SUNCOO Massage Recliner Review

SUNCOO Massage Recliner Review
  • Comfort and Design
  • Features
  • Durability
3.7

Summary

The SUNCOO Massage Recliner combines a lot of features into one package for a great price. The features prioritize quantity over quality and the long-term durability is a mixed bag, based on customer feedback.

In today’s day and age, it’s not enough for an easy chair to simply recline. Instead, we want our chairs to be packed with modern features and stylish at the same time. 

Our SUNCOO Massage Recliner review takes a look at one such option that promises 10+ features for less than $500.

Does this chair manage to master all of these options, or does it try to do too much and fail to master any of them in the process? Read on to find out!

SUNCOO Massage Recliner Overview

It’s not every day that we come across a recliner that combines heat and massage into one package. SUNCOO takes it one step further by promising more than 10 features in their chairs. These range from standard things like storage pockets and drink holders, to more advanced things like vibration massage and heating.

All of these are put together in a single recliner offering huge value for the money. You can choose a variety of ways to relax other than reclining. Moreover, combining these features allows for a truly relaxing experience.

The easy assembly is also a nice touch. You only need to attach the back and the chair becomes usable. The bonded leather mimics genuine leather very well.

This chair has a lot going on, so let’s break it down to see what you can expect from this budget recliner. pouc

An image showing ergonomic design of SUNCOO Recliner chair

Common Features of SUNCOO Recliner Chairs

When a single chair promises over ten features in a single piece of furniture, it’s going to turn heads. Let’s find out here in our SUNCOO massage recliner review how much the company has managed to pack into their leather recliners:

An image showing features of SUNCOO massage recliner chair

Manual vs Power Recline

It is important to note that this chair is available in two types: a power recliner and a manual recliner

With a price difference of around $50 as of this writing, it's best to go with the power recliner type, which allows the user to adjust both the backrest and the footrest at a simple touch of a button. It will save you the hassle of manually reclining the backrest and locking down the footrest, which many users who bought the manual recliner type have complained about. 

Vibration Massage

This SUNCOO massage recliner has eight different nodes/points for vibration massage across your back and lumbar area.  It's not as amazing as a roller massage but good enough for relaxation. 

Rocker Movement

The chair can also rock back and forth, offering another dimension to the relaxation experience and relief for chronic back pain. Also, great for naps!

Heated Padding

Vibration on its own is nice, but the addition of heat can work out knots in your muscles; a crucial feature for easing back pain

Drink Holders and Storage Pockets

Once you've sat on a recliner, the last thing you'd want to do is to get up again. That’s why things like drink holders and storage pockets are very convenient in these types of chairs.

SUNCOO provides two drink holders (one on each armrest) to keep your drink handy, plus two side pouches and two front pouches for storing things like your phone and remote. 

An image showing 8 massage nodes of SUNCOO massage recliner

360-Degree Swivel

With the swivel base, you can rotate in a full circle while sitting on the chair, giving you some mobility. The only minor issue here is that the swivel function does not lock down that some may find it annoying when trying to get on the chair as it swivels very easily. 

Padded Armrests and High Back

Padding is crucial in any recliner. Unfortunately, several users have complained about the insufficient padding of this recliner, particularly on the armrests and footrest. The back of the chair is well padded and has a height of 18.5" for a variety of heights. 

SUNCOO Massage Recliner Basic Specifications

Product dimensions

38 x 34 x 42 inches

Material

Leather

Colors

Black and brown

Massage

8 massage nodes, vibration

Color and Model Variations

The SUNCOO massage recliner chair is available in two colors: Black and Brown. The power recliner and manual recliner types has subtle variations as well.  

Manual Recliner Variants

If you choose the manual recliner model, you can get it in 11-in-1 and 10-in-1 versions. The only difference is the adjustable back cushion (at a price difference of around $20) for additional customization, especially for taller people. 

An image of SUNCOO massage recliner 10 in 1 brown

10-in-1 Manual Recliner

Power Recliner Variants

On the other hand, the power recliner type is available in 11-in-1 and 13-in-1 versions. Both have the adjustable back cushion, similar to the manual recliner type. But the 13-in-1 version has a power adjustable headrest and a USB charging port

11-in-1 Power Recliner

13-in-1 Power Recliner with USB port

Pros and Cons of SUNCOO Massage Recliner Chair

Any given recliner is going to have its pros and cons. What makes this SUNCOO massage recliner stand out is the huge offering of features. Let’s break down what makes this chair part of our list of easy chairs for back pain.

PROS

  • Heated massage
  • Storage pouches and drink holders are useful add-ons
  • Swiveling base offers some mobility
  • Rocking offers added relief for back pain
  • Easy assembly
  • Great price 

CONS

  • Features are pretty basic
  • Padding and upholstery doesn’t stand up to long-term use
  • Footrest is difficult to close for manual recliner
  • Swiveling base does not lock down

Right off the bat, the SUNCOO recliner chair grabs your attention with up to 13 features promised in a single chair. The massage and heating are standout options that pair well with the swivel, recliner, and rocking options.

There’s no denying that the price is right where it needs to be as well.

Unfortunately, despite all of the options, the SUNCOO Massage Recliner is a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none. The features all work as described, but they lack a level of mastery.

Customers have reported that the padding doesn’t stand up to the test of time, particularly in the armrests. The bonded leather is also not durable for the long-term. Finally, when choosing the manual recliner type, the footrest can be difficult to close when you’re no longer reclining.

A smaller image of SUNCOO massage recliner in brown

SUNCOO Massage Recliner Review Conclusion

Despite a huge selection of features, our SUNCOO Massage Recliner review reflects the fact that none of the features truly stand out. Nonetheless, this recliner is still one of our top picks of an easy chair for back pain because it offers great value for money. 

The pricing and value are both strong aspects of this chair, making it a great choice for a lower budget.


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