Updated on July 7th, 2023 at 05:30 pm

We’ve been told repeatedly that sitting in an upright position is a comfortable and natural posture. However, for some, this position isn’t always comfortable. If anything, sitting upright for prolonged periods can be painful for heavy people with joint or back pain.

Getting a power recliner with adjustable lumbar and headrest will guarantee head, neck, and lower back support in many relaxing positions. But, unfortunately, choosing headrest power recliners isn’t easy. To help you shop right, I’ve compiled a list of the best power recliners with adjustable headrests and lumbar.

Of all that I tested and reviewed, I found the Signature Design by Ashley The Man-Den Power Recliner to be the best of them all.

Power recliner review

Ashley The Man-Den Power Reclining

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The recliner dimensions are 38.5″ W x 37″ D x 43.25″ H making it ideal for a person with a big body. Speaking of heavy, its frame is corner-blocked to help it support high weight capacities.

Some tech features include wireless and USB charging, one-touch control, and an Easy View powerhead lift. With the latter function, you can view your TV at better angles.

I also loved that it has a cup holder and hidden storage on the padded armrest. However, I found the padding to be too stiff.


  • The reclining motion stops at any point when you release the button
  • Hidden storage compartment
  • Easy off back that’s easy to install
  • Beautiful stitching and detailing


  • You cannot put your feet up without the back reclining
  • The leather squeaks

Pri Larson Power Recliner 1985-178

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If you work from home, you need a chair that is modern and comfortable. With this theatre recliner, you’ll get the best of both worlds.

For starters, the power recliner motion (though slow) is smooth and comforting. The reclining motion is control through the push of a button and can recline to many different positions. You can opt to recline, sit upright or lay back to relax, watch a movie, or sleep, respectively.

And for the times you bring your work home, you can pull out the swivel tray from the hidden storage, place your tablet or laptop on it and finish working. Alternatively, the swivel tray can hold your snack when you are watching a movie.

This power recliner chair is made from faux leather that is durable, soft, easy to clean, and breathable. The stitching detailing also adds to its premium look.


  • Supports 400lbs
  • Arrives disassembled in a tiny box to fit through doorways
  • Easy to assemble


  • The hidden compartment gets cluttered easily
  • The seat cushion sinks in a little too much

AVAWING Electric Massage Recliner Chair Chair with Heat Function USB Ports

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The first thing that caught my attention is the 8-point massage feature and lumbar heating. In addition, AVAWING included three vibration intensities and five adjustment modes for the ultimate relaxing experience.

Unlike other power reclining chairs, the massage and reclining features are controlled and adjusted through wireless remote control. Even better, the adjustable footrest and backrest recline between 90 and 150 degrees using a silent motor.

The seating and backrest are adequately padded with an HD sponge for superior comfort. On the exterior is a wear-resistant and breathable linen that is easy to maintain. Last but not least, the double-sided pocket on the side provides a convenient space to store the remote. However, I found it too tight and small for larger objects.


  • It’s quiet
  • Eight massage points
  • The seat is adequately soft
  • 330lbs weight capacity


  • It has a short footrest
  • For tall people with mobility problems, it’s too low to get up from without help

Ashley Turbulance Power Reclining

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Signature Design by Ashley is dedicated to excellence and quality, and it reflects in the Turbulance Power Recliner. You can recline in the chair with a touch of a button to adjustable positions. Moreover, the headrest is power-adjustable to afford you superior comfort and support as you watch a movie.

As you’d expect from Signature Design by Ashley, the recliner has beautiful upholstery with great and detailing. Soft, durable, and easy to clean faux leather is used. On the padded arms are stainless steel cup holders that are rust-resistant. The recliner comes with a power cord and has USB charging ports for low-power devices.


  • Stainless steel cup holders
  • Pet friendly – fur wipes off easily
  • Well-made and sturdy
  • Functional armrest compartments


  • The model is only available in dark grey

Mcombo Electric Power Lift Recliner Chair with Massage Heat

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What wins me over with this furniture is its massage function, soothing heating, and extended footrest. The extended footrest is 4.3″ long and allows for a full-body stretch without cutting off body circulation. According to Mcombo, this recliner with power lumbar support it’s ideal for individuals between 5’1″ and 5’9″.

The furniture reclines to 140 degrees. You’ll also love the fact the reclining function is remote-controlled. And for ease of use, the recline remote has only two buttons for two positions: reclined and TV.

The chair has eight vibration nodes strategically placed around the chair and one heating part located at the waist. They both have nine modes and five intensities, respectively, and can be turned off at different fixed times 10/20/30 minutes.


  • The heating and vibration work independently
  • Side and front pockets
  • Two cup holders
  • 320lbs weight capacity


  • The USB supports low power devices only
  • The heating and massage isn’t good enough to serve medical purposes

Titimo power recliner chair

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This power recliner is quite simple but has all the bells and whistles that’ll get you excited. For starters, it reclines up to 160 degrees and has lots of positions in between. As its back reclines, the footrest elevates for extra comfort.

It’s ideal for heavy persons as it has a heavy-duty steel construction that supports up to 300 lbs. Unlike other massage power recline chairs, the TITIMO massage recliner uses the latest tech and has 2D/3D shiatsu nodes that offer deep kneading for the back, shoulder, and waist.

On the outside is a soft and breathable fabric that is stuffed with HD sponge. The fabric used is wear-resistant and is easy to clean.


  • Supports 300lbs
  • Reclines to 160 degrees
  • New vibrating technology
  • Compact and fits in smaller rooms


  • Arrives in two different packages

ANJ Electric Recliner Chair W/Breathable Bonded Leather Classic Single Sofa Home Theater Recliner Seating W/USB Port

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The design of this electric furniture is beautiful and has a homey vibe. It is large enough for heavy people, has a large seating space, and the back and head are well stuffed for comfort. The reclining system is simple, with only two buttons to control the wide and smooth range of reclining motion. I feel it’s best for individuals who have challenges as a result of disease or age.

There’s a charging port on the side to keep your smartphone and the remote control 100% charged for convenience. The leather used is breathable and super easy to clean. And underneath is a durable steel construction that can support 300lbs and endure 25,000 uses.


  • Steady and durable steel frame
  • Comfortable armrest
  • Overstuffed and flexible footrest
  • Thick and well-upholstered backrest


  • The footrest and recliner aren’t independent

Seatcraft Home Theater Seating Leather Power Recline

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Everything about this power recliner screams high quality. From the thick and soft leather upholstery to the large seating space, adjustable power headrest and lumbar support, recline memory function, built-in bass SoundShaker bass shaker, and a swivel tray table.

After experiencing it, a lot of the features are great, but some aren’t as functional as they ought to be. For starters, the LED light that looks great on pictures and at the store can be blinding when you are watching a movie. Second, the padding and thick leather on this recliner with a power-adjustable headrest aren’t as comfortable as it sounds.

And while the adjustable headrest works great, for some, it might push against your head instead of supporting your neck. With that said, it’s beautiful, easy to clean, functional, and easy to recline at the touch of a button.


  • Headrest and lumbar support
  • Functional memory function
  • Beautiful LEDs
  • Supports 275lbs
  • Swivel table for added convenience


  • The padding is hard

The Best power recliner is…

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Ashley The Man-Den Power Reclining

Getting the best recliner with a power headrest and recliner takes some time. However, you cannot go wrong with any from the list above, especially the Signature Design by Ashley the Man-Den Power Recliner. It supports heavy people, has hidden storage, padded armrests, and multiple reclining positions.

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Power recliner frequently asked questions

What is a power lumbar recliner?

A power lumbar recliner supports the back, ensuring you assume the correct posture when in a reclined position.

What’s the difference between a power recliner and power plus recliner?

The two use the exact mechanism, but with one major difference; a power recliner needs to be connected to a power socket to work while a power plus recliner uses a ‘Power Plus’ battery back that removes the need for it to be directly connected to a socket. The latter last about 150 reclines depending on the person’s weight. The Signature Design by Ashley, the Man-Den Power Recliner, is categorized as a power recliner.

What is a power headrest recliner?

It is a power recliner whose headrest can be adjusted by the touch of a button. The adjustable headrest is designed to tilt and support the head at different angles to make it easier to look forward while at a reclined position without straining the neck or head.

What is adjustable power lumbar?

This is the ability of a power reclining chair to adjust lumbar support to your desired position while keeping the natural and proper curvature of your back spine. This often results in a comfortable position.