Given the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, working from home is becoming the new norm (if it isn’t already). Thanks to Zoom, Google Meet, and Skype, meetings drag on and many of us are spending a lot more time behind a desk at home than before.
One thing that should be on top of your shopping priorities is a good ergonomic chair to get you through the long hours. Without one, the odds of getting stiff necks and backaches are pretty high, and you may even be damaging your body in the long-term without realising.
The best ergonomic chairs are not just about aesthetics, there are plenty of other factors to consider when picking one. With the unlimited array of options, choosing the right one can be challenging. Here are the 5 best ergonomic chairs in Singapore that make your WFH days much more bearable.
#1 Jiji Executive II Office Chair
If you are rather tight on budget, this entry-level office chair by jiji.sg is one of the cheaper models available on the market. With a frame made of mesh and nylon, movable foam cushioning, structural back frame, and adjustable head and armrests, the Jiji Executive II Office Chair ticks most of the boxes for a comfortable office chair.
You can move the fitted waist pillow up and down, which provides extra back and waist support. While the features are nothing extraordinary, it is of decent quality considering its affordable price of $149.90.
#2 ErgoTune Classic
There are simply too many great features in the ErgoTune that allow the chair to adapt perfectly to your body’s natural posture, shape, and activity. ErgoTune comes with 11 adjustable points, including at the headrest and armrest, as well as a unique ATLAS™ (Auto-Tuning Lumbar Area Support) that automatically adjusts itself to your lumbar spine with every tiny movement you make.
In addition, each ErgoTune chair features a breathable DuraWeave™ hybrid mesh upholstery – a comfy material that keeps you cool even after long hours of use. For only $399 (U.P. $550), the basic ErgoTune Classic model comes in standard black mesh, includes free delivery, and comes with a warranty for 8 years, extendable for up to 12 years.
#3 Kliig Large Dualback Chair
Many people mistakenly associate ergonomic chairs with dull and monotone colors like black or gray, but that is not necessarily the case. The Korean-made Kliig Large Dualback Chair comes in 4 colours: black, red, blue, and green.
If those colors are still too boring for you, you can order a special indent color for an additional $50. The Kliig Large Dualback Chair comes with great dualback support, durable 5-star legs that won’t break easily, an adjustable headrest, and high C shape ergonomic armrests.
This chair also has functional flip-up arms which enable ease of access while the waterfall seat edge relieves pressure from the back of your legs. Most importantly, you won’t need to stress over upkeeping the chair’s condition either – its material is made of easy-to-maintain premium fabric that is water, stain, wear and tear-resistant.
You also have the option to upgrade to premium Korean synthetic leather for an extra $50. At only $399 (U.P. $699), you can get this very comfortable chair delivered and installed free of charge to your doorstep.
#4 Secretlab Omega
Enjoy hours of comfort no matter what your task is with the multi-award-winning Secretlab Omega. With enhanced comfort, support, and reliability, the Secretlab Omega delivers an unparalleled sitting experience as the gold standard of office and gaming chairs.
Its 2.0 PU leather upholstery is a thing of beauty, and its metallic armrests and cold cure foam mix promote a healthy posture and reduce fatigue. On top of that, Secretlab Omega boasts a number of ergonomic features such as a full-length reclining backrest, premium armrests that can be adjusted four different ways, caster wheels to help you move around, and a tilt mechanism that lets you adjust your chair at your preferred angle.
Among the upholstery options available are PRIME 2.0 PU Leather, NAPA Leather, and SoftWeave Fabric, ranging from $499 to $999. Delivery charges are $20, and you can pay another $29 to have the chair assembled on the spot. The warranty is 5 years, with a 2-year extension if you share a picture of your chair on social media.
#5 Herman Miller Aeron Remastered
Price: $1,000 to $2,000
The Herman Miller Aeron is an iconic, comfortable, and durable chair, and its pellicle 8z mesh back makes it a better choice if you run hot or don’t have air conditioning. The Aeron chair is best suited for those who look for a chair that supports them ergonomically and is comfortable for extended periods of working at the desk.
With its PostureFit SL technology, the chair offers crucial lumbar support and relieves pressure by mimicking the natural shape of the human spine. Furthermore, the seat angle can be adjusted for greater comfort.
Herman Miller Aeron also comes with fully adjustable armrests from a height of 6.8 inches above the seat to 10.8 inches and standard arm pads. With this chair, you can slide backward and forward over a range of 2.5 inches and pivot 15 degrees outwards and 17.5 degrees inwards.
The chair’s superior comfort and quality are beyond doubt, however, the only downfall is the lack of headrest – so if that’s an essential feature for you, consider Herman Miller’s other models.
Although it comes at a hefty price tag of over $2,000, Herman Miller Aeron Remastered comes with a 12-year warranty and more than enough quality, durability, and performance to match. And if that doesn’t convince you to buy it, you should know that it is made of an entirely environmentally friendly composition.
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