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Leap Chair by Steelcase
designed by Steelcase Design Studio in conjunction with IDEO

Steelcase Leap Chair"I spent TWICE as much on other chairs trying to save money but in the end got a Leap and wished I did on day one a year ago when started shopping for a chair to complement my bad back. The quality of construction and ergonomic functions are stellar and worth the money over all the other "top" chairs I tried or purchased and are now in the basement hoping for glory."
Greg, Buford, GA - Smart Furniture customer

At A Glance:
The Leap Chair is all about making movement comfortable - and even essential. When your spine moves the back of the chair moves with it. When you want to change the position of your arms or legs or re-adjust your position in the seat, those corresponding parts move too. You can't get away from it, but you won't want to either.

What's To Like:
  • This is a great chair for a fidgeter - someone who can't help but feel restless in a standard office chair. The Leap Chair not only makes those people (by which we mean practically everyone) comfortable, it encourages them to move. You know, I'm okay, you're okay.
     
  • It also looks really cool (and thereby makes you look really cool when you sit in it).

  • The arms move and adjust; the seat moves and adjusts; everything moves and adjusts. This chair represents a real and exciting leap forward in ergonomic and human-centered chair design.

What's Not to Like:
The starting price on this chair is over $800, which is pretty steep. You can get a lot of great office chairs with some of the same features for a lot less dough. But that doesn't mean you should. This is a great chair, and the price tag shows that Steelcase knows it.

The Bottom Line:
If the Leap Chair were a pop song, it would be Outkast's "The Way You Move." The price tag isn't pretty, but the chair is, and the ergonomics of the back and seat are hard to beat. This is high quality for low dollar.
Comfort / Ergonomics:
8 of 10 stars

Design:
7 of 10 stars

Style:
7 of 10 stars

Quality:
8 of 10 stars

Environmental:
9 of 10 stars

Performance:
6 of 10 stars

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The Steelcase Leap Chair is also known by the following manufacturer item numbers: LEAPV2, 46216179, 46216179S, 46216179CS, 46216189, 46216189S, 46216189CS.

MATERIALS & MEASUREMENTS

Materials:
Base and Frame: Powder-coated steel, glass-reinforced nylon, polypropylene (base/frame)
Buzz2 Fabric: 100 percent polyester and extremely durable, soft and breathable, yet more coarse to the touch when compared to Cogent
Cogent Connect Fabric: 100 percent antimony free polyester, tightly woven knit pattern and slightly softer to the touch than Buzz2
Elmosoft Leather: Soft and pliable Semi-Aniline leather known for its comfort and durability. Natural markings add to the elegant quality of Elmosoft Leather.

Dimensions:
Overall: 38" h x 20" w x 19" d (without headrest)
Seat height: 15.5" to 20.5"
Arm height: 7" to 11"
Arm width: 13" to 20"
Depth: 21.75" - 24.75" adjustbale seat depth
Seat-to back angle: 96 - 120 degrees
Seat pan angle: -1 - 3 degrees

Care and maintenance:
Plastic and painted parts: Clean using household cleaner (Fantastik or 409) and wiping with a soft, dry cloth.
Fabric: Use a handheld vacuum cleaner for cleaning. Do not steam clean. Most stains can be removed by applying a mild soap to a slightly damp cloth, then rubbing it gently over the stain. Wipe dry.

Leap Chair Dimensions

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION

The Leap chair is up to 98-percent recyclable by weight, depending on the options selected and made up to 30-percent recycled content and GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified.Cradle to Cradle Certified

Leap has both a MBDC Silver Cradle to CradleTM Product Certification and a SCS Indoor Advantage certification for indoor air quality, the absolute top of the line certifications for environmentally conscious furniture. That means that every element of every material used in the Leap Chair has been thoroughly and chemically tested for anything that could damage the environment (after Leap has been recycled) or the quality of your air (while the Leap Chair is still being used), and been declared extremely safe. The Steelcase Leap Chair is a sustainable chair, a responsible chair, and a recyclable chair.

And that's extremely important for consumers, fellow citizens, businesses, and the country at large. While the large issues of environmental sustainability and global climate change demand large scale solutions from politicians and states, some of the most important work we as citizens can do is to make sure we're responsible in our own small ways. The Leap Chair provides consumers with an opportunity to be responsible and a positive force when they acquire an office chair.SCS Certified Indoor Advantage Purchasing a Leap Chair isn't just a step toward making your life at work more comfortable; it's also a commitment to principled environmental standards.

The Leap Chair you buy won't contribute to the poisoning of your air quality (SCS Indoor Advantage certified), it won't add to the ever-burgeoning landfills and waste dumps (most of the chair is recyclable, and built from recycled content), or give tacit consent to furniture makers who generally ignore the increasingly serious threat of environmental breakdown.

It will take a real effort on the part of consumers to convince many irresponsible furniture giants to change their ways, and the skyrocketing popularity of manufacturers like Steelcase and retailers like Smart Furniture gives credence not only to high quality of their work, of which the Leap Chair is only one example, but also to the efficacy of the way they do business, which is to say sustainably, benevolently, and responsibly. Furniture manufacturers will respond to clear indications from the market that green sells, and the Leap Chair is a great way to help them see the light. You can rest assured that buying the Steelcase Leap Chair from Smart Furniture is a decision you can not only be satisfied with (because the chair is so comfortable and flexible), but also one you can be truly proud of. Both companies have a long record of environmental responsibility that they can proudly call part of their legacy.

Greenguard Certified

And since the Leap is part of the Steelcase family of chairs, you know the environmental accolades aren't just fluff, or window-dressing. Steelcase is renowned for their commitment to sustainability and environmentally responsible products. Steelcase brought the market place it's very first MBDC Gold Cradle to Cradle product, the highest possible level on the BIFMA e3 scale. The Steelcase Leap Chair consists of partly recycled material, and much of the chair is recyclable itself. Disassembly into the chair's component and recyclable parts is quick and easy, in fact, Leap Chair can be designed, built and taken apart in under three minutes. Now more than ever, people need to step up to the plate and demand responsible, sustainable, green products for themselves and their co-workers. If you're interested in a chair that serves not only your needs, but the needs of your business, your community, and the environment, then Buy Leap today.


ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

All Leap chairs ship fully assembled.

ABOUT THE MANUFACTURER

Steelcase Furniture LogoWhatever you need to accomplish in your home office, Steelcase can provide you with the tools to do it better, faster and more effectively. That's because they're passionate about unlocking the potential of people at work. It's the fundamental principle on which the company was founded in 1912, and it's being brought to your home office today. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Steelcase is an international company with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide, manufacturing facilities in over 28 locations and more than 800 dealer locations around the world.

VIDEOS

Check out this brief overview from Steelcase below. It includes how to use the adjustment features on the Leap Chair.



DESIGN

The Steelcase Leap Chair has a lot of impressive features. Thermal comfort, LiveBack support, the Natural Glide System, and adjustable depth and height all work together to make a very comfortable and ergonomic task chair. No matter what you're dealing with at work, Leap has you covered. You procrastinated and now you've got to meet a big deadline with not a minute to spare? Just sitting in this chair ups your productivity 17.8 percent (a recent study commissioned by the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston revealed that workers who used the Leap Chair after undergoing an ergonomics training program achieved significant gains in productivity).


Leap Chair Features
  • Live Back
    The Leap chair's back changes shape to support the entire spine. This can reduce the chance of lower back sag and a hunched posture, which may weaken disc walls, stress back ligaments and cause deterioration of the spine.

  • Thermal Comfort
    Thanks to its slats in both its back and seat, and the special foam it uses, the Leap chair offers excellent "breathability." It effectively controls a balance of heat and moisture so you stay comfortable.

  • Adjustable Seat Depth
    People don't fit neatly into average body sizes. leg and torso lengths can vary independent of a person's overall height. Adjustable seat depth accommodates different body shapes for long-term comfort.

  • Lower Back Firmness
    Lower back firmness control enables you to set a constant amount of firmness to help maintain your lower spine's natural curve.

  • Height, Depth, Width and Pivot Arms
    Arms telescope in and out, move forward and back, pivot and adjust up and down so you can find a natural position that comfortably supports the wrists, forearms, shoulders and neck. Intuitive and convenient controls at the sides of the seat and built into the arms mean you have full control of your Leap Chair.

  • Natural Glide System
    As you recline, the seat glides forward so you can recline without leaving your vision and reach zone, so you stay oriented to your work. This encourages more varied postures so there's less static load on your spine. Moving in your seat is natural, and Leap makes moving easy.

  • Flexible Seat Edge
    When you recline or lean forward, the seat edge flexes to relieve pressure on the back of the legs.

  • Upper Back Force
    Upper back force control enables you to set the amount of "push back" that you desire as you recline, regardless of body size. So you'll receive just the right amount of recline support.


DESIGN STORY

Leap Chair 3D Knit The Leap Chair is informed at every juncture by ergonomic ideas and research. The edge of the seat flexes to make your thighs more comfortable, eliminating numbness and improving circulation. That, in turn, leads to increased focus and productivity. Leap also comes with the pioneering Live Back, a system in the back of the chair that takes the pressure off your spine and keeps you comfortable even in the worst posture. If you want even more support, Lower Back Firmness can be increased or decreased by using the designated knob on the side of the chair. Thermal Comfort keeps your temperature even in all climes, allowing air to pass freely (dispersing heat and moisture) while at the same time providing a barrier to cold. No more getting up and down or unnecessary sweating at work. All of these adjustments and features combine into an impressive whole.

The Leap Chair is really a kind of machine as well as a tool; it not only helps you work, it helps keep you comfortable, supported, sane and focused during long periods of sitting and working. Every part of the chair works toward making you more alert, more relaxed, better able to focus and do your job. One of the effects of sitting in one can be increased productivity (brought about by the restoration of time previously lost to getting up and down and taking breaks to stretch and move), as well as increased focus and alertness brought on by better circulation and the lessening of distractions like discomfort and unnecessary hunching.

Just as important as the customization Smart Furniture offers our customers is the range of adjustments the Leap Chair offers its users. Without a wide range of adjustments, which most office chairs lack, a chair can never truly become your own; it can never fit your body perfectly, to your exact specifications. Steelcase has taken great pains to make sure that the Leap Chair is accommodating in all respects. Leap is infinitely adjustable, so every owner becomes one of the designers and engineers as soon as the Leap chair comes into his home or office. You can adjust seat depth, the armrests, the incline and recline, firmness and give. And it's all predicated on a series of scientific experiments conducted by the makers of the Leap Chair to see how people sit, paired with the latest in ergonomic technology. The Steelcase Leap experiments observed the way people held themselves, how they leaned, how they changed positions over time. They then took all that information and put it to work in one of the smartest, most inventive chairs of the decade, the Leap Chair.

You won't sit in a chair that's better prepared, better researched, or better planned and designed just for you. Smart Furniture is proud to offer the latest in great design and great ergonomic science from Steelcase.

Reviews


Leap Chair Employee ReviewSmart Furniture Employee Review
So it's Thursday at Smart Furniture and I've been rocking spreadsheets like it's my job. Rocking spreadsheets *is* my job (or part of it), so no surprises there. What was a surprise was the opportunity to test one of our new office chairs from Steelcase - the Leap Chair. Not only does this give me the chance to sit in what I can already tell is a pretty sweet office chair for at least a week, it also gives me the opportunity to show off my creative writing skills!  Read more...

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Pros

  • Comfortable (49)
  • Ergonomic (48)
  • Durable (38)
  • Attractive (35)
  • Easy to assemble (22)

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    Best Uses

    • Office (22)
    • Home office (8)
    • Informal (4)
    • Formal (3)
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      • Midrange shopper (32), High-end shopper (14), Budget shopper (4)

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    Leap vs Aeron vs SwingChair

    Ergonomic office task chair comparison: Aeron vs Leap vs SwingChair

    Within reach of my home office chair are computers, TV, radio, music, bookshelves, work, play, and a...Read complete review

    Ergonomic office task chair comparison: Aeron vs Leap vs SwingChair

    Within reach of my home office chair are computers, TV, radio, music, bookshelves, work, play, and a mountain view. I spend 10 or more hours in it many days, and demand maximum long-term comfort. I want to be able to sit bolt upright while typing, lean back a ways when mousing extensively, lean back more for extensive computer screen reading, and lean waaaaay back if I choose to actually watch a TV program or news story … all fully supported in full body relaxation without having to touch any chair adjustment, and always with that ever-loving user-selected consistent pressure on my aching sacro-iliac joints just below my waist. Toward that end, I researched ergonomic office chairs, picked three leaders designed around different concepts, bought them from dealers which allow free returns within 30 days, and tried them out. Their common objective is full-time excellent lower back support, because mine, like most of yours, aches (despite my spending the rest of my time in intense sports).

    Why ergonomic (read: expensive) chairs? Because the lesser chairs carried by the office supply chain stores neither coddle my back nor last more than a year of heavy use. My three choices were the venerable Herman Miller Aeron, the newer Steelcase Leap, and the still newer Smartmotion SwingChair. Their features, options, colors, fabrics, adjustment videos, etc. are available on their websites, and all three strike me as being of very high quality, so I'll concentrate on how and how well they sit, for me and for my wife.

    First, their basic operating premises. All three use extensive technology and features to coddle our butt, back, and arms for many hours at a time, but they approach the challenges so differently that the only way any individual can tell which one suits him best is to try them out. Maybe the following will help you narrow your choices.

    The Aeron's specialty is high tech open mesh seat and back which breathes fully while dispersing loads which need to be dispersed (butt, thighs, and back) and concentrates, under our control, support where it should be concentrated (the small of our back and/or our pelvis just below our waist) for maximum comfort. Beyond those functions and its high quality, it's a chair. The back and arms, but not the seat, tilt as we lean back or rock. When free to move, the chair back's angle is determined by its resistance setting rather than our desired relaxed position. For a given setting, if we want it to lean back farther, we must push harder with our legs or eat more pie. If we adjust the chair to hold us in some chosen tilt position yet allow motion, it takes sustained physical effort to lean back any further and stay there. Overall effect: if the chair back isn't where we want it, we must either consciously push it farther back, sit up away from it, or adjust its tension setting.

    Um, no thanks. The Aeron went back to the dealer just for that reason, despite its very comfortable, well-distributed seat support and its very thigh-comfortable waterfall front seat edge. I'm just 5'10" and have a 29" inseam, but my Size C Aeron is not at all too big. Only people who really tuck their feet beneath them would hit the seat front edge with their calves.

    If I needed more reasons for a tiebreaker, the Aeron's armrests are quite a hassle to adjust for height. You must reach behind you, release a lever, change the height, then reset the lever … on each side. Its armrests are also less adjustable for lateral position than the other two chairs. Overall, the world famous Aeron strikes me as not so much a breakthrough as a highly refined, higher quality, sturdier version of the ubiquitous chain store office chair lookalikes. It does the usual stuff better and longer, but does nothing different or differently.

    Before we move on, we need a little simple physics lesson comparing a spring with a brick. When you push on the end of a spring, two related things happen. It pushes back as it compresses, and how much it compresses depends on how hard you push. That's how the Aeron's back works. When you stop pushing with your legs, the chair determines the angle of the back in accordance with your weight and the spring resistance you dialed in. For the user who sits at one angle for a specific task all day, that's just what you want; buy it and enjoy the breeze on your back and fanny.

    Now consider a brick or a grippy-soled sneaker on a flat surface. It stays where you put it until you push on it with enough pressure to overcome its friction, then it slides. When you stop pushing, it stops moving and stays right where you put it. That's friction, as opposed to spring, resistance.

    In contrast to the Aeron tilt action's purely spring concept, the Leap adds the benefits of silky friction. It tilts smoothly when your muscles or weight shift gently tells it to tilt, then when you stop pushing, it sticks at that position and supports your body right where YOU, not a spring, want to be. To lean back further or sit up straighter, you just lean back further or sit up straighter as it tracks your every whim, throughout its full and very generous range of motion. What a brilliant concept; it does what YOU want, not what a spring wants! The tilt tension knob setting determines how firmly it supports your back, not where it sets your hip angle. Its back also flexes at your shoulder when you reach one hand behind you for something, unlike the Aeron which makes you pivot the chair to reach for something behind you. The Leap is certainly a big leap forward, but I might have called it the SmartChair instead of the Leap, because it knows what I want rather than telling me what it wants. My wife has often said I'm sitting on my brains; now she's apparently right.

    The Leap's website opens with this spiel: "Its back moves as your back moves. Its arms move as your arms move. Its seat moves as your seat moves. It's the first chair that actually changes shape to mimic and support the movement of your spine".

    I couldn't put it better myself. It's in a whole different class from the simple-minded Aeon in this regard. It really does seem to track my every deliberate move, then stop right when and where I want it to and cradle me right there, over a 45-degree range. I think you can tell the Leap's my favorite among these three, significantly above the Aeron primarily due to the Leap's far superior dynamic range and "smart" tracking. If I didn't know better I'd think the Leap can read my mind.

    But after all that success, its headrest is an afterthought. I must tilt my head way back to even reach it, and it telescopes fully down at the slightest excuse. I plan to duct tape a 2"-thick chunk of foam to it for kicking back to watch TV … that, or I'll have to mount the TV up near the ceiling. You've got the major tasks solved, Steelcase; tweak the headrest and you're there.

    One caveat: At 190#, I can feel the Leap pressing on my sit bones. A little more padding would help. My 240# wife says it bottoms out. The next chair, the SwingChair, clearly cushes our tushes better.

    Of these three chairs, the Smartmotion SwingChair is a close second for me and the winner for my wife. It's a third concept, in that its seat and its backrest each independently operate like a swing, pivoting around a center fulcrum at our center of gravity near our waist. Each swing yields to unwanted pressure points like our thighs or sit bones, automatically decreasing the max pressure we generate by distributing the load. These independent freedoms of motion let us move/adjust/flex/recline our upper and lower bodies to suit our task, posture, or comfort needs at the moment; squirmy sitters will love it as much as will the ploppers. Of course, the resistances to these motions and functions, as well as lumbar pressure, are adjustable over a fairly wide range of user size, weight, and preferences. Much like the Leap, the SwingChair tracks my back well as my recline angle moves between upright and reclined, though with a lesser total range than the Leap. You might say the SwingChair is a bit more business-minded, because it lacks the kick-way-back-and-watch-a-ball-game tilt position. OTOH, then SwingChair's headrest is right where it should be, so there's a tradeoff. The Leap's tilt position can be firmly limited if desired, but I see no need for that because it knows and stays and supports me wherever I want to be at any given moment. The SwingChair provides much the same feel, although with slightly less angle and tension ranges than the Leap. (You really ought to consider carrying it, SmartFurniture.)

    With my short legs, I wish the SwingChair were lower. It feels best with a footrest, and its optional, highly articulating, outstanding armrests are just a bit high for my waist-level mouse/trackball shelf. Notice that the Smartmotion SwingChair folks offer accessories or options including a footrest; we have zero complaints about their quality and design beyond the extra inch of minimum height with the fancier armrests. The armrest pads are supremely comfortable, and the fabric is drop-dead-gorgeous. Don't get the black, folks; the colors are too vibrant to pass up.

    Overall, the Leap is my favorite, followed closely by the SwingChair, with the Aeron a distant third. My wife reversed my top choices and agreed that the Aeron is not even in the hunt. We don't like having to subjugate our seating position to a spring setting rather than our whim at any moment.

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    Jury's still out

    The chair just arrived today and I have to say it looks awfully plastic-like for a $1300+ chair upholstered in leather. Also, I am afraid the platinum finish I paid extra for isn't...Read complete review

    The chair just arrived today and I have to say it looks awfully plastic-like for a $1300+ chair upholstered in leather. Also, I am afraid the platinum finish I paid extra for isn't going to hold up to scuffs and scrapes that are inevitable in any chair you work in 40 hrs/wk. But my greatest disappt is the fact that it does not lower enough for my short legs (I'm 5'4"). I am wearing tall heels today and my feet touch the floor at its lowest setting, but probably I will be returning the chair b'c it won't crank down just one more inch or so. This is a great oversight in a chair that attempts to offer so many adjustments. The lumbar feature seems inffective for the most part, and the arms are nothing short of irritating and unsightly with all their ridiculous adjustment features. Obviously, it's too early to say how it sits, as I've had it two hours. But I am underwhelmed; at this price point I expected more.

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    4.0

    Quality is Evident

    By Steve

    from Millis, MA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

    It took me a long time to justify the cost, but so far I'm pleased. Everything seems solid, and it's very comfortable for hours at a time. The only thing I dislike are the armrests, which have a tendency to slip around when you put weight on them. Would have appreciated the option of fixed arm rests like they have for the Think chairs.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I wish the packaging did not say that a Steelcase product was inside, as it was left by my house when I was not home. It wouldn't be the easiest box to steal, but it's a poor idea to advertise the contents, all the same.

     
    5.0

    it's way better than Aeron for me !!

    By Michael Kang

    from CA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

    I sit on the chair for about 12~14 hrs everyday.
    So, it's very important to me finding a nice chair.
    Leap is the best I've ever tried.
    I can't stress enough what a great chair this is !

     
    5.0

    Never been so happy with a desk chair

    By Butch

    from Sacramento, CA

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

    I bought my Steelcase "Leap Chair" from SmartFurniture.com over 5 months ago & totally love it! Seems very well-designed & constructed with quality materials. I use it 7 days a week, often for several hours at a time, & I can honestly say I've never been so happy with a desk chair. Didn't submit a review sooner so I could speak from experience.

    I got the Cogent Connect fabric, fully-adjustable arms & carpet casters. I wouldn't say I'm a "fidgeter", but I frequently lean back to stretch or to read lengthy text and I swivel a lot. This chair makes it all effortless. I'm 6 ft. 1" and long-waisted. The freedom to just push back (no lever or button required) to WHATEVER angle I like really keeps my back happy. This has made my tendency to forget to take breaks from my computer less of a problem in that it's so comfortable I don't notice how long I've been sitting. Can't think of any "cons" about this chair.

    Shipping was free, with no problems. I emailed back & forth with a customer rep' several times before deciding on this chair & felt well-treated. I believe I had to wait about a week between ordering & the chair's arrival. It took me a couple weeks of trial-&-error to get the chair settings just right, but since then = no complaints. It's been an excellent investment in utility, beauty, and comfort! I highly recommend it!!

     
    5.0

    Great Chair

    By Cranky Scott

    from Salt Lake City, UT

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

    The Leap Chair was highly recommended on http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-office-chair-is-the-steelcase-leap/

    The chair has a lot of adjustments, so take time to try things and find what works best for you.

    I was most surprised the chair arrives fully assembled. Open the box and sit in chair. Nothing to assemble, it's all done.

    I found and tried the chair at a local office supply store but purchased online from Smart furniture because:
    They provide a lifetime warranty!
    30 day in office test – don't like, return no questions
    Wide variety of color and configuration
    Free FedEx Ground shipping
    Better price

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great chair from an outstanding store

    By Mike A.

    from San Francisco, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

    First, some background: I had back surgery 25 years ago, so getting the right chair is crucial for me. The last chair I bought lasted me for 18 years before its tilt adjustment broke a few months ago.

    After several weeks of researching, my first choice to try was the Steelcase Leap. I decided to order it from Smart Furniture because of their 45-day return policy. The best way to decide if a chair is right for you is to try it out over an extended period in the environment you'll be using it in. If you like it, keep it; if not, try another. I use my chair mainly in my home office for computer work.

    Instead of repeating features that other reviewers have cited, I'll just add how the chair works in my specific case. I'm 6'4" & 240 lbs. The Leap is very sturdy & secure, as well as comfortable. I ordered the extended height cylinder. My previous chair had a seat height of 20 inches, and I wanted the flexibility to try a height about 1-2 inches higher. I'm glad I did; as good as my previous chair was, just that little extra height makes the Leap perfect for me.

    The back support is great. Being able to lean back without the seat also tilting back is fantastic; somedays I find myself rolling the Leap from my office to the back room just so I can recline in it & watch TV while still having full back support.

    For me, the Leap met all my expectations and I'm very happy with it. If you order it, be sure to follow the adjustment instruction video posted here, at the Steelcase website or on YouTube, so you can dial it in properly to fully enjoy it.

    As you can see in the photo below, I'm not the only one in our household who loves the Leap. Jimmy, our resident Alpha Male, is challenging me for its possession

    Service and delivery comments:

    Many thanks to the team at Smart Furniture for making my purchase of the Leap chair a great, hassle-free experience.

    Thank you to Caroline Allen for processing my multiple fabric swatch requests, along with the advice regarding the extended height cylinder & delivery options.

    Thank you to Adam Litchfield & Christie Morrow for their prompt replies regarding tracking my shipment.

    Only regret I have is not being able to thank you in person; Smart Furniture is a great outfit.

     
    5.0

    Great chair

    By Spondy

    from Cincinnati, OH

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

    I like my leap. It was a hard pill to swallow to buy such an expensive chair-- but I am having bad back problems, and my back was more important than my savings. The Leap does not disappoint. As soon as I pulled it out of the box, I noticed that it weighs twice as much as other cheap office chairs that I bought in the past-- so it is sturdy. There isn't much I would change on the chair. I did try out some of Steelcases newer models, and I liked the Leap better. On some of the newer models, they seat looks a little more cushioned, but I did not like the stiff back edge of the bottom cushion. It fell jarring. The Leap doesn't have this issue.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fabulous Chair

    By Kathy

    from NY, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

    I spend tons of time at my desk and this is the first chair that doesn't casue me back or leg problems. I avoided paying the cost for years but that was just foolish. Worth every penny.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was prompt, chair was fully assembled. Absolutley no issues.

     
    5.0

    Steelcase Leap Chair

    By TechGuru

    from Newport Beach, CA

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Assemble
    • Ergonomic
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Formal
      • Informal

      Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

      The Steelcase Leap chair is a life saver. Understated in it's design, yet trendy and appealing aesthetics it will fit right into any office space or work area. The choice of colors is wide. I went for pumpkin orange and contrasts great with my dark wood table.

      The arms can adjust inwards and outwards, the seat depth provides the ability to slide chair forward and backwards, the upper base and lower lumbar support is something you just don't get on cheaper chairs. Best of all, I can lean back on demand for those moments of thinking or relaxing, this tension is also adjustable.

      Although not cheap, I went through three $200 dollar chairs in 3 years, and was never satisfied. Finally I can adjust my comfort in every way necessary, to ensure I can sit long hours at my desk, and most importantly be productive.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Placed order on 4/12, shipped on 4/18 and arrived 4/22. 10 days is not bad considering it's a custom order

       
      5.0

      My "Go-To" site for Leap Chairs!

      By Annette

      from Odessa, TX

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Assemble
      • Ergonomic
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Company Use

        Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

        Great customer service and reliable source! So glad I found this site.

         
        4.0

        Very comfortable office/computer chair

        By Back supporter

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Assemble
        • Ergonomic
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Office

          Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

          This is a great office and computer chair with good support. I wanted a chair that provides very good lower back support and this chair does. This chair is very adjustable.

           
          5.0

          Awesome chair, even better customer care

          By Geoff

          from Papua New Guinea

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Ergonomic
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

              This is obviously a sturdy chair. Everything about it seems so well made! I did find, however, that my forward shipping (sent on a container overseas) was able to somehow break one of the legs of the chair by either hitting or smashing the box the chair was in. Must've been a serious bashing because the plastic where it broke (where one of the caster wheels snaps into the leg base) is very thick and very strong. Be sure to see my customer service comment for how this was resolved! Smart Furniture went out of their way to take care of me!

              As for the chair, I've been sitting in it (after a temporary patch using JB Weld) for a week or so now and can honestly say I've never sat in anything so obviously well made, easily adjustable, or just overall comfortable. This is a serious chair for some serious office time!

               
              5.0

              I love this chair!

              By Steve

              from Walnut Creek, CA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Ergonomic
              • Highly Adjustable
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • expensive

              Best Uses

              • Office Use

              Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

              I'm a computer professional and am fortunate to work for a research institution with a very aggressive ergonomics program, and have used a Leap chair at work for several years. I recently began telecommuting part time and decided I needed to replace the old kitchen chair in my home office that was giving me back aches; after checking out a bunch of cheaper alternatives I decided to stick with a Leap. Our ergo group likes this chair because it's highly adjustable and very durable. I find it's extremely comfortable and fits my sitting position perfectly; it's my ideal office chair! As for durability, after several years of almost daily use the Leap in my work office shows minor wear on the fabric and arm rests but the chair mechanics still work like new. The high price kept me dithering about purchasing one for a couple of years but I'm glad I finally made the "leap" and bought my own!

              Service and delivery comments:

              Customer service was very helpful in answering my questions prior to purchase. The chair arrived a couple of weeks sooner than I was led to believe it would and was very well packed. My only minor complaint was that I didn't receive any notification prior to delivery.

               
              5.0

              Perfect!

              By Aomame

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Assemble
              • Ergonomic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Formal
                • Office

                Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                I bought this for my partner. He spends a lot of time at his desk, and the chair he had before was too soft/flexible which resulted in bad posture and back pain. We knew about the Leap Chair because lots of people we know have had them and raved about them, and they are totally right! While the chair is not exactly 'comfy' it's designed to improve your posture. Over time good posture strengthens your muscles and the chair becomes comfortable because you are sitting correctly.

                The chair also looks pretty slick (for an office chair) and is of great quality. It also comes fully assembled - just take it out of the (giant) box it comes in and you're ready to go!

                Service and delivery comments:

                Because each chair is custom built, it does take about 5 weeks until the chair ships. Once it shipped it got to us within a week, fully assembled.

                 
                4.0

                Comfy chair for the long haul....

                By Mike C

                from Georgetown, TX

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy To Assemble
                • Ergonomic
                • Highly Adjustable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Office

                  Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                  I work from home and got fed up replacing chairs from big box stores that look nice but just don't last. As a cost conscious shopper, I had to think long and hard to fork over $800+ for an office chair, but so far, it has been worth it. The chair is highly adjustable, comfortable, and my poor aching back has noticed the difference! The seat could be a little less hard but I imagine that's how they can provide a 10yr warranty (the squishiness of those other chairs may feel good to start with but rapidly deteriorates into 0 support!). Would definitely recommend this chair to anyone with a home office.

                   
                  5.0

                  Leap Chair and Great Customer Service

                  By Office Manager

                  from Charleston, SC

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Ergonomic
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Office

                    Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                    Great for my Office

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    On time as promised. Great sales representative and very helpful and firendly.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A great chair for a great price!

                    By The Devious Sandwich

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me High-end Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Comfortable
                    • Ergonomic
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home office
                      • Office

                      Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                      I've recently decided to finally buy my "forever office chair" as I sit in a chair for a living and work from home often. After some pretty extensive research, I ordered both a fully loaded Herman Miller Embody and a loaded Steelcase Leap with the intention of doing an extended in-home test and then keeping one of them. I imagine if you are reading this, you might be in the same situation and trying to decide between the two. So hopefully my review will help you make your decision. They are configured as follows:

                      Leap:
                      - Buzz2 fabric in Rouge
                      - Aluminum frame
                      - Fully adjustable arms
                      - Headrest
                      - Carpet Casters
                      - Standard 5" seat heigh adjustment

                      Embody:
                      - Balance Carbon fabric
                      - White frame
                      - Fully adjustable arms
                      - Polished aluminum base
                      - Translucent casters

                      Here are my observations after spending over a month with both chairs:

                      - Leap offers a headrest that Embody does not. However, the headrest only adjusts up and down. I find myself rarely using it.

                      - Leap has the more adjustable arm rests. It adjusts height, forward/backward, width, and rotation. The Embody's arm rests only adjusts height and width. However, the Embody's arm rest is larger and locks into place, where as the Leap's arm rests can be moved if you accidentally push on them.

                      - Embody's seat is wider than the Leap. So if you are bigger around the hips, the Embody might work better. However, Steelcase sells the Leap Plus, which is a bigger version of Leap.

                      - The Leap looks like a plain office chair, despite my attempt to spruce it up with red fabric and polished aluminum frame. The Embody looks like something that came out of the bridge of a star ship. Which look you prefer is obviously personal.

                      - The Leap feels immediately comfortable due to its cushion. However, the Embody's support feels a bit more nuanced. Where as the Leap's cushion responds to broad movements, Embody's pixellated support system moves with every little movement of your body.

                      - Both are comfortable for long sitting sessions.

                      - The Leap's seat stays parallel to the ground as you lean back. The Embody's seat stays at the same angle as the back, so it tilts up when you lean back.

                      - The tilting action is a bit smoother on the Embody.

                      - The Leap is cheaper than the Embody. However it can quickly get expensive once you start adding options, like leather or aluminum base.

                      - The Embody's LiveBack gives a bit better back support than the Leap's back. The Leap's back support is still very good though.

                      - The Embody's back is narrower, which allows you to join your hands together behind you to stretch, and to roll your shoulders freely.

                      - Both have 12 year warranties. SmartFurniture says 10 years for the Leap, but Steelcase's website says 12 years.

                      - I had requested both the Rhythm and the Balance fabric samples from HM. The Rhythm is very thin, where as the Balance has bit of cushion to it (and more breathable). I recommend going with the Balance upgrade as the pixellated support system provides no other cushions. Similarly, on the Leap, the Cogent Connect fabric is softer and more breathable than the Buzz2. I had checked out both fabrics in a local store. and found that I did not prefer one over the other. I stuck with Buzz2, even though Cogent Connect is only $10 more. The Balance fabric is the nicest fabric out of all 4 aforementioned fabrics. It's an expensive upgrade ($200), possibly because it's made in Italy, where as the Rhythm fabric is made in the US.

                      - The Leap has adjustment instructions printed under the moveable arm rest pad, so you can reference it at a glance. You have to look at the instruction booklet for the Embody.

                      - The Embody is not available in any bright colors other than blue, where as the Leap is available in a much larger selection of colors.

                      - The Embody is not available in leather, where as the Leap is.

                      - Both manufacturers are based in Michigan. Steelcase is based in Grand Rapids; Herman Miller is based in Zeeland.

                      - The Leap is delivered via FedEx, where the Embody arrived by freight. Both come already assembled.

                      In the end, I decided to keep the Embody. My decision is not because it is significantly more supportive than Leap, but primarily because it looks more stylish to my eyes. If money is the primary consideration, I would have no hesitation in recommending the Leap. Both are great chairs that will give you excellent support for years to come.

                       
                      5.0

                      Worth the Money

                      By Aaron

                      from Springfield, IL

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Ergonomic

                      Cons

                      • No Way To Lock Armrests

                      Best Uses

                      • Office

                      Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                      I use my chair 10 hours per day on average. The Leap makes my day so much more tolerable. Cradles the back nicely. Adjustments are simple. The recline is probably my favorite feature. The seat moves independently so you do not have to reach with your tip toes to lean back, and your legs are always supported. The recline has an adjustable friction that, when you get is set just right, stays in position effortlessly after you lean back. My back and my legs feel great in this chair. Also, I like that the look of the chair is not imposing. Honestly, it looks like a pretty average chair that no one would expect to come with the price tag that it does. I like that simple modesty. The only thing that I would maybe change is the armrests. First off, there are a lot of pros. The adjustability of the armrests is nice. I can slide them back to access a keyboard and easily slide them in any direction I need them to be. I just wish there were a locking feature with the armrests to avoid having to readjust when you bump them. The armrests also seem to be the least durable part of the chair. Overall, though, this doesn't bother me enough to take away a star. Maybe a half star.

                       
                      5.0

                      Nice Comfortable Chair

                      By Tony

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Comfortable
                      • Ergonomic
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home office
                        • Office

                        Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                        I use this at my home office, and it's been super comfortable and helps me work. Everything is adjustable, and once you tweak the settings to your liking, it's very comfortable.

                         
                        5.0

                        Love this chair

                        By Chair-sitter

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me High-end Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Comfortable
                        • Easy To Assemble
                        • Ergonomic
                        • Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Office

                          Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                          Great for sitting for long periods of time. Had the Herman Miller Mirra for 7 years and I think this chair is even better.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Smart Furniture were extremely nice and helpful. They helped me select the fabric for the chair and were very patient. The chair arrived promptly in a huge box that did not require assembly.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great service, some delivery issues

                          By Geeky CS

                          from Houston, TX

                          About Me Midrange Shopper

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Comfortable
                          • Ergonomic

                          Cons

                          • Too Hard

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                            Best chair money can buy, really helped with my back problems.

                            Everything is adjustable and i like how low it can go, a lot lower than my $100 office chair from a big box store.

                            Service and delivery comments:

                            Delivery was prompt but they never contacted me to schedule a delivery date. They instead just delivered it to my apartment leasing office, this meant i had to lug a huge box (which wouldn't fit in my car) through a parking lot and up 3 flights of stairs.

                            Bought this chair for a bad back, dragging around the box didn't help

                             
                            5.0

                            Own two and very happy with both

                            By Theodore

                            from Mountain View, CA

                            About Me Midrange Shopper

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Comfortable
                            • Ergonomic
                            • Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home office

                              Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                              I work as a computer systems developer from home extensively (80+ hours a month), so I wanted to make sure I had an ergonomic work setup in my home office to stay healthy while coding. I bought the pair Leap chairs after comparison sitting between the Leap and the Steelcase Think. The Leap lets me lean back while working while providing enough lean resistance to keep my back comfortable; best of all, the Leap lean is stiff enough to avoid the "I'm falling!" sensation when leaning back. The chair is extremely solid feeling, and with the hard-floor castors glides smoothly on my wood floor.

                              Service and delivery comments:

                              SmartFurniture provides excellent delivery service and support. The pair of Leaps were drop-shipped by Steelcase; one arrived damaged, but Christian at SmartFurniture was able to arrange a replacement shipment with minimal hassle.

                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great adjustable chair

                              By Ross

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me High-end Shopper

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Comfortable
                              • Ergonomic
                              • Sturdy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                                  Working at a desk for sustained hours over the years starting to cause a bit of lower back pain. After two weeks with this chair all my lower back pains have gone away.

                                  I would say the largest significant difference between this chair and the standard office chair is recline versus tilt. Where other chairs pivot at the base keeping your back fixed 90° to the seat, with the leap the back reclines separate to the seat allowing you to flex and stretch your back. Beyond the recline motion there is a second degree of motion of the back allowing it to pivot between your lower and upper back.

                                  All adjustments are easily accessibly to adjust while your sitting (with the exception of seat depth needing to relieve your weight to adjust which you probably won't ever change once set). The ease of setting the recline limiter and adjusting resistance for the lower and upper backs allows for quick changes through the day and extremely useful.

                                  It has lumbar adjustment which is good, albeit it would be the only setting on the chair I would say is slightly more difficult to adjust, a bit of resistance and doesn't glide freely when trying to move it requires a bit more brute forcing, but still able to while in a seated position.

                                  I bought the extended height cylinder of this chair, which was actually the deciding factor for getting this versus the Herman Miller Embody. The embody's extended height doesn't come close to the leaps extended height. The height range this leap offers is quite something. I don't understand why other manufacturers don't offer a way to bridge between standard seat height and low stool. This is the only chair I'm aware of which does.

                                  The chair itself is somewhat subdued aesthetically, looks like a normal chair. I have the cognent fabric (which I would recommend over buzz) perhaps leather varieties and aluminum base might make it stand out more, but there is little need for a chair to. I would have preferred the black base to have been metal instead of plastic, but so long as the warranty covers it its not too significant. A minute thing I noticed (or perhaps more lack of notice) is how quite the chair is; while brand new its to be expected, I can't remember the last time I've sat in a chair which had no creaks when you lean back, its very quite.

                                  I would recommend this chair. I use it at my work office, I may still look into getting the embody for home.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Live the good life in a great chair!

                                  By Lou

                                  from NYC, NY

                                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Ergonomic
                                  • Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                                      I bought the leap chair for my husband, who was suffering excruciating shoulder and back pain after hours at the desk. The leap chair has dramatically changed his desk life! He can sit long hours without bodily complaint. The ergonomic design of this chair is the best I've seen and worth the price. I loved all the color choices available as well.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Amazed by this chair

                                      By Jason

                                      from Canton, OH

                                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Ergonomic

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                                          I spent a little more on this chair than I had planned to, but it was really worth it. There is a reason why it is the most popular chair in the world. It's very comfortable, adjustable, and has a great warranty too.

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          so far so good

                                          By Jeff

                                          from Bethlehem, PA

                                          About Me Budget Shopper

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Ergonomic

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                                              My first office chair for long hours of computer use had arms that blocked keyboard tray, so I had to lower the seat to a non-ergonomic position. After that I went through two cheap armless chairs which seemed great at first, but the seat cushion went flat after a few months and became painful. I have heard some concern about the Leap Chair cushion being hard; at present it does not feel that way; time will tell. I read that there were too many things to adjust; I found that is not the case. I question the effectiveness of the 'lower back firmness' knob; I can't feel any difference between highest and lowest setting. The 'upper back force' knob actually adjusts how hard it is to recline; I would rename this knob. 'Adjustable lumbar' slider feels very flimsy and makes no perceptible difference to my lumbar wherever it is set. So in my chair (no arms, no headrest), only 2 out of 5 controls make any perceptible difference. That said, the height adjustment is adequate and the ability to lean back but have a spring rock me forward again is a strength of the design.

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Beware the headrest

                                              By James C

                                              from Boston, MA

                                              About Me Midrange Shopper

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive Design
                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Easy To Assemble
                                              • Ergonomic
                                              • Sturdy

                                              Cons

                                              • Headrest Adjustability

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Workplace

                                              Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                                              I love the extremely adjustable arm rests. They swivel and pivot and raise and lower and move in and out... it's pretty impressive. It's the armrests which made one of my friend's claim this chair is more comfortable than his Aeron.
                                              I love how adjustable the back support is.
                                              Also I love how helpful the sales team is at Smart Furniture.

                                              But the chair isn't perfect. The back support is adjustable, but it's kind of a pain to adjust.

                                              While this is one of the only high end office chairs with a matching headrest, it doesn't support your head quite like you'd like. Some people claim it sits too far back, some say it pushes too far forward (I'm in that camp). Also the angle never feels right. It reminds me of the headrests in cars that are designed to reduce symptoms of whiplash. It just goes to show the importance of having the headrest be just as adjustable as the armrests. Hopefully it'll be improved in the next revision.

                                              The headrest is by far my biggest pieve, and you can't remove it- it's part of the back of the chair. You'd need to replace the entire chair back if you decided you didn't want it. If I could do it again I'd get it without the headrest.

                                              Note the colors on this website appear brighter than in real life. I have a calibrated monitor for design purposes, and the fabric swatches and frame were all quite a bit darker in real life. The titanium frame looks like a very light grey in pictures, but in real life it's typically grey.

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              A great choice!

                                              By Satisfied buyer

                                              from Mandeville, LA

                                              About Me Midrange Shopper

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Easy to Adjust
                                              • Easy To Assemble
                                              • Quiet
                                              • Sturdy

                                              Cons

                                              • Head Rest Didn't Fit Me

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Computer
                                              • Office

                                              Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                                              I've noticed feeling physically better and less tired after hours of sitting. The chair stays exactly as I've set it, but it's easy to adjust settings if I want to, for a change.

                                              The head rest wasn't comfortable for me, however it was easy to remove after watching a short "how-to" video.

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Simple, sturdy, ergonomic

                                              By Dwight, a home-based software developer

                                              from Twin Cities, MN

                                              About Me High-end Shopper

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Ergonomic
                                              • Sturdy

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Office
                                                • Task

                                                Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                                                Simple controls. Quality, sturdy feel. Comfortable for long periods of sitting. Especially like how the seat extends as I recline, which encourages changing my sitting position occasionally.

                                                Service and delivery comments:

                                                Prompt delivery. Arrived in good condition.

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Great Chair for Bad Backs!

                                                By ac

                                                from San Francisco

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Attractive Design
                                                • Comfortable
                                                • Easy To Assemble
                                                • Ergonomic
                                                • Sturdy

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Office

                                                  Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                                                  A great chair. Looks good and feels great.

                                                  Having broken my back pretty badly, I am a bit chair picky. This chair is great.

                                                  It took some adjustment, but once dialed-in it is a fantastic chair.

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  I can sit in this chair all day!!!

                                                  By Dee

                                                  from Royal Oak, MI

                                                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Attractive Design
                                                  • Comfortable
                                                  • Ergonomic
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Sturdy

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Steelcase Leap Chair:

                                                      This chair is so great. I recently began working exclusively from my home office when not on the road. It was important to set up my office ergonomically so I would be comfortable to be in it for 8+ hours at a time. I knew the chair was going to be the most important factor. I did a lot of research on chairs. Had it narrowed down to the Freedom chair and the Steelcase Leap chair. The Leap chair had some features that fit my preferences better. It is manually adjustable. I was worried about the Freedom chair not being able to stay in the position I like or not reclining easy enough. I am a small person, I like to recline, and if the resistance is not adjustable then it literally takes a great deal of energy to stay in the reclined position. Anyway, I read some good reviews and decided to take a chance on the Leap chair. I got the chair in White Elmsoft Leather with black fully adjustable armrests. Boy am I glad I did. It is beautiful and so freakin' comfortable.

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                                                      SHIPPING & DELIVERY

                                                      Availability:
                                                      All Leap chairs are custom made to order. Most chairs will ship within five business days of the purchase date.

                                                      Shipping Rate:
                                                      Free FedEx Delivery!
                                                      (within the Contiguous United States)

                                                      Service includes delivery of small, lightweight, well packaged items right to your door (or front lobby if you live in an apartment building). We use FedEx or UPS because they are the best in the business. Deliveries are generally made within 2-6 days from the time your order ships, and occur Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm. This service does not come with a delivery appointment; however, real time tracking information is provided and can be used to monitor your order. We also insure every package to give you added piece of mind.

                                                      Shipping Dimensions:
                                                      Leap without Headrest: 27"L x 29.75"W x 40.25"H
                                                      Leap with Headrest: 28.75"L x 28.75"W x 49"H

                                                      WARRANTY


                                                      The Leap Chair comes with a limited lifetime warranty on its base and frame, a 10-year warranty on its pneumatic cylinder and 5 years on its upholstery. For more information, please see our Steelcase warranty section.