Comparing Chaise Lounges

Outdoor chaise lounges represent a stylish and elegant way to relax in the comfort of your backyard. The long seat design with the angled back provides full-body support so you can doze, sunbathe, read, or reflect in total comfort. Our chaise lounges for outdoors feature adjustable backrests so you can always find the right angle.

Deciding that you want a chaise lounge or a chaise lounge set near your pool or along your patio is the first step. Choosing a specific style can be a more involved and stressful decision. Fortunately, we’ve laid out the key differences of our multiple chaise lounge styles below to make the purchasing process hassle-free.

South Beach Chaise

South Beach Chaise

The South Beach Chaise features a sturdy base with clean, simple lines for an unobtrusive design. The main difference between this chaise lounge and those from our other collections is the curved headrest with five slats that comprise the comfortable backrest. A spacious seat width of 20 inches and a seat height of 12 inches creates the ideal conditions for a pleasant afternoon nap.

When you wake up, sip some lemonade that you have resting on the coordinating South Beach Side Table that’s outfitted with curved edges, making it a versatile accent piece.

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Long Island Chaise

white polywood chaise lounge on beach

Similar in style to the South Beach Chaise, the Long Island Chaise switches up the design of the backrest for the signature four-slatted Long Island Collection aesthetic to give your outdoor furniture the look of a poolside retreat. The seat width and height of this particular chaise lounge are identical to the measurements of the South Beach Chaise.

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Pair this chaise with a Long Island Side Table, which features a simple four-slat surface design, so you’ll have a resting spot for your iced tea within arm’s reach.

Nautical Chaise

The spacious Nautical Chaise is also available with arms, wheels, or both and is a couple of inches taller than other options like the South Beach and Long Island Chaises. This style also features a wider seat for ultimate leisure.

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Nautical Chaise   |   Nautical Chaise with Arms
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Nautical Chaise with Wheels   |   Nautical Chaise with Arms & Wheels

polywood white outdoor chaise lounge in grass

The Nautical Chaise with Wheels adds mobility to this best-selling chaise lounge, allowing you to reposition or store it by simply lifting the footrest. If you prefer an armrest, you can also order a Nautical Chaise with Arms & Wheels. This particular style enables you to fully customize your outdoor chaise lounges. Accessorize your space with a Nautical Side Table to conveniently rest drinks, snacks, or the latest page-turner.

stackable outdoor chaise lounges

Captain Chaise

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This slatted chaise sits closer to the ground and offers more width and seat length for taller individuals. The Captain Chaise is modeled after classic 20th-century chaises found on prominent yacht decks, creating a strong impression without overbearing design elements.

Signature Chaise with Wheels

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Curved edges, lasting support, and a fully adjustable backrest define the Signature Chaise with Wheels. The comfy, casual look of this classic slatted chaise is complemented by wheels that allow you to transition from watching the kids in the yard to lounging by the pool with little effort.

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Coastal Chaise

polywood coastal outdoor chaise lounge on deck

The Coastal Wheeled Chaise also utilizes a breathable Phifertex® fabric sling for optimal comfort. Take advantage of the included wheels to position your outdoor chaise lounge wherever the sun is most radiant. The genuine POLYWOOD lumber frame is large, heavy, and more detailed.

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Create a perfect hideaway for two by ordering a 3-Piece Chaise Set complete with two outdoor chaise lounges and a matching side table, available in Nautical, Coastal, Long Island, and South Beach Collections. Customize your lounge furniture with additional comfort items like a chaise cushion or a throw pillow when you really want to catch some z’s while also catching some rays.

What POLYWOOD chaise lounge is the right match for your home? Sound off in the comments!

Blog Post Updated March 24, 2021

20 thoughts on “Comparing Chaise Lounges

  1. Looking for a foot stool Do ya’ll make anything like that? Sure would be nice to put my feet up while sitting in my adirondak chair

      1. Hi, I was wondering if I can get a catalog mail to me. I’m interested and buying some lounges and a bar table with four chairs. My address is 30825 Ortega Ln, Big Pine Key FL 33043.
        Elizabeth Cowan

  2. Good morning,

    Please inform if the Nautical Chaise and Captain Chaise are available with stainless steel or white hardware for the bar used to adjust the backrest? In some of your pictures it appears to be black. What is the material of the bar? I’m interested in white chaises and do not like the look of a black bar.

    Is the fabric on your umbrellas machine washable?

    Thank you,

    1. Hi Mary,

      That’s a wonderful question! The adjustable bar will be aluminum that is powder coated to be white, black or tan depending on the color option you select for the chaise lounge chair. A white chaise will be paired with a what support bar to allow for a cohesive look. Not all of our cushions will allow for the cover to be removed, so I have included out cleaning recommendations for our fabrics below.

      Thank you for reaching out!

  3. With respect to the chaises with armrests…do any of them have the option to fold down completely? Especially when in the flat position? That is ideal. Thanks

    1. Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for asking!

      We don’t have a chaise model that allows the armrests to fold or be moved as they’re in a fixed position. We appreciate the great idea though! We’ll share it with our design team.

      Have a fantastic day!

    1. Hi Sonya,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      All of our chaise lounges will lay flat (180 degrees) to keep you comfortable on your stomach.

      Have a fantastic day!

  4. Hello, I’m trying to find all the differences between the Nautical and Captain’s chaise. It appears that the size is an inch bigger on the Captain’s chaise, but it’s not clear why that would account for an almost 100% price difference.

    1. Hello Jim,

      The main difference in this price difference between the Nautical and Captain Chaise Loungers is the amount of material used in both collections and the labour used to manufacture each model. The Captain Chaise Lounge is made with a thicker lumber chassis than the Nautical, thus making it heavier and more suited to a high traffic commercial application.

      I hope this information is helpful.

      Thank you!

    1. Hello Rick,

      Our Chaise Loungers are weight tested and approved according to ASTM standards up to a weight capacity of 400lbs.

      Thank you for your question!

  5. I’m looking for a chaise lounges that won’t rust. Are there specific styles of your chaise lounges that don’t have metal parts that would rust in the rain?

    1. Hi Debbie,

      The majority of the chaise lounge is going to be made of POLYWOOD lumber. The brace in the back assembly that adjusts the position of the chaise lounge will be aluminum. However, is it powder coated to protect it from the elements.

      The hardware used to build the lounge is made of 18-8 stainless steel hardware with an Allochrome 3200+™ finish and cosmetic coating. This makes our hardware marine grade quality.

      We appreciate you asking!

  6. Hi Polywood,
    I am shopping for several chaise lounges. I like the design of the Polywood Nautical and Signature models. The Signature model is more expensive. Is there a difference in the thickness of the Polywood lumber used in these two models?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Joe,

      Great question! There will be style differences as well as the thickness of the lumber used for each of the two models. Because of this, the models with more lumber will cost just a little bit more.

      Thanks for asking!

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