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Lets discuss Desk Chairs

BucketmanBucketman Call meSkraggRegistered User regular
Hey tech forum people,

I want to talk to you for a minute about desk chairs and other desk related accessories. We spend all day at our computers, what do you put your butt in? Personally, I've been using this guy: http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/862387/WorkPro-Belbrook-Executive-Big-Tall-Fabric/;jsessionid=0000IgwGtzS1Lj-4OJlKYCgVbWd:17h4h7bqh the big and tall WorkPro, which at the time I bought it was $300 but man was it comfy...just now its falling apart hard. My girlfriend uses one of those mesh chairs and its pretty nice, but the arm rests just don't feel right.

How about all of you? And how do you feel about those plastic floor pad things? Pro or con on them? I think they look weird myself, but my dad has always had one.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    I use a floor protector to protect my floor - the alternative is that your chair will wear a patch in your floor. Tile, wood, linoleum, carpet, it doesn't matter, there will be a worn spot where your chair goes.

    As for a chair - you're going to get about a million suggestions that you absolutely HAVE to get a Herman Miller or a Fromway, but they are hugely expensive. If you go to an office supply store and try out the chairs they have there, pick out the comfiest highest-quality model you can afford. Or go with an $89 IKEA chair like I have happily used for the last three years.

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    MugsleyMugsley DelawareRegistered User regular
    A fair amount of streamers/video people use the DX Racer and/or GT Omega chairs. I believe the Racer was recently on a Massdrop deal. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/dxracer-pc-gaming-chair-oh-kf91-nr

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    HandgimpHandgimp R+L=J Family PhotoRegistered User regular
    I bought http://www.amazon.com/Boss-Fabric-Deluxe-Posture-Chair/dp/B0019QF7IO when it was on sale for $50 and prefer it to the super ergonomic expensive chairs at work.

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    hsuhsu Registered User regular
    I use standing height bar stools, one from Ikea for work, and a much nicer looking one from Bernie & Phyls for home. Once you get used to a standing desk, you don't need a fancy ergonomic office chair, because you won't sit long enough for poor posture to affect you.
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    a nu starta nu start Registered User regular
    edited July 2015
    I just have this cheap thing. Of course, after four years, the seat cushion is worn down such that one of the screws on the bottom is poking up a bit. Barely noticeable even if I sit it the exact right spot, so I guess it stays for a while longer. Mesh back is the bomb, tho.

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    RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Hey tech forum people,

    I want to talk to you for a minute about desk chairs and other desk related accessories. We spend all day at our computers, what do you put your butt in? Personally, I've been using this guy: http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/862387/WorkPro-Belbrook-Executive-Big-Tall-Fabric/;jsessionid=0000IgwGtzS1Lj-4OJlKYCgVbWd:17h4h7bqh the big and tall WorkPro, which at the time I bought it was $300 but man was it comfy...just now its falling apart hard. My girlfriend uses one of those mesh chairs and its pretty nice, but the arm rests just don't feel right.

    How about all of you? And how do you feel about those plastic floor pad things? Pro or con on them? I think they look weird myself, but my dad has always had one.

    Have same exact chair, have same exact problem. Dang.

    On the plus side, I've now realized it has a 10 year warranty. Time to call office maxpo.

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    AlectharAlecthar Alan Shore We're not territorial about that sort of thing, are we?Registered User regular
    Put something between your chair and any floor you don't want to ruin. I have a rug, probably 5x4ish. Pattern's nice, but it wasn't so expensive that I'll miss it when/if my chair finally kills it and I have to get another. The plastic mats are fine, in theory, but I think they're tacky looking as all hell, and they're not measurably easier to roll around than the right rug.

    As for chairs themselves, I have an Ikea Markus. It's a bit more expensive than one of their super cheap models, but it feels vastly more solid for a big guy like me and it's held up really nicely.

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    PirusuPirusu Pierce Registered User regular
    edited July 2015
    I have a BodyBilt chair I bought from a used office furniture place here in town. Every $100 chair I bought from office max had the hydraulic cylinder collapse after a few months or so, and this is what the guy suggested. It's been great for three years now, and the guy at the place said if the cylinder ever gives out, he'll replace it for $50 bucks for me.

    Honestly, I'd check out the used office furniture places in your area: Most of what they sell is from companies downsizing/closing down/changing furniture, so it is usually of higher quality, and you aren't paying retail for it.

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    HandgimpHandgimp R+L=J Family PhotoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2015
    Pirusu wrote: »
    I have a BodyBilt chair I bought from a used office furniture place here in town. Every $100 chair I bought from office max had the hydraulic cylinder collapse after a few months or so, and this is what the guy suggested. It's been great for three years now, and the guy at the place said if the cylinder ever gives out, he'll replace it for $50 bucks for me.

    Honestly, I'd check out the used office furniture places in your area: Most of what they sell is from companies downsizing/closing down/changing furniture, so it is usually of higher quality, and you aren't paying retail for it.

    I'm lucky enough to be so short that fully lowered is the way to go. Hooray cheap office chairs!

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    schussschuss Registered User regular
    I'm strictly Aeron at this point. Comfortable and Bombproof. Steelcase also makes some nice stuff.

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    ArtereisArtereis Registered User regular
    I have a Herman Miller Mirra that I got from a Healthy Back refurb store for about $450. The wife uses a Steelcase Leap which is also pretty nice.

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    Ikea Markus. Is good.

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    BouwsTBouwsT Wanna come to a super soft birthday party? Registered User regular
    I bought this ErgoHuman product about a year and a half ago, though I think it's a bit overkill for me. I've enjoyed using it though.

    Between you and me, Peggy, I smoked this Juul and it did UNTHINKABLE things to my mind and body...
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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    I've used a Steelcase at work and it was great, but its like $800 which is so much dollars

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    schussschuss Registered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    I've used a Steelcase at work and it was great, but its like $800 which is so much dollars

    How much time do you spend in your chair? What if you didn't have to replace it for 10 years? The money starts to make sense really fast if you're on your computer a lot.

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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Rius wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Hey tech forum people,

    I want to talk to you for a minute about desk chairs and other desk related accessories. We spend all day at our computers, what do you put your butt in? Personally, I've been using this guy: http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/862387/WorkPro-Belbrook-Executive-Big-Tall-Fabric/;jsessionid=0000IgwGtzS1Lj-4OJlKYCgVbWd:17h4h7bqh the big and tall WorkPro, which at the time I bought it was $300 but man was it comfy...just now its falling apart hard. My girlfriend uses one of those mesh chairs and its pretty nice, but the arm rests just don't feel right.

    How about all of you? And how do you feel about those plastic floor pad things? Pro or con on them? I think they look weird myself, but my dad has always had one.

    Have same exact chair, have same exact problem. Dang.

    On the plus side, I've now realized it has a 10 year warranty. Time to call office maxpo.

    So I haven't posted here in a few weeks about this, but for me, the main issue is the screws that go into the bottom of the chair have physically been pulled out from the wooden chair bottom, the screw AND the part it screws into. I called for a warrenty claim, and they will replace any parts except the cushions, and since its a cushion problem...well I'm sol. Sucks because its a nice chair!

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    CabezoneCabezone Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    If you have an office surplus warehouse near you, I highly recommend going to it and putting your butt into a bunch of different chairs.

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    FairchildFairchild Rabbit used short words that were easy to understand, like "Hello Pooh, how about Lunch ?" Registered User regular
    I finally plunked the money down for Aeron chair from Herman Miller: http://www.hermanmiller.com/products/seating/performance-work-chairs/aeron-chairs.html

    A thousand dollars, give or take, depending upon the features you select, but you can cut down on the price if you order one thru an office furniture warehouse. Comfortable, durable, lifetime guarantee, it should be a product that pays for itself over time.

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    CormacCormac Registered User regular
    I have a Steelcase Leap for at home which I bought from an Office Design studio that was a like-new demo. A business ordered a custom color which they didn't like (it's an admittedly odd shade of green), so I was able to buy it for less than half the price of a brand new one.

    My chair at work finally broke so I bought one of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MS6T9A. It's actually very comfortable and the budget synchro-tilt works fairly well. It's not a true synchro-tilt like my Leap but it get's the job done. The seat pad is actually more comfortable than my Leap which now feels a bit too hard.

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    HallowedFaithHallowedFaith Call me Cloud. Registered User regular
    I need a chair that works for both office and can scale for comfy gaming.

    http://www.dxracer.com/us/en-us/product/1/pc_gaming_chair/king_series/oh-ks06-n/
    I'm looking at the Racer King series because I am 6'5" and the chair system has a lot of options that will help keep me sitting straight up during work and the support for my heavy frame - but lay back comfy for playtime.

    500 is a bit much but not.. ridiculous, better than the 1200 for some other chairs, woof. I'll have my new chair sometime around Nov 1st and I'll let you guys know what I think of it and answer any questions. It's hard to find people who have it besides youtube folk and they all only say positive things.

    I come from a background of buying 100 dollar chairs at office depot or whatever, they last 1-3 years and aren't the greatest for support but they aren't terrible.


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    MugsleyMugsley DelawareRegistered User regular
    There are a few larger people who swear by Steelcase Leap chairs; which you can find fairly readily at used office supply places. The chairs are still in the $300-$400 range, even used.

    The DXRacer chairs seem to show up regularly on Massdrop, if any of you are patient enough to wait.

    I mostly just wrote all of this to get it out of my head.

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    AumniAumni Registered User regular
    edited November 2015
    At home I sit on an exercise ball. $7 at the dollar store. My desk is also height adjustable so I can stand with it as well. 50/50 standing/sitting.

    At work I use one of these: http://suburbanofficefurniture.com/images/eurotechseatingtask14large.jpg

    The thing is all sorts of adjustable and the mesh is comfy.

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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Why can't they make an adjustable height beanbag office chair?

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    Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Once an Asshole. Trying to be better. Registered User regular
    I have a racing chair.

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    FuzzenFuzzen Registered User regular
    edited November 2015
    Get a steelcase leap v2. Amazing chair, you can get one for around $450 as previously mentioned with some googling, I know madisonseating is selling some black ones with the platinum finish for that price. Supposedly the steelcase gesture is better but it's $1k.

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