The seat cover is made of vinyl, easy to clean but questionable how long it will hold up. The seat is nice and wide, for those that like a little bit of wiggle room. It was easy to assemble, the lift mechanism works pretty well. It bottoms out at 24" as described, but I wish it would go lower so I could use it temporarily at standard-height tables. I took off one star because the foot rest swivels with the seat. If it was locked in to the base instead, I could use my feet to turn around. This isn't mentioned in the description, and none of Overstock's other swivel stools are described differently, either. In any case, I would still buy this again.