Value: 3 stars. For the price, you can't beat it. It offers a broad seat with smooth swivel action for a 140 lbs occupant. Flimsy base and easy assembly.
Appearance: 3 stars. The seat is covered in an average looking faux leather. Nice polished chrome throughout. The plastic cover hiding the junction between the vertical support and base had mismatched chrome finish. The chrome finish on the plastic looks like chrome bumpers on a plastic model car, while the chrome on the rest of the chair looks like the chrome bumper on a real car. Would have rated 4 stars otherwise.
Workmanship: 3 stars. Base is not solid. However, it is a sturdy stamped sheet metal that will buckle with excessive weight. At 140 lbs, it held up well. Since the base isn't solid, it is light and can easily be moved. Unfortunately it can be top heavy and prone to tipping. Definitely, not kid friendly. Then again, that is why they call it a barstool. Kids under 18 shouldn't be in a bar. The foot rest can be a great handle for toddlers to climb or pull on. This will result in the stool tipping and falling on them. Barstools in general at bars are bolted/anchored to the floor. The best part of this stool is the seat. It is wide and the piston action on the air struts offers a comfortable seat. The swivel action is smooth and the height adjustment works well. However, I would have preferred a little more padding between the bent laminated wood core and the faux leather. Maybe I should eat more donuts and get a bigger you know what?
Ease of Assembly: 5 star. Too easy.
In total, this barstool is stylish, functions well, and is a good buy. It can be a liability for those with kids or entertaining families with kids. This can be easily remedied by securing it to the floor or getting rid of the kids. I would have rated this product a 3.5-star, but there are no in between ratings and it didn┐t WOW me enough to deserve a 4. I would recommend this product to a friend without kids.
I bought 2 saddle black barstools -- they arrived quickly and were very easy to assemble (even the small tool required to tighten the screws was included in the box!). Not only do the stools look great, but are also a lot more comfortable than I expected them to be -- and they swivel too! Because of their low profile (no back), when not in use they can be completely tucked under my small kitchen counter, giving me more free space in the kitchen. I'm very happy with my purchase!
We really liked this item. The seats are even padded a little bit and they fit really well under the bar area.
Since you can adjust the height, we can even use them as extra seating at the table.
We got the black but the blue looked nice too
These are the perfect stools.. The are clearly stylish, and they are actually very confortable. They are also adjustable, and the price is great!! I seen serveral stools before buying these and none beat the price, style, and comfort!!!!
These are inexpensive and fine - not amazing like a very expensive piece of furniture. I use them in my vacation rental property and they look great. Plus at this price if one gets damaged, who cares. Throw it away and buy another.
These chairs are great for an area that cannot accomodate a chair with a back. I find them to be very comfortable and contour nicely. They tuck in under the counter with about 1/3 exposed. They swivel smoothly and they adjust easily and can be used for either counter or bar height. I think they are a great buy!!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Spot on
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Product quality is great for the price
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Spot on
We've had these stools for 3 years and used them daily. They've held up nicely -- no breaks or tears and the hydraulics still work. My husband is 180 lbs and 6' tall and the chairs held his weight nicely. There are cheap feeling pieces to the chairs (i.e., the chrome-covered plastic ring that goes on the base) but for the price, you can't really complain. Some people will like a heavy base but we never tipped over and I actually appreciated that it didn't take a lot of muscle to move them around. We recently bought replacement stools because these saddle stools aren't padded whatsoever so they tend to get a little uncomfortable if you plan to spend hours in them on a daily basis.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact match
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Decent quality for the price
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
There is only one left and I need two! Will you have more in stock? If so, when?swanny99 on Apr 3, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Since we are an online retailer, any of our products may sell out at any given time and we are not able to tell when or if they will be back in stock. It will be a matter of checking back, and the prices may also vary by the time they are back.
overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 4, 2012
Can you please give me the diameter of the base of this stool? Also, does it come in other colors. Thank you on Feb 29, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This does come in other colors and I apologize that I do not have the item numbers for those. The diameter of the base of the stool is 16 inches.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 1, 2012
Is there a weight limit on this stool? Noticed one review mentioned 140lbs. Really?lori113 on Feb 29, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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