Herman Miller Aeron Chair Review

Purchasing an ergonomic gaming chair for extended office use can quickly become overwhelming between looking at various customer reviews, watching videos, and even searching the web. It’s during times like these we wish the answer would fall out of the sky, or the ideal office chair would mysteriously show up at your doorstep.

With all the available features and various ways to adjust the chair to a user’s particular needs, it’s no wonder why so many people give up their search and make do with what they have. The Herman Miller chair has been created by skilled craftsmanship to offer the ideal amount of features and comfort in a quality package. Read our Herman miller Aeron Review and learn more!

Quick Summary

Pros

  • Great design
  • Superb ergonomics
  • Kinematilt feature

Cons

  • Very pricey
  • Lack of neck support
  • Pellicle/Mesh not as comfy as foam

The Herman Miller Aeron chair is not only pleasing to the eye; its comfort and design will no doubt help to increase your productivity while reducing your chance of developing an RSI. While the price tag can be off-putting to some, keep in mind that an office chair is a single investment if your first purchase is a quality one.

Herman Miller Aeron: Unique Features

  • The patented Kinemat Tilt Mechanism enables your body to pivot as nature intended.
  • The unique,  promotes air flow which prevents body heat from gathering in a concentrated area.
  • The “waterfall” edge of the seat keeps pressure away from your thighs while improving circulation so you can stay focused longer.
  • The 12-year warranty is superior to others.

Pros

The Herman Miller Aeron chair is sourced from quality recycled materials that are designed to endure daily wear and tear. We’re pleased with the overall quality of this chair. They say first impressions are lasting impressions, well we were very impressed the first time around.

Easy to Set Up

The chair is easy to setup, in fact, the setup can be completed in a matter of minutes so you can get right back to the things that matter most to you. Upon setting up, we were initially afraid of the mesh fabric that seems to make up the entire backing of the chair. It appeared flimsy but after extensive use, we realized the brilliance of this design aspect.

The mesh backing allows proper air flow during your entire sitting session. Have you ever sat in a chair for so long that when you finally finished your work, you discovered a disgusting wet patch where heat and sweat had collected? Well, the mesh prevents that from happening, while offering excellent lumbar support.

Kinemat Tilt Mechanism

Now let’s talk about that Kinemat tilt mechanism. This feature allows you to pivot while staying comfortable and secure. You don’t have to worry about falling over or forward. The chair enables you to tilt forward ever so slightly while enabling you to stay in your seat. In other words, you can lean forward without having to sit on the edge of your chair. While this feature seems pointless compared to some of the other features of this chair, chronic suffers from pain will quickly appreciate the practicality of this feature.

Option for Custom Kits

lumbar pad and posturefit support kit

You have two options for back support: the PostureFit Support Kit (left) and the Lumbar Pad (right)

There are two custom kits available for the Herman Miller Aeron chair. The chair we reviewed came standard with the PostureFit Support Kit. This package offers more support at the base of your spine which can help prevent further irritation to the sensitive nerves in your back.

There’s also the optional support kit that looks like an ordinary bar, called the Lumbar Pad. The pad is flexible, and the padding is adjustable depending on your particular needs. You can pick from thinly or thickly padded. Again, it’s your choice. Once installed, it aligns itself to your spine which ensures every user’s chair is a custom fit.

Style and Design

Style and Design

We mentioned the breathable mesh fabric earlier, but we wanted to point out another benefit. The fabric is easy to maintain, so there’s no need to purchase special cleaners to keep the chair clean. If you must clean your chair, a simple damp microfiber cloth should work just fine.

As far as style goes, the chair is very attractive to look at. One can gaze at the chair and quickly gather that the manufacturers took their time designing this chair. The futuristic design isn’t so high-tech where it looks off-putting in more of the relaxed offices, in fact, this chair looks great just about anywhere.

If you’re like us, you like to customize your products and are over joyed with the ability to pick from a variety of colors. Colors reflect the personality, right? At the moment, there are 16 color choices available on Amazon. Regardless of the color you pick, you can be sure that all options are made from high-quality materials and are attractive to look at.

We’ve talked about benefits and features we thought you might like, but now it’s time to talk about this product’s particular drawbacks.

Cons

Lack of Neck Support

While the chair seems to boast about cradling the back and hips with its ergonomic support, for those looking for more neck and head support, you might want to look elsewhere.

Hefty Price Tag

The other obvious disadvantage is the price. The price tag alone may deter some spenders, but we’d prefer to see the price tag as an investment towards the productivity of your business/gaming lifestyle and also towards your health.

While we can’t eat a chair a day to keep the doctor at bay, you can purchase an ergonomic chair that will keep expensive doctor bills away. RSI or repetitive strain injuries can inhibit your quality of life and also be costly to come back from.

The Verdict

The Herman Miller Aeron chair is not only pleasing to the eye; its comfort and design will no doubt help to increase your productivity while reducing your chance of developing an RSI.

While the price tag can be off-putting to some, keep in mind that an office chair is a single investment if your first purchase is a quality one. We hope you like our Herman Miller Aeron review.

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