Gaming chairs are normally giant, cumbersome, and typically gaudy affairs. As a rule as properly they aren’t truly the most effective chair to take a seat in for hours on finish throughout huge gaming or streaming classes. Nevertheless, as increasingly firms wish to break into the gamer market, we’re getting greater and better high quality chairs because of this.
Herman Miller is a model related to consolation, but in addition excessive prices. Partnering with Logitech G for the second time, Herman Miller’s Vantum chair goals to supply the consolation the model is understood for whereas not being almost as costly as its different chairs in its lineup. However how does the Vantum truly stack up?
- Top (in): 44.25
- Top Min (in): 40.25
- Width (in): 30.5
- Depth (in): 29
- Weight (lbs): 36.8
- Seat Top Min (in): 18
- Seat Width (in): 20
- Seat Depth (in): 17.5
- Weight Capability (lbs): 350
- Seat Top Max (in): 22
- Proprietary elastomer and polyester suspension backrest
- Polyurethane foam headrest and seat cushion topped with 100% post-consumer recycled polyester material
- Glass-filled nylon body and base
- Versatile polyurethane integral pores and skin foam arm pads
- Guarantee: 12 Years
- Worth: $795 on Herman Miller website
I hate assembling furnishings or chairs after I get them. So I used to be outrageously happy when the field for the Herman Miller Vantum confirmed up at my doorstep. Whereas the field clearly confirmed this was not like different Herman Miller chairs the place you might merely wheel it out of the field, the Vantum was packed in three items: the physique, the wheelbase and the headrest. Meeting was a breeze, as straightforward as actually 1, 2, 3.
At first look, the Herman Miller X Logitech G Vantum doesn’t scream “gamer aesthetic,” and that’s a very good factor. For somebody like me who loves the gamer aesthetic in my different gadgets, like graphics playing cards, for my workplace I sometimes need extra understated kind and performance over flashy colours and discomfort. Fortunately, the Vantum itself is fairly understated in its gamery-look. By its look, you wouldn’t understand it was offered as a “Gamer” chair.
The Vantum is available in three coloration schemes: an all-black chair, a black-and-white physique, and a black-and-red physique configuration. It additionally comes with Herman Miller’s 12-year guarantee commonplace, although the value is greater than another gaming chairs at $795 USD.
I’ve used an office-style chair for over two years now, having reviewed the Autonomous AI Ergo Chair 2 again in 2020. Merely put, it was the most effective workplace chair I had ever used. Nevertheless, it was insanely difficult to regulate. The Vantum, although, takes the most effective components of what I preferred concerning the Ergo Chair 2: wonderful lumbar help, a breathable mesh chair physique, adjustable armrests, and extra.
The Herman Miller X Logitech G Vantum takes design cues from its dearer brethren with help plates behind the chair’s physique – one for lumbar help and the opposite in your higher again. The underside one is totally adjustable because of a wheel within the again on both facet, that means that whether or not you’re left or right-handed, you’ll have the ability to simply modify the lumbar help.
The highest thoracic help plates aren’t adjustable, nonetheless, they merely provide help whenever you’re sitting within the Vantum chair. One factor to notice as properly concerning the Vantum is its alignment. It is a chair designed to power you to sit up, that means it’s going to power you upright and ahead in your posture, which is meant to assist your again. That is particularly so throughout lengthy gaming or streaming hours the place even with lumbar pillows or pads on conventional racing gaming chairs you aren’t going to have the help wanted.
Because of this, the Herman Miller X Logitech G Vantum can take some getting used to. This was true for me as properly, going from one other ergonomically minded chair just like the Ergo Chair 2 to the Vantum: the ahead positioning of the physique does take some getting used to. I’ve discovered myself slouching much less, although, and even have observed my again hurts much less after hours of working and gaming on this chair.
Adjusting the remainder of the chair, from the quantity you possibly can lean again to the strain on that recline is completed via two easy wheels on all sides. I really like the truth that these wheels click on into place for every adjustment, that means that I at all times know the place I’m in adjusting my chair even when I can’t take a look at what I’m doing. The Vantum would not have 180-degrees of recline, but it surely goes again far sufficient that after I’m watching YouTube, or simply need to recline whereas enjoying an MMO on my Acer Predator 43” show, I can accomplish that comfortably nonetheless.
It additionally goes as much as an considerable peak, a lot greater than my Ergo Chair 2, which was an enormous problem all through the lifetime of that chair. As such, utilizing my standing desk, I can extra simply modify all the things to the place my arms are resting at a 90-degree angle versus feeling like I’ve to succeed in upwards simply to hit my keyboard and mouse correctly at instances.
Talking of arms, the armrests on the Herman Miller X Logitech G Vantum are my solely actual complaints. Whereas I admire the quantity of motion you do have with the armrests: they will go up and down, ahead and again, and even side-to-side, I discover myself lacking the 4D rests from the Ergo Chair. These armrests don’t angle in, that means that utilizing the Vantum has compelled my arms to be in very completely different positions than I’m used to whereas typing – one thing that isn’t a deal breaker, however undoubtedly annoying at instances.
The headrest is snug, and I do like the way it doesn’t actually transfer on you whereas utilizing it. The adjustable relaxation itself tilts after I again up into it, although I do discover that the posture of the chair after I’m sitting into the headrest fairly often. However whereas reclining and enjoying video games, it’s extremely snug.
Is it price it, although?
Herman Miller chairs aren’t low cost by any stretch. As a premium product, you get what you pay for. In my three weeks utilizing the Herman Miller Vantum, I can’t see myself going again, actually. It is a supremely snug chair, whether or not I’m engaged on articles all day or just slaying monsters in my newest FFXIV obligation run. It’s made me give my Ergo Chair 2, which was my favourite chair of all time, to my fiance for good, thanks to only how snug this one is day out and in.
However $795 is some huge cash for a chair, irrespective of the way you stack it up, and even how good it’s. So whether or not it’s price it actually will depend on a number of elements for me. So far as I’m involved, it’s definitely worth the sticker value for a number of causes.
To begin with, it’s snug and I don’t really feel prefer it’s going to wear down anytime quickly. Different chairs I personal had been snug early on, however via use, they put on out simply. Herman Miller’s model has been identified not only for how snug its merchandise are, however for the way lengthy these merchandise final. Herman Miller warranties the chair for 12 years, which is an excessive period of time for furnishings. It screams premium, even when the glass-filled nylon body is a turn-off for these searching for one thing metallic.
Secondly, it’s easy to make use of. Meeting is a breeze and it doesn’t require an advanced mess of directions just like the Ergo Chair to totally perceive the best way to modify the chair – simply flip a number of knobs an you’re good to go. This makes utilizing the chair day in and time out a lot simpler than a number of the higher-end chairs available on the market, and it’s a lot appreciated for me.
Lastly, it’s simply higher on my again. That is the primary chair in fairly some time the place I’ve sat for lengthy durations and the way had any decrease again ache. It’s improved my posture in different chairs now too, as I’m simply naturally sitting up straight extra because of my time within the Vantum chair. For the value of admission, I’ll take much less ache, particularly as I grow old, and notice that the chiropractor can solely accomplish that a lot every session.
Because it stands, even with the excessive price ticket, the Vantum chair by Herman Miller feels price each penny. It’s snug whether or not briefly spurts or lengthy marathon gaming classes, and it’s supremely straightforward to regulate to that good stability of lean, recline, and help. It’s undoubtedly a chair to maintain in your radar in the event you’re trying to improve to one thing that can final for a very long time to come back.