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Saucer Chairs for Adults

July 23, 2010 by  
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When most people think of the saucer chair, they associate it with something for kids.  The fact is, a saucer chair for adults is great as well, for the same reasons that make the children’s models so popular.  These chairs are sometimes referred to as papasan chairs, moon chairs, or even sphere chairs, but the design is essentially the same.

What makes saucer chairs for adults different than those for kids?  The design adult saucer chairis pretty much the same, but the frame of the chairs is a lot stronger, since it needs to handle much more weight.  Kids’ chairs can hold between 80 and 100 pounds, while adult saucer chairs have a weight limit of 250 pounds usually.  Frames are most often constructed out of steel, although a wicker framed chair can be found if you look around.

Most adults might have noticed saucer chairs, but haven’t had the opportunity to try one out.  What makes them so comfortable is the support that they give the back, neck, and head.   When all of these are supported, your body’s muscles can truly relax and rest.  This isn’t the case with a normal chair, since your neck muscles are constantly in use keeping your head upright.  The better adult saucer chairs have thick, padded cushions that offer the ultimate in comfort.

Where to Put a Saucer Chair

There are two different styles of saucer chairs for adults, and they differ a bit in their versatility.  One type folds flat easily and packs into a bag to take with you in the car easily.  The other kind is meant to stay in one place and isn’t so portable.  If you are looking for a chair that you can easily tote around to the park or the campground, I would definitely choose the portable kind.  While they might not come with great padded cushions like the home models, they are still soft and comfy.  Besides, they are still way, way more comfortable than nearly all of the other camp chairs available.

On the other hand, if you are going to only use your saucer chair at home, it is smart to choose one with lots of padding, preferably with a removable cushion.  This type can’t be taken on the road as easily, but it will be an attractive and comfortable chair.

When choosing a saucer chair for your home, consider the color and style so it will fit in well with your existing furniture.  If you are putting it in the living room, the most popular colors are black, brown, and red, since these colors tend to match most other décor.  If the saucer chair is for your bedroom, you can probably get away with something a bit brighter, such as a purple or blue saucer chair.

Adult Saucer Chair Prices

One of the greatest things about these adult saucer chairs is the price.  If you just want something simple and easy to fold up and take with you, you only need to pay about $40.  These do cost a little more than those camp-chairs that you see everywhere, but they are completely different and more comfortable.  You can’t really take a nap in a camp chair without ending up with a sore back.  A saucer chair is great for a nap, since it keeps you off the ground.  For something a bit more comfortable and stylish, expect to pay between $80 and $140 or so.  In my opinion, this is still a great deal considering most other home furniture costs more than this and isn’t even as comfortable!

Wicker Saucer Chairs

Although saucer chairs that are meant for the outdoors are great, sometimes people are looking for something a bit more special.  If you like the look and comfort of a round chair, a wicker chair with a similar design is a great idea.  While the usual moon chairs are pretty common, those made out of wicker are a bit tougher to find.  Fortunately, we have found a few of them for you.  The chairs featured below are virtually the only wicker papasan chairs that you are likely to find, since they are not very common at all.  They are hand made of natural fibers using quality materials and craftsmanship, which means that your chair will both look great and be very comfortable to relax in.

Rattan Papasan Chair

Rattan Papasan Chair Rattan Papasan Chair

*This rattan papasan chair features a microsuede plush cushion for the ultimate in comfort *Handmade in Indonesia with a sustainable natural rattan pole frame and peel binding, this chair is sure to be a welcome addition in any home *The lounge chair showcases a rich pecan-colored stain with a protective clear lacquer finish *Includes your choice of an ultra-soft and thick microsuede fabric cushion *The cushion is filled with recycled polyester to minimize environmental impact *Cushion is available in cardinal red, saddle brown, java tan, sage green, black and indigo blue color options *No tools required Frame comes in two pieces: Bowl and base.Assembly required.



Stained Double-frame Micro Suede Papasan Chair

Stained Double-frame Micro Suede Papasan Chair Stained Double-frame Micro Suede Papasan Chair

*Stained double-frame papasan chair is extremely comfortable and stylish *Living room furniture is made with premium micro suede fabric *Cushion of chair is densely filled for extra comfort *Chair measures 64 inches long x 46 inches deep x 32 inches high *Cushion measures 64 inches wide x 54 inches long *Available in red wine, sage, chocolate and java color options Imported



The next option is the Trully Outdoor Wicker Swing Chair. This chair is a work of art in itself, and although it takes up a lot of room, will look wicker saucer chairfantastic on your patio or in the backyard.  What makes this wicker saucer chair unique is that although it has the same shape as the other chairs, it is suspended from a chain and swings freely in the air.  It comes with a very sturdy base and chain, so there is very little risk of falling.  An added benefit is that you will be able to gently rock, which as anyone who has spent some time in a hammock knows is a great feeling.

The manufacturer of this chair actually makes two different models.  The first one is round and the other one is shaped like a tear drop.  Both are very similar, and your choice will depend on which style you like.  As far as comfort goes, these chairs can be as hard or as soft as you want them to be.  If you live in a very hot climate, wicker furniture has the advantage of letting air flow through.  Some people actually like the feeling of a firm chair, and a wicker moon chair with no cushion on it would suit them just fine.  In cooler places, getting a cushion and a pillow for your chair is a great idea.  Pretty much any large round cushion or a few normal sized pillows will do the trick.

The above mentioned swinging wicker chairs retail for around $400, which seems like a lot of money but is cheap compared to other chairs like it.  Take outback chairthe Urban Balance Cove Hanging Chair for example.  Also called an outback chair, it is pretty similar to the Trully chairs, but has a tighter weave.  The difference is that it doesn’t come with a base to hang it from, which means that you will have to hang it from something yourself.  Some people want to hang their chair from a tree or the support beam on the porch.  Be aware that you can get the Trully chair and not even use the base.  You can take the chair itself and hang it by its chain wherever you want.  As for price, this outback chair gives you 5 free pillows, but with a price tag of around $1,500 it definitely isn’t inexpensive.  Take a look at this cool chair here.

Saucer Chairs: For Adults and Kids

When it comes to having a place to relax and read a book, watch TV, or even take a nap, saucer chairs are definitely
among the best.  What makes these chairs so comfy?  The reason is because they provide support for your entire back, neck, and head.  Another great thing about saucer chairs is that there are models made specifically for kids, teens, and adults.  One important thing that you need to remember is that it is vital to get a chair that is the right size for whoever is going to use it.  The cool and inexpensive saucer chairs for kids are great for the little ones, but they will break if adults sit in them.  The better quality saucer chairs for adults have lots of padding and are more comfortable than their cheaper counterparts.

One of the best features of the saucer chair is their fold-up versatility:  Most saucer chairs can fold up flat, which means that you can either store them easily in the closet when not in use or pack them in the car to bring with you.  They are great for camping, picnics, and sporting events.  You might have heard a different name for these chairs, as they are also known as moon chairs or sphere chairs.  Despite having different names, they are all the same. Let’s take a look at the different types of saucer chairs that are available.

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Saucer Chairs for Adults

While a large percentage of saucer chairs are made for kids, there are definitely some great options available for adults as well.  The adult saucer chairs don’t come with pictures of princesses on them like the kids ones either.  They tend to be solid colors that are meant to look nice in your living adult saucer chairroom or bedroom.  The most common colors are black, red, brown, blue, and green.  There is a lot of variation in terms of quality for these adult chairs.  While you can get inexpensive models for around fifty dollars, these ones aren’t the most comfortable.  Sure, they will work fine, but if you are willing to spend around $100 or so, you can get what is called a Papasan Chair, which is basically the same thing.  What makes the Papasan Chair so good is that it has an extra thick cushion on it that comes right off.  The cushion has a lot more padding in it, which makes it pretty tough to resist falling asleep once you settle in!

If you just want to get an adult saucer chair to take with you on the road, the basic ones are great.  While most people use those collapsible camp chairs, saucer chairs are a lot better for taking a nap in because you can really recline in them.  You can’t do this in a camp chair.  Cabelas makes a camouflage saucer chair with a built in pillow meant for outdoor use.

Saucer Chairs for Teens

A teen saucer chair is pretty much the same as one meant for adults, though there are some differences.  The difference is that most pink saucer chairteens prefer brighter colors than adults do, since they usually aren’t so concerned about matching furniture in their rooms.  For this reason, a red, pink or purple saucer chair would be a good choice for a girl, and a blue or green one would work great in a boys’ room.  Of course, you can always go with black if your kids are into the darker colors.  Since teenagers are masters of slouching and relaxing after a tough day at school, saucer chairs are perfect for just kicking back and watching a movie or playing video games.  The good thing about getting one of these teen saucer chairs is that they are inexpensive enough to use for a few years and replace when they look too tattered.

Kids Saucer Chairs

When it comes to cool designs and comfy chairs, saucer chairs for kids are pretty great indeed.  These little seats are wonderful for children because it gives them a place of their own to relax in.  They are absolutely perfect outdoors at things like baseball or soccer games or picnics, since they give the little ones a place off the ground to take a nap. The manufacturers of these chairs say that they will work for kids who are over 2 years old.  Based on my experience with them, you will need to keep an eye on your kid when they are this young, since the chair can fall over if they stand up in it. Apart from the comfort, for the same low price of a plain mini saucer chair, you can get one that has a design on it that your child will love.  These are mostly based on popular cartoons and kids’ movies.

Pretty much all of these kids chairs can hold weights up to 80 pounds, although some of them can hold 100.  Be sure to check the weight limit when you buy yours if your child is heavier than this.  If this is the case, you will probably have to go with an adult size chair instead, as the kids ones are meant for toddlers.
Here are some of the most popular saucer chairs for kids:

Saucer Chairs for Girls

  • Disney Saucer Chair – comes in a few designs including the Disney Princesses and Disney Fairies
  • Tinkerbell Saucer Chair
  • High School Musical Saucer Chair – Larger and suited for older girls
  • Dora Saucer Chair
  • Bratz Saucer Chair

The most popular ones for the little girls are definitely the Disney princess designs or the Disney Fairies.  These characters are pretty much universal these days, and any girl will love seeing them on their chair.  After the Disney characters, the Dora saucer chair is a great choice as well.

Saucer Chairs for Boys

  • Disney Cars Saucer Chair
  • Diego Saucer Chair – Dora’s friend
  • Shrek Saucer Chair
  • Pirates Saucer Chair
  • WWE Wrestling Saucer Chair
  • Star Wars Saucer Chair


For the little boys that are 2 years and older, they will love the Diego or Cars saucer chair.  If they are a little older, the Pirates, Shrek, or WWE wrestling Chairs are great, depending on what they are interested in.  The Star Wars chair is a little bit bigger and can handle the weight of an older kid or light adult.  Be sure to visit our Saucer Chair Shop for more information.