Is Ikea’s Most Costly Chair Any Good? | Ikea Gruppspel Gaming Chair


I reviewed Ikea’s most costly chair, the Gruppspel Gaming Chair. At $300-400 USD, is it well worth the decide up? Honest warning, I …

What’s up everyone my title is dan on welcome to truthfully immediately we’re ikea’s most costly workplace chair the grass bowl i believe that is the way you pronounce it i checked with google translate future dan right here i clearly do not know find out how to use google translate the proper pronunciation is group spiel

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Let’s get trustworthy professional tip ikea tries to bundle this chair with their standing desk referred to as the ups bolt don’t purchase that bundle the up spool is the worst standing desk i’ve ever used i am 5 foot six i am comparatively brief and at my peak that desk was extraordinarily wobbly

Once more don’t purchase that desk who’s the group grabs earlier than i imagine the best peak vary is gonna be between 5 foot 4 and 6 foot 4 5 foot 4 as a result of i am 5 six and my ft contact the bottom very comfortably i believe there’s slightly little bit of wiggle

Room for people who find themselves shorter to have their ft contact the bottom and that i say six foot 4 as a result of this factor can really notch up and since the again sort of narrows in right here you are not gonna really feel the again digging into your shoulder blades like on a straight reduce chair

Once more i am not six foot 4 i did not have any buddies that have been six or 4 that might take a look at this chair so when you’re one in all my buddies on the market who’re a tall freak of nature who has this chair tell us down within the feedback under

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With a pink racing stripe down the center there’s a white model with an orange racing stripe after which there’s one in prime inexperienced leather-based that makes use of black on black and i believe that is my private favourite nevertheless this was the one one which my native ikea had in inventory as

At all times we’ll begin the underside and work our manner up the casters on this chair are small they’re actually dinky they’re rattly and loud the one good factor that they have going for it’s that they are utilizing a self-lock system which implies that when you do not put weight on it it is

Not going to roll away the legs are tremendous skinny so when you’re somebody who likes to relaxation your ft on the legs like i do there simply is not quite a lot of floor space earlier than you slip off of them and since they’re so skinny they will really damage pushing placing stress

In your ft by way of below the chair performance it is actually primary you’ve got obtained your normal vertical up and down adjustment after which on that very same deal with when you pull it out it unlocks the again tilt in an effort to lean again now that is what irks me a couple of chair that is 300

Is that this chair can not you can’t management the again tilt stress which implies you can’t tighten it in order that it is tougher to lean again and that is actually irritating as a result of the best manner that you simply’d need to sit in an ergonomic setup is that you simply need to sit together with your

Again unlocked however then you definitely need to tighten it so that you simply get right into a extra pure sit place like this versus being absolutely 90 levels you need to be lean again only a slight little bit however as a result of this while you unlock it it goes into full loosened

Mode is you can’t ever sit there with out placing stress in your thighs and it would not really feel very snug the one compensation prize i do not know what you name it’s that it you possibly can really lean again and you’ll lock it in that place which is admittedly good for issues

Like when you’re watching a film or one thing and you do not need to put fixed stress in your thighs to push your self again this may be sort of good and particularly you probably have a footrest of some variety that is clearly the best setup the seat on this chair is an enormous

Letdown so i discussed earlier than that this one is the material model it does are available a prime grain leather-based model however to the contact it is a lot rougher than secret labs titan 2022 cloth for instance and the cushion itself can also be pretty skinny however to its credit score i sat on

It for a really very long time and that i did not really feel the plastic or the body on my backside so it is obtained that going however the greatest disappointment about this seat is gonna be the bucketed nature of it not solely does it elevate on the edges nevertheless it additionally raises within the again however let’s

Discuss these sides right here they it makes use of a cushion all the best way throughout so you possibly can really feel cushion on these edges nevertheless when you have been to sit down within the chair after which sprawl your legs out you possibly can really feel the body in your thighs fairly darn simply

So it would not actually do this a lot for it and this sucks for individuals who simply need to like lounge and open their legs up it you possibly can really feel it and it does get uncomfortable however the greatest disappointment is that this bump within the again right here if you’d like lumbar help you may have

To scooch all the best way again in your chair and when you do this you’ll really feel this bump in your tailbone and sure i do know i’ve obtained this raised proper now however even at its lowest setting you’ll really feel this in your butt you’ll really feel this in your

Tailbone and it isn’t snug so if i scooch all the best way again as a result of i need the lumbar from the seat the again relaxation if i do this i really feel this lip touching my butt and i actually actually do not like that feeling and i do not assume lots of you’ll both the

Arms on this chair are additionally very low-cost they’re completely plastic simply take heed to this there isn’t a padding on this armrest i’ll say that it is pretty steady prefer it’s not rocking wherever and the capabilities are fairly primary like you possibly can go up and down it may swivel out and in

After which it may come ahead and again however yeah it is i simply can’t imagine that they did not put any sort of cushion on this armrest and it is not very snug the backrest on this chair is okay if you may get previous this the chair is locked proper now so that is

Not unlocked that is absolutely locked and that i made an additional effort to tighten all of the bolts and yeah i simply i i can not eliminate that so the again is designed to be sort of like a sideways j in order that as an alternative of getting any sort of particular lumbar

Help the lumbar help is within the design so as a result of it curves like a j like this so as to really feel that lumbar in your again you do need to scooch all the best way again however like i discussed earlier than when you do then you definitely really feel this loop this

Lip in your backside you possibly can sort of cheat although by scooching up slightly bit on the chair after which cranking it up one or two occasions and when you do this then the curvature goes to be slightly increased in your again so you possibly can really feel that that

Again lumbar help slightly bit sooner talking of which i forgot to say this you possibly can crank this up a complete of 5 occasions after which in order that manner you get slightly additional peak out of it for my tall freaks of nature buddies on the market and

In order for you it to come back down you crank it a sixth time and it will come all the best way down the draw back of utilizing the chair like that although is you can’t use the headrest as meant and that is actually unlucky as a result of this headrest design is great however the best way you utilize

The headrest is horrible is extremely designed the headrest has a pure curve that matches into this neck space of the pinnacle and the best way you can regulate it’s that identical to an atlas headrest you possibly can regulate the x and the y-axis independently the best way you do the

Vertical or the y-axis is you simply pull after which you possibly can push it down after which the best way you do the x-axis is that you simply pull gently in the direction of you and also you get one notch of adjustment sort of if you’re sitting right here within the impartial place and then you definitely pull it

Gently one notch then it will come about that far nevertheless when you’re within the impartial place and also you pull it arduous in the direction of you it comes out just a bit bit additional after which it locks there and once more when you pull it in the direction of you once more it will loosen

And go all the best way again however right here is the place this headrest is extraordinarily irritating to make use of is that when you go to go forward and notch it ahead one bit after which it’s good to regulate the vertical as an example i do this there is not any manner you can regulate the

Vertical with out by chance pulling the headrest out as a result of the x-axis is extraordinarily free so anytime you go to regulate the vertical axis you’ll all the time find yourself undoing your x-axis so watch this you see the way it goes all the best way again and it doesn’t matter what you do i can go the far

Up model after which i am going up once more it all the time resets itself and it makes it extraordinarily irritating to make use of this might have been an enormous winner right here additionally the truth that this headrest would not swivel provides you much less flexibility by way of the way you wish to lean again on

Your head how excessive or how low you may have it in your head as nicely the graspable is 300 u.s which is considerably cheaper than a number of the different chairs i’ve reviewed nevertheless due to a number of the deadly flaws that i discussed on this assessment i can not advocate it in good

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34 thoughts on “Is Ikea’s Most Costly Chair Any Good? | Ikea Gruppspel Gaming Chair”

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  2. I bought this 6mo ago in beige with the tan strip. Now I have the gaming Embody for my home and within few days of getting that ordered a returned Amia from Crandall to take to work.

  3. I might be in the minority but I actually found the chair uncomfortable. I don't like how the lower end of the seat back cushion bulges out to the point where you could feel it jabbing at the bottom of your back. The fact that the cushion itself is quite hard doesn't help either. I find that my back (particularly around the hip area) tends to ache a little if I sit on this chair for a prolonged period of time. I struggle to get comfortable in this chair when using my computer or watching TV.

  4. For the head support (the lumbar as well), it's like there are 5 gears' positions to adjust, the first 4 is for different height, and the 5th is for reset. So when you pull the head support all the way up, you actually hit the 5th gear and that's why it would just go down/reset again. The tricky part of using it is actually we need to hear and feel the 'clicking' inside the mechanism therefore to reach the right gear position we want.

  5. I just purchased the chair yesterday after having sat in my son’s chair at his place and during many visits to IKEA.

    I agree that the arms are cheap. Beyond that I love it. It cups my body like a fitted glove. I don’t have any of the issues you mentioned including no lump on my bum when I sit back.

    Maybe you have to have a good bun for this bucket seat! 😂😂😂

    It is on the firmer side, and I tend to go soft or medium. However I don’t really feel it’s overly firm when I sit. I do feel supported.

    Arm rests are trash, but I rarely use the armrest while working.

    I’m 5’4” so I think height and body makeup will determine if you love or hate this chair.

    I’m can’t believe I spent $369 for it, but the back support was worth it for my autoimmune suffering body!

  6. This chair has honestly been the best I’ve ever had. I’m 6ft 4” and find most office chairs to be too small for me but the Gruppspel fits my body perfectly I can see however how this chair wouldn’t be as good for people under 6ft. I did also pay the extra $100AUD to get the leather version but I doubt that would make any difference in my experience.

  7. I bought this chair…and didnt feel all these things about the low back. I find it that it really fits for me, Im 6'2 taller and the sit was really good specially with the edges and I didnt feel that bump lip on my butt. About the arms being made of plastic, well I think it's just a matter of taste, for some people, they just don't care.
    I think it's a nice chair if you work or study and spend more than 5h at your desk

  8. Hey man, thanks for the honest review. I visited the nearest Ikea store in my city (Mumbai, India). And after trying out Renberget, Flintan and Gruppspel.. I honestly found all of them equally good, especially when I sat on the Gruppspel, I was like blown away by my first impression of it. Of course it was just based on sitting on it once or twice maybe.. but after watching this video I am totally confused.. whether to trust my instinct or your facts. But ya I think I should revisit the store and test it out if it really is as it presents itself on the first go and can meet my needs. If not I will go either for the other two (Renberget or Flintan or even Odger which I loved the design of)…

  9. I want to buy the black top grain leather vision. But I did not get the chance to try it, and I was afraid that the leather could be stiff to seat on, comparing with gray fabric one. Anyone one who tried both has any suggestions about the materials ? Many thanks!

  10. That lip is a huge problem indeed. Big let down. I found the Styrspel somewhat more comfy, but the problem I had with both of these chairs is that they just couldnt get the back "tight enough" as to when I want to sit and actually do work in them, they're both way to declined by default without any way to adjust it which is a very weird design choice 🙁

  11. i don't understand the self lock system, its makes the seat a pain in the arse to move when you're not sitting on it! absolutely pointless! who puts a chair on a slope and needs it to lock when no one is sitting on it! Stupid AF!

  12. My setup is right in the middle of a mid-century modern livingroom. I'm in need of a chair that would not look garish, so I had my eyes on this one in beige. Why is it so difficult to find a comfortable chair that would tie with the rest of the furniture? Seriously now.


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