Best Heated Chairs for Ultimate Comfort

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 22, 2018
A heated chair is a great piece of furniture to sit all day long or unwind after a working day. This classy chair can even massage your body to ease muscle pain and reduce stress-related maladies, let alone give the soothing warmth to your lumbar area. For this review, we have rounded up the best heated chairs and recliners, so you can find the right option for you. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Heating function control
PRE-PROGRAMMED MODES
FUNCTIONALITY
CONVENIENCES
Weight Capacity
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
WARRANTY
 
PROS

The unique electric powered lift mechanism can lift users up or take them down smoothly and safely.

CONS

It's rather bulky.

OUR VERDICT

U-MAX offers you a super-multifunctional chair that can act as a recliner, heater, and back massager. It is a go-to choice for demanding customers as well as those suffering from back stains, having troubles with getting up or down in the chair.

detailed parameters
Heating function control

Independent control (for upper back and lumbar)

PRE-PROGRAMMED MODES

5 massage modes (pulse, press, wave, auto, normal), Vibration and heating functions

FUNCTIONALITY

Timer 15/30/60 minutes, Reclines to 130 degrees

CONVENIENCES

2 wheels, 2 cup holders, 4 storage bags, 2 separate remotes

Weight Capacity

330 lbs 

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

44 x 35.4 x 33.4 in

125 lbs

WARRANTY

1-month return or exchange, 1-year accessory replacement

PROS

This armchair swivels to 360 degrees, which allows people with limited mobility to look in any direction.

CONS

It has no timer.

OUR VERDICT

This armchair is a good alternative to office-style heated chairs. It's quite slim and fits well in any space without turning it into the "recliner room". Perfect for those who don't want to sacrifice their comfort, even if they are limited in space.

detailed parameters
Heating function control

Independent control (for lumbar)

PRE-PROGRAMMED MODES

5 modes and 2 intensity levels

FUNCTIONALITY

360-degree swivel and 150-degree recline

CONVENIENCES

2 cup holders, 4 storage bags, Remote controller

Weight Capacity

~ 330 lbs

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

43.2 x 35.8 x 33.1 in

92.61 lbs

WARRANTY

30 days

PROS

The intensity of the back, lumbar and tight massage points can be adjusted independently.

CONS

The chair is rather loud when massaging. 

OUR VERDICT

The Homgrace heated chair is the type of chair that will let you brighten your office and make it much comfier. It has a heavy-duty frame and can support up to 332 lbs. This heated office chair is available in 4 colors to suit any interior.

detailed parameters
Heating function control

Independent control, 140-158 F (for upper back and lumbar)

PRE-PROGRAMMED MODES

5 modes and 2 intensity levels

FUNCTIONALITY

Timer 15/30/60 min, 360-degree swivel capability, 98 to 125-degree backwards movement, Armrest and seat height adjustment

CONVENIENCES

5 wheels, Remote controller, Dustproof cover

Weight Capacity

331 lbs

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

43.7-47.6 x 24.4 x 26.8 in

45 lbs

WARRANTY

Lifetime warranty on frame, 12-month warranty on parts

PROS

It comes with an ottoman that can elevate your legs for better circulation. The ottoman also has a massage function.

CONS

Instructions are a little confusing.

OUR VERDICT

If you want a bit more than just an uber comfortable heated chair, get this amazing set. Both the armchair and the ottoman can give you a soothing massage to let the tension of the hard day slip away. If you have a large room, it's for you.

detailed parameters
Heating function control

Independent control (for lumbar)

PRE-PROGRAMMED MODES

9 massage modes and 5 intensity levels

FUNCTIONALITY

Timer, Swivel Seat, Reclinable back

CONVENIENCES

Right side pocket, Remote control

Weight Capacity

250 lbs

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Recliner: 42 x 29.25 x 46 in
Ottoman: 16.5 x 19 x 16 i

Weight: 54 lbs

WARRANTY

2-year warranty on parts

PROS

The unique feature about this computer chair is that its heating function works not only for its back but also for a seat.

CONS

The padding is a little stiff.

OUR VERDICT

This racing style chair is very comfy and "hot". You can lean back and relax in it while working, reading, or playing computer games. It's a stellar choice for gamers and office workers alike. Available in 2 colors.

detailed parameters
Heating function control

Independent control, 140-158 F (for upper back, lumbar, and seat)

PRE-PROGRAMMED MODES

5 modes and 2 intensity levels

FUNCTIONALITY

Timer 15/30/60 mins, 360-degree swivel, Reclinable back, Seat-height adjustment

CONVENIENCES

5 wheels, Remote controller

Weight Capacity

243 lbs

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

43-47 x 31 x 26 in

38.6 lbs

WARRANTY

30 days

U-MAX Power Lift Recliner

All-in-one Chair

The U-MAX high-end heated chair is an absolute winner in our review. It's a fantastic, sleek chair that deftly combines a recliner, a heater, and a massager in one unit. Upholstered in high-quality PU leather and filled with thick sponge, it feels like soft genuine leather to be ultimately comfortable for users. And four massage areas can bring your relaxation to a whole new level: you can choose what body part you want to be massaged - legs, thighs, lumbar, or back. Furthermore, you can select the desired mode - normal, auto, pulse, press, and wave massage - and combine vibrations with the calming warmth to promote better blood circulation in your body. This combo of functions and modes makes the U-MAX high-end heated chair a real loot for people who often suffer from back pain.

The heated chair has a very ergonomic design with a sturdy wheel base and a wall hugger. Wheels on the base enable you to easily move the chair around, while a wall hugger feature allows you to set it up conveniently in any place you want - you will only need to make sure the gap between a wall and the chair is 10 inches. The chair itself is not overly huge with approximately 125 lbs of weight and can be assembled by one person without assistance, making it a favorable choice for many occasions.

Review of U-MAX Power Lift Recliner Heated Vibration Massage Chair

The Power of Power Lift

This chair is a power lift recliner, meaning it's an amazing option for seniors, people with back problems, and those who have limited mobility. The recliner boasts a unique mechanism that can slowly lift you into a standing position, as well as gently take you down. The lift and recline can be easily customized with two handy remotes (included in the package). Once the adjustments are done, you can put the remotes into a cup holder or a storage bag. The chair is fitted with two cup holders and four storage bags for bottles, magazines, and other small stuff you usually keep at hand.

For anyone craving for a superior comfort and convenience, as well as those having certain mobility problems, the U-MAX Power Lift Recliner is the best choice.

U-MAX Power Lift Recliner Heated Vibration Massage Chair in the use

 

Esright Massage Recliner

All Inclusive

The Esright massage recliner is one of those armchairs that feels so comfortable it's easy to fall asleep in it. It's made of soft PU leather that gently cushions and hugs your body, providing you with the ultimate level of comfort.

The chair is offered in several designs: Black, Cream and Espresso leather and Coffee and Gray fabric options, so you can choose one that will suit your interior best. The model is neither huge nor over-stuffed. It's rather slim and should fit well in any space without turning it into "recliner room". According to users, the Esright can easily go even in small nurseries, which is a great thing, should you be a parent of a baby often crying and keeping you up at night.

The Esright massage recliner can be used by all family members, as well as people after injuries hindering them from moving freely around. Thanks to the 360-degree swivel and 150-degree recline features, the chair allows you to look in every direction and recline to a comfortable angle, making it helpful even when the heat function is off.

As for design, the folk at Esright haven't cut corners. The recliner looks luxurious, even though it's made of PU leather. The thick comfortable padding gives you a very soft sinking feeling, which closely resembles the one you'd experience sitting in a lounge chair. And when it is time for snacks, there are two cup holders and four storage bags at your disposal. The pockets are large and well sewn-on - you can easily stash multiple magazines or various snacks in the side pockets and your smartphone and other similar stuff in the front ones. Sit down, relax, grab some beer, and watch the game!

Review of Esright Massage Recliner Heated PU Leather Ergonomic Lounge 360 Degree Swivel

Massage Options

The recliner features five massage modes and two intensity levels, all the necessary settings you need to relax. That said, we feel the need to point out that the head pillow on the chair is a bit too firm, and to avoid discomfort during massage sessions it's best to sit in it with your head placed right in the center of it; otherwise, the massage might be not as pleasant. It's also worth mentioning that heating and massage functions work independently. If you'd like to activate only the heat, you will need to turn off the massage mode by de-selecting five massage areas. After that, put your feet up and enjoy the warmth. That's how it works!

To wrap things up, this is a fantastic armchair that heats, massages, swivels, and rocks. It's perfect for those who have concise space yet do not want to compromise on their comfort. The Esright Massager Recliner is not massive, it's ergonomically designed and will suit even for sleeping!

Esright Massage Recliner Heated PU Leather Ergonomic Lounge 360 Degree Swivel in the use

 

Homgrace ZK1742434031489

Comfort is Affordable!

Looking for something affordable, classy, yet super-comfortable? The Homgrace heated office chair is a perfect choice. This massage chair is comfy, convenient to adjust, and very durable. With a user's wellness in mind, the manufacturer has made this chair in a traditional style yet stuffed it with many ergonomically-sound features.

First thing first, the recliner has six massage settings, variable in intensity to soothe aching muscles and bring relaxation. With such a wide range of settings, saying that the Homgrace heated office chair can massage your body from head to toe won't be an exaggeration. The massage points of the chair are spaced so that they cover your upper back, lower back, waist, and thighs/bottom, allowing it to deliver the healing support and improve blood circulation. It's fair to note that the massage function here is not as strong as it is in massage chairs used in spa salons, but most people find its vibration more than sufficient, especially for the price. The massage settings, as well as the heat function, are controlled with a wired remote.

Another thing that adds to the comfort and usability of this recliner is the 360-degree swivel capability. The chair easily swivels to any direction and can be reclined from 98 to 125 degrees backwards. The seat back can be locked in a tilted position, while the height of the chair can be adjusted up to 10cm to suit different users. All this makes it a fantastic choice for a wide variety of people.

Review of Homgrace ZK1742434031489 Heated Gaming Massage Chair

It Will Make Your Office Comfier

Because we didn't expect much from the chair with a price tag lower $200, we were pleasantly surprised how comfy and durable this model is. Without a doubt, this is the case when you get more than what you pay.

The build quality and the overall look of this chair are beyond expectations. The unit is upholstered in soft PU leather and features thick padding to provide users with superior comfort. The heavy-duty frame with strong casters offers great support to your body and can withstand up to 331 lbs of weight. Plus, the chair has a pneumatic gas lift base that makes raising and lowering very smooth and gentle.

The Homgrace heated office chair comes with clear illustrated instructions, making it easy for you to see how each step goes. Hence, putting the chair together is very simple and quick. The chair is available in four color combinations so you can pick your favorite one to brighten up your home or office interior.

Summing up, we would highly recommend the Homgrace Swivel chair to those people who want to take the next step up in the comfort of their living or office space.
Homgrace ZK1742434031489 Heated Gaming Massage Chair in the use

 

Flash Furniture BT-7672

Uber Comfortable

The Flash Furniture Massaging Black Leather Rechner is über comfortable piece of furniture for those who are ready to shell out a couple of hundred bucks to make their life better and spine healthier. Comfort-wise, this armchair has as many as 9 preset massage modes, along with 5 intensity levels. The custom-targeted massage areas include back, lumbar area, thighs, and legs. However, the best part about it is that it enables you to pre-set the time of your massage session, using a built-in timer and a remote control.

The Flash Furniture BT-7672 provides a great massage, even though it feels more of a "buzz" style than "roller" style. The vibrating action is strong enough, and the motor isn't too loud. For a more soothing experience, you can turn on the heat function and your lumbar area will become toasty warm in mere minutes.

The Flash Furniture BT-7672 has an integrated headrest, plush upholstered arms, and double-padded seat/back and feels like a seat in a decent sedan. It's neither too hard nor too plush. It's well-balanced and offers a nice firm back support. The armchair doesn't have an automatic reclining mechanism, so you'll need to use the force of your own body. The reclining mechanism is free-gliding with no levers or locks, and holds its position mostly due to the friction between the back and arms, which is an interesting design solution.

Review of Flash Furniture BT-7672 Heated Massaging Recliner and Ottoman

Nice Addition

Another thing everyone likes about this chair is that it comes with an ottoman for stretching out legs. And what is not obvious in the product description is that the ottoman has a vibrating function too. Just plug it into the chair and it's good to go. It's a nice addition that will come in handy when you want to watch a movie, read a book at your desk, or enjoy the occasional "dry hot-tub" sessions.

All in all, this nice-looking modern recliner with footstool is a very comfortable addition to any room. So, if you have enough space, we see no reason why to deprive yourself of the extra coziness.

Flash Furniture BT-7672 Heated Massaging Recliner and Ottoman in the use

Additional Info

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Mecor Heated

Totally Heated! Totally Safe!

A vast majority of heated chairs provide warmth only to a lumbar area, but not the Mecor Heated Office Massage Chair. The feature that sets this recliner apart from the competition is that its heating function works for upper back, lower back, and a seat. A coverage area this wide makes this chair a popular choice with users who often feel cold in their back and legs.

The Mecor Heated Office Massage Chair will also be of great use for people who suffer from stress and anxiety. With six vibration points in the upper back, lumbar, and thighs areas, it's able to ease disturbed mind, elevate pain, relax muscles, and enhance their flexibility, which is crucial if you spend a lot of time sitting.

This heated chair offers all the right adjustments. You can change the massage mode, the duration of a massage session, and the strength of vibration using a handy remote that is wisely attached to the right side of the chair. Obviously, you can also use the remote to control the heating function. In the Mecor, the massage and heating functions work independently.

Made with safety in mind, the Mecor Heated Office Massage Chair has an overheat protection that will power down the unit in case you happen to forget to deactivate it. Plus, it has passed many certifications including CE and UL, which proves that this product is high-quality.

Review of Mecor Heated Massage Chair

About Ergonomics

Speaking of materials, the Mecor heated office massage chair is designed with soft, eco-friendly PU/PVC leather upholstery and has a comfy padding. The padding is thick enough to let you sit in the chair full work days without sagging or other inconveniences. We'd also like to mention the features that enhance the usability. For starters, we like that its back can be adjusted and securely locked in a tilted position. This may come in handy on various occasions such as when you want to kick back and relax, or maybe read a book, etc. Second, it comes fitted with strong casters and has 360-degree swivel capability, which means it's easy to move it around. Thirdly, it is height-adjustable, which makes it convenient to use for all users.

Summing up, if you need a comfy and hot chair, in which you can lean back and relax while working, this one will fit you to a tee. It's a stellar choice for gamers and office workers alike.

Mecor Heated Massage Chair in the use

 

What Is a Heated Chair?

A heated chair is probably one of those things that you wouldn't realize how nice they are until you try. It promotes relaxation, enhances blood flow, reduces stress, elevates pain, enhances muscle flexibility, and brings many other health benefits. This type of chair will work to help you unwind after a long day at work as well as get rid of anxiety. It will also help you get warmed when the winter comes. Equipped with a heating pad in the back, it's very body hugging and comfortable. Plus, it can be set up in any room, given you've got enough space.

For this review, we've rounded up 5 of the best heated chairs on the market so you can find one to your liking. We've picked models by different brands and with different price tags; all of them, in addition to the heating function, include massage functionality, making it hard to go wrong with a choice. So, whether you're looking for a heated chair to place in your living room or office, you will find one in this selection.

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What Features to Compare

Considering a wide variety of heated chairs available, it's best to learn the different aspects before buying one.

Type

First of all, ask yourself "what is the real purpose of the chair you're going to buy?". If you need a super-comfy chair to unwind after a long working day and for other leisure purposes, a large body-hugging armchair might be the right one you. It's the most comfortable option for relaxation in front of your TV. Some of the best models come in sets with an ottoman that allow you to elevate your legs: this position not only allows you to stretch yourself out but also helps blood flow.

If you need a chair for your office, we recommend you to opt for a more compact and portable alternative. Office-style chairs offer the same lumbar heat and allow you to work in a sitting position for a long time without getting sore or tired. Usually such models have castors allowing you to move them around. Plus, they can tilt and swivel just like most traditional office chairs.

Size

The size of massage chairs really matters. The chair mustn't limit your movements and you should not feel sore when getting up from it. Plus, it is important to consider the overall dimensions of the chair. With so many models available, it's best to measure your living room or workspace to make sure the chosen model will fit it perfectly. It's also worth mentioning that most heated chairs offer neck, back, and leg reclining, meaning they cannot be placed in a corner or against a wall.

Design Peculiarities

Here you need to consider whether a chair will suit you. Make sure that the chair you are going to buy is able to support your weight and is comfortable enough for your height. Pay attention to various massage modes and their intensity. The more the better. Also, it's nice when a chair offers adjustable features, especially if you're going to sit in one position for long hours. Extendable armrests, reclining or lifting mechanisms, and swiveling feature, all of these functions make a chair much more user-friendly.

Controls

It's also great when all the controls and adjustments are within easy reach, so it's easy to operate them while being seated. Check if a chair uses a remote control or a built-in panel, or it has both. Also consider whether the model you choose provides you with an ability to control massage/heat modes individually and how many separate massage areas it has.

Materials

The last but not the least thing worth your attention is the material of a chair. Heated chairs are mainly offered in fabric, PU leather, and genuine leather. If you've got the budget and wish to purchase a chair that would be not only functional but also posh and stylish, leather models are the best choice. In addition to the superior comfort they offer, they can help you express your personality and show off your sense of style. A nice alternative to genuine leather is synthetic leather. Though a bit less supportive and harder, it looks almost identical yet costs notably less.

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How Does Heat Therapy Work?

Warmth has always been associated with comfort and relaxation. But did you know that heat therapy can also provide pain relief and deliver healing benefits for many types of back pain? However, before we answer this question, let's go deeper into the nature of pain first. Typically, lower back muscle strain is caused by over-exertion. These issues create tension in the muscles and tissues around the spine, which causes improper blood circulation and sends pain signals to the brain. Spasm in the lumbar area might create pain sensations (from mild discomfort to terrible), while heat chairs can help spasms as well as kill excruciating ache. The mechanics are simple: heat dilates blood vessels of the muscles that surround the lumbar spine. This boosts the flow of nutrients and oxygen to the muscles. Oxygen, in its turn, helps recover the damaged tissue faster.

Heat also stimulates the sensory receptors in your skin, meaning that applying heat to the lumbar area can help diminish the transmission of pain signals to your brain and relieve the discomfort to some degree.

Additionally, heat can help you stretch the soft tissues around your spine and decrease the stiffness after an injury, which results in increased flexibility and overall well-being.

Of course, there are many other ways to relieve back pain but heat therapy remains the most popular: it's inexpensive and comfortable overall. Plus, it’s non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical. You can simply kick back and relax in your super-comfy heated armchair.

How Does Your Body’s Heater Work?

And now we would like to tell you about our inner tools that can generate heat. We bet there's no person alive who's never shivered in their life. What happens is our body uses the heat generated by muscles to boost the temperature. So, the more you move, the warmer your body will feel.

Also, your nervous system can boost heat production. It can send a signal to the internal organs to burn more fuel (fat) in the cells. So, if you live in cold climate, a high-fat diet can help you stay warm.

Another interesting fact about our bodies is that the greatest amount of heat is kept in your warmest part - your torso.

Seating on Hot Seat Might Lead to Colon Problems?

You’ve probably heard that sitting on a hot seat for too long might lead to piles, hemorrhoids, and other colon diseases. It is a popular myth! This pretty embarrassing condition has more to do with your toilet habits and diet rather than a hot chair. So, you’ve got nothing to worry about when using a heated chair. The only thing to remember is to move from time to time, and that goes for any chair. A sedentary lifestyle is no good for colon health, blood circulation, muscles, and joints.

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Publish Date: 2018-11-22 15:03:55