Top positive review
CHAIR HAS ONE DESIGN FLAW, BUT ITS PERFECT FOR ME!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2017
I tried every single chair in our office and the seat of every single one of them was so long that, even sitting where the front of the seat hit the bend of my knee, the back of the chair was still a good 8" - 12" away from my back! I am 5' 2", by the way and have had chronic back pain since I was a teenager. So I ordered this chair because my old one was killing me due to lack of support.
I was super excited to find a chair for short, or petite, people. The only other petite chairs I could find were a minimum of $500 and the length of the seat was no where near as short as this one- and they definitely were either not adjustable or not adjustable in the ways that a petite person would need. So not only was this one easy to find, but it was a great price as well; and since my company was paying for it, that was pretty important.
Assembly was a joke. DO NOT PAY THE EXTRA MONEY TO HAVE THEM ASSEMBLE IT FOR YOU! I put this chair together in about 5 minutes. There are no bolts to tighten, etc.. The pieces just slide into place. I chose to assemble the chairs without the arms and I am happy that you can't tell they were ever meant to be there.
The seat of the chair is firm, yet supportive. It is actually very comfortable. The lumbar support on the chair back is adjustable by sliding it up or down. The chair back is of course made of mesh and the seat cushion is covered in mesh as well. I have not noticed either the chair back or seat feeling hot or making me sweat. Upon first glance, the arms of the chair appear to be made of just a generic textured hard plastic-like material. In reality, they are actually very firm, cushions (they indent when I applied pressure with my thumb and I never felt a hard bottom) covered in a vinyl type material,
It took me a few minutes to figure out how to adjust everything, but once I figured it out, it was very easy to adjust. I did have to change the position of the seat tilt and length immediately after assembly. I couldn't believe that the seat depth was initially too short. I slid the seat forward about an inch and now, while sitting all the way back in the chair, the bend of my knee is about an inch away from the edge of the seat. Perfect! The only other adjustment I had to make was to the seat tilt. Upon assembly completion, the seat position was tilted forward- so I felt like I was going to slide out of the chair when I sat down. I just slid the tilt lever to the unlocked position, tilted the chair to the proper angle, and then slid the tilt lever back into the locked position. Oh, I guess I did do the same to the seat back, just because I don't like my seat back to move when pressure is applied because it makes me feel like I am going to fall backwards.
The only negative thing I can possibly say about this chair is about the height from the seat to the floor. When the chair is at it's lowest position, only my toes and the ball of my feet reach the ground. That is a pretty big deal for a petite chair. It should be a few inches lower than it is. Even the other chairs in my office (the ones that were too big for me) adjusted to a position that was actually too low for me. In my case, however, this isn't a deal breaker. I have to lift the chair even higher in order to sit properly at my desk, so I have always had a box under my desk to prop my feet on (I use a box because it isn't visible. There are foot rests available for purchase for this exact reason, though.)
Overall, I am very pleased with this chair. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone. Using a chair that is too big for you is terrible for your posture and your circulation. I hope to purchase one of these for use at home as well!
I think I covered everything, but let me know if you still have any questions and I would be happy to answer them to the best of my ability!