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  • Sitbetter's Top 10 Chairs & Accessories of the Decade

    With the first decade of the millennium coming to an end and 2010 just around the corner, we found it appropriate to give acknowledgement to the top ten chairs and accessories sold on the Sitbetter website the past decade. It was stiff competition to come out on top amongst hundreds of items sold on site but these ten prevailed over all others, and for that we think they deserve a little extra attention and recognition for obviously having quality, style, comfort, and of course appeal.

    10. Ergonomic Knee Sit Chair

    Another hot item that everyone seemed to want along with their office chair was the Office Star Ergonomic Knee Sit Chair with Dual Knee Pads. A way to work for those who prefer a different way of sitting. Designed for short periods of time, the knee sit chair puts the back into a more natural position.

    The Knee Sit Chair is made for people who want break from traditional sitting, and want some temporary relief on their back. Featuring the comfort of Memory Foam on the Seat and knee cushion!

    Perfect to use alongside your regular office chair and for a low price of $89!

    Find out more about Knee Sit Chairs by clicking here!

    9. Under-desk Pencil Drawer

    The Esi - Under-desk Pencil Drawer provides ample storage for under the desk and has different compartment sizes to fit all of your desk accessory needs.

    These have been a huge hit recently and at only $50, anyone could use and under-desk pencil drawer to stow away all those unnecessary items that clutter the desk.

    Click here to find out more about under-desk pencil drawers!

    8. Humanscale - Switch Mouse

    The Switch Mouse is an innovative mousing solution that boosts comfort and reduces the risk of injury. This groundbreaking peripheral device integrates two major innovations- a V-shaped base, which puts the wrist and forearm into a natural position, and size adjust ability to provide a perfect fit for any computer user.

    Click here to find out more about the Switch Mouse!

    7. Big and Tall Bariatric Chair With Caressoft

    The Boss Big and Tall Bariatric Chair with Caressoft vinyl is designed exclusively for our big and tall customers' needs.

    The 2 paddle spring tilt mechanism can be locked in any position and there is a 5-inch thick padded seat for comfort.

    Contoured cushions improve posture with built-in lumbar support. Pneumatic seat height adjustment with adjustable tilt tension and tilt-lock is another feature of the big and tall chair.

    Big and Tall Chairs generally cost upwards of $400-$600 for all of the features mentioned above. For the low price of $239 you will definitely get your bang for your buck for this chair, which is why these flew out the door all last year!

    Find out more about the Boss Big and Tall Chair!

    6. Heavy Duty Stacking Chairs

    The Essential by Chairworks is just as it states, essential for any work environment. The Essential is a heavy duty stacking chair that is rated for up to 350 lbs.

    The durable design is what made this chair so sought after, and it comes in a pack of 4 for only $389.

    If you need to seat a large event or gathering the Essential is perfect for you.

    Find out more about the Essential here!

    5. Kore Rocking Stool

    The Kore rocking stool was a surprise hit this decade and has taken off in popularity just in the last year.

    Taking stool technology to another level, the Kore Stool embodies an ergonomic feature long touted by ergonomists as a bedrock of proper ergonomics: Continual motion of your body while at work.

    The Kore™ Stool allows the user to flex side to side and front to back - with its patented anti-tip system and gently rounded ergonomic base.

    The stool allows you to move and flex without falling or leaving your seat.

    The Kore™ Stool great for exercising your legs, back, and abdominal muscles, while also relieving and preventing soreness and stiffness!

    Find out more about the Kore Stool!

    4. Boss Deluxe Posture Office Task Chair

    The Boss Deluxe Posture - Office Task Chair with Loop Arms has a thick padded seat and back with built-in lumbar support.

    The waterfall seat reduces stress to te legs and the back heigh and seat depth are fully adjustable.

    The 5 star nylon base allows smooth movement and stability along with the loop arms. Available in four colors: Grey, Burgundy, Blue and Black tweed; complete with a Six-Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

    The best part about the chair and what makes it so popular is that you can work a full day in this chair comfortably for $66.

    Available with or without arms, both were just as popular.

    Find out more about the Boss Deluxe Poster here!

    3. Emc2 Advantage

    The Emc2 Advantage placing in the top 3 chairs of the decade doesn't come as a surprise.

    The Advantage Series Ergonomic Mesh Chair provides complete ergonomics with 4 way adjustable lumbar and padded, 4 way adjustable arms, breathable mesh, 2:1 syncro tilt knee, satin nickel base with foot-guards, and smooth roll casters.

    Not only is this chair great quality but it also comes at a great price of $189. In my opinion, one of the best deals you can find for an office chair anywhere because the price definitely is less than it is worth in reality.

    I personally spend 8 hours a day sitting in this chair and it has given me no problems so far, only guaranteed comfort daily! With the growing popularity of this chair, they are nearly out of stock so get them while you still can!

    Find out more about the Emc2 Advantage here!

    2. Mid-Back Guest Chair with Mahogany Finish

    Coming in strong at second place is the Boss Mid-back Guest Chair with Mahogany Finish.

    Most purchases of this chair were in bulk, an ideal use for lobbies or reception areas with its classic retro styling. Although most were purchased in bulk, also perfect if used as a guest chair for offices.

    The chair is comfortable, made of durable black caressoft vinyl and molded polyurethane armrests.

    Be sure to impress your guests, and at only $119, these are perfect to buy in large quantities at an affordable price.

    Find out more about the Boss Mid-back Guest Chair here!

    1. Allseating Inertia

    Our best selling chair of the year was the Allseating Inertia, and for good reason. The Allseating Inertia High-back is both comfortable and affordable. It also fits in with practically any office environment - not to mention any budget. At only $321 it comes as no surprise that the Inertia landed our number one selling chair of the year.

    Also available in a midback version, mesh conference room chair, mid-back mesh drafting stool, mesh back side chair, mesh back bar stool, and leather conference chair.

    Find out more about the Inertia!

  • Office Chair Review: Mayline 6446AGL

    Mayline 6446AGLThree Sweet Features:

    1. A big chair fold away arms for easy entry.

    2. High quality leather that is soft and durable.

    3. Steel reinforced components.

    The Thorough Review:

    The Mayline 6446AGL is our most popular Big and Tall Office chair for a) Big and Tall users, and b) Dispatch centers. It is very popular for the former because of the size of the chair - it is big and capable. The seat is wide and thick, using a high density foam that ensures the foam will withstand longer use by anyone. The back is tall too, which provides a a chair that can be used by a wider range of people.

    The components that make up this chair are high quality and durable - for example, the chair has a steel reinforced plate on the bottom for support and longevity, and the chair comes with an oversize metal base as well. The foam is what we call High Density Foam - thicker and more durable than standard foam.

    There are a few critical features that make this chair very nice - aside from the component makeup and durability. One is the pivot arm feature. The arms are capped in leather, and pivot upward out of the way for two reasons: 1. More space means more comfort and 2. It makes it easy to get in and out of the chair. The arms, although they pivot and are connected by a single point to the back of the chair, are durable and sturdy enough to put weight and support on, too. Another great feature of this chair is the inflatable lumbar support. While a very underrated feature, inflatable lumbar means the user can adjust the lower back pressure to exactly where they feel comfortable. It's a very specific means of lumbar support.

    Overall, a great chair. It's really worth the additional dollars - instead of buying multiple chairs that keep breaking and aren't comfortable for around $125 dollars, it's a wise choice to invest in the durable and comfortable Mayline 6446AGL Big and Tall Office Chair.

    The Ratings:

    Durability: Very, very durable. Steel reinforced plating means weight rating of up to 450 lbs.

    Adjust-ability: It features two things that set it apart from other chairs - inflatable air lumbar and pivot arms that fold up.


    It's plush, and the top-grain leather is soft. However, it is not a "super soft sink into" type chair, since it is built more for long term comfort and durability.

    Overall Rating (Not an average):

    It's one of SitBetter's more popular chairs for a reason. Big, durable, comfortable - worth the price.

    Want to know more about how we rate chairs? Check out our Ratings Guide!

  • Big and Tall Chairs | Finding the Right Fit

    Being of a smaller stature, I’d never really thought too long and too hard about what it was like for people of larger stature. Of course that’s not to say I am closed minded. I’m just saying that sometimes the thought of walking in others’ shoes can be an elusive concept, let alone considering what it is like for a larger person to find big and tall chairs for the office.

    As a matter of fact, I think if you’ve been reading my blog, I sometimes forgot what it was like to find an office chair that was the right fit for me. In the distant past, I struggled with an elbow problem, and in the not too distant past, pain in my shoulder. Needless to say, I blame it all on my office and home office chairs. I just didn’t understand.

    Now, I totally get it.

    So, although the majority of the population of men and women are somewhere between 4’5” and 6’0” and weigh between 100 -200 lbs, sometimes the larger side of the populace is overlooked. Not so anymore. I’ve been in offices from one end of the continent to the other and have seen firsthand someone 6’6” and 250-275lbs trying to fit into a regular sized chair. They scrunch their shoulders, knees up above their waist line, and their oblique muscles pressed firmly against the arm rest. Needless to say they didn’t look comfortable at all.

    Now-a-days there are big and tall chairs for the office, which are stylish, comfortable, reliable, and most importantly adjustable. They’re ergonomically correct for the taller, stouter body type, with reinforced support systems that can sustain up to 500 lbs, depending on the chosen model.
    A good office chair reduces the stress on thighs, elbows, back, neck, wrists, and a number of other related areas. So, although these big and tall chairs have higher backs and wider seats, they operate just like any other office chair.

    As with any office chair purchase, it is important to shop around and find a reputable dealer who really knows what big and tall chairs should do for the person sitting in it.

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