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SkyeAuroline
Nov 12, 2020


Coredump posted:

Thing is with the slow but serious damage a bad chair can do to your spine its worth going thru some hassle for this. Broaden your search, use searchtempest.com and eBay. If you have to, look at uship for freight shipping. What part of the country you in?

Well outside Chicago, which is the closest and technically my Craigslist "city". The issue is also money, not just difficulty of reaching somewhere. $600 is already above what I can spend, let alone what I'm happy about/willing to.

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Coredump
Dec 1, 2002
All I'm saying is that should be enough to arouse some suspicion is all.


SkyeAuroline posted:

Well outside Chicago, which is the closest and technically my Craigslist "city". The issue is also money, not just difficulty of reaching somewhere. $600 is already above what I can spend, let alone what I'm happy about/willing to.

See if any of these fit the bill
Aeron size B $500 in Dublin, OH https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2880474588906216/?ref=search&referral_code=undefined
Aeron in Chicago $500 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/885572705535054/?ref=search&referral_code=undefined
Herman Miller Mirra in Chicagol $300 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/288851249221219/?ref=search&referral_code=undefined
Herman Miller Mirra 2 $500 Addison, IL https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/732016424089933/?ref=search&referral_code=undefined
Herman Miller Mirras $350 Elmhurst, IL https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/785912791988096/?ref=search&referral_code=undefined
Steelcase Leap V2 $350 Chicago https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2868249416793451/?ref=search&referral_code=undefined
Two steelcase leaps, one $350 and the other $300 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/393848078454673/?ref=search&referral_code=undefined

Coredump fucked around with this message at 04:48 on Jan 22, 2021

SkyeAuroline
Nov 12, 2020


All gonna be a haul that I'm still not really equipped for at all (most of those are even further from me than the ones I'd seen previously through Craigslist), but the searchtempest suggestion seems to be potentially helpful. Going to have to keep an eye out.
e: fwiw there is at least a Staples with multiple Hykens within half a mile of where I live, which is the budget option I've been considering, but... ehh? I'm not sure still.

SkyeAuroline fucked around with this message at 05:34 on Jan 22, 2021

Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

I SEE YOU


SkyeAuroline posted:

All gonna be a haul that I'm still not really equipped for at all (most of those are even further from me than the ones I'd seen previously through Craigslist), but the searchtempest suggestion seems to be potentially helpful. Going to have to keep an eye out.
e: fwiw there is at least a Staples with multiple Hykens within half a mile of where I live, which is the budget option I've been considering, but... ehh? I'm not sure still.

So, this is not a glamorous chair, but the Steelcase 454 was a fuckin' tank of a workhorse:
http://preownedsteelcasefurniture.com/454_task_chairs.htm

Note: I don't know poo poo about the retailer here, just an example of what the chairs looked like.

I used one of these for several years, and while it isn't perfect by any means, I kept going back to it over "nicer" and newer chairs that the company was buying because I really liked how the thing fit me (solid and aggressive lumbar curve) and the tilt mechanism (basic bucket tilt). It looks like Steelcase made about 3m of the things between 1977 and 1995 or so; might be easier to track down than a more contemporary (and sought-after) chair.

According to that website, they go for about $50 used.

Someday, I want to furnish my dining room with a matching set of those things, because I'm an idiot.

South
Apr 9, 2001

I am the highest paid lifeguard in the world. Love me.


Found a resale shop in my home town that has B and C size Aeron chairs for sale. Does Herman Miller sell the cylinder and foot rest to increase the height? My desk is an old wood top work bench that I refinished and regular chairs are too short. I'm currently using a drafting chair that is starting to fall apart.

Yerok
Jan 11, 2009


My buddy got his leap v2 from the madison seating open box deal on ebay and said that it is in excellent condition with only slight rub marks on the adjuster stickers. Still waiting on mine cause I ordered a different color direct from their website.

foutre
Sep 4, 2011

RIP ZEEZ


SkyeAuroline posted:

All gonna be a haul that I'm still not really equipped for at all (most of those are even further from me than the ones I'd seen previously through Craigslist), but the searchtempest suggestion seems to be potentially helpful. Going to have to keep an eye out.
e: fwiw there is at least a Staples with multiple Hykens within half a mile of where I live, which is the budget option I've been considering, but... ehh? I'm not sure still.

Fwiw, if part of what you're worried about is having a big enough car, my Aeron size C fits in my mazda 3 sedan with the back seats down, and is bigger than most of the chairs people have been posting. Just on Madison Seating there's Humanscale Freedoms for ~240, or a Leap v1 for ~290. The HON Ignition 2.0 is 300 new. The pandemic has definitely messed up pricing pretty badly, but if you're able to find something used at an office liquidator or university surplus store or something I think it's worth doing a good bit of searching, as people have been saying . They can still get pretty close to a Hykens in price, but are a lot better health-wise, I think. I hope you end up finding something, good luck!

SkyeAuroline
Nov 12, 2020


foutre posted:

Fwiw, if part of what you're worried about is having a big enough car, my Aeron size C fits in my mazda 3 sedan with the back seats down, and is bigger than most of the chairs people have been posting. Just on Madison Seating there's Humanscale Freedoms for ~240, or a Leap v1 for ~290. The HON Ignition 2.0 is 300 new. The pandemic has definitely messed up pricing pretty badly, but if you're able to find something used at an office liquidator or university surplus store or something I think it's worth doing a good bit of searching, as people have been saying . They can still get pretty close to a Hykens in price, but are a lot better health-wise, I think. I hope you end up finding something, good luck!

incidentally, I drive a Mazda 3 too, even if it's a piece of poo poo...
I did head to some local office liquidators, with mixed results (mostly these godforsaken X2 chairs - who ordered all of these???, a couple non-Aeron HMs in rough shape and not much else). Continuing to keep an eye out.

SkyeAuroline
Nov 12, 2020


Hate double posting but here I am anyway. Is the apparently-common "workpro quantum 9000 is just a cheaper quality aeron" sentiment actually accurate? Managed to track one down to test sit, it hits a nice height and mesh isn't as bad as I expected... but it sure seemed like over the ~15min course I was going from "the seeds of horrible tailbone pain every time" with my regular chair to "the tailbone pain isn't as bad but wow this lumbar support is unpleasant and no amount of seat depth shifting gets me to not feel like all my weight is on the very back of my seat". If that's the Aeron experience too then that would at least wipe something off my list...
Q9000 may actually be good but they've tripled in price since this time last year to almost used Aeron prices. So definitely not jumping in there with those bits combined.

strong bird
May 12, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 13 days!


if theres any other poor gamers such as myself theres a code for $20 off on staples.com right now

84120

hyken is already on sale so you can get one for $130~ after taxes with free shipping

Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer

I'm looking at a Steelcase Gesture on Amazon right now for only $827 new (from the Steelcase store, nonetheless). Seems like a good deal; I'm a fatass, should I be looking for something different? I have a used Steelcase Criterion I picked up seven years ago that I think the gas canister has given out on; the pickings on Craigslist are mighty slim, and I can afford this, seems like a good investment with the 12-year warranty.

Thanatosian fucked around with this message at 10:09 on Jan 28, 2021

Internet Explorer
Jun 1, 2005


If I was a big dude, I might only buy a Steelcase Gesture if I had tried it. It's not very wide and the positioning of it is all a little unique.

[edit: At the very least, double check the width of the seat.]

Keyser_Soze
May 5, 2009



Pillbug

Thanatosian posted:

I'm looking at a Steelcase Gesture on Amazon right now for only $827 new (from the Steelcase store, nonetheless). Seems like a good deal; I'm a fatass, should I be looking for something different? I have a used Steelcase Criterion I picked up seven years ago that I think the gas canister has given out on; the pickings on Craigslist are mighty slim, and I can afford this, seems like a good investment with the 12-year warranty.

Keyser_Soze posted:

Whatever Office Master Chief Wiggums edition chair I ordered 2 years ago (I think it was an IU-54) has been an absolute champ.

These Office Master chairs were recommended in this thread several times over the years.......... and I got one two years ago just for something solid, customizable and would last for around $800 or less. The JR-77 arm upgrade and smooth casters are also recommended.

They make an even bigger one than the IU-54, these are definitely solid cop chairs, not hipster tech bro chairs.
https://www.ergodirect.com/default.php?cPath=653

I ordered from ErgoDirect (west coast).

https://www.ergodirect.com/14101-office-master-iu54-24-seven-intensive-use-ergonomic-task-chair.html

https://www.ergoexperts.com/product...587987145101974

Keyser_Soze fucked around with this message at 17:20 on Jan 28, 2021

Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer

Internet Explorer posted:

If I was a big dude, I might only buy a Steelcase Gesture if I had tried it. It's not very wide and the positioning of it is all a little unique.

[edit: At the very least, double check the width of the seat.]

Looks like my Criterion has an overall width of 27" and a seat width of 19.5", and that's no problem (comfortably fits my rear end with a little room to spare). The Gesture has an adjustable overall width, and a seat width of 20".



Keyser_Soze posted:

These Office Master chairs were recommended in this thread several times over the years.......... and I got one two years ago just for something solid, customizable and would last for around $800 or less. The JR-77 arm upgrade and smooth casters are also recommended.

They make an even bigger one than the IU-54, these are definitely solid cop chairs, not hipster tech bro chairs.
https://www.ergodirect.com/default.php?cPath=653

I ordered from ErgoDirect (west coast).

https://www.ergodirect.com/14101-office-master-iu54-24-seven-intensive-use-ergonomic-task-chair.html

https://www.ergoexperts.com/product...587987145101974
drat, these look very nice, too.

I wish I could try either out, but the only retailers I can find for them in Seattle are commercial design firms. I'm leaning towards those Office Masters just because I'm a little more comfortable spending $400 on a chair without testing it than $800.

Yerok
Jan 11, 2009


I got my madison seating leap V2. Instead of black upholstery/black frame I got:

jet black upholstery that's so fresh I can smell the spray adhesive on the seat pan

grey frame

adjustable lumbar that I didn't pay for

Seems to be basically in the same condition as all the $500 leap V2's with years of rear end stains that I saw at a few local office liquidators.

Ordering from madison is definitely gambling though.

e: the lumbar firmness adjuster is a torsional spring and a winder, whoever removed and replaced mine reinstalled it with the steel peg on the backrest below the eye of the torsional spring. you get what you pay for.

Yerok fucked around with this message at 03:34 on Jan 29, 2021

CaptainPsyko
May 2, 2004

We're Gonna Run.

We're Gonna Crawl.

Kick Down Every Wall.


Anyone have serious opinions re: footrests?

Ive realized that I like reclining in my new actually good chair much more than I ever did in my many years of very lovely chairs. What I do not like is propping my feet on the wall or dangling in the air when I do so.

I want something like... 18 inches, (give or take?) Off the ground, on which to prop my feet. Anything especially great in this space?

Internet Explorer
Jun 1, 2005


They are good. Get one that looks adjustable and durable. That is all.

Coredump
Dec 1, 2002
All I'm saying is that should be enough to arouse some suspicion is all.


CaptainPsyko posted:

Anyone have serious opinions re: footrests?

Ive realized that I like reclining in my new actually good chair much more than I ever did in my many years of very lovely chairs. What I do not like is propping my feet on the wall or dangling in the air when I do so.

I want something like... 18 inches, (give or take?) Off the ground, on which to prop my feet. Anything especially great in this space?

Humanscale has one that I have saved in my Amazon cart but haven't bought. That's all I got.

Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

I SEE YOU


CaptainPsyko posted:

Anyone have serious opinions re: footrests?

Ive realized that I like reclining in my new actually good chair much more than I ever did in my many years of very lovely chairs. What I do not like is propping my feet on the wall or dangling in the air when I do so.

I want something like... 18 inches, (give or take?) Off the ground, on which to prop my feet. Anything especially great in this space?

I use something like this under both my WFH and gaming desk:
https://www.furniturerow.com/pd/Tahoe-Ottoman/prod2240206?Cat=Living-Room-Furniture%7CSofas-and-Seating%7COttomans

Actually I'm using exactly that under my gaming desk. It looks like they have a very similar one called the "Reno" that is on sale right now.

You can find similar ones at Target for less:
https://www.target.com/p/essex-single-storage-ottoman-threshold/-/A-79282423?preselect=53164934#lnk=sametab

I think my wife is using something similar to that exact one, because she stole it from me.

I like these because my preferred chair style is the kind where the seat pan tips 1:1 with the back (as in, they always maintain their relationship to each other exactly). Putting the entire weight of my legs on that keeps excess pressure off the back of my thighs on the edge of the chair.

Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer

Keyser_Soze posted:

These Office Master chairs were recommended in this thread several times over the years.......... and I got one two years ago just for something solid, customizable and would last for around $800 or less. The JR-77 arm upgrade and smooth casters are also recommended.

They make an even bigger one than the IU-54, these are definitely solid cop chairs, not hipster tech bro chairs.
https://www.ergodirect.com/default.php?cPath=653

I ordered from ErgoDirect (west coast).

https://www.ergodirect.com/14101-office-master-iu54-24-seven-intensive-use-ergonomic-task-chair.html

https://www.ergoexperts.com/product...587987145101974

What are thoughts on the cushioned seat and better fabric grades? Worth the upgrades, or just fluff?

jess
May 26, 2005

you fit into me
like a hook into an eye

a fish hook
an open eye



I use this footrest and I like it: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07VPCMS6D

Also, I got a Steelcase Gesture this week, and... I'm leaning towards returning it. I assumed that the high weight limit meant that it was a good fatty chair, but the seat gets really uncomfortable after sitting in it for a couple hours and pokes in areas sometimes. And I really hate that you can't lock the arm pads from pivoting, so if I lean against it just a little bit, it'll pivot outwards and I have to shove it back into place. Also, their furthest position forward is still too far back - if I'm sitting straight up, I can only rest my elbows on them. It also feels like it's throwing me forward when I first sit down (I have to lean back to prevent that feeling), and there's no way to adjust the tilt.

I'm gonna give it the rest of the weekend to decide, but I guess I'm on the hunt again. Ugh.

jess fucked around with this message at 20:50 on Jan 30, 2021

Fartpopper
Feb 16, 2010


Keyser_Soze posted:

These Office Master chairs were recommended in this thread several times over the years.......... and I got one two years ago just for something solid, customizable and would last for around $800 or less. The JR-77 arm upgrade and smooth casters are also recommended.

They make an even bigger one than the IU-54, these are definitely solid cop chairs, not hipster tech bro chairs.
https://www.ergodirect.com/default.php?cPath=653

I ordered from ErgoDirect (west coast).

https://www.ergodirect.com/14101-office-master-iu54-24-seven-intensive-use-ergonomic-task-chair.html

https://www.ergoexperts.com/product...587987145101974

Does anyone know if these or similarly recommended chairs are available in Europe anywhere?

Keyser_Soze
May 5, 2009



Pillbug

Thanatosian posted:

What are thoughts on the cushioned seat and better fabric grades? Worth the upgrades, or just fluff?

It turns out I actually have a iu58, (not a iu54) but I would imagine the even sturdier Maxwell's have the same materials. I just got the boring charcoal 1001 and the standard seat, JR77M armrests, standard 5" cylinder, soft casters. The quality of the fabric is excellent with no wear after 2 years. The standard seat is a bit firm, but comfortable, and also no wear after 2 years. I would definitely ponder the memory foam seat & armrests and possibly the lumber support if ordering again. The chairs are also a good $200 cheaper now than in 2018.

Office Master also makes many more modern types of chairs.

https://www.omseating.com/

Something like this would be cool.
https://www.ergodirect.com/18693-office-master-truly-ty628-executive-ergonomic-chair.html

I would trust any of the $300 range value line as well.
https://www.ergodirect.com/480-office-master-pa59-patriot-full-function-executive-chair.html

for the U.K. maybe something like this......
https://ergochair.co.uk/product/zen/zentofit-se/

Keyser_Soze fucked around with this message at 16:02 on Jan 30, 2021

Yerok
Jan 11, 2009


I think the leap v2 might not be a good fit for me. I had tried it locally before ordering one but after a couple days of desk use it feels like the back rest and seat angle don't go quite far enough forward. It's really close but I think I might have to return it and pick up a local used Aeron for the forward tilt feature.

I also underestimated how much I would miss having a headrest for occasional use.

Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

I SEE YOU


jess posted:

I use this footrest and I like it: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07VPCMS6D

Also, I got a Steelcase Gesture this week, and... I'm leaning towards returning it.

....

It also feels like it's throwing me forward when I first sit down (I have to lean back to prevent that feeling), and there's no way to adjust the tilt.

I'm gonna give it the rest of the weekend to decide, but I guess I'm on the hunt again. Ugh.

Yeah, my experience with the Gesture was very similar; it felt like the seat pan was subtly trying to slide me out of the seat, and there was no adjustment to tip it back.

Zarin fucked around with this message at 00:53 on Jan 31, 2021

barnold
Dec 16, 2011

...but i didnt finish




Does anybody have a surefire way to buy hard floor casters for a Leap V2? The ones on the Steelcase website are over 100 dollars () and the only other ones with a decent amount of reviews on Amazon all say that the casters from that seller are too small and make the Leap's center support touch the ground. I tried calling the office furniture refurbisher I bought the chair from a few years ago but they only have the casters for carpet, not for hard floors

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

"You are the best poster... do not let anyone say otherwise."


barnold posted:

Does anybody have a surefire way to buy hard floor casters for a Leap V2? The ones on the Steelcase website are over 100 dollars () and the only other ones with a decent amount of reviews on Amazon all say that the casters from that seller are too small and make the Leap's center support touch the ground. I tried calling the office furniture refurbisher I bought the chair from a few years ago but they only have the casters for carpet, not for hard floors

Aliexpress? There's all sorts of casters to choose from. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/330...ontent=38908697

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless You Ants, Blants



barnold posted:

Does anybody have a surefire way to buy hard floor casters for a Leap V2? The ones on the Steelcase website are over 100 dollars () and the only other ones with a decent amount of reviews on Amazon all say that the casters from that seller are too small and make the Leap's center support touch the ground. I tried calling the office furniture refurbisher I bought the chair from a few years ago but they only have the casters for carpet, not for hard floors

On my Think I bought these castors:

http://www.castorsunlimited.co.uk/65mm-black-soft-wheel-castor-with-18mm-tower-and-choice-of-braked-or-freewheeling/

11mmx22mm stem fits perfectly. I got the measurement by pulling the original wheels off and measuring the stems with calipers.

barnold
Dec 16, 2011

...but i didnt finish




Nice, thanks! I did look at ones on Aliexpress but I thought I'd post here before I bought a set just to save the hassle of potentially getting ones that don't fit right. Figured at least one person here might have been in the same spot

Irukandji Syndrome
Dec 26, 2008


I'm looking for a good, comfortable computer chair for like 6-8 hours of daily use (wfh) with adjustable height. Mostly looking for something that doesn't cut off the circulation to my drat legs, is good for my back, and lets me lean back a little.

It would be great to spend under $300 but am willing to stretch budget. Does anyone have any suggestions I tried skimming back a few pages but the brand names are a little overwhelming.

Irukandji Syndrome fucked around with this message at 00:29 on Feb 6, 2021

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


As far as I know, absent investing time in bargain/closeout/surplus hunting, you're probably not going to find anything in the ~$250 range that is meaningfully better than the ~$150 Hyken.

Chairs that are actually really ergonomically good for your legs/back start at like $600 maybe.

Mistikman
Jan 21, 2001

I was born ready. I'm Ron Fucking Swanson.

Thanatosian posted:

I'm looking at a Steelcase Gesture on Amazon right now for only $827 new (from the Steelcase store, nonetheless). Seems like a good deal; I'm a fatass, should I be looking for something different? I have a used Steelcase Criterion I picked up seven years ago that I think the gas canister has given out on; the pickings on Craigslist are mighty slim, and I can afford this, seems like a good investment with the 12-year warranty.

Kind of late to the party on this one, but I got a Steelcase Gesture about 8-10 months ago, and it's the best chair I have ever owned. It's incredibly comfortable no matter how I sit in it, and I am also a fatass and the sides of my butt don't even touch the armrests when I am seated.

It's rated for 400 lbs, and I am around 325. I assume the first thing that will crap out will be the hydraulics, as that's generally how they go, but it seems to be holding up a lot better than my prior chairs.

If you are concerned, they have a heavy duty version of the Leap chair which is rated to 500 lbs. Depending on how long the hydraulics last on this chair I might go for one of those next time around.

Fano
Oct 20, 2010


I recently purchased this cylinder to replace the one in my 5-year-old Steelcase v2 because it has been slowly sinking.

This one is way worse, the chair does not stay at full height even for a few minutes, I feel like I either bought the wrong cylinder or installed it poorly, even though I found many videos guides which did it exactly the same way. It was tedious as hell removing the old one and installing the new one, but for now I think I'm going to be putting the old one back as soon as I get tired of sitting 2 feet from the ground.

Just really bummed out about it, enough to maybe splurge in a new chair at some point in the future, but I don't really wanna eat the cost.

Che Delilas
Nov 23, 2009
FREE TIBET WEED

Steelcase has a 12 year warranty on the original cylinders, have you contacted them? Or is yours secondhand?

Khorne
May 1, 2002

Goonstone Champ x2

Fano posted:

I recently purchased this cylinder to replace the one in my 5-year-old Steelcase v2 because it has been slowly sinking.

This one is way worse, the chair does not stay at full height even for a few minutes, I feel like I either bought the wrong cylinder or installed it poorly, even though I found many videos guides which did it exactly the same way. It was tedious as hell removing the old one and installing the new one, but for now I think I'm going to be putting the old one back as soon as I get tired of sitting 2 feet from the ground.

Just really bummed out about it, enough to maybe splurge in a new chair at some point in the future, but I don't really wanna eat the cost.
Do you know which leap v2 cylinder design you have?

If you have the top kind you will need to keep playing with the screw. It's tedious and a pain. The other design is way better.

disaster pastor
May 1, 2007



My Hyken's headrest snapped, and I can't find the receipt to go through a warranty replacement. (Not to mention I have also never loved the chair all that much, and now that I'm working from home...)

So... what's the best office chair with a headrest? The Gesture seems fantastic but expensive as poo poo, I have coworkers telling me the SecretLab Titan is much better than expected for a "gamer chair," and the ErgoChair 2 has a mesh back but the most divided reviews I've ever seen: people either love it or they loving hate it.

Coredump
Dec 1, 2002
All I'm saying is that should be enough to arouse some suspicion is all.


disaster pastor posted:

My Hyken's headrest snapped, and I can't find the receipt to go through a warranty replacement. (Not to mention I have also never loved the chair all that much, and now that I'm working from home...)

So... what's the best office chair with a headrest? The Gesture seems fantastic but expensive as poo poo, I have coworkers telling me the SecretLab Titan is much better than expected for a "gamer chair," and the ErgoChair 2 has a mesh back but the most divided reviews I've ever seen: people either love it or they loving hate it.

I have the ergochair 2 and I'm very Meh about it. I can't seem to get it adjusted just right for me. But its better than my ikea Markus I was using.

Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

I SEE YOU


disaster pastor posted:

My Hyken's headrest snapped, and I can't find the receipt to go through a warranty replacement. (Not to mention I have also never loved the chair all that much, and now that I'm working from home...)

So... what's the best office chair with a headrest? The Gesture seems fantastic but expensive as poo poo, I have coworkers telling me the SecretLab Titan is much better than expected for a "gamer chair," and the ErgoChair 2 has a mesh back but the most divided reviews I've ever seen: people either love it or they loving hate it.

What is your budget?
Aerons have a ton of aftermarket headrest options
I think you can get headrests for the Leap as well
The Quantum WorkPro 9000 from OfficeDepot comes with a headrest option
I'm a headrest guy myself, but my Cosm seems to support my upper back so well that I don't even feel the need for them (granted, I got the high-backed version, but you can't use the integrated headrest without staring at the ceiling)

disaster pastor
May 1, 2007



Coredump posted:

I have the ergochair 2 and I'm very Meh about it. I can't seem to get it adjusted just right for me. But its better than my ikea Markus I was using.

I really appreciate seeing an actual "meh" review!

Zarin posted:

What is your budget?
Aerons have a ton of aftermarket headrest options
I think you can get headrests for the Leap as well
The Quantum WorkPro 9000 from OfficeDepot comes with a headrest option
I'm a headrest guy myself, but my Cosm seems to support my upper back so well that I don't even feel the need for them (granted, I got the high-backed version, but you can't use the integrated headrest without staring at the ceiling)

I can stretch my budget a bit just because I'm WFH for the foreseeable future, so this is going to be a major QoL thing.

My issue with the Aeron (and I guess the WorkPro, which I hadn't heard of) is that it has a mesh seat as well, and after three years with the Hyken, I can say I really don't care for that; I tend to not be wearing long pants while I'm sitting in it, and the mesh really irritates my skin (especially if I'm cross-legged, which I know is not a great habit). But maybe Hykens just have really lovely mesh?

I'm also not sure about adding an aftermarket headrest to an Aeron or a Leap, just because I'm uncertain how precise I'd manage to be drilling those holes.

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Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

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disaster pastor posted:

I can stretch my budget a bit just because I'm WFH for the foreseeable future, so this is going to be a major QoL thing.

My issue with the Aeron (and I guess the WorkPro, which I hadn't heard of) is that it has a mesh seat as well, and after three years with the Hyken, I can say I really don't care for that; I tend to not be wearing long pants while I'm sitting in it, and the mesh really irritates my skin (especially if I'm cross-legged, which I know is not a great habit). But maybe Hykens just have really lovely mesh?

I'm also not sure about adding an aftermarket headrest to an Aeron or a Leap, just because I'm uncertain how precise I'd manage to be drilling those holes.

Ah, no, I don't think any mesh feels good on bare skin tbh. I've had 3 mesh-seat chairs now, and I just always wear some track pants or whatever these things are.

For what it's worth, the aftermarket headrest on the Aeron just clamps on; very easy. For the Leap, I want to say that headrest snaps on in-between the plastic shell and the cushion. Don't quote me on that, though; I could be remembering the headrest for the Gesture. I don't think I've ever actually seen a Gesture or Leap headrest in person; I'm just aware they exist.

Another thing to consider might be tilt mechanism as you narrow down your search; for example, I really did NOT care for the tilt mechanisms on the Leap or the Gesture. I very much have come to prefer tilt mechanisms where the relational angle between the seat pan and seat back does not change (or barely changes).

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