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The best hanging egg chairs for 2022

Instagrammable, cosy, and the perfect way to relax in your garden...

Hanging egg chairs have become a garden staple. Comfortable, stylish and Instagrammable, these chairs make a fabulous addition to outdoor spaces, whether it's on the lawn, patio, decking, or in a conservatory.

Hanging egg chairs – also called a garden egg chair, egg chair swing or simply a hanging chair or swing chair – are extremely popular designs, loved for its gentle sway. Typically, the egg-shaped chair is suspended from, and supported by, an overarching frame which attaches to the seat via a steel chain to gently swing back and forth. The other type of garden egg chair is simply a freestanding design with either four legs or a solid base, which does not swing. There are some multi-use hanging egg chairs on the market which enable both features.

Why are hanging egg chairs so popular?

A typical sight on your Instagram feed, hanging egg chairs have increased in popularity over the years and is now a favourable garden furniture choice for creating an outdoor living room. They are most definitely in demand, so we'd advise buying sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment. The pod-like, egg-shaped or teardrop-shaped seats have a cocooning effect. Spacious and inviting with a stylish open weave design, a hanging egg chair is perfect for a spot of relaxing, reading a good book in the shade, or sipping on your favourite drink in the sun.

And that's the other thing, these egg chairs usually double up for both indoor and outdoor use too, so you can move it around as you wish to suit your needs.

How much does a hanging egg chair cost?

Some retailers have become known for their hanging egg chairs – the ever popular Aldi egg chair is now a cult Aldi favourite, and sells out pretty much instantly when it launches. Plus for less than £200, it's a bargain, too. Then there's also the B&M egg chair – there are four designs this year ranging from £150 to £325 but it's available to buy in select stores only.

The good news is that hanging egg chairs are so popular that you can find a good quality one online. Please note, prices do vary. On average you can expect to pay anything from £250 to £550, and this is really dependent on the brand, design, material and additional features. For bigger sizes – specifically double and triple – you can expect to pay up to £1,000.

How do I install a hanging egg chair?

Most hanging egg chairs come with a stand (especially most of the ones in our round-up) so you won't need to worry about installation. However, some egg chairs will only come with the rope or steel chain, so you will have to manually attach this to a structure or beams. If this is the case for outdoors, firstly choose an area with plenty of space for the chair to swing, and to avoid it knocking into plants or open fires like a fire pit. You will need to hang it from either a strong tree branch or a solid, fixed frame like a pergola. If in doubt, consult a professional tradesperson.

What to look for when buying a hanging egg chair

It goes without saying, your hanging egg chair should be solid and sturdy with a robust powder-coated steel frame. Depending on the design you buy, it should come with deep, soft weatherproof cushions for ultimate comfort – although you can also buy these separately. Do check the size – a single hanging chair is designed to hold one person, and double egg chairs on the market will fit two people, but please always check the maximum weight and adhere to this for your safety.

These garden egg chairs are typically made from resin, textilene or synthetic rattan/wicker. As it'll be outdoors, and will likely remain there, it needs to be weather resistant and UV protected so it will not fade in direct sunlight. Although, do store or cover cushions when not in use to protect them. We'd also recommend investing in a chair cover if one isn't provided to protect from all elements; sun, wind, rain, frost, tree sap, bird droppings, dust, etc.

So on that note, shop the best hanging egg chairs for your garden.

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The Cheap One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Singapore Hanging Egg Chair

At just under £230, this hanging egg chair from Dunelm is a star buy. Made from metal and rattan and boasting a timeless design, it provides ample room, perfect for comfortable outdoor lounging.

The Cosy One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Circle Wicker Hanging Chair - Black

With a cosy headrest and durable Olefin fabric cushions, Amara's hanging egg chair – made from UV proof wicker – hangs from a sturdy powder coated iron frame. You can easily spend hours swinging back and forth on this on a warm summer’s evening. It's also available in grey.

The Contemporary One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Indoor / Outdoor Hanging Egg Chair
notonthehighstreet.com £555.00

This versatile and elegant hanging egg chair is made from a durable rattan material. This design will make a great addition to your outdoor space. It comes complete with grey cushions, a headrest and a stand for hanging, and is available in black or grey.

The Statement One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Lyra Garden Hanging Chair, Charcoal Grey

This designer hanging egg chair from MADE will make quite the statement in your outdoor space. Made with woven poly rattan, it comes with a comfy cushion.

The Pod One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Dante Pod Hanging Chair
John Lewis & Partners
John Lewis johnlewis.com

We quite like the exposed back and open 'side windows' on this pod chair. Equally impressive is the handwoven design using synthetic wicker in a natural finish. 'Dante round wicker is a high-specification resin requiring an intricate hand-woven technique, taking days to produce to the finest quality,' John Lewis explains.

The Cocooning One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Egg Shaped Swing Chair
Charles Bentley manomano.co.uk

Create a garden corner just for relaxing with this hanging egg chair, which features a striking dark grey rope and rattan design, luxurious cushioned seating, and an adjustable headrest.

The Chevron One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Chevron Garden Double Hanging Seat, Black/Grey
John Lewis & Partners
John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com

We love the contemporary chevron pattern on this double hanging chair. It's hand-woven with a synthetic weave on powder-coated metal frames, making it both durable and weather-resistant. It comes with one double seat cushion and one double backrest cushion. If you fancy going matchy-matchy, you can coordinate with other garden furniture in John Lewis' Chevron range.

The Stylish One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Dove 1 Seater Metal Hanging Egg Chair
Habitat argos.co.uk

Incredibly stylish, this hanging egg chair features an airy open weave rattan design, and contrasts well with the black metal frame. Fitted with a thick, padded white seat cushion, this is the ultimate spot for lazy afternoons in the sun.

The Aldi One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Hanging Egg Chair

Aldi's rattan effect hanging chair makes chilling outside easy and at under £200 it's an absolute bargain. It has a safety strap with hook and loop, a powder coated steel frame, and 100 per cent polyester cushions. Aldi's hanging egg chair is always in demand but you can sign up to receive an email notification when it's back in stock.

The Hammock-Style One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Rattan Hanging Egg Chair
Lewis's amazon.co.uk

This hammock style garden egg chair is perfect for a garden or conservatory. Available in double, this chair is a great one to really sink into and the swinging seat provides a relaxing moving effect.

The Multifunctional One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Indoor Outdoor Hanging Chair
Cox & Cox

A wonderful addition to your outdoor space, this garden egg chair has been intricately woven around a strong metal frame in a smooth egg shape. It includes a cream armchair seat cushion and headrest. And, you get the best of both worlds – you can choose to have it in a swing position, or assemble it to stand on legs.

The Triple One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Brampton Luxury Rattan Wicker Outdoor Hanging Cocoon Egg Swing Chair
Suntime amazon.co.uk

Why seat one person when you can seat three? Yes, relax side by side with your family and friends in this cosy and cocooning hanging egg chair. It comes with a plump grey cushions and a waterproof cover. This garden egg chair is also available in a single and double size.

The Sleek Black One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Black Turin Double Teardrop Egg Chair

We're lusting after this smart black double Milano Egg chair. The teardrop-shaped hanging egg chair comes with matching quilted lounge cushions. This is perfect for a contemporary garden.

The Highly Rated One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Jaye Hanging Egg Chair – Grey
Argos Home argos.co.uk

Transform your outdoor space into a tranquil oasis with Argos' hanging egg chair. Mould yourself into the comfortable cushions and enjoy the sunshine from the comfort of your garden. This one has been a hit with customers too, with 4.7 out of 5 stars and recommended by 92 per cent of customers.

The Rattan One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Rattan Hanging Chair With Stand Beige Bettrys
Bloomsbury Market wayfair.co.uk

Pricey? Yes, but we love this beige hanging egg chair – the neutral colour makes it a great buy for all spaces. It's made of durable PE rattan, mounted on a metal stand, and comes with a white seat cushion.

The Intricate One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Peacock Indoor/Outdoor Hanging Chair

With a pretty, intricate design, this rattan hanging chair has been sealed with clear lacquer for protection. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, simply sit back and relax. For outdoors, you can attach this to a sturdy tree branch or solid structure.

The Pod One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Malibu Hanging Chair in Grey
Maze Rattan primrose.co.uk

Doesn't this look comfy? We'd happily spend all day relaxing in this pod-shaped hanging egg chair. The stylish charcoal grey colour makes it ideal for all decor styles.

The Alternative One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Amazonas Globo Chair
Garden Street

This hanging chair, in a globe-like frame, comes with a big soft cushion to provide ultimate comfort. Attach this one to a strong, sturdy tree branch, but you can also buy an additional stand if you prefer.

The Two-Seater One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Globo Royal Garden Hanging Chair in Green

Handmade with a unique wooden frame, this hanging chair is equipped with a large, plush green cushion. It provides optimal comfort and there's enough space for two people. You can shop optional extras such as a stand, cover and wall hook.

The Chic One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Monato Indoor Outdoor Egg Chair
Ella James Notonthehighstreet.com

This beautiful, taupe teardrop-shaped garden egg chair will complement all outdoor spaces. It has an interior headrest and cushioning for extra comfort.

The Comfortable One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Hanging Egg Chair
Coopers of Stortford

For just under £300, this hanging egg chair offers a generous width and the flat wicker chair seat ensures practical support. The large fitted cushion is padded with innovative and natural silk floss, which is designed to follow the contours of your body and deliver a luxurious outdoor seating solution.

The Deluxe One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Grey Double Rattan Hanging Egg Chair
TJ Hughes eBay

Snuggle up, curl up and relax in this stylish double hanging egg chair. The curved pod is supported by generous cushioning – and there's plenty of space to relax!

The Grey One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Folding Rattan Swing Seat
Signature Homes And Gardens amazon.co.uk

Kick back in your garden with this rattan hanging egg chair. The plump, dark grey cushion provides maximum comfort and looks very stylish against the rattan seat.

The Designer One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Lot Hanging Chair
Broste Copenhagen amazon.co.uk

Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, this rattan hanging chair is the ultimate spot to relax. Designed by Broste Copenhagen, one of Scandinavia’s leading interior brands, this chair creates a stylish, bohemian elegance perfect for outdoor spaces. This chair needs to be attached to a sturdy and solid ceiling or beam.

The Foldable One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Monaco Steel Folding Hanging Chair
Robert Dyas

This hanging egg chair is lightweight enough to be moved around to suit your needs, and it's foldable for easy storage, too. The thick polyester cushions provide both a comfy spot to sit and unwind.

The Bohemian One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Bahia Hanging Garden Chair In White
Ella James notonthehighstreet.com

This boho-style hanging egg chair is a great choice if you want a unique design, thanks to the intricate woven pattern. Cushioning provides extra comfort and support.

The Budget One - Best Hanging Egg Chair
Innovators Holly Folding Cocoon Chair

With a collapsible design for easy storage, this cocooning egg chair features a rattan cushion and offers a light rocking motion. We're certain it won't be around for very long...

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