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Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless you, ants. Blants.




Fun Shoe

Humanscale Freedom Headrest

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Codeacious
Oct 22, 2017

Radical coding, yo!

Thanks to all the previous posters for thoughts & recommendations on chairs. I read through a chunk of the thread and eventually decided on getting a chair from the local university campus surplus warehouse- since it's a large university, they have a ton of stuff for really cheap. They didn't have any HM models, but lots of Steelcase chairs. I found a Leap v2 made in 2010 that, from what I could tell, was barely used and a bit dusty for $250, so I grabbed it.

joe944
Jan 31, 2004

What does not destroy me makes me stronger.


Thanks Ants posted:

Humanscale Freedom Headrest

This could fit the bill perfectly, thanks! I found a reseller nearby that sells basically all the chairs so I'll be stopping by to check it out and compare with the new leap and embody.

ILikeVoltron
May 17, 2003
I <3 spyderbyte!

Codeacious posted:

Thanks to all the previous posters for thoughts & recommendations on chairs. I read through a chunk of the thread and eventually decided on getting a chair from the local university campus surplus warehouse- since it's a large university, they have a ton of stuff for really cheap. They didn't have any HM models, but lots of Steelcase chairs. I found a Leap v2 made in 2010 that, from what I could tell, was barely used and a bit dusty for $250, so I grabbed it.

Just as a FYI, steelcase has a pretty good warranty: https://www.steelcase.com/warranty/

quote:

SEATING
12 years
Mechanisms, pneumatic cylinders, arm caps, foam, casters and glides,
Max-StackerģII, Max-Stackerģ III, wood frame side chairs, tablet arms,
Nodeô personal worksurface, Steelcase Health recliner components and
optional accessories other than internal structure, Coalesse lounge wood,
bent-ply or steel frames

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless you, ants. Blants.




Fun Shoe

joe944 posted:

This could fit the bill perfectly, thanks! I found a reseller nearby that sells basically all the chairs so I'll be stopping by to check it out and compare with the new leap and embody.

Humanscale don't tend to put as many adjusters on their chairs vs. somebody like Herman Miller, but a showroom should be able to help you out.

Edit: ^^ aren't all these decent chair warranties non-transferable? Maybe it varies by state/country.

8-bit Miniboss
May 24, 2005

Settin' the world on
FIRE!


ILikeVoltron posted:

Just as a FYI, steelcase has a pretty good warranty: https://www.steelcase.com/warranty/

Those are normally non-transferable. Used chairs wouldnít be that cheap if they were.

Nyaa
Jan 7, 2010

Q.E.D.



Is seatingmind.com legit? I found this deal

Knowlue
Nov 11, 2012

I could eat a sea cucumber


Just received my fully decked out embody with all the fixings. Changing the seat depth was a bit funky but everything else was pretty intuitive. It's suuuuper comfy. I didn't get the spine molding tech until I went into a store and leaned back and shifted side to side. God bless

Blackfyre
Jul 8, 2012

"I'm too old for this shitposting."


Iíve decided Iím not a giant Aeron lover as much as I should be looking at the steelcase Gesture or Humanscale Freedom instead (really not sure about embody) any thoughts? Iím really keen on the gesture but thereís no where near here to try em, steelcase arenít big in the UK it seems

8-bit Miniboss
May 24, 2005

Settin' the world on
FIRE!


Anyone use rollerblade style casters on medium pile carpet? Wondering if there's any alternatives for polycarbonate and vinyl chair mats.

~Coxy
Dec 9, 2003

R.I.P. Inter-OS Sass - b.2000AD d.2003AD

I like my bigwheel casters well enough.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001H96YRG/

The Lord Bude
May 23, 2007

I'M DISAPPOINTED THAT CORTANA WILL BE A CIRCLE AND NOT THE ACTUAL SEXY WOMAN FROM THE GAME.


EpicCodeMonkey posted:

Update: just ordered a Steelcase Gesture from Arki over in Brisbane, as they were the only online retailer with an actual "buy" button. Hopefully it doesn't suck, since I couldn't try before I bought and had to go solely off online reviews.

Side note: screw Steelcase for their bullshit unobtanium products.

EpicCodeMonkey posted:

I'm sitting in my new Steelcase Gesture chair and holy moley, this thing was worth every damned cent. It's built like the proverbial brick outhouse (and weighs a ton) but feels quality, nothing squeaks, and it's the comfiest chair I've ever owned. I've only had it a few hours but man, it's lightyears ahead of the Ergohuman I tried in a local store.

Hey there Brisbane goon! I was contemplating buying a Gesture from Arki myself, were you satisfied with them?

I rather foolishly bought a DX racer chair 3 or so years ago and it has now fallen apart - The tilt lock mechanism is broken; the gas lift is broken, etc. Spending any length of time in it gives me a numb, sore arse now. My dad also complains bitterly that my chair keeps him up all night because of the squeaking and whatnot when I shift around.

I've more or less narrowed it down to either the Gesture or an Ergohuman Luxury Leather - when you say you tried an Ergohuman in a store did you try the leather Ergohuman or one of the mesh ones?

I spend most of my free time in front of my PC; and I use my PC for all my tv/movie watching as well as gaming, so I need something that will be equally comfortable for sitting upright when I'm typing/gaming; and also lounging back in a more reclined position for watching tv. I was previously kinda leaning towards the ergohuman because it has a higher back with a headrest and seems to be a more recliney oriented chair. Also it's leather and Arki only sells the gesture in fabric. Your post makes me reconsider though. (And although I like the idea of Leather I'm not sure if Leather is actually better than fabric in Brisbane's climate.)

I'm curious what the thread thinks about which of the two would be more suitable for my needs? It pisses me off that neither of these chairs are sold in stores where I can actually walk in and test them.

EpicCodeMonkey
Feb 19, 2011


The Lord Bude posted:

Hey there Brisbane goon! I was contemplating buying a Gesture from Arki myself, were you satisfied with them?

I rather foolishly bought a DX racer chair 3 or so years ago and it has now fallen apart - The tilt lock mechanism is broken; the gas lift is broken, etc. Spending any length of time in it gives me a numb, sore arse now. My dad also complains bitterly that my chair keeps him up all night because of the squeaking and whatnot when I shift around.

I've more or less narrowed it down to either the Gesture or an Ergohuman Luxury Leather - when you say you tried an Ergohuman in a store did you try the leather Ergohuman or one of the mesh ones?

I spend most of my free time in front of my PC; and I use my PC for all my tv/movie watching as well as gaming, so I need something that will be equally comfortable for sitting upright when I'm typing/gaming; and also lounging back in a more reclined position for watching tv. I was previously kinda leaning towards the ergohuman because it has a higher back with a headrest and seems to be a more recliney oriented chair. Also it's leather and Arki only sells the gesture in fabric. Your post makes me reconsider though. (And although I like the idea of Leather I'm not sure if Leather is actually better than fabric in Brisbane's climate.)

I'm curious what the thread thinks about which of the two would be more suitable for my needs? It pisses me off that neither of these chairs are sold in stores where I can actually walk in and test them.

I'm from Melbourne - Arki is literally the only place that was willing to sell me a single Gesture, much to my chagrin due to the shipping cost.

I tried both versions of the Ergohunan in store. I'm not a big fan of mesh but personally I didn't like it all that much. The leather one felt a lot better to me, although I'm a bit dubious to its longevity since it felt fairly thin. Overall both felt comfortable but the armrests on them are completely balls and slide all over the place. The headrest was nice, but it just felt like a slightly better chair from Officeworks rather than something built to last.

I still love my gesture. I do wish the armrest forward/backward locked into place vs sliding (I keep pushing them back in when I push the chair against the table) but it's very comfortable, looks nice and everything about it screams durable. The far back recline mode is useful for watching movies, check YouTube for videos of people demoing the range of motion if offers.

One downside to the gesture of sorts is that it weights an absolute ton and the castors are widely spaced, so you need a wide carpet mat to protect it against being destroyed by the chair.

Overall I don't regret paying extra for the Gesture at all vs the Ergohunan. It's just a pity Arki doesn't stock the variants with an inbuilt headrest.

The Lord Bude
May 23, 2007

I'M DISAPPOINTED THAT CORTANA WILL BE A CIRCLE AND NOT THE ACTUAL SEXY WOMAN FROM THE GAME.


EpicCodeMonkey posted:

I'm from Melbourne - Arki is literally the only place that was willing to sell me a single Gesture, much to my chagrin due to the shipping cost.

I tried both versions of the Ergohunan in store. I'm not a big fan of mesh but personally I didn't like it all that much. The leather one felt a lot better to me, although I'm a bit dubious to its longevity since it felt fairly thin. Overall both felt comfortable but the armrests on them are completely balls and slide all over the place. The headrest was nice, but it just felt like a slightly better chair from Officeworks rather than something built to last.

I still love my gesture. I do wish the armrest forward/backward locked into place vs sliding (I keep pushing them back in when I push the chair against the table) but it's very comfortable, looks nice and everything about it screams durable. The far back recline mode is useful for watching movies, check YouTube for videos of people demoing the range of motion if offers.

One downside to the gesture of sorts is that it weights an absolute ton and the castors are widely spaced, so you need a wide carpet mat to protect it against being destroyed by the chair.

Overall I don't regret paying extra for the Gesture at all vs the Ergohunan. It's just a pity Arki doesn't stock the variants with an inbuilt headrest.

Thanks for the info. Iím on carpet (45 year old carpet at that) so I donít mind about the castors. Iíll check out these videos. I think I am leaning back towards the gesture.

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isndl
May 2, 2012
I WON A CONTEST IN TG AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS CUSTOM TITLE

Leather looks nice and feels nice when you run your hand over it, but your rear end isn't going to notice a difference with pants on. The price premium for leather and the extra maintenance required (unless you don't care how terrible it looks a few years later when it starts cracking) makes it an poor investment in my opinion.

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