• What’s The Best Heavy Duty Recliners For Big Men Up To 500 Lbs

    The Best Heavy Duty Recliners For Big Men Up To 500 Lbs

    Tired of inferior recliner chairs that simply don’t make the cut?. We were too, which is why we searched for what we believe to be the Best Heavy Duty Recliners For Men.

    Here we list only the recliners suitable for the obese, overweight and heavy people. Nothing substandard for us bigger folk. It’s time to kick the feet back and relax in style as we review some large capacity recliner chairs.

    The Recliner You Buy Matters

    Being a big guy myself, I know how important the right recliner is. Not only for durability and weight capacity. But also for ease of use. Which is why I tend to always recommend recliner-lift chairs for us heavy people.

    A recliner alone is excellent, but when your larger then normal, getting out of the chair can be a massive struggle. Which is why I love these lift chairs that can tilt forward and basically ease the burden of trying to stand up. So let’s get into it.

    Quick Recliner Comparison Chart

    Weight Capacity

    Type Of Recliner

    Seat Width

    Seat Height

    Price Checker

    Mega Motion Easy Comfort 500 Lbs Power Lift 27" 27"
    Lane Furniture Stallion 500 Lbs Traditional 25" 26"
    Omni Full Lay 450 Lbs Power Lift 24" 25"
    Catnapper Leather 350 Lbs Power Lift 25" 43" Total
    Flash Furniture 350 Lbs Traditional 25" Undisclosed
    Infinite Position Lift Chair 325 Lbs Power Lift 20" 23"


    Our #1 Recommended Recliner For Big Men

     recliners for obese people
    The Mega Motion company has released a Mega superior lift recliner chair just for us oversized fellas. Ok so not just for us big guys but you get the point. Which is great news because Mega Motion are famous in the mobility industry and specialize in equipment to help specific people who find normal life activities a tad bit harder then the common folk.

    This particular recliner is rated to a maximum of 500 lbs. That includes the lift feature as well. So to get in and out of the chair much easier all you have to do is press 1 button and your ready for easy sitting. It reclines to 3 different positions including full recline so you can really relax in comfort. The recline feature is powered by an electric motor which is controlled by a handy remote (That can’t get lost because its attached to the recliner).

    As for comfort and style, I usually prefer fabric chairs, and it’s no different with the Mega Motion Heavy Duty Big Lift Chair. There’s nothing worse then on a hot summers day and your skin sticks to the vinyl or leather sofa. This material chair comes in a variety of colors too, so your not short on choices. I like the amount of cushioning on this recliner, its a good balance between over the top squishy and rock hard.


    500 Lb Big Lift Recliner


    The 500 Pound StallionHeavy Duty Lift Chairs For Large Person

    What a recliner chair this beast is, or should I say ‘Stallion’. It’s another heavy duty recliner with a load bearing capacity of 500 lbs. Brought to you by Lane Furniture and is proudly made in the USA.

    There’s so much to love about this recliner chair but the most important factors are what matters most. Firstly this Stallion recliner is suitable for the big and tall people. The high back and head rest ensure that the tall people can easily relax in comfort. In fact when fully reclined, this chair is the same length as a King size mattress. Pretty neat.

    When you recline in this chair, the wall saver feature moves the chair forward automatically so that your not banging into your walls. It’s frame is made from all steel including the seat box, which is how it gets it’s heavy duty rating. The chair itself just looks so cosy and comfortable from all the thick padding, even on the foot rest. The Stallion is an all round must have chair for comfort relaxing and watching the flat screen while confidently reclining in style. .


    The Stallion Recliner


    The CatNapper 450 Pound Capacity Lift Recliner

    More Then Just A Cat Nap!Recliners For Heavy People

    Heavy duty frame, heavy duty materials, cushioning and pure comfort. This CatNapper 450 lb weight capacity recliner is one chair not to be messed with. It’s a massive chair that will keep you coming back for more. The oversized pockets on the sides are truly huge and perfect for almost anything you can think of. This is one chair you won’t want to get out of in a hurry.

    Being a heavy duty lift chair means it’s a good choice for obese and heavy people who struggle to get in and out of normal sofa’s or chairs. All powered by an electric motor that seamlessly can recline to multiple positions. One nice feature on this chair is the back up power. So if you loose electricity for any reason, you won’t be left stuck in an awkward position unable to get out. The back up power comes from 9v batteries. Make sure you take advantage of this feature. Really important.

    As for comfort levels, its hard to be disappointed with the Omni Catnapper. If you have ever slept in a recliner before or basically use a recliner as a bed, I think you’re in for a treat. Amazing things can happen when you sleep in a lift chair of this caliber. It’s also an acceptable temporary bed for people with bad backs or suffering from surgery. However be sure to consult your Doctor before using any chair as a sleeping apparatus.  They should have named this chair the Everyday Napper!. Made in the USA.


    Catnapper 450 Lbs

    Our Best Leather Recliner Recommendation

    For Up To 350 Lbs

    For those that simply can’t have anything but leather, then I think you will love this heavy duty Lift Chair by Catnapper. Its rated a little less at 350 pounds, but made with the same heavy duty materials to make the above Catnapper. The steel seat box shouldn’t warp out of place which tends to happen with the wooden frame recliners.


    350 Lbs Catnapper Leather Recliner


    Microfiber 350 Pound Capacity Recliner By Flash Furniture

    Our #1 Top Rated For The Big And Tall

    Best recliner for big and tall 350 lbs weight capacity
    Flash Furniture are not new campaigners in the big and heavy market, they have a very nice selection of big and tall office chairs.

    This particular recliner is a microfiber material which is very soft on the skin, and easy to clean. It’s not a rocker, which is fine by me but worth noting for some folks. It’s designed just for the big and tall people according to Flash Furniture.  The overall width is 41.5 inches, the overall height is 48 inches and the back rest part is 29″.

    A pretty comfortable and basic recliner with a 350 Lbs weight capacity which would satisfy many heavier people. My only gripe with this chair is that the lever is on the left side of the chair. This is just a personal dislike as I prefer it on my stronger side. The actually lever is not a plastic or wooden arm, it’s one of those half circle type devices where you put fingers in and push outwards to release the chair.

    Flash Furniture AM-9930-7980-GG Big and Tall 350 Capacity Gazette Microfiber Recliner


    The Infinite Position 325 Lbs Recliner

    Recliners For Overweight People
    Another great lift chair for overweight people by Mega Motion. The infinite position chair does just what it’s called. Two individual motors allow you to position both the chair and the foot rest to any position imaginable. This is ideal for people to find the correct position that suits there personal needs.

    The material on the chair is so soft to touch and combined with the adequate cushioning makes a really comfortable chair or temporary bed. This recliner has a heavy duty rating of 325 pounds. So make sure you adhere to the weight restriction ratings.

    Like it’s bigger Brother, this chair also has the back up power feature for those untimely electricity shut offs. The lift feature also works like a charm for easy access. With quite a few choices for color, I see this recliner being a popular choice among the heavy community.


    Infinite Position 325 Lbs


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45 Responsesso far.

  1. Kenny says:

    What would you say is the best recliner for a 400 pound guy like me. Im not too tall but taller then average. I dont want my feet hanging off the edge of the chair when in reclined position. Can you recommend a recliner that can suit my needs and last a long time? thanks

    • bigman says:

      Hi Kenny,
      Thanks for stopping by to check out these recliners for big men. Because you are 400 pounds, I always recommend big guys to go above there weight. Because of the initial impact of sitting on the recliner is heavier then 400 Lbs so I would say to aim for a 450 pound capacity recliner. Such as the Catnapper Power Lift Recline

      . it’s a really tough recliner and rated to hold 450 lbs. However if your over 6’1″ tall your feet may slightly hang off the edge in reclined position. As you didn’t stated how tall you are, I believe the Catnapper will suit your needs just beautifully. Let us know what recliner you end up buying.

      • STAN JONES says:

        Hi Kenny
        The Lane Stallion recliner is made to hold weights of up to 500 lbs and lays out the length of a king size bed. 79″.
        It is also available with heat and massage which is a great addition. It is available as a non rocking wallsaver, a rocker and will be available in power recline in June of 2016
        If you are looking for a big man lift chair it is hard to beat the Lane Boss Lift chair. It is built to hold weights of up to 450 lbs. It has an option of a 6 motor heat and massage which feel great. It also has a usb plug and 2 power plugs in the arm. A great feature for those of us who are tied to our phones, tablets or laptops.

      • STAN JONES says:

        The Stallion with power recline will actually be available in June 2017

    • Clayton Harley says:

      I’m a 355 guy. My choice for the last decade has been the Best Furniture “Beast” product line, specifically the “Savanta” model. They make 4-5 different variations (one is a lift chair).
      My feet don’t hang off the end, but I have to scoot up and back when getting in and out of the chair. When slid to the back of the seat, my knees don’t even reach the edge of the seat.
      Well padded and comfortable…but the price is over one thousand dollars.
      Mine seem to last about 6-7 years before wearing out.

  2. Wendy says:

    Hi I am looking for heavy duty recliner for 450 lbs capacity without lifting, but I am in Ontario, Canada. Can you direct me to the location that carries them?

  3. Michael says:

    Been looking for a large mens recliner for over a year. Furniture is the hardest thing to shop for since you really have to sit in it before you buy it. I want a leather big mens recliner with power. Doesn’t need power lift, but power. To independently change the back and legs at different times. I don’t like those 1 button touch models. I’m over 6 feet tall and weigh 365 lb’s. Most recliners I sit in my legs are just too long. I need something large. Any suggestions?

  4. Michael says:

    I’ve been searching for a big rocker recliner for two years. Everything I have sat in is horrible. Not one has been comfortable. I am 300lb 6’1″ tall. Every chair I sit in my head is above the back headrest so when I put my head back I’m looking at the ceiling. Who puts a TV on the ceiling? And the salesman didn’t actually understand what I was saying. I also don’t want my feet, ankles hanging over the lest rest when extended. That happens all the time and very uncomfortable. It has been such a big problem for me to find a quality chair I may hire someone to actually build one for me.

  5. Christine says:

    Why arent there any big women chairs?

    • bigman says:

      Some of these chairs come in a variety of colors. So if that’s is what you mean by ‘Womens’chairs.

    • Jose Jimenez Johnson Goldstein says:

      Oh, yes, you’ll definitely want to get the women’s version. These models have a special divot in the seat cushion where the man’s testicle’s are cradled when he sits… (eye roll)

      They just say Big Man because ladies don’t take to kindly to being called “Big”. Where some guys pride themselves on being a “Big Guy”, suggesting someone take a look at “One of those “Big Girl” recliners would likely get someone killed. Can you imagine being a salesman and offering a “Big Girl” recliner to a woman?

      If you’re big- take a look, it’s not gender specific…


  6. Jane Allen says:

    This was so well put together. Especially for heavy people who often have a difficulty finding the right fit, when it comes to recliners. I always thought the La-Z-Boy takes care of that population segment but you’ve mentioned some brands I never knew about. I found this article useful.

    • steve says:

      lazy boy no longer has the equality of the past

    • Sandy says:

      Ditto what Steve says about La-Z-Boy. We bought a big/tall La-Z-Boy recliner, and we’re constantly having to repair the foot/leg rest. We had bought that brand due to past positive experience, but their products are not the good quality they used to be.

      • Karen Swan says:

        I will never buy a La-Z-Boy recliner again. They used to be well made from hardwood, but now they’re chipboard on a metal frame; and they don’t hold up well even for someone like me who is overweight but not huge. Now, my son is 6’8″ tall and weighs 537 pounds, he needs a long, heavy-duty chair. I’ve been looking at the Lane Stallion recliner on-line and read your description above, but want to know if you’ve actually used the chairs you describe and have actual experience with them or know people who do. If so, what has your experience been?

        • Timothy Cook says:

          I have a stallion and I am not happy. It has not been right since I bought it. They replaced the frame and now when I pull up on the left arm it comes up and it feels like its falling apart. They are coming to “fix” it at the end of the month. I hope they do.

          • bigman says:

            I hope they come and fix it good for you Timothy. With any product, there’s bound to be a dud. Lets hope they can fix this dud up for you.

  7. D. Snyder says:

    Thanks for sharing this info on “Big Man” recliners! I have a similar need, however I did not want lift nor a rocker.

    Some other possibilities. (Note these are manufacturer site links, you must search out a dealer to purchase- Edit Found Recliners On Amazon).

    Catnapper Malone was my favorite. 400lb rating. Manual or power.

    Flash Furniture 2 models in several styles. 350lb.

    I have tried the Catnapper Malone, the Beast Rake and the Beast Troubador. I found all to be very comfortable. Malone and Rake were comparable in comfort and quality feel. The Troubador was the most comfortable, although did not seem to be built as well, reflected in it’s rated capacity of 350lb vs the others 400lb. I was unable to find any of the Flash furniture products for a test sit in my area.

    I ended up with the Catnapper Malone powered version.

    Hope this info is helpful to someone. Best of luck in your search!


  8. Joseph says:

    Nay suggestions for a big AND TALL recliner? I’m 6’6″ and weigh 360lbs with a long torso and my head is too high for most recliners.

  9. Mary Stebbins says:

    where do I look for a lift recliner cover for a man with incontinence? Need both new recliner and heavy duty waterPROOF cover as he has a lot of accidents.
    Thank you

    • Mike says:

      Have you thought about a mattress cover? I’m looking for a lift chair for 500 pounds or more a chase lounge,and a wide seat that is at least three positions.

  10. Garry says:

    I’m about 6 feet tall (give or take a couple inches with or without shoes on) and knocking on the door of 400 pounds.

    Years ago I used to have a rocker/swivel recliner that I LOVED so much. It was comfortable yet sturdy like a ROCK. Eventually the upholstery and stuffing wore out and it was thrown away. How I wish I still had that chair! 🙁

    Is there ANYTHING out there on the market that’s the same yet durable enough to hold my weight comfortably?

    I don’t really need the lift capability …though if it comes with the chair I’m not going to turn it down 🙂

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    • bigman says:

      Hi Garry. Don’t you hate it when you lose a favorite piece of furniture. My office chair is currently falling apart at the seems and it will be a tragic disposal. Anyways, have you had a look at the Mega Motion Easy Comfort lift chair?. It’s fabric which I prefer and has a weight capacity of 500 lbs. Not the cheapest chair going around but sometimes quality is more important than price.

  11. Bridget says:

    Looking for a rocker, power, recliner for my 6″3 280pound husband. What do you recommend?? Without breaking the bank.

    • bigman says:

      Hi Bridget. Have you considered the Mega Motion LC-200. It has a weight capacity of 329lbs and is a power recliner. It’s hard not to break the bank when buying an electric recliner which will last and hold heavy weights at the same time. But the LC-200 is moderately priced in my opinion.

  12. Karla says:

    Hi. I read your article with great interest. I’m currently looking for a recliner. I would love to get a “lay flat” oversized recliner but want something heavy duty to stand up to a great deal of use. I was looking at the Catnapper by Jackson Furniture but they seem to get a lot of negative reviews. Finding a good quality lay flat in other brands that don’t rock, swivel or glide that I can afford has been less than successful. Any suggestions?

    • bigman says:

      Hi Karla, unfortunately there isn’t a great range of very high capacity recliners that can fully recline due to the overbalancing of weight. Have you considered the Infinite Position Mega Motion, it has a 325 lb capacity and can recline almost completely flat.

  13. Mike says:

    Thanks for this site bigman I am always looking for something I can’t find or they don’t make it. I was even looking for a loveseat double lift chair. They make a chair for 700 lb. people but it doesn’t have the chase lounge. I appreciate your site and will comment from time to time I’m sure.

  14. Chris Cronick says:

    Hi! Great article! Looking for something for my 80 year old father. It has to be a long for the foot rest, has to be sturdy and wide as he’s about 320lbs and since he’s a little older, I’d like to try a lift.

    His recliner now is so hard for him to get the feet down 😞 so he leaves it up. It’s his birthday soon and I’d love to surprise him. Thank you so much!

  15. Kareema says:

    My son is 6’7″ & weighs around 360-365lbs. He doesn’t need a lift chair, but can you recommend one that can also accomdate his long legs when reclined?

  16. Billy says:

    The Beast line of recliners from Best Home Furnishings. Hands down the best “big man” recliner.

  17. Ames says:

    I know you cannot recommend going over the maximum weight capacity of a power recliner or lift chair, but I’m wondering if anyone has heard anecdotally about folks who weigh 550 lbs. using a chair with a 450 lb. weight limit and whether or not any chair might withstand 550 lbs successfully. Thanks in advance for any insights.

  18. Rich says:

    Hi, I’m a Disabled Veteran who is 6’2″ ,350 lbs,currently in a Nursing home till October 9th. Then I’ll be moving to an Assisted living facility. I’m looking for a Big man 400lbs, no power lift, massage and heat would be nice but not necessary. I do need a Handle to raise and lower the footrest and if possible for it to be on the left size. Because I’m a Stroke survivor. Not looking for a Top of the line, as I’m on a Very Limited Budget.

    • bigman says:

      Hi Rich, Unfortunately, most massage chairs are quite hefty in price. However, the Stallion is a really good recliner chair. After doing some research I found that this chair even has a heat and massage model with a 500 pound weight capacity. But the lever is on the right side unfortunately as manufacturers cater to the majority it would seem. You can check the price on amazon for this massage and heat recliner.

  19. Genie says:

    I am very impressed reading this post and I can say this article will help who are tall person.

  20. Genie says:

    Great discussion for obesity person. I I think this informative and helpful.Thanks

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