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SteelcaseLeap with 3D Knit Back
 
4.5

(based on 172 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (116)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (154)
  • Highly adjustable (145)
  • Good support (138)
  • High quality (132)
  • Durable (124)

Cons

  • Poor value (10)
  • Poor quality (9)
  • Uncomfortble (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Hard to clean (5)

Best Uses

  • Home office chair (125)
  • Office chair (work) (122)
  • Conference chair (21)
  • Informal (12)
  • Reception seating (9)

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4.0

Good Chair but Pricey

By Ebby

from Portland, OR

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Very Expensive

Best Uses

  • Home Office Chair
  • Office Chair (Work)

Comments about Steelcase Leap with 3D Knit Back:

The chair is comfortable and sturdy unlike most chairs you pick up on in office supply stores. There are a lot of color options. Only drawback is that it is very pricey.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible, glad I didn't buy it

By Cshift Security Bob

from Michigan

Pros

    Cons

    • Lacks Adjustability
    • Poor Quality
    • Poor Value
    • Uncomfortble
    • Unstable
    • Unsupportive

    Best Uses

    • Informal

    Comments about Steelcase Leap with 3D Knit Back:

    My workplace purchased this chair for use at a security site because our last chair, which supposedly supported up to 400lbs, broke from abuse.

    Day 1 and there are already issues, the piston does not seal properly even with the lightest officer, who weighs in... maybe 95lbs-100lbs.

    Other than that, it's fairly uncomfortable for prolonged use and is hard to adjust, because the controls dont seem to offer much feedback.

    With a back pillow, for extra lumbar support the chair feels fine though... I just wish Vinyl was an option, that or the cloth was odor resistant.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    NOTHING COMPARES

    By Dennis

    from Avon Park, FL

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Highly Adjustable
    • High Quality
    • Sturdy
    • Supportive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Office Chair (Work)

      Comments about Steelcase Leap with 3D Knit Back:

      Bought one for myself a couple of years ago, and when I needed a new chair for my office manager I purchased another. You'll get over the price in a matter of days, this chair is that comfortable.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this chair

      By ddwells

      from So Cal

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy to Use/Intuitive
      • Highly Adjustable
      • High Quality
      • Supportive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Office Chair
        • Office Chair (Work)

        Comments about Steelcase Leap with 3D Knit Back:

        I sit in this chair about 10 hours each day and have to say, it is the best chair I have ever sat in. I've sat in numerous Aeron chairs in numerous conference rooms - none are as comfortable as my Leap. I have the camel leather with headrest and platinum base. Absolutely a treat to sit in and if you can afford it (that leather option makes the price fairly steep)- it's the best!

         
        4.0

        I would buy this again

        By Anonymous

        from Larkspur, CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Comfotable
        • Easy to Clean
        • High Quality
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Difficult To Adjust
        • Hard To Adjust Corruptly

        Best Uses

        • Home Office Chair

        Comments about Steelcase Leap with 3D Knit Back:

        This is my office chair. I spend between two and five hours in it three days a week, so it has to be comfortable for sustained sitting. I am pleased with the chair:it is comfortable and attractive, although I am having trouble adjusting the seat angle for maximum comfort. I wish that feature were more simple to use. Still, it works well and I am pretty sure I will figure it out to my satisfaction. With those reservations, I would recommend purchase to a friend.
        That said, delivery took longer than promised to be completed. Over two weeks. It would also have helped if when the chair was delivered, someone from the company had been there to help set it up. Might have spared me the trouble I am having getting the chair adduced for my comfort.

         
        5.0

        Great chair

        By Debbie

        from Lynbrook, NY

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Highly Adjustable
        • High Quality
        • Sturdy
        • Supportive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Office Chair

          Comments about Steelcase Leap with 3D Knit Back:

          Very comfortable and adjustable chair.

           
          4.0

          will be purchasing another

          By homework

          from concord, ca

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Steelcase Leap with 3D Knit Back:

            stylish, comfortable, but pricey

             
            5.0

            Love my chair

            By Retired_Engineer

            from Houtson, TX

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Highly Adjustable
            • High Quality
            • Sturdy
            • Supportive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Office Chair

              Comments about Steelcase Leap with 3D Knit Back:

              We used Steelcase office chairs where I worked and loved them. I tried several chairs from office supply places for my home computer. None of them were comfortable after about 30 minutes. I am retired so I contacted a friend at work and asked him what manufacturer and model the chairs were. I bought the Leap chair and have been extremely happy with it. I spend hours each day on my computer and I get great lower back support and can easily adjust the arms as I need.

               
              2.0

              Leap Chair Made in Mexico

              By Work work work

              from NY NY

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use/Intuitive
              • Highly Adjustable

              Cons

              • Poor Quality
              • Poor Value
              • Unattractive Design

              Best Uses

              • Office Chair (Work)

              Comments about Steelcase Leap with 3D Knit Back:

              The chair has many features for adjustments but over all not very comfortable. The casters appear to be of cheap quality. After sitting in the chair during a work day my back tends to ache. Also the chair is made in Mexico which I am surprised for the price they charge. I should have known better, but next time for a little more money I will buy a Herman Miller chair.

               
              5.0

              For the serious desk person

              By ProfK

              from Austin, TX

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Office Chair
                • Office Chair (Work)

                Comments about Steelcase Leap with 3D Knit Back:

                I spend over 40 hours a week in my home office chair. So, when I started to feel various pains in my back and hips, I did some serious Internet searches for a new desk chair. This Steelcase chair was consistently rated among the best high-end, but affordable chairs. I couldn't be happier!

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                • Q:

                  I am 6' tall with a 32 inch inseam. I used to have a Leap chair, and would like to get another one. Should I order the standard height, or tall version? Thanks.

                  Dan La Fave
                  Asked on 8/14/2014 by Dan from Racine, WI

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hello Dan,

                    The tall version is the one I suggest you order, we currently don't offer this version on Steelcase Store, but if you contact an Authorized Steelcase Dealership in your area, they will be able to assist you in ordering one:

                    http://www.steelcase.com/en/shop/dealers/pages/overview.aspx

                    Answered on 8/18/2014 by Erick from Steelcase
                • Q:

                  Are fabric samples available for color selection?
                  Asked on 7/4/2014 by Dean

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Is it possible to get a sample of the fabric?
                  Asked on 6/16/2014 by Darci from Viera FL

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I am going to buy a leap v2 but I would like to know the difference between the polished aluminum and platinum bases. Are they plastic? Metal? Is there a difference in durability?
                  Thanks,
                  Connie
                  Asked on 6/2/2014 by Connie from Mount Pleasant, MI

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hello Connie,

                    Choosing a platinum base means you will have the standard plastic base painted with a platinum finish. When you choose the polished aluminum, you'll get a different base, this is constructed of aluminum and has a polished finish.

                    There's no difference in terms of durability or performance of the chair.

                    Answered on 6/3/2014 by Erick from Steelcase
                • Q:

                  What is the standard weight rating that Steelcase uses for chairs. Right now I have a Steelcase Leap seating Model 46216179. Can you tell me how I find it's rating?
                  Asked on 1/15/2014 by Mike from Aiken, SC

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hello Mike,

                    All of Steelcase seating products meet or exceed all applicable ANSI / BIFMA (American National Standards for Office Furnishings) requirements for safety and performance.

                    Leap 462 series seating products have been tested to increased loads and forces that exceed the ANSI/BIFMA X5.1 Standard (253 lbs). This testing ensures that the Leap seating products will support users weighing up to 300 lbs with no loss of performance.

                    Answered on 1/16/2014 by Erick from Steelcase
                • Q:

                  Hello-
                  Does the new Gesture chair provide more lower lumbar support than the Leap chair? If so, any other benefits to the new technology of the Gesture chair that are significant?
                  Thanks,
                  EJ
                  Asked on 1/11/2014 by E J from United States

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hello EJ,

                    Gesture was optimized for postural implications of new ranges in work modes, users, technology. The approach we took with Gesture is to keep workers comfortable in a range of work modes, working with a range of technology, and sitting in a range of postures. Gesture remains true to the essence of Alive Seating first seen in Leap while taking it to the next level addressing the new insights and trends we’ve seen through research. Gesture and Leap represent the best two chairs in the industry and we plan on keeping them both in the market.

                    Answered on 1/13/2014 by Erick from Steelcase
                • Q:

                  What is the difference between a regular Leap chair and a "TALL" version, trying to figure out if and when the Tall should be selected and how to order, since it does not seem to be a choice?
                  Asked on 1/3/2014 by Walter from Oakland, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hello Walter,

                    The difference is that the tall version will have an extended pneumatic cylinder so the seat height range would be 17"H to 24"H, while on the regular Leap chair this is 15 1⁄2"H to 20 1⁄2"H.

                    We currently don't offer the Leap chair with an extended pneumatic cylinder on Steelcase Store, but if you contact an Authorized Steelcase Dealership in your area, they will be able to assist you in ordering one:

                    http://store.steelcase.com/dealer-finder/

                    Answered on 1/10/2014 by Erick from Steelcase
                • Q:

                  Does the Leap Plus have the option to add the head rest?
                  Asked on 12/10/2013 by SAM from Waltham,MA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hello Sam,

                    No, a Leap Plus with a headrest is not available.

                    Answered on 1/7/2014 by Erick from Steelcase
                • Q:

                  can headreat be added to an existing Leap chair??
                  or is factory installed only??
                  Asked on 12/4/2013 by Dan from St. Catharines, Ontario

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hello Dan,

                    The headrest and the backrest are made as a single part, so in order to add a headrest to an existing chair you will need to replace the backrest.

                    We currently do not offer this replacement part on Steelcase Store, but if you contact an Authorized Steelcase Dealership in your area, they will be able to assist you in ordering one:

                    http://store.steelcase.com/dealer-finder/

                    Answered on 1/3/2014 by Erick from Steelcase
                • Q:

                  Can the seat hight be increased beyond the maximum using the seat-high lever? The hight is a bit low for me.
                  Asked on 11/27/2013 by Mike

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hello Mike,

                    The seat height can only be modified on this range 15 1/2"H to 20 1/2"H. If you need an extended height you can get an extended pneumatic cylinder by contacting one of our authorized dealers.

                    http://store.steelcase.com/dealer-finder/

                    Answered on 11/29/2013 by Erick from Steelcase
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