Highwood Hamilton Adirondack Chair Review
Highwood Hamilton Adirondack Chair: QUICK OVERVIEW
What We Like
What We Don't Like
Spring is just around the corner, and if your garden furniture is starting to look like it’s seen better days, then you’re probably thinking about replacing it for the coming season. Investing in new garden furniture isn’t cheap, but when you do, it’s worth looking around for something that is built to last.
While wooden furniture looks fantastic, it’s extremely susceptible to degradation over time due to exposure to the elements. It also requires a lot of maintenance since it will need retreating every few years.
Luckily, the market for garden furniture is evolving, and you can find garden furniture that looks like wood, but without any of the drawbacks such as rotting, cracking, and warping. In this article, we will review a beautiful Adirondack chair from Highwood to see what’s so special about it.
Highwood Hamilton Adirondack Chair Review
“Nature’s closest rival” is Highwood’s tagline. They provide premium quality products to the furnishings market that are designed to look like real wood. Highwood takes great pride in the fact that all of their products are 100% made in the USA, and they offer fantastic customer service.
Who Is This Product For?
This product is best suited for people looking for a low-maintenance chair for their outdoor space. It isn’t the cheapest option on the market, so it is not suitable for people working within a tight budget.
You will receive your new chair in several pieces so it will require some assembly. The package will include assembly instructions, a user manual, and a 12-year residential warranty.
Overview of Features
Here are the things you would expect from the Highwood Hamilton Adirondack Chair:
This is an extremely comfortable Adirondack chair that folds away for convenient and easy storage. The best thing about it is that it has an adjustable reclining backrest.
The backrest can be adjusted from an almost upright sitting position, right through to being fully reclined, which is great for sunbathing. Just team it with a footstool, and you have a sun lounger and chair all-in-one!
The chair looks like it is made from antique, weathered Acorn but is actually made from recycled plastic, eco-friendly, proprietary materials. It’s durable, and fade-resistant, meaning you can leave it outdoors all year round. It can withstand up to 400 pounds in weight and can endure the harshest climates from Alaska to Arizona temperatures, and is great whether you live in the mountains or at the beach.
- Low Maintenance
It’s ultra low-maintenance too as you won’t have to reseal or stain it every few years as you do with real wooden furniture. Cleaning is also easier because the materials used don’t absorb water, and actually repel dirt and grime.
- Environmentally Friendly
We love that this chair uses recycled plastics meaning there is less discarded plastic in the world thanks to Highwood. It’s also sustainable, saving our forests. The chair doesn’t require any stains or chemicals which are bad for the environment, and it’s made in a solar-powered factory
How to Get the Most Out of It
The Highwood Hamilton Adirondack Chair is so versatile we’re confident it will be the most used chair in your garden. Get the most out of it by simply using it as both a normal chair with the backrest in its most upright position and as a sun lounger by reclining the backrest even further. Team it with a matching ottoman and soak up the sun’s rays without getting any unsightly tan lines across your stomach.
If you’re not keen on the weathered acorn look of the chair by Highwood, then you may want to consider the Faux Wood Adirondack Chair from Lifetime. This chair is also made out of weather resistant material that simulates the look of wood but comes in five different colors including black, grey, and three different shades of brown. The material is made from 100% recycled polystyrene and is stain-resistant, easy to clean, and UV protected.
It is quite a bit cheaper than the Highwood Hamilton Adirondack Chair but it doesn’t fold away for storage, has no adjustable backrest, and it doesn’t come with a manufacturer’s warranty.
If you’re on a really budget and are looking to match your new Adirondack chair to other furniture in your garden, then the chair from Lifetime may be the right product for you. We, however, much prefer the Highwood Hamilton Adirondack Chair, overall.
We love the fact that you can team it with an ottoman and recline the backrest to enjoy this chair as a sun lounger, as it makes your garden furniture more versatile. You can also easily fold it away for easy transportation or to free up some space in your garden.
The material used to make the chair from Highwood also has better quality as it doesn’t carry a Prop 65 warning for California, and the 12-year warranty that you get for residential use is just the icing on the cake.