best recliners

When it comes to choosing the best reclining chair, it can be tricky. There are tons of recliners for sale in so many different variations that the selection process can get pretty exhausting. You can get them in an array of different colors, with or without massaging capabilities, 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.

 

 

 

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Best Recliners To Buy In 2018:

 

 

1. SEATCRAFT Equinox Leather Power Recliner 5 Stars (5 / 5)

As far as recliners go, they really don’t get much better than this. If you truly are in search of the greatest recliner (maybe ever), then this is the choice for you. Seatcraft’s recliner chair is ridiculously comfortable, jam-packed with features, and luxurious – not to mention how good it looks. The power reclining and lowering of the headrest works smoothly and eloquently, and the luxury amenities such as the charging ports and bass-vibration are excellent add-ons as well. One will not understand true excellence in regards to furniture until they try and sit in this chair.

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Main Features:

  • Incredible Genuine Leather
  • Loaded With Features & Amenities
  • Beautiful Design
  • Excellent Craftsmanship & Durability

 

What We Don’t Like

There is sincerely nothing to be disliked of this recliner.

 

Worth The Price?

This is a difficult question to answer. If you’re truly serious about finding the “best recliner chair”, then this recliner is worth the price. However, if you’re looking for the best affordable recliner, then this might not be your first choice.

 

 

2. Ashley Furniture Signature Design Power Recliner 5 Stars (5 / 5)

most comfortable reclinersThis is truly one special recliner, and certainly one of the best recliners of the year. As far as comfort goes, it is generally perceived as one of the most comfortable recliner chairs made by Ashely Furniture, which is saying a lot. The power reclining function is fantastic for older people and individuals with back pain. The electronic reclining function is fully automated via remote control, so there’s no lever to pull in order to kick your feet up. There are not many recliners that can even compete with the chair and this makes it one of the finest pieces of furniture to buy.

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Main Features

  • Stunning Surface Material & Padding
  • Great Automatic Power Lift & Recline
  • Built To Last
  • Large & Very Comfortable

 

What We Don’t Like

Being completely objective, there’s very little to dislike about this recliner, and that’s what makes it so great. It’s comfortable, it’s durable, and it can do the things you expect of it well and consistently. Perhaps it could use an added feature or two.

 

Worth The Price?

This particular power recliner by Ashley Furniture is definitely worth the price. There are many positive things to list about the product, and it all starts with the level of comfort. There are few sofa chairs that can even be compared with this recliner (at least in regards to comfort level and cushioning).

 

 

3. Roundhill Furniture Bonded Leather Recliner 4.8 Stars (4.8 / 5)

best recliner of 2017This is easily the best 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. There’s definitely a case to be made that this is the most comfortable recliner chair on this list, and easily amongst the best recliners.

 

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. This leather chair also has a matching reclining loveseat to check out!

 

 

4. 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 best recliners you can get in 2018. 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 because of its swivel glider. 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?

Absolutely! It is a total steal if you really like this recliner chair. This chair just brings so much to the table and at the price, it is one of the finest reclining chairs of the year without a doubt.

 

 

5. 360 Degree Swivel Leather Massage Recliner 4.6 Stars (4.6 / 5)
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The 360 Degree Swivel Leather Massage Recliner is one of our favorite recliners on sale. 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, albeit rarely. 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. It’s still one of the best recliner chairs you can get.

 

Worth The Price?

Yes, this chair is worth the price. This leather reclining seat is one of the greatest yet it is still very affordable for most people making it one of the best to buy this year.

 

 

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

best reclinersThe 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 as it is not a swivel rocker recliner, 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 chair is probably worth the price; it’s a pretty well made chair but it isn’t the best recliner chair. At the price though, you can’t really go wrong with this product.

 

 

7. Flash Furniture Plush Leather Rocker Recliner 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

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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 and the pure relaxation it brought just blew us away. When you’re comfortably 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 greatest recliners 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
  • One Of The Most Comfortable Recliners

 

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 comfortable chair isn’t as soft as the Roundhill recliner however, and that in turn makes its lack of features more noticeable. With that being said, the positives of the chair still make it one of the greatest recliner chairs.

 

Worth The Price?

This rocking chair is absolutely worth the price; it’s certainly one of the top rated recliners, if not the best leather reclining chair you can get in that price range. It is the perfect chair for simply relaxing or watching a movie. We highly suggest you pick up this product if you already like it, and we say that purely on its price.

 

 

8. 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 the recliners for sale 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 lumbar 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 – it’s certainly not a massage chair. We can’t say that the reclining or the swivel motion was done poorly however and the leather isn’t too bad either. 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
  • Faux Leather

 

What We Don’t Like

The main thing we don’t like is something we touched on in our recliner review, and that’s the quality of this black leather recliner. 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. The premier 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.

 

 

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

best recliner chairsThe Relaxzen Rocker Recliner is a bit on the expensive side when it comes to leather 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 its leather upholstery 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. The chair is also great for sleeping int. 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, and while it is an electric recliner you might think it swivels, but it does not.

 

Worth The Price?

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

 

 

10. 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 top recliners on sale, 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 we’ve reviewed this year because of its cushion. 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. This product would also make for a fantastic RV recliner.

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Main Features

  • Great Cushioning
  • Color Variety
  • Luxurious Brown Leather
  • 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. It could have also used a cup holder or two.

 

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. The back cushion truly is to die for.

 

 

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

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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. It’s by no means a power recliner. 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
  • Acme Furnishings

 

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. This is a chair that might go well with an ottoman. It’s a fabric recliner as well, and we know that leather recliners truly dominate this area.

 

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 Recliner Chairs To Buy In 2018?

We feel these are the some of the finest 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, so lean back or kick back and put your feet up to fully enjoy an excellent recliner sofa!

 

 

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. When it comes to choosing one of the leading recliners, there’s a wide variety to choose from. 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? The finest recliners are loaded with features. 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. A decent leg rest is also worth looking for. 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 supreme recliner chairs with massing features 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 one of the top recliners. 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 rocking 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. Generally speaking, the greatest recliner chairs are made with genuine leather.

 

  • 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. Many theater recliners are built with 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 the greatest recliner chairs 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 (as in they might not be the top recliners), 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. Certainly, these are the greatest recliners you can get.

 

 

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, and that we have the best recliner reviews. 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 in choosing the best recliner chair for you, and we hope it’s a great choice. If you’re looking for something different, you can check out the best kids recliner chairs, the top gaming recliners, and the finest recliner covers as well.