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Argos Padded Folding Office Chair

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      06.11.2013 22:14
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      10/10

      My partner bought me a dressing table and chair for Christmas a few years back as I'd asked him for one as I hated having to stand in front of the mirror to out my make up on. The dressing table didn't come with a chair so he bought this seperatly for £9.00 from Argos. I have noticed the price of this chair fluctuating between £8-£10 but it really is worth it even at full price.

      The chair is made up of a silver coloured metal frame which is basically hollow tubing. The seat is a nice soft cushioned seat with a PVC plastic cover on. I have had this chair for a few years now and it looks brand new, it is used almost every day but there are no signs of wear and tear so it's a good sturdy chair.

      The great thing about this chair is that it folds away into a flat position. I never really have to fold mine away as I leave it in front of my dressing table in the spare room but it is ideal for people who just need an emergency extra chair for guests / parties or those with limited space. It is not technical at all, push the back of the chair and the underneath of the seat to collapse it and push in the opposite direction to open it.

      It is also very safe as the way it is built, it is impossible for it to collapse inwards on itself but I wouldn't advise standing on it or applying excessive weight or pressure. The chair does have a solid feel to it.

      I think this was a bargain and it will last me for years to come. If we have people round it's my go-to emergency extra seating and also the chair that I sit on when my mobile hair dresser comes round to cut my hair!

      Five Dooyoo stars for a reliable product.

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      05.11.2013 09:25
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      A decent folding chair

      Last Christmas my sister bought my parents a folding chair to use at the computer because previously they were just kneeling on the floor by the PC! They still choose to sit on the floor whilst using the PC most of the time and so this chair tends to just be used when we need extra seating or if my son is there having a meal. She chose the Argos padded folding office chair and this is my review of the chair.

      The Argos padded folding office chair is basically just what it says it is. The chair features a silver coloured metal frame which is quite basic looking really and then has a fake leather look padded seat and the same material section at the top of the chair. It actually looks ok when you get it set up to be honest and I don't think it looks cheap and nasty.

      The chair is a good size when up and would be a standard sort of size I think which makes it a really good option for when you have extra people round for a meal or just need a bit of extra seating as well. It folds up quite flat as well for storage when it isn't in use so my parents store it down the side of their wall unit at home where it is out of the way when not needed.

      It isn't the most comfortable of chairs. The fake leather padded seat isn't really well padded and personally I find it tricky to sit on it for too long due to the fact it doesn't have a supportive back as the only place where it is padded is right at the top of the chair, the rest is just open. I have issues with my back anyway so it is perhaps more me than the chair because my son seems happy to sit on it when he has tea there.

      Now the really good thing about this folding chair is the price. It costs just £7.27 on Argos currently and for the money it is a really good buy for a chair for the study or a child's bedroom for at their desk for example. I would recommend the chair based on the price. If you are wanting a chair to sit at for prolonged periods this probably isn't the one for you but for shorter times it is fine. It does have a maximum weight of 18 stone 1 pound which is something to be mindful of when purchasing.

      Thank you for reading my review!

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        18.10.2013 09:15
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        A great sturdy little chair which requires limited storage space.

        Not long after we moved into our apartment we decided to purchase a desktop computer so therefore needed a desk and chair. As room was limited we opted to purchases the Argos folding chair to enable us to store it away easily when it was not in use.

        The chair cost £9.00 and is available from Argos stores or on the website www.argos.co.uk.

        The chair is made of a metal tubular frame and has a padded faux leather seat and back. The seat folds in half making it easy to store in quite small spaces as it can stand against a wall or be placed down the side of a piece of furniture. On the bottom tubes of the chair there are rubber clips which prevent the chair from scratching your flooring and help it to remain in place and not to slide when you sit on it which is great for me as we have wooden flooring which can be quite slippery.

        To use the chair you simply hold the seat with one hand and the back with the other and pull to open the chair out. This is really simple and easy to do as the chair is quite light and has quite a fluid movement so manageable even for a little weakling like myself.

        The chair as stated is slightly padded on the seat and the back so is quite comfortable to sit on for short periods of time but can feel a little hard after a while. The back on the chair is also only a half back with the lower half being open so is not suitable to sit on for long periods of time as it offers very little in the way of support to your lower back.

        We have had our chair for several years now and although it is now hardly used as we swapped our desk top PC for tablets it is still in excellent condition and showing hardly any signs of wear.

        Overall I think this is a great value chair for occasional use and for people who have limited space or storage but for heavy use I would recommend something with a lot more back support.

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          17.10.2013 00:28
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          A great chair that is very handy

          I bought these for no other reason than they were cheap, could fold up, and were handy.

          I run a small drama school and at the offices I rent there is a waiting room for parents, but I had no chairs, unable to fund extravagant padded chairs that may or not get used by parents during their child's half hour session I opted for these.

          The chair itself is very light even though the frame is metal and weighs just over 3KG which makes it ideal for moving around. This is further facilitated by the fact that the seat folds up so the chair can be stored in a cupboard flat which consequently then doesn't take up any room. The folding up of the chair is very easy, simply lift up the seat and the rest kind of folds in on itself.

          The seat itself id described as being "leather effect" but I think that sales pitch is a bit extravagant. It's a cheap chair - and it looks it. The seat is basically padded black plastic, but hey it's comfy enough to sit on, and sure beats standing up. As it is a plastic material the seats are also very easy to wipe, which is always a good thing when dealing with young children prone to sticky fingers.

          I purchased 6 from Argos and as they were under a special promotion when I spent over £50 I got a £5 voucher so that pleased me no end. I was surprised that they didn't come boxed but at £9 I wasn't that surprised and it worked better for me as it was less packaging to dispose of. However that being said, one chair had to be swapped there and then as it had already been damaged through the lack of packaging - none have been damaged since though.

          Overall I can thoroughly recommend these chairs, lightweight, portable, the fact that they fold make them more portable and easy to store away. They are also comfy to sit on.

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            04.08.2013 09:49
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            Bargain chair!

            Always a welcome at my house... if you bring your own chair!
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            In the previous house I lived in, space was very much at a premium. The living/dining room was big enough for a settee & chair but other than that I really never liked too much "stuff" around me, being a relatively small room. So when we had visitors, initially they had to bring their own deck chairs with them! Soon enough I realised this wasn't really a very welcoming approach, and invested in two of these chairs from Argos. This was at least five years ago, and they are still in the current catalogue, priced at £9 each.

            Your new chair
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            The chair comes in one piece, folded flat and it is a simple opening out operation to see the chair in its full glory as a functional piece of seating engineering! Hold onto the back bar and push down on the seat and hey presto, your seat awaits your sitting.

            The frame of the chair is tubular metal, finished in a silver/grey paint, which looks like a tough coating and behaves as such too, neither of my chairs have any scratch damage to them at all. The seats are covered in a black synthetic material - the product description suggests that this is "leather look" but I'd argue that that's maybe stretching it a bit, they're plastic covered, fair and square! The back rest is also covered in the same material and both the seat and back feel nicely padded, even though the padding itself is only around 2cm at the thickest point.

            On the bottom of the frame are four plastic gripper feet, and over the years I've owned the chairs, this is the only area of damage - one of the feet has been lost, which makes that particular seat a little wobbly. How I managed to lose that is a bit of a mystery as they actually almost fully surround the tubular frame and at the same time slot into a hole for added security underneath. I can only think one must have been broken off during my house move - it physically isn't something that could just fall off, but nothing's indestructable!

            The weight of the chair is stated as 3.6kg - I haven't weighed one, but I can definitely say that they are lightweight and easy to carry up and down stairs without any problem yet feel sturdy enough when opened out. The overall size of the chair when open is H80, W45, D47cm.

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            Personally I think these chairs are quite comfortable to sit on. Don't get me wrong, they aren't something I'd like to have to sit still on for hours, and they aren't chairs that you can stretch out and relax on, but as an occasional chair for a shorter period, or indeed working at a desk, which is what they are designed for, no problem at all.

            As I mentioned above, the padding is deceptively generous, and the design of the chair means that for me the backrest sits perfectly supporting my upper back. The size of the seat area itself isn't huge, approximately 41cm square, but at the same time, that represents a standard size, and is more than adequate for the chair's intended use. The website states that the chair will support a user up to 115kg maximum weight.

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            The fact that these chairs store perfectly flat make them the perfect solution to a problem like mine. I was able to pop them at the back of the wardrobe when they weren't being used and as such they took up no space at all. I now have a garage so they are stored in there, but being the materials they are the chairs never feel damp and they can be easily cleaned in a few minutes no matter how dusty they get.

            At £9 each they represent a great purchase for an extra chair or two, when space is at a premium or if you just want a few extra seating options available for you-never-know-when... or better still, if you're visiting someone who hasn't got enough chairs to go round, take it with you!!

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