If you need a chair for the outdoors, you may just assume some discomfort comes along with the territory. Most people know those classic hard, plastic loungers all too well. And then there are those metal folding chairs that can’t even stand up to wind. Finally, there are canvas chairs with zero lumbar support – and the majority of them don’t recline. Not exactly great chairs to kick back and enjoy nice weather.
Luckily, manufacturers have addressed these issues by making zero gravity chairs. The main appeal to these chairs is that the back of the chair and footrest move back and forth in one graceful motion to keep you in a coordinated ergonomic position at all times.
This design is based on how astronauts reclined while going into space, when comfort is a must. It’s comfortable because reclining back evenly doesn’t put too much pressure on any single part of the body, hence the name “zero gravity chair.”
Zero gravity chairs have several other features to keep you comfortable for hours, from quality craftsmanship to padded chair backs and headrests. Choosing the perfect one can be a little difficult, so we’ve tried them and selected our top picks for you.