Chairs ~ the right one for long sessions?

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RobC
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Post 23 Oct 2019

I'm currently looking for a good chair. I hear that I should forget about these office chairs, cause no matter how fancy they look, in the long time they can become quite uncomfortable.

Then there are the new craze with the 'gamer' chairs. They have a slight sporty, car seat look to them, so the kids can go "vroom-vroom I'm so cool and edgy" x D - but they don't look so bad. And I guess they are made for rotting all day in them, too!

In the end, my ass will make the decision - this is pretty much one of the cases where we need to think with out butts primarily.

Here's one candidate:

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But then again, this one looks sooo fancy! It screams "I'm boss, and make srs bsnss!"

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I do more than welcome suggestions and info what to look at when buying a good chair. It's more about comfort for me. So I guess, gotta watch the material?

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MrFigg
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Post 23 Oct 2019

Get one that keeps your back straight. Ergonomic all the way.

RobC
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Post 23 Oct 2019

MrFigg wrote:
23 Oct 2019
Get one that keeps your back straight. Ergonomic all the way.
Well, the green one does actually have proper back supporting and can be adjusted in all ways. Lucky I need it for at home, so the looks aren't that important. I mean, I do dig it, but obviously I couldn't use something like that in an office, full of fancy-pants people, for example.

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Post 23 Oct 2019

RobC wrote:
23 Oct 2019
MrFigg wrote:
23 Oct 2019
Get one that keeps your back straight. Ergonomic all the way.
Well, the green one does actually have proper back supporting and can be adjusted in all ways. Lucky I need it for at home, so the looks aren't that important. I mean, I do dig it, but obviously I couldn't use something like that in an office, full of fancy-pants people, for example.
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RobC
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Post 23 Oct 2019

MrFigg wrote:
23 Oct 2019
RobC wrote:
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Well, the green one does actually have proper back supporting and can be adjusted in all ways. Lucky I need it for at home, so the looks aren't that important. I mean, I do dig it, but obviously I couldn't use something like that in an office, full of fancy-pants people, for example.
Cool! I'll look into that. Thanks!

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Post 23 Oct 2019

I have a kneeling chair. You can still slouch.
Yeah you have to work harder to achieve it, but we humans have this ability to do our worst.
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motuscott wrote:
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I have a kneeling chair. You can still slouch.
Yeah you have to work harder to achieve it, but we humans have this ability to do our worst.
It sounds like I'm putting down the species, but I is one...
But it does seem to be the next best thing after snake oil, right?

I'm already browsing for some. They don't give them cheaper either. I found one by a medical supplier.

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Post 23 Oct 2019

I put casters on mine, sos I can scoot across the living room.
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Post 23 Oct 2019

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Post 23 Oct 2019

With this one you’ll never want to get up again.
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RobC
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Post 23 Oct 2019

MrFigg wrote:
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With this one you’ll never want to get up again.
The kneeling chair will be fine, thanks!
I'm not shooting for something that makes me feel like I'm in heaven.

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Post 23 Oct 2019

RobC wrote:
23 Oct 2019
MrFigg wrote:
23 Oct 2019
With this one you’ll never want to get up again.
The kneeling chair will be fine, thanks!
I'm not shooting for something that makes me feel like I'm in heaven.
You'd actually be shocked how comfortable they are.

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motuscott
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Post 23 Oct 2019

I'm not an animal
former girlfriends may disagree.
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motuscott
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Post 23 Oct 2019

I spellchecked that thing twelve ways to Sunday. Still doesn't look right.
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Post 23 Oct 2019

:lol: some great suggestions..

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Post 23 Oct 2019

https://www.hermanmiller.com/products/s ... on-chairs/
Aeron by Herman Miller - these are the defacto "studio chair" in more studios I've been in any any other, by far.
They are not cheap, but neither is back surgery! You'll forget the chair is even there. You can actually find them used for a better bargain.

I love these chairs, but at home I use a backless chair. First, as a life long piano player and drummer, I've spent more time in backless chairs than ones with backs. Also, if you play guitar or bass you'll not want arms on the chair. And even when using the Aeron, when you sit up and listen critically (positioning yourself in the sweet spot) you typically sit up and away from the back. But with any good chair, when you DO lean back, the Aeron totally supports you ergonomically and very comfortably.
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Post 23 Oct 2019

selig wrote:
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https://www.hermanmiller.com/products/s ... on-chairs/
Aeron by Herman Miller - these are the defacto "studio chair" in more studios I've been in any any other, by far.
They are not cheap, but neither is back surgery! You'll forget the chair is even there. You can actually find them used for a better bargain.

I love these chairs,
God, yes. Aerons. Luxury!

Back in my banking days there were three of those floating around between 30+ users in the graphics department, while most if not all the IBD folk in the next room also had them. All the other chairs in our office were basically:

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really uncomfortable bargain bin shite.

Weirdly, most of the graphics staff didn't seem to either be aware of—or maybe didn't like, though that seems hard to believe—the Aerons, so most mornings me and a colleague would be able to grab one from wherever it ended up overnight. On more than one occasion, though, I couldn't get my arse situated upon one upon arrival, so I did sneak next door to IBD to wheedle out one of theirs. ;)

The problem with Aerons for home use, and the reason I don't have a (second-hand, obviously) one, can be that mesh backs aren't a great if you have a cat :twisted:

FWIW, they're the chairs used on BBC Question Time too, afaict.

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Not sure I'm brave enough to go backless, though :lol: .

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Post 23 Oct 2019

I use what they call Emergency Room (soft rubber) casters cos I'm an old apartmental dweller and I have some small amount of courtesy concerning my downstairs neighbor whilst scooting across the living room floor at 3am.
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Post 23 Oct 2019

Get something with an arm rest and make sure you set up height of chair and knee and elbow angles as dictated by “the experts”.

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Post 23 Oct 2019

MrFigg wrote:
23 Oct 2019
RobC wrote:
23 Oct 2019


The kneeling chair will be fine, thanks!
I'm not shooting for something that makes me feel like I'm in heaven.
You'd actually be shocked how comfortable they are.
Oh, PU!

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Post 23 Oct 2019

I really want armrests (and a back!) for extended mostly-computer work, but no armrests when playing guitar while sitting, and didn't want to have two chairs in my small workspace. So after a lot of searching, I ended up getting a chair from Office Max with armrests that easily lift up out of the way when donning a guitar. My only gripe is it can be noisy sometimes when shifting weight, so I'm always interested if there are better alternatives with flippable armrests.
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reggie1979
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Post 23 Oct 2019

Make sure you get one with fine Corinthian leather.

zoidkirb
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Post 23 Oct 2019

I found a local second hand office shop that had some once upon a time very expensive, solid office chairs for a bargain. Much better than the overpriced crap in department stores/consumer grade office shops (ie office works, in Australia)
The main problem with that stuff was padding that compressed way too much over time. And fake leather. Avoid this stuff at all costs as eventually it will start to shed it's skin. Arm rests are not a bad idea but make sure they're foldable if you play an instrument such as guitar.

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Post 24 Oct 2019

zoidkirb wrote:
23 Oct 2019
Arm rests are not a bad idea but make sure they're foldable if you play an instrument such as guitar.
Hehe. Tell me about it. My chair has one arm removed for that very reason. It attracts a few odd comments from people!

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Post 24 Oct 2019

xboix wrote:
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Hehe. Tell me about it. My chair has one arm removed for that very reason. It attracts a few odd comments from people!
You be you. Other people are already on their way to hell. Not much we can do for them...
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