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Lift Chair Sizes - Lift Chairs 101

Our site uses an icon system to help you quickly determine the exact lift chair that will best fit your needs. You will see them next to products throughout the site. For example, a product may have something like 2 position iconmedium icon next to it. This means that the chair is a "2 Position" lift chair and is suitable for a "Medium" sized person.

Choosing a lift chair that is the right size...

Our system of sizing is based on manufacturer recommendations where available. If those measurements are not available, we use key lift chair measurements (seat height, seat width, seat depth, and seat to the top of the chair distance) plus past experience to classify the liftchairs. We're currently using the following lift chair size classifications:

  • Petite in stature and usually 5' 4" or less.
  • Small in stature and usually around 5' 4".
  • Medium in stature and usually between 5' 4" and 5' 10".
  • Large in stature and usually between 5' 10" and 6' 2".
  • Extra Large in stature and usually 6' 2" or above.
  • Heavy Duty lift chairs allow for extra weight.
  • Wide lift chairs indicate chairs that allow for a wider framed person.

If, for example, you decide that you'll need a lift chair for a Medium sized person, then you'll want to look for chairs marked with the Medium sized lift chair icon icon. Don't worry if you see a Large sized lift chair icon icon on the same product that has a Medium sized lift chair icon. That just means that the product was suggested to be suitable for people with Medium to Large builds.

Some of the great lift chair manufacturers featured on Lift Chairs 101.
  • Pride Mobility
  • Golden Technologies
  • Med-Lift
  • Winco
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