Why the Adirondack Chair has lasted Over 100 years

June 14, 2024 by
Why the Adirondack Chair has lasted Over 100 years
Zach Raymond

Arguably the most popular outdoor patio chair is the Adirondack chair. Well, that’s at least what the inventor thought over 100 years ago. See why Thomas Lee believes this was the “perfect outdoor chair” in 1903 and how it has held up since then. 

Ashland Teak Adirondack Chair

(Summer Classics Ashland Teak Adirondack Chair)

When purchasing an outdoor furniture chair, the 3 main things you consider are Maintenance, Comfortable Design, and Aesthetic Appeal. 


In this regard, I like to think of maintenance as an overarching term that covers durability as well. If you are purchasing an outdoor chair, it needs to be durable enough to withstand the outdoors, (otherwise, it shouldn’t be considered an outdoor chair). If it is durable enough to withstand the elements, there is little maintenance required to keep it looking nice, giving you less hassle when it’s finally time to relax. When your chair does get dirty, just hose it off, and use mild soap and brush for more stubborn blemishes. 

Folding Adirondack Chair

(Comfo-Back Folding Adirondack Chair from Berlin Gardens)

Comfortable Design

Stating the obvious, now that it’s finally time to relax, the chair you’re sitting in has to be relaxing. Thomas Lee did just this, specifically creating the Adirondack Chair so it is ergonomic and comfortable. The ergonomic design of this chair has an angled back to conform to your spine and deep seating to distribute your weight releasing stress from your lower back and hips. Wide flat arms give you ample space to splay over the chair arms and even rest food/drink on them. 

Berlin Gardens comfo back adirondack chair

(Berlin Gardens Comfo Back Adirondack Chair)

Aesthetic Appeal

Standing the test of time, the design of this chair looks natural in various outdoor settings, from front porches, fire pits, or patios. Change the frame color or slight variations in model type to customize this versatile chair to your specific environment. The deep seating design of this chair attracts you to sit in it, welcoming you in and wrapping you in comfort. 

Comfo-Back 3 seat glider adirondack

(Comfo-Back 3 Seat Glider Adirondack Chair)


Adirondack chairs are more than just a piece of outdoor furniture; they represent a timeless blend of comfort, style, and durability. Whether you're lounging by the pool, enjoying a book, or simply soaking up the sun, Adirondack chairs provide the perfect seating solution for any outdoor occasion. With their Low Maintenance requirements, Aesthetic Appeal, and Ergonomic Design, it's no wonder they remain a beloved choice for outdoor relaxation.

Join your friends in the testament of over 120 years of dominating outdoor furniture. 

Come to The Outdoor Living Store in the Columbus, Ohio area to browse our wide array of Adirondack Chairs and take a seat for yourself. 

Why the Adirondack Chair has lasted Over 100 years
Zach Raymond June 14, 2024
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