With many desk workers using office chairs daily, choosing the right chair that provides support to the spine is important, according to the article “Office Chair: Choosing the Right Ergonomic Office Chair” by chiropractor Rodney K. Lefler. That’s why an ergonomic chair that helps the lower back and allows for good posture is becoming more popular. ConsumerSearch in 2009 rated the top ergonomic chairs based on expert and user reviews from various websites as well as computer and business magazines.
Ergo Mesh Medium Back Task Chair
Many owners praised the Ergo Mesh Medium Back Task Chair because it is comfortable with its air-mesh fabric and has a contoured foam seat that can adjust for depth. In addition, the user can change the height of the seat, how it swivels, the arms, the tilt and the tension. Its low price of an estimated $200 also earned it high marks. The only difficulty with the contemporary-style chair, in the opinion of some users, was the unclear assembly instructions. The chair is available at online stores such as Overstock.com and Amazon.com.
Office Star Deluxe Ergonomic Chair
The Office Star Deluxe Ergonomic Chair also received high praise for being comfortable as well as practical. The seat’s height and arms are changeable, along with the tilt tension, which is helpful for determining how much resistance the user prefers when rocking or reclining. The chair also is high-quality because of the way it is built and the fact that it is made of leather. The thick cushion is great for comfort, along with the high back. The chair runs around $280, which reviewers say is a good price for leather. The only issues users had with the chair was the baffling assembly and the short warranty of one to five years on parts ranging from upholstery to moving and non-moving parts. The chair is available at stores such as Office Depot, OneWayFurniture.com and UnbeatableSale.com.
Herman Miller Mirra
The Herman Miller Mirra chair is popular because it also is comfortable. In addition, the chair has a frameless back and looks more updated and chic than the company’s previous and more expensive Aeron chair. One praise for the Mirra is that just a few manual changes can allow the chair to accommodate each individual user. The chair runs from $650 to $850. The full version of the chair also supports the part of the back between the ribs and the hipbones, and the user can adjust the arms and seat depth. However, the price tag for the full model is $200 higher than that of the basic model. The chair is available at such sites as eBay.com, YLiving.com and Ultimate BackStore.com.