The latest riser recliner chair reviews are in. Having undergone rigorous assessment by our expert testers and user panel, Which? has uncovered a new Best Buy.
However, our testing also found that many of the backup batteries that came with the riser recliner chairs were so weak that they didn't have enough power to get the chair from reclining to sitting.
This means that if there's a mains power cut while you're reclining, you may have to pull up from the seated position yourself.
Our lab testers recommend replacing the backup batteries at least once a year, and after every time you have to use them. This is to ensure that they're in the best condition should you need to rely on the backup batteries.
Find our latest reviews below, along with our top five tips for buying a new riser recliner.
The Sherborne Roma has a crush prevention mechanism, to help reduce risk of objects being trapped under the chair. It also comes with adjustable lumbar support and the handset has a reset button - very handy to get back to the perfect upright sitting position. The bells and whistles are there, but did our user panel find it a comfortable seat?
The Fenetic Hartington is a dual-motor model, meaning you can control the backrest and footrest independently. The handset also allows you to adjust the lumbar and headrest positions. Throw the supplied side cushions into the mix and you have all the makings of a very comfy chair - but is this what our expert assessors and user panel found?
HSL Ripley comes with lumbar support and a backup battery, the latter allowing you to raise the chair even if there's been a power cut. The handset has a reset button, which usefully brings the chair to an upright sitting position. The wooden armrests provide users with extra support when getting into and out of the chair. But was it easy to use and comfortable for our user panel?
If none of those tickled your fancy, check out the other riser recliner models from our latest tests:
Price correct as of 23 February 2021.
If you choose a riser recliner chair without the right advice, you risk spending more than you need to, or ending up with one that's uncomfortable and frustrating to use.
Our user testing panel found all our Best Buy riser recliner chairs comfortable, but it's well worth doing your own research and trying before you buy to make sure you agree.
Here are five top questions to ask yourself before choosing a riser recliner chair: