Not sure if I posted this here before, but I was tempted to buy a Herman Miller Aeron last year. I can afford it, and I spend a lot of time in my office chair. I have bought premium chairs in the past. My last chair was a $500 Serta iComfort which served me well for 5 years until the pedestal cracked. Before that was an $800 high end office chair that I got used from a client in trade for service. Nice chair that lasted me 7 years. Actually still working - I gave it to my wife after replacing the hydraulic cylinder.
Still, Aeron chairs are crazy expensive. Prices from reputable dealers are close to $1400 for the large model (I'm 6 foor 4 inches, 240 pounds, and I kill mere mortal chairs). Yes you can find them cheaper from less reputable sellers, but my research indicates these are usually improperly labelled refurbished chairs - so beware.
Again, I can afford it, and my comfort is important to me. I have actually used an Aeron chair at a pricey hotel I stayed at once, so I knew they were comfortable. But the price still stung.
I started researching for an alternative and came across the Office Depot WorkPro Quantum 9000 (sounds like a quantum computer, doesn't it?). You often see online reviews and Youtube videos nicknaming this chair as the "Aeron Junior", and it has excellent reviews, including from a couple of close personal friends. So I decided to take a chance.
It's normally $450 but as luck would have it, when I went to the store to pick one up in March last year, it was on sale for $370. I figured it was worth it, even if it only lasted a few years, and then I could revisit buying a real Aeron.
After a year, I must say I'm very happy with it. I am prone to mild sciatica, and the chair feels wonderful. it's comparable to my experience with a real Aeron. I easily spend 8+ hours a day in this chair. The question is will it hold up over time? My size and weight eventually kill any chair as most chairs are rated for 250 pounds (this chair is rated for 275). So far, I can recommend it.
Office Depot link: https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/510830/WorkPro-Quantum-9000-Mesh-Series-Ergonomic/
Oh, and yeah, gaming chairs suck. My Sams Club, for some reason, has a variety of them available with floor models. Some of the bigger brand names. I've sat in them. There is nothing at all comfortable about them,This comment was edited on Jan 24, 2022, 01:00.
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