Definitely worth itby Lucas
Had for the past three years a "simple & cheap" IKEA chair, where the only adjustment was height, and with no neck or head support (back support reached me only to my shoulders). With Corona and Home office, an upgrade was needed. I went for the EPIC Vinyl/PU Leather version. Since I'm only 1.68m, I also purchased the "-5cm gas lift", and the Memory foam pillow set. Shipping was okay, order was made on Wedensday evening, but I had to wait until Monday before I got it (delivery done by GLS, and they only do express on Saturdays). I got two packages, the chair came in a giant package (~27kg), and the other package (~3kg) contained the Memory foam pillows and the "-5cm gas lift". Assembly was surprisingly easy, I spent some time with the gas lift (I had read some reviews before ordering, where they said they had to do something extra, turned out it was because they had ordered the separate gas lift after testing the assembled chair). The only thing that was a bit hard to do alone was placing the seat onto the gas lift (assembly was done alone). I've had the chair for 6 days now, and I find it was truly worth the investment. I find my self sitting more ergonomically correct, and my body in general does not feel as "stiff" as it was with the old chair (with my old one I sat mostly bent over like Gollum). Some reviews I read said the chair can be a bit firm at first, but for me feels really good to sit in, both for seat and back (it feels just as good sitting in the chair without the back/neck pillows). The tilt mechanism is awesome, as it can hardened to you need to press your self hard backwards to even slightly tilt, or to the degree where its like floating in the air, and it feels like you're falling slowly backwards (when I had the back lowered into a near "dentist" position). One thing I'm still noticing is the chemical "vinyl smell", but only if I "sniff" the chair. For the first few days, I could smell it in my living room, but having windows and balcony door open helped airing out the chair and get rid of the smell. The only cons I have is the need to purchase a separate gas lift, and the rotation limit for the armrests. I measured before purchasing, hence I knew that my seat height (based on old chair) would be somewhere between 44-46cm. With the -5cm gas lift, my feets are a bit in the air when it is at its heighest (hence I'd recommend looking at "gas lift -5cm", if you're under 1.70m). The armrests only have 3 positions, and I would have preferred the possibility to have a position in-between. The armrests also feels a bit loose when you grab and shake them with the hand, which makes it sound a bit loose (you don't hear the sound if you wiggle your resting arm on it, only when wiggling it with your hand).