Spec me a computer chair!

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My trusty old chair that i've had for about a decade is ready for the next world so i'm in need of a new one.

Thing is, i have pretty specific needs because of a back problem. In my current chair I recline as far back as possible with my feet up on a stool. I went to staples the other day and none of their chairs recline back far enough. Most of them were really stiff too, I had to actually push my feet from the ground to get it to recline back. They're also all too upright as well, I need a chair with the back at a fairly wide angle.

I know i'm probably being too picky but if anyone can recomend something i'd really appreciate it. My budget is a max of £200.

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:D

I've been checking out some chairs from Viking Direct recently - Ever since I saw this chair from another member, it's been on my wish list :p

[url]http://www.viking-direct.co.uk/a/sku%2Fbusiness%2FNiceday-Berlin-High-Back-Leather-Faced-Chair-Cream/pr=Q2H&id=979130/[/url]

But they have quite a few other ones available :)
 
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I wouldn't worry too much about the chair being stiff when reclining. Have a look under the chair and see if it has a tension knob. If it does, turning that will fix the stiffness.

PS - I broke my old chair by reclining too far. I actually managed to 'tear' the steel plate that connected to the base. :o I suspect most chairs aren't designed to be constantly reclined, so choose with care.
 
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Thanks guys. By the look of it though the two from viking look like the seat backs are too upright. Ideally i need one with a back seat at a more rakish angle.
 
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Your best bet then would be to eschew the executive chair in favour of a proper operators chair like this one:

http://www.viking-direct.co.uk/a/sk...All-Day-Comfort-Chair-Blue/pr=Q2H&id=HBPA-BE/

Don't be fooled by the upright back - the rearmost of the three levers will adjust that. It's also got an inflatable lumbar support and height and tilt adjustment.

Similar to what I have at work. I'll be honest and say I don't find it anywhere near as comfortable as my chair at home (which is the executive type and bought from where you've already looked - they don't do it any more btw), but it'll do you back good.
 
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haha you spend nearly a grand on a chair? Seriously...

Beserker, Ive done this with 2 chairs from Argos (surely not considered a competitor). Both were replaced under warranty. Their chairs are flimsy horrible cheap things.
 
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me being larger than most struggle with chairs that wil last more than a couple of months before the backs give way opps.
 
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Once your back starts to go it's too late. For the time spent seated at the computer desk by many it's a very wise move to spend well and get the best equipment you can reasonably afford.

Very true. I've had back problems for years but with my Aeron Embody I can now sit down for a number of hours.
 
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My current chair is bad... I'm using a dining room chair with no back support apart from 2 wooden beams in the middle going horizontal :D

Would buy the Viking one I sent but my room is tight for space... very tight.
 
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