Branch chairs are affordable and pretty seating solutions for your home office. A lot of people are falling in love with the Daily Chair. Despite the lack of adjustability, it is quite comfy. But here comes a more adjustable option, the Ergochair. So let’s see if the addition of more features can provide you with a more pleasant experience.
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The Daily chair is very comfortable for everyday use
The first thing that will draw you towards this branch chair is how cute and perky it is. It has a sleek and simple silhouette and you can choose from a palette of colors that are easy on the eyes. This pretty number is also a rather comfortable one.
It is a cheap chair that you can sit on for several hours. It can even give other ergonomic chairs a run for their money.
It is bordering on a fixed task chair, but the way it was designed feels sufficiently supportive and feels dreamy on the back and the bums.
There are only a few points of adjustment, the seat height, up and down arms, that’s just about it. But it will intrigue you that it can even feel more comfortable than some of the other office chairs that you have tried.
The backrest is mesh and the seat is made of cushion. Despite the cheaper quality of materials, the chair feels rather indulging. Though it doesn’t have a premium feel like what you would instantly notice when you sit on an Aeron or a Steelcase, the comfort is better than the price that you’re paying for the chair.
- Check the price of the Daily chair: https://www.amazon.com/Branch-Daily-Chair-Sustainable-Productivity/dp/B0C15FDFC8
The backrest of the Daily is a treat for your spine
This is perhaps our favorite part of the chair, the Daily’s lumbar support, or the entire backrest at that. It is fixed, and stationary, but it can be more comfy than an office chair with a more adjustable lower back support. Quite intriguing right?
To start, the material of the mesh is not too rigid, it’s soft enough. Despite lacking the premium feel, it doesn’t feel scratchy and has enough flexibility that make your back feel supported.
The arch of the backrest is also designed the way you’ll need a chair to be so that you can work on it for longer. The back support feels quite pronounced, that’s a big thumbs up for an almost stationary chair.
But in terms of the backrest height, those who stand taller than 5 ’11’ ‘ will not find the Daily as suitable. The backrest is not tall enough and it cannot be adjusted, you might not have your entire back supported.
As for the seat cushion, it has a decent amount of give. It’s firm, but you will not feel like you’re sitting on a piece of plywood. The level of comfort is between firm and medium firm, which appeals to most users. That’s why we see this being a comfortable option for most people, except for the taller folks.
And since the chair lacks seat depth, those with longer legs may find a numbing sensation on the back of their genes. Thus, we find it perfect for the petite or those who are not taller than 5’11”.
The arms look standard, but they are surprisingly sufficient
There doesn’t seem to be anything special with the arms of the Daily. It is height adjustable and has small increments. It also looks like a standard armbar you’ll find in generic office chairs. But they are not too firm and feel just right. So despite the lack of adjustability, it can still be comfortable for longer hours of work. However, if you are nitpicky, this can be an issue for you. The material used on the arms of the Daily is prone to scratches. Though not deep, it can be noticeable up close. You might be able to lessen the itsy bitsy scratches by wiping the arms often with a damp cloth, but it might not work all the time.
Is the more ergonomic Branch chair better?
The more adjustable chair may be a more tempting option, especially for taller folks.
You’ll be able to change the seat depth and adjust the tilt and the tension of the chair. Even the arms of the Ergo chair are more amenable for those with wider dimensions, it can be so wide that skinny users might find it too roomy,
The Ergo chair also has a taller backrest than the Daily. And given the adjustable seat depth, will it be more suitable for taller people?
Well not really. The Ergo Branch does have more adjustable points and a higher backrest. But it still will not be able to fit those who are really tall.
Yes, you can adjust the seat depth to accommodate longer legs, but it will not make any difference if you are taller than 6 feet. But if you are slightly taller, say 5’11” to 6’2”, you may be able to appreciate it.
You also have a choice to get a headrest for the Ergo chair, that can make the backrest rise a bit for slightly taller users. But it is not cheap, you have to spend a significant amount to buy it.
- Where to buy the Branch Ergonomic chair: https://www.amazon.com/Branch-Ergonomic-Chair-Adjustable-Breathable/dp/B0CK497V2R
There are some wrong things with the Ergo chair
We’ve said such because a more adjustable chair ought to be more comfortable, generally speaking, that is. But the additional features of the Ergo don’t seem to add more benefit to the chair, more than the Daily.
Ergo is supposed to be an upgraded version of the Daily. Aesthetic-wise, it is an upgrade to the already cute and perky appearance of the Daily chair. The Ergo looks more polished and premium. But that; ‘s the only upgrade that worked for the chair.
Let’s enumerate what went wrong
The Ergo does have a ticker cushion. But it does not necessarily offer a more dreamy experience for the butt. The seat is too firm. It almost hurts the butt. Though a thicker and firmer cushion means that it’s less likely to deflate compared to the medium firm seat of the Daily, it will not be a nice experience. The material is also more scratchy and quite rough, so better not to wear shorts if you’re going to sit on it for a long time.
The Ergo also feels more plasticky and flimsy than the Daily. Though both chairs are made of plastic, the Wrgi has more plastic parts. That’s why the addition of more features did not make it any more comfy, it just added to the more plastic feel.
It also has an adjustable lumbar support. We always thought that a chair with an adjustable lower back support is better than a stationary one. So this is an exception to the rule. The fixed lumbar support of the Daily is surprisingly more dreamy. Ergo’s backrest feels too stiff and rigid, even with an adjustable lumbar bar, it did not make the hair any less uncomfortable.
The shape of the Daily’s backrest conforms better to the shape of the spine, it feels more natural. Also, the material used in the backrest, the mesh, and the frame feels softer and more flexible. That of the Ergo is just too hard.
We think that the brand compromised on the material to keep the price of the Ergo chair low.
Ergo isn’t always better
This is one of those rare instances wherein a more stationary task chair is more comfy than an ergonomic one. So we can really say that less is more.
Despite having more adjustable points, the Ergo doesn’t seem to offer more value. The Daily. So we really had to give it to the Daily chair. It was able to fare better in almost all areas.