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The Best Rocking Chairs on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written before about the best massage chairs, lawn chairs, and office chairs, here we’ve rounded up the best-reviewed rocking chairs on Amazon for leisurely nights on the back porch or lulling a baby to sleep. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best traditional rocking chairs

Coaster Home Furnishings Traditional Medium Brown Wood Rocking Chair
$141 at Amazon

“I bought this rocker for my elderly mother because hers finally fell apart after 50-plus years. I was honestly skeptical because replacing something that someone has been using and grown accustomed to is very difficult. But she absolutely loves it, and every day when I visit her she tells me how comfortable and nice-looking it is. I’ve tried it myself several times, and I would recommend this chair to anyone looking to purchase a high-quality rocker for an affordable price.”

Coaster Home Furnishings Traditional Wood Rocking Chair
$110 at Amazon

“This rocking chair is exactly what I was expecting. It was simple to put together, took maybe 20 minutes without any power tools. I have this chair out on my apartment balcony and it is quite comfy to sit in and read a book. When sitting in the chair it feels solid and well-balanced. And when leaning back, I don’t feel like I am going to tip over.”

Best outdoor traditional rocking chairs

Polywood Presidential Outdoor Rocking Chair
$299 at Amazon

“I have eight of these chairs on several porches at my home on the Jersey Shore. They are absolutely beautiful and really hold up to the weather and the salt line by the ocean. They were exposed during the winter and still look like new.”

Lakeland Mills Cedar Log Rocking Chair
$136 at Amazon

“We love these rockers! They look gorgeous on our porch. We’ve gotten so many compliments. For a total hardware newbie like me, they were a little overwhelming to assemble. My father-in-law, however, who is very skilled in woodworking found them to be a breeze. These chairs are total showpieces, and at the price, a steal for what you’re getting!”

Best folding outdoor rocking chairs

Timber Ridge Rocking Chair
$100 at Amazon

“I am so thrilled with my purchase of this rocking chair. I have a glider inside the house because I have a 2-month-old daughter, and I also decided to get a rocking chair for our backyard because that’s where my family usually hangs out in the summer and my baby loves the rocking motion. This rocking chair did not disappoint at all and actually surpassed my expectations. The best thing about this is that no assembly is required, which enables us to bring it anywhere. We’ll take this with us when we go to the beach or lake, camping, and picnic. The seat is padded, has wide enough armrests, and a high back, so it is really comfortable to sit on. I give this five stars for functionality, quality, design, and workmanship.”

GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Portable Folding Rocking Chair
$57 at Amazon

“I am a big fan of this chair. It’s comfortable, the rocking motion is smooth, and the cup holder on the leg is very convenient! It has a very sturdy build that I have not seen in too many other chairs of this style. When collapsed, it’s easy to carry thanks to the built-in handle on the side of the seat. As for weight capacity, I can vouch that it is capable of holding at least 300 pounds.”

Best Choice Products Folding Rocking Chair
$53 at Amazon

“This chair has become my best friend and spends every morning and evening on my patio with me. It doesn’t gather too much water in the rain, retain heat in the sun, or become an icicle in the winter. It rocks so nice and smoothly, and is easily collapsible and lightweight. I always look like the most pretentious person at any event that requires you to bring seating because this one-ups anyone else’s plastic lawn chairs. The only thing that would make this product any fancier would be a sunshade and a cup holder, but that would be over-the-top and I’d probably lose friends over how cool I would be.”

Best outdoor rocking chairs and table set

Suncrown Outdoor 3-Piece Rocking Wicker Bistro Set
$130 at Amazon

“Love the chairs. They look so nice and are comfortable. I wanted rocking chairs and was glad to find these. A few days after getting the set, we had a huge rain and wind storm, and the cushions came through it looking as good as new. I was a little worried with them being cream-colored, but they repel dirt like magic. I have a small patio, so need to keep things simple and the style and color of this set fits the bill.”

Best kids’ rocking chairs

Keet Roundy Rocking Kid’s Chair
$50 at Amazon

“This chair is perfect for our growing toddler. He has been trying to climb on our adult chairs, so we decided it was time to purchase him his own kid chair. He immediately walked over and sat on it and rocked back and forth. He was thrilled to have his own chair. It arrived in great condition, ready to use, and the fabric is adorable. For the price point, you get a very sturdy chair. It’s been easy to clean, and I love that I can easily move it around the house and outside. It’s surprisingly lightweight for how sturdy it is.”

Gift Mark Child’s Colonial Rocking Chair
$57 at Amazon

“This rocking chair is super cute and sturdily built. This was purchased for a 14-month-old, and I think he’ll be able to use it for several years. I like the design of this chair as the vertical back spindles prevent kids from sitting with their legs out the back and tipping onto their face. I have another rocking chair that is more open in the back, and my little guy routinely sits backward or gets his legs stuck. That won’t happen with this one!”

Jack Post Knollwood Classic Child’s Porch Rocker
$32 at Amazon

“I bought this for my granddaughter for her first birthday. It is the perfect size for her. I have bought rocking chairs in the past and they were too large for the kids to get into. We had a party and everyone loved it. I put some stickers on it with her name and her party theme. It looked beautiful. My granddaughter loves it; her mom says she is obsessed with it.”

Best gaming rocking chair

X Rocker Pro H3 4.1 Audio Gaming Chair
$179 at Amazon

“Better quality than we expected. Looks fantastic, comfortable, and easy to assemble and setup. This is a premium product that any adult gamer would be proud to own and any kid would be eager to have. My wife just looked at me and asked: ‘Really?’ Next thing I know, she’s sitting in it, rocking and watching TV. Good job X Rocker.”

Best nursery glider rocking chairs

Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner
$300 at Amazon

“Almost bought the cheaper wooden gliders, but I avoided them due to the durability issues. This chair is worth the extra price. It’s the only way I can bottle feed my daughter without discomfort. It’s very comfortable and easy to clean. Armrest is at a good level for bottle feeding. It reclines enough for you to get some rest on those late-night feedings with a baby on your shoulder. Just try not to fall asleep in it. My daughter also loves it when I rock her to sleep; she prefers the chair over the expensive swings and baby rockers. I consider this chair a must-have item for new parents.”

Naomi Home Brisbane Glider & Ottoman Set With Cushion
$140 at Amazon

“I purchased the chair as a gift for my daughter-in-law to help her with her first child. She LOVES it! She says she feels guilty sitting in it and rocking even when she doesn’t have the baby with her. It was a great purchase and I have already told many about it. If you don’t own one of these chairs, you don’t know what you’re missing.”

DaVinci Olive Upholstered Swivel Glider With Bonus Ottoman
$279 at Amazon

“Absolutely love this chair. No assembly was required. It’s firm, but very comfortable. I have back issues and my previous rocker/glider killed my back. This one provides support and keeps me very comfortable while rocking my twins. It’s very smooth and completely silent when you’re rocking. It’s very well-made and the fabric is great. Definitely a great chair for the price. The only gliders I’ve tried that were comparable to this one were in the $500 to $700 range.”

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The Best Rocking Chairs on Amazon, According to Reviewers