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I just don't like my Think Chair
on April 13, 2012
I bought this chair on the basis of all the glowing recommendations from other purchasers. As others have stated, the chair is quite adjustable, and can be comfortable for short periods of time.
However, I am just not enamored with the chair back. I bought the adjustable lumbar support, but I cannot get it to go high enough to actually support the lumbar region of my back. The highest it will go is right at the top of my hip bones, probably 3-4" too low. I am tall (6' 2"), but I have a hard time believing that the architecture of my back is really that different from the norm. I ended up jamming the lumbar support as low as it would go, just to get it out of the way.
I absolutely despise the chair back itself. Rather than a conventional padded back, the Think Chair has multiple tensioned wires that run horizontally, covered by a thin mesh. After a few hours in this chair, these wires really start to irritate my back, because they don't distribute the pressure evenly. When sitting in the chair I am supported by only 15 of these wires, and I can feel them pressing into my back. After a while it feels like they have cut off circulation. I have resorted to placing a thick blanket over the back of the chair in hopes that it will distribute the load more evenly. I am pretty skinny, so maybe I am the problem rather than the chair.
All in all I am disappointed in this chair, and wish I had purchased something else. That was $768 not well spent.