An Unusual Ergonomic Office Chair – HAG Capisco
What makes an office chair ergonomic? This HAG Capisco takes a unique approach in its unorthodox design that encourages you to flow from one position, to another and so on throughout the day. The standard seated position.
The sideways lean. Sit in complete reverse. In a semi standing perched height. Or as a bar stool with the optional foot ring. I’ll be honest, it’s not the most comfortable chair I’ve sat in, especially if you plan on watching movies, or playing video games, but instead the ergonomic design forces me to consciously work my core and back muscles, and regularly readjust as my body starts to fatigue throughout the day.
Hi I’m David and these are my thoughts on the HAG Capisco chair. This chair has all the standard elements necessary for a good office chair. Adjustable height and Seat pan depth. A height adjustable back support.
Recline tilt lock. And all of the controls are easy to use. But let’s focus on the unique features that differentiates it from other chairs. The seat cushion is firm and is shaped like a saddle, which forces you to spread your legs apart.
This felt a little uncomfortable to me at first, kind of like sitting a bike seat but eventually I got used to it. The back support has this cross shape structure that lets you use it as an elbow rest and allows you to stretch your chest from time to time, it also lets you slide your legs through to sit in the reverse position, which I really like.
This position is a great way to stretch and engage my back muscles while working. Although keep in mind, depending on how strong your back muscles are, this position can get tiring pretty quickly and I’ll naturally start slouching.
I also kind of wish they left a little more crotch space for better comfort. Switching to the normal seated position, the back rest is quite firm and only provides support over a small area of my back.
So I feel like I need to work my core muscles in this position, much more so than my normal office chairs to keep from slouching. This chair definitely requires a lot more conscience thought and effort to get to most ergonomics out of it.
Looking at the lift options, I’m using an optional shorter lift based on my height while sitting. But the range of the lift can also accommodate standing desks. And if you plan on using the chair at standing heights, I’d recommend the optional ring footrest to give your legs some additional support.
But with my motorized desk I find it more comfortable to use the chair low to the ground with my legs planted on the floor. I also like to use the built in foot rests on the wheels in this position, which is a nice touch.
You can also use this chair in a perch seated position or on the side but I don’t really sit in these positions for very long because it’s not that comfortable for me, and only really use them casually to stretch or while taking short break.
In the end, after testing this chair for over a month. I’m still conflicted about whether I like this chair or not. I feel like it promotes a more ergonomic, healthier office lifestyle forcing me to consciously work my core muscles and reposition myself throughout the day.
But on the otherhand, sometimes I really just want to be comfy and focus in on my work for hours on end, regardless on how unhealthy that might be. But those are just my thoughts. Hope you guys enjoyed this one.
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