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Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by am » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:23 pm

I need a comfortable ergonomic chair for sitting long periods of time at a desk for my home. I am going to go to staples tomorrow partly because it’s close and also because I have a 10% off amex offer on my credit card. Can anyone recommend a nice comfy chair that’s easy on the back and budget? Say less than 200 bucks preferably available at staples. Thanks.

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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by WCtri83 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:31 pm

Slightly over your budget but my office has the Acadia chair and find it reasonably supportive and adjustable: https://www.staples.com/Staples-Acadia- ... uct_570621

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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by KlangFool » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:40 pm

am wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:23 pm
I need a comfortable ergonomic chair for sitting long periods of time at a desk for my home. I am going to go to staples tomorrow partly because it’s close and also because I have a 10% off amex offer on my credit card. Can anyone recommend a nice comfy chair that’s easy on the back and budget? Say less than 200 bucks preferably available at staples. Thanks.
am,

Before you go that route, you may want to check out whether you can get a used Aeron chair from Craiglist in your area. In the DC area, you can get one from $175 to $500. It is worth the money.

https://www.hermanmiller.com/products/s ... on-chairs/

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/sea ... n&sort=rel

I could not find anything worth buying from Staples or Costco.

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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by AtlasShrugged? » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:04 pm

am....You want a Hyken chair. Hands down, it is the best seller in Staples. That is not an accident.

Failing that, the Tempur-pedics are pretty good. The 7000 model is quite good.
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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by carolinaman » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:11 am

KlangFool wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:40 pm
am wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:23 pm
I need a comfortable ergonomic chair for sitting long periods of time at a desk for my home. I am going to go to staples tomorrow partly because it’s close and also because I have a 10% off amex offer on my credit card. Can anyone recommend a nice comfy chair that’s easy on the back and budget? Say less than 200 bucks preferably available at staples. Thanks.
am,

Before you go that route, you may want to check out whether you can get a used Aeron chair from Craiglist in your area. In the DC area, you can get one from $175 to $500. It is worth the money.

https://www.hermanmiller.com/products/s ... on-chairs/

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/sea ... n&sort=rel

I could not find anything worth buying from Staples or Costco.

KlangFool
+1. These used Aerons and other high end ergonomic chairs are well worth the price. I bought a good chair from Office Depot that did not work well for my home office. I developed back pains. I found a supplier of used high end office chairs on Craigslist. He had a warehouse in Charlotte full of chairs he had bought from businesses. Many of these chairs were almost new. He said a lot of companies choose to sell their office equipment when moving and this happens a lot. I got a slightly used Aeron chair for less than half price retail. I suspect with a little effort you will find a similar supplier in your city.

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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by ssquared87 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:31 am

Another vote for the Herman Miller Aeron.

You won’t find it in Staples, but it’ll be way more comfortable than anything you find there. You’ll have to go to craigslist and find a used one but that shouldn’t be too hard. Just be cognizant that there are 3 sizes, so make sure to get the best size for your body type

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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by am » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:27 am

KlangFool wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:40 pm
am wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:23 pm
I need a comfortable ergonomic chair for sitting long periods of time at a desk for my home. I am going to go to staples tomorrow partly because it’s close and also because I have a 10% off amex offer on my credit card. Can anyone recommend a nice comfy chair that’s easy on the back and budget? Say less than 200 bucks preferably available at staples. Thanks.
am,

Before you go that route, you may want to check out whether you can get a used Aeron chair from Craiglist in your area. In the DC area, you can get one from $175 to $500. It is worth the money.

https://www.hermanmiller.com/products/s ... on-chairs/

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/sea ... n&sort=rel

I could not find anything worth buying from Staples or Costco.

KlangFool

I found used one in my area for $399 Model "B." Lumbar support and Tension adjustment. Is there anything else I need to watch out for, like old versus newer models? Is model B appropriate for a lean 5”7 frame?

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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by onourway » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:36 am

am wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:27 am

I found used one in my area for $399 Model "B." Lumbar support and Tension adjustment. Is there anything else I need to watch out for, like old versus newer models? Is model B appropriate for a lean 5”7 frame?
I'm about the same size and fit either an A or B size. We don't purchase new Aerons very often because they basically last forever, but there are a variety of different options available. I'd want to make sure the arms are fully adjustable up and down, and that the armrests move left to right (not sure if all models do this or not).

I will say that no traditional style chair, least of all an Aeron, is really going to be 'good' for your back. The heavily reclined position that most users default to in the Aeron chair is comfortable in the short term, but not so great for you in the long. You're better off setting that tension adjustment firm, and sitting upright without relying on the backrest.

FWIW most in our office ditched our Aeron chairs years ago and went to a combined sit/stand desk. A simple wooden stool is much better for you than any chair.

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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by KlangFool » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:40 am

am wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:27 am
KlangFool wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:40 pm
am wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:23 pm
I need a comfortable ergonomic chair for sitting long periods of time at a desk for my home. I am going to go to staples tomorrow partly because it’s close and also because I have a 10% off amex offer on my credit card. Can anyone recommend a nice comfy chair that’s easy on the back and budget? Say less than 200 bucks preferably available at staples. Thanks.
am,

Before you go that route, you may want to check out whether you can get a used Aeron chair from Craiglist in your area. In the DC area, you can get one from $175 to $500. It is worth the money.

https://www.hermanmiller.com/products/s ... on-chairs/

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/sea ... n&sort=rel

I could not find anything worth buying from Staples or Costco.

KlangFool

I found used one in my area for $399 Model "B." Lumbar support and Tension adjustment. Is there anything else I need to watch out for, like old versus newer models? Is model B appropriate for a lean 5”7 frame?
am,

You are about my size. B should be okay. Check out youtube on how to adjust the char.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwN-4jcOFe8

Adjust the chair and try it out if you buy it off Craig list.

As far as I can tell, all Aeron models are good. You can check out the following link to see what are the options on the chair and their prices.

http://store.hermanmiller.com/office/of ... lang=en_US

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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by KlangFool » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:42 am

onourway wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:36 am
am wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:27 am

I found used one in my area for $399 Model "B." Lumbar support and Tension adjustment. Is there anything else I need to watch out for, like old versus newer models? Is model B appropriate for a lean 5”7 frame?
I'm about the same size and fit either an A or B size. We don't purchase new Aerons very often because they basically last forever, but there are a variety of different options available. I'd want to make sure the arms are fully adjustable up and down, and that the armrests move left to right (not sure if all models do this or not).

I will say that no traditional style chair, least of all an Aeron, is really going to be 'good' for your back. The heavily reclined position that most users default to in the Aeron chair is comfortable in the short term, but not so great for you in the long. You're better off setting that tension adjustment firm, and sitting upright without relying on the backrest.

FWIW most in our office ditched our Aeron chairs years ago and went to a combined sit/stand desk. A simple wooden stool is much better for you than any chair.
onourway,

I do both. I have an Aeron chair and a sit/stand desk. So, I can alternate between sitting and standing.

Ikea has a very good sit/stand desk.

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/cate ... ces/18962/

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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by onourway » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:46 am

KlangFool wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:42 am

onourway,

I do both. I have an Aeron chair and a sit/stand desk. So, I can alternate between sitting and standing.

Ikea has a very good sit/stand desk.

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/cate ... ces/18962/

KlangFool
I too used my Aeron for years at my sit/stand desk. I installed an extended length gas strut they offer which got me high enough to reach my keyboard tray. After changing things around a bit though I simplified with a wooden stool which I find better for posture than the Aeron, and while it's comfortable enough, it does encourage me to switch between sitting and standing a bit more frequently.

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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by InvisibleAerobar » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:12 am

I'm also thinking of getting a fancy chair, as I have minor back issues.

Came across this website, selling "open-box" Herman Miller Aeron chairs. Should I be wary of anything?

https://www.madisonseating.com/aeron-ch ... gJV7PD_BwE

If this is actually legit, it would seem like a good deal

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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by spahkee » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:22 pm

I got an open box Aeron from MadisonSeating and had to return the first one as one of the adjustment levers did't work but they took the return and gave me a different one and I've been really pleased. After going thru 4 chairs in 5 years, I've been happy with the Aeron.

PS - I have no disc cushion between 2 vertabrae so I'm bone on bone and this chair has made the world of difference.

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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by quantAndHold » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:32 pm

My experience with Staples was all the chairs they had were cheaply made, not sturdy enough for everyday, long term use, and not particularly ergonomic.

My old company did a full ergonomic evaluation and bought me a fancy chair, which I loved. I convinced them to give me one that another employee had broken the base on, and I did a base transplant with the base from a chair I bought at goodwill for $20. Who knew that office chair bases were interchangeable?

If I had to pay full price, I would go to an ergonomics place, find one that I like, then try to find one used. Life is too short to have pain while I’m working.

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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by InvisibleAerobar » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:55 pm

spahkee wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:22 pm
I got an open box Aeron from MadisonSeating and had to return the first one as one of the adjustment levers did't work but they took the return and gave me a different one and I've been really pleased. After going thru 4 chairs in 5 years, I've been happy with the Aeron.

PS - I have no disc cushion between 2 vertabrae so I'm bone on bone and this chair has made the world of difference.
how big of a hassle was the return? return of a 45 lb box doesn't sound fun, and you are not the first to report that their "refurbished" product does not always fully work

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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by arf30 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:05 pm

Don't buy a chair blindly online, find a store nearby that retails Herman Miller or Steelcase and go sit in the chairs for 30 minutes.

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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by aspirit » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:24 pm

One extreme online offering is here; https://www.amazon.com/Drakon-Raidmax-7 ... 8933&psc=1

Looks ergonomic to me :idea:
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Re: Recommendation for an ergonomic chair (staples)

Post by mlebuf » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:37 pm

Hi am,

Another +1 for the Aeron Chair. I bought my first one in the late '90's. It cured the lower back pain I had suffered with for over a decade.

Two things you need to be cautious about:

1. They do wear out over long periods of time. After about 18 years, the lower back pain returned last year. It was cured by purchasing a new Aeron Chair.

2. The Aeron was updated a few years ago and the new model is a great improvement in comfort.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqwB5rTZSVA

Some years back I purchased an Aeron Chair headrest via Amazon.com. Well worth it. I transferred it to the new Aeron when I purchased it about a year ago. The new Aeron with the headrest is so comfortable that I find myself falling asleep in it.
https://www.amazon.com/Engineered-Now-H ... eron+chair

You may find it worthwhile to find a Herman Miller dealer in your area and look for a used, rebuilt Aeron chair. I'm about your height and find the "B" size to be a good fit. Good luck.
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