Price at time of Review: $199-219 on the OPSeat website (Use promo code "PureOC" for an additional $10 off)
WHAT WE LIKED:
Comfortable with a great ergonomic feel, Quality build, Awesome Aesthetics, Excellent Price
WHAT WE DISLIKED:
I don't have one where I work (Update: Now I do!)
It's not just a comfortable chair, but a chair that will be good for your posture as well. With the value and price the Master Series offers, you'd be hard pressed to find a good reason not to own one, especially if you spend a lot of time at a desk.
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I don’t always have a 20 minute review video, but when I do, you can bet I have a step by step assembly guide. While I wouldn’t expect a chair to be difficult to put together, I read enough user reviews on other products that indicated the process could be tricky sometimes. That said, this wasn’t the case at all with the Master Series. There are a couple of steps that take a bit more concentration, but the overall experience was pretty easy. Take a look at the video below to see how the assembly process works.
Let’s get to the part you probably really care about. Is the chair comfortable? In as anti-climatic of a way as possible, I’ll start off by answering, “Yes!” However, I’m sure you want a few more details than a one word answer can give you. For starters, the chair was pretty stiff when I first started using. After a few days though, I already noticed it breaking in nicely. The biggest thing I noticed about the Master Series was the ergonomic feel. I see that term thrown around a lot, but this was one of the most vivid examples of the term actually meaning what it says that I’ve seen. The design of the chair seems to give you two choices: sit properly and be comfortable, or sit incorrectly and not be comfortable. Needless to say, it’s easier to sit properly at that point. Check out the video below for a bit of a fun take on the review process and after that, I’ll continue with a few more thoughts.
One huge bonus I’ve noticed from this chair is with my hips. I’ve been to chiropractors and physical therapists to straighten things out frequently because I usual end up with lower back pain and muscle strains through my legs after certain periods of times without visits. While the OPSeat isn’t the sole reason, I was surprised to see my lower back pain vanish within a week or so. (Some of that was already in the works from a good physical therapist.) It did help me realize though, that if I’m going to spend as much time at a desk as I do, then it’s is important to have an ergonomic seat. On top of that, the chair has a nice quality feel to it. The arm rests are the only part of the chair that don’t feel quite as sturdy as the rest, but they don’t feel like the bargain basement value type either. I wouldn’t recommend using them as a fist stop for frustrating online matches, but with normal daily use they should hold up just fine.
Needless to say I love computer hardware. With my reviews, I never forget what it's like trying to find parts on a tight budget and how excited I am about any new component I get my hands on. If there was a good effort in the design, then I'll find a reason why each component is great for someone!