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post #16 of 36
Interesting that this thread appears as I'm in the market for a chair myself!

Being broke at the moment (until I get my tax return and vacation pay), I'm probably looking at buying something from Staples-- my brother has one and it's fairly comfortable, although I don't quite find the material comfortable, but they sell lots of variations. Not exactly luxury stuff, but I've dealt with worse before.
post #17 of 36


This should be suitable for a "man."
post #18 of 36

My favorite chair

I'm surprised no one has mentioned allsteel chairs. I am sitting on a #19
Overview

I love this chair.
It's Built extremely precisely and solidly - like a BMW.
Requires minimal adjustment because it just shapes itself to you, and self adjusts, yet has all the adjustments most people could ask for.
Lifetime unconditional warranty
excellent customer service
keeps you sitting in an excellent position without strain.
i tried many chairs before i sat in this one. It took all of about 10 seconds for me to decide that all the other chairs i tried couldn't even compare.
And... it looks great!

retails for around $800
post #19 of 36
I noticed a less expensive universal-fit Herman Miller office chair at Costco last time I was there. I believe it somehow adjusted itself to the individual user.
post #20 of 36
I think the Herman Miller Mirra is supposed to automatically adjust itself with minimal manual adjustments needed.
post #21 of 36
I have an IMG reclining office chair. I don't think it is available in cloth, though. If I remember correctly, it is available in suede, but I prefer leather. The headrest is adjustable, so you can change its position if you want to recline.

post #22 of 36
uofmtiger, that is one *beautiful* chair. Who sells these in the US?
post #23 of 36
At home I'm using a high-back chair from Office Depot that only served me well for roughly 3 years. However, it's a moderate-high use chair (5+ hours of continous usage a day) so it's worked well for me.

However, I've been used to using a HM Aeron for quite some time now (work). They work very well for me, but they're pretty expensive to purchase. Amazon.com: Herman Miller Aeron Chair Medium Size (B) Lumbar support Graphite Base Classic Pellicle: Kitchen & Dining ... exact same one. I love it, it's pretty damn durable.
post #24 of 36
Hum, no Aeron user here has the same problem that I have, being that the back is not high enough? My shoulder blades rests on the top hard part if I am sitting straight, and that is a problem for me. I am 6-1, 160lbs and is sitting on a B size. I've tried the large size a long time ago (which, the way I remember it, is too wide for my butt) but I do not remember if that has a larger/higher back
post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by choka View Post
Hum, no Aeron user here has the same problem that I have, being that the back is not high enough? My shoulder blades rests on the top hard part if I am sitting straight, and that is a problem for me. I am 6-1, 160lbs and is sitting on a B size. I've tried the large size a long time ago (which, the way I remember it, is too wide for my butt) but I do not remember if that has a larger/higher back
I'm sitting on a Aeron C-size, as far as I remember the back is also larger and higher than the B. I like the C-size, it gives you a bit more room to move. I have no problems whatsoever with the top hard part, I can't reach it with my shoulders. Maybe you could try a C-size again, I think the B is to small for you.
post #26 of 36
The back "wings" are larger/wider on the Aeron C-size than on the B...I've directly compared both, side-by-side. Can't remember if the back is taller though. If you are in the market for one of these chairs, just go test them. Only way you can find what fits you.
post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by vo328 View Post
uofmtiger, that is one *beautiful* chair. Who sells these in the US?
I bought mine from Scan Interiors in Memphis. There are two sizes and I bought the large size. The smaller size, which I tried in the store, is large enough for most people...I am 6'5, so I went with a large.

You can contact IMG to see if they have a dealer in your area. They also have a pdf of the Winsdor chair if you want to see how the reclining feature works. I mainly bought the chair for using with my home PC and for headphone use.
post #28 of 36

I got this pretty cheap ($230 on sale) at Officemax a few years ago, it's discontinued now but I can lock it into recline and put my feet up on my desk for a poor man's zero gravity position. Even though it has lumbar support and a headrest I like to use an additional cushion for lumbar and a Bucky neck pillow when I go "Zero G".

 

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Officemax Mesh Manager's Chair with Headrest


Edited by grokit - 12/15/10 at 2:27pm
post #29 of 36

I'm in KC and I was gonna check out OfficeMax nearby, but maybe I'll look for something here. Thanks! P.S. For other people here, I want a chair like an executive that is above the neck and supports my head, but also leans back. Why are these so ahrd to find? Either they are short (up to mid back) chairs that lean back nicely but to sit relaxed my head falls back, or the nice, comfy tall executive type chairs that are stuck in one upright position :P
 

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Originally Posted by Lazarus Short View Post

Here in Kansas City, there is a resource called the Surplus Exchange, and it is mostly a largish warehouse full of cast-off desks, file cabinets, and chairs. My wife recently bought a Steelcase chair there for about $35, and it is in excellent condition. My own desk chair was bought at the same place.


 

post #30 of 36

Steelcase is pretty legit, I prefer over herman Miller

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