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I'm on the prowl for a quality replacement. I spend anywhere from 6 - 16 hours in it so it has to be COMFORTABLE! Adjustments are a must and it must be able to tilt (both seat and back) when I lean back. I'm looking at the Hon 6800 Series Instinct chairs (about $360).
What are you sitting in now, what would you rather be sitting in (keep it clean), and what features are important to you!
When I lean back, the back and seat tilt as one, and when I come forward it goes back to the correct position. There is a lever that you set, so it does not keep going forward.
You can also lock it so it does not lean back at all - I like it that way, it keeps me from leaning back.
Another nice faeture is that you can adjust the back tilt and height independently from the seat.
You can adjust the arms height also
One thing, it says it is leather, but I am not convinced - it looks like good fake leather. I really don't care, as long as it is comfortable, I am happy.
One of the problems I had with my previous chairs was the lack of adjustments and the seat cushion gets flattened after a while and it becomes a pain in the ***, like you already mentioned.
Good luck in your quest :)
[hermanmiller.com...] for specs
you can pick one up on ebay for around 400.
my boss at work has one and when she is sick it is mine.
if i ever get money i will purchase one.
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That's so close. I visited the Herman Miller site and they made it a point to say that those Aeron chairs on EBay are second hand chairs and the warranty was void.
But, alas, it does look comfortable. Do you know if the basic model allows the seat and back to tilt as one?
I drag it around the house with me, fortunately it has wheels. However I did have to buy my spouse her own copy so she'd leave mine alone. :)
OK, so not eveyone thinks office chairs at the dining room table is the highest fashion, but hey, if we're gonna sit sit there for an hour or more during and after dinner recapping our day we might as well be comfy.
I never would have thought such an inexpensive chair could be so comfortable or last so long.
I just turned it over to see who made it. There's a Vogel Peterson label on it, so I assume that's the maker.
Adjustable arms, height, tilt tension, etc.
the back and seat do tilt back, however it isnt 100% together...the back seems to tilt more then the "rump area".
i think this is so your feet can remain planted on the ground.
you should test drive one of these if you can.
if i can start working from home next year i am totally budgetting for one.
I went to OfficeMax and "closed my eyes," ignored prices and chrome, just sat in the darn things. After narrowing my choices to three chairs, I went back and forth between 'em. I kept coming back to one and feeling "AHHHH!" as I sat down... It's in front of my work area now and NOTHING is sore including my wallet. About $140 out the door. Test drive 'em first!