In a Nutshell:
A surprisingly awesome recliner, offered by an off brand. It’s simple, but it really gets the basics right! Prolounger Wall Hugger Recliner is recommended for Anyone under 300 pounds, and up to approximately 6’1” in height. Nice little chair.
Value for the Money
Do you suffer from some type of medical condition that makes sleeping in a regular bed a challenge, if not an outright impossibility?
Have you recently had surgery that makes laying on a flat mattress uncomfortable? Or maybe you’re just in the market for a good recliner for your living room?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’re going to like what you read in our review of the ProLounger Wall Hugger Recliner. The chair is offered by Handy Living, which is a smallish, off-brand that imports most of their products from China for resale, including the ProLounger.
One of the reasons that Chinese imports are less expensive is the fact that they tend to be made from lower-quality materials. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that’s not the case here. The quality of the materials is a cut above what we were expecting, and we were impressed by the chair.
In the sections that follow, we’ll tell you all about the things this model gets right, and let you know about its shortcomings and limitations so you’ll have all the information you need to decide if this is the recliner you’ve been looking for. Even if it isn’t, we think that by the time you reach the end of this review, you’ll be as impressed as we were. Let’s take a closer look, starting now.
An Overview of the Handy Living ProLounger Wall Hugger Recliner
The first thing you’ll note about the ProLounger Wall Hugger Recliner is that it’s not an excessively large recliner. Even better, it’s constructed using “Wall Hugger” technology, which means that you’ll only need about 4” of clearance between the back of the seat and whatever wall you place it near.
The design team didn’t take any chances here. This isn’t a flashy, showy, or elegant chair. It’s strictly conventional in its aesthetic. That’s not a bad thing in the least. Sometimes, designers can go overboard, and their funky designs can fall flat.
This chair blends easily into almost any home environment, and if you decide to order one, you’ll find that you’ve got three color options available: Black, Khaki, or Renu Brown. While the color selection isn’t vast, you’re all but certain to be able to pick a color that will fit right in with the rest of the furniture in your house. Even if space is at something of a premium, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find a permanent home for it.
As we said at the start, we were impressed by the quality of the materials used in the chair’s construction. The reclining mechanism is steel, and the frame itself is built with laminated hardwood, rather than cheap plywood. Kudos to Handy Living for not cutting any corners where the materials were concerned!
Before we go any further, we should pause here to review the core stats that define this model. Here they are:
These numbers underscore that this isn’t a huge recliner. Bigger, taller folks simply won’t fit in its 17” wide seat, and given that it won’t support more than 300 pounds of weight, there are certain segments of the market that simply won’t be able to use it.
Even so, the ProLounger is a good fit for a broad swath of the market, but it’s important to take careful measurements to ensure it will be a good fit for you.
Handy Living ProLounger Wall Hugger Color Variants
Adjustability & Comfort
There’s not much to talk about in terms of adjustability. The seatback won’t recline unless you engage the footrest via the “car door style” lever on the side of the chair. It’s a standard three-position recliner.
You can use it in its default configuration, partially recline to a “TV watching” position for lounging or napping or fully recline the chair for sleeping.
Note that it doesn’t lay completely flat when fully reclined, but if you have a condition that’s keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep in your bed, the odds are good that you don’t want to lay completely flat in the chair in any case.
Where comfort is concerned, you’ll be impressed. Although this is a modestly priced recliner, it’s got a surprisingly advanced comfort system that makes good use of conventional block foam, poly fiberfill, and individually wrapped comfort coil springs for added support.
In other words, it’s heads and shoulders more comfortable than chairs that rely strictly upon, or even mostly on block foam for their padding. You’ll be delighted by the comfort this model has to offer, even if you find yourself spending several hours a day in the chair.
Storage & Extras
There’s not much to talk about here in this section of our Prolounger Wall Hugger Recliner review because unfortunately, the ProLounger doesn’t offer anything in the way of either storage or extras. That’s disappointing because it wouldn’t have been hard to stitch a storage pocket onto one side to create a handy space for storing your favorite books, magazines and other assorted supplies. Since there’s nothing on offer, you’ll definitely want a side table close at hand, so you’ll have a place to put your stuff.
In a similar vein, Handy Living doesn’t sell any accessories to accompany, enhance, or modify their chair.
Although disappointing, the absence of storage options and extras certainly isn’t the kiss of death, and few prospective buyers will be so put off by their absence that they’ll pass the ProLounger over for some other option.
Minimal Assembly Required
If you decide to order one of these, the Prolounger Wall Hugger Recliner chair will arrive in a single large box. It comes mostly assembled, so the only thing you’ll have to do is attach the seatback to the rest of the chair and put it where you want it.
Unfortunately, White Glove service is not available, so if you think you might struggle to put it together on your own, it’s a good idea to have an assistant on standby for when the chair arrives.
Pros & Cons of ProLounger Wall Hugger Recliner Chairs
This is a basic, surprisingly comfortable recliner. It doesn’t try to do too much, and what it does, it does better than you’d expect for such a modestly priced piece of furniture. In our view, here are the things you’ll like best and least about the chair:
Overall, we regard the pros to outweigh the cons by a significant degree, and we think most potential purchasers will be inclined to agree.
Prolounger Wall Hugger Recliner Review Conclusion
The Prolounger Wall Hugger Recliner is a surprisingly good chair for the money. While it falls short of excellence, despite the fact that Handy Living doesn’t have much brand heft, the chair still managed a respectable 4-star rating, which speaks volumes about the value and comfort it provides.
It’s a basic chair, so you won’t find any bells and whistles here, but if basic is all you’re looking for, you’ll be impressed. Provided that the seat width and weight limits aren’t deal breakers for you, we recommend this model. A good product offered at a great price. What’s not to like about that?
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