Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shawnsea Love this chair!
I bought this chair a few years ago, when it came in black only. Aside from it's appearance, I love this chair.
Although I knew that it wouldn't compliment the style of the room that it was intended for, I decided to give it a try -- hoping that it would be more comfortable than other chairs I've owned. (Due to the fact that I have fibromyalgia, it's difficult for me to sit for long periods on regular office chairs.)
Recently I discovered that Gaiam now sells different colored replacement balls, and I immediately ordered a green one to replace the original black ball. Though the chair still looks a bit out of place with its surroundings, the green ball helps it blend in better. And, despite the look of it, I really do love the chair for the comfort it affords me. To anyone who tends to slouch in front of the computer, or who has trouble sitting upright with good posture, I recommend you give this chair a try.
January 3, 2010
Rated 2 out of 5 by sadteacher I miss my chair and my ball
I purchased this ball to replace the one I had for my classic chair, but it is way too small. When I called customer service, they said sorry and then sent me the exact same ball and same size (still is too small) and didn't include a stopper. Not sure how this will help me. I am currently using the chair, but my knees hurt when i use it. I am considering purchasing the newer version of the chair because I really miss the old style and ball.
January 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kim9258 I love this chair but . . . .
I love this chair and no longer can sit in a regular chair at work without my back hurting me. My only negative comments would be that the little knob for the brakes constantly get stuck on and the ball doesn't move as well and I am constantly taking the brakes off. Also, my ball suddenly got a hole in it and I tried ordering a replacement ball on Amazon (Gaiam ball# and it is 52 cm and when I put air in the ball #and I inflated it all the way), the ball is a lot smaller than the original ball that came with the chair and I cannot even sit on it as I feel like I am on the floor. Is there a bigger ball that fits the armless chair? Otherwise, I would HIGHLY recommend this chair to anyone. If anyone knows how to keep the brakes from always going on, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you..
October 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Good purchase
Bought the chair with a ball three years ago, which I love it. Good for posture and core muscles. The ball that came with chair started leaking air so I purchase this one to replace it. It is better quality that the first ball and seems to be firmer. Good chair that has help my back aches from sitting.
July 2, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lisa746 wishy washy
I have a bad back, and I had high hopes of this chair working. It did not bother my back, but it did bother my bottom. I am not sure if I had it inflated too tight, or if I just need to get used to it. I did let air out of the ball a couple different times, and that did seem to help. I now switch back and forth with another chair to allow myself time to adjust. The back of the chair is obviously not meant to use as a leaning post. The chair is very light. The ball has a slight texture to it, which is different from ordinary balance balls, kind of a grippy surface. Probably so you don't fall off on your bottom. I can see where that would be an advantage when using the balance ball for exercise.
December 28, 2009