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Is the Steelcase Leap V2 worth it?

Steelcase was founded in 1912 as Metal Office Furniture. Steelcase was awarded their first patent as a company for a metal wastebasket designed to improve office safety. In 1919, Steelcase began forming dealer networks and offering their office products in the US. In 1954 they changed their name to Steelcase Inc. The brand continued to grow. In 1998, Steelcase became a public company.

Important ergonomic features Steelcase Leap V2

  • Seat height adjustment
  • Seat depth adjustment
  • 4D arms with height/width/depth/adjustment
  • LiveBack technology to mimic the movement of the spine
  • height adjustable lumbar system
  • Adjustable firmness for the lower back
  • Tilt lock with 5 positions

Build quality Steelcase Leap V2

The Steelcase Leap V2 is built in Mexico and the fit and finish are exquisite. When you make such a large investment, your expectations are certainly higher than those of a half-price alternative. The Steelcase Leap chair is a chair with a timeless design that can last for years. So definitely worth the investment.

The Steelcase Leap V2 is made of a lot of plastic, which kept the overall weight of the chair relatively low. It also allowed the chair to provide flexibility in areas needed for proper body support. The Steelcase Leap V2 provides unique seating comfort, because the chair moves with your body throughout the day.

Seating comfort

One of the most important things when buying an office chair is the seating comfort, with the Steelcase Leap V2 you invest in your health, because this chair molds completely to your body and supports it in the right places, allowing you to sit ergonomically throughout the day .

back support

One of the most important points of any office chair is the support of the back. This is even more important for an ergonomic chair. When Steelcase developed the Leap chair, Steelcase realized that back support shouldn't be at one point. Instead, the Steelcase Leap chair needed to provide support as you move throughout the day. This was the basis for the Leap office chairs Live Back technology.

One thing we've found with many office chairs is that their lumbar supports are often a gimmick. This means they are there and adjustable, but don't really feel great or provide much support for the back. The Leap V2 has two different adjustments on the lumbar system. First, you can move the lumbar support up and down in the backrest. Second, you can adjust the tension in the backrest.

Armrests Comfort

The Leap armrests have a pleasant softness. Some armrests are too firm and do not yield. That is not the case with the armrests of the Leap V2. The armrests of the Steelcase Leap V2 were also not too soft, which is good because armrests that are too soft can fall apart more quickly than firmer ones. The armrests have a wide range of motion to meet the needs of most users. The arms of the Leap chair have height, depth, width and pivot point adjustment. All of these adjustments had a wide range.

Ergonomic adjustments

The Steelcase Leap V2 scores very high on its ergonomic adjustment options. The default settings are seat height, seat depth, arm height/width/depth/pivot point adjustment, lumbar support. The Leap V2 also scores extra points for its unique seating mechanism and flexible seat.

The only things the Leap V2 lacked were the back height adjustment and tilt lock positions.

Mechanism Options

While it's nice to have a lot of mechanism options, it can also be nice to have no options. With the Steelcase Leap they don't offer customization with their mechanism, but you don't need that anyway. Since all their mechanisms offer full types of adjustments.

Cylinder options

There are two cylinder height options. The first is the standard height, which is perfect for the 5th to 95th percentile of the population. This means that the vast majority of people will fit in the standard height chair.

The second option is the crank height cylinder. Selecting this option raises the seat range. 

Options wheels

There are three wheel options. Hard wheels for soft floors, soft wheels for hard floors and multi-purpose wheels suitable for all types of surfaces.


Steelcase is a big believer in sustainability and their chairs have multiple certifications to prove it. The Leap chair is manufactured with powder-coated paints, water-based adhesives and VOC-free processing. Each chair is made with 35% recycled material and contains no PVCs, CFCs, solvents, chromium and benzene. The chair is also often refurbished and sold as new again, which can increase the age of the chair.

Refurbished Steel Case Leap V2

At Offeco we often receive large batches of used Steelcase office chairs that no longer look or work properly. We completely refurbish these chairs and sell them as new again.

What does a refurbish process for a Steelcase Leap V2 look like?

  • We replace the armrests
  • We replace the gas spring
  • We check and oil all parts
  • We clean and spray all parts
  • We upholster the chair
  • We apply extra foam in the seat to make it like new again

All parts we use are official.