Aeron is one of the main flagship office chairs of Herman Miller, the famous $900-$1,200 office chair that’s been around for decades and, several years ago, received an update that made it even lighter and more ergonomic. The Aeron has been considered the sign of an office that’s keeping up with the times and encouraging healthy behavior…but how does it hold up today?
The newest Aeron is very much what you see – a messh and fabric-based office chair designed to offer general back support and comfort. The lines are more familiar than the daring chairs like the Sayl, which may make it more comfortable for long-term users. Overall, the updated model is slimmer and more focused on mesh and hard fabrics: The arms, height, and more can be adjusted as well, so there’s customization options here, too.
- Updated design
- Customization options for some aspects
- Steep cost for many buyers
From Gaming Scan
Gaming Scan gives the Aeron some generic praise, pointing out that the chair can help prevent wrist and back problems if you are a computer gamer and will be spending some significant time sitting in it. Of course, you also have to pay a little extra for the investment, but the durability of the chair (there’s not much padding to wear out) makes it worthwhile.
“Like all of Herman Miller’s products, the Aeron has a strong emphasis on health. Everything from its shape to its build is designed to reduce strain, making it a great investment for people who sit for several hours a day.
Now, this chair is more expensive than some others on the market but don’t let that put you off. After all, its higher initial cost is offset by your improved wellbeing. It even comes with a 12-year warranty so once you buy this, you won’t have to buy another chair for over a decade.
It’s also worth noting that if you’re self-employed, this chair can be written off as a business expense. It’s rare enough to find a chair that is as comfortable as this, but for it to lower your taxes is even better.”
From Office Designs
Office Designs focuses on the remastered version of the Aeron, which was updated based on how we currently use our offices andwhat we’ve learned about ergonomics. The new design is reported as more comfortable, and offers additional lower back support with an overhaul simpler design that helps the user experience.
“First off, the look. It’s beautifully updated. The new Aeron silhouette holds closely to the original. From afar it’s easily recognizable. Up close there is much to appreciate in the details. The bulky visual weight has been reduced with a slimmer and more aesthetically pleasing chassis and updated base finishes. For those who want to splurge on the upgraded polished aluminum, the desk chair looks even more striking. Even the knobs and adjustments have been reworked. It looks like no aspect of the chair has been left untouched.”
From: Amazon Users
Benefits noted by reputable Amazon users include comfort while sitting at work, super easy assembly, and quiet functionality. Issues include the high price and issues reported with some settings such as the locking mechanism and the armrests.
“What can I say about the Aeron that hasn’t already been said? By all standards, it’s an amazing chair, great functionality, great customization.
My only complaint…and it’s a big one, the instructions are embarrassingly bad. It comes with two sets of instructions, one for models built earlier than 2014 and one for those built after, with little help determining which you actually have. For a chair so meticulously and carefully designed I expect a set of instructions to be at least half as good.”
The Aeron is a particularly safe purchase as long as you can afford it – just remember to get the updated version!