Received the chair yesterday. Tried it out today. Was surprised at how big it was folded up. Was thinking it would be too big.
It wasn't. It was, in a word, perfect. It's like a cross between an overstuffed chair and a la-z-boy for me. I didn't even notice the pockets on the side but the drink holders work as advertised.
They say it's rated for 800 pounds. I'm going to say that's accurate, based upon the sheer size and amount of material used to make this chair. I'd get out my calipers and spec everything out, but I'm sitting on my laptop in my chair and I don't wanna get up. I weigh in at a whispery 400, and it doesn't creak, it doesn't moan, it doesn't feel like it's going to collapse like EVERY OTHER CHAIR I'VE OWNED.