Metal gliders used to be very popular in the 70’s, and their decorations and pastel colors are coming back in fashion. But, retro style is not for everyone, and if you are looking for a sturdy, solid glider, there is much more to choose from. Wrought iron is the most popular material, and modern wrought iron metal gliders are designed to look much more streamlined and simple than their traditional counterparts. The most important consideration when choosing a metal glider is the quality of metal. Stainless steel and powder coated iron gliders will ensure durability and you will not have to worry about rust. All moving parts are vulnerable, so keep them regularly oiled, so that they do not squeak or fall apart. With metal gliders, to ensure comfort, you should consider a nice, plush seat cushion, and maybe a few smaller pillows to support your back. Cushion covers have to be covered with an outdoor, weather-resistant fabric. Another option is a metal glider which has seat and back made of wood, with slats shaped to support the back to make your gliding a constant pleasure.