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Ergonomic Chair Review: The Nightingale CXO 6200 Mesh Chair

by Mitch M on February 23, 2012

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The Nightingale CXO 6200 Mesh Chair doesn’t always get the appreciation it deserves. You may be saying, “But here you are writing a blog post about it. How is that possible?” Good question. Here’s what I mean – I rarely hear the Nightingale CXO 6200 mentioned in the same breath with other notable chairs like the Humanscale Freedom Chair or the Raynor Ergohuman Chair. It seems the CXO simply does not have the name recognition of the other two chairs, but hopefully that will change once more people learn about the CXO’s exceptional ergonomic features.

Raynor Ergohuman, Humanscale Freedom, (and there are a few others out there) are brands that have been on the front-line of ergonomics for many years. In many ways, they are synonymous with ergonomic seating. The Nightingale CXO 6200 doesn’t seem to have quite the same cachet yet. But while the Nightingale CXO Chair costs about the same as the Humanscale Freedom Chair, many people find the CXO may be the significantly more comfortable ergonomic chair.

A mesh chair that offers excellent lumbar support is a rare combination. Typically, with a mesh chair you do end up sacrificing lumbar support, but that’s not the case with the Nightingale CXO 6200. Also, the CXO’s seat cushioning is (in my opinion) one of the best chairs we sell.  Just yesterday I spoke with a customer who described himself as being above-average height, slim, and athletic. He mentioned that he had been having “a pain in the ass” from sitting in a chair all day. (Yes, that is what he said). He wanted me to suggest a chair that would offer excellent seat padding, and I pointed him to the CXO 6200.

People who are familiar with the Nightingale CXO 6200 may think of it as a “big chair,” one geared toward users with larger body types. But that is not entirely true. While the Nightingale CXO 6200 is a deep-seated chair with a higher than average weight capacity (275 lbs), this is a chair for a wide range of users and body types. (See The Nightingale CXO 6200-HD Mesh Chair for Big and Tall Users for one of our favorite “big chairs,” with a weight capacity of 450 lbs.)

Here are more excellent ergonomic features the Nightingale CXO has to offer:

  • The seat features resilient Enersorb memory foam that contours to fit your body
  • The seat also incorporates a “waterfall” edge design that relieves pressure on the thighs and promotes better posture
  • The gel lumbar support pad is height and depth adjustable
  • The optional adjustable headrest is filled with Enersorb memory foam for extra comfort

Check out this video to see the Nightingale CXO in action.

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Mitch M

Mitch was a neophyte to ergonomics two years ago, but he quickly graduated to “ergo expert” status. He enjoys keeping his monitor arms at eye level, his keyboard tray in his lap, and because he is tall, he tends to lean back in his chair while working. He specializes in keyboard trays and finding the solutions for his fellow tall folk. Outside of the office, he enjoys film, reading, writing and eating healthily most of the time, so he can gorge himself on enchiladas and hot wings some of the time. He attempts to live by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s advice that, “A foolish consistency is hobgoblin to little minds,” but not always, because that would also be foolishly consistent.

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