We have had this ottoman for about a month now. We use it for toy storage in our living room. It gets opened and closed probably close to 20 times a day. It has these spring loaded hinges that suppose to lock when it's fully open and unlock when you need to close it. At first it was working fine but now one the hinges locks in the upper position and doesn't want to unlock when you need it to close. You have to bend down and manually unlock it. Other than that it is a good comfortable ottoman with good leather.
If you plan on using this for extra seating, you may need to ask a larger guest to sit elsewhere. The edges of the top are sturdy, but if you were to sit in the middle of the top, it feels like it could cave in if you gave it just the right bounce. Our leather is starting to show some wear, but we have 3 kids who are all over this thing. Also, the hinges that let it swing open have come off of the base. It still opens, but it won't hold itself open anymore.
We originally ordered this in the brown suede microfiber. Loved the microfiber but the color was a bit off for our room. Nothing wrong with color, just didn't fit our color scheme. Returned it for the black leather and it was perfect, perfect! The storage space is very handy. Highly recommend.
It's a great storage piece. I got the Black "Leather Look" one, and it's the worst Leather Look item I've ever gotten. Doesn't look anything like leather. The legs are plastic. It's ok, but if I had seen it in person I think I would have passed. I have several smaller "leather look" storage ottomans I got from ****** and they look much better than this one.
The espresso color is very, very dark. I have black and dark brown in my library ....this ottoman is more similar to the black. While it you'll be very difficult to tell from my couch, the screw-in feet are janky. The threading for the feet were not at the correct angle for two of the four feet so they do not sit flat on the ground... I can overlook it.
I have two that I place back to back to make it look like a larger/longer ottoman. I really love the look and feel of this piece. It stores quite a lot and has a hinge that keeps the top from falling. My only complaint is that in the few weeks that I've had it, it has a few tiny holes. I need to get the faux leather repair kit from the hardware store. Excellent delivery and customer service resolution.
Product came with some minor damage. Nothing we could not leave with. It has a nice look with our black leather couch. The big issue is the lid of the unit is pretty weak. I would not recommend seating on the ottoman. This is more of a foot rest.