Best made leather recliners
Reviews of the Best Leather Recliner Chairs 2021. Reviewed Aug 2021
Leather upholstered recliner chairs are probably the most popular chairs purchased. Many advances in the operation of these units plus very reliable electronics, like motors and switches have made this category a must buy. With the advent of imports from China there is basically not a bottom to prices, especially when paired with an inferior product like bonded leather. Look to a domestic brand for more options and better quality. Features like Batteries, so you can put away the power cords, massage units, Articulating head rests, USB connections to plug in your favorite tablet or phone can make things more enjoyable. Manual recline an option on lower priced models where as the higher end ones will have Power as a standard feature, and be recommended due to the effort it takes to open and close the unit. The elderly, small, or shorter people and children have more difficulty closing these, so a Power option is highly recommended. This guide will cover everything you need to know to make an informed decision and purchase of a leather power recliner chair. We'll cover price options and varying technologies, as well highlight different brands and benefits. Price ranges from under $1100 to more than $3000.00. Good, Better, Best.
Best Quality Leather Recliner Chairs $1100- $1400.
If your budget for a leather recliner is under $1000. Then you will be limited to something covered in leather/leather match generally. In other words, the recliner will not be upholstered in 100% leather, and will have a vinyl or manmade component on some of the non touch surface parts, which does not wear as well as the real leather. Many in this price range can be covered in Bonded leather or Leather gel which is not recommended by Leather Shoppes for durability reasons and because (it is not leather) it is a plastic and will peel. You can find an imported (China) recliner in this price category, but would be usually limited to one or two colors.
(GOOD)-The Palliser Denali ( Made in North America) The Palliser Denali Model 43003 is a versatile recliner chair. Nicely styled in scale and comes in a number of base options. Wall hugger, Rocker, Swivel Rocker, Power Wall hugger, Power Rocker Recliner, Power Lift Chair, or Layflat Power. This Recliner series is available in a number of colors of leather all over able to fit into nearly any living space.Choose from 85 colors of leather to achieve the right look.
(GOOD)-Barcalounger Ashebrooke (China import) 7-3056 Recliner. Smaller scale push thru the arms 3 way recliner with footrest extension, flared rolled arms, nail head trim on the shaped lower side rails and ottoman. Attached back cushion. Welted loose box seat cushion with pocketed coil springs and a down blend feather topper.Hardwood Plywood, Mortise and tenon frames with glued joints and corner blocking. Superior individual pocketed coil springs in seat cushion, encased in foam padding with down blend topper and wrapped in Dacron.High resilience seat foam for superior durability and comfort. Medium seat density.
(GOOD)-Palliser Yellowstone recliner ( Made in North America) Model Yellowstone II 42211, is part of the My Comfort recliner collection. These recliners are perfectly engineered for style and comfort. Sit down and feel the ultimate in supportive comfort and design. These chairs hit all the right spots and women love them because of their size and proportion. Finally a recliner that does not overpower a room. Small scale, but big on function. Chairs are available in 2 different widths inside, 19" and 21", so you can find the size that fits you best. Four different mechanisms, Rocker Recliner,Power Wall-hugger,Swivel Glider Recliner, or Power Swivel Glider Recliner. Power or manual operation is available. Have a need for power but need to float the chair in the room, then a cordless battery pack is available to perform that function discreetly away. Touch control power is hidden on inside seat so a gentle touch is all that is required to operate.
(GOOD)Hooker (Import) Stark Recliner Model RC-234PB. The recliner features exposed wood legs. This beautiful recliner has a bustleback pillow creating great comfort and support. A gentle push on the arms allows you to recline into your favorite Tv or reading position. Has a hand antiqued leather.
All of the above are a good entry level models for a budget buyer.
Best Quality Leather Recliner Chairs from $1300-$2000.
By stepping up to about $1500 and more you can get many more options, including power touch standard, more leather color options, and choose from 100% leather instead of leather/match or other man made materials. Also something made in North American or better USA at these prices, not Mississippi where most of the lower end price chairs that are Domestic are made.
(BETTER)-Model Kerley RC260PB,(Vietnam) . This 100% leather recliner is a push back recliner, finished in a top grain Sarzana Fortress leather with split leather sides. Wood exposed feet and nailhead trim. This chair features a quality Leggett and Platt mechanism and better framing and suspension. Popular seller.
(BETTER)-ESME power head and seat recliner. (Vietnam) This chair is very well made, Leggett Platt mechanisms, good framing and Power seat and back features. Limited to one or two colors of brown but a great value for this price range.
(BETTER)-One can experience (North America) the amazing zero gravity position at the touch of a button and discover convenient comfort right at home. The ZG5 power recliner allows ease of movement to an upright or reclined position. Fluidly recline to the health-enhancing zero gravity position for reduced stress on the back and increased circulation. For added support, the lumbar back pillow and head pillow can be adjusted to help you find the perfect position for complete relaxation or sleeping. State-of-the-art comfort features, a slim profile accented with back pulls and a brushed chrome leg deliver understated elegance, while also providing you with a sanctuary to help the stress of the day melt away. Price starts in leather/ leather-match. For approx $250 more, available in 100% leather.
(BETTER)-Low Leg Manual Push back recliner. (Vietnam) This chair is very well made, Leggett Platt mechanisms, good framing and removable seat cushions. Exposed wood feet and hand driven nail trim. Limited to one color of brown aniline plus leather but a great value for this price range.
(BETTER)-Barcalounger ( Import China) The Blair Collection features Blair Big and Tall, Stately winged pub back recliner with power head rest and power recline. Features kneed back rolled arms and pocketed coil pad over chaise seating. Designed for taller individuals with a 45" high back and automatic 3" footrest extension. Wings and arms are accented with nail head trim. Power controller has USB port, auto close and memory preset button. Available in Shoreham Blue leather.
(BEST)-The Hobson 5005 (USA-Domestic) - 3-Way Reclining Lounger includes a standard #9 nailhead trim in natural finish as well as Mahogany wood finish. At this price available in one or two colors in stock special. Top grain/Split grain. It features a semi-attached seat back and a high resilient foam seat. Smaller scale. Manual push back recliner. Great value for a high end built USA made chair.
(BEST)-Maxwell 4115 (USA-Domestic) -This includes a standard #9 nailhead trim in French natural finish and Mahogany wood finish. Other wood and decorative nailhead finishes are available at no upcharge. It features a semi-attached seat back and a high resilient foam seat. Power Button recline (with or without Battery Pack) is available at an upcharge. Manual push back recliner. Great value for a high end built USA made chair. On special in 3 colors at this price. Power available. "No See Cord" Battery packs are available. All cushions are zippered and accessible. Choice of cushion options, nail trim or not, wood finishes, and leathers.
Bottom line if you can spend about $1800-$2000 you can get better leathers, power and other preferable options in this range, including North American made furniture with some customization or some high end USA made recliners in limited colors but more customization.
Best Quality Leather Recliner Chairs over $2000 -(These can be bought on sale or have reduced offline pricing if not on sale, especially if purchasing two or more. Please call 800.388.8127 for more info.)
The best built recliners are in this range . By stepping up to $2000 and more you can get many more options, similar power features as the previous range but better leathers, stitching, cushions,and framing, including power touch standard, 100% top grain and full top grain leathers in 100's of colors, USB , Re-chargeable battery, Head and seat recline, Choose type of cushioning Firm, Medium ,Soft, including Spring down seating, heavy wood framing, upgraded suspension, zippered and removable cushions, Choice of wood finishes on feet, nail trim options and wholly made in USA. Look for additional discounts and promotions that will truly make these the best choice you can find.
(BEST)-York 2057 (USA-Domestic) -The York 3-Way Lounger is offered in hundreds of cover options and features a Standard Mahogany wood finish although other wood finishes are available at no upcharge. Padded Chaise seating. It features a semi-attached back and a high resilient foam seat. Power Button recline (with or without Battery Pack) is available at an upcharge. It features a premier down seat. Power Button recline (with or without Battery Pack) is available at an upcharge. Manual push back recliner. Great value for a high end built USA made chair. On special in limited colors at this price. "No See Cord" Battery packs are available. All cushions are zippered and accessible. Choice of cushion options, nail trim or not, wood finishes, and leathers.
(BEST)-Churchill Tufted (USA-Domestic) Recliner , Great traditional look, hand button tufted back detail. A slight push on the arms and the chair will recline. Accented with hand driven nail trim . Removable seat cushions , back is hand tufted and buttoned individually. Power recliner is an option for about $200. "No See Cord" Battery packs are available. All cushions are zippered and accessible. Choice of cushion options, nail trim or not, wood finishes, and leathers.
(BEST)-Henley 7076 (USA-Domestic) - The Henley Wall-Hugger Recliner is offered in hundreds of leather options and includes a standard nailhead trim #9 in natural finish. Other decorative nailhead finishes available. It features a semi-attached seat back and a high resilient foam seat. Power recline or Swivel Glider power is available for an upcharge."No See Cord" Battery packs are available. All cushions are zippered and accessible.Choice of cushion options, nail trim or not, wood finishes, and leathers.
(BEST)-Thomas 3156 (USA-Domestic) - The 3156 Thomas 3-Way Lounger w/Articulating head rest and comes standard with a Spring Down seat and Bustle Back with your choice of leather & finish. "No See Cord" Battery packs are available. All cushions are zippered and accessible. Choice of cushion options, nail trim or not, wood finishes, and leathers.
(BEST)-Sundance (USA-Domestic) Stunning is just one word that describes this collection. Notice the button tufted arm detail with gentle curved framing. Nail head trim flows throughout this piece. Seats and back pillows are removable and velcroed together to keep from slipping around. Numerous matching pieces are available. Kiln dried Appalachian hardwood, Drop in coil spring suspension, Double doweled frames, Corner block joinery. Spring-Down Cushions standard. Choice of cushion options, nail trim or not, wood finishes, and leathers.
(BEST)-Lacross (USA-Domestic) - The Lacross is a stylish recliner and is available as a push back or power recliner. Available in any leather and color. "No See Cord" Battery packs are available.Kiln dried Appalachian hardwood, Drop in coil spring suspension, Double doweled frames, Corner block joinery. Spring-Down Cushions standard. Choice of cushion options, nail trim or not, wood finishes, and leathers.
Bottom line if you can spend over $2000 and more, you can get better leathers, heavy framing, cushioning, stitching and wholly made in the USA, so this will last as long as you would want with reasonable care. Removable cushions that are zippered, Choice of cushions, leathers, nails, power or not, wood finishes etc. In this price range look for made in North Carolina for better USA product.