The 10 Best Outdoor Rocking Chairs

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Numerous studies prove that a rocking motion is very soothing, capable of lulling us into naps and sending stress out the window. Nature offers some healing benefits, too, with its fresh air and green scenery uplifting and inspiring us. 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 lawn. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. 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

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 17, 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.

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