Enjoy the summer with a sun lounger

Enjoy the summer with a sun lounger

The British climate doesn't always lend itself to sunbathing, so when the summer weather does arrive, it's important to make the most of it!

There are on average 760 hours of sunshine between May and August in the UK, so as much as we might like to complain about our summers, there is still plenty of sunbathing time to be had each year.

A sun lounger is a great way to make the most of summery weather, helping you create the perfect spot in your garden to enjoy the sunshine. Here’s a guide to choosing the right sun lounger for you...

If you’re looking for something portable and durable that you can take with you to the beach or leave out in the garden all year, then our Italian-made folding lounger is perfect for you.

Folding lounger - lime green

Another great option is this Cane-line Presley Sunbed. You can adjust the tilt to use it as a chair for reading that summer novel, or lean back for a summer snooze. Strong and dirt-repellent, they can be easily stacked for storage.

As you might have noticed, we're big fans of Fermob, and they have a bunch of great sunloungers that we love. The Alize stackable sunlounger, designed by Pascal Morgue, combines an aluminium frame with a tear-proof Outdoor Technical Fabric backrest and bed, and is a great addition to any garden. The very modern looking Dune Sunlounger takes a different approach and comes with the same 3 year guarantee, while the Bistro Chaise Longue is a bit more retro but no less chic.

Bistro Chaise Longue

Or if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, why not go for a hammock? Fatboy’s luxury hammock is a great way to enjoy being outdoors, and comes with a sturdy metal frame.

Fat Boy Hammock

Of course, if you’re planning on sunbathing, make sure to protect yourself from the sun’s UV rays. While a bit of sunshine is great for getting your dose of vitamin D, too much exposure to the sun can damage your skin and puts you at risk of skin cancer. To enjoy the sun safely, follow these tips:

Make sure you check what the UV levels are going to be – these are a better guide than the temperature.
Remember to put on sun tan lotion, and to use a high enough protection factor for the strength of sunlight and your type of skin – usually at least 15 factor.
Get in the shade during the hottest parts of the day (11am-3pm), when the sun’s rays hit the earth most directly.
Wear a hat and sunglasses, and keep a t-shirt handy to cover up now and again.
Enjoy the summer!

Posted by Iconography Ltd
22nd June 2012
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