Outdoor chairs continue to evolve, and the new breeds have reached a pinnacle of lightweight and efficient comfort. Check out these 6 GCI Outdoor rockers for a look at the best outdoor rocking chairs. These options are affordable and great to lounge outside the tent or at a ballgame.
For less than $70, the GCI Pod Rocker is a remarkable deal and one of the best outdoor rocking chairs on this list. Popular at campgrounds and backyard fire pits, this sleek rocker gets rave reviews from young and old alike. The comfortable sling-style seat is perfect for those who like to curl up, but it has enough structure to create a natural “armrest” space when you’re seated in it.
The combination beverage holder and side pocket (yes, it fits an iPhone!) is one more reason to love this rocker. With everything you need right at your fingertips, there’s no need to get up—and you definitely won’t want to!
The RoadTrip Rocker is our top pick for—you guessed it—road trips! A full-size rocker with hard armrests, this pick is for those who prefer solid support. At 12.8 lbs, it’s a bit heavier than the other rockers on our list, but it offers the most generous seating area, with a 20” seat height and 17.3” seat depth. This is also the tallest of the chairs on our list, with an open height of 39”.
While you’re on the road, this rocker slides right into the included carry bag (with shoulder strap), making it easy to grab and unpack for those spur-of-the-moment scenic stops along the way.
Next on the list is the GCI Freestyle Rocker. The Freestyle has a boxier shape that was built for convenience; it opens and closes quickly and easily. It was the very first rocker that GCI invented and still remains our most popular chair of all time.
Here’s the best part: Featuring a carry handle and weighing in at 12 lbs, it’s a great pick for outdoor events—especially since it folds completely flat, so you never have to worry about trunk space.
The Kickback Rocker is a budget-friendly way to rock. Priced the lowest of all of our rockers, it’s our most economical pick. It’s also the most compact of GCI rockers to-date. The 17” seat height puts you in a relaxed position, and at 10.6 lbs, it’s the lightest rocker on our list.
When it’s time to head home, the Kickback Rocker folds up nicely and features both a closure strap to keep the chair secured and a carrying strap for easy transporting.
Designed specifically to keep you cool and comfortable during long evenings around the fire, the FirePit Rocker checks all the boxes: it rocks smoothly, folds flat, and features a built-in carrying handle. The 14.8” seat height is the lowest of all the rockers on our list
And at less than $70, the FirePit Rocker gives you a lot of quality, without the expense. Padding on the arm rests and sturdy mesh panels in the backrest help you stay comfortable longer—which means more s’mores, of course.
The last rocker on our list is the same as our #1 pick—the Pod Rocker—but with the addition of an adjustable SPF SunShade™. (That’s how much we love the Pod Rocker!) Made of UPF 50+ fabric, the shade canopy can be positioned wherever you need it to block out sun glare, so there’s no need to turn your seat.
This rocker is a hit with parents who frequently attend their kids’ sports games, and it’s also great for relaxing pool-side or at the beach.