The Island Gale boasts itself as a luxury version of the egg chair design, which some people use to partially lay down in. Although more expensive than any of the the single person egg chairs available, it makes up for the price in unparalleled comfort, durability, and total weight capacity (over 500 pounds, whereas most are able around 250-300 pounds).
For a complete review of the Island Gale, please see below.
- 1 Runner Up: Best Egg Swing Chair
- 2 Budget Pick: Best Hanging Egg Chair
- 3 The Egg Swing Chair
- 4 Outdoor Egg Chair Reviews
- 4.1 Modway Encase Rattan Outdoor Patio Swing Chair, Suspension Series
- 4.2 Baner Garden X35 Oval Egg Hanging Patio Lounge Chair Porch Swing Hammock Single Seat with Red Cushion, White
- 4.3 Christopher Knight Home Outdoor Brown Wicker Tear Drop Hanging Chair
- 4.4 Island Gale Luxury 2 Person Wicker Swing Chair with Stand and Cushion Outdoor Porch Furniture
- 4.5 Island Bay Boho-chic-style Resin Wicker Kambree Rib Hanging Egg Chair with Cushion and Stand in Driftwood Finish
- 5 Conclusion: Hanging Egg Chairs for Outdoor Use
Runner Up: Best Egg Swing ChairIf a single-person hanging egg chair is more your speed, the Modway Encase line is sure to please. There are tons of style and design options for these chairs, and the elegant PE-Wicker Weave means that these chairs will be conversation pieces wherever they are put, either indoors or out.
The lack of any notable assembly is a big plus here, as well.
For a complete review of the Modway Encase, please see below.
Budget Pick: Best Hanging Egg ChairFor those who are looking for a budget option, the boho-chic-style resin wicker chair from Island Bay is an excellent choice. The Island Bay which retains the high quality benefits of wicker and overall comfort, while positioned at a great price point.
With its simple frame, secure attachment from frame to chair, and just overall great style, it’s a very good option that is on the more inexpensive side.
For a complete review, please see below.
The Egg Swing Chair
The egg chair was designed and made famous by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen, in the 1960s. It was originally intended for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (SAS meaning Scandinavian Airline System). Jacobsen, having designed the hotel himself, graced the lobby with these egg chairs. Since then, they have become a staple in quirky comfort, finding their place in homes all around the world.
These egg chairs vary in how they accomplish their goal, with many having a base which supports a chain which the egg chair hangs from.
Outdoor Egg Chair Reviews
In this section, we will look closely at five of our favorite egg swing chairs. We’ll compare the pros and cons of each, and pick our favorite.
The Modway Encase outdoor patio swing chair is a stunning egg swing chair with a magical PE-wicker weave gracefully twisting around an aluminum frame.
The Encase is sold in a wide variety of designs and configurations, and can be purchased with or without a stand. These chairs are highly configurable, so you can get the perfect look for your outdoor (or indoor!) environment.
Key Points at a Glance
- All weather synthetic rattan weave
- Powder coated aluminum frame
- Water resistant
- UV resistant
- No assembly required
- Cushion included
For warranty information, contact the seller directly.
- 40 x 29 x 69 inches
- Item Weight: 124 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 137 pounds
This egg chair by Modway (one of our favorite outdoor furniture brands) will arrive pre-assembled to your house. It comes with one pillow, available in a variety of colors, and, and the rattan seat with or without stand.
The pillow covers are UV-resistant and machine washable, so they’re pretty easy to take care of. While they can handle some time outdoors, it is best to store these in a deck box or other sheltered area, as the weather will rapidly degrade the covers.
To maintain the cushion as long as possible, be sure to wash the pillow once in a while as well as wipe it down with a light soap and water solution, especially if it is regularly exposed to the elements.
Given that the Modway Encase is made with a synthetic rattan weave, its holds up great in most weather. That said, when winter comes, it’s best to bring this chair inside. It will look great indoors as well!
As noted by many who have bought it, you can expect the chair to hold up to 300 pounds, although the manufacturer does not give any upper weight limit on how much it can hold. Most adults should find plenty of space and comfort in it, and it should be able to fit two smaller children separately if they want to enjoy its comfort as well.
This hanging basket chair can be used both inside and outside, although its design makes it better for outdoor use. It can swing 360 degrees and its aluminum frame is pronounced, so in some instances it does look better outside.
The Bottom Line: Stunning Hanging Pod ChairsAs it is made of sturdy PE resin wicker and aluminum, the Encase has a big advantage over other less robust options available when searching for egg chairs. The aluminum frame and delightful PE-wicker weave will not rust or fade, so you’re safe leaving this outside for the most part.
The heavier weight means it can withstand winds and will be less likely to flop over. The wicker is more tightly woven than other chairs, which leads to increased durability and comfort.
Baner Garden X35 Oval Egg Hanging Patio Lounge Chair Porch Swing Hammock Single Seat with Red Cushion, White
The Baner Garden X35 outdoor egg swing chair will bring the modern vibes to your garden, patio, or living room! This super cool chair is quite fun to sit and hang out on, and is sure to be a conversation starter.
The X35 has more of an oval, tear drop design than the Encase chair above. The PE-wicker weave is quite interesting, though perhaps not as complex and unique as the Encase. It is also only available in the colors shown, which is a bit of a downer.
Key Points at a Glance
- White, powder coated steel and weather proof aluminum
- Heavy duty spring attachment
- Plush red seat cushion included
- Weight capacity: 350 pounds
- Baner Garden’s egg chair comes with a 1 year limited warranty.
- Hanging chair and base together: 43 x 26.5 x 49.5 inches
- Frame: 40 x 82 inches
- Item Weight: 45 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 70 pounds
The X35 egg shaped hanging chair is certainly more on the lightweight side than some of the other chairs on our list, coming in at only 45 pounds (compared to the previous 124 pounds for the rattan chair).
The stand is made of power-coated steel, and the egg frame is made of aluminum. The weave is constructed of PE-wicker, and all of these materials are suitable for outdoor use. That said, compared to the Encase above, the steel stand here may be more prone to rusting over time, so keep your eyes out for bare metal. If you see any, spray with a Rustoleum paint.
The X35 is likely a better indoor/outdoor item than Modway’s rattan egg chair, simply because its significantly lighter. It is easier to move around where you’d like it, and slightly smaller.
Unlike Modway’s chair, this one does not come pre-assembled. Once assembled, though, cleaning should be similar – with most attention being paid to the cushion to make sure it is regularly washed. Otherwise, a light detergent solution should be fine in keeping this on the cleaner side as well.
Comfort wise, it’s quite cozy, similar to all of the egg chairs. Nestle up in the Baner Garden with a book, listen to the sounds of the garden, and you’re in for a good afternoon!
The Bottom Line: Stylish Hanging Rattan ChairsThe X35 by Baner Garden is a funky, fun garden egg chair that is sure to please. The all weather design is great, though the lack of flexibility in design and color is a bit of a downer.
Weather resistance may be a concern in the longer term, as steel can rust over time. Keep an eye on the frame.
Its pure white design with a red cushion means that it will be a better fit in more contemporary and modern looking houses – whereas, the Modway, with its wider variety of finishes and options, can fit in more style environments.
The Christopher Knight hanging hanging egg chair with stand has a striking design, with thicker PE-Wicker wrappings around a powder coated steel frame. The design is a little bit more bold, forward, and confident, with a random-feeling wrap that looks complex yet unified.
Key Points at a Glance
- Sturdy powder coated steel base
- Polyethylene wicker weave around an aluminum frame
- Beige cushions included
- Easy assembly with tools and instructions provided
- May have some balance issues
Contact the seller for any questions regarding the warranty.
- Frame: 37.5 x 37.5 x 77.75 inches
- Swing: 23.25 x 37 x 50.5 inches
- Item weight: 90 pounds
- Shipping weight: 55 pounds
This egg chair from Christopher Knight is constructed in a similar fashion to the above chairs, with a steel base stand, aluminum egg frame, and PE-wicker weave in a lovely brown color. On top of the chair is a light beige cushion that is quite comfortable.
That said, the overall construction of the Tear Drop Chair needs to be analyzed more closely than the first two we have examined.
There are a few points of concern which were raised with various customers upon having it for a while.
The first of which is that a few of these chairs have managed to break at the point where the chain meets the the stand. With that said, the company was quick to replace it when notified.
The design of the bottom of the stand can also create hazards for small children getting in and out, as the base actually juts out in front of the swing itself by a little bit – making it so you have to avoid tripping over it when getting out of the chair.
Balance is a bit of a concern with these chairs as well, and it’s probably best to not swing around too much in them. Boo.
The stand has some flexibility to it, which makes for a comfortable experience of sitting in the chair. However, the consequences of this flexibility is that, if you swing on the chair, you may find that the back of the stand kicks up off the ground, and potentially could topple the chair.
The Bottom Line: Inexpensive Hanging Egg ChairsDespite its potential downsides listed above, this is still a very solid all-around egg chair and comes from one of the more well-known manufacturers.
Consider this as a budget option as it comes in at the cheapest of the bunch, but still looks and feels great. Its easy assembly means it will be ready to go in just minutes.
If you’re looking to get your first hanging papasan chair, this is a reasonably good option to go with. Just treat the Christopher Knight with care.
The Island Gale two person luxury wicker egg swing chair is the crown jewel of our survey. It is a stunning, beautiful design that is essentially a hanging loveseat! The Island Gale is available in three different size options, all of them designed around two-person seating.
Constructed with a steel frame wrapped by PE-wicker in a fairly tight weave, this chair feels like a coocoon: extremely cozy, but still open to the air and breeze.
Key Points at a Glance
- All weather resin wicker body
- Comfortably seat 2
- Steel frame powder coated in bronze
- Dual chain for extra stability
- Overstuffed cushion; extra cotton fill to ensure comfort
- Minimal assembly required
- UV resistant
Contact the seller regarding any warranty information.
- Chair and seat dimensions: 58.27 W x 48.81 H x 27.56 D inches
- Overall dimensions: 78.2 H x 58.27 W x 47.2 D inches
- 528 pound weight limit
- Item weight: 154.3 pounds
- Shipping weight: 187 pounds
Island Gale’s rattan hanging egg chair boasts enough room for two people to sit comfortably, while maintaining the classic modern feel of an egg chair. Suspended from two chains instead of one, the Island Gale provides increased comfort in knowing that it will be safe and secure, even with two people.
Island Gale’s egg chair has a maximum weight limit of 528 pounds, which is much greater than the single-seaters we’ve reviewed so far (which tend to cap out around 250 to 300 pounds). It’s fantastic for two people, and is sure to be one of the most popular furniture pieces in your patio area!
With its low key design and color scheme, this chair will both fit in and stand out in virtually in any setting, inside or out.
Many find that you can actually lay the length of the chair comfortably and still fit! This of course, depends on your height, with around 5’9” being the upper limit of how tall one can be, and still be able to lie down.
Another chair that reaps the benefits of its PE-wicker construction, it is UV resistant, viable to be outside for long periods of time (barring the cushion which should stored away in a storage bench or garage area), and is quite durable.
The biggest negative of this chair is that it is difficult to move around, due to its size and weight. You’ll definitely want to bring this one inside when the weather turns, so that you can use it in a cozy indoor area. But you may need a hand or three to move it!
The Bottom Line: Beautiful Hanging Wicker ChairsThe ability to fit two, comfortably and safely, is a design benefit of the Island Gale offers that the others simply don’t have. Coupled with its dual chain hanging design, you really do feel safe and comfortable in this one. Plus, it’s stunning!
Its extra space can be used to seat two, or simply use it to its fullest and take up all of the space yourself by laying down.
With its stylish design and unique offering, we definitely recommend this for all people, but it’s especially beneficial for those with more people in their house, or someone who places value on having as much room as possible.
Island Bay Boho-chic-style Resin Wicker Kambree Rib Hanging Egg Chair with Cushion and Stand in Driftwood Finish
The Island Bay boho-style resin wicker hanging chair is yet another super stylish egg chair that can be suspended with or without a base. The PE-wicker weave is relatively uniform, creating a pleasing shape and texture, and a lovely mid century style chair.
The sense of calm and comfort that comes from relaxing in one of these egg chairs is strong, and the Island Gale is all about soothing relaxation.
Key Points at a Glance
- Powder coated steel frame, resin wicker chair
- Driftwood colored finish
- Polyester cushion included
Contact the seller for any warranty information.
- 37.5 D x 75 H inches
- 300 pound weight capacity
In terms of looks alone, the Island Bay chair may be the most stylish of the bunch, with its blue-gray cushion and driftwood-color PE wicker basket.
The seat can adjust up and down with the chain, allowing you to pick the perfect height which you want to sit at, and it can be used with or without the frame.
Some have found the egg shaped swing chair is too wide, limiting how much you can swing without hitting the stand itself behind it. This is a minor issue to our eyes, but important to mention nonetheless.
Assembly is likely be a bit more difficult than other chairs we’ve featured thus far, but it’s still not a nightmare. Typically the assembly process takes about an hour, but that’s notably longer than most of the other chairs on our list.
Like the other chairs, be sure to bring the cushion in when not using the chair, as the cushion is certainly the most susceptible to weather issues. The frame is made of steel and PE-wicker, so it is capable of withstanding the elements pretty well.
That said, it’s wise to cover it with an hanging chair cover, or bring it in during periods of inclement weather, whether that’s rain, snow, or even high winds.
The resin wicker is quite resistant to weather, but the frame may rust over time.
The Bottom Line: Cool Hanging Basket ChairsOut of the budget options available for egg chairs, the Island Gale is an outstanding choice as long as you don’t mind a bit of assembly.
Its simple, neutral color scheme ensures that the Island Gale will enhance the decor of almost any home, deck, or patio environment.
Along with beautiful styling comes great comfort. With its tufted, polyester cushion and cozy wicker weave, the Island Gale is inviting, simple, and timeless.
Conclusion: Hanging Egg Chairs for Outdoor UseEgg chairs are stylish inclusions to any home or room, whether used inside or outside on the patio or garden. Most are very easy to care for, require minimal effort in setting up, and can withstand various climates and weather.
A nod must be given to the wicker variety which excel in the outdoors, only requiring you to take care of the cushion by either bringing it in or washing it regularly.
The other kind, ones made of pure steel or aluminum, are usually powder coated and made to be weather resistant, and can be taken care of with regular cleaning. The best chair for you will depend on your needs, how much room you want, and the overall design and style that you prefer.