Fenetic Cullingworth review

Test score

80%

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 verdict: One of the best riser recliner chair we’ve tested

Simply put, this is one of the best riser recliner chair we’ve ever seen – being the joint top-scorer. It’s comfortable, easy to use and extra lumbar support easily earns it our Best Buy recommendation.

Pros
  • Easy-to-use handset
  • Lumbar cushion for extra support
  • Comfortable
  • Quick to make adjustments
Cons
  • Nothing major – but it doesn’t have an anti-crush prevention feature

Pride Mobility Dorchester review

£1,195.00Typical price

Test score

80%

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 verdict: One of two top-scoring riser recliners.

We may have tested this chair a few years ago, but it is still our joint top-scoring chair. It’s comfortable, has a smooth mechanism and is easy to operate. Not surprisingly, it’s a Which? Best Buy.

Pros
  • Very comfortable
  • Easy-to-understand handset buttons
  • Back
  • Feet and legs remain well-supported when reclined
  • Smooth and swift rising mechanism
Cons
  • Can’t adjust padding in lateral cushion
  • Handset pocket is hard to

Fenetic Atlas review

Test score

75%

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 verdict: Great riser recliner

The Fenetic Atlas is a great riser recliner. It’s comfortable and easy to use, with the ability to adjust lumbar and neck support to get the perfect position. Its backup battery isn’t good, but it’s fantastic in every other respect, making the Atlas a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Especially when reclined
  • Handset is very easy to operate
  • Adjustable lumbar and neck support
  • Useful extra features that are not common on other riser recliner chairs
Cons
  • Poor backup battery
  • Storage pocket is fiddly to use

Royams Donna Duo review

£1,300.00Typical price

Test score

74%
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 verdict: Extremely comfortable

An oldie, but still a goodie, this chair has a smooth, fast operation, while remaining comfortable and easy to use. Its double back-up battery system means you won’t be stranded in a power cut. All this makes this chair a Best Buy

Pros
  • Double back-up battery system
  • Quick transition between positions
Cons
  • No crush prevention
  • Not suitable for taller people

Celebrity Woburn review

£1,200.00Typical price

Test score

74%
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 verdict: Excellent chair, especially for the price

This may be an older model, but it is still one of the best, scoring highly in the most important areas – comfort, security and ease of use. It’s missing a few features you can find on newer models, but few do the basics as well as this chair, being it is still a Best Buy recommendation from Which?.

Pros
  • Excellent controls
  • You’ll feel very secure and comfortable
Cons
  • Unreliable back-up battery
  • No anti-crush features
  • No loop to feed handset cable through

Sherborne Albany review

£845.00Typical price

Test score

73%

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 verdict: Very comfortable riser recliner

This is a great chair that feels comfortable, secure and well padded. We liked that it automatically comes with crush prevention, making it particularly safe. The handset is pretty good, although there’s a bit of a delay when pressing the buttons before the chair starts moving.

Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Smooth movement
  • Stable
  • Illuminated handset with hook
  • Anti-crush mechanism
Cons
  • Buttons are slow to respond
  • Chair squashes buttocks when moving from reclined to seated
  • Mechanism slow when using back-up battery

HSL Burrows review

£1,896.00Typical price

Test score

73%

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 verdict: Terrific riser recliner with useful extra features

This is an excellent riser recliner chair that earns our Best Buy recommendation. The user panel found it very comfortable, and extra features such as heating and remembering your favourite position useful.

Pros
  • Excellent rechargeable back-up battery
  • Good range of adjustment for optimal comfort
  • Intuitive handset
  • Memory and heat buttons are useful extra features
Cons
  • Nothing major – but quite slow moving to standing position

HSL Aysgarth review

£2,040.00Typical price

Test score

72%

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 verdict: An excellent riser recliner chair

This riser recliner chair is more expensive than some of the chairs we’ve tested, but it’s worth it. It’s comfortable, supportive and easy to use, making it a Best Buy recommendation.

Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Rises to a good height
  • Has a reset button
  • Handset is easy to use
Cons
  • Chair wings could be uncomfortable in the recline position
  • Back-up battery is poor and unreliable

Sherborne Lynton review

£938.00Typical price

Test score

71%
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 verdict: Reliable and easy to use

We may have tested this chair back in 2014, but it still outperforms many competitors on many fronts. Its back up battery excels, exceeding expectations. It’s also comfortable and easy to use.

Pros
  • An excellent back-up battery
  • You’ll feel safe as you move
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • No big issues – but you have to lean over to reach controls from pockets
  • No anti-crush features

Fenetic Westminster review

Test score

71%

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 verdict: Good neck and back support

This riser recliner chair scored well for speed of operation, adjustability, ease of use and comfort. It’s not completely perfect, but still scores higher than most other chairs we’ve tested.

Pros
  • Comfortable and supportive
  • Speedy
  • Handset is easy to use
  • Rises to a good height – making it easy to get in and out
Cons
  • A large gap opens up on chair when it starts to recline
  • Poor back-up battery

Sherborne Roma review

£1,075.00Typical price

Test score

71%

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 verdict: Comfortable, with great lumbar support

The Sherborne Roma is a comfortable chair, with great lumbar support. The back-up battery isn’t great, but everything else about the chair is. The Sherborne Roma is a Best Buy riser recliner.

Pros
  • Adjustable and excellent lumbar support
  • Very comfortable in all positions
  • Easy- to- use handset with backlit buttons. Crush prevention
Cons
  • Unreliable back-up battery

Electric Mobility Medina Cosi review

£1,000.00Typical price

Test score

70%
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 verdict: Reliable and good value for money

It may be a bit basic in terms of features, but you can trust the Medina Cosi to deliver you to its various positions safely. Its controls are a bit confusing but, on the plus side, they have an illuminated panel for use in dim lighting as well as an ‘on’ button that turns off after a few minutes to save power. Also, its back-up battery is reassuringly good.

Pros
  • Doesn’t require much space to fully recline
  • Controls are illuminated
Cons
  • No reset button
  • No anti-crush feature

Camelot Matrix Tilt-In-Space review

£1,799.00Typical price

Test score

69%

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 verdict: A good riser recliner chair

This was the only tilt-in-space chair that we tested recently, but it proved to be an impressive chair, only narrowly missing out on being a Best Buy by 2%.

Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to get in and out of
  • Users felt secure when chair was moving
Cons
  • Confusing handset
  • Unreliable back-up battery

Rise & Recline Royal Tilt-in-space review

£1,678.00Typical price

Test score

68%

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 verdict: Good, but not quite excellent

Overall, this is a good riser recliner chair. However, it’s not quite on the same level as our Best Buys.

Pros
  • Generally comfortable and secure
  • Nice tilt-in-space feature
  • Easy-to-use handset
Cons
  • Quite slow when adjusting from fully reclined to standing

Sherborne Nevada review

£1,040.00Typical price

Test score

68%

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 verdict: A decent riser recliner

The Sherborne Nevada is a good riser recliner. It performs well in almost all our tests, but a few niggles with comfort and ease of use just stops it from earning our Best Buy recommendation.

Pros
  • Comfortable for most users
  • Handset buttons are big and easy to use
  • Reset button is a useful feature
Cons
  • Taller users may find it uncomfortable – go for the next size up
  • Chair can move to standing with backrest fully reclined
  • Poor backup battery

 

Primacare Brecon dual review

£1,248.00Typical price

Test score

67%
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 verdict: Good value for money

Steady and reliable, this chair may be a bit on the slow side, but it’s got a great back-up battery and is comfortable.

Pros
  • Excellent back-up battery
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Slow moving
  • Length of cord to mains is quite short

Celebrity Westbury Standard review

£1,380.00Typical price

Test score

67%

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verdict: Comfy chair that’s easy to operate

This chair is comfortable and the handset is easy to operate, with clear diagrammatic buttons. There are comfort issues with the back of the armrests when the chair is reclined, and the back-up battery isn’t great, but it’s generally a pretty good chair.

Pros
  • Comfortable seat
  • Easy to operate
  • Intuitive buttons
  • Feels stable when moving between positions
Cons
  • Hard points on armrests exposed when reclined
  • Gap of 5.2cm between seat and back rest when reclined

Drive DeVilbiss Memphis review

£1,000.00Typical price

Test score

66%
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 verdict: A firm and comfortable riser recliner

If you prefer a chair with firm support, you’ll like the feel of this riser recliner. All that padding means you’re also in for a comfy treat when the chair fully reclines. However, its control panel could be more user friendly and its standing position falls short, stopping too low.

Pros
  • Firm seating
  • Very comfortable in recline
Cons
  • No loop to feed the cable through
  • No anti-crush features
  • Instructions not very clear
  • Slow-moving

 

Fenetic Hartington review

Test score

66%

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 verdict: Fast and comfortable riser recliner.

The Fenetic Wellbeing Hartington is a very good riser recliner, it’s a comfortable chair, with particularly good lumbar support. The motors are fast and smooth, allowing you to get in and out of the chair quickly and securely. Only a small handful of niggles stop it from reaching Best Buy status.

Pros
  • Comfortable especially in reclined position
  • Fast and smooth movement
  • Lumbar support and headrest positions can be adjusted
  • Easy-to-use handset with useful features.
Cons
  • Side pocket is too low and tight to easily use
  • Unreliable back-up battery
  • Getting out of chair less easy for smaller users

 

HSL Ripley review

£1,680.00Typical price

Test score

63%

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 verdict: Extremely comfortable and supportive, with a few niggles.

The HSL Ripley is a good riser recliner. It’s extremely comfortable, scoring five stars in our testing. A poor back-up battery, and sometimes jerky motion at the start of moving, just stop it from being a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Extremely comfortable in all positions
  • Lumbar support
  • Easy-to-use handset
  • Reset button to return to upright sitting is useful
Cons
  • Unreliable back-up battery
  • Not the easiest chair to get in and out of
  • Movement a little jerky at the start of motion