Chair just arrived and I was so excited. Putting it together was very easy even by myself. Solid structure, firm but comfortable padding, adjusts perfectly. I am so happy with this I would definitely recommend it to others. So what is the title all about and why only 1 stars? Ill tell ya! The seat is secured to the stand by 4 connecting bolts. 3 bolts and holes are. Tightened so no movement. The 4th hole is cross threaded. A cross threaded hole on £242 chair! I feel like someone has defecated in my bowl of crunchy nut cornflakes. The pics above are of the bolt, good hole and bad hole for comparison. This chair is great. I would easily give it 5 starts but damn it I know I'm going to have to send it back to get a replacement and wait for that to arrive when i have already waited too long to get this one. I'm awaiting to see what Amazon will do regarding this ill let you know and change my rating accordingly. *****UPDATE****** Changed my review from 1 star to 5 star. They came and collected the faulty chair the following day and a new chair was dropped off. The chair is comfortable and solid. The padding is firm to the point were some might not like it but I have back problems and this suits me fine. I'm a big lad and the seat copes easily but the one thing I not is my butt is 'cupped' by the side pads. This might be by design to get the bucket seat effect to me it feels weird and will take some getting use to. All in all I rate this chair so much so Ill be ordering it again for my fiancee as part of a wedding gift .... sshhh.
I'm coming from a more expensive Maxnomic Need for Seat Classic Office chair as a baseline.
That chair is pricey but built extremely well, solid, heavy with tonnes of adjustability.
It's important to understand context because at over £100 less this chair rivals it extremely well.
I bought this chair for gaming but mostly for a home office. I wanted something that was solid but with lots of adjustability. I also wanted something that fit my frame better than the Maxnomic as I have a slim athletic build, at 6ft with broad shoulders.
For someone of my stature and build this chair provides a great searing position and the adjustability of the backrest, height and armrests allow you to ensure you'll find a comfortable position. The bolsters do a great job at holding me and making me feel snug and secure.
The lumbar support surprisingly is actually not half bad however adjustable support under the material will always be superior as it is on the Maxnomic. However the Maxnomic is the only chair I know that has it.
It's easy to look at something with this price tag and style and assume it's all style and no substance but I can confirm after 10 months the material has no deficiencies, it's robust, still looks and feels like new. The chair doesn't squeak and all the mechanisms are still fluid and solid.
The most important thing however is it's comfortable. I can sit for hours in this thing without any fatigue and can and have fallen asleep in it with the backrest all the way back. That makes this chair perfectly adequate for long gaming sessions and even work sessions, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.
All that and I personally love the all black stealthy, slim design. I've recommended this chair to a friend who's bought one for his setup and he loves his too and he has a larger frame than me at a similar height.
My son was delighted with this chair, having returned a competitive model after it broke a couple of weeks in. A serious and heavyweight gamer, these chairs take some beating in our house but this one beats all chairs we've had to date. It is strong and sturdy and built to last and for such a good quality chair it was very reasonably priced. Good all round value and would definitely buy another or recommend it.