Leap Chair Employee Review: Day 5

  • Author: Chris
  • Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Leap Day 5

Day Five

Sadly, my Leap Week is drawing to a close. As I sit here, reflecting on my time sitting in the Leap Chair by Steelcase, I'm pounding coffee because I watched the Harry Potter opening at midnight last night (Editor's note: we can't remember what movie Matt's talking about here - he wrote this review a while ago) and didn't get to sleep until three o'clock in the morning. The movie was beyond awesome - many magnitudes better than any previous Harry Potter movie, and this sentiment was shared by many other Potter fans in the packed theater in downtown Chattanooga (this is relevant to the Leap Chair, I promise).

It was a lot of fun seeing an eagerly anticipated movie with one or two hundred other folks, except for the fact that all those bodies generated loads of body heat. So much so, in fact, that the seat I paid many dollars for felt like it had a heating vent under it. I found myself squirming more and more as the film progressed, and my thoughts managed to find their way to the ever-so-comfortable Leap Chair, which is equipped with a breathable polyester-blend fabric that makes your sweat glands go into a coma. I hate sweating when I work, especially if I'm sitting down, which is one reason I chose a Bungie Chair when I started working at Smart Furniture. Sitting on rows of spaced bungie cords gives me plenty of ventilation from my shoulders to my knees, so it's great in that respect.

Steelcase Leap Chair

When I switched to the Leap Chair, one concern I had was that the fabric wouldn't breathe like the Bungie Chair; fortunately, Leap proved up to the task. The texture of the back and seat feels slightly soft, yet rough; not rough in a bad way, just not smooth like leather (I haven't sat in the leather version). Anyway, something about this texture breathes very well and has made the temperature between me and the chair a non-factor. I wish I could have somehow had the Leap Chair to enjoy Harry Potter in. That would have made it even better.

So that does it for my Leap Chair review. I hope the critique was insightful and informative. As for me, I'm going to behave as if my review week continues indefinitely and keep the chair right where it is.

Thanks for following along with Matt as he reviews his chair! You may be pleased to know that he currently still sits in a Leap Chair, since he liked it so much that he went ahead and got one for his permanent seat.