Thanks for checking out this guide hopefully it will help you make a decision to find the best zero gravity chair for your needs.
You probably already have a good idea of what a zero or anti-gravity chair is. If not here’s a quick recap on the features and benefits.
First off they reduce the pressure on the spine so if you are suffering from back ache then you will certainly benefit from sitting in one of these chairs. They are also super relaxing, if you really want to sit out in your yard and enjoy the benefits you might as well do it in a state of blissful relaxation.
Some come with extra features such as sun shades or cup holders, there are oversized chairs and recliners for two we will discuss all this and more….
- 1 Best Outdoor Zero Gravity Chair
- 2 Zero Gravity Recliner Reviews
- 3 Oversized Zero Gravity Chair Reviews
- 4 Best Zero Gravity Chair with Canopy
- 5 Orbital Zero Gravity Chair
Best Outdoor Zero Gravity Chair
As we are a site that is all about enjoying your Backyard, Garden or Patio we are only going to look at outdoor anti-gravity chairs in this article. There are indoor versions as well as zero gravity massage chairs but we won’t be reviewing them in this article.
What is the Best Zero Gravity Chair?
There are a lot of different models available to buy online or from your local stores and which is the best for you will depend on budget and your personal preferences. The Bestselling model on Amazon is the Caravan Sports Infinity Zero Gravity Chair. While this would make a great purchase, it won’t necessarily be the right one for you.
Zero Gravity Recliner Reviews
As we mentioned earlier the No1 Bestselling on Amazon is
Caravan Sports Infinity Zero Gravity Chair
This one is extremely popular and really if you want a standard chair without any extras this would be a great choice.
While there are specially designed XL gravity chairs that can take heavier weights this one can still take a weight of 300 LB. It comes in a number of color choices and you can buy a 2 person set if required. Caravan also do an oversized chair at a higher price that supports up to 350 LB.
The chair also comes with a handy head rest that can be adjusted, some reviewers mentioned using it as a lumbar support instead and seemed to find it effective.
As well as for backyard use many reviewers online mentioned using their chair for camping, fishing and even taking to music festivals.
With thousand of reviews online there have obviously been some negative comments, some users experienced chairs breaking or collapsing on them. We’d advise getting used to the chair slowly, try out the reclining and locking mechanisms, don’t put undue heavy pressure on the arm rests when getting out of the chair.
Comfortable Sturdy and Value for Money
Easy to Fold/Unfold
Comes with Adjustable, Padded Head Rest
No cup holder
Arm Rests aren’t padded
Another very popular choice is the
Lafuma Zero Gravity Chair
Lafuma are in the high end range for this type of chair but if you are in the market for top quality then they are the ones to look at. Lafuma have a range of different styles and colors to choose from. Lafuma are a well know brand based in Colorado and having been producing recliners for over 6o years.
Their range includes the higher priced Lafuma Futura which comes in 5 different colors, the Obisidain color chair with a black steel frame is more expensive than the rest but it does look good!
Made from weather resistant fabric the Lafuma range stands up to the elements better than most other brands but we would still suggest that you keep them out of the shade when not in use.
The Lafuma R Clip comes in a pinkish color they describe as Rhodo or lime green which is described as Papageno. These are less costly than the Lafuma range. One reviewer mentioned that this model reclines further back than other gravity chairs.
High Quality Chairs – You get what you pay for
Doesn’t come with a cup holder – you can buy a clip on serving tray though at an extra cost.
With the Lafuma range costing from anything between $100 – $300 to purchase you need to decide if paying for the extra quality is going to be worth it.
Outsunny Zero Gravity Recliner
Outsunny come somewhere in price and quality between Caravan Sports and Lafuma. They can support a weight of 300lbs but the actual weight of the chairs are heavier than most as well at 20 LBS. This could be classed as a plus or negative. For an elderly or weaker person the extra weight might be an issue but for those who want a sturdier Zero Gravity Chair then the added weight might be seen as a good thing.
As standard with most of these brands you get a head support, they fold up easily and you can relax in various positions. This brand also doesn’t come with a cup holder but you can buy generic clip on trays that fit this model.
We haven’t got a whole lot more to say about Outsunny, all zero gravity chairs are very comfortable and this brand is no exception.
Oversized Zero Gravity Chair Reviews
If you are in the market for a zero-gravity chair that is designed for the larger person then we have two top picks for you.
First up is the
WESTFIELD OUTDOOR XL Zero Gravity Chair
This anti-gravity chair from Westfield can hold a weight of 350lbs the total dimensions of the chair are 24″ x 22″ x 45″ so that is a seat width of 24″.
The online customer reviews that we have read confirm that it is a sturdy chair with nice padding most of them felt secure about the chair’s ability to hold their weight.
The frame is made from powder coated steel and the seats material is 600D Polyester.
Some nice extras on this particular Zero Gravity Chair are the adjustable padded headrest and the folding table that includes a cup holder.
As with most of these types of chairs it folds flat and is compact, some customers have mentioned it is fairly heavy to move around [it weighs 23lbs] but we’d rather have a heavier, sturdier model than something flimsy that won’t support our weight.
One of the negatives that customers mentioned is that the colors will fade if left in the sun, so the obvious solution to this is to store it away when not in use.
Over all we think this is an oversize Gravity Chair that is worth the cost.But let’s look at our 2nd Pick
Timber Ridge Oversized XL Zero Gravity Chair
This is a slightly pricier oversize Zero Gravity recliner but gets a lot of positive reviews online so if you are willing to pay a little more than it is worth taking a look.
Customers describe it as super comfortable with a strong sturdy structure, the bungees, frame and material were all described as being top quality. It glided well into the reclining position using the knobs on the arm rest.
large guys of 6’3″ and over with a weight of 330 pounds described it as very comfortable.
Compared to the Westfield it is slightly lighter to carry at 21.2 pounds but the width of the seat is also slightly less at 21.26 inches.
A couple of customers complained that the chair didn’t stand up well to being outside. But to be fair to the manufacturers they do state not to leave it outside in the elements as it will rust. As with the Westfield XL fading will also be an issue if left for long periods outside.
This one has a padded headrest that is removable and a cup holder that attaches to the side of the chair it also comes with a 1-year warranty.
Both of these XL Zero Gravity Chairs should meet the needs of larger folk, they both get good reviews online. Really nothing beats relaxing in a zero-gravity chair and if you are one of those people who always wanted to try one but were worried about how sturdy they are, now is your chance to enjoy one of the most relaxing experiences you will have.
Zero Gravity Two Chair Set
If you are planning on having company when you are reclining on your zero gravity chair you are going to need another chair. The Sunnydaze Zero Gravity Reclining Lounge Chair set solves this problem. You get 2 chairs as well as a small side table that all match in design and color.
Talking about color this Sunnydaze set comes in 4 different options – red, khaki, black or navy blue.
The small table comes in really handy but you also have cup holders attached to the chairs as well. For comfort, they also included a pillow that you can position in the best place for you.
Though these gravity chairs are fairly light at 16lbs each they are sturdy enough to hold a weight capacity of 250lbs.
Sunnydaze back this patio set with a 1-year warranty for your protection.
The majority of customers that we found online were happy with their purchase, describing the product as slightly above good quality.
Sunndydaze also sell single recliners, sets of 2 without the table and XL recliners with wider seats if you want to check them out.
If there are two of you and you prefer to share you do have the option of cozying up on a 2 person recliner.
Here are a couple of love seats for those who want to get romantic.
The most popular reviewed 2 person zero gravity chair online is by Best Choice Products and if you and your other half have a combined weight of less than 550 LBS it is worth taking a look at. It also comes with two clip on trays with cup holders which is a nice extra.
Caravan Sports have a similar model but it supports slightly less with a 500 LB weight total.
I’m personally not a big fan of these types of seat especially if one of you tends to be heavier than the other, what you will find is that the less heavier person will gravitate to the heavier. Also you both have to agree to recline at the same position. I suppose I just like my autonomy and to do what I want to do in my own chair.
I suppose if you want a big wide recliner to yourself this could be a good option!
Best Zero Gravity Chair with Canopy
If you expect to get a lot of sun in your backyard or you like sitting outdoors but like a bit of shade choosing a chair with a canopy is probably a good idea. There are are a lot of different models to choose from with sun shades attached. The canopy models are all very similar in design if we had to pick a favorite it would be the Gravity Free X-Wide Recliner with Canopy Shade and Cup Tray from Bliss Hammocks. Its a good price with a few nice extras, gets some good reviews online. The extra wide seat and weight capacity of 300 LBS is another plus.
Orbital Zero Gravity Chair
If you are looking for a bit of a WOW factor for your backyard these Orbital chairs looks really stylish.
You can see one in action here
If you are going to relax in your backyard you might as well do it in comfort and you will be amazed at how comfortable you can get in one of these chairs. Just make sure that you don’t fall asleep in the sun and get sun burn! Of course you can always get one of the recliners with canopies which will help with this issue.
Also the majority of the ones we reviewed you can fold up so you can them for camping, tailgating or for the beach as well as for use in your backyard or patio.