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Benefits of Mesh Chairs – And Where to Find Them Under R5000 in South Africa

Benefits of Mesh Chairs – And Where to Find Them Under R5000 in South Africa

It’s no secret that there is a multitude of ergonomic products that can help make your workday a bit more bearable, by providing a few seemingly small, but very much needed perks. These items include the height adjustable desks, the different types of document holders, the monitor mounts and many others. However, if there was one item that every office should come standardly equipped with, then that would have to be the mesh back office chair.

Mesh is popular for fairly obvious reasons: constant airflow keeps you cool, and mesh is a good-looking, modern style. What level of support you get depends on the mesh used and the overall design of the chair.

A good ergonomic chair offers support for your lumbar region, either a mechanical lumbar support or by shaping the chair-back in such a fashion that it supports the lumbar.

When it comes to mesh seats, comfort is easier to discuss in ergonomic terms. A great chair seat contours to your body to spread your body weight across a larger area, reducing the pressure that your hips, buttocks and spine incur. A stiffer mesh will not spread your weight and is a poor choice for someone who sits for long hours each day. A softer mesh will give better, but may stretch and sag over time. For these reasons, few of the better chair designers will produce a chair with a mesh seat, and most mesh chairs are offered with an upholstered seat.

Benefits of Ergonomic Chairs

  • Ventilation

The average office worker spends a large part of the day sitting in a chair. Chairs made of materials that trap heat trigger sweating, making seats hot and sticky. Mesh chair backs offer ventilation. They enable air flow, keeping employees cool and dry, even in very warm climates. As many of you know, employers are not always looking out for your best interests or comfort level. Thermostats are turned up in the summer. Mesh backed chairs can help with this.

  • Ergonomics

An ergonomic chair provides lumbar support for the lower back by mimicking the spine’s natural curve. Ergonomic chairs prevent back pain by decreasing pressure on the spine and promoting good posture.  Since all bodies are different, employees need to be able to adjust office chairs, particularly when sharing them with other staff. Adjustment controls make it possible to change the seat height, tension, backrest, and armrests for maximum support.

  • Durability

Weaved construction makes mesh office chairs durable, even chairs made of thin fabrics. In fact, it can take years for some materials to wear down. Since the ventilation prevents sweating, staining isn’t an issue either.  In addition, office chairs with rigid metal or plastic frames also add durability, extending the life of each chair considerably.

In summary; an all-mesh chair can be a good choice for a conference room or home office where users are not often sitting for long hours on a daily basis. If you sit all day, you may benefit from considering the combination of a mesh back with lumbar support combined with a contoured, upholstered seat.

Our favourite mesh chairs under R5 000.00:

  • Ixaxa Sohum 4 Executive – R 3499.00 (excl. VAT)
  • Ixaxa Sohum 4 Managerial – R2 699.00 (excl. VAT)
  • Ixaxa Sohum 4 High-Back – R1 999.00 (excl. VAT)
  • Ixaxa Sohum 4 Task Chair – R1 099.00 (excl. VAT)

Benefits of the Sohum Mesh chair include:

  • Elastic mesh – moulds to the shape of your body
  • 3D Height-Adjustable Headrest
  • 3D adjustable armrests
  • Height-adjustable lumbar support
  • Enhanced Synchronised tilting mechanism
  • The mesh is fire retardant
  • Depth-adjustable seat (read more about the benefits of this feature in this article)
  • Unheard of in mesh chairs – weight bearing capacity of 150kg.


Get in touch with us today by clicking here to find out more about our range of Sohum Mesh chairs and Sohum Task chair!


Source credits: https://www.thehumansolution.com/blog/are-mesh-chairs-comfortable/ http://www.3benefitsof.com/3-benefits-of-a-mesh-back-office-chair/


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