Camping chairs are a perfect furniture for relaxing during an outdoor excursion. But you need a chair that is lightweight, portable and fit for outdoor use, often requiring you to compromise on comfort levels. This is not the case with zero-gravity chairs. These portable chairs offer total relaxation with a unique floating sitting posture that gives a feeling of weightlessness.
Picking the right zero-gravity camping chair is important. So, when we got a request for reviewing the latest best-selling Timber Ridge Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chair, we were happy to oblige.
In this article, we review the Oversize XL Adjustable Zero-Gravity Recliner by Timber Ridge designed specifically for rigorous outdoor use during camping, beaches, and other outdoor excursions. We will list the key specifications and in-the-field performance of this zero-gravity camping chair and share our recommendations.
Disclaimer: We did receive the Timber Ridge XL Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chair/Recliner to evaluate. However, the review here is totally independent and is driven only by our personal biases!
Timber Ridge Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chair Specifications
The key specifications of the Timber Ridge Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chair are listed below:
- Construction Material: Steel tube frame with weather resistant powder coating. Durable polyester fabric chair surface and padded front and back. EVA foam headrest. ABS plastic or wooden armrest and plastic sliding side table.
- XL: Seating- 22″ x 20″ x 29.9″. Open- 43.5″ X 20″ X 21.5″; 72″ fully reclined. Up to 350 lbs.
- XXL: Seating- 22″ x 26.7″ x 27.5″. Open- 43.5″ X 26.7″ X 22.0″; 72″ fully reclined. Up to 600 lbs.
- Suspension: Bungee suspension system.
- Locking: Patented locking mechanism with easy locking levers to lock the chair in multiple positions from upright to fully laid back (0-degrees to 170-degrees).
- Accessories: Folding side table and EVA foam back/headrest.
- Style and Colors: Available in five elegant color combinations.
- Country of Origin: Made in China under strict quality control measures.
- Warranty: Standard one-year manufacturer warranty.
Additional Timber Ridge Zero-Gravity Chair OptionsIn addition to the best-selling, premium Timber Ridge XL & XXL Zero-Gravity Recliner, the manufacturer offers some other variants for zero-gravity chairs for patio and outdoors:
|Timber Ridge Zero-Gravity Locking Patio Outdoor Lounger Chair||Seating: 21.3” x 22” x 23.9”|
Open: 43.5” X 22” X 21.3”; 72” fully reclined.
Up to 350 lbs.
|Timber Ridge Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chair||Seating: 20.5” x 21” x 21.3”|
Open: 43.5” X 22” X 21.3”; 72” fully reclined.
Up to 300 lbs.
Timber Ridge Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chair Review
In order to evaluate the quality and in-the-field performance of Timber Ridge zero-gravity chairs, we checked out the Timber Ridge XL Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chair. We focused primarily on build quality, design features and comfort and versatility. Our findings are summarized below:
Building material and quality
The Timber Ridge XL Zero-Gravity Chairs have a construction quality that is second to none in the market.
Each chair features a heavy-duty steel tube frame (some earlier versions had aluminum tube frames) with a coating of rust and water-resistant paint. Unlike earlier versions which had complaints of rust after prolonged exposure to the sun and weather, the latest models have multi-layer powder coating which is going to withstand the weather elements for a longer time.
The chair fabric is made of weather-proof polyester mesh which is double, and triple-stitched along the stress points for extra durability. The mesh is quite soft as such, but in order to provide more comfort, padding on the seating area and the back of the chair. An EVA foam head/backrest is also added to provide body support as and when required. The head-rest is removable.
The chair features ergonomically-designed ABS plastic or wooden armrests and a folding side table to hold the phone and drinks. The locking levers of the recliner are also made of plastic. The chair legs also have plastic covers for better stability even on wet grounds.
The sturdy frame and heavy-duty construction mean that these zero-gravity chairs are not the lightest in the market. The Timber Ridge XL Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chair that we evaluated weighs a generous 23.5 lbs.
But with a seating size of 22″ x 20″ x 29.9″ and reclined dimensions of Open- 43.5″ X 20″ X 21.5″ (72″ when fully reclined) and a weight capacity of up to 350 lbs. it is probably the most comfortable option for its price. When folded the chair is approximately 37″ x 30″ x 7″.
The biggest selling point of the Timber Ridge Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chairs is its superior design features.
The Timber Ridge XL Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chair that we reviewed features a unique bungee suspension system that is designed to take the shape of the body when sat upon and still not sag uncomfortably.
A patented locking mechanism with easy locking levers allows the chair to be adjusted from 0-degrees to as much as 170-degrees. Once you have adjusted the chair in the desired position, you just need to turn the levers on the side so the position locks into place. The locking clamps just slide on and locks into place and can be removed if you don’t want it attached. This means that you can use it as a standard chair, a beach lounger or just as a reclined bed for a nice little nap.
The EVA foam pillow provides excellent head or lumbar support whenever required. The wooden or plastic armrest is also designed in a way to provide comfortable support without restricting access to the phone or drink can on the side table.
Overall, the innovative design features make the Timber Ridge XL Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chair extremely comfortable and versatile.
Style and looks
Like all Timber Ridge products, the manufacturer offers the Timber Ridge Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chairs and Recliners in multiple stylish color combinations and designs.
Specifically, the XL Zero-Gravity chair is available with a beige, black, blue, navy blue and grey multi-color fabric cover, so you can pick one as per your preference. The steel frame is coated with dark black rust-resistant e-coating with matching plastic side table.
With all these features, one would expect that owning a Timber Ridge XL Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chair would be a costly affair.
Wrong! Like other Timber Ridge outdoor products, the Timber Ridge Camping Chairs are very competitively priced and about 15-25% cheaper than similar premium models and offers great value-for-money.
Based on our evaluation and review, we believe that Timber Ridge Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chair is an excellent camping furniture to own. It is durable, versatile and reasonably priced. You can use it for car camping, RVing, beach and pool parties or just as an everyday patio chair.
To summarize, the major positives and negatives of the Timber Ridge Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chair that we observed are listed below:
Final Thoughts on Timber Ridge Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chair
Nothing beats lounging on a chair after a day of outdoor excursion in the wilderness. Whether you are camping, relaxing on a beach or simply enjoying the sunset on a patio, a recliner is the right type of furniture to relax on.
In this article, we reviewed one of the most popular zero-gravity camping chair and recliner in the market – the Timber Ridge Zero-Gravity Locking Lounge Chair. This chair is available in three different designs, a bunch of colors and with or without the padding. We listed the key specifications and presented our in-the-field assessment of the chair.
Overall, we found the Timber Ridge Zero-Gravity Chairs an excellent value-for-money product that is comfortable to sit on and reasonably durable. So, if you are looking for a decent camping or beach lounging chair or recliner, then you should definitely consider the Timber Ridge Chairs.
For any more questions or comments, feel free to share them through the comment section below and we would be happy to answer them.
And if you are looking for an alternative camping gear for lounging, you can check out our article on the best camping hammocks.