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Seating Inc. Monterey 400 24/7 Big and Tall Task Chair

item#: SEA205

The Seating Inc. Monterey 400 Task Chair combines elegant styling, heavy duty construction and energy-absorbing foam cushions in this extremely comfortable chair. This ergonomic chair will accommodate users up to 400 pounds and/or intensive 24-hour, multi-shift use. A tall edition of the Seating Inc. Monterey 400 Task Chair is available for taller users as well.

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The mechanism determines how your chair moves and the adjustment capabilities of the chair. For maximum adjustability, we recommend the multi-function tilt.

Heavy Duty Synchro-Tilt Mechanism

This mechanism offers knee-tilt that rocks from just under your knees and offers a more executive feel to the tilt. Back and seat tilt in a 2:1 ratio. This means that for every 2 degrees your chair tilts backwards, your seat front rises 1 degree. This mechanism does not include a forward tilt lockout.

Heavy Duty Multi-Function Mechanism

This mechanism offers a center-tilt that rocks from the center of the seat for a more traditional feel. Back angle can be adjusted independent of seat angle. Seat and back tilt in unison. This mechanism includes a forward tilt lockout.

Back Height

Choose from a mid back or high back for your Monterey 400 chair

The back of the Seating, Inc. Monterey 400 features two inches of 6.2 lbs. energy absorbing, TLC memory foam.

  • Choose from the 19" mid-back or the 22" high-back model
  • Three-panel design features decorative stitching with beading
  • Headrest is only available on high-back
  • Each back is fully upholstered and filled with soft density foam

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Lumbar Support

Schukra back support

The optional Schukra lumbar support is vastly different from most chair lumbar supports. It gives each vertebral disk in the lumbar region support and relief and relaxes the back muscles. The hand wheel allows for infinite personalization of support.

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Seat Slider

Adding a seat slider gives the user 2.5" of lever-activated seat depth adjustment. Choosing a seat slider allows the ability to move the seat 1.25" forward or back.

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Seat Size

The seat is padded with 3" TLC energy absorbing foam for added comfort and durability.

  • Standard seat width is 21.5" wide
  • Extra wide 24" seat is available
  • TE tall edition includes an extra deep (22"W x 22"D) seat, a taller back (21"W x 27"H) and a taller cylinder to accommodate a higher seated height range

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Optional fixed or articulating headrest is available for your Monterey task chair

Add a headrest to your high-back Monterey chair. Choose from a fixed headrest or a fully articulating, height and depth adjustable headrest. The adjustable headrest offers a vertical adjustment range of 2.375" and a horizontal range of 2"

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Choose no arms for your Monterey 350, or from four different arm styles, with or without width adjustment brackets.

Seating Inc Contour 275 arm options for ergonomic task chair

Height adjustable arms [TC]:

  • Basic height adjustable arms
  • Urethane arm pads
  • Width adjustment bracket optional

Height adjustable arms with extendable slide and gel armpads [TE]:

  • Height adjustable offer 2 inches of horizontal slide
  • Gel padding in arm pads provide extra comfort and durability
  • Dimensions: 9.5" H x 10" L x 5" W
  • Width adjustment bracket optional

Four-way adjustable arms [TF]:

  • Height and width adjustable arms
  • Slide forward and back
  • Urethane pads rotate 360 degrees to provide additional ergonomic support for keyboard use
  • Arms provide an additional 1.625" width adjustment
  • Gel pads are optional
  • Dimensions: 9.5" H x 10.5" L x 4.25" W

Swing away arms [TS]:

  • Height adjustable arms provide range of 2.25"
  • Urethane arm pads
  • Dial-activated movement is very user-friendly
  • Arms swing back out of the way
  • Gel pads are optional
  • Dimensions: 9.5" H x 9.5" L x 2.75" W

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The Monterey 400 comes standard with dual wheel hooded carpet casters. Soft twin wheels for hard floors are optional.

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Icon fabrics are Grade 1 textiles and are constructed with 100% polyolefin. They have an abrasion resistance rating of over 750,000 double rubs.

Seating Inc. icon fabric for Contour 275


Leather/Vinyl is constructed with 100% analine through dyed leather and 100% expandable vinyl.

Seating Inc. Leather fabric for Monterey Task chair

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Seating Inc. Contour 400 24/7 Task Chair w/ Optional Headrest
List Price: $860.00
Our Price: $473.00
Neutral Posture Jr. Big and Tall Ergonomic Chair
List Price: $2,100.00
Our Price: $1,260.00
BodyBilt 3504 High Back Big and Tall Chair with Headrest
List Price: $2,600.00
Our Price: $1,360.00

The Seating Inc. Monterey 400 task chair offers the elegance of an executive chair, including decorative top stitching and a fully-upholstered back, along with the durability necessary for heavier users and around-the-clock use. The thickly-padded, energy absorbing foam seat reduces pressure on your hips and back, making it an exceptional choice for users who sit for long hours.

Seating Inc. Monterey 400 Heavy Duty Task Chair Features

  • Ratchet height-adjustable back
  • Infinite locking tilt control with tilt tension control
  • Optional Seat slider - Highly recommended
  • Optional Schukra adjustable lumbar support- Highly recommended
  • Optional tall edition features an extra deep 22" seat, 27" high chair back and a taller cylinder for a greater height range
  • Sturdy five-star composite base

Seating Inc. Monterey 400 Task Chair Specifications

Overall Dimensions Mid-back: 24" W x 25" D;
High-back: 25" D x 34-37" H
Back Mid-back: 19" W x 19" H;
High-back: 20" W x 22" H
Seat 21.5" W x 20" D x 16.5-21" H (optional wide seat is 24" W)
Weight capacity 400 lbs
Warranty 15-year, multi-user, multi-shift

Seating Inc. Contour 275 C210-TE

Customer Reviews

Seating Inc. Monterey 400 24/7 Big and Tall Task Chair
5 Stars based on 4 Review(s)
5 Stars

Worth the Price and the Wait
July 12, 2013
I am 6'7" (44" legs) and 275lbs with athletic build. Even when i worked in an office my back and hips hurt after spending all day in the company provided chair, so when I began working from home i knew i had to get good chair. I ordered the tall edition, with high back, seat slider and lumbar support. The chair is PERFECT--fits like a glove! I could fall asleep in it. My consultant, Angela, was great as well. She very partiently walked me through all the options and their pros and cons, during the ordering process and she has been quite helpful with some post sale follow-up questions. For a big/tall person, I heartily endorse this chair, The Human Solution, and my Consultant

4 Stars

Monterey 350
January 24, 2013
Chair is excellent. Seat is great. I selected the tall version for the extra deep seat. The depth is great. The only issue is that the extension bar is too long. I am 6'5" with 36" legs, and the chair on the lowest setting is about perfect. If I raise the chair at all, my legs are swinging. I had to raise my office furniture up 4" to get my legs under my desks. Was nice to find tall furniture that is really tall.

5 Stars

Monterey 350 Tall Edition
November 18, 2009
This is a great chair at a really great price. I am 6'3" with really long legs and this chair really fits me. I went for the Q36, lumber support, and the tall edition. For the same features in another chair I would have spent much more. I've never had a chair that actually fits me and I am glad I spent the money for this chair. In addition the Human Solution has been great to deal with and I highly recommend buying from them.

5 Stars

Go for the Schukra
September 10, 2009
I bought this chair because the salesperson told me that this would be the most comfortable chair I'd ever own. Before this chair, my back and hips almost always hurt. The salesperson was right. My hips don't hurt at all and my back is much better. I'm telling all my friends this chair is a winner.

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