NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair Review – Swinging & Unique


This NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair review is about a completely unique collapsible swinging chair with reclining features, headrest, and solid armrests.

NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair
NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair.


Key features

  • Completely unique design.
  • Reclining features.
  • Swinging features.
  • Adjustable headrest.
  • Solid armrests.
  • Easy setup.
  • Carry bag.

What this is about

This NEMO Stargaze Recliner is a new and totally unique item on the market that combines features of reclining and rocking/swinging chairs and hammocks for unparalleled relaxation.

Headrest

They have several versions of this chair, so the Luxury model presented here has extra poles on the back which makes it extra tall.

So the backrest ends with an extra comfortable and nicely padded headrest for a full support, it is shown in the picture below. Note that this head padding is height-adjustable, there is Velcro on its back. This is why I have included it in my list of best chairs with headrest:

Pleasant headrest supported with additional poles on the back.
Pleasant headrest supported with additional poles on the back.

This headrest combined with the reclining feature allows for a deep reclining and a full view of the sky as shown in the picture below.

This is a reclining design.
This is a reclining design.
Reclining & swinging design

Here you have the first-ever combination of several features. There are some other rocking chairs here in the site that can keep rocking regardless of on which surface you use it (see some of GCI rocking chairs), but what you have here is totally different. So you will swing on any surface, it does not matter where you use it.

So how this works? All you have to do is to lean back to activate the auto-reclining mechanism and enjoy a great view of the stars. As you realize the seat is attached by straps to the two side poles and this is what makes it swing.

From the picture below, you realize also that the chair has solid and padded armrests.

The back view showing the high backrest and solid armrests.
The back view showing the high backrest and solid armrests.
Storage elements

The chair comes with a bottle holder on one side and you have a storage mesh pouch on the other side. Both are visible in the picture below.

Storage elements on the sides.
Storage elements on the sides.

Who is it for

Size-wise, the dimensions looks fine (W x D x H) 25 x 36 x 45 inches (65 x 92 x 116 cm). It is high and offers great back and head support. But in the shoulder area the chair is profiled so that it pushes shoulders forward. So it may be uncomfortable for users with a wider body frame.

Best suited for users with a narrow body frame.
Best suited for users with a narrow body frame.

Note that the seat height is 12 inches (30 cm) above the ground at the lowest point, but it is much higher on the front.

Capacity-wise, the chair is designed to support up to 300 lb (136 kg). This should be fine for most of the users. There are much stronger chairs out there but nothing similar to this one of course.

Weight-wise, this chair is surprisingly lightweight for such enormous poles. It weighs only 6 lb 5 oz (2.86 kg). So this is a camping item but in view of its weight and the packed size (more below), it is still backpack-portable.

So this is a chair to take to camp, to the beach, for tailgating, or simply to use in the garden at home.


Materials & construction

Although the chair looks complex, you have only two elements, i) the frame, an ii) the seat.

So the suspension frame is built with an aircraft-grade aluminum and the tubes are very thick and strong. They are all shock-corded and this is why you have it as a single piece, you can never lose any part (well, except feet perhaps).

The feet are built from a thermo-rubber material and with a geometry suitable for any surface. They are large to prevent sinking, but they will surely sink if the ground is soft. I have seen reports of some users writing that they lost the feet quickly. This is surprising in view of its overall high-level craftsmanship.

The fabric is a non-absorbent monofilament mesh, they claim that it resists bacteria and withstands sun exposure. In the video below you will see how the seat’s back poles are set in place, they are not a part of the frame, and you have them only in the Luxury model.

Various sizes & colors

They have three sizes on the market, the Stargaze Recliner Low, Stargaze Recliner, and this Stargaze Luxury chair which is the only one with the headrest. They are shown below:

Three different types of chairs.
Three different types of chairs.

The Luxury Stargaze Chair is built in three different colors, see them here:

The Luxury Chair in three colors.
The Luxury Chair in three colors.
Carry bag

This is a fully collapsible chair and you have a really nicely designed carry case included. It is padded, zippered, with a handle, and with an adjustable shoulder strap:

The carry case.
The carry case.

The packed dimensions are 23.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches (60 x 17 x 17 cm) so you can transport this chair even on a bicycle and on a motorbike.


How to set this chair up

It is best that you see this short video all steps are shown, and you will realize that extra tools are not needed:

Here is a bit more from the brand, with all three chairs shown:


My rating, pros & cons

This chair is on the market at a high price, you will find the updated in the links. Please see how I rate it, I use the same criteria for all chairs, but this one is so different so perhaps it is not justified to apply the usual formulas and criteria:

My rating of the NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair:
  • Weight - 8/10
    8/10
  • Dimensions - 9.7/10
    9.7/10
  • Packed size - 7/10
    7/10
  • Capacity - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Comfort - 9.8/10
    9.8/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.7/10
    9.7/10
8.3/10

Summary

My overall rating for this unique but expensive chair is Very Good:

Pros

  • Very versatile.
  • Easy to use.
  • Good packed size for such a type.
  • Lightweight.
  • Quality materials & craftsmanship.
  • Carry bag included.

Cons

  • Expensive.
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User Review
8.27/10 (57 votes)

Specifications

  • Weight: 6 lb 5 oz (2.86 kg).
  • Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 25 x 36 x 45 in (65 x 92 x 116 cm).
  • Packed size: 23.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 in (60 x 17 x 17 cm).
  • Seat height: 12 in (30 cm).
  • Frame: aluminum.
  • Fabric: nylon.
  • Warranty: Nemo Lifetime Warranty. They claim that they proudly stand behind their products which therefore carry a lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship and materials.

How about competitors

I love to show competitors to better understand the features of such an item. But there is nothing even remotely similar to this NEMO Stargaze chair. If I find something later, I shall add it here.


Final thoughts

So this NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair is with a great back and head support. It is versatile so you can use it as a camp chair and as a swing chair. This is a unique and award-winning design. But this all comes at a price.

Note that I am not paid by the manufacturer and this is not a sponsored text. If you need something different please check under the category Camping Chairs here in the site, you have a huge number of models presented in detail.

Please use the comment box below in case of questions or comments. Have a nice day.


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4 thoughts on “NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair Review – Swinging & Unique”

  1. Is this chair easy to get in and out of? I’m looking at using it to nurse my little one and she likes to fall a sleep while eating.

    1. Hi Ashley, this is an excellent and unique chair from a top brand. So in your case getting out is the most important part. As you see it is rather deep so it may look difficult to get out of it, but this is a swing design and you can always push it back with your feet to come into the best position to get out. But frankly speaking, with a baby in hands I have not tried and cannot say for sure.

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