The increasing body of a huge chunk of the American population and the booming sales of large furniture have prompted many manufacturers to re-evaluate their couch designs.
Today, there’s no dearth of rigid and cozy plus size couches for plus size people like us. All you have to do is look carefully. But let’s not kid ourselves.
Couch shopping is no cakewalk. Aspects like cushion quality and strength, height, depth, width, angle of the seat, armrest- all these are central to the comfort and durability of the couch.
This article aims to save both your time and effort by doing the hardest part on your behalf. After several hours of long discussions and comparing a bunch of models side by side, we have come to a decision.
In the upcoming section, we will take a thorough look at 5 couch models that made rightfully made their way to our list of the best couches for heavy person.
The weight capacity of all the featured models here ranges from 300-1300 lbs for ultimate stability and longevity.
Let’s get on with it-
5 Best Couches for Heavy Person 2021
1.Modway Modern Upholstered Fabric Couch
Weight Limit: 1700 lbs
Its minimalistic aesthetic makes it visually compatible with any color scheme and room design. Modway has made its way to the upper circuit of luxury home decor and furnishing industry in a very short time.
With a whopping 1700 lbs weight capacity, the Engage Mid-century Sofas creates a cozy and luxurious lounge spot for heavy folks. The couch owes its sturdiness to the cherry-stained rubber wood legs.
Even with its oversized structure, the sofa is incredibly easy to assemble. You just have to bolt in the 4 legs into the appropriate slots and it’s good to go.
Since the sofa is specially crafted for big and tall people, six-footers like me can comfortably stretch on the couch and take a nap. The cushions on the model are about 6” deep.
The height from the top of the seat to the floor will allow a 6’2 or taller person to comfortably sit in a fully upright position. No more slouching!
Conversely, people of average height and build might find the seat awfully deep, thus struggling to keep their feet touch the floor while sitting with their backs against the cushion.
The cushions are a bit on the stiffer side but they do soften up with time. I personally feel the firm cushioning material will help the cushion retain their shape for a long time.
Two pieces of Velcro keep the cushion attached to the couch base and prevent it from sliding off the frame. To clean up the unintentional coffee spills, food crumbs, or pet poo, all you have to do is remove the cover and hand wash it.
Despite a couple of glaring shortcomings, the high-capacity couch is a steal for the price and reliability it offers. If you want something cushier, this one won’t cut it.
2.Nirvana Westfield Wood Futon Frame Couch
Weight Limit: 600 lbs approx.
Westfield is a well-recognized name and the model I am reviewing today is one of the best futons for heavy people in its price range. Note that the price mentioned is for the bed alone.
You will have to purchase the mattress separately. Putting together the bed is an easy undertaking, thanks to the wonderfully illustrated manual.
Its minimal and sophisticated design with a hint of vintage elegance blends well in any room. Plus, it could double as a cozy crashing pad for sleepovers.
But what really sets this futon sofa bed apart is its uncompromising durability. The solid heavy wood frame bed is built like a tank and holds up well to serious abuse.
To get the most out of this incredibly sturdy piece of furniture, I’d suggest getting an 8”-10” thick mattress with it. You just have to fold the mattress up to the couch position when you want to sit.
When folded into the sofa position, the backrest height is 32”, give or take. It will be even higher if you opt for a thinner mattress.
The futon doesn’t slide off the frame more than 6 degrees in the sofa position, meaning it will be comfortable to sit straight up on for most people.
The downside, as some users have complained, is that folding back the mattress is difficult for one person alone.
3.Zinus Josh Sofa
Weight Limit: 750 lbs
Robustly build, easy to assemble, and easy on the eyes- The Zinus Josh ticks off all the boxes on my criteria checklist for furniture for heavy people.
Single-handle, tool-free assembly of the sofa is a breeze, thanks to the rock-solid lock-in mechanism. Despite the robust exterior, the couch is pretty lightweight.
Two people, with a little effort, can carry it upstairs without twisting a muscle or two. It’s also smaller in size than average sofas built for oversize people which makes it a good option for small TV rooms kid’s rooms, game rooms, libraries, and tight office spaces.
The sofa isn’t built for a tall person. If you are below 5’6” and overweight, the couch would be the perfect size to stretch from head to toe without hitting the sides.
The seat height |(from the top of the seat to the ground) is about 16”, so people above 5’2” should be able to effortlessly sit upright with their feet touching the ground.
If a 6 feet tall person wants to lay down on the couch, he will have to rest his head on the rounded armrest and bend the knees a bit.
As for the comfort, the seat strikes the right balance between soft and firm- something very few couches manage to achieve. However, the back cushion is stiffer than what people would like.
Throwing in a couple of soft pillows against the backrest could make up for the lack of plushness, though. The only real negative is that the backrest is at an acute angle.
A more reclined angle would have been more practical as the couch is primarily designed for heavier people. Regardless of the minor drawbacks, the sofa is a decent grab for the price for its sheer durability and polished, modern aesthetics.
4.YAHEETECH Sleeper Sofa
Weight Limit: 772 lb
If you have done some preliminary research prior to landing on this page, you must be familiar with the name of this brand already.
Their impressive craftsmanship and epic designs that bring the best of classic and modern aesthetics together have rightfully earned them a spot on this list.
This heavy-duty reclining sofa, in all its splendor, is both supremely functional and a sight to behold. This multi-functional piece of furniture effortlessly switches back and forth between couch and futon bed mode.
Owing to its small footprint and slender design, it can fit small spaces without any issue. It even has a sleek storage space at the back for the beddings and sheets to keep the tight space clutter-free.
The convertible unit smartly utilizes a simple click-clack mechanism to change the backrest angle.
It reclines and locks to three positions- 105 degree for sitting upright, 140 degree for loung-like comfort, and 180 degrees for lying down flat.
To improve the stability and weight-bearing strength of the plywood frame, the manufacturer has cleverly added two T-shaped legs right at the center, in addition to two legs on each side.
The seat and backrest use solid foam as cushioning material. It’s a high-resilience foam that doesn’t sag or sink easily under the weight of an overweight person and creates a plushy lounge seating area for your guests.
The sturdy upholstery fabric is soft-to-the-touch, breathable, and a gentle wash with any fabric cleaner can get all kinds of stains right off it.
Having said all that, if you are planning to sleep on it regularly, invest in a quality mattress topper as the cushion might feel too firm for sleeping comfortably.
Weight Limit: 900 lbs
MorriSofa is credited with making some of the best budget heavy duty couches we have today. This particular model uses sturdy, wear-resistant faux leather fabric that feels warm and soft against the skin.
Faux leather is very easy to take care of. In case of any spills, all you have to do is give the surface a good wipe with a damp soft cloth. It’s basically 3 chairs condensed into one heavy-duty frame.
The 90” wide, 40.5” tall, and 38” deep couch has the right size to accommodate a fairly tall and overweight person in a comfortable seating and sleeping position.
All the 3 seats recline all the way back and securely lock in place, allowing you to lay flat on your back and enjoy your nap in peace.
Even though the reclining mechanism isn’t as smooth as that of the more premium couches, it doesn’t really take much away from the overall experience.
The memory foam seat toppers provide the right balance between soft and firm. This is beautifully complemented by an equally comfy polyester fiber-filled backrest.
The back surface has a nice bounce to it coupled with adequate lumbar support for a comfortable seating experience. Not to mention the couch looks very pretty with its dark grey color with a hint of brown.
If you are looking to incorporate shades of grey into the monochromatic color scheme of your living room, this couch might be a good way to materialize the idea.
After debating and discussing with our research team for hours, we have finally found 5 eligible models worth of the title of the best couch for heavy person.
Plus-size cozy couches might be a luxury for some. But for huge and heavy guys like us, it’s a necessity.
It’s not easy finding a couch that’s spacious and sturdy enough to withstand the stress an overweight person can put it through.
Apart from great rigidity and high weight capacity, we also paid a great deal of attention to comfort. All the models featured here are lined with high-density cushioning material that’ll let you nap in peace.
To conclude, we’d say whichever couch you choose, make sure it perfectly fits the size of both your room and its occupants.