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The 5 Best La-Z-Boy Recliners for Tall People

June 7, 2021

When you think of La-Z-Boy Recliner, you likely think of laid-back comfort! But it isn’t that easy.

 

In order to get the utmost comfort and enjoyment from your recliner, it is crucial that its dimensions fit your body size and shape. 

 

Getting fitted for a recliner is comparable to getting fitted for new shoes. Although you may be going for style, if the shoe doesn’t fit your foot just right, it can lead to blisters, sore feet, and even potential back pain. Just like an uncomfortable shoe, an ill-fitting recliner can lead to unnecessary aches and pains

 

As inventors of the reclining chair in 1927, we at La-Z-Boy have a wide variety of recliners suited for clients of all shapes and sizes. 

 

As a tall person, a man or woman that is 5’10” and up, it is key to choose one of our recliners that is the right match for your uniquely long body type to enjoy your chair with ease and relaxation. 

 

More specifically, a tall person typically requires a recliner that features a deep seat and a tall back in order to achieve proper knee and lumbar support.

 

Finding a recliner that is the perfect fit isn’t always easy. It often requires the help and expertise of a trained La-Z-Boy design consultant. 

 

To get you started, Kim Wade, the manager of La-Z-Boy Hunt Club, has helped narrow down your choices by putting together a list of the best La-Z-Boy recliners for tall clients.

1. The Greyson

 

The Greyson Recliner is known for its exceptional comfort and exquisite design. 

 

Kim likes to refer to the Greyson as the “Cadillac bucket seat” as it hugs and cradles someone offering notable leg and back support. The extra-deep chaise seat and legrest offer a continuous zone of comfort in the reclining position and is perfect for someone with long legs. 

 

Starting at about $1,149, the cost of the Greyson Recliner is subject to change depending on customizations and upgrades.

Recliners for Tall People
Recliners for Tall People

Recliner Models:

  • Greyson Wall Recliner – only needs 3-5 inches clearance from the wall to recline fully.
  • Greyson Rocking Recliner – independent back reclining action so you can recline and still rock.

Dimensions:

Body Depth: 41.000000

Body Height: 43.000000

Body Width: 38.5

Seat Depth: 23.000000

Seat Height: 20.500000

Seat Width: 20.000000

Available Options & Upgrades:

  • Power Upgrade
  • Available in over 800 Fabric & Leather Options
  • Base Options: Swivel & Tall (add 1.5 inches to the overall height of recliner)
  • Headrest & Lumbar
  • Handle Options (including an Elongated Comfort Selector – beneficial for someone with a tall person with a long torso)
  • Finish Options
  • Cushion Upgrade

 

Read an in-depth Review of the Greyson Furniture Family: Recliner, Loveseat, & Sofa.

2. The Forum

 

As a part of the Modern Retreat style at La-Z-Boy, the Forum Recliner has a slim, contemporary silhouette that is on-trend and ideal for small spaces. 

 

With a tall foam back, extra head support, and chaise seat, Kim says that the Forum Recliner is perfect for someone with a tall back and slim stature. 

 

In fact, Kim sells the Forum recliner to many taller women. The Forum’s narrow frame suits a petite person, while the tall backrest and deep seat allows ample room for a long torso and legs.

 

Starting at about $899, the cost of the Forum Recliner is subject to change depending on customizations and upgrades.

Recliners for Tall People
Recliners for Tall People

Recliner Models:

  • Forum Wall Recliner – only needs 3-5 inches clearance from the wall to recline fully.
  • Forum Rocking Recliner – independent back reclining action so you can recline and still rock.

Dimensions:

Body Depth: 37.500000

Body Height: 43.000000

Body Width: 33.0

Seat Depth: 20.000000

Seat Height: 19.500000

Seat Width: 21.500000

Available Options & Upgrade:

  • Power Upgrade
  • Available in over 800 Fabric & Leather Options
  • Swivel & Tall Base Option
  • Massage & Heat
  • Handle Options
  • Finish Options
  • Cushion Upgrade

 

Read an in-depth Review of the La-Z-Boy Forum Power Recliner.

3. The Astor

 

The Astor Recliner is designed especially for larger users bringing relaxation to new heights. With this, Kim calls the Astor “the classic big man’s chair”. In fact, the Astor is La-Z-Boy’s tallest recliner ever, featuring a deep, wide seat, and comes standard with a tall base available as an option for other recliners. 

According to Kim, the Astor is a gentleman’s favourite withs its generous wide-body and comfortable tri-pillow back detail. The tall pillow back has three separate cushions that can adjust to your body’s contours, while the chaise seat and padded flare arms provide the ultimate comfort. 

 

Kim says the Astor Recliner is “definitely a chair for reclining and relaxing”. 

 

Starting at about $1,099, the cost of the Astor Recliner is subject to change depending on customizations and upgrades.

Recliners for Tall People
Recliners for Tall People

Recliner Models:

  • Astor Wall Recliner – only needs 3-5 inches clearance from the wall to recline fully.
  • Astor Rocking Recliner – independent back reclining action so you can recline and still rock.
  • Astor Platinum Power Lift Recliner – at the touch of a button change the chair’s tilt so that you can go from a standing position to fully reclined without effort

Dimensions:

Body Depth: 41.000000

Body Height: 44.500000

Body Width: 37.5

Seat Depth: 21.000000

Seat Height: 21.000000

Seat Width: 21.000000

Available Options & Upgrade:

  • Power Upgrade
  • Available in over 800 Fabric & Leather Options
  • Base Options: Swivel & Tall
  • Headrest & Lumbar
  • Massage & Heat
  • Handle Options
  • Finish Options
  • Cushion  Upgrade

Read an in-depth Review of the Astor Recliner or the Astor Platinum Power Lift Recliner.

4. The Douglas

 

Taking a cue from modern design, the Douglas Recliner is a major update on the style front. Its streamlined silhouette is emphasized by angular padded arms and a tall back with distinctive lower back pulls and exposed wings. 

 

With detailed stitching, the Douglas features a structured shape with a seat cushion that sits high on the backrest. Kim says that the Douglas Recliner is a great option for those who consider themselves taller in the upper body allowing their head to be comfortably supported while they recline. 

 

Starting at about $999, the cost of the Douglas Recliner is subject to change depending on customizations and upgrades.

Recliners for Tall People
Recliners for Tall People

Recliner Models:

  • Douglas Wall Recliner – only needs 3-5 inches clearance from the wall to recline fully.
  • Douglas Rocking Recliner – independent back reclining action so you can recline and still rock.

Dimensions:

Body Depth: 41.500000

Body Height: 42.500000

Body Width: 38.0

Seat Depth: 21.000000

Seat Height: 19.500000

Seat Width: 21.000000

Available Options & Upgrade:

  • Power Upgrade
  • Available in over 800 Fabric & Leather Options
  • Base Options: Swivel & Tall
  • Handle Options
  • Finish Options
  • Cushion Upgrade

5. The Stratus

 

Designed for tall users, the Stratus Recliner elevates your comfort and style to a whole new level. Stratus features a tall foam back, padded arms, and a tall base for oversized luxury. 

 

Kim compares the dimensions of the Stratus Recliner to the Astor Recliner, but the Stratus differs in its lower arm and lumbar cushioning. It’s wide and deep bucket seats with cushion detail are supportive of a tall client’s hips and back.

 

Starting at about $1,199, the cost of the Stratus Recliner is subject to change depending on customizations and upgrades.

Recliners for Tall People
Recliners for Tall People

Recliner Models:

  • Stratus Wall Recliner – only needs 3-5 inches clearance from the wall to recline fully.
  • Stratus Rocking Recliner – independent back reclining action so you can recline and still rock.

Dimensions:

Body Depth: 39.500000

Body Height: 45.000000

Body Width: 38.5

Seat Depth: 22.500000

Seat Height: 22.500000

Seat Width: 22.000000

Available Options & Upgrade:

  • Power Upgrade
  • Available in 0ver 800 Fabric & Leather Options
  • Headrest & Lumbar
  • Massage & Heat
  • Handle Options
  • Finish Options
  • Cushion Upgrade

How to Know Which Recliner Fits You Best …

 

With a list of the five best recliners for tall individuals, you have successfully narrowed down your search among the countless options available at La-Z-Boy.

 

But your search for your ideal recliner does not end there.

 

As you evaluate these five choices, you will want to determine which recliner’s dimensions properly fit your unique height and size. In order to do so, a trained design consultant at La-Z-Boy will help you get properly fitted for a recliner …

Step One – When you sit back into the depth of the seat, make sure that your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle and your feet are comfortably reaching the floor. 

 

Step Two – As you lay back, your shoulders should naturally lay at the seam where the two back cushions meet.

 

Step ThreeIt is important that your chair provides good lumbar support. Resting into your chair, you want to ensure that the middle cushion provides enough lumbar support to your lower back. The cushion should support the natural curve in your back ensuring that it does not cave inwards and cause tension. 

 

Step Four – As you rest your head, the cushion that supports your head and neck should not cause extension or strain forward. Your neck should rest comfortably aligned with your spine and your head should naturally relax into the cushion. When in a reclined position, your feet should not dangle too far over the edge of the chair … the heels of your feet should just fall off the edge of the footrest.

Benefits of a Properly Fitted Recliner:

 

Once you have chosen a recliner with the optimal fit for your tall physique, not only will you experience exceptional comfort in your chair, but you will also enjoy some additional health benefits. 

 

Zero Gravity Position

 

In a fully reclined position, most La-Z-Boy recliners achieve a zero-gravity position. 

 

In this position, the pressure of gravity is relieved from all your muscles and joints. With this, your muscles enter a complete state of relaxation. All tension will then release from your back, neck, and abdominal muscles, giving your body a true chance of recovery after a long day. If you suffer from back pain, it is especially helpful to rest in your recliner for lower back pain relief. 

 

Better Circulation

 

The zero-gravity position also promotes better circulation throughout the entire body. This optimal circulation allows for your blood to return to your heart faster, relieving each body system of strain leading to faster healing. 

 

Improved Lung Health

 

Believe it or not, even your lungs will benefit from your recliner chair. When you recline back into a relaxed position, your diaphragm is able to expand to its maximum capacity, improving total lung function. Over time, the lung expansion experienced in your recliner chair will lead to overall deeper breathing.

 

Easier Digestion

 

Finally, the relaxed and reclined position actually promotes better digestion. While resting with ease, your digestive system is able to process your food fully. In no time, a belly full of food will feel nicely digested and you will be able to sleep more peacefully.

What’s Next?

 

You are so close to finding the perfectly fitting recliner chair! 

 

With this list in mind, height is only one part of the equation. It is also important to consider the functionality you require and style you prefer when choosing a recliner chair.

 

Our team of design consultants at La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston are not only trained to help you get fitted for the perfectly sized recliner but they are also skilled at helping you find a recliner that meets your lifestyle needs. 

 

Further, everything at La-Z-Boy is customizable and we offer complimentary design services. Once you have chosen the ideal frame, a design consultant or interior designer can help you customize your recliner so that it fits seamlessly with your home decor and current furniture arrangement. 

 

Get started today by visiting us at a local Ottawa or Kingston showroom. If you prefer to plan ahead, schedule a visit online. 

 

We look forward to meeting you and helping you find a recliner that brings your expectation of comfort to new heights!

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