In this guide we’ll look at the best zero gravity chairs.
We’ve compared design, comfort, weight capacity and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What Is The Best Zero Gravity Chair?
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Stylish and comfortable; the perfect way to relax!
This VonHaus Set of 2 Heavy Duty Textoline Zero Gravity Chairs includes two stylish grey chairs with comfy detachable pillows and adjustable shade canopies. You can create the perfect place to relax; they have built-in drink holders and can easily shift from upright to reclining.CHECK PRICE →
Things to Know Before Buying a Zero Gravity Chair
A zero gravity chair is a relaxing and enjoyable investment.
They can recline your body into a position in which there’s no gravity working on the body. By evenly distributing your body weight, zero gravity chairs can lower your heart rate, increase circulation and reduce any swelling in your legs and arms.
They’re also great for reducing back and neck pain. All this, while allowing you to soak up some much needed vitamin D out in the sun (UK weather permitting, of course!)!
Not sure where to start when it comes to finding the best zero gravity chair for your garden? Have a look at the following tips to help you make an informed purchase:
Zero gravity chairs generally all have a similar design, with a few differences here and there.
Most look like classic metal deckchairs with a slightly more advanced framework.
They look good in any garden as they are subtle and not ostentatious. Even better, they often come in a range of colours so you can really choose how you want your summertime garden to look!
Some will come with a canopy which can provide you with shade in hot weather; shielding your eyes and allowing you to use a tablet, read, or just not have to squint!
Another feature to look out for is a detachable and adjustable headrest or pillow for added comfort. These pillows take the comfort of lounging to the next level, and are included on models like the 1INCHHOME Zero Gravity Chair and Lafuma LFM4020-8547 R Clip Reclining Chair.
Zero gravity chairs are generally very comfortable, but it’s important that you choose a real zero gravity chair and don’t settle for a cheap imitation of the true design.
If you buy a poor quality chair, you won’t get the same level of comfort, so ensure there are unlimited reclining positions and not just a few to choose from.
As previously mentioned, certain chairs also provide detachable head pillows which can be a real game changer.
In addition, you may find your zero-gravity experience more comfortable if the chair you buy has a cup holder. The Sunmer Sun Lounger even has a phone holder and a place to put your drink. These are little things, but they can take your relaxing garden lounging from an 8 to a 10 – maximum comfort!
Zero gravity chairs like the Sunmer Sun Lounger Garden Chair and the Azuma Padded Garden Chair usually come with metals frames which are powder coated. This coating will protect your chair from rust and increase its lifespan, so it’s something to look out for when choosing which model to buy.
The locking system should be strong enough to withstand years of use, and the fabric should be of good quality. Especially make sure to look out for chairs made with UV-resistant fabric as this will prevent the colour from fading or degrading.
Zero gravity chairs are generally designed to support up to 110 kg, but it’s worth checking on the product description as this can vary slightly between models.
Wider and larger chairs are available if you need a little more space. If you are at the top end of the weight limit, you may find that the chair doesn’t last quite as long.
Additional features include a cup holder, tray for snacks and phone holder. A detachable headrest is a nice extra touch, and others come with a footrest and foot pads. These features can make the chair more comfortable but are not a necessity.
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VonHaus Set of 2 Heavy Duty Textoline Zero Gravity Chairs Review
The VonHaus Heavy Duty Chairs are the best zero gravity garden chairs on the market. Available in a pack of 2, these chairs are designed to let you relax with your significant other, or your best mate, in style.
They come complete with detachable head pillows, handy drink holders and adjustable canopies to create that perfect shady chill-out spot.
With a contemporary design, these are chairs which look really great and stylish in the garden. They coordinate with most garden furniture thanks to the classic grey fabric, keeping things modern and minimalistic.
And, if you’re not quite relaxed enough sitting in your zero-gravity chair, a simple shift of your weight will things from upright to reclining. Bliss!
Looking at the practicality side of things, these chairs have a max weight capacity of 110 kg, and they fold away neatly for easy storage. I know shed space is a valuable commodity, so this is excellent news!
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Sunmer Set of 2 Sun Lounger Garden Chairs Review
The Sunmer Garden Chairs are available in black or grey, and are perfect for long afternoons in the sunshine.
They can be reclined between 30 and 90 degrees; perfect afternoons spent napping or reading – switching between the two!
Each chair comes complete with a phone and cup holder, so you can have everything you want with arm’s reach!
These lightweight, foldable chairs have an adjustable headrest pillow and look extremely stylish. The fabric is easy to clean, so no need to disturb your relaxation just because you spilled a drop of mimosa!
The frame and fabric are sturdy and feel secure; it’s designed to support a weight of up to 110 kg.
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Azuma Zero Gravity Padded Garden Chair Review
One of the best zero gravity chairs is the Azuma Padded Garden Lounger. This comfortable and practical lounger comes in a whopping 27 different colours, designed to suit any garden décor. Options range from turquoise, to cappuccino to navy blue.
This chair is made from high-strength polyester and is designed to support up to 100 kg. It reclines smoothly and comfortably, allowing you to relax in a range of positions. The strong silver powder-coated steel frame with elastic cords feels sturdy underneath you, and will stand the test of time.
When you’re finished relaxing, this chair will fold flat for transport and storage. It weighs just 7.8 kg so is easy to move inside in bad weather.
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Lafuma LFM4020-8547 R Clip Reclining Chair Review
The Lafuma R Clip Reclining Chair is designed for ultimate comfort. When reclined to 127 degrees, the heart and knees are aligned, easing your heart rate and reducing anxiety. Now that’s a seriously powerful chair!
This chair uses a clip-suspension system to link the fabric to the frame for improved ergonomics, enhanced comfort and greater stability. It offers great back support and has a long lifespan, so you can comfortably relax in the sunshine for years to come.
With an adjustable and removable headrest cushion, foot pads, a foot rest and friction locks, this is designed for serious comfort. You’ll never want to go back inside!
It’s also weather resistant and easy to clean.
Zero Gravity Chair FAQ
A zero gravity chair will allow you to recline in a suspended, neutral position. When you lie with your feet in line with your heart, as these allow you to, it is easier to relax, good for the heart, and can release pressure on the spine.
Some zero gravity chairs will give you the option to fully recline, whereas others won’t go back that far. If you’re looking to have the option to fully recline, make sure you check the chair’s description, or ask the manufacturer, before making your purchase.
Most zero gravity chairs will fold away fully, much like standard metal deck chairs. They don’t take up much space once compacted, and can be easily stored in the shed or garage.