In a Nutshell:
We’re not even sure how to classify this except to say that it’s amazing and we think you’ll love it. It takes lounging to a whole new level! The Abba Patio Double Chaise Lounge Hammock is recommended for anyone weighing up to five hundred pounds. These things are just cool.
Value for the Money
Are you a heavier individual? Has that fact made it difficult for you to find outdoor furniture that’s actually useful to you?
If you answered yes to either of those questions, we understand, and you’re not imagining. It really is harder to find good-quality furniture of any kind if you weigh more than 300 pounds or so.
The good news is that there are a few companies out there offering surprisingly good furniture designed with heavier folks in mind, and the incredibly cool Abba Patio Double Chaise Lounge hammock is a perfect example of that.
We’ll readily admit that this product isn’t going to be for everyone, but we’re biased in its favor. We think it’s insanely cool, and in the sections that follow, we’ll tell you why we believe it at least deserves a closer look. Even if you ultimately decide not to get one, we think you’ll be impressed. If your interest is piqued, read on and let’s take a closer look.
An Overview of the Abba Patio Double Chaise Lounge Hammock Bed
The Abba Patio Double Chaise Lounge Hammock defies easy classification. It’s described as a hammock, which it’s not. It’s described as a Chaise lounge, which it’s also not. And it’s not a hanging chair, either. Ultimately, we don’t really know what to call it, but one thing we do know is this: It’s different and unusual enough to be amazing, and the designers succeeded in creating a sturdy, durable product that looks great almost anywhere.
You’ve probably never heard of Abba (the company, not the band). They’re not very big, not very well-known and they import their wares from China for resale here, so the quality of this lounger is a bit below what you’ll find offered by outdoor furniture brands whose products are made in the US.
Even so, Abba’s lounger offers tremendous comfort and value for the money. Let’s start with a quick overview of its core stats. Here are the basics:
One thing we should confess right off the bat is this: This bed is clearly designed to be enjoyed by two people, lounging together.
You can certainly do that, but not if one of you is on the heavy side. If you’re specifically planning to use this as a lounger and you’re a heavier individual, plan on using it solo, or you’re likely to exceed the bed’s maximum supported weight.
Other than that single caveat, these numbers are magnificent. There’s plenty of room to stretch and spread out. The sturdy tubed-steel frame and polyester filament hammock are capable of supporting an impressive amount of weight. We love it, and we think you will too.
Adjustability and Comfort
This will be a relatively short section since there’s nothing adjustable about the Abba Patio double chaise lounge hammock bed. It is, however, delightfully comfortable. The sunshade helps more than you might think, and since it’s open on the sides, it allows whatever wind might be blowing to gently waft over you, keeping you cool.
Even better, the Abba Patio Hammock comes with two modestly padded block foam pillows, kept in place courtesy of a Velcro strip at the bottom of each pillow, which makes it ideal for naps on leisurely weekends. If you want to enhance the comfort further, it’s easy to add as many additional outdoor throw pillows as you’d like.
Although the Chaise lounge/hammock isn’t adjustable, it does sport a pair of wheels on its base. Given its weight, most people should have little difficulty moving it from one location to another if the situation calls for it. Still, it’s also heavy enough that it would take a tropical force wind even to move it an inch, which puts it right in the product weight sweet spot as far as we’re concerned.
Assembly is Required
Almost all of the furniture you can buy online these days comes unassembled, and not surprisingly, this product is no exception. If you decide you want one, it will arrive at your door in a gigantic box, and you’ll have some work to do before you can start enjoying it.
Here, the fact that it’s a Chinese import does show. The production quality is above average, but you may find yourself struggling with pieces that don’t fit together quite the way they should. The assembly instructions are reasonably clear, however, and you shouldn’t have too much difficulty working out which pieces go where.
Given the sheer size of this product, though, this is probably one of those times you’ll want to have an assistant on standby to give you a hand with the assembly process. It’s possible to do on your own, but you’ll probably find it to be intensely frustrating. The pieces are so big that it’s just ungainly, especially with only two hands involved.
Pros and Cons of Abba Patio Double Chaise Lounge Hammock
Honestly, there are only two real drawbacks to consider where this product is concerned: One, the company is an off-brand, and getting post-sales support could be a bit of an adventure. And two, this is kind of a self-selecting product. You’re either going to fall in love with it as we did, or not going to be impressed at all.
Abba Patio Double Chaise Lounge Hammock Review Conclusion
Given what we said in the pros and cons section, we have to treat the Abba Patio Double Chaise Lounge Hammock as a niche product. If you love the idea of this piece of furniture, then we can’t recommend it highly enough. If you’re underwhelmed, then we recommend giving it a pass. On that basis, we can give it no higher than a provisional recommendation, which is a pity, because we LOVE it!
REFERENCES & RESOURCES
- Abba Patio Double Chaise Lounge Hammock User Manual.
- Abba Patio, Official Brand Website.
- 6 Tips For Buying Outdoor Furniture, Comfort Design.