The 10 Best Ergonomic Recliners
This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in March of 2018. There's no substitute for comfort, so if you like to unwind by watching a movie or reading in your favorite chair, treat yourself to one of these ergonomic recliners. We've included options that'll look great in cozy living rooms, modern dens and even offices, and ranked them by their build quality, durability, and, of course, their ability to support your whole body. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
March 02, 2021:
It was a relatively straightforward round of updates, as the Esright Lounge was the only new omission we made, due to the model not being available at the time of this update.
Considering that the Lounge was a big, comfy model, the new option we replaced it with comes in sharp contrast. The Okeysen Gaming Chair – while certainly a recliner, and one that’s design definitely takes ergonomics into account – joins the Hbada Adjustable on this list as a model that’s more of a reclining office chair than a piece of living room furniture. These two definitely share some design similarities, but we chose to rank the Gaming Chair a bit higher up, as we appreciated its superior padding — not to mention its integrated massage cushion, which is intended to relieve lower back pain.
If ergonomics are of secondary concern to you, depending what priorities you are attaching to this purchase, you might be better served by another one of our specialized lists. We separately maintain rankings for niche categories like oversized recliners, swiveling recliners and electric recliners.
November 21, 2019:
This update brings you another motorized option, the Ashley Furniture Yandel, which will have you reclining comfortably with the simple touch of a button. Its high back and thick cushions make it easy to sink right in after a long day. It features generous sizing and a sturdy, corner-blocked frame with a metal reinforced seat. The faux-leather upholstery is what keeps the price down, yet it truly does have an elegant, refined look. It comes in black or brown (which is called “Saddle”) and is designed and manufactured by a company that has been in the furniture and accessories business since 1945.
Making its departure from our list is the Best Choice Products Electric, amidst reports of mechanical problems and things that wobble, such as its ottoman.
If you’re strictly in the market for a motorized option, check out our list of best electric recliners, which come in a variety of fabrics and sizes and are easy to adjust into just the right position.
October 04, 2019:
When it comes to your spine health, your posture can make a big difference, which is why it's so important to support the muscles in your back and neck when sitting for long periods of time. While not a substitute for medical care, an ergonomic chair can lessen the negative effects of prolonged sitting and provide some relief from pain and discomfort.
The Human Touch Perfect Chair PC-420 is a big investment, but it comes with a very rare endorsement from the World Federation of Chiropractic as a tool that can help deal with back pain and spinal disorders. Its zero-gravity design uses your body's own weight to change position, unlike others with motors or levers that can wear out over time. The Fjords Leather Muldal uses a similar mechanism to self-adjust based on how the weight of your body is distributed, so if you change positions, it moves with you. It comes in two sizes, and you can choose from four wood finishes and five different colors of leather. If you're working with a tighter budget, the Tuoze Theater is both stylish and affordable. Just note that it's also rather small, which is great if you don't have much space, but may be uncomfortable if you're tall.
We've also included a few power lift chairs for those who have limited mobility or are recovering from an injury. The Domesis Renu Wall Hugger only needs four inches of clearance between itself and the wall, so you won't have to place it in the middle of your living room in order to use its lift and recline functions. It's extremely easy to assemble and even easier to operate using its two-button controller.
Whitfield Tilt-Back Leather Chair Everything about this generously scaled chair is designed for comfort, including its high, tight back that invites you to sink right in. It also includes a T-front cushion and your choice of a tapered leg or a spool foot. It offers several customizable options, in fact, including the finish of the legs, and the color of the leather. It’s also available in additional fabrics with an array of striped and floral patterns. ethanallen.com
Relax The Back This company has a wide selection of ergonomic recliners to choose from, including some incredibly slick-looking modern options. Their inventory varies considerably in price, but it doesn't like there's a whole lot for those with tight budgets. The swivelling laptop desk they offer as an optional add-on for their Perfect Chair line looks both practical and enticing. relaxtheback.com
The Back Store With almost 300 recliners to choose from, there's a very good chance that one of this outfits options will appeal to you. Several contemporary models are sprinkled throughout, but classy and comfy styles really seem to be this company's strong suit. thebackstore.com