The Best Extra Large Zero Gravity Chair Buying Guide

Finding the best oversized zero gravity chairAn Oversized zero gravity chair is a great choice if you find regular outdoor zero gravity chairs are often a little small for you.

Do you require a zero gravity outdoor chair with a little extra width in the seat? Or do you need a little extra weight capacity in your zero gravity recliner?

If so, it is fairly likely a standard sized outdoor zero gravity recliner is not going to cut it when it comes to choosing the best anti gravity chair that is ideally suited for your comfort!

If you require an oversized heavy duty zero gravity chair with an extra few inches width between the armrests, you are certainly not alone.

There a a number of very popular extra large and extra wide zero gravity lounger chairs for big and tall men and women to choose from.

At the bottom of the page you can find a list of the most heavy duty zero gravity chairs available and compare which are the widest zero gravity chairs on sale.

So where can I see the best oversized zero gravity chairs?

If you are in rush, we have done all of the hard work for you!

If you do not have time to read this lengthy post on how to find the best XL zero gravity chair, further down the page you will find a selection of XL and oversized zero gravity chairs for the outdoors. Highlighting the products many consider to be the best XL zero gravity recliners available, all on sale at highly affordable prices.

If you are already fairly knowledgeable on zero gravity chairs and are simply looking for a quick comparison of the best oversized zero gravity chairs then check out our summary table further in the post to see what some of the best options are.

If you would like more information on each of the chairs listed in the table you can scroll down to the bottom of the page to see what our oversized zero gravity chair reviews say, alternatively click through to the retailer via the chair name link to take a look at other color options, FAQ’s and buyer reviews.

If you have landed on this page and would prefer to see a wider range of XL and oversized zero gravity chairs for the outdoors, you can view more extra large gravity chairs here.

Please note:

This page is a guide for anyone looking for an oversized zero gravity chair for the outdoors. If you are on the lookout for an extra large indoor zero gravity chair, follow this link. Many of the indoor options available are able to hold a good amount of weight. They are also wide enough to fit the majority of plus size users. Therefore many of the indoor zero gravity chairs and zero gravity massage chairs on our site should provide ample space for all.

2 Main Things to Consider when finding the Best Oversized Zero Gravity Chair

When searching for the perfect extra large zero gravity chair, there are 2 very important things to take into consideration – these are, the weight capacity of the recliner and the width of the seating area between the armrests.

The Weight Capacity!

The average weight of American men and women has increased over the years, here you can see the average weight for men is around 195.5 lbs and for women 166.2 lbs.

With this in mind anyone looking for an XL zero gravity outdoor chair is going to want something sturdy!

When looking for the weight capacity of each chair you should have no problem finding this information fairly quickly. we have also included the manufacturers weight capacities for each XL gravity recliner chair in the table below and in our quick summary reviews at the bottom of the page.

For the most part, manufacturers weight capacities are fairly accurate and it is rare to find consumers questioning the specified weight capacity (although it does happen from time to time).

When checking the weight capacity of a certain chair it is always a good idea to read the FAQ’s and buyer reviews after clicking through to the retailer. This is especially useful to see if anyone has had trouble with the gravity recliner not being able to hold their weight.

Occasionally with standard, regular sized zero gravity chairs some do encounter problems with the chair collapsing under their weight, however with the XL and Oversized antigravity chairs this is a lot less likely to happen.

If you do happen to stumble upon an extra large gravity chair that has a lot of complaints about the chair collapsing, it should be a good warning sign that the chair may be fairly useless when it comes to holding extra weight.

Luckily the Extra large zero gravity chairs listed on this page have all received very good reviews overall and provided you stick within the recommended weight capacity you are very unlikely to have any problems.

Is the Seat Width Adequate?

Where possible checking the width of the seating area of the chair is also a very good idea, although you may often find this information is a little harder to acquire.

Most manufacturers will include this information and many also state something along the lines of “the XL model is X inches wider than the standard chair variation”. So you can quickly consider if the oversized variation will be beneficial or if a standard sized chair should be sufficient for your body shape.

You may wish to read our blog post on do you need an regular or XL gravity zero chair? if you are at all unsure as to what sized chair would be suitable for you.

Measuring your body and comparing it to the chair dimensions and specifications is also a very good way to see whether the extra wide zero gravity chair you are looking at is going to be a good fit overall.

Taller readers may also find checking the FAQ’s and reviews on the retailers product pages beneficial. FAQ’s often have questions and statements regarding the suitability of each gravity chair when it comes to users of various height ranges.

Often, people over 6 ft tall will find an oversized zero gravity chair a more preferable option over the standard variations.

However, sometimes the only difference in dimensions with an oversized gravity chair when compared to the standard sized variation is the width of the chairs seat and the overall width of the chair.

Those over 6 ft tall with a slimmer body frame occasionally may not find any advantages in purchasing an extra large zero gravity recliner. A good example of this is the Caravan Canopy Sports Infinity oversized chair (Seat width: 25.8″), when compared to the standard Caravan Canopy Sports Infinity variation (Seat Width: 20.5″) the open dimensions of each chair are exactly the same aside from the width of the chair.

Other things you may wish to consider are if you would prefer a padded XL zero gravity chair or one with a sun canopy. There are some nice options available in a similar price range to many of the more standard looking XL anti gravity recliners.

Useful Tip!

If you are need to find the width of the seating area on an oversized zero gravity chair and it is not specified. You can often approximately work out the size of it from the overall chair width.

For example the standard sized zero gravity chair I use in my work room measures around 25″ in width overall.

Each armrest generally measures around 2.5″, therefore when you minus the width of the armrests, the space between the bars is around 20″.

From this total you can usually deduct 1 or 2 inches due to the width of the seat support bars and this gives you a total of around 18 – 19″ for the seating areas width.

For my standard sized zero gravity chair the actual measurements are 19 inches between the seating support bars and the width of the seating fabric is 17 inches.

Although most companies should list these dimensions, some do not. Therefore this is a fairly good way of estimating the space you will actually have between the armrests.

Lets Compare!

Here you can see some of the differences between regular sized zero gravity recliners and their extra large variations.

Faulkner Laguna XL Zero Gravity Chair

Caravan Sports Infinity Oversized Zero Gravity Chair

Faulkner Laguna Style Dual Red Padded Recliner
Faulkner Laguna Style Dual Green Padded Recliner

Standard Size:

  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Chair Width: 25″
  • Seat Area Width Approx: 21″
  • Chair Weight: 22.8 lbs
  • Seat Height: 15″
  • Leg Rest Length: 21″

XL Size:

  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Chair Width: 28″
  • Seat Area Width Approx: 24″
  • Chair Weight: 24.7 lbs
  • Seat Height: 16″
  • Leg Rest Length: 23.5″
Caravan Canopy Sports Infinity Black Zero Gravity Chair
Caravan Canopy Oversized Black Zero Gravity Chair

Standard Size:

  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Chair Width: 27″
  • Seat Area Width Approx: 20.7″
  • Chair Weight: 22.8 lbs
  • Dimensions: 37″ L x 27″ W x 45-1/2″ H

XL Size:

  • Weight Capacity: 330 lbs
  • Chair Width: 30.7″
  • Seat Width: 24.4″
  • Chair Weight: 22 lbs
  • Dimensions: 62″ L x 30.7″ W x 30″ H

What makes a good Extra Large Zero Gravity Chair?

A good oversized zero gravity chair is one that will offer you the comfort that a standard sized zero gravity chair cannot. As highlighted above the weight capacity and seat width are often what makes a gravity chair an Extra large variant.

The majority of standard sized zero gravity chairs tend to have weight capacities between 250 and 300 lbs and a seating width of around roughly 17 – 18″ on average between the armrests.

An oversized zero gravity chair with a wider seat will generally have a larger weight capacity of around 300 – 360 lbs, which is likely to be far more beneficial for larger body types, providing better and more spacious support.

Although the weight capacities on outdoor chairs are not quite as impressive as some of the office chairs for larger folk, the extra stability and strength is still more than welcome.

One thing that is often worth looking for in consumer reviews is buyers that mention how large the zero gravity chair is.

Many reviewers will either be very impressed by the large width or disappointed by the chair being labelled as oversized.

The most important feature that makes for a good oversized zero gravity chair is that it is a large and well built chair, that is superior to standard sized zero gravity chairs in durability and width.

If an oversized recliner chair cannot hold more than standard sized gravity chairs or only has a slightly larger width on the seat area, then it is probably not worth consideration.

What are the Price Ranges for an Outdoor Oversized Zero Gravity Chair?

Overall you will generally pay a little more for an oversized zero gravity recliner than you would if you bought a standard sized recliner. Oversized chairs as a whole tend to be of a better quality, especially when compared to the cheap standard sized gravity recliners around. In some cases oversized gravity recliners can cost around 3 times as much as a standard sized patio recliner however for the most part you are unlikely to spend a great deal more.

The cheaper oversized zero gravity chairs are usually priced between about $50 – $100, with the vast majority of oversized gravity recliners being available for around $70 – $130. It is unlikely you will spend in excess of $200 for an XL anti gravity recliner unless you are opting for a very high quality chair from a manufacturer such as Lafuma.

Our Recommended XL Zero Gravity Chairs

Timber Ridge XL Padded Zero Gravity Chair

  • Price: $$
  • Supports up to 350 lbs
  • Chair Weight: 26.4 lbs
  • Seat Width: 21.26″
  • Available in other color options
  • Rating: 4.6 out of 5

With a very sturdy design that’s able to hold up to 350 lbs in weight, the Timber Ridge XL anti gravity recliner is a great choice overall.

It is also in our opinion the best padded oversized zero gravity chair on sale!

Whether you are looking for a solid heavy duty oversized zero gravity chair.

Or a large comfortable recliner chair with a little extra padding in the seating area.

The Timber Ridge oversized zero gravity chair is a stand out choice.

This stylish outdoor zero gravity chair features a good looking seating area and adjustable wooden armrests, that really make it stand out from other more bland XL gravity recliners.

This is an excellent XL padded zero gravity chair to consider if you are on the taller side and is a very comfortable zero gravity chair that’s suitable for a range of body types.

The 21.26 inch seat width may not be the widest around when compared to other oversized gravity recliners.

However, the 350 lb weight capacity certainly makes up for this and there are few oversized gravity chairs that can hold more weight.

The one minor downside to the Timber Ridge recliner, is that some have found it does not stand up very well against the weather.

Some complaints of rust if left outdoors have been mentioned, so as we always suggest you should fold your recliner up for storage during the wetter months.

Aside from the occasional rust issues this is a very good oversized zero gravity chair to consider.

Overall this is a very durable outdoor chair, that is also comfortable, stylish and very well rated.

Luckyberry Deluxe Oversized Padded Zero Gravity Chair

  • Price: $$
  • Supports up to 350 lbs
  • Chair Weight: 24.6 lbs
  • Seat width (between armrests): 23.2″
  • Seat fabric width: 21.5″
  • Available in other color options
  • Rating: 4.6 out of 5

The Luckyberry deluxe oversized zero gravity chair is fairly similar to the Timber Ridge chair above and it is also one of our recommended padded zero gravity chairs.

The very wide seat of the Luckyberry XL zero gravity chair makes it an excellent choice for larger users and it is even wide enough to seat two slimmer users at a time.

Like many of the padded oversize zero gravity chairs that are available the Luckyberry outdoor recliner can hold up to 350 lbs in weight, making it a very sturdy option.

Many love the high quality design of the Luckyberry XL gravity recliner and also find it to provide exceptional comfort.

The recline functionality is pretty good and the chair raises the feet into a fairly high position.

When compared to our top choice of XL zero gravity chair above (Timber Ridge) there is not a great deal that separates these two chairs and both are very good options.

They are both similar in size, weight and strength. Both also feature a nice amount of padding to ensure a comfortable experience.

The quality of materials and design of the two chairs can also not be faulted and they are outstanding choices of zero gravity chairs, especially when compared to many other models on the market.

Overall if you are after a very comfortable zero gravity chair that is strong and wide enough for larger users, the Luckyberry is a very good choice, that also looks great.

Timber Ridge Oversized Padded Zero Gravity Chair

  • Price: $$
  • Supports up to 350 lbs
  • Chair Weight: 23.2 lbs
  • Seat width (between armrests): 24.5″
  • Seat fabric width: 19.5″
  • Available in other color options
  • Rating: 4.6 out of 5

This particular Timber Ridge zero gravity chair has some excellent design features that are not currently found on other zero gravity outdoor recliners.

The first neat feature is the side drink holder and accessories table that conveniently folds into and out of the chair design. When not in use the side table can be folded under the chair and unlike the side tables on other similar chairs it doesn’t need to be attached or detached. This makes it great for transportation and portability since it is part of the chair.

The other really nice design feature is the sliding headrest pillow which can be moved up and down the backrest on two rails. While adjusting the headrest on other zero gravity chairs isn’t particularly difficult, the system on this chair does seem less effort and very sleek.

When it comes to size this chair isn’t the widest and as you can see both the other Timber Ridge and Luckyberry chairs above do have slightly wider seating areas. It can however hold up to 350 lbs like the previous two chairs.

Despite not being as wide as some XL gravity chairs this Timber Ridge model is still considered by many larger users to be a great choice. It is also one of the most highly rated oversized zero gravity chairs on the market.

If this particular chair was slightly wider there is no doubt it would be the most highly recommended oversized zero gravity chair featured on this list.

It is really high in quality and looks great. Many love the comfort on offer and the well built, strong design.

Overall we consider this Timber Ridge outdoor zero gravity chair to be one of the best currently available and it is an excellent chair for users of all sizes. It is also backed by a one year manufacturers warranty.

Phi Villa Oversized Padded Zero Gravity Chair

  • Price: $$
  • Supports up to 350 lbs
  • Chair Weight: 24.25 lbs
  • Seat width (between armrests): 24.5″
  • Seat fabric width: 21″ approx
  • Available in other color options
  • Rating: 4.2 out of 5

The Phi Villa XL zero gravity chair is one of the slightly lower priced oversized padded zero gravity chairs available and it also comes in a smaller standard sized variation.

The weight capacity of 350 lbs is fairly good for a chair in this price range as is the fairly wide 21 inch fabric seating area width.

If you are looking to save a little bit of cash the Phi Villa is a good choice of recliner for the outdoors that looks pretty stylish.

Unfortunately when compared to other zero gravity chairs such as the 3 listed above, some feel that this chair doesn’t really recline far enough back. And some buyer reviews even state that they do not consider this to be an actual zero gravity recliner due to the limited recline angle.

Although opinions are a little mixed there are plenty of buyers who love the comfort provided and also like the large spacious design.

If you are trying to save around $20 or so, this chair may be a good choice of recliner for you, however we would recommend that you take a look at some of the negative reviews as well as the positive ones before committing to this particular chair.

Overall this is a fairly large and well built recliner chair that is wide enough and strong enough for most plus sized users. However, the few comments mentioning the non zero gravity aspect of this Phi Villa recliner may put some buyers off.

Caravan Sports Oversized Zero Gravity Chair

  • Price: $
  • Supports up to 330 lbs
  • Chair Weight: 22 lbs
  • Seat width (between armrests): 24.4″
  • Seat fabric width: 21″ approx
  • Available in other color options
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5

The Caravan Canopy Oversized chair is a fairly low priced oversized zero gravity chair that measures 5.3 inches wider than the standard Caravan Canopy model.

The Caravan Canopy chair is a fairly lightweight XL gravity recliner with a pretty sturdy design that can hold up to 330 lbs in weight.

Due to the low price of the Caravan Sports Infinity it is by far the most popular extra large gravity recliner chair on the market and has a number of positive reviews.

However, as with many other low price oversized textiline style zero gravity chairs there is not too much that makes this gravity recliner’s features any better than others.

Many however do find that for comfort, the Caravan Canopy range are a nice choice, especially if you are looking for an un-padded Textilene style XL zero gravity chair.

Overall the Caravan Canopy chair is a very good choice if you are on a tight budget and are looking for a locking multi positioning extra large outdoor zero gravity recliner.

For the low price however, do not expect too much from this oversized chair, as you may be a little disappointed.

Although many love the build and design of this XL zero gravity chair, some are a bit dissatisfied with the overall quality.

Overall, the positives certainly outweigh the negatives of this affordable oversized gravity recliner.

Bliss Hammocks XXL Zero Gravity Chair with Sun Canopy

  • Price: $
  • Supports up to 360 lbs
  • Chair Weight: 31 lbs
  • Seat width overall: 33″
  • Seat width (between armrests): 23″
  • Available in other color options
  • Rating: 4.4 out of 5

The Bliss Hammocks XXL oversized zero gravity recliner is a very large a chair with a massive 33″ width and 360 lbs weight capacity!

Currently this is the widest oversized zero gravity chair on sale and it is also one with the highest weight capacity (not taking into account indoor gravity recliners) making it one of the best heavy duty zero gravity chairs for big and tall people.

The smaller extra wide version of the Bliss Hammocks zero gravity chair is also an excellent choice should you not need quite as much width! It is also very well rated and has a weight capacity of 360 lbs.

Both the extra wide zero gravity chair and the XXL gravity chair from Bliss Hammocks are very good choices and some of the best oversized zero gravity chairs with sun canopy on sale.

In addition to the sun canopy both the XL and XXL come complete with an accessory tray with a drinks holder included.

Bliss Hammocks zero gravity chairs generally receive very good buyer reviews,and many are impressed by their size and quality.

If you need a very large amount of space then the Bliss Hammocks XXL zero gravity chair should not disappoint!