Comparing Chaise Lounges

Originally Published on January 10, 2019. Last Updated on February 29, 2024.

Outdoor chaise lounges offer 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 to 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 tricky decision. Fortunately, we’ve laid out the key differences of our multiple chaise lounge styles below to make the purchasing process hassle-free.

Jump to Collection

South Beach
Country Living
Long Island
Martha Stewart
More Styles

Coastal Chaise Lounges

POLYWOOD Coastal Chaise With Wheels

Get ready to seas the day: Outdoor lounge chairs from our Coastal Collection are perfect for après-swim siestas or taking in the view. The breathable, tear-resistant Phifertex® fabric sling offers a lighter weight with just the right amount of give—kind of like you’re floating on cloud nine.  

With a range of lumber options, both in Classic and Vintage finishes, and many sling color choices, you can channel your inner designer and create the getaway of your dreams. 

POLYWOOD Coastal 3-Piece Wheeled Chaise Set
Coastal 3-Piece Wheeled Chaise Set

Nautical Chaise Lounges

POLYWOOD Nautical Chaise With Arms

Bring out-of-office vibes to your outdoor space with chaises from our Nautical Collection. With a range of lumber options in Classic and Vintage finishes, and your choice of arms, wheels, or both, there’s one for every space and style. 

They’re taller than the South Beach and Long Island chaises and offer wider seats for a comfy place to anchor down. Plus, you can stack them up and out of the way when not in use. Pair them with a Nautical Side Table to rest drinks, snacks, or the latest page-turner.

POLYWOOD Nautical Chaise
Nautical Chaise

POLYWOOD Nautical Chaise with Wheels
Nautical Chaise with Wheels

POLYWOOD Nautical Chaise with Arms & Wheels
Nautical Chaise with Arms & Wheels

POLYWOOD Nautical 3-Piece Chaise Lounge with Arms Set with South Beach 18" Side Table
Nautical 3-Piece Chaise Lounge with Arms Set with South Beach 18″ Side Table

POLYWOOD Nautical 3-Piece Chaise Set
Nautical 3-Piece Chaise Set

Nautical 3-Piece Chaise Lounge with Wheels Set with South Beach 18″ Side Table

South Beach Chaise Lounges

POLYWOOD South Beach Outdoor Chaise Lounge

The South Beach Chaise features a sturdy base with clean, simple lines and fanned seashell-inspired backrest that’s comprised of five comfortable slats. 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, a versatile accent piece that keeps the essentials nearby.

POLYWOOD South Beach Chaise 3-Piece Set
South Beach Chaise 3-Piece Set

Country Living by POLYWOOD Chaise Lounges

POLYWOOD country Living Outdoor Chaise with Arms

Created in partnership with Country Living, these sun loungers evoke an image of mimosas, floppy hats, and shimmering pool views. The traditional design details—vertical back slats and a curved headboard—really make these shine. 

If you like to rest your drink or an elbow while you read, opt for armrests. Ready to roll? Built-in wheels let you chase the sun or seek some shade. For something that’s a breeze to get in an out of,  look to the armless design.

POLYWOOD Country Living Chaise
Country Living Chaise

POLYWOOD Country Living Chaise With Wheels
Country Living Chaise with Wheels

POLYWOOD Country Living Chaise With Arms & Wheels
Country Living Chaise with Arms and Wheels

POLYWOOD Country Living 3-Piece Chaise Set
Country Living 3-Piece Chaise Set

POLYWOOD Country Living 6-Piece Chaise Set
Country Living 6-Piece Chaise Set

Long Island Chaise Lounges

POLYWOOD Long Island Chaise

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.

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.

POLYWOOD Long Island Chaise 3-Piece Set
Long Island Chaise 3-Piece Set

Martha Stewart

Brought to you in partnership with Martha Stewart, this collection instantly elevates outdoor living. Decidedly traditional and undoubtedly charming, the chinoiserie-inspired styling is emphasized through the chaise’s graceful lines and intricate latticework.

Just swiftly adjust the backrest and use the wheels to catch sun or shade before settling into the inviting embrace. To design the ultimate sunbathing spot without any guesswork, you have the option to shop sets—you can even choose an accent table with an integrated umbrella hole.

Chinoiserie Chaise Lounge

Chinoiserie 3-Piece Chaise Set

Chinoiserie 3-Piece Chaise Set With Umbrella Stand Accent Table

Chinoiserie 6-Piece Chaise Set

Chinoiserie 6-Piece Chaise Set With Umbrella Stand Accent Table

More Chaise Lounge Styles

POLYWOOD Captain Outdoor Chaise Lounge
Captain Chaise

POLYWOOD Captain Outdoor Chaise Lounge with Arms
Captain Chaise with Arms

Signature POLYWOOD Outdoor Chaise with Arms
Signature Chaise with Wheels

Don’t Forget the Shade

Take cover on drizzly days or protect your loved ones from UV rays with our 9′ Tilt Market Umbrella & Base.

25 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!

    1. Hello Bel,

      Since POLYWOOD furniture is all-weather, it does not require a cover. However, covering your furniture will make seasonal cleaning easier while also prolonging the life of your furniture. We recommend

      Best wishes,

  7. Do the POLYWOOD chaises need cushions in order to be comfortable? I’d like to be able to leave them outside on our dock without carting cushions outside/inside every time we visit our lake house.

    1. Hi, Reese! Many of our customers choose to use our chaise lounges without a cushion. You might also enjoy our Coastal Chaise with Wheels. The sling provides ultimate comfort! Thanks for asking, Brooke

Comments are closed.