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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've been using my bed for way to long now. It's really killing my energy (and my back).

 

I've been eyeing the Ikea markus, but I'm not sure. See all chairs I've had previously where on the cheaper side, or just second hand.. And all of them have had the same problem of the gas lift messing up and bottoming out when you sit on it.

 

So I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a chair around £100-£150 that definitely WONT break like that? 

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Take a look at this one  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004OR13NS/

 

Have had mine for around 2 and a half years now and not had any problems, supports your back nicely and is comfortable, plus it doesn't get sweaty in the summer because of the perforated back style.


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There's always a chance that a gas lift chair will break like that BTW, but you can just get a new gas lift part IIRC... and mine is high enough even at the lowest setting that it won't be a problem in that way as I don'y use it in the lifted positions.


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4 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

Take a look at this one  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004OR13NS/

 

Have had mine for around 2 and a half years now and not had any problems, supports your back nicely and is comfortable, plus it doesn't get sweaty in the summer because of the perforated back style.

You can get something similar on eBay for about £30-40

just search desk chair on eBay :D 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

Take a look at this one  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004OR13NS/

 

Have had mine for around 2 and a half years now and not had any problems, supports your back nicely and is comfortable, plus it doesn't get sweaty in the summer because of the perforated back style.

I've seen that one about, and it looked pretty good. And the heavy duty gas lift ensured some confidence.

What is the distance from ground to the seat at the lowest setting if you dont mind me asking?

 

3 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

but you can just get a new gas lift part IIRC..

Probably. Idk where though.


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5 minutes ago, iHomer said:

You can get something similar on eBay for about £30-40

just search desk chair on eBay :D

Ya probably could. Not sure how much I'd put my trust in ebays ones though.

 

Especially since amazons return policy is amazing


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14 minutes ago, iHomer said:

You can get something similar on eBay for about £30-40

just search desk chair on eBay :D

No they are not "similar" at all, believe me I went through a lot of supposedly similar chairs before this one... and like the OP said, they all either failed on the gaslift part, or the castors broke too easily and so on. This is the only chair that has stood the test of time.

 

16 minutes ago, doinurmop said:

I've seen that one about, and it looked pretty good. And the heavy duty gas lift ensured some confidence.

What is the distance from ground to the seat at the lowest setting if you dont mind me asking?

 

Probably. Idk where though.

It is approx 19" seat height at the lowest setting.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
28 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

No they are not "similar" at all, believe me I went through a lot of supposedly similar chairs before this one... and like the OP said, they all either failed on the gaslift part, or the castors broke too easily and so on. This is the only chair that has stood the test of time.

 

It is approx 19" seat height at the lowest setting.

I'll probably need to use the gas lift then. Hopefully it doesn't fail me.

 

If it does, amazons return policy is very good.

I'll keep this one in mind then, thanks!


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7 minutes ago, doinurmop said:

I'll probably need to use the gas lift then. Hopefully it doesn't fail me.

 

If it does, amazons return policy is very good.

I'll keep this one in mind then, thanks!

No worries, I like to recommend the things I use as I have experience in them of course. The chair for me sits at just the right height to fit beneath my desk (desk is 900mm from the floor). I won't be offended if you decide to get a different one, not all of us are the same and different things suit different people... I was adamant last time that I wouldn't buy a "leather" chair as previously one I bought the leather dried up and cracked and split the chair and it was horrible to sit on, their was almost no padding after a while too. I am very comfortable in this chair in all seasons here in the UK, the only things I will say about this chair is the back isn't as adjustable as I would like, it is only comfortable for me in one position and that took a LOT of finding/adjusting.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

it is only comfortable for me in one position and that took a LOT of finding/adjusting.

That does sound like a little bit of an issue for me. I can be somewhat of a fidget.

 

Granted I'm fairly average in height, possibly short (5 foot 6) so maybe it'd be different for me.

 

Also I second the statement with leather chairs. Although I mainly dislike them since the material could get somewhat annoying in hotter weathers.

 

While mesh would be fine no matter what season


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3 minutes ago, doinurmop said:

That does sound like a little bit of an issue for me. I can be somewhat of a fidget.

 

Granted I'm fairly average in height, possibly short (5 foot 6) so maybe it'd be different for me.

 

Also I second the statement with leather chairs. Although I mainly dislike them since the material could get somewhat annoying in hotter weathers.

 

While mesh would be fine no matter what season

I am 5'7 or so, so not much taller than yourself, and the chair height at the lowest setting fits me absoloutely fine, so it shiould be about the same for you I would suspect. I think this chair is almost perfect for my use, I am VERY particular in my needs, so I might have overstated the adjustment problem earlier... it probably took me about 20-30 mins of fiddling to get it right, but in my OCD mind that was a BIG problem :D

 

The other chair I was looking at when I decided on this one was an Ikea chair, like bog standard £50 jobby, but only because I was desperate at the time as my old chair had gotten to the point that it felt like I was sitting on razorblades and couldn't stand it for long, it was ruining my PC usage. At the same time I got my chair I was making my new desk. so I thought what would be the ideal height to have my desk and then went from there, I did base my desk on the same height that I had seen another desk though just for reference, it seemed like the average heiight that I would like to type at from my chair... and it is perfect IMO, not too high or low. So I am typing on the top of my desk which is approx 8-9" above the seat height.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
39 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

I am 5'7 or so, so not much taller than yourself, and the chair height at the lowest setting fits me absoloutely fine, so it shiould be about the same for you I would suspect. I think this chair is almost perfect for my use, I am VERY particular in my needs, so I might have overstated the adjustment problem earlier... it probably took me about 20-30 mins of fiddling to get it right, but in my OCD mind that was a BIG problem :D

 

What do you tend to use it for anyhow if you don't mind my asking? Since I'm on my PC most of the day (unless im at college, or out with friends) So I'm usually playing games, editing videos, or just watching shit. Which this chair does seem completely fine for.

40 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

The other chair I was looking at when I decided on this one was an Ikea chair, like bog standard £50 jobby, but only because I was desperate at the time as my old chair had gotten to the point that it felt like I was sitting on razorblades and couldn't stand it for long, it was ruining my PC usage. At the same time I got my chair I was making my new desk. so I thought what would be the ideal height to have my desk and then went from there, I did base my desk on the same height that I had seen another desk though just for reference, it seemed like the average heiight that I would like to type at from my chair... and it is perfect IMO, not too high or low. So I am typing on the top of my desk which is approx 8-9" above the seat height.

Honestly, I'd call this a desperate time for me. My bed is comfortable enough, but it's wear I sleep! It's tricking my mind. Especially since it causes me to lay down sometimes when watching things, which ruins my posture further, and ruins the little energy I have already.


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43 minutes ago, doinurmop said:

What do you tend to use it for anyhow if you don't mind my asking? Since I'm on my PC most of the day (unless im at college, or out with friends) So I'm usually playing games, editing videos, or just watching shit. Which this chair does seem completely fine for.

Honestly, I'd call this a desperate time for me. My bed is comfortable enough, but it's wear I sleep! It's tricking my mind. Especially since it causes me to lay down sometimes when watching things, which ruins my posture further, and ruins the little energy I have already.

I usually get up in the mornings and sit in my PC chair doing computer stuff, forums, shopping, some video recoding/sound occasionally etc, while I wait for my pain meds to kick in with my morning coffee. Then I may decide to sit in my comfy recliner armchair for a bit to watch youtube or plex for a bit on my shield TV or my HTPC, which are both hooked up to my 55" 4k TV. Then in the afternoon back on the PC for another few hours, and then again before retiring to bed for the night hopefully to sleep for a bit. I won't go into my problems, but I am disabled and have massive constant pain throughout my body, so I need the comfy things to make my life a little more bearable, and this chair does that for me, and believe me it's no small task to relieve my pain at times... the back lumbar region of the chair is awesome for me.

Sometimes I can't sleep at all because of my various problems, but I get up and sit in my PC chair sometimes and it relaxes me enough to then make it back to bed and sleep, other times I can get to sleep in my recliner if the bed or chair doesn't work. It's a constant battle with my body basically, most of the time my body wins the fight, LOL :D

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
45 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

I usually get up in the mornings and sit in my PC chair doing computer stuff, forums, shopping, some video recoding/sound occasionally etc, while I wait for my pain meds to kick in with my morning coffee. Then I may decide to sit in my comfy recliner armchair for a bit to watch youtube or plex for a bit on my shield TV or my HTPC, which are both hooked up to my 55" 4k TV. Then in the afternoon back on the PC for another few hours, and then again before retiring to bed for the night hopefully to sleep for a bit. I won't go into my problems, but I am disabled and have massive constant pain throughout my body, so I need the comfy things to make my life a little more bearable, and this chair does that for me, and believe me it's no small task to relieve my pain at times... the back lumbar region of the chair is awesome for me.

Sometimes I can't sleep at all because of my various problems, but I get up and sit in my PC chair sometimes and it relaxes me enough to then make it back to bed and sleep, other times I can get to sleep in my recliner if the bed or chair doesn't work. It's a constant battle with my body basically, most of the time my body wins the fight, LOL :D

 

Damnn. Well I'm pretty sure if oyu of all people are that comfortable in the chair, I'll probably be just as if not more comfortable, hahaa.


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