Bean bags are a great addition to the seating options in the garden. They are durable and often made out of waterproof material, meaning you can move them around from decking to paving to grass without worrying about ruining the fabric.

Lots of the options on the market can be used indoors or outdoors, so they aren't just useful for the summer. We've picked out a range of the best outdoor bean bags available at the moment, with options to suit large and small spaces.

Best outdoor bean bags

Bean Bag Bazaar Giant Bean Bag

Green bean bag

This giant bean bag is perfect for indoor and outdoor use. It is water resistant and made from durable fabric, making it perfect for using as a sun lounger in the garden or park in the summer months, as well as being a lovely indoor floor cushion for watching movies in the winter. From the brand Bean Bag Bazaar, this outdoor bean bag has been designed and made in Northumberland in the UK. It is available in several colours, including this solid teal. Additionally, it only weighs around 4 kilograms, so it is really light and easy to move around.

Adult high-back beanbag

Grey bean bag

This high-backed chair from Beautiful Beanbags is one of the best outdoor bean bags on the market. Made from top quality polyester, the fabric is water and stain resistant and has a fire retardant coating. This bean bag has been designed with usability and durability in mind. Due to it's high-back design, this bean bag is great for lounging in the garden to read a book or have a drink because it offers extra support. The bean bag comes in lots of colours, so there will be one to suit every palette.

Fatboy Original Outdoor Bean Bag in Stripe Ocean Blue

Striped outdoor bean bag

Fatboy Original Outdoor is a weatherproof bean bag that is great for napping or relaxing in the house, on the balcony or in the garden. It can be shaped into anything from a mattress to a lounge chair and the sturdy design means that it will keep its shape and last for a long time. The cover is water and dirt repellant as well as being machine washable.

Extreme Lounging Pastel B Bed Outdoor Bean Bag

Pastel Outdoor Bean Bag

This large outdoor bean bag is the ultimate choice for relaxing in the garden to soak up some sun. The bean bag is filled with polybeads that mould to your shape, making it extra comfortable and one of the best outdoor bean bags for an afternoon siesta. For use indoors and outdoors, the fabric is double stitched to make it durable and is also UV and water resistant.

Outdoor Grey Square Floor Cushion

Grey outdoor floor cushion

This outdoor floor cushion from Dunelm is a great affordable bean bag option. The neat square shape means that it can be easily tidied away and the neutral colour allows it to blend well into any room. It is also made from tightly woven, durable fabric and is water resistant.

Podevache Terra Nova Outdoor Bean Bag in Abstract Leaf Print

Leaf print outdoor bean bag

This abstract print bean bag is perfect for those looking for something that will add style to their indoor or outdoor space. It has a removable cover that can be washed easily and is perfect for sitting outdoors on a dry day.

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Indoor Outdoor Double Bean Bag in Soft Grey

Grey double bean bag

This sofa-inspired bean bag is perfect for people who want to be able lounge outside together. Made from durable, splash-proof fabric, this bean bag is great for outdoor entertaining and can be easily brought inside as extra seating for unexpected guests.

Max Indoor / Outdoor Bean Bag in Red

Red outdoor bean bag

This teardrop shaped outdoor bean bag is resistant to fading and shaped to be comfortable and supportive. It is available in ten colours, making it a great choice if you're looking for something to brighten up your garden or balcony.

For more great seating, see our edits of the best outdoor rocking chairs and the best sun loungers.


Molly Blair
Molly Blaireditorial and digital assistant

Molly is the Gardens Illustrated's editorial and digital assistant. She has a roof garden and has her RHS level 2.