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Herman Miller Mirra 2 Review

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The Herman Miller Mirra 2 is a highly adjustable ergonomic chair made from premium materials that offers adjustable lumbar support and many upgrade options. Unfortunately, it does not ship with a headrest.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Herman Miller Mirra 2 is a high-end chair first announced in mid-2016. As is common with most top-tier office chairs, the Mirra 2 is available in many different options, with its highest spec option offering adjustable lumbar support, a tilt limiter, and 4-way adjustable armrests.

Buyers will also have to choose between two different back materials: either the Triflex Polymer variant or the Butterfly Suspension backrest, where the Trifex Polymer option offers more firmness. The chair has a maximum weight capacity of up to 350 pounds but is more suited for home or office use. If you’re in the market for a chair designed for gaming, then our EasySMX Big and Tall review might be worth a look.

Best For

  • Best Overall

  • Big And Tall

  • Herman Miller

  • Lower Back Pain

  • Scoliosis

Consensus

our Verdict

The Herman Miller Mirra 2 is a well-designed, highly adjustable office chair. Buyers willing to spend more on its most impressive features will get height-adjustable lumbar support and 4-way directional armrests. In terms of adjustability, the chair’s seat height is adjustable over a 4.5” range, and its seat depth over a 1.75” range. Its seat is about 29” wide, and its tilt limiting function can have its backrest recline angle set at 92°, 100°, or 124°. Owners will also be able to make seat angle adjustments, where they will be able to configure the backrest’s forward tilt by up to 5°.

The Mirra 2 is available in various colors, and owners can choose between a variant with a full mesh seat and backrest or a mesh backrest with a fabric seat.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Exceptional adjustability and ergonomics
    • The Herman Miller Mirra 2 offers a wide range of adjustments for a comfortable working experience at the office or home. It has an adjustable seat height (by 4.5”), 4-way adjustable armrests, and seat depth is adjustable by 1.75”.

    • Adjustable backrest reclining can be set to 92°, 100°, or 124°, and a configurable backrest forward tilt (by 5°).

  • Adjustable lumbar support
    • The top speck version of the Herman Miller Mirra 2 offers adjustable lumbar support.

  • High-end materials
    • The Herman Miller Mirra 2 is made from high-quality plastic materials and has a graphite base. The chair is sturdy enough to support individuals weighing up to 350 pounds.

Reason to Avoid

  • Does not include a headrest
    • The chair misses out on a headrest, which may not be ideal for tall individuals.

Herman Miller Mirra 2 Specs

Adjustable ArmrestsAdjustable ArmrestsYes
Armrest Height MaxArmrest Height Maxn/a
Armrest Height MinArmrest Height Minn/a
Backrest HeightBackrest Height22.91"
Backrest WidthBackrest Width21"
Frame ConstructionFrame ConstructionMetal and Plastic
Has FootrestHas FootrestNo
Head PillowHead PillowNo
Head RestHead RestNo
Lumbar SupportLumbar SupportAdjustable
Piston TypePiston TypePneumatic Cylinder
ReclineReclineYes
Seat DepthSeat Depth16.5 – 18.5"
Seat Height AdjustmentSeat Height Adjustment16.5 – 20.5"
Seat Padding MaterialSeat Padding MaterialFoam
Seat WidthSeat Width21.5"
UpholsteryUpholsteryFoam
Weight LimitWeight Limit350 lbs
Wheel TypeWheel TypeCasters

All Specs

Test Results

Max Recline (Degrees)0
Min Seat Height (Inches)0
Max Seat Height (Inches)0

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

The Herman Miller Mirra 2 is a high-end chair first announced in mid-2016. As is common with most top-tier office chairs, the Mirra 2 is…

The Herman Miller Mirra 2 is a high-end chair first announced in mid-2016. As is common with most top-tier office chairs, the Mirra 2 is available in many different options, with its highest spec option offering adjustable lumbar support, a tilt limiter, and 4-way adjustable armrests.

Buyers will also have to choose between two different back materials: either the Triflex Polymer variant or the Butterfly Suspension backrest, where the Trifex Polymer option offers more firmness. The chair has a maximum weight capacity of up to 350 pounds but is more suited for home or office use. If you’re in the market for a chair designed for gaming, then our EasySMX Big and Tall review might be worth a look.

The Herman Miller Mirra 2 only comes in one size, while the Herman Miller Aeron is available in a small, medium, or large size, but…

The Herman Miller Mirra 2 only comes in one size, while the Herman Miller Aeron is available in a small, medium, or large size, but the Herman Mirra 2 allows for four-directional armest adjustment while the Aeron is limited to three-dimensional adjustment. The Mirra 2 also offers seat depth adjustment, which the Aeron does not.

The Herman Miller Mirra 2 offers height-adjustable lumbar support, while the Steelcase Karman only offers dynamic lumbar support. However, the Steelcase Karman allows for a…

The Herman Miller Mirra 2 offers height-adjustable lumbar support, while the Steelcase Karman only offers dynamic lumbar support. However, the Steelcase Karman allows for a higher seat height adjustment range, as its seat can be adjusted from 15.875” to 20.375”. On the other hand, the Mirra 2 can only be adjusted from 16” to 20.5”. In case you’re interested in the Karman, we’ve covered it in our Steelcase Karman review.

The Herman Miller Mirra 2 offers adjustable lumbar support, which the Flexispot Pro Plus Mesh Office Chair OC14 does not. However, the OC14 also ships…

The Herman Miller Mirra 2 offers adjustable lumbar support, which the Flexispot Pro Plus Mesh Office Chair OC14 does not. However, the OC14 also ships with a headrest, which the Mirra 2 does not. Finally, while the Mirra 2’s backrest can be locked at either a 92°, 100°, or 124° recline, the OC14 allows users to lock its backrest anywhere within 40° when reclined. Check out our Flexispot OC14 review for more insight into what else it has in store.

Adjustable Armrests

Yes

Yes

4-Dimensional

4-Dimensional

Armrest Height Max

n/a

30"

11.25

n/a

Armrest Height Min

n/a

22"

7.25"

23.62"

Backrest Height

22.91"

20.5"

25"

24"

Backrest Width

21"

n/a

18"

17"

Frame Construction

Metal and Plastic

Steel and Plastic

Steel

ADC12 Aluminum Alloy

Has Footrest

No

No

No

No

Head Pillow

No

No

No

No

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Expert Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Expert Reviews UK
    42.78

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Mirra 2 is comfortable, supportive, stylish and a little bit cheaper than the brand’s… Read More

    By:

    Gareth Thomas
  • BTOD
    49.33

    Category Trust Rating

    83
    Like all chairs that we review, the Mirra 2 has some good things going for… Read More

    By:

    Ryan Bald
  • T3
    28.71

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    Herman Millers’ Mirra 2 Butterfly Chair is a bit like the Lamborghini of office furniture…. Read More

    By:

    Sarah Griffiths
  • Creative Bloq
    50.2

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Herman Miller Mirra 2 is a stylish chair, and it’s supremely adjustable. Once you… Read More

    By:

    Rosie Hilder

Customer Scores