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Other What's a great office chair?

Discussion in 'General' started by AlexB, 1 Nov 2011.

  1. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    What do you guys rate as a great office chair, for perhaps £250?

    Fed up of having an aching back after a day in the office.

    Ta
     
  2. 3lusive

    3lusive New Member

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    I use the Markus from Ikea, about £125. Good back support, height adjustable and very comfy. Had it for about 9 months and its doing fine
     
  3. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    My current one is an Ikea one, and it creaks and what-not.. will add it to the list of ones to consider though, and we're there tomorrow by chance so will try one out
     
  4. Nexxo

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

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    The Aeron by Herman Miller.

    Bought new they are definitely outside of your budget (and mine), but luckily there is a teeming trade in used chairs because they are so popular. Pick one up at eBay for less than £200,-- if you shop around. Get the "Size B". Size A is for petite girlies and Size C is for big phatties.
     
  5. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    I'm also in the market for a new chair... the Aeron looks amazing, so size C it is.
     
  6. Nexxo

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

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    Check the chart here to see if your frame is ample enough...
     
  7. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Thanks mate. We actually had them at an agency I worked at many moons ago, will check them out.
     
  8. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    I got my Ergohuman from eBay for £275, full leather and headrest :D Love it.
     
  9. MeddlE

    MeddlE Norwegian Blue

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    Another Ikea Markus user here. Got mine in June 2010. A couple of weeks back the piston started playing up, 5 days later a brand new Markus delivered to the door and the old one taken away. 10 year no quibble warranty. Fantastic service from Ikea and a really comfortable chair too.
     
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    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Ikea makes surprisingly awesome stuff when it comes to human comfort. Their matrasses are second to none. I recommend an Ikea bed to anyone.
     
  11. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    They are European sizes though so you can only use IKEA mattresses. Normal UK ones don't fit.
     
  12. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    aww im well in C country!

    Edit; oh! I read it wrong, I am B or C! thats a relief, Im not a big phattie! :D
     
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    thehippoz New Member

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    everytime I see margos name in the list of new posts.. I have flashbacks to bilbo
     
  14. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    I also use one of these chairs daily at home, and my work chair is a Herman Miller Aeron.

    Both are comfortable, however on the occasions I have a bad back, the Markus is way more comfortable.

    I also like the extra height on the Markus, it supports your head when you lean back. The Aeron I have does not.
     
  15. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    wtf did you do to bilbo!?
     
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  16. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    Bilbo sounds like a vibrator
     
  17. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Yeah I'm the same, 6' and 200lbs so B/C is good. Off to ebay I go... :clap:
     
  18. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    Ikea Markus owner here as well, although at work we use the Aeron. Personally I prefer the high back so I can rest my head a bit :p
     
  20. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    there is so much wrong there haha
     

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