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Best chair I have ever used, BUT....
on May 17, 2012
It takes a lot of research and a lot of investment to decide to spend $260+ just on a computer chair. Even though this chair had no reviews on Amazon, I researched heavily around the web for chairs with more than a 200lb capacity that would also hold both me and my daughter(sometimes she wants to sit on my lap and watch me play a game, or she wants to play a game while sitting on my lap, even though there is another computer right beside mine).
Not pictured above, the arms are actually ONE SINGLE PIECE, which is amazing and sturdy. The arms have brackets on the bottom that actually bolt into the underside of the chair, and the arm bar actually wraps around the back of the chair for addition structure and support on the back. They bolt into the center of the back of the rear section in addition to bolting into the underside of the chair.
The bottom of the chair itself has extra thick plating and extra bars welded on for a higher weight limit/more stability. The arm bars are metal, not plastic. Same for the bottom frame that the wheels are attached to. I cannot picture this chair ever bending or breaking. The chair rolls very easily on my hardwood floors in my office as well as carpet. The padding is extremely thick and pretty firm, with heavy people in mind I think. My wife feels that it is firm but not uncomfortable (she weighs less than I do).
The chair does recline back and goes up and down. I feel that it does not go down quite as far as my previous chair did but then again it could feel that way because of the additional padding, my last chair I felt like I was sitting directly on the frame because the padding was so thin. My elbows do not quite touch the armrests but my arms do rest on them, after become acclimated to this I am not ok with it and do not notice (originally I hated that, but I am a tall person and most others may not have this problem). I also get the feeling that it doesn't recline as far as my last chair, but my wife pointed out that this was also probably due to the additional padding.
Overall I enjoy the quality and sturdiness of this product and expect to be using it for years to come. I have never seen a more heavy duty chair, and am glad I took a risk deciding to invest in it!