All-day comfort is critical for the office. I do my best work when I don’t have to think about my surroundings. It’s hard to focus when all I can think about is how terrible my back feels. This is why having a great office chair is such an important consideration for the vast majority of us. Proper posture prevents headaches and overall tension in our lives. The biggest problem I see with all the chair companies out there? Cost. Many want us to pay thousands – in some cases for a mediocre product. Not to worry though. I’ve found one company that offers a comfortable product with more features and flexibility than countless others for a price that most of us can or at least should afford. Introducing the Hinomi H1 Pro.
Setup and Design
If there is anything I have noticed in my recent tests with office chairs, it is they’ve figured out how to make it easy for the user to put together. Hinomi is no different. Once I am able to tear away all of the packaging (it is very well packaged), I find they have easy-to-follow instructions that have my chair ready to go in a matter of about 15 minutes (maybe less). The chair itself is black and is gorgeous and professionally stylized. It tells people you know what you are a professional but humble. Black isn’t the only option. The Hinomi website (and Amazon) offer the same chair in several other colors including Gray, Coral Red, and Ice Green.
The craziest and perhaps best feature the Hinomi chair has that I’ve not found in other office chairs is a footrest. Let’s face it, there are some conference calls or times in the office where we participate but don’t present. This is where the footrest option comes into play. It allows me to kick back and listen to presenters in comfort and rest. This is effective during breaks too of course. The best part? It easily folds up and stores right beneath the chair and stays attached. I love that I can stretch out once in a while to keep the blood circulation flowing to my legs. Days get long, and this is such a nice option for comfort.
The chair has such a brilliant design with hidden features like the footrest. It almost sounds like a gamer chair in concept, but I can assure you it looks like it fits any office setting. Whether in a home or professional office setting, the Hinomi H1 Pro’s design will create the ambience you need to remain professional but maintains the practicality to keep you comfortable.
Another interesting and unique feature is the foldable frame, which I haven’t seen in other similar products. The chair can be folded in half to help save space in idle time. It is also useful for easy storage and transportation.
Customization and Adjustability
This is where the Hinomi shines. The options for adjustment exceed that of more expensive chairs including some more expensive offerings from Herman Miller. The Hinomi H1 Pro allows me to adjust the height (which is pretty standard), armrests, headrest position, backrest (height), and recline. It also allows for quick adjustment of seat depth. My Herman Miller chair allows me to adjust the armrests and height. It doesn’t even have a headrest, and there is no option for lumbar support.
Lumbar back support is where most of us suffer from pain as we age. It happens to be where I throw my back out nowadays too. Hinomi’s Lumbar is also adjustable and I can even make it press hard into my lower back if I so desire. I didn’t get this in other chairs I’ve reviewed recently (see below). Hinomi even has a Chiropractor Dr. Brian Leung’s recommendation on their site quoted as saying “The chair’s adjustable lumbar support and contoured design promote proper spinal alignment, which is essential for maintaining a healthy back.”
It’s hard to argue with that statement. I notice it. I keep it at its lowest setting as that is plenty for me, but it’s nice to know the option for adjustment is there in case I have issues in the future. The adjustability for the chair isn’t necessarily absolute perfection. The chair opts for locking clip-style adjustability as opposed to levers for most adjustment points. It’s the so-called wire-control adjustment. They function just fine, but they did take me a bit of getting used to. I prefer the buttery smoothness of levers where sometimes I feel the “controls” are a bit clunky. I also notice the recline adjustments are a tad less easy to fine-tune compared to say X-Chair. They do the job in the end, and that is what matters.
All Day Comfort – Great Price
When it comes down to the bottom line, I need comfort in my chair, and I don’t want to feel like I was robbed for it. The Hinomi H1 Pro offers great comfort for long days, and Hinomi wins here. Right now, the chairs are offered for around $599 (a supposed markdown from $999. The chair is well worth it for that price when compared to other models.
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