When I’d first laid eyes on the Ergohuman chair, it stirred my imagination and called up images of many fine gentlemen in top-hats, focusing their monocled gaze at typewriters set in grand stations. Of course, the reality is not nearly as dramatic, but this chair definitely sets itself apart based solely on its looks.
The Ergohuman is much more expensive than most gaming chairs are and is far better suited to an office, but there’s simply no denying that its eye-grabbing visuals and exceptional comfort could please a lot of gamers.
Ergohuman Chair Pros:
- +Adjustability: The Ergohuman can be raised and lowered, like most office chairs, with a conventional gas piston. Aside from the regular recline and tilt, the Ergohuman also features an adjustable lumbar support and backrest. The tilt control has also got a tension adjustment knob for fine tuning. Arms rests are 4d adjustable.
- +Comfort: If you tend to spend around 6 to 8 hours in a chair per day, the Ergohuman’s got you covered, mostly due to the adjustable lumbar and back support. The tilt tension control helps a lot in keeping you comfortable and works great when you put pressure into it to stretch your back out. The ergonomic curve of the seat holds you in place with gentle firmness to keep your legs feeling great all day long. Regardless of your choice between mesh and leather, the design of the seat offers a lot of breathabilities.
- +Build: The floating frame design of the Ergohuman makes it look somewhat like a large exoskeleton on a small chair. The frame is almost entirely aluminum with very little plastic covering the shiny metal. The base is also a single piece of aluminum with a plastic underskirt that sits squarely under the seat and does a rather good job with keeping the chair well grounded. The plastic on the chair doesn’t feel cheap and isn’t easily scratched. The upholstery varies down to your choices, but the mesh and leather options are both high grade and feel rather good. The moving parts are all reinforced with structural aides and can be plainly seen, with none of the mechanisms hidden from view.
- +Features: The Ergohuman features a single lever that controls most of the chairs orientation options and is incredibly convenient to use.
- +Accessories: If you like a bit of customizability to your chairs, the Ergohuman has a few options that would interest you. You’ve got the option to pick between leather or mesh for the upholstery and the option to add a removable headrest to the chair.
Ergohuman Chair Cons:
- Comfort: I’m not entirely sure if this is an issue with comfort or build, but the mesh that comes with the chair does not feel as firm as you’d expect. It takes some getting used to and is more like a fabric than a mesh. Extremely long hours in the mesh seat can leave you feeling the slight lack of support, which is something the leather variant does not suffer from. The optional headrests aren’t adjustable either, which tends to make the headrest itself a bit of a hindrance unless your neck matches perfectly to the rest itself.