Originally Posted by ozz /img/forum/go_quote.gif Aeron fully loaded will be the last task chair you will need have clients
that look and operate like new but are years old.
Agreed, the Aeron is the benchmark against which all other task chairs are measured. You will find some people who say chair X is better than the Aeron but you will rarely see Aeron owners come out to say it's better than chair X.. there is no need.
However a chair can be a very personal thing, it's always best if you can try them (properly adjusted) first.
To add a counterpoint to the Aeron.....I"m not sure what's wrong with me, but I found it incredibly uncomfortable for extended periods of time. I tried it for a couple months and went back to a standard office chair. I never looked back. I would suggest that you buy the chair from someone local so that you can return it if you have he same effects.
ilikemonkeys, you're not alone. I haven't sat in one of these, and won't. I need to move around a lot when I sit, sometimes even sitting cross legged like in a yoga pose. Had back surgery, and just can't stay in one position. Any chair with a sweet spot is going to be a pain to me--literally. Given one choice, I'd take a plain hard flat surface. That kind of chair just isn't for everyone.
The most comfortable thing I ever did was at one job I had a split level counter where I could stand most of the day, and sit for half an hour or so when I got tired. Had to move the monitor manually, though.
They're both good chairs. This is like asking which headphone is best. I just got the successor to the Mirra and the adjustments are nice but the seating surface has an abrasive feel, even through clothing. Plus I'm finding it may be a PIA as I need to adjust the tilt function depending on whether I'm at the computer or talking to a client.
Best advice so far is buy local in case you need to return whatever you decide to buy.
I really like my Aeron chair. The seat can be somewhat firm and uncomfortable for extended sitting. I ended up using a Tempurpedic seat cushion, and now it's perfect. Another added benefit for the Aeron chair is hot weather, you never get sweaty back sitting in an Aeron chair.
I do highly recommend getting arm rests if that is an optional piece wherever you end up shopping.
Originally Posted by lowfat /img/forum/go_quote.gif I've had an Aeron for 2-3 weeks and really am not impressed with it. It causes me great upper back pain and the after an hour or two is becomes very uncomfortable.
My advice is try before you buy. I would take it back in a heartbeat if I could, but since I bought it online, this really isn't an option.
Welcome to head-fi, sorry about your back! I think everyone who wants an aeron for looks should pocket the money, buy a cheaper chair, and put the difference towards a HM Eames lounge chair
Originally Posted by vagarach /img/forum/go_quote.gif Welcome to head-fi, sorry about your back! I think everyone who wants an aeron for looks should pocket the money, buy a cheaper chair, and put the difference towards a HM Eames lounge chair
LOL, That's like saying, everyone who wants a K1000 should pocket the money, buy a cheaper headphone, and put the difference towards a Sony MDR-R10.