Wide Seat Office Chair

Wide Seat Office Chair

Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous from Gret chair, but has some assembly issues. I had read several reviews of this chair before purchasing, and really wish some of them had been a bit more specific in their mention of “easy to put together once you got the hardware removed from the bottom of the cushion”. Since not everyone mentioned any difficulties with assembly, I had assumed that the people who made that comment were those who were not used to putting things together, etc. But in fact, it doesn’t matter how much experience you have assembling office furniture, if you get one of the “duds,” this chair takes over an hour to assemble. The reason it takes so long is not because it is difficult to understand the directions–on the contrary. The instruction diagrams are very detailed and easy to understand, even for someone who prefers word instructions. The problem is that the assembly hardware comes already inserted into the bottom of the cushion for some reason. I guess it makes it less likely that anything will go missing during the packing process, but for customers, it makes the assembly process a nightmare. If memory serves, I believe there are 14 screws total on the bottom (although for this model, you do not need to take out the two sets of three screws each on the sides, as those are for models with arms). Of those 14 screws, we only needed to remove 8 to put my chair together. It took us an hour to remove those 8 screws. The first 3 came out easily with a normal Phillips head screwdriver. The other 5 were torqued in there so deeply at the factory that it took two very strong people an hour to remove them. There is no way to put the chair together without removing all 8 of them, so it’s not like you can just choose to ignore the ones that won’t come out and put it together with the remaining 5 or something like that. After an hour, when we finally had all the screws out, the chair actually went together very easily. There was a bit of confusion between steps 3 and 4, because you put it together backwards from what you would expect by just looking at it. But be sure to follow the instructions, and you’ll be fine. An average strength, beginner “handy gal” could easily put this chair together by herself if 1) she does not end up with a “dud” model that had the screws torqued in too deeply at the factory or 2) she has a very strong and patient person to help her remove the screws if she did get a dud. If you end up with a non-dud model, you will be able to put it together in around 10 minutes, from the time you open the box until the time the chair is ready to use. As for the chair itself, it seems to be very comfortable so far. Nice firm cushion, decent back give (doesn’t really recline, but has enough give to allow a decent seated stretch). And thus far, it is supporting my significantly higher than rated weight. The description of this chair online no where mentions a weight limit, but the packaging states that it is rated only up to 250 pounds. I weigh a LOT more than that, and it seems to be supporting me just fine. The pneumatic lift isn’t strong enough to raise the chair with me sitting in it, but once I set the level, it is holding just fine. Of course, I just put the chair together today, so we’ll see if it continues supporting me over time. Even better, the seat is actually wide enough for my extra large posterior. And since it doesn’t have arms, there is no discomfort to my hips like with many chairs. Basically, if you’re looking for a comfortable chair for someone between 250-300 pounds, without having to shell out an extra $150.00 for a big and tall model, and you are willing to be patient with the assembly process, look no further than this chair. Date published: 2013-10-19
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Wide Seat Office Chair

Comments about Living XL LivingXL® Extra-Wide Lift-Up Arm Office Chair with Gas Lift:Use as computer desk chair.good wide seat and backDoes not roll well on castersCan’t adjust the seat low enoughLumber pad too big, with no adjust.Construction quality is fair, but not great. Had trouble assembling due to misalignment of bolts.for back to seat brace and arm rests.I would recommend, but with strong qualifiers.
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Wide Seat Office Chair

Adjustable, roomy cushions for customized comfort Adjustable backrest helps you find your comfort zone. The adjustable seat back depth feature allows you to move the back of your seat forwards or backwards. For optimal positioning, adjust until the front of the seat is just behind your calves for maximum comfort and support. The backs of your thighs should rest fully supported against the seat. Lumbar cushioning supports your lower back and enhances the natural curve of your spine. Ergonomically-contoured cushioning conforms to the natural curvature of the spine, helping to relieve undue stress on your back during extended periods of sitting. 1-touch seat-height adjustment for proper posture. Quickly and easily raise or lower your chair with the pneumatic lever until your feet rest flat on the floor for proper ergonomic positioning. Meets or exceeds ANSI/BIFMA Performance Standards. Chair has met quality standards for safety and durability established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA). Dual-wheel casters for easy mobility. Easy assembly instructions included. 35″H x 19″W x 21″D. Backed by the manufacturer’s 1-year limited warranty.
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Wide Seat Office Chair

Comments about Living XL LivingXL® Extra-Wide Lift-Up Arm Office Chair with Gas Lift:I got this chair because I am a big guy and it looked similar to a chair I use at my office. While it looks the same and has almost the same feel it is missing something that this chair needs for anyone who works all day, a tilt feature. I can see myself sitting in this and working easily, but with out the ability to shift my weight it gets uncomfortable. That and trying to put together is not that easy. The the screws that attached to the seat and the back to not line up well. and the arm rest ones on one side do not line up well at all.
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Wide Seat Office Chair

Big & Tall Office Chairs – Heavy Duty Our big and tall office chair section is one of the most searched for and best selling categories on our website. These specially crafted chairs feature heavy duty construction with stronger frames, bases, and cylinders. They generally include larger proportioned seats and backrest cushions for greater comfort. Sturdy Chairs for Large People Standard office chairs are rated at 250 lbs. The big and tall office chairs in this category all hold over 250 lbs., with many being rated for weights of 300, 400, and even 500 lb capacity. They range in price from affordably cheap to the elite ERA chair line. We offer a large selection of name brand computer chairs for big and tall people from OFM, Mayline, Office Star and others that vary in style and function. Choose from executive leather or fabric upholstered chairs to ergonomic chairs and even heavy duty mesh office chairs. This category also contains heavy duty drafting chairs and stools for counter height use. You’ll also find that some of our big & tall chairs are labeled as 24 hour chairs or 24/7 for intensive use applications such as call or dispatch centers. Please browse our collection of quality made, computer chairs for heavy people below and don’t forget that we have free shipping and a lowest price guarantee.
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Wide Seat Office Chair

I really like this chair except for the fact that the height adjustment feature (the gas lift) does not work. No amount of rotating the seat has ever caused the seat to lift higher. In fact, the seat is at 17″, a full inch less than the listed seat heights. If you need a higher seat (like I do), find another product.
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Wide Seat Office Chair

Big and tall chairs are designed to accommodate users that are over 250 lbs or over 6’4”. These large chairs are also known as big man chairs. Chairs for the tall have high backrests and usually feature a slightly higher seat height adjustment range compared to standard office chairs. Chairs for the big will often be wider in design with thicker padding. All big and tall chairs will feature a stronger chair design, with more durable chair frames, bases and casters. If the big man chair has armrests, then they will most likely be oversized and reinforced for the added weight that will be placed on them. Not sure what big and tall chair to buy? Learn more at our big and tall chair buying guide here!
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Wide Seat Office Chair

Comments about Living XL LivingXL® Extra-Wide Lift-Up Arm Office Chair with Gas Lift:This chair came in and needed assembly, it seemed easy but was not that easy. It took two of us to put it together and the holes did not always line up. This chair is comfortable and extremely wide, almost too wide. It rolls well on our tile floor. I just wish that it had more adjustment options.

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