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Review of the La-Z-Boy Jay Furniture Family: Recliner, Loveseat, & Sofa

November 19, 2021

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If you are looking for a recliner or reclining sofa with exceptional neck and head support, the Jay might be the perfect addition to your home.

The Jay furniture family offers reclining comfort and casual style in a variety of shapes and sizes. The Jay is available as a recliner, reclining loveseat, and reclining sofa, perfect for individual or shared comfort.

Magaly del Castillo, the interior designer at La-Z-Boy Cyrville, says the Jay furniture features clean lines while the flange trim softens the look, appearing more casual. Magaly says the Jay is known for its distinctive horizontal seam across the back. 

When it comes to comfort, Magaly emphasizes the tall back and exceptional neck and head support offered in the Jay. 

The Jay furniture family is a great choice for many, but is it the right choice for you?

Read on for an in-depth review of the Jay furniture family, including the recliner, loveseat, and sofa.

In this Article...

  1. Jay Furniture Family (Available Frame Options)
  2. Unique Features
  3. Sizes & Dimensions
  4. Options & Upgrades
  5. Cost
  6. Warranty
  7. Customer Reviews
  8. Is the Jay Furniture Family Right for You?


Jay Furniture Family (Available Frames)

The Jay furniture family offers reclining comfort in a variety of shapes and sizes, ideal for both individual and shared enjoyment.

At La-Z-Boy, we offer a Jay Recliner, a Jay Reclining Loveseat, and a Jay Reclining Sofa.

Jay Recliner

S54b_JAY_010-706_C181262Depending on your preferences, the Jay is offered as a Rocking Recliner or a Wall Recliner

When you’re not reclining, the Jay Rocking Recliner acts as a relaxing rocker with a smooth, graceful motion. 

The Jay Wall Recliner can be placed mere inches from the wall.

Both the rocking and wall recliners are available in either manual or power. In power, the Jay Recliner offers an adjustable headrest upgrade. Learn more about the power and headrest functionality in the options & upgrades section of this article.

Jay Reclining Loveseat

The Jay Loveseat is a great choice for couples who want to snuggle up to one another even while reclining. 

Similar to the recliner, the Jay Loveseat is offered in both manual and power options. Further, the Jay Loveseat is offered with a console, and in power, you can upgrade to include an adjustable headrest.


Jay Reclining Sofa

The Jay Reclining Sofa serves comfort for all! With three spacious cushions, the Jay Sofa is available in manual and power. Like the Jay Recliner and loveseat, in power, the Jay Reclining Sofa can be upgraded to feature an adjustable headrest.



Unique Features

As previously mentioned, the Jay furniture family offers reclining comfort and casual style, a part of the Family Favourites furniture style at La-Z-Boy

The Jay features slightly flared arms, a distinctive horizontal seam across the back, and detailed flange trim. 

Magaly says the Jay furniture has crisp lines giving it a clean and linear silhouette. 

The Jay furniture offers exceptional comfort with high-grade foam cushions that are constructed to maintain their comfort and appearance over time. Further, the Jay is filled with double-picked blown fiberfill for improved cushion and shape retention. 

More specifically, Magaly draws attention to Jay’s padded arm offering a comfortable place to lay your head. She says, “it is just as good as a pillow!”

For more detailed information on cushions, take a look at the Review of La-Z-Boy’s Chair and Sofa Seat Cushions

The Jay products also have the ability to recline and raise your feet independently, providing a continuous zone of comfort. In fact, the Jay Loveseat and Sofa have a double locking footrest for added safety and support. The Jay Recliner features both a 3-position locking legrest.

The Jay Recliner reclines back with the pull of a handle. The manual Jay Loveseat and Sofa have an easy-to-reach hidden trigger activator to release the footrest. The reclining feature of the Loveseat and Sofa is activated by pushing back into your desired reclining position. 

Finally, the Jay can take on a variety of looks as it is customizable in a range of premium-grade fabrics and leathers that are tested to resist wear and fading. According to Magaly, “the Jay looks exceptionally beautiful in leather”. 

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Sizes & Dimensions

Whether you intend on purchasing the recliner, loveseat, or sofa, it is important that the size of your Jay product is the right fit for you and your space!

When it comes to size, Magaly says the Jay furniture is slightly larger than most frames offered at La-Z-Boy. With this, it is crucial to measure your room in order to ensure that you have enough space for it to fit comfortably.  

Moreover, it is important to not only consider how the Jay products will fit into your space but also how they will support your unique body type. Generally speaking, the Jay furniture is best suited for individuals of an average to tall height, between 5’10” and 6’2”.

Magaly notes that the Jay has a significantly tall back. The height of the back offers exceptional back and neck support for average to taller individuals. 

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. 

For more information about selecting the correct fit, take a look at our articles on Recliner Fit and Sofa Fit

Jay Recliner Dimensions (inches)

Recliner Weight: 79 lbs

Body Depth: 38 in.

Body Height: 42.5 in.

Body Width: 39 in.

Seat Depth: 20 in.

Seat Height: 20.5 in.

Seat Width: 21 in.


Jay Loveseat Dimensions (inches)

Loveseat Weight: 147 lbs

Body Depth: 39 in.

Body Height: 43 in.

Body Width: 63.5 in. (78.5 in. w/ Console)

Seat Depth: 23 in.

Seat Height: 20.5 in.

Seat Width: 44 in. (59 in. w/ Console)


Jay Sofa Dimensions (inches)

Sofa Weight: 192 lbs

Body Depth: 39 in.

Body Height: 43 in.

Body Width: 86.6 in.

Seat Depth: 23 in.

Seat Height: 20.5 in.

Seat Width: 67 in.



Options & Upgrades

Everything at La-Z-Boy is customizable, including the Jay furniture family. 

Whether you are purchasing the Jay Recliner, Loveseat, or Sofa, you have the ability to make it uniquely yours with a variety of options and upgrades. 

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Fabric Options

La-Z-Boy has over 800 fabrics and leathers to choose from, making the experience of personalizing your furniture seemingly endless. 

First and foremost, the upholstery cover that you choose for your Jay product greatly impacts its overall look and feel.

The Jay furniture has 6select fabrics that are chosen to complement the product's unique look and particular frame. The Jay has a very wide selection of fabric options compared to similar La-Z-Boy frames of this kind.

*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.

Further, the select fabrics and leathers offer the best value at starting prices.

In addition to the cover options mentioned above, the Jay family 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, Jay family 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.

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.

Swivel Base Options

If you're interested, the Jay 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.

To learn more about our Swivel Chair options, check out our list of Swivel Accent Chairs.

Console Option (Loveseat)

As previously mentioned, the Jay Reclining Loveseat is offered with an optional middle console. Between the seats, a handy center console provides extra armrest space, hidden storage, and two cup holders.

It is important to note that the console adds to the overall size, specifically the length, of the Jay Loveseat.


Power Upgrade with Adjustable Headrest

You can upgrade the Jay family 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 Jay family 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.



Most products in the Jay furniture family fall within the mid-price range at La-Z-Boy.

It is important to note that while the recliner and loveseat fall within the mid-price range at La-Z-Boy, the Jay Sofa falls within the low price range (entry-level) at La-Z-Boy. In fact, it is one of the least expensive reclining sofa options available.

While the cost of the Jay family 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.

Please note that La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change without notice. Information is current as of June 7, 2023. Contact your local Ottawa or Kingston location by phone or in person for up-to-date pricing.


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The Jay is covered by La-Z-Boy’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. This warranty covers the repair or replacement of the frame, spring systems, and mechanism, given that they are quality-crafted and built for long-lasting comfort.

For full details of the Limited Lifetime Warranty, check out this full La-Z-Boy warranty breakdown.

While still quality-crafted, other aspects of the product, such as fabrics, leather, and cushion, are not meant to last a lifetime. However, 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 Ottawa & Kingston offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost. To learn more about the Extended Warranty Plan and if it’s right for you, take a look at this article.


Customer Reviews

The Jay products are enjoyed by many La-Z-Boy clients and are highly acclaimed. 

Take a look at how clients have reviewed the Jay products out of 5 …

Jay Wall Recliner 

Manual: 4.9 Stars

Power: 4.8 Stars

Jay Rocking Recliner 

Manual: 4.7 Stars

Power: 4.8 Stars

Jay Reclining Loveseat

Manual: 4.8 Stars

Power: 4.7 Stars

Jay Reclining Sofa

Manual: 4.8 Stars

Power: 4.8 Stars

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Is the Jay Furniture Family Right for You?

The Jay Recliner, Loveseat, and Sofa are all fantastic products, but are they right for you?

Generally speaking, the Jay furniture is ideal for a client looking for reclining comfort, in a casual, yet tailored style. Given that all the Jay products recline, these products are suitable for someone who enjoys reclining back on a daily basis. 

When it comes to style, Magaly says that the Jay furniture is great for someone looking for something that has the perfect mix of comfort and style. More specifically, Magaly says, “The Jay offers that iconic La-Z-Boy comfort with a clean, European look”. 

In comparison to some of the more plush and bulky reclining furniture offered at La-Z-Boy, the Jay furniture leans more towards the modern side with clean lines, detailed flange, and a tall silhouette. If you are looking for something ultra-plush or ultra-modern, the Jay might not be what you are looking for.

Further, Magaly suggests the casual style, reclining comfort, and optional console makes the Jay furniture ideal for a basement. The Jay is perfect for a partner-approved man cave! If you are looking for something elegant, suited for a formal sitting room, you might opt for a secret recliner, furniture from La-Z-Boy’s duo Collection, or Urban Attitudes Collection

As previously mentioned, the size of the Jay, and more specifically the height of the back, is ideal for someone of average to tall height. If you are tall and require a tall back, but the Jay isn’t quite the style you are looking for, check out the 5 Best La-Z-Boy Recliners for Tall People

Finally, the Jay furniture falls within the mid-price range at La-Z-Boy. In turn, the Jay is a good choice for someone who is prepared to make a significant investment in comfort that will last for years. Alternatively, a client who is looking for temporary furniture on a small budget might find a better alternative. 

With that being said, if someone is interested specifically in the Jay Sofa, this is a very budget-friendly option at La-Z-Boy.


What's Next?

If the Jay Recliner, Loveseat, or Sofa is what you are looking for, why not start shopping today?

Our expert consultants would be thrilled to ensure that the Jay furniture is the right fit and exactly what you are looking for. 

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 Jay furniture with your home decor. 

If the Jay isn’t what you are looking for, even more reason to keep browsing and learn more about what we have to offer at La-Z-Boy. To get started, take a look at some of our best sellers:

Whether you are interested in the Jay or something else entirely, visit us at a local Ottawa or Kingston location to find what you are looking for today. If you prefer to plan in advance, schedule an appointment online.

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