The Best 9 Porch Swings of 2020 [Reviews & Buyer's Guide]

The Best & Most Comfortable Porch Swings (Reviewed)

Morning coffee and lazy Sundays are best spent relaxing and rocking on a porch swing. And with summer just around the corner, buying yourself a porch swing is a wise investment.

To help you choose the very best porch swing, we tested 24 swings, installed them, and ran them through our battery of in-house tests. In the end, we were successfully able to narrow down the list to the best nine across different segments.

Here are our top picks:

Best High End

Amish Heavy Duty 800 lbs Roll Back 5ft Treated Porch Swing With Cupholders

Amish Heavy Duty Porch Swing

Best Mid Range

CAF Amish Heavy Duty 88 lbs Roll Back 5ft Treated Porch Swing With Cupholders

CAF Amish Roll Back 5ft Porch Swing

Best Inexpensive

Best Choice Products 48-inch 3-Seater Wooden Curved Back Hanging Porch Swing

Best Choice 3-Seater Porch Swing

Last Updated: 4th May, 2020

Summer is drawing nearer, and you want to make the most of it. Getting regular lawn chairs isn't going to cut it, and you want something that's going to last longer than a sun lounger. Plus, you don't want to deal with trying to fold chairs back up and bringing them inside when you're done with them.
 
How do you find an outdoor seating option that's attractive, relaxing, and hard-wearing?

A porch swing is just what you need. These swings are designed to stand the test of time and look great out on your porch or anywhere you put them. They're certainly a staple for a reason. There's nothing better than sitting out on a porch swing at the end of the day, drinking a cold drink and watching the world go by.

Here are some of the best-rated porch swings on the market right now. One of them is going to be perfect for you, so read on to find a porch swing that will help you make the most of the outdoors this summer.

Top Picks for the Best Porch Swings

1. Amish Heavy-Duty 800 lbs Roll Back 5ft Porch Swing with Cupholders - Pro Pick


Specs:

  • Length: 4ft/5ft
  • Material: Treated Pine with cedar tone stain
  • Swing dimensions: 63W x 27D x 21H in
  • Seating capacity: up to 3 adults at a time
  • Weight: 62 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 800 lbs
  • Hanging Mechanism: Steel chains (Provided)
Amish Heavy Duty 800 lbs Roll Back 5ft Treated Porch Swing With Cupholders

This porch swing is incredibly attractive, hard-wearing, and comfortable. It offers pretty much everything you're looking for in a porch swing - durability, top-grade materials, and excellent craftsmanship, so you've got to check it out.

You'll see that it comes in many different finishes, including cedar, dark walnut, semi-solid black stain, and a semi-solid white stain. You can get an unfinished version too, if you want to add your own personal touch to the swing.

This porch swing is available in two sizes - 4 ft and 5 ft. Choose the 5ft model, if you're looking to seat up to 3 people and swing side by side comfortably. The swing has a weight-bearing capacity of 800 lbs, which shows how well this set is made.

There's a cup holder in each arm, so you have somewhere convenient to place your beverage while you're relaxing. The roll-top back makes the seat incredibly comfortable, so you can stay outside and soak up the sun for hours.

With authentic Amish craftsmanship, you know that this bench has been built to last. The slats are all one-inch thick and attached with screws to keep them in place. All edges have been rounded to give you extra safety and comfort. The wood is a kiln-dried pressure-treated pine, designed to last for years to come. It's treated with eco-friendly soy-based cedar stains, so it's environmentally friendly as well as attractive. 

Top Features:

  • Comes with hanging chains, enough to hang from an 8-foot ceiling
  • Multiple finish choices, so your bench can match your home's exterior
  • Made in the USA
  • Measures 63 x 27 x 21 inches
  • Solid pine construction

Final Note:

This is one of the most comfortable porch swings we came across, and you'll love using it day after day. The weather-resistant design means that it can stay outside day after day without any problems, and will look amazing the whole year through.

2. CAF Amish Heavy Duty Treated Porch Swing with Cupholders – Best Overall


Specs:

  • Length: 5ft
  • Material: Kiln dried treated pine
  • Swing dimensions: 63W x 27D x 21H in.
  • Seat dimensions: 58W x 19D x 19H in
  • Seating capacity: up to 3 adults at a time
  • Weight: 62 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 800 lbs
  • Hanging Mechanism: Steel chains (Provided)
 CAF Amish Heavy Duty 88 lbs Roll Back 5ft Treated Porch Swing With Cupholders

Next, we have another Amish-grade porch swing at a more competitive price point. This 5' porch swing is made of kiln-dried pine, which is further pressure treated to add to the strength. It's heavy-duty, made well, and has a rollback design for a comfortable seating position. When you install this swing outside your home, you'll see that it lasts for years and years without visible signs of wear.

The bench itself is unfinished, which allows you to finish it in a way that suits you best. Stain or paint it, make it look perfect wherever you place it in your yard.

When you get the porch swing, you'll see that it comes already partially assembled. Using the instructions provided, you can put it together easily and hang it up with the included chains. It won't be long until you can put the seat up and be relaxing in it. There are cup holders provided on each armrest too, so you can sit back and enjoy your hard work in your new porch swing with a cold one.

Top Features:

  • Measures 63 x 27 x 21 inches
  • Rounded edges for safety and comfort
  • Extra chain available to order if required
  • Solid wooden construction
  • Unfinished so you can put your own mark on the swing

Final Note:

This porch swing is built using high-quality materials while still being priced reasonably. If you're looking for the best value porch swing on the market, this is your best bet.

3. Jack Post CG-05Z Country Garden Swing Set – Budget Pick


Specs:

  • Length: 5ft
  • Material: Steel frame with hardwood
  • Swing dimensions: 52 X 27 X 24.75 inches
  • Seating capacity: up to 2 adults
  • Weight: 30 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs
  • Hanging Mechanism: Steel chains (Provided)
Jack Post CG-05Z Country Garden Swing Set

This porch swing sports a minimal yet gorgeous country garden style design and fits in any backyard or porch. It has a simple look, but it looks amazing when you have it set up. This porch swing is for you if you want to improve the style of your porch and outdoor areas.

The seat is made of Indonesian hardwood and steel, making it strong and ready for anything. The wood is naturally strong and able to resist warping and rotting over time. The steel is powder-coated, so there's no worries about it rusting while it's outdoors.

The seat is rated to hold two people at once, at a maximum weight of 500lbs. That's more than enough for most homes, so two people can happily enjoy relaxing together on one of these porch swings.

What's best is this is our budget pick, meaning it's one of the cheapest on the list. You'll be amazed at how much you can save with this model and still get a good quality unit. It goes to show, if you shop around you can get a real bargain.

Top Features:

  • Value for money
  • Can hold up to 500lbs at once
  • Powder-coated steel to resist rusting and corrosion
  • Full warranty included to ensure you get the best quality possible
  • Measures 57 x 27 x 24.75 inches

Final Note:

This porch swing gives you everything you want from a swing, at a great price. It is high quality, comfortable to sit on, and will last for years and years with a little care and attention.

4. Kozyard Brenda 3 Person Outdoor Swing with Stand – Best Canopy Porch Swing


Specs:

  • Length: 5ft
  • Material: Steel frame with polyester canopy
  • Seating capacity: up to 3 people
  • Weight: 84 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 650 lbs
  • Hanging Mechanism: heavy-duty spring
Kozyard Brenda 3 Person Outdoor Patio Swing

Porch swings are such an excellent addition to any home, but what if you don't have an option to hang one? Not a problem. You can always go for a porch swing with a stand.

This swing has a sleek, modern style that you'll love in your porch or yard, blending in perfectly with the rest of your garden furniture. You have the choice between terracotta and beige colors too, so you can pick the one that suits you best. And as the swing has its own frame, you can always move it around to the position of your liking. 

The top benefit of this swing is that it comes on its own frame and it is portable, so you don't need to worry about hanging it anywhere. Once you have it set up, you can place it anywhere in your garden, and you'll be ready to go. The frame is made of weather-resistant steel, so no worrying about rusting or corrosion as your swing is sat outdoors.

The canopy is an excellent feature, keeping the sun and rain off you as you're relaxing. It can be adjusted, so it's sat at just the right angle no matter what time of day it is. Now you can sit outdoors and not worry about trying to stay in the shade, as it's always over you.

As a three-seater swing, you can fit even more people on it. It's perfect for parties and gatherings, so you can seat everyone comfortably.

Top Features:

  • Polyester canopy and seats are easily cleaned with a garden hose
  • Set up time is just an hour
  • Excellent customer service and warranty, for peace of mind, when buying
  • Sleek modern styling
  • Offers you the porch swing experience, even if you don't have a porch.

Final Note: 

If you're looking for a porch swing with a stand, then this is definitely worth considering. It's a great addition to any home, and you'll love the way it shades you from the sun.

5. Highwood AD-PORL-2-WHE Lehigh Porch Swing – Multiple Color Options


Specs:

  • Length: 4ft/5ft
  • Material: Polystyrene
  • Seating capacity: up to 3 people
  • Weight: 38 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs
  • Hanging Mechanism: Steel chains - (2) 7ft chains and (2) 2ft chains
Highwood AD-PORL-2-WHE Lehigh Porch Swing

Not all color options are perfect for your home, and that's why this porch swing is so perfect for you. There are so many color options, so you can pick the one that suits you best. You can choose from white, sandstone, black, Charleston green, coastal teak, dried sage, Nantucket blue, toffee, Tuscan taupe, weathered acorn, and whitewash. No matter how you've styled the outside of your home, you'll find the right color here for you.

This swing isn't made with wood but instead uses recycled plastics. No one will know the difference though, as NatureTex embossing ensures that it looks just like the real thing. It makes the swing much more lightweight, and weather resistant. You can leave it out all year round without worrying about chips or cracks in the veneer.

The bench is incredibly low maintenance, too. If you need to clean it, you just need to hose it down, and it's good as new. Also, it'll never need repainting as the colors won't fade. Overall, it's an excellent, low worry swing for your porch.

Top Features:

  • Huge array of colors to choose from
  • Recycled plastic construction makes it an eco-friendly choice
  • Measures 52 x 24 x 22 inches when assembled
  • Takes up to 500lbs
  • Little maintenance needed to keep it looking good

Final Note: 

Thanks to the plastic construction, there's little you have to do to ensure this swing stays in good condition. Pick the color that suits you best, and you'll be enjoying it in no time at all.

6. Amish Heavy Duty Roll Back Treated Porch Swing – Best Unfinished Swing


Specs:

  • Length: 4ft/5ft
  • Material: Treated pine
  • Seating capacity: 2 to 3 people
  • Dimensions:
    • 51W x 27D x 21H (4ft)
    • 63W x 27D x 21H inches (5 ft)
  • Weight: 45 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 800 lbs
  • Hanging Mechanism: Steel chains
Amish Heavy Duty 800 Lbs Roll Back Treated Porch Swing With Hanging Chains

Have you been looking at porch swings, but haven't found one that looks quite the way you want it to yet? Sometimes the ones on sale are never quite the right color or style, and you just want something that's more unique to you. That's why this porch swing is such an excellent choice for you. It comes unfinished, so you can stain it any color you like. You'll have a porch swing that looks that little bit different and will be all your own.

The swing itself is very sturdy and ready to take on anything. It can seat up to 800lbs, so you'll never have to worry about how much weight you have sat on it at once. All the wood used in production is high-quality pressure-treated pine, so you can be sure your swing will last for years without splitting or rotting.

It's a very comfortable seat, with the rollback top ensuring you can easily relax for hours on it. Add a few cushions, and it's the perfect place to sit at the end of a long day. With sanded edges, you'll see that there's no other bench quite as comfortable as this one.

Top Features:

  • Measures 51 x 27 x 21 inches when assembled
  • Comes with the option to buy it untreated, so you can out your own finish on it
  • Comes with enough chain to hang from an 8-foot ceiling
  • Solid construction ensures years of use
  • Clear and easy to follow assembling instructions

Final Note:

This porch swing is well made, uses high-quality materials, and is easy to put together. The fact that you can finish it yourself in your favorite color is simply a bonus.

7. Coral Coast Soho Wicker Porch Swing – Best All Weather Swing


Specs:

  • Length: 5ft
  • Material: Resin wicker
  • Seating capacity: 2 to 3 people
  • Dimensions: 53L x 25W x 24H
  • Weight: 41 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 450 lbs
  • Hanging Mechanism: Steel chains
Coral Coast Soho Wicker Porch Swing With Free

The problem with a lot of yard furniture is that it doesn't hold up well to the elements. Even if any swing mentions it is weather-resistant, you can't be sure. However, the Coral Coast Soho Wicker Porch Swing is an exception.

This porch swing has been made to stand up to any weather, no matter how long you leave it out for. This all-weather resin wicker swing will be able to repel the weather without showing signs of wear. Moreover, it's also low on maintenance. Just spray it with some water whenever you get time, and it should be good as new.

The wicker also lends a modern look to the swing, something that you wouldn't get with other kinds of swing. Combined with the modern lines of the chair, it looks unlike any other swing out there. It will certainly look great on your porch when you install it.

It's well made too, able to hold up to 450lbs at one time. Measuring 53 x 25 x 24 inches when assembled, it's big enough for two people to sit on and enjoy on a sunny day.

Top Features:

  • Multiple finishes and cushion color choices
  • Modern style you can't get anywhere else
  • Hangers on the armrest and seat back for added security
  • Highly weather-resistant
  • Won't fade, warp or crack

Final Note:

This swing is the best one for those worried about the effects of the weather. You can leave this swing set out all year round, and it won't see any damage thanks to its high-quality construction.

8. Best Choice Products Outdoor Hanging Iron Porch Swing – All Metal Construction


Specs:

  • Length: 5ft
  • Material: Powder-coated iron
  • Seating capacity: 2 people
  • Dimensions: 47.25"(L) x 22"(W) x 24"(H)
  • Weight: 41 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 450 lbs
  • Hanging Mechanism: Steel chains
Best Choice Products Outdoor Hanging Iron Porch Swing

If you're looking for an all-metal swing, rather than a wooden one, then you've got to check this swing out. It has a beautiful metal frame design that will look amazing on your porch. Add a few cushions to it, and you'll have a porch swing that's as unique as you are.

The seat comfortably seats two and is weighted and balanced to ensure you won't see it blow and swing around too much on windy days. Curved armrests ensure extra comfort, too. The set comes with everything you need to hang the swing seat up, including heavy-duty chains. Once you receive the swing, you'll have everything you need to put the whole thing together.

The swing is easy to take care and clean too. All you need to do is hose it down or wipe it down with a washcloth. You won't need to worry about the finish, as the bench is made from powder-coated iron, designed to fend off even the worst weather.

If you're looking for an all-metal porch swing, this is your best choice. It has a stunning design and is easy to take care of.

Top Features:

  • Measures 47.25 x 22 x 24 inches when fully assembled
  • Attractive all-metal design
  • Comes with everything needed to put it together
  • Powder-coated iron resists rust
  • Can be hung from a frame or on your porch

Final Note:

This porch swing has a unique design and will look great wherever you put it. If you want a swing that looks great and will stand the test of time, this is the one you want.

9. Best Choice Products 3-Seater Wooden Hanging Porch Swing – Bargain Pick


Specs:

  • Length: 5ft
  • Material: Acacia wood
  • Seating capacity: 3 people
  • Dimensions: 48"(L) x 20.5"(W) x 22"(H)
  • Weight: 40 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs
  • Hanging Mechanism: Steel chains
Best Choice Products 48-inch 3-Seater Wooden Curved Back Hanging Porch Swing

You don't have to spend a lot to get a good quality porch swing, and this is the proof. This porch swing is made of solid weather-resistant Acacia wood, ensuring that it won't split or crack even when exposed to the elements. The hanging chains that come with it are coated with weather-resistant zinc, so you know that you can leave that swing outdoors without any problems at all.

The great thing about this swing is that it seats up to three people. If you love having gatherings at your home, then you'll love this swing. It measures 48 x 20.5 x 22 inches and has a weight capacity of 500lbs, more than enough to fit all your friends.

It also features a classic design, with wooden slats creating that old school porch swing design you know so well. The curved back makes it comfortable to sit on, even for long periods of time. You can place the swing almost anywhere you can think of, and it will look beautiful. It's amazing what a good quality swing you can get, especially for such a bargain price.

The only downside of this otherwise excellent porch swing is that it does not come with any assembly instructions. However, the assembly process is quite self-explanatory, and you should be able to figure it out easily.

Top Features:

  • Classic white wooden design
  • Holds up to 500lbs
  • Comes complete with chains for hanging
  • Three seater design
  • Bargain price

Final Note:

This is the porch swing for anyone who loves a bargain. It gives you everything you need in a good porch swing, while still being easy on your pocket. What could be better?

Porch Swing Buyer's Guide

There's so much choice when it comes to porch swings, how do you pick the one that's best for you? This guide puts together all the things you should be looking for to ensure you get the best swing for your home. Which one suits you best?

Key Considerations


<Materials>

Firstly, you've got to pick the right material for your swing. There are so many different materials to choose from - wood, wicker, plastic, or even metal, and each has its own pros and cons.

  • Wood: The type of wood used in porch swings differs from model to model. For example, some use pine, some use acacia wood, and others go for teak. These different woods have different properties, so do your research before you buy them. Do you want a wooden swing that's softer but more prone to issues or a harder wood that will last longer?

    One benefit of wood is that it's more comfortable to sit on.
  • Plastic: Some of the newer swings are entirely made of plastic. The benefit of plastic is that it's 100 percent weather-proof but may not be as strong as wood. Choose plastic material if you live in a humid region.

  • Metal: Metal swings come in a huge range of designs, and are incredibly good looking as well as cheaper. You want to ensure that the metal used for constructing the swing is of higher gauge (22+), though. Some benches may start to rust thanks to wet weather. If you live in a region where it's quite humid or rains often it may be best to avoid these.

  • Wicker: Wicker is another classic option, one that you might have seen in your yard growing up. You can pick a classic wicker design or a more contemporary one. Look for ones that have been treated to resist the elements.

  • Fabric: Fabric swings are usually constructed around a frame and have a padded seat, making them very comfortable to sit on. They'll often be lightweight too. You will need to take care of the fabric to ensure it doesn't get waterlogged or develop issues when exposed to the weather.

<Swing Size and Space Available>

Take care to measure the space where you want your swing to hang. On your porch, you need enough room for the porch to fit into. There will need to be enough clearance the whole way around your swing for it to move without banging into anything else.

Also, check what the clearance is for your ceiling. Most sets will come with about 8 feet of chain to hang your swing. If your ceilings are higher on your porch, you'll need to buy an extra chain to hang them. You can buy this from most hardware stores.

Where To Hang Your Swing

Next, think about where you'll be hanging the swing. In most cases, you'll be putting it on your porch, so you'll be able to attach it directly to the ceiling. This works in most cases, but what if you don't want the swing there, or you don't have a porch? You do still have options.

There are a lot of swing sets that come with their own frames or stand, so you set them up much like a child's swing set. That gives you more flexibility, allowing you to place the swing wherever you want it to be. It's perfect if you want to place the seat in an area that gets a lot of sun, or in a shelter that's away from the worst of the weather. If you don't want one of these sets, a regular porch swing is easily attached to a frame that you already have, giving you a custom swing.

Weight Limits

All swings come marked with the maximum weight load they can take. And this affects how many people can sit on the swing at one time.

You need to obey these limits because if it's overloaded, the swing could break. If you need a higher weight limit, look for swings with at least 600lb + weight-bearing capacity. You can also go for three-seater swings, as they take more weight as part of their design.

Conclusion

Any of these porch swings will be perfect for your home this summer. Install one on your porch and relax in the sunshine.

Kevin James
 

Kevin is a NY based digital entrepreneur, blogger, and a table tennis aficionado. He is a former professional table tennis player with the career best USATT ranking of 2419. He is also an ITTF Level 3 certified coach and conducts weekend coaching programs in and around the New York area. You can connect with him at [email protected]

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