The 5 Best Leather Recliners of 2018

Oct 31, 2018 | Reviews

A recliner is a great addition to any household. Especially if you’re planning on purchasing a leather recliner. These comfortable pieces of furniture are great for relaxing on a rainy day or just resting your tired bones after a long day at the office.

First, not all quality recliners are expensive. Just look at the Larkinhurst rocker recliner. It’s our favorite leather recliner on the list because it’s affordable and has a beautiful design. At any rate, all of your questions will be answered. With our help, you’ll be relaxing on a leather cloud in no time!

Top 5 Leather Recliners

NameDimensions (Inches)Weight 

Signature Design by Ashley

43 x 40 x 40

141.2 lbs

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BONZY

29.5 x 35.5 x 41

79.1 lbs

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RevoluXion

46 x 41 x 41.5

121 lbs

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Waterjoy

39 x 32 x 40

Not detailed

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Signature Design by Ashley

42 x 38 x 42

121 lbs

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Signature Design by Ashley

Dimensions (inches)

43 x 40 x 40

Weight

141.2 lbs

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BONZY

Dimensions (inches)

29.5 x 35.5 x 41

Weight

79.1 lbs

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RevoluXion

Dimensions (inches)

46 x 41 x 41.5

Weight

121 lbs

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Waterjoy

Dimensions (inches)

39 x 32 x 40

Weight

Not detailed

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Signature Design by Ashley

Dimensions (inches)

42 x 38 x 42

Weight

121 lbs

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1. Best Overall

Ashley Furniture Signature Design Larkinhurst Rocker

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This charming recliner is not only beautifully designed, but it’s also extremely comfortable. It has thick cushions that offer maximum support and comfort. The Larkinhurst also provides extra support for your back, shoulders, and neck.

Now, let’s talk a little bit about the structure. Like all Larkinhurst products, this recliner has a durable structure. The frame and the footrest are reinforced with metal, which makes this a long-lasting chair. You won’t have to worry about them breaking, or repairs any time soon.

The material is glued, stapled and blocked at the corners, and the fabric is pre-approved for wearability against AHFA standards.

Now, let’s discuss the cost of this top-notch recliner. Since it comes with such great features, you’re probably a bit worried about the price. Don’t be. The Larkinhurst recliner is surprisingly budget-friendly.

Ultimately, if you want to buy an affordable recliner that will serve you well in the long run, the Larkinhurst is the way to go.

Pros and cons

  • Affordable
  • Has a rocking option
  • Durable
  • Soft faux leather material
  • AHFA pre-approved fabric
  • Beautiful earth tones
  • Doesn’t have significant lower-back padding

2. Best Value

BONZY Leather Recliner

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What stands out immediately about the Bonzy leather recliner is its clean and casual style. Furthermore, this recliner compliments contemporary, rustic and traditional decor, and matches well with all modern living rooms. So, if you want to add value to the appearance of your home, the Bonzy leather recliner is perfect for doing just that.

This recliner can support up to 300 lbs. The steel construction and wooden frame are what make it such a durable recliner. However, we think it’s important to mention that even though it can carry a decent amount of weight, the chair may be a bit too small for you if you are on the larger side.

The backrest reclines at 145 degrees and 110 degrees, which means that (apart from sitting on it) you can comfortably sleep in it. The side latch on the chair allows you to simultaneously lift the footrest and recline the chair.

You won’t have to worry about the assembly time since it’s quite easy to assemble. This recliner is also quite affordable. All in all, the Bonzy leather recliner is perfect for those of you who want a functional, sturdy chair, at a great price.

Pros and cons

  • Well-known brand.
  • Comfortable materials and durable build.
  • Patented omega reclining system.
  • None.

3. Best on a Budget

RevoluXion rocking recliner chair

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The RevoluXion faux leather recliner is a manual oversized recliner with lots of padding for extra comfort.

The reclining mechanism adjusts smoothly with the pull of a lever, and you can adjust it to 3 comfortable positions. The extra padding on this recliner provides extreme comfort that you’ll be able to feel as soon as you sit on it.

As for the design, we love the curved shape and the assembly was easy thanks to the provided instructions. The tall back support is great for taller folks too.

The sturdy steel fram make this recliner suitable for long-term use. The bottom line is that the RevoluXion faux leather recliner is a great long-term investment.

Pros and cons

  • Affordable
  • Sturdy construction
  • Reclines at 110 and 145 degrees
  • Casual yet stylish
  • May be too small for larger people

4. Best with Massager

Waterjoy Leather Massage Recliner Chair

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If you want a quality massage chair, this chair is perfect for you. The vibrations and heating functions are great for your circulation. The recliner has eight vibrating massage modes to choose from, and you can even adjust the intensity of each one.

Also, you have the option to choose what area on your body you want to massage. For example, you can massage your lumbar region, back or legs individually, but you can also massage them all at the same time.

This recliner’s massage function works wonders on your back and lower body, helping you reduce stress. Just in case you were wondering, this recliner is also equipped with an automatic switch-off function that turns off the massager after 25 minutes.

The frame is reinforced with heavy-duty iron, which makes this a durable recliner. The GentleShower leather recliner comes with a detailed instruction manual and is really easy to assemble.

Now, you would think that such a highly functional leather recliner would cost quite a bit, wouldn’t you? Well, it’s actually surprisingly affordable compared to other massage recliners.

Just be mindful of the size of the recliner. Like with the Bonzy leather recliner, this one may be a bit too narrow if you are larger. On the other hand, because it isn’t bulky, this recliner is perfect for smaller rooms, since it doesn’t take up too much space.

All in all, if you’re looking for a recliner that will give you a great massage while you relax, then this is the best one on the market!

Pros and cons

  • Great massage functions
  • Heavy-duty iron frame
  • Easy-to-use remote control
  • Quick assembly
  • Affordable
  • May be a bit narrow for larger people

5. Best Oversized Option

Ashley Furniture Signature Design Power-Rocker

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Finally, the last recliner on our list is the Ashley Furniture power rocker and recliner. This prime piece of furniture will make your room look modern and sophisticated with its rich, plush texture. The interior seating is leather, and the exterior is a blend of faux leather, which makes the entire design unique.

This recliner is ideal for large spaces since it’s quite big. The measurements are 42″ x 38″ x 42″, so there’s no chance of the recliner being too small for you. Just make sure to measure the space where you want to put the recliner before purchasing it, or you may be in for an unpleasant surprise.

Unfortunately, the Ashely Furniture power rocker and recliner doesn’t come cheap. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly chair, then this one isn’t for you. However, if you want a recliner that’s luxurious and long-lasting, no matter the cost, then this recliner is definitely worth checking out. Trust us; once you try it out, you’ll never want to get up.

Pros and cons

  • Luxurious and unique design
  • Durable frame
  • Ideal for large spaces
  • Accommodates larger people
  • The most expensive recliner on the list

What to Look for in a Leather Recliner

If you’d like to expand your horizons, we can give you some tips on what to look for during your search for a recliner. Everyone has different preferences when it comes to furniture. Look for features and options that you prefer.

What Style of Recliner Do You want?

First of all, you need to know what type of recliner you want. If you want a stylish recliner that doesn’t take up a lot of space, you should look for a push-back recliner. Not only do they look amazing, but they also take up much less space than other recliners.

However, the downside to push-back recliners is that they’re usually more expensive than other recliners. Also, their seats are quite shallow. On the other hand, a rocker recliner is affordable.

On the other end of the spectrum are oversized recliners, often these have rocking features.

Consider Maintenance

If you have small children, then this part will definitely concern you the most. It’s a well-known fact that children love eating snacks while watching TV. This makes cleaning your recliner a daily chore. For that reason, you need to check to see how you can clean the chair without causing any damage to the material. If the material requires special cleaning products, you may want to consider some other recliner options.

Consider the Size

Even though most recliners can carry up to 300 lbs, you need to take into account that not everyone is shaped the same. Some recliners turn out to be too narrow for some people, depending on how large the person is. Make sure to look for a chair that you can sit in comfortably, without having to squeeze into it.

Also, it’s extremely important to measure the area where you want to put your recliner. If you live in a smaller home, then you shouldn’t look for a recliner that will end up occupying half of your living space.

Conclusion

Finding a leather recliner that’s both stylish and affordable doesn’t necessarily need to be a difficult task. If you know what you’re looking for, you’ll be able to pick a great one in no time!

For starters, the Larkinhurst rocker recliner is an affordable choice. With its beautiful earth tone and quality upholstery, it really is a top-notch chair. However, you can’t go wrong with any of the others on the list.

The best thing to do is to figure out what type of recliner you’re looking for and go from there. Use our guide as a reference when you go shopping. You can always make a list of the key features you’re looking for as well.

All in all, we hope we’ve made your decision at least a little bit easier.

Barry White

Chief Editor and Furniture Expert for Reclinercize.com

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