I spent very little time looking, but I came across these which don't seem to have such a large distance between the shaft and wheel.
I initially purchased an Areon chair, but my partner who has a bad back and a hip replacement fell in love with it and I gave it up. Then I bought this, which has been just fine. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PKJDMDS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_vW2haVJlUrMkm
Lens says it's an Eurotech Fuzion / Wayfair Argonaut / some other variant of the same licensed design.
The height adjustment is the lever on the 4th picture.
The good news is that since it's a generic chair, it probably uses generic parts so you can get a replacement gas lift off Amazon or a local repair shop. No special tools needed, just a rubber mallet (or a hammer with a piece of wood as padding) and a (pipe) wrench.
There is a chance that the lever itself is broken, that's a bit more tricky.
Licorice is the color. I just ordered this exact config from amazon- simply for the fact that I was looking for relief and could have this delivered in two days:
If I had more time / less pain I probably would have gone with the leather/brushed-metal frame, but like I said I was that happy to have the chair sooner.
Stealtho brand is my recommendation:
STEALTHO Patented Replacement Office Chair Caster Wheels Set of 5 - Protect Your Floor - Quiet Rolling Over Cables - No More Chair Mat Needed - with Brakes - Blue Polyurethane - Standard Stem 7/16 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KSDKZPD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_46541FEZESE2GQKTVF37
These have been great so far after 3 months of daily use. No noise that I can recall and no complaints from me either.
Photos would be helpful. Upload link via Imgur
I have a leap v2 at my work desk. I’ll take a look.
Here’s a comfy solution I recommend:
Aloudy Ergonomic Memory Foam... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M8F9IYC?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Clatina Mellet is a decent leap impersonator. Of course long term durability may not be as good but has been great for me since 1/2021 and mostly comparable to the leap v2 at work: $230 with headrest on Amazon. Also Walmart and eBay I think
link to info dump comment on Clatina Mellet
Edit: this Amazon link is cheaper for some reason:
CLATINA Ergonomic High Swivel Executive Chair with Adjustable Height Head 3D Arm Rest Lumbar Support and Upholstered Back for Home Office Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DVLWZSK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_71SM47J4A2XMV1YRM2QJ
np. Also - I just got this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08GST514D/ that seems to be helping.... not that you should need an extra pad for a $1000 desk chair but still.
Most office chair wheels use a standard 7/16 in diameter 7/8 in long grip ring. Try pulling your wheel off the chair. If it looks like a rod of metal with a small ring near the top, nearly every office wheel you see on amazon will fit. You can even measure the width with a ruler to make sure if you want.
For carpet hard double wheels are preferred. Something like this https://www.amazon.com/CLATINA-Replacement-Protecting-Universal-Standard/dp/B07X4BYYYD/ref=sr_1_74?dchild=1&keywords=office+wheel&qid=1615581139&sr=8-74
I do not like single wheels like the normal Rollerblade wheels on carpet. Moving the chair back and forth is difficult because they pivot on one point and for my carpet specifically, can catch the carpet when turning. There are double casters with plastic wheels using soft covers or even a double rubber wheel like this one https://www.amazon.com/casters-Bearing-Replacement-Computer-Protection/dp/B08DY1XT77/ref=sr_1_29?dchild=1&keywords=office+wheel&qid=1615581563&sr=8-29
If you want soft wheels that can be used on hard flooring then use whatever you feel like. For me double casters is a must.
I second the Clatina Mellet. Does a good value impression of a steelcase leap.
here is another comment of mine with an info dump of Clatina info
Also big fan of these arm rest covers
Oh, one of these for goofing around on the phone while eating dinner haha
Oh and it’s not a footrest but that’s funny a custom one imagine! it’s an Amazon thing to hide cords and I just half heartedly rigged it up. This doohickey
2 Pack Cable Management Box -Space Saving Wooden Style Cord Organizer Box Hide Power Strip for TV Computer Big and Small Surge Protector for Home and Office (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08923LXSF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fab_3M7FFbTVZ5Y46
This might be a hot take, but I personally wouldn’t “invest” in an ergo chair until late middle school or high school.
Having said that, the Sidiz Ringo seems to be the best bet: https://www.amazon.com/SIDIZ-Ringo-Desk-Chair-SNA509AV/dp/B086MMQL3W
It has an adjustable / removable footrest to help the smaller kids keep their legs approximately planted (90 ish degree knee bend) at standard work surfaces, and will grow with them until they’re 5’2 or so.
SitRite has a direct competitor, but I have no idea what the usual price is, and they seem to be completely out of stock at the moment.
Soapbox: kids shouldn’t be sitting for extended periods of time. Their attention spans up to this age top out around 30 minutes, and thats a great time for a movement break. When seated, a footrest and a decent cushion on a dining room chair would be plenty to support them for working at a standard height table or desk. They’ll be leaning forward to work, so I wouldn’t generally sweat the backrest. (When it is time to listen to you or an audio book or something, they can slide back and sit cross-legged for a few minutes.)
Not the user in question and I'm a couple months late so hopefully you found some, but in case anyone is looking for this info here's an example of some on Amazon:
Just search "rollerblade chair casters" or something along those lines and there are tons of them. Those are maybe an inch or so taller which helps fix the cylinder dragging issue. Chair casters are pretty universal so just about any should fit. I'm using that exact set on my Leap v2 and they work fine. Also they are a little more gentle on the floor than the stock wheels.
I owned a Hyken for a couple of years based on the overwhelming positive reviews I saw for it here and on YouTube.
That being said, the chair was great for about three months then the mesh started stretching and everything went downhill afterwards.
Considering what I know now about the Hyken, I would naturally recommend checking out the Markus instead.
Though one caveat that is a must have for my spec is the ability to have adjustable armrests, something the Markus doesn't look like it has (from a quick glance on their site).
A friend of mine recently got this one with a lower budget and says it's really good.
Whipped out the measuring tape. The desk was at 30.25" and I lowered it to 29.75". Low as it goes. So that is where my keyboard and trackpad are at. My Monitors are on arms so that they are at eye level. With the desk lower, they feel slightly below eye level, which i think is actually preferred. My feet would be on the floor if i didn't constantly have them up on the chair or the bar along the back of the desk.
i purchased this temporarily to help my posture while i choose and budget for a chair>
Bought a gesture, back pain for days. I bought this lumbar support pillow and it helped me a ton. After researching, I realized the Gesture doesn't have incredible lumbar support, and this helped me a lot! no more low back pain.
These have worked as a very high-quality mat for me. If you buy them, I recommend a half or a number larger than your normal size, so you can get that spacious comfortable mat feel: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074F7L17H?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1
On second thought, the Novo Home Edition is hit or miss a tad narrow between the armrests for you. It may be safer to go with a chair that has width-adjustable arms such as the HON Ignition 2.0.
All right, so I just messaged 2ndhnd on Facebook and they replied immediately.. Super impressed with support. They told me that I have to only pay the 477€ + 100€ shipping + VAT for Gesture chair. So 580€ all in. Can anyone confirm this? I read this review that mentioned import tax and sent it to support, supposedly with correct paperwork you don’t pay that fee.
I ended up getting the one linked below. I like it. There are some reviews that say it sticks out too far but I don't find that to be the case at all on the amia.
Steelcase Gesture is $863 on Amazon this morning
I'm in the same boat! I don't want to buy one of these 'gaming' chairs. I bought this back in 2015 and it was the most comfortable badass chair I ever sat in. Lasted like 5+ years of heavy abuse until it died. I haven't found a good replacement since. I may be going to pick up a Secretlabs Evo but even that I think will not be a comfortable replacement. Any suggestions for these executive type chairs ?
I wish I could find a nice replacement Serta...
Seems you can get the fern much cheaper on amazon, what am I missing?
Is it me or can you get the fern mesh with lumbar way cheaper on amazon than direct
Really appreciate the work you've done showing people all these chairs! But I'm afraid you majorly missed on your budget tier picks. There are much nicer <$400 office chairs out there, particularly in build quality and durability.
My top 5 <$400 chair picks are listed below, in no particular order, with rough user height range estimates:
SitOnIt Novo Home Edition (5'4" - 6'2")
SitOnIt Wit Home Edition (5'5" - 6'3")
Friant Ignite (5'0" - 6'0")
Friant Tango (5'2" - 6'2")
9to5 Seating @NCE-216 (and its cheaper exact replica, the [Bowery Hill 22.5" Modern Metal and Fabric Mesh High-Back Task Chair](Bowery Hill 22.5" Modern Metal and Fabric Mesh High-Back Task Chair)) (5'6" - 6'4")
Honorable mention: CLATINA Mellet (and its cheaper exact replica, this Giantex)
Nothing particularly great. If you need to sit 3-5" higher, the Mind Reader Comfy Footrest is decent. 6-11" higher, the Mount-It! MI-7807 is quite good. Use the low seated desk height estimate at Omni calculator if you're not sure.
Picked up a Leap V2 for cheap last week thanks for the sub and decided to add a headrest to it.
Bought this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B613DT2S?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
Just need to add a piece of metal + foam to hold the headrest on. No drilling need. Pretty stable as far as I can tell.
For less than 100$ total its a good chair for me.
So, I tried out the Bowery, but it hasn't worked out for me. Was going to try out the Soji next, but first wanted your opinion about the Clatina chairs I've been reading about on the subreddit.
Leap v2 is the best gaming chair imo.
Get some aloudy arm pads from amazon to complete the chair. https://www.amazon.com/Aloudy-Ergonomic-Armrest-Forearms-Pressure/dp/B01M8F9IYC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2RC4NJUARGZ33&keywords=aloudy&qid=1667701845&sprefix=aloudy%2Caps%2C90&sr=8-1
These things were made for the leap, I swear by them.
You can buy seat covers for chairs. https://www.amazon.ca/-/fr/jacquard-extensible-amovibles-lavables-anti-poussi%C3%A8re/dp/B07G3831KV/ref=sr_1_5?__mk_fr_CA=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=WIFPAE6MQEHI&keywords=seat+cover+ergonomic+chair&qid=1667572814&sprefix=... (canada)
I have a $500 budget for a new chair. All my co workers at getting Titan Evo chairs. I'm not a fan, I don't think they are very comfortable and I don't like the headrest pillow much either. I want a fabric chair with a cushion bottom, not mesh, and a decent headrest that tilts/rocks. I can find a few on Amazon but nothing name brand and I'd rather spend $300-$400 on a name brand than $200 on a knock off. This one does have 9700 reviews but never heard of SIHOO (or Giantex clone).
Just wanted to add a +1 to say thanks & say it worked like a charm for me. H4 Remastered with 24" zip ties (I went with Honyear 24 Inch Cable Zip Ties Heavy Duty with Wire Cable Cutters - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CLG9S5L?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details). It's very stable no drilling or anything that would void the warranty. It's a major improvement over the Steelcase headrest.
Has anyone tried anything like this? https://www.amazon.com/Headrest-Attachment-Ergonomic-Recliners-Included/dp/B0B93ZMRPY/ref=mp_s_a_1_12?crid=1WM95ABPNARCV&keywords=haworth+fern&qid=1666919497&qu=eyJxc2MiOiI0LjY5IiwicXNhIjoiMy45MyIsInFzcCI6IjMuMDUifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=h...
This CLATINA Mellet clone is the single best value for a new office chair under $200. The headrest may or may not fit you, but it's easy to remove if necessary.
Great, thanks. Do you remember which variant you bought? This is one I've been looking at since it has the most reviews and seems to be the most popular. I assume Amazon is the best place to buy it.
Ah okay. Both these chairs will fit you just fine.
The Ignition 2.0 is the only chair of the two that I've tested. It's creaky but comfortable with a medium-soft seat and nice back support.
By the looks of it, the Teknion Around likely has a medium-firm seat.
HON offers a notably longer warranty than Teknion on office chairs.
Another chair worth considering - the Bodybilt Sola LT, if you're like an extra comfy seat and fine tuning your backrest and seat angles (at the expense of active rocking motion).
The general consensus here is that a used Steelcase Leap or Herman Miller Aeron is the best chair $200-400 can buy, but if you want something new in that price range check out Union & Scale Hyken or the Clatina Mellet.
Do not pay full price for the Hyken! It goes on sale like every two or three months.
If you haven’t already picked up that armrest mount, apparently this one might be a bit more stable and has the option of removing the gel wrist pad (for me at least that’s a dealbreaker on the other one since I use trackballs).
What appeals to you most about the Leap? I have a new Leap V2 and a Series 2 with back mesh in the same room in my house. Yes, the Leap is special and a little nicer in many ways, but the Series 2 with back mesh (and adjustable lower back support position) is also a fantastic chair. It has great back curvature and lower back support, very good adjustable arm rests, and a very good cushion (some people find it a little too hard, but it breaks in and a little firmness is better for long study sessions).
I could easily live with just the Series 2.
Prices seem to have crept close to $700 since I bought mine, but you can find some excellent deals on Amazon if you are flexible with the color. For example, I found this "Pink Lemonade" on carpet casters for only $450 (it's barely pink). it's the version without the mesh "sock" on the back and without the adjustable lower back height, but should be a very good chair. I haven't checked all the colors, but this one is $650 and has the adjustable lower back and the knit "sock" over the back mesh.
Another option is the Series 1, although the back is much shorter and the arm rests are nowhere near as nice (my son has it). The Series 2 is worth the extra money, especially if you get a discounted color.
The one I was looking has bristles, is that normal? Or do you swap the head for one without?
https://www.amazon.it/BISSELL-1558N-SpotClean-Pro-tappezzeria/dp/B075LJWKCY/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=18K3WSG8LR2G4&keywords=spotclean+pro&qid=1665615734&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIyLjc3IiwicXNhIjoiMi4xMSIsInFzcCI6IjEuMzQifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=spotclea%2C... the one I was looking at. Though if it saves money I can probably get a simpler one without a spray and just use a spray bottle instead.
Ah, now that you said that I realized it was a different chair. It's the HON Exposure, not the ignition! Sorry everyone
If you are willing to add 20€ yourself go for
Its currently on Prime offer for 2 more hours.
Personally i would invest 80 more for the headrest variant.
Had it for two weeks, first hated it, later really liked it, gave it back because i got a used Please v2 for a good price.
How was yalls Costway order its for 180$ on amazon rn but idk if to trust it or what warranty they have https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B17ZRT6N/ref=ox\_sc\_saved\_title\_4?smid=A383G1P012K88F&psc=1
This Office Hippo chair should be a good fit for you height-wise, but a bit wide between the armrests. The armrests are whatever, but it's otherwise very comfortable and supportive.
I think the Haworth Very or Zody with forward tilt would be great for you (most of those chairs have forward tilt afaik). These high-end ergonomic office chairs typically sell for $200-$350 used in good condition. Just be sure to test any used chair in person before purchasing it!
Forward tilt can help ease sciatica symptoms by diverting pressure from your thighs to your feet. The Very and Zody also have a unique lumbar support feature that lets you toggle the intensity on the left and right sides separately.
If neck support is higher priority, I believe the CLATINA Mellet with headrest would provide that for you. You'd likely find its lumbar support too strong, but you can take out the lumbar support piece for more balanced full-back support. These $179.99 exact Mellet clones from Costway and Giantex are a great value.
It looks like something like this - I have one on my chair as the faux leather is peeling off and stops it flaking to the floor and making a mess and it looks tidier. However the ,m57 is a mesh so it maybe they just don't like the texture of mesh, although the thin spandex wouldn't help hugely with that.
>I'm thinking about placing some sort of pipe on the bottom of the chair that blocks it from sinking, but has anyone ever had success with this sort of approach? I'm happy to keep it at its highest height all the time.
Yes. This is one fix.
You can also use either a pipe clamp or a hose clamp. A pipe clamp is likely more suitable for this type of application due to the forces involved.
Ugh the Ignite is maybe borderline too low, idk. I believe Wayfair has free returns so you could give it a free try.
There's also the Steelcase Series 1 selling on Amazon for CA$544. It's not quite on par with the quality of most other Steelcase chairs, but it's still pretty good and a good fit for you and your desk. With its 12-year warranty, it's maybe the best value in Canada (?).
If the Teknion Around is true to spec, it should be a good fit for you. I have a code to get one for just under CA$500. Unfortunately I haven't managed to test one in person, so no guarantees. And they charge a restocking fee for returns, so consider it a last resort option.
So far I am really liking it. I came [from this](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B092D2NMV9/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_search\_asin\_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1), which I absolutely hated. The headrest pushed my neck out way to far. and overall quality was just crap. But hey, it was a cheap Amazon chair.
Thing I like the most about the Fern so far are the arm rests. The other chair I could never get them far enough back. These position perfectly for me. Another thing I was nervous about was the lumbar support. Reviews said it was quite aggressive and hard. I find it perfect. It's actually quite soft.
I'll chime in a couple more days if my opinion changes. But so far, 5 stars from me.
Repair manuel is located in this App
One of the mods suggested a less expensive model of this chair. Only a few reviews, but is shipped 2 day from Amazon with 30 day free returns.
The CLATINA Mellet is a decent option for 2 and 4. It's one of the best budget chairs out there right now, and BTOD rated its headrest unusually great for the price. Costway currently sells it the cheapest at $180, just under a different model name: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B17ZRT6N/
>How much to get 1,2,3?
Whew. So unfortunately flip-up armrests are considered a gimmick by most high-tier office chair manufacturers; flip-ups are either not offered at all or offered as an option on pricy, non-returnable custom chairs. We're talking at least $700 if you're lucky.
Most people who want this type chair are willing pay for new. If you removed the light block fabric on under side of chair you may find a brand name, but that's a lot of work unless you have the proper tools.
This mechanism looks similar. https://www.amazon.com/10-Antique-Classic-Mechanism-Keyworth/dp/B00W675FI2
sorry forgot to link the image that I was referring too, have a look at it in the first reply and I think it will help you understand the parts in question.
I think those parts are probably either broken by now, or some of them missing in the first place, if the metal washer are actually missing that mean the seller just sold you something that they broke, as for fixing it, you would basically need new set of those parts, for example like this.
This £425 Office Hippo Twenty Four 01
chair looks 90% like one of my favorite mid-range chairs, the 9to5 Seating Strata 1580. Should be a good fit for you unless you have a disproportionately long torso. My only concern is that I couldn't find Office Hippo's warranty terms online; you may want to contact them before purchasing.
I need an office chair that has arms that can easily move out of the way to support playing guitar. Sitting on the edge of my seat to play guitar at my computer is killing my back. I'm thinking of going for the one below since it's mesh which is a plus but I wanted to know if anyone else had other suggestions for less than 350.
Mine are not the same ones but these are the closest ones I could find: https://www.amazon.com/Aloudy-Ergonomic-Armrest-Forearms-Pressure/dp/B01M8F9IYC/ref=sr\_1\_5?crid=62NG0K0NZ69H&keywords=office+chair+arm+pads&qid=1661623434&sprefix=office+chair+arm+pads%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-5
Yes of course (Its in Portuguese or Spanish, let me know if you need any translation): https://www.amazon.es/-/pt/dp/B007RQJQKK/?\_encoding=UTF8&pd\_rd\_w=KCPES&content-id=amzn1.sym.e938e71b-2a18-43eb-855b-f4edce2ba725&pf\_rd\_p=e938e71b-2a18-43eb-855b-f4edce2ba725&pf\_rd\_r=FS9K2EM1D83RZ1GMACSD&pd\_rd\_wg=xmAMp&...
I'm having a similar problem with office chairs at our house. We have colored concrete and the wheels are starting to pit the floor. I was looking at those rubber wheels too, but see some bad reviews that they fall apart & break.
These have 2 rubber wheels like the typical chairs:
Sytas Office Chair
KOLLIEE Mid Back Mesh Office Chair
Should I just order this chair?
Is it okay for my height? Thanks so much. Some people just say it doesnt have enough lumbar support but I could just buy a cushion right? Thanks
Update to the update: the problem came back. What ultimately fixed it applying some synthetic grease (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XBH9HI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) to where the cylinder meets the base and now the problem is gone for good.
If you don't mind not having a headrest, I've had a good experience with the Bowery. Nice padding for sitting. You could also try the Clatina Mellet if you really want a headrest.
I would recommend purchasing some wheel replacements if you want to do something like this. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G643EU6?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I bought these recently and they were alright, I wasn’t doing anything like this though, just using them normally. I would look around at the related products and see if any wheel replacements will work for what you are doing.
Looking at the review images, for gaming chairs like this, go for large.
The "leather" version from your Wayfair link is called the Boss B305 Black Posture Chair, sold at least on Amazon - https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B002FB6Z2O
The fabric-upholstered version is called the Boss B315 Perfect Posture Deluxe Office Task Chair
Ah, right. The Mellet is probably on some site with some name, but it is probably not so simple as getting it in the US, and maybe not as cheap. The T50 seems to be on Amazon Spain/Portugal, for what it's worth.
Try searching the sub (maybe using the site:reddit.com/r/OfficeChairs trick on google) for Sihoo or maybe a broader search for what folks are looking for in your location and price range. In the end, bodies and use cases and expectations vary. The Sihoo may well work for you. Hopefully you get some more feedback soon!
Oh wow, nice find! I found that this chair from Lorell is very similar as well:
It seems the chair base is different with that tempurpedic. So I guess a lot of these manufacturers are just getting parts from china white-box part sellers, then creating "their" chair? I took a gamble with ordering the link above + the head rest. I don't expect much quality, but I have been disappointed by other "high end" brands, so unfortunately it's this way for now I guess?
You can get locking ones, which lock when there is weight on them (e.g. https://www.amazon.co.uk/noblechairs-Hard-Floor-Casters-Automatic-Function/dp/B06XF6QW6C). Probably easier to get a rug to put on your glass matt though.
Damn. This is why you always test every adjustment yourself before agreeing to purchase a used chair.
A reviewer claims this replacement cylinder fit their Hyken.
Bro, let me thank you from the bottom of my heart for this.
I have neck issues and this really does help combined with my leap v2.
guys; make sure to order bulky zip ties.
these are the ones I use:
24 inch long, 0.49 inch thick. it fits like a glove. but don't go beyond 0.49 inch thick.
Okay so I spend 3-4 hours in the chair I planned to buy, per day. So I'm not living in it and I don't need a Lambo or friggin Ferrari like these people in their chairs for 8-12+ hours. This sub is kinda filled with office chair elitists that can easily afford $800+ chairs.
That being said, there isn't a lot of info for amazon chairs or any chairs sub-$400. Most are manufactured by the same 2-3 companies and rebranded/customized with trim/colors, etc.
If you spend 8+ hours in it and can afford a ferrari for a chair, get a Herman Miller from what I've read. If you're like me it's a PITA top do a couple hours of research. Nobody on this forum will give you a good direct answer for a solid chair that's sub-$400. You kind of have to DYOR and decide what what fits your needs best.
I started on amazon with a search and whittled it down to chairs that had at least 500+ reviews, min. 4 stars, and had the particular features I wanted. Then I used Fakespot to whittle it down further. In the end I went with this. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09X33GM52/
I got one of these and it didn't mess with ergonomics at all.
Yeah go as thin as you can handle. If you have access to Purple cushions, their portable or simply cushions should work well too.
Also what's the difference between that one and this one besides color? https://www.amazon.com/Steelcase-Platinum-Standard-Carpet-Licorice/dp/B01F7B2270/ref=sr\_1\_3?crid=B3IU4S42VR2U&keywords=steelcase%2Bleap&qid=1656559116&sprefix=steelcase%2Bleap%2Caps%2C60&sr=8-3&th=1
I would highly recommend the Clatina Soria. I am 6’1 and 195 lbs and I am able to comfortably recline and sit cross-legged in the chair. It has some pretty spectacular quality as well with a metal base and solid arms.
Here is a link: https://furngo.com/products/clatina-soria-big-tall-executive-chair?variant=31168972881989
I saw some people recommend buying some additional padded armrests and I went with these: Aloudy Ergonomic Memory Foam... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K528PHV?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
The color matches and they fit the arms perfectly.
As a final note, I linked the “Furngo” site because that’s where I bought the chair from since it was on a significant discount compared to Amazon. Shipped with FedEx and was 3 days early. Still on sale right now. I’d buy it wherever it is cheapest, I can personally vouch for it being one of the most comfortable seats I’ve ever sat in. Ironically, I actually returned another desk chair because I couldn’t sit cross-legged in it.
These were suggested for the Gesture by this reddit
apologies I was unclear. not the paste like substance sorry a spray lubricant like this: https://www.amazon.com/BLaster-Aerosol-White-Lithium-Grease/dp/B009JDS25O/ref=sr_1_18?keywords=white+lithium+lubricant+spray&qid=1655403026&s=hi&sprefix=white+lithium+%2Ctools%2C156&sr=1-18
I also use CLP which has had pretty good effect
Crandall offers a thicker added seat cushion with their remanufactured Leap V2 and BTOD already adds it in their base model.
I'm not in the US though. And I have this same exact cushion. https://www.amazon.com/Cushion-Breathable-Honeycomb-Wheelchair-Non-Slip/dp/B09VK6H7FY
Worked great for my Sihoo M18 with hella firm seat and also with the Fursys T50 I mentioned. I'd definitely use it on the Leap but right now I don't feel like it needs it.
Might also consider the Leap v2 Plus, which has a bigger seat than the normal one and 500lb weight rating. It's not quite full-back, but it is a very well regarded chair. It has recline stops, but not full locks.
If you're determined to go new, and if you're willing to go in butt-blind, the Clatina Mellet at $200 has got a few qualified but overall-positive reviews on this sub, and it's a pretty tough audience.
The fact that your desk is so high makes this difficult, because you won't be able to take advantage of chairs that adjust really low. You'd probably be best off buying a footrest and using an average height chair. Does the Clatina Mellet ship to you in Mexico? You can also get it with a headrest for a little bit extra.
For that price at IKEA, I think the best chair for you would be the Matchspel. It's like a cheaper version of the Jarvfjallet, but with softer foam in the seat, which makes some people like it more.
I wonder if there are any used Steelcase Leaps available near you. It's a pretty ubiquitous used chair to find in the US at least, and it adjusts to a really low height.
I covered mine with this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08SJYD5N9/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_V19WM86VN98915969F9N?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
10 bucks for 2 seat covers, and it's thicker than other brands I tried.
I also bought a purple foam since I like a softer seat on my zody. Mentioning just in case you find yourself in same situation
Yeah by fee i meant everything. Shipping alone it's like 104€.
Might just give the T50 a chance at this point, so i have a decent base to start from as what kind of feautre i like or don't.
Model is indeed the white one and kinda fun that it's from the UK amazon store so i end up paying the 60€ deposit fee anyway lol.
A great option under $250 is the Clatina Mellet. For $20 over your budget, you could get the Union and Scale Ayalon (made by Eurotech, supposedly some kind of chimera of a Vera base and Exchange back).
Staples Canada has this Raynor chair which appears to be the same as the well-regarded Workpro 4000. If you could order from Amazon USA, you could get the Clatina Mellet. For whatever reason, it's not on Canadian Amazon.
Other than that, if you can find a used office furniture store in your area and your workplace would accept that, it would be a great idea to check one out and see what kind of used high-end chairs you could find.
Headrests are tough to choose without fit testing in person, but the CLATINA Mellet is generally a solid choice - lots of adjustability for the price. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DVLWZSK/
But over 12 hours a day... that's killing you! Perhaps consider getting a sit-stand desk instead (one that adjusts down to 25" or lower); switching postures between sitting and standing is healthier overall than just sitting, and will make sitting in your Markus more bearable.
I'd go for the IKEA Markus out of those three options. I'd also recommend the CLATINA Mellet - much more adjustable, but worse warranty and customer service than IKEA should issues arise.
Avoid headrests for in-office staff. Headrest fit is tough to get right and a poorly fitted headrest is very uncomfortable. You could buy the Hyken or Dexley and just not install the headrests, however.
The Hyken is designed for petite to average sized people only. Anyone overweight or taller than the average male will probably find it uncomfortable. The headrest in particular is too low for most people over 5'9".
The Dexley is wide and has a rather deep seat. Short folks might have trouble with their knees clearing the front edge of the seat.
The Dexley does not lock in an upright position. It is designed to recline about 20 degrees even while the tilt lock is engaged. This is good for maintaining back support, but lots of people hate not having the option to tilt lock fully upright.
Around that price range, I would suggest either the Alera Elusion or the Clatina Mellet (Steelcase Leap knockoff).
If you're okay with a fixed desk:
Steelcase Amia from Crandall - $449.00
Calico Adapta desk - $76.49! Given your height, set the desk height to ~26" to help you maintain healthy posture while typing and mousing.
I just used this one on my V2, which is an all in one solution if you like it https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09X45JGCC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. It would work better with a small square of non-slip shelf liner folded over, which is what I did. Unfortunately I think there is only one point of articulation (up and downward) and not in or out like the Herman Miller one.
Under $200, the Alera Elusion is a good option. If you can do exactly $200, I'd get the Clatina Mellet.
Serta 44942 Executive Office Chair with Smart Layers Technology | Leather and Mesh Ergonomic with Contoured Lumbar and ComfortCoils | Black & White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T07KDL0/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_Y829TAW0W7GNM6DP7TXF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I'm not sure I even been comfortable recommending it now. The first one as like a rock for 5 years, but with the second I leaned on one of the arm rests wrong and damaged where it connects to the seat. Tried getting a replacement from true innovation but they ghosted me. Very disappointing.
> the non adjustable arms are killing my wrists and my shoulders.
Sounds more like you need to stop using the arm rest, and get yourself a wrist rest. I type all day for my job, and this is one I've used for years and it's worked great: https://www.amazon.ca/3M-Leatherette-Antimicrobial-Protection-WR309LE/dp/B000X4WCJU
If possible, make sure that your keyboard and mouse are at a height slightly below your elbows, not above. That way both your shoulders and wrists are relaxed when you're using them.
Komene mesh office chair: https://www.amazon.com/Ergonomic-Computer-Adjustable-Executive-Conference/dp/B08L24TZCH/ref=sr\_1\_32?crid=1V8SLIDVMO1J5&keywords=Komene+Office+Chair&qid=1653002230&sprefix=komene+office+chair%2Caps%2C227&sr=8-32
You could try your luck with this Lucky Shop Home Office Chair Ergonomic Desk Chair,Mesh Computer with Flip-Up Arms &Tilt Function &Lumbar Support Headrest Swivel Chair,Modern High Back Chair,for Women &Men, Grey GL-OC-MC6062-Grey https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DK2J2VZ
No idea if it's legit.