Reviews for Staples Hyken Technical Mesh Task Chair Black 990119
People say Staples is really similar to Herman Miller.
best chair for the price range
I've had one of these chairs for over six years. I'm on a computer 10+ hours a day, it's incredibly comfortable and adjustable. The mesh lets things breathe better than some stuffy leather chair and its easy to clean if needed. I needed to buy a new chair recently(i sit cross-legged sometimes and it stretched one of the arms out just SLIGHTLY after doing it for 5 years+) and didn't even consider looking around, I bought an exact replacement. When it was time for my son to want a new desk chair, I bought him one of these without even considering options. It's honestly the best chair under 300 dollars, you'd only be better off with one of those Herman Miller's where you'll spend a good 800-1200 dollars. You really can't beat this chair for the price.
Extremely comfortable and 1/4 of the cost of the Herman Miller equivalent.
A solid choice for a comfortable mesh chair
Just to nitpick: at 5' 11'' the headrest is just barely high enough to be comfortable - I'd have liked another half inch of adjustment and it would get in the way if you were taller (though it is removable). I also wish the armrests could be adjusted laterally. Though I knew I wasn't buying an expensive herman miller with all the bells and whistles, I was still surprised at the quality and features. Note that the manufacturer (Staples) often has this chair on sale for pretty significant discounts. I would recommend this chair for the price conscious who still want a serious mesh chair
I love it but have some complaints
This was a tough buy for me, I wanted to make sure I was buying a chair that would last a logn time but not have to pay an arm and a leg, I am not in any position to being able to afford a Herman Miller so I had to choose anything around the $200 mark, That is what led me to this chair. it had universally good reviews so I decided to get it, I have had this chair for about 20 days now and here is what I like and hate about it. Pros * Easy to adjust * mesh material will never go flat or cause pressure points. *can recline really far *material feels really good and sturdy Cons *the lumbar support is not removable *The lumbar support hurts my back in all positions Overall I like the chair but the lumbar support is not soft at all even with the mesh and digs into your back, I'm not even a big guy either, I only weight 198 pounds.
Headrest adjusts 2 ways: Tilt angle AND vertically. Also, it's a task chair. Not an executive chair
2.5 months and I still have no regrets selling my Aeron and getting this Hyken. No, it's not in the same class, nor as luxurious with it's plastic and not-so soft mesh vs the Aeron. But, where else is there a mesh seat bottom plus headrest for anywhere near this price range? [pandemic pricing jumped quite a lot from the 80-109USD days... wow...] Just found out the headrest has two ways to adjust - Angle, and height. The former is really obvious, the latter is less so. Thought it was just the angle [3 to choose from] but it also raises/lowers in 3 small increments, independently of the angle. Of these possible combinations, Top height and middle angle, is the only way to be comfortable while sitting upright. Reclining back, a couple more combinations work. I'm 5'10", 195 lbs, and yes, it bumps into my shoulders in all but one of the configurations. NOTE: Most task chairs do not come with head rests, or a seat back high enough for heads to lean on while sitting upright. So, expectations should be inline with what is usual and customary in a 'task' chair. Simply uninstall the head rest and you're left with a low priced task chair with a mesh back and seat bottom. Hard to find a better deal on a chair with a mesh seat bottom. I sold my Herman Miller Aeron size C [biggest] after trying out the Hyken in-store. No regrets! Just hope the mesh holds up. [I could also stand to lose a few pounds...] 5 year warranty on this Hyken is comforting.
Love the chair, hydraulic cylinder died
EDIT 12/2021: The replacement cylinder is holding up great and so is the chair. Still love it and recommend it. As good as a Herman Miller IMHO. The padding on the left arm rest has developed some cracking where I lean a lot. I'm not a big heavy dude (165lbs) but that is the side I favor. The padding is firm and holds up but the downward pressure caused this failure to the vinyl. No big deal after about 4 years of use. That's why god invented duct tape!
good enough chair, garbage wheels
So the chair itself is solid enough, but the main thing I noted was the included wheels were garbage. They were dragging and scratching my floor right out of the box. Replaced casters with ATOMDOC quad-bearing design its a whole new chair. Consider this upgrade for any chair in this price range.