Disclosure: I was sent an ErgoChair2 at no cost for the purpose of this review. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own.
As a work at home mom, I can tell you that the products you use in your home office can play a huge role in whether you enjoy your work at home experience. One of the most important choices you can make for your home office is your office chair, especially if you spend long hours at your desk. I replaced my previous office chair with the Autonomous ErgoChair 2 and have been very impressed. This chair has features that you typically only see in very high-end chairs and has made it very comfortable to sit at my desk whenever I need to.
After having major back issues, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to work at my desk, at least not in the same way that I was used to. I have worked at home for almost 16 years as a blogger/freelance writer/social media manager/affiliate manager (I wear a lot of hats). A good portion of my work requires me to sit at my desk.
When I had my twins, I began to have back issues. Pregnancy at 35 is definitely a different beast than it was at 25 and after they were born I recovered slowly. It had been a rough pregnancy and back issues that were only slightly irritating before became almost debilitating.
I put off doing anything about it until one day I was sitting at my desk and felt something in my spine slide. I went to stand up and realized I couldn’t move.
It took nearly a year of physical therapy to get me back to the point that I could work at my computer for any length of time. I switched out my desk chair for an exercise ball but after nearly a year of that, I was sick of sitting on a ball.
I started looking at options that wouldn’t cause my back issues to regress at all. During my search, I discovered that Autonomous, a company I’ve followed for a while and been impressed with their ability to innovate office products (check out their standing desks) made office chairs.
Their ErgoChair 2 has many of the features I’d looked at in very high-end brands at a fraction of the cost at only $329.
I was initially excited about the idea of the ErgoChair 2 because of the sheer number of ways it could be adjusted. My back issues led to neck issues and I loved that it had plenty of neck support and the ability to adjust the chair to get exactly the support I need.
I’ve been using the ErgoChair 2 for several months now and I have not gone back to my exercise ball office chair. The ErgoChair 2 has given me plenty of support and I haven’t had any worsening back issues so I’ve been thrilled with that.
I was surprised by how often I find myself adjusting the chair during the day. I’m normally a set-it-and-forget-it person
cause I’m lazy cause I don’t have time to fiddle with things but the ErgoChair 2 makes it so easy to adjust things that I often change things up to give myself support when I shift positions. By doing that, I’ve been able to keep working at my desk vs. moving to the couch halfway through the day (which sounds like a great option but majorly messes with my carpel tunnel).
Style-wise, the ErgoChair 2 fits in great with the rest of my office decor. My office is right by my front door so everyone sees it and I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on the chair.
For me, the biggest game-changer has been the neck support. It drastically reduces neck strain for me and has almost eliminated most of my neck pain.
You can learn more about the ErgoChair 2 from Autonomous here. If you spend any amount of time at your desk, I’d highly recommend looking into it.