DuraWeather Poly Classic Adirondack Chair Review
DuraWeather Poly Classic Adirondack Chair: QUICK OVERVIEW
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Choosing the right garden furniture to spruce up your outdoor living space can be costly and time-consuming. Before we know it, spring will be upon us, and you’re probably keen to enjoy your garden as much as possible.
Adirondack chairs are a popular choice when it comes to garden furniture as they are more comfortable than regular, straight-backed chairs. They’re fantastic for relaxing in and are known for their wide armrests, so you can keep your book, and a drink, close by.
Choosing between real wooden furniture and plastic alternatives is another decision you will have to make. We decided to review the Adirondack chair from DuraWeather Poly to see how it stacks up against real wood and help you make your decision on what is right for you.
DuraWeather Poly Classic Adirondack Chair Review
DuraWeather Poly recovers and recycles over 210 million plastic bottles each year, and uses them to manufacture outdoor furnishings made out of HDPE (high-density polyethylene). They have been supplying high-quality products that are built to last a lifetime for over 50 years or since 1960.
Who Is This Product For?
This Adirondack chair is ideally suited for people looking for comfortable and low-maintenance outdoor furniture. If you like the look of real wood but not the upkeep, then this could be the perfect solution for you.
When you receive your chair, you will be required to spend a little time on assembling it before using it. It is estimated, though, that you should be able to assemble the entire chair in just three to five minutes with the help of a wrench (not included). Also included, with each DuraWeather Poly furniture is a five-year residential warranty.
Overview of Features
The first thing that truly struck us about this chair is just how much it looks like real wood. The chair is made from wood grain poly, and you really can’t tell the difference between the two by the way it looks or even when you touch it.
The special wood grain poly is made in the USA from 100% recycled materials, so it’s very eco-friendly. Teamed with the marine-grade stainless hardware, you never have to worry about wood rotting, warping, or splitting, or hardware rusting ever again.
With 16 gorgeous colors to choose from, you’re really spoilt for choice. Not only are they really easy to clean, but you can also leave these chairs outside all year-round due to UV protectants within the material that protect them from fading. Before you buy real wood, consider the time you’ll save over the years with DuraWeather Poly, as you will never have to sand, stain, or waterproof your furniture ever again.
The chair folds away for storage, and another great selling point is that it is extremely sturdy. It is estimated that this chair employs approximately 30% more materials in the manufacturing process than competitors, which makes this chair really durable.
The seat is approximately 21 inches wide, and the chair is suitable for bearing a weight of up to 350 pounds, so this is a solid chair that can be enjoyed by men and women of all shapes and sizes.
While the sturdiness of this chair is fantastic in more ways than one, it does mean that the chair is heavier than others on the market that use less material. Weighing in at 42 pounds, some users have said that they have to drag the chairs into storage, as they are too heavy to pick up.
How to Use
As mentioned previously, you will need to assemble the chair yourself on receipt of your package, before you can use it. DuraWeather Poly provides easy-to-follow assembly instructions, and there is also a video tutorial online if you prefer to follow that.
If you think you’ll be moving your garden furniture from one area to another, or moving it in and out of storage a lot, then you may wish to consider a chair that is lighter than this one from DuraWeather Poly. A lighter alternative is the POLYWOOD AD4030TE Classic Outdoor Adirondack Chair.
This chair is also made from low-maintenance materials that aren’t prone to splintering, cracking, chipping, or peeling. The recycled lumber used is more durable than normal wood and stands up to all weather conditions and UV rays better, so your chair will last for years to come.
It only weighs 34 pounds so, while it is lighter when it comes to moving around your garden, it doesn’t fold down. As such, it will take up more space in storage. This chair also comes with a fantastic 20-year residential warranty from the manufacturer’s base in Indiana, USA.
Help to save our forests by choosing garden furniture that is made from recycled materials. The DuraWeather Poly Adirondack Chair is a fantastic choice when the time comes that you need to replace your old chairs.
It’s really comfortable and easy to keep clean. You can fold this chair away into storage when needed or leave it out in your garden all year-round without worrying about it being damaged by the elements.