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  • Office Chair Review: La-Z-Boy Sintas Leather Office Chair

    La-Z-Boy Sintas La-Z-Boy Sintas

    Three Sweet Features:

    1. European Beech wood base and arms, capped with leather.

    2. Zip-Ship means it ships in 10-14 business days...That's fast for a custom built chair.

    3. Thick seat and back. Very comfortable.

    The Thorough Review:

    Here it is, the grand daddy of executive leather office chairs.  Just the name alone tells you a lot about the chair.  But is it really comfortable?  Does it live up to the expectations?

    Yes, and yes.  Let's start with the style of this leather office chair.  It looks comfortable, bug, plush and very executive.  The wood arm and base are both high quality European Beech wood, stained with maple, dark cherry, or golden cherry. The arms are caped in leather with  foam pad, so you can rest on them nicely.

    The back of the chair itself, aside from being big and wide, features a foam protrusion in the middle.  This has a dual purpose of providing pseudo-lumbar support and maintaining your back in an ideal S shape, even while you lean back or sink into the soft cushioned backrest.  The middle protrusion also means you get a nice cushy place to rest your head and think about ideas for your business.

    The seat is soft and thick, you sink into it and it eventually molds to you - which means comfort now and more comfort in the future.  This chair is really comfortable - it's a safe bet even the super soft Stay-Puft Marshallow man would be comfortable in this chair!

    The Ratings:

    Plushness:

    Oh, it's plush. The foam is EXTRA thick, and you literally sink into the chair. Very nice.

    Softness:

    The leather is top grain, top of the line leather. Very soft and non abrasive. It is all leather on all parts you touch, vinyl on the rest - a little money saving technique.

    Style:

    It looks imposingly comfortable. A very executive style that exudes class and comfort.

    Overall Rating (Not an average):

    A great chair for comfort, class. A wonderful seating solution to last years in your office.

    Want to know more about how we rate chairs? Check out our Ratings Guide!

  • Buying a leather office chair online

    There are a variety of leather office chairs out there, and buying on the Internet requires a knowledge of what the different m

    echanisms do - which is where SitBetter comes in. Really, buying a chair should be based on two things:

    1. Does it fit my decor, my desk and the style of the office? That you should be able to tell just based on your taste alone. If you have good taste, then you'll probably make a good decision. However, if you wear plaid sport coats and red shoes (take Craig Sager, for example) then you should probably leave the chair buying to the well dressed person on your left.

    2. Is it comfortable? This is not just a question of whether the cushions are comfortable. There are various factors that determine the comfort level of a chair...Let's assume that you aren't able to sit in it before hand, which reallistcally is the case with 99% of chair shoppers, give that there are over 5000 different chair types available. So consider a few things and comfort can be derived from whether or not they exist on the chair:

    Knee Tilt v. Spring Tilt Mechanisms: The link to the left is a great reference to the difference between the two types of mechanisms. Knee tilt is more expensive, but more ergonomic. In a nutshell, you should consider leather office chairs with knee tilt mechanisms if you are using said leather office chairs as executive or desk seating. The knee tilt promotes keeping your feet on the ground and thighs parallel to the ground when you recline, thus reducing the pressure on your thighs and achieving more blood flow - more blood flow means less yawning, so on and so forth. A knee tilt mech will have height adjustment, tilt tension and be able to lock the back rest in multiple positions. That said, spring tilt mechanisms are great for conference rooms. A spring tilt mech is positioned at the middle of the chair seat, so there is little to no ergonomic benefit. Get it for leather office chairs where long ardous hours are not required, but sitting for 2 or 3 is - and the spring tilt (which has height adjustment, tilt tension and one locking postion) will save you money so you can buy beer to make that meeting less than 2 or 3 hours...

    What's in a name? You can get many good chairs that will last a good long time online, but buyer beware. The great budget leather office chair companies are far and few between, with the best being Boss Office Chairs, then Office Star and Chairworks. OFM is good too, but they are not classified as budget. For true value in leather office chairs, it should probably be from on of the aforementioned brands. SitBetter has a great selection of budget and value oriented leather office chairs, btw.

    Leather, vinyl, Caressoft...While the latter two don't classify as leather office chairs, don't be so quick to dismiss them, especially if you want a cheaper option in the "leather category". The vinyl of olden days is not the vinyl of today. And caressoft is a blend of leather and vinyl. Just keep this in mind: leather is more comfortable over the long term, vinyl and caressoft is less expensive over the short term. Tomatoes, tomaaaatos?? Eh.

    Plushness... You can tell by a picture. There is a big difference between this chair here (La-Z-Boy Sintas), and this chair here (Boss B8106). And the price is always telling. Not to upsell, but price does matter sometimes. A $99 chair is just NOT going to feel like a $649 chair, no matter how many pleasure inducing drugs you take.

    Ergonomics...Knee tilt and spring tilt aside, ergonomics are rare in leather office chairs, but not absent. Most common is the knee tilt and the lumbar support that is built into the back of the chair (but not adjustable), but there are a few more options, listed here of leather office chairs with ergonomic features. Necessary? Not really, in my opinion. A leather office chair should be plush and enveloping, more than anything, not fully adjustable to the exact millimeter of comfort.

    Anyways, take some or all of these factors into mind when buying a leather office chairs online. Like I said, understand your situation for which you need the leather office chair. It is a critical factor in choosing the chair. The rest is really just gravy.

    Likewise, the crew at SitBetter seems to know a whole lot about chairs, and are good about dispensing advice...almost as good as my Batman Pez dispenser was...

  • La-Z-Boy leather office chairs...

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    23_Sintas%20HighBack.jpg.scale.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="292" />So what is this rumored La-Z-boy leather office chair you hear of? Is is a recliner just as comfortable as the one you know and love so well at home, but disguised with a suit and tie for the office? Not really...(Although, on second thought, that would be an awesome design...)

    A La-Z-Boy office chairs come in a variety of shapes and fashions, from leather office chairs, to task chairs, to mesh chairs and modern chairs. But ultimately, the one that is most similar to its home brethren is the leather office chair collection of La-Z-Boy office chairs.

    One look at them and you can tell they we cut from the same cloth - or in their case, the same foam! (And the chair cheesiness has begun...) But seriously, they are extremely comfortable. Very plush, thick and cushy, and the look commanding...an ironic description for a La-Z-Boy chair, I know, but it's true. Their leather office chairs exude a very executive presence.

    They aren't the most inexpensive chairs in the lot, but they will treat you nice...very nice, for a very long time to come...Then, the most uncomfortable part of your day will be the car ride to and from your office....if only la-z-boy made car seats...hmmm...

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