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Help! Need Opinions On Some Office Chairs...  
User currently offlineBigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 319 posts, RR: 9
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1523 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!


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User currently offlineBigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 319 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

Anybody? Anyone? No? There must be someone who has used these chairs before...


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7758 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1494 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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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

Some of those chairs look like they are capable of picking up FM.

User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

We have a type that is similar to the Aeron at work... They're extremely comfortable and are designed to be sat in for long periods of time.

They're not cheap (costing over $2000 per chair). Kept mostly for the managers and Operations staff, they really are the mutts nuts if you ask me!



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User currently offlineGeorgetown From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1475 times:
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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)

Good luck!



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User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

The Aeron hands down. Amazing...simply amazing


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User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 6):
The Aeron hands down. Amazing...simply amazing

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But Herman Miller is a pain in the ass to deal with.....


User currently offlineBigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 319 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1435 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.

Hahahaha...

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.

From the sound of it you didn't like the Freedom?



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