These chairs are a decent deal considering other chairs just like these sale for $200+ each. I thought these chairs were easy to assemble. The cushion is soft but, maybe a little too soft. The covering is soft and color is deep chocolate. The zipper that is on the back of the seat is covered - but, it is very obvious. I have my chairs around a round dining table so there is no hiding that zipper. Not sure how long they will last - seem pretty sturdy. I really like the overall look of these chairs and am generally happy with my purchase.