The Best Adirondack Chairs

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Two Adirondack Chairs on Porch
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

The Adirondack chair was first designed in 1903 by Thomas Lee, a Harvard grad and law school dropout who found he preferred spending time in the mountains of upstate New York to studying law. After building several prototypes of a chair he could kick back in and asking his family to test out every iteration, he landed on the design we've come to know as the Adirondack chair: high back, an easy recline, and armrests with plenty of room. Eager to give his friend Harry Bunnell, a local carpenter, some off-season work, Lee showed him the chair and urged him to start crafting them himself. Bunnell began selling the chairs to locals, calling them "Westport chairs," and patented the design in 1905.

While the Adirondack chair has New York roots, it feels right at home in the South. Here, we've found the best Adirondack chairs for summer, whether you're perching on the front porch with a glass of lemonade or sunning by the lake with a watermelon margarita.

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Eucalyptus Adirondack Lounger

Eucalyptus Adirondack Lounger
L.L. Bean

Buy it here: $329; llbean.com

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Adirondack Chair by Polywood in Vintage Pacific Blue

Adirondack Chair by Polywood Vintage Pacific Blue

Buy it here: $399; potterybarn.com

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Moore Adirondack Chair in Green

Moore Adirondack Chair in Green
Target

Buy it here: $160; target.com

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Ormiston Outdoor Double Solid Wood Adirondack Chair with Table

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Wayfair

Buy it here: $234; wayfair.com

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Polywood South Beach Casual Chair in Lemon

Polywood South Beach Casual Adirondack Chair
Bed Bath & Beyond

Buy it here: $350; bedbathandbeyond.com

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Ridgeline Solid Wood Folding Adirondack Chair in Navy

Ridgeline Solid Wood Folding Adirondack Chair
Wayfair

Buy it here: $128; wayfair.com

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Adirondack by Pollywood Bench in Vintage Coffee

Adirodack by Polywood Bench
Pottery Barn

Buy it here: $479; potterybarn.com

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The Wave Patio Accent Chair in Lime

The Wave Patio Accent Chair in Lime
Target

Buy it here: $220; target.com

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Imane Solid Wood Folding Adirondack Chair in Gray Wash

Imane Solid Wood Folding Adirdondack Chair in Gray Wash
Wayfair

Buy it here: $180; wayfair.com

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All-Weather Waterfall Adirondack Chair in Classic Red

LL Bean All Weather Adirondack
L.L. Bean

Buy it here: $249; llbean.com

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Debose Solid Wood Folding Adirondack Chairs with Table

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Buy it here: $279.99; wayfair.com

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Melida Wood Adirondack Chair in Beach House Blue

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Wayfair

Buy it here: $207; wayfair.com

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Safavieh Lanty Adirondack Chair in Teak

Safavieh Lanty Adirondack Chair
Bed Bath & Beyond

Buy it here: $220; bedbathandbeyond.com

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Adirondack Rocking Chair by Polywood in Vintage Tangerine

Pottery Barn Rocking Adirondack Chair Tangerine

Buy it here: $367; potterybarn.com

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