Top positive review
Excellent for Big, Tall, Beastie Men! (and ladies)
June 2, 2017
My last big, intensive use chair lasted me 4 years. Instead of cloth I went with leather this time around, plus a lot more padding on my buttocks, thighs, and back. This Hercules chair seemed decent with good reviews...in the cart it went.
Here's a few tips when unpacking and assembling any chair of this size. First, take your time. It ain't a race. Locate all your parts, spread them out and get all the packaging junk off them. Second, if you have your own tools...ditch the hex key. This chair uses a 5mm Hex bit. I used a ratcheting driver with the hex bit. Made everything so much easier. Lastly...use the box to assemble the chair off the floor. Look at my pics. My large carcass doesn't do well lumbering around the floor like a stranded walrus. Your knees, back, and self esteem will thank-you.
On to the chair...
It's big and beefy, just like us! Amble padding on the bottom, back, sides, and arms.
The up/down and lock control works as it should. There is no play when the chair is locked in its upright position. When unlocked the chair has a nice, relaxed flow when arching back. Some chairs make you feel like you're going to tumble over backwards, not this once. It's being able to sit upright at my desk and type, like I am now, then slowly lean back to contemplate the meaning of life.
The lumbar adjustment knob works well and you can feel the difference in the adjustments.
The armrests are adjustable and easy to do. It seems like they move approximately 1/2" each click, so you can get your arms just right. I like my arms to just barely go above my desk for typing and other close in work. The padding isn't too thick or thin, feels just right to me, plus it's more dense than the chair bottom which is good for pointy elbows.
Assembly was about 45 minutes. Instructions were clear, all the parts were intact, and no missing pieces or screws.
Most importantly, how does this beast feel on my carcass? Plenty of cushion all the way around...back, buttocks, thighs, arms...everywhere. I'm usually working 8-10 hours daily, plus some weekends when my boss acts like an airhead. So far, no sore areas, no stiffness, and no numbness. I like how I can tilt all the way back with my feet off the floor and just relax. Fan me with a palm frond, feed me peeled grapes and I'll be in heaven!
All-in-all, it's a heck of a chair. Very comfortable, easy to put together, and budget friendly.