La-Z-Boy Trafford Review

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Updated November 17, 2022
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La-Z-Boy is a well-known American company that has been in the furniture business for decades, and has amassed a great deal of respect for the high level of quality of its products. In fact, one of their very well-known products happens to be the La-Z-Boy Trafford big and tall executive office chair, and quite frankly, it’s one of the biggest office chairs that you can find in the market today. The chair is designed for individuals who have a larger frame, and its weight capacity of 400 pounds is just about enough proof of this ability. The chair comes with a significant degree of lumbar support, but is this enough to make it the best office chair for scoliosis, or just the best ergonomic office chair? And how does it stack up against the best office chair? Let’s find out.

Why We Like It – La-Z-Boy Trafford

The La Z boy Trafford Big Tall office chair is one of those high-back office chairs that is truly universal in the sense that it can be used by anyone. It’s got air technology that makes it a lot more breathable than conventional office chairs, and also has a 10-year limited warranty backing all its parts.

  • Air lumbar technology for back support & better breathability
  • Easy to assemble
  • 10 year limited manufacturer’s warranty
  • No massage function


The La-Z-Boy Trafford executive office chair relies on Air lumbar technology to offer adequate back support to its users. This lumbar support technology reacts according to your movement in the chair to help keep you more comfortable, but the only caveat is that it isn’t really adjustable. This gives the Herman Miller Aeron Task Chair an edge over it because you’ll be able to adjust its lumbar support mechanism and decide what area on your lower back you’d need to have focussed support in.


Even before getting a chance to sit on it, you’ll have to agree that the La-Z-Boy Trafford Big and Tall executive office chair looks like it would be very comfortable to sit on. The Tall office chair features heavy memory foam padding, which is basically well-arranged cushions that contour to your body. Its seating area is also quite large and heavily padded, and the seat cushion adopts a waterfall seat design that you’ll also find on the Serta Hannah Microfiber Office Chair. This design helps improve blood flow circulation to your legs, and is important especially because it reduces the tiredness that you may feel after sitting down on it for a long time.

For more comfortable chairs with soft cushions and adjustability, you’ll want to read our REFICCER Big and Tall bonded leather office chair review and our Serta Air lumbar manager chair review.

Related: If you like this chair, take a look at our Komene Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair review.


Similar in part to the Humanscale Freedom office chair, adjustments on the La-Z Boy Trafford Big Tall chair are relatively easy to make, and this should allow you to modify the tall office chair down to your specific preferences. The chair comes with easy-to-reach seat side controls (just like on the HON Wave big and tall executive chair) that lets you modify the seat tilt and adjustable height, but you won’t be able to adjust the armrests like you would on the Alera Elusion Series Multifunction chair.

Related: For something a bit different, check out our Learniture Adjustable Height Active Learning Stool review.


The Air Lumbar technology on this La Z Boy big tall executive office chair also helps it quite a lot in terms of keeping it nice and cool when you’re on it because it helps dissipate air through the lower, mid, and upper back areas of the chair. This is unlike anything you’d expect from a chair that’s made out of bonded leather, so in that respect, the La Z Boy office chair offers a lot more than you’d expect to get from a normal office chair.


The La Z Boy Big Tall office chair comes with an impressive 10-year warranty on all its parts, and this is great because it’ll help you be more confident about your purchase. The 10-year limited warranty is more than what you’ll get from other chairs in the same category, and the 400-pound weight capacity is a lot more likely to last a lot longer than what you would need it to. Also, the Big tall executive office chair’s big size might be especially intimidating especially after you learn that it’s one of those assembly-required chairs, but on the contrary, putting it together is pretty easy, and you should be able to do it without any added assistance.

La-Z-Boy Trafford Wrap Up

The fact that the La Z boy office chair comes with Air lumbar technology is probably one of its most unique features, and this makes it great for both office home, and even school use. The chair’s classic and darkly stained wood components give it a very elegant look, but you’ll be limited in terms of the colors that the Big Tall executive office chair is available in since you can only get it in brown or black.

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