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I spend at least two to four hours a day on my computer simming or other business and this fifteen-year-old desk chair I'm on is getting hard on my 225-pound arthritic body.  My knees hurt.  I told my wife I want a nice quality desk chair since I spend so much time on it. So, my question: Do you have a desk / gaming chair you just love enough to recommend? Comfortable but not slouchy, good back support but not cruelly hard, especially on the load bearing section?  I have the usual flood of pop adds you get after researching something, but I would appreciate some real person recommendations. 


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I have a Herman Miller office chair.  It's so very comfortable and it has tremendous support.  Wouldn't think about any other brand chair.

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I have a DX Racer chair, purely because of its back support and structural integrity which the many cheap office chairs I had over the years seriously lacked. I damaged my back in 2002 in a trampolining accident in France so require good back support. This chair has been excellent, it has great lumbar support and is very comfortable. I will however look for something other when I do change, as the racing style chair doesn't work too well with my large build.

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I've used a wheelchair as a desk chair long enough to wear out two of them.  I only need it as a wheelchair during gout flareups.

As you know, wheelchairs are made for people who have to sit a lot. 😄 

In the Pentagon we had what I think were Steelcase chairs which were very comfortable.  Not the modern ones, google "mid century steelcase chairs" for the ones that are molded. 

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Herman Miller.  They know something about seating design!

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Herman Millers are basically the bar for office chair quality.

Spendy, though. Even used ones aren't cheap.

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I don't care for mesh, they somehow reflect their 60 grit sand paper sensation onto my back...


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Here ya go!

https://www.xchair.com/features

I understand you can also add heating, cooling, and massage.

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I have one of cheapest office chairs on Amazon (about $35). Because it is also extremely light weight and I can just move my feet to roll it around while sitting. For me the only thing I need is lightness. If you aren't in it, then you can literally bump it with your little finger and it will fly across the whole room.  

As for comfort, a good coccyx cushion on top that chair turned it into way better comfort than the best expensive chair I ever sat in without a cushion.

 


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This is where my butt is firmly planted as we speak (or type).  Made both the chair and computer desk.  Comfy enough! 🪑

 

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As for lumbar support, these 'knee' cushions are all about the same. but I don't use it on my knees or legs. I just place it behind my back and raise/lower it until it fits in the small of my back. It's the only type of cushion that prevents lower back pain for me. Actually we have 6 or 7 of these leg cushions for me and my wife scattered around the house. All used for lumbar (lower back) support. 

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Thanks everyone for the recommendations. All helpful. LOL my wife thinks I just need to get up and move around more. Probably right. She usually is about such things.

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28 minutes ago, Patco Lch said:

Thanks everyone for the recommendations. All helpful. LOL my wife thinks I just need to get up and move around more. Probably right. She usually is about such things.

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