OM5 Gaming Chair ED-OM5-EX Tall Back Executive/Task Chair

Please note: This chair is custom-made and non-returnable. All fabric colors shown on your computer screen are approximate, based on the resolution of your monitor and subject to variation from the actual color on physical chairs. For more accurate ideas of color tones, etc. please contact customerservice@ergodirect.com or call 888-456-ERGO to obtain a sample or fabric swatch.

4.8 out of 5 (based on 18 reviews)
Product ID: 16689
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List Price: $768.00
Our Price: $466.70
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Description

The Office Master Executive Chair features a taller back than the regular OM5. This ergonomic office chair is a self-weighing chair that balances itself based on user weight. Since each body is unique, the chair intuitively responds to a wide range of body weights and sizes without needing manual tension adjustments. Larger built individuals with more upper body mass will find this taller-backed chair more comfortable. Individuals with longer legs would prefer the XT version of the OM5 chair.

The OM5 is a multi-functional gaming and office chair that delivers comfort, style, and performance in an innovative, advanced office seating line at an extremely attractive price. This combination of quality and affordability cannot be found anywhere else.

OM5 chairs are available in Modern Black (standard armless, with an unupholstered black PolyFlex back, and Standard Black package), and Palladium Grey (standard armless, with an unupholstered grey PolyFlex back, and Polished Aluminum package).

Specifications

Overall Width 27"
Overall Height 40 - 45"
Back 18" W x 24.5" H
Seat 19.75" W x 17-18.5" D (16-17.5" D Back Upholstery)
Seat Height with 4" cylinder 14.7 - 18.5" (4" travel range)
Seat Height with 5" cylinder (standard cylinder) 16 - 21" (5" travel range)
Seat Height with 6" cylinder 18.5 - 25" (6" travel range)
COM

Back = 1 yards

Seat = 0.75 yards

Carton Weight 67 lbs
UPS Weight 195 lbs
Weight Capacity 300 lbs
Arms Optional
Warranty Lifetime Limited

Features

  • Variable back resistance
  • PolyFlex Back
  • Body Activated Motion
  • Swing Arm
  • Front Edge Waterfall Flex
  • Designed to support users up to 300 lbs under standing commercial usage

Option 1: Frame

OM5 Modern Black Frame

Black Frame

Grey Frame

Gray Frame

Options 2 and 3: Cylinders and Base Type

OB5 - 5" Black Cylinder and B27 Black Nylon Base

OB5 - 5" Black Cylinder

B27 - Black Nylon Base

OC5 - 5" Polished Chrome Cylinder and P27 Polished Aluminum Base

OC5 - 5" Polished Chrome Cylinder

P27 - Polished Aluminum Base

Office Master GSPPKG Fixed Height Chrome Footring and Base

OC8 - 8" Chrome Cylinder

GSP - Fixed Height Chrome Footring and Base

CYL-4HD - 4" heavy-duty cylinder

CYL-4HD - 4" heavy-duty cylinder

CYL-6SHD - 6" heavy-duty cylinder

CYL-6SHD - 6" heavy-duty cylinder

Office Master Cylinders

Option 4: Arms Type

MR5 - Height adjustable T-arms

MR5 - Height adjustable T-arms

MR45 - Height adjustable T-arms with smooth fore-aft, side-to-side, and pivoting motion armpads.

MR45 - Height adjustable T-arms with smooth fore-aft, side-to-side, and pivoting motion armpads

MR50 - Height adjustable T-arms with RP50 extra-wide arm top mechanism and superior range of motion (2" per side).

MR50 - Height adjustable T-arms with RP50 extra-wide arm top mechanism and superior range of motion (2" per side)

MR50 - Height adjustable T-arms with RP50 extra-wide arm top mechanism and superior range of motion (2" per side).

MR65 - Height adjustable T-arms with RP65 lockable arm pad

Option 5: PolyFlex Back

PB - Modern Black

PB - Modern Black

PG - Palladium Grey

PG - Palladium Grey

PW - Arctic White

PW - Arctic White

Option 6 & 7: Back & Seat Upholstery Fabric Color

Chair back could be upholstered as mesh with following 11 Mesh fabrics

OM5 Zodiac Mesh (Back Only)

Content 100% Polyester
Backing None
Width 54"
Finish None
Abrasion ASTM-D-3597 (Cotton Duck) Exceeds 1,002,000 Double Rubs
Breaking Strength ASTM-D-5034 Exceeds Warp 129 lbf/Fill 78 lbf
Lightfastness 40 Hrs. - Class 5
Colorfastness To Crocking AATCC-8 Passes Class 4 min.
Flammability Passes California TB 117-2013; NFPA 260, Class 1; ASTM E84, Class 1 or A; FMVSS 302
Cleaning Code W
OM5 Zodiac 2300 Scorpio Mesh Back Fabric Color

2300 Scorpio

OM5 Zodiac Mesh Back 2301 Gemini Fabric Color

2301 Gemini

OM5 Zodiac Mesh Back 2302 Virgo Fabric Color

2302 Virgo

OM5 Zodiac Mesh Back 2303 Taurus Fabric Color

2303 Taurus

OM5 Zodiac Mesh Back 2304 Capricorn Fabric Color

2304 Capricorn

OM5 Zodiac Mesh Back 2305 Pisces Fabric Color

2305 Pisces

OM5 Zodiac Mesh Back 2306 Aquarius Fabric Color

2306 Aquarius

OM5 Zodiac Mesh Back 2307 Leo Fabric Color

2307 Leo

OM5 Zodiac Mesh Back 2308 Aries Fabric Color

2308 Aries

OM5 Zodiac Mesh Back 2309 Sagittarius Fabric Color

2309 Sagittarius

OM5 Zodiac Mesh Back 2310 Libra Fabric Color

2310 Libra

Following 4 grades of fabrics and leathers could be used for both chair seat and chair back

Grade 2 - SoftSit 2570 - 2579

Content 100% Polyester
Width 58/59" usable
Weight 17.87 +/- 1.0 oz./linear yard
Backing 100% Polyester non-woven scrim
Finish None
Repeat No
Abrasion 110,000 Double Rubs
Breaking Strength Warp 199 lbs. / Fill 199 lbs.
Crocking Dry Class 4 / Wet Class 3
Lightfastness 20 Hrs. - Class 4
Flammability Passes California TB 117-2013
Cleaning Code WS
Office Master Grade 2 SoftSit 2570 Graphene

2570 Graphene

Office Master Grade 2 SoftSit 2571 Basalt

2571 Basalt

Office Master Grade 2 SoftSit 2572 Ash

2572 Ash

Office Master Grade 2 SoftSit 2574 Kelvin

2574 Kelvin

Office Master Grade 2 SoftSit 2575 Tsunami

2575 Tsunami

Office Master Grade 2 SoftSit 2576 Magma

2576 Magma

Office Master Grade 2 SoftSit 2577 Molten

2577 Molten

2578 Kipuka

2578 Kipuka

Office Master Grade 2 SoftSit 2579 Phlox

2579 Phlox

Grade 3 - Line Up 3500 - 3508

Content 100% Post Consumer Recycled Polyester
Width 56"
Weight 1.24 oz./linear yard
Backing Acrylic
Finish Soil and Stain Resistant
Repeat Length 1.75"
Repeat Width 3.75"
Directional Yes
Abrasion 100,000 Double Rubs
Breaking Strength Warp 286 lbs. / Fill 309 lbs.
Crocking Dry Class 4.5 / Wet Class 4.5
Lightfastness 40 Hrs. - Class 5
Flammability Passes California TB 117-2013; NFPA 260, CLASS 1; UFAC, CLASS 1
Cleaning Code WS
Office Master Grade 3  Line Up 3500 Shadow Fabric Color

3500 Shadow

Office Master Grade 3  Line Up 3501 Pewter Fabric Color

3501 Pewter

Office Master Grade 3  Line Up 3503 Sandstone Fabric Color

3503 Sandstone

Office Master Grade 3  Line Up 3504 Baltic Fabric Color

3504 Baltic

Office Master Grade 3  Line Up 3505 Tranquil Fabric Color

3505 Tranquil

Office Master Grade 3 Line Up 3507 Spice Fabric Color

3507 Spice

Office Master Grade 3 Line Up 3508 Fern Fabric Color

3508 Fern

Grade 3 - Cinema 3P30 - 3P38

Content 100% Polyurethane
Backing

70% Polyester, 30% Cotton

Finish

Antimicrobial

Width 54"
Abrasion 200,000 Double Rubs
Lightfastness

Class 4/100 hrs, min

Flammability Passes California TB 117-2013; UFAC, CLASS 1; NFPA 260 CLASS 1; MVSS 302; IMO A. 652 (16) 8.2
Cleaning Code WS
Office Master Grade 3 Cinema 3P30 Noir Fabric Color

3P30 Noir

Office Master Grade 3 Cinema 3P31 Academy Fabric Color

3P31 Academy

Office Master Grade 3 Cinema 3P32 Ensemble Fabric Color

3P32 Ensemble

Office Master Grade 3 Cinema 3P33 Icon Fabric Color

3P33 Icon

Office Master Grade 3 Cinema 3P34 Blockbuster Fabric Color

3P34 Blockbuster

Office Master Grade 3 Cinema 3P36 Cue Fabric Color

3P36 Cue

Office Master Grade 3 Cinema 3P38 Cameo Fabric Color

3P38 Cameo

Grade 4 - Rocket 4500 - 4508

Content 27% Polyester, 73% Recycled Polyester
Width 54"
Backing None
Finish NANO-TEX Resists Spills
Repeat None
Abrasion 100,000+ Double Rubs
Breaking Strength Warp 50 lbs. / Fill 50 lbs.
Crocking Dry Class 4 / Wet Class 3
Lightfastness 40 Hrs. - Class 4
Flammability Passes California 117-E; UFAC Class 1; NFPA 260 Class 1
Cleaning Code WS
Office Master Grade 4 Rocket 4500 Ink

4500 Ink

Office Master Grade 4 Rocket 4501 Graphite

4501 Graphite

Office Master Grade 4 Rocket 4503 Taupe

4503 Taupe

Office Master Grade 4 Rocket 4504 Navy

4504 Navy

Office Master Grade 4 Rocket 4505 Bright Blue

4505 Bright Blue

Office Maste Grade 4 Rocket 4506 Red-Orange

4506 Red-Orange

Office Master Grade 4 Rocket 4507 Flame

4507 Flame

Office Master Grade 4 Rocket 4508 Sage

4508 Sage

Grade 5 - Comfortknit Solids 5501 - 5539

Content 100% Repreve PC Polyester
Width Manufactured to dimension specifications
Weight 16 oz./square yard
Backing None
Finish None
Repeat None
Directional Yes
Railroaded No
Abrasion Exceeds 250,000 Double Rubs
Breaking Strength Warp 209.4 lbf. / Fill 251.6 lbf.
Pilling Resistance Class 4
Crocking Dry 1 / Wet 1
Lightfastness 40 Hrs. - 1
Waterfastness Class 5 for staining / Class 5 for shade color
Flammability Passes California TB 117-2013; NFPA 260, CLASS 1; UFAC, CLASS 1
Cleaning Code W
Office Master Grade 5 Comfortknit Solids 5501 Flint

5501 Flint

Office Master Grade 5 Comfortknit Solids 5502 Monarch

5502 Monarch

Office Master Grade 5 Comfortknit Solids 5503 Smoke

5503 Smoke

Office Master Grade 5 Comfortknit Solids 5506 Cappucino

5506 Cappucino

Office Master Grade 5 COmfortknit Solids 5512 Xanadu

5512 Xanadu

Office Master Grade 5 Comfortknit Solids 5515 Baltic

5515 Baltic

Office Master Grade 5 Comfotknit Solids 5539 Wine

5539 Wine

Grade 5 - Architect 5700 - 5709

Content 100% Repreve PC Polyester
Width Manufactured to dimension specifications
Weight 16 oz./square yard
Backing None
Finish None
Repeat None
Directional Yes
Railroaded No
Abrasion Exceeds 250,000 Double Rubs
Breaking Strength Warp 199.8 lbf. / Fill 243.5 lbf.
Pilling Resistance Class 5
Crocking Dry 1 / Wet 1
Lightfastness 40 Hrs. - 1
Waterfastness Class 5 for staining / Class 5 for shade color
Flammability Passes California TB 117-2013; NFPA 260, CLASS 1; UFAC, CLASS 1
Cleaning Code W
Office Master Grade 5 Architect 5700 Gehry Fabric Color

5700 Gehry

Office Master Grade 5 Architect 5701 Gaudi Fabric Color

5701 Gaudi

Office Master Grade 5 Architect 5702 Kahn Fabric Color

5702 Kahn

Office Master Grade 5 Architect 5704 Meier Fabric Color

5704 Meier

Office Master Grade 5 Architect 5705 Pei Fabric Color

5705 Pei

Office Master Grade 5 Architect 5706 Yamasaki Fabric Color

5706 Yamasaki

Office Master Grade 5 Architect 5708 Hadid Fabric Color

5708 Hadid

Office Master Grade 5 Architect 5709 Wright Fabric Color

5709 Wright

Leather - Evita Leather

Width Varies
Finish Water based protection
Abrasion Taber test, 500 cycles, CS-10, 500 grams
Breaking Strength Newark Flex 20,000 cycles
Office Master Evita Black Leather LBLK

LBLK Black

Office Master Evita Vanilla Leather LVAN

LVAN Vanilla

Office Master Evita Stone Leather LSTN

LSTN Stone

Office Master Evita Wite Leather LWHT

LWHT White

Option 8: Casters - Wheels

OM5 CAS0065-S Caster

CAS0065-S (Soft)

CAS0050-SS - Safety soft casters

CAS0050-SS (Safety Soft)

CAS-RUB - Rubber casters

CAS-RUB (Rubber)

CAS0050-RB - Reverse-braking casters

CAS-REV Reverse Braking

GLD-R - Glides

GLIDES

Officemaster OM5 Gaming Chair Specs Comparison Chart

 
OM5 Gaming Chair ED-GM-5CH Mid-Back Ergonomic Task Chair
This item: OM5 Gaming Chair ED-OM5-EX Tall Back Executive/Task Chair
Gaming Chair ED-OM5-XT Tall Back, Deep Seat Office Master OM5 Tall Chair
Weight Capacity 300 lbs 300 lbs 300 lbs
Overall Height 37 - 42" 40 - 45" 40.5 - 45.5"
Overall Width 27" 27" 28"
Back 18" W x 21" H 18" W x 24.5" H 18" W x 24.5" H
Seat 19.75" W x 17-18.5" D (Seat depth is adjusted through the waterfall mechanism of the chair) 19.75" W x 17-18.5" D (Seat depth is adjusted through the waterfall mechanism of the chair) 19.75" W x 21" D
Seat Height 16 - 21" 16 - 21" 19 -24"
Seat Depth with Back Foam Upholstery Foam upholstery adds extra thickness to the back seat and as the result decreases the seat depth by 1/2". Foam upholstery adds extra thickness to the back seat and as the result decreases the seat depth by 1/2". Foam upholstery adds extra thickness to the back seat and as the result decreases the seat depth by 1/2".
  Details Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: I was wondering if the 2 armrest options are removable either with ana alan key or screwdriver. I would like to purchase this chair with armrests, but in such a way, that if I don't like them, I can simply remove them. Answer: If at any point you want to remove the arms you need to purchase a bracket. Part# BRKOM5-NB (for black frame) or BRKOM5-NG (for gray frame). It will be $30.00 per pair.
Question: What are the main differences between this chair and the Gaming Chair ED-GM-5CH, Mid Back Office Master OM5 Ergonomic Chair? Answer: The only difference between this chair and <a href="/16688-gaming-chair.html">Gaming Chair ED-GM-5CH</a> is the height of the back. EX Chair's back - 18" x 24.5" Mid Back - 18" x 21"
Question: I want an OM5, I think, and I like high back chairs, so I was thinking the EX or the XT. I am a woman, 5' 8", about 200 lbs, who intends to use the chair for PC gaming. Which model would be better for me? Answer: The <a href="/product_info.php?products_id=16688">EX</a> has a high back, the <a href="/product_info.php?products_id=18213">XT</a> has a high back and deeper seat. So if you think you need a deeper seat then go with the XT. EX - 19.75 wide x 17-18.5" Deep XT - 19.75 wide x 21" Deep The tall back on both chairs is 18" wide x 24.5"high, there is an option to also add a headrest if the 24.5" isn't enough for you.
Question: Is it possible to order parts of the chair separately? For example if I wanted to buy the arms later would that be possible, could I buy the headrest later? Answer: It is possible for the Office Master OM5 to have arms and a head rest added at a later date. Please see the kit for the <a href="/18601-office-master-kit-hr-om5-headrest-om5.html">head rest</a> here. However, we typically do not advise that the arms be added at a later date as the end-user is responsible for assembling those, and it’s a rather difficult process and requires special tools (such as a strap wrench).
Question: I saw in the customization there was an option for extra memory foam in the seat. How thick is this foam? Does it add much height to the seat? Answer: Adding memory foam will add 3/4" to 1" thickness to the seat.
Model OM5-GEX, OM5-BEX
Manufacturer Ergodirect
Part Number OM5-GEX, OM5-BEX
Overall Width 27"
Overall Height 40 - 45"
Back 18" W x 24.5" H
Seat 19.75" W x 17-18.5" D (Seat depth is adjusted through the waterfall mechanism of the chair)
Seat Height 16 - 21"
Base Diameter 26"
COM Back = 1 yard, Seat = 0.75 yards
Warranty Lifetime Limited
Carton Weight 67 lbs
UPS Weight 195 lbs
Arms Optional
Weight Capacity 300 lbs
Seat Depth with Back Foam Upholstery Foam upholstery adds extra thickness to the back seat and as the result decreases the seat depth by 1/2".

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OM5 Gaming Chair ED-OM5-EX Tall Back Executive/Task Chair

Office use, Mar 24, 2015
by Darren P, Tennessee
Professional modern appearance for my medical office while providing comfort,fatigue free posture and effortless positioning.
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Most comfortable chair I've ever sat in, Apr 16, 2015
by Nathan H, Illinois
The lower back support is the best I've ever felt in a chair. It's perfect. Maintaining proper posture feels completely natural. Would recommend to anyone who sits at a desk for the majority of the day. It's an expensive chair, but absolutely worth it.
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Best Chair I've owned, Sep 02, 2015
by Kevin D, Massachusetts
I spend a lot of time working from home and this is a great all around office chair. It's also very comfortable when playing games. The back and seat are connected in a way that as you move, the base moves with you. It's extremely comfortable. Highly recommended.
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Very good all around chair, Oct 14, 2015
by Alex, TN
I believe this is the most comfortable chair that I have ever sat in. It takes out all the adjustment and does it for you. Easily worth the price and works great with my gaming set-up/also for productivity.
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Highly satisfactory, Oct 29, 2015
by Dillon S, Nebraska
I was a little overwhelmed by the choices in fabrics when designing the chair myself, it would've been nice to see example photos of similar chairs (where available) to demonstrate each fabric or frame choice.

That aside, I got the chair, undamaged. Assembly was easy (just put the chair on the stand) and I was sitting in the chair within 5 minutes. I use this chair at a computer both for work, watching of streamed video (TV style usage), as well as gaming. The automatic reclining and highly adjustable arms make switching modes really comfortable and easy.

Obviously, this chair (especially with all its additional options) is quite expensive, but this feels like a chair I'll probably be using for 10 years, so I don't mind the expense. The only downside is that I have this chair in my home office, but I have to sit in a 'normal' chair while I'm at work. I guess until we have a Jetson's style ability to shrink things and take them with us, I'll just have to deal ;)
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Your spine will thank you, Nov 09, 2015
by Carl C, Colorado
I'm not a chair expert by any means so I will just list what I liked and do not like.
Likes:
-Helps me sit up straight more
-is very easy to lounge back in
-arm rests are very comfortable and adjustable if you get the nice ones
-overall very supportive and does cause any weird tense spots in my back, neck, or shoulders

One note is that I was concerned that the lack of a cushioned back (on my customized version) would make the seat uncomfortable, but the plastic flex back has plenty of give and is actually very comfortable. And breathable too!

Things I don't like:
- lack of height adjustment for the back. I get that the chair is all about not needing adjustments, but I feel like my tail bone just barely makes it up to the flex back and a shorter person would have a bad time.
-A lot of the features you'd probably want (like the arm rests) are not stock and cost extra
-Pretty expensive
-I still haven't found much use for the "waterfall lip"
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Can't decide..., Dec 23, 2015
by Jeffrey, Georgia
I purchased this chair after watching numerous videos on gaming chairs and decided to try it. What I love about it is that the seat slides forward as the back of the chair reclines, this makes it super comfortable to lean back a little. What I hate about it is that the act of leaning back is just a bit too easy and there's no way to adjust this. In other words, what would make this chair perfect, is if there was a way to increase the resistance on the leaning back action. Otherwise, it's very comfortable and solved the issue I had were my thighs & buttocks were going numb during long work (or gaming) sessions. It's an expensive chair but has the quality to go along with it.
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Great Product, Feb 26, 2016
by Jane T, Texas
I gave this chair to my boyfriend as a gift. He is a big gamer so sits in his computer chair for hours at a time. He LOVES the chair. He has raved about the back support and the comfort of the seat. Great purchase.
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Love it!, Apr 16, 2016
by Austin, Florida
I been using the chair for about a week and I absolutely love it! The wheels glide across the floor with ease and I really like the seat itself. I went with the extra memory foam option and it seems to pay off well. Warranty for the chair seems fair and if I get 5-10 years out of it that would be excellent.

ErgoDirect customer support was excellent! I worked with Anthony M. and he helped me every step of the way and answered all my questions with great detail. He provided me fabric samples and feedback from the manufacturer to help me make the best choices for this chair. He went above and beyond as far as customer service goes.
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Super Comfortable Chair, Apr 27, 2016
by Jason L, Washington
This chair is extremely comfortable. The self adjusting back works really well, supporting your back and bottom as both the back and seat adjusts to your leaning. For me and my weight, 162, it doesn't activate too easily so far. It's got just the right amount of resistance. The cushion was a little too hard at first, but after sitting in it for a month now it has softened up to a very comfortable level. I purchased the memory foam extra. I think it was worth it. This chair has completely fixed the problems I had with an Aeron chair I returned, namely the no cushion seating. The lumbar support is just about perfect for my height, 5' 8". It's also extremely well built, sturdy, and easy to put together. The adjustable arms are also nice and they don't slide back and forth too easily. Just the right amount of cushion too. They don't hurt my elbows. My only negative is that sometimes it wobbles a tiny bit, seemingly at the hydraulic stem. Depending on my sitting position though, I hardly notice it. If your leaning back a lot I would consider getting the higher back, especially if you're taller, as I missed the extra support on my shoulders when leaning back for a while. Was nervous because of the no return policy, but it was super worth it. Awesome chair.
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Truly Comfortable chair, Oct 20, 2016
by Karen M, Laguna Beach, California
Easy to put together; exceedingly comfortable chair. Loved the options to customize just what my son wanted. Considering getting one for myself given the price point, comfort level and helpful sales force from start to finish!
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Great chair, May 04, 2017
by C Morrison, College Station, Texas
This is a very comfortable chair, one of the only chairs I can sit in for longer than 30 minutes without pain. Be aware though that the charcoal color is NOT black, it's a grey.
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Great chair but, Feb 02, 2018
by Jamison, ND
Everything about the chair is pretty great, outstanding craftmanship, quality materials, easy assembly, it looks great with all the options available and most importantly very little adjustment needed for optimum comfort. Only gripe though is when you lean back your body moves forward with the seat, while a lot of that resistance to hold the backrest in position is held back by the friction of your pants and the material on the seat (standard material-that is very rough feeling by the way) which can be uncomfortable at times which is as easy as just standing up and readjusting yourself to alleviate the issue. All in all I would still recommend the chair one year later even with the one flaw that is just a byproduct of not having to ever manually adjust the chair.
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Great meeting point between functionality, professionalism, and flair., Aug 20, 2018
by Ebli De La Rosa Jr, Orlando, Florida
I bought this chair to serve as my desk chair for my gaming PC. I basically went all black with red as the seat (I believe I did molten but dont quote me on it). The chair is smooth over the tile of my home, I never get hot in it like I do with leather chairs (especially anywhere direct skin to chair contact happens). The height adjustment works great, and the mechanism that allows you to lean the chair back just by using your weight is easy to get used to, and works amazingly. The back is quite wide, wide enough for my entire back (I am 5' 10" with a stocky frame), but not so wide the chair is huge. First chair I have owned of its kind but I would highly recommend it.
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PERFECT, Jul 28, 2019
by Ethan, Chicago,IL
No back pain since getting it. Can't believe I've been normalizing back pain from work all of this time. If you're thinking about getting this pull the trigger its worth it. Your future self will thank you. Also, thank you to ErgoDirect for the awesome customer service making customization of the chair hella easy.
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An excellent chair for tall dudes., Aug 27, 2015
by Shauvon M, Kentucky
I was, as you might imagine, very nervous about buying this chair. Can you blame me? Who would throw down 600 clams for a chair that you can't try out and can't return if you don't like it? On top of that, I was looking at the "big and tall" version (the BXT, which I can only assume stands for Big Xylophone Time, and that doesn't really make any sense). The non-standard chair meant that any reviews or acclaim that the "default" chair received might not necessarily apply, or might be completely irrelevant if the BXT version just didn't fit right. I'm a very tall and thin dude, and that is a huge problem in my life. I don't really need to get into specifics (but suffice it to say I hate pants, beds, doorways, and ceiling fans). The point is that "big and tall" usually means just that - Big *and* Tall, so when shopping for things like office chairs (or pants), I can't just get a chair for a tall guy - it has to be one for a tall, fat guy. Now, I don't want to throw shade on the big guys out there, but it's a bit frustrating when I have to custom order pants that still have stretchy maternity panels in them because they're for a gentleman of the "Goodyear" persuasion, when I struggle to register as "Telephone Pole." So when I was looking to finally replace the old and busted chair that I've been sitting on since I was in the eighth grade (which was a long, long time ago), I was worried that I was going to have to pay extra for a chair with all manner of reinforcing girders, louvers, flying buttresses, and other modern engineering marvels because it was designed to hold a man who is, for lack of a better term, worth *several* of me. All this trouble, and I will still end up with a chair that isn't designed for me, which means that $600 investment wouldn't rescue me from the land of Back Pain. Still, I was getting very tired of living with my back and butt hurting all the time, and it was getting pretty dumb that I spent easily two thirds of every day sitting in a really terrible chair. I went out on a limb, pulled the trigger, and committed to several other metaphors while ErgoDirect got my chair shipped off to me. I'll dispense with the minutia, because the specific details of this chair are pretty well covered by the various extensive reviews of this chair (or it's smaller brother designed for puny men and their *normal* body types). I will shoot right to the point (finally) and say that I haven't had any back problems since I started using this chair. It has the longest platform (is that the term? It's the part where your butt goes) of any chair probably ever, so if you have stupidly long legs it will serve you well. The cheaper back option with the hard plastic is not super comfortable, but it could be worse. The arms are, well, arms - there's nothing special about them really at all, but there's nothing bad about them, either. Despite my fears, there are no flying buttresses to be found, so at least it is not obviously for a fat guy. If you are tall and doing a lot of hemming and hawing about whether to buy this chair - haw no further. I can't fathom that you will be disappointed. My one complaint is that it apparently is really fun for cats to puke on, but that's more a complaint about my horrible, stupid, useless monster of a cat, and not this chair. Even with the hairball stain it's still comfortable.
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Very Comfortable, Sep 01, 2015
by Geoffrey W, Washington
This chair is perfect. It takes some time to get used to but it's fantastic, especially for long gaming sessions. It moves with you so your always getting the support you need, and not fighting to get comfortable.
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High Quality Product, Jan 31, 2017
by Michael M, San Diego, California
Awesome chair for a big guy like me as it's hard to find a chair that is comfortable and wont hurt my back in the long term. Assembly was easy and customer service got back to me quickly with questions I had. Really nice chair to sit in!
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