The Ergohuman Chair burst into the Ergonomic Chair market a few years ago and rapidly ascended in popularity to become one of the most popular office chairs of the decade. Why did the Raynor Ergohuman become so popular? In a nutshell, the Herman Miller Aeron Chair is the reason. The Aeron Chair was the first chair on the market to have the adjustments necessary to fit a chair to the human body; a key “must have” for a chair to be ergonomic. The Aeron Chair was crafted with mesh upholstery, a feature many users love.

However the Aeron is expensive. A basic Aeron doesn’t have the full spectrum of adjustments the deluxe model does and the deluxe model can run well over $1000. That’s a lot of coin for most companies and people.

Thus the market was ready for a chair that could rival the king of ergonomic chairs at a much lower price. Enter the Ergohuman ME7ERG. The Ergohuman Chair sells for around $600 (depending on the model) and offers a number of improvements (all standard) over the Aeron including:

  • Seat depth adjustment – this enables the chair to fit most people as seat depth is an important factor. The Aeron comes in sizes but one size definitely doesn’t fit all.
  • Back height adjustment – this lets the user place the lumbar support exactly where it feels best and can offer the best support
  • Waterfall seat edge – this prevents the front edge of the chair from pressing into the back of the leg when reclining
  • Softer mesh – the mesh on the Aeron has long been known for being abrasive to clothing and doesn’t distribute body weight well. The mesh on the Ergohuman is softer, easier on fabric and gives to offer better support.
  • Optional adjustable headrest, all leather options, leather and mesh combinations, and an upholstered option that comes in more than 100 fabrics – thus the original Ergohuman Chair is highly personalizable.
  • FAST shipment – all but the custom fabric Ergohuman Chairs ship as fast as the next day.

So it’s pretty easy to see why so many people love the Ergohuman Chair.

Enter the Ergohuman V2 Chair. The new Ergohuman V2 Chair has sleeker lines and three frame color options. Here are a few other points of comparison:

  • Chair seat –
    • Ergohuman seat is 19.5″ wide by 15.5″ – 17.75″ D
    • V2 seat is 19″ wide by 15″ – 17″ D but seat edge is softer
  • Back angle / tilt –

    • Ergohuman offers 3 positions for back angle / tilt lock
    • V2 offers 5 positions for back angle / tilt lock – reclines quite a bit further than the original Ergohuman Chair
  • Tilt tension is easier to use on the Ergohuman V2
  • Frame finish –

    • Ergohuman – polished aluminum with black trim
    • Ergohuman V2 – polished aluminum with black or gray trim
  • Chair arms –

    • Ergohuman – arms are height adjustable and pivot inward
    • V2 – arms are height adjustable, armpads pivot, slide fore and aft, and inward
  • Upholstery –

    • Original Ergohuman offer all mesh, mesh with a leather seat, all leather and your choice of more than 100 fabrics
    • Ergohuman V2 is currently only available in black only in your choice of all mesh, all fabric or all leather.
  • Headrest –

    • Ergohuman – all models are available with or without an adjustable headrest
    • V2 – headrest is only available in mesh.
    • Neither model can add the headrest as a retrofit


  • Both chairs ship fast, often the next day
  • Both chairs offer the same limited lifetime warranty
  • Some assembly is required
  • Both feel great!

In summary, the New Ergohuman V2 Chair offers some significant improvements over the original Ergohuman Chair, most notably the multi-function arms and back angle/ tilt adjustments. The arm improvement is significant for those with thinner bodies as it will bring the chair arms closer to the body for better support. If that’s not an important need for you, then the original will likely please even picky people.

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