A big, strong, and comfortable seat makes outdoor leisure better. But to find one, you'll often have to navigate through a lot of smaller chairs with standard dimensions. Our plus size patio furniture guide is here to save you the time and trouble, with specific shopping tips that will steer to you toward the best options for your lifestyle or body type.
Outdoor Chaise Lounges
If a high weight capacity is your biggest shopping priority, you'd do well to start off with outdoor chaise lounges. Most are constructed from aluminum, a strong, durable, and rust-resistant metal with a lot of contemporary appeal. In wood, teak chaise lounges offer weight capacities up to 400 pounds. Most chaises are also fully reclining.
This is the hottest seating trend in outdoor living, and a wonderfully multifunctional choice for families. Multi-piece sectionals can be configured however you want them, and their wide, comfy cushions are very plus-size friendly. Resin wicker frames and all-weather outdoor fabrics offer impeccable elegance that's worthy of indoor furnishings.
These deep, high-backed chairs are crafted in the Adirondack style, a classic look for outdoor seating. They're built from strong materials such as fir wood and zero-maintenance recycled plastic, which is engineered to look like wood. Many feature pull out ottomans for full-body comfort and support.
Surprised? Don't be. They may look thin, but hammocks are stronger than most outdoor chairs. Some of our hand-woven three-person Mayan hammocks can hold up to 600 or 750 pounds. For easier access, you may want to consider a hammock with a spreader bar that holds the bed open.
These extra roomy chairs are designed for the beachside life, but they're just as comfy in backyards or patios. Their seats are several inches wider than standard, with weight capacities typically in the 280 to 325+ pound range (see the Specifications section on a chair's product page to finds its Weight Capacity).