Being over 6' 4" and 250 lbs., I needed a chair that was large enough and sturdy enough to support me. I use the chair daily for brief periods and have been extremely pleased with the size and comfort. The vinyl is a little shiny but very soft and supple. I decided between this chair and one that I had tried out at a name brand furniture store that cost twice the price on this one. Once I received this chair and assembled it, I was very glad I didn't get the other chair. I would recommend this chair to anyone needing a nice executive chair for their office.