Comparing Adirondack Styles

One of the first products developed at Poly-Wood was the Classic Adirondack – it’s actually our #1 selling adirondack to date.


Since then, we’ve added several styles of Adirondacks…which, at first glance, can sometimes be difficult to distinguish. In order to find the perfect fit for you and your home, let’s take a look at the different styles we offer and what makes each of them unique.

Classic Adirondacks

There are two styles of Classic Adirondacks. Both styles fold for easy storage and transportation, and they have the shortest seat heights (14″) of all our adirondacks – making them the closest to the ground…a great fit for those of us who are shorter.

polywood vice president with adirondack chair
Classic Folding Adirondack

Consistently our #1 seller – our Classic Adirondack is your traditional folding adirondack, with straight arms and classic details. The Classic Oversized Curveback Adirondack is just that, an oversized version of the Classic Adirondack. It’s constructed with a wider material, a wider seat, and reduced slat spacing on the seat and back.

dimensions of classic adirondack chair
Classic Oversized Curveback Adirondack

Palm Coast Adirondacks

dimensions of kids adirondack chair
Palm Coast Adirondack

Our Palm Coast and Palm Coast Folding Adirondacks are almost identical. Both feature a sleek contoured arm for additional room side to side as you relax, but the folding version folds for easy storage and transportation. You’ll notice that the folding version also features a contoured front ‘apron’ – that’s what we call the front horizontal piece of the chair.

Palm Coast Folding Adirondack

South Beach Adirondack

South Beach Adirondack

The South Beach Adirondack sits higher than our other Adirondacks (16” seat height) – which could be a perfect fit for those who are taller. It also features a wider frame allowing more room for you to pull your feet up and cozy up under a blanket. Bonus! The arms are actually oversized too so you can rest your drink right by your side.

Long Island Adirondack

Long Island Adirondack

The Long Island Adirondack is similar to our South Beach Adirondack in size, seat dimensions and roomy contoured arms, but it features a unique ‘flower’ curved and closed back.

Seashell Adirondack

Seashell Adirondack

The Seashell Adirondack features an elegant waterfall seat (see how the seat slats continue down the front of the chair?). This is one of our larger Adirondacks with a sturdy 1-1/2″ thick front leg.

Modern Adirondacks (Trio & Quattro)

Modern Trio Adirondack – available through select showroom dealers

Our Modern Trio and Quattro Adirondacks are almost identical. The two different back styles give a modern twist to the traditional Adirondack. Both feature wide contemporary arms and subtly curved back slats for comfort.

Quattro Folding Adirondack

Kids Adirondack

If you happened to see our recent blog post, Products You Didn’t Know We Offered, you probably noticed our Kids Adirondack (also known as the Kids Casual Chair). This adorable, pint-size chair is fashioned from our South Beach design with a 4-slatted curved shell back and simple straight arms.

Kids Casual Chair

One of the most prominent characteristics of our Adirondack chairs are the backs. POLYWOOD features a variety of styles from straight to curved, 3 slats to 7 slats, and classic to modern. There is a style for everyone!

What’s your favorite POLYWOOD Adirondack?

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9 thoughts on “Comparing Adirondack Styles

  1. We have several Polywood pieces on our patio, and love them all. We’d love to see a patio cart, ie, 2 shelves, handle, wheels. Thanks.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion Joyce! We’ll pass that on to our engineering department as an idea.

  2. I like the Seashell the best. That rounded front is very attractive. I have two
    Adirondack chairs in our pergola but the need painted every year because they are wood. Polywood is so much better!

  3. I am trying to purchase the Trio rocking Adirondack chairs, but cannot find anyone who carries them. I’ve looked at Wayfair and Lowes Any suggestion would be helpful.

  4. Can you please tell me if you ship to Australia to a private home.. I really like the Seashell design. A friend of mine in NYS has the Polywood chairs and I fell in love with them when visiting last year. Thank you.. Sue

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