Ergomeister’s FAEZ8ERG ergonomic chair is perfect for the long haul
Ergomeister’s FAEZ8ERG Ergonomic Chair is perfect for the long haul
With so many of us working from home due to COVID-19, it’s only natural that the amount of time we spend crunching away at our desks every day has gone up. Accordingly, this has made ailments like soreness, muscular tension and backaches that much more common, leading to a greater interest in anything that can offer relief without hampering our productivity.
Of course, the first thing that jumps to mind would be purchasing a proper set of office furniture – one that is purpose-designed for comfort and productivity, like the Ergomeister FAEZ8ERG Series 8 Ergonomic Office Chair.
What’s the “ergonomic” craze all about?
Admittedly, you might be wondering what the big fuss about “ergonomic” furniture is. After all, the term is plastered on many different products nowadays, but what does it actually mean? In short, ergonomic products are designed to provide long-lasting comfort and efficiency in workspaces, with many of these items featuring added back support or cushioning to reduce the physical strain on users while they work.
Putting two and two together, these products have become integral to office productivity because there’s nothing more frustrating than having to deal with stiff shoulders and backaches after, or even during a tiring day at work. However, users have since come to expect much more from such furniture apart from extra cushioning and fancy terminology - they’re expecting a full-on value-add to comfort as well as their work productivity, which makes this a good time for us to dive straight into the Series 8 chair to find out why it stands out.
This chair doesn’t mesh about
Aside from its rather amusing name, this seemingly mundane office chair is no slouch when it comes to comfort. In fact, it already has quite the reputation - not only has it received loads of praises from satisfied customers for build quality, but its excellent spread of ergonomic features has also garnered acclaim from professional athletes, orthopaedic specialists and even chiropractors, which adds further credibility to its already-stellar reviews.
As for the features, let’s start off right at the top with the chair’s material. Currently, most office chairs on the market tend to opt for leather upholstery or a layer of cushioned fabric over a plastic base, but Ergomeister has decided to take the path less travelled and opted for a mesh backrest instead. But what does a mesh material offer over other materials? Well, one word: ventilation. Unlike leather or fabric-based cushioning, using a mesh opens up an avenue for air to cool off your back naturally while you use the chair, so it is less likely to get warm and sweaty. Coincidentally, it also does away with most of the usual grievances that customers tend to have about conventional upholstery, such as peeling leather, sweat marks and exposed stuffing.
Of course, Ergomeister isn’t just using your average mesh material. The Series 8 chairs come with German-engineered Premium Air-scape Mesh, which offers vastly improved air ventilation even when compared to other meshes.
What about the internal works? Unlike its predecessor the FAEZ5ERG Series 5, which are made from black-lacquered iron, the Series 8 chairs are constructed out of lightweight aircraft aluminium, which is a much sturdier and more durable material.
Although the current FAEZ8ERG Series 8 retains its predecessor’s adjustable headrest, users can now adjust the angle as well as its height. This seemingly humble change doesn’t just offer another customisation option for the consumer - it has also been lauded by professionals for helping to balance the weight distribution across users’ neck muscles, relieving tension while they work or game.
Plus, this versatility isn’t only limited to the headrest - everything from the elbow rests to the lumbar support (which we’ll be discussing below) and the backrest are all engineered to provide the maximum amount of comfort for users. These aspects can also be adjusted to the user’s preferences, ensuring that their body gels seamlessly and comfortably with the chair’s structure, and the centrepiece of this whole operation is the Series 8’s nifty 3 wire-line control mechanism.
You can seamlessly transition between a full recline and an upright position simply by lifting or pressing down on the various tabs, and those same tabs also provide fingertip control of other facets like the chair height and depth. Needless to say, all of these inclusions translate to huge health benefits in the long run, as having a proper seating angle and elevation does take a lot of tension off your spinal column.
The Lumbar+ is back, and better than ever
Unquestionably the most important feature of any ergonomic chair is the back and lumbar support. In the Series 8’s case, the Lumbar+ Extra Response used is similar to the Lumbar+ featured in the Series 5 chairs but dialled up a notch to provide unparalleled back support, one that is able to react near-instantaneously to a user’s dynamic body movements. This means that no matter which side you lean on the chair, it will automatically compensate for the change in posture, and when paired in tandem with the broad base, can make those simple back stretches during long Zoom meetings that much more relaxing.
It doesn’t just belong in the “office”
Last but not least, we know we have been saying that the Series 8 is fundamentally an “office chair”, and while that’s true in terms of nomenclature, it should still fit the bill if you’re in the market for a gaming chair. Granted, the simple and clean-cut design does mean it won’t be as visually bombastic as its aesthetically edgier competitors, but that’s hardly the most crucial element.
After all, backaches and soreness are just as much a “gamer” problem as they are “office” ones, which means that the Series 8 chairs will still serve you well for such purposes too. So, when push comes to shove, it honestly doesn’t matter whether you’re going to sit through a lengthy video conference, a video game grinding session or your usual Netflix binge on weekends - your body will certainly thank you afterwards for allowing it to recline in one of these ultra-comfy chairs, and the best part is that you’ll probably be able to feel it.
With a recommended retail price of S$899, coupled with free same-day delivery, assembly and a solid 15 years of limited warranty coverage (manufacturing defects and hydraulics), the Ergomeister FAEZ8ERG Series 8 Ergonomic Office Chair offers a good package for all the features and comfort it offers for the long-term. Additionally, Ergomeister is even offering a 60-day risk-free trial for you to mull it over. Now that’s building customers’ confidence.
For more information about the Ergomeister FAEZ8ERG Series 8 Ergonomic Office Chair, check out their website.