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The 10 Best Power Lift Recliners of 2021

Best Power Lift Recliner

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Power lift recliner seats are like the regular recliner seats but with an electric lifting function that raises it to help you to stand and walk. They are particularly useful for the elderly because this mechanism helps them get up without straining their muscles.

That said, these seats come with varying features to suit different uses. We have compiled a list of the best power lift recliners in the market to help you pick the one that suits you most. Have a look.

10 Best Power Lift Recliners – Review

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PRODUCT

FEATURES

Esright Power Lift Chair

1. Esright Power Lift Chair (Best Overall)

  • Heated vibration massage
  • Built-in USB port
  • Wide 150º reclining angle
Signature Design 1090112

2. Signature Design 1090112 (Best Infinitely Adjustable)

  • Dual motors for independent adjustment
  • High-quality faux leather upholstery
  • High back & thick cushions
Signature Design 9760112

3. Signature Design 9760112 (Best Fabric)

  • AHFA pre-approved chenille polyester upholstery
  • Dual motors for independent adjustment
  • Comes fully assembled
Merax PP020705BAA

4. Merax PP020705BAA (Best Budget)

  • Affordable
  • High-grade PU leather upholstery
  • Deep polyester-filled armrests & cushions
Harper&Bright PP038658EAA

5. Harper&Bright PP038658EAA (Best for Sleeping)

  • Wide 160º reclining angle
  • Soft microfiber fabric upholstery
  • TUV-certified actuator
Coaster Home Furnishings CO-600398

6. Coaster Home Furnishings CO-600398 (Best Wall Hugger)

  • Requires only 3.15 inches from back-to-wall
  • High 350-lb weight capacity
  • Two side pockets
U-MAX Power Lift Chair

7. U-MAX Power Lift Chair (Best Organized)

  • 2 cup holders & 4 storage bags
  • Heating massage function
  • 2 separate remote controls
Mcombo 7040

8. Mcombo 7040 (Anti-Back-Tipping)

  • Anti-tipping base extensions
  • Sturdy alloy-steel frame
  • Quiet & durable TUV-certified motor
Giantex HW54391

9. Giantex HW54391 (Odor Free)

  • Breathable, odor-free fabric
  • High-density sponge filling
  • Sturdy steel frame
Homelegance 8545-1LT

10. Homelegance 8545-1LT (Ergonomic)

  • Ergonomic channel-tufted back
  • Side pocket
  • Sturdy alloy steel frame

PRODUCT

1. Esright Power Lift Chair

(Best Overall)

Esright Power Lift Chair
  • Heated vibration massage
  • Built-in USB port
  • Wide 150º reclining angle

2. Signature Design 1090112

(Best Infinitely Adjustable)

Signature Design 1090112
  • Dual motors for independent adjustment
  • High-quality faux leather upholstery
  • High back & thick cushions

3. Signature Design 9760112

(Best Fabric)

Signature Design 9760112
  • AHFA pre-approved chenille polyester upholstery
  • Dual motors for independent adjustment
  • Comes fully assembled

4. Merax PP020705BAA

(Best Budget)

Merax PP020705BAA
  • Affordable
  • High-grade PU leather upholstery
  • Deep polyester-filled armrests & cushions

5. Harper&Bright PP038658EAA

(Best for Sleeping)

Harper&Bright PP038658EAA
  • Wide 160º reclining angle
  • Soft microfiber fabric upholstery
  • TUV-certified actuator

6. Coaster Home Furnishings CO-600398

(Best Wall Hugger)

Coaster Home Furnishings CO-600398
  • Requires only 3.15 inches from back-to-wall
  • High 350-lb weight capacity
  • Two side pockets

7. U-MAX Power Lift Chair

(Best Organized)

U-MAX Power Lift Chair
  • 2 cup holders & 4 storage bags
  • Heating massage function
  • 2 separate remote controls

8. Mcombo 7040

(Anti-Back-Tipping)

Mcombo 7040
  • Anti-tipping base extensions
  • Sturdy alloy-steel frame
  • Quiet & durable TUV-certified motor

9. Giantex HW54391

(Odor Free)

Giantex HW54391
  • Breathable, odor-free fabric
  • High-density sponge filling
  • Sturdy steel frame

10. Homelegance 8545-1LT

(Ergonomic)

Homelegance 8545-1LT
  • Ergonomic channel-tufted back
  • Side pocket
  • Sturdy alloy steel frame

1. Best Overall: Esright Power Lift Chair

Esright Power Lift Chair

Photo: Esright

  • Upholstery Material: Fabric
  • Reclining Angle: 150º
  • Overall Size: 33.3 x 28.3 x 41.3 inches
  • Weight Capacity: 330 lbs.

Starting off the list is Esright’s power lift chair and this is the best overall due to several reasons. For starters, it has a vibration massage feature with 4 areas (8 points) of massage to help relax the body.

These points are on the thigh, lumbar, head, and shin, in which massage can be done in 5 modes (pulse, wave, press, normal, or auto). The seat also heats the lumbar section to keep you warm as you get your massage.

As such, the chair is particularly ideal for injured or elderly people due to its warm soothing massage characteristic.

That said, the unit also has a built-in USB port for charging your device, two side pockets for holding your device plus other stuff, and two cup holders. These are very convenient features that ensure you have everything within close reach.

More features include lining springs with overstuffed cushions for comfortable sitting, soft-touch treated fabric upholstery, and a wide 150º reclining angle for comfortable sleeping.

The only problem is that the seat does not have dual motors for independent back and footrest adjustment.

Pros:

  • Heated vibration massage
  • Built-in USB port
  • Wide 150º reclining angle
  • Two cup holders
  • Lining springs with overstuffed cushions

Cons:

  • Back and footrest cannot be adjusted independently

2. Best Infinitely Adjustable: Signature Design 1090112

Signature Design 1090112

Photo: Signature Design

  • Position Type: Infinite
  • Upholstery Material: Faux Leather
  • Overall Size: 35 x 40.5 x 42.5 inches

Signature Design’s 1090112 is equipped with dual motors that give you independent control over the back and footrest adjustment. This allows you to fully customize your sitting position for comfortable use.

The seat is also fitted with faux leather upholstery, which looks as good as real leather, but is warm, cozy and feels good to the skin. Combined with its thick cushions, this ensures you get maximum comfort either when reclined or sitting upright.

A single pocket is built-in on the right side and this houses a wired remote control for adjusting the reclining angle plus the footrest. The pocket is also big enough to accommodate other items like bottles and magazines.

You also get a generous 35-inch wide x 40.5-inch sitting area and a supportive 20-inch seat height. Other features include a well-cushioned headrest, a neutral black color that blends in with most interior décor, and an easy-to-assemble tool-free design.

On the downside, the seat does not offer massage and is very expensive.

Pros:

  • Dual motors for independent back and footrest adjustment
  • High-quality faux leather upholstery
  • High back and thick cushions
  • Built-in pocket with remote control adjustment
  • Easy tool-free assembly

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Does not offer massage

3. Best Fabric: Signature Design 9760112

Signature Design 9760112

Photo: Signature Design

  • Position Type: Infinite
  • Upholstery Material: Chenille
  • Overall Size: 37.75 x 36 x 43.50 inches

If you prefer a power lift recliner with fabric upholstery, we highly recommend Signature Design’s 9760112.

This is because the chair is durably built using soft and cozy chenille polyester upholstery. This fabric is pre-approved using AHFA standards for wearability and durability.

The unit’s metal frame is also rigorously tested to simulate home and transportation environments for maximum durability. This is topped off by blocked, glued, and stapled corners.

Aside from that, the seat is fitted with dual motors for independent back and footrest adjustment. This enables you to customize your sitting position to the most comfortable position.

Another benefit you get is that the seat comes fully assembled so that you enjoy it straight after unpacking. However, it is quite expensive and does not have cup holders.  

Pros:

  • AHFA pre-approved chenille polyester upholstery
  • Dual motors for independent back and footrest adjustment
  • Rigorously tested metal frame
  • Comes fully assembled

Cons:

  • Quite expensive
  • No cup holders

4. Best Budget: Merax PP020705BAA

Merax PP020705BAA

Photo: Merax

  • Upholstery Material: PU Leather
  • Overall Size: 33.8 x 39 x 40.75 inches
  • Weight Capacity: 330 lbs.

Merax’s PP020705BAA is an affordable power lift recliner ideal for those on a tight budget. Despite this, it is upholstered in high-grade PU leather that looks good and feels very premium.

The seat also has deep polyester-filled armrests and cushions for soft, comfortable use. It also has infinite lift positions that keep the chair from locking into pre-determined spots. This gives you a smooth adjustment so that you can stop at any preferred position.

You also get a heavy-duty steel frame and an integrated side pocket for storing snacks, magazines, etc. 

On the downside, the unit only has a single adjusting motor, which means the back and footrest are adjusted simultaneously. Also, it lacks cup holders for keeping your drinks within close reach.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • High-grade PU leather upholstery
  • Deep polyester-filled armrests and cushions
  • Infinite lift positions
  • Integrated side pocket

Cons:

  • No cup holders
  • Back and footrest cannot be adjusted independently

5. Best for Sleeping: Harper&Bright PP038658EAA

Harper&Bright PP038658EAA

Photo: Harper&Bright

  • Upholstery Material: Microfiber Fabric
  • Reclining Angle: 160º
  • Overall Size: 33 x 37.7 x 39.7 inches
  • Weight Capacity: 330 lbs.

With a 160º reclining angle, Harper&Bright’s PP038658EAA offers the best sleeping position because it almost lies flat. This allows you to fully stretch and relax as you nap, watch TV, or read your favorite book.

Additionally, the chair is upholstered using soft and comfy microfiber fabric for maximum comfort. This is further boosted by a high-density sponge filling plus an overstuffed backrest and armrest, which gives you maximum comfort.

That aside, the power lift’s actuator is TUV certified, which means it operates quietly and has a longer lifespan. More features are heavy-duty solid steel construction, a side pocket for magazines, remotes, phones, etc., and a high brightness double-color fabric that is easy to clean.

However, the recliner does not have cup holders and USB charging ports.

Pros:

  • Wide 160º reclining angle
  • Soft microfiber fabric upholstery
  • TUV-certified actuator
  • Heavy-duty solid steel construction
  • Side pocket

Cons:

  • No cup holders
  • Lacks USB charging ports

Coaster Home Furnishings CO-600398

Photo: Coaster Home Furnishings

  • Upholstery Material: Polyester  
  • Reclining Angle: 130º
  • Overall Size: 39 x 37 x 41 inches
  • Weight Capacity: 350 lbs.

Coaster’s CO-600398 is the ideal power lift recliner to buy if you have limited space in your sitting room. This is because it has a wall-hugging design that requires only 3.15 inches from the back to the wall to recline. That said, it reclines from 39-63 inches in length and up to 130º.

Another benefit you get with this chair is that it has a 350-lb weight capacity, which makes it ideal for heavy persons.

Controls are done using a wired remote control and this can retract or extend the seat as required. Two side pockets are built-in for storing the remote and other items such as phones, magazines, bottles, etc.

Other features include soft 100% chenille polyester upholstery and a neutral charcoal color that blends in easily with most interior décor. However, you don’t get cup holders and massage functions with this unit.

Pros:

  • Requires only 3.15 inches from the back to the wall
  • High 350-lb weight capacity
  • Two side pockets
  • Soft 100% chenille polyester upholstery
  • Neutral charcoal color

Cons:

  • No cup holders
  • No massage functions

7. Best Organized: U-MAX Power Lift Chair

U-MAX Power Lift Chair

Photo: U-MAX

  • Upholstery Material: PU Leather  
  • Reclining Angle: 130º
  • Overall Size: 33.4 x 35.4 x 44 inches
  • Weight Capacity: 330 lbs.

U-MAX’s power lift chair is the most organized recliner seat in this review because it is equipped with 2 cup holders and 4 storage bags. These ensure you get to keep all your devices, magazines, bottles, etc. within close reach.

Aside from that, the unit features a massage function with 4 vibrating areas around the leg, thigh, lumbar, and back. This massage is done in 5 modes (pulse, press, auto, normal, wave) and the lumbar section is heated during this session to help promote blood circulation.

You also get a thickly padded headrest, extra thick sponges on the back, head and armrest, plus soft PU leather upholstery for maximum comfort. More features include 2 separate remote controls, in which one is for lifting and the other for reclining.

On the downside, the chair does not have USB charging ports and it requires a long 17-20-inch wall clearance.

Pros:

  • 2 cup holders and 4 storage bags
  • Heating massage function
  • Comfortable thick padded sections
  • 2 separate remote controls

Cons:

  • No USB charging ports
  • Not ideal for tight spaces

8. Anti-Back-Tipping: Mcombo 7040

Mcombo 7040

Photo: Mcombo

  • Position Type: 3-Position  
  • Upholstery Material: Faux Leather  
  • Reclining Angle: 140º
  • Overall Size: 34.6 x 36.7 x 41 inches
  • Weight Capacity: 320 lbs.

Safety is incorporated into this chair’s design in the form of extensions at the back section of the base to prevent tipping. This guarantees that you won’t fall over as you recline.

That said, the seat has a sturdy alloy steel construction that holds up to 320 lbs. at a reclining angle of up to 140º. A TUV-certified motor does the back/footrest adjustment, and this is guaranteed to have a long lifespan while running very quietly.

Convenience is also built into the recliner’s design because it has two cup holders, USB charging ports, and side pockets for storing your items within close reach.

More features include a padded headrest, overstuffed armrests, and easy-to-clean faux leather upholstery. You also get a heated massage function, with the lumbar heating and massage being controlled independently. Both can be timed to shut off in 10, 20, or 30 minutes.

The only problem is that the seat doesn’t have dual motors for independent back and footrest adjustment.

Pros:

  • Anti-tipping base extensions
  • Sturdy alloy-steel frame
  • Quiet and durable TUV-certified motor
  • Two cup holders
  • Heated massage function

Cons:

  • No dual motors for independent back and footrest adjustment

9. Odor-Free: Giantex HW54391

Giantex HW54391

Photo: Giantex

  • Upholstery Material: Fabric 
  • Overall Size: 31 x 36 x 40.5 inches
  • Weight Capacity: 330 lbs.

Giantex’s HW54391 is covered upholstered in a soft high-quality fabric that is odor-free for hygiene maintenance. This is because the material is highly breathable, which ensures that any smell is flushed out and keeps you from sweating as you relax on it.

A high-density sponge is filled inside this fabric and this ensures you rest comfortably. The seat also reclines and lifts quietly, in which the lifting can be done to any position that feels comfortable.

Other features include a sturdy steel frame with 330-lb weight capacity, a side pocket, and a simple 2-button remote control for making the adjustments. However, the seat does not have a massage function and cup holders.

Pros:

  • Breathable, odor-free fabric
  • High-density sponge filling
  • Sturdy steel frame
  • Simple 2-button remote control
  • Side pocket

Cons:

  • Lacks a massage function
  • No cup holders

10. Ergonomic: Homelegance 8545-1LT

Homelegance 8545-1LT

Photo: Homelegance

  • Upholstery Material: Faux Leather 
  • Overall Size: 31 x 36.5 x 42 inches
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.

Rounding up the list is Homelegance’s 8545-1LT and this is characterized by an ergonomic design that conforms to your body shape for maximum comfort. This is made possible by a channel-tufted back and well-padded arms that are very supportive.

The chair features a side pocket for housing the remote control but this can also be used to keep magazines, bottles, and the like.

You get a sturdy alloy steel frame, a premium high-quality faux leather upholstery, a beautiful rustic design, and a dark brown color that easily blends in with most interior décor. However, the unit has a relatively low 300-lb weight capacity and it lacks a massage function.

Pros:

  • Ergonomic channel-tufted back
  • Side pocket
  • Sturdy alloy steel frame
  • High-quality faux leather upholstery

Cons:

  • Relatively low weight capacity
  • Lacks a massage function

How to Buy the Best Power Lift Recliners 

How to Buy the Best Power Lift Recliners

Photo: Homelegance

1. Position Type

The first thing to consider before buying a power lift recliner is its position type. There are three main position types, which are 2, 3, and infinite.

2-position chairs can only recline up to about 45º from the upright position, which is ideal for reading or watching TV.

On the other hand, 3-position units fully recline but cannot reach a flat level. They create a slight V where the back and seat meet. This makes the type ideal for watching TV, napping, reading, etc.

Lastly, unlike the two types above, infinite chairs are powered by 2 motors. This allows you to adjust the back and footrest independently to achieve any sleeping/sitting position, hence the infinite name.

Though expensive, infinite recliners the best type of them all and the perfect example is Signature Design’s 1090112.

2. Upholstery Materials

Two main materials are used to build recliner seats: leather (faux, PU, genuine) and fabric. Leather seats are easy to clean via wiping and they have a premium look. However, the material can cause sweating because it is not breathable.

On the other hand, fabric minimizes sweating because it is breathable. It is also very soft to the skin. The only problem is that cleaning such seats can be very difficult.

That said, selection should be based on personal preference but whichever you choose, pick a material color that matches your interior décor.  

3. Reclining Angle

This is the maximum angle that the back can form with the seat when the chair is fully extended. Wider angles are better because they give you multiple resting options that lead to a flatter surface, which is the best for napping, watching TV, etc.

As such, Harper&Bright’s PP038658EAA stands out from the rest because it has a wide 160º reclining angle, which makes it ideal for sleeping on.

4. Heat and Vibration

This is a very important feature to have for injured people and the elderly. Vibration massages help to soothe body muscles and when combined with heating, you get better blood circulation.

With massage though, you need to check the number of vibration points and massage modes. The more they are, the better and if you want this feature, be sure to check out Esright’s power lift chair.

5. Comfort

Comfort is primarily determined by the cushioning material, its thickness, and ergonomics. Thick, high-density sponges are best and they should create an ergonomic design that conforms to your body.

6. Ease of Use

There are several ways of looking at this factor. First is the ease of assembly, in which units like Signature Design’s 9760112 come fully assembled. This makes the product very easy to use.

The other way is by looking at the built-in convenience features like cup holders, side pockets, and USB ports. That said, you should look for as many convenience features as possible for easy use.

7. Size and Weight

Lastly, you should check the product’s size for fitting purposes. Big chairs with a long and wide resting surface are more comfortable to sleep on. However, these occupy a lot of surface in your interior, especially if their wall clearance when fully reclined is very long.

As for weight, power lift recliner chairs are rated based on the weight they can hold. Measured in pounds, high weight capacity is better because heavy people can use the unit.

Conclusion

In conclusion, we highly recommend Esright’s power lift chair as the overall best one because it has a heated massage function and a wide 150º angle. It also has multiple convenient features such as a USB charging port and cup holders.

However, if you prefer an infinitely adjustable seat, you should buy Signature Design’s 1090112. It has dual motors for independent back and footrest adjustment plus a premium faux leather accessory.

For those who prefer fabric seats, Signature Design’s 9760112 has AHFA pre-approved chenille polyester upholstery that is very durable.

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