In the second position is a recliner from yet another well-known brand in the chair industry, the AmazonBasics.
If you are on the hunt for a classic way of experiencing absolute relaxation and comfort at the poolside, patio or on a back deck, this reclining chair might just be your best bet.
Design & Frame
The unit is solidly built with plenty of heft to it. It features a very sturdy steel frame that has enough strength to handle heavyweight. It can comfortably accommodate up to 300 pounds.
Unless you can beat that, not the majority of people can exceed such a weight limit and that makes it quite suitable for most people. Furthermore, the steel frame is powder-coated which enhances its strength and durability.
In short, as far as the quality of the construction and the materials used is concerned, this is one of the anti-gravity chairs that you can use for a long period of time indoors or outdoors.
Padding & Fabric
The Textilene mesh fabric used on the seat and back sections as well as the headrest is also of high quality and can hold up well over time both in terms of performance and appearance.
It’s weather-resistant too which means it will stand up to outdoor elements and because of its woven mesh design, it offers great breathability. It won’t retain heat, thereby you can expect to have a stay-cool seating surface even on those sweltering summer days.
The fabric is intricately connected to the steel frame by a double bungee support system that runs down one side and up the other, hence securely connecting the two parts together.
The system utilizes elastic bungee cords which gives the whole chair a nice springy feel that conforms to your body. It’s one of the features that really facilitate more reliable support.
Reclining & Locking
There are no open ends either, so water won’t get into them and cause them to rust from the inside out. The lock mechanism and armrests are made of plastic but not flimsy plastic.
It’s a strong, quality plastic material and should you choose to use the chair outdoors, those parts won’t easily get damaged or heat up in high temperatures.
It can recline to an almost horizontal position to give you the full zero-gravity effect for stress-free weightless relaxation. The locking knobs located on the sides are quite effective at keeping the selected position firmly in place when reclined.
The mechanism utilizes clamps that tighten to prevent the chair from reclining further when your weight shifts. One advantage of this system compared to a ratchet or catch-type lock is that it gives you complete freedom when it comes to adjusting the chair.
Another area you will definitely appreciate about this AmazoBasics zero gravity chair is how effortless the reclining feature is. It’s much easier to recline and the transitions from the upright position to the reclined position (or anywhere in between) are so smooth.
Size & Weight
The other thing about this chair is that you can take it along with you anywhere be it the beach, park or campsite. It only weighs around 16.5 pounds and it folds into a compact size making it easy to store and travel with.
There’s actually nothing bad to point out about it other than that a much a taller person might find the footrest a little short. The legs are likely to hang over the end.
Headrest & Lumbar Support
Both the seat and back are very comfortable to lounge and relax in for an extended span of time. The headrest is nicely padded as well to give you that extra comfort and support.
You can move it up or down to your preference like the Best Choice Products chair above or remove it if you want to. The armrest seems slightly padded and although it might be a bit hard on bony elbows at first, it’s gently contoured to offer some level of comfort.
With good construction quality and flawless functionality, there’s no doubt that this is a great value. Whether it’s for tailgating, camping or just for relaxing at the comfort of your home, it would certainly hold up pretty well.
Plus you have several different colours to choose from and they all look pretty classy.
- High-quality construction with reliable Bungee support
- Durable and weather-resistant Textilene fabric
- Very comfortable and can support heavyweight
- Nicely padded headrest for added comfort
- Reclines so smoothly and tightly locks the position into place
- Fairly lightweight and highly portable
- Comes with a 1-year limited warranty
- Might be a little short for taller people
- No accessory tray