Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Office Chair
Appearance over Comfort
A high-quality office chair should provide you with adjustable lumbar support, ergonomic value, and sufficient seat depth. The Steelcase Gesture, for example, combines a straightforward design with extensive research.
In most cases, office chair manufacturers have to forgo comfort to give their products a luxury appearance. If you prioritize aesthetic appeal, you may lose out on comfort and support.
Price over Quality
High-quality chairs typically consist of durable and long-lasting components. Since the cost per unit of these chairs is higher, you’ll have to pay more for the quality.
Buying Before Testing
Always try to test a chair before buying to determine if it is height adjustable and if it allows for good posture. Check the executive chair’s weight capacity and headrest to ensure that it supports your unique body type. If it is not possible to test the chair beforehand, read as many office chair reviews as possible.
Not Sitting Correctly
Buying an office chair is just one step of many. Ensure that you're seated correctly in the office chair and using it properly. Otherwise you won't leverage its entire health benefits and you might still end up with a sore back or hips.