Last updated: August 11, 2021

Welcome to our large riser chair test 2022. Here we present all of the riser chairs that we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the web. We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best riser chair for you. You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should definitely pay attention to if you want to buy a riser chair.


  • Stand-up chairs offer a great way to relax from the stressful daily routine at the office. Therefore, it is important that the riser chair is comfortable and ergonomic for the body.
  • For older people, this type of chair offers the possibility to help them stand up, especially if the chair is electric.
  • Often these chairs also offer the option for a reclining position. Therefore, it is important to think carefully about which chair to choose.

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Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a riser chair

What exactly is a riser chair?

The stand-up chair offers the perfect place for a moment of time-out from a stressful everyday life. Whether it's in the office break room or at home in your own four walls, a riser chair can help you relax.

Riser chairs are among the more comfortable types of seating furniture and are characterised by a long backrest. (Image source: / Hans)

There is a large selection of designer armchairs that should attract some attention. It is also important that they are very cosy to provide optimal comfort for each person. That's why riser chairs offer the perfect opportunity to take a break and have a moment to yourself. The riser chair offers the optimal place for some relaxation and change. The chair also offers the possibility for stretching the back muscles and thus has an ergonomic advantage for anyone with poor posture.

In which room does a riser chair fit best?

Riser chairs are best suited to large rooms that offer a lot of space. It is best to place a riser chair in a corner of the room or next to a window. A place that has something cosy or pleasant is suitable for this, in order to be able to relax properly, for example, the cosy living room. The room should possibly offer various connection possibilities if you are thinking about getting an electric chair. It is very worthwhile to do this because you have the possibility to relax even more with a back massage. You should also consider whether a reclining function should be available. This allows for even more relaxation but should be purchased with care as falling asleep in this comfort is often difficult to prevent and may not be appropriate in every situation.

There is no prescribed place for a riser chair. It should be placed where it is most needed. However, make sure that it is not placed directly in the room, but preferably in a corner - riser chairs are usually quite large and take up a lot of space. (Image source: pixabay,com / AnnieSpratt)

The riser chair should also not stand in the way, it is suitable for finding a place that does not hinder you in your normal everyday life. Therefore, the armchair should have its own quiet corner that offers as much relaxation from work as possible.

How is a riser chair practical?

The riser chair offers the optimal possibility to relax from your day. It is therefore very practical for people who, for example, have a very stressful office job. The chair offers optimal time out for everyone and allows the person to get back to other things after relaxing. There are also various versions of the recliner that also offer the possibility of a massage. This helps especially with a stiff or cramped back and offers a good solution for improving the back muscles.

It is advisable to use an electric option as this offers the best recovery.

How else can the sit-to-stand chair be used?

Riser chairs do not offer a wide range of functions, but they can be adjusted and purchased in different configurations. Chairs are easy to position and adjust in different places. There are also a few riser chairs with an option that makes them swivel like a desk chair.

If you don't use your recliner yourself, it can also be a great place for your pets to relax. (Image source: / Chelsea London Phillips)

You can also use a riser chair as a great way to watch TV in comfort. It is often a good idea to buy a separate leg rest for the chair if it does not already have one. This provides additional comfort when relaxing in the chair. Finally, it is important to note that riser chairs are not very versatile. Their only useful feature is to be used for lying down. Stand-up chairs are limited, but if you want to be able to relax in a reclining position in a variety of ways, stand-up chairs are exactly what you need.

What are the alternatives to the riser chair?

If it is only about the function of sitting, then of course any other seating option can be used as an alternative to the riser chair. However, especially if you consider the functions of lying down and ergonomic back protection, among other things through a massage function, the selection of alternatives is considerably smaller. An electric sofa or a massage chair are the pieces of furniture that come closest to an electric riser chair.

Decision: What types of riser chairs are there and which is the right one for you?

The decision between a riser chair can be made on the basis of the desired functions. There is a choice:

  • electric riser chair
  • mechanical sit-to-stand chair

You can choose between an electric or a mechanical armchair. Depending on your needs, we can also make customised models that offer even more flexibility.

What are the features of an electric recliner and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

  • Can massage the back with different modes
  • Can be adjusted by remote control
  • Offer additional comfort through massage.
  • Are heavy because motors are built into the chair
  • Need electricity to use all functions
  • Have too many functions for some.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a mechanical recliner?

  • Are easy to operate
  • The chair is less heavy than an electric chair
  • Do not need electricity to operate.
  • Do not offer a massage function
  • Have to be adjusted by hand
  • Do not offer as much comfort as an electric chair.

Buying criteria: Use these factors to compare and evaluate riser chairs

It is important to get a good quality riser chair because it will affect your health. The best way to judge a riser chair is by looking at customer reviews. In the following characteristics, we show you which aspects you can use to decide between the many possible riser chairs.

  • Size
  • Colour
  • Material
  • Drive
  • Weight

In the following paragraphs, we will explain what is important in the individual criteria.


The size is a decisive aspect, it is responsible for where you can place the riser chair. If the riser chair is too big, it will be difficult to fit it into a small room. It is therefore important to look for one that is suitable for the size of the room in which it will be placed. The armchair should not take up too much space and still leave some room in the room. This way, everything does not seem cluttered and difficult to access. The riser chair should ideally be placed in a corner of the room.


The colour of the riser chair is important, but it is based on everyone's own taste. The colour should ideally be based on the other furniture in the room. This makes the colours in the room appear balanced and relaxing. Also, the colour offers a possibility for variety and may therefore sometimes be a little more colourful. However, it is advisable to choose darker colours, as they are less visible on a fabric armchair in the event of a mishap.


The material is important because it ultimately contributes to the quality of the armchair. It influences how durable an armchair will be. Therefore, we recommend leather with a metal frame. This offers the optimal solution for a durable armchair with some resistance. It is also important that the material matches your other furniture as well as possible. It should definitely not be out of the ordinary if your home is otherwise kept quite simple.


It is important to choose between an electric and a manual drive. We recommend an electric drive for maximum comfort. This offers additional relaxation in the chair. A manual drive is cheaper and offers a good alternative for those who want an easy operation of the seat. This means that the chair has fewer functions, but it does not consume any electricity and does not have to be near a power socket.


The weight is important if the chair is to be moved. An armchair with a metal frame is considerably heavier than an armchair with a wooden frame. It is advisable to buy an armchair with a metal frame if it is not going to be moved much. If it is moved a lot, an armchair with a wooden frame is recommended. The weight is also a decisive factor for whether electronics are built in. If electronics are built in, the chair will be considerably heavier and its mobility will be more difficult. It is advisable to buy an armchair without electronics if it is going to be moved around a lot, for whatever reason.

Photo source: / Daniel Jędzura