In a Nutshell:
The Flash Furniture Hercules Stacking Church Chair is a good looking, fantastic option for people who are looking for an alternative to folding chairs. Recommended for anyone. These are nearly (but not quite) as versatile as folding chairs and substantially more comfortable.
Value for the Money
Are you a heavier individual in the market for durable folding chairs for occasional seating? Would you consider the alternative of stacking chairs? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then you’re going to like what you read in our review of the Flash Furniture HERCULES stacking church chair.
Stacking chairs serve the same occasional seating niche that folding chairs do, and are a great alternative depending on your tastes and preferences.
If you hadn’t given much thought to the matter, in the sections that follow, we’ll tell you everything the Hercules Stacking Church Chairs have to offer so you’ll have all the information you need to decide which is the better overall fit for you. Read on, and let’s take a closer look!
Flash Furniture HERCULES Stacking Church Chair Overview
The Flash Furniture Hercules stacking chairs are simply designed and are more unobtrusive than handsome, but they’re certainly not bad looking pieces of furniture. Far and away, the most impressive aspect of these chairs is the fact that they support an impressive 800 pounds of user weight.
Even if you’re a little on the heavy side, with a maximum supported weight like that, these chairs are a perfect fit for just about any use or occasion. Even better, Flash sells them individually or in packs of four. If you want to get several, that’s easy to do, and let’s face it, who buys just a single folding or stacking chair? If you need this type of seating, you almost always need more than one.
Gold Vein Frame Variants
Fabric and Frame Color Options
Best of all, if you decide you want the Flash Furniture Hercules stacking church chair, you can order them in a variety of colors including:
Silver Vein Frame Variants
Copper Vein Variants
The number of color options is impressive and adds tremendously to the versatility of these chairs.
Aside from the chair’s impressive maximum supported weight and color selection, here are the other basic stats that define the HERCULES church chair:
These are much more than simple stacking chairs, though, so there are a few additional features to talk about here. For one thing, they come with “ganging brackets,” which allow you to link the chairs together to create a nice, straight row if you need to, making them very handy for seminars or for use as wedding seating.
Another cool feature is the fact that each chair comes with a small pocket sewn into the back of the chair. It’s not terribly large, but it’s big enough to hold a bulletin, small book, information packet, or the like. Depending on your needs, this could be indispensable.
In addition to that, the metal chair legs come with plastic rocker glides meant to protect your floors, allowing you to use them just about anywhere. With the exception of rocker glides, you don’t find those kinds of features on folding chairs, making these a cut above.
Finally, these chairs are equipped with bumper guards on the legs, which protect them from damage when you’re stacking them for storage. It’s a small thing but a super nice touch that adds real value to the design.
Minimal Assembly Required
Unlike folding chairs, the Flash Furniture Hercules church chairs do require some very light assembly before they’re ready for first use. Fortunately, this process is dead simple and will only take a few minutes.
In fact, it will probably take you longer to get the chair out of the box than it will to put it together. Assembly is about as simple as it gets.
Adjustability and Comfort
While this model doesn’t boast any adjustable features, we do need to say a couple of things about comfort that will pleasantly surprise you.
First, these chairs are generously padded, featuring 4” of block foam. Second, and even better, the seat boasts a waterfall edge design, giving it a surprise ergonomic feature that will make sitting in it even for longish periods surprisingly comfortable.
Pros and Cons of Flash Furniture HERCULES Stacking Chair
These are great chairs, but they do have two potential drawbacks you need to be aware of.
First, they are significantly more expensive than folding chairs. Granted, buying a few of these isn’t something that’s going to break the bank for most people, but if you’re on a budget, then folding chairs might be the better option.
Second, while most folding chairs can easily be used outdoors, you’ve got to be careful if you decide to use these outside. The fabric and block foam won’t stand up well to the elements. If you use them, say, as outdoor wedding seating or something, you’ll want to be very confident of the day’s weather forecast, and probably have a rapid response team standing by to collect them and move them inside if the weather turns unexpectedly.
The fact that these chairs have to be used with great care outdoors makes them somewhat less versatile than folding chairs, but depending on how you plan to use them, these chairs could be an extremely attractive option.
In no particular order, their best features are:
Final Thoughts: Flash Furniture Hercules Stacking Church Chair Review
While not quite as versatile as their folding chair counterparts, the Flash Furniture Hercules Stacking church chairs are still incredibly versatile and useful in a wide range of circumstances. In addition to that, they’re more comfortable than any folding chair you could buy and come with a surprising number of extras. On that basis, we provisionally recommend them, depending on your specific needs.
REFERENCES & RESOURCES
- Flash Furniture, Official Brand Website
- Flash Furniture Hercules Stacking Church Chair User Manual.
- The History of the Ergonomic Chair, Ergonomic Evolution.
- Creatively Popular Stacked Chairs That You Should Have at Your House, Inhabit Blog.