Most office chairs on the market today are designed for people below 250 lbs, so the Alera Ravino Big & Tall Series High-Back Swivel Tilt Leather Chair is very much a refreshing change with its large 450 lbs weight capacity.
If you’re a larger person who is sick of purchasing office chairs which break down because of their limitations then the Alera Ravino Big & Tall Series High-Back Swivel Tilt Leather Chair could be the chair you’ve been waiting for. In this article, we’ll drill down into the key features of this chair and examine its durability to help you decide if it’s right for you.
Alera Ravino Big & Tall Series High-Back Swivel Tilt Leather Chair – Key Features
- Plush pillow top seat and back for optimum comfort
- Open loop style arms with comfy padded arm rests
- Chrome plated 5-star base with nylon casters
- Option of alternative casters to meet your individual needs
Assembling the chair is quite easy and takes approximately 30 minutes – 1 hour. The chair is very heavy, so unless you are strong I recommend getting someone else to assist you with the assembly process.
The included assembly instructions have nice clear diagrams, which are of a higher standard than most office chair assembly instructions. The only tool required for assembly is an allen key, which is provided.
Many consumers describe the Alera Ravino Big & Tall Series High-Back Swivel Tilt Leather Chair as a tank of a chair, and it most certainly is. The chair is more sturdy and robust than most other chairs at its price point. The only weak link in the construction is the quality of the castors. These are cheap plastic castors, so it’s advisable you get them replaced.
The stylish design of this chair ensures it will look good in any office. The high back seat combined with its eco friendly leather upholstery gives it an elegant appearance. The open loop style arms with padded arms rests further add to its visual appeal.
The solid sturdiness of the chair with its large heavy welds on its base gives you the reassurance that it’s not going to break down on you.
In terms of comfort, the Alera Ravino Big & Tall Series High-Back Swivel Tilt Leather delivers well.
The plush pillow top seat provides great comfort when sitting back in the chair on those long days and isn’t too firm or too soft.
The arm rests are padded, but not quite adequately enough as your arms occasionally come in contact with the cold metal, so a little more padding would be nice.