It’s time to level up your remote work game.
With the coronavirus pandemic, working at home became a strange new reality. I’ve been doing it for 15 years, so in upcoming reviews, I’ll introduce items that will help set your space apart. After all, you can only work for so long from the sofa with South Park reruns blaring on the TV before you feel a little disconnected from the real world.
The folks at X-Chair gave me the opportunity to get off the sofa and try their product. I asked them to send it already assembled, for what it’s worth, and that was a bad idea. They obliged—and I had to haul it up three floors to my apartment. It wasn’t fun.
Once unboxed, however, I found a solidly-built, attractive piece of furniture.
The X-Chair makes users look good while working hard. The manufacturer says they built it “with proprietary ergonomic comfort technology that has never before been applied to office seating.” I believe them.
From the moment I sat down, I could feel it mold to my body. I was comfortable right away.
Using X-Chair’s many controls, you can tweak it to a glove-like fit. The seat, backrest, headrest, and armrests are eminently adjustable.
The X-Chair’s secret sauce is “Dynamic Variable Lumbar (DVL) Support.” It quickly molds to your shape while providing excellent lumbar support.
In 15 years of working from home, this is by far the best office chair I’ve ever had. Comfortable enough to nod off in—one of the perks of working from home unless you’re on Zoom at the time, right? It is extraordinarily sturdy, hard to break even if you tried.
At first the chair’s levers are a little complicated, but X-Chair provides a clearly-written instruction manual with excellent illustrations.
Cost may be an issue for some. X-Chairs range from the scaled-down simplified X-Stack at $299 (as of May 15, 2020) to the top-of-the-line X4, which normally retails for $1,249.99 but was on sale for $1,149.99 at the time of this review.
Work has changed. An office chair is no longer a casual investment. It represents the difference between comfort and ease and irritation and distraction.
For me, this is also the first office chair I’ve ever had that my cat didn’t immediately try to destroy. I don’t know if they treat it with anti-cat claw juju or what, but she’s not interested.
I give the X-Chair 5 out of 5 stars. My cat gives it zero.
Click here—xchair.com—to invest in home office comfort today.