Ah, the Storkcraft Premium Hoop Glider & Ottoman. This is perhaps one of the most popular glider in the market if we may say so ourselves.
Understandably so, as it is so affordable and comes in so many colours and varieties there's bound to be one that suits your nursery. To us, it is the best glider and ottoman set. Read on to find out why.
Storkcraft Premium Hoop Glider and Ottoman
34.5 x 22.6 x 21.2 inches
Price & Availability
What We Love
There are those that love the armchair glider look (with retractable footrest) like this, then there are those who'd prefer a glider rocking chair with ottoman any other day.
While the latter will definitely take up more floor space (what's with an extra piece of furniture (the ottoman) laying around), this is the glider and ottoman set to get if you are one with rather limited space.
Why so? Because compared to other similar wooden glider and ottoman combination sets, this one here is narrower. Just take this as an example - the Storkcraft is so much smaller comparatively so it doesn't require as much floor space.
Incidentally, this means it will not be as comfortable a fit to those bigger in size. For them, we have a better recommendation here.
Nevertheless, it has a quite a tall back so not a problem there if you lean towards the tall side. If you have a slightly bigger budget though, we recommend its Tuscany line because it includes a matching lumbar pillow so you'll get extra support at your lower back area as well.
Why we say this is one of the best glider rocker with ottoman is because unlike others, the Storkcraft Premium Hoop Glider and Ottoman has a convenient storage pocket not just at one side, but on each of the padded arm cushions.
This means you can keep your essentials within arm's reach, from reading materials to any of your baby stuffs i.e pumping kit.
Multiple Colour & Design Options
Last but not least, you will not be short of choices when it comes to the Storkcraft Premium Hoop Glider and Ottoman.
Designed to match any nursery, this is one of the very few brands that offer such a huge selection of child-safe and non-toxic cushion and base colour, finishes and pattern designs. There's bound to be one that will blend seamlessly with the rest of your nursery furniture.
Here are just some examples:
Yes, it even has multiple shades of grey combinations for those looking for a grey nursery glider and ottoman. Keep in mind that the prices vary amongst different colour / finish combinations, albeit a very small one.
Thing to Note
We will be honest here - we don't quite like the seating cushion of this glider and ottoman set.
It leans towards the thin side so if you are expecting something thick and plush, you will be disappointed.
It doesn't come to the point where it's super uncomfortable to sit on though, at the very least, you won't be able to feel the wooden base so that's a good thing.
Nevertheless, it wouldn't be as comfortable as the thicker ones which come in most armchair-like gliders so that's something to keep in mind.
To be fair though, this seems to be a common aspect for wooden glider and ottoman sets like this.
If you take a look at other similar gliders of the kind, you will see that they have more or less the same thickness of seat cushions so unfortunately, that seems to be something to be compromised.
Fortunately though, the cushions are spot-cleanable and the whole of the fabric can be detached and chucked into the washer and dryer for easy maintenance.
Also, unlike some gliders which do not require any assembly, this set here does but it is really simple. The major components are already pre-assembled so all you need to do is just put a few pieces together and you will be done in minutes.
For a simple, straightforward glider and ottoman set, the Storkcraft Premium Hoop Glider and Ottoman is a great choice because it does the job and is very affordable.
In particular, we have to commend its exceptionally smooth and extra long glide motion so if space is an issue but you'd still want a glider rocker with ottoman, then this is the one to go for.