I wonder if Eliza Tinsley sits on the chairs she supposedly puts her name on. I'm fairly sure that, if she had, none of these abominations would ever leave the factory. I, like most others, bought this chair based on good reviews and an attractive price. Finally, I thought, a chair that is affordable and worth the cash. So I bought it.
Instructions are pretty vague but anyone with two brain cells could figure it out alone. That's not the problem. The first issue was that the screw holes in the top part of the chair were COVERED UP by the faux-leather material. I had to cut my own holes (risking damaging the material) for the screws to fit. Other than this setting the chair up is simple.
I was happy when I took a few steps back and admired my handywork. There, sat in front of me, was a chair worthy of my desk. I walked up to it and sat on it.
And I sank. Both metaphorically and literally.
The chair sunk back to the lowest level it could go upon exerting my weight upon it. I stood up, pressed the lever down to bring it back up and sat back down. I sank again. Now, I'm a fairly skinny guy, 21 years old at about 9 stone.
I disassembled everything and started again. Sat on it, sank some more. Obviously the lever controlling the gas canister is touching the button, so upon sitting down it triggers it and DOWN I GO. Can I fix it? I don't know, I did everything as per the instructions and there's no way to increase the gap between the lever and canister. This may be due to the damaged parts that I received (see product picture uploaded).
So, there you have it. A wonderful looking chair that is relatively comfortable. Unfortunately, however, it can't hold anyones weight without dropping down to ground level. And I don't really feel like looking up at my desk from the height of a small child.