Old 10-09-2016, 08:09 AM
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: MD/DC & IRI - 05 Southport 26 Honda 225s
Posts: 3,914
Default Recliner

It is time to replace a family room recliner. In the past, I have had LaZBoys. Any thoughts on what to get? I want something comfortable but nothing with electronics, cooler, built-in sound, etc.
Frank007 is offline  
Old 10-09-2016, 08:19 AM
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Amongst the FL fishies
Posts: 6,956

we have 2 of these in leather. They're a bit smaller but I swear more comfortable.
airbrush is offline  
Old 10-09-2016, 08:45 AM
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Cozumel mostly, and Denton, Texas
Posts: 3,971

Went to Lazboy and priced a recliner. Then stopped in Costco for something else. The recliner they had is as comfortable, looks good and was 1/4 the price. I sit in it everyday (am in it right now!).
skibum is offline  
Old 10-09-2016, 09:18 AM
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio (Lake Erie)
Posts: 2,446

I don't know what brand our leather one is, but it reclines electrically and has a USB port
Walleye Guy is offline  
Old 10-09-2016, 09:45 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,157

I had 2 LazyBoy recliners in my lake house, and the backs broke off--the same day. Inferior products.

The top of the line upholstered furniture is Hancock & Moore. Other great recliners are Barcolounger's premium line. Those will run about $850 in cloth and about $1,100 in leather.

I recently bought a used Hancock and Moore hide-a-bed for $200. I was bowled over to see it was over $5K new. I've had a matching recliner for 25 years--in great shape.

I'm a believer in buying good quality upholstery as it's a strong value for the long run.
Bamaman is offline  
Old 10-09-2016, 12:27 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 276
Default Recliner . . .

Sounds like you want a recliner for general use.

About five years ago, due severe back injuries for both the Admiral and I (her back injuries were military related, mine was a boating accident), we invested in a "stressless" recliner made by a Norwegian company, Ekornes.

They are NOT cheap. Extremely well made and the most comfortable chair I have ever sat in. By far. Five years later and it looks just as good as when the day I had it delivered.

Bottom Scratcher is offline  
Old 10-09-2016, 01:53 PM
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
240 LTS's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Upper Chesapeake Bay
Posts: 21,686

I have a 30 some year old Flex Steel that has been flawless in operation and wear.
It is the only recliner I have ever reclined in that DID NOT pull your shirt tail out when going back.

It's name is, "Ole Brownie" and no, it's not for sale.
It's family.

240 LTS is offline  
Old 10-09-2016, 02:44 PM
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 260

Flex Steel
dmartin is offline  
Old 10-09-2016, 02:51 PM
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 9,655

What's with this memory foam Lazy Boy is offering. Is it anything to consider or just a useless upgrade?

I have five 20 year old Lazy Boy's I want to replace. Held up well, I'm just not happy with these prices, seems excessive by any measure for a piece of furniture.
My Gal is offline  
Old 10-09-2016, 02:59 PM
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
fireisland1's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,621

my wife bought me a Stressless for my birthday I have a bad spine. when i got it i was not impressed and it was very expensive. it is the only chair in the house that I can sit in for long periods of time when things get bad. I am going to invest in a second one for the other room.
fireisland1 is online now  
Old 10-09-2016, 05:38 PM
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hewlett, NY
Posts: 456

I hate lazy e boy. The back broke. It was made of a cheap particle board that looked dried out. Even though it was under warranty only the part was covered. Labor was like $200. It broke again a few months later. Same part. I didn't want to pay again so I threw it away and bought one from bobs. Much nicer and better warranty. I like the power recline. It holds in the exact perfect position.
bigfoot2 is online now  
Old 10-09-2016, 06:38 PM
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: VA
Posts: 5,945

Hancock & Moore.

'nuff said.
Buoy Scout is offline  
Old 10-09-2016, 07:22 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Too far from salt.
Posts: 10,110

If you don't mind spending the money, I'll 2nd the vote for Ekornes Stressless recliners. My wife picked up a used one (can't afford a new one) and had it recovered. We fight over it.......I usually lose.
DFreedom is offline  
Old 10-09-2016, 08:01 PM
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
flyau98's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: The Blackwater River, FL
Posts: 3,431

The main thing laz-y-boy has going for them is the mechanism. There aren't many chairs that you can lean back in without putting the legs out...and easily adjust how far back you recline...

The stressless chairs are great too though.
flyau98 is offline  
Old 10-09-2016, 08:27 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 770

Never owned an Ekornes recliner, but if they're built anything like their couches, you won't be disappointed.
superjag is offline  
Old 10-09-2016, 08:31 PM
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 5,150

We just purchased this one with the matching ottoman. Amazing chair.
bjm9818 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread