I went down to the Herman Miller store today to check out the Mirra and give the Aeron a second look. Based on some of the recommendations I received and other reviews I’d read, I was leaning towards the Mirra.
However, after some sitting around in the different models, it was pretty clear that the Aeron (size C – the largest size I believe) fit the length of my legs better than the Mirra did. Scott was right, getting the Aeron that fits makes a huge difference. I’d imagine that Mirra with the adjustable seat length is almost a perfect fit for anyone 5′ 10″ and shorter – it was just a little too “pushing me off the edge” compared to the Aeron.
I’ll have the new chair in about 5 weeks and will post a more thorough review once I’ve logged some quality arse time.
I really like the Aeron (size C as well) except for one thing- the arm rests don’t go high enough. The problem with me is that I’m so tall, that my shoulders end up being slumped because of it, which leads to shoulder stress in general… or that’s what my wife (who’s a pt) tells me 🙂
I hope you aren’t as tall as me, or they came out with updated ones that will raise the arm rests more.
I’m only 6 foot – I don’t actually have the arm rests all the way up.
I need to go read the other links you mention, but how much do these chairs cost? I will be needing the C version as well. I’m just over 6′ tall myself.
My problem is that I tend to go for the cheaper office chairs on sale at Staples or Office Depot and after a while they lose all form of support. I also find myself not getting comfortable in the chair itself. I will be trying to get situated, but never actually getting satisfied.
It depends a bit on the options you get (what self-respecing geek doesn’t want the aluminum base?). The base price was around $800.
That seems like a lot for a chair, but considering I spend a lot more than that every couple of years on a new computer and I use the chair as much as I use the computer…
I ordered my Aeron with PostureFit size B and Leather Arms from sit4less.com. It’ll be here tomorrow, 5 days total time. Tried the chair first at my local Herman Miller store but almost laughed when they said 6 weeks for chair delivery!
Interesting, sit4less.com sells the chair with the options I ordered for $300+ more than I paid. Of course, I do still have a couple weeks before it gets here. 🙂
Also, it’s nice to give the commission to the sales person who actually helped you (if one did).
After selling very expensive ergonomic chairs I developed a preminum ergonomic task chair. Uses American made controls and mesh. Used Aeron, Leap and Humanscale as benchmark for features in our task chair. Available for 5 years, testing at Independent testing lab passed all ANSI/BIFMA test.
check it out http://www.e-chairusa.com
sells $200-$400 less than Aeron / Mirra
Ships in 2 days. Full refund return guarantee for any reason
Looks nice but too late for me – my Aeron is set to be delivered on Friday.
Enjoying the Aeron
My Aeron was finally delivered last Friday. 😎
I think it was worth the extra wait to get the colors and specs I wanted, I should have this chair for a long time. I’m quite enjoying the breathability and better fit compared to my old chair. My …
I purchased an aeron chair from sit4less.com
I returned it promptly. It was uncomfortable and did not suit my needs. Sit4less received the returned merchandise on August 30. As of this writing (Oct 9) I have yet to receive a correct refund from sit4less. They do not respond to emails. Numerous customer service representatives I have spoken with have assurred me that the corrected refund will be processed, only to discover that no such refund has ever been processed, contrary to verbal assurances. Consumers need to be advised that when dealing with sit4less.com they are not dealing with an ethical vendor. Consumers risk being ripped off if they ever have to return merchandise to sit4less, and are strongly encouraged to deal with a reputable local vendor.
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