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Reddit mentions of Alera Elusion Series Mesh High-Back Multifunction Chair, Black

Sentiment score: 16
Reddit mentions: 24

We found 24 Reddit mentions of Alera Elusion Series Mesh High-Back Multifunction Chair, Black. Here are the top ones.

Multifunction mechanism allows back angle adjustment relative to seat, adjustable tilt (free floating or infinite locking positions) and forward tiltCool, breathable mesh back and arm height from seat is 6 3/4 inch to 9 1/4 inchContoured seat cushion with premium fabric upholstery and waterfall edge to help relieve pressure on legsMultifunction mechanism allows back angle adjustment relative to seat, adjustable tilt (free floating or infinite locking positions) and forward tiltCool, breathable mesh backContoured seat cushion with premium fabric upholstery and waterfall edge to help relieve pressure on legsHigh back 24 inches

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Found 24 comments on Alera Elusion Series Mesh High-Back Multifunction Chair, Black:

u/Coffinspired · 15 pointsr/buildapcsales

Your point is fair about everyone on Reddit saying you NEED an Aeron, which is ridiculous.

But if you're spending even 2 hours straight in a computer chair, I'd say you'd want to spend a little more than $30-$40. Finding a ~$125 chair with a little adjustability on sale for ~$75 will be money much better spent. For how long you usually own a computer chair, it's worth spending a little more, even if you have to save up a little longer.

I'm currently using a Multi Function Alera Elusion (highly recommended) that was a little under $150, it's miles ahead of past chairs I've owned that were already over $100. I find it more comfortable than chairs that were twice as expensive. You don't need to break the bank on a Herman Miller for a comfortable ergo chair. Though, in fairness, I know even $150 is more than some would want to spend.

If you're looking at a cheaper chair that has zero adjustment for a daily driver, that you're buying without testing first, I'd probably stay away from ergonomic ones and just get a "flatter/scooped/cushioned-backed", or even an executive style chair.

An ill-fitting ergo chair turns something that should be very comfy and supportive into a torture rack.

u/worksysadmin · 13 pointsr/sysadmin

The Herman Miller Aeron is the gold standard.

However, I have a Alera Elusion from Amazon. It's got all the adjustability of a much more expensive chair; adjustable Seat pan, adjustable back, the seat pan angle and back reset angle are individually adjustable etc.

https://www.amazon.com/Alera-ALEEL41ME10B-Elusion-High-Back-Multifunction/dp/B0049UCECE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1541602227&sr=8-2

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It is no Aeron but if you are on a budget, this is the best I have found.

u/6x9equals42 · 8 pointsr/buildapc

$100 won't get you very far and I'd probably just grab whatever feels nice at Office Depot. The Alera Elusion at $150 or the Ikea Markus at $200 have good reviews. Nicer chair are pretty buy it for life and will be more comfortable than cheap chairs, so I'd save $300-$400 and get a used Herman Miller or Steelcase. You'll probably spend more overall on cheap chairs that wear out than a nicer chair over its life span.

u/Lozerien · 5 pointsr/tall

I walked in to the office furniture store in my town, the 6'6" salesman spotted me, and sat me this chair. The seat height is 64 cm, which fit me perfectly. Since it's my personal property, I carry it from job to job.

This chair has an unusually high back and long seat. It's made in Taiwan, of all places; a quick check on Amazon UK does not show it available there.

Try and office furniture stores that cater to City (yes, I realize you're 400 miles away from there) firms, this is the only other place I've been to other than Amsterdam and Sarajevo where I didn't feel unusually tall.

But, not to despair; most office chairs have a standard 50mm diameter seatpost, you can replace the stock seatpost with a longer one.

u/Sevallis · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Great tips, I ended up buying this chair and I recommend it to anyone due to how adjustable it is:
Alera ALEEL41ME10B Elusion Series... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049UCECE?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf $187 currently, I bought mine open box for less and it has no problems.

And this headrest bolts right on:
Lorell Hi-Back Chair Mesh... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P85C6OU?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf $12.75 currently

I’m 6’ 1” 170lbs and this chair has all of the adjustments anyone could want and is very comfortable and supportive. I used to exacerbate sciatic nerve pain in my leg and hip when I’d sit in my old cheap office chair, it doesn’t hurt in this chair.

See Camel3 for more price information and to track it if you need to wait for a deal, my open box purchase was just a damaged packaging, but they come in once in awhile: https://camelcamelcamel.com/Alera-ALEEL41ME10B-Elusion-High-Back-Multifunction/product/B0049UCECE?context=search

u/mmtree · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I bought this Alera chair And its probably the best purchase I've made. I absolutely love the adjustments that are available and the seat doesn't become padded down. I also don't sweat in it when its 100 degrees during the summer. The only thing that might be missing is head support but that depends on how tall you are(for me, it works, the back actually goes up and down, for my 6'3" brother, it's not enough but still comfortable).

u/nakedR0B0T · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I have been wanting to get this chair, but I haven't tried it out and reviews of ergonomic chairs seem inconsistent.

u/Legendhidde · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Please don't buy one of those "gamer" chairs, this is for every major purchase, do NOT buy into the gamer bullshit. Those chairs may look good and sturdy, but they're everything but the best. Save your money and buy a proper ergonomic desk chair.

I hate how everyone is advertising these things, only because they're gamery.

Look at something like this
and this instead.

Buying into gaming chairs is just like buying into Gamer peripherals, like audio and keyboards. High prices, over the top looks but mediocre performance and awful build quality.

u/Pyrokills · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

I honestly can't think of a reason to spend so little on a computer chair, unless you're a casual computer user and are sitting at it for at most 3-4 hours a day. Even then you should be ponying up the cash for something with adjustable back support if you don't want back issues.
I sit at my desk on average 8 hours a day and the cheap $200-$300 chairs from office depot etc last me at most 3 years but usually 2 before falling apart. I then spend another $200-$300 and at that point I pretty much could've bought the Rolls Royce of chairs. So if you sit for as long as I do or longer, just take the hit and buy a solid, expensive chair.

However I understand not everyone can afford that even if they try and budget for it. There are pretty nice chairs (from what I've read) in the $400 range that aren't junk gaming chairs. Here's a list I've found but keep in mind I have never owned any of these but have just heard good things about them.

Lorell Executive

Alera Elusion

ErgoChair

For the last one, the Ergo Chair. I've heard both great things about the chair but negative things about the company itself. The Chair/Company was kickstarted/crowdfunded and some reddit users complained of shady practices, but others got their chairs and loved it so take with that what you will. And as others have said, you can get the herman miller chairs, steelcase etc etc for the cheap and in good condition on craigslist and ebay etc. Companies sell them all the time.

u/abcteryx · 2 pointsr/videos

You'd be happier with a "traditional", well-reviewed chair in the $100-$200 Alera Elusion (High-back). Try searching the make/model of chairs on Reddit to get some differing opinions. I did some research on office chairs when I got mine a couple years ago. Long story short: generally a $50 chair is going to suck, stay away from "race" chairs, and if you've got a grand to drop then go with something like Herman Miller. But Alera isn't bad, and is in a reasonable price range.

u/vailman · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

[Amazon link](Alera Elusion Series Mesh High-Back Multifunction Chair, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049UCECE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_YzAqxb589GDA0) I bought this chair. It has most of the ergonomics of an aeron but is $200. I have one at home and got work to buy me one. I like it quite a lot. You can also buy a headrest that screws on.

u/frogmum · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This Alera Elusion $190.99 is pretty awesome. I've been using it for a couple months now. I like that it's a fabric seat so my skinny ass doesn't slide off. The padding is very thick and I doubt it will wear out anytime soon. I bought some memory foam elbow rests because I didn't really like the hard rubber style that came with it. I also got some black fleece fabric to put on the back rest to make it a little more cushiony.

u/SirBuckeye · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I recommend the Alera Elusion chair for $166.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0049UCECE

It has tons of adjustments including seat tilt and depth. It's very comfy and seems to hold up well.

u/Neverlife · 1 pointr/buildapc

I was in the market for a chair about 6 months ago and it seemed to me like the options were;

  1. Find something on craigslist

  2. Buy something from a random Office Depot or Target or whatever

  3. Pay $300+ for a nice chair

  4. Buy this chair on Amazon (Edit: It was $150 when I bought it.. I swear)

    I went with #4. It's not a phenomenal chair, but it's pretty good. I've been using it for 6 months with little issue, it's comfy, it stays cool, it has a bunch of settings so you can tweak it to fit how you sit. I give it a solid 7/10.
u/JustSomeKiddd · 1 pointr/buildapc

Hi! Ergo nerd chiming in because it doesn't seem like a lot the people in this thread know what they're talking about. I've researched chairs extensively and the plain, but not so simple answer is - it depends. The two most important however are your height, and budget.

There's no one chair fit all, so really the best thing you can do for yourself is get a chair with as many adjustments as possible so you can sort of mold it around your body. A lot of chairs don't come like this out of the box, and usually the one's that do will break your wallet without any remorse.

Anyway, I'm 5'6", and poor, so I currently use this chair.

This is by far the best chair at the low end you can get, and I sit in it comfortably for 8-10 hours a day.

Also this nerd on youtube seems to know what he's talking about and has a few videos that give you the quick know how on what you should be looking for.

This article is really good for reference too!

Do yourself a favor and get decent lumbar support. Your body will thank you.

And as a side note. The chair I recommended is 1000x better than the Markus in every way possible.

u/Bundleojoy · 1 pointr/ultrawidemasterrace

Wasn't addressed to me but I have this chair and love it. My wife also loved it so much that she kept fucking stealing it so I bought here one as well. Relatively cheap ergo chair and has held up well for the past 4 years. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0049UCECE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/tpbutch · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Sorry, my last sentence wasn't worded well--just fixed it. Meant that the Aeron is a great choice. The chair I ended up buying was from Amazon Don't let the ugly scare you :)

u/cleesus · 1 pointr/buildapc

Well honestly you would know better than me how well something would hold up to a cat. Bonded Leather is cool for a short period of time, but after awhile it peels off so im not sure how well that would hold up to a cat either.

But there is a couple chairs id recommend on amazon.

This one is frequently at $153 if you wait a bit, price seems to go in between that and $193
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049UCECE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3T9OVE7T54ZBX&coliid=I2A2JH7D8T2U4X&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/Seating-Professional-SpaceGrid-Gunmetal-Adjustable/dp/B00AZWVUG6/ref=sr_1_2?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1482853775&sr=1-2&keywords=space+seating+chairs

This one can be bought directly from staples for cheaper

https://www.amazon.com/Staples-Hyken-Technical-Chair-Black/dp/B00OCSNMO2/ref=sr_1_1?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1482853857&sr=1-1&keywords=staples+hyken+technical+mesh+task+chair

u/Metalsand · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Seriously. 95% of gamer chairs are abysmal, and focus on aesthetics. Case in point - the padding is always thick on the back. This is important on an automobile where the acceleration pushes you back a bit, but a normal sitting posture means that your spine is pushing onto your rear primarily, even when you lean back. In terms of surface area for high-back chairs which this is, 2/3rds of it is the back - meaning that even if a chair has 50% of the padding that a gaming chair does, if they distribute 40% to the seat and 10% to the back, they're still more effective than their highly padded counterpart. Not to mention, a gaming chair STILL has a giant branding markup after the difference in material cost, meaning you're still paying a premium even after wasted material and design time is spent.

If you ever want a chair that focuses on function rather than form, always look for chairs that have far more attention paid to the seat. If you want a good deal as well as a good chair, the mesh backed ones are actually pretty fantastic - my favorite chair is the Aleera Elusion which only costs $166. I've used it daily for the past 3-4 years, and the armrests are the only part that are showing wear and tear (more my fault than the chair though, since when adjusting from sitting to cross-legged, I put my entire body weight on them).

If you want a durable, office standard chair, Steelcase makes a line of high durability, high comfort seating. I can't speak much for them, except that where I work is in love with Steelcase.

If you don't have money but still want a good chair that is also cheap, hunt them on Craigslist. It's frequent that when an office can't sell the previous set of chairs to a wholesaler, they just let people take them home (since they'd otherwise be tossed). Often, there's nothing wrong with the chairs if they bought office-grade durability, and you can get absurdly lucky and get stuff from a $300 chair for $20, or even a $1000+ executive chair for only $50.

All of these are options I would consider before a "gaming chair". They are the MacOS of chair, in that they aren't bad and they do have good qualities, but the majority of their market buys them because they don't know any better, not because they're actually going to take advantage of said qualities.

u/bl1ndside · 1 pointr/funny

This is the chair you want. The office I work at purchased the mid-back version and I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable it was. Since I'm a slacker I like to have a high back so I can lean back. I've used the same chair now for over 2 years and it's still going strong. Little to no wear and I expect it to last a while longer.

u/AndrewLB · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'm also in the market for a new chair. I'm sick of the fake leather (PU Leather, Bonded Leather, etc) chairs that ive unfortuantely been using for far too long and my back is forever thankful for it. I've looked at chairs ranging from $100 up to $900 and while I do enjoy the borrowed SteelCase Leap that im currently sitting in, I could never justify the price for this thing. Dont get me wrong, its built like an tank and will likely last decades instead of years, But its just not for me.

If you want a chair like the SteelCase Leap, they can be found for very reasonable prices used for as low as $275 here: https://designerseating.com/collections/work/products/steelcase-leap-v1-office-chair-black-fabric
So many great chairs sat in board rooms, offices, etc and were hardly used and are widely available.
They even the Herman Miller Aeron Semi-Loaded Size B, slightly used of course for $475. That's a $1100 chair new!

As for me, im looking at buying either the Alera Elusion Series Mesh High-Back Multifunction Chair found here:
https://www.amazon.com/Alera-Elusion-High-Back-Multifunction-Chair/dp/B0049UCECE/ref=sr_1_3?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1492660004&sr=8-3&keywords=high+back+mesh+chair&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011

Or the Office Star High Back ProGrid II. https://www.amazon.com/Office-Star-FreeFlex-Adjustable-Multi-Function/dp/B00450P182/ref=sr_1_19?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1492660004&sr=8-19&keywords=high+back+mesh+chair&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011

u/ProbablyPissed · -1 pointsr/battlestations

Nah, if you're going to spend that kind of money on a chair, get something like this.