It’s important to have a good idea of what you’re looking for before purchasing any piece of furniture, and large overstuffed recliners are no exception. These expensive pieces of furniture can be extremely comfortable, but not every option on the market is built alike, so it’s good to get an idea of the features, design, and structure of any given chair before making a purchase.
That’s why we’ve written up this review of the Simmons Upholstery Phoenix Mocha Cuddler Recliner – this chair is one of the top oversized recliners on the market, but it still might not be for everyone. By taking an in-depth look at the design, materials, style, and features of this recliner, we can help you make an informed decision – whether you decide to buy it or not.
So let’s dive into our comprehensive review of the Simmons Upholstery Phoenix Mocha Cuddler Recliner now.
This recliner is crafted out of a high-quality polyurethane leather-like material, which is quite attractive, and mimics real leather perfectly with a distressed, vintage finish that’s as suitable for a den or man cave as it is for an upscale living room.
The faux-leather is also quite comfortable, offering an experience similar to leather, with a slightly rough-cut texture that helps it avoid being overly slippery, and helps you easily stay in your preferred seating position without slipping and sliding around.
Quite honestly, the material is almost indistinguishable from a true leather product, and that’s also true of maintenance and care.The durable polyurethane is totally waterproof and easy to clean, as you can just sweep crumbs and detritus off of the chair itself, and spills can be wiped up with a clean rag – no need to launder any cushion covers or worry about long-term staining.
Of course, there are some drawbacks – like leather, the polyurethane material can be quite sticky and warm in the summer and has a tendency to be a bit cool to the touch in the winter.
And while the material holds up rather well, and probably will remain intact for longer than a comparable textile recliner, we doubt it will have the longevity of a true leather recliner, despite its leather like appearance.
This chair is extremely well-padded and comfortable. The heavily padded back and arms allow for a very relaxing sitting experience, and the thick cushion is built with Beautyrest pocketed coils – springs typically used in high-quality mattresses and sofas – to provide great support with very little bounce or give in the spring.
These sinuous wire springs combine with the quality, high-density foam seat cushions to provide a sitting experience that is just the right mix of support and comfort. You’ll sink into the cushions somewhat when sitting, but you’ll never feel as if the recliner is surrounding or suffocating you, which is great for those of us who need a little more support.
Quality of Build
The Phoenix Mocha Cuddler Recliner is built with an all-metal frame for maximum durability and longevity, and the all-steel reclining mechanism is hand-assembled, providing a great reclining experience that snaps into place quickly, and is easy to return to a seated position.
As mentioned, the chair itself is also crafted for maximum support with wire springs – these allow better weight distribution, and prevent the chair frame from being overloaded, allowing for a more durable design.
The high-quality padding, cushions, and metal frame of this chair do make it quite heavy indeed – but the back is removable, so if you need to reduce weight to move this chair around, you can lighten it quite significantly, which can be very convenient indeed.
Style and Design
This chair is a looker – it’s not some ugly, overstuffed monster that is confined to basements and man caves. The subtly distressed faux-leather and the modern, upscale design of the trimmed cushions and armrests make this quite an attractive piece of furniture, suitable for application anywhere in the home.
The reclining mechanism itself is a three-position mechanism which allows easy switching between standard sitting, seated reclining, and full-reclining, so you can always choose the perfect sitting position for your particular needs.
The seat of this recliner measures in at 28”, so it’s quite roomy. Two smaller people could easily share this recliner if desired, though the seat isn’t quite as deep as some other oversized options on the market.
Given its large size, this is a great choice for anyone looking for a “bed-style” recliner which can fold almost totally flat and have a spacious, roomy area for sleeping.
This recliner comes with a rocker incorporated into the design, which is relatively rare for larger recliners, as the large size often makes rockers wobbly and inconvenient.
However, the rocker on this recliner is rock-solid, allowing for a great rocking experience that’s unaffected by the large-sized and heavy weight of the metal-framed recliner.
Beyond the rocker, this chair is relatively simple – but great at what it does, which is provide a comfortable, spacious reclining experience with brilliant cushioning and great support.
This recliner is great for anyone who is interested in a high-quality recliner with a leather-like finish. Despite the fact that it’s not true leather, the faux leather PU material of this recliner is incredibly lifelike, and could easily fool anyone taking a quick look at the recliner.
The entire chair is built out of solid, durable parts – the all-metal frame, spring-loaded seat, and high-quality, dense foam cushions make it comfortable and ensure maximum longevity.
The reclining mechanism is also very durable and allows for a near-horizontal reclination style that’s great if you want to use this recliner as a bed, especially given the generous size of the seat and back.
Overall, this is a great value for anyone who is looking for a subtle, beautiful recliner that’s made out of top-notch materials and is looking for a great alternative to textile recliners that won’t break the bank.