Ok readers…if anyone of you have any experience with this, please let me know. As I have mentioned before, I work from home, both as an employee for a company and a freelancer. So I spend about 9 hours a day sitting in my home office staring at a computer screen. And yes, it can get lonely. But then I think about the fact that it is 1pm and I am still in my sweats some days and I can take the afternoon off if I want to and no one can tell me otherwise. It is absolutely worth it and I don’t think I would trade going back to work in an office!
But on to my question. Right now I use a very uncomfortable, non-ergonomic task chair and I think it is taking a toll on my back. I find myself hunched over a lot, leaning in towards the computer screen. My back has been really bothering me lately. I have gone shopping for “correct” chairs, only to find that the good ones are about $500-$700. You know, the ones that win ergonomic and design awards and are found in high end office suites. Is buying a chair this expensive a worthwhile investment? Let’s look at the pros and cons:
No more back pain
No more hunching over
Made to be sat in for hours on end
Much nicer to look at than the existing chair
2 of the chairs I am looking at are certified to be “Cradle to Cradle”, meaning they can be fully recycled at the end of their lifespan
Investment not only in my health, but possibly in my work output
Its a chair. For $700.
There are cheaper chairs that probably aren’t AS comfortable and certainly not as attractive
Maybe it wouldn’t fix my back problems
It’s a chair. For $700. (Having trouble getting past that one)
My wife is very supportive and she says I should get whatever I want because it is my job to sit here all day, and she probably does not want some bent over old man as a husband. She says that yes, it is a lot to spend, but it is worth it. I myself cannot believe I am considering it, but I have read reviews on these chairs and everyone raves about them.
If anyone has any experience with the following chairs, I would appreciate any input, or thoughts on spending this much on a task chair.
Steelcase Think Chair
Herman Miller Mirra Chair
Hayworth Zody Chair
Oh, decisions decisions.