which are the recliners to see in 2017?

When it comes to choosing the right recliner, it can be tricky. There are so many different variations to choose from! You can get them in an array of different colors, with or without massaging capabilities, electronic rocking, or heating. Generally, you’ll be spending more than a few bucks on an item such as this so you always want to make the best decision possible. That’s what we’re here for – to help bring you to your perfect throne. These are some of the best recliners which we think you’ll love.

 

 

 

Before you check out our list below, we want to help you understand which are the different types of reclining chairs and give you a better sense of direction. The chairs you will see here are the best general products we’ve come across and they aren’t all the same, and you can read about that in our recliner reviews. Some chairs are leather based while others feature something more sauve-like, there are recliners with massage and others without massage, recliners that are more modern or traditional, and of course there are kids recliners as well. As you can very well see, there are many different types of products and countless categories that fall under this chair. We’ve also reviewed some of the most popular products and you can read about that under each of the products’ descriptions.

 

 

 

Here Are The Best Recliners Of 2017

 

 

1. Roundhill Furniture Bonded Leather Recliner 5 Stars (5 / 5)

best recliner of 2017This is easily the top recliner we’ve ever reviewed. Many of the other chairs on our list come with great features like heating and massage, but this reclining chair is so comfortable that it doesn’t need those things to top our list. It is made of bonded leather and the cushioning is extremely plush which will provide maximum comfort, and it is certainly built to last. You won’t find a chair like this in many places, and we know how rare it is to have craftsmanship like this. If you’re interested in reading more about this chair, check out our Roundhill leather recliner review.

 

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Main Features

  • Premium, Top Of The Line Materials
  • Wide Frame For Diverse Audience
  • Extremely Plush & Soft Padding
  • Great Looking Chair
  • Built To Last Years, Even Decades

 

What We Don’t Like

In all honesty, there’s not much we don’t like about this product which is why we rated it so highly. There’s only one thing to be said about this chair which some might not like and that is it’s lack of modern features. This a very tradition recliner in the sense that it only reclines and rocks, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

Worth The Price?

This product is most definitely worth the price. You just don’t get quality like this very often anymore but when you have the chance to, you want to grasp it as quickly as possible.

 

 

2. HomCom Deluxe Heated Leather Massage Recliner 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

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The HomCom Deluxe Heated Vibrating Recliner brought us great pleasure in reviewing. It is truly one of the greatest chairs you can get in 2017. The HomCom bring a PU leather finish and feels great; when you sit in it you completely sink. It spins 360 degrees just like the 360 Degree Swivel chair on this list. The HomCom fully reclines and rocks, has a heating & massage system (which feels great by the way, much better than some others) and to top it all off it comes with an attached remote. Our team couldn’t get enough of this chair. We give it 4.7 stars out of 5. Check out our HomCom Deluxe Recliner Review if you’d like to read more about this product.

 

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Main Features

  • Smooth & Vibrant PU Leather
  • Feature Heavy – Massage, Heat, Swivel
  • Side Features – Cupholders, Pockets
  • Color Variation

 

What We Don’t Like

There are some things we don’t like, but in particular the size sticks out. For most average-sized people, this won’t be a problem but for people like me who are well over 6′ tall, it might not be the greatest option.

 

Worth The Price?

Maybe, but it really depends on how much you like this chair. For most people, the safe bet is to wait until a nice sale is in place because this chair isn’t very cheap.

 

 

3. 360 Degree Swivel Leather Massage Recliner 4.6 Stars (4.6 / 5)
recliner 360 degree swivel

The 360 Degree Swivel Leather Massage Recliner is one of our favorite recliners. It is the Mercedes of reclining sofas in that it brings nothing but pure luxury to the seater. This chair probably isn’t for those who are just looking for a simple seat with no technology. The chair features an 8 point massage system, heating, a 360 degree swivel meaning the chair can be rotated in a full circle, and the classic rocking function. It brings so much to the table and in such a comforting way that we couldn’t leave it off the list. Our team here at Recliner Life gives it an average rating of 4.6 starts out of 5. If you like this product, read our 360 Degree Swivel Recliner Review.

 

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Main Features

  • Mobility
  • Feature Heavy – Massage, Heat, Swivel
  • Clean, Simple Design

 

What We Don’t Like

The swivel base sometimes can get annoying. It’s a bit too small for our taste and sometimes causes difficulties when you’re trying to get out of your seat; it will swivel to the side. Not a huge problem, but something that could have easily been prevented.

 

Worth The Price?

At its original price, we’d have to say no but luckily this chair is often on sale with quite a reduced price and when this is the case, the 360 Degree Swivel Leather Recliner is worth the price.

 

 

4. Dorel Living Padded Dual Massage Recliner 4.1 Stars (4.1 / 5)

dorel living reclinerThe Dorel Living Padded Dual Massage Recliner is the epitome of a modern chair with classic yet comfortable features. The Dorel Living Padded Dual Massage Recliner has zone massage with high/low settings located in the seat and in the back, a lever for the reclining function, and foam seating for increased durability and comfort as well. This chair is a great option for anyone who’s looking for a luxurious model on the cheaper side. The Dorel Living Padded Dual Massage Recliner gets an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from our team. You can learn more about this product by viewing our Dorel Living Padded Recliner Review.

 

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Main Features

  • Massage Functionality
  • Foam Seating
  • Well Padded
  • A Very Good-Looking Chair

 

What We Don’t Like

Could definitely have used another feature or two, but that’s mostly fine. The thing we dislike the most is the material; not to say there’s anything wrong with it in particular, we just prefer leather. This chair doesn’t really feel like it will hold up too well over time, but that’s something we’ll have to look into later on.

 

Worth The Price?

The Dorel Living Padded recliner is probably worth the price; it’s a pretty well made chair but it isn’t the best. At the price though, you can’t really go wrong with this product.

 

 

5. Flash Furniture Plush Leather Rocker Recliner 4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)

flash furniture plush leather recliner

This is more of an old-school type chair, but it’s just as comfy as the others. The Flash Furniture Plush Leather Rocker Recliner doesn’t have some of the more modern features like massaging or heating, but the overall comfort of the cushions just blew us away. When you’re sitting in this chair, you’ll forget about all the features other products offer. It features an extra wide design and overstuffed padded seat, back, and arms, and it of course also features a lever for the reclining function. Our team decided that we wouldn’t take into consideration the lack of technology and judge it purely on it’s comfort. It received an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 5. It really is a great chair and we highly recommend it as one of the best products you can get. If you’re interested in reading more about this product, you can learn more by reading our Flash Furniture Plush Recliner Review.

 

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Main Features

  • Extremely Soft Chair
  • Wide Frame
  • Durable Build; Made To Last
  • Built With Leather

 

What We Don’t Like

The Flash Furniture chair is similar to the Roundhill sitting atop our list in that it comes with very few modern features, yet still impresses us. This chair isn’t as soft as the Roundhill recliner however, and that in turn makes its lack of features more noticeable.

 

Worth The Price?

This chair is absolutely worth the price; it’s certainly one of the best, if not the best leather reclining chair you can get in that price range. We highly suggest you pick up this product if you already like it, and we say that purely on its price.

 

 

6. Langria Modern Linen Upholstering Recliner 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

langria recliner The Langria Recliner might be one of the most luxurious we’ve ever seen. When we first received it, we were expecting to get an average chair with a decent level of comfort. Boy were we in for a surprise. The Langria Recliner is extremely comfortable; it features a soft, linen upholstery, padded backrest & armrest, an elevating footrest, and full extension recline. This chair is a true example of the saying “big things come in small packages”. It’s so simple yet so comforting to the back and legs. Please note that this reclining sofa does require a small amount of assembly. Our average rating for this product was 4.7 stars out of 5. Check out our in depth review of the Langria upholstered recliner by clicking here.

 

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Main Features

  • Beautiful Design
  • Great Shape
  • Modern Feel
  • Mobility

 

What We Don’t Like

This chair really has no features other than reclining, and for some people that’s a problem. Another thing we don’t love is the price, although that is up for debate.

 

Worth The Price?

This product is not worth its original price (unless you absolutely love it), but thankfully its almost always on sale, and it’s quite a big sale at that. For the deal its usually sitting at, the Langria chair is worth it.

 

 

7. Tenive PU Leather Swivel Rocker Massage Recliner 3.6 Stars (3.6 / 5)

Tenive ReclinerThe Tenive PU Leather Swivel Rocker Massage Recliner is a good chair, but of all of the recliners on our list, it isn’t quite in the highest tier. We have to be honest; we can’t say we love being seated in this. It is good, but that’s all it is to us. It has built in heating and massaging, with swivel and rocking action but we feel it was done somewhat poorly. The massage system doesn’t really feel like much of a massage, it’s just a vibrating sensation. We can’t say that the reclining or the swivel motion was done poorly however. This is just a good chair, but when comparing it to some of the others on this list it is subpar. We gave it an average rating of 3.6 stars out of 5. If you’d like to read more about how we felt of this product, you can check out our review of it here.

 

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Main Features

  • Feature Heavy – Massage, Heat, Swivel, Rock, Recline
  • Side Features – Cupholders, Pockets
  • Good Design

 

What We Don’t Like

The main thing we don’t like is something we touched on in our review, and that’s the quality of the chair. It has just about every feature imaginable for recliners, yet they feel very rushed. Massaging doesn’t feel great, heating is okay but the settings aren’t quite precise enough, and swivelling could be smoother.

 

Worth The Price?

This Tenive chair is probably worth the price. Recliners are pretty expensive in today’s day and age, so a sofa chair with this many features technically is a great deal at this price, although it shouldn’t be quite there since the quality isn’t that great.

 

 

8.  Relaxzen Rocker Recliner With Heat & Massage 4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)

relaxzen reclinerThe Relaxzen Rocker Recliner is a bit on the expensive side when it comes to chairs. It does have some updated technology, but you can get a cheaper variation with almost the same quality. It is relaxing to sit in, and the massage/heating system works great. I will say that the leather is at times a bit insulating and things can get hot, but that might be perfect depending on where you live and what time of the year it is. We had a slight hiccup with the product in that the reclining lever got stuck a few times, but that might have just been a fault in our specific order. Our team had it graded with an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 5. Check out our Relaxzen recliner review by clicking here to learn more about this chair and how we felt of it.

 

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Main Features

  • Tight, Smooth Leather Finish
  • Respectable Features – Massage, Heat
  • Durability
  • Beautiful Design

 

What We Don’t Like

It’s difficult to think of things we don’t like in particular with this chair. It reminds us a lot of the Flash Furniture reclining sofa we placed in fifth, except its a bit smaller and has more features. If we had to pick something, it’d be the protruding massagers slightly stabbing you in the back when seated.

 

Worth The Price?

This product also reminds us of the chair built by Flash Furniture because it too is well worth the price.

 

 

9. HomCom PU Leather Vibrating Massage Sofa Chair 4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)

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This is the second HomCom on our list of best recliners, and it is also great like the Deluxe version. This chair is especially cushiony and soft – perfect for a relaxing evening. It has 4 massagers, 2 in the seat and 2 in the footrest. It lacks any heating or swiveling/rocking action but to us it didn’t matter with this model. It is definitely one of the best chairs on sale this year. When we reviewed it in person, we weren’t expecting it to be so massive but it was, so beware of that. Our team had given it a rating of 4.4 stars out of 5. Our review of this HomCom can be found on this page, so if you’d like to find out more, go give it a read.

 

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Main Features

  • Great Cushioning
  • Color Variety
  • Mostly Durable Feel
  • Massaging Capabilities

 

What We Don’t Like

What we disliked the most about this product was its look. Maybe for some people this is nice, but we don’t particularly care for these sorts of designs and its something that slightly bothered us.

 

Worth The Price?

This product is worth the price, if you can put up with how it looks. It has some features, is mostly comfortable, and has some variety as well.

 

 

10. Acme Arcadia Recliner 3.3 Stars (3.3 / 5)

Acme Recliner

The Acme Arcadia Recliner has some of the most reviews when it comes to reclining chairs; it is one of the most popular. Overall, when compared to some of the chairs on this list it is pretty weak. But for the price, we have to give it some love. All you really get is a pull lever with this product so don’t expect any new technology. It is pretty comfortable, but it’s nothing out of this world and can’t be compared to some of the really good products being sold this year. We rated it a 3.3 stars out of 5. Check out our review of this product by clicking here.

 

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Main Features

  • Mobility
  • Simple Look

 

What We Don’t Like

We don’t like how raw and average this chair is; it’s easily the worst product on this list by a landslide. We don’t like it’s lack of features, its materials, and its lack of durability.

 

Worth The Price?

Yes, this chair is absolutely worth the price and that’s mostly due to the fact that this is an extremely cheap product, but that should tell you something about its quality.

 

 

Why Are These The Best Recliners In 2017?

We feel these are the some of the best recliners because of what they bring to the table. Whether you’re looking for modernism, size, or pure comfort, you can be sure that you’ll find the right chair for you. We understand that there’s thousands of options to choose from and that this can be a tough decision to make, but when it comes down to it, there’s only a few dozen products which really deserve your money. We strongly believe that most of the chairs on this list are included in those few dozen.

 

 

How To Decide Which Recliner Is Right For You

There is so much variety when it comes to not only recliners, but all furniture as well. You have the option to get them with or without countless amounts of features and materials. Do you want premium leather? Deep massage with heating? How about heating, massaging, swivelling, rocking & reclining? Yup, there’s a recliner (or multiple recliners) that provides all of those things. Let’s face it, you probably don’t know exactly what you want just yet, so here are some things we think you should take into consideration.

 

 

Features

What exactly do you want a reclining sofa for? Do you want it to experience maximum comfort? To keep you warm in the winter? Or do you just want something to sit in? You need to look and buy a chair that matches your needs and desires. If you know specifically that you’re looking for a PU leather recliner with massaging capabilities then a product like the Acme Arcadia isn’t for you. There are many features nowadays with furniture but there are just a few big ones specific to recliners. These big features usually are: heating, massaging, swivelling, and quality reclining + rocking. If you know what you wan’t and/or what you don’t want, this part of the selection process shouldn’t be too difficult.

 

  • Heating – Most modern recliners do feature heating and are quite successful with it.

 

  • Massage – This is something that is less common, but it is still appearing in more and more recliners each year. Some do it well, others poorly; it all depends on the build of the product. More often than not, the best massaging chairs are more on the expensive side.

 

  • Swivelling – Heavier recliners rarely have swivelling rotation built in. It is a nice feature sometimes, but for many people swivelling is an annoyance. Some people have reported to have difficulty getting out of their chair due to the swivelling motion, but it is all dependent on the model and how it was constructed.

 

  • Reclining/Rocking – Don’t worry, there aren’t going to be any recliners here that don’t recline. Yes, some of them do not rock, but that’s because they are made to be stationary. Most of the time, you’ll be able to easily tell which rock and which don’t.

 

 

Materials

This is a big one. You can have a chair with all the newest features and one that positions your back perfectly but if the materials aren’t good, it’ll be all for nothing. Take some time out of your day to do some research on what kind of materials you prefer on your furniture so you can be sure you’re making the best decision possible when buying. The most common material is obviously leather but what you might not know is that there’s an endless amount of leather-types and you might like or might not like some leathers in particular. It is for this reason that we suggest you do a little bit of research on the topic do discover what you like. In particular, the most popular materials are:

 

  • Genuine Leather – Real leather is becoming more and more rare in the recliner world. Leather is expensive, and most people do not want to spend too much money on an item like a sofa chair. We know some of you love real leather and we want to assure you that chairs with real leather are still being manufactured heavily.

 

  • PU Leather – Also known as polyurethane leather. This is a man-made material which feels a little bit like leather and looks like it, but the durability of PU leather cannot be mentioned in the same breath as real leather. In most cases, products which are said to be leather will actually be made of PU leather.

 

  • Microfiber – Usually the cheaper chairs are made of microfiber. There’s nothing wrong with microfiber, but it is less popular among consumers. We don’t hate it, but when the option is given we’ll choose leather or PU leather over microfiber every time.

 

 

Pricing

Pricing is a tricky subject. Generally, you get what you’re paying for so you need to keep in mind that if you’re looking for the cheapest option it probably won’t be a very good product (this sometimes isn’t true however). You also probably don’t want to break the bank and spend over $500 on a chair, so it is best to find the right balance between pricing and quality. Usually we suggest you do some calculations to understand which product is in your price range. For most people, that number is somewhere between $200 and $500; a tier two recliner. Through this range, you have a wide variety of options and plenty of flexibility. You can find recliners with just about any features in this price range. There are three main tiers of recliners based on price.

 

  • Tier 1 Recliners – These are the cheapest chairs, they usually run up to $150 – $200 or less. These recliners are only meant to provide a seat to someone and they are not to provide maximum comfort to the user. Generally, tier 1 recliners are built with microfiber and don’t come with any features other than reclining. We don’t often recommend these chairs but if you have a tight budget, they might be worth looking into.

 

  • Tier 2 Recliners – These products are the most popular and best suited for the average consumer. Tier 2 recliners will cost you $200 – $500, and they almost always come with the fan-favorite features like heating and massage. They might not be up to par with the tier 3 chairs, but they are still great and we recommend these types of chairs the most.

 

  • Tier 3 Recliners – Tier 3 recliners are luxury products. These chair are like tier 2 recliners, but they will often be built with real leather, have more tuned massaging capabilities, and will sometimes last longer. Tier 3 recliners will usually cost more than $500 and are recommended for those who really love recliners and can afford to spend the amount(s) necessary.

 

 

Size

Never forget to take size into account – it matters. Oftentimes when we buy products online, we forget to take the size of the object we’re buying into consideration. A product like this is often quite big so know your measurements before purchasing. Nothing’s worse than buying something and figuring out you’ll have to return it because it doesn’t fit. Also take into consideration the space in which you want to place your chair; is it spacious enough? These are just some of the things that people forget to consider when buying a recliner.

 

 

Durability

If you’re a mostly careful person, then maybe this aspect shouldn’t be much of a focus for you. Most people however aren’t very careful which means you might want to go with a chair that offers some more durability. Some recliners have weaker frames that can be damaged quite easily when weight is thrown on them, while others can take all the weight in the world and never squeak. If you’ve ever damaged a chair before, you should be especially focused on getting a product which offers some more durability than your average chair.

 

What makes a recliner durable?

A durable reclining chair will be built with tough materials, real leather is the most popular. They will have strong frames and stables bases, and unfortunately chairs that feature swivelling rotation are at risk of being less durable. The biggest indicator or how durable a chair will be is how it is built. Hefty, wider chairs are almost always better in the category of durability than thin recliners.

 

 

Conclusion

To summarize it all into one final paragraph, a recliner is a key piece in your home and it is essential to maximize comfort of those in its premises. We’ve spend countless hours researching and re-researching all the details of these products and we truly believe they are the go-to recliners this year. Do keep in mind however that there is no perfect chair, there is only the right option for you. No recliner will have everything built in the perfect way with the perfect features because perfect is subjective to the person who’s sitting in the chair. We have the resources to help you take all factors in consideration and ultimately aid you in making a final choice, and we hope it’s a great choice.