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La-Z-Boy Astor Recliner - Review

January 14, 2020

Indulge in pure relaxation and comfort with recliners, the beloved furniture choice for ultimate unwinding. With their adjustable backrests and extendable footrests, recliners provide the perfect oasis for sinking into blissful seating positions that cater to your every comfort need.


Whether it's lounging with a good book, catching up on your favourite shows, or simply melting away the day's stress, recliners are the cozy companions you need for a truly satisfying relaxation experience.


While there isn't one size fits for a recliner, if you're looking for one that has deeper seats and a high back, then you've come to the right place! 


Michelle Larin, a design consultant at La-Z-Boy, explains that the Astor recliner is a great addition to anyone with larger stature since it is classified as one of our bigger chairs. 


So,  what makes the Astor stand out from the rest? Continue reading this article to learn more!

Unique Features


The tall pillow back of the Astor features three separate cushions that can adjust to your body’s contours.  Moreover, the chaise seat and padded flared arms provide the ultimate comfort.


From seated to reclined, the structure and design of the Astor ensures comfort in all positions. Further, the mechanism within the chair allowed you to ease in and out of the reclined position in a smooth and graceful motion. 


The Astor recliner is available in 3 options...

Wall Recliner


The Astor Wall Recliner is a basic non-power option. Simply pull back the handle placed conveniently on the side of the chair to comfortably lay back into the reclining position. Best of all, this wall recliner style can be placed mere inches away from the wall. 

Rocking Recliner


 The Astor Rocking Recliner is unique because this option offers dual functionality. Not only does this version of the Astor allow you to recline, but it also acts as a relaxing rocker in the seated position. 

Platinum Power Lift Recliner


At the touch of a button, the lift chair lets you relax and fully recline  — all the way back to the zero-gravity positionExclusively engineered to provide the smoothest, most secure motion, it then assists you from sitting to a standing position. 


To learn more about the Astor Power Lift Recliner, read this article. 


Size & Dimensions


Michelle succinctly describes the Astor recliner as a “big boy”!  


As our tallest recliner ever, the Astor features a deep, wide seat and comes standard with our tall base. 


This recliner is ideal and grouped for extra tall individuals at 6’3” and up. Michelle explains that with its very high back and size of chaise seat, it is a go-to recliner for anyone with long legs.  Their feet will be well supported and not hang over the edge, promoting excellent circulation.   


While your height can be a considerable factor, it is important to note that height guidelines are NOT set in stone. The way you sit in a furniture item can drastically affect how someone might find a seat comfortable.


We recommend always coming in for a sit test to see if the Colby is comfortable for your body type. To learn more, take a look at How to Find a Recliner That is The Best Fit For You.


Astor Recliner Dimensions (Inches) 


Rocking/Wall Recliner Weight: 80/87 lbs

Body Depth: 41 in.

Body Height: 44.5 in.

Body Width: 37.5 in.

Seat Depth: 21 in.

Seat Height: 21 in.

Seat Width: 21 in.


Options & Upgrades


At La-Z-Boy, everything is customizable, including the Astor Recliner. You can make customizations to the fabric, handle, base and cushion to make the chair uniquely yours. 

Fabric & Leather Options


With over 800 fabrics and leathers to choose from, customers have a wide variety of colours, textures, and patterns to suit every taste and style.


The Astor Recliner is offered in 13 select fabrics and 2 select leathers that are chosen to complement the product's unique look and particular frame. within the select fabrics, there are also 3 select faux leathers to choose from, if you're trying to save money on leather furniture.


If you want more colour choices, there are Custom Leather or Custom Leather Plus options. However, these do come at an additional cost. To learn more about La-Z-Boy’s Leather Selectioncheck out this article.


Leather options, even select leather, will always increase the overall cost. Ultimately, choosing fabric or leather is up to you if you’re willing to spend more on leather products.


*Please note that this article's leather or fabric options may be discontinued or unavailable without prior notice. We recommend contacting your local Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store by phone or in-person to confirm availability. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by any changes to our upholstery selection.


In addition to the cover options mentioned above, the Astor is offered in specialty fabrics that offer unique features and benefits…

Stain Resistant Covers


Innovative iClean technology surrounds each fabric fiber, creating a barrier that repels spills before they turn into stains.


Pet Friendly

Tested and formulated to withstand the scratches and wear that a pet can cause, to ensure a durable and easily washable fabric. 


Antimicrobial Covers


Antimicrobial properties surround each fiber to protect against mold, mildew, and odor-causing bacteria. 




Superior stain and fade resistance properties make these fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable.


Eco Friendly


Conserve Sustainable Fabrics are soft, durable, and made from recycled water bottles.


Energy Restoration

Restore by Nanobionic® features a mineral-based fabric coating that transforms natural body heat into energy using infrared technology.



Cushion Upgrade


At an additional cost, Astor cushions can also be upgraded to include firmer cushioning, meaning over time, your furniture will remember your unique figure and enhance the comfort of your furniture.


This could be a great option for people with mobility issues, allowing you to get in and out of your furniture more comfortably.


For more information view our Motion Furniture Collection catalogue and our in-depth Review of La-Z-Boy’s Chair and Sofa Seat Cushions.

Optional Swivel Base


If you're interested, the Astor rocking recliner is available with a swivel base for an extra cost. La-Z-Boy's swivel bases provide a 360-degree rotation, allowing you to easily turn and face any direction.


You can also upgrade your swivel base into a power swivel recliner, which can recline at the touch of a button. The power swivel base, however, only rotates 165 degrees to prevent the power cord from getting tangled within the furniture frame.


Wood Finish


Astor's wood leg finish can also be customized. Any recliner item comes in one of three finish options:


  • Brown Mahogany (Base Price)
  • Coffee (Additional Cost)

Power Upgrade with Adjustable Headrest


You can upgrade all Astor recliners to power. 


Unlike manual furniture that uses a handle or latch, power recliners come with a control panel or a wireless remote for easy reclining at the touch of a button. You can also adjust the headrest support with this convenient feature.


The adjustable headrest allows you to move the head of the recliner from 0-55 degrees, giving you more range of motion with your reclining positions.

What’s more, the recliners have USB ports next to the control panels to charge your electronic devices and two memory settings that allow you to save any of your favourite relaxing positions. This way, you can easily recline back to the position you favour quickly and accurately. 


All power upgrades can be cordless, thanks to our rechargeable battery pack. With this, you can place your power recliners anywhere without worrying about plugging them into an electrical outlet.

Adjustable Lumbar Support


The Astor can also be upgraded to include adjustable lumbar support for an additional cost when choosing the power option.


Like the headrest feature, you can control the lower lumbar area of your recliner with the wireless remote. In this case, the lumbar support can expand 3 inches out or deflate to perfectly match the unique curvature of your lumbar spine. 


To help you decide of the headrest & lumbar upgrade is right for you, check out the Review of La-Z-Boy Power Recliners with the Headrest & Lumbar Feature.

Handle Options 


To add more style to your La-Z-Boy manual recliner, you have the option to customize the length and material of the convenient reclining handle.


At an extra cost, you can opt to elongate the handle if you find it too short for your comfort. Additionally, you can choose from a variety of materials for the handle, including wooden, brushed nickel, or matte black. The chrome handle can also be elongated, matching the wooden one in size.


What’s more, for all left-handed users, you can change your handle from the standard right side to the left. This also comes at an additional cost.




The Astor recliner falls within the mid-high price range at La-Z-Boy. 


While the cost of the Astor Recliner is considered quite standard at La-Z-Boy, it is important to note that La-Z-Boy furniture is considered more expensive in the market.


This cost is reflected in the quality of materials and craftsmanship of our products. 

With this, the investment tends to be worthwhile if you are looking for long-lasting furniture.


Please note that La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change without notice. Information is current as of May 31, 2023. Contact your local Ottawa or Kingston location by phone or in person for up-to-date pricing.



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The Astor Recliner is covered by a limited lifetime warranty at La-Z-Boy in order to ensure the protection and satisfaction of your investment.  


The Limited Lifetime Warranty covers the repair or replacement of the frame, spring systems, and the mechanism, given that they are quality-crafted and built for long-lasting comfort.


While still quality-crafted, other aspects of the product, such as fabrics, leather, and cushions, are not meant to last a lifetime. These parts are still covered by the La-Z-Boy Manufacturer’s Warranty for a given period of time.


To further protect your purchase, La-Z-Boy offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost.


Customer Reviews


This recliner currently has a 4.7 out of 5 rating in North America. Find out what customers are saying in the following five-star reviews.

Star - Review
Excellent purchase!
This was a Christmas gift to my husband. He was beyond thrilled and delighted with the gift! It is very comfortable, easy to adjust positions, spacious for his size (6 ft, 220lb) and an attractive piece of furniture in our living room. I like it, too!??  Terri B.

Star - Review
This must be what heaven is like! This is not my first power lift but boy you really did a great job getting older and wiser with design and comfort. Dawn F. 

Star - Review
Comfortable Chair Fit for a King
This is a very comfortable chair and fits me very well. I am over 6 feet tall and there is great leg support just sitting without reclining. The seat is slightly taller than a lot of chairs and this makes it very easy to stand up from. I find you sit in this chair as opposed to sitting on this chair. We are seriously considering purchasing a second one. Dick/Linda W.

Star - Review
My rest place
The chair is what I have been looking for 65 years.  It helps me with the damaged back, in that I can relax and get rid of plaging pains.  Arnold Margerie

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Is the Astor Recliner Right For You?
If you're in search of a recliner that caters to larger users and prioritizes ample space for ultimate comfort, the Astor Rocking Recliner could be the perfect fit for you. 
With its wider dimensions, it may require more space in your home compared to other recliners in our selection.
While the Astor recliner falls within the mid-high price range, Lazy Boy offers furniture financing options to make your purchase more manageable if budget is a concern. Rest assured that investing in the Astor means investing in both quality and comfort.
This convenient feature allows you to maximize your living area without compromising on relaxation. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide whether this recliner is best suited for you! 

What's Next?


If the Astor Recliner is what you're looking for why not try it out for yourself? 


Visit any of our La-Z-Boy Ottawa and Kingston locations for a sit test to determine if it is the right fit for you. 

You may also consider taking advantage of our complimentary  interior design services . Our talented  designers can help you make fabric selections and customizations, seamlessly coordinating your Astor with your home decor. 

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