Review of La-Z-Boy's Reese Rocking Recliner Chair
April 13, 2022
***Please note that the Reese Rocking Recliner is currently discontinued. If you like this review, go to lzb.com for all the latest Rocking Recliners available.***
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You can lounge on a sofa or a loveseat, but nothing beats the personal relaxation experienced when laying back in a reclining chair.
With that being said, recliners come in many different shapes and sizes and they are not one size fits all. Luckily, La-Z-Boy, of course, has a ton of recliners to choose from.
Take the Reese Rocking Recliner, for example, the main attraction of today’s article. Mark Caddick, a design consultant at La-Z-Boy Kingston, states that the Reese is a “super comfortable chair and It looks good in any room.”
With its sleek design and stylish look, the Reese might be your next living room recliner. But how do you know if it’s truly right for you?
Keep on reading for an in-depth review of the Reese Rocking Recliner including information on unique features, size & dimensions, options & upgrades, cost, warranty, and even customer reviews.
In this Article…
- Unique Features
- Size & Dimensions
- Options & Upgrades
- Customer Reviews
- Is the Reese Rocking Recliner Right for You?
There are many different features that the Reese Rocking Recliner showcases including comfort and versatility.
According to Mark, this recliner has an “ambidextrous look”, with the ability to look good in seemingly any room homeowners place it in.
More specifically, Reese’s design features single-needle topstitched detailing on the inside arms, legrests, seat, and back. It also features a pub-style back, making it look and feel nice and plushy.
Speaking of plush, Reese also features pillow top arms, creating an ideal spot for any leisure activity you choose to indulge in.
Mark believes that the plushness encompassing the recliner makes this chair more comfortable than others. However, there is also a sturdier feel to this recliner customers may not expect.
Nonetheless, Mark explains that the sturdy feel is quickly overcome once the customer lays back and reclines into its hugging shape.
Speaking of shape, Mark notes that the Reese is very similar to the Rowan Recliner, because of their nice curved arms. The main difference between these two chairs, however, is Rowan’s foam padding on the top of the chair, which the Reese does not have.
If you would like to learn more about the Rowan Recliner, take a look at our review article about this La-Z-Boy product.
To recline in the Reese, simply pull the handle on the side of the frame to activate the legrest and recline. There is also a power option available with a 4-button control panel, which you can learn more about in the options & upgrades section.
As the name displays, the Reese is a rocking recliner, meaning whenever you are not reclining, users have the capability to rock the chair in a smooth and graceful motion.
Size & Dimensions
According to Mark, the Reese Recliner has a sleek look, but do not let this fool you. This recliner is still bulkier than most recliners out there, so it might require more space than you’d expect.
Given its larger footprint, the Reese Recliner is a great fit for an open concept room. Keep in mind that It does require more space than wall recliners but is still very versatile with any design.
You can learn more about wall recliners by checking our comparison article on Rocking Recliners vs. Wall Recliners.
Not only is it important that the Reese Recliner fits your space, but it should also fit your unique body type in order to provide optimal comfort.
The dimensions of the recliner are ideal for anyone between the heights of 5’4” to 5’9”.
Another way to figure out if the Reese Recliner is the right fit for you is to visit a La-Z-Boy showroom and take a sit test with the help of a design consultant.
Reese Weight: 75lbs (93lbs in Power)
Body Depth: 38.5 in
Body Height: 41.5 in
Body Width: 40 in
Seat Depth: 21 in
Seat Height: 20 in
Seat Width: 18.5 in
Options & Upgrades
The Reese has many different options and upgrades to help personalize and customize your furniture however you choose.
It is important to remember that all options and upgrades listed will increase the overall cost of your Reese Rocking Recliner.
Fabric & Leather Options
At La-Z-Boy, there are over 800 fabrics to choose from, making it possible for you to choose a unique and personalized fabric that lets your inner you shine!
Reese has a variety of select fabric options to choose from that complement its unique style and frame. There are 10 select fabric options to choose from, meaning Reese’s price will not change if you choose to use these fabric colours.
Fabrics and leather choices beyond the Reese select fabrics will result in an additional cost. To learn more about the benefits of Fabric vs. Leather Furniture take a look at this article for an in-depth comparison.
Specialty fabrics with unique features and benefits are also available for the Reese Recliner at an additional cost.
Innovative iClean Technology surrounds each fabric fibre, creating a barrier that repels spills before turning into stains.
Tested and formulated to withstand the scratches and wear that a pet can cause to ensure a durable and easily washable fabric.
Antimicrobial properties surround each fibre to protect against mould, mildew and odour-causing bacteria.
Superior stain and fade resistance properties make fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable.
Conserve Sustainable Fabrics are soft, durable and made from recycled water bottles.
La-Z-Boy cushions are all made with high-grade foam, meaning your cushions will maintain their comfort and appearance for a very long time.
Though the Reese is already plushy and firm, you can upgrade your cushions to a firmer option that will ensure comfort in your Reese even after hours of sitting in it. This cushion upgrade will come at an additional cost.
Please note that reclining furniture purchased prior to January 2021 had the option to upgrade to airform™ cushions. This cushion includes a two-inch layer of premium quality memory foam added on top of the standard foam base within the seat, chaise and leg rest of the unit.
The Reese Rocking Recliner has one other upgrade, which is, of course, power.
Much like its manual counterpart, you are able to easily recline whenever you so please, except this time by using the 4-button control panel to recline and raise your feet independently.
What’s more, there is also a built-in USB port, giving you the ability to charge your electronic devices whenever you want.
To learn more about Power Recliners, check out our comparison article about Manual vs. Power Recliners.
In terms of price, Mark exclaims that the Reese Rocking Recliner is in the mid-price range for La-Z-Boy furniture.
Keep in mind that La-Z-Boy furniture is made with high-quality materials and skilled craftsmanship, which is reflected in a higher cost compared to some other furniture items on the market.
Reese Rocking Recliner
*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change. We aim to update all cost-related articles twice per year. This article was last updated on April 13th, 2022. Please visit lzb.com and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing.
The Reese Rocking Recliner is covered by La-Z-Boy’s Limited Lifetime Warranty, which covers the repair or replacement of the frame, spring systems, and the mechanism, given that they are quality-crafted and built for long-lasting comfort.
While still quality-crafted, other aspects of the product, such as fabrics, leather, and cushion, are not meant to last a lifetime. However, these parts are still covered by the La-Z-Boy Manufacturer’s Warranty for a given time.
To learn more about the warranty at La-Z-Boy, take a look at the article Are La-Z-Boy Recliners Guaranteed for Life?
To further protect your purchase, La-Z-Boy offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost.
If anyone is going to tell you honestly about furniture and their experiences, it’s customers who bought the furniture.
According to the review section on both the Reese Rocking Recliner and Power Rocking Recliner, each product is rated at 4.7 and 5.0 out of 5.0, respectively.
Ratings can only tell you so much about a product. Here are some reviews from customers…
Is the Reese Rocking Recliner Right For You?
While the Reese Rocker Recliner is a comfortable and versatile piece of furniture, we understand that it is not the right choice for everyone. So is this reclining chair right for you?
As previously mentioned, the cost of the Reese Rocking Recliner falls within the mid to high price range on the market. For someone looking to make a significant investment in long-lasting furniture, La-Z-Boy's Reese is a great choice.
Alternatively, someone looking for an entry-level recliner for temporary use, say 3-5 years, might prefer something more affordable.
Also mentioned before, The Reese is smaller in the back. So, someone who is over 6 feet might not feel as comfortable in this type of recliner compared to someone who is 5’9. Shorter people at about 5’4 would also benefit from this recliner a lot more than others.
When it comes to functionality, the Reese Rocking Recliner is ideal for someone who wants a personal chair to rock and recline. With that being said, some customers find that the handle on the manual recliner chair is a bit lower to the ground than other recliners.
Specifically, our shorter customers seem to have had a harder time reaching the handle as opposed to people who were taller. Those that experience this issue may prefer one of our 5 Best La-Z-Boy Recliners for Short People.
Moreover, someone who experiences this issue may stick with the Reese but opt for the Power upgrade. This will eliminate the need to pull the handle and they can use the accessible buttons instead.
Regardless of the comments, Mark affirms that the Reese is suitable for anyone around 5’4” to 5’9”.
Finally, when it comes to style, Mark mentions that the Reese is versatile in appearance, meaning most contemporary or modern homes will be complemented by this rocking chair.
Spaces that don’t have open concept environments may not be the most suitable place to put this recliner, since it is a rocking recliner that requires ample space.
After reading this review, we hope that you can now make an informed buying decision. If you have decided that the Reese is what you are looking for, why not purchase this plushy chair today?
Our design consultants are always eager to lend a helping hand. Take advantage of our complimentary interior design services to see how the Reese could fit in your home.
If you enjoyed the Reese Recliner and would like to learn more about what the Reese furniture family has to offer, check out our other reviews about the Reese Sectional and the Reese Reclining Sofa & Loveseat.
Last Edited On May 17th, 2022
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