Mesh office chairs are known for being breathable, lightweight and comfortable. The huge range of available mesh office chairs makes choosing a chair daunting. To make a good purchase, research products and be an informed buyer. Know what aspects of a chair you should consider, and use that knowledge to compare several chairs. These aspects include proportions, adjustment capabilities and ergonomics. Read reviews and specifications of different mesh chairs. Sit in a variety of chairs so you can make the best decision.
Step 1 Evaluate the chair's proportions. Ensure the chair fits your body. When you sit, the chair back should be high enough to support the entire length of your back. The seat should extend out at an appropriate length for your body. Your knees should rest comfortably over the edge of the seat without constriction on the back of your legs. Armrests should be at a comfortable height and distance apart. You should not have to slouch to place your elbows on the armrests. Conversely, your arms should not bend at a severe angle by armrests that are too high.
Step 2 Look for chairs that are easily and fully adjustable. The seat's height should adjust to your height. The chair back tension and recline should be adjustable. The depth and height of the back's lumbar support area should adjust. Some chairs also have adjustable arms. All adjustment levers should be easy to reach, and adjustments should feel fluid, without force.
Step 3 Check the ergonomic qualities of the chair (how it conforms to the natural shape of the body). The back of the chair should have a shape that fits the curve of your back. It should have a slightly cupped seat and should hold your weight evenly. There should not be any points of excessive pressure.
Step 4 Make sure the chair has smoothly swiveling wheels for easy mobility. Buy a chair with rubber caster wheels for hard surfaces. Buy a chair with hard caster wheels for carpeted surfaces.
Step 5 Consider the chair's overall appearance. Ensure the chair has a design that will look good in the context of your home or office. Although function is the priority when choosing an office chair, its appearance should complement the design, décor and furnishings of the space.
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