ErgoChair Recline (formerly known as ErgoChair Core or MyoChair) is the most affordable ergonomic office chair you can buy from Autonomous with pricing starting from $179. Even when I added the headrest and legrest, the total cost was just $239. How is this chair compared to more expensive options? Let’s find out in the review.
Unboxing & Assembly
|Dimensions||28” – 45”L x 28”W x 45” – 49”H|
|Seat dimensions||19″L x 19″W|
|Seat height||18” – 21”|
|Back dimensions (with headrest)||21”W x 27” – 29″H|
|Armrest’s height||10″ – 13″|
|Materials||Nylon plastic frame, Polyester fabric with molded foam interior|
|Weight capacity||250 lbs|
|Item weight||45 lbs (including headrest and legrest)|
Design & Performance
Putting the chair together is quite easy and you don’t need any other tool because there are a hex tool with handle and a screwdriver in the box. The whole assembly process takes just around 20 minutes.
Although this is the cheapest Autonomous office chair, it has a very interesting feature that is not included in higher-end chairs. That is the option to add headrest and legrest which cost $60 more. Honestly, $60 is quite expensive for the 2 pieces but the unique feature might be worth it. While a headrest is quite common, a built-in legrest appears on very few office chairs on the market and this is also the main reason I purchased this ErgoChair Recline.
If you read my ErgoChair 2 review, you probably know that I spent a lot of time in the reclined sitting posture. That was great but I still need to use a footrest or a stool to straighten my legs in the position. Everything is much easier with the built-in legrest as I just need to slide it out from the bottom. I am not sure how sturdy and durable the legrest is but I haven’t got any problem after 1 month of usage. I use the legrest a lot when I am working on my laptop or when I lean back to read books. This is a simple yet useful feature that all ergonomic chairs should have.
In terms of adjustments, the ErgoChair Recline offers some basic ones like seat height, armrest height, lumbar support, headrest, and backrest tilt. Although you can’t adjust tension of the back, you can lock it to 3 different positions. The largest tilt allows you to have a comfortable nap with the legrest.
In terms of design and build quality, the ErgoChair Recline obviously can’t compete with the ErgoChair 2 or Kinn Chair. The frame is made of plastic and I don’t really like the polyester seat. I am using the chair when my room temperature is lower than 70 Fahrenheit degrees but I can already feel the warmth on my bottom; Just imagine how hot it is when you sit on this chair for hours during a hot summer day. Having said that, I really like the firmness of the foam and the breathable mesh back.
Another major difference of the ErgoChair Recline is its lower weight capacity; Its maximum capacity is just 250lbs as compared to 350lbs on other Autonomous chairs. So, make sure to check your weight before ordering the chair.
- Huge benefit of the legrest and headrest
- Comfortable seat
- Lower weight capacity
- Unbreathable seat
- Gets more expensive with the legrest
The Autonomous ErgoChair Recline (MyoChair) is my least favorite chair from the company but it has a very useful legrest. We recommend this product if you weigh less than 190 lbs and you only use it in air-conditioned rooms. You can use the promo code R-twdesk to save from $15 to $200 during checkout on Autonomous.
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