It’s a little alarming. Lean back and all of a sudden it really goes back, but it’s very comfy. The relief to my lower back from shedding the former seat-set is immense. And it went to a good home, some generously-sized people who will, I think, find it very comfy. You need to be big to have that set work for you. Smaller-gauged people tend to settle to a center spot which just kind of sinks lower and lower as the foam conforms, and then your back hurts. But the mechanism is quite sound, and the fabric is in good condition, give or take a few kitty claw-punctures on the vinyl. No clawing, just itty-bitty-kitty punctures. It turned out the people across the street were having a garage sale—and we were able to offload both massive pieces right the day after we’d bought two replacements. We’re saving the curtains for the church across the street’s garage sale next spring, but there was just no place to store the chairs even for a week, let alone long-term!
The replacement of those black oversized chairs with much smaller-scale beige ones makes our living room feel much lighter, too, with more room. Granted the biggest thing in it is Shu and Sei’s cat tree, this is going to be much nicer!