The La-Z-Boy Pinnacle Recliner: In-Depth Review
November 8, 2019
Sometimes referred to as the Pinnacle recliner rocker recliner, the Pinnacle recliner is our most versatile reclining chair.
Peter Crepin is the manager at La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Decor on Campeau drive in Kanata. During his many years working for La-Z-Boy Ottawa Kingston, he and his design consultants have helped fit hundreds of customers to their perfect recliner.
Peter says the Pinnacle is perfect for those who like to rest and relax. It will fit almost any adult, whether you’re 5.4′ or 6.2′, and is arguably one of La-Z-Boy’s most comfortable recliners. Peter even has the Pinnacle recliner in his own home and says it’s his favourite chair!
Size and comfort are the main reason for its popularity and it’s comfortable without overpowering the room. It has rolled arms and continuous leg support. The Pinnacle was one of the very first chairs constructed with no gap in between the recliner seat and the leg rest.
The Pinnacle Recliner is available as:
- a Rocking Recliner;
- a Wall Recliner;
- and a Gliding Recliner
When not in a reclining position, the rocking and gliding recliner can rock and glide in a smooth and graceful movement that will keep you feeling relaxed. The Pinnacle Wall Recliner can be placed mere inches away from a wall while still being able to recline fully.
Size & Dimensions
The Pinnacle has a relatively small scale while still being able to accommodate people in a broad range of sizes. Thirty-three inches across from outside arm to outside arm with a tall back 41 inches.
Further, the Pinnacle does not sit at a tall or short scale. Because of this, most users with an average height can sit comfortably, specifically those between the heights of 5 feet to 5’9”.
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.
Ultimately, we recommend always taking a sit test to see if the Pinnacle suits your body type. To learn more, take a look at How to Find a Recliner That is The Best Fit For You.
Pinnacle Recliner Dimensions (Inches)
Rocking/Wall/Gliding Recliner Weight: 71/78/105 lbs.
Body Depth: 38.5”
Body Height: 41”
Body Width: 33”
Seat Depth: 21.5”
Seat Height: 18.5”
Seat Width: 19”
Options & Upgrades
La-Z-Boy upholstery furniture is customizable to match your unique preferences, including the Pinnacle Recliner.
La-Z-Boy has over 800 fabrics and leathers to choose from, making the experience of personalizing your furniture seemingly endless.
When it comes to choosing select fabrics, the Pinnacle comes in 2 different fabric textures, with a total of 10 select fabric covers. These fabric covers do not increase the price of the Pinnacle furniture.
Regarding leather options, there are 2 select covers, which include a dune and cedar colour.
Along with the leather selection, a leather match and recycled leather for Alternative Leather Options are also available. All leather options, including the select leather, will always increase the overall cost.
Ultimately, the choice of choosing fabric or leather is up to you if you’re willing to spend extra cash 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 Pinnacle is offered in specialty fabrics with unique features and benefits…
Stain Resistant Covers
Innovative iClean Technology surrounds each fabric and leather fibre, creating a barrier that repels spills before turning into stains.
Tested and formulated to withstand the scratches and wear that a pet can cause to ensure a durable and easily washable fabric.
Antimicrobial properties surround each fibre to protect against mould, mildew, and odour-causing bacteria.
Superior stain and fade resistance properties make fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable.
Conserve Sustainable Fabrics are soft, durable and made from recycled water bottles.
Restore by Nanobionic® features a mineral-based fabric coating that transforms natural body heat into energy using infrared technology.
At an additional cost, the cushions of the Pinnacle furniture can be upgraded to include firmer cushioning, meaning over time, your furniture will remember your unique figure and enhance the comfort of your seat. This could be a great option for people with mobility issues, allowing you to get in and out of your furniture more comfortably.
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.
Optional Swivel Base
If you're interested, the Pinnacle 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.
Power Upgrade with Adjustable Headrest
You can upgrade the Pinnacle 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 Pinnacle 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.
Power Lift Recliner Upgrade
One upgrade that sets the Pinnacle apart from other furniture families is the ability to upgrade to a power lift recliner.
The Pinnacle Platinum Power Lift Recliner features a handy remote that can help raise the recliner up or down from off the ground. The remote can be used to raise or lower the recliner, as well as adjust it to different reclining positions, making it easier for you to get in and out of the chair.
The seat and back move together in one smooth motion, eliminating gaps and providing full body support in all reclined positions. The power lift recliner also features a power tilt and independent back and leg rest motion.
The Pinnacle Lift Recliner can be further upgraded to include headrest and lumbar support as well as heat & massage. To learn more about the Pinnacle Power Lift Recliner, take a look at this review article.
It is important to note that lift recliners only come in fabric and not leather. To learn more about lift recliners, check out the article What to Expect When Shopping at La-Z-Boy for Elderly People or People with Mobility Issues.
Heat & Massage Upgrade (Lift Recliner Only)
The Pinnacle Power Lift Recliner can be upgraded to include Heat & Massage.
Customers can enjoy this incredibly comfortable lift recliner with two high & low heat settings and six motor-massage settings for their back and thighs.
PowerReclineXR® is also included in this upgrade, which lets the user experience full reclining comfort in any position, thanks to an independently operating back and leg rest.
To learn more, check out a Review of the Heat & Massage Upgrade at La-Z-Boy.
While the cost of the Pinnacle furniture is considered standard at La-Z-Boy, it is important to note that La-Z-Boy furniture is considered more expensive on the market. This cost is reflected in our products' quality of materials and craftsmanship. With this, the investment tends to be worthwhile if you are looking for long-lasting furniture.
Pinnacle Rocking Recliner
Pinnacle Wall Recliner
*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change. We aim to update all cost-related articles twice per year. This article was last updated in May 31st 2023. Contact your local Ottawa or Kingston location by phone or in person for up-to-date pricing.
The Pinnacle 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.
“We have had two Pinnacle wall-always in genuine leather for five years. Sit in them every day and they are still perfect. Bought this latest one in the rocker style in fabric. My wife says it is the most comfortable chair she has ever sat in. That is high praise “ [sic] Anthony C
I just came home from the hospital with a broken back, six broken ribs, a bruised lung, and broken collarbone. I sent my mother out to buy a recliner for my convalescence and she ordered this one. It’s amazing—incredibly comfortable but also able to stand me on my feet until my core muscles heal. It gives massages at several different speeds/styles and has a heat function. The remote control also allows independent parts to operate for maximum comfort…..back, leg rest, etc. This recliner is well worth every penny, especially to a person with as many broken bones as I have. It’s been a Godsend! [sic] Denu220
“Had it about two months, so far well made and it does what it’s supposed to. Kinda slow-moving, but I knew that when I bought it.” [sic] Pavel N
Is the Pinnacle Recliner Right for You?
Regarding functionality, The Pinnacle is an average seat that can be a versatile recliner. If you’re looking for a recliner with optimal comfort and support, the Pinnacle might be right.
However, reclining furniture may not be for everyone due to the size of the furniture and how it may complement your unique body type. Since the Pinnacle is puffy on the back and slim on the arms, this furniture family might be recommended for larger spaces and those with thinner arms.
Finally, when looking at the style of the Pinnacle, those who love a transitional look will benefit from this furniture family. As mentioned before, the Pinnacle does not fit just one specific furniture style. It has modern and traditional features, making it the perfect transitional style blend.
If you’re looking for more specific or niche furniture that is not broad, the Pinnacle might not be right for you. Instead, take a look at our article Traditional vs Contemporary, for ideas on what furniture could be right for you.
La-Z-boy has been making the Pinnacle for over 25 years now, it’s perfect for resting and relaxing. It is not only a favourite in Ottawa Kingston, but it’s the number one bestseller in North America! It is worth a trip to a La-Z-Boy showroom to give it a try.
Whichever recliner you choose, we’re happy to help. We can answer your recliner pricing questions at any of our La-Z-Boy locations in the Ottawa and Kingston area.
We also provide a complimentary in-home design service if you need help designing a room worthy of your recliner.
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