Heavy Duty Rocking Chairs Buying Guide and Reviews 2020

Considering the many benefits of rocking, we big men can only be happy with the emergence of the increasingly popular heavy duty rocking chairs.

Just a little reminder:

Science has proven that rocking can be therapeutic, rejuvenating, sleep-inducing, and a stress reliever.

Heck! It even helps burn calories.

And it’s now official: I and you can join the rocking nation thanks to extra wide outdoor rocking seats.

Now, let’s talk about a plus size rocking chair.

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First, why do you need a rocking chair for heavy guys?

Why Buy A Heavy Duty Rocking Chair

You will Harvest All The Numerous benefits Of Rocking

Sitting in oversized rocking seat lets you live large indoors and out simultaneously and gain from the immense goodness of rocking.

As a reminder, rocking has immense health and lifestyle gains. You need not be passed by this goodness-packed train.

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These Chairs Are Safe

As you rock your way to sleep or lower blood pleasure, you will be safe in the knowledge that at no one time will a rocking chair for big guys let you down by crashing. Their tough construction doesn’t allow such embarrassments.

These Are Easier To Get Into/Out Of

Oversized outdoor rocking chairs are designed oversized with another crucial reason: to be easy to board/ disembark from for us big men.

If you have ever used a small rocking chair, you know how difficult it is to get in so this a welcome change.

Possible Problems With Plus Size Rocking Chairs

The one drawback is that you will probably have to pay more to acquire a genuinely great extra wide rocking chair.

But they last long and perform wonderfully so eventually it could prove to be an inspired investment.

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Types Rocking Chairs

Rocking seats are available in several styles and designs:

Here is a summary:

Conventional (Traditional) Rocker

Traditional heavy duty patio rocking chairs rock on curved legs. They are straightforward, longer-lasting, and inexpensive.

They may sadly not be as flexible as some contemporary extra wide swaying seats.

Spring Rocker

These are close to conventional rockers but rock using mounted heavy duty springs.

Like their cousins, they are fairly pocket-friendly (But for the heavily padded models) and very durable.

Glider Rocker

A heavy duty glider rocker uses multiple levers and swivels in moving back and forth on an unusual flat plane – and not in the traditional arc.

This flat motion saves space than traditional rockers and is considered more comfortable.

The sophisticated mechanism, however, makes glider rockers costlier.

Heavy-Duty Reclining Rocking Chair

A big and tall rocking chair can come with a recliner facility. This allows you to recline back to more relaxing positions in front of the TV or in the yard.

Such an extra-wide rocking recliner is pricey but you get more soothing options.

Swivel Rockers

It’s not unusual to find glider plus size rocking chairs having a swivel mechanism to allow a second plane for a swinging motion.

This means only one thing:

Extreme comfort and more flexibility.


At a higher cost!

Nursery Rockers

An oversized rocking chair helps big mums sit comfortably for long and rock a fussy baby to sleep.

Some have wide padded armrests to support your arms as you breastfeed him/her.

Folding Rocking Chair

The folding rocking chairs fold easily for storage saving space in your apartment. It’s also light and the best to take to camps, sporting events, and competitions.

Rocking Chairs for Big Guys Buying Guide

Heavy Duty Rocking Chairs - The Bet Plus Size Rocking Chairs Guide

So, how do you tell the greatest rocking chair of them all? You will want to look at your needs and the following features:

Overall Design

Swinging seats have diverse designs.

Some come with durable resin constructions that hold up strongly to elements. Others are beautifully finished and with great eye appeal while yet others have quality dovetail constructions that’s also easier to assemble/ take down for storage.

An oversized wood rocking chair can also come without the typical bar at the front making it more comfortable.

In short, focus only on chairs whose overall construction matches your taste. (You should also consider the color of the chair – different rockers come in different colours).

Special Features

Some of the extra wide rocking chairs are made more effective by the inclusion of special accessories and features.

For example, a heavy duty recliner would be great as it offers more relaxing positions.  Some actually recline fully in addition to delivering unique back support.

There are some glider chairs so big they can sit two people and with curved arms plus well-ventilated bench seats to provide more comfort.

There are even those with special colorfastness fabrics and which will never fade in any outdoor settings. These are perfect rockers for the patio.

It’s Capacity

In general, the frame of a heavy duty indoor rocking chair, as well as outdoors rockers, is designed to accommodate heavier weights than regular swinging chairs.

The difference is however in weight capacity. You may find metallic frames carrying as much as 600 lbs. An oversized wooden rocking chair (With the exception of hardwoods) may go slightly below.

The right thing to do is to pick a chair that has your weight rating.

Storage Space

Storage space is another issue.

Rocking chairs are big and eat into your apartment space. But if you are really constrained in terms of space, you can opt for folding chairs.

As I had mentioned earlier, once collapsed, these become compact and easier to store.

Planned Use

So, how are you planning to use your chair? Is it outdoors or indoors?

If you are a camping, beach, or sports guy, you will want a lighter- and probably a folding- heavy duty rocker.

If you like a reading rocker or a chair just to rewind in the house, you may want the rockers primed for interior use, especially since their cushioning and support enables you to sit and rock for many hours without fatigue.

Also if you plan to use it in the patio, consider a lightweight (portable) rocker.

Rocking Chairs for Heavy Guys Reviews

I recently set out to replace my rocking chair and was amazed by the flooding of the market with some sleek choices.

Here now is a review of the topmost options

White Outdoor 600 lbs. Capacity Rocking Chair

A durable rugged construction, a roomy seat, and an astronomical weight capacity (600 lbs. when stationary) are the highlights in this leading swaying chair.

White Outdoor Rocking Chair - 600-Lb. Capacity

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The newest release is actually built on a new all bigger resin platform to make it wider and a bit higher, with the bump in size lifting it to the league of most capable rocking chairs.

The design also means it won’t warp, blister, rust, or peel.

Something else:

The quality dovetail assembly helps you put it together easily as well as to the rocker down for storage.

Coming to comfort, this resin rocker gives the very best rocking chairs a good run for their money and remains remarkably comfortable for a bigger person.

In short, I am persuaded that this offers a very good deal.


  • Dovetail assembly
  • Durable rugged construction
  • Extra-large seat
  • All Resin
  • 600 lbs. capacity
  • Color: white


  • Incredibly comfortable.
  • Very roomy.
  • Super easy to assemble/disassemble.
  • Higher and awesome for people with longer legs.
  • Should last for many seasons.


  • The arms can do with more padding.

Highwood Lehigh Rocking 500 lbs. Chair, Charleston Green

Traditionally, Highwood makes premium plus size furniture but they seem to have gone a notch higher in this eco-friendly rocking chair in a bid to secure its position atop the heavy duty rockers segment.

Highwood Lehigh Rocking Chair, Charleston Green

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Both the seat is very large and the back pretty high. And so it should be easy to enter and your head should rest comfortably.

Crucially, the rocker is very heavy and hard to break- not unless you outdo its 500 lbs. capacity of which you still need to work hard.

The rocker is overall very solid and should hold its own against direct sunlight, rain, heat, and marauding outdoor elements.

The other big news is that it’s pretty easy to clean.

It’s a fun large rocker and should rock you to dreamland in no time.


  • Eco-friendly materials
  • 500 lbs. Capacity
  • Fade-resistant
  • Colour: Charleston green
  • Classic design


  • Easy to clean
  • Fade-resistant
  • Longer warranty
  • Eco-friendly chair
  • Great looking


  • It’s not that deepest seat.

Amish Heavy Duty Mission 600 lbs. Pressure Treated Rocker

This pressure-treated rocker is not only an exceptional and beefy entrant to the historic Mission styling line of furniture but also a fine example of a modern rocker.

Amish Heavy Duty 600 Lb Mission Pressure Treated Rocking Chair With Cupholders (Cedar Stain)

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This is pure heavy duty furniture territory and impresses enough to serve even in competitive commercial facilities like condos, resorts, and more.

Add in the four charming eco-friendly soy-based finish options (plus the authentic-looking unfinished) and you have a rocking chair that could become the envy of your neighborhood.

Its kiln-dried pine which means an enormous weather-beating durability and a dramatically reduced propensity to shrink, check, or warp

Look at it as a muscle rocker for the 21st century, exhibiting the essential traditional rocking pleasure and a pedigree tailored to meet all your relaxation needs.


  • Made from kiln-dried pressure-treated pine.
  • Mission style.
  • Commercial grade
  • Unfinished (or 4 eco-friendly soy-based stain finishes)
  • 600 lbs. capacity
  • Color: Ceder stain


  • Very sturdy
  • Very big
  • So comfortable
  • Handsome classic looks
  • Very well built


  • Not scratch proof.


Thanks to advancement in rocking chair technology, a heavy duty rocking chair is now available.

It’s reinforced and designed to hold out strong under heavier weights.

It’s also flexible, roomy, and super supportive. Plus, it guarantees you massive pleasure.

Overall, this chair rocks!

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