BigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 323 posts, RR: 9 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2181 times:
Well, I have a bad back/neck (my neck cracks/snaps randomly) and am in dire need of a new desk chair. Can anyone recommend a chair? I'm not looking for a good looking chair, just a chair that's good for my back/neck (and is reasonably priced). The chair's I can think of are:
The Freedom chair by Humanscale:
The Liberty chair by Humanscale:
The Aeron by Herman Miller:
The Leap chair by Steelcase:
Anyone have an opinion on these chairs? Which one is better than the other, etc?
Thanks, oohhh and a Happy New Year!
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7876 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 2152 times:
I've only had butt time in the Aeron... and I loved it. So much that I wanted to buy one, until I saw the pricetag, generally starting north of 800 bucks. There is just something about the Aeron, it fits right, supports your body right, and puts you in a good posture to work.
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Georgetown From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 261 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 2133 times:
I've done time in the Freedom and Aeron. Loved the Aeron - can't go wrong at all there. Right now I've got a Mirra chair by Herman Miller in my office, and again, its fantastic! No complaints at all - could easily sit in the thing for hours upon hours. These things tend to get a bit expensive, but its a worthwhile investment if you're neck/back is hurting. Even if one is in perfect shape and injury free, if you're going to be sitting in this thing a lot, it's worth it to drop some coin. (You'll eventually forget the money, but a bad back tends to linger)
BigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 323 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2093 times:
It seems the majority like the Aeron. However, it has been out for quite some years now and I guess there have to be better seats out there which provide better support/comfort. No? As a result I'm leaning towards the Freedom.
Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 3): Some of those chairs look like they are capable of picking up FM.
Quoting Georgetown (Reply 5): I've done time in the Freedom and Aeron. Loved the Aeron - can't go wrong at all there. Right now I've got a Mirra chair by Herman Miller in my office, and again, its fantastic! No complaints at all - could easily sit in the thing for hours upon hours.