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Autonomous ErgoChair Pro Review – Save Your Back!


Price / Value
90 %
Build Quality
100 %
100 %
Ease of Setup
95 %

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Why Did I Choose This Chair?

Since working from home, I found myself sitting for 8 plus hours daily on average. Some days it was 10 to 12 hours. I always experienced low back pain with my old chair after sitting for as little as 4 to 6 hours. Also, the cushion was almost non-existent due to how thin it was. So my first goal was to stop experiencing low back pain after a day of work, meaning that comfort was my first priority when choosing this chair.

I’ve seen some mixed reviews about the cushion’s comfort on this chair, but it has met all my needs, and I no longer experience low back pain after prolonged sitting. I can highly recommend this chair, but let’s get into all of its features and adjustability to make sure it will work for you too. For reference, I am around 170 lbs and 5 feet 11 inches tall.

Technical Specs

✅ Supports up to 350 Lbs
✅ Total Weight: 48.5 lbs
✅ Overall Dimensions: 29” L x 29” W x 46” – 50” H
✅ Adjustable Seat Height: 18” – 20”
✅ Backrest Dimensions: 21”W x 28” – 31”H
✅ Armrest Height: 11” – 14”
✅ 2 Year Warranty

Price & Value

The Autonomous ErgoChair Pro retails for approximately $439 USD or $599 CAD before taxes on Autonomous’ website. While it isn’t the cheapest option for an office chair, it is a very good price for an ergonomic office chair. A look at Herman Miller ergonomic chairs with the same type of functionality will have you paying between $900 USD to $1400 USD or $1200 CAD to $1800 CAD easily.

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Assembly Process

Everything that you need to assemble the chair is included in the box, which is an allen key tool with a plastic handle that is used to tighten everything, and an instruction book.

The setup process is pretty straight-forward since all you are doing is connecting all the major components like the seat to the armrests, then the seat to the base with all the control handles, then that unit to the backrest and the main column for the wheels. While I was able to manage setting up the chair by myself, the process will go much quicker and smoother with help.

Autonomous also provides a video showing the setup process if you like to follow along visually, which can be found here:

Sitting In The Chair

Autonomous ErgoChair 2 review - Front Of Chair
Autonomous ErgoChair 2 – Front Of Chair

After I assembled the chair and sat in it for the first time, it felt right. The chair not only feels very solid and stable, but it also weighs around 45 lbs, so I was able to recline back at a whim without worrying it would tip over. Coming from leather and faux leather chairs, the vented backrest and headrest were a welcome change. Due to the vented material used, the backrest has a slight give that comforts and absorbs your back into it. It’s also a great way to avoid a sweaty back on hotter days due to the vented material.

I found the seat cushion to be adequate for my 6 to 10 hour or longer workdays without any low back issues that I experienced with my old chair. The seat is not as plush as other seats I have used in the past, and I think that is a good thing. Some of those plush seats would not hold their shape over time and weren’t comfortable after sitting on them after 4 to 6 hours. I think the cushion on the ErgoChair Pro strikes a good balance between comfort and firmness to ensure that the seat keeps its shape and function.

Moving around in the chair is easy since all of the wheels roll around without issue or sticking. It is a smooth movement. The wheels are a hard type of plastic material, not rubberized, so consider a mat if you have hardwood floors to protect them.

autonomous ergochair 2 review back of chair
Autonomous ErgoChair Pro – Back Of Chair

Tons Of Useful Adjustments

I think this is the main selling point and feature of this chair, the sheer number of adjustments that can be made to the chair to make it work for your working style. Most of the controls are located at the bottom of the chair, while the lumbar support and headrest controls are done manually without levers.

Autonomous ErgoChair 2 Adjustment Controls
Autonomous ErgoChair Pro Adjustment Controls

Seat Tilt – the seat can be adjusted to sit parallel to the floor like normal, or it can be adjusted with a tilt towards the floor if you really want to be involved or immersed in whatever activity you are focused on.

Seat Extension or Retraction – the seat can also be extended out horizontally towards the front of the chair if you are very tall so that your legs are properly supported. I am only 5 feet 11 inches, so I keep the seat in the original position, which is fully retracted, and my legs are properly supported.

Armrest Adjustment – the armrest column can be raised vertically by pressing a button located on the armrests’ underside. The armrest’s top resting pad area can be extended horizontally forward or backward and right or left by exerting pressure in the direction you would like it to go. You may like or hate this feature because there is no optional lock on the armrest pad.

Backrest Tilt & Recline – the option to recline the backrest can be locked or unlocked easily. The amount of pressure or tension needed by the sitter to push back to engage the recline can also be adjusted finely so that a slight lean will make the backrest recline, or a significant pressure is required to recline back.

Lumbar Support – the lumbar support pad can be adjusted vertically by manually pushing it down or up to the desired area.

Headrest – the headrest can be moved up or down by manually pushing or pulling the headrest. You can also adjust the tilt of the headrest by manually moving it into the desired position. There is no option to lock in the headrest’s tilt, but so far, I have not had any issues with the headrest changing position when resting my head against it.

Summing Up

If your aim is to relieve your back pain, specifically lower back pain, then I believe this chair will deliver results in that area, as it did for my low back pain.

I have set my chair up in a “loose” type of setup, which means that I can recline at a whim from an upright sitting position with little effort required to push the backrest backwards. Other chairs with less customization mean your entire seat cushion is also moved rearward when you recline back. However, with this chair, the cushion area remains mostly unchanged while you can lean back for a break, then bounce right back into your work when ready. The level of adjustability on this chair makes it an easy pick, and one that I can highly recommend to pretty much everyone.

If there is anything that I missed in the review, or if you have any questions that I did not cover, please leave a comment below.

Or enter my referral code manually for a discount: R-2013bf

Please be advised that the link above is a referral link, which means that I earn a small commission for each qualifying sale. There is no additional cost to you.


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