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Nintex

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Looking for a new office/gaming chair
« on: April 08, 2021, 06:01:52 AM »
I'm looking for a new chair so I was wondering what you bois and gals are rocking.
Currently I'm using a knock-off sort of gaming chair. Very comfy but not very ergonomic and working from home has made it wear out quicker than I expected.

Those Secret Labs chairs look pretty cool but I'm not sure if they're that much better than regular gaming chairs and then there's reviews that say that you should absolutely stay away from gaming chairs.
The second type I'm looking at is more of the executive/director chair type.

I'm not really on a budget but I'd like to keep it below 300 - 400 Euro.
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HardcoreRetro

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Re: Looking for a new office/gaming chair
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 06:23:28 AM »
I wish people'd stop using the word ergonomic for mass produced products. The only ones in that category that are ergonomic are ones that are highly adjustable like that Herman Miller Aeron chair.

You want an ergonomic chair? Go to a specialist. You most likely won't find one for that price.

pilonv1

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Re: Looking for a new office/gaming chair
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 07:51:12 AM »
I've got an IKEA Markus chair which has a mesh back, can highly recommend.

https://www.ikea.com/au/en/p/markus-office-chair-vissle-dark-grey-50261151/

Needed something that had a high back because I get bad neck pain
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Nintex

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Re: Looking for a new office/gaming chair
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2021, 08:11:33 AM »
I wish people'd stop using the word ergonomic for mass produced products. The only ones in that category that are ergonomic are ones that are highly adjustable like that Herman Miller Aeron chair.

You want an ergonomic chair? Go to a specialist. You most likely won't find one for that price.
Yeah, I figured as much. I don't find the Herman Miller chairs very appealing though.
I remember a client had them around the office and I didn't like it at all.

Those secret labs chair looks comfy but also a bit overpriced for what is essentially just another gaming chair even though they get great reviews.

That Markus chair is an interesting one, I just received a bunch of other stuff from Ikea today and totally forgot they also sell desk chairs.
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archnemesis

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Re: Looking for a new office/gaming chair
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2021, 08:19:49 AM »
I also recommend the Marcus chair. It's comfortable, but less adjustable than an expensive office chair. If you take regular breaks, as you should, then it will do the trick.

Pissy F Benny

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Re: Looking for a new office/gaming chair
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2021, 08:30:13 AM »
just get the gaudiest gaming chair you can find for 4 hunna :trumps

HardcoreRetro

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Re: Looking for a new office/gaming chair
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2021, 08:39:48 AM »
Yeah, I figured as much. I don't find the Herman Miller chairs very appealing though.
I remember a client had them around the office and I didn't like it at all.

You mean visually?

Once you get a good chair your body/posture has to adjust. The chair that's comfy is most of the time not the one that's good for you. It's just that it accomodates your bad posture the best.

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Re: Looking for a new office/gaming chair
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2021, 08:52:23 AM »
Dunno if they have the Container Store in your country, but if not, bungee office chairs are amazing.  Super comfortable and not too pricey (around $150).  Very durable, too- have had one for five+ years and it still looks brand new.

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