The 10 Best Outdoor Rocking Chairs

video play icon
Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in December of 2017. Numerous studies prove that a rocking motion is very soothing, capable of lulling you to sleep and banishing stress. And being out in nature also offers proven health benefits. So when you have a chair that sways back and forth and is suitable for outdoor use, you basically have a form of therapy on your front porch or patio. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best outdoor rocking chair on Amazon.

10. SunLife SLN-FCS0901

9. Great Deal Furniture 304055 Estelle

8. Best Choice Products SKY1867

7. Trex Yacht Club TXR100CB

6. GCI Freestyle

5. Sophia and William Multi-Use Set

4. SCYL Color Your Life Wicker Set

3. Semco SEMW

2. Suncrown 3-Piece Rocking Bistro Set

1. Outdoor Interiors 21095RCG

Special Honors

Eleya With natural teak armrests that stand in stark contrast to its dark grey cushions and aluminum frame, this rocker is sure to make a statement. It offers thick foam padding that keeps its loft through years of use, and it is easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth or soft-bristle brush. article.com

Lansbury Rocker With a roomy seat and high back, you should be able to lounge quite comfortably in this attractive piece of outdoor furniture. It features an elegant geometric design that, when paired with the eye-catching white color, guests are sure to take notice of. It is made from a blend of hardwoods that allow it to weather the elements well. grandinroad.com

Outdoor Wing This luxurious offering from a premium furniture brand both swivels and rocks, so whether you are lounging with a good book or carrying on a conversation with friends, it is well-suited to the task. Its rustproof aluminum frame is completely hidden by all-weather rattan, giving it a timeless look. Unfortunately, you'll have to pay dearly to have this attractive model on your porch. padmasplantation.com

Editor's Notes

June 10, 2019:

Everybody can agree that smooth motion is critical to a good outdoor rocking chair, but the other features one might look for depends on where you live and how you like to enjoy being outside. That's why we included a couple of options that are easy to pick up and move around, like the GCI Freestyle and the Best Choice Products SKY1867, both of which are lightweight and fold up compactly, so you can drag them from the front of the house to the back as the sun moves.

Those looking for a more traditional, sturdy piece, not unlike the one grandpa used to sit in, will appreciate the Trex Yacht Club TXR100CB, which is made from recycled milk jugs with stainless steel hardware and built to last a lifetime, or the quaint Great Deal Furniture 304055 Estelle. We looked for materials that would be easy to maintain too, which is why we liked the plastic Semco SEMW. It shouldn't pick up stains and is easy to just rinse off when it does get dirty. Also, the Outdoor Interiors 21095RCG features resin wicker, which withstands the elements nicely.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on June 19, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


Thanks for reading the fine print. About the Wiki: We don't accept sponsorships, free goods, samples, promotional products, or other benefits from any of the product brands featured on this page, except in cases where those brands are manufactured by the retailer to which we are linking. For more information on our rankings, please read about us, linked below. The Wiki is a participant in associate programs from Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, and others, and may earn advertising fees when you use our links to these websites. These fees will not increase your purchase price, which will be the same as any direct visitor to the merchant’s website. If you believe that your product should be included in this review, you may contact us, but we cannot guarantee a response, even if you send us flowers.