Your Guide To The Best Recliners Of 2016
Whether you're suffering from back pain or enjoying time with friends or family, the right recliner can make a big difference. Here we will discuss everything from recliner reviews to top considerations when choosing the best recliner for your home in detail.
But for those of you who want to save time, check out our top recliner picks for 2016 in the table below. If you'd like details on any model, click on the links in the table to read our full reviews.
|Best Recliner For...||Photo||Name||Full Review|
|Tall People||Flash Furniture Leather Rocker Recliner||View Our Review|
|Gaming||X Rocker Pedestal Video Gaming Chair||View Our Review
|Back Pain||Relaxzen Leisure Recliner||View Our Review|
|Kids||Flash Furniture Contemporary Kids Recliner||View Our Review|
|Under $200||ACME Arcadia Recliner||View Customer Reviews
|Short People||ProLounger Wall Hugger Microfiber Recliner||View Our Review|
|Office||T&D Enterprises Massaging Recliner||View Our Review|
|Old People||Mega Motion Lift Recliner||View Our Review|
|Massage||HomCom Deluxe Heated Vibrating Massage Recliner||View Our Review|
|Plus Size People||Roundhill Furniture Brandan Dual Rocker Recliner||View Our Review|
|Space Saving||Dorel Living Slim Recliner||View Customer Reviews|
Best Two-Positional Recliner
Flash Furniture MEN-DA3439-91 Leather Rocker Recliner
Size(WxDxH): 43 x 66 x 39 inches | Weight: 112 pounds | Weight Capacity: 300 lbs | Warranty: 2 years | Height Capacity: 6 ft 5 inch | Upholstery: Leather and Polyurethane
- Super Soft Cushioning
- Easy to Assemble, Move, and Clean
- Could Be Larger
- Can Feel Like You’re Falling in Reclined Position
Flash Furniture has definitely outdone themselves with this great two-position recliner. Although it may not have the largest capacity, it has many exceptional features. The size makes it nice and easy to move into the perfect position for relaxation.
Not only is it made with the newest Leathersoft Upholstery Technology, it has extra puffed cushioning, even on the arms. This kind of cushioning is soothing for aches and pains. This comforting feature no doubt provides welcome relief from sitting at a desk or taking care of kids all day.
Read Full Review >> Flash Furniture MEN-DA3439-91
Best Push-Back Recliner
Lucas Brown Leather Recliner Club Chair
Size(WxDxH): 27 x 33 x 35 inches | Weight: 60 pounds | Weight Capacity: 250 lbs | Warranty: 1 years | Height Capacity: 6 ft | Upholstery: Fine Bonded Leather
This Lucas recliner is the most sophisticated yet with its beautiful, glossy leather. It’s extra-large, but still fits into some pretty tight spaces due to its streamlined design. One of our favorite things about this chair is how simple it is to assemble. It should only take about 10 minutes to put together and be ready for use.
Although it may have some wrinkles and a straying flap on the backside, its ability to fit close to the wall makes this an easy problem to fix. Another downside is that it’s not especially comfortable for taller buyers. While reclined, a person’s head may lose support. Still, this recliner is a great cross between comfort and class.
Read full review >> Lucas Leather Recliner
Best Lift Recliner
Mega Motion LC-200 3 Position Lift Recliner
Size(WxDxH): 38.5 x 34 x 41.5 inches | Weight: 130 pounds | Weight Capacity: 330 lbs | Warranty: 1 years | Height Capacity: 6 ft | Upholstery: Durable Polyester
- Wide Color Selection
- Incredible Lift Options
- Mostly Suitable for Thinner People
- You Might Take a Tumble
We love what Mega Motion did with this lift recliner. For starters, the color selection is fabulous. There are 6 different calming colors to choose from. One thing to note, however, is that it is a smaller chair, so it may not be as comfortable for larger buyers.
The electrically motorized lift allows a person to sit in 3 different positions, creating optimum comfort. Just be careful not to slip out of the chair while it’s moving and it should be a fantastic experience. It’s also heavy duty, lifting up to 325 pounds effortlessly. Whether you’re purely unwinding from the day or recovering from an injury, this is a great recliner for extensive relaxation.
Read full review >> Mega Motion LC-200
Best Massage Recliner
T & D Enterprises BT-7672 Massaging Recliner and Ottoman
Size(WxDxH): 29.2 x 46 x 42 inches | Weight: 54 pounds | Weight Capacity: 250 lbs | Warranty: 1 years | Height Capacity: 6 ft | Upholstery: Leather and Polyurethane
- Perfect for Even the Office
- Lasts a Lifetime
- 5 Preprogrammed Massage Settings
- Resistant to Stains and Cracking
Are you a gamer? Or do you spend long days at the office? This professional-looking recliner offers absolute functionality and comfort with its slim, double-padded design. While the double padding is definitely a plus, the massage feature on this chair is the real highlight. With its 5 preprogrammed settings, it will rub out all your sore muscles from your back to your thighs to your lower legs.
Even better, it’s built to last a lifetime and has an included warranty, so you can trust it will keep giving you top-notch massages for years to come. On top of that, it’s light and easy to clean. A vacuum or damp towel is all you need to quickly clean up any crumbs or spills. The upholstery is durable and stain resistant-—a cherry on top of this already wonderful design.
Read full review >> T & D Enterprises BT-7672 Massaging Recliner
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Best Rocker Recliner
Flash Furniture MEN-DSC01078 Leather Rocker Recliner
Size(WxDxH): 66 x 40 x 42 inches | Weight: 96 pounds | Weight Capacity: 300 lbs | Warranty: 2 years | Height Capacity: 6 ft 5 inch | Upholstery: Durable Leather
Again, this amazing recliner is a product of Flash Furniture’s superior design. The brass studded trimming gives this chair a classic look that will enhance any space, and the discreet lever adds to its sleekness.
Also, It’s nice and roomy with extra padding for comfy back support. One other aspect that we love about this recliner is that it locks into place, allowing you to relax without worrying about drifting in circles.
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Choosing The Best Recliner Made Easy
You’ve probably realized that finding the perfect recliner is a little more difficult than you expected. Trying to decide between the different styles, sizes, upholstery, and even features can leave you feeling slightly overwhelmed and unsure of what you really need. In this buying guide you will find informative tips that will make it easier for you to find the best recliner for sale.
One of the first factors to consider is your budget. Recliners can vary in price, and deciding on a set spending limit can help narrow down your options. The amount you are willing to spend will also determine which features and functions are included. While you can find affordable recliners that will fit most budgets, you do want to be careful. The quality of the materials used in the chair’s construction will affect the price and you don’t want to buy a cheaply made recliner that you will have to replace in a couple of years.
If you're on a budget, check out our article on the best cheap recliners.
The best reclining chair reviews recommend choosing the type before you start thinking about color, upholstery, and features. There are three main types of recliners, and each has its own benefits.
- Traditional or two position recliners have changed little in over 100 years, other than adding a few innovative features. These chairs have two positions, fully reclined and upright, and come with an attached footrest. They do require at least 3 feet of space behind them to fully recline so these chairs aren’t the best choice for small rooms, but they are functional and easy to use. A pull tab or lever will recline the chair and bring it back to the upright position.
- These chairs are commonly found around home theaters and in rooms with a contemporary style. Since there are not levers or tabs on the side it is easier to group the chairs closer together, and this also gives them a sleek and modern style. To recline the chair simply press back on the seat, and lean forward to put it back up. These recliners are typically priced higher than traditional models regardless of the included features.
- If you live in a small apartment, dorm, or even a tiny house these recliners might be perfect for you. Wall saver recliners are narrower, and this can make them uncomfortable for larger adults. These chairs do only require about 3 inches of space to fully recliner, and even though they are smaller many of them come with the same features as the larger models.
Many of these recliners can also rock or swivel and some even come with wheels and a matching ottoman. The style can vary dramatically from sleek and contemporary to overstuffed and traditional, which makes it a little easier to find the best one to go in the room.
Some styles also offer a difference in size compared to standard recliners. If you're looking for a larger recliner, you may want to consider a chair and a half recliner.
Not all recliners are constructed the same, and for some the quality really is subpar. To help you avoid making an expensive purchasing mistake here are a few things to look for. Metal coils will provide plenty of support, and are a great choice for any suffering from lower back pain. Thicker cushioning is obviously more comfortable, and most recliners use synthetic foam for their padding. This prevents the springs from poking through, as well as helps you stay comfortable.
Metal frames are also recommended over other materials, especially if the recliner also rocks or swivels. The base of the recliner is another important consideration, and will affect the price of the chair. Many recliners come with a particle board base that will probably last for a few years with normal use. If you are a little heavier than the average adult or just want to be able to enjoy the recliner for several years you will want to pay a little extra for a hardwood base.
Leather is a common material for recliners, and you can find some that are surprisingly affordable. Leather can be a little difficult to clean, and it is important to remember that the quality will vary. Leather is resistant to fire, and looks great in almost any room.
Cotton or microfiber materials are also popular with consumers. It is a great choice if you have kids or pets since it is durable and easy to clean. The texture of the fabric can also vary which makes it easier to find the right color and pattern for your home. Cotton/microfiber can wrinkle easily, but this is rarely a concern when it is used to cover a recliner.
Some consumers claim that polyester upholstery has a slightly uncomfortable feel, but this often isn’t true for all recliners. This fabric is incredibly durable and it is also slightly stain resistant. Polyester is also easy to clean, which is always an advantage if you have kids.
You can also find wool or acrylic upholstery on recliners, but they are not as common due to their higher price.
Another option to keep in mind is the use of recliner covers to update the look of your recliner and protect its original uphostery.
Recliners can come with a surprising number of features. Some models come with built in massagers that can help ease tired, sore muscles, and you can even find some with heating functions. If you do choose a heated or massaging recliner you will also want to make sure that it comes with a remote. You can also find recliners with one or two cup holders on the arms, along with convenient pockets on the sides.
Now that you have a better idea of what you are looking for you will find it easier to choose the best recliner for your office of home.