I bought an Amazon Basic chair and I'm very satisfied with it. It's not a racing chair and has no gaming flair, so no increased fps, but it's really comfortable and affordable.
The Herman Miller Aeron is the gold standard.
However, I have a Alera Elusion from Amazon. It's got all the adjustability of a much more expensive chair; adjustable Seat pan, adjustable back, the seat pan angle and back reset angle are individually adjustable etc.
It is no Aeron but if you are on a budget, this is the best I have found.
This is also on Amazon for those wondering. The white one is $94.99+$9.99 Shipping though.
Same price as on amazon. Might not be as good of a deal as newegg would have you believe.
How about a kneeling chair? DRAGONN by VIVO Ergonomic Kneeling Chair, Adjustable Stool for Home and Office - Improve Your Posture with an Angled Seat - Thick Comfortable Cushions, Black, DN-CH-K01B https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073ZN7B52/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_aIjbGbMV2ZMSX
For 65$, you can't go wrong with the amazon basic mesh back.. something something office chair.
I liked mine so much, I bought one for my mom. After over a year, I've yet to have an issue with it.
I got Alera elusion high back, very comfortable chair
I’ve used it for about 8 months now and it’s holding up nice. My brother got the same model after trying out mine. Biggest complaint I have is that it creaks when you roll around while sitting but not bad.
These chairs from amazon fit your style and budget and they seem to have pretty good reviews.
I misremembered and looking at my order it was actually $170 when I bought it, but only $154 now. My only complaint is the mesh back has loosened a little bit, but it's still pretty comfortable.
This chair is the real deal https://www.amazon.in/AmazonBasics-Back-Office-Chair-Black/dp/B00IFHPVEU/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541148975&sr=1-1&pi=AC_SL180_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=amazon+basics+chair been
I can say the chair itself is super comfy. But not $500 comfy. lol.
The $100 ones off amazon are worth.
This is the chair shown in the pic. This one is worth imo.
Ah the headrest I purchased separately on Amazon. Its this one (H3 version for the classic Aeron model) https://smile.amazon.com/Engineered-Now-Headrest-Herman-Classic/dp/B005L9ATK6/ref=sr\_1\_5?dchild=1&keywords=herman%2Bmiller%2Bheron%2Bheadrest&qid=1624152771&sr=8-5&th=1
Bought second hand off of kijiji 💀💀💀
It's a decent chair, easy to clean/move, not adjustable, but 👍
Kneeling chair - I use https://www.amazon.com/DRAGONN-Ergonomic-Kneeling-Adjustable-Office/dp/B073ZN7B52 (in fact, I have two of these :-).
Disclaimer #1: AFAIK there are no studies that show the benefits of a kneeling chair (but then, AFAIK there are also no studies that show the benefits of a standing desk). Still, the chair made a huge difference for me.
Disclaimer #2: To adjust and get used to the kneeling chair, I would start with just 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon and extending the time gradually over 1-2 weeks. Also - it is important that you do not lean forward (e.g. when using a keyboard or a mouse) - leaning forward would flex the lower back and might exacerbate back problems.
Disclaimer #3: A comfortable chair is only one part of a solution. Moving from time to tome and changing positions is important in general for lower back health (e.g. don't sit/kneel all the time - get up and walk around the room every 10-15 minutes and/or get for a longer walk after lunch). I highly recommend the "Back Mechanic" book by McGill: https://www.amazon.com/Back-Mechanic-Stuart-McGill-2015-09-30/dp/B01FKSGJYC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2T3452809ELSY&dchild=1&keywords=back+mechanic+mcgill&qid=1617841459&sprefix=back+mechanic%2Cgarden%2C242&sr=8-1
Homall Gaming Chair Office Chair High Back Computer Chair Leather Desk Chair Racing Executive Ergonomic Adjustable Swivel Task Chair with Headrest and Lumbar Support (White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRZ02TL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_PhQcGb501A3HZ
My wife and I just bought these (I bought the slightly taller stool model) and they're remarkably quiet. Our old chairs were very squeaky -- these are downright stealthy.
"Flash Furniture Mid-Back Black Mesh Swivel Ergonomic Task Office Chair with Flip-Up Arms" https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KUPS3JU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Plus they're available in fun colors.
The second option is around 200 USD.
I did find a much cheaper alternative, although it doesn't seem to have as much quality.
I love this backless, ergonomic, chair that forces you to use your core muscles, yet is comfortable. Keeps you from slouching and it is adjustable
Amazon link I bought this chair. It has most of the ergonomics of an aeron but is $200. I have one at home and got work to buy me one. I like it quite a lot. You can also buy a headrest that screws on.
I haven't had this for very long but I enjoy it and with Amazon Prime is only $110. I wasn't going to spend over $150 on a "gaming" chair and this seems like a deal to me.
The Lorell Mesh Headrest has good reviews on Amazon. The Steelcase Leap v2 has a flat back, so you'll have to screw the headrest directly into the back of the chair.
Esta silla de Amazon Basics es la mejor silla que he tenido para el trabajo. A mi comúnmente me duele la espalda por estar sentado, y esta es en la que más tiempo aguanto sin problemas.
As everyone else has said, I definitely wouldn't recommend a gaming chair as their too expensive and not comfortable. I actually wouldn't recommend many "gamer" branded things in general, but I digress.
I would recommend an ergonomic office chair, and look for one that allows you to sit straight up. My chair (linked at bottom) has a lot of adjustable levers and allows me to adjust the back piece forward enough where I am supported when gaming/coding. It varies per person but I have a tendency to lean over and have bad posture at the desk, so having a great office chair is really important and will save you in the long run from posture problems.
Link to my chair on Amazon. I would recommend something similar to this.
I use a kneeling chair. Somewhat same concept. I paid 100 dollars.
I can sit indian style (is that still the name) in the chair ok, but is a bit awkward.
I can't seem to find the exact model, but it's pretty similar to this one.
I highly recommend it if you spend a lot of time in front of the computer.
I have this one I think it made the chair more comfortable, support the same.
Ergonomic Kneeling Chair, Adjustable.
Used about a week and was gifted a standing desk I prefer.
$110 New on Amazon. Make an offer.
A wonderful start. You'll enjoy more leg room for sure. And can't imagine a better choice in chairs. I've had my own Aeron for 14 years. Just replaced the cylinder last month lol. Genuine life chair. Like the great white shark? ... you know the rest.
BTW: personally, this investment changed my Aeron game.
this chair has removable armrests: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049UCECE?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
they are super easy to remove takes about 10 seconds don't need tools. (it's an amazing chair for the money can adjust everything).
does anyone have one of those kneeling chairs? something like one of these? if so, do you like it?? i'm having a lot of lower back pain and posture issues lately, so i'm wondering if it would help. my one concern is it causing knee pain, as i've gotten some knee pain the past two big hikes i've done. but the hunching is just not doing it for me anymore!
I have siatica and back issues and finally started used my wife's kneeling chair. So so so much better on my back: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.amazon.com/DRAGONN-Ergonomic-Kneeling-Adjustable-Office/dp/B073ZN7B52&ved=2ahUKEwjv5Zya5Kv4AhX9FzQIHZerAOEQFnoECCIQAQ&usg=AOvVaw1eh8spD9BpZhuYMtNTntmg
Note: I have no financial interest in this product or link
Clamps (Needed two)
I have an old Steelcase Leap v1, for reference. No good place to put the clamps. I pulled the back padding off the back a bit to make room for the clamps, tightened them down, then bolted the headrest to one of the angled holes on the clamps. Headrest extension pushed all the way down.
The reviews for the headrest clued me into which clamps to buy and there are some pictures there where they installed the headrest on other chairs with better mounting points for the clamps. The Leap v1 just isn't a good candidate for this, but I made it work. It's ugly as sin but nobody sees the back on my chair, so I don't care right now.
Here ya go brother
Homall Gaming Chair Office Chair High Back Computer Chair Leather Desk Chair Racing Executive Ergonomic Adjustable Swivel Task Chair with
Headrest and Lumbar Support (White)
Good on ya for not telling people where you live. Also I just thought, invest in a good chair if ya haven’t already, I bought this, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KUPS3JU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_K0QTZ3HE33R0YPG2M1FM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 last year and it was the best choice I’ve ever made. Maybe don’t get one with a mesh seat cus stuff gets in there and it’s a pain in the ass to clean. May RNJesus be in your favor stranger.
Hi, I was looking for a headrest for the Mirra v1, but couldn't find one. So I bought the Lorell headrest on Amazon and designed a 3D-printed adapter to be used with the Mirra 1: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P85C6OU/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_asin\_title\_o00\_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
3D-printed adapter: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5400368
I hope this helps someone!
I bought this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P85C6OU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and a couple of screws and hex nuts to fasten it to the chair. Also got a couple of rubber washers to prevent damage to the chair. it's slightly ugly, but also WAYYYYY cheaper the OEM headrest. PM me if you want pics.
I do know what you mean, yeah. Mine hasn't quite annoyed me the way yours has, but I've had a similar feeling from time to time.
You could also try splitting time between a "knee chair" and a standing desk, if you really wanted to go "all in." Standing desk and knee chairs have the same problem; you really can't do them all day long. But you could probably split time between them (I haven't tried that myself).
I got one off Amazon. Lorell Hi-Back Chair Mesh Headrest, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P85C6OU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_YASEYFEQTERATWK7ANX7
I also got different hardware that wouldn’t pierce too far into the chair back.
Looks like most models are the same. As an Amazon Seller, I think this one may be your best bet. The reviews aren't amazing but I own some VIVO mounts and they have good QC so I'd expect the same from this item. With that being said, this whole category has pretty bad Amazon reviews. You can view the top selling kneeling chairs of Amazon US here. There are 250-300 dollar models on the market but they look to be the same quality for the most part and most likely just invest their extra funds into marketing.
I got this chair a june 6, 2020, and it's held up great and is generally quite comfortable. Definitely well built with a lot of adjustment, recline, headrest, and a wide seat base. The only problem is I don't have much asscheek and the padding doesn't cut it for me anymore so i had to get another seat cushion to put on it.
If you don't like mesh then there's that potential factor becoming an issue, but i prefer it because i can stay cool.
If the padding was just an inch thicker with a 1" taller back i would have actually preferred it to a herman Miller. I'm 6'1" 200lbs.
I just checked it out and it looks great! The only problem is it doesn't look like is has as much padding as I'd like. I want something softer like this...
Duramont Ergonomic Office Chair - Adjustable Desk Chair with Lumbar Support and Rollerblade Wheels - High Back Chairs with Breathable Mesh - Thick Seat Cushion, Head, and Arm Rests - Reclines https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0797HZ8W1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_TG9SDTYMCGA9SK16696K?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
It’s pretty solid. I got it on a auction site for $40, so definitely a steal on $330. I wish the seat part was more cushy, why I need the extra support pad there
ah, i read headsets lol, and amazon link
Did someone try a Kneeling Chair? (no support for the back)
I recommend the WorkPro Quantum 9000. Can be found for $400-500 but I got really lucky and bought it on sale awhile back.
Also get the version with the headrest if you can. If not, you can purchase something like this and get c-clamps. It's not the most sturdy thing ever but it gets the job done.
I used this Lorell headrest from Amazon
Literally drilled holes in the back, got some nuts and screwed onto the bolts that came with the headrest and voila
Lorell Hi-Back Chair Mesh Headrest, Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00P85C6OU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_9546JRHYBNJ27F04X6R8
The lamp cord hanging out distracts a bit -- but its hard to find a proper clean/minimal lamp (I still havn't).
I love the aeron chair but hate that it lacks a headrest, I bought this one 2 years ago:
No worries ... BTW ... went back and looked at my Amazon orders and this is the exact one that I bought for my Aeron back in 2013 ... I think there are several different companies making them now but this one has stood the test of time quite well: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005L9ATK6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
For people who dislike Herman Miller chairs, I recommend this Duramont chair with adjustable everything. Herman Miller chairs are too low-backed for me, and I hate the arm rests - the Duramont shape is a better fit for my body and took very few adjustments to get right.
I wish the seat was slightly less firm but it is better than the basic cheap office chair I had before and it has better back support. When I lean back in it against the lumbar and neck support I say, “ ahh this is nice.“ I was tempted to get the pink/white version but the black/white version was a Black Friday shopping special and coordinates with my mostly back hardware and the PS5.
It is the Homall chair, comes in a lot of colors, inexpensive so the quality isn't super-high but it'll do. It is leather and not polyurethane. It is similar to the GTracing chair often seen in Battlestation posts here.
Sadly it looks like the pink/white version isn't available.
Duramont with adjustable everything. I've long used some of the cheaper suggestions on Amazon but was getting really sore after sitting in them for longer periods of time during WFH, probably in large part due to bad posture - but they generally have seats that lose their bounce after several hours of continuous use, and minimal back support.
The high back on the Duramont means you get an actually usable neck rest and much better back support. The seat is comfortable for 12+ hours. Adjustable arms are non-negotiable, IMO, and the shape of these armrests has a nice cradle for you to rest on. I like this chair so much I replaced all our desk chairs with it after a few weeks of use.
I have used most Herman Miller chairs and this one knocks them out of the park at a fraction of the price, imo - but I low-key hate Herman Millers and literally prefer hard wood chairs. For me, Herman Millers are far too low backed for day-long use in front of a desk, and the armrests are incomprehensibly shaped. I'd look through some catalogs and try to identify what you've like in the office in the past - once I realized I never had a nice high-backed chair and figured out my issues with the Herman Millers, it was an easy to find a chair with the features I wanted!
The Original Headrest for The Herman Miller Aeron Chair H3 Carbon | Colors and Mesh Match Classic Aeron Chair 2016 and Earlier Models | Headrest ONLY https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005L9ATK6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_6fqFsyEzjDf9s
Here's some options that I'm considering right now:
I currently have this on a tempur-pedic, so I know that it's comfortable and I prefer mesh in general. This would not be able to mount directly onto the chair so I would attach two plastic C-clamps to the chair and drill the headrest into the C-clamps. Since there is no forward-back adjustment on this headrest I'd use a heat gun to bend the column to get the right adjustment (I did this to the tempur pedic one to adjust it further back.
This looks like it may be able to screw right into the back the plastic frame at the top of the backrest. Obviously it would void the warranty and the metal fasteners would clamp down on the mesh back at the top and deform them, which maybe could cause damage or alter how the shape of the mesh/how the backrest feels.
DRAGONN by VIVO Ergonomic Kneeling Chair, Adjustable Stool for Home and Office - Improve Your Posture with an Angled Seat - Thick Comfortable Cushions, Black, DN-CH-K01B https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073ZN7B52/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_N2RBNAX1TEX0MY02PFVP
Depends on your frame and weight , if your thin the link above will force a better posture.
I couldn’t find the one I primarily used, I have scoliosis . But I found it very comfortable, this is the closest thing I could find to it’s shape and style https://www.fully.com/hag-capisco-chair.html
Unless you have particularly long legs for your frame, I suspect your old Aeron couldn't raise up to its max height which is easily high enough for a 6' tall person to keep their lower legs perpendicular to the floor.
The average 6' tall person should have their computer desk at about 27" high. I suspect you may be straining to sit up straight full-time, which leads to pain over time. If you can lower your worksurface, this will help you sit back and get support from your backrest, relax your shoulders, maybe take some pressure off your vulnerable wrists and forearms, etc. Alternatively, you can install you can sit a little higher and use a footrest to compensate.
For sciatica, it is recommended to sit with your knees level or even slightly below your hips, the latter of which is made possible using forward seat tilt. Most high-end chairs these days, including the Leap, have synchrotilt mechanisms which do not allow for forward seat tilt. Synchrotilt mechanisms tilt the seat backward as you lean back, bringing your knees above your hips.
I think you would be best served by an office chair with a multifunction mechanism which allows you to set the seat and backrest angles independently. If price is no object, Neutral Posture and Bodybilt make the best multifunction chairs on the US market today. At under $300, you can get an Alera Elusion High Back or a Lorell LLR62000 (the former has average lumbar support tension, latter has provides pronounced lumbar support).
This one but there’s plenty of variations on this style on Amazon. Love it. Duramont Ergonomic Office Chair - Adjustable Desk Chair with Lumbar Support and Rollerblade Wheels - High Back Chairs with Breathable Mesh - Thick Seat Cushion, Head, and Arm Rests - Reclines https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0797HZ8W1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_ZF4Y5H7Z0HE48QKTQNYR?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
If headrest isn't an absolute must for you, go with the Alera Elusion High-Back Multifunction or the Lorell Conjure LLR62000, the latter if you'd like particularly strong lumbar support. Both chairs sit high, have height-adjustable backrests, have armrests that adjust low and way wide (functionally out of the way), seat depth adjustment, and infinite back and seat tilt angle locks (including fully upright or even forward tilt).
AmazonBasics Mid Back Office Chair (Black, Leather) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00IFHPVEU/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_X5RM3CFM41DH8VN9Y1PY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Working pretty well for me for 10 months now. Height adjustable.. but no head support.
Do you think maybe one of those kneeling chairs would work for you? This kind of thing. I've got a bit more to love but I'm not too big so I don't know how well they'd work for you, but I found them really natural to use with my back held up straight. Some people use an exercise ball for the same purpose but I still found it too easy to hunch over with those.
Really love that so many redditors brainstorming a solution for a Leap V2 headrest.
I just got a second hand Steelcase Leap V2. Going to attempt to 3d model and print an attachment for this headrest. Hopefully add support for adjustable headrest depth. I wanna avoid drilling/screws. Might use some 3M VHB double-sided tape.
This is what I ordered:
Somehow, it’s cheaper to order from USA shipped to Canada than amazon.ca
Wish me luck. 👷♂️🦫
I recently got this chair from Amazon and it’s worked great for playing at my desk! The arms swivel up for playing, and you can put them back down for normal use.
I really want to get a kneeling chair like the one in the link, but not necessary that one. some people might think of it as a lisa simpson chair lol.
i have back pain from a work injury a few years ago and i thought this might help a bit. I also thought it wouldn't be terrible for meditation either.
Have you ever tried a chair like this?
If you insist on getting this style of chair, save yourself some money: https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/585126/Essentials-By-OFM-Racing-Style-Bonded/ or even cheaper: https://www.amazon.com/Homall-Computer-Executive-Ergonomic-Adjustable/dp/B01MRZ02TL
They're all the same.
I’m pretty sure it’s this one
I ordered it a few months back and returned it literally the next day, very uncomfortable and should cost around 50$ instead of 300$
I am currently using this Lorell headrest for my Haworth Zody. While you will have to get separate clamps to fit them, they match my chair perfectly and looks factory. What chair are you planning to fit yours on?
It’s a basic office chair from amazon. It’s not the most comfortable, but it does the job for me.
I know this is a tad old but I had a decent experience with the Alera series office chairs. I did go with the simpler version of the one you posted (less adjustment knobs) and would suggest their high back version if you can afford it HERE
I did end up moving to a Steelcase Leap V2 and would HIGHLY recommend getting a refurbished model from someone like Crandall as they offer a 12 year warranty on a really well refurbished chair.
I understand if it's too expensive up front, but would still advise the high back version of the Alera as it was my biggest gripe (even with the height adjustability I figured out existed way too late into its life).
Edit: The Alera was also HELLA squeaky compared to the Steelcase even after it was lubricated with a silicon based lubricant
Thanks! The headrest is absolutely an essential accessory for me. I don’t find it particularly useful for me when I’m sitting up straight doing actual work. Where it really shines is when I’m off the clock lounging around at my leisure where I can typically be found leaning all the way back in my Aeron for extended periods of time reading, watching a movie, or whatever. I don’t remember being able to do this comfortably without a headrest. I paid over $150 for mine which admittedly is a bit steep. Yet, despite this, I can’t imagine having an Aeron without it. But that’s just me and how I use it. At the very least, I think it’s worth trialing out.
Here’s the Amazon US link, in case you wanna research and check it out yourself: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005L9ATK6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1&pldnSite=1
This worked for me. It's slightly over $100 but you can adjust the lumbar support and my back and neck feels pretty good at the computer. The only drawback is the armrests are plastic not something soft, so there's that to consider. Good luck!
I didn't want a "gaming chair" (I don't really like the aesthetic of them), and I needed something to support my (at the time), shall we say "impressive physique"
Now I've lost a fair lot of weight, but it's good to know that this chair will last me awhile as long as I keep up with maintaining/dropping weight.
Got it off Amazon
I picked up the highest rating ergonomic chair on Amazon when it was on sale, trying to deal with the frequent back pain, neck pain, and butt numbness from extended sessions on home PC using folding chairs and cheap, adjustable office chairs with additional back cushions and back brace things that only mildly helped. I've been surprising satisfied with the purchase, and rarely have any back/butt/neck issues due to my PC sessions.
At the time it didn't have the moderately gaudy "S-Racer" text on either the cushions or the top of the chair itself, and it was marketed more as an office chair than a gaming chair. One gripe for the model/version I did get is sturdiness on the arm supports. They can't handle much weight and the sides of the cushioning on one of them broke open (still usable) within a year of heavy use, which might well be a problem with the user, rather than the product.
Homall Gaming Chair Office Chair High Back Computer Chair Leather Desk Chair Racing Executive Ergonomic Adjustable Swivel Task Chair with Headrest and Lumbar Support (White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRZ02TL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_X83BW9J5GQGQ4AR6Q8ZN
Duramont Ergonomic Adjustable Office Chair with Lumbar Support and Rollerblade Wheels - High Back with Breathable Mesh - Thick Seat Cushion - Adjustab https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0797HZ8W1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_cR1Pyi8jhk6oD
I have an Amazon Basics chair; specifically, an older version of this chair. It was pretty decent for... I dunno, 9-12 months? I'm only 5'8" and 125lbs, and a bit over a year later, I'm essentially sitting on metal. I do sit in the chair for 10+ hours per day, so some wear is expected, but it's become intolerable. Additionally, the arm pads are also down to the metal now, and the right armrest sags significantly due to the weight I've applied to it - I'd say it sits a full inch below the left one at this point. Honestly, the reason I'm on this sub right now is to research a replacement.
To summarize, it was acceptably comfortable for a little under a year, but don't expect to get any real mileage out of it.
Alguien ha traido una de estas sillas a Venezuela? Quiero traer esa, pero sacando cuentas el envio son como $80. No quiero pagar en envio casi lo mismo que cuesta la silla.
I misremembered and looking at my order it was actually $170 when I bought it, but only $154 now. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q5XTE8
My only complaint is the mesh back has loosened a little bit, but it's still pretty comfortable.
Search for Lorell headrest on this subreddit: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lorell-Hi-Back-Chair-Headrest-Black/dp/B00P85C6OU/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=herman+miller+headrest&qid=1607885702&sprefix=Herman+Miller&sr=8-7
There are some hacks involving buying it and some clamps to attach the headrest to the back of the Aeron without drilling holes. Comes to about $40
I use this one. https://www.amazon.com/DRAGONN-Ergonomic-Kneeling-Adjustable-Office/dp/B073ZN7B52/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=kneeling+chair&qid=1620706146&sprefix=kneeling+chair&sr=8-3
Takes some getting used to, but a decade ago a chiropractor recommended kneeling chairs to me for my back issues and I can never go back to the old fold-yourself-in-half kind again.
Staples usually has some demo chairs out, I'd go and test them. Some of them are their own store brands are relatively cheap and blatant copies of high end brands.
Like this or this
Currently using this cheap chair from amazon, it hurts my back like hell after sitting for more than a hour. Would this be a decent upgrade?
The shipping is free with prime. The issue is that not all big items can be shipped. For example, this chair can't be shipped, but this one can. I guess its a matter of luck on these larger products.
This might just be a personal preference thing, but I'd recommend against getting it. Staples has a bunch of office chairs to choose from, so I'd recommend going there and testing them out if you want to get one from them.
The only reason I got it was because it was cheap (website says like 40% off and I had a coupon code). Besides the clicking sound sitting on it gets uncomfortable after around 3 hours for me.
If lumbar support isn't a deal breaker for you and you don't mind a leather chair, I used this chair for 4+ years and the arm rests only recently started to tear a little bit.
Many of the cheaper headrest require you to drill a few bolts into the back of the chair. Its not that uncommon and you could find a few threads of people doing it with a bit of google searching. most of them end up using this headrest from amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Lorell-Hi-Back-Chair-Headrest-Black/dp/B00P85C6OU
I needed a chair last march as well and ended up with this this.
There are several other comparable chairs on amazon in addition to that one as well.
I think it's this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Engineered-Now-Original-Headrest-Classic/dp/B005L9ATK6
I have it but I wouldn't buy it again, range of motion isn't as large as I'd like and it's too deep so it rubs my headphones.
I think the Atlas headrest for the aeron is supposed to be better but I haven't tried it myself.
I just came and found this subreddit looking for similar info. I'm just shy of 6'3" with a disc herniation (repaired years ago but still gives me trouble) in lower back. Looking to upgrade as my current chair was never great always good enough, but starting to wear out now a few years in. Current chair. Considering our needs are similar, I'll send anything interesting i come across this way.. please update this if you find anything good too.
Looks like it, but I'm in US. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KUPS3JU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1
Switched to UK shipping and there's a $130 delivery charge. :(
This ought to help.
I got this same headrest and mounted it to a workpro 9000. I drilled 2 small holes in my chair and mounted it that way but it can also be done with clamps. Check out the images on the Amazon page and you can see how other people rigged it to their chair
edit: I got the mesh headrest but the base layout is still the same https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P85C6OU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I just bought that one. Hope it's good.
The other one I was looking at is the Duramont chair. It has the cushioned seat and adjustable lumbar, but I actually didn't want the cushioned seat (reviews say it's hard and firm, so might not be ideal for sitting on legs), so I went with the Gabrylly.
That's the headrest, it comes with 2 bolts, you'd simply attach those bolts to the clamps and then attach the clamps to the back of the chair and then you'd have no holes on the back of your chair. If the clamps aren't big enough they also sell other ones. You're looking for 1/4" screws.
I mean, this is the one my physiotherapists recommended after I went to him with a sore back. He uses it at home, and it’s honestly the best built chair I’ve ever seen in an office.
But I’m sure you’re also very qualified to be saying there isn’t a chair good enough for our government employees for under $1000 too.
This is the chair I have.
Is that enough info? If needed I can measure the cylinder external sizes later, when I get the chance.
Ergonomic chair. This is the most comfortable chair and it relieves lower back pain. Also, it is adjustable.
Place monitor at eye level.
Walk around the block twice a day. If course do more when you dan.
Watch videos standing up and doing weights.
Stretch. Lots of exercises online for sciatica. Since that is probably in your future, you can start now to possibly prevent it.
I’d recommend buying the headrest for it, a bit pricey but worth it imo. link
I've purchased this chair two months ago. It is pretty comfortable. Arm height is ok, they don't adjust. Butt cushion is so so. It's ok for the first hour or two but after that hurts the tail bone a bit. I'm 5'9 280lbs. Lumbar pillow is pointless, but neck pillow is great.
Best price for performance out there. If you can afford more I would recommend doing so though.