It's a bit of a job assembling. So I borrowed my girlfriend's husband who is a mechanic, and he put it together within an hour. Not many guys or gals have the know how. I didn't get leather because I stick to it, and it's too hot or cold. I opted for the material. It arrived in perfect condition, No spots, tears, or scratches. Good, strong, smooth material, rich burgundy color, good construction. I am no light-weight. I've been using it 4-8 hours everyday at my computer for a couple of weeks now, and it's comfortable. No sign of use or sagging yet. So far, so good.