Polywood Classic Outdoor Adirondack Chair Review

Polywood Classic Outdoor Adirondack Chair Review

When it gets too hot to handle in the city, and those balmy spring breezes turn into asphalt melting summer temperatures, city dwellers head for the hills! Or at the very least, they head outdoors in search of shade, book in one hand, a refreshing drink in the other, to spend a few blissful hours of luxury lounging in their classic Adirondack chair. Just what is an Adirondack chair though and who out there among the recognizable garden furniture brands are doing justice to this timeless and iconic outdoors chair?

Well, a whistle-stop review first of how the Adirondack chair came into being and got its name before we pick out a solidly dependable and budget-friendly option from ever popular brand, Polywood, synonymous with producing furniture that fits your lifestyle.

The Adirondack was first created in 1903 by Thomas Lee who was in search of a comfortable but hard-wearing outdoor seating solution for his country cottage in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. He created several prototypes for his family to try, we’re told 22 in total, all made from the same knot-free wood, until he settled on a gentle reclining version, with a broad, comfortable seated base and generously proportioned armrests.

The rest, as they say, is history, and the iconic Adirondack chair so beloved and associated with modern day Americana outdoors living, has hardly changed since then, although the materials it’s now manufactured from have.

That’s where today’s product selection from Polywood comes in. We’re taking a look at the Polywood Classic Outdoor Adirondack chair which looks stylish but just as importantly is durable and weather resistant, pre-requisites we would say for an outdoor chair.

Polywood Classic Outdoor Adirondack Chair

Polywood, as a brand, believes that life should be about following your passion and for them, luckily enough for lovers of their product range, their passion is to create comfortable, stylish and sustainable outdoor furniture – furniture designed to be used outdoors which is simultaneously both good for the planet but also built to withstand all that Mother Nature throws it's way.

The Adirondack chair has enjoyed a long association with winding down and relaxing, taking a seated spot outdoors in style and comfort and what Polywood does so well, is combine that timeless design with a modern and contemporary twist.

This Classic Adirondack chair from their extensive collection is available in a wide choice of colors, so you are bound to find one which suits your own taste and style. This particular chair is designed in that very classic and instantly recognizable shape with a relaxing and comfortable contoured seat and with wide supportive armrests.

It will certainly look the part place a porch, a patio, or in your backyard. While it still looks sensational, because it’s not made of real wood, there’s literally no maintenance needed although some assembly upon receipt is required.

Who is This Product Best Suited For?

If you are looking for a low maintenance but very stylish solution that will look effortlessly chic on your patio and is entirely weather- and waterproof then this is an excellent and relatively inexpensive option and will really elevate the setting in which it’s placed. For lovers of outdoor living and lounging who also like their environment to look attractive, this Polywood Classic chair is an excellent option.

What’s Included?

You receive one Polywood Lumber chair in your choice of color with its comfortably contoured seat. Marine-grade, quality hardware is used, and your purchase comes backed by a 20-year residential warranty. Assembly is required.

Summary of Key Features

Below are some of the key features and benefits of owning a Polywood Classic Outdoor Adirondack Chair.

Durable construction

The company’s generous 20-year warranty backs all Polywood products. They promise that this chair, like others in the range, is made from durably constructed lumber which his resistant to strings and corrosive substances and will not splinter or rot, chip, crack or peel like many wood types have a propensity to do over time.

Weather resistance

Crucially, for an outdoor destination chair, this Polywood Adirondack chair is constructed from an all-weather material which has been built to withstand the rigors of Mother Nature and to handle all four seasons, from an icy Arctic blast to the heat of Arizona. Your chair can effortlessly deal with hot sun or pouring rain, heavy winds or salt spray. So whether you’re buying a chair for the backyard, your deck or to take with you to the beach, this Polywood Adirondack chair is impervious to the weather.

Color-stay technology

One of the instantly recognizable traits of the Polywood range of furniture is that use of a contemporary color palette. UV inhibitors and stabilizers are used to protect the lumber from degradation so that it maintains the color it came with thanks to light-stable pigments that run throughout the material.

Low-maintenance solution

With its environment-friendly Polywood lumber construction, this chair from their range requires minimal maintenance. Just wipe clean with a mild soapy detergent and water whenever needed to remove any soiling or dirt accumulated. No laborious annual maintenance or seasonal weatherproofing is required which means you won’t have to repaint, varnish, stain or weatherproof your investment ever.

Proudly made in the US

Polywood has been manufacturing its line of stylish outdoor furniture in the US since the 1980s.


  • Contoured for comfort
  • UV protected
  • Fade-resistant color
  • Solid, genuine Polywood lumber
  • Durable and weather resistant
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Marine grade quality
  • Low maintenance
  • 20-year warranty


Warranty for residential US only


If you like the idea of taking your outdoor lounging to a whole new luxurious level and fancy something that looks and feels like expensive teak but is, in fact, a highly durable and waterproof PolyTEAK lumbar, then you will love this Deluxe Reclining Chair with its retractable ottoman. Bridging the gap between style and durability, this pull-out ottoman style reclining chair delivers maximum comfort with minimum maintenance.


If style and comfort are important as well as saving the planet, then this Polywood  Classic Outdoor Chair which is made from durable and weather resistant recycled materials represents a fantastic choice when it comes to replacing those tired old deck chairs. It’s super comfortable, easy to maintain and clean and you can conveniently keep it out in your yard or on your deck all year round without worrying about any damage from the elements.