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Old 04-22-2006, 10:40 AM
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Office chairs

Alright folks:

Thought I'd pick your brains for a bit, but can anyone recommend a really good office chair? Since most of us spend a good time at the office pushing paper and then put a decent amount of miles on the saddle, what chairs can you recommend to mitigate the effects such as tight hip flexors and such? I was staring at some of the Herman Miller stuff, but I thought I'd get the 411 from you folks before I put down that kind of cash.

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Old 04-22-2006, 11:00 AM
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We have them in our office. Really nice with so many adjustments and very ergo. Yes they are expensive, but I believe they are worth the money in regard to comfort and support. We purchased four of them a little over two years ago and they really are fantastic and are well built.
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:04 AM
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I would try the Herman Millers for a while before buying them. Like a lot of saddles, they seem to either work for you or not. Despite the adjustability, I always seem to end up in uncomforable right angles with these chairs. I know that right angles are ergonomically sound, but unfortunately my posture is generally not, and the result is a lot of inconscious compensating and shifting to try to maintain my normal slouch. We have them in my office, and I'm convinced they're a big part of the reason my shoulder has been a mess for a while. (N.B. This was not the case when I had the run-of-the-mill, low-backed office chairs, which I used for years with no apparent shouder issues.)
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:28 AM
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i've had an herman miller for years. aeron?. it has a zillion adjustments. if you can't make this fit, nothing will. pricey but 2 thumbs up.
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:32 AM
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I recommend the HAG Capisco chair. It's comfortable for sitting for long periods and it excels at putting the body in a healthy position.
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:57 AM
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My Herman Miller Aeron has been a wonderful chair and IMHO it was worth the extra $$'s. As others have said, tons of adjustability and the fabric is nice and cool with its breathability.

And what other chair would you sit in if your rode an Arione saddle?
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:58 AM
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Older Model

I have the older model of the HM Aeron. In my opinion this chair has been the best thing I've done for myself.

I had a cheap office chair that I got at the Office Depot. I felt tight and tired almost all the time. But once I started to use the HM it has been great!

Sometimes I am sore from riding but after sitting on this chair for some time I feel much better!

How is this for free advertising?
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:59 AM
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This is what I use. It also helps develop your equalibrium






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And what other chair would you sit in if your rode an Arione saddle?
Well, how 'bout an Aeron saddle?
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:10 PM
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Mr R, you are always on top of things aren't you??? Seems that Saddleco took the idea behind the Aeron chair and created a saddle with the same (or similar) material...check out the Flow

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Old 04-22-2006, 12:18 PM
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You didn't say what you do, or what your office looks like.

If you are in a creative field, you could go old school HermanMiller,
like Eames aluminum group, with the matching boardroom chairs too...

http://images.google.ca/images?q=eam...&start=20&sa=N

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Old 04-22-2006, 12:26 PM
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Another thumbs up for the Aeron. If you spend 8 hours a day sitting on one the price is nothing compared to the comfort.
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:57 PM
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i switched from sitting on a chair at work to sitting on a swiss ball. most comfy "chair" ever. plus it's a core workout and constantly reminds me not to slouch.
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Old 04-22-2006, 02:04 PM
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OK. I will tell you, but first realize that I had a wholesale meat business with a little office that was simple, dirty, and very old. Probably about 50 plus years old. However, I had the most comfortable chair of all times- A cheap wooden University chair, with my college logo on it. They are normally black in color.

I am sitting now on one of those chairs- A Tufts University (undergraduate) chair. I also have one from Penn State (graduate school). They are very comfortable and cheap but not so beautiful for a fancy dancy office.


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Old 04-22-2006, 02:23 PM
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get this.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PLYCRAFT-Bent-Ba...QQcmdZViewItem

These are so cool...I need one...
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