So much changes in one week, just take a look at the US Midterms – Democrats have fought back against Trump’s Republicans and have seized control of the House and although the Senate will remain in Republican power, there are recounts planned for Florida! Trump’s control – what there was and is – has diminished. Absolutely nothing to do with this post but I just wanted to highlight how quickly things can change – from one day to the next – we have no clue on what will happen.
A week is a long time in politics! Harold Wilson 1960’s
Last week I posted an article where I was unsure if I would pick noblechairs or Secret Labs, these chairs aren’t cheap! I followed that first post with one mainly about Secret Labs chairs a few days ago – Omega and Titan – and the new softweave chairs they now offer. After a weekend of more research, reading forums and watching youtube videos I am now considering Noble Chairs again – only two models this time which makes things a little easier – The Hero (or Epic). I guess you could say I’m Holding Out for a Hero! Bonnie Tyler would be so proud!
One of the things I like about the Hero from noblechairs (can be purchased from Overclockers in the UK) is that it is so understated. For a “professional” person like me it’s not about the glitz and glamour of a sporty neon or RGB chair, I’m far too old for that. Understated definitely rules! The branding is subtle; it’s not in your face – something I really appreciate. The all black version looks incredible as does the stitching on the Gold and Red chairs!
Reading online, the foam included with the Hero chair is harder than the Secret Labs chairs and because of this it promotes better posture, supporting the body over a slightly softer foam. By all accounts the foam remains firm for a number of months but does soften slightly after the bedding in period. This is something I think I’d appreciate over a softer chair.
As I alluded to in my earlier posts that’s one of the things I found with my current chair. The foam included was so soft when I bought the chair there was only one way it was going to go, so much so that I feel as if I’m now sitting on the frame two years down the line. I don’t want to make that mistake again! I’ll never buy another Eames chair.
I discovered today that Noble Chairs has another couple of things in its favour. Firstly, the weight capacity is a sensational 180KG’s – that’s right 180KG’s! That should cover most users and frankly beats secret Labs out of the water! Secondly, if you do happen to be on the shorter side, or vertically challenged like yours truly then noblechairs will supply a shorter gas lift at no extra charge – if you order directly from their sales team.
For those of you who really like the look of the bigger Hero chair but concerned about the height of the base to seat then this may well solve your problems. It won’t make you 6 foot but it may well make the difference between getting the chair or not.
Finally, they also supply a footrest, ideal for under a desk if your feet need that extra support or relaxing watching a video. More to come when i look at the Epic model but for now I’m signing off to do more research!