We all want our products yesterday. But, sometimes, we have to settle for in a few days – fortunately, there are manufacturers like Ergo Office Seating (aka ErgoFast) which take pride in shipping products ASAP (usually within 24 hours), because rea
lly, they don’t like seeing their chairs just sitting there (please excuse the very appropriate pun). However, with that speed of service comes the very real question: How are their chairs?
Well, since they are selling on Sitbetter, its safe to assume we’ve tried them and find them to be to our caliber of quality. The spotlight series this week looks at the Milan Series from ErgoFast, a popular and versatile ergonomic task seating option available in 3 different versions to meet exact budget restrictions.
All three of the Milan models come in the same designer back mesh (not a plain black, but has a little of a pattern to it, giving it a break from the dull standard mesh seen out there) and an elastic yet tough and easy to clean black seat fabric, upholstered over a unique seat foam that molds to the user not dissimilar to memory foam.
Simple, not many bells and whistles, but functional. An ergonomically reclining mechanism with height adjustment, swivel and tilt lock give the basics in function, while allowing for a great value price. This version is ideal for someone looking for comfortable task seating for many employees and needs to stay within a budget, or just as well for someone looking for a simple task chair for home use.
The second version of the Milan comes with a different mechanism and offers different (wider array) of functions than the value version. It is made for functions where more adjustments are required and more of an upright tasking position is needed. Basically, it allows you to adjust different areas of the chair independently, namely the back angle and seat angle. Also features back height adjustment and tilt lock. Whats the benefit of these, above and beyond paying more for them? Having the ability to adjust the chair to fit you, rather than forcing yourself into the chair.
The third version of the Milan is the same as version two, but includes a seat slider that allows you to adjust the seat depth for further adjust-ability.
Which is the best? Comfort wise, they are all going to feel the same. The foam, mesh and overall frame of the chairs does not change from model to model. But the user or purchaser should ask themselves how much reclining do they do in their chair? If the answer is a lot, then version 1 is a great choice, as it is better for that. If have more of an upright working position and type a lot more than you’d like, then one of the other two is probably a better long term investment. (Version 1 is GREAT for call centers, versions 2/3 are great for data entry and overall tasking.)
All in all, this weeks’ spotlight was on the Milan series for their different and modern mesh back style combined with a great quality and price median. A unique series that is backed up by Ergo Office Seating‘s (ErgoFast) Lifetime Warranty.
1. Sleek, modern design with chrome accents
2. Ergonomic knee tilt with seat slider
3. Leather seat and nice mesh back
The Thorough Review:
The Cherryman Respond 3.1 Mesh Office Chair with Leather seat is a very nice modern mesh chair. Not fully mesh, it features a thick leather seat that complements the mesh back nicely. It adds both style and comfort to the chair, and, with the chrome base and accents, combine to make a high end, luxury modern office chair at at mid-market price.
Featuring a seat slider, back height adjustment, and a 2:1 ergonomic knee tilt mechanism, the chair features all the ergonomic necessities to more than appropriately qualify as a quality ergonomic chair. It has an adjustable lumbar support and height and width adjustable arms too, covered in a “Soft Touch” polyurethane armpad.
The back height is tall enough to be able to pass as a modern managers chair, or low enough to work capably as a task chair in an modern environment. The chair sits nice. The aforementioned leather seat is not plush, but rather a tad firm – just how you want a good ergonomic task chair to be. The back mesh is nice, as it conforms well to majority of users and is firm enough to provide ample upper and lower back support. It’s breathability is nice too. Overall, the Cherryman Respond 3.1 is a stylish and very modern ergonomic office chair for any office environment.
The chair fits well. The mid-back with its ratched back ensures most people will fit well in it. It is only rated up to 250 lbs though.
Very adjustable. Has most every ergonomic adjustment needed.
It is a good looking chair. That’s the bottom line. Clean lines and nice design.
Overall Rating (Not an average):
Overall, a good ergonomic chair. Competes at a great price point. The relative inexperience of the manufacturer in the chair business (they’ve done desks for years) gives us pause where longevity is concerned, but the chair features a good warranty.
Want to know more about how we rate chairs? Check out our Ratings Guide!