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Hi all -

I'm looking to get a new chair and have already had a few Staples chairs. While the Staples and Office Depot chairs are decent for the price, I'm ready to pay a little more and get a Herman Miller or Steelcase.

Anyone have any experience with the Herman Miller Sayl or Mirra? Or the Steelcase Amia? (I'm not interested in the Aeron due to price...I'm looking new)

Any other recommendations?

Thanks!
Edited by ChaiBear - 4/4/12 at 8:47pm
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Hey, i've also been shopping around for a good task chair and came across a copy of herman miller aeron its the Office Depot take on aeron the Realspace PRO Quantum Mesh Mid-Back Task Chair . Bought it for $209 after sale price and amex $40 discount. I just got it yesterday, but after a few hours of using it my back seems like it's getting tired from resting on the mesh material even my butt feel sore and numb. I had a staples sidley chair before w/ a carex memory foam from walmart and didn't give me as much pain as this one.

Idk if Sayl or Mirra or Aeron has the same effect as Pro Quantum, but I'll stay away from meshes. On the other hand Steelcase Amia looks comfortable.
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Thanks GianCCD,

I have an Aeron at work and am used to the mesh feel, but at the same time I understand where you're coming from. It's not as comfortable as leather, memory foam, etc. I'm curious about the Amia because of this.
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I ended up keeping the Pro quantum link on my first post. My body was readjusting that was probably why my back hurt the first day i used it. I gave it a week or so and i dont experience any more pain. It was probably because I had such a crappy chair before that readjusting to a better chair took some time. I retract everything I said about pro quantum. In the end I was happy with my purchase and do not regret it. Besides I got it cheap.
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My work bought me a Hm embody chair when i got in my car accident and its truly a privilege to sit on every morning. Id suggest it over mesh.
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GianCCD,

I've been looking at the Realspace PRO Quantum as well after you pointed it out. Since it's considerably less than the HMs and Steelcases I'll keep that as an option if I don't take the pricier route. Nice looking chair...

Fabricate,

Yeah, the Embody is HM top-of-the-line, correct? Really nice, but out of my price range unfortunately... sad-smiley-002.gif...unless I go used of course. Nice to see it's helping you out after your accident! That's when high-end chairs like these really make a difference.

Considering that these chairs are kept for years, and even outlast our PCs, I want to make sure I get the right one especially since my back has been bothering me lately. I kind of ignored it before and used any chair, but now the simple act of sitting in a comfortable chair is a big deal to me (I'm an old man now tongue.gif) .
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GianCCD,
I've been looking at the Realspace PRO Quantum as well after you pointed it out. Since it's considerably less than the HMs and Steelcases I'll keep that as an option if I don't take the pricier route. Nice looking chair...
Fabricate,
Yeah, the Embody is HM top-of-the-line, correct? Really nice, but out of my price range unfortunately... sad-smiley-002.gif...unless I go used of course. Nice to see it's helping you out after your accident! That's when high-end chairs like these really make a difference.
Considering that these chairs are kept for years, and even outlast our PCs, I want to make sure I get the right one especially since my back has been bothering me lately. I kind of ignored it before and used any chair, but now the simple act of sitting in a comfortable chair is a big deal to me (I'm an old man now tongue.gif) .

Try out the realspace pro quantum. OD has a 14 day return on chairs. It's on sale right now for $249.99 and probably google, ebay or ejunkie a $30 discount coupon to stack it on top of sale price. I really couldn't be any happier with this chair especially now that summer is coming and my butt will be happy about summer for the first time biggrin.gif.

The good thing about Pro quantum is you can sit with both of your feet up on the chair without the side corners of the chair hurting you unlike herman miller aeron with the side flapped up. It's very comfortable no matter what kind of sitting position you are in meditation, indian, sideways and etc. I also purchased their 2 year furniture protection plan for $39.99 just in case the mesh or whatever parts breaks during use. I can let nephews and nieces play around it with scissors or anything sharp in their hands(not that i'd let them and be the irresponsible adult) and not worry about the chair thumb.gif hahah.

Also the build quality is really excellent. I must say it does feel and look very expensive. Frames are solid steel and armrest feels very comfortable and very thick and sturdy and able to swivel sideways. It's simply well built "LIKE A ROCK" biggrin.gif.

I also tested Staples TP8000 tempurpedic chair and in the end i ended up deciding on this chair. TP8000 although also comfortable causes me to sweat down there and with the summer coming and all don't want to torture them this year. Pro Quantum and TP8000 were the ones I was looking into in the beginning, because they both have the multiple adjustments I needed for a task chair.

Here's my Pro Quantum in action:
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