Lafuma Futura Garden Chair Review

A vegetable garden is, for most gardeners, a place for enjoyable work. But it is also a place to relax and refill your batteries. And this is best done in a comfy chair. So I will look at a Lafuma garden chair in this Lafuma Futura Garden Chair review.
Lafuma Recliner, Foldable and adjustable, Lace System, RSXA, Batyline, Colour: Ocean, LFM2034-8547
  • High quality recliner - Robust, easy to maintain and easy to store, Adjustable position, Ideal for the garden, terrace or swimming pool
  • Very comfortable thanks to the "zero gravity" position (127° tilt): Legs slightly above the heart, ideal for blood circulation and rest, Developed by health professionals
  • Maximum comfort: long-lasting support of the Batyline fabric and flexibility of the elastic lacing, Ergonomic armrests resin/foam, Adjustable and removable headrest, Easy to fold/unfold, Compact folding for reduced space requirements

For me, there is nothing better than sitting in my garden on a sunny Sunday morning with a good cup of tea, surveying my vegetable plot.

I listen to the buzzing of the insects and watch them busily flying from flower to flower. I put my Lafuma Garden chair next to my French beans, so I can enjoy their beautiful flowers.

Sitting in a comfortable chair is essential, so let me tell you about my new chair in this Lafuma Futura Garden Chair review.

How Comfortable Is The Lafuma Futura?

This is the question that really matters, because you want maximum comfort. So I could not leave it out of my Lafuma Futura Garden Chair review.

After an afternoon of hard work in the garden it’s important to have somewhere comfortable to sit and relax. I would go as far as to say that the Futura garden chair is the most comfortable seat I have ever sat on.

The chair is really ergonomic, the PVC canvas shapes around the body and the chair’s sitting positions all make this a delight to sit in.

Because it is a reclining chair, you can choose different positions, which means you can be comfortable whatever you want to do.

The Lafuma chair is a gravity recliner, which means you can have a proper sleep on it. And what’s better than have a snooze on a lovely summer’s afternoon?

The padded head rest is soft and very comfortable.

Woman on reclining chair

It is worth mentioning that when the chair is fully reclined it’s in the “zero gravity” position – this means your legs are above your heart – which is considered (by NASA!) to be the ultimate relaxation position.

It is also said to help blood circulation in your legs, which is essential if you have been working in your garden all day.

The Design & Build Quality

When you decide to buy an outdoor chair, you want to make sure it is fit for purpose and will last. So, in our Lafuma Futura Garden Chair review, we have looked at these aspects.

I always try to buy from companies who build incredible quality products that will last a lifetime and that really does seem to be the case with Lafuma.

It’s clear that my Futura chair is very well-built and that does seem to be true across the entire Lafuma range of outdoor furniture.

Many others similar chairs I have seen have a lot of cheap feeling plastic parts, but that isn’t the case with this chair.

The frame is made from powder coated steel and the plastic that is on the chair (on the armrests for example) is incredibly thick and strong.

The chair’s canvas seems very strong and well-built but also very comfortable.

Under the arm rest are some dials that are used to provide resistance and lock the chair in position. They do work fairly well, but some movement is still possible even when the resistance dials are as far as possible.

This is really the only design problem that I can find with the chair.

The Lafuma Futura comes with a 2-year guarantee, which is great because it means you can buy it with peace of mind.

Spare parts seem to be easily bought, so if/when parts start to fail in the future, they can be replaced rather than having to replace the entire chair. This is a big positive in my eyes.

Important Key Features Of The Lafuma Futura

The key features are normally where you decide if you will buy an item or not. So in my Lafuma Futura Garden Chair review, I describe the features in more detail.

Features For Added Comfort

for added comfort

The Futura has a lot of little details that make this chair really comfortable and sturdy. The built-in cushion (it is removable) is well padded and fits well with the chair.

I love the fact that the cushion is removable, because it also means you can adjust it. As I am rather short (or vertically challenged as I like to call it), I can still have the headrest in the best position for me.

The footrest also has a plastic covering to prevent any dirt or damage to the paint. Small features like this are what really show how much work has gone into designing this and making the best quality chair possible.

The ergonomic armrests will make sitting in the chair comfortable, even after hours. So, no more reason not to while away a whole sunny day in the garden, relaxing.

Features For Durability

When you buy a product, especially if it is more expensive, you want to know that it will last. And this is normally achieved through the use of quality materials. So, in this Lafuma Futura Garden Chair review, I pay special attention to this.

The canvas is not only comfortable but also practical. It is made with Batyline technology, which means it is a mesh of coated polyester yarns. These are highly water-resistant.

This is quite useful in a British summer, where it could start to rain at any time.

It is also UV-resistant, which means that the canvas will last longer, even if exposed to sunlight. 

The elastic lacing is also easy to replace, which means you can repair the chair, rather than buy a new one. This means it will last longer.

The frame is made of steel, which means it will last for a long time. The steel frame also makes the chair quite strong. According to the product description, it supports a maximum body weight of 140 kg (22 stone). 

Features For Practicality

chairs folded up for easy storage

Practicality is vital for me, so I had to include this aspect in my Lafuma Futura Garden Chair review.

Storage is incredibly important for garden chairs. The Futura is a very big chair when opened fully, but it folds up to be very easy to store.

The closed dimensions are 71cm x 96cm x 17.5cm which means a few of these chairs would store easily in the back of the shed.

And they are very easy to fold. I struggle with our outdoor dining chairs, but with the Lafuma Futura I have no trouble at all.

You can also get this chair in a variety of colours, which I find very useful. My husband likes grey, but I prefer something more colourful. So we can both get what we want.

You can also buy accessories, which make the chair even more practical. I have recently bought the sunshade, as I have very fair skin and burn easily. 

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Lafuma Mobilier Parasol, steel tubing, Black
  • Sunshade for all recliners, To enjoy your moments of relaxation away from the sun. please add NOTE: The LAFUMA MOBILIER parasol fits all round tubes up to 22 mm in diameter. You have to hang it on the upper frame. The LAFUMA MOBILIER parasol only fits the RT, RCLIP, RSX, FUTURA and FUTURA XL relaxers, the SIESTA L sun lounger and the ALU CHAM, ALU CHAM XL armchairs.
  • Practical: adjustment system to adjust the position according to the time of day, and to keep your head under the shade
  • Easy to install on your outdoor furniture thanks to its simple and modular mounting

With the sunshade I don’t need to worry about moving the chair as the sun moves or put up the parasol up, when I only want to relax for a bit.

And my husband bought the cub holder, which he thinks is the best accessory ever. He used to put his cold drink on the floor. And while the ants loved this, he didn’t, for obvious reasons.

Lafuma Cup Holder for All Recliners and Alu Cham/Alu Low, Colour: Black, LFM2837-0247
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Lafuma Cup Holder for All Recliners and Alu Cham/Alu Low, Colour: Black, LFM2837-0247
  • Practical cup holder tray for all recliners and Alu Cham/Alu Low, For your moments of relaxation in the garden, by the pool or on the terrace
  • Convenient for keeping glasses, drinks, books and other necessities within easy reach
  • Easy to install thanks to its two rotating clip-on hooks, Position adjustable

Price

This is not a topic I can get around in my Lafuma Futura Garden Chair review, because price matters.

While this garden chair is not the cheapest, it is, in my opinion, worth the money.

The way I see it, is that you can buy cheaper garden chairs or sun lounges. But the chances are, you will have to replace it in a couple of years, if it is not good quality.

And that, for me, is false economy. Because if you buy a good quality recliner that lasts you for 15 years or so, then £150 – £200 is not that much any more.

Compare this with, let’s say, a £40 reclining chair, that only lasts two years. In 15 years, you will have spent £300. 

And on top of this extra cost, you will also have the hassle of buying a new lounge chair every two years.

Lafuma Futura Garden Chair Review – Summary

For those who are looking for a really comfortable chair for the garden I can’t recommend the Lafuma Futura enough, although it’s slightly more expensive than some other reclining chairs.

However, the good quality materials used make this reclining chair very durable and could last you a lifetime, if you take good care of it. 

It’s the most comfortable gravity chair I ever used, and it is perfect to relax after a productive day in the garden.

The 2-year warranty ensure that you can buy this advanced lounge chair with peace of mind.

To conclude my Lafuma Futura Garden Chair review, I am happy to recommend this chair to anyone.

Lafuma Recliner, Foldable and adjustable, Lace System, RSXA, Batyline, Colour: Ocean, LFM2034-8547
  • High quality recliner - Robust, easy to maintain and easy to store, Adjustable position, Ideal for the garden, terrace or swimming pool
  • Very comfortable thanks to the "zero gravity" position (127° tilt): Legs slightly above the heart, ideal for blood circulation and rest, Developed by health professionals
  • Maximum comfort: long-lasting support of the Batyline fabric and flexibility of the elastic lacing, Ergonomic armrests resin/foam, Adjustable and removable headrest, Easy to fold/unfold, Compact folding for reduced space requirements
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