I would not have thought a metal like chair would be good to sit in for a long period of time. The back for my frame is great, I'm 5 ft 8 175 lbs and the seat is comfortable. Both have been formed to fit the body, somewhat, so they are not flat and straight.. The coating is good and the connections points, metal mesh to frame are smoothly welded together. The price is very fair, wish it were an American made product, but could we have done as well for the price. I try to buy all American if I can. Bought a patio set from Sears and was happier with these four chairs, felt sears ripped me off. These are represented perfectly!