Is the Aeron the best office chair?

What's the best office char that money can buy? Is it the Aeron?

After decades (well, a couple anyway) of spending too many hours a day in a cheap office chair, I've decided that I'm going to spend some decent money on a good quality, comfortable chair ... but what should I buy?

Personally, I'm leaning towards the Herman Miller Aeron - this chair seems ergonomic, durable, functional, geeky and fun.  It's not a cheap chair but considering that I currently throw away a $100-150 chair every 12-18 months because of random issues, over time a decent chair (assuming it lasts!) will be more economical than a cheap one.

The only problem I have with the Aeron is that I'm choosing from a pool of one.  This is where you come in.  What office chair do you recommend?  If you have an Aeron, what do you think of it?  If you have something else, how has that stood up?

Share your thoughts!


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