You’re going to want to make room for a rocker in your routine. (Photo: Wayfair / Amazon)
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Now that spring has finally sprung and the weather is warming up, most people are looking for new ways to enjoy the outdoors. As much as we love running, hiking, biking, and jaunts to the river and beach, you don’t need to adventure somewhere to enjoy the breeze. All you need is an outdoor rocking chair to be well on your way to a lovely morning, afternoon, or evening. It’s a piece of patio furniture definitely worth investing in.
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Of course, not any rocker will do. You want to find one with stellar reviews and loads of support. To save you from searching, we found 10 top-rated outdoor rocking chairs that you won’t regret adding to your porch this summer.
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1. A blue wicker rocker
Why buy a neutral rocking chair when you can opt for cobalt blue? (Photo: Article)
This isn’t your grandma’s wicker rocking chair. The modern design features a powder-coated aluminum frame and weather-resistant synthetic wicker, helping it withstand even the breeziest salt air. Just keep in mind that it’s not UV-resistant, so fading is possible. There have yet to be any complaints about this, as this much-anticipated rocker just launched at the fan-favorite retailer, Article. Given how much we adore the company’s indoor furniture (we rated Article as one of the top places to buy furniture online), we can only expect the same quality from this indoor/outdoor rocking chair. It’s available in two colors: graphite (black) and sienna red (a rusty orange).
Get the Medan Paradise Blue Rocking Chair from Article for $429
2. A classic wooden rocker
These belong on your front porch. (Photo: Amazon)
Love the look of a classic wooden rocking chair? This highly-rated chair on Amazon will fit your fancy. In addition to being sold in six colors, the 100% hardwood rocker is designed to withstand the elements and support up to 250 pounds. More than 1,500 reviewers agree that it’s worth adding to their carts.
3. A set of retro rocking chairs
Because why buy one when you could have two? (Photo: Wayfair)
Wishing you could rock alongside your loved one? While you could purchase two of any outdoor rocking chair that fits your fancy, this set offers you two top-rated chairs for what’s essentially the price of one. The slanted chairs, which are sold in four colors, are designed to help you sit back and relax. They’re made of sturdy steel and can support up to 250 pounds per chair. And, if you’re worried about the vibrant color fading, fear not. The powder-coated finish is designed to keep UV damage at bay.
4. A swivel wicker rocker
Swivel Rocking Chairs (Photo: Home Depot)
If you plan to put your rockers in a place where a lot of movement takes place—say, between the grill and the pool—it’s worthwhile to consider a swivel design. That way, not only will you be able to rock to your heart’s desire, but you’ll be able to turn to keep an eye on the action at all times. These swivel rocking chairs, which are sold in 13 variations, are one of the best-selling pieces of patio furniture at The Home Depot.
Get the Hampton Bay Outdoor Patio Swivel Rocking Chair from The Home Depot for $339
5. A colorful slated rocker
Bring on all the bright colors! (Photo: Wayfair)
Love the look of ‘60s and ‘70s poolside photographs littered with brightly-colored patio furniture? You’re not alone. More than 100 Wayfair shoppers love this funky yellow rocker. Not sure yellow is the hue for you? The indoor/outdoor metal rocker is also sold in aqua, charcoal, white, and persimmon. No matter the color you choose, you can expect weather-resistant wear that will last for years to come.
6. A portable camping rocking chair
Who said rocking chairs are just for front porches? (Photo: Amazon)
Wish you could bring your love of outdoor rocking chairs wherever you go? With this highly-rated portable rocker, you can! Despite its portable design, it has a higher weight capacity than many stationary rockers, supporting up to 300 pounds. It’s sold in three colors and folds up compactly for easy transporting.
7. A modern, low-profile rocker
It’s so sleek! (Photo: Wayfair)
This modern, rust-resistant metal outdoor rocking chair has all the comforts of a rocker without the old-school silhouette. The sleek design can support up to 300 pounds and comes with a mesh seat cushion that’s both breathable and comfortable. Wayfair reviewers say it’s quite comfortable and great for small spaces.
8. A set of boho rockers
Give your patio a beachy upgrade. (Photo: Wayfair)
These boho rockers, which are available in four colors, are made with a blend of wicker and rattan that modernize them. The materials are weather-resistant and work together to create a sturdy seat that can hold up to 300 pounds. Plus, the rust- and mildew-resistant metal frame will allow you to comfortably leave the rockers out throughout the seasons.
9. A child-sized rocker
Sit back, relax, and chat with your loved one. (Photo: Cracker Barrel)
If you’ve ever been to Cracker Barrel then you know just how synonymous the restaurant is with rocking chairs. With that in mind—and knowing that little ones like to rock, as well—we couldn’t not include a classic Cracker Barrel kids’ rocker. While made of durable wood, it should be placed on covered porches (like those at Cracker Barrel) or indoors because it’s not fully resistant against wind, rain, or sun damage. Even still, it’s too cute (and too well-reviewed) to pass up.
10. A rocking chair conversation set
Sit back, relax, and chat with your loved one. (Photo: Amazon)
So often rocking chairs are sold individually, which is why we like this conversation set that’s available in three colors. It comes with two rockers and a table to go between them, which might inspire breakfasts on the deck, happy hours on the patio, and quiet moments watching storms roll in. It’s the perfect set for building connections and memories. And, thankfully, it’s built to last with weather-resistant frames and cushions, as well as strong tempered glass on the table.
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