Full Disclosure: I was asked by Ergomeister company to review one of their flagship Ergomeister FAEZ8ERG Office Chair in exchange for a complementary ergonomic chair.
At first it seems like a fair exchange for a short personal review and a picture to be placed on their website to promote their products. But I felt that I would do the public and my readers a better service if I do a proper review of what I really think about this chair.
When evaluating any ergonomic chair, I feel the build quality and practical features are more important than the brand itself. In other words, I’m looking for what this ergonomic chair can do that regular office chairs can’t do to improve my posture and prevent back and neck pain.
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In this Ergomeister Ergonomic chair video review, I first give an overview of the Ergomeister ergonomic chair.
Then I go through in more detail about the 3 control buttons on the right side of the chair:
1) Seat Height adjustment
2) Seat forward/backwards sliding option
3) Tilt or Recline function
Seat Height Adjustment Feature:
The seat height adjustment feature is probably the most important feature in any office chair. Very few offices are equipped with adjustable tables to fit your chair; hence, we often have to adjust our chairs to the table. If you work from home and you are using your dining table with an office chair then you definitely want a chair that can adjust well to your table. So before buying any office chair, I recommend that you determine the possible tables you’ll be using it with. Many may not know that they should measure the height of their table so that you can determine if the chair will match your table and your height to give you the best posture possible. After all, you’ll be spending from about $500 to over $1,000 for these premium chairs, so might as well do your homework in advance.
Seat Forward/backward Sliding Option:
The option to adjust your seat forward and backwards is probably the main reason why I would get an ergonomic chair. It is a feature which you will probably not find even in high quality office chairs. If you’re sitting for long hours at your desktop, your lower back would probably appreciate being able to have a back support to lean on. However, if your legs are a little short you will find that you end up sitting on the front portion of your chair instead of sitting all the way back to take advantage of the back support of the chair. So for those of you who only have a regular office chair you might need something like an Orthoback support to be placed on your chair to provide you the additional lumbar support needed. Thankfully with Ergomeister’s killer feature you can slide the seat of the chair back and forth so that your lower back gets the best support position possible. I believe a good ergonomic chair should have as many features to fit me for better posture, rather than my body having to suffer from fitting to the chair.
Tilt or Recline function:
The tilt or recliner function is a feature that is to me more of an icing on top of the cake. You don’t need it to have a good posture while working on the desktop, but it’s nice to be able to lean back and take a snooze perhaps after a long day of work. I tried tilting the recliner function all the way back to the maximum and it feels very stable and comfortable. It’s a feature I wish I could have the next time I fly economy class.
Neck and Back Support:
In this fourth feature, we will talk about the neck and back support of the Ergomeister ergonomic office chair. Our lower back spine has a lumbar lordosis curve and this ergonomic chair actually has an excellent lumbar support that feels really comfortable and hugs around your lower back. After fiddling with the chair a little longer, I discovered that one could also adjust the height of the back seat that is different from adjusting the height of the seat itself. Also the neck support allows you to tilt it at several angles and adjust the height as well according to your height. The only concern I have is that your head may not rest on the neck support for somebody who is shorter than 1.7 meters. If you just need that neck support for your head it probably doesn’t matter but I really like to have that neck support go right under the cervical curve to provide that extra stretch and support after a long day’s work.
Arm Rest Support:
The adjustable armrest is very easy to use. You can move it in multiple directions: up or down, forward and backwards and even rotation. The adjusting mechanism is very smooth to rotate and slide front and back, sometimes a little too smooth even with the slightest force. Ideally, when you put your arm on the arm rest, it should also line up with your table when your hand rests on your mouse or keyboard.
In summary, here’s what I like about the Ergomeister FAEZ8ERG Office Chair.
The solid mesh material not only provides great support but also avoids the possibility of odour that plaques many other regular chairs that use other materials. The lumbar support that sits on the stable frame is just what your chiropractor ordered and it’s not only adjustable forward and backwards, but it is also adjustable upwards and downwards. Ergomeister company also has an excellent 60-day no questions asked satisfaction guarantee. It reminds me of those years I spent shopping in America. You can return a product if it doesn’t fit your needs or keep it only if you’re completely happy with it.
It would be great if we could make a comparison of each ergonomic chair feature with the other known brands of ergonomic office chairs such as Secret Lab’s Omega and ErgoTune’s Supreme office chair.
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