The Best Recliners for Heavy People | Heavy Duty Recliners

The Best Recliners for Heavy People | Heavy Duty Recliners

We have of late been receiving a lot of emails about recliners for heavy people from frustrated guys. Apparently, getting a good, leave alone the best big man recliner is becoming like a game of musical chairs… people don’t seem to know even where to start;

First, what is a recliner chair?

Recliners are simply ordinary chairs which have been improved for comfort. They can be inclined to various sitting positions and angles to fully support your body and maximize comfort.

Modern recliners are not only comfier but are also very attractive (a good example is the Stallion Rocker Recliner).

A recliner brings you many benefits:

For example, it helps relieve back and joints pain.

Then, given its comfort and reclining ability, it can make you relax after a hard job.

Not only this, it can be used as a bed whenever you want to take a quick nap.

In addition, your larger buddies/relatives with disabilities/limitations in movement will be more mobile with recliners thus enabling them to get back some of their independence

So, can you get a truly great heavy duty recliner?

Absolutely yes!

Recliners come in all designs. Some are electric. Others very fashionable while yet others take pride in their ability to deliver a 100% head-to-toe comfort.

Well, I don’t want to confuse you…

So this is what you do:

Go through our review of the best recliners for heavy guys.

Then, peruse our buying guide so that you can know what really matters.

You will be amazed at how everything looks easy afterward..

Before you Buy a Plus Size Recliner

When it comes to buying a plus size recliner, you should double check these three things before you buy…

  • The recliner’s capacity

Check the recliner’s weight and sitting area capacity. A good recliner should be able to comfortably accommodate your body and weight. If you have a big body, go for an oversized recliner.

  • Your height

Not all recliners will perfectly accommodate a tall person. If you are taller than the average person, consider a big and tall recliner. A perfect example is the Lane Stallion Comfort King Chaise Wallsaver Recliner, which is 48” tall. I have seen it support guys who are 6′ 4.75″, 6′ 5″, 6′ 6″, 6′ 8″ and 6′ 9”.

  • Available space

Will the recliner fit in your allotted space? Make sure the dimensions are not too big or small.  Also ask yourself this: is my space far enough from the wall to recline? Most people forget that it takes about 6-8 inches behind the recliner to allow it to recline

If you can confirm these three things and have found a recliner that fits your budget than you’re sure to have a good experience!

Here is our selection;

ImageNameCapacityPrice
Mega Motion Easy Comfort Superior 3 Position Heavy Duty Big Lift Chair.500 lbs.View
Easy Comfort LC-100 Infinite Position Lift Chair. 325 lbs.View
Flash Furniture AM-9930-7980-GG Big and Tall Capacity Recliner. 350 lbs.View
Lane Stallion Comfort King Recliner.500 lbs.View
Stallion Comfort King Chaise Wallsaver Recliner.500 lbs.View

The Best Plus Size Recliners for 2019

The following are some of the best recliners that can give a plus size person the comfort they need – a recliner that will comfortably hold your weight and body size – classified according to their capacity. Enjoy

Recliners for 300 lbs, 325 lbs, 330 lbs

In this section of our best recliners for heavy people post, I’ll be looking at the recliner chairs for people weighing 300 lbs and above.

Homelegance Kellen Power Lift Bonded Leather Recliner, Dark Brown

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Weight:
  • Number of positions:
  • Sitting area:

One of the most overlooked advantages of mobility tools like recliners is that they make some remarkable difference in the life anyone using them.

Not only do they have great health benefits but are also perfect to sit on or relax in.

The Kellen Powerlift bonded recliner is a superb mobility platform created for guys who value freedom and want to be more mobile.

Here is why this recliner big man is superb:

It features a power-lift mechanism which moves you from being fully reclined standing in seconds.

But there is more:

Pros

It is a fully functional option for bigger guys and one of the most supportive recliner chairs, thanks to the power-lift

The recliner seat flaunts a transitional styling which means it compatible with almost all home decors. Never again will you have to modify your decoration just because you have bought a recliner.

As a top-rated candidate in the best recliners for big men contest, it is supremely comfortable. The padded arms. ergonomic design and the impressive channel tufted backseat will make you forget about all your worries as you enjoy its warmth.

This has admirable sturdiness. When you see that it the power-lift is based on steel, you feel reassured that as it promises, your whole 300lbs will be very well supported.

You don’t have to go combing the neighborhood for an engineer. This is very easy to assemble thanks to its screw-free construct

Cons

The movement mechanism isn’t that fast, especially after some prolonged use.

Mega Motion Wayne 3-Position Power Lift Recliner

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 325 lbs
  • Weight:
  • Number of positions:
  • Sitting area:

Electric recliners for heavyweight are marvelous whenever you need a helping hand.

While it is true that most large man recliners out there have some degree of assistance, all-electric recliners are considered to be more advanced. No wonder, experienced guys prefer them.

If you have decided to go for reliability, these recliners for fat people will make you feel at home.

The mega motion power lift recliner is one such chair that clearly outshines many of the other recliners for big man.

What makes this to shine?

It is very easy to operate and one of the few electric recliners for big people that come with an integrated backup- just in case power fails.

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This is a round-up of this awesome recliner;

 Pros

It features a superb remote-controlled recliner mechanism which moves smoothly through the motions when being adjusted to get to your most comfortable position.

The fabric upholstery has some cool color options to add taste to your indoors. The seat is available in fawn, brandy, navy, chocolate, and sage. Simply choose the color that best describes you.

This furniture piece comes with an easy-to-clean micro-suede chaise padding making this one of the easier to clean recliners for large people

The frame is hardwood and the lift mechanism steel. This makes it more than able at handling weights. It can indeed support weights of up to 325 lbs.

The emergency battery backup ensures that you can continue enjoying the seat even when off grid. So, your friends who have movement limitations or are disabled won’t fear to venture out.

Cons

The only blip is that the armrest doesn’t feel firm enough to support you when you wish to get up. Otherwise, it will work fine if you don’t go too hard on it.

Easy Comfort LC-100 Infinite Position Lift Chair – Navy

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 325 lbs
  • Weight:
  • Number of positions:
  • Sitting area:

Recliners have come a long way. Are you aware that the first attempt at creating a reclining chair was done by the French around 1850?

From then, a lot has happened:

Today, recliners often have an adjusting headrest, some lumbar support and a separate footstool that moves with your weight and the angle of your legs to optimize comfort.

The LC-100 is one of the more trendy recliners and beats most of its competitors hands down.

This is why it’s a world-beater:

It is an excellent all-electric lift cum recline chair with the backrest and footrest operating independently so that you can adjust to your most comfortable position.

More to this, you will realize that:

Pros

Its twin motors also allow this recliner chair to lie flat. This way, you can enjoy sleeping when you decide it’s time to take a nap.

Again, if you or your loved ones need help when attempting to stand or even sit down, the recliner button comes in handy. Everything is done by a single touch of the button. So, they continue to enjoy some sense of independence in spite of everything else.

It is multi-purpose. Use it whenever you want to enjoy a movie in front of your big screen, for sleeping, when reading, or simply whenever you want to sit back and relax.

This versatile chair features greatly padded roll arms, some split T-style back, plus a cushioned chaise seat. This delivers total head to toe luxury.

You get some useful extra store! The LC-100 has a spacious side pocket where you can store magazines, your newspapers, or even the remote control.

In addition, the LC-100 comes equipped with a toughened steel-lift mechanism to enable it to hold top weights(it has a 325 lbs weight-rating) as well as make you feel stable when sleeping.

This heavy duty furniture has the beauty to go with your favorite interior décor.

Cons

The only issue perhaps is that its footrest doesn’t go too high but generally, it is able to rise to a position where most of my guests seem comfortable.

Recliners for 350 lbs and Below

In this section, I’m going to have a closer look at the best recliner chairs for 350 pounds capacity with the main aim of helping you get the best chair for heavy people.

The following are some of the high-end recliners you can get if you’re over 300 pounds but under 350 pounds.

Catnapper Stallworth 4898 Power Lift Chair & Recliner – Chestnut

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 350 lbs
  • Weight:
  • Number of positions:
  • Sitting area: 22”

From a roll arms to a padded chaise seat, the catnpper stallworth recliner is one of the best recliners for heavy weight. It has a capacity of 350 lbs.

With the recliner, you can recline to read, watch T.V or even recline father to sleep. And the good thing is that – you don’t struggle with a lever to recline. The recliner has a heavy duty motor that is powered by electricity.

The recliner is made of 100 percent steel and solid hard woods which makes the chair strong and durable. The outside is made of soft bonded leather which is easy to clean.

Pros

  • Comes with a battery backup in case of power outage.
  • Smooth and quit recline and lift

Other 350 lb capacity recliners you should consider

Flash Furniture Big & Tall Gazette Basil Microfiber Recliner

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 350 lbs
  • Weight:
  • Number of positions:
  • Sitting area:

Power Lift Heavy Duty Recliner Charcoal for 350 lb Capacity

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 350 lbs
  • Weight: 114 pounds
  • Number of positions:
  • Sitting area:

Recliners for 400 lb Capacity

This section is a roundup of the best recliners with a weight capacity of 400 lbs and below.

The following are some of the best recliners for people weighing 400 lbs and below.

Mecor Massage Recliner Chair, Leather Heated Recliner

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 400 lbs
  • Weight: 97 lbs
  • Number of positions:
  • Sitting area: 21.5”

This leather recliner is not your ordinary recliner – it is a heated massage recliner chair. The chair has eight point massage, five massage modes and a heating system to give you the relaxation you need.

And the good thing is that each of the eight massage points can be operated independently using a remote control to relieve stress. You only use the massage points you need.

The recliner for heavy guys is made of 100% leather. The leather is soft and comfortable enough to spend hours in it. The chair is great for people with back problems.

Pros

  • Remote controlled. No struggling with levers.
  • Easy to assemble. No tools required
  • Has two cup holders to keep your drinks close
  • Big and comfortable

Cons

  • Many customers have complained of the chair breaking (especially on the backrest) within one year of buying.
  • Not comfortable in upright / normal position.

450 lb Capacity Recliner (Recliners for Over 400 lbs)

Omni Powr Full Lay-Out Lift Chair

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 450 lbs
  • Weight: 144 lbs
  • Number of positions:
  • Sitting area: 24”

This 450 lb capacity recliner is the perfect seat for you if you weigh between 400 and 450 lbs. The chair has a capacity of 450 pounds and a sitting area of 24 inches. This is enough capacity for most big guys to relax comfortably and safely.

The seat features convenient and large side pockets. You can store magazines, books and remotes in these pockets.

The recliner chair is made of strong steel. Unlike some recliners, this recliner has metal plates in the rear of the seat back – not staples.

The recliner is not made of leather – great for those who hate leather seats. It is made from fabric that is 71 percent polyester, 19 percent Acrylic, and 10 percent cotton.

Pros

  • Firm and comfortable
  • Simple controls with big buttons

Cons

  • Not made from leather – leather is more durable compared to fabric.
  • The recline does not operate independently from the foot support.
  • The sitting area is not soft enough especially for the elderly

Catnapper Omni 4827 Power Full Lay-Out Chair Recliner

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 450 lbs
  • Weight: 145 lbs
  • Number of positions:
  • Sitting area: 25”

This is truly a recliner for heavy people – has a capacity of 450 lbs and a sitting area width of 25 inches. This is sufficient capacity for most big guys.

The recliner is made from a steel box which gives it the ability to carry 450 pounds comfortably.

The recliner is fully powered – no more messing with levers to recline.

Pros

  • You get to choose from up to eight colors.
  • Battery back up
  • Easy to assemble (to people needed to make the process easy)
  • Very sturdy and comfortable.

Cons

  • Most tall people complain of the chair not supporting their legs cully when reclined.

500 lb Capacity Recliners

Lane Home Furnishings 1407 Stallion 1384-17 Recliner Burnt Tan

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 500 lbs
  • Weight: 169 lbs
  • Number of positions:
  • Sitting area:

Masculine, sturdy and strong – that is the simplest way to describe this recliner for heavy people. The seat is the best recliner for big and tall guys and can hold up to 500 lbs – this is enough capacity for most plus size people.

For durability purposes, the recliner features a 7 gauge steel reclining mechanism, welded steel coil base spring system and an all-steel box.

Pros

  • Made of heavy-duty steel frame
  • Reclines fully forming almost the length of a king-size mattress.
  • The recliner is a wall saver.

Cons

  • Some people have reported difficulties cranking the chair into recline.

Lane Home Furnishings 8413 Rancho 4151-21 Recliner Brown

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 500 lbs
  • Weight: 141 lbs
  • Number of positions:
  • Sitting area:

This recliner is the true definition of comfort. From large tufted back seat to heavily padded chaise and extra-padded pillow-top arms, you will never find this level of comfort in any other recliner chair.

The recliner is made from all steel box and frame – strong enough to support a person weighing 500 lbs.

For durability purposes, the recliner is fitted with a steel coil base spring system and a 7 gauge steel reclining mechanism.

When fully reclined, the recliner is almost the length of a king-size mattress. You will find comfort in this recliner regardless of your height.

Pros

  • Sturdy and rocks smoothly
  • Smooth and very comfortable
  • The fabric is easy-to-clean

Cons

  • Very high off the ground
  • For shorter people, a lever extension is required. The lever is short and very low on the side.

THERAPEDIC Lift Chair Recliner

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 500 lbs
  • Weight:
  • Number of positions:
  • Sitting area: 27”

This is not your ordinary heavy duty recliner, it is a sonic massage recliner chair that can hold up to 500 lbs of weight.

The recliner features dual-synchronised motors that are whisper-quiet. The motors are for automated reclining purposes.

On the sides, the recliner has two pockets for extra storage.

With this recliner you get more that comfort, you also get therapeutic massage something you won’t find in your traditional recliner.

Pros

  • Big and roomy
  • Comes with a Battery Backup (in case of a power outage)
  • The recliner is designed to last and function well

Cons

  • This chair is not a lay flat
  • The footrest does not recline independently from the headrest
  • Takes longer to raise the headrest and lower the footrest
  • When in neutral position, front of the recliner cushion is feels too low
  • The non-independent recline functions can be a bit cumbersome

Mega Motion Easy Comfort Superior 3 Position Heavy Duty Big Lift Chair

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 500lbs
  • Weight: 143lbs
  • Number of positions: 3 position
  • Sitting area: 27″

With this heavy duty electric recliner you don’t have to struggle with a lever. Just press on a button and you are good to go.

The heavy duty recliner chair is perfect for bigger users and can hold up to 500 lbs.

For added durability and comfort, the chair is made of chaise pad and heavy duty polyester fabric.

Pros

  • The three 3 position reclines are electric powered. You won’t have to struggle with a lever.
  • Emergency battery backup in case of power outage.
  • Made of high-grade hardwood and plywood to ensure durability.
  • Super quiet motor on the recline and lift.
  • Decent depth and width for most big guys.
  • Independent reclines – you can lift the legs without having to recline.

Cons

  • The recline and lift start slowing with time.

Lane Furniture Stallion Recliner, Praline

Technical specs:

  • Capacity:
  • Weight:
  • Number of positions:
  • Sitting area:

If you have someone suffering from any form of back pain, a heavy duty recliner can help relieve some of their discomforts.

Remember back pains disrupt your sleep patterns and severely limit movement.

One of the famed recliners for large people is the lane stallion recliner, praline. With a capacity to hold up to 500lbs, I liked its extra-tall back and reinforced construction.

What’s makes this unique?

It is comfortable for taller people (The seat is around 22-inches tall) and doesn’t take up too much space in your house

Here is a summary of what you get;

Pros

It’s designed for bigger individuals- as you can see, it’s not only sufficiently tall but is also ok with top weights of up to 500lbs.

This is one of the few recliners for large man which seems to be space conscious. The wall saver design is such that it reclines intelligently without taking in even an extra inch of space

The engineers haven’t forgotten that recliners worth their salt should be comfortable. Indeed, the seat is not only more padded but it comes with a footrest to ensure you remain comfortable through and through.

You can sleep in it thanks to its solid construction and strengthened cushioning.  In fact, you just feel as if you are in your king-size bed.

Remember the choice of color says much about you. You will love this seat’s  fabric and the color.

Cons

Just like many of the great recliners, this is heavy. If you want to keep moving it about in your sitting room, you may need some help.

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Stallion Comfort King Chaise Wallsaver Recliner Color: Brown

Technical specs:

  • Capacity:
  • Weight:
  • Number of positions:
  • Sitting area:

People go for recliners for big men for different reasons. But one which you keep hearing is their ability to offer extra support.

The most popular recliners for tall people can be easily and automatically adjusted to your optimal position for extra comfort and stability.

The stallion comfort king wallsaver recliner is one of the best recliners for heavy weight men. It has a full-body recline and is extremely cozy.

What makes this one of the best recliner?

The wall saver design saves on your space.

Then again, the hardwood construction enhances its strength and also makes sure that this is best big man recliner if you are looking at something that you can use for many years.

You also get the following;

Pros

It packs the style to make you feel more comfortable as you welcome your big friends for another evening of merry-making.

The overall engineering is purposed at making it one of the most comfortable big man recliners. There is in addition to the full recline added seat plus back cushions, rolled arms and some intensive padding on the entire seating area.

It’s made to be durable as evidenced by the use of kiln-dried hardwood, drop in coil springs and strengthened frame.

This is again created for our larger guys. The recliner has the capability to hold 500 lbs without breaking a sweat beside having a tall back and a wider seat.

Similar to many of its peers from stallion furniture, this has a wall saver design. This means that you get a greater floor space to help you make sure that you can still be okay using it in a studio or in your loft size apartments.

Cons

  • The assembly seems to take more time as you need to join the many parts together.

600 lb Capacity Recliners

LC-358XXL 2-Position

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 600 lbs
  • Weight: 168 lbs
  • Number of recline positions: 2 positions
  • Sitting area: 30″

This 600 lb capacity recliner brings style, comfort and durability – all in one package. The chair is strong enough to carry a person who is over 500 lbs.

The 30’’ width between arms is wide enough to hold most plus size people.

The seat has a seat to floor height of 20’’ which makes the chair the perfect recliner for tall guys (5’6’’ to 6’6’’)

700 lb Capacity Recliners

Heavy Duty PR-502 Independent Position 700 lb Capacity

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 700 lbs.
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Number of recline positions: 3 position
  • Site Width: 33.00″

This is the highest capacity recliner chair I have come across in my search for heavy duty recliners. Since it can support up to 700 lbs., the recliner is perfect for people weighing over 600 lbs.

For increased comfort and durability, the recliner chair has cushions made from high density foam.

The 3 position reclining chair comes with three motors that allow for separate operation of the footrest and back. This translates to increased flexibility and comfort.

Unlike most recliners that limit you to just one colour, this 700 lbs capacity recliner comes in a wide variety of fabric choices and generous color selections. This lets you add colour and life to your house.

Golden Technologies New Bariatric Lift Recliner

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 700 lbs
  • Weight:
  • Number of recline positions: 3 position
  • Sitting area: 33”

The 700 lb capacity recliner chair features 3 motors that allow for 3 independent recline positions. This means that you can adjust your feet and still remain in an upright position. This assures high comfort.

The recliner’s plush padding assures superior comfort. This, plus extra wide head pillows leads to unmatched comfort.

The heavy duty recliner chair comes in a wised variety fabric colours to choose are.

Comforter Extra Wide PR502

Technical specs:

  • Capacity: 700 lb
  • Weight:
  • Number of recline positions: 3 position
  • Sitting area: 33″

The 700 lb capacity reclining chair is designed to provide the comfort and leisure of a normal recliner chair to heavy people who have difficulties sitting down or standing up into their chair.

The extra wide heavy duty recliner features 3 separate motors for independent reclining of up to 65 degrees. This results to one thing: Increased comfort.

The recliner is perfect for people over 600 lbs.

Best Recliners for Heavy People FAQ

Are recliners bad for you?

Even though recliners come with many benefits, they are not helpful for people who sit too much.

According to doctors, spending hours a day in a recliner (in front of our TV with a remote) is not good for your health.

This is not the recliners fault…

Are recliners bad for your back?

For the question – can recliners cause back pain? – the answer is yes and no.

Yes if your recliner leaves a gap between your lower back and the chair. Your body slouches into this gap to fill it when you put your feet up. Over time, the slouching puts a strain on muscles and ligaments of your lower back. This will ultimately hurt your back.

No, if your recliner is designed to have your lower back and the seat to move together eliminating a gap. When the lower back is supported, your back doesn’t get hurt.

You can solve the gap problem by rolling up a towel and stuffing it behind you.

Can recliners cause leg problems?

Yes, a recliner can cause leg problems but only if you remain seated for long. Prolonged sitting down might cause swelling of the legs due to poor circulation of blood. Since the muscles are inactive, it becomes difficult for blood to circulate properly.

How recliners work?

Different types of work using different mechanisms. Electric/power recliners use a different mechanism from manual recliners.

For manual recliners, all you need to do is push the recliner backward using your body while pulling a lever.

Power recliners work by pressing a touch button below the armrest. Instead of a lever, the recliner has springs that do the magic.

Who makes best recliners?

There are great recliner brands out there but nothing comes close to the Lane furniture if you’re looking for a recliner that supports up to 500lbs.

Which recliners are the best?

This will depend on your needs. If you’re a big person and want a recliner that will comfortably accommodate you, then the Lane Furniture Stallion Recliner, Praline is the best.

Where to buy recliners cheap?

I am a big fan of online shopping. From my experience, online prices are relatively lower than those in offline stores are. Therefore, if you want to buy a cheap recliner, head to Amazon and thank me later.

Factors To Consider When Buying Recliners for Big Guys

I am sure that our top 5 recliners for big guys have given you a good idea of what to expect out there.

But there are some important features that you need to pay attention to successfully identify the best from our collection of recliners for large people

Here is a brief overview of what matters;

Maximum weight supported

How many lbs. can it carry? The maximum load capacity is a good indicator of the recliners ability to support larger guys.

Style & Fashion

Though not a deal-breaker, I would pick a stylish recliner, so long as it meets all my other requirements

Versatility

The best big man recliner should be flexible enough to be used as a seat, a bed or as even as a lounge.

Durability

There are some pretty durable recliners for large man on our list. unless you don’t mind the inconveniences of going back to the shop after a few months, you should always go for longer lasting recliners heavy people

Comfort

The chair should be padded and have a footrest plus an armrest. On top, it should have a 100% recline.  Combined, this makes your recliner very comfortable (oversized rocker recliner are big enough for added comfort).

Extras

Some of the recliners for heavy people have some cool value-adding features. For example, the LC-100 has a useful side pocket for storage. At the same time, the mega motion power lift recliner has a backup power- perfect during blackouts.

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