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Old 01-28-2014, 03:31 PM
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Default Office chair advice, please

I'm on 10 forums or so and still this site seems to come up with the best advice about things in general so here goes.

Naturally being retired now, I spend a huge amount of time surfing and running my own site, so I'm in a office chair about 8 hours a day. I take regualr breaks of 10-15 minutes and walk the grounds but still, the chair is a danger. My chair is std office high back about 6 years old and shot....

And it happened last night - I pinched a nerve in my back and I have never had anything more painful in my life - off to the otrhopod and now on Vikes, cortazone and a MRI tommorow.

So has anyone got a choice for a good chair that coddles your bod the right way for long term users? I've been eyeing a Herman miller but $800 is a bit steep....and ideas - or better--> links!

Thanks guys..
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Herman Miller Aeron.. I have one. Very very comfortable and they don't fall apart. They can also be sent to the factory to be "refreshed".

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damn fish, I knew you'd say that...quality costs...we've learned that here....can you tilt it back for a long video, etc???
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Try a standing desk. Then you can take short breaks to rest your feet. They come in different configurations but the height should be just below your elbow when your arms are bent. My son is an architect and has a bad back from college sports. He swears by his.
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I need to be more clear sorry, it's for watching tv, surfing, etc....Not really for office desk work....I'm also investigating going to a full recliner with a larger monitor on the wall a few feet away and a wireless keyboard/mouse w/ a swingaway mount.
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I found a nicely styled office chair with virtually every feature of the highly regarded Aeron chair. Got it at Staples for just under $250.

You also may want to raise your main monitor, which tends to straighten the spine.
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thx...I really want to spend 300 or so....
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Herman Miller. I sat on my rear behind a desk for over thirty years. There is no better chair IMHO.
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Yachtjim swears by the Aeron

I've been too cheap but need to get one

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Aeron; get the correct "pan" size, then adjust it to fit. Once that's done, get up and move whenever you can.
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I have a bad back and sit in my Aeron for hours at a time. When Elusive comes in to complain about something we didn't do to his boat I can always get right up and sprint to the back door with no pain at all.
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I also have had an Aeron about 9 years or so. It is a well-built piece of equipment. Amortize the cost over your life expectancy.
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
I also have had an Aeron about 9 years or so. It is a well-built piece of equipment. Amortize the cost over your life expectancy.
x50 million. Being a desk jockey for most of my career I tried a bunch. Nothing else comes close. I even tried one of those weird kneely ones.
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I've got a Herman Miller. Problem is that it is a bucket swivel from the early 70's.
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Herman Miller Aeron. I had one at work for years- very comfortable.
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I'll probably get the Aeron but I do like the first review on this chair...may get this for another room:

Amazon Amazon
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Glen- Get the Aeron. Mine is 10 years old and looks almost new. It still feels like the day it was delivered. I have purchased a lot of office chairs over the years and Aeron is the only one I will buy anymore. They last a long time and are comfortable in many different positions.
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Check out this site - They have a store in Plantation or Davie ( not sure which) GREAT STUFF with many different options. However, none are cheap!

http://www.relaxtheback.com/
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Originally Posted by ThreeLittleFish View Post
Herman Miller Aeron.. I have one. Very very comfortable and they don't fall apart. They can also be sent to the factory to be "refreshed".


^^^THIS^^^

Are you saying your ass isn't worth $800? I know mine is...

In all fairness, I got mine for free when they closed my Boston office in 2004. I actually got my entire office; Aeron, desks, lamps, HON file cabinets, Herman Miller partition walls... it's all set up in my basement. It's like I never left!

Get the Aeron... you won't be sorry.

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