Anyone keeping up on contemporary deck furniture trends, (or let’s be honest, every Pinterest user here), knows things have gotten a little out of hand. What exactly do I mean? Heavy, large and expensive are three words that pretty much sum it up. Here’s the deal, if you’re looking for comfort on a budget, it used to come in the form of those plastic Adirondack chairs. Thankfully there’s a lot of alternatives out there that can give you unparalleled outdoor lounging comfort, without a huge price tag. Calling these chairs economical would do them a bit of a disservice, since it honestly feels like laying weightless on a cloud. Of course I’m talking about zero gravity chairs! These loungers take your patio, lawn, camping or RV park naps to a whole new level of comfort that some say even loosens up your back a little. To guide you towards the most informed purchase possible, I’ll review some of the best outdoor zero gravity chairs to help you get the most out of the summer months.
The Best Outdoor Zero Gravity Chairs Reviewed
These chairs are basically the best in class for an outdoor recliner that’s totally weatherproof, and portable! They’re great to take camping with you, set out on the patio, deck and of course on the yard. The versatility and strong coated steel construction makes them a great way for fresh air lovers of all stripes to kick back in style, while giving your sore muscles some reprieve. Now, while there’s nothing wrong with the chunkier and more spacious outdoor deck and patio furniture, they’re certainly not that practical for whipping out at a moment’s notice. In terms of comfort, it doesn’t get much better! You can find these in a range of comfort levels, including luxurious and plush cushions, to a more simplistic but breathable mesh bungee-supported surface.
Amazon Basics Outdoor Zero Gravity Chair
The Amazon Basics brand has built themselves up over the years as an affordable and reliable option across the many categories of products you can find on the site. With offerings from kitchen and bath, all the way through electronics and now… patio furniture? You probably wouldn’t have thought a generic brand would have made its way onto our list, but here it is! The Amazon Basics outdoor zero gravity chair counts itself among some of the more durable and hardy chairs out there. A powder-coated steel frame means I can safely recommend this chair for your beach outings, too! Besides the quality materials and solid construction, this chair also features a double bungee cord support system, which backs up a 200 pound weight limit. Granted, it shouldn’t be a problem if you or your guests go a little bit over the limit. Backed by AmazonBasics limited 1-year warranty, you won’t have to worry about the longevity of your chair, since any defects would be likely to occur within the space of the warranty. This is a minimalist’s zero gravity chair, if ever you could imagine such a thing. One thing’s for sure, the value is spot on for this cozy and hardy chair. The lightweight construction of this chair might make it the best outdoor zero gravity chair for RV’ing and camping!
- Powder-coated weatherproof steel frame
- Double bungee cord support on either side
- Lightweight for carrying around the campsite, beach or RV’ing.
- Weight limit is slightly lower than average at 200 lbs
- All-black components and fabric warm up a lot in the sun
Lafuma Futura Air Comfort Zero Gravity Recliner
The Lafuma represents a bit of a step-up in quality, but largely delivers a similar experience to the previous chair. Perhaps the most noticeable difference, and what makes the Lafuma stand out among its competitors, is the full-body cushioning. This is a completely separate piece from the main construction of the chair, making it feel plush and relaxing, adding to the already ‘weightless’ experience from sitting in a zero gravity chair. All that luxury comes with a comfortable weatherproof design, ideal for use out on the deck or in the yard by the fire pit. Customers of this chair have also commented on its ergonomic benefits, touting it as a comfortable chair to relax in for those with sore and overworked backs. As someone who’s used them a lot, I can assure you that these seriously do take a lot of weight off your shoulders when you’ve got the time to relax in one yourself. With a nice taupe color, and sturdy components, the Futura comes in two different sizes to fit yourself, family and friends comfortably.
- Full-body cushion covering the whole chair
- Allows for laying down reclining
- AirComfort cushion fabric stays cool in the sun
- Cushion makes it a little bulky for carrying
- Some users have reported defective
Oversized Zero Gravity Chair
You had to know I was going to find the most posh, lavish and over the top zero gravity chair for this review, right? Turns out this oversized model is more than just a statement piece. If you’re looking for a zero gravity chair with a high weight limit, you’re in luck. Not just that, but this large chair maximizes comfort, luxury and style to make for a practical seat that you could relax in for hours. As opposed to traditional zero gravity chairs, this model features thicker and reinforced steel tubing. While this does detract from its portability, it allows it to support up to 500 lbs. As a result, this is by far the sturdiest zero gravity chair on our list. That being said, it’s only 6in tall (laying down) after folding up, and about 24in wide. In other words, you won’t struggle to fit this one in the trunk at all. The oversized cushion is totally removable, with only a few ties to remove if you want to bring it inside. With the headrest, cushion and adjustable positions via a simple ring-pull mechanism.
- Luxurious oversized cushion, removable
- Extra large steel supports to allow for a 500lb weight limit
- Adjustable via a ring pull
- Good value, but higher price tag than some of its competitors
- More difficult to carry, doesn’t fold up with the cushion
Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair
If you’re not looking for a big plush chair with lots of padding or cushions, this rugged outdoor zero gravity chair might just fit the bill! A patented locking system provides a sturdy-feeling mechanism for keeping in exactly the position you want it. Traditionally, these chairs sort of just rest at the level of decline that you lean into. Sadly this means they can sometimes spring up just by resting your feet on the lower bar. Thankfully this chair’s locking mechanism makes it a lot more relaxing since you’re not trying to balance yourself while you lay down. The Timber Ridge makes this list for being a great zero gravity chair for camping and outdoor use! You’ll find the best mix of comfort and practicality with a comfortable surface that’s washable, and allows the chair to fold up nicely for easy transportation. For a set of chairs that will give you a great bang for your buck on the campground, this is a first rate choice!
- Fully adjustable padded pillow
- Compact design for taking to the campground
- Useful locking system for any position
- Less plush cushion if you’re using it for an extended period of time
Moclever Adjustable Folding Zero Gravity Chairs
Lounging the day away and watching the clouds in your own zero gravity is a joy all in its own. Want to know what makes it even better? Kicking back with friends or family on their own, too! This is a set of 2 zero gravity patio recliners that make a great way for a couple to relax together in matching outdoor furniture that’s incredibly comfortable! They both come in a bright and friendly beige, each with an additional cup holder, which is more than capable of holding a couple of drinks and your phone. Since it features an additional chair, this pair makes our list for its exceptional value with this amazing two-pack!
- 2 chairs for a decent value
- Adjustable, with a locking system
- Completely foldable for the camper
- Not the most comfortable material, but still weather resistant
Thanks for checking out our reviews for the best outdoor zero gravity chairs! Each of these models has something different to offer, but ultimately they all give you an incredible weightless feeling as soon as you recline. While there’s a lot of things you can dress your deck, yard or patio with, I find these to be some of the most comfortable chairs to kick your feet out in outdoors. Other reviewers and I agree that the Lafuma chair offers the most comfort, along with reliable locking mechanism and undeniable style. (Some customers have even chosen to use it indoors!) Along with a comfortable cushion and sleek, easy to set up design, the value really goes a long way. That being said, it would also be perfect for the camper!