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Adirondack Chair Comparison Guide — Patiova — Outdoor Furniture

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Adirondack Chair Comparison Guide

June 29, 2022

Comparison of Poly Adirondack & Wood Adirondack Chairs

This guide is designed to help you get a better idea of which Adirondack chair might be the best fit for you. You can’t go wrong with either choice. It really comes down to what matters most to you.

In this guide we’ll lay out your options and things to consider as you’re shopping for Adirondack chairs.

Key Features All Patiova Adirondack Chairs Share

  • Covered by a 10-year (poly) or 5-year (wood) manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Made in Lancaster County Pennsylvania by master Amish craftsmen.
  • Built with time-tested construction methods, like mortise and tenon joints, creates a durability that lasts for generations.
  • Finest-grade stainless-steel (poly) or weather-match (wood) hardware used to prevent rust and stains.

Things To Consider When Shopping for Adirondack Chairs

  • Adirondack chairs are designed for relaxing and dozing.
  • If you have back or leg problems, you might have trouble getting in and out of Adirondack since they sit closer to the ground compared to a patio dining chair.
  • We typically recommend pairing your Adirondack chair with a footstool for extra leg support.
  • The chair has wide armrests that are perfect for placing a drink or small plate.
  • Patiova customers often purchase seat cushions and headrest pillows for extra comfort.
  • Consider the size of your space and take measurements to avoid overcrowding. Patiova was featured as an outdoor furniture expert in a Expert’s Furniture Guide (scroll to the bottom of the article to see our advice).


Comparing Poly & Wood Adirondacks

  Classic Poly Adirondack Classic Wood Adirondack
Free Shipping Yes Yes
Folding Model Yes Yes
Starting Price $490 $325
Colors/Stains 30+ colors Unfinished & 5 stain options
Material Poly lumber Pressure-treated yellow pine
Warranty 10 years 5 years

*Prices subject to change

Why Are Poly Adirondack Chairs More Expensive Than Wood?

The Case for Poly

The extra cost for poly lumber patio furniture is offset by the luxury, comfort, and resilience it provides compared to natural wood. It is easy to maintain and can stay outside year-round.

The Case for Wood

However, many customers choose natural wood for its aesthetic, and they don’t mind bringing it indoors for storage. Maintenance is minimal for pressure-treated wood furniture too – you’d probably need to re-stain or paint it every 5 years or so, depending on conditions.

Bottom Line

Your decision comes down to what you want in your patio furniture and how much you’re willing to pay for it. For example, if you want more color options, go with poly. But if you really want the true classic Adirondack look, choose wood.


Browse Poly Adirondack Chairs

Mahogany and white Adirondack chair.Adirondack Chair

Gray and black Coastal Adirondack chair.Coastal Adirondack Chair

Browse All Adirondack Chairs

Popular Accessories for Poly Adirondack Chairs


Browse Wood Adirondack Chairs

Wood Adirondack chair.Adirondack Chair

Wood Folding Adirondack Chair.Folding Adirondack Chair

Wood Adirondack Rocker.Adirondack Rocker

Wood Adirondack Love Seat.Adirondack Loveseat

Browse Wood Adirondack Chairs

Popular Accessories for Wood Adirondack Chairs

How To Buy

You can purchase here on our website or visit an authorized Patiova dealer near you. Have questions? Contact us or call 610.857.1359.