Balt Ergo Ex Ergonomic Office Chair Review

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Ergo Ex Ergonomic Chair

The Balt Ergo Ex offers a huge range of features and is great value for money for an ergonomic office seat with this level of functionality and adjustability.

It will appeal to users that find standard office chairs limiting in their adjustability and comfort levels.

The chair is most suitable for users of average or above average height and is designed for people weighing up to 25 stones.

So, if you are below average height you will probably need to use a footrest with the chair to make sure that your legs and overall posture are properly supported.

Here's a quick list of what you get as standard

  • Height and tilt adjustable seat with contoured foam padding
  • A good sized mesh back with tilt adjustment
  • Height and tilt adjustable headrest
  • Arms that adjust up and down, back and forth and side to side
  • Tension adjustment for individual user comfort
  • Seat depth adjustment for individual user leg comfort
  • Adjustable lumbar support for healthy posture
  • 5 star spider chromed base with twin wheel casters

Features And Adjustments

The Ergo Ex comes with a decent sized seat that measures 21 inches wide by 19 inches deep and can be adjusted from 18 to 21.75 inches in height.

The seat pad has a lightly contoured foam pad which is upholstered in black fabric, which is the only finish offered presumably to keep costs down and simplify stocking of parts and chairs.

The seat has a slide adjustment operated by a lever on the left underside of the chair which allows you to set the seat depth to suit your leg length. It adjusts between 19 and 22.50 inches, which is a good overall range.

The chair is supported on a stylish spider chrome plated 5 star base fitted with twin wheel casters. This is strong and functional and is preferable to the normal PVC base fitted to so many chairs these days.

The chair back is a generous size offering good support and is upholstered in a modern black mesh that molds to the shape of your back.

The rear of the back has a lumbar support that slides up and down to enable adjustment to the user's ideal support setting. Once positioned the support simply locks in place by flicking a lever on each side at the rear of the back.

Also built into the rear of the back is an adjustable headrest that slides up and down on a chrome tubular trombone style frame. The headrest has an overall adjustment range of 4.5 inches and also includes tilt angle adjustment, once positioned you simply lock it off.

It's great to have a headrest when you recline in your chair as it supports your head and is excellent for relieving pressure on your neck and shoulders.

The Ergo Ex adjustable arms offer adjustment in 3 directions, up and down, back and forward, and side angle positioning which will enable you to set up the arms to your precise needs.

The chair also includes tilt tension seat adjustment to cater for differing user's body weight and size and is designed for users weighing up to 350 lbs (25 stones).

Overall Assessment

The Balt Ergo Ex is by any definition a fully featured ergonomic office chair and offers excellent value for money.

The only negative aspect is the manufacturer's 1 year warranty period. For a chair of this level it would be normal to expect at least 5 years warranty. However, Balt do offer a full spares back up service for the chair, so if you did have any problems at least you are able to obtain spares to fix it.

In normal use it's unlikely you'll have any problems, so I wouldn't be put off from buying it because of its limited warranty. It offers great value for its level of features and is ideal for healthy sitting and support.

Where To Buy Online

Here's a great site offering free shipping for the US mainland and 30 day return policy on the Balt Ergo Ex Chair