Buyer's Guide: What Type of Office Chair is Best for You?
Choosing an office chair may seem like a simple task, but when you really think about it, a lot of factors come into play and can affect your decision drastically.
From the average duration you spend sitting down per day, to the climate of the country you’re in, these variables can and should affect your decision when it comes to picking out a new office chair. Many of us don’t pay attention to the way we sit in our office chair, and it could be ruining our posture.
But instead of writing a brief overview of office chairs in general, I’m going to take the time to look closely at all the different types of chairs to help you make a more informed decision.
Ergonomic Office Chairs
Arguably the most popular type of chair in an office setting. Ergonomic office chairs come with all sorts of benefits that tend to far out-way the cons (with the con’s being related to cost).
Cheap ergonomic office chairs do exist but this type of chair does start to excel when the price point reflects its functionality. First and foremost, ergonomic chairs are built with the user in mind. The needs of the user are catered for with multiple adjustable features such as lumbar, seat, back, armrests, headrest and height. All these features combined can help prevent the onset of repetitive strain injury which can be common amongst office workers.
Ergonomic chairs are built to last. With a robust design and their adjustable features, sitting in an ergonomic chair for long periods is easily done. For those whose days are spent (for the majority) at their desks, an ergonomic chair seems like a no-brainer. On top of that, ergonomic chairs come in all shapes, sizes and materials. From leather to mesh and fabric, ergonomic chairs can cater for a large range of audiences.
For a more in-depth look into ergonomic office chairs, read our article "The Ergonomics of a Chair Explained".