I’m not unfamiliar with the idea of a two-pack. I sometimes get 9-volt batteries in 2-packs. Same with deodorant. Once a year I even spot a two-pack of pop-up lanterns at my local Aldi.
But a two-pack of padded rocking chairs? Nope. Never seen that before. Until now.
What We Know:
The Belavi 2-Pack Padded Rockers (Product Code: 703991) is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a short time. At the time of this post, the two-pack costs $149.99. Belavi is an Aldi private label — not a separate company — that made its debut in early 2021.
I’ve been covering Aldi for a while now, and this is one of the more unexpected things I’ve ever seen the grocer sell. While Aldi certainly sells products that retail over $100, it’s strange to see Aldi sell a two-pack of products that retail for that much. After all, why sell two rockers for $150 when you could sell two single rockers for $75 each, or maybe even $80 each?
Aldi is a pretty smart company with smart people, so you figure there’s a good reason for going this route. Whatever it is, I could only guess. It will certainly be interesting to see how well these sell.
In any event, according to Aldi, each chair measures 33.5″ x 27.5″ x 31.5″ and includes accompanying seat and back cushions. The frame consists of e-coated and powder-coated steel construction to help prevent corrosion, and the seat and back cushions are also listed as weather resistant.
One more note: each chair has a 245-pound weight capacity. In our experience, going over that is not good, so be mindful if you’re having people over who might be over the weight.
What We Don’t Know:
We haven’t tested these particular chairs, so we can’t tell you how well they hold up, either under weight or under the effects of outdoor weather. We do figure that they probably last longer if you can find a place to keep them out of the elements for at least part of the year, especially during times you aren’t using them.
Do you have experience with these chairs? Let us know in the comments.