The rather inaptly named zero gravity chair is becoming more common. Unlike its name might suggest, the zero gravity chair does not come with the elusive sci-fi anti gravity drive. But it does provide an ergonomically useful resting position. The zero gravity chair I’m modifying here is of the outdoor variety, and can be had for around 50 bucks in stores, on Amazon (see affiliate image link), or even various classifieds. Problem with it is, my arms and legs hang off either side of it… recently, however, I realized how easy it is to modify:
- Remove all the cords and cloth
- Cut the back support tubes about 7″ from the top
- Insert 3/4″ dowels (mine were 15″ long) and tape over to keep the water out
- Reattach the cloth with cords, only further up
- Use small pillow(s) to give your long spine extra support wherever you need it
Note how there’s a gap where the calves should be supported. I intend to eventually get another piece of cloth to attach there and maybe extend this part of the chair too. But for now, its a huge improvement!