I want to preface by saying I love these chairs. I ordered them in orange and the color is vibrant, fun and a great compliment to my gray kitchen. I wanted chairs that were affordable, adjustable and could easily be wiped down. The last two were especially important since I have two littles under 5. The adjustable height means that each child gets the correct height and sticky fingers don't cause permanent damage. All of that being said, these chairs, while IDEAL for small children, and less than ideal for a grown adult. My husband and I tried to eat dinner at the counter one night and found that the chairs hurt our backs. The wide base makes it difficult to pull yourself close to the counter and the low backs don't provide enough support. Takeaway: Perfect for children and small humans. For normal sized adults, short stints and lounging is fine but not appropriate for a proper sit down.