Rated 1 out of 5 by BerkshireWeekender Paint Peels and Mold Grows
Don't bother with these redesigned chairs. I just returned 2 that were approximately 2 years old because the paint had peeled off and mold was growing on them. This is in stark contrast to 2 others that we have which are over 15 years old, look fantastic, and are used and stored in the same way. Clearly Bean has changed the paint, and certainly for the worse. The Bean employees at the Albany store told me they have received many of these chairs as returns. We exchanged them for the "all-weather" chairs. I will say Bean had their typically outstanding customer service on the exchange, no questions asked.
October 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NittanyMtBiker Comfortable
Very easy assembly. Folds easily for storage. Purchased a month ago for my new brick paver patio. They look great. Comfortable to sit on very sturdy, nice level wide arms to sit drinks on or relax your arms.
Heavy but very high quality. I also purchased seat cushions.
September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JanetfromCatskills wonderful classic adirondack chairs.
Great chairs! Just what we wanted. LLBean quality as always.
Speedy delivery. Very happy with them.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jazzpow Quality craftsmanship, design and easy assembly
Recently purchased these chairs to enjoy on a new deck. To say they look great, are beyond comfortable and represent LLBean's quality standards is an understatement. The red finish really "pops" against the cedar deck. There's nothing better to relax in and enjoy a cold beverage while listening to Cardinals baseball.
September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by appstatemom Comfortable and relaxed seating
We now have two of the LL Bean folding wooden Adirondack chairs and absolutely love them! Originally purchased the navy one and then another one in red. Also added comfy cushions to add even more of a relaxing feel. We have enjoyed being able to fold and store away for the winter.
August 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Seacoastcustomer Adirondack Chair
Would strongly recommend that your wooden Adirondack Chair be replaced with Azek or some other similar composite material. The look and finish would be the same except for the unpainted version. I just returned a set of the chairs after 4 years of use and while the chairs themselves were still solid, the white paint had cracked and peeled and there were mushroom/mold growths everywhere. These were outside chairs, kept under a roof or some other cover about 75% of the time from April thru October in coastal New Hampshire. I looked at the All-Weather Adirondacks as replacements but the High Density Polyethylene material feels and looks too much like plastic so I bought 2 more wooden ones. Please think about a type of composite material for these chairs as they are classics and should be able to last longer in an outside environment. And, because I have a feeling that I?ll be returning these chairs in a few years, I?d like to replace them next time with something that lasts. BTW, I was prepared to spend the additional $100 per chair for the HDPE versions so I?m hoping that others will feel similarly if you offer a longer lasting item that doesn?t look and feel like a big-box store product. This is the first time I?ve had a problem with one of your products. I?ve been a customer for over 40 years and have never been dissatisfied with your service.
July 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by RoccoB Adirondack Chairs
Ordered on line and they were here within the week. Quality is good but I'm not sure about the pegs used for keeping it from folding. They are not attached and I can see them getting lost. They look and feel great. I live in Florida but these are being used in my house in the Adirondacks.
July 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NatBun Classic
I have found these chairs (ordered 2) to be of the highest quality, easily assembled, comfortable, and just what I've always wanted in an Adirondack chair. They are adorning my covered porch overlooking the lake. What better place to sit on an LLBean Adirondack chair watching loons and enjoying my morning coffee.
July 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by GMcG Wonderful comfortable accent
I bought this chair in the orange and everyone loves it! It's comfortable and eye catching. It is very sturdy and well-made and two of us put it together with no difficulty. It is heavy so would be difficult for one person, but they tell you to use two people in the easy to follow instructions.
My only comment is that I thought it would fold flatter, and it doesn't. It is a bit heavy to lug in and out of the weather, but it's well made so you would expect that. Love it!
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rainbowmoon A quarter century and still great
I can't speak for the newer chairs, but after reading a few of the comments, I wanted to share my experience with these chairs. I bought 4 of them, plus a side table, over 25 years ago when living on the East Coast. They sat by the pool for several years, in typical summer weather (rain and sun), and spent the winter in the barn (they fold up nicely and can be hung in a small space). Although a bit heavy, they are easy to move when folded.
After moving to AZ, they spent all year on my deck for several years in the hot sun (and monsoons in June). I resealed them once in this time (they were natural wood - clear sealer). Then they moved with me to the PNW (SW WA state).
I recently took them out of my storage shed where they had been for a few years, thinking it was time to 'retire' them after many years of enjoyment, but decided to see if I could reseal them again first. The old sealer was in bad shape, but after cleaning and a light sanding, I decided they were not going to 'retire'. I've put a new coat of sealer on them and they are beautiful once more, and as comfortable as ever to relax in.
The only change is I decided to use a tinted sealer, since after all these year, there were a few stains that didn't want to completely go away. [And I was reading the reviews because I have lost a few of the pegs (which are part of the folding ) and hoping the staff at LLBean can suggest a source to purchase new ones, or will be able to supply them.]
As I said, I can't speak for the new chairs, but I have always been happy with the ones I bought over 25 years ago. LLBean products have always meant quality for me, and this is a perfect example.
July 18, 2015