High End Office Chairs

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High End Office Chairs

“On average, we spend about five to six hours sitting at our desks during a typical workday.” Data collected from SmartFurniture’s Office Chair Genius Quiz responses We spend a lot of time and effort thinking about what computer or device will work best, but very little time thinking about what we’re sitting on. Here’s a test: if you spent more time thinking about what case you need for your phone than what you sit on every day, then you may soon be in the market for a comfortable office chair. At SmartFurniture.com, we sell a lot of office chairs. A lot. We have several folks who have become experts at matching people of all shapes, sizes, health problems (e.g., back pain), etc. with the office chair that will best meet their needs. Plus, we have accumulated tons of sales, survey, returns, and ratings data about the best office chairs. We use that data to come up with recommendations in the Office Chair Genius and the Furniture Genius. Rather than keeping all of this useful information to ourselves, we thought, “Why not share it with everyone?” So, here it is. We hope this information helps everyone make better decisions about what office chair is right for him/her. Keep in mind that office chairs are very subjective. Everyone is a little different, and what makes one person comfortable and happy may not work for another person. With that said, there are patterns of general customer happiness when it comes to office chairs. Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Best Office Chairs based on customer satisfaction.

High End Office Chairs

We spend a lot of time and effort thinking about what computer or device will work best, but very little time thinking about what we’re sitting on. Here’s a test: if you spent more time thinking about what case you need for your phone than what you sit on every day, then you may soon be in the market for a comfortable office chair. At SmartFurniture.com, we sell a lot of office chairs. A lot. We have several folks who have become experts at matching people of all shapes, sizes, health problems (e.g., back pain), etc. with the office chair that will best meet their needs. Plus, we have accumulated tons of sales, survey, returns, and ratings data about the best office chairs. We use that data to come up with recommendations in the Office Chair Genius and the Furniture Genius. Rather than keeping all of this useful information to ourselves, we thought, “Why not share it with everyone?” So, here it is. We hope this information helps everyone make better decisions about what office chair is right for him/her. Keep in mind that office chairs are very subjective. Everyone is a little different, and what makes one person comfortable and happy may not work for another person. With that said, there are patterns of general customer happiness when it comes to office chairs. Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Best Office Chairs based on customer satisfaction.

High End Office Chairs

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Office master om5That crescent-shape is where the smart backrest mechanism lives.Aside from the fact it doesn’t require regular fussing-with to feel right, what I like most about the OM5 is that the natural tension in the backrest is neither too tight nor too loose. Your mileage may vary of course, but I soon got used to the small amount effort required to make the seat and backrest slide in tandem, and didn’t find myself slipping around when I wanted to remain stationary. In fact, the more time I spent in the chair, the more I found myself enjoying the opportunity to move around relatively freely, taking the opportunity to lean back regularly rather than getting stuck in the same position for extended periods. As Afterman noted, it’s vital to find a chair that encourages movement, and the OM5 does just that.The workmanship on the chair, from its lightweight aluminium base to the slatted PolyFlex backrest, is robust and impressive, giving it a feel that’s closer to the higher-end models we tested than the budget choices, although obviously not quite so luxurious as the four-figure options. The 12-year warranty which ErgoDirect offers on the OM5 comes with also speaks of confidence in the build quality, though sites like Office Chairs USA come in slightly cheaper with the standard 12-year warranty. There’s plenty of scope for personalisation, too, with cushion fabric available in multiple colours and a leather option, should you be channeling a more ‘80s power exec vibe. Amazon sells the Office Master OM5 in many configurations. The backrest can also be ordered in a tall version, which I recently got to test alongside a fabric back. Neither should be considered essential to enjoyment, but if you want to spend a little extra to upgrade the option is there.Office master affirmThe Affirm series is a more conventional task chair than the OM5, but also excellent.The OM5 is compelling because it gives you close to high-end quality for a midrange price. You feel like you’re getting in on a secret that only seat nerds know about. However, I should also note that one of our testers didn’t like the sliding effect at all. So, if you’re not convinced by the idea of its ‘look mom, no levers!’ trickery, consider checking out Office Master’s new Affirm series (AF528 model tested) as an alternative, which offers a more standard suite of adjustments. It’s another excellent ergonomic office chair, though for my money feels a little less special than the Office Master OM5. But, if the idea of being able to lock your tweaks seems essential, the Affirm is a safer and slightly cheaper bet. Unfortunately Office Master’s range is trickier to track down in Europe, but again the E-Blue Auroza is a fine and relatively cost effective pick. It’s available online from Tesco.

High End Office Chairs

After months of sitting our asses in these chairs, our recommendation for the general purpose chair remains the same: the Office Master OM5 remains our all around best pick. We’ve been sitting on the OM5 for well over a year, and while more chairs have come in, none have achieved the same acclaim throughout the office as the OM5 for comfort and support. Best of all, the chair has kept its form throughout the entire time.If you’re more keen on the racing style of chair so beloved of Twitch streamers, then check our guide to the best of those. Racing chairs generally offer more style than ergonomics and comfort, but our pick, the Vertagear SL5000, gets you pretty close.When budgeting a PC setup, how much do you allocate for a new chair? Probably a lot less than you spend on the graphics card, but consider how integral the chair is to the overall experience. A good chair can last you a decade, and you’re not going to be upgrading to spine 2.0 anytime soon. I set out to find the best chairs for long gaming sessions by talking to an ergonomist and spending three months researching and testing chairs with the PC Gamer staff.

High End Office Chairs

Good ergonomics are not inherently expensive, and expensive does not necessarily guarantee good ergonomics. The basic principles that have guided chair design for the past several decades have to some extent trickled down to the lesser chairs of the world. You could find a chair that makes good ergonomic sense for you at the office-supply store down the street, but it is less likely, and many big-box-store chairs have limited adjustability. All of the experts we talked to at length agreed that, for people who can afford it, investing in a high-end office chair is a better bet. As Alan Hedge of Cornell told us, “There’s the old saying ‘You get what you pay for.’ That’s very true in chairs.”

High End Office Chairs

At SmartFurniture.com, we sell a lot of office chairs. A lot. We have several folks who have become experts at matching people of all shapes, sizes, health problems (e.g., back pain), etc. with the office chair that will best meet their needs. Plus, we have accumulated tons of sales, survey, returns, and ratings data about the best office chairs. We use that data to come up with recommendations in the Office Chair Genius and the Furniture Genius.

High End Office Chairs

So, that’s our report on the Top 10 Office Chairs based on customer satisfaction. We’ve based our results on what our customers have said and removed our opinions from the equation. We know that everyone will have their own opinions – and no one will agree with the results. That’s OK. If you’re buying an office chair, the important thing to remember is that you should think of it as a long term investment. Make sure that you speak with people who sell all types of chairs and make them aware of your particular circumstances. Feel free to contact us anytime with questions (click here for ways to reach us). If you’re shy, try out our Office Chair Genius and let us know if it gets it right (or wrong). Good luck, and happy office chair hunting.

High End Office Chairs

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