La-Z-Boy Recliners

If you are just getting acquainted with recliner types and manufacturers out there, deciding who you can trust; if you haven’t heard of one of the biggest names in recliner industry, the one that set the standard for innovative designs and quality, then let me just clear things up for you a bit.

La-Z-Boy’s passion and dedication is something you can see in each of their products. Without embellishing, this brand’s name speaks for itself.

It all started in 1927, Monroe, Michigan. Two cousins (Edward M. Knbusch and Edwin J. Shoemaker) designed the first wood-slat chair that launched the La-Z-Boy brand and a new type of chairs – recliners.

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Up to this day, their passion and spirit are what drives the brand to make high-quality products and stay one of the most recognizable names in the U.S. But it’s so much more than just one iconic product! They produce various upholstered furniture, e.g. couches, sofas, bedroom accessories, and dining room sets.

Why La-Z-Boy?

  • 90 years of manufacturing experience and customer trust guarantee top-class products and perfect care.
  • Well-thought-out engineering results in durable wood frames, custom steel parts, and rigorously-tested patented reclining mechanisms.
  • All of the fabrics pass wear-tests – La-Z-Boy uses only premium-class custom-cut fibers, cushions, and foams for ultimate comfort and back support.
  • The goal is to exceed safety and quality standards while staying focused on honesty, customer care, and staying the best in the business.
  • While sticking to traditions of quality, the brand is constantly evolving. Each product is living up to the La-Z-Boy name.
  • Crafting durable and comfortable product lines don’t have to harm nature – La-Z-Boy cares about eco-friendliness and focuses on reducing waste and consuming fewer resources for their production.

You can choose a handcrafted recliner on the site and “upgrade” it with different fabrics and features that fits you the most. And if you get confused, you can use the help of a La-Z-Boy’s design team that is always ready to help you make the right decision.

Review of the Best La-Z-Boy Recliners:

🥇 Niagara Rocker

Genius is simplicity. The first thing that comes to mind when you sit in Niagara. And then the thought is complemented with utmost comfort and relaxation feelings. You know it’s a high-quality chair when it’s La-Z-Boy.

Your back can’t deny that for sure! It’s plush and soft, it’s got a great contemporary style look, and it’s got a wide cushion behind your back which feels amazing. It seems like a perfect choice! But wait until you recline it – that’s when the best part is felt.

It doesn’t have many positions (3), though each of them firmly locks into place. You feel durability. Once you activate that easy-to-use handle, the chair gets reclined, and your body starts to feel even better, with your legs on the footrest.

But you can also lean back with just reclining the backrest, leaving the footrest in its place. Now, try to rock in it! Rock as you have never done that before! All the stress of the day is gone and your back feels better.

Can you feel it?

Arms resting on plush cushions covered with platinum textile fabric (polyester) will not leave you disappointed. Caution: be sure to set an alarm clock because you may be late EVERYWHERE if you take a nap in this rocker.


  • Manual rocker recliner
  • Assembled in the U.S.A.
  • Dimensions – 39″D x 41″H x 41″W
  • Weight capacity – up to 300 lbs
  • Durability
  • Broad cushion back
  • Convenient handle on the right
  • Easy reclining and footrest release
  • Separate backrest reclining (footrest is not activated)
  • State-of-the-art construction design
  • Three-position locking mechanisms
  • Thick padding and top-class foam for a better shape holding

Best feature

  • Body and lumbar support in every available position. Great comfort.

🥇 Calvin Rocker

This one was designed to fit husbands and wives while being the perfect compromise between cushy-bulky and formal styles. It’s ultra comfort guaranteed by generously padded cushions and split back design can be felt to the maximum when it’s fully reclined.

The recliner has all the features of the previous model, only this chair is better for a slimmer fit and it has quite a different look. It seems cuddlesome, doesn’t it? It comes in 2 pieces (body and backrest) and is easy to assemble.

You can count on Calvin’s quality and its mechanism’s smoothness of operation. It has thick and soft armrests and nice polyester upholstery. You can fully recline it’s backrest (almost flat position, 67.5″) without “disturbing” the footrest or vice-versa – leave the backrest staying upright and fully raise the footrest using the handy lever on the right if you need.

You can, of course, read your favorite book or magazine, feed your baby, play a video game, watch a movie or smoke a cigar while rocking in it! You will be delighted with its soothing harmonious rocking motion, just before you finish that cigar and put it somewhere safe before you fall asleep!


  • Manual rocker recliner
  • Patented La-Z-Boy mechanism
  • Ultra-comfort (medium, slim body size)
  • Thick-padded armrests
  • Assembled in the U.S.A.
  • Independent back reclining
  • Total body and lumbar support
  • Adjusting footrest (individual body type support)
  • An easy-to-use handle on the right (to control the footrest)
  • Three-position locking mechanisms
  • Polyester fabric (3% nylon)
  • Dimensions – 41″D x 39.5″W x 41″H
  • Seat dimensions – 20.5″H x 18″W x 21″D
  • Weight – 80 pounds
  • Weight capacity – up to 300 lbs

Best feature

  • Smooth rocking motion.

🥇 Mason Rocker

Another classy La-Z-Boy representative for a rather slim fit. As you can see this one has different backrest cushions, cut in 4 sectors. You can opt for this one if your back feels better in it.

Just like the previous model, Mason has a great lumbar, back, and head support along with thick-padded armrests to provide unbeatable comfort and surround you with softness. This comfy chair has all the chances to become your new favorite spot at home.

It’s soothing rocking and smooth reclining functions are simply satisfying – all due to its patented mechanism which allows the seat and backrest to move together or separately. Moreover, the backrest can fully recline with your feet staying on the ground and the footrest locked in the place.

Mason’s dense and soft-to-touch fabric can even be felt through the pictures online. You can choose between famous brown sugar or midnight blue color options to fit your decor and increase your comfort. Choose your favorite position and lock it securely.

Relax in this sturdy recliner while your body gets all the necessary support and stress relief. This unit should easily get through a 30″ door and it has a removable backrest for easier transportation.


  • Assembled in the U.S.A.
  • Manual rocker recliner
  • Handy lever on the right for footrest reclining
  • Independent backrest and footrest reclining
  • Long-lasting durable construction
  • Patented La-Z-Boy mechanism
  • Total body and lumbar support
  • Adjustable backrest and footrest tension settings
  • Three-position locking mechanisms
  • Individual body type support
  • Dimensions – 37″D x 41″H x 34″W
  • Seat dimensions – 19″H x 19″W x 20″D
  • Weight – 70 pounds

Best feature

  • Great lumbar, back and ankles support

🥇 Reese P10366 Power Recliner

Now this one is different. Not only because it’s a powerful model upholstered in Crimson urethane fabric, but it also comes with a USB-port which can be used to charge your device as you chill in the chair, and, most importantly, it also can rock when its pub-style backrest is reclined.

There’s no need to talk about independent reclining functions of its footrest and backrest since all the previous models had that. I would like to highlight its quietness and strength – up to 300 lbs weight capacity and silent operation is what impressed me.

Total body and lumbar support in every position (also while reclining). You can use it as a bed and have a great sleep in it while charging your smartphone or tablet. Or it can be used as a nursing furniture piece for your convenience.

It’s really easy to clean – all you need is a standard cleaner for leather to wipe your chair (the upholstery looks just its made of real leather, but, in fact, it’s much more pleasant to touch and sit in).


  • Contemporary power rocker-recliner
  • Built-in USB port
  • Decorative topstitching
  • 4 button-control side panel for utmost control
  • Independent footrest and backrest reclining
  • Top-quality foam seat cushions
  • Wear-tested polyurethane (face) and polyester (back) upholstery
  • Assembled in the U.S.A.
  • Easy to clean
  • Comes in 2 pieces
  • Seat width – 18.5 inches.
  • Plugs into an AC outlet

Best feature

  • Smooth rocking motion while the backrest is reclined

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Jessica Nickson

Jessica Nickson

Jessica Nickson is a keen home and garden innovator with over 25 years of hands-on experience in, home improvement, landscape gardening and all things appliance related to making life easier and more interesting. You can contact her via e-mail -

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