At last, I have taken the plunge and bought one of Herman Miller's Aeron chairs (model "C", fully loaded).
Steve Jones (UK)
Agree 100%. Had mine for 3 years or so now, well worth every penny.
We had them at Credit Suisse. They are really comfy but the mesh wears your pants out really quickly.
I hope you're American, Matthew. Or Superman.
Ummm what do you do in your chair Matthew to cause such friction?
Isn't that how all the best programmers code?
We had those chairs at a previous employer, and I don't get the hype. Maybe I just never adjusted it right, but I didn't notice anything in particular about it that was any more comfortable than the chair I just got at Office Max for $60 USD. Even if I did adjust it better, the difference would never be worth over $900 extra.
They also pull out the short hairs. Ouch!
As far as overpriced task chairs go I like the Swopper.
We obtained new Aerons with our new building 3 yrs ago. All (well, most all) the guys learned pretty fast that if you kept your wallet in your back pocket, you would soon have a hole at one of the lower corners of the pocket. The chair is comfortable, but works like sandpaper. It is not unusual to see guys walking around with significant wear marks in their back pockets - you would think they would buy new pants. Oh well, no one ever said programmers were overly fashion conscious...
I found an interesting review about MIRRA - the next generation Aeron!
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