5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
All right as very basic office chair, BUT has design problems,
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I have tried to get to like this chair, but it has caused me increasing grief. I have a weak back and neck, and was looking to this chair to be a considerable improvement upon the execrable (non-)back support of my previous, locally purchased, office chair. This one has a firm back (good), but I cannot adjust it to be sufficiently far forward to give real support - and this is aggravated by the other major issue - the seat shape, which is depressed in the 'bottom' area and distinctly raised all round the front, so that I have a constant potentially very harmful pressure under my thighs. I have tried to ameliorate this by filling the 'bottom' area with folded towels, but it hasn't been sufficiently successful, and I've tried supportive cushions on the back - in some desperation then trying folded bath towels within a cushion cover and crudely held on with elastic (not one of my greatest successes!).
Unfortunately almost all available back support cushions are seriously wrongly shaped, for they encourage an overdone lumbar concavity ('lordosis'), which is easily as harmful as a slumped or convex back. I am now getting a lot of neck pain, which is being aggravated by my lack of proper back support (though the underlying cause of the neck pain is something completely different, which is taking some time to address) - and it looks as though I shall have to jettison this chair and pay a higher price for one that, for a start, has a forward tiltable seat, so I could use it without getting significant pressure under my thighs. I think in any case that a slightly forward-tilted seat would make for better back alignment anyway, which in turn would feed through to a less upset and painful neck.
There are a couple more supposedly supportive cushions (one for the seat, one for the back) that I may purchase, but I am asking myself whether it would be really worth my doing that (which may or may not be effective with this chair) or going straightaway for a better chair - something that I can ill afford at the moment.
Because everyone needs good spinal alignment and lack of pressure under the thighs when sitting for long periods (risk of DVT), I cannot recommend this chair or any that are functionally like it, to anyone at all, regardless of the superficially great value that this chair represents.