I’ve had, and used, the dark grey cloth variation for a bit over a week. A few thoughts have come up over this time, and I figured I would express them for anyone else looking into a new office chair, in a pro-con bullet style.
- The chair is phenomenally supportive. The tall-back, combined with the lumbar support make for a nicely ergonomic chair
- The mesh backing allows enough air to prevent the back-sweat epidemic cheapo pleather chairs cause
- It’s fairly adjustable. You can adjust the height, and lock the chairs back into various states of recline.
It isn’t perfect, however.
- The arms are not at all adjustable, and fairly short. It leads your elbow to dip in an uncomfortable way, as pictured. This causes you to need to actively hold your elbow up. This is annoying.
- The arms, again, are awful. I have an IKEA desk, as well. But unless I am at a very specific height, the arms of the chair scrape on the bottom of my desk. The arms are made of rubber, and it causes concern for rubber scraping off to make an ugly arm. If I’m too far down in height, it’s an ergonomic nightmare.
- Some may not enjoy the firmness of this chair. It’s very supportive. You cannot, however, melt into this chair like in a Lazy Boy chair.
I don’t want to go on and on about office chairs. If you’re looking for office chairs under $250, check this guy out. IKEA has a decent return policy, so if you can be away from $200 for a while, and have no IKEA around you, just buy it and return it if it isn’t for you.
Any price higher, and you may be able to afford a second-hand super-chair, like a Steelcase Leap. Or heck, even a new one if you have a grand to drop.
Whatever you do, don’t buy the $30 Staples special. Your back, wrists, and shoulders will thank you for taking proper care of them. If you have any questions, direct them to the comment section.