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Good chair but severe lumbar support
on 5 June 2013
I bought this chair after reading the good reviews. On unpacking, the chair was in good condition with no obvious marks. The base and arms are chromed metal which should be much more durable than the plastic variety. The arms aren't removable (they hold the back on) and are quite high - however they were short enough that I could still get the chair under the desk comfortably. There are no adjustments other than up and down. It went together easily enough, though 2 people would help.
The parts where the chair touches you (face and arms) are a textured soft leather and the back is a matching plastic. You can't tell to look at but the feel between the two is very different.
Everything was going well until I sat in it. The lumbar support that you can see in the picture is extremely hard. For me that means that if I sit up my back is only touching a small part of the lumbar and if I try and lean back, my back is arched over it.
This must be a partly personal thing as the chair has had some very good reviews for comfort, but I'm really hoping the lumbar softens up or I'm going to have to replace it. If it wasn't for that, this would be a 5* chair.
Update: I've been living with the chair for a few days and I think the lumbar support has softened up quite a bit. I'm also getting used to it. It does provide nice support when you're sat up in the chair, when otherwise your back wouldn't touch at all.