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Review of La-Z-Boy's Reed Recliner

July 15, 2022

Reed Recliner Review Featured Article

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As the inventor of the recliner chair, La-Z-Boy is known for its wide variety of recliner chairs. 

With this, La-Z-Boy is always innovating by creating new and unique furniture items that scream relaxation. If you’re looking for that kind of furniture, you’ve come to the right place!

A newer recliner to the La-Z-Boy selection is the Reed Recliner.

David Flegg, a design consultant at La-Z-Boy Kanata, says that the Reed is “a casual and popular family-favourite furniture item. ”

But you might be wondering, is the Reed Recliner right for you? To help you decide, this article will outline unique features, options & upgrades, cost, customer reviews, and if this recliner is right for you.

In This Article…

  1. Unique Features
  2. Sizes & Dimensions
  3. Options & Upgrades
  4. Cost
  5. Warranty
  6. Customer Reviews
  7. Is the Reed Recliner Right For You?


Unique Features

Reed recliner

The Reed is considered a destination for comfort. It features ultra-plush padding on the flared arms and back, plus a one-piece chaise seat and leg rest, creating a continuous zone of comfort in the reclining position.

You may also notice that Reed’s padded back has horizontal and vertical seams, only emphasizing its shape.

Further, the Reed cushions are made with double-picked blown fibre fill for improved cushion loft and shape retention. These high-grade foam seat cushions are constructed to maintain their comfort and appearance over time.

There is a convenient handle on the outside arm of the furniture frame that you can use to recline and relax.

The Reed comes in two recliner types: Rocking or Wall Away. 

The Reed Rocking Recliner allows users to rock back and forth smoothly and gracefully when not reclined. In contrast, the Reed Wall Recliner can be placed mere inches from a wall while still being able to recline comfortably.

David tells us that some customers might not notice the Reed at first because of its generic look. “Some people may say that the Reed looks like any other recliner at La-Z-Boy, but this recliner has a versatile appeal because it can sit lots of people comfortably, and it looks well in any room.”


Sizes & Dimensions

When considering the size of the Reed Recliner, you want to ensure that it will comfortably fit in your space. Prior to analyzing Reed’s dimensions, it is crucial to measure your room.

David says that this recliner has a smaller scale than other recliners, meaning that it can be a good consideration for Smaller Spaces.

As for who might sit more comfortably in this recliner, the Reed has a back cushion that can comfortably seat those between the heights of 5’3” and under

David says that those who are taller may not be able to appreciate the comfort of this recliner simply because “their heads would be above the recliner itself.”

To learn more, check out our article on How to Find a Recliner that is the Best Fit For You?

Ultimately, we recommend that you visit a La-Z-Boy showroom and take the Reed for a sit test with the help of a La-Z-Boy design consultant. 

Reed Recliner Dimensions (Inches)

Body Depth: 37.5” (40” w/ Headrest)

Body Height: 40.5”

Body Width: 36”

Seat Depth: 21” 

Seat Height: 19” (19.5” w/ Headrest)

Seat Width: 19”

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Options & Upgrades

All upholstery furniture at La-Z-Boy is customizable. Give the Reed Recliner your personal touch by choosing from various options and upgrades.

It is important to remember that with the selection of options and upgrades, the cost of the Reed Recliner is subject to increase.

Fabric & Leather Options

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

The Reed recliner has 6 select fabric covers to choose from. David says you can choose between the colours eggshell, stone, burgundy, navy, walnut, and marsh. 

Further, David mentions says that Reed’s select leather covers come in either beige or walnut.

These select fabrics do not increase the starting price of the Reed. Should you choose to purchase any fabrics or leathers that are not included in Reed’s select fabric selection, you will be subjected to an additional fee. 

Leather options, even select leathers, will always increase the overall cost. Ultimately, the choice of choosing fabric or leather is up to you.

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

Stain Resistant Fabric

Innovative iClean Technology surrounds each fabric fibre, creating a barrier that repels spills before turning into stains.

Pet-Friendly Fabric

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

Antimicrobial 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.

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Cushion Upgrade

At an additional cost, Reed’s 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.

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

*Please note that reclining furniture purchased prior to January 2021 had the option to upgrade to airform™ cushions.  This cushion includes a two-inch layer of premium quality memory foam added on top of the standard foam base within the unit's seat, chaise, and leg rest.

Power Upgrade

Both Reed recliners have the ability to be upgraded to Power. Instead of using the lever on the outside arm to recline, a 4-button control panel takes its place. 

This control panel allows you to recline and raise your feet in multiple different reclining positions. In power, the Reed Recliner also has the added bonus of having USB charging ports so you can conveniently charge electronic devices.

If you are unsure of how to use the Reed control panels, check out La-Z-Boy Power Furniture: How to Use the Control Panel & Remote

Reed Control Panel

Adjustable Headrest & Lumbar Support

Both Reed power recliners can be further upgraded to include adjustable headrest support. 

With this, you can adjust the headrest with a power tilt to cradle your head and neck with the handy wired remote for an ultimate reclining experience. 

Adjustable lumbar support is also offered for Reed power recliners. In this case, the lumbar support can expand or deflate to perfectly match the unique curvature of your lumbar spine

What’s more, the recliners each have 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. 

To learn more about the headrest & lumbar upgrade, check out the Review of La-Z-Boy Power Recliners with the Headrest & Lumbar Feature.



In terms of cost, the Reed Recliner falls within the mid-price range at La-Z-Boy, according to David. To learn more, check out the Cost of Recliners at La-Z-Boy.

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


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*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 on July 15th, 2022. Please visit and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing. 



The Reed is covered by La-Z-Boy’s Limited Lifetime Warranty, which 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 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 time.

To learn more about the warranty at La-Z-Boy, take a look at the article Are La-Z-Boy Recliners Guaranteed for Life?

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


Customer Reviews

Reed’s recliners are enjoyed by many La-Z-Boy customers. This table shows how our customers have rated each piece of furniture out of five. 

It is important to remember that the Reed is a newer product at La-Z-Boy, which means star ratings may not be as accurate. 

Reed Rocking Recliner

Manual: 4.8

Power: 4.8

Reed Wall Recliner

Manual: 5.0

Power: 5.0

Star ratings can only tell you so much. Here are some reviews from customers …

Customer Review 1

Customer Review 3

Customer Review 2


Is the Reed Recliner Right For You?

Now that you have detailed information about the Reed Recliner, is it the right furniture for you? When making this decision, you will want to consider Reed's cost, functionality, and style.

As mentioned before, referring to the cost, the price of the Reed Recliner is in the medium price range. This means that this recliner is more affordable than our other La-Z-Boy recliners but can be expensive if you have a tighter budget.  

If you are looking to invest in a long-lasting piece of furniture, the Reed may be the right choice. Alternatively, if you have a smaller budget and are looking for something more temporary, the Reed may not be for you.

As for functionality, the size of the Reed is perfect for most average-sized rooms. Further, David mentions that this recliner is ideal for shorter individuals looking for a recliner with a petite scale

If the Reed recliner is too short for you, make sure to check out Best La-Z-Boy Recliner for Tall People.

More specifically, David mentions that this recliner, in particular, might be better for elderly individuals. “The fact that it’s got a shorter scale and that it has an excellent headrest makes it great for any older person.”

David also says that you can change the firmness of the cushions if they are too firm or soft.

Finally, the style of the Reed Recliner is more plush and traditional. Someone seeking comfort over style would love this recliner. But someone looking for a more modern and sleek take on a recliner might prefer a La-Z-Boy Secret Recliner.

What's Next?

Now that you better understand the Reed Recliner, why not discover this furniture family in person?

You can start shopping at one of our showrooms located in Ottawa or Kingston. You can also schedule a visit online before coming in.

Our design consultants are always eager to lend a helping hand. Further, you can take advantage of our interior design services and work with an interior designer to see how the Reed could fit in your home. 

If the Reed isn’t what you were looking for, take a look at some of our other La-Z-Boy recliners by browsing these articles below.

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