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Finding a new chair.. any ideas?
« on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 09:38:35 »
In terms of being a desktop user, it hasn't really been fun lately. I have an upgrade for a computer, mouse and keyboard and i am soon to ascend to a higher quality of gaming.

However, my back hasn't really ascended yet. I am used to very low quality items , including my chair. Because of this, i have poor posture and tend to slouch a lot .

Can anybody reccomend a chair for 100 to 200 dollars that would last a long time, has some back support and isn't too stiff nor too soft?

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« Reply #1 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 11:10:52 »
In terms of being a desktop user, it hasn't really been fun lately. I have an upgrade for a computer, mouse and keyboard and i am soon to ascend to a higher quality of gaming.

However, my back hasn't really ascended yet. I am used to very low quality items , including my chair. Because of this, i have poor posture and tend to slouch a lot .

Can anybody reccomend a chair for 100 to 200 dollars that would last a long time, has some back support and isn't too stiff nor too soft?

Spend more and get a used / like new Steelcase Leap V2. That will cost a bit over $300 on eBay which is where I bought mine. The jump in price will get you a buy it for life kind of chair.
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Re: Finding a new chair.. any ideas?
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 14:18:42 »
In terms of being a desktop user, it hasn't really been fun lately. I have an upgrade for a computer, mouse and keyboard and i am soon to ascend to a higher quality of gaming.

However, my back hasn't really ascended yet. I am used to very low quality items , including my chair. Because of this, i have poor posture and tend to slouch a lot .

Can anybody reccomend a chair for 100 to 200 dollars that would last a long time, has some back support and isn't too stiff nor too soft?

Spend more and get a used / like new Steelcase Leap V2. That will cost a bit over $300 on eBay which is where I bought mine. The get jump in price will get you a buy it for life kind of chair.

A bit too expensive, but i'll take that into consideration.

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« Reply #3 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 15:34:37 »
Well whatever you do DON'T get a ****ty, drastically overpriced, and did I mention ****ty DX Racer chair. They are ****. Complete ****.

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« Reply #4 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 17:27:20 »
Well whatever you do DON'T get a ****ty, drastically overpriced, and did I mention ****ty DX Racer chair. They are ****. Complete ****.

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« Reply #5 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 21:36:21 »
You can find Leap V2's on Ebay for just a bit over $200, sometimes less, and the bigger sellers/liquidators will often take offers. My seller was asking $200(?) plus $55 shipping but took my offer of $170.

It's a bit above what you want to spend, but this is an investment. It's not some cheap Chinese office or gaming chair that you'll replace again in a couple years. Better still, if you do have problem, you can actually get parts for it. Mine was used and even after the 8 months I've had it it still feels new.

The downside..
They are not as plush as many cheaper chairs, but at the same time the foam won't decompose after a year or two leaving you sitting on the pan. Expect a break in/adjustment period, it won't be the most comfy thing at this time if you're used to plush, but once that happens it will be fantastic.
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« Reply #6 on: Sat, 13 July 2019, 01:34:41 »
I really like my Ikea Markus, if one's nearby you can go give it a try. They're $200
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« Reply #7 on: Sat, 13 July 2019, 01:47:12 »
Another option (in the same vein as the Leap) is to find a used Herman Miller Aeron or Herman Miller Mirra chair.  The Aeron in particular is considered to be the chair that sets the bar for ergonomic chairs, and you can find plenty of them used online since they've been around a while.  The Mirra is a slightly smaller option, but would be harder to find used online.  These might be stretching the budget but it's a worthy investment  :thumb:

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« Reply #8 on: Sat, 13 July 2019, 05:05:12 »
The Ikea may be nice, but there's nothing to indicate it has any ergonomic design or testing (same problem with "gaming" chairs). There's a reason the Leap And Millers cost what they do, they are designed for all day use, most others are not. Most ergonimic chairs list a max number of hours per day they should be used as well as a weight rating, I don't even see either on the Ikea site, which often means it's really only meant for short term use. I'm not trying to bash the Ikea chair or others just that there is a reason these others cost what they do. I used to think they were overpriced too, but give it 10 years then see how your back feels.

As for Leap vs Miller, generally used Millers run $100-$150 more than a Leap on Ebay. If you can afford it it may be worth it (I've never tried one), but I will say the Leap is nice. I've sat in quite a lot of "good" chairs and almost nothing came close. And again, give it a few years and see if you can get parts for the Ikea like you can for the Miller or Leap. Sure you can get a new piston, but how about a new armrest or base? How good is that base after a year or two? The Leap may look very similar to other chairs, but I'm shocked by the weight every time I lift my leap. It weighs quite a lot more.
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« Reply #9 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 16:38:55 »
I bought a used herman miller off a craigslist office liquidation sale. I used to see them all the time and its 100% worth it.

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« Reply #10 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 15:13:22 »
I bought a used herman miller off a craigslist office liquidation sale. I used to see them all the time and its 100% worth it.

I have one of the aeron's at work and its pretty good. Wish i could find one on craigslist for my home though, but seems like they rarely pop up around here

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« Reply #11 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 13:24:50 »
The Ikea may be nice, but there's nothing to indicate it has any ergonomic design or testing (same problem with "gaming" chairs). There's a reason the Leap And Millers cost what they do, they are designed for all day use, most others are not. Most ergonimic chairs list a max number of hours per day they should be used as well as a weight rating, I don't even see either on the Ikea site, which often means it's really only meant for short term use. I'm not trying to bash the Ikea chair or others just that there is a reason these others cost what they do. I used to think they were overpriced too, but give it 10 years then see how your back feels.

As for Leap vs Miller, generally used Millers run $100-$150 more than a Leap on Ebay. If you can afford it it may be worth it (I've never tried one), but I will say the Leap is nice. I've sat in quite a lot of "good" chairs and almost nothing came close. And again, give it a few years and see if you can get parts for the Ikea like you can for the Miller or Leap. Sure you can get a new piston, but how about a new armrest or base? How good is that base after a year or two? The Leap may look very similar to other chairs, but I'm shocked by the weight every time I lift my leap. It weighs quite a lot more.

Thanks for the advice!

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« Reply #12 on: Sun, 06 October 2019, 11:30:24 »
I have a duramont chair chair at home and really like it. Definitely helped my back alot. I think massdrop makes a knock off of it for a bit cheaper.

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« Reply #13 on: Wed, 25 December 2019, 18:02:37 »
Ended up going with this



Thank you all for the suggestions

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« Reply #14 on: Mon, 13 January 2020, 19:54:58 »
Definitely check craigslist and FB marketplace for used Herman Miller chairs They seem to pop up in bulk about once a month where I'm at. I haven't bought one yet but I need to.

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« Reply #15 on: Mon, 13 January 2020, 20:25:30 »
Herman miller aerons for sure. Find the ones with the adjustable hand rests and not those fixed one... From where I stay, refurbished ones cos more than 500 usd... So if u can get one under 200 on Craigslist or ebay it is a steal. The mesh can be fixed if it is torn with some aliexpress mesh

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« Reply #16 on: Mon, 13 January 2020, 20:34:10 »
Ended up going with this

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Thank you all for the suggestions

now that you've had a few weeks, what do you think of it?

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« Reply #17 on: Mon, 20 January 2020, 12:31:22 »
Ended up going with this

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Thank you all for the suggestions

now that you've had a few weeks, what do you think of it?

It's awesome! During the 6+ hours i sit in it not once do i feel pain. Its extremely easy to set up and use. Lumbar support pillows are godlike especially the head pillow.

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« Reply #18 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 16:10:33 »
I went from a metal fold chair to something like that myself, I'll never regret making the move, it changed everything for me.

Heck, I slept better after getting one. It's such a game changer.

Still I'm glad to hear you are enjoying it.  :)

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« Reply #19 on: Fri, 07 February 2020, 06:53:46 »
So you need some kind of gaming recliner? I just can recommend you to check thebestreclinersreviews to read about differend types of recliners. I prefer gaming recliners to office chairs. But that's only my opinion
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« Reply #20 on: Fri, 07 February 2020, 13:27:06 »
So you need some kind of gaming recliner?

Already got one