PHI VILLA Oversize XL Padded Zero Gravity Lounge Chair Review.
If you’re shopping for a zero gravity chair that invites you to relax, try this one from PHI VILLA.
Not only is it attractive, but it’s also very comfortable. And its oversize dimensions and sturdy build make it even more appealing than the average lounge chair.
Let’s investigate how it compares to other zero gravity recliners in its class.
We’ll begin with its inviting appearance.
First, the PHI VILLA chair sports an eye-catching two-tone design. It’s available in various color combinations, like bright blue with black accents. And each one has a durable powder-coated steel frame that supports up to 350 pounds.
That frame also comes with non-skid feet.
Next, the armrests aren’t just bare plastic or metal as some chairs have. Instead, they have a wooden armrest. That’s not just an artistic touch; it’s practical.
The wood is much cooler to the touch on a hot day than black plastic which absorbs heat.
Moreover, the frame supports the body of the chair with a double bungee cord system. This system allows the seat to give but still provides firm support.
And it’s the design of the seat that’s one of the main highlights of the lounge.
The material that forms the seat and back of the recliner is not plastic fiber. Instead, it’s a soft but robust Oxford weave. It’s padded, and that makes the chair even more restful.
The cons of this fabric are that the material is not as breathable as mesh and it soaks up water. But it’s possible to wipe it clean.
Now the next question most shoppers have is regarding the size of the chair. It’s advertised as oversize zero gravity chair.
Is that really the case? We’ll take a look at the numbers and see.
When fully extended, the chair is 65 inches long, or 5’5”.
Users who are over 6 feet tall will find that their feet reach past the footrest. But customers who report this experience also say that the chair is pleasant to use. Some place their feet on a pillow instead of resting them on the bottom bar.
As for the width, the PHI VILLA recliner is very roomy. It measures 29 inches across.
Even though part of that space is occupied by the armrests, the seat is considerably wider than the typical lawn chair.
With regards to its ability to recline, the PHI VILLA achieves full zero gravity position. It surpasses 130°, and it locks at any position along the way.
The method for locking the lounge into position involves two levers, one underneath each armrest. Flip the levers forward to unlock the chair and change position. Then pull the levers down and back to lock the chair into place.
But there are still more features to explore.
For example, the chair comes with a removable tray. The tray has one opening to hold a cup or bottle. Plus, there’s a flat space to hold a plate or book.
It’s possible to mount the tray on either side of the chair, and it remains level even when the chair is reclined.
Next, there’s also a detachable pillow. It’s made of the same padded Oxford fabric as the body of the chair. It’s on an elastic strap that allows the user to position it as a headrest, or lower back support.
Finally, although the chair weighs close to 21 pounds, it folds up compactly for storage or transport. When folded, the chair is only 6 inches thick. We imagine that buyers will look forward to enjoying the PHI VILLA lounge on camping trips and on their patios.
- Oversize chair is 29 inches wide
- Durable padded Oxford fabric
- Available in a variety of colors
- Wooden armrests stay cool on a hot day
- Detachable pillow/lumbar support
- Reclines to zero gravity position
- Easy-to-use levers lock chair into place
- Accessory tray with cup holder
- Nonskid feet on the frame
- Supports up to 350 pounds
- Folds down to 6-inch thickness
- Weighs 21 pounds
- Fabric soaks up water
With so many zero gravity recliners on the market, choosing between them can feel a little overwhelming.
We like the PHI VILLA because of its comfy padded fabric in bright colors and the fact that it comes standard with an accessory tray.
We also appreciate the roomy design. Although this chair is not especially longer than other similar loungers, the width is significantly better. And that’s important for putting users at ease.