Advice on buying prolong use office chair

We have a programmer starting out that is giving his all, sitting from 4 to 8 hrs in his place working.  We would like to buy a chair more suitable for this.  A colleague recommended to bu a chair that people who play games all day buy.  So we wanted EE advice on buying a comfortable chair for prolong use.

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kenfcampCommented:
Well, the Herman Miller Embody Chair is hard to beat and comes with a 12 year warranty, assuming you're willing to spend 1200.00 (USD) for one

But while you're looking, why not add
https://www.varidesk.com/shop

and give him the ability to work and stretch his legs as well
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
We use Staples (Office Max) good quality chairs at one client's office and they are very comfortable. I have one myself there and I am very happy with it. They are less than the Herman Miller suggestion above, so worth your consideration.
janaAuthor Commented:
Yes, $1200 is a it steep for us.

Does the chair you are referring to, can a programmer sit there comfortable for at least 8rhs with no leg pain, back pain, elbow pain etc?

Finally in our search, what features should we consider for this type of purchases?
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kenfcampCommented:
Yes, $1200 is a it steep for us.

No doubt, Me too lol but I'm seriously considering it

Does the chair you are referring to, can a programmer sit there comfortable for at least 8rhs with no leg pain, back pain, elbow pain etc?

Every person is different, but from what I've been reading on the chair, it would be a pretty good bet but results will vary.

The chair does need to be adjusted, so if it's not setup proper for the person sitting in it, I'm sure the results would be less than stellar

https://www.gamingscan.com/herman-miller-embody-review/

https://www.businessinsider.com/herman-miller-embody-office-chair-review-2016-9#the-one-downside-though-is-that-if-you-really-dial-your-chair-to-your-specifications-it-wont-be-ergonomically-right-for-your-roommates-or-your-partner--making-it-a-really-expensive-chair-for-one-14

https://gizmodo.com/5071571/herman-miller-embody-review-the-best-chair-weve-ever-sat-on
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Can you find an Office Max (different names) near you. Their modestly priced office chairs are very comfortable.
Karl Timmermans (Outlook MVP 2012-2018)PrincipalCommented:
So we wanted EE advice on buying a comfortable chair for prolong use.

Personally, if you're really concerned about getting a comfortable chair specific for this individual, would take him/her to whatever store you're planning to purchase from and let him/her actually sit in any chair's of interest. Price is not a defacto indicator of a chair being "good" in terms of individual comfort. As a for instance, I recently purchased a top-of-the-line "gaming" chair specifically to deal with sitting for long periods of time. Endless reviews praised the chair. All the reviews were right <except> not for me - at least not for extended periods. Absolutely nothing wrong with the chair but just didn't quite "fit" for me. Bought a chair from Staples at half the price which is now my "chair of choice". Have sat in a lot of very expensive chairs which I would absolutely never buy no matter what the price.

Moral of story - this kind of stuff can be highly personal. FWIW, seriously considering purchasing a "varidesk" solution to allow for the choice to stand or sit - something to consider for someone buried in an activity for 8hrs.

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janaAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your input! Makes sense taking the guy to test it.  However true as it is your comment is, there is always the possibility the guy can be here today gone tomorrow.  That said, I want to make it a general specs as possible; nevertheless, can you provide your Staples model just to get a sense?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have this one in my Home Office  

https://www.staples.ca/en/abc/product_1867857_1-CA_1_20001
janaAuthor Commented:
Hi John... gave me access message:

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I just used the link and it works. Try a different browser
Karl Timmermans (Outlook MVP 2012-2018)PrincipalCommented:
nevertheless, can you provide your Staples model just to get a sense

Suspect that the reason you're encountering the permissions issue when trying John's link is that it's for the Canadian website which has a notice that it's intended for Canadian's only. Unfortunately, I'm in Canada also so adding a screenshot of the chair I bought. Not only was the chair half the price of the gaming chair I bought based on the regular price - also got it at half-price during the regular Staples  "chair" sale.

With all that said, am not sure I'd suggest this chair as a "standard" purely because not only do I spend a lot of time in front of the screen, also spend a lot of time in it when not necessarily leaning forward working on the computer or on the desk in general. FWIW, I also get up regularly just as a "health thing" and if I was still managing a staff, would strongly urge anyone to do the same. There comes a point of becoming counter-productive after long periods intensive concentration.
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In case you can access the direct link - it's https://www.staples.ca/en/serta-high-back-managers-chair-black-41167/product_327717_1-CA_1_20001 - FWIW, couldn't find the same chair on the US site
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That is similar to the chair I purchased. Mine was a bit cheaper but still very, very comfortable. I have a TV in my home office :)
Karl Timmermans (Outlook MVP 2012-2018)PrincipalCommented:
have a TV in my home office :)

Ya - I do too - that and a footrest for elevation when leaning back depending on what I happen to be doing :-) - Mind you, I've decided that when I want to watch TV for any period of time, I meander to my big comfortable la-z-boy chair which also has a computer right beside it. No office chair will ever compete with my La-z-boy powered recliner :-).

While the footrest may appear to be added somewhat in jest - in all seriousness - makes a difference for the periods of time when more in the leaning back mode for such things as reviewing/reading material on screen (i.e. documentation, webinars etc etc)  as opposed to working on the keyboard. Can make a borderline "uncomfortable" chair actually become "comfortable".
janaAuthor Commented:
Thanx  I think we have sufficient info for proper decision making purchase!
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