Top Zero Gravity Chairs On The Market Today
Your eyes are not deceiving you. The title is Zero Gravity Garden Chairs and they aren’t seats that astronauts use when in orbit. The term Zero Gravity refers to the feeling you have when sitting or reclining on one. We suppose they could be called Floating on Air Chairs, but that doesn’t have quite the same zing.
They usually come with a host of add-on bits, canopies, drinks holders, ice buckets and other aids to relaxation. Some even offer a massage option.
They are usually used in an outdoors setting beside the pool or on the beach, though they can be found indoors in front of the TV from time to time. Chairs specifically designed for indoor use won’t last very long outdoors, and we will discount them in this review.
As with other products there are a few things to consider when looking at buying a Zero Gravity Garden Chair.
As always, consider what you want to use it for, and will it provide the desired degree of comfort. Do you intend to read the latest blockbuster in it, or sip away at your beverage of choice until you fall asleep? If you are tall you will need to see if it is long enough to support your legs comfortably.
If you are a substantial person check out the weight it can hold. Most Zero Gravity Garden Chairs should support up to 300lbs, so that should not be a problem unless you are Jabba the Hutt.
They have grown in popularity in recent times because, not only are they extremely comfortable, they can provide benefits for your circulation and back.
What should you consider when looking for a Zero Gravity Chair?
As usual you need to consider function first. What do you want it for? The chair style will be different for different purposes
- Massage or Not
Do you want a massage function, and if so what type? Some massage chairs can’t be used outside. If you do want a massage function , the price could go up till you feel that you are in space.
- Where will you use it
Unless you have a small army of household servants we’re sure that you would prefer to take a light collapsible chair on a camping trip or to the beach rather than haul a solid leather recliner.
Make sure that you can fit into the chair comfortably. Some allow you to adjust them automatically or manually.
Having just mentioned adjustments, will you want to change the reclining angle when you want a snooze for example. Is the adjustment manual or automatic? Are there safety measures so you don’t suddenly find yourself on your back with your legs in the air or catapulted forwards?
- Storage and Portability
Do you have somewhere to store it easily and is it collapsible for easier carting around and storage.
Simple questions really. Will if hold the weight you intend to put on it? Is it easily moved around? If you want to move it indoors, firstly is it light enough for you to be able to move it without breaking your back, and secondly does it fit with your decor?
In terms of size, two considerations. We have already mentioned to check to make sure you can fit comfortably in it. The second is will it fit where you want to put it. Not so much a problem for the garden, but could be an issue on a patio
For those of us with unhappy memories of sore legs and trapped fingers assembling wooden deckchairs, it is a great help if they come fully assembled, and the folding/unfolding process is easy and obvious.
Durability will depend on the material chosen and construction type. Fabric doesn’t do too well outside in bright sunshine and wind and rain. Similarly, the framework needs to be of rust resistant material.
Among the best options are aluminium and wrought iron. They are resistant to corrosion and rust brought on by weather. This is especially important in high-humidity areas. If you live by the seaside, the salty air can accelerate corrosion.
Make sure you have one of at least a year, so that all seasons are covered.
Here are three options you might like to have a look at.
The offering comprises 2 sunloungers with detachable head pillows, handy drinks holders and adjustable canopies.
There are no levers to change orientation, just change position and it will change from reclining to upright. Lie back and let the leg rest rise as your head lowers. To return upright, just do the opposite.
It folds up easily for transport and storage. If you want the full blast of the sun on your face, the canopy can be flipped out of the way down the back of the chair. In terms of comfort, there is often a horizontal metal bar exactly positioned to painfully catch the backs of your knees. No bar on this chair.
For the technically challenged, it comes fully assembled.
Finally, it is very hardwearing with a sturdy powder-coated steel frame, and a durable cool grey woven textoline fabric covering.
User reviews are very positive. One gripe was that it was so comfortable that the user fell asleep in it, rather than reading their book.
The offering comprises 2 sunloungers with padded headrests and handy drinks holders
The seats are quite wide and are made from durable textilene & aluminium. As a result they are are durable and weather resistant and capable of being left outside all year round in the hopefully sunny summer and the wet winter months.
Dimensions are 151cm long, 53cm wide and 86cm high when open.
- Multiple position locking – Choose the perfect position for relaxation.
- A smooth reclining mechanism
- Ergonomic arm rests
- A double bungee cord suspension system for the fabric
- An aluminium frame
- Easy to fold and store
- The padded headrest is detachable allowing it to be used for neck and lumbar support
Again, a boon for the assembly challenged, it comes fully assembled.
User reviews are generally very positive, with the only gripe, and a small one at that being that they don’t lie completely flat.
The offering is 2 sunloungers with a padded headrest and cupholders. They are very similar to the Evelyn.
- Sturdy chairs that hold up to 120Kg
- Steel frame
- The textiline fabric is UV resistant
- Adjustable padded headrests
- A replaceable bungee cord suspension system for the fabric
- Easy fold/unfold
- Dimensions: 61 in long, 25 in wide, 33.5-44 inches High when open. 38in x 25in x 6in when folded.
User reviews are very favourable, with no gripes reported.
All the chairs reviewed here would fit the bill as garden sunloungers very well. On balance, our preference is for the VonHaus canopy chair, principally because of the canopy that will protect our delicate skin from the sun, and make reading a book or magazine easier in the full sun.