What are you sitting on?

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  1. badmofo

    badmofo Member

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    Yes yes your arse, but what's under that? The only time I get to nerd-it-up is the hour or so before bedtime by which time I'm physically knackered, and my bods just not putting up with it anymore. Sore neck, headaches, etc - I get plenty of exercise and some basic stretching / strengthening so am not looking for general self-help, I'm interested in what you guys are sitting on. I'm assuming a lot of you are 40+ desk jockeys like me.

    Anyone using a gaming chair for example? One of these bad boys with epic lumbar support and a headrest looks the business:

    https://www.centrecom.com.au/gaming-chairs

    I have a decent quality office chair but it has no armrests / headrest, so you can't exactly relax into it.
     
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  2. adz

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    I pimped out an nice'ish office chair with parts scavanged from the previous "gaming" chair after the shitty welds gave out.
     
  3. connico

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    Humanscale liberty
     
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    Herman Miller Aeron and Mirra chairs are great. Had lots of issues pulling big hours sitting and having a good chair makes all the difference.
     
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    My after hours chair is an Officeworks horror, and needs to be replaced. But I survive the 9-5 thanks to an Aeron at work, which I picked up second hand.
     
  6. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    In the console room, a three seater couch my father in law gave to me when he upgraded.

    The room its in has three sides of gaming, and I just spin the couch around to whatever era I feel like playing.

    The kids game room have budget gaming chairs, and my arcade room has stools.
     
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  7. DonutKing

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    I have an ‘operator chair’ that I got from the local furniture shop. It’s served me well for a number of years. It’s soft, wide and sturdy, just like me.
    I think this it it:
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    I’d avoid those racer style gaming chairs, you will get a better office chair for your money without all the gimmicky bits.

    This might be more your style OP:

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    :p
     
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  8. Vanne

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    Lol a few years back , my missus bought me a really nice leather office chair.. at the time I thought it was a bummer present, but it pays back every damn day i use it. Love it, esp after those frikking rubbish airline chairs I spend a lot of time in. Those fucking things should be burned.
     
  9. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    A (single) mate of mine years ago treated himself to a Lay-Z-Boy recliner for his living room (to go with his big telly and gaming setup). Got a wireless keyboard and mouse with a "stable table" type tray for his PC gaming, and controllers for consoles. I was pretty bloody envious, I have to tell you.
     
  10. WuZMoT

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    My desk chair is a terrible second hand piece from work but it has more padding than the old officeworks job it replaced and a higher back. I really should have something better considering the time I spend on my PC.

    I got a mate that has an Aeron and swears by it, I've tried it and it's good but I haven't spent hours on it. the price tag deterred me.

    I need to decide what to put in the back room for console gaming, wonder if I could fit a pair of recliners side by side. Would be exquisite 2P comfort.
     
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  11. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    I worked in a pretty swanky architecture firm eons ago, and they rolled our Aerons for everyone.

    I can confirm, they are the single most comfortable office chair I've ever had the pleasure of pressing my buttocks against. Customisable support everywhere, easy to set up so you don't slouch and don't get headaches, and mesh all the things so you don't sweat like a peasant.

    If you need to sit upright (PC gaming, sitting at a desk, etc) I don't think there's anything better.

    Hells yes they're crazy expensive. But worth it.
     
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  12. connico

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    Gumtree for Herman Miller... You'll often get a good deal... Rarely get a steal though
     
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    Only important is the number of legs.
     
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    Thanks guys, sounds like spending lots of money might be in order. My wife has a $1K+ chair (RH Logic I think) with a high back and headrest - I'm WFH today so will give that a crack. I really like the idea of a lazyboy but that doesn't work for most of the computing I do - PC games with mouse + keyboard.
     
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    I work from home and game all from the same chair. So I'm in a chair most of the time. Like DonutKing, I bought a leather operator chair (a buro Persona 24/7). They are built for the "husky gentleman" so even if you aren't slamming down too many zinger combo's daily, the extra support means they last forever.

    The old adage "Don't skim on anything between you and the ground" holds true for office chairs. A good chair will last you nearly 10 years, so a $700 investment is under $100 a year. Buying a shitty Ikea chair each year is more expensive and, if you are unlucky, will do irreparable damage to your back.
     
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    Herman Miller Aeron, picked up two for $30, couldn't get them fast enough!
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    That right there is the bargain of the century.
     
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    That the type of jealousy makes me close a tab.
     
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    Something retro of course
     
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    $10 Tina Turner chair. 70's style ftw
     

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