Jarvis Standing Desk Review

Jarvis Standing Desk Review 2018-05-22T07:29:46+00:00

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The Jarvis Powdercoated Standing Desk is a stylish and economical sit-to-stand work table offering a variety of options in both appearance and size. The Jarvis desktop comes in a rectangular and contour form in three standard colors, and customers can choose between coordinating or contrasting frames. Jarvis is also currently available with a frame option in red to support the Global Fund to fight AIDS. The Jarvis standing desk is a sturdy adjustable workstation which is easy to assemble. A wide range of colors and accessories allows customers to customise the standing table to their own specifications with both coordinating and contrasting options available. Just like the well known Jarvis bamboo standing desk, the powder coated adjustable work table is manufactured by Fully, a company with offices in Portland and San Francisco. Fully prides itself on its principled and environmentally friendly operations. All of its products are manufactured using only the greenest materials in an ethical way.

Features
  • Price: from $395
  • Lift type: Electrical
  • Material: Desktop is MDF, Frame is steel
  • Sizes Available: 30×27”, 36×27”, 42×27”, 48×30”, 60×30”, 72×30″
  • Colors Available: Black, Silver, White and Red
  • Weight: 66 lbs
  • Where Is It Produced: USA
  • Shipping:  Free to 48 states.  Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada varies.
  • Warranty: 7 years on frame, electrical, and mechanical components
  • Rating (out of 5) 4.5

Pros:

  • Available in a variety of sizes
  • Environmentally friendly and ethically produced
  • Easy to assemble
  • 7-year warranty
  • Lots of optional extras

Cons:

  • Could be quieter. Lift is 50dB
  • Not the easiest unit to assemble
  • Desk arrives in 2 separate shipments
  • Accessories are on the pricey side
  • Only 4 preset height settings

Available options and appearance

The Jarvis sit to stand desk is one of the more aesthetically pleasing adjustable work desks on the market with a very reasonable price.  The wide range of color and finish options means that the adjustable table can be easily customised to fit into any work environment whether corporate or casual.

Fully table tops are made of MDF and are powder coated which produces a scratch, water, and stain resistant surface meaning that the desk will look brand new for longer.  The Jarvis adjustable desk top is available in standard rectangular black, white, and grey options and with a thickness of 3/4”.  A contour finish is also offered at an additional cost of $20. Just like the hugely popular Jarvis bamboo desk, all of these are Greenguard certified which guarantees that no stains or dyes which contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds) have been used in the manufacturing process.

The frame comes in black, white, grey and alloy, and Fully has recently added a red option as part of the company’s support for the global fight against AIDS.  $25 from every purchase in this color will be donated to the charity at no extra cost to customers. The red option adds a vibrant and dynamic accent to any office space and is unique amongst other adjustable desks on the market.  Customers can choose from a range of coordinating accessories including CPU holders, monitor arms, desk drawers, pencil trays and lamps. The wide range of sizing options means that there is a Jarvis desk big or small enough for any office space.  An extended frame is also available for customers with extra height requirements.

How to Assemble the Jarvis Adjustable Standing Desk

The Jarvis Powdercoated desk arrives in two separate boxes. It will take two people to assemble. The frame and the table top are packaged separately as they are dispatched from two independent locations. There is a large number of parts contained in the packaging so it is important to take some time to organize these in advance of beginning the assembly as this will ultimately save time in constructing the adjustable desk. Jarvis provides very clear instructions and most customers manage to assemble the standing table in less than an hour. The packaging includes a 4mm Allen wrench and customers will also require a Phillips head screwdriver and/or a Power drill along with a tape measure.

All Fully Jarvis desks come with a 120 voltage power cord and standard American plug. If customers require alternatives, it is possible to request these during the checkout process. When assembled, the workstation needs to be reset, according to the manufacturer’s instructions before it can be used.

Shipping, Delivery, and Returns

Fully offers free shipping to 48 states within the United States. There are additional charges for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and to Canada that are calculated at checkout. Because the desktop and frame are manufactured at different locations, they will be dispatched separately. This means there is a chance that both will arrive on different days. Fully uses FedEx Ground and UPS Ground for all continental US orders and these are generally shipped the next business day after ordering.

The company will supply a tracking reference as soon as the order ships. Canadian orders are shipped once a week on Thursdays. Orders must be received by close of business Wednesday to be included in the following Thursday’s shipment. The desk can be returned within 30 days of delivery on condition that it is received in the original factory packaging and is in ‘like-new’ condition. The customer is held responsible for the return shipping costs and if any items are missing or damaged, a 20% fee will be deducted from any refund. Returns from Canada will incur a 20% restocking fee. Customers should contact Fully customer service by email at returns@fully.com before returning any item.

The Bottom Line

Overall, the Jarvis Powdercoated desk offers a great combination of quality, style, and value. Just like other Jarvis standing desk reviews, customers have been extremely positive in their feedback on this Jarvis sit stand desk. Fully, the manufacturer of Jarvis desks is a ‘B Corporation’ which means that it places a high value on the importance of environmental and social impact. The wide range of options, coordinating accessories and the ethical credentials of Fully mean that the customer is getting a high quality, environmentally friendly product at a reasonable cost. The industry’s leading 7-year guarantee shows that Fully is prepared to stand behind its adjustable desks and you won’t find a better guarantee on any comparable product. However, we were disappointed to note that the company’s returns policy does not cover shipping and that refunds are dependant on the product being returned in its original packaging.

As anyone who has ever put together flatpack furniture will testify, there are reasons why this might not be possible. Plastic tears and cardboard rips. People rarely realize they are going to return something when they are opening up the package. The separate delivery of the desktop and frame parts may also cause inconvenience to some customers but given Fully’s green ethos, we are guessing that this was an environmentally motivated decision. Our final gripe was the minimal 4 preset height settings. This seems to be the standard offering for adjustable desks at the moment but there is certainly a case for adding more. Adjustable workstations are ideal for hotdesking and for use in presentation areas. As such, it would be more convenient if additional settings could be added to accommodate more users. Nevertheless, it is hard to argue with the hundreds of positive reviews online. The vast majority of customers are delighted with Fully adjustable desks and this Jarvis standing desk review agrees.