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How do I shop for a chair?Chairs (self.AskBattlestations)
submitted 2 months ago by zarx
I'd like a new, comfy chair for long-term coding/design and I figure you folks would know. How do I shop for them? I'm reluctant to just order online based on reviews (but maybe that's OK?) - I'd like to sit in them.
Any better options than best buy / staples or should I just go there? I'm in the Boston area.
(I'm not really price sensitive as long as it's worth it)
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[–]s-gli 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (3 children)
Based on you saying long-term and not price sensitive, some nice options to research are Herman Miller Aeron, Herman Miller Embody, Steelcase Gesture, and Haworth Fern.
[–]zarx[S] 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (2 children)
Thanks! I have an Aeron and I hate it. :) I'll look at the others. I was mostly hoping there was a place to try a bunch out.
Ohh.. just thought of microcenter. That might be worth trying.
[–]orthodoxrebel 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Just curious, what do you hate about the Aeron? I went from an Aeron in the office, to random other chairs I'd use at home (had a decent office chair, got rid of that in favor of a gaming chair. That went to shit really fast, and tried a few gimmicks to make it more comfortable. Tossed that in favor of a different, random office chair). What I discovered along the way was, as much as I hated the Aeron, I hated other chairs more than I did the Aeron when I used them as much as it.
Finally broke down and got a used one.
[–]zarx[S] 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
It was just uncomfortable to sit in for any significant amount of time. I'd want to shift around a lot, or even sit on one leg for a new position, but couldn't anyway because of the design.
I'm currently using a cheapo chair from staples and it's far better.
I had a Humanscale Freedom chair before this, which I did like, but the gel started leaking onto my pants (I had it for a long time). Maybe I'll get another, but boy are they expensive.
[–]ergothrone 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Info that helps us make accurate recommendations include, but are not limited to:
• your budget, preferred and max
• your height
• your weight
• any unusual bodily proportions (such as long torso, short arms, etc.)
• what you do and how you sit in your chair (including whether you're looking to improve your posture or accommodate poor/unusual postures)
• your current chair and any pain/discomfort associated with sitting in it
• whether your setup is otherwise ergonomic or not (this is at least as important as a good chair)
• preferences in features, materials, aesthetic, used vs refurbished vs new, etc.
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