Even the boss needs a break sometimes, and this OFM Barrister Executive reclining office chair allows the user to rest in stress-free style. This recliner has a sturdy and durable steel frame with five different comfortable reclining positions....more
The OFM 680 Barrister Executive Recliner is a great option for the busy executive who needs all day comfort with the ability to prop up their feet for those creative planning times. This chair has a sturdy steel frame with five reclining positions.
Materials: Steel, vinyl, plastic, foam
Color options: Black, burgundy
Dimensions: 43 inches high x 29 inches wide x 29 inches deep
Seat height: 19.75-23.25 inches
Arm height: 23.25-26/75 inches
Weight capacity: 250 pounds
Please note: orders of 4 or more chairs will ship with a freight carrier, and are not traceable via UPS. Please allow 10 days before contacting O.co regarding any freight carrier shipping concerns.
After reading many nightmare reviews about the difficulties of assembling office chairs, the first very pleasant surprise was to find that this chair arrives mostly assembled. Out of the box you place the casters into the well built plastic base. You then place the gas cylinder into the base and slip on the plastic sleeves. The chair itself is completely assembled except for placing two pins into the hinges between the seat and the back. They are fixed in place with set screws which are tightened with a provided Allen wrench. The arms are an integral part of the chair and do not need to be screwed on. The chair is placed onto the cylinder and that's it. The whole assembly will take maybe ten minutes. Once assembled the chair appears to be very solid and well made.
The chair is covered with an industrial grade vinyl which appears to be of a very good quality. The burgundy chair which I purchased is a very good looking chair.
The difficult part of purchasing a chair like this is that you usually can't sit in it first and what's comfortable for one person is not always what another person will like. I will try to describe how it feels.
This is not a pillow soft chair. The foam is firm but comfortable. You do not in anyway sink through it to the board. I can feel the lower lumbar support but it is not overly pronounced. The seat, in my opinion, is basically level to the floor, it does not have the slightly forward sloping or waterfall position. That does avoid the "wedgie" effect of that position, but those with shorter legs may find it more comfortable when using a low foot rest.
If you want to use armrests while typing you will find the non-adjustable arms too low. On the other hand the arms are exactly the right height when leaning back or relaxing.
Speaking of relaxing, the genius of this chair is that it is a true recliner. A manual foot rest can be pulled up and the chair reclines in increments about as far as a Lazy-boy. Keep in mind that this is an office chair, it's not a Lazy-boy and there are some compromises. I'm 6' tall and the foot rest supports my legs under the calves. For my wife who is 5'2" it is right under her ankles. I've rested in it for extended periods and found it quite comfortable. Although I haven't found it necessary, the chair could be used in the reclining position with an Ottoman. When reclining the pillow is in the perfect position. Those with torsos longer than mine may find the pillow a bit low when in the upright position, but it can be folded back if so desired.
To sum up I have found this chair to be well built, good looking, comfortable and innovative. I can highly recommend it.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from In the North Georgia Blue Ridge,
Aug 15, 2013
I have really enjoyed using this chair. It is perfect to work from whilst sitting at my desk and also really comfortable when relaxing and need to lay back and pull the leg rest out. My only criticism would be that the leg rest hangs low and can interfere with the base assembly if the seat level is not raised.
Can you tell me the stem diameter and stem length of the casters? I would like to replace them with rubber/polyurethane casters for hardwood floors. Thankscatnip38 on Oct 11, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello catnip38, we cannot recommend any course of action which deviates from the recommended assembly instructions. However, per the manufacturer's information, there is a hard floor caster set available for this unit. I hope this information is helpful. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 15, 2014
In the reclining position, can this chair be pulled up to a desk and get close enough for the person in the chair to put their laptop on the desk? Or would the person in the chair have to put their laptop on their lap?Luessea on Oct 2, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello Luessea, this chair has received excellent reviews! Yes, since it has an adjustable height, it should be able to do what you're requesting. This would slightly depend on your body type and comfort angle as well. I hope this information helps. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 8, 2014
what r the seat dimentions would it accommodate person under 250 l;b but w large hip.mrschyde on Jul 18, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello mrschyde, the seat dimensions are 19.75-23.25 inches high, approx 29 inches wide and 29 inches deep. I hope this information helps. Thanks for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 28, 2014
While the seat may be slightly wider, the space between the arms is 19.25" To be truly comfortable I would think the hips should probably not be more than 18" wide.boondeck on Aug 23, 2014
is this chair suitable for hardwood floors?if not are hardwood floor casters availableleespamp on Feb 26, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello, leespamp. This chair wasn't made for use on hardwood floors, but you could use a chair mat found here: http://www.overstock.com/search?keywords=chair+mat&SearchType=Header. Hardwood floor casters are available through the manufacturer for this chair, but unfortunately we do not currently have them. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 12, 2014
Are you able to provide a photo of the chair and not in reclining position?akanakaole on Feb 21, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us akanakaole. Here is a link to YouTube with the chair. Have a great day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF5d3gUqF9coverstockcustomercare1 on Mar 6, 2014
What is the total length with the footrest fully extended (seat depth + extension)?catnip38 on Jan 27, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello catnip38, the length from the back of the seat to the end of the foot rest is 33 inches. Have a great day!overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 12, 2014
Is the chair itself adjustable up and down to accommodate taller people?riug on Nov 23, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello. The seat height is adjustable to accommodate different needs. Adjusts 19.75-23.25 inches. Thank you for contacting us.overstockcustomercare2 on Nov 26, 2013
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