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Mhen it comes to maximum outdoor comfort, you just can’t beat the classic recliner chair. Slip into the arms of recliner, push back into full recline position, and say hello to ultimate relaxation. When coupled with a pleasant, no responsibilities day, chilling in a recliner with a good book and a cold drink is the best way to spend an afternoon. No apologies should a nap kick in.

Most outdoor recliner chairs are made to be portable, and you can place your chair on the patio, near the pool or fire, in the sun or under shade … anywhere you like. But if you want to maximize comfort, you need to pick the best outdoor recliner chair out there. So, let’s first take a look at what to consider when shopping for a quality outdoor recliner chair. Then we’ll review some of the chairs we liked best.

Durability

While aesthetics and comfort are certainly important considerations, an outdoor recliner chair mostly needs to durable, long-lasting, and built to withstand any type of weather element. Look for wood, steel, or plastic frames that are strong, power coated, and rust and water resistant.

Features

While some people want a simple reclining chair without a lot of bells and whistles, there are those who want something souped up and built for speed. Comfort features like headrests, adjustable recline positions, cup holders, side storage pockets, and pop-out beverage trays are alluring, and while they may drive up the price of a basic chair, for comfort lovers it will be money well spent.

Cushions, Pillows, and Padding

Cushions and padding materials should be durable and UV resistant to cut down on fading. We recommend using cushions and pillows that can be easily removed from the chair during inclement weather. When it comes to fabrics, think breathable and quick drying. Removable, machine-washable covers make cleanup a snap.

Size and Design

A purely personal decision, there are those who will want simplicity and appealing aesthetics while others will want something that’s more like a throne. Since most outdoor recliner chairs are simple to clean and maintain, once you’ve found one to your liking, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride!

Top Outdoor Recliner Chairs

A whole lot of relaxing went into testing outdoor reclining chairs, but based on the considerations we mentioned above, here are those we liked best:

#7 Babylon Outdoor Recliner Chair

Babylon Outdoor Recliner Chair

A copy of the Art to Real Outdoor Wicker Recliner we reviewed earlier, the Babylon Outdoor Recliner Chair comes packed with all of the excellent features of the Art to Real model. It’s a super comfortable outdoor recliner chair; we dare you to stay awake on its ultra-tick, comfy cushions! We liked the 3-position option and the UV-resistant resin wicker finish that gives the chair a classic design look. Easy to assemble and maintain, it’s durable and its sturdy aluminum frame can support up to 400 pounds. All in all, the Babylon Outdoor Recliner Chair is a worthy alternative to the Art to Real Outdoor Wicker Recliner.

 

Pros Cons
ComfortableHeavy
Sturdy
Easy to Assemble

 

Our Rating:

4.0 out of 5.0 stars

#6 PHI VILLA Adjustable Patio Recliner Chair

PHI VILLA Adjustable Patio Recliner Chair

The PHI VILLA Adjustable Patio Recliner Chair delivers the ergonomic comfort! We dare you not to doze off as you relax in the wide, deep 5.1” seating cushions! The recline feature is smooth and uncomplicated; simply push back and let the relaxing begin … no buttons or levers! Its weather-resistant frame is strong and sturdy and produced with high-performance e-coating. The footrest is long and spacious, and we appreciated the limited 1-year warranty. At a decent price, the PHI VILLA Adjustable Patio Recliner Chair offers maximum comfort and affordability.

Pros Cons
ComfortableDifficult to Assemble
Rust-Resistant Steel Frame
Easy Operation

 

Our Rating:

4.5 out of 5.0 stars

#5 U-MAX Adjustable Outdoor Chaise Lounge Recliner Chair

 U-MAX Adjustable Outdoor Chaise Lounge Recliner Chair

A comfy, versatile Outdoor recliner chair at an affordable price, the U-MAX Outdoor Chaise Lounge Recliner Chair will look great by the pool, on a patio, or in a gazebo. Built to last, its sturdy and weather-resistant frame can handle up to 250 pounds of weight, and its 4” cushions and the frame are UV and water resistant. Easy to install, you’ll be relaxing in its comfort in 15 minutes flat! We especially liked the 5 adjustable recline setting and its smooth and easy use. All in all, we found a lot to like with the U-MAX Outdoor Chaise Lounge Recliner Chair.

Pros Cons
Weather-Resistant DesignSteel Frame May Rust
5 Adjustable Recline Settings
4” Thick Cushions

 

Our Rating:

4.5 out of 5.0 stars

#4 Ulaxfurniture Adjustable Outdoor Recliner Chair

Ulaxfurniture Adjustable Outdoor Recliner Chair

We loved the comfort and stylish design of the Ulaxfurniture Adjustable Outdoor Recliner Chair. With a lounge mechanism that allows for 3 angles of adjustable comfort, we sank right into this incredibly comfy outdoor recliner chair. The recline feature is smooth and seamless, and a power-coated steel frame made us feel secure and supported. At 300 pounds, it’s not going anywhere, but that also makes it hard to move around. That was a small complaint, however, and for its comfort and strong design, we highly recommend the Ulaxfurniture Adjustable Outdoor Recliner Chair.

Pros Cons
Heavy-Duty Steel FrameVery Heavy
Cushions Feature Olefin FabricDifficult to Assemble
3 Adjustable Recline Angles

 

Our Rating:

4.5 out of 5.0 stars

#3 Best Choice Products Acacia Wood Chaise Lounge Recliner Chair

Best Choice Products Acacia Wood Chaise Lounge Recliner Chair

Stylish simplicity meets soothing comfort in the Best Choice Products Acacia Recliner Chair. We really enjoy the simple mechanics of this chair; a durable groove and peg system allows you to adjust to your perfect level. We especially loved the convenient side table and the wheels that let us roll this rather heavy chair all around the backyard patio. Long and spacious with high arm rests, even really tall people will be able to fully stretch out! Aesthetically, we liked the deep blue cushions and the beautiful wood acacia finish. It comes in a choice of 3 colors. A comfy outdoor recliner chair at a decent price point, we found a lot to recommend with the Best Choice Products Acacia Recliner Chair.

Pros Cons
Contemporary StyleTricky Assembly
Pullout Side TableThin Cushions
Wheels Make It Easy to Move

 

Our Rating:

4.8 out of 5.0 stars

#2 Kozyard Adjustable Patio Reclining Lounge Chair

Kozyard Adjustable Patio Reclining Lounge Chair

You want to talk about style, comfort, and durability? Then let’s talk about the Kozyard Adjustable Patio Reclining Lounge Chair, because we have a lot of good things to say! First, it’s easy to operate without a lot of levers and buttons; just push back and you’re ready to go! Its rust and weather resistant steel frame makes the chair feel stable and secure, and we appreciated the 300-pound weight capacity. The UV resistant cushions are thick and comfy. Even better, the cushions have zippers that make washing a snap. Plus, they’re made from heavy-duty 100% olefin spun poly fabric for maximum comfort. While a bit on the pricey side, the Kozyard Adjustable Patio Reclining Lounge Chair delivers excellent value for the money.

Pros Cons
Rust and Weather Resistant Steel FrameHeavy
Easy Recline OptionsConfusing Assembly Instructions
300-pound Weight Capacity

 

Our Rating:

5.0 out of 5.0 stars

#1 Art to Real Outdoor Wicker Recliner Chair

Art to Real Outdoor Wicker Recliner Chair

There are so many reasons why the Art to Real Outdoor Wicker Recliner is so highly rated. Let’s start with its amazingly deep lean back abilities … you might be surprised at how far back it can lean. Even better: when at full extension the chair still feels supportive and stable. We loved the luxuriously thick 5.12” thick cushions and the machine-washable covers that are available in a wide range of colors. Best, its leaning mechanism is smooth and lacking in the grinding or stickiness that afflicts lower priced chairs. All hail the king of outdoors recliners!

Pros Cons
ComfortableFabric Color Can Fade Over Time
Sturdy
Easy to Assemble

 

Our Rating:

5.0 out of 5.0 stars