The Best Extra Large Zero Gravity Chair Buying Guide
Do you find regular outdoor zero gravity chairs are often a little small for you and 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 suitable for your comfort needs.
If you require an overall larger heavy duty zero gravity chair with an extra few inches width between the armrests, then you are not alone and there a a number of great choices to choose from. Below you will find the XL and oversized zero gravity recliners for the outdoors that many consider to be the best XL gravity recliners available at affordable prices.
Lets start by taking a look in the summary table below 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 chairs names to take a look at other colour 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 recliners for the outdoors you can view more extra large gravity chairs here.
|Sundale Outdoor Oversized Zero Gravity Chair, various colors||330 lbs||Oversized XL Chair||$||4.4|
|Caravan Sports Infinity Oversized Zero Gravity Chair, various colors||330 lbs||Oversized XL Chair||$$||4.4|
|Lafuma Futura XL Zero Gravity Chair, various colors||330 lbs||Oversized XL Chair||$$$||4.4|
|Timber Ridge Oversized XL Padded Zero Gravity Chair||350 lbs||Oversized XL Chair, Padded||$$||4.5|
|Faulkner Laguna XL Padded Zero Gravity Chair, various colors||300 lbs||Oversized XL Chair, Padded||$$||4.5|
|Bliss Hammocks Gravity Free X-Wide Recliner||300 lbs||Oversized XL Chair, Sun Canopy||$$||4.7|
|Bliss Hammocks XXL 33"W Gravity Free Recliner, various colors||360 lbs||Oversized XL Chair, Sun Canopy||$$||4.5|
|Styled Shopping Extra Large Zero Gravity Chair, various colors||300 lbs||Oversized XL Chair, Sun Canopy||$$||4|
Things to Consider when finding the Best Oversized Zero Gravity Chair
When searching for the perfect extra large anti gravity recliner, 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.
When looking for the weight capacity of each chair you should have no problem finding this information fairly quickly and we have included the manufacturers weight capacities for each XL gravity recliner chair in the table above 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, 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.
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 as these often have questions and statements regarding the suitability of each gravity chair when it comes to users of various height ranges. Sometimes people over 6 ft tall do find an oversized zero gravity chair a more preferable option over the standard variations, however, quite often the only difference in dimensions with an oversized gravity chair when compared to the standard sized variation is the width of the chair, so those over 6 ft tall with a slimmer body frame 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 (Pictured, 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 recliner or one with a sun canopy as there are some nice options available in a similar price range to many of the more standard looking XL anti gravity recliners.
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, therefore an oversized chair with a wider seat and larger weight capacity in excess of 300 lbs is likely to be far more beneficial for larger body types as it will provide better, more spacious support.
One thing that is often worth looking for in consumer reviews, is buyers that mention how large the zero gravity chair is, as many 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 your consideration.
What Kind of Problems do Outdoor XL Zero Gravity Chairs have?
An extra large outdoor zero gravity chair is likely to have many of the same problems as standard sized outdoor anti gravity chairs. One of the main issues many have with outdoor zero gravity chairs is that occasionally the frame is not as rust resistant as they had first expected, even though it has been powder coated. Powder coating on some zero gravity chairs really shouldn’t be trusted entirely and it is always better to be overcautious and bring your gravity recliner indoors during wetter weather rather than have a chair that begins to rust in the first year of purchase.
If you are a little on the lazy side and would find folding the chair up for storage a hassle, it is probably a better idea to consider purchasing a cheaper oversized zero gravity chair so it can be replaced each year without the feeling of having wasted to much money. Alternatively you may wish to opt for one of the more expensive extra large antigravity chairs that has a better powder coat, as it may be less prone to rusting and deterioration.
As we have mentioned above weight capacity and size can also be a problem if you choose a chair that is not suitable for your weight or body shape. For the most part if you choose an extra large zero gravity recliner that is able to hold your weight comfortably, you should not have an issue with it buckling under the pressure.
Another notable difference with XL zero gravity chairs is that they are larger and slightly heavier when folded when compared to standard sized folded outdoor gravity chairs. The difference in the folded size and weight is often fairly insignificant however if you plan on transporting your extra large zero gravity chair, or need to carry it by hand on a regular basis you should take a look at our XL gravity chair reviews below where we have highlighted how heavy each chair is. It is also worth checking the folded dimensions of the chair you are interested in to make sure the chair can be easily transported in your vehicle.
How to find the Best Oversized Zero Gravity Recliner Chair
Although there are new XL products always being released, we feel that currently the best extra large zero gravity chairs are listed here. The table at the top of the page is a great place to start when searching for the best oversized gravity chair for the outdoors and our xl zero gravity chair reviews below should also provide a good overall insight as to why we have listed each of the chairs as some of the best extra large zero gravity gravity chair options currently available.
You may also be interested in having a look at our XL and oversized zero gravity chair shop page or take a look at our buying guide for the best low priced zero gravity chairs which also includes some extra wide zero gravity lounge chairs that are often available for under $100.
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.
What do our Zero Gravity Chair Reviews say?
Many of the features of this extra large zero gravity chair from Sundale Outdoor may not be viewed as advantageous when compared with other oversized zero gravity recliners, however the chair is one of the cheaper XL gravity chairs available and boasts a very good weight capacity of 330 lbs.
The overall build and design of the Sundale Outdoor oversized zero gravity chair are very good, especially for the price and many are very happy with it’s ability to stand up to rust and deterioration. The Sundale XL gravity chair is also a nice choice should you frequently travel with your zero gravity chair and is a lightweight option to consider weighing around 22 lbs and folding down to 37″ L x 31″ W x 6″ H.
Complete with a drinks tray included and with an additional 4 inches width than most standard sized antigravity recliners, the Sundale Outdoors Oversized no gravity chair is a very well priced chair and very good value for money.
- Supports up to 330 lbs
- Chair Weight: 22.8 lbs
- Chair Width: 31 inches
- Available in a range of Colors
- Rating: 4.4 out of 5
The Caravan Canopy Oversized chair is another fairly low priced option and measures 5.3 inches wider than the standard Caravan Canopy model. The Caravan Canopy chair is a lightweight XL gravity recliner with a sturdy design that can hold up to 330 lbs in weight and is one of the most popular extra large recliner chairs on the market with a number of positive reviews.
As with the Sundale Outdoor gravity chair there is not too much that makes this gravity recliner’s features any better than most, most however do find that for comfort, the Caravan Canopy range are a nice choice if you are looking for an unpadded Textilene material zero gravity chair.
Overall the Caravan Canopy chair is a fairly good choice if you are on a tight budget and are looking for a locking multi positioning extra large outdoor zero gravity recliner.
- Weight Capacity: 330 lbs
- Chair Weight: 22 lbs
- Seat Width: 25.8″
- Available in a range of Colors
- Our Rating: 4.4 out of 5
Although the price may be a downside to some, the Lafuma XL zero gravity recliner is considered worth it by many. The Lafuma Futura is one of the most lightweight XL gravity chairs around and features a lacquered High Elastic Limit steel tubing frame allowing the chair to be very strong while making it less weight to carry compared to other oversized anti gravity recliners.
Another great design feature of the Lafuma Futura is the clip system that offers better support to the back and spreads the bodies weight better than the more traditional bungee cord system on other outdoor gravity recliners, another small advantage to the clip system is that you will not need to ever buy replacement cord.
The quality of Lafuma zero gravity chairs is often backed up by the high ratings and reviews that the chairs receive and it is an XL gravity chair that is great for comfortably accommodating anyone over 6 ft tall. Another advantage to the Lafuma chairs is that all of the parts are very well made and replaceable should they ever deteriorate, meaning you would not have to fork out for a new chair every few years. Overall Lafuma chairs are considered a good long term investment and a zero gravity recliner that is built to last.
- Supports up to 330 lbs
- Chair Weight: 20.7 lbs
- Available in a range of Colors
- Rating: 4.5 out of 5
With a very sturdy design able to hold up to 350 lbs in weight the Timber Ridge XL anti gravity recliner is a great choice if you are looking for a recliner chair with a little extra padding in the seating area. This good looking outdoor zero gravity chair features a good looking seating area and adjustable wooden armrests that really make it stand out from other gravity recliners.
This is a good XL padded zero gravity chair to consider if you are on the taller side and is a very comfortable zero gravity chair suitable for a range of body types. The one downside to the Timber Ridge recliners is that they do not stand up very well against the weather and tend to rust if left outdoors so as always it is suggested that you fold your recliner up for storage during the wetter months.
Aside from the rust issues this is a very good oversized zero gravity chair to consider and overall it is a very durable outdoor chair, that is also comfortable and stylish.
- Supports up to 350 lbs
- Chair Weight: 21.2 lbs
- Seat Width: 21.26″
- Available in 2 Color options
- Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Like the Timber Ridge chair above the Faulkner Laguna extra large padded zero gravity chair is a very good padded and wide zero gravity chair option to consider, however the 300 lbs weight capacity may be considered a little too small for some. As far as comfort levels go, this padded zero gravity chair is one of the best and the locking mechanism on the chair is also very good at keeping the user securely locked in place.
Overall this is a very good xl padded gravity lounger for shorter and taller users to consider. The only downsides are perhaps the weight capacity and that the recliner is a bit heavier to carry than some of the other oversized antigravity chairs available.
- Supports up to 300 lbs
- Chair Weight: 24.7 lbs
- Available in a range of Colors
- Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Although there are not currently a great deal of oversized zero gravity chairs with a sun canopy available, if you are looking for an extra wide zero gravity chair with a sun canopy then the Bliss Hammocks range are some of the best around. The pictured Bliss Hammocks recliner is able to hold around 300 lbs in weight so some may find it a little too flimsy for their liking, however there is also an XXL 33″ width Bliss hammocks recliner available, that the manufacturer states can hold up to 360 lbs and also features a sun canopy.
One downside to the Bliss Hammocks recliners is that they are not very lightweight so if you are looking for a more portable option and do not really require a sun canopy then it may be better to consider another oversized zero gravity chair.