With the advent of the “Working From Home” culture, a good chair that is comfortable to sit in for hours on end is of utmost importance. We are here to see if the ErgoTune Supreme is worth the coveted spot of cushioning your prized booty.
Setting up the Ideal Position
Upon arrival, one might notice that the chair is not as simple as it looks. As hinted by its brand, the ErgoTune Supreme is extremely customizable. The number of calibrations that can be done to fit your body proportions is pretty remarkable to begin with.
It also comes with an extremely handy calibration guide as seen above. Contained within the guide are the instructions, with its respective images, which makes adjustments pretty straightforward. I would recommend calibrating the chair’s settings with a mirror as doing so will allow you to see if your posture is ideal.
However, even with the 9 available height adjustment levels for the lumbar support, I find it to be insufficient for me. I require it to be a few centimeter higher than its maximum height for my ideal position.
Speaking of adjusting, the armrest is extremely adjustable. It is not only capable of the basic height adjustments, but also the setting of angle, width, as well as the length. The armrest mechanism rotates on a swivel, and is rather easy to alter to your liking.
Proper Posture Please
How does the actual usage of the chair fare? Simply put, when used properly, it forces you to have proper posture. As mentioned above with the incompatibility regarding the lumbar support, the slight imperfection of my posture, together with getting use to proper posture, has been causing some aches in my lower back.
All these got me thinking about why slouching is more comfortable than sitting up straight. Much research has led me to realize that my body is simply used to the slouched position. While the soreness that occurs is due my back muscles not being used to supporting the proper posture.
The DuraWeave mesh material is also comfortable enough to keep me plastered onto the chair for long durations. Its breathability aids in keeping your body’s temperature well-regulated in Singapore’s hot and humid climate, while having enough “give” to provide support without being rigid and uncomfortable.
The ErgoTune Supreme comes with a headrest that is also pretty adjustable, fitting the Supreme’s running theme. Adjusting is simple, with the height of the base stand and headrest, and how far the headrest extends out being rather reachable while seated. Not to mention, if you simply rest your head on the headrest, the height will slide into the right position when you lean back. Perfect for after a long day at work.
The upgraded headrest will be in stock at July 2021. The good news? There’s no need to wait till then to get your ErgoTune. You can purchase it now, and request for a free upgrade to the new headrest once stocks for it arrives.
Interesting Value Proposition
At a price point of $599 (u.p. $850), this is definitely priced on the mid-to-higher end. It is still much more affordable than the bigger players like Herman Miller, but is several times the price of those you normally see in IKEA. The 8-year warranty, with an additional 4 more years in a social media campaign, does at least soften the blow. Ultimately, I would recommend heading over to the showroom to try it out first-hand.
With all that said, I am still pleased with the product. As someone who sits by the computer day in, day out, I am grateful for the journey that this article has made me experienced. Unlike many things in life, the knowledge of how important proper posture is priceless.