Gamers Nexus spitting out mad truth.
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si3rra_7
1 week ago
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Gamers Nexus spitting out mad truth.
ad3z10
6227
1 week ago

Do yourself a favour people and just get a nice office chair.

If you don't mind looking around then you can often find great deals on refurbished ones with new cushions/mesh or nab a used one and change it yourself.

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1 week ago

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PornChampion
276
1 week ago

Do you mind linking some chairs that fits your description? I'm looking for a new chair and these "gaming chairs" are absurdly priced.

Bird05
282
1 week ago

I bought a Hyken chair from Staples and it is great. It doesn't have padded arm rests but it is super comfortable and the neck rest is great. They aren't too pricey if you can catch on sale.

https://www.staples.com/staples-hyken-technical-mesh-task-chair-silver-53293/product_24328579?cid=PS:GooglePLAs:24328579&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=24328579&KPID=24328579&gclid=CjwKCAiAwZTuBRAYEiwAcr67Oblgi-_RYKO4VAsrid3MA8x07mzx1h4kX21GkaSIX3A0s3JxnWRB8RoCKJ4QAvD_BwE

DexterMorgan67
112
1 week ago

+1 - I love my Hyken. No more butt sweat!

NotaNoobPat
149
1 week ago

How am I supposed to identify as a gamer without butt sweat after a 6 hour gaming binge?

BEAVER_ATTACKS
117
1 week ago

you cam't be a gamer without paying 399.00 to pewdiepie for one of his shitty chairs

XX_Normie_Scum_XX
31
1 week ago

Yeah, they look like decent chairs, but they've been out for years and are still selling for the same amount

Minalan
4
1 week ago

They are decent, they arent perfect. I have had one for around 3-4 years and it's still in good shape and I use it daily.

That being said, my lower back is starting to hurt (possibly due to other things but I feel it when setting in the chair) and my hip doesnt feel comfortable anymore.

If you can find a decent 200 dollar office chair, probably better off.

Dopplegangr1
62
1 week ago

6 hours? Like the pre-lunch session?

Salt_peanuts
22
1 week ago

Real gamers get up at lunch time. That’s why it’s easy to find a group for like, anything at 2AM.

Waabbit
3
1 week ago

I tend to find the 2am gang are more focused, less argumentative, and overall easier to get shit done with than the 7pm hit or miss folks. Not sure if this is just my luck or a wider spread phenomena.

IAmDescended13
44
1 week ago

Amen brother, check my post history... I will whole heartedly support the hyken... Shit also lasts, I'm going on 4 years and tried a new one in the store... Same support

GuitarFreak293
14
1 week ago

Damn... I have this horrible ikea office chair that busts my ass instantly. :(

BigBlaggDigg
5
1 week ago

the markus chair?

OhChrisis
11
1 week ago

Imo, the markus chair is quite good, or at least the one they had 5 years ago

xeroslash11
3
1 week ago

Still using mine from 4 years ago.

Tsirist
6
1 week ago

His description matches the one I use (Sporren). The thing is death.

ludonarrator
36
1 week ago

Why would you do that to yourself?!

PatriotsWinSB53
6
1 week ago

Jesus H Christ man go find a milk crate im sure thatll be better. That looks like some horrible chair in a middle school computer room

El_Saam
3
1 week ago

I haven't seen a better chair than Ikea Markus. I love it

LazyLizzy
2
1 week ago

Time to upgrade my friend, I started having back issues and my ass would hurt from my old chair. Got a mesh chair and that all went away.

ammotyka
2
1 week ago

I bought it the other sale a few weeks ago, I'm so fucking happy with it. When I lean back the neck rest is so comfy. As someone who suffers butt sweat even worse with coffee, this chair has changed my life!

scalatronn
3
1 week ago

How is the head support? Can you push your head towards it and still look straight?

DexterMorgan67
13
1 week ago

Everyone has different tastes in chairs. You should probably just go to a Staples and give it a shot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

azrael201
7
1 week ago

hyken is great value but the headrest is hit or miss for tall people. If I sit properly with my lowerback against the lumbar support and I lean slightly back so my upper back also touches the back of the chair, the headrest is right against my shoulders. When I lean back the headrest fits at the base of my neck instead of actually supporting my neck. I did try to do the headrest hack but I didn't like it still.

ForgotMyOldAccount7
3
1 week ago

The head support is meh at best.

With the chair in the most vertical position and the headrest as high as possible, I still have to uncomfortably lean my head back in order to contact the head rest.

AlphaWhelp
26
1 week ago

Gotta disagree with this chair. After a year and a half the mesh ripped loose at the top and revealed some literal staples that kept poking me. It's comfortable while it's still in one piece but I'd rather have a chair that lasts even if it's more expensive.

Bird05
8
1 week ago

Yeah I guess there may be a few bad ones out there but I’m going on about 2.5 years now and mine is still in great condition. Granted, I don’t game 6+ hours a day like some people may but my chair still gets a fair amount of use.

AlphaWhelp
6
1 week ago

Most of my gaming these days is done from the couch, however, I got an office chair brand new from Office Depot for work where I sit in it 8 hours a day (approximately), and although the outer faux leather fabric came off in pieces after a few years, I went in it 5 years before finally getting sick of it and getting a new chair.

It was the same type of chair as this one but I seem to remember the armrests being slightly different.

https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/7412853/Serta-Smart-Layers-Siena-Bonded-Leather/

c4m31
3
1 week ago

I have the almost identical chair in grey fabric and I love it.

VolksWoWgens
9
1 week ago

+1 I fucking love this chair.

awat1100
7
1 week ago

Got one for my birthday a couple years ago and love it for the most part. Biggest complaint is the lumber support plastic snapped and it flaps off occasionally, but I am pretty rough on my stuff so its expected.

imdivesmaintank
27
1 week ago

stop storing lumber on an office chair then.

aPudgyDumpling
4
1 week ago

I have this chair and I have a love/hate relationship. I bought it for the mesh seat, which is great at not getting hot and sweaty. But I'm over 6'3" and the seat is not deep enough to be comfortable unless I jam my ass into the crack. I'm also too tall for it. The headrest at the highest position just runs into my upper back so I had to take it off. The frame of the backrest digs into my shoulders sometimes. The 3 seat position options are not really ideal. The construction is fine but after 2 years the mesh is getting slightly loose but not bad. That's just my experience though.

Zodimized
5
1 week ago

Hyken also seems to have standard arm holes for the mounts. I used the 3-way adjustable arms from my old chair instead of the ones that came with it. Likely you could find some replacement arms on Ebay that would work fine

Bird05
4
1 week ago

Lol... Hyken. Hymen is just a little bit different

Zodimized
4
1 week ago

Fucking autocorrect. Thought I had edited it fast enough, too

droillest
3
1 week ago

Noticed that this is the chair that Shroud just started using recently. I've had it for 2+ years and have been quite happy with it and no complaints.

Carnae_Assada
3
1 week ago

As a 6'3" 240lb dude with a desk job, how well do you think that mesh can handle my ass? Cause I have had more than my share of fatassidents in office chairs just giving up on me.

caydusc
2
1 week ago

i have this chair too! mesh is great for longevity. I've had mine 2 years no more replacing chair just because cushion is flat.

Demonlinx
2
1 week ago

I bought one of these as well and I love it. No more anywhere sweat!

frogger4life27
63
1 week ago

If you can afford it, get the Herman Miller Aeron. If you can't, IKEA makes an office chair that is actually good.

Cynaris
72
1 week ago

Herman Miller Aeron

You heard it here folks, just buy a thousand dollar chair

steve-d
91
1 week ago

For a community that has no problem dropping exorbitant amounts of money on gaming PCs, I'm amazed that some people scoff at buying high quality ergonomic chairs that can help prevent a lifetime of potential health problems.

florpco
46
1 week ago

Never skimp on the things you spend the most time sitting or standing on. Don't buy shitty shoes, don't buy a shitty mattress, and sure as fuck don't buy a shitty chair.

steve-d
38
1 week ago

Agreed. I like the phrase "Don't go cheap on things that come between you and the ground".

I'd add tires to your list.

Sarasin
13
1 week ago

Seems like a good general policy to me, don't get some cheap ass protective gear if you are riding a motorcycle for another example.

Shadowex3
3
1 week ago

A slight variant I liked was "Never cheap out on something that comes between your body and hurt". I'll buy jeans and tshirts at a thrift store but I spent good money on darn tough socks.

Keios80
3
1 week ago

I heard it as always spend well on things that go between you and the ground - shoes, chairs, mattresses, tyres and hookers.

Cynaris
5
1 week ago

Depends. My entire PC cost a thousand, and that has a bit more components going into it. I also saved 3 YEARS till I was finally able to build it.

That being said, I'm also not the majority, a ton of people build their rigs way below my budget.

ifoundout
3
1 week ago

They’re not 1000. They’re only that much if you buy new from Herman Miller. There’s plenty of third party sellers. From 400-600.

rahulandhearts
5
1 week ago

Do you need proof of purchase for warranty with Herman Miller?

Dick_In_A_Tardis
15
1 week ago

You need to purchase it through a verified Herman Miller dealer to receive the warranty however if you buy it from someone who refurbishes them they tend to warranty it and have enough spare parts to keep you going for quite some time. I am the IT guy and the part time repair guy for a small office furniture business and 80% of our stock is aerons. Definitely worth the price and if you're bartering we sell them for $495 but you can get it down to 450 if you're a good talker.

dpkonofa
10
1 week ago

I believe you do. Mine included the paperwork for the initial purchase as it was purchased from a government/military surplus store.

Edit: Now that I think about it, I didn’t have to show them the paperwork. I just had to send a pic of the label showing the manufactured date and they warrantied it.

feed-my-brain
4
1 week ago

I got one of these off Craigslist for $250.

wozniattack
10
1 week ago

Got a refurbed Leap V2, that had grand new cushions, upholstery, base, wheels, and legs for same price as a gaming chair.

If you’re in the UK, or Ireland people should look at 2ndhnd.com.

Herman Miller, Steelcase, and other brands all refurbished or new.

mpressive36
5
1 week ago

+1 for Steelcase, love my Leap V2.

LeftyNS
4
1 week ago

The Steelcase Leap is the only way to go.

vivainvitro
3
1 week ago

Seconding steelcase, crazy expensive but worth it

PizzaOrTacos
22
1 week ago

I'll second the Aeron. Craigslist is your friend for these.

GoldenKaiser
21
1 week ago

I’ll third the Aeron. I just want people to know I also have one.

Xenocide967
2
1 week ago

Lol downvoted for calling out the guy above you, I thought it was funny for what it's worth

GoldenKaiser
3
1 week ago

Thank god someone got it

gronmin
5
1 week ago

Would you mind linking yours I've never seen aan office chair with a foot rest

ErisC
3
1 week ago
canurelaxwow
9
1 week ago

Can't recommend this enough. I've only ever owned chairs form office stores as I'm sure pretty much everyone else has. Those chairs are nice when you get them but they start to degrade relatively quickly and it's not unusual to need a new one after 2 or 3 years if you use it often.

The $350 you'll spend on a used Aeron will pay for itself. They are incredibly comfortable and the mesh is made of a quality material that won't tear or stretch. I bought mine two years ago on CL and it looks and feels just as good as when I got it, there is absolutely zero sign of wear.

If you're someone who spends more than a few hours each day sitting at your desk, you won't regret it.

capibaro
5
1 week ago

Got mine off a retired IT dude on craigslist for $100... best money ever spent

Brubbers
9
1 week ago

Lots of people are saying the Staples hyken, which I agree was a good purchase at first, but mine ended up wearing down pretty quickly, it would kill my lower back after about 30 minutes sitting with good posture. Sometimes my legs would even go numb from that chair. And eventually the headrest will give out on you and not be adjustable.

Just about a week ago I got my Serta Hensley in the mail, best purchase I've made in awhile. They retail for like 400 but I see them on sale for 299 all the time. It's like sitting in a cloud.

WestsideStorybro
2
1 week ago

The last chair I just purchased I went into office depot and sat in their chairs until I found one I like the most. It was on sale too so I got a nice comfy executive back for like 100 dollars. My previous chair was a Chinese off brand from amazon(refunded) that look exactly like the chair in the OP post. Hated it worst chair I have ever had. No comparison to the chair that was 150 dollars less. (To be fair it would have been 200 if it wasnt on sale still cheaper though)

Aesthetics_Supernal
4
1 week ago

Seeing your Edit called Spez is fucking hilarious.

Millispede
2
1 week ago

I fucking love that spez joke

lothairmantelar
522
1 week ago

Absolutely this. When I started my office job, I mocked the “insane” $850 office chair they gave me to use when I learned how much it cost. Then I learned it was 12 years old, and still going strong. 6 years later, I’m still using it, and it’s still comfy and in great shape.

Meanwhile, my “gamer” chair (the same rebranded crap chair shown here but under a different name) was uncomfortable and fell apart in 1 year flat.

Guess who just spent a “stupid” amount of money on a boring 8-10 hour rated office chair for his home computer?

ki11bunny
188
1 week ago

I bought an office chair when it came time, I didnt spend stupid money on it though and its holding up pretty well for what it is.

However my dad came and asked me about that chair, I straight up told him to spend at least double for his actual office chair for work.

He listened and damn does he have a really nice chair for work. It's been about 7 years and his looks brand new and oh so comfy.

If the item is for your comfort and will be used for a long while, spend decent money on it, you will thank yourself later.

lothairmantelar
85
1 week ago

This is also one of those things where the amount is relative to the person - for me, spending a lot on a chair was $400. But yeah, I don't regret it. Once I unpacked it, I realized that despite looking super light (it's largely mesh) it weighs a ton. Apparently nearly every other part is very thick solid stainless steel.

uwanmirrondarrah
86
1 week ago

Sounds like a Herman Miller. You would think these things are light being all mesh, but nope, the entire base is solid cast iron or steel I can't tell which because they come painted. Heavy as fuck.

But they last for ever. Thats why it is so easy to find them used, because they just don't die. They come with a 12 year no questions asked warranty. 12 years!

capn_hector
30
1 week ago

that or steelcase makes some serious chairs too

kikimaru024
30
1 week ago

Every time I see them, I have to remind myself they're not the same as SteelSeries.

nroe1337
3
1 week ago

Leap v2 is great

jamoheehoo
3
1 week ago

I bought one from a company that went out of business so they were going cheaper ($200). After 5 years there was a hole in the mesh and I called their support and they send someone to fix it all under warranty. I will forever purchase expense office chairs if this one ever breaks down and is out of warranty.

ad3z10
16
1 week ago

It's also worth looking at the chair as an investment if it's for work, not being in pain at the end of the day should improve productivity.

Radulno
4
1 week ago

Even if it's not for work (as a chair for your gaming setup or for that matter, a good mattress), a investment in your health and comfort is always a good one. The best possible actually.

Waterprop
39
1 week ago

Quality stuff costs money. Some products in quick glance can look expensive but there's sometimes very good reason for it. This is great example of it.

Pointless69Account
29
1 week ago

Yep, especially with some office equipment... you get what you pay for. Someone has to pay for those 40 pounds of aluminum and steel for the frame and the machining for the mechanismisms.

I got lucky, and found a really good chair at a local office supply reseller ( https://store.hermanmiller.com/office/office-chairs/aeron-chair/2195348.html?lang=en_US ) This fuckin' thing was going for $200 used, and the seller was a family friend that sold it to me for $50... like actual what the fuck levels of awesome. It's literally the best chair I've ever had.

I would 12,000% recommend checking your local office furniture resellers for high quality used office furniture. You can easily get a ~$1,400+ used chair for a few hundred, and even less if you haggle or know the reseller.

Having good ergonomics and posture is important for your long term health, just find a reseller locally; and ignore whatever marketing those gaming chairs have... they literally are not worth the effort it takes to burn them to ash.

therealop1
6
1 week ago

My work has those same chairs. One part was broken and the office manager decided to throw it out. Instead of going to landfill picked up one bolt from Home Depot and ended up with a chair that cost me $1.

AerodynamicSquirl
4
1 week ago

I wish I had this level of smertness! my boss threw out a chair cause a wheel was broken, I just didnt think of doing something useful like this. I feel just stupid now 🤦‍♂️😅

skatecrimes
4
1 week ago

As a designer, I've had these chairs (or a different brand but similar quality) for probably the last 15 years or so. They give me no pains sitting in them for 8 hours a day. Worth every penny. Never saw any break either.

joetheblow81
6
1 week ago

Never skimp on anything that comes between you and the ground, they say. Shoes, tires, matresses, chairs.

Took me too long to heed this wisdom.

Death_By_Pun
469
1 week ago

There's always a business person somewhere that has decided that they need a new chair. And it's our job to ensure that their old chair doesn't go to waste. My chair was my mom's old chair... A little bit of a cushion to sit on, good as new

Stiltzy
230
1 week ago

Pam has dibs on Michael's old chair tho

Death_By_Pun
137
1 week ago

And Creed gets Pam's old chair... Then he'll only need one moreee..............

moonsun1987
4
1 week ago

Then he'll only need one moreee..............

what will happen when he gets three?

Spice_Beans
3
1 week ago

Mega desk gets completed.

Freshcofferdam
26
1 week ago

I've been trying to get a herman miller aeron for a while now but my area is full of people that buy them and flip them and they're way more efficient at snagging them than me.

Renovate_America
17
1 week ago

In LA, I found a store that purely sells used office equipment, and I was able to pick up an Aeron for literally $50. Nothing broken, looks essentially brand new. Have no clue why it was so cheap, but it was.

Most people don't realize just how expensive a really good office chair is worth (over $1k, for a brand new Aeron..).

MasVonBoxen
10
1 week ago

Whatever way you hash it, 50 dollars for an Aeron is a good buy! Don't let the retail price fool you. Most companies only pay 600-700 per chair depending on their discounts. Aeron's come in 3 sizes and have a few adjustments which can vary the cost.

MasVonBoxen
3
1 week ago

Look on ebay, but you can also call up local furniture installation dealers. You should only be paying around 150.00-200.00 for the chair. Check the mesh material for holes and the seat pan rim for cracks. As long as those are both good, a new cylinder runs around 75 bucks and isn't amazingly hard to replace. I have 15-20 year old Aeron's in service right now that look brand new.

willard_saf
4
1 week ago

Got my steelcase chair because an office in the building j was in didn't like the color of there chairs and decided to throw them out. They were something like 6 moths old so basically new.

FraggleBiscuits
3
1 week ago

My first pc gaming chair was this ugly as fuck brownish-orange monstrosity from the 70s.

I abused that comfy throne throughout highschool in the 90s. That thing was the most durable and longest lasting chair I ever had.

Sunryzen
4
1 week ago

My first gaming chair was a milk crate turned upside down.

Metalhotdonottouch
3
1 week ago

My wife traded some household goods for our chair. It's just a red mesh office chair that's pretty dirty. But it sure beats a metal folding chair

sLpFhaWK
108
1 week ago

Do yourself a favor and check the used market for a Hermen Miller Aeron Chair, Size B if you're normal Size C if you're of the larger variety and well A if you're petite. I got mine 15 years ago for $100 USD and I still use it to this day, the only thing my Lumbar support fell apart a few years ago and I changed my wheels to the roller blade style not because the original stopped working its just these roll much, much smoother on my hardwood floors.

falkthewolf
73
1 week ago

My job is to sell office chairs from good brands and design chairs like the Herman Miller Aeron.

I just sold two used B Versions this week for 440,- €.

I can confirm that those Chairs are really good and have like the best comfort you can get from a chair.

Every time we get new ones they sell like in a week or so.

You need to have big luck in Germany to get a cheap one of those.

I´m using the german Brand König & Neurath Tensa at work and for my gaming room i´m using a Dauphin Shape XT which are really good brands too.

They are around 200-400 € used but worth there money.

I hate all those "Gamerchairs".

It´s like the new Version of RGB in everything the last few years.

Evonos
36
1 week ago

like the new Version of RGB

Shhh be silent they can hear you or we get soon Las vegas Rated gamer chairs with more LEDS than a fucking concert.

nailbunny2000
17
1 week ago
Evonos
20
1 week ago

wow what the fuck...

But you can see its a cheap chair with just added led already.

i think i even bought these neck cushions for cheap exactly these on amazon in a 2 pack.

sLpFhaWK
5
1 week ago

Seriously! Great comparison with these chairs to the current RGB phase, you're right they are everywhere.

I realize not everyone will be as fortunate as us in the States to get a used chair of this caliber for such a high discount, but honestly even as pricey as they are now I would consider buying new thats how good they are to me

affixqc
3
1 week ago

A company in a business complex next to my own work got in trouble with the feds and they all vanished one day. Left a fully furnished office with desks, chairs, etc. all inside.

The management company took all the furniture and left it by the trash, including 10 Aeron chairs.

I grabbed one and have been using it ever since, that was over 10 years ago. Wish I grabbed a few more!

einkesselbuntes
3
1 week ago

Fettsack hier, hast du zufällig irgendwelche Tipps für nen guten Bürostuhl der ne Menge aushält, bei ~350€ Budget?

sLpFhaWK
17
1 week ago

Ya man, the chairs retail for over 1k fully specced out, I see them frequently on sale for 150-250 and even at 250 it's well worth it.

Everyone should do themselves a favor and look for a used one. please stop buying these crappy chairs they aren't comfortable at all.

dyancat
3
1 week ago

Buying them used for even 400+ is fine lol

wozniattack
6
1 week ago

I passed on the Aeron myself for similar reasons; although went with the Leap V2. The front is well cushioned and moves and bends with your legs.

I didn’t like the Aeron lumbar support either.

Dramatic_______Pause
12
1 week ago

I hate the Aeron. At my last job, they replaced all the chairs with Aeron's a few years ago. The problem is, I like sitting on my leg, which I can't do in the Aeron due to the way the hard plastic frame curves up.

rebelx
3
1 week ago

If you don't like the Aeron, and want cushion, look into the Steelcase Leap

shampoocell
5
1 week ago

+1 for the Aeron. I encountered them while traveling for work two years ago, and literally the second I sat in it I thought "this is the most comfortable office chair I've ever sat in" and ordered one as soon as I got home.

Hegulator
2
1 week ago

Came here for this. I got an Aeron about a year back and it really changed my view on how good a chair can be. All these stupid gaming chairs are designed to be looked at, not sat on.

arkhound
2
1 week ago

I don't understand the love for these chairs. They feel extremely uncomfortable to me.

theclumsyninja
22
1 week ago

the perfect chair for a villain to turn around slowly in

Towaum
20
1 week ago

That is one ugly motherfucker.

Jikes!

Anomalous-Entity
6
1 week ago

They just reversed the words from their pitch meeting for the name of the chair. "We need a chair that gives our customers more pride... we'll call it the Pridemore!"

phenomworks
10
1 week ago

True facts. I legitimately had such bad back pain that I developed a sciatic issue. I had numbness from my groin to my toes on the left side of my body.

Got rid of my garbage EWIN racing chair and got an affordable Modway ergonomic office chair, combined with a good chair at my job, and guess what? All of that went away and my back feels better than it's felt in YEARS.

krystof24
7
1 week ago

Ikea Markus if you are on budget. Obviously not competitor for 500+ USD chairs but it's solid choice even if you're taller and heavier (I'm 190cm, 97kg was the most I ever weighted lost some weight since)

Peregrine2976
3
1 week ago

I picked up a nice fabric 'big and tall man's' chair off Amazon. I find it hard to relax in a leather chair, I stick to leather like crazy, Every 'gaming chair' I've ever had has broken within a year - this one is two years in and going strong. (and no, I'm not quite overweight enough to break normal chairs - I just use them so much, including lots of tilting back and forth, that they die quick).

fgsfds11234
2
1 week ago

at my job we abuse office chairs till the backs fall off (because they are held on through the arm rest, terrible design) and really the big and tall ones are pretty good, found one on amazon rated for like 500lbs, that thing sure feels like it will last. and it didn't cost any more than a good "gaming" chair

Prawny
2
1 week ago

The office chair I'm sitting in right now looks just as good as that, actually has cushioned armrests and costed probably 1/4 of that chair!

Captainshark98
2
1 week ago

I find mine very comfortable. It’s a 2016 DX Racer, I have it sitting straight up and just use the neck pillow. No complaints

Spacemn5piff
2
1 week ago

My AmazonBasics chair is a very affordable dream.

zootii
2
1 week ago

I've had both and after having a gaming chair, an office chair isn't enough. The support isn't enough for sitting up for long amounts of time, the armrests are too low, and the back support is trash in comparison.

MrrQuackers
2
1 week ago

Steelcase, Hermin-Miller, Uplift Desk.

Bjorkforkshorts
2
1 week ago

But those wont look cool on the stream I'm definitely going to start some day

HarleyGC
2
1 week ago

Show me a office chair that is brand new and has the build quality and all the adjustability as these chairs do for under $200/£180 because I have no intention buying a chair that someone has had their stinky arse in. I looked for ages and most people recommend the Ikea Markus and that doesn't even come with back adjustment or even armrests which are a must have for me. I get that these chairs are incredibly recycled and not at all innovative but thats for a reason, they sell like hot cakes. But seriously if anyone can show me a chair with the same adjustibility for the same price range I will be amazed.

enwongeegeefor
784
1 week ago

The streamers are the ones that make everyone think they're good chairs though...well at least people who actually watch streamers.

FuckFenway
492
1 week ago

Notice how as soon as they lose their sponsor they go to good chairs. Shroud has a Herman Miller Aeron, as does Timthetatman.

SingleInfinity
328
1 week ago

I think the reason most people don't start off with a Herman Miller is that they're retardedly overpriced.

E: Jesus you people are coming out of the woodwork. I get it. You love HM chairs. Calm down you zealots.

VaguelyShingled
153
1 week ago

I don’t get this reasoning. If you spend 90% of your workday seated, like me, then fuck yes I’m buying a good chair.

It’s like saying mattresses aren’t important, this dumpster one should be fine

relaxman45
315
1 week ago

I get what you’re saying but some times people literally can’t afford to spend that much on a chair.

acey901234
85
1 week ago

I literally don’t make enough money in a month to buy an Aeron

moonsun1987
11
1 week ago

I literally don’t make enough money in a month to buy an Aeron

https://www.amazon.com/Herman-Miller-Ergonomic-Adjustable-PostureFit/dp/B01N0ZUN15/

Had to look it up... $1275

ThePrussianGrippe
6
1 week ago

Huh. I’m pretty sure that’s the one my mom bought. Which makes sense, she does IT work from home.

inahos_sleipnir
5
1 week ago

go look in your town or nearby city for used office furniture outlets

I got a herman miller embody for like 120

dinkleberrysurprise
6
1 week ago

I can promise you that if you really spend all day in a chair, and you are doing worthwhile work, you cannot afford not to buy a good chair. I’m not rich, I got a HM Aeron refurbished on eBay, it was like 400 bucks. That’s really not bad. Changed my life, literally.

You think you’re having money problems now? Wait a couple years and you start getting physical therapy bills, your work performance is suffering, you have issues sleeping, your stress is high all the time and you’re not sure why, etc. Those are 4 and 5 figure problems you can prevent with a 3 figure purchase.

If you’re talking about teenagers with no money or gamers whose chair is a recreational purchase that’s different. But anyone who actually needs a chair for real work needs a real chair.

relaxman45
5
1 week ago

This is gonna be the last comment about this in gonna reply to. Sorry lots of comments so far and I don’t think people understood me. It’s a product of circumstance. I’m working for a family business that isn’t what it once was and it’s made it hard to put food on the table. I’m trying to start an electrician apprenticeship ASAP but I have to wait until the first Wednesday of January. I agree it’s a necessary thing but when I have to choose between registering my car, groceries and a chair I personally believe the chair can wait until I’m in better circumstances. It’s all about being patient and learning to save money when you are in a situation like myself. I totally agree with you 100%. Trust me I know the consequences and the first thing I’ll be saving for is a more ergonomic desk and a nice chair. I wasn’t trying to say it wasn’t worth it. Just that some times people have to choose between a chair or something more important like vet visits for my dog, registering my car in a new state, buying groceries. And because of that even $400 can be too much. Of course that’s why I mentioned savings. Even if it’s $20 a paycheck I put it away for the things I want, or like you said need. You had some great points and I appreciate your reply. Hope you have a nice day!

az_mike_miller
6
1 week ago

I think what you're not understanding is who you posted your original reply to and the context.

Someone said HM chairs are overpriced. Reply is that if you spend all day in a chair, its an investment, and then you say some people cant afford that no matter what.

But the context is compared to a 'gaming' chair. If you're broke as fuck, guess what, you cant afford a gaming chair either. The chair in OP is $300. What people are saying, is that if you can afford to drop $300 on a 'gaming' chair, don't waste your money, spend it on a used top tier office chair for $4-600 instead. If you can't afford to pay your bills, this discussion is really moot for you.

BoofBeerEveryday
6
1 week ago

The factory I work for also makes Steelcase ones and they're about the same tbh

divinebaboon
3
1 week ago

what other good options do you suggest?

MakeshiftApe
3
1 week ago

^ This. My chair is an Aeron and I love it but I think a major obstacle to people getting better chairs is they think that’s all there is, $500-1000+ chairs. Firstly if you are considering one of the higher end ones, go used, since they hold up well and you can get it for like half price (mine was bought used and is now literally 15+ years old).

Secondly, there are great ergo chairs for $150 and under. Hell, a cheap $50 office chair + a lumbar cushion will work in a pinch.

Yes if you’re spending all day in your chair and can afford it, don’t be afraid to spend a little more, but really the most important thing is just an adjustable chair that fits your body, and some lumbar support. You can get that at pretty much any budget. Extra $$ ends up going more on longevity, style, and fancy features than necessities.

ede91
3
1 week ago

Hell, a cheap $50 office chair + a lumbar cushion will work in a pinch.

Bullshit. The $50 office chairs have their "faux leather" exterior chipped off, their flakeboard base broken, and the "frame" in pieces within a year.

There are no retailers that ship almost any of these praised office chairs in my area. The only one I found had a shipping cost almost the same as the chair, and was shipping from the US, meaning I would had to pay tariffs and VAT on it (on the shipping too!). I could afford a $600 chair, I am not willing to afford paying $1500-$2000 for a $600 chair.

DiaDeLosMuertos
7
1 week ago

But which chair was it

FogItNozzel
8
1 week ago

Never cheap out on things that separate you from the ground - chairs, shoes, mattress, tires.

Lunerio
6
1 week ago

Not to mention that a Herman Miller Aeron has 12 years warranty on everything. So when you can expect this chair to last 12+ years (and if something breaks, they'll repair it and they pay shipping costs. So you actually also pay for the EXCEPTIONAL service. Of course they also come to you if they're nearby), you're saving a lot of money that way. Instead some people rather would buy 4x200 USD chairs for 3 year each because they break by then and they don't have any warranty left -> these chairs get into the dumpster. Nice.

Used Aerons are much cheaper, if you want to save money. Or you get a new one for 1300 and you're set for 1/6 (more or less :P) of YOUR LIFE! And not only that. If you require to sit for 8 hours a day for work, oh man... You're doing your body a hell of a favour. Potentionally reducing health costs by a couple thousands of dollars.

So yeah, I don't get this reasoning either. Ofc if you can't get the money... Uh... Buy used. A good Steelcase or a good Herman Miller can be found for <500 for sure, if you look hard enough.

TrolleybusIsReal
4
1 week ago

I don’t get this reasoning. If you spend 90% of your workday seated, like me, then fuck yes I’m buying a good chair.

You don't get people not having enough money to buy a luxury office chair? Go watch some small streamers, many of them earn less than minimum wage. If they get big enough to get a free chair they will obviously take it and not spend money on an expensive chair.

balamb-resident
3
1 week ago

Dude I have been trying for over a year to save up for a good chair. Stuff just happens. I’ll probably buy a $70 version of the chair in OP’s pic just because I can afford it and it’s better than sitting in a literal wooden kitchen chair for hours. (Honestly, same with my 10+ year old mattress too. When you just make enough for bills it’s hard to save)

FogItNozzel
8
1 week ago

I bought a brand new one for $500 two years ago from a furniture supplier. 100% worth it and not at all overpriced. They're expensive, but that doesn't mean they're overpriced.

SingleInfinity
19
1 week ago

Well, an Aeron is $1400 from HM themselves so... Overpriced sounds right to me. You got a good deal and $500 for a very good chair is fine, but their MSRP is ridiculous.

FogItNozzel
3
1 week ago

They start at $800. It's like a car, they have a base price and then the price of options on top. You quoted the options.

The base chair at $800 is terrific. And they can be found way cheaper than that new.

Puffy_Ghost
3
1 week ago

The base model is $400 or less on several sites. Seems like a reasonable price for a chair that reputedly lasts 10+ years.

eqleriq
3
1 week ago

Irritating. WHICH aeron?

That's like saying "computers cost $1400"

You can get $500 aerons "from herman miller," depending on the model.

You're also a moron if you buy them new, because chairs are mass produced in yearly batches and so there are tons of "overage sales" or "fire sales" where corporations unload all of their unused equipment.

So not "LOL PEOPLE FARTED INTO IT" or whatever nonsense, but chairs that sat in a warehouse for a year that a company needs to unload.

That's what most of the "outlet prices" you see when you perform a trivial google search does.

But if you were so inclined you could get an ebay fart special for $200

SingleInfinity
4
1 week ago

If it's that cheap, it's either worn out or someone shit in it. Or, someone died and the family has no idea what it's worth.

Scorps
3
1 week ago

You can get them for ~400 on madisonseating which are very good quality refurb, but 250 is pretty low for an Aeron. I bought a Steelcase Leap for something like $225 off MS though and it's great.

terrabl
17
1 week ago

Did he switch from the embody?

VonWolfhaus
9
1 week ago

That STYLE of chair is one of the best you can get, but that specific one is terrible and will not last. Drop some cash and get an ErgoHuman chair by Eurotech. Same concept but WAY better materials and warranty.

CapsUnlocker
5
1 week ago

I've owned the Hyken chair for 3 years and it still feels like new. It is very comfortable and isn't cheaply made. The mesh has zero holes or rips, no bolts have fallen out, the wheels haven't locked up. If I wiped down the base, it'd still look brand new.

kylerson
3
1 week ago

I’ve owned the linked chair for multiple years of daily use and it looks and feels brand new.

litfam69dab
28
1 week ago

Its kids who watch that shit who buy anything. I wouldnt at all be suprised if it turns out the majority if people who spend lots of time on youtube (and other streamer/gamer sites) are kids.

danzey12
60
1 week ago

I wouldnt at all be suprised if it turns out the majority if people who spend lots of time on youtube (and other streamer/gamer sites) are kids.

Man, I've got some news about water that will shock you

jgs2765
3
1 week ago

Go on...

danzey12
9
1 week ago

It ain't dry son

oilyholmes
2
1 week ago

Its kids

Nope, most of the impressions are on 18+ age group. The 20-30 age group is one of the most lucrative. Look at all the people who hoard funko pops & spend an insane amount on RGB ram (completely non-functional trash that only exists via marketing).

PlaytheJay
1411
1 week ago

These are most uncomfortable. A good plush ergonomic office chair is much better.

crowcawer
340
1 week ago

Like Steve says, "Show Less"

StrawberryWizardVamp
71
1 week ago

Classic Steve quote

wozniattack
123
1 week ago

I got a refurbished Steelcase Leap V2, with brand new upholstery and base; and my god. It’s pure heaven to sit on for hours on end.

I have had a spinal injury, and surgery; and this thing moves and supports me so well.

Cost me the same as my old Need for Seat, Dominator and significantly better with plenty of ergonomic adjustments.

pipinngreppin
69
1 week ago

Jesus. You should be their sales guy. I know nothing about this chair and I already need one.

wozniattack
18
1 week ago

Haha! Comfort is a massive thing for me. There’s channel out there dedicated to reviewing office chairs and desks.

https://youtu.be/wkVNhgRcAKE

If you’re gonna sit on your arse for close to 12+ hours a day; make sure you get something that’ll treat you right.

My main issue is keeping my pets off the damn thing.

If you get these chairs new, it’s over a grand; but they have a 12 year warranty and often send people out it repair and replace. So I guess you get what you pay for

runean
9
1 week ago

Be aware BTOD takes money to promote products. They have a vested interest in selling their own brand, and regularly simply pretend that their better competitors don't exist, so they can promote their sponsors.

Go look at their standing desks.

Kinkajou1015
12
1 week ago

As someone that worked in an office with Steelcase Leap V2's for everyone.

When they are brand new, they're good and comfy. After a few weeks you get used to the chair and it kinda conforms to you if that makes sense. If someone else sits in your chair for a significant period of time it'll make it feel wrong afterward, and if you sit in someone else's chair it'll feel wrong as well, this happened rather often since on weekends chairs would get moved around because teams wouldn't sit where they normally sat and some people would bring their chair from their desk and some people would sit in whatever chair was there and adjust it to them.

As for quality/durability, They're pretty crap after 4 years, that might be a non-issue if you buy from them and use their warranty because why would an office with hundreds of these chairs bother to have warranty claims done to fix them as they start falling apart and the cushions deteriorate to uncomfortable AF. Seriously, around the 7 year mark the lumbar support bars were busted on at least half and the armrests were equally wrecked.

I would NOT suggest the Leap, this is coming from someone that sat in one ~8 hours a day, 5 days a week, for almost 8 years. They are too expensive for not enough comfort, BUT that isn't to say if the 10+ year warranty was actually used that they would still be bad. They may be fine if you will be the only person using it and you utilize that warranty.

A5H13Y
7
1 week ago

I know everyone says this, but I actually love my DX Racer chair. Idk, it works for some people.

Genids
4
1 week ago

Yup, love mine too. Had it for over five years and for most of that I've used it for 10+ hours a day and it's still as comfortable as when it was new. Anyone who says they are just a gimmick has never even seen one

ScytheNoire
2
1 week ago

I went shopping for a new computer chair and sat in a few "gaming" chairs. Couldn't believe how uncomfortable it was. Don't know how people can sit in them.

Kazaji
1070
1 week ago

I dunno man. Last week I was at Canada Computers with some friends, they were buying ram or something. I went to wander the store.

They had demo PCs set up with Apex legends - one of them had a gaming chair. I, of course, chose the one with a gaming chair.

Despite not having played in months, I got 9 kills and won that game basically solo.

Due to my sample size of 1, I have no choice but to accept that gaming chairs have incredible ability boosting features

geonik72
251
1 week ago

Maybe it was the rgb though

Kazaji
106
1 week ago

Of course the mouse was RGB, keyboard too.

My home mouse, keyboard and PC are all RGB as well, so that's a normalized factor.

The only difference was The Chair.

cute_spider_avatar
50
1 week ago

To me it sounds like your home RGB setup is really weak

Psydator
37
1 week ago

Wow you can't just tell that to a fellow gamer, that's mean.

JohnyXMD
71
1 week ago

Gaming Chairs OP, God pls nerf.

B-Knight
9
1 week ago

In 100% of tested cases, there was a 900% increase in kills in an ultra competitive game using our Gaming ChairTM.

My420thThrowaway
6
1 week ago

You would have EASILY had 20 kills had you been wearing gunnar glasses while using the gaming chair.

Rookie mistake, but you learn.

ExoHead
3
1 week ago

Did you consider it was the periphals and increased FPS that helped?

MMPride
3
1 week ago

Ayy, gotta love CC.

Swansky
266
1 week ago

Excuse me but which chair did you got for $600 ?
A leather Noble or SecretLab ? If so I don't really know what could bother you about it as you got the Rolls of the gaming chair

Candriu
197
1 week ago

The 'Rolls of the gaming chair' is basically a Lada Riva compared to a good office chair.

Swansky
58
1 week ago

Weeeell it's also half the price of and Hermann Miller or stuff like this.

And for this price you get a real leather chair, not PU

MGMaestro
94
1 week ago

Leather chairs are inferior to mesh. Mesh is much more breathable and has better support.

BIGSTANKDICKDADDY
63
1 week ago

Mesh chairs and leather chairs are designed for different use cases entirely. I'm more productive in my mesh backed chair because it forces me to remain upright, attentive, and in a proper position at all times.

But my padded leather chair is far more comfortable and better for a laid back gaming session.

D1G1T4LM0NK3Y
16
1 week ago

As long as it's properly cushioned to allow airflow between the cushions (proper stitching and so on) I'll stay comfortable. Otherwise I end up getting a sweaty ass and that's just uncomfortable no matter what chair it is. LOL

TyrionLannister2012
3
1 week ago

Noble

I have a noble epic at home and an aeron at work, I MUCH prefer my noble chair.

FinasCupil
3
1 week ago

Dunno, I did a lot of research on chairs before I bought my SecretLab. It seemed like the only one that worth a damn. Got the Stealth Titan and I love it.

deadlybydsgn
3
1 week ago

I would hope a $600 gaming chair at least comes with a premium Gamer Snuggie.

BootStrapWill
130
1 week ago

Buying anything that’s marketed as “gamer ______” is almost always a guaranteed way to spend more than something is worth.

SneakyTubol
85
1 week ago

Idk man that gamer girl bath water looks legit

SumThinChewy
26
1 week ago

How can the elixir of life be called overpriced

jjhhgg100123
13
1 week ago

Except for mice and monitors. Only ones that make sense.

TheHooligan95
3
1 week ago

monitors I don't agree, unless you're maaybe going for high refresh rate. but for picture quality non gaming monitors are better. top of the line 2500€ of course it's branded as gaming oriented but it's another thign

jjhhgg100123
11
1 week ago

High Refresh rate monitors are almost exclusively marketed towards gamers when they're above 75hz. I agree that the picture quality may be better on non-gaming monitors but refresh rate is everything when you're playing a competitive game.

loozerr
7
1 week ago

Once you go high refresh rate it's difficult to go back to 60Hz, especially in gaming but even desktop usage feels sluggish.

KingTurtleLeman
113
1 week ago

What other chairs have you owned though lol

ZestyPepperoni
17
1 week ago

My mom used to work for a school supplies company so we have a lot of samples of high and low end chairs. My favorite was about $900 retail. It was perfectly fine but I just enjoy the dx racer more. Maybe it's preference, I'm not sure.

antiyoupunk
32
1 week ago

I have a Secret Labs chair, about $300, also very happy with it. What's happening here is that in this particular thread people are hating on this type of chair. In another thread, people are explaining to someone the incredible value in buying a good gaming chair.

FGAFabio
8
1 week ago

I also have a Secret Labs chair, that I bought last Christmas on sale, best chair ever, it's so comfortable. I love it, and it's beautiful!

Jonshock
10
1 week ago

Yeah I guess its preference ive tried those mesh office chairs on I always miss the neck and lumbar support of my dxracer.

Is_Always_Honest
7
1 week ago

I have 2 Dxracers as well, best chairs I've ever owned. They see daily use for over 3 years and are good as knew. They are very comfortable for extended use. My $200-300 Staples chairs fell apart literally in 1-2 years. Went through 3 of them before giving up and moving to these Dxracers.

S4ND3R50N
3
1 week ago

I have a maxnomic gaming chair that is one of their "executive" models I fell in love with after hating the Herman Miller Aeron. For whatever that's worth.

Badcsslayout
26
1 week ago

I know the feeling. Whenever this topic comes up I feel like such a shill telling my experience. The condensed version is I spent twice as much I office chairs for years that simply weren't working. Even my wife who works in a fortune 500 office loves my dx. Maybe it's because we're both taller, idk. Definitely don't get the hate.

zhalashaska
4
1 week ago

Part of it may have to do with the whole "gamer" label stigma that gets used in marketing some of these products. Some people don't want to be labeled as "gamers" because they own a "gamer" chair.

Goldenbrownfish
15
1 week ago

Dx was the original. post is probably about the copies that have no cushion and a hard board on the bottom. I haven’t had issues with my dx for years it was a gift. More recently I started to take the lumbar pillow off so I lay down in it but other than that no issue.

AbsolutelyClam
3
1 week ago

Yeah I’ve seen widely varying quality levels in the racing style chairs. I’ve got an AKRacing that’s got awesome cushioning and contouring on the seat and back but I’ve also seen really cheap knockoffs with almost no padding and completely flat backs that are wildly uncomfortable. Some that retail for close to what I paid for my chair.

It’s not for everyone and that’s fine, but not every single racing chair is an objectively poorly made chair, there are plenty of good ones. I sat in an old Steelcase chair for a really long time and while that was awesome I don’t feel like I took a step down switching.

ZeMuffin
13
1 week ago

I've had nothing except bad experiences from my dxRacer, I haven't replaced it yet but it's become so much of a problem it's become no1 replacement priority ahead of my 11year old pc

MadHattersCat
6
1 week ago

On the flip side i've had my DX Drift for 6+ years and not had an issue. Just get rid, nothing worse than a bad chair.

the_harakiwi
5
1 week ago

Same here.

Love it. First chair I could and still can sit in and completely forget time.

350€

Dxracer 7 years ago. But it has it's problems.

I made a comment with an exact list of parts that dissolved. Trying to figure out how to find my own comments on mobile

MadHattersCat
3
1 week ago

I have the drift and tbh its rather good. Not too soft but firm enough. I've spent man many hours in this drift and been fine. It was around £300ish and it's just as comfy and supportive as my office chair around the same price. We do have a £1.2k herman miller that is just next fucking level though.

Edit: I am going to try a few different chairs other than the work ones to see how i feel.

xylitol777
4
1 week ago

I don't get the hate.

Because it's irrational, it makes 0 sense to insult others because someone enjoys a gaming chair. Look, the dude is saying and I quote:

Buying a gaming chair is the stupidest thing you can do.

How much of a man child you have to be, to get upset enough to insult someone because they enjoy a chair.. A CHAIR

People who say that kinda garbage are the kind of people who would run to some kinds birthday party and yell "STOP HAVING FUN!"

StarkEnt
3
1 week ago

I bought a dxracer for ~$200 on sale a few years ago. The market may have changed since then, but at the time if I wanted a full recline, adjustable arm rests, adjustable height and a full back, there was literally nothing for me on the market. I knew there was a "gaming markup" with the dxracer but I couldn't find a damn thing that had all the features I wanted at a price point I could afford.

The chair is still holding up after 3ish years, I use all the features, and I find it comfortable. I really do not get the hate for dxracers because they really do hit a sweet spot for some people (unless there are some new options out there).

I'm hopefully going to be making real adult money within a year or two and plan to upgrade, but I definitely don't regret my dxracer.

mihaeagle3
4
1 week ago

Disagree. I have a really nice soft cushiony chair at work and secret labs at home and secret labs wins 100% of the time

hansmueller1
166
1 week ago

markusmasterrace

Honestly, it's the best. Just don't get the leather version

iCole
32
1 week ago

anything extremely wrong with the leather version? I'm considering a new chair

Thaitanium101
58
1 week ago

I have the leather version and I'm very happy with it. Maybe if you wear short shorts when it's hot you'd get some unpleasant stickiness

Busasaurus
5
1 week ago

I bought those $5 Ikea cushions to remedy this

Striker654
23
1 week ago

I got the leather version. My cats put a bunch of small punctures and scratches in the seat/armrests but I only notice if I actually look at it

Meta_Boy
18
1 week ago

I got the leather one because of my cats. Fabric is waaaaay to inviting to them. They climbed all over my previous fabric "gamer" chair (which was awful to sit in), and they still do because I keep it around for them.

They don't give a shit about Markus. Obviously, all cats are different, I'm just saying, both things can happen.

Striker654
3
1 week ago

Yeah, it's less them wanting to scratch it up and more just scrabbling when they don't quite make the jump up to my lap

Nebbo_67
13
1 week ago

Nothing wrong with my one.

Camera_dude
8
1 week ago

Most leather on office chairs is basically painted onto the cushions (bonded leather). A year later it'll be cracking and peeling off the seat. Seen that happen with two of my own chairs. Just get fabric cushions or mesh and give the finger to any snob that walks into your computer room and sneers at the lack of leather.

High end leather chairs are still good but then you're spending on appearances again not ergonomics like you should be for back support.

hansmueller1
7
1 week ago

You'll get a lot "ass water" in the summer. If you know what I mean

giaa262
5
1 week ago

At that price point it’s likely pleather. It will start to fleck off eventually and there’s nothing you can do to stop it.

Cloth until you can afford real leather.

Adam_Ch
10
1 week ago

My non leather version has plastic arm rests though.

Amacar123
8
1 week ago

Plastic rubberized armrests. It's horrific.

LugteLort
19
1 week ago

I removed my armrests. i liked them but they kept hitting the desk, sometimes with my fingers in between.

it's much easier to get in and out of the chair no..

kansasjeremy
15
1 week ago

had the same problem so i 3d printed some brackets to lower the arms

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2940185

frozen_coyote
3
1 week ago

I love you

kansasjeremy
3
1 week ago

I have that effect on people

KnightsWhoSayNii
9
1 week ago

I have yet to find a computer chair at any price point that beats the MARKUS. It's just that good IMO.

JewWithGardenBeans
9
1 week ago

They have a new one that's basically an upgraded Markus with adjustable headrest and lumbar support. It's called "JÄRVFJÄLLET" and only slightly more expensive.

EDIT: Please don't take this as buying advice. I own a Markus, but not a Järvfjället. A lot of reviews seem to be saying that the Järvisfäp is not as good as the Markus. Though I'd advise trying out any chair before buying it, in any case.

Kitty-Litterer
6
1 week ago

That looks great other than the tiny, non-padded armrests. It’d be perfect if it had the Markus armrests.

Mugros
3
1 week ago

Also long warranty. The frame broke in my old one and they replaced it for free. Also got 10 € back, since the price went down.

sarcastasaurus_rex
8
1 week ago

Hi sorry, mine doesn't? Were the cushioned arm rests an add on? Mine just has hard dimpled rubber covering the arm rests, no cushioning whatsoever. If there's a cushioned option, I'd love to be able to grab it, it's the only let down on an otherwise perfect chair.

Nebbo_67
8
1 week ago

God tier chair.

JamiDoesStuff
3
1 week ago

Honestly the MARKUS is maybe the greatest chair ever,its good for gaming and simracing

pubgplayer14
2
1 week ago

You say cheap but the Markus is a $189+ chair that just happens to go on Ikea sale @ $99 from time to time. Not that cheap

bryangoboom
12
1 week ago

Cheap is subjective. That chair is fantastic, I own one, love it but honestly there isnt much lower than that especially for quality. If there is, please let me know I am looking to replace my girlfriends chair soon haha

ApplePeachPine
6
1 week ago

Its a quality chair for cheap. Walmart has $40 office chairs but they wear out quick. Compared to the price of a genuine Herman Miller the $99 Markus is a steal.

hugglesthemerciless
5
1 week ago

For a comfortable office chair $99 or even $189 are definitely cheap

VNG_Wkey
205
1 week ago

I got a secretlab at the beginning of the year (I know it's still a racing style chair but hear me out) and my back no longer hurts nearly as bad as it used to. There's been days that I spent 14 hours in it with no issues. Also the arm rests arent padded but they do have a pliable rubbery material that's a hell of a lot better than the hard plastic most "gaming" chairs have.

Mecha-Hermes
117
1 week ago

I second this. Secretlab is the only company I know that sells a gamer chair that is closer in comfort to an office chair than most if not all other gamer chairs (IMO) Being over 6ft, the soft weave Titan has been amazing. Been using it for about a year now, no back pain or tingles from sitting, the tilt lock and recline make it versatile and adds more comfort

VNG_Wkey
32
1 week ago

I'm 6' and got the omega. I know it's only supposed to be for up to 5'9 but I measure from the bottom of my back to the top of my head and I'm something like half an inch above the top of the chair which is made up for by the pillow. Should've waited a couple weeks and gotten that charcoal softweave when it came back in stock though.

Mecha-Hermes
20
1 week ago

Only reason I chose soft weave was because I like the neutral temperature when my back touches the seat, didn’t think I’d achieve that feel with the leather. Tough decision either way, they both look cool!

Morphumaxx
13
1 week ago

Just got my soft weave Titan last week, it's been pretty awesome so far!

Guszy
4
1 week ago

As a fellow tall one, I have to heartily agree.

viperfan7
3
1 week ago

Have one myself, and yeah, minus the lack of decent armrests, its a damn comfortable chair, and actually supports my back very well

kodemelon
3
1 week ago

I'm so happy that Singaporean products are being recognised

Keltarrant
35
1 week ago

Same here, love my secret lab Omega. For reference 5'10" 185, I do use a short box as a foot rest also because my desk is a little too tall. There's a lot of blanket hate for every gaming chair in here, but for 3 to 400 it has done extremely well.

VNG_Wkey
4
1 week ago

Same man. I got a box for my surge protector in a cable management kit and it now doubles as a foot rest because my desk is too tall. Being 6' that had me a little dumbfounded as I'm used to being too tall for things, not the other way around.

kevvkagee
24
1 week ago

I’m reading all these comments about how bad gamer chairs are, but recently my friends gifted me a secret labs chair and holy smokes, I have never felt comfier! Granted it kinda does have a similar appearance to most, nothing compares to the shape the chair has on your back. This is my third chair I have used for gaming, the others being office chairs, but the secret lab one takes the cake. I support.

Pizza_Singularity
16
1 week ago

I'm 6'4" and picked up a Titan softweave a few months ago and can't agree more, this chair is way higher quality than the competition, comfortable, and has helped me greatly with posture and back pain.
I'm a web dev and I game so I can have some long sessions, and compared to other chairs I regularly sit in, the Titan has just been great.

Symbolmini
3
1 week ago

Have to agree. My last few chairs were sub $200. So happy with my Titan.

Mecha-Hermes
3
1 week ago

It’s really nice to see people enjoying the Titan, I personally love mine and am glad others see the same light!

Umadbro7600
13
1 week ago

Straight up. My back was killing me and ever since I bought my SecretLab my back feels great.

Mecha-Hermes
3
1 week ago

Same! My back for that first week or two got slightly sore because the chair was fixing my posture that my previous chair had slaughtered

ignacious
6
1 week ago

I have the Softweave Omega and it's without a doubt the best chair I've ever owned. It never gets uncomfortable and I've actually fallen asleep in it many times lol. Plus I loooove the look of the Cookies and Cream (kinda like a Heather gray).

Firepower01
3
1 week ago

I've passed out so many times in my Omega with my Index strapped to my face.

jtskywalker
6
1 week ago

Yeah I'm really happy with my Titan. I think I gave $380 for it on a sale and havent regretted it. I work from home and usually game in the evenings so I'm in it quite a bit

Mecha-Hermes
3
1 week ago

They even offer payment plans through affirm, it was easy getting approved. 32 dollars a month for a year for this chair is simply WORTH IT

Thaurane
5
1 week ago

I bought these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M8F9IYC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 for my arm rests. Beats the hell out of office chairs arm rest padding and the hard plastic the gaming chairs come with. My only complaint is they were a little difficult to put on.

Mecha-Hermes
3
1 week ago

Okay I’m actually ordering these for my Titan. I don’t have the newer 2020 arm rests so I think I’d like to have these cushions as an option, thanks for the suggestion. Do you have any recommendations on a footrest?

Mecha-Hermes
3
1 week ago

Another side bonus, if you’re under 6ft with a Titan, it’s easier to sit Indian style in the chair if you decide to game with a controller. After owning the chair for almost a year now, I’ve come to realize I need to buy a nice pair of armpad covers

rikku-
3
1 week ago

I’m short and have an Omega and there is still enough room to sit criss cross, especially with a controller. My feet never touch the ground so having room to change positions is great.

brujablanca
4
1 week ago

I was just about to comment “what about SecretLab?” because they genuinely seem to be in a class of their own.

I’ve been considering the Omega for awhile now but posts like this make me doubt myself. Good to hear that they’re as good as I’ve been thinking they might be.

B-Knight
4
1 week ago

Those are the guys who are advertising their chairs fucking everywhere - particularly Instagram - right?

Umadbro7600
7
1 week ago

Yes

Still a good product though.

Mecha-Hermes
4
1 week ago

Pretty much, but every now and then there’s a diamond in the rough. Secret labs is that diamond

VNG_Wkey
3
1 week ago

Yes. Not trying to be a shill but it's a solid product and I have no problem recommending a good product.

thejiggyjosh
3
1 week ago

I agree I have Herman Miller at work and secret labs Titan at home. The Titan was less then half the price the hermans and 90% the same benefits and quality.

VNG_Wkey
3
1 week ago

A lot of products today are shit so I understand the sentiment most have towards gaming chairs but I feel as though secretlab is a diamond in the rough, especially at their current price point.

everynameistaken0
3
1 week ago

Yea I own a secretlab and I love it. It's definitely not the same cookie cutter chairs from other companies which are meh.

My chair has significantly helped with my back and various aches and pains. It's more comfortable than my couch and I spend most nights for the past two years chilling out in it. As a guy who knicked his back on Tuesday moving a transformer(am electrician) putting a heating pad on the chair and laying back has been a godsend for me cause it's nice and firm.

AJBURNSRED
3
1 week ago

I understand that I am biased because I sunk a bunch of money into a secret lab Titan but I have to agree. Back pain and shoulder pain are gone. The firmness of the seat cushion offers way more support than I thought it would. I edit videos for 12+ hours a day and I haven't had any issues with the ergonomics or the adjustability. To be fair I was coming from an Amazon office chair, so food for thought.

MaGNeTiX
3
1 week ago

Another secret lab owner here, I have the omega. Was recommended them by a friend and, after trying his for all of 2 minutes I ordered mine there and then. Easily the best office chair I’ve ever had, and will be buying another when this one is done.

Got it about a year before the soft weave was available which sucks as I prefer a cloth finish to leather for the breathability (and because my cat has poked numerous holes in the leather) but take nothing away it’s still a solid chair, and I sit in it for 10-12 hours a day when working from home.

whatyousaymayne
176
1 week ago

These chairs are so garbage. Buy a fucking Herman Miller Aeron or something instead. 100000x better chair

RawbGun
236
1 week ago

Herman Miller Aeron

Yeah but those cost like 2k

ajfili
64
1 week ago

Bought one on eBay for $400 shipped a few weeks ago.

RawbGun
27
1 week ago

New?

ajfili
66
1 week ago

Refurbed with 10 year warranty. Nice thing about the Aeron you can buy just about every part for it needed off eBay if it breaks as well.

RawbGun
21
1 week ago

Damn that's alright I guess, I'll know where to look for when I'll need a new chair

Troggie42
12
1 week ago

My local craigslist furniture section has em too, I'm in the vicinity of DC so they're all like $400, but they might be cheaper near you

That's about what the corsair seats cost though so it's not THAT bad of a price difference all things considered

RawbGun
3
1 week ago

I'm in EU so it's probably going to be more expensive, but I'll wait before I finish studying/settle somewhere before buying a new chair anyways

Super_Dork_42
2
1 week ago

Bought my Mirra 2 for 35 at a Goodwill in Kansas. Got damaged in transit to Oklahoma but I'm going to fix it myself. It's got all the features, so to but new would be well over a thousand.

ajfili
7
1 week ago

Well, with the Aeron it's all mesh so there's no "IN" to fart in. Also, considering how modular the chair is, you can buy a new seat pan to ensure that "Christening" still stands.

antaryon
4
1 week ago

You could argue that it would still be the same chair that's been farted in before but I'm not up for a philosophical debate right now.

ajfili
6
1 week ago

No Fart Chair of Theseus, got it.

SyntheticPerception
3
1 week ago

The refurbed ones here are over 1000 euros.

mikkjagg
76
1 week ago

Aerons are $1000-$1100

Gamer chairs are $280-$350

ajfili
24
1 week ago

Aerons are $400 on eBay refurbed with 10 year warranties. And just about every part can be ordered off eBay should the warranty fall through.

pcnoobie245
7
1 week ago

What seller?

vaisero
3
1 week ago

still expensive af

ajfili
9
1 week ago

It's also one of the most comfortable af chairs out there. And will last 10-20 years easy. Having spent $300+ on a gamer chair and it sucked, I'm saying put the extra $100 in and get an exponentially better chair.

ki11bunny
11
1 week ago

They last at least 5x the gaming chair and will be comfy that entire time. In the long run, if you can afford one of those chairs to begin with, it is a much better investment.

PabloEdvardo
7
1 week ago

HM chairs have a TWELVE YEAR WARRANTY

procheeseburger
11
1 week ago

This... it is by far the best thing I’ve every purchased for my office..

tubby8
11
1 week ago

HM chairs are just as overrated and overpriced as gaming chairs

There is a reason why you can find so many on eBay, Craigslist etc.

Offices buy a bunch of them and most people find them uncomfortable so they have to dump their chairs for cheap.

MeltBanana
6
1 week ago

I agree they're overrated, pricey, and not for everyone, but they're still excellent chairs and 10x better than any "gaming" chair.

dilettante5
4
1 week ago

They’re also completely custom made and made in ‘murica, meaning someone is being paid a living wage and not 10 cents an hour to slap together some generic pieces.

addysonclark3
25
1 week ago

Hahahahaha I lived in Holland Michigan when there was a HM plant there.

They did not pay living wages.

thx_comcast
3
1 week ago

Bummer, man. Engineering at HM is one of the nicest places to work at around here.

Being an ME, I have visibility they do pay living wages.

VonMillerQBKiller
12
1 week ago

A living wage .. In America? Hahah okay bud.

DeusExMagikarpa
3
1 week ago

I don’t know man, I worked at subway sandwich shop in ‘merica and did not make enough for rent. I don’t think that’s an appropriate metric

GeoffKingOfBiscuits
4
1 week ago

That number is about the same as the price too

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3
1 week ago

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zBaer
3
1 week ago

Too bad these only have 250lb rating

Meta_Tetra
23
1 week ago

To be fair, people over 250 probably shouldn't be investing in sitting down all day anyway.

CthuIhuhoop
18
1 week ago

If we're excluding people over 250 lbs, why are we even talking about a small minority of this subreddit?

Meta_Tetra
6
1 week ago

Gotem!

SoundSelection
3
1 week ago

yeah these stupid chairs can’t support my “gamer pounds”.

Atreaia
3
1 week ago

Back of the chair is way too short for tall people on that and it has no neck rest.

godfrey1
44
1 week ago

i will follow Tech Jesus to the end of times, they are the only site i can trust with benchmarks/reviews

HerpJersey
3
1 week ago

Consumer Reports is trash though.

atheosuede
79
1 week ago

Ah yes. Bullying people for buying things we don't like. Perfect 👌

mrnathanrd
22
1 week ago

dae popular youtuber bad

rharvey8090
38
1 week ago

I actually find my chair to be really comfy. I bought it cause it mimicked my old car’s bucket seats.

Kaboose666
16
1 week ago

bucket seats aren't meant to be comfortable though, they're meant to provide lateral support to hold you in place during high G corners.

You don't see 10+ hour rated office chairs made to look like a racing seats because those chairs simply don't have the cushion you get from a normal design.

Palin_Sees_Russia
3
1 week ago

You know these aren't actual racing seats right...? Mine is comfortable as fuck. I sit in it for hours.

You say it's not meant to be comfortable, yet here are all these people saying literally just that. What are we lying?

v-14
30
1 week ago

A cupholder would at least be useful.

WARBRlNGER
8
1 week ago

I sat in one at a store once and it was the most comfortable chair I've ever sat in.

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14
1 week ago

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grtwatkins
2
1 week ago

Actually an appropriate use of this meme

amalgam_reynolds
4
1 week ago

No it's not, the original comment is suggesting people spend their money on a better product rather than overpay for a ineffectual fad object.

Shinobu1991
11
1 week ago

Except their push for the better product was to tell others to act like an adult and buy a stupidly overpriced office chair for slightly a little more comfort over a DxRacer.

Peace_Walker_95
5
1 week ago

They're not supposed to be comfortable for hours on hours of gaming, they're designed to give back support during gaming. I bought a cheap one for $90 and its still going strong half a year in.

ScythianKongo
3
1 week ago

Yet you're judging someone based on a chair? They aren't uncomfortable. This meme is ridiculous, why do you think they have similar chairs in cars where drivers races for hours on end? Most office chairs from Walmart, Staples, Cotsco, etc are crap compared to some well made 'racing' chairs.

Rilandaras
74
1 week ago

"Gaming" peripherals have always been a scam. If a professional sector uses the product, there will always be a professional execution. Gaming headphones? Garbage. Gaming chairs? Garbage. Gaming desks? OK, I have no idea on that one, are there even gaming desks?

Anyway, gaming specific peripherals as well as keyboards and mice can be good but generally the less they are marketed as gaming and the less... bling they have, the better.

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52
1 week ago

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Firvulag
8
1 week ago

1440p 144hz G-sync. I can never go back.

Truckington
4
1 week ago

I loooove my Nixeus EDG 27. 27" 1440p 144hz IPS glory. The best monitor I have ever used bar none. Almost makes it hard to go to any workplace knowing they'll never be able to give me anything close. It's like... Back to 24" 1080p 60hz TN for the next 8 hours, I guess...

Gaming mice as well. $40+ gaming mice are vastly better than any regular mouse I've ever used.

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4
1 week ago

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yellowarchangel
5
1 week ago

This is factually incorrect.

If you want a good keyboard, you buy a high quality mechanical one that isn't labelled "gamer". If you want good headphones, you get /r/audiophile grade headphones.

Very rarely does "gaming" brand actually mean quality for the cost. The only example off the top of my head are mice, because other than those professional ergonomic mice, if you want a mouse with more than 2 buttons you have to get a gaming mouse, and companies like Benq Zowie actually make quality mice.

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4
1 week ago

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MustyScabPizza
14
1 week ago

Mice I believe are the one exception. They have far superior tracking and ergonomics than regular mice.

lithium142
6
1 week ago

The trick is to actually research what you’re buying. A 5 minute google search has spared me many a bad purchase

DuduMaroja
71
1 week ago

None of there are gaming chairs where is the rgb LEDs?

VaguelyShingled
25
1 week ago

Gimme dat mechanical chair

barkooka1
3
1 week ago

MX browns under the cushion 😍😍

SaneLad
3
1 week ago

Imagine the satisfying rrrp rrrrp sound when you shift your weight from one ass cheek to the other. Perfection.

DontYuckMyYum
12
1 week ago

I'm in the same boat.

bought a DXRacer around the same time. it was fine for maybe a month or 2 before the butt cushion started going flat. both levers to raise the arm rests no longer work so they're stuck on their lowest level. the only reason I havent tossed this one out and got a new chair is because I just don't have any disposable cash to justify a new chair purchase.

senkaichi
4
1 week ago

Bro do u even warranty? Had something similar happen to me with the cushion and they sent out a brand new cushion to replace it

DarKcS
7
1 week ago

Same here, sitting on my crappy DXRacer. Regret. My arms hurt right now.

I live in Australia and we basically just have the same set of crappy office chairs from Officeworks though.

ragemurtriel
5
1 week ago

Dxracers are just poorly made

Arivain
2
1 week ago

It's obviously not the most ergonomic chair in the world. But Ive had mine since 2015 as well. No problems, can sit in 8 hours and just get up without feeling any fatigue at all. Compared to my mesh, ergonomic aeron knockoff at work with lumbar support its not better, but certainly not worse.

raidsoft
3
1 week ago

On the flip side I also bought one back in 2015 for $225~ (in Sweden, so assume higher prices overall) and for that I got a DXracer RAPTOR V2 U-series, it was on a reduced price though which was the main reason why I would even consider it. That chair is rated at 150 kg and had a proper fully steel frame. Compare that to what I've usually bought (cheaper ikea chairs) that often used plywood for the seat etc. it was a huge step up in terms of material quality and durability.

Of course it also cost about twice as much so that would make sense, the main downside has been the leather material but that's no different from any chair I've used where it will wear and start to fray after a few years but it has had no structural problems at all while I've usually started seeing structural problems by now on my old chairs if they'd not already failed, I expect to get at least a couple more years out of this chair though and it's been comfortable during this time so I consider that it was a good investment.

With all of this said they don't even sell this model any more so it wouldn't surprise me if the steel frame etc. was too expensive so they replaced it with cheaper materials in a new model to capitalize on the trends, by no means do I say that all dxracer chairs are good, just this one I bought which was carefully chosen based on a decent price at the time and the materials chosen for it.

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67
1 week ago

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antaryon
3
1 week ago

Streamers sit in them for 8+ hours per day. It's not worth messing up your back for a free chair, especially when you're a streamer big enough to be given free chairs. The chairs aren't good but they're not as bad as people say either. I've had 100-150 euro "leather" chairs which are on par with 300 euro gamer chairs and while a decent chair is worth the extra few hundred you pay, they cheap ones aren't 10000000x worse than an Aeron.

ki11bunny
54
1 week ago

Ok I dont know about now but if I remember correctly, a lot of corsair products are/were just rebranded products with a new coat of paint. So this is par for the course if the above still holds true.

heydudejustasec
39
1 week ago

Most hardware brands use some of what's called white label products, or at the very least custom specced items from OEMs. Most AIOs are just Asetek units packaged with different fans. With the exception of Seasonic basically no one you know "makes" power supplies, they're all CWT, Superflower or Seasonic. A lot of cases and keyboards are this way too but their origins are harder to track down.

MasterXaios
3
1 week ago

In the case of AIOs, that's because Asatek patented the whole concept of all-in-ones with the pump built into the CPU block housing. That patent was even upheld in court, unfortunately. Coolermaster did release their own, but then Asatek took them to court and the verdict went in their favor.

ki11bunny
3
1 week ago

Yeh I know all that, what I was getting at, could have been clearer I guess, is why does it seem that gamer nexus expects a company that is well known for selling reskinned product, to sell a different product from the rest?

We all know their products are just rebrands, why does gamer nexus expect anymore from them?

heydudejustasec
6
1 week ago

I don't get the impression that this is really aimed at Corsair, rather it's frustration with how everyone looking to get into this segment just adds "the chair" to their portfolio instead of putting in the product development to actually try to compete and come out with hopefully better and better ones. There is definitely room for improvement but nobody is going for it.

ki11bunny
2
1 week ago

That's the thing, if you know corsair, asking them to improve upon rebranding a product, you are pissing in the wind. Ask the company that supplies these chairs to do the work and we might see change but companies like corsair are rebranders and do very little of anything else.

CT-96
43
1 week ago

Man, reading all these comments about how people hate these chairs. Guess I'll just sit comfortably in my secret labs omega.

Zirtex
17
1 week ago

Right? I love mine, all my old office chairs would start falling apart a year after I got them. I’ve had this chair for almost 2-3 years now I’m happy with it.

brettatron1
8
1 week ago

lol right? I like mine...

ReynardTheFozz
6
1 week ago

What I found is that the people who hate them bought dxracer, or other brand like that. Everyone with secret labs that I saw were saying that those were the best chairs. Maybe it just depends on the brand

Golbezz
3
1 week ago

That's just reddit. I have had a $400 maxnomic for 5 or 6 years and I find it to be super comfortable. Was thinking of upgrading to an omega after my brother got one.

Navysealsnake
24
1 week ago

God I hate the amount of people I have to tell "don't get a gaming chair".

It's so fucking uncomfortable you're better off getting a $60 mesh office that breathes.

Why the hell do you need a racing chair? $300+ for aesthetics alone ain't worth it.

GeoffKingOfBiscuits
9
1 week ago

That's what I got from Costco, would love an aeron or steelcase but there aren't offices here selling them like everywhere else it seems

antaryon
3
1 week ago

Gotta wait for the next recession. Fingers crossed

Mormac83
2
1 week ago

The chair makes you a better gamer obv

xRobnoxious
23
1 week ago

My secretlabs titan has been one of the best purchases I've ever made. I've always used Staples or IKEA office chairs and they've all been trash. My neck and my back feel 10x better, and I find it helps my posture quite a bit. Well worth the money.

BinarySprint
22
1 week ago

I bought a Maxnomic chair about a year ago, for the first two weeks it was really uncomfortable after sitting in it for any extended period of time.

However, after breaking it in for about two weeks it is now, by far, the most comfortable chair I've owned (even if it is overpriced).

Maybe I just haven't had a good office chair before, but I really don't understand the hate these chairs get on this sub.

1234Tumble
7
1 week ago

Nah, I am at work right now sitting on a $1k USD Haworth office chair that is just terrible. I'd take my Maxnomic chair any day of the week. It looks just as good as the day I bought it, and is supremely comfortable. Maybe the cheaper "gaming" chairs are worse? I'd have to assume so, my back pain is completely gone after I got my Maxnomic.

sirpuffypants
5
1 week ago

Maybe I just haven't had a good office chair before,

No. People are just sheep. Look over this thread and see how many people are gushing over the HM Aeon. I know for a fact that few, if any, of them have actually used that chair at all, let alone for an extended period of time. How do I know this? Because I have and personally know many people IRL that have.

I bought fully decked-out Aeon, spent weeks trying out all with adjustments, and returned it. I could go on a huge rant about it, but in short its because it was utter garbage.

The same exact same thing happened in our office of 10+ people. Every Aeon was returned within 30 days. There's probably someone out there that actually finds those chairs comfortable. But I haven't heard a single good thing about them from anyone I trust to be honest IRL.

but I really don't understand the hate these chairs get on this sub.

Neither do I. Sitting 10+ hours a day, I've used ~8 office chairs in the past 10 years, 4 of which are 'gaming' chairs.

3rdfrickinaccount
3
1 week ago

I went to their store in cbus to try before I buy; gotta say, 4 years later I'm not regretting my purchase one bit. Earlier this week my wife was complaining about back pain and sat in it. She didn't want to get up for an hour because she was so comfortable.

Maybe maxnomic is an outlier?

jaegren
18
1 week ago

Ikea Markus Office Chair. Cheap as fuck. Pretty comfy. Adjustable. 10 year warranty.

thedoofenshmirtz
18
1 week ago

I hear nothing ever good about these chairs. I only ever see them on Twitch too, I'm just assuming 95% of them are from sponsors and the other 5% are from streamers who think they can't stream- and seem pro- without one? Even if they were great, catch me sitting on a fucking bicycle seat mounted on a pole in my room before I spend $500 on a computer chair.

Nekzar
12
1 week ago

Other ppl in this thread suggest you spend twice that

MercifulSalsa
5
1 week ago

I bought a SecretLab Titan a few months ago because they were on sale. I have zero complaints and I bought it for less than $300. I also upgraded from a shitty $60 chair that was falling apart though, so I'm sure anything would of have felt like a godsend.

CouldWouldShouldBot
5
1 week ago

It's 'would have', never 'would of'.

Rejoice, for you have been blessed by CouldWouldShouldBot!

brettatron1
5
1 week ago

I have one. I like it. Its comfortable even when I am sitting in it for 14+ hours a day. And its not like I don't know better. The office I work at had Steelcase chairs at desks and Herman Miller Aeron chairs in the boardrooms.

TaiVat
3
1 week ago

I'd assume the streamers who use such either are paid from sponsors to do so, or still got them from sponsors, but use them because they had an even worse cheap chair that they replaced because they dont care about chairs in general.

kevp453
16
1 week ago

I bought a DXRacer 5 years ago used for $150. It's still in excellent condition with at least 6 hours per day in it working from home. I had to replace the piston, but that was a $25 part. As a bigger guy that has gone through many different office chairs I think I've got my money's worth.

That being said would I do it again? No. It's not theost comfortable for sitting and watching a movie, but I get fairly good posture out of it for gaming and office work.

nathanrenard
3
1 week ago

Exactly my case with a Corsair. But I think people at this point just love to hate. Tend to have it more bent and always have my head rested, wouldn't trade for the HM that my office has.

ripperjew
9
1 week ago

After being disappointed with two different 'gaming' chairs at different prices, I got a cheap Amazon Basics chair and it's been miles better than either of them. That's not to say the Amazon chair is great, it's just an average chair that's still miles better than the overpriced gamer crap.

Vipu2
2
1 week ago

So how much have you spent total on those 3 chairs now?
Like 600-800$?
Imagine if people just spend it once on good chair that feels good and comfy and lasts 10-20x longer than any of those other chairs.

Corpse-Fucker
3
1 week ago

To hell with "gaming chairs". Give me a nice electrified sex swing any day of the week.

Ardaim
8
1 week ago

Ikea Markus master race

Honest_Abez
6
1 week ago

I do love my Secret Lab Titan though..

Soutetsu
8
1 week ago

Steelcase Leap ftw

CptBlinky
7
1 week ago

I also never understood why a gaming chair should be designed RACECAR.

The whole point of the holes is for 4 point restraint harnesses. The sides of the back are there for lateral support going around turns. These things just scream cringe to me.

tytyhalloffameuser
3
1 week ago

They're made for sim racers, dx racer is a company that makes sim racing cockpits, wheelstands and the like, the wheels are lockable to prevent drifting when in game and so on, they're actually pretty good for that specific demo, but that demo has already paid thousands on their peripherals so they're just gonna go ahead and get an actual bucket seat.. they've already fouled up their living room with a sim rig, why not put a bucket seat in there.

KrisSwenson
5
1 week ago

Online shopping in 2019: It doesn't matter if its a niche item that sells 100 units a year world wide or a mass market commodity that orders are measured in shipping containers, the first 3-5 pages of results will be same item in of 4 flavors:

  1. Cheap as hell, tons of negative reviews, likely QC rejects

  2. Cheap but more expensive than 1, refurbished returns, sold as new.

  3. Price makes sense, unbranded items sold by online retailer

  4. Costs 4x flavor 3, branded item, sold in stores and their website charges retail prices.

SyleSpawn
5
1 week ago

As someone who sits on an office chair 8 hours a day, I would never substitute my chair with THAT thing. Just by the look of it, I can already feel some back pain. It feels so weird that this ends up being what people think of when it comes to gaming while actually an office chair is waaaaaay more comfy, specially for long sessions.

enwongeegeefor
5
1 week ago

Those chairs are absolute SHIT when compared to a decent high back executive chair. Only reason they caught on is cause of their look, which is ironic because racing seats for vehicles aren't usually that comfortable...

The ones that ARE comfortable usually cost thousands of dollars. Like this Sparco. Even this Corbeau is almost $900.

Plus most high back executive chairs cost less than these overpriced $400 chairs.

arlenspectre
5
1 week ago

Not gonna lie the corsair roadwarrior is comfy as fuck

Joey_The_Ghost
6
1 week ago

I'm just standing at my desk: you guys get chairs!?

iceixia
6
1 week ago

If you must get a racing chair at least get a proper one from Recaro, OMP or sparco.

Amemiya8
3
1 week ago

Several of those companies also offer desk chair bases, with padded armrests, for their seats.

C0NIN
4
1 week ago

The funny thing is: this applies to most of Corsair's products, not just these chairs, but all of the young kiddos think this is a "high quality brand".

Treebeard777
5
1 week ago

I got a Secret Lab Titan. Best thing I've ever bought. Ever. And it's obviously designed by them, not just a cookie cutter design. 10/10 recommended

butteredfriedchicken
4
1 week ago

the secret labs are actually different

Cappulades
4
1 week ago

Gaming chairs are the most idiotic design choice. They are modeled after racing chairs, which are meant to keep you in place when there are a lot of g-forces, not to be comfortable. Being comfortable and ergonomic is the entire point of a chair that you use to sit at a desk, not to look like it belongs in a race car.

yourkinghockey
4
1 week ago

I have a gaming chair and I don't regret my purchase it's comfy fits my height and weight and my "theme" of my area. But I agree there are to many brands releasing the same thing

colonelpanic762
5
1 week ago

In the automotive industry, this kind of shit is called “badge engineering”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebadging

praefectus_praetorio
4
1 week ago

Secretlabs are nice. I’ve owned my share, and so far it’s been worth it.

Geek_Verve
2
1 week ago

And they're not even all that comfortable. You're better off spending the same money on a decent office chair.

Geek_Verve
3
1 week ago

Who's the sponsored streamer shill who down-voted me? lol

realSatanAMA
3
1 week ago

Welcome to slave labor globalist capitalism. The same few factories are producing all of our goods and the only innovations between competing products are in the way they are branded and advertised.

dr_oshawott
3
1 week ago

Wish I did this about a year ago when I bought my gaming chair for $280. It is a huge upgrade from what I had before and I don’t find it necessarily uncomfortable, but a good quality office chair would be preferable. Won’t upgrade until this chair poops itself.

I find myself stepping away from anything behind the “gaming” market recently. I’ve forsaken gaming headsets and man is it a great decision. So many things products with the whole gaming selling point are just overpriced garbage that doesn’t last you past a year.

Bretc211
3
1 week ago

Its somewhat true but false in many perspectives as well, IE in my state we are lucky enough to have 4 chair makers stores, one being DX racer.

I knew i was gonna drop 4-500 on a chair for my set up so it had to be perfect, after all 4 stores, while the design was relatively the same, the materials were not, the metals and plastics DX racer uses compared to the competition was second to none.

5 years later my chair still looks and works like brand new, while friends have went through 3-4 cheap ones made of aluminum parts.

Gear_shifter
3
1 week ago

I keep reading about how crappy gaming chairs are but did any of you tried the Secret lab chairs?

GamerGypps
3
1 week ago

I've had a noble chair now for almost 3 years and it's been really good tbh. Very comfortable and great for leaning back. The armrest steps soft plastic so not padded but still pretty nice to lean on.

I havnt had any back pain at all either. Not sure if they are different to all the other brands but it's pretty damn solid as a rock and weighs a ton so good quality materials tbh.

MuttsNStuff
3
1 week ago

Hyken from staples, Steelcase leap, Herman Miller Aeron these are my 2 cents.

Pay for a chair that will not only last but give you the support and functionality you’re going to wish you had when you’re older. Rather than these bunk ass “RaCiNg GamInG cHaIRs”.

winazoid
3
1 week ago

Getting my heated massaging recliner just in time for DEATH STRANDING

coin_return
3
1 week ago

Improperly cushioned armrests are why I have never bought one of these chairs. :(

Anyone have any recommendations for a comfortable chair for someone who is 5'5", sits cross-legged, and has sharp elbows?

NinetyPercentVegan
6
1 week ago

Learn to meditate until you can levitate.

Krypty
3
1 week ago

I bought a Steelcase Leap over a decade ago for like $700. It was a bit of an impulse buy and an overreaction to how my old chair was making me feel, so there was some regret at the cost.

However.... that thing is still rocking in 2019. Turns out that it was money well spent.

That said - you guys should hunt around on craigslist and similar sites for chairs that offices are trying to unload. Many companies use chairs like the Leap or Aeron, so you can often find those at sub-$200 prices.

HollisAuda
3
1 week ago

god what i wouldnt give to find a computer chair with padded arm rests, it's like nobody bloody makes those

LostOne514
3
1 week ago

I had a gaming chair like this and it is honestly not very comfortable. They also make you sweat quite a bit which is gross. Instead I got a really nice BREATHABLE office chair from office max and my god is it comfy.

Jacksoncant
3
1 week ago

yeah but this chair says corsair on it

raynernycz
2
1 week ago

Do yourself a favor and get a Herman Miller Embody chair.

Geek_Verve
9
1 week ago

Fancy chair or biggest, baddest GPU available with money left over...hmm...

heydudejustasec
6
1 week ago

Tbh the high-end GPU will just be okay in three years and you'll find the same performance at midrange prices. The chair stays chairy.

ScarecrowsBrain
2
1 week ago

How bout a beanbag computer chair!

CrowleyMC
2
1 week ago

Agreed, fuck these chairs. Currently sitting on a Secret Lab Titan, fuck Secret Lab also

rhythmjay
10
1 week ago

I've had my Titan for a few months with no issues. It's lumbar support has kept my back comfortable and reduced my lower back pain.

Mecha-Hermes
10
1 week ago

I have a different opinion, sitting in my soft weave Titan after 4 hours of gaming without any discomfort is SO nice, and feel really lucky for finding my ass’s match.

CrowleyMC
2
1 week ago

Ah, mine's the PU leather and it's a bum breaker. Maybe they sorted it out in the softer ones but I'll be going elsewhere for my next one.

Mecha-Hermes
3
1 week ago

I think either variant has the same cold cut foam stiffness that eventually breaks in, because at first it wasn’t as comfortable as it is now 11 months later. I too will move on after this chair becomes a hand-me-down. Another good thing about this chair is the quality of condition, should hold its value well if you decide to sell it

CrowleyMC
2
1 week ago

They did tell me it would take some breaking in, turns out it's just a little longer than the refund period, fancy that. It's been about 18 months now and it's still like sitting on hardboard. Anyway, I'm certainly hoping it has held it's value as I've kept it in very good condition and I'll be looking to sell soon.

Mecha-Hermes
3
1 week ago

I honestly think you could easily get away with reselling it for 50-100 below the msrp, already assembled. Just curious, are you under 200lb? Wondering if that factors into the break in period

CrowleyMC
2
1 week ago

Might give it a go this weekend.

Could do although I never discussed it with them. I fluctuate a little but I'm usually 210lb (95kg), that and being 6'1" are why I went for the Titan

BasJack
2
1 week ago

He won the argument at the cushioned arm rests

slopezski
2
1 week ago

I got a BJs wholesale club office chair for $130 and honestly its better than any gaming chair Ive ever sat in. Plus it has a little cushion on the arms. Turns out I prefer having my forearms rest on that than hard rubber....

Elueyu
3
1 week ago

I would get a bj over a gaming chair too

slopezski
2
1 week ago

Well played good sir

N0tional
3
1 week ago

"gaming" "racing" chairs are the dumbest thing ever. Horrible lumbar support, squishes your legs together unless you buy the fat american version and bent in sides, that pushes your shoulders together giving you forward head posture and weak chest.

These gamer chairs are some of the worst chairs you could possibly buy. Even a cheap Ikea Markus chair is infinitely better for your body than these Chinese trash sticker "gamer" chairs.

But hey, at least the chair version of a childrens racing bed makes you look like a 15 year old virign.

ThatOneGuy4321
8
1 week ago

squishes your legs together

unless you buy the fat american version

🤔

demi9od
3
1 week ago

The complete lack of a curve in the lumbar area is sad, and the included lumbar pad is ridiculously thick. Literally nothing but your lower back will touch the chair if you use it stock. I cut about 2/3 of the cushion off the lumbar pillow and now it works pretty well, but the default cushion is just stupid.

apathetic_lemur
2
1 week ago

I bought this chair model for $90 on amazon. I love it and it's my favorite chair.

nicooa
2
1 week ago

I bought mine unbranded directly from the supplier for $100 lol

AlecSpaceLee
1
1 week ago

I'm convinced the people that buy these gaming chairs are the same people that sleep in racecar beds

Papacoolie
2
1 week ago

Why pay for a brand chair anyway. Who’s going to see it? Get something more reasonable and comfortable. There seems to be disdain for the quality of these race car chairs anyway...

BLSmith2112
2
1 week ago

How this is more popular than a big plushy leather chair from office max confuses me.