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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DLDeadbolt, 10 Nov 2014.

  1. DLDeadbolt

    DLDeadbolt Space Cadet

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    Hey folks

    After recently snapping the arms on my chair (that hold the backpiece in place - who the hell designs this crap) I'm in the market for a new chair.

    Any recommendations would be welcome.

    Plusses would be:
    Tiltable
    Breathable (Would be in use for 12+hrs a day, so leather is out)
    Comfortable (as above)

    Been looking at things like the Aroozi Enzo/Monza chairs, Miadomodo BDS 22, etc

    Budget of at most £150

    Cheers
    DB
     
  2. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    I don't have any recommendations, I'm in a random £100 Staples office chair that slowly leaks gas over time, but I'm loving the mental image of you having some sort of hulk rage and smashing the arms clean off your chair :hehe:
     
  3. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    I have just come back from Staples taking advantage of the new tram service in Edinburgh. I am glad I did as I got to try around 4 chairs. I have around £200 to spend as it is going to be a birthday gift.
    Decided on this one he Gotham Bonded Leather Faced Executive Chair, Black This chair was the most comfortable and had all I was looking for, tilt, ETC ETC.

    So my advice is go your nearest Staples or Ikea and try some chairs out.

    Edit: Just bought the chair, it will be delivered tomorrow but as it is not my birthday till the end of the month it will need to lie in it's box until then I am funny that way. :D
     
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  4. Kovoet

    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

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    Their new senna chair is quite comfy. One I have now if I sit longer than a couple of hours feels like I spent ten rounds with Elton John
     
  5. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    I picked up a second hand steelcase leap chair from ebay that had been reupholstered and it's one of the best purchases I've ever made :)
     
  6. Kronos

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    That was my second choice but after a thorough try out I think the Gotham's lovely tilt facility won me over.

    I thought about going that route but I could not find one around me to try out and I was not going to buy one on spec.
     
  7. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    It certainly was a bit of a gamble (a £160 gamble if I recall correctly) but, given the amount of adjustments available, I don't imagine there'd be too many people for whom it wouldn't be comfortable once set up correctly. I spent about 30 minutes getting mine right but since then I've not touched the adjustments at all.
     
  8. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    I have a Buerostuhl24 Flyer 10 (approx £130) in my home office which is by far the most comfy chair I have ever sat in. It's got a strong padded seat which is coated in fully breathable fabric and has a mesh back. It feels very strongly built and feels like you can't break it without intentionally trying to do so.
    The only thing that may annoy some users would be the arm rests being solid and indented for your arms. If you have thick arms they won't sit in the rests properly and if your room is very cold then it won't be so comfortable, though you can buy cheap armrest cushions.

    Before that I had an Eliza Tinsley Auckland Mesh (currently £127 on Amazon), still quite comfy with a nice full-mesh design but doesn't quite match the Buerostuhl24's quality for comfort and a sturdy build.
     
  9. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    Good price for the chair George but I feel something like a chair needs to be bum tested first, for me anyway. It was when I started researching chairs that I became aware of the phenomenal prices that can be paid for these items, quite eye watering.
     
  10. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    They certainly can - I was very wary of buying one but I decided to give it a chance after sitting in some chairs in staples that were much more money and were terrible... It might have been £160 + £40 postage now I come to think about it - even still it's a lot cheaper than they are new. I can't find out what they cost new but I have a figure of about $800 in my memory from somewhere (what's that - about £600 once you covert to £ and add on VAT)
     
  11. Fantus

    Fantus Nothing to see here...

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    Yes, Leap's are around £600 new. We've got a couple at work so I've had the pleasure of sitting in one. I was going to be picking one up on eBay at the end of the month, early Christmas present to myself. My current chair is destroying my lumbar region but I could sit in a Leap all day.
     
  12. Kovoet

    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

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  13. DLDeadbolt

    DLDeadbolt Space Cadet

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    Probably should mention that I'm after something with a high back/headrest, not an office chair, but cheers for the lists so far.
     
  14. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    You can buy new gas struts on Amazon. Not difficult to remove the old one but, you will need something like a Stilson to twist the upper part out of the socket. A hammer is all you need for the lower part of the strut.
     
  15. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Cheers man. I'll have a look into the complexities involved but will probably lean towards the inexpensive jubilee clip option as recommended to me via pm by Big Elf :)
     
  16. DLDeadbolt

    DLDeadbolt Space Cadet

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    Oh, and Shirty, I don't rage smash my belongings (even though sometimes you'd feel justified doing so xD).
    I'd had the chair for 6+years, and my brother had it for a number of years previous to that (he left it when he moved out).
     
  17. Kronos

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    So what sort of chair do you mean?
     
  19. DLDeadbolt

    DLDeadbolt Space Cadet

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    Something akin to this or this; as apposed to this or this
     
  20. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    I've got a Herman Miller Aeron (second hand). Pricey, even second hand, but never looked back.
     

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