Originally Posted by lordmiguel
takes a while , you can try them out lots of furniture stores.
Best advice on this thread.
Seriously, I think one needs to sit in a chair for some time before realizing how well it suits your body. I have a funky back, so this becomes a little more important for myself, but I'd suggest that, if you're making a serious investment in a chair, that you devote some time in the store. Narrow it down to 2-4 chairs and sit in them for at least 10 minutes. I've joked about taking some reading material and spending an afternoon putting chairs to the test. I've bought chairs that seemed good, but after a couple of hours revealed themselves as instruments of torture. If you go to a nice high-end office furniture shop, it's likely they will have demo chairs they're willing to let you try. This is the only way you'll REALLY get faimilar with the chair and would highly recommend finding a place that lets you do this.
I just had a Steelcase Leap chair at my workplace for a demo and this is an amazing chair. Probably the finest chair I've sat in and much better than the nice, but rather overrated, Aeron chair. Granted, I'm much more sensitive to this with my back problems and irregular shaped spine, but the chair pretty much rules. I'lll likely be picking one up. One chair that always fascinated me is the 'Stance' chair. You familiar with the Transformer toy robots/cartoon show? This is the office chair equivalent.
Check it out... http://www.healthpostures.com/Stance-angle-chair.cfm
I got a chance to try one out once and it is way cool, though decidedly NOT cheap.