Ergohuman Chair

John Paulsen: The Ergohuman chair, made by Raynor, is a midpriced chair, that has all of the required features of an ergonomic chair.  I’ll go through all those features, and show you how I like to adjust my chair.

First of all, what you want to do, is stand facing the chair, and the seat pan height should be about the same height as just below your kneecaps.  Stand by the chair, and then lower it until it’s about at kneecap height.  Now, when you sit in it, feet should be at about floor level, or should be flat on the floor.  Now you’re going to adjust the seat pan depth, and you can make any final adjustments to the seat height too.  As far as the seat slide goes, you want the seat to come within about a clenched fist from the back of your knee.  So, hold a clenched fist in there, and then you can slide the seat slide forward, and then lock it in place.  So, when you’re sitting back, you can reach down and put a closed, clenched fist in between there.  You don’t want any pressure between the front of your seat and the back of your knee, because that can cause sciatic nerve problems.

Next, you’re going to want to adjust the lumbar support, and the Ergohuman chair has the seat slide or the backslide here, so I can go up and down with that.  I want it to fit right in the orthotic curve of my back, so right in the natural curve in the back.  As far as armrest height, you want your armrest so your arms are comfortable at your side, and slightly supported, to take the weight off your upper back.  The final adjustment you can do is with the headrest; it slides up and down, and allows you to rest your neck as you’re working.  It will relieve a little stress from your neck, too.  This chair allows you to tilt; it also has a lock, so I can lock it in place.  I can lock it all the way forward, or I can lock it in various positions as I go back, or go full recline.  If you go full recline, your feet may come slightly off the floor, so you’ll want to lower the seat just slightly and keep your feet on the floor.

Now, with my chair properly adjusted, what we want is to move to the keyboard tray.  You want your keyboard pretty much right down in your lap; this is to allow your forearms to be at a slight negative angle, down to the keyboard, and you also want your keyboard to be at a slight negative angle, going away from you.  This ensures that your wrists are straight, and you don’t have the flexion in your wrist.  You want your mouse as close as possible as well, to get it right next to your keyboard; you don’t want to be reaching out for your mouse.  You want your monitor at about eye height or just below, and you want to be able to reach out and be about an arm’s length away from the screen.  That’s an ergonomic position; we can work like this, or if you’d like, to relieve a little stress on your back, you can recline a bit and support your head on the headrest and work like this.


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Ergohuman Chair — 53 Comments

  1. [..YouTube..] I’ve heard great things about this chair but haven’t been able to find one in a local store so this video was extremely helpful. Thank you.

  2. I’ve heard great things about this chair but haven’t been able to find one in a local store so this video was extremely helpful. Thank you.

  3. [..YouTube..] Don’t buy this chair! It’s probably one of the most uncomfortable office chairs I’ve ever sat in because the lumbar ‘support’ jabs into your back and can’t be adjusted. Spent hours trying to adjust it to no avail.

  4. [..YouTube..] Don’t buy this chair! It’s probably one of the most uncomfortable office chairs I’ve ever sat in because the lumbar ‘support’ jabs into your back and can’t be adjusted. Spent hours trying to adjust it to no avail.

  5. Don’t buy this chair! It’s probably one of the most uncomfortable office chairs I’ve ever sat in because the lumbar ‘support’ jabs into your back and can’t be adjusted. Spent hours trying to adjust it to no avail.

  6. man that’s not a review, that’s an instruction how to sit properly. this video is quite intersting but the title is wrong.

  7. [..YouTube..] is the best chair? i nedd one chair and this chair …have very good ….aspect,,,
    i think is the best? chair? from 450 euros?

    es la mejor silla?alguna reocmendacion?alguien lka tiene?

    somone have this chair? and could say ….coments for is good chair?

    thanks gracias

  8. is the best chair? i nedd one chair and this chair …have very good ….aspect,,,
    i think is the best? chair? from 450 euros?

    es la mejor silla?alguna reocmendacion?alguien lka tiene?

    somone have this chair? and could say ….coments for is good chair?

    thanks gracias

  9. [..YouTube..] I bought this chair here in Brazil today, it is very, very comfortable, the price tag isn’t very friendly, but from all my years buying chairs, this is the TOP best one!

  10. I bought this chair here in Brazil today, it is very, very comfortable, the price tag isn’t very friendly, but from all my years buying chairs, this is the TOP best one!

  11. i bought this chair and eventually bought another one for my office. i love it! it is expensive however it is worth it!

  12. Nice video. We, Solinemoveis, are the leading distributor of this chair in Brasil. If you need this ergohuman, please contact us.

  13. [..YouTube..] Bought the new version, v2,about 600 dollars, pretty comfortable. I took it to my work place, since I figure that I spent more time over there. In my home, I use the freedom chair. I can say ergohuman is better. I tried Areon chair before I bought this one. I think this one is more comfortable than Areon chair, since it has more lower back support, but the mesh quality is not as good as the Areon.

  14. Bought the new version, v2,about 600 dollars, pretty comfortable. I took it to my work place, since I figure that I spent more time over there. In my home, I use the freedom chair. I can say ergohuman is better. I tried Areon chair before I bought this one. I think this one is more comfortable than Areon chair, since it has more lower back support, but the mesh quality is not as good as the Areon.

  15. [..YouTube..] These Chairs are great. Really well designed and very comfortable. The new Plus chairs that are now available have some good features too. Contact us for free delivery to London, East Midlands and the home counties. 01604 637979.

  16. These Chairs are great. Really well designed and very comfortable. The new Plus chairs that are now available have some good features too. Contact us for free delivery to London, East Midlands and the home counties. 01604 637979.

  17. Some people are put off by the price tag -- IMHO well worth the money -- compared to the Aeron it is superior and with a huge cost saving.

  18. Hi man, great video. What about this adjustable keyboard support. Could you tell me the brand and where i can buy it? Thanx man.

  19. Well. I have such a chair few years now. I may say one thing. Char is not all and its not even the beginning. So don’t listen. There is not ONE solution for all of us because we are very different. You must know what is good for you.

  20. just saw it in Staples showroom for $499 plus 20% off coupon until 7/7/13. Felt good, love the tilt lock. Should I go for it?
    Search “Raynor-nefil-Elite-Smart-Motion-Mesh-Managers-Chair” on Staples website.

  21. Thanks for a lot of really useful information mate. But the other commentators are right, this is a guide to setting up the chair not a review. I think you’re doing yourself a dis-service and those in need by not changing the title. A lot of people would benefit from watching this video. Even better would be adding additional footage in which you actually do review the chair itself because I only found your video when searching for reviews.

  22. Interesting chair design anyway. I bought a $200.00 chair on sale and
    before the year was up, the right arm support broke. Mostly, because
    they’re plastic and I lean back quite a bit. I was able to get a refund
    because the chair was on sale and they refused to send another one or even
    the replacement part. They actually requested the broken arm, possibly
    because of liability, as if I might sue over it. ( not that I would) Many
    office chair instructions recommend far shorter amounts of time each day,
    such as 4 to 6 hours. This also suggests to me, the quality of the chair,
    especially, within a 1 year warranty period.

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