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Review of the La-Z-Boy Trouper Loveseat & Sofa

November 19, 2019

Trouper Loveseat & Sofa Review

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Tired of the same old furniture? Looking for a more stylistic flare in your living room? You've certainly come to the right place!


If you're looking for comfort in style, feast your eyes on the Trouper Sofa, one of La-Z-Boy's best selling sofas.


Trevor Taylor is a design consultant at La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Decor in Kanata. During his nine years working for La-Z-Boy, he has helped fit hundreds of customers to their perfect sofa. "The Trouper seems to be a nice touch in pretty much any home," he says.


Even though the Trouper is a nice modern touch, is it the right furniture for you? How well matched are you and Trouper actually?


In this review, find out more in-depth about the Trouper Loveseat & Sofa as we go over some unique features, customer reviews and price ranges.

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Unique Features


With the Trouper Loveseat & Sofa, you can turn casual evenings at home into cozy family nights. Built with not one, or two, but three sculpted bucket seats, you can sink right into the cushions, which provide soft support for your head, neck and lumbar region.


While the Trouper Loveseat is only built with two seats, it still provides enough space for relaxation, and allows you to snuggle up to that special someone without anyone getting in the way.


The Trouper also has a dual-sided reclining mechanism, which allows you to recline on either side of the frame, but not in the middle, unfortunately.


“Where the back meets your shoulder blades, it nestles you in quite nicely. It’s very roomy, people like the bucket seats as it’s like theatre-style seating," Trevor says. If you are familiar with the James sofa, it’s similar, although Trevor says people tend to prefer the lumbar support of the Trouper. You can learn more about the James Furniture Family by checking out this review article.

Size & Dimensions


The Trouper is average size for a reclining sofa, but what exactly does that mean? Reclining sofas tend to run a bit larger than the non-reclining sofa. For this reason, it's essential to measure your room to see if the Trouper will fit your space.

Additionally, Trevor says the Trouper can accommodate people in a broad range of sizes and works exceptionally well for an average height of between 5’10” to 6’2".


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. 

This is why we highly recommend coming in-store and taking a sit test to determine if the Trouper is right for your unique body type. To learn more, take a look at our article How to Find the Right Sofa Size For You.


Trouper Reclining Loveseat Dimensions (Inches)


Trouper Loveseat Weight: 174 lbs

Body Depth: 42 in.

Body Height: 41.5 in.

Body Width: 62 in. (77 in. w/ Console)

Seat Depth: 20.5 in.

Seat Height: 20.5 in.

Seat Width: 44.5 in.


Trouper Reclining Sofa Dimensions (Inches)


Trouper Sofa Weight: 212 lbs

Body Depth: 42 in.

Body Height: 41.5 in.

Body Width: 85 in.

Seat Depth: 20.5 in.

Seat Height: 20.5 in.

Seat Width: 67.5 in.


Options & Upgrades


When compared to other La-Z-Boy sofas, Trouper has plenty to choose from. Keep in mind that your selection of options and upgrades can increase the final price of your furniture. 

Leather Options


At La-Z-Boy, choosing your fabric or leather is seemingly endless. In fact, La-Z-Boy has over 800 covers available to personalize your furniture items.


When choosing fabrics, the Trouper comes in 13 select fabric covers with 2 different textures. Customers can choose between the 5 regular select fabric choices, or the 8 select faux leather choices. There are also 2 select leather options available, including Grey and Walnut. 


Select fabrics are specifically chosen to match a particular furniture frame and do not affect the starting price.


La-Z-Boy offers alternative leather options such as leather match and recycled leather. It's important to remember that choosing any type of leather will result in additional costs for the furniture. You can learn more about La-Z-Boy’s Leather Selection by checking 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 Trouper is offered in specialty covers that offer 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.


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 Covers


Antimicrobial properties surround each cover 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.

Energy Restoration


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

Seat Cushions


At an additional cost, Trouper'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. 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.
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Power Upgrade with Adjustable Headrest


You can upgrade the Trouper Loveseat and Sofa 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.
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.

Console Upgrade (Loveseat Only)

The Trouper Loveseat has the option to include a console in the middle of the seat, something the sofa cannot provide. This handy center console adds extra storage


Cup holders are also included, meaning you can sit back and relax without getting up to grab a drink. Further, the console offers an interior electronic charging input instead of the ports outside the loveseat, as well as a light-up function, so you can easily see your drinks in the dark.


If the console is something that interests you, you can also add Power with Headrest and Lumbar upgrades to enhance your [furniture] Loveseat into a truly comfortable experience.



The cost of a manual reclining sofa starts in the mid-level range of recliners.  While the cost of the [Product Name] is considered 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.



Trouper Reclining Loveseat

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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 in July 5th, 2022.  Please visit and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing. 




The Trouper 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


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

Star - Review

“When we got our recliner sofa I was wondering how it would fit and work in our smaller TV room. Well, I was very happy how it all turned out. The fit was better than I expected and the comfort is just great. We have been using it now for about two months and are truly happy with comfort and fit.[sic]” Tom & Barb Hojnacki

Star - Review

“When we got our recliner sofa I was wondering how it would fit and work in our smaller TV room. Well, I was very happy how it all turned out. The fit was better than I expected and the comfort is just great. We have been using it now for about two months and are truly happy with comfort and fit.[sic]” Tom & Barb Hojnacki

Star Review

“I have back troubles and this sofa is comfy both reclined and not. Seems to be very well made. We had a cheap sofa that reclined and it did not hold up well. This feels as if it will last and hold up for a long time.[sic]” Wendy & Carl A

Is the Trouper Reclining Sofa Right for You?


Some people don’t like the traditional “Lazy Boy” style with its broad puffy look. They may be looking for a more contemporary look. That’s why it’s essential to try the sofa before you buy so you can find your perfect seat. Most of the time, comfort wins out over style. 


If a modern style is crucial to your requirements, there are some more contemporary alternatives in reclining sofas. Our Duo collection includes a selection of six reclining sofas with sophisticated styles and the power to recline.

If you’d prefer a non-reclining sofa, check out our best-selling sofas.


Trevor suggests that the Trouper sofa may not be the best choice if you are over 6’ or under 5’4”. La-Z-Boy offers other models such as the Brooks if you’re on the shorter side and the Finley if you are a tall individual.


Here are a couple of options when two or more people in the household have significant differences in height. 


  1. Choose a sofa that will accommodate a broader range of heights like the Trouper
  2. Choose a sofa or loveseat that will fit one height and a chair that fits the other.
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What's Next?


The Trouper sofa is reasonably new in the La-Z-Boy sofa family, so its popularity has risen to the top quite quickly. It is not only a favourite in Ottawa Kingston, but it’s the number two bestseller in North America! It is worth a trip to one of our showrooms to give it a try.


La-Z-Boy has over 90 years of experience in furniture. The quality of the Trouper or any other La-Z-Boy sofa will ensure you find the perfect match for your needs. If you’re still not sure which one to choose, you can check out our sofas page or contact us today. We’re happy to answer your sofa pricing questions at any one of our La-Z-Boy locations in the Ottawa and Kingston area.


We know that functionality is essential in building a comfortable life, not just a stylish one. That is why we offer complimentary in-home design service should you need help designing the room of your dreams!


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