In a Nutshell:
A fun, quirky little chair that has the basics covered. ObiWanSales Super Soft Grape Microfiber Office Chair is recommended for Anyone 300 pounds who feels the overwhelming urge to own a comfy purple office chair.
Value for the Money
Is your office chair on its last legs? Have you begun your search for its replacement?
Most importantly, are you looking for a purple chair? Serious question, because if purple is your color, then the ObiwanSales Super Soft Microfiber Office Chair is the chair for you.
We’ll be quick to admit that this isn’t the perfect office chair. It’s got its share of limitations, but it is delightfully comfortable and has more ergonomic features than we expected to see on a chair in its price range.
In the sections that follow, we’ll outline everything this model gets right, and we’ll let you in on its shortcomings and limitations. By the time you reach the end of this review, we think you’ll agree that this is a surprisingly good chair. Let’s jump right in and see what this model can do.
An Overview of the ObiwanSales Super Soft Microfiber Office Chair
Before we go into the details of the chair itself, let’s start by talking a little about ObiwanSales Super Soft Microfiber Office Chair. It’s a brand you probably haven’t heard of. They don’t have a huge footprint in the market, and their chairs are imported from China for resale here.
As such, the product quality isn’t world-class, but it is a cut above what we were expecting. Unfortunately, smaller brands like this can’t and typically don’t offer a lot in the way of post-sale product support so if you encounter any issues with the chair, you’re pretty much on your own.
If you’re not especially brand conscious, however, and if you accept that a chair like this isn’t really designed to last forever, you’ll find a lot to like here.
The office furniture market is a crowded place, and there are dozens of smaller brands like ObiwanSales out there. Most of the brands operating in this segment of the market don’t make much of an effort to distinguish their products from those offered by their competitors.
While we can’t say ObiwanSales did a tremendous amount on this front, we have to admit, going with the color purple and making it such a plush and comfortable chair was an interesting choice that definitely caught our attention.
It’s an attractive piece of furniture and despite its unusual color, it blends in with relative ease to most home or office environments. It would be overselling it to say that it was a beautiful chair, but it is better looking than many, if not most of the models it competes against, and its bold color does add to its distinctive appeal. Again, that’s not huge, but it’s not nothing, either.
Before we move on and start talking about the various features this model brings to the table, let’s take a quick look at the basic stats that define the chair. Here are the relevant numbers:
The seat height adjustment range of this chair marks it as a model designed to cater to the big and tall segment of the market, but the maximum supported weight limit doesn’t support that notion. It is a good choice for taller users, but most true big and tall chairs support at least 400 pounds of user weight.
Even so, the height adjustment range makes this model a good fit for a broad swath of the market. It’s important that you take careful measurements and be mindful of the upper weight limit, but assuming your measurements are a good fit for the chair, this is a solid choice, and we’ll outline why in the next section.
Features of the ObiwanSales Microfiber High Back Office Chair
Let’s start with comfort since there’s not a huge amount to say on the topic. The ObiwanSales Microfiber High Back Office Chair is clad in purple microfiber, which is a delightfully comfortable, if not the most breathable fabric. Beneath the soft material, you’ll find generous amounts of block foam padding.
It’s an overstuffed chair, so it’s more comfortable than your average office chair, but it still falls short of the kind of comfort you’d get from advanced materials like memory foam. Even so, it’s a delight to sit in.
In addition to that, the ObiwanSales office chair sports an impressive quartet of ergonomic features. None of the features are world-class implementations, but all are better than average. The armrests and the design of the waterfall-edge style seat are its best and most strongly implemented ergonomic aspects, with the head and neck support being above average and the lumbar support being adequate for most users.
Unfortunately, none of the features above are in any way adjustable, but that’s hardly the kiss of death in this segment of the market. While it’s certainly possible to find chairs that offer one, or perhaps even two adjustable ergonomic features in this price band, the bulk of the other chairs on the market don’t have adjustable ergonomic features either, which gives the ObiwanSales chair plenty of company.
In terms of adjustability, this model sticks strictly to the basics. It swivels, it has a tilt and lock mechanism, and you can adjust the height of the seat. If you’re looking for an amazing level of adjustability, this chair isn’t going to do it for you, but if comfort and the color purple are important to you, then you’re going to love it.
Assembly is Required
As with just about every other office chair on the market today, the ObiwanSales Microfiber Executive Office Chair will arrive at your door in a large box, unassembled. The good news is that the assembly instructions are reasonably clear, and although the production quality isn’t top-notch, it’s good enough that the pieces all fit together with a minimum of fuss.
Note that the arms of the chair connect both to the seat and the seatback, which means you’re going to reach a point where you’ll find yourself holding three pieces awkwardly and wishing you had an extra pair of hands so you could keep them in place and insert the fasteners.
The process will go more smoothly if you have an assistant on standby on the day the chair arrives. Even if you don’t have help, the process should only take about 25-30 minutes from start to finish. With help, you can shave about ten minutes off of that.
Of course, if you’d rather avoid the assembly process altogether, you can do that too. This chair comes with an expert assembly option. Granted, the added fee you’ll pay is about a third of the price of the chair itself, but it might be an option that some potential buyers will want to take advantage of, so it’s good that it’s available. Our recommendation is to give the expert assembly a pass. It’s fairly straightforward.
Pros and Cons of the ObiwanSales Super Soft Microfiber Office Chair
The biggest drawback associated with buying this chair is that it’s sold by an off-brand, so you can’t expect much in the way of post-sales service and support. If you don’t have an issue with that and you’re not especially brand conscious, it’s worth noting that if you take the Brand Reliability metric out of the ranking equation, this chair scores a healthy 4.08. It’s a good, comfortable chair, offered at a fair price.
Final Thoughts on ObiwanSales Microfiber Executive Office Chair
We like the ObiwanSales Super Soft Microfiber Office Chair, and it really is a good chair. The thing is unless you’re just dying to have a purple chair, you can find a comparable or better model for about the same, or slightly more money. Ultimately then, it comes down to personal preference and what’s important to you.
If aesthetics matter and a purple chair would be the perfect addition to your room, this is the one you want. If extreme adjustability is your main concern, this simply won’t be your best bet. On the whole, we regard it as kind of a niche product. It’s a fun niche product, but that doesn’t change what it is. On that basis, we provisionally recommend it for light to moderate daily use and even periodic bouts of heavier use.
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