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The outdoor patio or porch is one of my all time favorite places to kick back and relax. When I’m not hanging in my hammock I can usually be found in one of my heavy duty patio chairs for heavy people.
It’s a very popular tradition in my family to spend Birthdays, holidays, celebrations etc as a group on our rear patio. As we have several overweight and obese people in our generation, it’s crucial that we are armed with the best heavy duty patio chairs to handle the high weight capacities. Which is what is presented in this guide.
Now you are finally able to put your mind to rest as we showcase some super strong porch chairs that have the heavy weight capacities to hold large persons. Each chair presented here will be categorized into weight limits to help you choose appropriate patio chairs for your needs. Some standard patio chairs will be lucky to support 250 lbs. So we are going to give you options from 300 lbs upwards.
The things I look for in patio chairs for overweight people are that it must have an extra wide seat and be supported by a heavy duty reinforced frame. Without these, us bigger guys may struggle to actually fit in the chair. That’s if we do manage to squeeze in, hope and prey it supports our weight right. So lets dig in to see what patio chairs are actually available to us heavier people.
The most appealing factor to this 300 pound patio chair is the fact it’s made from really high quality materials. The outdoor grade fabric appears very long lasting and looks more expensive then what the actual chair really is.
The weather and rust proof chair is surprisingly comfortable for the price as well. It’s one of those firm seats, but not too hard you get a sore butt.
The actual texteline material for the seat is held into place by a double bungee cord system which is meant to provide a heavy duty support structure. This combined with the texteline material which offers UV resistance and ease of cleaning make this one of my all time favorite day to day chairs. However, this patio chair probably won’t be suitable for obese or rather wide backsides. As it’s only rated to hold 300 lbs and isn’t the widest chair on the market as shown from my research. So keep on reading.
One of our more common folding patio chairs for 350 lbs is by Wise. This chair is also a common boat chair because of the marine grade mildew treated vinyl. Which is great for fishing trips.
This chair suits us bigger people because of a few important reasons. Obviously it can hold 350 pounds which is great, but whats even better is how high the seat actually sits. Being a large person makes getting in and out of seats more difficult. Especially if the seat is low to the ground. But this is where this chair rises above many other folding outdoor chairs.
On top of being a high weight capacity chair, it also has a nice wide seat. The padded cushion alone is 19 inches wide, which sits just nicely on the double tubular aluminum frame legs. Which provides great stability and heavy duty strength.
The chair is fully equipped with padded arms, seat and backing. The padding is not over the top, but is sufficient enough for outdoor usage. Overall this heavy duty deck chair performs to my big persons needs. Whether you plan to use it only as a patio chair or take advantage of this chair and take it boating next time round, I think its a great option.
The featured 400 lb patio chair is a very sturdy directors chair by Earth Products Store. This chair is a great product for big people wanting a patio chair or even a picnic chair. The attached side table is a good idea and works well for group gatherings. Especially when you are limited on table space. The side table on the chair is great for keeping a drink, plate, keys etc on.
This directors chair sits a little higher then normal, which I like and thinks a good idea for a 400 pound person trying to get in and out of the 19 inch wide seat. The seat and back rest is made from a heavy duty fabric which shouldn’t sink like many other fabric chairs seem to do. Its rather comfortable as well and the back rest offers just enough back support for my plump body. However if you have frequent back issues I would suggest a chair with more lumbar support as this chair won’t be ideal for lower back support.
The frame is a made from steel and has plenty of support bars which I love. Hence how it gets the heavy duty rating. It looks really solid and looks like it could last quite a few years without failure.
Besides not having a full back support rest, the only other negative worth mentioning is how heavy it actually is. But if you plan on using this chair as a patio chair, then this is probably a good thing to fight against strong winds etc.
But I wouldn’t suggest taking this chair on hiking trips or long beach walks due to its heavier then normal frame work. But again, the heaviness of the chair is only reflecting the heavy duty rating this chair boasts.
Outdoors folding chairs are another chair a bigger person can use on the porch. While they aren’t the most eye appealing chair in the world, they do serve a purpose. Keeping the big man elevated.