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7 Best Reclining Office Chairs With Footrests [2019 Review & Update]

Studies show that if you don’t change your sitting position, you’re prone to backaches, circulation problems, stiff neck, obesity, and even cancer.

If you can’t get up and move around your office, at least changing your position can help.

That’s why you need the best office, recliner — that, and the possibility to relax right while working, or when you’re at home.

Below you have the best office recliners I could find. I’ve tested quite a few, and I’m more than happy with the selection below because each chair fits a different purpose.

To make your choice easier, I’ve also added some factors to consider before making your purchase.

Top 10 Reclining Chair COMPARISON CHART (2019 Update)

Reviews of Best Recliner Chairs

MeraxInno Series Executive High Back Napping Chair – #1 Overall Choice Fully Reclined (180 Degrees)

The MeraxInno Series Executive Chairs

The Inno Series Executive from Merax is my best choice for a reclining office chair for several reasons. Firstly, it’s a quality, sturdy chair that looks good in your office, although it can only support 225 pounds.

Secondly, it can recline to 180 degrees so you can relax or nap in it. The Safeguard tilt lock is a secure mechanism, so the Inno Executive is a safe chair.

Merax Design

But what I like most about it is its pivoting lumbar support, which can accommodate some positions and postures, though its adjustment increments are few and far apart.

Merax Inno Chair Dimensions

You can even lean forward for a marathon typing session, and you’ll still have excellent lower back support, to avoid backaches.

Other features that increase its comfort are its generous padding, the waterfall seat edge that promotes good circulation, supportive headrest and big, padded armrests, with a 3-inch width.

Build Safety

On the other hand, the padding is quite firm, so you might not feel comfortable for long periods.

In terms of materials, its PU leather feels smooth and looks glossy, though I prefer full-grain leather. The dual-stitching around the edges adds durability, while still looking elegant. The casters are resistant and stable too, attached to a resistant chrome base.

Safeguard Locking

The footrest is supportive, comfortable, and glides smoothly. However, you will have to pull and push it back yourself, as there’s no handle or knob for it.

PROS

  • Quality
  • Sturdy
  • Comfortable
  • Safe
  • Elegant
  • Reclines to 180ᵒ
  • Pivoting lumbar support
  • Supportive footrest

CONS

  • Maximum weight capacity 225 pounds
  • Few adjustment increments for the lumbar support
  • Firm padding
  • Manual footrest

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Summary: The MeraxInno Series Executive Chair is quality recliner office chair that reclines to almost 180-degrees, it’s safe for napping and offers a supportive pivoting lumbar support.

Perfect Chair Human Touch PC-610 Recliner – #1 Luxury Reclining Office Chair with footrest (Expensive)

Human Touch PC-610

The first thing you notice about the Human Touch PC-610 recliner chair is its price tag. Just kidding. The first thing I noticed was its feature-packed, functional, health-positive ergonomic design.

While not the most professional-looking recliner office chair, the PC-610 looks modern and stylish. Its C-Live Premium leather is one of the best types of leather on the market. It feels smooth, soft; it’s breathable and resistant.

PC-610 Chair Design

The steel-body frame is sturdy as well, while the four color combinations of upholstery and wood-based finish are posh.

This office chair is comfortable for prolonged periods because it’s padded with memory foam. Quality memory foam is resistant and remembers your shape, so it’s cushiony and supportive.

Best of all, the PC-610 can improve your health. The zero gravity position helps take the pressure off your back because of all your weight presses onto the backrest so you can relieve spinal pressure.

PC-610 Recliner

The Jade Heat option helps you rip the benefits of heat therapy, by unwinding your lower back muscles to relieve pressure and pain.

This office chair is also supportive. The lumbar support is easy to adjust, plus it provides more cushioning in the lower back area.

The headrest is a comfortable, ergonomic neck pillow to take the pressure off your neck so you can avoid upper back pain or stiffness. The armrests are wide and long, so they support different body types.

Besides, the patented PC-Live 3D Easepoint design for the seat allows its fluid-cell cushion to distribute pressure evenly.

That’s because the pressure is distributed in 3D, with the result of decreasing pressure points on your thighs so you can avoid stiffness and pain.

HT PC 610 Design

The PC-610 is a user-friendly office chair too. The five-way control is intuitive and allows infinite customizations. The footrest and backrest can be adjusted independently courtesy a strong dual-motors you can find the best position for your needs.

And to top it all, there’s a back-up battery that will lift this office chair up if there’s a power outage while you’re reclining.

PROS

  • C-Live Premium leather
  • Steel-body frame
  • Comfortable for prolonged periods
  • Memory foam
  • Zero gravity
  • Jade Heat option
  • Lumbar support
  • Ergonomic headrest
  • Wide armrests
  • PC-Live 3D Easepoint seat design
  • Intuitive control
  • Independent adjustments for footrest and backrest
  • Back-up battery

CONS

  • No adjustable armrests
  • Lacks more adjustable features
  • Expensive

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Summary: Although more expensive, the Perfect Chair Human Touch is worth every penny thanks to its quality materials, comfortable, supportive design, and durability.

Hbada Office Reclining Desk Chair – #1 Ergonomic Reclining Computer Chair with Footrest

Hbada Reclinig Desk Chair

The Hbada Office Reclining Chair is the best computer chair from an ergonomic standpoint thanks to its supportive design.

The first reason is its breathable mesh back with an anatomically-correct design that mimics the shape of your spine. As such, the backrest is supportive regardless of your position.

The 30ᵒ-rotating headrest complements it, adding the top curve to the final S-shape build so you can relax your neck and shoulders while you’re working. However, the headrest isn’t fixed so it can slide down on you.

Hbada Desk Design

There’s also adjustable lumbar support you can easily adjust to decrease lower back pain. The mesh backrest and headrest are breathable and improve air circulation, not to mention decrease the risk of pain caused by excessive perspiration.

Besides, the backrest with infinite tilt lock reclines to 155ᵒ so you can rest or nap. The Hbada Office Chair boasts a wide ergonomic seat, thanks to its environmentally-friendly green foam that provides increased cushioning for hours.

Hbada Recliners

The armrests are ergonomic too, with a comfortable padding and a curved shape. The footrest is sturdy, comfortable, and cushiony, plus easy to fold, but it can feel short for tall people.

Keep in mind though that the support this office chair recliner offers is rather firm than cushiony. Its anatomically-correct ergonomic design is why I picked it as a top ergonomic chair, not the most comfortable one for hours on end.

Dimensions

Apart from being a health-positive desk chair, this is a sturdy item, with a high-strength engineering polymer frame. However, the base is made from nylon, which explains why the Hbada Office Chair features just a 1-year warranty.

PROS

  • Breathable mesh back
  • Anatomically-correct
  • 30ᵒ-rotating headrest
  • Adjustable lumbar support
  • Infinite tilt lock
  • Reclines to 155ᵒ
  • Wide seat
  • Green foam
  • Sturdy office chair with footrest

CONS

  • Feels firm
  • Headrest might wiggle
  • Short footrest
  • Just a 1-year warranty

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Summary: The Hbada Office chair has an S-shape mesh backrest, a supportive mesh headrest, a thickly padded seat, comfortable footrest and armrests, which is why it’s a good ergonomic desk chair.

Duramont Recliner Office Chair with Lumbar Support – #1 Budget Executive Computer Recliner

Duramont Chair

If you want an executive-style computer recliner chair, the Duramont office chair is my first choice.

This office chair is comfortable thanks to its high-back design for tall people, lumbar support to avoid lower backaches and waterfall seat edge that improves blood circulation. The Duramont Executive features soft padding, which makes it comfortable for hours.

Duramont Chairs

On the other hand, because of the high-back design, the headrest only feels comfortable for tall people.

This office chair is solid and stable, though not extremely resistant, thanks to its nylon base and casters. With just 250 maximum weight capacity, this office chair isn’t for heavy people.

The PU leather can look elegant at the beginning, and it’s fairly comfortable, but it’s not as resistant as full-grain leather.

Dimensions

The 155ᵒ angle recline is a bonus for napping or relaxing, especially when you use the footrest, though you have to pull it out manually.

Leather PU In Chair

The tilt-lock mechanism allows you to lock the office chair in place once you’ve reclined it, but you have limited recline options – either upright, to 120ᵒ for reading or to 150ᵒ for napping.

PROS

  • 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Comfortable for hours
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Good lumbar support
  • Curved, padded armrests
  • Supportive footrest
  • Tilt mechanism
  • Caster wheels support up to 250lbs
  • Solid and stable

CONS

  • Manual footrest
  • Limited recline options
  • Not the best materials
  • 250 pounds weight limit
  • Too high headrest for short people

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Summary: The Duramont Reclining Office Chair is a stylish executive office chair with good lumbar support and thick padding that’s comfortable for hours.

Merax Portland Technical Leather Big & Tall Napping Executive Recliner – Best Heavy Duty Reclining Office Chair with Footrest

Merax Chair

The Merax Big & Tall office chair is the best solid recliner I could find because it sports a heavy-duty metal frame that can withstand constant use, a double-padded, comfortable footrest, and high-grade PU leather.

The Merax is a comfortable chair too because its soft foam cushion is ergonomic and can fit all body shapes. The padding isn’t unsupportively wide or uncomfortably snug, and so the office chair envelops your body, from head to legs.

The Merax Dimensions

While the PU leather office chair upholstery isn’t the best, this high-grade model is breathable, smooth, and elegant.

This office chair allows you to adjust it height-wise, and raise or lower the footrest and the lumbar padding, without any other customizations.

Height Wise

On the other hand, this office chair seems too close to the ground, and the lumbar support needs to be moved up or down manually.

Armrests And Leather

As such, it’s not extremely secure, so it can slip down while you’re working. The biggest downside of all: it’s an Executive chair that doesn’t rock!

PROS

  • Solid metal frame
  • Generous padding
  • Comfortable footrest
  • Ergonomic office chair
  • Hydraulic gas lift height adjuster
  • Reclines to 180

CONS

  • Limited adjustments
  • Manual lumbar support
  • Doesn’t rock

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Summary: The Merax Big & Tall office chair is the best solid recliner thanks to its metal frame, thick padding, and resistant upholstery.

KILLABEE Reclining Memory Foam Racing – Best Reclining Gaming Chair With Footrest

Kilabee Chair - office chair with footrest

The Killabee gaming chair is a multifunctional item, with plenty of adjustments. You can rock in it, recline up to 155° with a secure tilt lock or use the 360° swivel.

Other adjustments include its height and 3D armrests, that can be repositioned up/ down, left/right and forward/ back. Office chair is comfortable thanks to its cushiony memory foam padding, adjustable headrest, and lumbar support.

Chair Details

The extra-high backrest supports your neck and spine so you can avoid stiffness and pain. Besides, the wide, waterfall-edge seat is comfortable for prolonged hours of gaming.

The Kilabee Chair

The armrests don’t feel comfortable, even though they’re highly adjustable because they’re not padded and don’t have a curved design.

The Gaming Chair

This office chair is stable and secure, thanks to its resistant integrated metal frame that can support up to 400 pounds.

The PU leather is easy to clean and doesn’t fade, but it’s not extremely resistant, just like the explosion-proof gas spring. As such, there’s just a 1-year warranty for this chair.

PROS

  • Multifunctional
  • Wide range of adjustments
  • Secure tilt lock
  • 3D arms
  • Cushiony memory foam
  • Adjustable headrest
  • Supportive lumbar
  • Wide seat
  • Comfortable for long gaming sessions

CONS

  • Limited warranty
  • Not the most resistant materials
  • Straight, not padded armrests

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Summary: The Killabee Gaming Recliner has a wide backrest and seat, a comfortable memory foam padding and plenty of adjustments for optimum support while gaming.

Homelegance 8548BRW-1 Faux Leather Swivel – Great Reclining Office Chair with Ottoman

Homelegance 8548brw-1 Chair

The Homelegance8548BRW-1 is truly the epitome of elegance, with its brown bonded leather and vinyl/faux leather/leatherette, button tufting, wing-back armrests, plush, rounded footrest and round oversize plated metal base.

Homelegance 8548brw Interior & DesignHowever, the faux leather feels and looks pretty cheap, though the good news is this material is used just for the chair parts that don’t touch your skin, like under the armrests.

In time, the vinyl will also most likely peel off. This whole chair is a synonym for plush.

The thick, cushiony padding is supportive and envelops you from head to legs, so you can sit in this chair for hours without getting stiff or experiencing backaches.

The Homelegance8548BRW-1 is stable and swivels to 360ᵒ, though it doesn’t recline back a lot.

On the downside, this chair isn’t for very tall or heavy people, as it’s quite small.

Homelegance 8548BRW-1 Recliners

The bonus is that the footrest isn’t attached to the rest of the chair so you can place it anywhere you like.

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Elegant
  • Plush
  • Supportive
  • Reduces backaches
  • Stable
  • Swivels
  • Separate footrest

CONS

  • Small
  • Faux leather office chair – cheap look
  • Vinyl can peel off
  • Doesn’t recline very much

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Summary: The Homelegance 8548BRW-1 is a comfortable, elegant, plush chair for long hours reading.

KILLABEE Big and Tall 350lb Massage Gaming Chair – High Back Fully Reclining Chair

Kilabee Gaming Chair For Big And Tall

These Killabee Big and Tall Massage Gaming Chairs are made unique by its USB electric massager, which alleviated lumbar tiredness and pain.

On the other hand, unlike the first Killabee gaming chair above, it only supports people up to 350 pounds, and it has 2D armrests, that can only be adjusted vertically and horizontally.

360 Degree Swivel Function

That said, this Killabee massage gaming chair is height-adjustable, it can recline up to 155ᵒ with a secure tilt lock, it has a retractable footrest (padded) and a 360 degree swivel.

The armrests are wide, though flat and not comfortably padded, unlike the rest of the chair which is padded with memory foam from top to bottom.

Best Gaming Chair By Kilabee

The lumbar cushion and headrest are supportive and comfy for marathon gaming sessions.

The seat is wide, but firm, the metal frame and base are resistant, and the PU leather is low-maintenance and resistant to fades.

KILLABEE Big & Tall Design

However, remember that this is a Big & Tall chair. Even its lowest height setting is high, the headrest is fairly high too, and the lumbar cushion is fairly big.

PROS

  • USB electric massager
  • 155ᵒ recline
  • Tilt lock
  • Foam-padded
  • Lumbar support
  • Metal frame and base
  • Low-maintenance PU leather

CONS

  • Limited armrest adjustments
  • Not for petite or average-sized people
  • Firm seat

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Summary: This Killabee Big and Tall Massage Gaming Chair features an electric massager, it’s foam padded and sturdy, so it’s a comfortable gaming chair.

VANBOW Recliner Office Chair – Great For Tall People

Vanbow Chair

The Vanbow Reclining Office chair is a good choice for tall people thanks to its 29-inch high-back backrest, 20.5-inch deep seat, and long armrests.

The retractable footrest is easy to use by tall people, and there’s a convenient handle for height adjustments on the side.

The Vanbow Design

That said, the Vanbow is comfortable too, with comfortable lumbar support, soft padding and a waterfall seat edge that doesn’t dig into your hamstrings.

This chair offers a comfortable recline to 175ᵒ that’s even better with the built-in footrest for naps. Even better, the secure tilt lock makes this chair safe.

Ergonomic Vanbow Chairs

The Vanbow is manufactured with excellent quality materials. The bonded leather upholstery looks stylish; it’s strong and soft.

The heavy-duty nylon base and casers are fairly resistant, although not as good as metal so this chair can hold people up to 250 pounds. So as these materials are good, but not perfect, there’s just a 1-year warranty for this chair.

Leather Quality

That said, the seat offers optimum support, though it’s not exactly cushioning, thanks to its four layers of breathable, high-rebound and high-density padding.

PROS

  • High-back
  • Deep seat
  • Long armrests
  • Comfortable back and armrests padding
  • Reclines to 175ᵒ
  • Supportive footrest

CONS

  • Firm seat
  • Supports just up to 250 pounds
  • Poor instructions
  • Short warranty

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Summary: With its high-back backrest, deep seat, long armrests, and comfortable padding, the Vanbow Reclining Office Chair is a good choice for tall people.

Serta Reclining Office Chair Style Hannah Recliner

Serta Reclining Office Chair Style Hannah Recliner

The Hannah Recliner is stylish and quality-made for intense support. Let’s start from the headrest, which is a soft, cushiony pillow that supports your neck comfortably.

Next, the layered backrest padding is comfortable for prolonged hours working. The lumbar support is contoured, and therefore ergonomic and comfortable, while the waterfall seat takes the pressure off your thighs.

Serta Recliner Design

The seat padding is fairly thin, though, which might make your butt ache.

In terms of materials, the microfiber and woven upholsteries are easy to scratch and high-maintenance, while the leather upholstery is fairly cheap, so it’s not breathable.

Leather of Serta Recliner

The pneumatic seat adjustment is known to backfire, while the plastic base can only support up to 250 pounds.

Another downside is that this chair reclines just a little, and it’s the tension-adjustment tilt.

Serta Recliner Armrests

While you can adjust the tension with a side lever, the chair will recline depending on how strongly you’re pushing it back.

PROS

  • Stylish
  • Quality craftsmanship
  • Supportive headrest
  • Comfortable backrest
  • Waterfall seat edge

CONS

  • Not the best materials
  • Hard seat
  • Stiff recline
  • Maximum weight capacity: 250 pounds

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Summary: Hannah Recliner is an elegant office chair with quality materials and supportive padding that makes it comfortable for long hours.

Benefits of Choosing a Reclining Office Chair with Footrest

The research shows you have to get up and move every hour or so if you work in an office and want to avoid backaches. But how feasible is that?

Reclining chair might be a better option for people who can’t interrupt their work frequently. As such, an office recliner decreases the risk of pain because tilting back takes the pressure off your spine.

The Reclining Chair

With the best office recliners, you can set the recline to lay down completely, or choose to tilt it just a bit to unwind your back.

These positions are very comfortable, especially if you choose a chair that can fit your body shape and size.

As such, you can reduce stress and breathe easily, which increases your lung capacity, improves blood circulation, and decreases the risk of chronic heart or pulmonary illness.

The Chair Office

With an increased back support comes a natural position for your arms and legs so your joints won’t become as stiff as with a regular 90-degree facing the chair.

All those benefits bring about one more: improved productivity. And that’s the purpose of a good office chair: to help you focus on your work.

What to Look for in the Best Reclining Office Chair Products

  • Office chairs with Foot Rest

A good footrest should be sturdy, strong, and comfortably padded. If you want to take naps in your chair, the footrest should offer good support for that and not cut your blood circulation.

You might be satisfied with a manual  leg rest, while some people prefer to use a side lever to control it. Either way, make sure the leg rest is easy to pull down and push back.

If you’re tall, check if the footrest still offers excellent support or if you need a bigger one. Some tall users prefer separate ottomans, especially if they need to share their office chair with someone else.

  • Tilt Control

The tilt control should be handy and easy to use. Ideally, you want your tilt control to give you an infinite number of reclining chair options.

Some people want to see their recliner rock apart from reclining. Look for a tilt-lock mechanism if you’re going to nap in your office chair to make sure it’s safe.

  • Weight Capacity

Depending on your weight and the people’s who you share this office chair with, check the maximum weight limit. If you’re over this limit, the recliner office chair might not last as long, plus the warranty might become ineffectual.

  • Purpose

Not all recliners are created equal, so you should choose according to your needs. A computer recliner can have a smaller tilt, though it should be a tension-tilt and allow rocking to take the pressure off your spine while you’re working.

If your computer recliner features a 150ᵒ tilt for resting, it’s even better. If you want a recliner to relax, look for one with a bigger tilt: 120ᵒ for reading and 180ᵒ for napping.

A gaming chair should also be able to lean back about 30ᵒ with a tension-tilt so you can see the screen better. For extensive gaming sessions, your recliner should boast infinite tilting options with a secure tilt lock mechanism.

Office Chair With Footrest Conclusion

The MeraxInno Series Executive Chair is my top office chair recliner thanks to its pivoting lumbar support and supportive footrest.

The MeraxInno Series Executive ChairThis is a quality-made, sturdy, safe, and comfortable chair that reclines to 180ᵒ. There are other good choices in this review.

Human Touch PC-610 is a therapeutic and elegant, albeit expensive office chair, while Duramont Reclining Office Chair is your best bet in the affordable category.

The two Killabee office chairs are good for gaming, while the Hbada Office Recliner is the most ergonomic.

Now, it’s up to you to take your pick. But let me in on it too – the comments are right below!

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