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X-Chair Review: An Honest Assessment

xchair review

Since the pandemic, we have all been spending more time at home, and working from home has become the rule rather than the exception. We all learned too quickly just how uncomfortable it is to work in a makeshift office. The first thing you’ll notice is your dated office chair. Having the wrong chair is not only uncomfortable but can be bad for your health. Enter the X-Chair, an exquisitely designed office chair that will keep you comfortable all day and night. Below is my x-chair review and recommendation.

 

How X-Char Got Its Start

 

Early days (1992-1999):

    • 1992: Don Luras, a chiropractor, develops the Dynamic Variable Lumbar (DVL®) Support System, inspired by his desire to improve posture and prevent back pain.
    • 1993: X-Chair is founded, focusing on office chairs equipped with the DVL® technology. Initially targeting healthcare professionals, the company emphasizes back health and ergonomics.
    • 1990s: X-Chair gains traction in the healthcare industry and starts building brand recognition as a leader in ergonomic seating.

Expansion and evolution (2000-2009):

    • 2000s: The company expands its product line beyond healthcare, introducing chairs for the office and commercial markets.
    • 2004: X-Chair debuts the “Freedom Task Chair,” with adjustable features and enhanced comfort, solidifying its presence in the general office environment.
    • 2000s: Focus on research and development, leading to new ergonomic features and improved materials, solidifying X-Chair’s reputation for innovation.

Growth and diversification (2010-present):

    • 2010s: X-Chair continues to expand its product line, offering a wider range of chairs for different budgets and needs.
    • 2010s: Introduction of advanced features like heating and massage in select models, catering to user preferences and enhancing comfort.
    • 2010s-present: Expansion into international markets and increased focus on online sales, contributing to global brand recognition.
    • Today: X-Chair is a leading provider of ergonomic office chairs, recognized for its commitment to comfort, adjustability, and durability. They enjoy a strong presence in both commercial and home office markets worldwide.

Key factors in X-Chair’s success:

    • Patented DVL® Support System: Offering personalized lumbar support, it sets X-Chair apart and emphasizes its focus on back health.
    • Continuous innovation: Introducing new features and improving existing ones, keeping X-Chair at the forefront of ergonomic design.
    • High-quality materials and construction: Building durable and comfortable chairs, ensuring long-term value for customers.
    • Focus on customer satisfaction: Providing excellent customer service and warranty programs, fostering trust and loyalty.

Future of X-Chair:

    • Ongoing research and development, adapting to evolving user needs and workplace trends.
    • Increased focus on sustainability and eco-friendly practices in production and material choices.
  • Expanding digital presence and online sales to reach a wider audience globally.

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$1,100
  • Proprietary Lumbar Support
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Overview of the X Chair and X Chair Models

What sets the X-Chair apart from other office chairs are the multiple ergonomic features. The lumbar support system is patented and provides constant support to your lower back. You can also adjust the seat height and choose your seat width when you make your purchase. 

Their sci-float infinite recline allows you to relax effortlessly without having to constantly adjust knobs. You can even choose your arm pads to rotate forwards and backward and even 350 degrees. 

In addition to standard wheels you can choose from the X Blade wheels and add locking wheels for more stability.  There are other models to choose from aside from the ones I cover in my video. Shorter people may prefer the X-Vision chair which is smaller and also less expensive but lacks some customization features that the other chairs have.  

No matter what xchair you choose, all X-Chairs have excellent build quality and come with a limited 15 year warranty. 

You have probably seen the commercials but if not, here’s a quick overview of the X-Chair and why everyone is so curious about this new office chair design that is so comfortable. The X-Chair is the most customizable office and gaming chair you can buy.

Ordering The X Chair

 

You can order the X-Chair online. Shipping is free and after I placed my order, my chair arrived in about a week in this box.

xchair box

You get tracking so you’ll know exactly what day to expect your chair. You can also choose expert setup but I wouldn’t recommend it as it’s super easy to assemble and there are only 7 screws.  Just know that the chair is heavy, which is an indicator of quality so you may need some help bringing it in your house.

Here’s a photo of the opened box. It looks a little overwhelming a first but keep in mind you really only need to assemble a few parts and it took me about 20 minutes from opening the box to having it fully installed and ready to use. I’m not the handiest person so if I can do it, you probably can too.

xchair open box

Although the packaging looks jumbled, the chair is packed safely and I didn’t find any dents or scratches after unboxing. All the parts are wrapped well.

The wheels fit easily into the frame and will lock into place after you sit on the seat of the chair.

x-chair wheels

The seat of the X-Chair is the heaviest piece.

xchair seat

How Much Does the X-Chair Cost?

Prices for the X-Chair vary depending on what model and features you choose. For this review, I purchased the X2 Executive Task Chair with the cooling, heating, and massage feature for $1,029. But you can go with their basic model which starts at $699 or go with the X-Tech Executive that can go above $2,0o0 with certain features. Compare that with an Amazon Basics Office Chair at $90. But trust me, I have sat in the Amazon Basics office chair for hours and days at a time. It was comfortable for the first 30 minutes then I started to fidget and feel the need to get up and walk. That was not the case with the X-chair.

My XChair Findings and Recommendation

I spent my career as a librarian for 15 years sitting on Herman Miller Aeron Chairs which are comfortable but also pricey and aren’t as customizable as the X-chair. I am 6’3 and weigh over 200 lbs. so the ability to have a chair that can accommodate by larger size is a plus. From an aesthetic standpoint, I also like the look of the X-Chair over the Herman Miller Aeron Chair.

Yes, it does cost a lot but considering this is the piece of furniture you will be using the most maybe aside from your mattress, it’s a worthy investment.

A few things really stood out about the X-Chair:

DVL – Dynamic Variable Lumbar support. This is the lower part of the back of the chair that gently cradles your lower back and will move inwards or outward depending on how far back you sit. You are constantly getting support which gives you the stamina to work through the hardest grinds.

xchair dvl

Sci Float Infinite Recline

infinite recline

You can adjust the tension on the recline so that it is effortless to lean back and come back up without any jerking sensations that cheaper chairs have. I’m a rocker and like to move back and forth on my chair constantly so having this option work so smoothly was impressive.

The biggest decision you need to make is what kind of seat you will get with your X-Chair. I am a bigger person so I went with a wider seat which feels much more comfortable to me than the standard seat. You can adjust the seat depth forwards or backwards and you should aim to have the seat go about 2-3 inches short of the back of your knees to take pressure off your lower back. 

Right now I am using the X-Tech Executive Chair which has a wide seat and comes with a M Foam seat standard. I prefer this over the mesh fabric found in the X3 ATR even though the mesh fabric is more breathable. 

Here’s My X-Tech Executive Chair. It has a mesh DVL so that you can use the HMT system more effectively. 

xtech executive chair review

I also upgraded to teh 360 armrests but I really don’t use the full 360. It is nice to have the armrest move with you though to reduce it rubbing your arm. There’s also a locking mechanism where you can move the armrests in or out and lock them to your preferred position. 

xchair 360 armrest

X-Chair Trial, Returns, and Warranty.

The X-Chair comes with a 30-day trial where you can try it out in your home for 3o days and if you aren’t happy with it during the trial period you can return it. Just keep in mind that they will keep $149 of the purchase price to send a return kit so it’s not a full refund but still not bad considering how heavy this chair is and chances are you will probably keep it. If you do keep it, you are backed by a 15-year warranty. Some of the highlights of the warrant are that all moving parts are covered for 5 years while the metal components are for 5 years.

Where Can You Try the XChair?

X-Chair Review

Right now there aren’t many places to try the Xchair. Fortunately, we now have the Xchair available to try at our San Diego Yawnder Showroom.  Yawnder is a Premier Full Line Dealer of all X-Chair products so we can get you an extremely aggressive discount, much more than you will find online as well as free shipping. At our San Diego showroom, you can try the following Xchair models:

  • X Basic STS
  • X2-HMT with headrest
  • X 3 black memory foam with headrest
  • X 4 cognac with headrest
  • X77 black massage chair

The X77 Massage Chair is my top pick for massage chairs for tall people. Some of the other popular brands with enclosed foot massagers are too small for my feet. I wear a size 13. The X-Chair foot massage feature has open feet so it’s much more comfortable for tall people or just people with big feet. 

X77 massage chair review

If anything stop in for a free massage on the X77 Massage Chair, it’s the only place in San Diego County where you can try it. If you want discounts beyond what X-Chair.com can offer, contact us at [email protected] or call us at 858-232-5760 for a quote. 

Get Exclusive Savings Through Yawnder

If you can’t visit the showroom, get exclusive savings through our website or email me at ben@sleepsherpa for a quote that can’t be beat. Just email me what you want and I will send a quote where you can purchase right away. We ship directly from X-Chair and are an authorized Premier X-Chair Dealer. 

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$1,100
  • Proprietary Lumbar Support
  • Customizable Colors
  • Heating, Cooling, Massage
  • X-Wheels
  • Headrest
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X-Chair Products and and Prices

X-Chair Products and Prices

Product Price
X-YoYo Black $399.99
XG Wing $999.99
XS Vision Black $599.99
XS Vision Black w/Headrest $674.99
XS Vision Grey $599.99
XS Vision Grey w/Headrest $674.99
X-Tech Sage $1,899.99
X-Tech Peat $1,899.99
X-Tech Pumpkin $1,899.99
X-Tech Navy $1,899.99
X-Tech Onyx $1,899.99
X-Tech Reef $1,899.99
X-Tech Shiitake $1,899.99
X-Tech Stone $1,899.99
X-Tech Midnight $1,899.99
X-Stack $299.99
X-Side $449.99
X-Project $399.99
X-Project w/Headrest $459.99
X77 Massage Chair Black $7,799.99
X77 Massage Chair Brown $7,799.99
X77 Massage Chair Black Brisa $8,299.99
X77 Massage Chair Brown Brisa $8,299.99
X77 Massage Chair Black / Red Brisa $8,299.99
X-Basic $499.99
X-Basic STS $574.99
X-Basic STS w/Headrest $624.99
X-Basic w/HR $549.99
X4 Black $1,199.99
X4 Black M-Foam $1,399.99
X4 Black M-Foam w/Headrest $1,549.99
X4 Black W/Headrest $1,349.99
X4 Black Wide Seat $1,349.99
X4 Black Wide Seat M-Foam $1,549.99
X4 Black Wide Seat M-Foam w/Headrest $1,699.99
X4 Black Wide Seat w/Headrest $1,499.99
X4 Brown $1,199.99
X4 Brown W/Headrest $1,349.99
X4 Cognac $1,199.99
X4 Cognac W/Headrest $1,349.99
X4 Cognac Wide Seat M-Foam $1,549.99
X4 Cogn ac Wide Seat M-Foam w/Headrest $1,699.99
X4 Cognac M-Foam Wide Seat $1,549.99
X4 Cognac M-Foam Wide Seat with Headrest $1,699.99
X4 Red Premium Leather $1,249.99
X4 Red Premium Leather w/Headrest $1,399.99
X4 White Premium Leather $1,249.99
X4 White Premium Leather w/Headrest $1,399.99
X3 Black $979.99
X3 Black M-Foam $1,129.99
X3 Black M-Foam w/Headrest $1,244.99
X3 Black W/Headrest $1,094.99
X3 Black Wide Seat $1,054.99
X3 Black Wide Seat M-Foam $1,204.99
X3 Black Wide Seat M-Foam w/Headrest $1,319.99
X3 Black Wide Seat w/Headrest $1,169.99
X3 Blue $979.99
X3 Blue W/Headrest $1,094.99
X3 Glacier $979.99
X3 Glacier W/Headrest $1,094.99
X3 Grey $979.99
X3 Grey W/Headrest $1,094.99
X3 Grey Wide Seat $1,054.99
X3 Grey Wide Seat w/Headrest
X2 Black $879.99
X2 Black w/Headrest $969.99
X2 Black Wide Seat $929.99
X2 Black Wide Seat w/Headrest $1,019.99
X2 Grey $879.99
X2 Grey w/Headrest $969.99
X2 Red $879.99
X2 Red w/Headrest $969.99
X2 White $879.99
X2 White w/Headrest $969.99
X1 Black $729.99
X1 Black w/Headrest $789.99
X1 Grey $729.99
X1 Grey w/Headrest $789.99
FS Wheels - Clear $54.99
FS Wheels - Black $59.99
FS Wheels - Red, Clear $59.99
FS Wheels - Black, Locking $79.99
FS Wheels - Clear, Locking $79.99
FS Wheels - Glacier, Locking $79.99
FS Wheels - Red, Locking $79.99
FS Wheels - White, Locking $79.99
FS Wheels - Pink, Locking $79.99
FS Wheels - Green, Locking $79.99
FS Wheels - Purple, Locking $79.99
FS Wheels - Blue, Locking $79.99
X-Table Black $329.99
X-Table Cherry $329.99
X-Table White $329.99
Stool Kit (Cylinder, Ring & Base) $149.99
X-HMT (In Retail Packaging) $100.00
X-HMT (No Box) $100.00
Elemax (In Retail Packaging) $150.00
Elemax (No Box) $150.00
X-TS Arm Double Black $249.99
X-TS Arm Double White $249.99
X-TS Arm Single Black $149.99
X-TS Arm Single White $149.99
Headrest (X4 Red Premium Leather) $150.00
Headrest (X4 White Premium Leather) $150.00
Headrest (X1 Black) $60.00
Headrest (X1 Grey) $60.00
Headrest (X2 Black) $90.00
Headrest (X2 Grey) $90.00
Headrest (X2 Red) $90.00
Headrest (X2 White) $90.00
Headrest (X3 Black) $115.00
Headrest (X3 Blue) $115.00
Headrest (X3 Glacier $115.00
Headrest (X3 Grey) $115.00
Headrest (X4 Black Standard Leather) $150.00
Headrest (X4 Brown Standard Leather) $150.00
Headrest (X4 Cognac Standard Leather) $150.00
Headrest (X-Project) $60.00
Headrest (Xs-Vision Black) $75.00
Headrest (Xs-Vision Grey) $75.00
X-Footrest (3" Rise) $47.99
X-Chair 3" Footrest with Box Kit $51.99
X-Flextop Black $299.99
X-Flextop White $299.99
X-Flextop Birch $299.99
Cylinder (Short X2 / X3 / X4 / Xg-Wing) $29.99
Cylinder (Short Xs-Vision / X-Basic / X-Project / X1) $29.99
Cylinder (Stool) $49.99
Cylinder (Tall X1 / X-Basic / X-Project) $39.99
Cylinder (Tall X2 / X3 / X4 / Xg-Wing) $39.99
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Xchair
$1,100
  • Proprietary Lumbar Support
  • Customizable Colors
  • Heating, Cooling, Massage
  • X-Wheels
  • Headrest
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X-Chair vs. Herman Miller

Choosing between an X-Chair and a Herman Miller chair can be tough, as both are known for their quality and focus on ergonomics. Here’s a comparison to help you decide:

Ergonomics:

    • X-Chair: Emphasizes personalized comfort with its patented Dynamic Variable Lumbar (DVL®) Support System that adjusts to your movements. Offers a wide range of adjustability for seat height, depth, armrests, and headrest (optional).
    • Herman Miller: Renowned for its research-backed ergonomics and advanced features like PostureFit back support and Embody chair’s unique “split back” design. Offers excellent adjustability options across different models.

Comfort:

    • X-Chair: Known for its breathable performance mesh and dynamic arms that move with you. Some models offer optional heating and massage for enhanced comfort.
    • Herman Miller: Offers various comfort features depending on the model, including breathable mesh seating, pressure-relieving cushions, and adjustable armrests. Some high-end models like Aeron and Embody prioritize unique comfort experiences.

Durability:

    • X-Chair: Built with high-quality materials and components, known for their longevity. Offers extended warranties on some models.
    • Herman Miller: Renowned for its build quality and long-lasting performance, backed by extensive testing and materials research. Offers lifetime warranties on some components like frames.

Price:

    • X-Chair: Generally more affordable than Herman Miller chairs, especially considering standard features. Price range varies depending on the model and options chosen.
    • Herman Miller: Considered a premium brand with higher price points due to advanced features, research-backed design, and high build quality. Offers a wider range of price points depending on the model and features.

Brand recognition:

    • X-Chair: A growing brand gaining recognition for its innovative features and competitive pricing.
    • Herman Miller: A well-established brand with a strong reputation for its ergonomic expertise and high-quality chairs.

Overall:

    • X-Chair: A great choice for those seeking a comfortable and ergonomically adjustable chair at a competitive price. Offers strong value for money with its patented DVL® support and range of features.
    • Herman Miller: A perfect choice for those prioritizing cutting-edge ergonomics, research-backed design, and premium build quality. Offers top-notch comfort and adjustability but comes at a higher price point.

Final decision:

The best choice for you depends on your individual needs and priorities. Consider your budget, desired features, and comfort preferences. Try out both chairs, if possible, to see which one feels better for your body.

Ergonomic Office Chair Comparison: X-Chair vs. Popular Brands

Choosing the right ergonomic office chair can be a daunting task with so many great options available. Here’s a comparison of X-Chair with some popular competitors to help you narrow down your search:

FeatureX-ChairHerman MillerSteelcaseHaworthHumanscale
Price$500-$1,900$1,000-$5,000$500-$3,000$500-$2,500$700-$2,000
ErgonomicsPatented DVL® Support for personalized lumbar support, wide range of adjustmentsAdvanced features like PostureFit and Embody’s “split back” design, excellent adjustabilityFocus on balanced body positioning and movement, advanced ergonomic featuresFocus on freedom of movement and adjustability, ergonomic features vary by modelFocus on forward tilt and negative reclines, adjustable lumbar support
ComfortBreathable performance mesh, dynamic arms, optional heating and massageVariety of comfort features depending on model, mesh seating, pressure-relieving cushionsComfortable and supportive across models, advanced features like Leap’s LiveBack backrestBreathable mesh or upholstered options, adjustable lumbar supportFlexible seat pan and tri-panel backrest for dynamic comfort
DurabilityHigh-quality materials and components, extended warranties on some modelsRenowned for build quality and long-lasting performance, lifetime warranties on some componentsStrong and durable construction, warranties vary by modelDurable materials and construction, warranties vary by modelFocus on lightweight and durable materials, extended warranties
Brand RecognitionGrowing brand gaining recognition for innovation and valueWell-established brand with a strong reputation for ergonomics and qualityEstablished brand known for innovation and comfortEstablished brand known for quality and durabilityEstablished brand known for design and functionality
Popular ModelsX-Tech Ultimate, X1, X2Aeron, Embody, Mirra 2Leap, Gesture, Think V2Zody, Fern, VeryFreedom Headrest, Freedom Headrest High Back

Additional Notes:

    • X-Chair: Offers exceptional value for money with its patented DVL® support and range of features at a competitive price point.
    • Herman Miller: Known for cutting-edge ergonomics, research-backed design, and premium build quality, but comes at a higher price.
    • Steelcase: Focuses on balanced body positioning and movement, offering comfortable and supportive chairs with advanced ergonomic features.
    • Haworth: Emphasizes freedom of movement and adjustability, with ergonomic features varying depending on the model.
  • Humanscale: Promotes forward tilt and negative reclines for dynamic comfort, offering chairs with unique adjustability options.

3 thoughts on “X-Chair Review: An Honest Assessment”

  1. I’m trying to compare the X-1 and the X-2 chairs. Your advertisement indicates that you can give an “extremely aggressive discount, much more than you will find online as well as free shipping.” Can you give me details, please? I’ve been looking at the XChair website, and they are currently offering the X-1 Elemax for $829.99 and the X-2 Elemax for about $949. They also seem to charge extra for such things as the wheels (?), armrests, and footstool (despite TV advertising of a free footstool being included). These seem to be considered as extras and would considerably increase the overall price of the chair. Unfortunately, their sale only continues for a few more hours, so I don’t have much time to make a decision. I would really appreciate anything you can tell me about these chairs, if you have them available (or will in the near future). Thank you!

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    • Hi Dorothy. Their price increase has been delayed for another week so there is still time. Feel free to contact me or our showroom at 858-232-5760 and I can go over our discounts and options.

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3 thoughts on “X-Chair Review: An Honest Assessment”

  1. I’m trying to compare the X-1 and the X-2 chairs. Your advertisement indicates that you can give an “extremely aggressive discount, much more than you will find online as well as free shipping.” Can you give me details, please? I’ve been looking at the XChair website, and they are currently offering the X-1 Elemax for $829.99 and the X-2 Elemax for about $949. They also seem to charge extra for such things as the wheels (?), armrests, and footstool (despite TV advertising of a free footstool being included). These seem to be considered as extras and would considerably increase the overall price of the chair. Unfortunately, their sale only continues for a few more hours, so I don’t have much time to make a decision. I would really appreciate anything you can tell me about these chairs, if you have them available (or will in the near future). Thank you!

    Reply
    • Hi Dorothy. Their price increase has been delayed for another week so there is still time. Feel free to contact me or our showroom at 858-232-5760 and I can go over our discounts and options.

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