Best made leather recliners

 Reviews of the Best Leather Recliner Chairs. Reviewed Jan 2019

Leather upholstered recliner chairs are probably the most popular chairs purchased. Many advances in the operation of these units plus very reliable electronics, like motors and switches have made this category a must buy. With the advent of imports from China there is basically not a bottom to prices, especially when paired with an inferior product like bonded leather. Look to a domestic brand for more options and better quality. Features like Batteries, so you can put away the power cords, massage units, Articulating head rests, USB connections to plug in your favorite tablet or phone can make things more enjoyable. Manual recline an option on lower priced models where as the higher end ones will have Power as a standard feature, and be recommended due to the effort it takes to open and close the unit. The elderly, small, or shorter people and children have more difficulty closing these, so a Power option is highly recommended. This guide will cover everything you need to know to make an informed decision and purchase of a leather power recliner chair. We'll cover price options and varying technologies, as well highlight different brands and benefits. Price ranges from under $800 to more than $3000.00. Good, Better, Best.

Best Quality Leather Recliner Chairs $800- $1100.

If your budget for a leather recliner sofa is under $1100. Then you will be limited to something covered in leather/leather match generally. In other words, the recliner will not be upholstered in 100% leather, and will have a vinyl or manmade component on some of the non touch surface parts, which does not wear as well as the real leather. Many in this price range can be covered in Bonded leather or Leather gel which is not recommended by Leather Shoppes for durability reasons and because (it is not leather) it is a plastic and will peel. You can find an imported (China) recliner in this price category, but would be usually limited to one or two colors.

Palliser Grady 43007 Recliner under $900.

(GOOD)-The Palliser Grady 43007 ( Made in North America) Recliner is a special contemporary look. Flat padded arms and pad over chaise seat cushion gives superior comfort. Operates with an outside handle , unless power option is desired. This Recliner series is available approximately 9 different mechanisms, from Wall Hugger to Swivel Glider Power to a Power Lift. Choose from 85 colors of leather to achieve the right look.

 

Barcalounger 7-3056 Ashebrooke Wenlock Tawny All Leather Recliner under $1100.

(GOOD)-Barcalounger Ashebrooke (China import) 7-3056 Recliner. Smaller scale push thru the arms 3 way recliner with footrest extension, flared rolled arms, nail head trim on the shaped lower side rails and ottoman. Attached back cushion. Welted loose box seat cushion with pocketed coil springs and a down blend feather topper.Hardwood Plywood, Mortise and tenon frames with glued joints and corner blocking. Superior individual pocketed coil springs in seat cushion, encased in foam padding with down blend topper and wrapped in Dacron.High resilience seat foam for superior durability and comfort. Medium seat density.Upholstered in all leather (top grain/split grain) Wenlock Tawny.

 

Palliser Coronado 43001 recliner under $1000.

(GOOD)-Palliser Coronado 43001 recliner ( Made in North America) Recliner is more contemporary look. Thinner padded arms and pad over chaise seat cushion gives superior comfort. Operates with a outside handle unless power option is desired. This Recliner series is available approximately 9 different mechanisms, from Wall Hugger to Swivel Glider Power to a Power Lift. Choose from 85 colors of leather to achieve the right look.

 

Barcalounger 4059 Berkley Ponytail All Leather Power Recliner under $1100.

(GOOD)-Barcalounger ( Import China) Power Recliner Berkley Model 4059. The power recliner feature and exposed wood legs. This beautiful recliner has a bustleback pillow creating great comfort and support. A gentle push on the button allows you to recline into your favorite Tv or reading position.

 

All of the above are a good entry level models for a first time or budget buyer.


Best Quality Leather Recliner Chairs from $1100-$1800.

By stepping up to about $1500 and more you can get many more options, including power touch standard, more leather color options, and choose from 100% leather instead of leather/match or other man made materials. Also something made in North American or better USA at these prices, not Mississippi where most of the lower end price chairs that are Domestic are made.

Palliser My Comfort -42211 Recliner Chair Yellowstone under $1200.

(BETTER)-Model Yellowstone II 42211,(North America) is part of the My Comfort recliner collection. These recliners are ergonomically engineered for style and comfort. Sit down and feel the ultimate in supportive comfort and design. These chairs hit all the right spots and women love them because of their size and proportion. Finally a recliner that does not overpower a room. Small scale, but big on function. Chairs are available in 2 different widths inside, 19" and 21", so you can find the size that fits you best. Four different mechanisms, Rocker Recliner,Power Wall-hugger,Swivel Glider Recliner, or Power Swivel Glider Recliner. Power or manual operation. Perfect for people 5 ft to 6 ft 1".

 

Hooker-SS461-PWR- Esme Power Head/Seat Recliner under $1200.

(BETTER)-ESME POWER HEAD/SEAT RECLINER IN 100% LEATHER. (China) This chair is very well made, Leggett Platt mechanisms, good framing and Power seat and back features. Limited to one or two colors of brown but a great value for this price range.

 

Palliser Zero Gravity Leather Recliner ZG5 41089 about $1600.

(BETTER)-One can experience (North America) the amazing zero gravity position at the touch of a button and discover convenient comfort right at home. The ZG5 power recliner allows ease of movement to an upright or reclined position. Fluidly recline to the health-enhancing zero gravity position for reduced stress on the back and increased circulation. For added support, the lumbar back pillow and head pillow can be adjusted to help you find the perfect position for complete relaxation or sleeping. State-of-the-art comfort features, a slim profile accented with back pulls and a brushed chrome leg deliver understated elegance, while also providing you with a sanctuary to help the stress of the day melt away. Price starts in leather/ leather-match. For approx $250 more, available in 100% leather.

 

Hooker-Recliner Conlon RC185-089 about $1300.

(BETTER)-Low Leg Manual Push back recliner. (China) This chair is very well made, Leggett Platt mechanisms, good framing and removable seat cushions. Exposed wood feet and hand driven nail trim. Limited to one or two aniline colors of brown but a great value for this price range.

 

Barcalounger Benwick Leather Power Head/Seat Recliner about $1400.

(BETTER)-Barcalounger ( Import China) The Benwick Collection features tri-cline power reclining mechanisms with power headrests, one touch memory preset and close buttons. The classic wing back and key arm design is accented with antique nail head trim. The pad over chaise seating has pocketed coil springs and down blend topper. Upholstered in 100% top grain leather Storeham Chocolate and leather splits. Wood bun feet are finished in a dark tobacco color. Power Buttons with USB.

 

Bradington-Young Hobson 5005 Recliner BYX Rapid Ship about $1600.

(BEST)-The Hobson 5005 (USA-Domestic) - 3-Way Reclining Lounger is offered in hundreds of cover options and includes a standard #9 nailhead trim in natural finish as well as Mahogany wood finish. At this price available in one or two colors in stock special. Top grain/Split grain. It features a semi-attached seat back and a high resilient foam seat. Smaller scale. Manual push back recliner. Great value for a high end built USA made chair.

 

Bradington-Young 4115 Ball Claw Recliner Special about $1800.

(BEST)-Maxwell 4115 (USA-Domestic) -This is offered in hundreds of cover options and includes a standard #9 nailhead trim in French natural finish and Mahogany wood finish. Other wood and decorative nailhead finishes are available at no upcharge. It features a semi-attached seat back and a high resilient foam seat. Power Button recline (with or without Battery Pack) is available at an upcharge. Manual push back recliner. Great value for a high end built USA made chair. On special in 3 colors at this price. Power available. "No See Cord" Battery packs are available. All cushions are zippered and accessible. Choice of cushion options, nail trim or not, wood finishes, and leathers.

 

Bradington-Young Bancroft 3001 Recliner Special 3 colors $2000.

(BEST)-Bancroft 3001 (USA-Domestic) -The Bancroft 3-Way Reclining Lounger is offered in hundreds of cover options and includes a standard #9 nailhead trim in natural finish and Mahogany wood finish. On special in 3 leathers at this price. Other wood and decorative nailhead finishes are available at no upcharge. It features a premier down seat. Power Button recline (with or without Battery Pack) is available at an upcharge. Manual push back recliner. Great value for a high end built USA made chair. On special in 3 colors at this price. One of the most comfortable chairs you will ever sit in with the premier down cushions standard."No See Cord" Battery packs are available. All cushions are zippered and accessible. Choice of cushion options, nail trim or not, wood finishes, and leathers.

 

Bottom line if you can spend about $1800-$2000 you can get better leathers, power and other preferable options in this range, including North American made furniture with some customization or some high end USA made recliners in limited colors but more customization.


Best Quality Leather Recliner Chairs over $2000 -(These can be bought on sale or have reduced offline pricing if not on sale, especially if purchasing two or more. Please call 800.388.8127 for more info.)

The best built recliners are in this range . By stepping up to $2000 and more you can get many more options, similar power features as the previous range but better leathers, stitching, cushions,and framing, including power touch standard, 100% top grain and full top grain leathers in 100's of colors, USB , Re-chargeable battery, Head and seat recline, Choose type of cushioning Firm, Medium ,Soft, including Spring down seating, heavy wood framing, upgraded suspension, zippered and removable cushions, Choice of wood finishes on feet, nail trim options and wholly made in USA. Look for additional discounts and promotions that will truly make these the best choice you can find.

American Heritage Churchill Recliner 20% off about $2000.

(BEST)-Churchill Tufted (USA-Domestic) Recliner , Great traditional look, hand button tufted back detail. A slight push on the arms and the chair will recline. Accented with hand driven nail trim . Removable seat cushions , back is hand tufted and buttoned individually. Power recliner is an option for about $200. "No See Cord" Battery packs are available. All cushions are zippered and accessible. Choice of cushion options, nail trim or not, wood finishes, and leathers.

 

Bradington-Young Henley 7076 Wall Hugger Recliner about $2200.

(BEST)-Henley 7076 (USA-Domestic) - The Henley Wall-Hugger Recliner is offered in hundreds of leather options and includes a standard nailhead trim #9 in natural finish. Other decorative nailhead finishes available. It features a semi-attached seat back and a high resilient foam seat. Power recline or Swivel Glider power is available for an upcharge."No See Cord" Battery packs are available. All cushions are zippered and accessible.Choice of cushion options, nail trim or not, wood finishes, and leathers.

 

Bradington-Young Thomas 3156 Power Head Recliner Special about $2200.

(BEST)-Thomas 3156 (USA-Domestic) - The 3156 Thomas 3-Way Lounger w/Articulating head rest and comes standard with a Spring Down seat and Bustle Back with your choice of leather & finish. "No See Cord" Battery packs are available. All cushions are zippered and accessible. Choice of cushion options, nail trim or not, wood finishes, and leathers.

 

American Heritage Sundance Recliner-20% off about $2000.

(BEST)-Sundance (USA-Domestic) Stunning is just one word that describes this collection. Notice the button tufted arm detail with gentle curved framing. Nail head trim flows throughout this piece. Seats and back pillows are removable and velcroed together to keep from slipping around. Numerous matching pieces are available. Kiln dried Appalachian hardwood, Drop in coil spring suspension, Double doweled frames, Corner block joinery. Spring-Down Cushions standard. Choice of cushion options, nail trim or not, wood finishes, and leathers.

 

Bradington Young Imagine 960 Power Head/Seat Recliner- Rapid Ship about $3200.

(BEST)-Imagine (USA-Domestic) - The 960-35 Imagine 3-Way Lounger w/Articulating head rest and comes standard with a Spring Down seat and Bustle Back with your choice of leather & finish. "No See Cord" Battery packs are available. Limited to one color if rapid ship, if not over 100 to choose from. All cushions are zippered and accessible. Choice of cushion options, nail trim or not, wood finishes, and leathers.

 

Bottom line if you can spend over $2000 and more, you can get better leathers, heavy framing, cushioning, stitching and wholly made in the USA, so this will last as long as you would want with reasonable care. Removable cushions that are zippered, Choice of cushions, leathers, nails, power or not, wood finishes etc. In this price range look for made in North Carolina for better USA product.

 

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