In a Nutshell:

The La Z Boy Greyson Leather Recliner is a solid and good value chair. It’s comfy but isn’t the prettiest girl at the dance, that’s for sure. Recommended to anyone who’s not looking for a sleek, striking design.

Value for the Money
Aesthetic Flexibility**

Overall Rating

** While aesthetics is a matter of taste, Aesthetic Flexibility is a measure of how easily a given design would fit into a wide range of home or office décor schemes.


  • No assembly required
  • Rocks and reclines
  • Fits most home decor
  • Comfortable
  • From a reputable company
  • Available in motorized or manual configuration


  • Not the most attractive chair
  • Somewhat on the pricey side
La-Z-Boy Greyson Rocking Recliner

Recommended For: Anyone who’s looking for a wide, ultra-comfortable rocker recliner with a classic design.

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Does your back hurt all the time? If it does, you’re certainly not alone. Chronic back pain impacts tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Unfortunately, your posture plays a big role in your ongoing back troubles, and the odds are that the furniture in your home isn’t helping. Most of it is poorly designed, at least from an ergonomic standpoint, which means that when you’re using it, you’re not getting the support you need, and much of it is actually promoting poor posture.

Even if you use ergonomic furniture at work, any benefit you might see from that is being undone by the hours you spend sitting in poorly designed furniture at home.

In recent years, the market has been changing, and there is an increasing number of ergonomically designed recliners and other furniture items offered by a growing collection of companies. While many of the companies selling ergonomically designed furniture are smaller, less well-known brands, big names are starting to get in on the action. The La Z Boy Greyson collection is proof of that.

While it’s not a perfect chair, it’s a very strong design and a solid value for the money.

In the sections that follow here in our La Z Boy Greyson Leather Recliner review, we’ll tell you everything about the chair, both the good and the bad, so you’ll have all the information you need to decide if it’s the model you’ve been looking for.  

Sounds good? Let’s jump right in, then!

An Overview of the Greyson Leather Rocker and Recliner, by La-Z-Boy

The first thing you’ll notice about the La Z Boy Greyson recliner is that it’s not the best-looking chair on the market. It’s not outright ugly, but you can tell that the design team spent the bulk of their effort on making a comfortable, functional chair rather than something that looked amazing.

If aesthetics are important to you, you’ll find the Greyson to be underwhelming. If comfort and functionality matter more, its lack of striking design features won’t be off-putting in the least.

Left View Image of La-Z-Boy Greyson Leather Rocker Recliner

Actually, its bland design is one of the reasons we gave the model such high marks where aesthetic flexibility is concerned. Because it’s not striking, it doesn’t stand out, which makes it easy for the Greyson to blend in seamlessly with your existing décor, no matter what it might be.

This is aided by the chair being offered in charcoal and java, split-grain leather upholstery. Two color options are a bit underwhelming, but both colors are subdued, earthy tones that make it easy for the Greyson to blend in with your existing décor and color scheme.

A word of warning, though, it’s a fairly big piece of furniture, measuring 43” x 38.5” x 41” and weighing in at 95 pounds, which might make it too big to fit comfortably into homes with smaller living rooms.

Adjustability & Comfort

The La Z Boy Greyson Leather Recliner offers a surprising amount on this front. In addition to being a comfortable, well-padded recliner, it also offers the following features:

  • Full ergonomic support
  • Two preset reclining positions
  • The option to order the chair in either manual or motorized configurations. If you order the manual variant, you’ll find the recline lever on the right-hand side of the chair within easy reach when you’re sitting down.
  • The leg rest and backrest can be reclined independently of each other, allowing you to prop your feet up without reclining or reclining without propping your feet up (or both, obviously).
  • It rocks, in addition to reclining.

If you order the motorized version of the chair, you’ll find the recline action both smooth and quiet. Even better, it’s offered by La-Z-Boy, so if you ever have any problems with it, you’ll have no trouble getting post-sales support.

Left View Image of La Z Boy Greyson

Put all the factors above together, and you end up with a chair that’s remarkably robust and comfortable. This, more than anything, is what makes the La-Z-Boy Greyson Power recliner such a strong value for the money

Storage & Extras

While the chair doesn’t offer storage pockets of any kind, the fact that it rocks and can be ordered in both manual or motorized configurations (as discussed in the previous section) could both rightly be considered extras.  Since we already gave them a mention, we’ll keep this section of our La Z Boy Greyson Sofa review short and refer you back to the above, though.

No Assembly Required

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This is a surprisingly strong selling point for the La Z Boy Greyson Reclina-Rocker recliner.  

Many of the lounge chairs we’ve reviewed on this site require at least some assembly. While a few companies offer “White Glove” service and professional assembly for an additional charge, the fact is that only a small minority of customers ever take advantage of it, which means that in practice, most people get stuck having to put their furniture together on their own.

It’s annoying. It’s time-consuming. It’s not fun, and Greyson takes all that off the table. It arrives. You put it where you want it, and you sit down. The end. What’s not to like about that?

Pros & Cons of the La Z Boy Greyson Leather Recliner

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As you can see in our La Z Boy Greyson Recliner review, there’s much to like about the chair.

The leather rocker-recliner is super convenient in that there’s no assembly required. The chair arrives at your doorstep ready to enjoy. 

It can be ordered in either motorized or manual (lever-action) configuration, and it blends in well with almost any home décor scheme. In addition to that, it both rocks and reclines (in two different positions, no less), and it’s offered by a well-known, well-respected company.

The only two negatives are that it’s not an especially attractive chair, and it’s a bit on the pricey side. The fact that it’s not beautiful actually works in its favor in one respect though. 

The problem with striking designs is that they tend to have a very specific aesthetic that can sometimes make the chair stick out like a sore thumb. That’s not the case here at all. In fact, the Greyson will, in many cases, disappear into the background.

La Z Boy Greyson Reviews Conclusion

Although the La Z Boy Greyson Leather Recliner isn’t the highest-ranked ergonomic recliner we’ve ever reviewed, it’s probably going to wind up being most people’s emotive favorite because it’s offered by such a recognizable brand.

We recommend it to anyone. It might not be the greatest-looking chair ever created, but it’s comfortable and easy to use. While its unobtrusive design won’t win any awards, that can be considered a strength, given the ease with which it will blend with almost any home décor. 

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