Some people say we lead increasingly mobile lives. That may be true when it comes to the gadgets we carry around – but for many of us, office work is integral to our daily reality, and that means being tethered to a chair, parked in front of a computer for eight or more hours.
Sitting for a prolonged period of time can be uncomfortable, and we’re being warned that it’s bad for our health. Many less expensive chairs lack the features necessary to make it through a long stint of desk work. That’s why I was delighted to come across this ergonomic swivel office chair. It’s economically priced, but performs surprisingly well. Let me tell you a bit more about it.
Main Features of This Chair
- Breathable mesh back.
- Super-comfortable padded seating surface.
- 5-cross casters for added strength.
- Features an integrated tilt/rocker-function mechanism
- Height adjustability for improved ergonomics.
- 114 cm height provides great back support.
- Arm rests and robust yet comfortable construction.
My Experience With This Office Chair
I’ll be honest – for under £50, I wasn’t expecting much – when you can spend in excess of £200 on an office chair, I had to wonder how this cheaper model would turn out. As it happens, it turned out very well indeed!
The first thing I’ll mention – and I appreciate this fact every time I sit down – is that the chair has a tall back. Many office chairs have short back supports which don’t cover the full length of the spine, let alone the head or neck. This chair, however, seems to accommodate even the tallest of users – I’ve had friends over 6 feet in height sit in it without complaint.
At the top of the back support is a padded section. Though I endeavour to sit up straight most of the time I’m in front of the computer, having a soft headrest to sink back into when I’m reading, need to think or simply want a change of position is appreciated.
Like many ergonomic office chairs, this one has an integrated tilt mechanism and is height adjustable. Put simply, you can raise and lower the chair, and tilt it backward and forward. The mechanisms are simple but effective, and allow the chair to accommodate a wide range of postures, shapes and sizes. Likewise, the armrests are straightforward – even a little utilitarian, lacking significant padding – but I find that’s a good thing – this chair was made for working, not lounging.
A great feature – often found on costlier versions – is the mesh back panel, which allows air to pass through. The result is greater comfort. Try spending eight hours planted in a solid-backed leather chair. At the least, you’ll feel hot and stuffy, but likelier, you’ll sweat. That’s why a mesh support piece is advantageous.
I anticipate at least a few years of solid use out of this chair. It’s not the fanciest, but it seems well-constructed, it’s certainly very comfortable – the amount of padding is just right, not skimpy, but not so excessive it renders me immobile whilst sitting – and the price is very sensible. I’m happy with mine, and would recommend it to anyone looking for an ergonomic chair at a manageable price.