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Freedom Chair by Humanscale - Headrest - Standard Duron Arms - Graphite Frame - Foam seat - Black Wave

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  • Item Weight: 42 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 43.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B00062X3II
  • Item model number: 10014-400-0402
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Freedom by Humanscale promises to transform the way office, seating is designed and utilized. Beyond traditional office, seating, Freedom functions as a high performance work-tool, integrating technology, design and the science of human factors.

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Customer Reviews

I want to like but I absolutely hate this chair and get sick thinking about the money I dropped on it.
S. OBRIEN
That all said, in the upright position, the headrest may be in the wrong position for some folks and may push your head too far forward (or let it fall too far back).
Lost My Mind
The reclining mechanism uses your own body weight as a counterbalance, and there is no way to adjust the tension.
Carl Twain

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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Lost My Mind VINE VOICE on September 11, 2008
First, let me say that if you don't spend much time reclining in your office chair, then this is the WRONG chair for you. Plain, and simple.

Second, getting this chair without the headrest is a waste of time. If you don't get the headrest, get a different chair. You'll thank yourself.

This is by far the best chair I've found and this is almost entirely due to the recline-headrest mechanism. The most unique feature of this chair is the ability to recline and still have adequate support to see your monitor.

Out of a 10-hour workday, I will spend roughly 7-8 hours of it in a slightly-reclined to fully-reclined position. This position helps take a lot of pressure off of my back. The headrest is designed to stay "upright" while you lean back which makes it easy to read, view a monitor, type, etc.

The lower-back/lumbar support is aggressive when compared to other chairs, mainly because it's intended to be used while reclined. The back support also moves a little to encourage movement and shifting while sitting in the chair.

The arm rests recline with the back which helps keep the arms comfortable. They also can adjust in quite far and are longer than normal arm rests.

The seatpan can include standard foam or gel. I personally prefer the gel and can easily sit in this chair for 10-hours or longer.

That all said, in the upright position, the headrest may be in the wrong position for some folks and may push your head too far forward (or let it fall too far back). As I mentioned before, the headrest works best when slightly reclined. I had one of these chairs for 7 years and there was never a problem--even the fabric showed almost no wear. I sat in it 10 hours a day, 5 days a week.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ken Jacobsen on February 23, 2009
I've used this chair, with the headrest (which it shouldn't be purchased without) constantly for almost 8 years now and it's absolutely the best. Plus Humanscale is a great company -one of the arms recently broke and the company paid to have it replaced, after 8 years!! I didn't have to beg or cojole, either.

The cushioning isn't as thick as some others for a very good reason -so your butt doesn't get locked in deep cushioning, which may seem more comfortable in the short run but is really detrimental after a few hours work. The best thing is the way the headrest works -if I'm in need of a few minutes break, leaning back brings the headrest into position and wow, is it nice. And it's perfectly balanced even all the way back.

This may be a particularly good chair if you're tall -I'm 6'5", almost two meters.

Check out Humanscale's own website ([...]) for more info on its settings.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By mackden on February 14, 2013
I am a design engineer and have had the HumanScale Freedom chair for two years. The chair has had two broken arm rests in that time, one still broken - one elbow resting lower than the other as i type this review. When a humans get out of a chair they use the arm rests to stead and support them selves on exiting. The field of ergonomics is the study of this type of action. It is natural. Something that should be considered in good design. I am not a big guy , I weighing 175 lbs. I broke both of these arms getting up from the chair while putting little pressure on the chairs arm rest.

This company is in the chair design business. These weak arms rests are a design flaw. What company in the business would not have internal design standards for loading on arm rests, and seats and casters, etc? What company would not test for these loads during the design? What company would not fix the problem? Apparently HumanScale. The design of the arm rest is flawed and clearly designed to break, intentional design or just incompetence. It appears that this chair has been in production for many years judging by the reviews. HumanScale has known about this problem for all of those years. And guess what, in all those years the design flaw had never been corrected. A broken arm is replaced with another arm of the same design and it is designed to fail just like the one it replaced.

Sure HumanScale will replace the arms for free, but i have to spend 2 or 3 hours running the chair back and forth, and I have the pleasure of typing this review with one arm lower than the other. This is not a good chair and not a good company. A good company would correct their designs.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By SusieM on May 11, 2011
I've had my HumanScale Freedom chair for 2.5 years and there's a lot to love about it. The automatic adjustments and back support are superb.

The arms, however, are its Achilles heel. First, they're hard to adjust correctly, but more importantly, they're very brittle. We have half a dozen of these chairs in the office and every one of them has had problems with the plastic bits that anchor the arms to the frame breaking. Some of our chairs have been repaired twice. Even though I have taken scrupulous care never to push down on the the arms when I stand up, one of the arms on my chair has still failed.

The good news is that other reviewers report that the company has a lifetime warranty and is good about facilitating repairs. I sure hope it's true.

Update August, 2014
It's true. The HumanScale sent out a rep with replacement arm hardware for all the broken chairs. Mine is as good as new, which is pretty good for a chair that's been in continuous use for 6.5 years. Best bundle I ever spent on office furniture.
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