The decision on the best outdoor glider for your patio, porch or garden is influenced by many factors: your taste, the price, the architecture and style of your outdoor space and its size. Hardwood gliders made of teak, cypress or red cedar are known for their timeless beauty and weather-resistance. They fit in any environment – modern or traditional – and can be left outdoors year around. Recycled plastic outdoor gliders are almost indestructible, totally resistant to weather, warping, chipping and fading. They are environmentally-friendly since they are made of processed recycled plastic milk and juice jugs. Wrought iron and metal gliders are great choice on natural stone and brick patios and in traditional styling. They should be protected from prolonged rains. Wicker outdoor gliders are another traditional choice, particularly with plush, colorful cushions. Wicker is made of resin and is more weather-resistant than natural wicker, but should still be protected from weather. Wicker gliders are best suited to protected porches and sun rooms.