Speaking as someone who’s 6’2″ and 260 (on a good day), trust me when I say I understand how important it is to find the best recliners for big men.
There are few better feelings than settling into a good recliner after a long, hard day.
The problem is that most recliners simply weren’t built with big guys in mind.
With their plush cushions and padded arm rests, regular recliners are often too narrow for big men to comfortably fit into.
Making matters worse, most recliners don’t have a very heavy weight limit, either:
For big fellas like me, it can be difficult (not to mention annoying) to find a heavy-duty recliner with a high weight capacity.
Fortunately for big people who just want to stretch out in the living room, the search may be hard, but it’s not hopeless.
The good news is that quite a few companies have entered the oversized recliner market, and today there are a number of big and tall recliners that offer extra comfort and support for large men (and heavy people of all genders).
To help you find a high-quality recliner that fits the bill, in this post I’ve rounded more than a dozen of the most comfortable, supportive and all around best big man recliners on the market.
The Best Oversized Recliners for Big Men
Breaking Down the Best Big Man Recliners on the Market
- 5 Stars
- 9 Reviews
- Dimensions: 41” W, 43” H, 42” D
- Power Recline function
Coming in a close second to its massage-enabled cousin, Southern Motion also makes a Hercules model without the heat and massage functionality.
It’s got the same dimensions, support and comfortable polyfoam cushions as the model above, all of which earn it a place among our top picks.
But without the (nice, but admittedly luxurious) massage capability, it also comes with a more affordable price tag, making it a great choice for those who don’t need the extra features.
This was a Christmas present for my husband who is a larger guy…
I was reluctant to add a recliner to my living room, but this is stylish enough, it fits right in.
He loves it (and I do too), very comfortable and fits his larger frame well. Its so comfortable I am looking to get a similar chair for myself.
- 4.6 Stars
- 12 Reviews
- Dimensions: 40” W, 43” H, 43” D
Ashley Homestore sells a few different styles of chairs that fit big and tall people, but the Ludden rocking chair is the best option for big guys who want something plush, comfortable and supportive.
A semi-soft foam cushion core provides enough support and durability to handle a big man’s body weight, while the pillow-top arms give you an added degree of padding that will keep you comfortable for a (damn) long time.
My husband loves this chair. He’s 6’2″ and about 260. Fits him great. Sturdy and comfortable and our little daushaund loves cuddling up with him on it
– Karen G.
- 4 Stars
- 2 Reviews
- Dimensions: 46” W, 42” H, 39” D
Another great chair from Southern Motion, the Excel has a more contemporary design than the recliners above.
It’s arguably not only one of the best heavy duty recliners, but one of the best-looking, with a striking red upholstery covering its padded, polyfoam cushions.
And in addition to high style it also provides lots of comfort, with a unique center cushion in the back that you don’t see on most power recliners.
There were very few reviews, but I decided to take a chance because I have back problems. I’m glad that I did. This is the most comfortable chair I have ever had. It seems to be well built.
The roominess is amazing for plus size. I would recommend anyone that wants comfort, quality and excellent decor to purchase this piece.
- 5 Stars
- 2 Reviews
- Dimensions: 38” W, 40.5” H, 38” D
- Power Recline
The Abbyson takes up slightly less square feet than the models above, but still offers a 23-inch wide seating area.
It’s an excellent choice for anyone who needs a lot of chair, but doesn’t have a lot of extra space.
In addition to a slightly more compact design, it boasts 2.2 high density foam seat cushions, easy-to-use push buttons on the side, and additional lumbar cushions in the back rest to provide support for those with lower back pain.
With a fully reclined length of just 62 inches, it’s probably not the best option for really tall men, but will work well for heavy-set folks who aren’t as tall.
Beautiful chair. Very comfortable, soft leather, smooth reclining function and contemporary styling. We love it!
– Edythe R.
- 4.8 Stars
- 5 Reviews
- Dimensions: 42” W, 42” H, 38” D
- Available in 2 different colors
- Heat and massage functionality
Power lift recliners are often marketed toward those with limited mobility because they can be tilted forward to help you get back to a standing position.
But even if you don’t need a power lift chair, this model has a number of unique features that make it worth considering.
In addition to a sturdy metal frame that can handle high weight capacities, it’s got remote control powered massage and heating functionality, with eight individual vibration points targeting your back, lumbar, thighs and legs.
Plus, the designers have taken care of smaller details like convenience and ease of use, including a side pocket where you can store your TV remote or reading material.
I read a lot of the reviews and decided to try it. It seemed to give the most bang for the buck. I assembled it in minutes with no difficulty.
Once I sat in it I knew this was the one. Wow. It is so comfortable I was able to sleep in it laying on my back and my side and stomach.
– Overstock Customer
- 4.3 Stars
- 68 Reviews
- Dimensions: 42” W, 41” H, 39” D
This tight-cushioned model from Copper Grove is, quite literally, velvety soft:
Two-toned velvet upholstery in a handsome medium-brown “chocolate” color covers its plush seat, cushioned back, and pillow top arms.
The Mudiyah doesn’t have as many bells and whistles as some of the other chairs on this list, but it’s a reliable and cost-effective option for those who want something simple and comfortable.
These are very sturdy and high quality chairs. I absolutely love them. I would highly recommend these chairs.
My husband sleeps in the recliner every night and stated that the chair sleeps better then any other chair we have owned.
- 4.5 Stars
- 30 Reviews
- Dimensions: 37” W, 42” H, 39” D
One of the few swiveling chairs on this list, the Ella is an ideal choice for anyone who wants a big chair they can easily turn around.
Whereas a lot of chairs use 7-gauge steel springs for their suspension, the Ella is reinforced with 9-gauge steel, making it strong enough to handle heavy weight.
In addition to strength, it provides plenty of comfort thanks to the two-pound density foam within its cushions and the fully padded leg support.
If I could give six stars for this chair, I would. Fabric is nice, as is the rocking motion. Very comfortable even for a taller person.
Assembled in less than three minutes. No joke. Buy this chair, or punch yourself in the face right now.
- 4 Stars
- 578 Reviews
- Dimensions: 42.5” W, 41” H, 38.5” D
- Available in three colors
This plush manual recliner from Christopher Knight home is both convenient and comfortable.
It comes in three different colors – a beige “latte” color, dark brown or a bluish steel gray – and has two cup holders in front of each of the plush, well padded pillow top armrests.
As a manual recliner, it lacks the electronic bells and whistles, but it’s a well padded and plush chair that you can settle into for a long period of time, and the cup holders make it great for a home theater.
I bought this glider for my sons room. Very comfy even for sitting long hours. Love the cup holder for holding drinks.. the feel of the material is soft and comfy.
The chair is oversized and does require a fair amount of space.
- 4.3 Stars
- 676 Reviews
- Dimensions: 40” W, 40” H, 39” D
This faux leather glider from Christopher Knight is about as stately and throne-like as a recliner can get.
It’s got thick, plush cushions that provide plenty of comfort, and contrast stitching that stands out from the rich brown of the polyurethane leather.
In addition, the metallic upholstery studs on the front of the arm rest lend it a sophisticated and upscale vibe that allows it to combine comfort and class in equal measure.
Purchased this recliner about a month ago. Wanted to wait for a little while before I entered my review. I have to say after a month of use, I LOVE this chair.
I’m 6’2″ and it fits me just fine. My feet hang over the edge a little but my legs are well cushioned so I don’t even notice. Plenty of hip room even for a bigger guy like me. If they gave a 6th star for this chair, I’d have no problem giving it.
– Glenn D.
- 4.1 Stars
- 91 Reviews
- Dimensions: 43” W, 39” H, 40” D
Sturdy, stylish and sumptuously soft, this manual recliner from Leathersoft combines a handsome, modern style with plenty of padding and comfort.
Its thick, bustle-back cushions provide plenty of back and neck support, while the faux leather upholstery comes in a rich chocolate brown color and is easy to clean if you encounter any spills.
So comfortable and roomy. Me and my kids bought this for my husband for Christmas. He absolutely loves it. Sometimes it is very hard to get him out of his chair.
Best of the Rest
Rounded up a few more great heavy duty recliners ↓
While the models above represent the all-around best heavy duty recliners for big men (at least in my humble opinion), they’re not the only ones on the market.
Far from it, in fact.
Each of the recliners below has garnered some strong reviews from users, and could very well be the best choice for your home.
- 4 Stars
- 12 Reviews
- Dimensions: 42” W, 40” H, 38” D
Great with kids. Large, easy to put together.
– Overstock Customer
- 4.3 Stars
- 1,948 Reviews
- Dimensions: 35″ W, 42.63″ H, 40″ D
- Available in 2 colors
I’m 6′ 300 and the recliner FITS me perfectly and comfortably. It feels very STURDY beneath me…
There are no bells or whistles with this recliner. No heat and no massage. Just a real quality piece of furniture that’s also functional and comfortable.
- 4.3 Stars
- 8 Reviews
- Dimensions: 33.5″ W, 42.5″ H, 36.6″ D
- Massage and Heat
- Available in four colors
Nice recliner. Easy to assemble. Love it.
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