UK, the grey or brown tones or furniture tend to look better in a natural setting, whereas a cream-coloured set may look better on grey decking or a modern-themed garden.

Delivery

Always look for a set that includes free delivery in the price of the set. Delivery of large items can be expensive, so this may be an unexpected cost if they don’t offer free shipping.

Best Reclining Rattan Furniture 2022

Here are our top picks for reclining rattan furniture sets in 2022 by type:

Best Reclining Rattan Garden Chair Set

Sapcote Deluxe Reclining Set in Natural Rattan

Winner: Sapcote Deluxe Reclining Set in Natural Rattan

Pros:

  • Weatherproof rattan set
  • Easy to use reclining mechanism
  • Aluminium frame
  • UV stabilized rattan
  • Extra thick cushions
  • 2 reclining rattan armchairs
  • Glass topped side table
  • Available in grey, brown, or cream.

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Best Reclining Rattan Dining Set

Albury 4 Seater Round Reclining Dining Set in Cappuccino Rattan

Winner: Albury 4 Seater Round Reclining Dining Set in Cappuccino Rattan

Pros:

  • Weatherproof rattan set
  • Easy to use reclining mechanism
  • Aluminium frame
  • UV stabilized rattan
  • Thick cushions
  • 4 reclining rattan dining chairs
  • Glass topped dining table
  • Perfect 4 seater patio set
  • Available in grey, brown, or cream.

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Best Reclining Rattan Sofa Set

Sapcote Deluxe Reclining Lounge Set (Grey)

Winner: Sapcote Deluxe Reclining Lounge Set

Pros:

  • Weatherproof rattan set
  • Easy to use reclining mechanism
  • Aluminium frame
  • UV stabilized rattan
  • Extra thick cushions
  • 2 reclining rattan armchairs
  • 3 seater reclining sofa
  • Glass topped adjustable coffee table
  • 2 footstools
  • Available in grey, brown, or cream.

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Is all Rattan Furniture Weatherproof?

Unfortunately, not all rattan furniture is weatherproof. You need to make sure the frame is made from aluminium (which is rustproof), and the rattan is UV stabilized to prevent rotting or fading.

A clever way to check the frame is to lift the chair. If it’s very heavy, it’s likely steel, which isn’t weatherproof.

What types of Reclining Rattan Furniture are Available?

There are various types available, including:

  • Reclining garden chairs
  • Reclining sun loungers
  • Balcony chairs
  • Reclining garden furniture sets
  • Garden tables with reclining chairs
  • Garden loungers with footstools
  • Garden recliners
  • Zero gravity egg chairs
  • Reclining dining sets
  • Reclining rattan chairs with footrests
  • Reclining bistro sets with parasols
  • Reclining lounge chairs
  • Reclining sets with rocking chairs
  • Grey rattan reclining garden sofas

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed our article on the best reclining rattan furniture. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, or contact us at [email protected]

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