The leg rest, for optimum comfort
The leg rest
, often confused with the footstool, is used with a garden recliner or outdoor chair for extra comfort. We all know what it’s like sitting in a chair for a long time. As comfortable as it is, no doubt you end up getting pins and needles in your legs and have to change position. With a leg rest you'll no longer have to worry. You can extend your legs and instantly feel better. Suitable for both indoors and out, it is perfect for enjoying a moment of ease. Leg rests can also be used as an ad hoc pouffe, stool or extra seat when you have friends or family round.
Why combine a leg rest with your garden recliner?
Spending hours in a recliner compresses the back and numbs it. However much lumbar and neck support your outdoor chair provides, your back needs to loosen up after remaining seated for a long time. Outdoor footstools can relieve numbness, discomfort and pain. They loosen up your back and provide a more comfortable seating position. Leg rests are all too often forgotten about but can help prevent aches and pains.
How to choose a leg rest
There is a lot to consider choosing an effective leg rest suited to your needs:
- Folding system
: if you want to be able to carry your outdoor footstool
easily, you should choose a folding frame. This will let you store, fold and pop it up it easily when you need it.
- Leg rest height
: this should match the height of your recliner or deckchair. We recommend choosing a garden footstool
from the same place you bought your chairs, or taking measurements before purchasing.
: they will determine how long your outdoor footstool will last. Go for aluminium and steel, especially if you want to use your leg rest
outdoors. In this case, the materials used, from frame to fabric, should withstand the weather, corrosion, mould and UV rays.
: all LAFUMA MOBILIER products are made in France. This is a guarantee of quality and is also more environmentally friendly. We aim to limit the distance our products travel to our consumers, in order to reduce our carbon footprint.
The LAFUMA MOBILIER leg rest range
Now you know the advantages of footstools and how to choose them.
The Lafuma Mobilier leg rest
is the ideal accompaniment to your lounger, particularly our ultra-comfortable deckchair model: the Transabed.
It is ideal for use on a terrace or by the pool. Alongside your garden furniture, it can also be used as an outdoor stool or an ad hoc coffee table, by combining it with a Beaulieu table top, for example. With a corrosion-resistant galvanised steel frame, it is weather-proof and can withstand saline environments such as the beach and pool. The leg rest
fabric is quick-drying and the breathable yet permeable material provides optimum comfort.
Our leg rests
are available in a range of colours and fabrics like those of our Cocoon and Transabed chairs. They are divided into ones which are Batyline® fabric woven by Serge Ferrari and UV resistant, and those with ultra-comfort triple thick Aircomfort® and Becomfort®. Light, practical, and portable, you can put them anywhere in your garden, pergola, or conservatory. The contemporary design means they will also be right at home in your lounge, particularly the Privilège collection.
Lafuma Mobilier currently offers two leg rest
models: Next, which is easy to store, and Cocoon, which has been specially designed to go hand in hand with our iconic Cocoon chair.
All our models are guaranteed for 5 years and are made in France, specifically in Anneyron in the department of Drôme.