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Best Recliner Lift Chair

I want to show you my favorite recliner lift chairs, but there’s something we have to talk about first.

Do Not Buy a Recliner Lift Chair Before Reading This!

I cannot emphasize this enough about buying a recliner lift chair: you must have a battery backup on your recliner, so that you can get up if the power goes out.

I have literally spent hours looking for affordable, high quality chairs with the battery backup feature. There are so few of them out there!

Read recliner lift reviews, and you often see notes like this:

“THE POWER WENT OUT, I COULD NOT GET OUT OF THE CHAIR!”

There are Two Solutions, and One of Them Works Well

The solution that doesn’t work is to buy a battery backup transformer. These are aftermarket chair plugs that include battery power switchover. I cannot find a good experience on the internet of people using these devices. I can find bad reviews.

The solution that does work? Use a separate battery backup device with your recliner lift chair. Get the same kind of backup “brick” one normally gets for computers, but use it for your recliner.

Below I will show you some excellent recliner lift and battery backup choices.

This Solution Changes Everything

In the first three versions of this article, I recommended the Pulaski Montreal model recliner lift chair precisely because it has a battery backup device. I like this chair, and I don’t renounce it as a good pick. It’s just that you now have so many more choices in lift chairs if you assume you’ll buy the battery backup as a separate item.

Because if you insist on a chair that has the battery backup built in, there are only maybe two choices in the sub $800 range.

Recommended Lift Chairs to Help Stand Up and Sit Down

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Jacky Home Lift Recliner Dual Motor Lay Flat Electric Power Chair for Elderly, Infinite Position Chenille Heavy Duty Living Room Sturdy Sofa with Side Pocket (Blue)
Esright Power Lift Microfiber Electric Recliner Chair with Heated Vibration Massage Sofa Fabric Living Room Chair with Side Pockets, USB Charge Port & Massage Remote Control, Blue
ANJ Power Massage Lift Recliner Chair with Heat & Vibration for Elderly, Heavy Duty and Safety Motion Reclining Mechanism - Antiskid Fabric Sofa Contempoary Overstuffed Design (Camel)
Chair
Jacky Home Lift
Esright Power Lift
ANJ Power Massage Lift Chair
Positions
Infinite
Infinite
Infinity to almost flat
Flat
Upholstery
Chenille, available in 7 colors
Fabric available in four colors
Microfiber
Weight Capacity
300 lb.
300 lb.
300 lb.
Seat Back
27.6 in. H
28 in. H
22.8 W x 21.7 H
Seat
18.9 W x 20.5 D in.
18.9 W x 20.5 D
Unknown
Seat to Floor
18..9 in. H
19 in. H
18.1 in. H
Frame
Wood and Steel
Wood
Steel
Battery Backup
Heat
Massage
Pocket(s)
Cup Holder(s)
USB
Warranty
Electronic Parts: 1 year
Reclining/Lift mechanism: 2 years
Wood Frame: 2 year

Free returns with authorization from seller within 30 days of receipt
1-2 years
1 Year
Rating
Price
Price not available
$449.99
$519.99
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Jacky Home Lift Recliner Dual Motor Lay Flat Electric Power Chair for Elderly, Infinite Position Chenille Heavy Duty Living Room Sturdy Sofa with Side Pocket (Blue)
Chair
Jacky Home Lift
Positions
Infinite
Flat
Upholstery
Chenille, available in 7 colors
Weight Capacity
300 lb.
Seat Back
27.6 in. H
Seat
18.9 W x 20.5 D in.
Seat to Floor
18..9 in. H
Frame
Wood and Steel
Battery Backup
Heat
Massage
Pocket(s)
Cup Holder(s)
USB
Warranty
Electronic Parts: 1 year
Reclining/Lift mechanism: 2 years
Wood Frame: 2 year

Free returns with authorization from seller within 30 days of receipt
Rating
Price
Price not available
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Esright Power Lift Microfiber Electric Recliner Chair with Heated Vibration Massage Sofa Fabric Living Room Chair with Side Pockets, USB Charge Port & Massage Remote Control, Blue
Chair
Esright Power Lift
Positions
Infinite
Flat
Upholstery
Fabric available in four colors
Weight Capacity
300 lb.
Seat Back
28 in. H
Seat
18.9 W x 20.5 D
Seat to Floor
19 in. H
Frame
Wood
Battery Backup
Heat
Massage
Pocket(s)
Cup Holder(s)
USB
Warranty
1-2 years
Rating
Price
$449.99
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ANJ Power Massage Lift Recliner Chair with Heat & Vibration for Elderly, Heavy Duty and Safety Motion Reclining Mechanism - Antiskid Fabric Sofa Contempoary Overstuffed Design (Camel)
Chair
ANJ Power Massage Lift Chair
Positions
Infinity to almost flat
Flat
Upholstery
Microfiber
Weight Capacity
300 lb.
Seat Back
22.8 W x 21.7 H
Seat
Unknown
Seat to Floor
18.1 in. H
Frame
Steel
Battery Backup
Heat
Massage
Pocket(s)
Cup Holder(s)
USB
Warranty
1 Year
Rating
Price
$519.99

Let’s Focus on the Chair Size and Recline Angle

Without focusing on the battery backup, we can look for a chair that fits your needs. In my opinion, the two most important features in a lift chair are its size and how far it reclines.

This might seem very obvious, but I think it needs focus. Tall people need tall chairs, short people need short chairs, and large people need sturdier chairs. If you mis-size the chair to the user, the lift mechanism won’t work as well as it should, and the person’s comfort will suffer.

And you care about the recline angle because not all chairs lay completely flat. If you plan to use the chair for sleeping, whether for napping or after surgery, are you going to be comfortable in a chair that is leaning only halfway back?

Best Recline Lift Chairs

Rather than give you “the best recliner lift chair,” find the one among several high quality choices that fits your needs.

I believe recliners should be upholstered in fabric, not vinyl, leather, or fake leather. Some of the choices below are high quality chairs that break this rule. You might like them, and I chose them because they’re really good chairs. But I prefer fabric, because it’s not slippery, so I would only choose a fabric chair for myself.

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Jacky Home Lift Recliner Dual Motor Lay Flat Electric Power Chair for Elderly, Infinite Position Chenille Heavy Duty Living Room Sturdy Sofa with Side Pocket (Blue)
Esright Power Lift Microfiber Electric Recliner Chair with Heated Vibration Massage Sofa Fabric Living Room Chair with Side Pockets, USB Charge Port & Massage Remote Control, Blue
ANJ Power Massage Lift Recliner Chair with Heat & Vibration for Elderly, Heavy Duty and Safety Motion Reclining Mechanism - Antiskid Fabric Sofa Contempoary Overstuffed Design (Camel)
Chair
Jacky Home Lift
Esright Power Lift
ANJ Power Massage Lift Chair
Positions
Infinite
Infinite
Infinity to almost flat
Flat
Upholstery
Chenille, available in 7 colors
Fabric available in four colors
Microfiber
Weight Capacity
300 lb.
300 lb.
300 lb.
Seat Back
27.6 in. H
28 in. H
22.8 W x 21.7 H
Seat
18.9 W x 20.5 D in.
18.9 W x 20.5 D
Unknown
Seat to Floor
18..9 in. H
19 in. H
18.1 in. H
Frame
Wood and Steel
Wood
Steel
Battery Backup
Heat
Massage
Pocket(s)
Cup Holder(s)
USB
Warranty
Electronic Parts: 1 year
Reclining/Lift mechanism: 2 years
Wood Frame: 2 year

Free returns with authorization from seller within 30 days of receipt
1-2 years
1 Year
Rating
Price
Price not available
$449.99
$519.99
Image
Jacky Home Lift Recliner Dual Motor Lay Flat Electric Power Chair for Elderly, Infinite Position Chenille Heavy Duty Living Room Sturdy Sofa with Side Pocket (Blue)
Chair
Jacky Home Lift
Positions
Infinite
Flat
Upholstery
Chenille, available in 7 colors
Weight Capacity
300 lb.
Seat Back
27.6 in. H
Seat
18.9 W x 20.5 D in.
Seat to Floor
18..9 in. H
Frame
Wood and Steel
Battery Backup
Heat
Massage
Pocket(s)
Cup Holder(s)
USB
Warranty
Electronic Parts: 1 year
Reclining/Lift mechanism: 2 years
Wood Frame: 2 year

Free returns with authorization from seller within 30 days of receipt
Rating
Price
Price not available
Image
Esright Power Lift Microfiber Electric Recliner Chair with Heated Vibration Massage Sofa Fabric Living Room Chair with Side Pockets, USB Charge Port & Massage Remote Control, Blue
Chair
Esright Power Lift
Positions
Infinite
Flat
Upholstery
Fabric available in four colors
Weight Capacity
300 lb.
Seat Back
28 in. H
Seat
18.9 W x 20.5 D
Seat to Floor
19 in. H
Frame
Wood
Battery Backup
Heat
Massage
Pocket(s)
Cup Holder(s)
USB
Warranty
1-2 years
Rating
Price
$449.99
Image
ANJ Power Massage Lift Recliner Chair with Heat & Vibration for Elderly, Heavy Duty and Safety Motion Reclining Mechanism - Antiskid Fabric Sofa Contempoary Overstuffed Design (Camel)
Chair
ANJ Power Massage Lift Chair
Positions
Infinity to almost flat
Flat
Upholstery
Microfiber
Weight Capacity
300 lb.
Seat Back
22.8 W x 21.7 H
Seat
Unknown
Seat to Floor
18.1 in. H
Frame
Steel
Battery Backup
Heat
Massage
Pocket(s)
Cup Holder(s)
USB
Warranty
1 Year
Rating
Price
$519.99

 

Bestseller Battery Backup Bricks for Lift Chairs

SaleBestseller No. 1
APC UPS, 600VA UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector, BE600M1 Backup Battery Power Supply, USB Charger, Back-UPS Series Uninterruptible Power Supply
23,353 Reviews
APC UPS, 600VA UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector, BE600M1 Backup Battery Power Supply, USB Charger, Back-UPS Series Uninterruptible Power Supply
  • 600VA / 330W Backup Battery power supply
  • 7 Outlets (NEMA 5-15R): 5 UPS Battery Backup with Surge Protection Outlets, and 2 Surge Protector Only Outlets
  • 1 USB Charger Port (1.5A) for cell phones and other portable electronics
  • 5' Power Cord, right-angle 3-prong wall plug (NEMA 5-15P), wall-mountable, plus free Windows PC power-management software (Mac OS uses native "Energy Saver" Settings)
  • Replacable Battery: The battery can be replaced when needed with RBC model APCRBC154 (sold separately)
Bestseller No. 2
APC UPS, 1500VA UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector, BX1500M Backup Battery, AVR, Dataline Protection and LCD Display, Back-UPS Pro Uninterruptible Power Supply
7,124 Reviews
APC UPS, 1500VA UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector, BX1500M Backup Battery, AVR, Dataline Protection and LCD Display, Back-UPS Pro Uninterruptible Power Supply
  • 1500VA / 900W Backup Battery power supply
  • 10 Outlets (NEMA 5-15R): 5 UPS Battery Backup with Surge Protection Outlets, and 5 Surge Protector Only Outlets
  • Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) instantly corrects low/high voltage fluctuations, and is Active PFC compatible. Battery type: Lead-acid battery, Typical recharge time: 16hour(s)
  • 3-5 Year Battery Life. UPS Replacement Battery for BX1500M sold separately (part no. APCRBC124)
  • 1 GB network dataline protection, 6' Power Cord, right-angle 3-prong wall plug (NEMA 5-15P), and free Windows PC power-management software (Mac OS uses native "Energy Saver" Settings)
SaleBestseller No. 3
CyberPower CP350SLG Standby UPS System, 350VA/255W, 6 Outlets, Compact
4,516 Reviews
CyberPower CP350SLG Standby UPS System, 350VA/255W, 6 Outlets, Compact
  • 350VA/255W Standby Battery Backup Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) System uses simulated sine wave output to safeguard workstations, networking devices, and home entertainment equipment
  • 6 NEMA 5-15R OUTLETS: 3 battery backup & surge protected outlets, 3 surge protected outlets; INPUT: 5 foot cord with NEMA 5-15P right angle, 45 degree offset plug
  • LED INDICATORS: LED status lights indicate Power-On and Wiring Fault
  • GREENPOWER UPS HIGH EFFICIENCY DESIGN: reduces power consumption by utilizing a compact charger and power inverter to create an ultra-efficient backup power system for home and office use
  • 3-YEAR WARRANTY INCLUDING THE BATTERY; $75,000 Connected Equipment Guarantee
SaleBestseller No. 4
Sungzu 1500W Portable Power Station, 1503Wh/417600mAh Solar Generator Lithium Emergency Battery Backup with 2 AC Outlet, 2 DC, 4 USB for Home and Outdoor RV/Van Camping Emergency Generators
12 Reviews
Sungzu 1500W Portable Power Station, 1503Wh/417600mAh Solar Generator Lithium Emergency Battery Backup with 2 AC Outlet, 2 DC, 4 USB for Home and Outdoor RV/Van Camping Emergency Generators
  • 【Higher Capacity & Power Portable Solar Generator 】With 1503Wh/ 417600mAh capacity and 1500 watt(surge 3000w) output power, support all the regular household appliances with a longer usage period. Feel free to use your High-power Devices such as AC, Fridge, Microwave Oven, Coffee Maker, Kettle, Hair Dryer, Rice Cookers, Blender etc. Ideal high capacity mobile power supply/emergency backup for home, store, outdoor activities, medical equipment, construction site, etc.
  • 【Multi-use & Various Outputs】 2*AC (110V 60Hz, Pure sine wave), 2* DC (12V/10A max), 4*USB (5V 3A max), OLED screen. Designed for: (1) RV-ers: powers space heaters, fans, fridge, TV, coffee maker, etc. (2) Outdoor parties: power blender, pellet smoker, electric blanket, or electric hand tools for your outdoor work . (3) Home backup power: Support emergency appliances such as AC, fridge, lights, TV, CPAP/Bi-PAP, computers, radios, phones, microwave oven, etc. to help keep your life as normal.
  • 【Can be Recharged Via Wall Socket & Solar Panel & Car Cigarette Lighter】Three recharge options make you get recharged anytime and anywhere: The wall socket, full charged takes 8~9hrs only. 36-65V output solar panel (Sungzu SD130-B super compatible, sold separately), full charged takes 16.5hrs at normal sunshine. Car cigarette lighter charger adapter (Included in the standard accessories), full charged takes 20hrs. Professional MPPT technology provides faster solar recharge rates.
  • 【Safety and warranty】 Safe to use. SKA1500 is certified with CE RoHS FCC, which with perfect safety systems: short circuit protection, over-charge protection, over-heat protection, over-discharge protection, over-voltage protection. Return within 30 days hassle-free, 18 months product warranty and lifetime customer service commitment.
  • 【What you get】 Package included 1*1500 watt portable power station, 1* AC adapter 36V/6A, 1*power cable, 1* SKC036 car cigar lighter charger adapter, 1*micro USB cable, 8*fuse tubes, 1* 5521 to cigar lighter output cable, 1*instruction. 12+6 months extra product warranty.
Bestseller No. 5
APC UPS, 425VA UPS Battery Backup Surge Protector, BE425M Backup Battery Power Supply, Back-UPS Series
5,316 Reviews
APC UPS, 425VA UPS Battery Backup Surge Protector, BE425M Backup Battery Power Supply, Back-UPS Series
  • 425VA / 225W Backup Battery power supply
  • 6 Outlets (NEMA 5-15R): 4 UPS Battery Backup with Surge Protection Outlets, and 2 Surge Protector Only Outlets
  • 5' Power Cord, right-angle 3-prong wall plug (NEMA 5-15P). Wall mountable
  • During a power outage, an APC UPS battery backup power supply provides backup power for essential home electronics. Ideal battery backup for WiFi routers.

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