Replacement Slings For Patio Swings, Anyone? (Our Top Pick Reviewed)

Do you have a sling-style swing back your patio swing?

Do you find that the sling portion of the swing is wearing out sooner than you’d like?

Are you looking for replacement slings for patio swings?

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Below, we’ve reviewed a great replacement sling for this type of swing. We’ve broken down everything you need to know about this swing replacement so you’ll be able to determine whether or not it’s right for you.

With this information, you should be able to determine if this swing sling replacement will work for your setup or if you need to look elsewhere. Be sure to pay attention to the pros as well as the cons so you’ll know exactly what to expect from this replacement.

And remember that these slings don’t last forever. There are some factors that may contribute to your sling wearing out sooner than you’d like, so pay attention to these problem areas when you’re keeping up with the maintenance of your swing:

  • Rough use. If you let your kids or pets use the swing, there’s a good chance it’s being used roughly or incorrectly. If this is the case, you should try to monitor this type of use more to ensure your swing will last longer.
  • Weather exposure. Even if your swing is designed to hold up to weather and the elements, the longer it sits outside, the more likely it is to develop problems related to this. Take it down during extreme weather conditions and temperatures for best results.
  • Stains and mildew. If your sling becomes stained or starts to develop mold or mildew, you’ll need to clean it immediately to ensure it will last as long as possible. Although this may not remove the stain, it will still help the fabric hold up to more wear and tear in the future.

There are other ways you can keep your sling (and the whole swing) looking and working great, so remember to keep up with regular routine maintenance for best results. Now, let’s get started checking out that replacement!

1. Garden Winds Universal Sling Swing

Garden Winds Universal Sling Swing Back Support

Is your patio swing getting worn out and leaving you feeling like you have no support on your back or on the seat? If so, the is a great way to bring your swing back to life again. Set it up in no time and enjoy a comfortable and safe swinging experience even when your previous swing fabric has gotten rotted, mildewed, or otherwise ruined due to weather or some other cause. This sling works great on many patio swings, but be sure to measure your swing first!

Features

  • This sling is made of high-grade polyester fabric that’s great for use in any weather.
  • The sling comes in a neutral beige that works well with most colors of swings.
  • The sling is very easy to install in just a few minutes.
  • The product comes with lots of buckles installed to make it easier than ever to keep it secure and snug on your swing.

What We Liked

  • We especially like the long life of this fabric. We feel that replacement fabric for a swing sling like this should be as durable as possible, and this product gets that just right. Anyone buying this sling is likely doing so because their old swing fabric has rotted or otherwise become too damaged to be useful, so they’re looking for something that won’t be deterred by the weather or by mildew. For this reason, we are very pleased with the results most customers have had from this sling and feel that it has a superb quality.

What Could Be Improved

  • The biggest complaint many customers have with this product is that the buckles may not always stay together well—or, on the other hand, that they may be too stiff to secure properly. For a product like this one, it’s imperative that the sling stays in place without moving around or slipping off too badly when in use, and so it’s important for the buckles to work properly. Some customers have reported needing to resort to tying the straps in knots to keep the sling from moving around, thereby bypassing the buckles entirely. We feel that this could be improved to make this product better than ever before.

Pros

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    The fabric is very sturdy, durable, and great for use indoors or outside.
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    The sling cover can be taken off in the winter or during very strong storms to ensure your swing lasts longer than ever.
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    This is a very lightweight and easy-to-use product that almost anyone can put in place without help in just a few minutes.

Cons

  • Rarely, the product has arrived with some damage to the buckles, or with buckles of the wrong size preventing the sling from being installed correctly.
  • If you have a larger swing, you’ll need to buy more than one so you can cover the whole space, and this may end up costing quite a bit.
  • Some customers find that the tension on this sling isn’t ideal and that it sags too much in the middle.

Conclusion

Did you determine whether or not this product is right for you? If you use your patio swing often and find that you aren’t getting enough back support for your comfort or your safety, chances are good you could use a product like this one. Of course, you’ll need to be sure it will fit the size of your swing, too, or you may need to buy more than one to ensure you get enough coverage.

And if you’re worried about this product being tough to install, don’t be! It’s easy to put it in place by attaching it to the back of your swing over the top and then down over the front of the seat portion. There are latches that hold the sling in place and secure it safely for your use. There are tons of videos out there for you to learn just how to install this sling, but you can also check out this video on the company’s web site if you’re stumped.

With the right planning, this can be a great addition to your patio swing!

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