These 5 outdoor rocking chairs for heavy people are categorized into individual high weight capacities below. Starting from 300 pound capacity rocking chairs going up all the way up to 500 lbs. Most rockers can undergo a fair amount of stress and high impact due to the rocking motion. Which is fine for the normal sized person (up to 250 lbs). However for us overweight and big people, we can cause even more heavy duty pressure on the high impact areas of the rocker due to our extra weight we carry around. This reason alone can limit our choices to finding a good oversized rocking chair.
Fortunately the market is slowly listening to our Big Man needs and introducing more products for the big and tall people. For now, we have sourced out 5 of our recommended outdoors rocking chairs for big people. Now is the time to finally enjoy a nice relaxing afternoon rocking away on a outdoor chair. Just be sure to note how wide these rocking chairs are so that they are suitable for your needs.
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For heavy people up to 300 pounds, this folding rocker chair is my best recommendation. I find it’s rather comfortable because it has a width between the arms of 25 inches. It has great eye appeal and is made from weather resistant wood and resin wicker. The resin wicker is the woven material on the back rest and seat, made to resist UV and water. While this rocker is designed for outdoor use, I suggest keeping it out of the rain for extended periods as it can cause paint to peel from the wooden frame.
One of the better features of this rocking chair, besides being rated to a 300 pound limit, is the fact it folds away. Which is perfect for outdoor patios and decks. Super easy to fold it away when not in use to gain extra lifespan from the rocker. Overall I find this chair to be very sturdy, comfortable, appealing and well built for a plus size person. Highly recommended.
A simple yet effective design by Brylanehome. Available in various colors and can hold up to 350 lbs. The support frame is made from steel and finished in a nice powder coat. For this chair to be as stable and sturdy as possible, you must read the instructions to put it together, or you may run into problems. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Another option for the mid 300 lb range is the Elite folding rocker by Prime Products. Not quite as wide (23 inches) but still a strong and sturdy rocker. Another folding rocker, so great for portability. The Elite also has a unique design where most rockers have the bar at the front, the elite doesn’t. Which is another level of comfort for us big guys.
Highwood produce this stunning 400 pound capacity rocking chair which was even tested by a 400 lb Samoan Man according to the specs. In case you didn’t know, Highwood make all the ‘timber look’ products you can see on many theme parks and more. So it’s not actually a timber rocker, but looks 95% like a real wooden rocker. The closest thing to real timber without having the hassles of maintaining a wooden chair, like oiling, painting, cleaning etc. The timber look of the chair is in great detail. The grains and wood knots look amazing.
This Highwood chair is from the premium line and could set you back a fair bit. But it’s worth every cent if you ask me. Its highly durable and really well made. Its a very wide rocker which also sits high which I do like. Which is just great for us bigger people because I find low sitting chairs a pain to get out of. While the rocker doesn’t have any padding to mention, it is still quite comfortable for a timber type chair. But I would suggest, being a bigger person. For extended rocking sessions I would add a cushion or two for even more comfort. Available in many colors and made in the USA. If you have the money to spend, I recommend you get this chair.
This high weight capacity rocking chair is made by Semco Plastics, who are a large American company specializing in molding plastics to many industries. Including patio furniture like this 600 pound capacity rocking chair. While it may look simple, it’s one heavy duty chair. Snaps together with 4 separate pieces of high quality plastic. None of the flimsy cheap plastic chairs you may be use to seeing.
This chair is highly popular amongst the large people because it is so sturdy and made from heavy duty materials. Without the fear of breaking yet another chair, its easy to see why many plus size people choose this chair. I think it’s almost a challenge to break one of these beasts.
Other benefits to this chair include an extra large seat (21 inches between the arms). Because of it’s high quality plastics and the fact it’s not a timber rocker you can expect bare minimum maintenance. No rusting, no peeling, no warping, no painting etc. It’s a really good buy for us big people needing a solid, sturdy, wide, comfortable and best of all maintenance free outdoor rocking chair. Hooray!