Eliza Tinsley Mesh High Back Executive Swivel Desk Armchair : Would not recommend for long term use.

Very comfortable, easy to put together. . I received this chair a couple of days ago and so far it has been fantastic. Upon opening the box, you are greeted with the chair in around 4 or 5 different self-assembly parts, which are fairly simple to assemble even without an instruction manual. The instructions you get with it are very basic, and only show graphics, no text. It takes around 15 – 20 minutes to assemble and it is possible to do on your own. You do receive all the tools you need to assemble (two different sized allan keys). Once together, the chair looks the part; very executive. The soft cushion and the mesh back work nicely together to give you a nice posture when sitting in the chair, helping to ease back strain. One day i was sat in the chair for over 6 hours and did not get uncomfortable or fidgety. I am around 6 ft, average build and this chair fits me perfectly.

Great mid-range office chair for long hours – recommended. After suffering from a fairly dodgy back for a few years but also spending over 6 hours a day sat at my desk, i felt that it was time to spend some money on a fairly decent office chair that will last me into the distant future. I spent hours browsing the web looking at chairs from £30 up to £200 and went for this one as a middle ground chair that looks quality and i have not been disappointedin the box:-this chair comes flat packed so requires assembly (in what is still a very large, very heavy box)-instructions come attached to one of the pieces (so don’t throw all the packaging away and get them caught up in it)-blister pack containing all nuts and bolts and an allen key (pictured)pros:- clear easy to follow installation instructions (took me about 30 mins solo)- comfortable base that after a while forms to the shape of your bum and is very comfy- good lumbar support (i am 5’9 and it’s exactly where i want it, other have tried it and not complained and they are over 6’0)- can adjust the tension at which the back rest hugs your back- neck rest hold head up in good position, can be removed if not wanted on the chair- arm rest are very easily detachablecons:- at full extension the arm rests are a little wobbly and i wouldn’t want to put all my weight on them but as they are for resting my arms they do the job just fine- back recline can only be held in 3 set positions- chair on lowest setting is fairly high – i keep it on the lowest setting- no adjustable lumbar supportsummary:this is an absolutely fantastic chair and after 3 months of browsing and deciding between this and the ikea markus there were a few reviews that i read that said that this felt better on the back so i bit the bullet and went for it and i’m so pleased. Yes, there are some little things that aren’t perfect but you pay for what you get and at £90 i could not ask for more. If you have found this review helpful (or not) please let me know as it will help me improve reviews in future. Feel free to post any questions/comments and i’ll do my best to get back to you asap, thanks :).

Good chair but i got unlucky amazon did save the day in the end. Well this a nice and well built chair. Its heavy duty, so will take some good amount of abuse on it. I use it on my daily work and till 3 days ago was perfect. 3 days ago the tilting adjuster got broke inside with no aparent reason. Cannot ajust the inclination anymore. It does click inside but don’t stay in position. Contacted amazon about this issue and they where very helpfull. After explaing the situation and that i have a bad back problem, the offered me the solution of sending me a new replacement and keeping this onewell this is good support if you ask me. So in the end i give 4 stars to the chair (maybe its some defect. ), and 5 stars to amazon support. Your chat support is the very best. Here are the specifications for the Eliza Tinsley Mesh High Back Executive Swivel Desk Armchair:

  • Skeletal back frame covered with supportive mesh, which allows air circulation all year round.
  • The seat on these chairs is scooped in design to ensure you sit centrally and gain the desired support from the complimenting shape of the backrest. The front edge of the seat has a waterfall front, which ensures minimum pressure is placed on your legs during prolonged seated periods. The seat is deep cushioned and upholstered in a durable breathable mesh fabric
  • The T shaped arm is height adjustable and has been topped with a comfortable sculptured pad, which has been formed to allow maximum support for your arms.
  • The mechanism not only adjusts the height of the seat but can also lock the back rest in multiple positions to give you the optimum seated position. If you prefer not to lock the back but still need the support from the backrest then this chair comes with a tension control feature. Leave the back as free floating and increase the tension and the back will remain in constant contact with your back.
  • 50 x 50 x 127.5 cm

Generally very comfortable and stylish. This chair certainly looks the business. I bought this to replace a previous chair where the plastic arms which held the back to the seat broke after a couple of months. This one certainly feels more sturdy because of the metal bracket. The angle of the back is adjustable, and this also seems to slightly alter the angle of the seat. The height of the seat is also adjustable. The back and seat can be locked into position or unlocked so there is some give when you sit down – how much give can be adjusted with a tension bolt under the seat. The arms and headrest are optional, but the lumbar support (what other reviews seem to be calling the backrest) is neither optional nor adjustable. One thing that surprised me based on other comments is that the seating position even on the lowest still feels very high. I’m about 5ft 8 and my feet touch the ground.

Good chair, poor customer support from eliza tinsley. Having read the previous two reviews, i’m beginning to wonder if i’m deformedi also bought one of these in the black friday sale and, at that price, it was very good value for money. I’m a man of average height and build, and find this chair extremely comfortable. I agree that it is a shame that neither the back nor the headrest are height adjustable, but it seems to fit me ok. I did turn the headrest pad upside down, which made it feel more comfortable for me. The chair looks good, is well made, and operates smoothly. Update: i have since discovered that eliza tinsley do not provide any support for their chairs purchsed from amazon. If any component is missing or broken, you will need to arrange for amazon to replace the entire chair.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Good price/quality chair
  • Great chair for a reasonable price.
  • Great mid-range office chair for long hours – Recommended

Generally very comfortable and stylish. This chair certainly looks the business. I bought this to replace a previous chair where the plastic arms which held the back to the seat broke after a couple of months. This one certainly feels more sturdy because of the metal bracket. The angle of the back is adjustable, and this also seems to slightly alter the angle of the seat. The height of the seat is also adjustable. The back and seat can be locked into position or unlocked so there is some give when you sit down – how much give can be adjusted with a tension bolt under the seat. The arms and headrest are optional, but the lumbar support (what other reviews seem to be calling the backrest) is neither optional nor adjustable. One thing that surprised me based on other comments is that the seating position even on the lowest still feels very high. I’m about 5ft 8 and my feet touch the ground.

Great chair for a reasonable price. . Fairly easy to put together and very comfortable. The lack of adjustment in the headrest is a little annoying but hard to complain for such a price.

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  1. Few minor flaws but still a great sturdy chair. . Easy to assemble, took me 10 minutes without the need for instructions. Very sturdy and well manufactured. The chair is comfortable and provides good support, as well as an adjustable recline to match your weight (stops you suddenly shooting backwards if you try it for the first time. )the only slight issues i have is the arm padding is a little too stiff, which is a small issue if you move your arms a lot, i had rubbed my elbow moving the mouse and it left my elbow a little sore from the friction. The other issue i have is the edges of the chair where the mesh on the front (what your back touches) meets the plastic on the sides. If you lean back into the chair and slide your arms back with forearms on the armrests, it feels a little sharp to the arms on contact. I do not regret the purchase as on the whole it is very comfortable when sat in upright and not slouched (centre back support digs into back if slouched) it feels tough like it will last a while and most of all, it provides orthopaedic support well.
    1. Few minor flaws but still a great sturdy chair. . Easy to assemble, took me 10 minutes without the need for instructions. Very sturdy and well manufactured. The chair is comfortable and provides good support, as well as an adjustable recline to match your weight (stops you suddenly shooting backwards if you try it for the first time. )the only slight issues i have is the arm padding is a little too stiff, which is a small issue if you move your arms a lot, i had rubbed my elbow moving the mouse and it left my elbow a little sore from the friction. The other issue i have is the edges of the chair where the mesh on the front (what your back touches) meets the plastic on the sides. If you lean back into the chair and slide your arms back with forearms on the armrests, it feels a little sharp to the arms on contact. I do not regret the purchase as on the whole it is very comfortable when sat in upright and not slouched (centre back support digs into back if slouched) it feels tough like it will last a while and most of all, it provides orthopaedic support well.
  2. This review is from : Eliza Tinsley Mesh High Back Executive Swivel Desk Armchair with Chrome Base – Black

    Broken, but maybe not all it’s own fault. This was bought for a colleague who seems to be able to break the sturdiest of office chairs, so i’m not sure if it’s actually quite good (and, ahem, just couldn’t take the weight) or whether it’s not great. I’ll give it a 4 star because the individual breaks everything they sit on, and it used to be quite comfortable before that. Buying something more sturdy now.
    1. Broken, but maybe not all it’s own fault. This was bought for a colleague who seems to be able to break the sturdiest of office chairs, so i’m not sure if it’s actually quite good (and, ahem, just couldn’t take the weight) or whether it’s not great. I’ll give it a 4 star because the individual breaks everything they sit on, and it used to be quite comfortable before that. Buying something more sturdy now.
      1. Near 2 years armchair like a new. I and my family used this chair at home near 2 year, all is like a new, no broken, no scratch, kids like jump on it, we used every day, also my husband it is no 47 like a me, and armchair work is perfect.
  3. This review is from : Eliza Tinsley Mesh High Back Executive Swivel Desk Armchair with Chrome Base – Black

    Near 2 years armchair like a new. I and my family used this chair at home near 2 year, all is like a new, no broken, no scratch, kids like jump on it, we used every day, also my husband it is no 47 like a me, and armchair work is perfect.
    1. Would not recommend for long term use. . Although this is a fairly cheap office chair, if you are spending an extended amount of time at your text i would highly recommend looking elsewhere. The lumber support, which isn’t adjustable, is made of solid plastic which becomes uncomfortable after medium-long periods of sitting, because it has no padding what so ever. The foam on the arm rest breaks after about a year of use and the headrest constantly falls off and wasn’t at the right height for me in the first place. The seat pan is also impossible to clean thoroughly with just a hover. That said this chair does recline quite far back for the price, whilst maintaining balance, even if it squeaks, no matter how much wd40 you put on it. The chrome base and general construction quality of the main parts of the chair is good and mesh backing stops you from getting hot.
      1. Would not recommend for long term use. . Although this is a fairly cheap office chair, if you are spending an extended amount of time at your text i would highly recommend looking elsewhere. The lumber support, which isn’t adjustable, is made of solid plastic which becomes uncomfortable after medium-long periods of sitting, because it has no padding what so ever. The foam on the arm rest breaks after about a year of use and the headrest constantly falls off and wasn’t at the right height for me in the first place. The seat pan is also impossible to clean thoroughly with just a hover. That said this chair does recline quite far back for the price, whilst maintaining balance, even if it squeaks, no matter how much wd40 you put on it. The chrome base and general construction quality of the main parts of the chair is good and mesh backing stops you from getting hot.
  4. This review is from : Eliza Tinsley Mesh High Back Executive Swivel Desk Armchair with Chrome Base – Black

    Great without armrests and if you intend to replace it under 2 years. . If you disregard that both armrests will be destroyed in under 2 years and that you paid more than an ikea chair that is used more and already has 4 years on it and the armrests are still perfect, go for it.
  5. This review is from : Eliza Tinsley Mesh High Back Executive Swivel Desk Armchair with Chrome Base – Black

    Great without armrests and if you intend to replace it under 2 years. . If you disregard that both armrests will be destroyed in under 2 years and that you paid more than an ikea chair that is used more and already has 4 years on it and the armrests are still perfect, go for it.
  6. This review is from : Eliza Tinsley Mesh High Back Executive Swivel Desk Armchair with Chrome Base – Black

    As it’s designed to keep you in a perfect upright posture. This is certainly meant as a health and safety compliant workplace chair, rather than one you would slouch around in at home, as it’s designed to keep you in a perfect upright posture. I’m sure this is great for your back, but in my experience all that means is that the front of the seat is constantly trying to pitch you forwards out of the chair. This quickly got very tiresome. A few extra washers placed between the front of the seat and the metal base plate angled the front up enough to make it more comfortable for home use. My chair was new, delivered next day and came with all the bits and pieces needed. I would however recommend spending a bit more if your planning on getting a new chair to use for many hours a day.
    1. As it’s designed to keep you in a perfect upright posture. This is certainly meant as a health and safety compliant workplace chair, rather than one you would slouch around in at home, as it’s designed to keep you in a perfect upright posture. I’m sure this is great for your back, but in my experience all that means is that the front of the seat is constantly trying to pitch you forwards out of the chair. This quickly got very tiresome. A few extra washers placed between the front of the seat and the metal base plate angled the front up enough to make it more comfortable for home use. My chair was new, delivered next day and came with all the bits and pieces needed. I would however recommend spending a bit more if your planning on getting a new chair to use for many hours a day.
      1. I work from home and use this chair all day, it’s comfy and well made. The armrests are a bit wobbly but other than that would recommend.
  7. This review is from : Eliza Tinsley Mesh High Back Executive Swivel Desk Armchair with Chrome Base – Black

    I work from home and use this chair all day, it’s comfy and well made. The armrests are a bit wobbly but other than that would recommend.
  8. This review is from : Eliza Tinsley Mesh High Back Executive Swivel Desk Armchair with Chrome Base – Black

    Seems like it’s designed for a very small person. I’m around 6ft tall and the “headrest” is at shoulder level, with no way of adjustment. The seat is comfortable and the back is okay. Assembly was fairly straight forward, the threads could be a little smoother. For the price i’m in 2 minds whether to keep it.
    1. Seems like it’s designed for a very small person. I’m around 6ft tall and the “headrest” is at shoulder level, with no way of adjustment. The seat is comfortable and the back is okay. Assembly was fairly straight forward, the threads could be a little smoother. For the price i’m in 2 minds whether to keep it.
      1. Maybe not worth the price. . I’m not overly enthused by this chair. I’ve had it 18 months now, and it’s still working, but it just isn’t that comfortable. It was ok to put together, although not as straightforward as it could have been. I guess my fundamental problem is i thought i was getting a good deal on an expensive chair, rather than paying full price (or a little over) for an average chair.
  9. This review is from : Eliza Tinsley Mesh High Back Executive Swivel Desk Armchair with Chrome Base – Black

    Maybe not worth the price. . I’m not overly enthused by this chair. I’ve had it 18 months now, and it’s still working, but it just isn’t that comfortable. It was ok to put together, although not as straightforward as it could have been. I guess my fundamental problem is i thought i was getting a good deal on an expensive chair, rather than paying full price (or a little over) for an average chair.

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