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 an egg chair swing or simply a hanging chair, are the most popular designs and have a gentle sway. 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. There are some multi-use hanging egg chairs on the market which enable both features.
Why are hanging egg chairs so popular?
Hanging egg chairs are most definitely in demand, so we’d advise you to buy sooner rather than later (or pre-order now) 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 for 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 every spring/summer. Plus for £149.99, it’s a bargain too. Then there’s also the B&M egg chair, which is again reasonably priced at £175 but is available in select stores only.
The good news is that hanging egg chairs are so popular that you can find a decent 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.
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. Typically, a hanging chair is designed to hold one person, but thankfully, there are more double egg chairs on the market to fit two people. And that’s another key point, 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.
The grey wicker one – hanging egg chair
Castello hanging chair with base
Relax comfortably in your garden with this stylish grey hanging egg chair, complete with plump cushioned seating and a headrest. It’s the perfect spot to indulge in a good book.
The stylish one – hanging egg chair
Dante Pod Hanging Chair
This handwoven hanging egg chair from John Lewis is ticking all the style boxes. Synthetic wicker in a natural finish combines with metal frames for durability and easy maintenance.
The budget-friendly one – Hanging egg chair
Folding Rattan Swing Seat
At less than £300, 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 black garden egg chair – hanging egg chair
Vienna Hanging Egg Chair
This black rattan weave hanging egg chair is made from UV proof wicker and a rust-resistant metal frame. It also has a moveable head and seat cushion.
The double egg chair – hanging egg chair
Eleanor Double Folding Hanging Cocoon
Looking for comfy seating for two? Invest in this double egg chair. Finished with a stylish synthetic rattan, this chair boasts an aluminium frame and all-weather cushions.
The sleek egg chair swing – hanging egg chair
Vasilia Swing Chair with Stand
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, this sleek and stylish hanging egg chair will make a great addition to your garden. It can also be unassembled in no time at all to save space.
The neutral Garden egg chair – hanging egg chair
Vasillios Hanging Chair with Stand
We love this beige hanging egg chair – the neutral colour makes it a great buy for all spaces. It comes with two matching sand-coloured cushions and the suspension is height-adjustable via the link chain.
The foldable outdoor egg chair – Hanging egg chair
Grey Cocoon Hanging Egg Chair Swing
Made from all weatherproof textilene, this hanging egg chair is lightweight enough to be moved around to suit your needs. And it’s foldable for easy storage too.
The bohemian hanging chair – hanging egg chair
Meadow hanging chair with base
This boho-style hanging egg chair is a great choice if you want a unique design, thanks to the detailed weaving of the polyethylene wicker. Cushioning provides extra comfort and support.
The deluxe outdoor egg chair – hanging egg chair
Willow hanging garden chair
We love the traditional flat weave rattan of this brown double egg chair. The curved pod is supported by generous cushioning – and there’s plenty of space to relax!
The luxurious garden egg chair – hanging egg chair
Indoor / Outdoor Hanging Egg Chair
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.
The taupe one – hanging egg chair
Cordoba hanging chair with base
This beautiful taupe colour will complement all outdoor spaces. It has an interior headrest and cushioning for extra comfort.
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Maze Rattan Ascot Outdoor Hanging Chair
Snuggle up in this beautifully crafted synthetic rattan seat. This contemporary freestanding hanging chair will make a statement in your garden.
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Indoor Outdoor Hanging Chair
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 luxury rattan double egg chair – hanging egg chair
Brampton Luxury Rattan Wicker Outdoor Hanging Cocoon Egg Swing Chair
Cosy and cocooning for two people to share, this double egg chair comes with grey cushions and a cover. It’s perfect to while away hours in the sun.
The white egg chair – hanging egg chair
PE Rattan Egg Swing Chair
If you fancy a white hanging egg chair, invest in this rattan wicker weave design. It comes with a stand, white cushion seat, headrest and cushion cover.
The slim outdoor egg chair – hanging egg chair
Slim Black Hanging Chair
Made from strong metal with a durable faux rattan wrap, this hanging egg chair from Cox & Cox comes complete with a sumptuous seat cushion and headrest for comfort.
The teardrop egg chair – hanging egg chair
Argos Garden Swing Chair with Stand
This black hanging egg chair is made from high-quality PE and iron. The intricate detailing makes it a standout feature.
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Malibu Hanging Chair in Grey
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.
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