While I put a lot of work into my backyard, the reason why is so that I can relax and reap the benefits of it. In this article, I researched what is the most comfortable outdoor chair to chill in on weekends, holidays and warm evenings.
I narrowed down my own personal favorites and the ones that matched my budget and the features I required but I discovered so many other great options that I could share with you I decided to provide a guide to some of the best Backyard, patio or Lawn seating that is relaxing to sit in.
They say a picture paints a thousand words so I have added plenty of images to this article. Most of them you can click on and they will take you to the relevant product on Amazon. So if you are rushed for time and don’t want to read the whole article scroll down and click on the picture of the chair that you like and you can read all the reviews on Amazon for that particular product.
- 1 What to Look For when Buying Comfortable Chairs for your Outdoor Space
- 2 Comfortable Outdoor Chair Reviews
- 3 Most Comfortable Outdoor Lounge Chairs
- 4 Most Comfortable Outdoor Rocking Chair
- 5 Wicker Swivel Rocker Patio Chairs
- 6 Most Comfortable Outdoor Folding Chair
- 7 Relaxing Swing Seats & Hammocks
- 8 Comfy Two Person Outdoor Chairs
- 9 The verdict on the Most Comfortable Outdoor Chair
What to Look For when Buying Comfortable Chairs for your Outdoor Space
Who will be using the Chair?
You obviously have some idea of what you are looking for in a chair. But if others are going to be using the chair or you are buying it as a gift you will need to take into account their needs.
For instance, one that is close to the ground like an Adirondack chair is not going to be ideal for an elderly person or someone who has difficulty getting out a chair the same person would probably also want one with armrests.
Comfortable & Relaxing
Again this is fairly subjective one person might like a soft chair they can sink into, another will prefer something a little firmer on the back. Some people expect their outdoor seating to be able to recline, while others love the motion of a rocker to get them in a comfortable and relaxed state of mind. You might want a chair that is wide and roomy with somewhere to rest a drink. I’m not sure if there is a perfect chair for everyone but you can always take your top two or three priorities and ensure the one that you purchase has those features.
Seating constructed from Alumiun have the benefits of being durable and lightweight and easy to clean so are ideal for outdoor living but they lack a little in comfort due to their rigid construction.
More sturdy and heavier than Aluminium they still will need some soft cushions and pillows to make them comfortable.
Plastic chairs and we will also count resin and polymer in this bracket can be comfortable enough especially if you add some cushions. They are also lightweight easily maintained and most often an inexpensive option.
If you want a chair that will last then wood is a good option, a nice wooden rocker that is nicely cushioned would be many people’s idea of comfy seating.
Price will depend on the type of wood used.
Wicker or Rattan
Probably one of the best choices for outdoor furniture, not only do they look good but are perfect for indoor or outdoor use.
Fabric or Mesh
This will be one of the most popular materials and we will be looking at some nice fabric varieties in our top picks list.
In our list below we have covered all levels of budget. How much you spend will obviously determine the quality of the furniture but there are some great picks below that won’t break the bank and are quality products.
Often you will pay a premium for a name brand but if you look beyond the big names you can find some real bargains.
You also should take into account how much use it is going to get. Will you use it regularly or will it remain stored away for most of the year.
Space & Storage Issues
If you have a small backyard or patio space then you will want to take into account the size of your furniture, you might want something that folds away when not in use. Depending on what region you come from in the US it is likely that you won’t be using it for part of the year so you will need to store it or at least find a cover for it. Some furniture is designed for outdoor and indoor use. A beautiful wicker or rattan chair can look great indoors and be moved to the yard for the warmer months.
Comfortable Outdoor Chair Reviews
Here are my Top Fourteen picks and my reasons for picking them. I tried to make them as varied as possible with a big range of prices and features. Hope you like them!
Most Comfortable Outdoor Lounge Chairs
So the best place to start is with lounge chairs, and especially Zero Gravity Chairs. If these types of chairs are something that you like we do have some more articles on the Health Benefits of Gravity Chairs and also the Best Anti-Gravity Chairs.
Set of Two Adjustable Zero Gravity Recliners with Cup Holders
This is a really good deal as you get two recliners for a very competitive price.
They are designed for comfort they come with headrests that are adjustable and padded.
The chair will adjust to the size of your body.
The handy accessories tray that is included is popular with users. It includes a cup holder and also can hold small items such as a phone, sunglasses or a book.
The manufacturers suggest that 250lbs is the weight capacity for these chairs but from reading online people of 300lbs have used them with no issue.
They are UV-resistant and lightweight, they can be folded up to easily move or store them away. It was suggested that they rust if left out in the elements for too long. So being able to fold them up and put them away when not in use is very useful.
Zero Gravity Chair with Canopy
So this is another two-piece set at a good price. Even if you are just the one person in the backyard a backup chair is always useful.
Similar to the Best Products gravity chair that we reviewed before these come with adjustable headrests, cup holder and can be folded away easily for when not in use.
As you can see from the image [remember to click on any of the images and you will be taken to Amazon to view more images]. this comes with a canopy to provide shade from the sun.
These are a little heavier than similar chairs but a bit sturdier so this should be taken into account if you plan on using them for camping or beach trips and will have to carry them any distance.
It was suggested to store them away when not in use as they will rust otherwise.
Orbital Outdoor Zero Gravity Review
Belleze Orbital Lounger Chair
This sleeky designed Zero Gravity Orbital chair will have your relaxing with a feeling of weightlessness and not only will it feel good its ergonomic design means no uncomfortable back pain later.
This product folds up and can take a weight of up to 250lbs. It also has an adjustable pillow so you can rest your head in the best position.
The manufacturers describe it as fade resistant and water resistant but some users found that it does fade if left out for a long time so its best to fold it up and store it away when the weather starts turning.
If you are looking for an ergonomic garden chair that also rocks then this could be the best match for you.
Most Comfortable Outdoor Rocking Chair
Merax Juniper Rattan Rocker
With a choice of bright orange cushions or a more subdued gray this heavy duty, rocker will give a stylish look to your patio or yard.
It does need to be assembled though, the assembly is simple but it is best done as a two man job. Compared to the price of similar rockers this is a real bargain for the quality you are getting.
It comes with two thick, comfortable cushions that are easy to wipe clean.
Its made from durable steel and weather resistant rattan which should guarantee the longevity of the chair. It was commented on that the orange cushions faded easily so it might be worth buying a cover for.
Users were impressed how wide in size it was and described it as roomy and generous.
Sundale Outdoor Wicker Rocking Chair
You can choose from red or green cushions that are weather resistant with UV protection and made from fabric that is stain and water resistant.
It should be noted that this chair will need some assembly hence the competitive price.
Set of Two Wicker Rocking Chairs
I loved the color combination of these 2 rockers, if you and your partner are both in the market for a rocking chair for your yard or patio then they could be worth checking out.
They are made from resin wicker and powder coated Stainless Steel which means that they should perform well year after year. The chairs are fade resistant and easy to clean, either just spray them down with a hose or wipe them down with soap and water, as simple as that!
Wind down stylishly with these beautiful rockers.
Wicker Swivel Rocker Patio Chairs
La-Z-Boy Outdoor Breckenridge Swivel Patio Chairs
If the price isn’t an issue and you are looking for a top end option then this La-Z-Boy set would be my pick.
The set comes fully assembled so as soon as your furniture set arrives you can unpack it and be sitting comfortably on your patio in no time.
The chairs both swivel and rock and the table comes with a glass top and room for storage inside.
The deep cushions are made from Sunbrella fabric which is designed to perform well in outdoor environments.
The seats are made from weatherproof resin wicker and rustproof aluminum.
If you are looking for an exceptional seating solution then this is worth further viewing.
Most Comfortable Outdoor Folding Chair
Folding Rocking Lawn Chair
This Zero Gravity fold up chair arrives fully assembled and comes at a great price with a total weight capacity of 250lbs.
Gravity chairs are super comfortable and if you are looking for a folding patio rocking chair with arms and you are on a budget take a look at this one.
Ergonomically designed, it will help relieve the stresses of the day and you can rock away your worries in the comfort of your backyard or garden.
They are also great for camping, RV’ing or you can bring them indoors and enjoy them in the lounge!
Relaxing Swing Seats & Hammocks
Sorbus Hammock Chair
What can be more relaxing than a hammock? How about a Hammock Chair!
This cool and trendy hammock swing chair is an ideal addition to your backyard or anywhere else you would like to hang it. It includes a strong frame to keep it sturdy and it has a retro bohemian style.
When you are all set to kick back and wind down you can hang it from a stable overhang. Its ideal for any season and can be put up outdoors and indoors.
This one proved especially popular with kids and teens. Its sturdy enough to hold a person of 265lbs.
Resin Wicker Espresso Hanging Egg Chair
I first saw one of these in a friends house in Asia and loved the way it looked, I tested it out and it was very comfortable as well.
This chair requires a little assembly, best to have two people and it should take 20 minutes to an hour to have it ready to sit in.
It comes with a steel frame and a resin wicker chair, users mentioned that it can fit one adult or two children.
The large espresso colored cushion makes it very comfortable and the neutral color makes it easy to add more cushions or a throw to give it your own personal touch.
Vivere Double Hammock
While a hammock won’t suit everybody, [Yes somehow old Aunt Maude got into the hammock but getting her out of it is another story!] it does epitomize the ideal of backyard loafing.
There’s nothing much better than laying in a hammock and admiring the cloud formations or counting the stars without a care in the World.
And this one makes life even easier without having to find a tree to hang it from or worry about it collapsing on you as it comes with a nice sturdy stand.
This product comes in three different types of fabric; cotton, Sunbrella or Polyester and has a wide range of colors to choose from.
It has a 450lb weight capacity and is easily assembled with no tools required. It also comes with a carry bag so can be transported easily.
While we are seeing many similar hammocks price cheaper, this is the real deal.
If you want to share a hammock with your partner, kids or pets then this will do the job.
Sunnydaze Lakeview Floating Chaise Swing Chair
This polyester and powder coated tubular steel constructed floating chaise lounger will give a chic modern look to your yard or patio and also provide a comfortable option to relax in.
Users loved the umbrella to keep off the sun and the padded seating with adjustable cushion.
Comfy Two Person Outdoor Chairs
Sundale Outdoor 2 Person Wicker Chair
Earlier we talked about the Sundale Outdoor Rocking chair and this could complement that, giving you seating for 3 people or be a nice love seat for two. It has a weight capacity of 500lbs in total.
Users described the product as good quality for the price and that they found it great for outdoor use.
SUNCROWN Outdoor Wicker Love-Seat
This one stood out for us because not only did it seem value for money but it also came with its own coffee table that opens up for storage.
Its Amazon’s choice as well which is always a good sign.
The loveseat is made of wicker and comes with all-weather cushions
All in all an inexpensive but quality option.
The verdict on the Most Comfortable Outdoor Chair
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and found at least some of our choices resonated with you.
There were so many available to buy that we were spoilt for choice.
If you did buy one of our recommendations we would love it if you could come back and leave a comment good or bad of how you got on with your purchase.