A budget gaming chair that carries a slight air of luxury about it isn’t often easy to find, and the PU Ergonomic Leather chair from BestOffice was something I’d happily stumbled upon through sheer luck. It’s no miracle worker, but it’s very obvious from the first moment that BestOffice found something that works well with a low price-tag and decided to share.
The PU Ergonomic Leather doesn’t feature very many goodies and has some considerable drawbacks, but it’s, comfortable, good looking and conveniently cheap. At this price, it’s rather obvious that this chair doesn’t feature actual leather, and the synthetic stuff doesn’t even feel similar, but it definitely feels good.
- +Adjustability: There’s a gas piston that can be controlled with a lever, to adjust the height of the chair, a swivel and a recliner that can be toggled with the same lever that controls elevation. There’ an additional tilt tension knob underneath the chair as well.
- +Comfort: The PU Ergonomic Leather takes your body seriously and focuses on an upright posture, but still has enough flex in the spine for when you need to relax. The padded and quilted pillows bring a welcome softness to the hard backrest and provide comfortable levels of grip. The armrests are padded and sit at a slight angle, which keeps your arms comfortably guided towards your keyboard.
- –Adjustability: The armrests are fixed and cannot be adjusted. This isn’t that bad by itself, but the backrest reclines at an odd angle to the seat, and that makes it rather difficult to rest your arms anywhere when reclined.
- –Build: The materials used in the construction of these chairs are highly questionable. They seem to do well for about a year and from then on out, every extra day you get out of them is a dice-roll. The base seems to die out first and should you start hearing odd noises coming from the limbs; abandon ship. The actual frame of the seat itself is sturdy enough, but the hinge and swivel that connect the gas piston to the seat are not. Most wheels on this chair will begin flaking after about a year, due to the low-grade plastic used to have them made.