I ordered a set of 4 straight escapes in bonded black from Roman. I thought it may take some time coming to western Canada, but the chairs arrived in one week, including the holiday weekend. When I checked the tracking info I found out they actually arrived in Calgary on the thursday before the holiday weekend, but couldn't be delivered until the tuesday after. The chairs actually spent more time in a shipping depot in Calgary than on the trip from NJ...
On to unpacking and first impressions - all the boxes were in good shape, and each chair and back is wrapped in a thin foam and plastic. No damage anywhere, and the bonded leather is quite nice. The material is soft but feels durable, and looks good too. A bit of a glue/new car smell which is now fading after a few days being setup. Attaching the backs was easy, and they feel rock solid - no wiggle or play in the backs whatsoever. Plugged them in and all is well. Before even sitting in them I am impressed and happy with them thus far.
I am just under 6', and these chairs seem to fit me perfectly. My feet just scrape the ground, and are well supported by the footrest. My wife (5'9") also loves the size of the chairs. Back support is good, and the power headrests truly make the chairs amazing.
I would consider them a medium firmness, as I have sat in much firmer and softer. Recline mech. is smooth and quiet. I wouldn't mind if they went back a little further, but I doubt I would really ever sit like that anyways.
As per instructions from my wife, they are currently set up in a center loveseat config. ie lOllOOlOl. The double armrest isn't an issue, and I can change them around quickly and easily when we have company. The lights don't bother either of us, and the cooling cup holders are a nice bonus. Like others have said, the snack tables aren't very robust, but they work.
Roman was great to do business with, very quick to reply and always helpful.
Overall I am quite satisfied, and look forward to many hours spent in them. For the price paid, even with shipping and duty to Canada, I can't imagine finding a better theater seat.Attachment 243490Attachment 243491Attachment 243492
The chairs are moved back about a foot since I took the pics. Next up is (finally) painting the walls/ceiling, and finishing off the 4th sub (another dual opposed lms-r 15").
I'll post some hires pics later from the 'real' camera.