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|Package Dimensions||31.9 x 24.8 x 13 inches|
Merax Modern High Back Leather Executive Office Reclining Chair Napping Chair
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- 5 Castor Wheel For Greater Stability.360° swivel function
- Cushioned Arm Restsand Thick padding for superior comfort
- Adjustable tilt tension control, allows you adjust up to 20 degrees; Height adjustable by high quality gas lift cylinder
- The chair position can be adjusted and locked in different angle.
- Weight Capacity : 225 lbs
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Dual wheel casters
1.Arm Height: 26.4" - 30.1"
2.Seat Size: 21" x 19"(WxD)
3.Seat height: 18"- 22" (adjustable height)
4.Back size: 20"(W) x 29"(H), much wider and taller
5.Overall size: 26.7"(W) X 26.7" (D) X 42.9"- 56.8"(H)
PLEASE note this chair requires very easy assembly, all tools required and fully photographic instruction are included.
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Top customer reviews
Assembly took about 40 minutes. After assembly was completed I sat down in the chair to give it a try and see how it felt. All in all it felt very comfortable and I was happy with it. I did notice though that the top of the seat back seemed to be level with the bottom of the back of my head. Not uncomfortable for me at 5' 11", especially since I'll be working with my keyboard and mouse while in this position and not napping, but nevertheless worth noting. Then I decided to try out the "napping" position and reclined it all the way back as far as it would go. While it didn't recline completely horizontal as I thought it would I did seem to go back as far as approx. 70 degrees from vertical and works just fine (for me) for a short nap. Also worth noting here is that the further back that I reclined, the further down on the seat back that my head went and when "fully" reclined the top of my head was just below the top of the seat back and resting comfortably on the cushion. Seat height adjustment is good for me, I have fairly long legs and have it adjusted all the way up as far as it will go and it feels "just right".
It takes a little patience to assemble this. Instructions are sparse and lacking but were understandable enough for "me". Some folks who are not quite shall we say "mechanically inclined" may have a problem though and may want to consider getting someone to help them with this. There were times when I wished that "I" had someone there to help me with it because I needed a 3rd hand, but I managed to get it done okay anyway.
As with all new assembly jobs it's best to first "hand tighten only" all the hardware to avoid any fitment problems and then fully tighten everything only after all the hardware is properly in place. The tools supplied here were as expected designed for "one time" use, not the best quality but nevertheless "adequate for the job". The supplied hardware is of very good quality but the Allen wrench and flat open end 13mm wrench are made of relatively soft metal. The supplied Allen wrench should probably be at least 1/4" longer on the short side because it just barely reaches when the screws are all the way near the end when tightening them and if not careful it could slip and round out the soft metal that this wrench is made of, it just barely made it. Fitting the casters required a wood block placed on the square portion in the center of each of them and a little persuasion from a small hammer since they are a bit more snug than most, but they each seated just fine with one quick rap of the hammer against the aforementioned block. Assembling the arm rests required laying the chair on it's side in order to be able to line up the holes properly. When fitting the recliner cylinder to it's bracket I had to go to my tool box and get a 13mm deep socket and ratchet. I could have done it with what was supplied but the screw was longer than necessary and the nylock nut that goes with it would have taken forever to tighten all the way with the little flat open end wrench that they give you. The easiest part to install was the seat bottom bracket. Just had to briefly study the instructions to verify the correct position of the recliner actuator cable in relation to the position of the bracket.
Despite the minor assembly issues encountered I wouldn't hesitate for a minute to purchase this one again. As my friend from Alabama would say, "aint no hill for a climber". I highly recommend that anyone wanting a really good sturdy and comfortable quality chair, by all means definitely consider this one.
Short Review: Great Reclining chair for the price!!!
Extended Review: I really love the recline feature. For a $109 chair, a recline option is rare. And it is so nice to recline and watch a video or just be able to adjust the back to your liking. The tilt is the same as other chairs in the $75-$100 price range, just a simple locking pin. But that recline is just soooo nice to have! The short arms are long enough for elbow support, but the real advantage of short arms is being able to sit close to the desk, and still be able to swivel a bit without hitting the desk with the arms. Padding on the arms is just adequate.
The fit and finish is good, considering the price of the chair, and the PU leather is better than expected. (PU leather is the Head Cheese of leather, meaning its scraps pressed together with glue then dyed and coated with polyurethane and embossed with grain to look like one piece of leather.). The padding is not as puffy as it looks in the pictures, even after leaving the chair sit for a few hours to recover from being packed tight.
The chair is similar in quality to $85 chairs, so what you are paying extra for is the recline feature (same casters, same lift and tilt mechanism, similar padding, etc) Padding is adequate in the base and the back lumbar support is plenty thick for me (I have no back problems). Weight limit is 225 lbs, so if you are a big person, look for a chair with a rating more in line with your requirements.
Recline Feature: The recline is the big feature of this chair, but is not well described or documented on the website. The recline works with or without the tilt being locked. There is a cylinder under the seat and cable hanging down a little that controls the reclining of the seat back. This can be seen in the photos. The back of the chair reclines by pushing a button on the side of the seat while you lean back. Release the button and the back stays in whatever position its in. Lean forward and press the button and the seat back pops back up to full upright position. The seat back actually pivots on the top mounting bolt of the arms (rear most part of the arm, with a plastic plug covering the bolt). So the more the seat leans back, the more the lumbar support moves forward. It really feels great after spending hours at the keyboard to lay back and watch streaming news, etc while taking a break.
With the tilt locked, the seat will recline about 35 degrees or so back. Unlock the tilt and the back will go to about 45 degrees due to the tilt of the entire chair. I felt like I was going to fall over backward, but I have not. At least so far. It is perfect for taking a cat nap. Very comfortable.
Unboxing and Assembly: The chair was well packed in a heavy cardboard box. Nothing missing. I could have used my own power screw driver but decided to use the two tools that came with it for review purposes. A hex wrench and a small open end wrench are included with the bolts. It went together very easy. Other reviews complained about attaching the arms, but I did not find that to be a problem.
Assembly was simple. Pop the casters into the leg/base. Drop the lift cylinder into the leg/base Four bolts for the tilt mechanism to the seat base, 3 bolts each side for the arms, and one bolt and nut for attaching the recline cylinder to the back. The only time a nut and the open end wrench is needed is to attach the recline cylinder to the back. The bolt is long, and it takes a looooong and tedious time to tighten it up with the disposable tools they give you. So be it. When attaching the arms, put each bolt in and only give the bolt two or three turns tops. Then everything is so loose all holes line up fine. After both arms are on, tighten everything down snug. Do not over tighten. I suggest attaching the arm on the side OPPOSITE the recline BUTTON first, as that makes it easier to put the other side on due to the recline cylinder being easier to manage. Suggest you take a minute to put a drop or two of oil on all pivot points (tilt, recline cylinder pivot points, etc) Also on each casters pivot point and wheel axles. Makes everything work smoother and last longer. Assembly took me about 45 minutes, most of the time spent turning bolts with the cheap little tools they give you. A power screwdriver with hex bits/attachments will cut 15 - 20 minutes off the job easy.
After assembly, I plopped into it and check the lift, tilt and recline mechanisms. All worked as they should.
Note: Check/tighten the bolts holding the recline cylinder bracket to the seat base (2) as both were loose on mine. Also, tighten the nut & bolt holding the cylinder to the cylinder bracket and check the two brass nuts on the cylinder itself to be sure they are snug against each other. All were loose on mine.
The "cons" to this chair are are probably the arms. They are perfectly adequate to support your arms and hold the chair back on, but I can tell if you lean against/over them to constantly pick things off the floor, they could suffer from it. And in keeping with its price, don't expect "PU Leather" to last like leather, because it won't. From what I've read, PU Leather will have its life extended by simply using regular leather cleaners and treatments.
If you are thinking of spending about $75 to $90 for a chair, spend the little extra for this one and have recline. I feel its well worth it. In fact, these would make nice inexpensive home theater chairs.
I personally dislike the three concentric tubes included to hide the lift cylinder. Makes the chair look cheap, and they just collect dust. My preference is to only install the smallest tube over the top of the cylinder and 95% of the time it will hide as well as protect the chrome part of the lift from dust. Usually the other two tubes just end up looking like baggy pants.
An observation: The lift cylinder sticks out the bottom of the leg/base about two inches or more. All photos of the chair are with a leg facing you so you can not see the cylinder hanging down. It is what it is.
Will update after a few months use.
Update 1: After a week of use, I find that the top layer of the padding is rather soft and kind of just low density foam, or more likely, a poly fill. Below that is a very high density foam that works very well when sitting for hours. And again, the chair is not nearly as "puffy" as it looks in the photos. It basically flattens out, but the high density foam below is working very well. Due to a number of rather high tolerance fittings, the chair will rock side to side if you lean side to side. Its partly due to the fitting of the chair on the center cylinder, but mostly due to the way the cheap, and simple tilt mechanism works. Lots of play in those parts. Doesn't bother me, because the chair its replacing cost about $80 and has the same mechanism and did the same thing. Never broke. Just the result of inexpensive, and therefore, very basic parts with lots of play. Don't sweat it.
BTW, the price of this chair seems to vary widely. I paid $109 just two weeks ago, now it's $129, and I read a review where the purchaser said they paid about $90. So keep an eye on the price, it may go down again.
Update 2: The padding seems to be in two different density materials. The top layer is probably and feels like fiber fill, the lower layer is high density foam. So the fiber fill in the arm rests moves around like fiber fill does (you know, the white fluffy stuff inside of teddy bears), so a weekly massage will keep it in place.... sort of. But the high density below seems to be holding its own. I really want to remove the arm rest pads and replace the contents with high density memory foam. Should be a nice improvement. Anyone know how to do this or am I going to be the guinea pig?
After a few months the pleather is holding up fine. I did apply some leather treatment, but who knows how it works on this new "recycled" leather product. Besides the leather, the foam was obviously some puffy poly on top of some very high density foam lower layer. Even though the "puffyness" of the seat and back and arm rests have diminished, the high density below still is holding up fine.
The arms did come loose after the initial review. Maybe 3 or 4 months. So I popped off the plastic covers and re-tightened the arms and back. Solid again. I did take the time to totally inspect the mechanism, and it just seems that the bolts worked loose. Not sure what the bolts are actually tightening into, but generally, there is some sort of metal insert into wood so things can be tightened up only to the point that the tightening either stripps out the threads or pulls the metal threads out of the plywood.
Seems that I was able to tighten things up again. Been a week, and still tight. And as I stated earlier, I am just using the tools that came with the chair. Using my own tools, I could tighten the crap out of those screws. Probably breaking something. So go with what they give.