Made of all-weather polypropylene resin that looks like cable knit, these are multi-functional items. Table doubles as a 10 gallon-sized storage bin or can flip over for extra seating. Poufs are just the right height to use as footstools. Sturdy so they don’t blow around. Plastic is easy to wipe clean. Set nests together when not in use to save space.
Reports of the lid of the table being too loose to close properly.
Comes in lots of design options that add a pop of color to the patio. UV-treated polyester and cotton covers are zippered, removable and machine washable. Comfy enough for seating but structured enough to set a tray on. Well-waterproofed, with moisture beading off the fabric.
The filling does lose its shape over time.
Package comes with the pouf, a thick PVC liner, and foot pump. Light and easy to carry with a side handle. Can seat up to 300 lbs. Inflates and deflates easily and quickly. The attractive, durable poly fabric looks good on the patio and is also easy to wipe clean. Great for kids, too.
Not the best pump, but does the job.
Available in a wide range of patterns. Stands up to inclement weather. Resists fading for at least 500 hrs. of sunlight. Great for camping or similar.
Pump sold separately.
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There's nothing like relaxing in your yard on a warm evening at the end of a long day, but outdoor furniture isn't always especially comfy. Add an outdoor pouf into the mix and you can lounge in comfort with your feet up, whether you're reading a book, listening to podcasts, enjoying a drink, or hanging out with friends and family.
An outdoor pouf needs to be suited to its outdoor life, so it should be water-resistant (if not waterproof) and have some resistance to UV rays so it doesn't fade quickly. There are a range of features and variables to decide on when choosing a pouf, such as the size and shape, the material it’s covered with, and what it’s filled with. Our buying guide can help you learn the different features of outdoor poufs. If you want help finding something we specifically recommend, check out our shortlist of favorites for ideas.
Outdoor poufs often have a polyester bean filling, like the filling of a beanbag. As long as your pouf is stuffed enough, polyester beans provide a decent balance of give and support, plus they don't get compacted over time. Polyester hollow fiber is another alternative, but it does lose loft with regular use, meaning your pouf can become flat. You can also find inflatable outdoor poufs. These have an inflatable cushion that fits inside a slipcover. Inflatable options are lightweight and easy to store when not in use, but there is a puncture risk.
Check the dimensions of any outdoor poufs you're considering. Look at both the height and the width (the depth is the same as the width in the majority of cases). A pouf should be the right height to rest your feet on comfortably, but the exact height required depends on the height of your outdoor seating. The width or diameter should be large enough to fit one or two pairs of feet comfortably but not so large that it takes up too much patio space.
The majority of outdoor poufs are either cubes or cylinders. However, you can find some that are almost spherical. The shape doesn't make much difference to how the pouf feels or performs, so just choose a shape that appeals to you.
Ideally, an outdoor pouf should be made from a waterproof or water-resistant material, so it won't get soaked through if it rains unexpectedly before you can move it somewhere sheltered. If you like the look and feel of a fabric pouf, opt for one made of polyester with a water-resistant coating. Some options are made from plastic or weatherproof rattan, which are entirely waterproof even in heavy rainstorms. You can also find faux leather options that withstand wet weather. Real leather doesn't take kindly to a soaking, so it's best avoided.
You can find outdoor poufs in a wide range of solid colors, in addition to geometric patterns and more exotic prints such as leaf patterns, stripes, polka dots, and chevron patterns. Although you want your pouf to be functional, it's important that it looks good, too, so take some time to pick a color or print that you love.
Although poufs don't tend to weigh much, they are bulky, so carrying them from place to place can be tricky. You can find models with an integrated handle or two to make moving them more easily. This is a handy feature if you have more than one spot in your yard where you might like to enjoy using your pouf.
Outdoor poufs often have zippered slipcovers. This helps to protect the filling inside from the elements and makes it easier to replace the filling or add more should it gradually flatten down. What's more, removable covers are generally easier to wash.
Inexpensive: You can find basic outdoor poufs for $20 to $30. These are usually inflatable models or poufs sold without filling.
Mid-range: Mid-range options cost roughly $30 to $60, including some weatherproof textile options with beanbag style fillings.
Expensive: High-end outdoor poufs can cost from $70 to $150. You can find a wide range of options in this price range, including sturdy rattan poufs or sets containing multiple poufs.