How do I keep the lumbar support pad on an aeron chair from constantly sliding up and falling off the chair?
April 20, 2010 2:35 PM   Subscribe

How do I keep the lumbar support pad on an aeron chair from constantly sliding up and falling off the chair?

My company recently hooked me up with an Aeron chair and it's great except that the lumbar support pad, which slides down these two little rails in the back won't stay down where I put it and actually falls off the chair about once a day. I don't want to just glue the pad in place since I don't own the chair. I would like to be able to just reach back and adjust the pad when it is out of place in stead of getting up to find and replace it.
posted by subtle_squid to Work & Money (3 answers total)
 
Well one trick that I use (which is slightly unrelated but also may work) is to pull the pad off the rails and flip it so the fat side is against your back and the skinny side is away from you. This give you more lumbar support and increases the force between the pad and the rails (which may keep it from sliding). Everyone I have showed that trick to has loved it, maybe give that a try?

Good luck, report back.
posted by milqman at 2:48 PM on April 20, 2010


I came in here to say exactly what milqman said.

Interestingly enough, I am one of the people milqman has showed this trick to in real life!
posted by adamk at 8:39 PM on April 20, 2010


Do you work in a law office or similar environment? They probably have a lot of those black spring-loaded binder clips in different sizes. Find the ones that are for roughly a half-inch thick stack of papers. Clamp one on each side of the track at the top and see if that doesn't help. No guarantees, but it can't hurt to try.
posted by Old Geezer at 8:47 PM on April 20, 2010


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