Overrated and uncomfotable
Bought this chair after rave reviews from YT and articles on the Net. Sadly, I fell for the hype. I've learnt that any chair worth having it is always best to try it out beforehand. This chair offers much customisation in terms of adjustability but its back rest/support is utter terrible. In particular its thoracic and upper back support is almost non-existent. I'm 164cm, 70kg - have relatively good posture, do Crossfit and even worked as a PT in the past and I can say this chair does not help in fostering ideal good posture whatsoever but rath...er adds to the pain of having tight traps and rounded shoulders that have to be counter-stretch each time I get off the chair. The chair has positive reviews elsewhere, so it definitely will suit some but my advice is look elsewhere, or at least ensure you can try the chair before buying.
Purchased in October 2020 at Designfarm for $999.00.
Agree with previous post very overrated
Purchased this chair a fortnight ago and sat in it for 5 days trying desperately to like it. Being just over 6 feet and around 100kg the chair did not suit me at all due to the lack of comfort. The almost non-existent padding on the seat pan and back made it hurt both my lower back and buttocks so much so I gave it away after 5 days (even after removing the adjustable lumbar) Anyone thinking of buying this chair must try first preferably on a 30 day trial (not possible in Australia) if not at least see it in a shop and have a test sit for a bit.
My wife is now trying to use it but she is also having trouble with the aggressive lumbar and lack of comfort. Being older perhaps the chair is better suited to younger folks.
Purchased in April 2021 for $1,370.00.
A highly overrated chair with an extremely bad headrest design
I bought this chair hoping more money would buy a more comfortable chair and I went all in, bought the one with the headrest as well. Buying the headrest proved to be a very costly mistake. It should not be called head rest, it's more of a head restraint. The chair offers all sort of flexibility but the headrest offers none! The angle of headrest can not be adjusted, nor is it flexible enough to be pushed back. It cant even be taken out! Something which is an optional add on, you would expect to come out from the main item if desired but no, th...ats not an option with this headrest. I am now dealing with pain in my neck and further down in shoulder. This was a big $1300 mistake I made. There are a few good things: handrest design is great, lower down the lift and swivel mechanism are good. However, a chair this expensive can not be judged based on the components. Overall, I am cursing myself for deciding to buy this chair solely based on what people were saying on the internet and not sitting in one myself. Please do yourself a favour and think hard before buying this chair. I would still say that If you buy this chair, dont buy the one with the headrest.
Purchased in August 2020 at ARKI environments for $1,299.00.
Cushion is too soft and bottoms out
I purchased the Steelcase leap v2 from Arki environments and the cushion was different to the one in the show room at Steelcase it’s much softer and bottomed out causing tailbone pain.
I have notified them but they did not seem it care about it.
There’s no return policy from this store.
Purchased in June 2020 at Arki environments for $1,080.00.
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Is there any bigger people that have tried out the standard steelcase leap v2 ? I'm 5'8 120kg, just wondering if it's an option for somebody my size, or maybe the gesture ? The price quoted on the plus was 3.5 grand; so i'm not too keen on that idea.
I'm around 72kg and the stand chair barely has enough padding for me.
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