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This is the one I've been using. It's a little on the pricer side ($165 on Amazon) but mine's been going strong for 4.5 years with no problems. It's nice and comfortable, and it's done wonders for my back pain. Only minor thing that I've noticed as of late is that the rubber on the armrest is tearing a little, but it's purely cosmetic and I'm coming up on having used it heavily for 5 years now.
Secretlab's Titan series is supposed to be better than even many of the ergonomic mesh options out there. At $400 (USD I presume?) you can get a LOT of chair, and you can even start looking into the Herman Miller options.
I just picked up this chair from amazon, and even at the 120 I spent on black friday it's a great buy. Upgrading from a terribad years old leather chair to this baby was a revelation. And if you want a headrest, you can always buy one for it aftermarket for like 20 bucks.
Looking at the chairs you posted, I would honestly not bother spending so much money on something that's not necessarily name brand. You can get something of similar quality for 200 USD less (the chair I mentioned is very highly rated everywhere I've looked)--if you're trying to spend your full budget, I'd seriously look into Herman Miller and see if you can find any good deals/sales. Patience is going to be key when it comes to buying a decent chair--the prices can fluctuate anywhere from 30 to hundreds of dollars on a whim.
I would recommend my chair to others. I think it's the perfect compromise on price and comfort.
you mean something like this?
u/DXRacer ; Hello, what would your recommendation be for someone 5'6" ~220lbs. I would be in the chair 4-8hrs each night and would be looking to get the additional foot rest as well.
I have a standard sized desk with my computer and a TV mounted 7' from the floor, so I would be using the leanback/tilt often while using my consoles or casting TV.
I feel constrained in my current 'office chair' [link] that I got in 2012.
Thank you for your input!
Another chair that is cheaper is This Chair, it's $150 bucks or so, it's not as good as an actual Herman Miller but for the price its great. I got it two years ago and it's still going great.
The headrest is too thick: I couldn't really sit straight without having my head tilt forward.
Leather felt semi-cheap.
The mechanism to tilt back felt like it could break at any time. At least the angle that it could tilt was .. perfect for sleeping. :)
And are they encouraging gamers to sleep more? ._.
$350 is severely overpriced.
Here's a better alternative that I found while reading about Herman Miller chairs:
I use this with no complaints.
My longest session in this chair was ~30 hours and I've had it for over 2 years. Chair looks brand new besides the arms being a little worn down. Sit in this chair for way more time than I should but no back pain or anything.
For chairs: Ergonomic are the best even though they don't look like it. They're comfy and designed for sitting in them for long periods of time.
This one. It was $150 and I've had no issues pulling 20+ hour sessions in it.
Used a wooden kitchen chair before this one, so the upgrade was pretty big. Had it for like 1.5 years now.
It all depends on how much you want to spend. I would recommend go and try different chairs and see what you like. I personally bought this one [link] about 2 year ago and I have no problems with it. My only complain would be that I would love to have arms padded with some soft material.
Sorry to jump in on your post but I don't want to make another with this one being made only a day ago. I'm currently in the market for a chair myself. Only problem is mine has to come from Amazon. I have a balance of $ 140 before shipping and taxes. Any suggestions? I've been leaning towards this one
very good, reasonably priced chair.mesh back helps with back getting hot, seat is quite comfy, i think mine is slowly loosing its cushion-ness, but still very supportive (had it for over a year). seat also has a lot of adjustment (seat tilt, back tilt, height). only complaints i guess would be there is not any arm rest adjustment and nothing really in the way of lumbar support. but again, for the money, this chair should make anyone happy.
This right here. I own it personally, before this I had a cheap Walmart chair that would destroy my back and bum after a few hours of sitting in it. But this chair... this chair is amazing it's got a really good angle on the recline, the seat is real comfortable and doesn't hurt the ass bone, after a 5-6 hour gaming session no back pain or terrible uncomfort when you get up, and all around totally worth the $150 for it.
I bought an ergonomic one from Amazon"
If your close to ATL, I have another one of these in our damage sale. $50. A bit heavy to ship at a low price...
I'd recommend getting a proper chair and buying a separate footrest (like this) to put under your desk. Gaming chairs are low quality and don't have proper lumbar/lower back support.
Lorell Executive High-Back Chair $128.43 [link]
I have a Lorell which is pretty good except for the hydraulic piston which I replaced with a larger one. The mesh is very durable and fairly comfortable.
Just looking, amazon has some cheap mesh chairs and they look to be highly rated. Seat padding looks sub-par but the flip up arms is an awesome feature.
These types are the gold standard gaming chair but they are made for a specific body type and I don't fit that mold even remotely, I'm far too tall and wide for them so I've never even wanted to try them out. This is most likely a knockoff brand. DXRacer is the one brand I've looked at, they've been around a few years.
Heard this one is good.
Non-adjustable armrests -> no (though at least they seem to be removable). And it seems waaaay overpriced.
This is a good guide on computer chairs. This seems to be a decent option for your budget.
Lorell Executive High-Back
edit: had to order the headrest through the US since it wasn't available in Canada.
I got my dxracer for a whopping $103.00 on Monday, but that ship has sailed. =/
I like the mesh back chairs, I use [link] at work and like it alot.
Got this bad boy a little while ago. Does take some tightening every once and a while.
I've had this Lorell chair for about a year. It's comfortable and has held up well. You definitely get what you pay for, but it has been a good value so far.
Lorell Executive Highback
I work from home in this chair and this gets the job done quiet nicecly
There's a lot of choice. A classic office chair, with a headrest, or a gaming chair, etc.
ignore all the other things in this thread and buy these two
If anyone is wondering what chair that was at the end of the video..
Here it is: [link]
Don't ask how I know, just accept it. . .
Get a mesh back OFFICE chair off of amazon. 150$.
This is the exact one I have. Puts together in 5 minutes even if you are an idiot. Amazingly comfortable and resilient. Good on your back and butt.
Don't waste money on some other type of chair. The only thing BETTER that you can get is something like an Aeron..but those are anywhere from 700-1500$.
Take it from the people WHO WORK IN THEM...they work.
And for that matter...dont buy anything sponsored by pro gamers.
-Want a good headset for cheap? Get a midrange sennheiser and a modmic. want something a bit better? Get a vmoda m100 crossfade with a vmoda boom mic cable.
-Dont bother with gsync monitors, they wont be around that long. There are software alternatives that are maturing quite well, and by the time you REALLY need that 144hz monitor...you wont need gsync.
-Want louder better sound? for low price get a fiio kilimanjaro 2 e11k. Want one for more expensive? get a good amp/dac, check Head-Fi(website).
-Want a good keyboard and mouse? Dont buy razer.
I use a Roccat MK pro keyboard, after going through three razer mech keyboards...they are just shit. I would recommend a Das Keyboard, But to be honest, I like the function's that gamer keyboards allow, Das doesnt really have that option. Also look up the different switch types, the actuation pressure makes a big difference.....
Good mouse? Get a Steelseries or a Zowie or a good logitech mouse(g502 or so)
-good webcam? get an actual video camera. hook it up to your computer...do research.
I repeat, the Pros get PAID to use the things they do....You do not. Do not constrain yourself to cheaply built things.