Are you a heavier individual? Have you been frustrated by how hard it is to find good-quality outdoor furniture that’s rugged and robust enough to support you properly?

If you answered yes to either of those questions, you’re going to like what you see in this, our latest roundup review.

This is a catch-all category, and one of the many roundup reviews focused on high weight capacity furniture of various types. There’s a little of everything here. These products don’t fall neatly into our other pre-defined categories, but they’re too good not to report on.

If you’re in the market for some good high weight capacity outdoor furniture, but you’re not sure what you want or need, this review is a great place to begin your search. We scoured the internet in a bid to find as many great options as we could and put them all in one place to help simplify your search and take all the frustration out of the equation.

We found several intriguing options and then set about the task of comparing them against each other to determine an overall winner. As a consequence of that analysis, a clear winner did emerge, and we’ll introduce you to it in just a moment. Before we do that, though, let’s begin by pulling back to take a high-level view of our top pick and the various products it found itself competing against to give you a preview of what’s to come.

Author’s Note: I have a personal interest in this roundup review. As someone who is 6’6” tall and weighs in at 340 pounds, I’m exactly the kind of person this one was written for. Most of the furniture on the market today is absolutely useless to me. Regular-sized chairs and such feel like toys, not furniture.

Given that, as I was writing this review, I was writing it for everybody in my situation, sure, but I was also writing it for myself. I’m currently saving for my own place, and when I get it, I’m going to need high weight capacity furniture, so I wanted this to be able to serve as a guide for myself.

Comparison Table

Our Pick
 
 
4.4
4.2
4.2
$420.00
$204.99
N/A
51” W x 28” D x 36” H (4-foot variant)
63” W x 28” D x 36” H (5-foot variant)
26” W x 27” D x 34.5” H
Overall: 30” W x 34” D x 40 H”
Ottoman: 20” W x 19” D x 13” H
46” (4-foot variant)
58” (5-foot variant)
22″
19.13″
19”
18″
18.25″
22”
15″
14″ at the front
9.38″ at the rear
70 pounds (4-foot variant)
80 pounds (5-foot variant)
28 pounds
35 pounds
Ottoman: 10 pounds
800 pounds
400 pounds
500 pounds
  • Available in two different sizes
  • Available in a modest selection of pre-stained varieties, or unfinished
  • A beautiful, American-made piece of furniture
  • It’s a glider!
  • Made in the USA by Amish craftsmen.
  • Delightfully low-price
  • Cedar wood looks great and stands up well over time.
  • American-made
  • Impressive weight limit (second highest in this review)
  • Made from eco-friendly composite materials
  • 12-year warranty
  • Comes with a matching Ottoman!
  • A bit pricey.
  • Pre-stained variants are a bit underwhelming (only a single coat)
  • The seat is a bit on the low side.
  • Pricey.
  • Seat is somewhat narrow.
  • Adirondack chairs are low to the ground and not for everyone.
An incredible piece of furniture. Highly recommended.
Provisionally recommended.
Provisionally recommended.
Our Pick
4.4
$420.00
51” W x 28” D x 36” H (4-foot variant)
63” W x 28” D x 36” H (5-foot variant)
46” (4-foot variant)
58” (5-foot variant)
19”
22”
70 pounds (4-foot variant)
80 pounds (5-foot variant)
800 pounds
  • Available in two different sizes
  • Available in a modest selection of pre-stained varieties, or unfinished
  • A beautiful, American-made piece of furniture
  • It’s a glider!
  • A bit pricey.
  • Pre-stained variants are a bit underwhelming (only a single coat)
An incredible piece of furniture. Highly recommended.
4.2
$204.99
26” W x 27” D x 34.5” H
22″
18″
15″
28 pounds
400 pounds
  • Made in the USA by Amish craftsmen.
  • Delightfully low-price
  • Cedar wood looks great and stands up well over time.
  • The seat is a bit on the low side.
Provisionally recommended.
4.2
N/A
Overall: 30” W x 34” D x 40 H”
Ottoman: 20” W x 19” D x 13” H
19.13″
18.25″
14″ at the front
9.38″ at the rear
35 pounds
Ottoman: 10 pounds
500 pounds
  • American-made
  • Impressive weight limit (second highest in this review)
  • Made from eco-friendly composite materials
  • 12-year warranty
  • Comes with a matching Ottoman!
  • Pricey.
  • Seat is somewhat narrow.
  • Adirondack chairs are low to the ground and not for everyone.
Provisionally recommended.
03/30/2024 06:35 am GMT

*While aesthetics is a matter of taste, aesthetic flexibility is a measure of how easily a given design would fit into a wide range of home décor schemes.

** Brand Reliability is a measure of the strength and longevity of the brand, which by extension, is a measure of the level of support you can expect.

Our Selection Criteria

As the title of this review indicates, our primary goal was to find high weight capacity outdoor furniture of various types. Unfortunately, the phrase “high weight capacity” is not specific enough to be useful, so the first thing we did was add some specificity to it.

Given that most of the furniture being sold today supports in the neighborhood of 300 pounds, we wanted all of the furnishings we considered here to support considerably more than that. We arbitrarily decided to use 400 pounds as our minimum standard. Obviously, the more supported weight, the better, but 400 pounds was the absolute minimum we were looking for even to be considered.

Beyond that, we looked at the value proposition – how much bang for the buck each piece brought to the table. Then, quality and aesthetics were factored into the equation, and we gave at least some consideration to extras or finishing touches that certain segments of the market would like and enjoy.

Collectively, these things guided and defined our analysis, but we understand that there’s a considerable amount of subjectivity here, which means that you may look at these selections and reach a different conclusion as to which one’s the best.

That’s okay, and in fact, we counted on and expected it, which is precisely why we wanted to talk about all of the options we considered rather than just the top pick. With that said, let’s take a closer look at the piece of furniture we declared the overall best and the other options it competed against for top honors.

Our Pick: CAF Amish Heavy Duty Mission Porch Glider

Our Pick
CAF Amish Heavy Duty Mission Porch Glider
4.5

Recommended For: Anyone looking for a simply designed, rugged mission glider. It’s a little on the pricey side, but it’s well worth the extra money you’ll spend.

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There’s so much to like about this piece of furniture that it’s hard even to know where to begin. We’ll start then by doing a quick review of the core stats that define this model. Here they are:

  • Four Foot Variant: 51” W x 28” D x 36” H
  • Five Foot Variant: 63” W x 28” D x 36” H
  • Seat Height: 22”
  • Seat Width: 46” (4-foot variant), 58” (5-foot variant)
  • Seat Depth: 19”
  • Chair Weight: 70 pounds (4-foot variant), 80 pounds (5-foot variant)
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 800 pounds
Cedar Stain, CAF Amish Heavy Duty Mission Porch Glider, Left View

The first thing that jumps out at us about these numbers is the user weight. At 800 pounds, it is beyond impressive, and this bench supports far and away more weight than any other product on our list.

If you decide you have to have one, you’ll be pleased to know that you can get it in either a four-foot or five-foot length. Personally, we find the five-foot variant to be the more useful and versatile of the two. But if you’re cramped for space, your opinion on that may vary.

It’s also worth mentioning that you can get yours either unfinished or pre-stained in a modest selection of colors. We like that the company offers pre-stained variants. However, we were a bit underwhelmed by the fact that they only saw fit to put a single coat of stain and protectant on the furniture.

If you get the unfinished variant and do it yourself, you’ll probably apply at least two coats, which will make it stand up to the elements better over time. Still, if you want something you can put into service right away, it may be a good option to consider.

The seat height definitely marks this bench as one designed for big and tall users, and the seat depth supports that notion.

Gliders occupy a curious middle ground, having things in common with three different types of furniture. This piece of furniture has something in common with rockers and standard bench seating. It provides a similar experience to a porch swing, with the added benefit that you don’t actually have to have a porch to enjoy it on.

Cedar Stain, CAF Amish Heavy Duty Mission Porch Glider, Front View

You may also be pleased to know that this is an American-made piece of furniture built by Amish craftsmen using pressure-treated pine.

If you order one of these, it will arrive at your door partially, but not completely assembled, so you’ll need to do some work before you can actually start enjoying it. Although the company does offer an expert assembly option with this piece, it’s rather expensive, and honestly, we don’t recommend it.

The production quality is extremely high, and the pieces all go together just as they should. That, combined with the clear assembly instructions, makes it easy to get it together and ready to use. Also note that if you plan on staining it yourself, you’ll want to do that before you actually put it together, which is another reason to just say no to the expert assembly option.

Comfort-wise, it’s about what you’d expect from a piece of solid wood furniture. The good news is that if you want to, it’s incredibly easy to enhance the comfort of the seat by adding a seat and seatback pad of whatever thickness you desire.

There’s a bit of a tradeoff involved with that, though. Adding a seat pad will hide the natural beauty of the wood.

Cedar Stain, CAF Amish Heavy Duty Mission Porch Glider, Back Side View

Mostly then, it comes down to how you plan on using the bench. If you mean for it to serve as occasional seating for relatively short periods, you probably won’t need additional padding. If you want your guests to be able to rock the afternoon away, then adding a seat pad starts to become an increasingly attractive option.

Overall, we feel that this is one of the best high-weight capacity pieces of furniture on the market today. We love just about everything about it. The only potential flies in the ointment are these:

First, it’s a bit on the expensive side, and if you’re on a budget, it may be out of reach, or you may have to spend some time saving up for it before you can get one.

Second, the pre-stained versions are a bit underwhelming in our view. They’ll be fine for a few years, but ultimately, when the finish starts showing its age, you’ll find yourself having to sand and re-stain anyway. However, it does give you a means of putting your new bench glider into service relatively quickly.

And third, if you get the unfinished variant, know that you’re not buying an “instant gratification” piece of furniture. The process of staining and then assembling will probably stretch out to encompass a few days, and not everyone likes that kind of thing.

We don’t regard any of these as deal-breakers, though, and we’re fairly certain that most people would agree. This is an amazing piece of furniture you’ll be proud to own. We highly recommend it.

Runner-Up: Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Glider

Runner Up
Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Glider
4.2

Recommended For: Anyone weighing up to 400 pounds who’s in the market for a great-looking piece of outdoor furniture to add to their collection.

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Our second-place winner is also in the glider family, but this one takes the form of a chair rather than a bench. Like our top pick, it’s made right here in the USA by Amish craftsmen, though this chair is made from cedar wood rather than pressure-treated pine. It’s a gorgeous, well-made piece of furniture, but before we say more, let’s take a moment to do a quick stats review:

Amish Crafted, Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Glider, Left View
  • Overall Product Dimensions: 26” W x 27” D x 34.5” H
  • Seat Height: 15”
  • Seat Depth: 18”
  • Seat Width: 22”
  • Chair Weight: 28 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 400 pounds

If you really want the bench glider, but you just don’t have space for it, this is a worthy substitute. However, you won’t be able to fit more than one person on it, and it doesn’t support nearly the weight that our top pick does.

The seat is comfortably wide, but if you weigh anywhere close to the chair’s maximum supported weight limit, you’ll want to take a quick measurement to be sure that you and the chair will fit well together. Also, note that the seat height is only 15”, which is well below the big and tall range (which typically starts at 18” and goes up from there). It may not be a deal-breaker, but if you’re taller, it’s something you’ll want to keep in mind.

You’ll be reasonably comfortable sitting in the chair, but it’s worth remembering that this is designed as an occasional chair and isn’t really meant as something to spend the better part of the day in.

If you do plan to use it for extended periods, you may want to consider adding a seat and seatback pad, but as we mentioned when talking about our top pick, doing so has a significant tradeoff in that you’ll be covering up the natural beauty of the wood, which is a big part of the attraction of a chair like this.

As with most of the furniture you can get online these days, if you decide you want one of these, it will arrive at your door in pieces and in a single large box. The good news is that several of the pieces have been pre-assembled, so you won’t have too much work to do before it’s ready for first use.

Amish Crafted, Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Glider, Front View

Also note that the production quality is very high, and the instructions are clear, which makes the process quick and painless and should take you no more than 45 minutes, counting the time you’ll spend getting the pieces out of the box and organizing everything.

This is almost certainly why the company doesn’t offer this product with an expert assembly option. It’s easy enough that it’s simply unnecessary, even if you’re somewhat averse to putting your own furniture together.

This chair looks great, comes with a coating of Silicone Magic, which helps to protect it from the sun’s rays and the elements, and is just plain fun to sit in. Best of all, it’s offered at a price that will leave you smiling. While we feel that the Amish Bench Glider is the superior piece of furniture overall, this one is spectacular by any reckoning and will serve you well for years.

Due to the lowish seat height, we can only give this one a provisional recommendation. Still, it’s one of the best values in the high-weight capacity furniture market today, and if you decide to get one, we think you’ll love it.

Value Pick: Highwood Elk Outdoors Adirondack Chair

Value Pick
Highwood Elk Outdoors Essential Adirondack Chair Set
4.2

Recommended For: Anyone weighing up to 500 pounds who are looking for a great Adirondack chair for their porch, lawn, or deck.

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Our third-place entry is a departure from the world of gliders. Adirondack chairs are incredibly popular, but they’re not for everyone. Before we talk further about that, and if or whether this is a good option for you, let’s continue as we have been by taking a quick look at the stats to get us started:

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 30” W x 34” D x 40 H”
  • Ottoman Dimensions: 20” W x 19” D x 13” H”
  • Seat Height: 14” at the front, 9.38” at the rear
  • Seat Depth: 18.25”
  • Seat Width: 19.13”
  • Chair Weight: 35 pounds
  • Ottoman Weight: 10 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 500 pounds
Caribou Color, Highwood Elk Outdoors Adirondack Chair, Left View

Several things jump out at us here. First, we love the weight limit. At five hundred pounds, this chair offers the second-highest supported weight limit of everything we evaluated for this review.

Unfortunately, check out the seat width. It’s a smidgeon over 19”, so if you’re even close to the chair’s maximum supported weight limit, you’re going to need to take measurements and think long and hard about whether this is the right chair for you. If you fit at all, you may wind up feeling a bit cramped.

In addition to that, the seat height is super low, so if you have any type of mobility issue, getting into and out of this chair might be a bit of a challenge. To be fair, that’s true of all Adirondack chairs and not unique to this model in particular, and this is the reason why Adirondack chairs are seen as something of a niche product.

The stats above also reveal that if you decide you want one of these, you’re not just getting a chair; you’re also getting a matching ottoman, which is a bit of a rarity. Most Adirondack chairs don’t come with one, and we think it’s a nice touch, although it does add significantly to the price of the chair.

While the Ottoman is relatively lightweight, the chair itself has some heft to it and is not likely to be blown around even by strong gusts of wind. It’s not so heavy, though, that you won’t be able to move it around your yard, porch, deck, or patio if the mood strikes.

Ottoman, Highwood Elk Outdoors Adirondack Chair, Caribou Color

If you decide you want one, you can order yours in about half a dozen different color options. Unfortunately, you only get one pick. You can’t get the Ottoman in a different color for contrast; we checked!

Unlike the chairs we’ve talked about to this point, these are not made of wood but rather an eco-friendly synthetic wood product, a composite material like composite decking and fencing, are made out of.

The good thing about that is those composite materials are incredibly long-lasting and low maintenance. They’ll retain their like-new look for years with nothing more than an occasional wipe-down with a damp cloth. As much as we love wood furniture, we can’t make the same claim about it!

Although Adirondack chairs are low to the ground, they are incredibly comfortable, even if you spend several hours lounging in them. This one’s even better because it comes with a matching ottoman, giving you a convenient place to put your feet up.

Caribou Color, Highwood Elk Outdoors Adirondack Chair, Right View

In addition to that, since these chairs aren’t made of wood, there’s really no downside to adding a seat or seatback pad, which means you can make the chair as comfortable as you’d like it to be. These are attractive chairs, but nobody will mistake them for solid wood furniture.

Even better, although it’s true that these chairs don’t come completely assembled, there’s very little work to be done to get yours ready for first use. It’s likely to take you longer to get the pieces out of the box than it will to complete the assembly, making this option pretty close to instant gratification.

Best of all, owing to the strength and longevity of the composite material the chair and ottoman are both made from, the company offers this product with an impressive 12-year warranty.

In summary, then, it’s a very good chair, but there are three things to be mindful of:

  • The relatively narrow seat.
  • The price tag, which may put it out of the reach of folks on a budget.
  • And the fact that it’s an Adirondack chair, which not everyone will appreciate.

Given those things, we can only give this one a provisional recommendation. Still, for the right person, it’s an awesome choice.

Also Great

Luckyermore Outdoor Wicker Chair

LUCKYERMORE Outdoor Wicker Chair
3.9

Recommended For: Anyone weighing 400-pounds or less who’s looking for a well-priced, comfortable chair for outdoor use.

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Our fourth-place entrant surprised us because we’re not huge fans of wicker furniture, and Luckyermore is a tiny brand that almost no one has heard of. We actually discovered the brand when we were reviewing dining room chairs and happened across a real hidden gem.

While this chair isn’t as impressive as the company’s dining chair, it’s still a surprisingly good option. Let’s take a moment to do a quick stats review.

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 23” W x 22” D x 30” H
  • Seat Height: 17”
  • Seat Depth: 17.5”
  • Seat Width: 17.5”
  • Chair Weight: 13 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 400 pounds
Black Color, Luckyermore Outdoor Wicker Chair, Right Side View

Luckyermore tries hard to create a chair that’s accessible to just about everybody, and with one exception, they more or less succeed. The seat height is only an inch shy of the big and tall range, so even if you’re taller, it should still work for you, and of course, it supports a generous amount of user weight.

Unfortunately, check out the seat width. At under 18”, if you’re anywhere close to the chair’s maximum supported weight limit, you’re almost certainly not going to fit comfortably into this chair. It’s worth taking a quick measurement of yourself to be sure, but that narrow seat is going to be a deal-breaker for some folks. There’s just no way around it.

Also note that since the chair is wicker, it’s incredibly light. So light, in fact, that if you’re planning on keeping it outside, you’ll want to make sure it’s in a relatively sheltered area because a stout gust of wind is liable to knock it over.

It’s much more at home on a screened porch or in a sunroom, but it can certainly work outdoors if you need it too. You’ll probably want to pack it away in your garage or somewhere similar until you need it, though. Even better, these chairs were designed to stack with each other, so if you order more than one and want to store them when you’re not using them, that’s an easy thing to do.

Black Color, Luckyermore Outdoor Wicker Chair, Front View

Unlike the chairs we’ve talked about to this point, the Luckyermore comes with its own seat pad. It’s not luxurious, being only an inch and a half thick, but it’s certainly comfortable enough for occasional seating, which is what the chair was designed for.

One thing you’ll be pleasantly surprised at, though, is this: while the seatback isn’t padded in any way, it is ergonomically sculpted and provides decent support for your back. The implementation isn’t world-class, but it’s better than we had any expectation that it would be. We were honestly impressed. It’s not often you can use the phrases “wicker chair” and “good for your back” in the same sentence, but in this case, it’s accurate.

If you decide you want one, you can order yours in one of two color configurations: black with white cushions, or white with black cushions. Both are good choices, and you shouldn’t have much trouble getting this chair to blend in with your existing outdoor décor scheme, whatever it might be.

If you decide you want one (or several), you’ll also be pleased to know that this is one of the relatively few pieces of furniture you can buy online that doesn’t require any assembly. When this chair arrives at your door, all you’ll have to do is take it out of the box, put the seat cushion in place, decide where you want it, and have a seat. They’re delightfully inexpensive, too, so buying one isn’t likely to pinch your budget.

Overall, these are great little chairs and of surprisingly high quality. The narrow seat width, though, is likely to be a deal-breaker for a significant segment of the market this chair is targeting. Because of that, we can only give it a provisional recommendation.

Walcut Two Piece Adirondack Chair

WALCUT Foldable Adirondack Wood Chair
3.7

Recommended For: Anyone on a budget, who weighs 400 pounds or less, and who’s looking for a good, low-priced Adirondack chair.

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Like Luckyermore, Walcut is a brand most people won’t have heard of. Also, like Luckyermore, this is the second time Walcut has found its way into one of our roundup reviews. They also made the cut for their surprisingly good solid wood lounger. They’re back again, this time, with a matched pair of Adirondack chairs.

As we mentioned earlier in this review, when taking a look at the Highwood Adirondack, we consider this type of chair to be something of a niche product. They’re popular with certain segments of the outdoor furniture market. They’re surprisingly comfortable, but they also sit quite low to the ground, so heavier people, and especially heavier people who suffer from mobility issues, sometimes have difficulty getting into and out of them.

Wood Color, Walcut Two-Piece Adirondack Chair, Left View

If that’s not a deal-breaker for you, then you’ll find a lot to like here. Let’s begin as we’ve been doing, by taking time to do a quick review of basic stats:

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 32.28” W x 28.35” D x 35.43” H
  • Folded Dimensions: 28.15” W x 41.73” D x 6.3” H
  • Seat Height: 14.17”
  • Seat Depth: 19.29”
  • Seat Width: 17.72”
  • Chair Weight: 17.64 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 400 pounds

Some of these numbers are problematic, given the segment of the market Walcut is targeting here. We’ve already made mention of the fact that Adirondack chairs tend to be fairly low to the ground, and sure enough, the numbers bear that out.

While the seat is wider than the one found on Luckyermore’s offering, it’s still not what we’d call generous. If you weigh close to the upper limit of this chair’s maximum supported weight, you’ll definitely want to take a measurement to be sure you’ll fit comfortably into it.

The chair is relatively lightweight, which may make it prone to being blown over by strong winds but note that it is collapsible, which makes it easy to fold it up and store it in your garage or somewhere until and unless you need it.

At first glance, you might balk at the price, but it’s important to bear in mind that you’re not getting a single chair here, you’re getting two, so the average price per chair is quite modest. If you don’t need two of these, you can find someone else who’s interested in one and split the cost, or just bite the bullet and have an extra chair.

Wood Color, Walcut Two-Piece Adirondack Chair, Front View

While these chairs are all wood, they also come pre-painted in a color that the manufacturer describes as “Natural Ramin.” It’s not an especially attractive color, but it is neutral, so it should not be difficult to blend a set of these with whatever outdoor décor scheme you’ve developed. Even better, you’re not risking or losing anything by adding a seat and/or seatback pad, since the color is a little on the drab site anyway.

As with most of the products we’ve talked about thus far, if you get a set of these, you’ll have to put them together when they arrive at your door. Walcut’s production quality is pretty good, but a step or two down from our top picks. The pieces go together fairly well, and the instructions are clear enough that the process is mostly painless.

Expect to spend the better part of an hour putting both chairs together, or if you hate putting your own furniture together, you can opt to order the expert assembly service, which makes it entirely hands-free.

We don’t recommend the expert assembly option because a big part of the attraction of these chairs is the surprisingly modest price, and expert assembly is expensive, which blunts the value proposition offered by these chairs. But if you need it, you need it, and that’s that.

Overall, we regard these as good but not great chairs. They support a generous amount of user weight and are pretty much a blank slate that you can add flair to by incorporating a seat and seatback pad for a dash of color.

Unfortunately, the fact that their Adirondack chairs and the seat is somewhat narrow will make this an unsuitable choice for some users, so we can only give these a provisional recommendation. Still, for the right user, and especially for someone on a budget and looking to get the most outdoor seating bang for their buck, this is a solid option to consider.

FlowerHouse Hanging Sports Lounge Chair

Our sixth-place slot was snagged by another niche product, but it’s just too interesting not to give a shout-out two.

FlowerHouse is another tiny brand that you probably haven’t heard of. They import a wide range of products from China for resale here, including dabbling a bit in the furniture market. They offer three different variants of their hanging sports lounger. One is in the shape of a football, another is styled like a basketball, and a third is styled like a soccer ball, making these chairs perfect for sports lovers.

Football Style, FlowerHouse Hanging Sports Lounge Chair, Left View

Continuing on with the convention we’ve established in this review, here are the basic stats that define these chairs:

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 66” W x 50” D x 43 H”
  • Chair Weight: 82 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 400 pounds

As you can see, many normal measurements are simply missing here. That’s because as hanging loungers, the seat kind of wraps around you when you settle into it. It’s as wide and deep as you need it to be, in much the same way as a hammock.

Also, note that these are by no means lightweight chairs. They weigh in at close to a hundred pounds, and almost all of that weight is tied up in the large tubed steel frame upon which the chair itself hangs. This frame sports rubberized caps on the “feet,” which means that you could, in theory, use these indoors without scuffing up your flooring, but honestly, there are only a few places they’d fit in well.

If you have a basement you’re using as a man cave, they might be a good fit. A child’s (teenager’s) room would be a good choice, or a super casual, sports-themed living room. Other than that, though, we imagine that these chairs would see more outdoor use on a deck or patio.

As you might guess, if you decide you want one of these, it’s not going to arrive at your door assembled, so you’ll have to spend some time wrestling the frame together.

The production quality is better than average but not world-class so that you may run into the occasional assembly hiccup. This is further complicated by the fact that the frame has an unusual shape, and the pieces are bulky and cumbersome to handle. You can do the job solo, but having an extra pair of hands available on the day the chairs arrive at your house would be even better.

Fortunately, the assembly instructions are clear, and there really aren’t all that many pieces to contend with. So if you have a bit of extra help, the process should move forward fairly quickly.

Note where the assembly is concerned – there is no expert assembly option offered for these chairs, so if you think you might need a hand, you’ll have to call a friend.

Once the frame is together, hanging the chair itself takes under a minute, and at that point, you can settle back into it and watch the game.

Football Style, FlowerHouse Hanging Sports Lounge Chair, Back View

Comfort-wise, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Sitting in one of these is a bit like sitting in a hammock with a sunshade. The material has a tremendous amount of elasticity. It is breathable, and all the variants of this chair come with a generously padded seat pad filled with poly fiberfill that makes it delightfully comfortable. The material is durable, weather-resistant, and quick-drying, so these chairs will stand up well to the elements.

There’s even one fun “extra” on offer here. No matter which variant you decide to get, you’ll find a fabric pocket built into the seat, which is big enough to function as a cup holder. Curl up in the chair with some chips and salsa, put the cold drink of your choice in the cup holder and rock and swing to your heart’s content while cheering for your favorite team!

As we said at the start, though, these are niche products. It’s hard to imagine a non-sports fan being interested in buying one, and not everyone is interested in hanging chairs to begin with. Still, for the right user (a sports fan with a sports-themed décor scheme), these chairs are the perfect addition, and we provisionally recommend them.

TechCare Heavy Duty Adjustable Folding Chair

TechCare Heavy Duty Adjustable Folding Chair
3.6

Recommended For: Anyone on a budget and weighing up to 400 pounds who needs a simple, effective outdoor seating solution.

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Last but not least, in this roundup review is the TechCare Heavy Duty Adjustable Folding Chair. If you’re on a budget and are looking for something with a minimalist design aesthetic, then these chairs deserve a closer look. Once again, we’ll begin by taking a moment to do a quick stats review. Here are the basics:

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 19” W x 23” D x 41 H”
  • Seat Height: 14”
  • Seat Depth: 18”
  • Seat Width: 19”
  • Chair Weight: 14 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 400 pounds
Black Color, TechCare Heavy Duty Adjustable Folding Chair, Left View

By the numbers, these chairs are a mixed bag with some good attributes and some not-so-good. On the good side, they support a generous amount of user weight, and given the fact that there are no chair arms, the seat width, while not generous, is not particularly problematic either.

Remember, these are folding chairs, and as such, they’re designed to be used as occasional seating and for relatively short periods. As long as you don’t try to spend the whole afternoon in one of these, the seat width is okay. Nothing to write home about, but certainly not awful.

The seat depth is decent, but the seat height is a bit underwhelming. Bearing in mind that a typical big and tall chair will have a seat height of at least 18”, these chairs miss the mark by a substantial margin. If you have bad knees or some other type of mobility issue, getting into and out of one of these might be a bit tricky.

TechCare claims that these are Zero-G chairs. We wish that were the case, but sadly, it isn’t. Zero-G is a seating position characterized by the fact that it reclines you to a position where your knees are slightly above your heart.

This chair can’t do that, but it is surprisingly adjustable, allowing you to select a variety of recline angles, including:

  • 112-degrees
  • 100-degrees
  • 106-degrees
  • 118-degrees
  • 124-degrees
  • 130-degrees
  • And 136-degrees
Recline Angle, TechCare Heavy Duty Adjustable Folding Chair, Black Color

In addition to reclining back through seven different positions, these chairs are upholstered in durable, breathable mesh of exactly the same type used in mesh office chairs.

Like mesh office chairs, although you’ll find no padding here, TechCare’s offering is surprisingly comfortable. It would be a simple matter to rig up an impromptu ottoman, recline the chair back and enjoy the day.

Finally, note that if you want one or more of these, the company sells them individually, in packs of two, or in packs of four so you can have them shipped in bulk if you want to get several, and given their modest price, even if you buy several, it won’t break the bank.

Ultimately, we like them, but we don’t love them. If you have a mesh office chair and like mesh furniture in general, you’ll probably like these and get a lot of use out of them. If you can afford to spend a little more, though, there are better options available. We provisionally recommend them.

What’s the Best High Weight Capacity Outdoor Furniture in 2024

So, what’s the best high-weight capacity outdoor chair? A number of different options were presented in this roundup review, but we absolutely stand behind the CAF Amish Heavy Duty Mission Porch Glider.

Honestly, we regard it as one of the best outdoor furniture for heavy people on the market today, in any category, but we understand that not everyone will agree. Tastes and preferences vary, and here are a few of the reasons you may decide that one of the other chairs we’ve talked about here is a better fit for you:

  • The Kilmer Creek Cedar Porch Glider is a great option is you want the Amish Mission Glider but simply don’t have space for it. It’s also the natural choice for anyone who loves cedar wood furniture.
  • The Highwood Elk Outdoors Adirondack Chair Set is one of the best Adirondack chairs we’ve ever seen, custom-built models notwithstanding. It’s pricey, but it’s made of eco-friendly composite material, boasts an impressive warranty, and comes with an Ottoman. If you’re a fan of Adirondack chairs, this is the one you want.
  • The Luckyermore Outdoor Wicker Chair is the first of a few different budget options. We don’t even like wicker furniture all that much, and it managed to impress us. It’s a good, versatile, surprisingly comfortable outdoor chair, and it has surprisingly well-implemented basic ergonomic features.

If you suffer from chronic back pain and are looking for some outdoor furniture that might be able to help mitigate it, this one is probably your top pick.

  • The Walcut Two-Piece Adirondack Chair Set is another budget-friendly option, especially if you need two Adirondack chairs to facilitate your backyard entertaining. They’re offered in a disappointing color (nothing about “Natural Ramin” sounds appealing!), but it’s neutral and can easily be livened up with a seat and/or seatback pad, which will also enhance the comfort of these chairs.

If you love Adirondack chairs but can’t afford the one offered by Highwood, these are a worthy substitute.

Ultimately, there are no right answers here. The real question is, ‘what is the best high weight capacity outdoor furniture for you?’ If there’s one thing we’re certain of, it is this: Somewhere in this roundup review, or one of the others we’ve done outlining high weight capacity furniture options, you’ll find the perfect chair for you.

Recommended Reading

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