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Saffron-II-DT Ergonomic Task Chair Review
This entry was posted on October 21, 2011.
The ErgoCentric Saffron is a highly adjustable ergonomic task chair specifically designed for task intensive purpose for those that spend up to 8-10 hours a day sitting at work. It features a supportive mid back design that is particularly beneficial for shorter users looking for shoulder support. It also comes with a curved back rest with built in lumbar support that can be adjusted up or down in order to properly position the lumbar support to meet the curve of the user's lower back. Other notable features that come included are seat angle adjustment, back angle adjustment, seat height adjustment, forward tilt lock out, and back height adjustment.
With back pain becoming almost inevitable for workers spending hours a day in a seated position, it is important to find a solution to relieve discomfort caused by sitting in a poorly designed chair. The problem with most chairs lies in the fact that they are not designed to accommodate people of varying heights and weights. Most office chairs have a weight limit of up to 250 lbs. and are designed to fit users between 5'4"-5'10". So where does that leave the rest of us that do not fit in that height or weight range? Either with a broken chair or maybe even worse, a chair that does not fit us properly.
With ErgoCentric realizing that one size does not fit all they in turn created the Saffron Series line. The Saffron is available in 3 different sizes in accordance with their back height, the low back model, the mid back model, and a high back model. There is also a line of Saffrons that come with a multi function control, which allows for even more adjustability.
What we thought:
Quick synopsis - Comfortable for all day sitting and worth the higher price tag. I originally sat in this chair to test out the smaller seat option that is available with the chair, as I am 5'3" and most chairs put pressure on the back of my knees due to their seat depth. I found the padding on the chair to be outstanding, I can tell that the fabric will hold up for years to come even with 8 hours a day of usage. The back angle adjustment is especially ideal if you spend time hunched over typing during the work day, you are still able to get the support needed by adjusting the back angle forward. The number of different options available on the chair also ensure that you will get a chair that is tailor fit to meet your needs and requirements.
Some may find themselves feeling a bit uncomfortable sitting in the chair if they are used to having a recline feature on their previous chairs. The Saffron DT does not allow for the ability to recline back in the chair, which some people like to do while taking quick stretch breaks throughout the day. This is solved with the addition of a more advanced mulit-function mechanism that can be found in the Saffron MT series. Some people may also find the price to be a little steep, but this can be expected when purchasing any high quality ergonomic chair.
The Saffron is a great, high quality ergonomic office chair that can be custom fit to meet the needs of just about any individual. It is also comfortable enough for all day sitting, something all of us look when working long hours 5 days a week. The biggest selling point of the Saffron, is the large number of options available to custom design the chair to fit you. There are three different seat sizes available to accommodate users of varying heights along with 7 different cylinder heights which determine how high the chair can be raised. There are also a number of upgradable features available including a seat slider adjustment that allows for a longer seat depth to be achieved, a memory foam seat option, a triple density(soft foam) seat foam option, an adjustable headrest, the option for a tailbone cut out for those that suffer from coccyx pain, and 5 different arm options.
Overall, the Saffron is a great investment for those looking for a chair that will last them many years while also providing excellent ergonomic support. It is especially recommended for petite users that often have a difficult time finding a chair that will comfortably fit their legs and allow for their feet to remain flat on the floor.
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