I received 4 Fusion Lagoons from Roman almost a week ago. I was replacing a sectional couch that had limited support. I was looking for leather theater seating with great comfort and good support.
A couple of months ago I was visiting Minneapolis for work and was able to audition a few Pallisers (Rhumba, Slade/Blade, Mellow) and a couple Berklines (Reno, Trilogy).
Thoughts on those that I compared:
Rhumba - Great comfort/support/soft, but not crazy about the look nor the price
Slade - Great comfort/support. Was not quite as soft, which was ok, but I preferred the Rhumba's comfort solely on the contour of the seat
Mellow - Ok comfort, I just didn't like the look with the plastic/electric cupholders
Reno - Too big/bulky. Was soft, but was nervous about lack of support over time
Trilogy - similar to the Reno
My subjective rankings -
Ranking of Comfort (best first): Rhumba, Slade, Mellow, Trilogy, Reno
Ranking of Looks (best first): Slade, Trilogy, Reno, Mellow, Rhumba
Ranking of Support (best first): Rhumba, Slade, Mellow, Trilogy, Reno
Price (Berklines on clearance): Trilogy, Reno, Slade, Mellow, Rhumba
Going into the store I was hoping to find the Palliser Pacifico. I never did, but tried to make most note of the Slade, although not a fair comparison. It is "firmer" than all of the others, and I preferred the head support of the Slade all but the Rhumba.
After this visit I narrowed down my choices to the Pacifico (Atomic w/ Trays) and the Fusion Lagoon. I posted my thread on this site earlier looking for other's feedback on the differences. I was able to get some feedback which helped me make my decision (although not sitting in either of these two). It came down to Price, other's feedback here on comfort/support, and of course appearance.
My thoughts on the Lagoons:
These are on par with the the Rhumba's for comfort. The Lagoon is in first place for me as it relates to price, support, looks, and appearance. The only thing this chair lacks is the tray's that the Reno and Atomic have. In hindsight, I really don't care after setting this chair up in my family room... I chose brown leather/match, power recline, curved config.
The only flaw that these chairs had were that one of the cupholder was not sitting flush with the armrest. With a quick email to Roman and a quick response back, he provided a quick fix. The cupholders basically are stainless steal inserts that fit into a plastic cup. The plastic cup was loose, so I took that part out, added width by running clear packing tape a couple times, and reinserted. This provided a tighter hold and looks much better. The pictures below are the pictures I forwarded to Roman when I emailed him about the issue. They are now all flush: