I have gone through quit a number of chairs over the years
Since my company sell office chairs, I am time and again asked by my store visitors about computer chair designs and what position is the best for sitting when working all day in a chair.
Some of these people have been given very good quality high end leather custom made chair at their workplace and are wondering if there is really any discrepancy between it and your standard ergo chair. Some people complain about the shape of some guest or greeting lounge chairs at some work places, these people often find themselves uncomfortable with having only sat for only a short stretch.
It is definitely true that some stools can feel a lot more comfortable than others. Some chairs make it a easy to maintain a better upright posture, while others can get in the way between you and good posture.
You need to bear in mind however, that it is our body that sits in a chairs, and in order to increase on our own comfort , our interest should be focused on increasing our comfort and what we do with our body when we're sitting.
So what advice can I give regarding position and the standard office chair? First, I would advocate very simple, basic type designs with fairly level and firm seat bottom and with backs to not push your torso into any specific shape.
I would also suggest good back support and a high-quality tilt system for proper reclining and movement while moving throughout the tasks of your day. But, you need to bear in mind that you cannot look to your chair as the primary solution to poor posture. It's your posture that needs to realize how to change itself and find that comfort zone.
So a good office seat can mean different things to different individuals, some might feel better even on a traditional type seat vs. a fantasy mesh chair. Other people may never find real comfort while sitting, and esp. larger individuals, or persons with injuries or pain, for them this can all lead to amplified exhaustion, soreness and pain and discomfort, while sitting and working all day.
One of the most important things to seek out in a good chair is the cushion, this is something that the inferior office chairs you often find at the nationwide stores are lacking in, the lower quality chairs are made with foam that might feel good when you try out the chair out in the store but it hastily starts to breakdown and compress and lose it's memory and after a a short time it feels like you're sitting on a stool with no padding once the foam becomes worn out.
The second most critical thing to look for in good quality office seats is the seat mechanical workings, you want to make sure the chair is fully adjustable, a good chair will have about 6-7 adjustments, where a typical low quality chair will have at best 3-4. Having those bonus adjustments is very valuable to get an best working posture and position. A quality office chair will adjust up and down, you'll also have seat angle, back angle, seat slide in and out away towards the back rest, and the back can adjust up and down. Some chairs have additional adjustments, i.e like headrest adjustment and or arm rest support height and width adjustments. Typically the more adjustments the more comfortable you'll be, but none of that matters if the foam is inferior and falls apart and becomes uncomfortable only after a couple weeks of use.
Another point to think about is that each office chairs are rated for the amount of daily hours is planned for, more often than not the higher the hours rating the more stable and quality the chair is ,but not always as everyone fits on a chair differently, you have to take into account your own dimensions. Speaking of seat dimensions, some chairs esp. the quality chairs, will sometimes come with assorted size seat bottoms, small, medium and large seats. If you find that the majority office chairs are either too small or too large then perhaps a specially sized chair would be best for you.