Thank to COVID my employer has decided to move on and we are now remote first. As I won’t be going back to the office now (I am really gonna miss catered lunches, snacks, drinks, and a video game lounge!) I need something better than this crap $80 office chair I picked up to use at home for a few months.
I am looking at the Herman Miller Embody as a front runner, and also considering the Steelcase Gesture and Herman Miller Aeron.
I used to work out of a local coworking office before COVID. I loved their chairs they had so I got myself one. Autonomous Ergo chair. It’s a bit of an investment, but totally worth it. And not near as expensive as a Herman or Steelcase. Keep in mind shipping a chair in all this is not picnic either. Mine took about a month or two.
We have these in my office, I quite like them. If I was int he market for a new one this is probably what I would get.
This is the one I have tbh I’m pretty mixed, I like it but I dunno if I would get it again. The armrests are really nice and it has lots of adjustments, but the headrest broke really quick, the retention doesn’t work anymore and it just sits at the lowest setting, which is fine most of the time, but I wish I could adjust it. I also wasn’t really a fan of the colors on offer when I got mine, I dunno what they have now.
I’m quite short and have shoulder issues, so I had an extra-low keeb tray at work - I straight up removed the arms from my desk chair. Even without the tray, they were too high at their lowest setting… Honestly I’ve yet to find truly homunculus-frienldy furniture…
Herman Miller Aeron is my choice. I grabbed used one (30% of the full price), my only “advice” is to make sure you get the right size. I took too small and was not comfortable at all (eventually replaced with a bigger one, which is with me for four years now), and I love it.
BTW: Because of the “net,” your but will never be hot Good luck!
Chairs are tough. The closest I’ve been to comfortable in an office chair is the embody, but I still wasn’t in love with it. I could not stand the aeron.
Not sure what your body dimensions are, but I can at least give my perspective. I’m 6 foot and about 230. My legs are wide because I used to train them a lot. Because of this my legs push up against the outer edges of the seat. The aeron has a bucket type seat with hard plastic making the curve and my legs would always get cut into by that edge. My legs would be numb by the end of the day. The embody was much better but had hard plastic in the front corners of the seat that would push into my legs.
Still looking for a comfy chair. Have a gaming style chair (clutchchairz throttle) coming in to see if that works any better for me than traditional office chairs. I feel like I’ve already sat in the best of the best traditional office chairs because my jobs always gave top notch equipment, so it’s time to try a new thing entirely.
I am 6’2" and 220, but slimming down currently, and my legs are long, but not wide. I very much prefer to sit ver vertical and the Embody’s back incline adjustment seems like it would be what I am looking for.
I have had back pain since entering the workforce from being sedentary; however, I never noticed the Embody ever aggravating my back more than normal (this is a huge deal for a chair). My current WFH chair has turned my spine into a column of hellfire.
Ha thanks! Mostly my fault for not being as active, so I can’t be too upset about it. Regular exercise is the best fix I’ve found. COVID has just made playing pickup basketball and going to the gym non-starters.
I hear ya there. I just started being more active again after about 3 months of not doing anything. I am making sure I at least get a 30 min fast passed walk in early in the morning, and I try and do some sort of apartment oriented workout in the afternoon when the kids nap.
I watched a few more video reviews and looked at it a bit more and went ahead and ordered the Herman Miller x Logitech Embody. They have a nice 30 day return policy so, in 10 ish weeks when it comes I can try it out for a while and make up my mind.