Costco - Evan Top Grain Leather Power Recliner with Power Headrest - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 9Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 54 Old 10-31-2018, 07:51 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
nonstopdoc1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 737
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 514 Post(s)
Liked: 111
Costco - Evan Top Grain Leather Power Recliner with Power Headrest

These seem to have everything essential and more - leather, power recline and power headrest, USB, storage etc and these will be further $100 off on thanksgiving. I couldn't find any more info or reviews online.

https://www.costco.com/Evan-Top-Grai...100457546.html


Anyone here with first hand experience?



Youtube company video


My Build Thread
HT - Seymour Centerstage XD 2.39:1 133" W| JVC X790R | Denon AVR | QSC DPA 4.2 | ATI AT528NC | Procella P8/P5V | Revel C763L | Rythmik FV15HP x2
Living Room - LG OLED 65" | Yamaha 2060 | Monolith 3x200 | KEF Q900 L/R | Paradigm Millenia CC | Polk Surrounds | Monolith 12" Subs x 2
nonstopdoc1 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 54 Old 11-01-2018, 09:20 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Mr.G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sconi
Posts: 6,205
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1242 Post(s)
Liked: 1209
Someone is selling this recliner on eBay for $858, however more importantly they have included dimensions not included in Costco ad.

Set includes: Power Recliner

Color: Black

Top Grain Leather on all seating areas and armrests, and Leather match on sides and back
Features high quality steel reclining mechanism, power seat, and power headrest
Features 2 armrests with Stainless Steel cup-holders for easy access, storage as well as a power outlet
Power mechanisms are activated with just the push of a button
Reclining activator is located on the inside of the armrest, for ease of operation
Activator also features a handy USB plug, for easy charging of devices
2.2 high-density foam cushions, wrapped in soft Dacron for added comfort and support
Sinuous spring construction on seat cushions for added support
Elastic webbing suspension system for even weight distribution in the frame
Kiln-dried engineered wood and solid wood frame
Frames are corner braced and blocked to help preserve structure
Frames are fully padded and foam-encased, creating soft shape and touch all around
General care: Vacuum on a weekly basis to avoid dust particles from settling into leather grains. Wipe leather with a soft cloth and warm water. Do not use chemicals. Avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight. All materials fade over time when placed in direct sunlight and/or heating sources.
Seat cushion is 23” wide and 22” deep
Seat cushion is 19” high off the ground
Armrests are 6” wide and 24” high off the ground
Chair is approximately 66” long when fully reclined
Footrest is approximately 19” high off the ground when fully reclined
Requires approximately 6” of space away from the wall to fully recline

Dimensions:
35” W x 37” D x 41” H
Weight: 110 lbs.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Movies
Mr.G is offline  
post #3 of 54 Old 11-14-2018, 02:35 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 153 Post(s)
Liked: 67
https://www.costco.com/Evan-Top-Grai...100457546.html

I have a pair of them but can't get the power to work on them. the wiring is a nightmare. I swear there is a missing power transformer or something. I will post some pics later..
ipca204 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 54 Old 11-14-2018, 05:05 PM
HOME THEATER CONTRACTOR
 
BIGmouthinDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 31,458
Mentioned: 409 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5489 Post(s)
Liked: 5075
I'm going to assume you shined a light up underneath the chair, sometimes they wrap them up and secure to a framing part for shipping. And of course the storage spaces in the arm rests.

Last edited by BIGmouthinDC; 11-14-2018 at 05:08 PM.
BIGmouthinDC is offline  
post #5 of 54 Old 11-15-2018, 08:54 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 153 Post(s)
Liked: 67
oh yeah, i've gone over this thing with a fine tooth comb and am convinced i am missing a transformer box or a wiring harness. Nice looking chair but will need to call the company to find out what is going on. the instructions are a complete joke. Hoping someone else orders one and can chime in..
ipca204 is offline  
post #6 of 54 Old 11-15-2018, 01:08 PM
HOME THEATER CONTRACTOR
 
BIGmouthinDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 31,458
Mentioned: 409 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5489 Post(s)
Liked: 5075
Frustrating for sure that you can't find the power unit. Maybe instead of collecting an import tax Trump took 10% of the chair.
taxman48 and 1st Cav like this.
BIGmouthinDC is offline  
post #7 of 54 Old 11-16-2018, 07:04 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Mr.G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sconi
Posts: 6,205
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1242 Post(s)
Liked: 1209
Quote:
Originally Posted by ipca204 View Post
https://www.costco.com/Evan-Top-Grai...100457546.html

I have a pair of them but can't get the power to work on them. the wiring is a nightmare. I swear there is a missing power transformer or something. I will post some pics later..
Pics?

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Movies
Mr.G is offline  
post #8 of 54 Old 11-17-2018, 12:05 PM
Senior Member
 
scotthal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Posts: 301
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 115 Post(s)
Liked: 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by ipca204 View Post
oh yeah, i've gone over this thing with a fine tooth comb and am convinced i am missing a transformer box or a wiring harness. Nice looking chair but will need to call the company to find out what is going on. the instructions are a complete joke. Hoping someone else orders one and can chime in..

Product photos show a standard 3-prong AC socket : rocker switch on the back , lower left - so the 'power brick' is internal to the chair. Couple of things u could check - jack something into the USB port & see if it's providing power; if not, make sure that the AC cord is fully seated & toggle the rocker switch a few times. Another possibility would be a tripped thermal breaker on the power supply.


Comedic note(s): friend 'o mine insisted '0' must stand for 'On'; another thought they'd seated a standard NEMA plug, when it was only 1/4" into the receptacle, & then there was the one who was told to plug the fusible smoke bomb into the upper : switched outlet...

Last edited by scotthal; 11-17-2018 at 02:45 PM. Reason: Useless asides : color commentary
scotthal is offline  
post #9 of 54 Old 11-17-2018, 04:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 153 Post(s)
Liked: 67
Ok, Guys. Here is the update. Like I said I bought two of these. I dragged one downstairs and hooked it up and could not get anything to work. I pulled out the trusted multimeter and unzipped the bottom part of the left arm where i found five angry octopuses fighting! After carefully going through this I came upon two cords ( one standard "figure eight" power cord and a female two pin that looks like it goes to a power transformer) as well as the standard wiring for the chair. Tested the power going into the transformer and came up with 120v as expected. Tested the output of the transformer box and came up with the rated 29.5 DC. Thinking I must be missing something I went up to the garage and opened the other chair and flipped it over. Yep. Same exact wiring. Took the transformer from the garage and placed it in the downstairs chair. Nothing. Fast forward to today when I placed the transformer back into the chair in the garage something said to try the second chair even though it had the same weird wiring. So, I plugged the damn thing in and BAM, works like a charm. I was literally swearing so loud my wife came downstairs to see what was going on.

So back down to the basement chair, and then I saw that the little green light on the transformer box was "flickering" green. So, I unplugged the outlet side and it went full on green. Traced it all the way to the motor. As soon as the motor is connected to the transformer box it starts flickering as if there is a short or something.
Bottom line....DEFECTIVE CHAIR/MOTOR.

All anyone should need to do is connect the chair with the included power cord after connecting the wiring from the headrest and it SHOULD work.

Holy crap three days of frustration....

Now the "good part". Abbyson called me on Friday after they saw my costco review and left me a message to call them with help for the chair. I called back but got voicemail and then had to go out. They later called back and left me a direct number to call on Monday, so I am pretty impressed with their customer service.

The "bad" part is I have to pack this bitch back up for UPS and have to wait awhile for a replacement.

Now I am going to go lug the GOOD chair downstairs and test it out. Jesus...I hope I like it after all this..
ipca204 is offline  
post #10 of 54 Old 11-17-2018, 04:15 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
torii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 6,495
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3175 Post(s)
Liked: 1780
I have a corroded low back...L3/4/5 all black and ruptured via mri. my home bed/chairs very well researched and tested for my back issues. expensive berklines were horrible. lazy boy was/are great. ethan allen also has been very good(paid 60% off).



if you hve back problems like me, you better sit in em 1st.

Power: Marantz sr7008, NAD C 275Bee x 2, Video: Oppo 103, Samsung 75un6300
Speakers: Focal aria 948, Focal cc900, Klipsch synergy KSF 10.5 Subs: Rythmik FV25HP, Rythmik FV15HP
torii is offline  
post #11 of 54 Old 11-17-2018, 04:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 153 Post(s)
Liked: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by torii View Post
I have a corroded low back...L3/4/5 all black and ruptured via mri. my home bed/chairs very well researched and tested for my back issues. expensive berklines were horrible. lazy boy was/are great. ethan allen also has been very good(paid 60% off).



if you hve back problems like me, you better sit in em 1st.
my only back problems are from lugging these things up and down stairs. The chair itself when I sat in it is VERY supportive (which I like) If you are looking for "plush" these aren't for you...
torii likes this.
ipca204 is offline  
post #12 of 54 Old 11-17-2018, 04:24 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
torii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 6,495
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3175 Post(s)
Liked: 1780
I just warn that some chairs feel great at first but after a couple years break down in support...thats all. I sit in my main chair way too much.
ipca204 likes this.

Power: Marantz sr7008, NAD C 275Bee x 2, Video: Oppo 103, Samsung 75un6300
Speakers: Focal aria 948, Focal cc900, Klipsch synergy KSF 10.5 Subs: Rythmik FV25HP, Rythmik FV15HP
torii is offline  
post #13 of 54 Old 11-17-2018, 05:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 153 Post(s)
Liked: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by torii View Post
I just warn that some chairs feel great at first but after a couple years break down in support...thats all. I sit in my main chair way too much.
...which is why i bought them from costco. if they don't hold up, back they go, whether it be in a year or five..
Been a continuous member since 1985...
1st Cav likes this.
ipca204 is offline  
post #14 of 54 Old 11-18-2018, 11:07 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 153 Post(s)
Liked: 67
I do not know how I ever got along without a powered headrest before. No seriously...... you think "meh, kinda gimmicky", but I am a convert now. Three hour session last night watching a movie and a couple of shows, just awesome..
Chair is on the firm but supportive side, Never felt myself moving around to get comfortable. So far so good. (well, except I only have one chair...)
1st Cav likes this.
ipca204 is offline  
post #15 of 54 Old 11-19-2018, 08:35 AM
Member
 
dpend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 11
ipca204, do you mind me asking how tall you are and a ballpark on your weight? I'm 5' 10" and 210lbs (hey, it's holiday weight!)... Thanks!

Last edited by dpend; 11-19-2018 at 08:38 AM.
dpend is offline  
post #16 of 54 Old 11-21-2018, 02:55 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 153 Post(s)
Liked: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by dpend View Post
ipca204, do you mind me asking how tall you are and a ballpark on your weight? I'm 5' 10" and 210lbs (hey, it's holiday weight!)... Thanks!
6' 3" 235 (also holiday weight :-) ) Still really liking the chair..
ipca204 is offline  
post #17 of 54 Old 11-24-2018, 04:25 AM
Member
 
dpend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ipca204 View Post
6' 3" 235 (also holiday weight :-) ) Still really liking the chair..
Awesome, thanks. Happy Holidays... and see you at the gym!
dpend is offline  
post #18 of 54 Old 11-25-2018, 09:02 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 153 Post(s)
Liked: 67
Ok, now that I have used them for awhile here are my thoughts, both pro's and con's.

Pro's
1. POWERED HEADREST (if you think you don't NEED it, you've never tried it)
2. Comfortable for extended period of time. (I'm 6' 3" 235 and never felt the need to squirm around while watching)
3. Nice quality leather on seats and arms. Seems to be very resilient.
4. POWERED HEADREST
5. Costco lifetime satisfaction guarantee.
6. 120V power available in left arm pocket. (as well as USB power)
7. One touch middle power button returns both seat and headrest back to original position.

Con's
1. Can't be placed directly next to each other as armrests open outward.
2. "Pleather" on sides and backs seems a little on the cheap side.
3. Stupid looking power outlet on back of chair.
4. Quality control seems a bit lacking according to reviews on website.

Overall I like them much better than the Seatcraft Vienna's I had. I felt those were WAYY overpriced for what they were, and they did not even have the powered headrest. I do have a teeny "slit" on the back of one chair that concerns me as I can see "white" under the "pleather", or "vinyl match", or whatever they are calling the parts that aren't leather.

Another plus is that it is very simple to replace the feet with better quality ones and mount a piece of wood to the underside if you want to install some base shakers. Be wary as the space is limited but I successfully installed a pair of buttkicker mini LFE's in them yesterday.
ipca204 is offline  
post #19 of 54 Old 11-30-2018, 08:58 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Strongly considering going with this recliner. What is the height of the seatback? I am assuming given that the recliner is 41 inches tall and the seat cushion is 19 inches off the ground that the seat height is 22 inches, but am hoping someone who owns the recliner can confirm this. I am 6' 3" and want to make sure upper back and neck will be adequately supported without having to slouch in the recliner.
newsrovin is offline  
post #20 of 54 Old 11-30-2018, 05:00 PM
rsh
AVS Forum Special Member
 
rsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: NJ
Posts: 3,182
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 155 Post(s)
Liked: 92
Quote:
seat cushion is 19 inches off the ground that the seat height is 22 inches
what is the difference between the two?

With your height the 41" high back recliner will give you no head support.

Roman
rtheaters.com
FusionCollectionSeating.com
Ultimate Home Entertainment
rsh is offline  
post #21 of 54 Old 11-30-2018, 05:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 153 Post(s)
Liked: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by rsh View Post
what is the difference between the two?

With your height the 41" high back recliner will give you no head support.
ummmmm, I am 6' 3" and there is plenty of head and neck support, even without the recliner in the "recline posistion". The power head rest is awesome in optimizing it as well..
ipca204 is offline  
post #22 of 54 Old 11-30-2018, 05:11 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 153 Post(s)
Liked: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by newsrovin View Post
Strongly considering going with this recliner. What is the height of the seatback? I am assuming given that the recliner is 41 inches tall and the seat cushion is 19 inches off the ground that the seat height is 22 inches, but am hoping someone who owns the recliner can confirm this. I am 6' 3" and want to make sure upper back and neck will be adequately supported without having to slouch in the recliner.
You have NOTHING to lose by ordering them to try. I am 6' 3" and have no issues with it. If you don't like them, Costco will even take them back on their dime.. just my 2 cents
ipca204 is offline  
post #23 of 54 Old 11-30-2018, 06:00 PM
rsh
AVS Forum Special Member
 
rsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: NJ
Posts: 3,182
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 155 Post(s)
Liked: 92
Quote:
ummmmm, I am 6' 3" and there is plenty of head and neck support, even without the recliner in the "recline posistion". The power head rest is awesome in optimizing it as well..
You must have very long legs

I cannot imagine how 41" high back recliner can provide full head support for a person who is 6'3". I am 6' tall, proportionally built, and the 41" never give me full head support unless I slide down in the chair while in the reclined position. I guess I am missing something here...

The best is going there and trying it for yourself. That is the only way to see if it fits you well or not.

Roman
rtheaters.com
FusionCollectionSeating.com
Ultimate Home Entertainment
rsh is offline  
post #24 of 54 Old 12-05-2018, 08:16 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 116 Post(s)
Liked: 17
How much did you pay for these @ipca204 ? Any pics of your setup please?
RichardPryor is offline  
post #25 of 54 Old 12-06-2018, 12:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 153 Post(s)
Liked: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichardPryor View Post
How much did you pay for these @ipca204 ? Any pics of your setup please?
$599 at costco.com. set up pics aren't exciting. just four chairs next to each other with about 2" of space between each chair for the folding armrest..
ipca204 is offline  
post #26 of 54 Old 12-25-2018, 12:36 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 0
On sale for $499 today only.. lowest I've seen them.
Johnindc is offline  
post #27 of 54 Old 12-25-2018, 07:39 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichardPryor View Post
How much did you pay for these @ipca204 ? Any pics of your setup please?
Where about did you find this deal?! Been eyeing this for a while! Link?!

Thank you!
Fordhamr is offline  
post #28 of 54 Old 12-26-2018, 04:42 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 153 Post(s)
Liked: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fordhamr View Post
Where about did you find this deal?! Been eyeing this for a while! Link?!

Thank you!
there were on sale for a couple of weeks at $599, regular price is $699. I could not find them for the $499 the other guy said he saw...
ipca204 is offline  
post #29 of 54 Old 12-26-2018, 06:15 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
nonstopdoc1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 737
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 514 Post(s)
Liked: 111
I took a hard look at them but in the end chose not to buy them. I instead bought Octane Flash HR seats. Although the price and Costco return policy is great, I just didn't want to deal with setup and return hassle. As @ipca204 mentioned that these "Can't be placed directly next to each other as armrests open outward" and they also don't have some small not essential but 'nice to have' features like lighted cup holders, I chose to go with tried and tested seats from traditional and specialized theater seat manufacturer/store like Octane and Theater Seat Store.

My Build Thread
HT - Seymour Centerstage XD 2.39:1 133" W| JVC X790R | Denon AVR | QSC DPA 4.2 | ATI AT528NC | Procella P8/P5V | Revel C763L | Rythmik FV15HP x2
Living Room - LG OLED 65" | Yamaha 2060 | Monolith 3x200 | KEF Q900 L/R | Paradigm Millenia CC | Polk Surrounds | Monolith 12" Subs x 2
nonstopdoc1 is online now  
post #30 of 54 Old 12-26-2018, 06:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 153 Post(s)
Liked: 67
to each their own, but I HATED the contrast killing lighted cupholders in my last seats! :-)
These also had a 110 power outlet as well as several usb plugs on each chair. I do kinda miss the hole mount for an external table, but as I have an end table next to mine, not too big of a deal.
Don;t get the "set up and return hassle" part. UPS drops them off, and costco sends a call tag to get them if you don;t like them. Could not be easier..I had to return two because one had a faulty recline and one had a very small tear in the vinyl on one of the rear arms...
ipca204 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Theater Room Items & Accessories

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off