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Time for a new Chair!

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:07 am
by camaroguy1998
Its been 3 or 4 yrs since I bought my current chair and its starting to show its age, Yeah my big ass wore it out! :lol:
I currently have a Serta big and tall high back office chair and its pretty much been disappointing.
In the first year the gas height adjustment gave out and the manufacturer's(Not Serta) fix was to send me a new gas unit.
Yeah not much of a warranty. I beat on it with a BFH with no success. I was lucky that I could take it apart
and take the base to work and use a hydraulic press to get the old one out! That gas unit is pretty much done again!
With that said the chair is pretty comfortable just not that durable.

It used to be you would go up to Office Depot, Office Max or if your city has Staples.(StL does not!) Pick one out and take it home!
Well that sure has changed! I started looking a couple weeks ago and DAMN, there's probably 100 or more chairs out there now!

So, I'm here to find out if anyone here has bought a new chair fairly recently and what do they think about it.
For looks the new Racecar inspired chairs are nice looking, but I'm afraid they may not hold up to 6'2" & 325lbs!
Yes they do offer some heavy duty chairs, but in some of the reviews and comments a lot complain about hard cushions to no cushion at all!
Comfort is a big factor in my choice! That and $400 to $600 for a chair IMHO is hard to justify! :shock: But for the right chair maybe?
Ok, lets hear it!

Re: Time for a new Chair!

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:06 am
by KnightRid
If I could afford one I would buy this - https://www.hermanmiller.com/products/s ... ce-chairs/ - the Aeron model!

I would say to try furniture stores in your area also to see if they have any around to sit on first.

here is a site that lists some - https://www.toolsofmen.com/best-gaming- ... tall-guys/ - and they have the weight limits too so it makes it nice as most chairs (ladders, step stools, eggs, etc) are rated at 250lbs or under.

Again, I am basically no help as I did not answer your question since i have been looking for a chair for over a year now and everything I like is more than I spend on clothes in a decade :mrgreen:

Re: Time for a new Chair!

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:52 am
by camaroguy1998
KnightRid wrote:If I could afford one I would buy this - https://www.hermanmiller.com/products/s ... ce-chairs/ - the Aeron model!

I would say to try furniture stores in your area also to see if they have any around to sit on first.

here is a site that lists some - https://www.toolsofmen.com/best-gaming- ... tall-guys/ - and they have the weight limits too so it makes it nice as most chairs (ladders, step stools, eggs, etc) are rated at 250lbs or under.

Again, I am basically no help as I did not answer your question since i have been looking for a chair for over a year now and everything I like is more than I spend on clothes in a decade :mrgreen:



First off Thanx for the links! They were helpful.
The Herman Miller Aeron is Nice, but damn at $660 to $1070 thats way out of my price range!

So, yes you have been helpful, the toolsofmen link had a couple of the chairs I've been looking at on their list.
The one thats really caught my attention is the Vertagear PL6000. I've had 2 different 300lb chairs and been disappointed by both, I'm hoping at 440lbs this chair may be what I need! The price is not really in my range normally, but ...That chair is in Neweggs Black Friday ad for $260 Now thats really close to my price range!

Now comes the hard part, getting a $260 chair approved by my financial manager(The Wife) [-o<

Thanx again KnightRid! :)

For your viewing pleasure!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLcT47gvVGc

Re: Time for a new Chair!

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:20 am
by KnightRid
camaroguy1998 wrote:
Now comes the hard part, getting a $260 chair approved by my financial manager(The Wife)



The old, "honey, this would be a great investment and I wouldn't need another one for years to come so the higher price pays off down the road" lol Oh many a nights I have stared at the ceiling thinking of the perfect words to say to try and get some cool stuff....doesn't work for me very often though, dammit. Good luck!