Need a great chair for a fat guy
November 29, 2010 9:11 AM Subscribe
The best ergo/computer chair for a big/tall guy - yes, I've searched askMeFi, but there are some special snowflake details...
posted by dbiedny to health & fitness (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a 300 lb+, 6'1" dude who is desperate for a decent chair - I've been sitting on Staples chairs for years, this last summer I finally broke down and got a Herman Miller Aeron (size C), and it's destroyed my back - sciatica/leg problems commenced shortly after I got this thing, and no amount of tweaking the settings has helped. It's been a nightmare.
So I've been searching, and while the Steelcase Leap looks like it might be just the thing, it seems like it's rated to just around 300 lbs. I'd like to get away without spending $2000 for bigger, more padded versions of the Steelcase (The Leap Work Lounge looks great, but it's a bit pricey), and have found someone selling a used Leap for around $400. I'd like to spend no more than $600, if possible, but some firsthand testimonials from folks who might have run down a similar path would be deeply appreciated.