Ever wondered with whom you spend the most of your time at your work place? I guess you haven’t even given a thought? It’s none other than your dearest chair upon which you almost spend the 1/3rd time of your day. So, don’t you think you should be more choosy and selective while picking your sitting partner? Ultimately it’s a matter of spending time together in the most comfortable way.
Research indicates that most of the diseases and ailments related to the waist, spondylitis, central obesity, unshaped tummy, and deposition of fats occur because of your sitting posture at office bay. Some of the most common diseases are intervertebral disc problems, Ankylosis Spondylitis, Sleeping Disc, DISH and so on. So, be very careful next time while choosing the right office chair for giving you the correct posture and comfort, because it’s ultimately not only your work and productivity it’s your damn health which is at stake too.
Today we will talk about one such chair which promises a comfort and experience which is kind of out of the world. Yes, I am talking about the Herman Miller Aeron Chair. The chair is reasonably expensive ($939 on Amazon), but it is capable of becoming your true health partner during your most stressful times at work.
We tried the Herman Miller Aeron Chair, and here is our complete review of it. I have described the chair from different perspectives in a point wise manner here, and I have also identified pros and cons of it and listed them at the end so that you can decide whether it’s the right office chair for you or not.
Herman Miller Aeron Chair Review – The Most Ergonomic Office Chair
The Material That Keeps You Cool and Calm
The breathable material of construction has made the chair exceptional in certain terms. You can sit on this chair all day and forget about any sweating coming down your trouser. The specially designed back, arms rest, sitting area has been provided with sufficient breathability, making it easy for passing of air. So, when you sit on this under high stress environment be rest assured that the chair is not gonna hit you up any more. Instead it will come in rescue and take care of your anxiety and inner heat and would love to dissipate the same within certain time to reach the ultimate comfort zone.
The particularly designed and structured pellicle suspension tries to work at its level best, but it takes time to get used to it. After adjusting the seat and lumbar support a bit, I was able to find a sweet comfort zone for me. You can try too; this chair comes with a lot of adjustments, one can easily adjust the chair as per their taste and find a comfortable position to spend long hours.
The Most Advanced Ergonomics
As promised by the Herman Miller, be assured when it comes to ergonomics and taking care of your sitting posture. As discussed earlier at the beginning of this article as well, the “S” shaped structure along with inimitable ergonomic design has made this chair a perfect companion for long office hours where you need to sit and work in a challenging environment engaging your brain at its peak level. You can just focus on your work and forget about your posture because the chair takes care of it completely.
Still not convinced? Let’s try in a little technical way. The Herman Miller Aeron chair is backed up with another patented technology, which is termed as the PostureFit mechanism. In most laymen’s words, this mechanism helps to maintain a balance between your spine and pelvis. It is a specially designed tilting mechanism, which helps to keep your spine in the aligned position whenever your pelvis gets little misaligned. This technology on an Aeron chair eradicates the back pain problems and helps in maintaining the right posture all the time.
The specially designed and assembled pellicle suspension mechanism also auto conforms to your body and reclines accordingly thus maintaining a supported balance between the different pressure points. To cap it all, the most comfortable lumbar support and hand rests are also there to take care of you at the very stressful hours.
Tilt Limiter Mechanism
Want to adjust your tilt?
Jokes apart, the Herman Miller Aeron chair has an inbuilt mechanism fitted below the sitting pad, which controls the level of inclination as per your wish. The limiter mechanism on Aeron chair lets you choose your preferred inclination angle, and you can control it at three different levels. Upright, mid and full recline. So, while working, if you want to stretch yourself out a little and want to experience a little power nap (especially if you are from the land of the rising sun like me) then Herman Miller Aeron chair is probably the best chair you’ll ever find for yourself.
The seat angle adjustment lets you have the control over the inclination, clubbed with that comes the tension control setup, which is there to govern the amount of tension and force required to control tilting as per your wish. So, you get two combined benefits out of one single mechanism installed beneath your seat.
The Waterfall Design
The chair has a curved waterfall design; a unique structure which provides a well-balanced sitting posture and helps to keep blood flowing all over the limbs and thighs. While sitting in this chair for long 4 hours, I never felt like to stand up for even a single time!
The waterfall design and shape of the Aeron chair are distinctive in a sense that it maintains the proper body pressures at different points and provides the ultimate level of comfort. This also helps in maintaining your focus and alert while at work.
The Looks to Fall in Love With
The Herman Miller Aeron chair comes with the best in class design, looks and feel. Thus making it relevant and contextual for every occasion. Be it for home computing, gaming or office work. The classy and elegant look, the charming design and the sophisticated black texture on the body will make this chair a perfect fit for every situation.
The Ecological Gratification
Herman Miller Aeron chair has been made up with more than 94% of eco-friendly recyclable raw materials. So, if you are a person who cares for the environment and the pollution of the world, show your mettle by investing in this chair. After 10-12 years when you feel that you should get rid of Aeron, you can just simply put it aside. One thing you can always stay assured is; by throwing it away, you are not going to harm the environment that much.
Herman Miller provides 12 years of warranty on the Aeron chair. So, buy and be assured. Whenever you feel any trouble, just get in touch with them. Be it a problem in the mechanism, or in any lifting system or tilting component; they would be there to help you out always.
Let us now talk a little about the observed pros and cons of this chair. We found that most of the features of this sitting gear can be related to pros only and have listed down our observations in that way to help you understand about the Herman Miller Aeron chair in more better way.
- Best in class breathable material
- Waterfall design to prevent back pain and improve blood circulation
- Tilt tension and limiter mechanism
- Adjustable armrests
- Unmatched comfort and ergonomics
- 12 years of warranty from Herman Miller
- Very expensive
- No headrest
- Difficult assembly. If you’re a complete novice, you might need an expert to assemble the chair (which again costs extra)
- The chair collects dust quite easily.
Overall, at this price range, the Herman Miller Aeron chair is an excellent bet. If you are capable of spending then surely go for this chair because it’s not just a chair, it’s a sitting experience which you will be buying and will eventually fall in love with.
So, move on and try this one out. The company, the looks, the design, the promises made by this chair are all worthy of an investment. Just order the Herman Miller Aeron chair and enjoy a less stressed, comfortable life for the coming 10-12 years.
As said by Jackson Brown Jr.
“A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world.”
Similarly, you can just be seated on the Herman Miller Aeron Chair and trust us; it would behave like your true friend of all the time.