Steelcase cobi chair reviews

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Steelcasecobi
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (11)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Durable (9)
  • Good support (9)
  • High quality (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home office chair (9)
    • Office chair (work) (5)
    • Conference chair (4)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    4.0

    Good for sitting, but not for typing

    By Quantifier

    from New York, NY

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use/Intuitive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Conference Chair

      Comments about Steelcase cobi:

      I confess I did not buy this for the advertised purpose. I wanted a simple, comfortable, lightweight chair for long hours at my computer and was hoping that this chair would accommodate my wiggly sitting habits without the infinite adjustment options I've previously found bulky and unnecessary. Unfortunately, even without arm rests, the back of the chair is wide and flares forward so that it's constantly interfering with my elbows when I type. I can't seem to find an office chair with a supportive back that doesn't have the same problem, so this chair will have to do while I continue my search. I have to lean forward and/or angle my arms out when I type to keep my elbows clear, but otherwise the chair is very comfortable. I love the auto-flex feature and don't miss any of the fancy adjustments. I just wish I could chop about four inches off each side of the back rest. I would recommend this as a conference chair, but not as an all-purpose office chair.

       
      5.0

      So comfortable

      By Marcia

      from Nebraska

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Easy to Use/Intuitive
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Sturdy
      • Supportive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Office Chair (Work)

        Comments about Steelcase cobi:

        I sit at a high counter all day. This chair gives my back total support. No more back aches for me!! Wonderful product. Everyone who sits it, wants it. I'll have to lock it up when I'm not sitting in it!!!

         
        5.0

        Brilliant design

        By Clt

        from Charlotte, nc

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Good Value
        • High Quality
        • Sturdy
        • Supportive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Conference Chair
          • Home Office Chair
          • Office Chair (Work)

          Comments about Steelcase cobi:

          Comfortable, beautiful, great color choices, affordable, moves quietly

           
          4.0

          Nice design affordable task chair

          By Takashi

          from San Francisco

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Unsupportive

          Best Uses

          • Conference Chair
          • Home Office Chair

          Comments about Steelcase cobi:

          As you see on a picture, it's a nice looking chair, and it looks even nicer in real. You can say, this chair has ONLY ONE adjustment (seat height), but I say this is simplicity as design and I like it. Thought one thing I wish I can change is the seating face. It can be a little more comfortable.

           
          5.0

          Great Office Chair

          By Marin Dad

          from San Anselmo, CA

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Easy to Use/Intuitive
          • Good Value
          • High Quality
          • Sturdy
          • Supportive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Office Chair (Work)

            Comments about Steelcase cobi:

            Comes completely assembled. ...be prepared to break down a BIG box once delivered. We all fight for this chair!!

             
            3.0

            Wish it felt as good as it looks

            By Chairmaster

            from Miami, FL

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • High Quality
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Lacks Adjustability
            • Uncomfortble
            • Unstable
            • Unsupportive

            Best Uses

            • Home Office Chair
            • Office Chair (Work)

            Comments about Steelcase cobi:

            I got this online based on it's looks and great reviews. Upon receiving it I did really like how cool it looks in my office. I also like how flexible it is, you can move around and the back/seat move with you. But the chair is lacking in every other way. First off there's no way to lock the tilt, which means there's no way to sit upright, it's always leaning back and forces you to slouch and tilt your neck forward, which causes a lot of strain on your neck. There is also not much padding on the seat, so it feels hard at times. And the curve of the back doesn't match mine, the lumbar support area is too low and just feels like it's pushing in on me instead of providing support. I've been experiencing a lot of neck and back pain since I got it. If you are going to buy this make sure you try it out first. It is a very cool and high quality chair though, it's a shame it's not comfortable and adjustable. Mine will be going on craigslist soon.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Super comfortable

            By Engineer Jay

            from Emeryville, CA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Easy to Use/Intuitive
            • High Quality
            • Sturdy
            • Supportive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Guest Seating
              • Home Office Chair

              Comments about Steelcase cobi:

              I love this chair. I've been suffering with cheap big-box-office-retailer type tasks chairs for years. You know, the type that sells for around $100 and you have to assemble yourself. I am certain these chairs are why I developed piriformis syndrome. I kept going through a different cheapo chair each year, hoping I would get lucky and find one that would be comfortable enough. One year I got fed up and paid $400 for a Herman Miller, but that was uncomfortable too!

              Then this year I went and got a Steelcase cobi after seeing them at my local University library. WOW! What a difference. I hate myself for waiting this long to discover Steelcase. The seat is very comfortable, I love how the chair flexes, and you can tell just by looking at it that it's built to last. I can now work for hours at a time without an aching body. If this is a low end model, I can't even imagine how a more upscale model like the Think would be! Now I'm planning on replacing my home office chairs with Steelcase products.

              Great chair! I learned (the hard way) that a good chair makes a difference and ~$500 to $1000 is a small price to pay for your physical health. Cobi is great if you're on a budget.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The most epic chair in the universe!

              By AgentDarkApple

              from NC

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Easy to Clean
              • Easy to Use/Intuitive
              • Good Value
              • Highly Adjustable
              • High Quality
              • Nice for short people
              • Sturdy
              • Supportive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Conference Chair
                • Home Office Chair
                • IT student labs
                • Office Chair (Work)

                Comments about Steelcase cobi:

                I am a student taking online courses for a MS in Information Technology. This requires me to spend a good bit of the day at my desk. I am also fairly short (5'2) and small. My old chair hurt my back and rear after only a half hour and caused my legs to begin going numb. I could feel the backrest of my old chair grinding against my backbone. However, the Cobi is comfortable, and I can spend most of the day sitting in it with no discomfort. I love the grape color, the overall design and aesthetic appeal of the chair, and the way it conforms to my body when I change positions. It seems to promote better posture. The seat feel reminds me of sitting in a Mini Cooper with sport seats. The Cobi rolls easily and is lightweight. I also appreciate that it is cradle-to-cradle certified.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Cobi Chair

                By Jan

                from Florida

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Easy to Use/Intuitive
                • Supportive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Office Chair

                  Comments about Steelcase cobi:

                  The chair is comfortable and I like the fact that visually it does not dominate the room. The base on the first chair broke soon after I received it, and Steelcase was very good about replacing it in a timely manner. The second chair has held up very well. I would recommend this chair.

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great

                  By r*

                  from kalamazoo, mi

                  Verified Buyer
                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy to Use/Intuitive
                  • Good Value
                  • Highly Adjustable
                  • High Quality
                  • Sturdy
                  • Supportive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Office Chair

                    Comments about Steelcase cobi:

                    I am currently using the chair as the primary chair in my home office and couldn't be happier with it.

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                    • Q:

                      it is for home use with carpet. can i NOT have a plastic floor mat underneath? looks ugly
                      Asked on 6/8/2013 by k y from mn

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Cobi chair has two caster options, standard carpet casters and hard floor casters. A floor mat is not fundamental when operating the chair.

                        Answered on 6/11/2013 by Erick from Steelcase
                    • Q:

                      I'm trying to decide between arm rest or armless for my home office, which is in my living room. I'm 5'2" and while I would prefer arms, I'm worried that the fixed arms won't be at the right height for me. What would you recommend?
                      Asked on 3/8/2013 by Rachel from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        That's a great question and it ends up coming down to a matter of preference. Our recommendation is to take advantage of our no-risk return policy - if you ordered the chair with arms, and it did not meet your needs, you could return the chair and reorder it without arms. We do have other selections of chairs that have adjustable position armrests as well. We hope that helps.

                        Answered on 3/11/2013 by Ryan from Steelcase Store Team from Grand Rapids, MI
                    • Q:

                      how much is this, i dont see a price listed.
                      Asked on 2/10/2013 by Mike from NC

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Great question. It looks like you were browsing our Product Overview page, but if you go to the blue "Purchase" button, it takes you to the Product Details page where you can select options for cobi and get your price: http://store.steelcase.com/products/cobi/

                        Answered on 2/12/2013 by Ryan from Steelcase Store Team from Grand Rapids, MI
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