Catnapper 4824 Patriot Review


  • Catnapper 4824 Patriot
  • 3 Position Lift Chair
  • Price: $879.00
  • $184.57 below average
  • 1/5 stars
  • Buy now

Are you interested in the Catnapper Patriot power lift recliner? To keep things short, don’t buy it. The Catnapper Patriot lift chair is poorly made, doesn’t meet Medicare’s requirements for Durable Medical Equipment (and therefore won’t qualify for a Medicare reimbursement), and is over-priced for what offers. Continue reading to find out the exact details as to why you should avoid this chair.

About the 4824 Patriot lift chair

The Patriot lift chair is a flat recline lift chair that has a steel seat box, metal plating, and an 8 gauge no-sag seat. Its dimensions are 43″x36″x37″ and it comes in two parts, a top and a bottom. Assembly is required. It requires 3′-4′ feet from the wall when reclined. The unit weighs 130 pounds and is manufactured in China. It has a button back, roll arms, and is available in autumn, vino, celery, and slate. It has a 350 pound weight capacity.

Catnapper Patriot Power Lift Chair Reviews

There are mixed reviews about the product online. Here they are, in summary:

Jacquline, from Houston, TX, rated the chair 1 star out of a maximum of 5 stars. On her October 2015 review, she stated that the cushions feel into the springs after 6 months and, during her 13 months of owning the chair, she found it nothing but a hassle. She also stated that, on the day she wrote the review, the footrest broke. She views that the chair is low quality and will never buy it again.

Anonymous from Bridgeport, TX on January 2011 said that he enjoy’s the chair’s lifting mechanism as that was why he bought it. He rated it 5 out of 5 stars.

Jennifer Braun on June 1st, 2012 said that it broke within two weeks of ownership. After it cracked, the chair makes a harsh sound when moving. She rated the chair 2 out of 5 stars.


The Catnapper warranty contains a lot of conditionals. Most importantly, the company will only do a repair when the spare part is available. If it is not, they will not live up to their warranty. If you bought an end of the line model, your warranty does not mean much.

The warranty is only valid for 1 year for most parts of the chair. There are other parts that have a longer warranty and are covered below:

  • Frame – limited lifetime.
  • Springs – limited lifetime.
  • Recliner mechanism – limited lifetime.
  • Sleeper mechanism – 1 year.
  • Seat cushions – 5 years.

There are limitations on these things as well. Read the exact verbiage here.

The warranty does not include upholstery, improper ownership, or commercial use.


The Patriot Pow’r Full Lay-Out lift chair can be had for about $880. White glove delivery, which includes assembly, costs extra. For the price, there are better lift chairs with the same features at a lower price point.


Don’t buy the Patriot lift chair. It’s poorly made and has a warranty that will most likely be worthless. There are similar lift chairs in the $500 to $700 range which qualify for Medicare’s lift chair rebate and are of higher quality. We advise once again, do not buy this lift chair. We rate it 1 out of 5 stars.

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