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I picked up this Lorell Headrest and the Camvate C-clamps people linked in the reviews. I ended up not liking the setup suggested in the review photos, but I made some adjustments and now it's almost perfect.
Me being about 5' 8", the headrest contacted the middle back of my head and it was really uncomfortable when leaning back and it didn't touch my head at all when sitting up straight. I wasn't looking for neck support for sitting up straight anyways, I just wanted something to hold my neck and lower back of my head when reclining.
I ended up removing the actual headrest from the up/down extension bit and screwed the clamps onto the headrest directly, which lowers and recesses its placement. Now when I lean back, it fits at my neck like I wanted it to. When I sit up straight, I can sort of swivel the headrest up/backwards and out of the way so that it doesn't contact my shoulders.
I recently got a Steelcase Leap V2 and wanted to install a headrest. When I was looking for info I found a lot of people in the same situation. You can't get the actual Steelcase headrest unless you find one used, and you have to modify the back to install it anyway.
I used the Lorrell Hi Back headrest from Amazon, it was very affordable.
You will need a drill, washers, and nuts and bolts. I got a $4 variety pack of nuts and bolts from Walmart and the largest washers I could find. I found a good spot for the headrest, drilled two holes, and screwed it together as seen. I had to use some needlenose pliers to hold the nuts in place to screw them in as screwing them in the other direction would have the bolts sticking into the back area. Taking off the back padding is pretty easy, the rest is pretty uncomplicated as well. It feels sturdy enough, but I'm not really trying to push it. I actually redid it after this and moved it up a few inches as I'm 6'3" with a very long torso so most people could get away with it lower. Overall a pretty good fit even though the mesh doesn't totally "vibe" with the fabric seat. Hope this is helpful to anyone with the same issue.
Yep, that's the one. I own it as well. Though his(and mine) is the High-back version. They are often called the "poor-man's Aeron".
Cheaper materials, but has all the functions and is very sturdy - it weighs a ton and while mine is over a year old, you'd believe me if I told you I got it yesterday.
It comes w/out a headrest, but you can bolt this one onto it - it's a direct fit.
Great chair for the price, they often go for ~$150.
For anyone considering them, I'd recommend it. Only downsides : slight wobble, the armrest material/shape isn't the most comfortable, no armrest fore-aft, and I wish the arms went .5" lower at min-height.
Very nice, wish I could justify owning one on top of a nice PC. Already love my surface book so much.
I think I can see a Lorell chair there, I recently got this headrest for it and am very happy with it compared to the plain hard plastic top. [link]
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.
used https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P85C6OU/ for the head rest
You can probably get these all online, but Lowe's was cheaper.
2 x 3.5" tarp hooks - https://www.lowes.com/pd/National-Hardware-Tarp-Hook/1000490357
2 x 1/4-20 nuts - just check the assorted nuts area
2 x 1/4-28 nuts - just check the assorted nuts area
2 x 1/4" Fender Washer - just check the assorted nuts area
2 x furniture glides with 1/4-20 threading - the ones I got at lowe's were Softtouch 4603695LW just look in the area where the other furniture felt bottoms etc are, I used these for reference (can't find the lowe's listing online) https://www.amazon.com/SoftTouch-Leveling-Glides-Straight-Furniture/dp/B001W6Q4U6
The tarp hooks are just the right height that when you mount the headrest to the lower holes and slip the hooks under the back, the top holes pop just above the chair allowing you to attach the glides to hold it steady from the top of the chair with tension.
Headrest comes with 2 screws, use those to attach to the tarp hook with fender washer + the 1/4-28 nuts, hook into back, then attach the glides and nut them into place as well.
Guy on amazon reviews suggested it, and it worked out very wel. You can't adjust the depth of the headrest, which is the only complaint I would leverage, but I feel it's at a fine position, and you can easily move it up and down while attached. Overall it's a way cheaper alternative to the other ones designed 'for' an Aeron
I purchased this one - [link]
People have been able to successfully add it to a number of different chairs including the workpro 9000. Check out the reviews for pictures
Great find! I picked up one for my wife, then picked up two more for me to have at home and work. Fifteen years later and we are still happy with them.
Now upgrade it with a headrest. I just attached one of these a few months ago, and wish I'd done it sooner.
I don't think you can get an "official" headrest. It would have to be something like this.
Deal link: Amazon
^^Note: ^^The ^^deal ^^may ^^have ^^expired ^^by ^^the ^^time ^^you ^^see ^^this ^^post.
Hello! About a week ago I started looking for ways that I could attach a headrest onto my Mirra chair and stumbled upon this thread. Thought I should share my results with you.
I ended up purchasing these two items from Amazon...
Here's some pictures of how it ended up for me. The clamps were not tight enough so I had to make a temporary solution. I'll make it look better eventually but for now this works just fine. The headrest works exactly as I want it to and when I shake it around a lot it doesn't budge so I think the temporary solution with the cardboard will last for quite some time.
I bought this Lorell Headrest from Amazon for $16 or so. I drilled 2 holes on the back of the chair after taking off the back cover as shown in this video (no screws on the V2, just lift and pull). Then just secure everything down. The headrest comes with 2 screws, but you'll have to provide your own washers and nuts (I think they're 1/4"). Here are some photos. It works pretty well and I'm happy with the results. The whole process took maybe 10 minutes?
I purchased and installed this from amazon and loving it over the past couple of months: https://www.amazon.com/Lorell-Hi-Back-Chair-Headrest-Black/dp/B00P85C6OU/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=headrest+attachment+for+chair&qid=1598913749&sr=8-2
Although I had to drill a couple of holes into the chair, it works surprisingly well. There's no side to side wobble, and whenever I lean back into it, it flexes the top half of the chair back, which I actually prefer because it's like a recline but for my upper back.
I was really disappointed the first week I installed it due to the mesh being really firm and it felt really awkward. But after a week of use, it's honestly been a life saver. I can work on my desk hours on end with minimal neck strain now.
I'm 6'1 and my gf, who often uses my desk in the evenings, is 5'4 and it works pretty well for us. I prefer being more upright while my gf enjoys reclining all the way.
Keep in mind that it's still a risky purchase and that you should manage your expectations accordingly.
So you can't just get a headrest from Steelcase unfortunately. I tried contacting them before and they said no dice.
I ended up ordering this one from Amazon - the company makes a few others. It's definitely not "buy it for life" quality but cheap enough I can buy a new one if it breaks. I got some assorted nuts and bolts and washers and used a drill to make two holes on the back of the chair after opening it up and mounting it on. I don't put too much weight on it but it hasn't broken yet. Try to use the largest washers you can get away with so the weight is spread out over the plastic backing.
There are so many of these chairs out there but it's so hard to figure out a headrest. Unfortunately since there's no mounting point DIY is your only option here.
Here's an album I made that nobody cared about:
I bought this headrest and these clamps and it works great for me. The headrest does have a little "give" when I lean my head back but I can rest my head on it.
Just note, the headrest looks better in person than in the amazon photo, not sure why the product photo looks like it was left in the sun for 2 years. The one I received looks like it came with the chair.
In the reviews you can find a few who installed it on their Leap.
Here another one: