Computer Chair recommendations

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So now working at home and Playing games at home I need to start looking for a new Chair any recommendations.

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#2  Edited By Jesus_Phish

I have a Secretlabs Omega, which is the size down from what Jeff Bakalar has, and my fiancee has the Throne. I've a number of friends who all bought Secretlabs chairs as well and we're all pretty happy with our decision.

They're not incredibly expensive but they're also not too cheap either. None of us have had any issues with them and I'd recommend them if they're in your price range.

Lots of people will tell you to get a good office chair like a Hermann Millar, but those things can cost €1000 easily and depending on your location can be difficult to even source. More people will say buy one second hand, but again depending on your location that might not be an option. The only second hand stockists in my region are all still charging about €500-600. Also to really get the most out of HM chairs, you need someone to help set them up properly and give you a full ergo assessment.

One thing I'd recommend if you're working from home now though is if you can, either set a timer for every hour or get Wellnomics installed on your home computer/work computer. It will tell you when to get up and stretch your legs out so you don't sit for too long.

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I just got a Secretlabs Titan with the Softweave cloth about a month ago and I love it. It is a firm chair which takes a couple of days to get used to but it really helps for long sessions. I started teleworking a week and a half ago and have been spending all day in the chair with no issues. The quality is good and I was happy with the price. Also, most of their chairs are on sale right now (at least in the US) so I would give them a look.

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#4 inevpatoria  Online

I bought a Steelcase Leap from an office furnishing company a few years ago and never looked back.

I'm of the opinion that most gaming-branded chairs are overpriced for the level of function and comfort they provide, while also being some of the gaudiest pieces of home furniture imaginable. I hope others follow suit in suggesting you buy a real office chair and not some bucket seat cash grab.

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I grabbed a Secretlab Titan for $600 and I'm super glad I did now that I'm working from home. It's not gaudy, feels solid and high quality, and it's been comfortable to use for 8+ hours a day now that I'm using it as my office chair too.

I used to think $600 was an insane amount to spend on a desk chair, but it really makes a difference.

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I've been rocking the IKEA Markus chair for almost 10 years. Mesh high back and synchro-tilt for $150(now $200+). Lumbar support ain't great and I've since removed the armrests since they're too high for me and my current desk.

Today, if I was spending $200+ I'd look for something with more adjustability.

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I bought one of Homall's chairs for around $170 on Newegg and it's been working out pretty well. Pretty comfortable. It makes some noises, but I'm a heavy dude and I've experienced worse. Doesn't seem to have that material that flakes and peals after a few months. And most importantly for me, it doesn't scream GAMING CHAIR aside from maybe two design elements. So since the one that I linked to is sold out, I would just look at "gaming" chairs in the $150 to $200 range, unless you really want to go with a DX Racer.

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I have this Staples chair. It looks kinda goofy, especially for a 37 year old man, but it's comfortable and sturdy.

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I have a 1998 office chair from work - wourld not recommend .;-)

(Actually it was pretty decent chair and has saved me for the past two weeks working from home. Still woudl not recommend it. But, you cannot get cheaper than free)

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#10  Edited By Xaopling

I use This

I have fallen asleep in it more then once.

Expensive as hell, but worth it in my opinion.

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Get yourself an ergonomic task chair, it will keep your posture in check and your back will thank you. Whatever you do, do not get one of those stupid fuckin' sponsored "gaming" chairs that look like a race car seat. They are trash that belong in a dumpster that has just been recently lit on fire.

The Herman Miller Aeron is obviously the gold standard, but its price tag is absolutely ludicrous. I would recommend the Staples Hyken, just forego installing the headrest and you got yourself a budget Aeron. I've been using one for about 3 years now and my posture is great and my back feels good. You can sit in it all day and it will support you.

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I would recommend a used proper high quality desk chair like @doctordonkey or@inevpatoriamentioned. You can get them used for about the price of a lot of these gaming chairs (full price they cost over 1k) but they're way better, last, and don't look completely stupid so that's nice.

I like Steelcase chairs the most but I haven't tried them all.

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#13  Edited By Jared

Another vote here for Secret Labs Omega! I've had it for about a year, excellent and comfortable chair.

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#14 inevpatoria  Online

Get yourself an ergonomic task chair, it will keep your posture in check and your back will thank you. Whatever you do, do not get one of those stupid fuckin' sponsored "gaming" chairs that look like a race car seat. They are trash that belong in a dumpster that has just been recently lit on fire.

The Herman Miller Aeron is obviously the gold standard, but its price tag is absolutely ludicrous. I would recommend the Staples Hyken, just forego installing the headrest and you got yourself a budget Aeron. I've been using one for about 3 years now and my posture is great and my back feels good. You can sit in it all day and it will support you.

I have an Aeron in my office and I really dislike it, but I think that's more a desk-height situation more than a chair situation. None of the offices were designed with the chairs in mind, so the desks are too low for the armrests, even on the chair's lowest setting. It causes me to lean forward unintentionally.

I have, however, taken a nap in an Aeron fully reclined, and it was a surprisingly good experience. So, again. The chair is probably great and our interior designers probably just made an oversight.