A popular feature of a living room or rec room is a recliner chair, but if you are tall then you can have trouble finding one of these chairs that is a good fit for your long frame. Most of the time your ankles just dangle off the end of the leg rest.
Fortunately, you can find special made recliners for tall people that allow you to recline back and relax without your legs dangling off the end.
How To Shop For Recliners For Tall People
As you may already know, there are two main problems when it comes to using a recliner chair as a tall person – you need the leg part to actually be long enough for your legs and you need the back to be tall enough for your upper body so that your head is not hanging off the top of the chair when reclined back.
The easiest way to shop for recliners for tall men is to check out the dimensions, or measurements, for the back of the chair and the leg extension part of the chair. As you can imagine, it can be more than a little difficult to actually find these recliners in-stock at local furniture stores. As a result, they often have to be purchased online and delivered to your home.
The good thing about this is that you do not have to worry about getting the chair from the furniture store and into your living room. The bad thing about this is that you do not have any chance to sit in the chair and test out its comfort level before it ends up in your living room. Granted, you can’t be too choosy when it is this difficult to find a chair that you comfortably fit in. I know, because my cousin Chris is over 6-feet tall and has gone through this exact problem.
Best Recliners For Tall People (2020 update)
If you’re interested in finding some good recliners for tall men, then check out the list of products below. I recently helped my tall cousin, Chris, shop for a recliner to fit his height and these are some of the best options that we found together.
These chairs offer the comfort you expect from a recliner with the ability to accommodate those with longer legs.
1. Lane Stallion Comfort King Recliner
The Lane Stallion Comfort King Recliner at Amazon is one of our favorite options for tall men and women. It’s designed to support big and tall guys.
The chair supports people up to 6′ 10″ and over 300 pounds – so it’s a great for tall people and big people. And it’s actually really comfortable to sit in for long periods of time.
The one drawback to this one that some people might have is that you might not like the color that it comes in. At the time of publication of this article, the only color is what appears to me as a deep wine color – but please click on the link above to check current color options at Amazon. Whatever you see on the Amazon page linked above is the correct information of what is currently available.
2. Lane Stallion Big Man Comfort King WallSaver Recliner (perfect for bigger people)
The Lane Stallion Big Man Comfort King WallSaver Recliner is basically just a bigger version of the Lane Stallion Comfort King Recliner model above. This one is designed for even bigger people (heavy or overweight people).
This recliner for heavy people has a 25-inch wide seat, and it works for tall people since it’s 79-inches in length when fully reclined.
Made for the large woman or man, this recliner supports weights of up to 500 pounds. And, it comes in a nice neutral color that should work with any home decor.
Despite being a larger version of the above recliner model, this one right here is actually space saver recliner, so it won’t take up all that much extra space in your home.
3. La-Z-Boy Niagara Reclina-Rocker Recliner
If you’re looking for the ultimate in comfort, then check out this La-Z-Boy Niagara Reclina-Rocker Recliner at Amazon.
This chair features good lumbar support, it’s also a rocker, and the leg rest has three different locking positions. And if this sort of thing matters to you, this recliner is made in the USA!
Fully extended the unit is 68″, which makes it a comfortable choice for people tall people up to just over 6-foot in height.
In terms of the weight limit, this chair supports up to 300 pounds. The seat width is 19.5″ and the seat depth is 39″.
It is available in nice neutral colors.
4. Catnapper Magnum Chaise Rocker Recliner
The Catnapper Magnum Chaise Rocker Recliner at Amazon is good option if you’re looking for a neutral color to fit in any home.
It comes in the pictured beige as well as some other colors. This Big Man recliner features massage and heat in the back to keep you extra comfy. The size dimensions for this tall man’s recliner are 46 H x 48 W x 44 D.
5. Catnapper Magnum Recliner Chair in Mossy Oak Camo
If you are a tall guy who doesn’t mind a little camo design, then the Catnapper Magnum Recliner Chair in Mossy Oak Camo at Amazon is a great fit for you.
It is specially designed to fit the body of a tall man, with the length going out 44-inches. My cousin is around 6ft 5in and he fits in the chair well.
Of course, the obvious drawback of this recliner chair is that it only comes in this one camo color, which won’t work with most home decor. So, you might have to stick this one in the man cave!
The Magnum Camo Chaise Rocker Recliner is built to Big Man’s proportions and features Sensate Heat & Massage for extra comfort.
These are just the best chairs out there according to my cousin. And while your options are limited when it comes to tall recliners, there are a few additional models available to buy online.
Why You Really Need The Right Size Recliner If You’re Tall
Sitting in a recliner that doesn’t fit your body can cause unnecessary pain. When you spend a long period of time in an ill-fitting chair, you may experience:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Leg/Ankle Pain
This is because the cushions and leg rest don’t align with your neck, back, and legs. For example, if the neck cushion pushes your neck forward because you’re too small for the recliner – you’ll experience neck pain.
Also, your ankles will hurt if they hang off the leg rest while you’re reclined. Picking a recliner that fits your body type will help you get the most out of your lounging.