best chair under $100?

Discussion in 'Gaming & Office Furniture' started by Gabe3, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Gabe3

    Gabe3 2[H]4U

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    this sealy chair I have is at the end of its life. I could probably buy the cheapest chair on amazon and it would be better, and those are around 50, but I figured I'd ask first to see what is recommend. I just had lower back surgery so something with lumbar support is probably a good idea. besides that, adjustable arm rests would be nice. I don't really know if I should get a "gaming chair" or a office chair. I game but not really sure if thats a reason to get one.
     
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    Gabe3 2[H]4U

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    I got this one a couple days ago from staples: https://www.staples.com/staples-hazen-mesh-task-chair/product_1058246

    its on sale now for $95. it has great back support. the floor model tried out in the store was a early revision, because the one I got out of the box had a firmer seat and smoother arm rests, both which I wanted.

    it has 4.5 rating on staples with 570 reviews. but the staples website is a POS and only shows the reviews on the mobile version for this chair.

    the hyken model is another popular one, I was split between the two. theres a little less back support on the hyken. and I was unsure about a mesh seat. I didn't like the plastic mesh all that much. the hazen has cloth mesh.
     
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  3. sanders4617

    sanders4617 [H]Lite

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    Thanks Gabe, also going to check that one out. I need one bad!
     
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  4. margrave

    margrave [H]Lite

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    The term "chair for under $100" and the word "best" don't belong in the same sentence.
    Under $100 is junk.
    You might find a good one on sale for under $200, but mostly you need to spend over $200 for a good one ... especially if you have back and posture issues.
    No more cheap chairs for me.
     
  5. Nenu

    Nenu [H]ardened

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    Spend $100 on some large feather cushions for your sofa and game from there.
     
  6. Hofy

    Hofy 2[H]4U

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    Go $150 and buy a used Steelcase Leap.
     
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    0107sj n00bie

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    If you are not really sure if you should get an office chair or a gaming chair you are probably better off with a regular office chair. Amazon has some pretty fantastic ones for around 100 dollars. Whereas proper gaming chairs usually require atleast 150dollars. I can recommend the office chair listed under budget options here: https://www.progamerreview.com/best-gaming-chair/ and if not then the kinsal https://www.amazon.com/Kinsal-Ergon...ie-20&linkId=54261e4d50cd44aa21f4b67c78ac631e which is probably the best gaming chair for around 100 dollars, but it does go a bit above it. Btw, new to the forum, came here to learn about windows 10 optimization, dunno if I am allowed to link yet, if not, I apologize.
     
  8. HiryuuX

    HiryuuX Limp Gawd

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    I'd aim for a non-gamer oriented chair, like an Ikea Markus or used Steelcase/Herman Miller chair but you may have to up your budget to $200+.
     
  9. George Chuvalo

    George Chuvalo n00bie

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    I had an IKEA Markus and I would not recommend it. The cloth fabric they use for the seat is too slippery and I always slide into a bad posture.
     
  10. Lumpus

    Lumpus Limp Gawd

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    I've gone through 5+ "Office Chairs" in the last ten or so years, until I just gave up on them.
    You'll laugh, but the best computer chair I've ever had in my life was actually a 'sewing chair' - bought at a local sewing machine dealer. It's about three years old (bought as a showroom sample)... but just as good now as when new. When it goes I'll buy another exactly like it.
    It's the same egonomic principle (sewing/gaming sitting)... sturdy + back and butt support for sitting hunched over for hours at a time.
     
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