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:
Choice of Design
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.
Getting Maximum Comfort
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!
Assessing Build Quality
Zero gravity chairs 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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