Review Of Neutral Posture 6000 Series Seating

The 6000 series of office chairs from Neutral Posture is the second of three in one of its most popular ranges, the others being its 5000 and 8000 series.

Who will the 6000 be best for?

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Neutral Posture 6000 Chair

The 6000 series is an ideal choice for male and female users who are between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing between 90 and 500 pounds and who like a generously proportioned high chair back as well as the opportunity to fit an adjustable headrest if required. The range is also popular for tall male users are over 6 foot 2 inches tall

Smaller built users will find they are better suited by the 5000 series.

There are 6 different versions in the range and these include the NPS6400, NPS6500, NPS6600, NPS6700, NPS6800 and NPS6900. They are all based on the same basic components with differences being mainly in seat size and shape as well as some minor variations in adjustment dimensions.

Every 6000 model is highly adjustable and with all the different settings available it can seem a little overwhelming, however there is a logical sequence which is covered in a set of short videos.

And just in case you forget something the right hand armrest has a slide out guide and this explains the chair's adjustments which is very convenient as a quick reminder on a particular adjustment. Another option making things a little confusing is the choice of two different chair mechanisms known as multi-function and knee tilt.

Of the two the multi-function is the one to go for as it includes sliding seat adjustment which is vital for setting the seat depth to the user's leg length and it is the standard offering whereas a knee tilt will cost you more, yet has less flexibility.

Technical Details And Features

All models have the following standard features:

  • Sliding seat adjustment allowing precise leg length setting (multi-function mech)
  • Forward Tilt-stop allows override of chair's forward incline function (multi-function mech)
  • Tilt tension adjustment permitting individual user weight optimization
  • Floating or fixed seat angle for maximum comfort in use
  • Back angle and height adjustability for correct back and spine support
  • Inflatable lumbar support for added lower back comfort
  • 6 different seat sizes enabling users to get maximum comfort for their body size
  • Height and width adjustable arms for proper arm support
  • 360° swivel arm support for perfect arm support whatever the task
  • Upholstered chair back face with durable plastic outer shell
  • Optional extras also include:
  • Gel arm rest pads and oversized rests, fold down arms for close desk work (swing)
  • Thoracic back support
  • Fring™ clip on foot support for alternative support and massage for tired feet
  • NeXtep® step up when using higher seat and stool versions
  • Upholstery to outside of chair back shell
  • Brushed or polished aluminum chair bases
  • Wide choice of alternative casters, hard floor, brake, chrome etc.
  • 6 different sizes of pneumatic gas lift for differing work situations

These optional extras combined with the standard features of the 6000 range mean people can tailor their chair to suit almost any scenario. Here are some handy videos helping explain how to specify the different chair options.

Warranty

The whole range has a lifetime single shift warranty and this is assumes 8 hours daily use 5 days a week. All chair components are covered for a period of 10 years, except for the fabric upholstery which has 3 years cover and the inflatable lumbar which has 5 years cover.

Overall Assessment

The 6000 series is a well engineered range of seats offering a high level of personal adjustability and for those who take the time to set up their chair correctly will gain good working comfort. If you don't like the idea of having a lot of adjustments to set up your chair for your needs then you may find a self adjusting chair is more suitable for you at the risk of losing the ability to make finer adjustments. Also bear in mind most adjustments will be a one off and once they are properly set up, future alterations will be minimal.

Purchasers need to build up the chair as it is supplied kd which may seem a bit of a bind, in reality it's very straightforward to put together with easy to follow instructions as well as a short video and no tools required.

These high quality chairs need to be seen as a long term investment with a 10 year life span at least, so although the initial outlay may seem a lot when considered over the product's life span they actually offer excellent value.

Where To Buy Online

This online seating specialist carries the complete 6000 range and offers very competitive pricing which also includes free shipping.