During a seemingly never-ending Covid-19 lockdown, there’s never been a better time to hunker down with comfy clothing, invest in a bidet, and work on boosting your immunity. But with porch season around the corner, it’s also a great time to pop outside and get some fresh air. First, give your outdoor space a furniture upgrade. If you love a good indoor recliner (who doesn’t?), adding an outdoor recliner or zero gravity chair to your patio set is a nice way to turn your patio space into an outdoor living room.
What is a Zero Gravity Chair?
Zero gravity chairs are deep-reclining chairs that position your body in a way that emulates the feeling of weightlessness. Their design is inspired by seats in space shuttles, arranged to help astronauts’ bodies endure sudden gravitational changes during space missions. If you’re suffering from back and leg pain, the ergonomic design of zero gravity chairs can help reduce pressure on joints and increase circulation in your legs. They have a sturdy frame, and most are foldable for easy transportation.
Here are a few of our favorite zero gravity chairs and, for those who might not be ready for a gravity-defying experience just yet, some of the best outdoor recliners on Amazon right now.
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Starting at $109, Amazon
With a double-bungee suspension system and 350-pound weight capacity, all your stresses will melt away in this extra durable chair. The fully-padded seat is made of a breathable, mesh fabric, and the end table is completely detachable.
The exterior of this outdoor recliner is made of durable rattan wicker, but it’s the power-coated aluminum frame that makes the quality of this chair worth your while. Waterproof, zippered cushion covers come in both bright colors and muted tones, complimenting all your porch decor.
One Amazon reviewer wrote, “My husband loves his new chair. He recently had surgery on his leg and this lounge chair has been a Godsend! It has two reclining positions and they are easy to get to and they stay in the selected position.”
These chairs are foldable and lightweight, making them ideal for travel and easy to stow away when you’re not using. A cupholder and removable headrest pillow come with each, making them ideal for relaxing on warm days.
One Amazon reviewer wrote, “I’m glad I splurged on price a bit and bought these chairs. So worth the extra money. We’ve only had them a few weeks, but you can see the quality in the metal, the fabric and the grommets. The color is beautiful and they are super comfy. I imagine we’ll have them for years to come.”
When it comes to recliners, you can’t go wrong with La-Z-Boy. The Breckenridge Wicker set includes two recliners, a side table, and two throw pillows. With rust-resistant, aluminum framing and all-weather fabric, these chairs are sure to last you for years to come. The cushions also come in red, adding the option of a pop of color.
One Amazon reviewer wrote, “Exactly what I was looking for! Extremely comfortable and assembled easily! Would definitely recommend!”
This zero gravity chair is a great bang for your buck, with an adjustable sun canopy and headrest making it easy to customize. It’s made of a UV-resistant, all-weather fabric that prevents fading and mildew, and stays cool even during the stickiest of summer days.
One Amazon reviewer wrote, “Can’t beat these chairs for the price with all that’s included…we’ve tried many different camping chairs over the years and these are the best.”
This outdoor recliner just looks classy, and is sure to impress guests. It boasts a durable, easy-to-install steel frame that requires a “simple fastening of a few bolts”. The smooth, 160-degree reclining mechanism is easily controlled with a side lever, because relaxation shouldn’t be a struggle.
One Amazon reviewer wrote, “Padding is firm and comfortable. Not flimsy at all. We bought two chairs and assembled them in about 30 minutes.”