This Flexispot chair is called BS then for back support. The brand has a few chairs in the BS line. These units are supposed to be remarkably comfortable on the back, that’s why they are coined as such.
So let’s see if it’s a legit claim or if it’s just hyped up. And Flexispot isn’t really known for office chairs. And this particular unit isn’t really cheap or budget-friendly. So let’s also dive into the details and see if the slightly steeper price is worth this interesting office chair.
It has tons of adjustments but it’s not intuitive
The BS10 has a couple of ergonomic and adjustable features that allow you to fine-tune the chair according to your need and preferences.
It almost has all the bells and whistles you may be looking for in an ergonomic chair
When we say ergonomic, we’re looking for a unit that has as many options for customization. And this chair will not disappoint.
But there is something wrong with how these features were laid out.
While the more choices there are, the better it is, it still depends on how these features are integrated into the chair.
And with this Flexispot unit, the controls can be challenging to figure out. It’s not intuitive and needs time to get used to.
Despite having multiple adjustment features, it does not have many knobs or levers. Instead, the chair has these multifunctional handles or controls. So you can still change the settings with just a few knobs.
There are good bits and a bad side to this. The pros are that it renders the chair sleek looking since it only has a few levers. But the bad side is that these multifunctional levers are somewhat hard to figure out.
This is perhaps the brand’s effort in making the chair loaded with customizable options without having to have tons of handles since lots of the knobs can be confusing to use. But even with this effort, the multifunctional handles are still hard to use, it’s not user-friendly.
Even with the manual, you might still not be able to get it right away.
By the way, we wished the instruction manual was a little bit easier to understand. It’s quite vague and confusing. So better opt for YouTube videos in guiding you for the setup.
Though you might only see a handful since this isn’t one of the more popular ergonomic chairs in the market
So the supposed to be easier multifunctional handles did not do much for the chair. If you have a knack for figuring out these kinds of things, then you will be able to figure it out soon.
But most are not, so you will really spend a lot of time figuring out how to use them. And once you do, you still have to get used to it. And we can see some sending the chair back because it can be confusing to use. So this might not fit the elderly or those who do not have any patience.
The same goes for the other adjustment levers. For instance, the traditional seat-lift lever has different functions depending on how they’re twisted. So it can also be confusing to use.
The armrests are 4 way yes, but it resembles more of a plastic toy
Aside from the backrest, another nice feature of the BS10 is its armrests, they are 4 way. They also come at a decent size so both those who are of average weight and those a little bit chunky on the arms will still fit.
But since the arms are made from ABS plastic it does feel like a toy. Though a lot of users can find the sweet spot since it has multiple positions, the plastic arms can also be hard on the skin.
This also made the chair feel cheap. And this particular unit doesn’t really cost cheap, so we kind of expected more for the price.
It really is a back support chair
Now, here’s the good news. There is truth to the brand’s claim in naming the chair back support.
This does feel very supportive on the back. And it feels like you can sit on it for the entire day and you will not feel any pain.
That’s why this can also be an option for gamers who need more back support and those looking for a cooler alternative to the thickly padded gaming chairs. The backrest is made of mesh and the seat has a decent cushion, so you can have a bit of both worlds
The lumbar support is adjustable and it is on the firm side. It kind of can push you forward but not too far forward. So you’d get that gentle reminder to sit upright. Thus this can be an option for those who usually slouch in their chairs.
And even if the back support is firm, it doesn’t feel too demanding or too much even if you’ve been sitting on it from morning to night.
Too bad this ergonomic chair does not feel that stable
The BS10 chair is not really light, it does have some heft to it. So we were expecting that it would be able to hold itself but when it turned out to be otherwise. The chair somehow feels loose.
Over time, there’s this feeling that the chair can fall apart, it kind of feels shaky. Though the back support is very sublime, it can become loose if you’ve been using the chair for a while. The same thing goes with the arms. We love the range of adjustment of the arms but it is not able to hold its position after several months of use.
The chair is advertised to bear 275 lbs. But we feel that it will not last for a decent amount of time if you max the load capacity And it will feel loose too when sat on by larger users. That’s why we see this best for those skinny to average weight.
Also, this is not an option for the petite. Smaller individuals will not have the chair go down low enough for them and they will have their legs hanging by the edge of the seat.
It is highly ergonomic but there are a lot of caveats
Not to mention, the price is too much to pay for all the shortcomings of the chair.
It’s just sad to see this unit go to waste.
It does have very nice back support that a lot of people will love. Even if it’s on the firm side, more people will still find it supportive but not too tough on the back. The arms and headrest offer additional support, but the material just isn’t at par with what the price tag is demanding.
Even if the chair has bells and whistles, it just feels shaky and can become loose at some point.
And with a very stingy warranty of 1 year, that will also be an additional letdown. Why won’t the brand toss in a more generous warranty or at least 3 years for a chair that isn’t necessarily cheap?
And the confusing control system with the multifunctional levers just adds up to the chaos. Not everyone has the patience to fiddle through a complicated one. All you’d want to do is push or pull a lever and get started on your work. But this chair isn’t that.
We just feel sad because this chair could have lots of potential had it been constructed better.
Or at least have the price that is low enough to be equivalent to the hassles and caveats.
So even if the back support is one of the best, we don’t see this lasting for a decent amount of time. And worse, after the chair falls apart and the stingy one-year warranty is over, you’re on your own.