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Old 08-27-2009, 02:31 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I'm current sitting in a Herman Miller Aeron chair, had it since 2003, comes with a 12 year on site warranty. The only thing that has broken on it was a bolt that holds the adjustable arm rest, herman miller sent someone out the next day to fix it
They aren't cheap, but you get what you pay for, excellent build quality and good service.

Anyway, unless it's really hot anyway, you hardly get sweaty in the chair, it's also supremely comfortable, no numb arse cheeks, normal foam chairs seem old fashioned after having this chair.

Also what is the name of the back support in the OP, wanted to see if they sell it over here in the UK.
Yeah I did not know anything about the company or anything, I just googled chair with holes or something stupid like that but yeah they do make normal desk chairs look old school

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Old 03-28-2010, 09:05 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Update

Ok so its been 9 months since I bought these...

I finally had 1 break so I figured I would put out an update...

For $5 these things last 9 months or more is pretty great

The only problem I had with them is they slid into the crack of the seat and were useless unless you pulled them back up every time you sat down...

Other than that, Good enough product...
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:37 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Ok so its been 9 months since I bought these...

I finally had 1 break so I figured I would put out an update...

For $5 these things last 9 months or more is pretty great

The only problem I had with them is they slid into the crack of the seat and were useless unless you pulled them back up every time you sat down...

Other than that, Good enough product...
Yeah, mine slip down too. Mine is still working. I am surprised because I expected the mesh to tear really fast. My only "complaint" is that the side that juts out the farthest would hit my elbow (funny-bone) when I shift gears. My solution is to align it off-center when I set down. Sooo, it sticks out a lot on my left side, but it's flush to the side of the seat-back on my right side.

Mine came in a two-for-$10 pack, so I have a backup for when mine fails. I've even seen them at 3-for-$10.

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Old 03-28-2010, 09:42 PM   #44 (permalink)
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And pull them up carefully. I had the strap break when trying to pull the thing up.
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And pull them up carefully. I had the strap break when trying to pull the thing up.
That is what happened to mine, the strap was very worn and finally broke

Also.... Mine were 2 for $10 too
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Hmm...this thing seems to be nice enough...Seeing that I'm not in the US, the only place I found it is eBay, 5.99 including shipping, I'm thinking of ordering a pair, I just hope it's the ones bought by others at CVS/Walmart/Walgreens and not poorer quality...

Take a look at the link, does it look like the right thing ?

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Check the dollar stores. I got mine for $1 each.
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Hmm...this thing seems to be nice enough...Seeing that I'm not in the US, the only place I found it is eBay, 5.99 including shipping, I'm thinking of ordering a pair, I just hope it's the ones bought by others at CVS/Walmart/Walgreens and not poorer quality...

Take a look at the link, does it look like the right thing ?

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They look like an updated version of what I bought 2 years ago. Mine are still holding up fine.
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They look like an updated version of what I bought 2 years ago. Mine are still holding up fine.
Thanks, I'll order and see...
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I just realized an exploit I am going to try. I can put freezer "gel packs" inside the webbing. I wanted to do something like this before, but I was worried that I would sit back and break the gel pack (what a mess!!!!!)

I like this original seat support idea. No a/c + vinyl upholstery = a sometimes nightmarish drive. Like today when it's cloudy, forecast for rain, way humid, and 95* out.

Hot vinyl and ice. Yeah, I remember that . . . . .

Wahl . . so the statute of limitations ran out a mighty long time ago. And as former Prez Georgie liked to indicate about "youthful indiscretions" . . . those exploits are done and buried once enough time has past.

We were leavin' Dallas one Friday night in my no-account Maverick, black vinyl seats, no A/C and temps above 105F. Pulled in to a c-store and, while I "distracted" the clerk with a beer purchase, my "associate" loaded around 300-lbs of ice onto the floorboards. (I had to carve out some space with my boot heel to drive).

That car did have kick panel vents, so on our drive to Lake Sam Rayburn we had some pretty good Aaaaa-Ceeee. Cold ones down the throat with cool feet and seat (so to speak). Adjusted the windows front and rear to maximize the vent flow at the 55 mph limit. Already had the drain plugs in the floorboards pulled. (Also legal to drink & drive back then . . just couldn't be dronk.)

Carpet/pad dried out fine afterwards . . nothing like those temps to guarantee it.

I went through those beaded seat covers pretty often. They worked on that bench seat . . . and I've never owned another car without A/C.

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