Best hanging egg chairs [UK]: top rattan and double chairs reviewed
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This one’s quite a fun one if you’re looking for an extra something for your garden or living room…
Between a swing and a patio chair, and provides the same level of comfort as a bean bag no less, it’s the hanging egg chair! I have to say, they’re a bit of a type; not everyone loves them and I can see how you might not want to be swinging in your chair. Others really like them – they’re a fun alternative to a sometimes boring piece of furniture.
Others still, and this is where I fall, just want to see what the hype is about. And I quite fancy a nice new spot to soak up the sunshine with my book that’s a bit different to a sun lounger or zero gravity chair setup, and more fun than my current set up with a cushion and chair dragged out from the kitchen.
Best hanging egg chairs
But the best part about these egg chairs? Rattan! The material of the moment – I’m loving the look of it and apparently so are lots of our customers. Can definitely see why it’s getting it’s moment right now, and why they make these chairs we’re reviewing here very attractive.
I’ve got a good selection for you, from cheaper to the more expensive end, including some double chairs! Because what’s better than one hanging chair? A two-person hanging chair… (which I just see as extra room to stretch your legs out, to be honest).
1. Dawsons Living Vienna Hanging Egg Chair
At mid range money, the Dawsons Living Vienna Hanging Egg Chair is the cheapest out of this lot (but only by £30 or so). It’s our classic woven rattan material in black, and it’s quite a unique shape for the egg chair as it’s less round and more squashed and oval in shape. This does make the chair a little more open so might be more comfortable if you’re after more room to manoeuvre.
This one holds slightly less weight than some of the others, holding up to 136kg, but that’s still a decent hold for an egg chair, and might explain the slight difference in price.
The structure seems very strong and the assembly was very easy – noticed it was well packaged as well. I like the covering on the cushions as they act as pretty water resistant so make the chair very suitable for outdoors.
This is definitely a good option, and good to bear in mind that it’s a little cheaper than the others, but do note that it’s a slightly different shape so depends on what you’re after in terms of comfort and style.
2. Yaheetech Rattan Swing Chair Hanging Garden
This chair is quite attractive and sweet. Made of a woven, white rattan, the Yaheetech Rattan Swing Chair is egg shaped and free-standing so it really does add a bit of something to the garden. The grey cushions it comes with are a nice colour too, and match the chair really nicely.
At nearly a meter in width (94.5), it doesn’t take up too much space but provides a decent sized seat for one. According to the instructions, this one can hold up to 150kg.
So, it took me a little while to get this out the packaging – most likely because I was too lazy to get up and get a knife to open it. Not their fault. After I eventually got up and got it all out, the assembly was pretty simple. You get three pieces – the chair, the base, and the pole. I would compare the assembly to putting together a simple clothes rail.
I also noticed that the cushion covers are zipped up which is useful if you want to wash them at any point – which you probably would if you’re wanting to keep it outside.
Once I got the chair up, I put it out on some decking and I have to say, I’m kind of in love with the look of it. It’s nearly 2 meters tall (at 196cm) and the chair is adjustable. I did forget though that when you sit on it, the chair does sink obviously. So the chair is a bit closer to the ground than I was imagining. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing though – it just depends on your preference and height.
Apart from that, the chair was really comfortable.
And you can take this one apart again which is really useful if you’re planning on keeping it outside for the summer but don’t want it to be a permanent fixture to the garden.
At midd range money again, this one comes in at mid-range out of three of the egg chairs from this selection.
3. CGC Brown Hand Weaved Rattan Rust Proof Egg Swing Chair
Slightly more expensive than the last product but still in the mid range, the CGC Brown Hand Weaved Rattan Rust Proof Egg Swing Chair is a nice alternative in a brown metal and rattan style. Similar to the last one, this one also comes with nice grey cushions. I like the overall look of it judging from pictures – a nice, standard weave design.
The assembly was really easy – much like the last one. And I like that they give you covers for the chair if you want to keep it outside to protect it from the weather.
I love the look of this one too; I’m kind of thinking my garden is just going to be filled with swinging egg chairs at this point. The cushions are comfortable and feel like good quality – again, the covers can be washed which is a good touch.
Also wanted to note that we’ve heard great things about the CGC customer service – just thought I’d throw that in here.
I think this one would look good with a few extra cushions as well if you want to brighten it up.
(This one’s available for delivery from April.)
4. Harrier Hanging Egg Chair Sun Loungers
So, I’ve included this one just because it’s quite a unique shape for the hanging egg chair. Still in the middle range, the Harrier Hanging Egg Chair Sun Lounger is much less rounded and more of a swinging sun lounger. The actual metal frame of the chair is like a tear-drop shape with a long lounger-like grey cushion. Just thought this was an interesting one to throw in the mix.
The actual chair is good quality, including the cushion, which is to be expected given the price. I like that you can get this one in three different colour combinations; white/grey, black/white, and brown/cream – I personally went for the last option because I think it’s a nice aesthetic combination, although I would say the cushion is more grey-toned.
The only thing I’ll say about this one is that, unlike most of the other products, you do have to pay extra if you want to get a tailored cover – this takes the price up to the higher end of mid range, (it’s an extra £40 for the cover). A bit of a shame but perhaps where the price is shown more is from the lounger shape.
5. scotrade New Comfortable Siena Hanging Snuggle Egg Chair Style
Here we’ve got our first two-seater swinging egg chair at the top end of the range price wise, so definitely a pricy purchase. Sold with the two-seater grey cushion, the Scotrade Siena Hanging Snuggle Egg Chair is a nice upgrade to the standard egg chair.
It can sit two comfortably, albeit slightly squashed as the title suggests it’s a ‘snuggle’ seat. I’d want to add a couple of extra cushions so you could put your feet up and have more reclining space for one.
The look is similar to the other styles with a nice woven texture and grey in colour so this one is definitely another attractive option for your garden or home.
It’s a similar kind of assembly job to the others, except obviously the dimensions are bigger at 136 x 75 x 114cm. Can confirm it is a comfy one, especially with the addition of extra cushions to prop against the sides.
6. SunTime Brampton Luxury Rattan Wicker Outdoor Hanging Cocoon Egg Swing Chair
As a three-seater, this one is our most expensive egg chair out of the selection at the top end price wise. According to the instructions, the PE rattan doesn’t fade in UV rays and is completely waterproof, so easy to clean.
The look of it is very attractive with the classic woven rattan style and grey cushions. This three-seater has extra cushions to act as head-rests which is a nice addition. A really nice colour as well for the garden.
It was easy to assemble, which isn’t a surprise anymore with all of these egg chairs as they come in similar parts to put together – feel like a pro at putting together swinging egg chairs now. It feels very sturdy once it’s together, which I was pleased about considering its size.
This one comes with a made-to-fit cover as well which is great with this three-seater as you wouldn’t want to be moving this one around too much (although it’s not that heavy) so having a cover to protect it against the weather is good.
I think the main reason for the price of something like is the look and style and this type of product is a bit of a luxury. But I love the multiple seat ideas, even if it is just for extra lounge space.
Just note that this one is available at the end of April if you’re looking to pre-order.
Buyer’s Guide To Hanging Egg Chairs
These chairs aren’t cheap but boy are they comfy. I have picked up on a few things to maybe keep an eye out for to make them worth your money in the practical sense.
I love the chairs that came with coverings – most of the ones above did. I think this is a great touch and definitely a practical addition to look out for in terms of protecting your swinging egg chair.
Cushion covers that you can remove – also a great detail from several of these chairs. It would definitely be a shame if you couldn’t easily clean your cushions and that tainted the general look of the chair, given a big part of them is how they are aesthetically so it’s great you can take them off. And a good detail to be looking out for when buying.
Some of the cheaper hanging egg chairs are a bit flimsy but as you move up the money, so the overall experience becomes more and more positive. Personally, I would take aim at a hanging egg chair that’s priced over £300 but less than £400. The chairs in this range seem to be built with a solid quality steel and do not look as if they will bend, buckle, get knocked over in the wind or rust easily.
Contemporary vs Classic – get your style right
You need to decide whether you like an oder more classy look or a cutting edge modern finish. Personally, I think these chairs look stunning in a more classic shade and style like the Dawsons hanging egg chair. That’s not to say that you can’t get some cracking modern looking options, I just feel that my garden is cozy and far more suited to the idea of a classic shape. I would be in no hurry to rule out a modern hanging egg basket though. If you have a really sleek look with modern decking finished in teak oil, with superb ship lap walls of the same then a modern looking hanging egg chair like the Harriet would fit beautifully too.
Keep it clean
There’s nothing worse than letting your garden furniture slip. Make sure you keep on top of cleaning and pick a model that has removable covers. The frame should be easy to wipe down with some wet wipes and the very best hanging egg chairs in the UK will not rust and make your garden experience a the better for many years to come.