I Sit, Ergo I Am – Ergohuman Chair Review

I Sit, Ergo I Am – Ergohuman Chair Review

Posted by Human Solution on Jan 22nd 2010

The Ergohuman is one of our most popular chairs at Human Solution, and this ergonomic chair comes in a variety of models. All of the chairs and mechanisms are essentially the same; the only differences across the Ergohuman line are the upholstery and headrest options. Ergohuman chairs come in one size with or without a headrest, and the upholstery can be a mesh, leather or custom fabric covering.

Working at the Human Solution has its perks, one of them being the variety of high-end ergonomic office chairs that we get to try out. When I first started working here, I came from a job where I stood 8-10 hours on average. It took me about six weeks to transition to sitting down all day, and I made my way through about four different chairs before settling into an Ergohuman LE9ERG. This Ergohuman chair model comes in all leather with a headrest, and it felt like I was sitting in a La-Z-Boy recliner at work. The seat back gave me the extra support I needed, and I’ve been sitting with almost no complaints from that point forward. (My only complaint: they later sold my chair out from under me when the LE9ERG was on back-order to a local customer in distress. )

Here’s the reason why this budget-friendly chair does so well: it fits a variety of body types without compromising support or design features. We recommend this chair for individuals between 5’ 3” and 6’ 3” tall that weigh less than 220 pounds. In addition to its user-friendly design, the Ergohuman includes all of the popular mechanisms and features of an ergonomic chair including:

  • Tilt lock- lets you set the level of recline with no tilt, some tilt, or just lock the seat back all the way in full recline
  • Tilt tension adjustment- determine the amount of force you prefer to use when pushing back into recline
  • Seat slider- provides adjustment so the user can place the seat in the healthiest and most comfortable position
  • Seat height adjustment- find the best seat height, letting feet rest comfortably on the floor
  • Back height adjustment- move the back up or down to get the lumbar support, seat back and headrest in an optimal position
  • Pivoting height-adjustable armrests- adjust the armrests in, out, up or down to accommodate different tasks at hand
  • Lumbar support- raise or lower the seat back to find the best support for your lower back

I never used the tilt-lock; I simply kept the tension at a point that let me sit up straight and work or lean back quickly to relax or talk on the phone. I also 10-keyed a lot and decided to remove the arms since I work with a keyboard tray in my lap. I’m 5’ 4” tall, and they just wouldn’t go down far enough.

The Ergohuman chairs ship incredibly fast from both coasts, even the custom Ergohumans. I highly recommend considering the custom Ergohuman in Pseudo suede or any of the fabrics available as a unique alternative that ship in about a week. If you have any questions about the Ergohuman, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss the chair further- we’re happy to help.

For additional information about mesh vs. padded seats, check out Lori’s blog about mesh chairs to see what will work best for you.

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