Herman Miller’s gaming collection includes four gaming chairs. The Embody, Aeron, and Sayle gaming chairs are updated classics with jazzed-up aesthetics. The Vantum is Herman Miller’s version of a full-back gaming chair. There’s also a sit-to-stand desk in the mix. Until December 14, 2022, all are on sale for 20% off!
Herman Miller is actually running a sitewide sale. Its classic office chair editions are also up to 20% off until November 29.
In the Herman Miller Gaming Store, everything is 20% off except for the Embody. For the first time ever, it’s on sale with a 25% discount!
Herman Miller Gaming Sale
Until December 14, three Herman Miller gaming chairs are 20% off. The Embody x Logitech G chair is an unprecedented 25% off! Deals are only available in the official Herman Miller Online Store. Here are the sale prices:
- Embody Gaming Chair: $1346.25
- Aeron Gaming Chair: $1356
- Sayle Gaming Chair: $756-$796
- Vantum Gaming Chair: $796
- Motia Sit-to-Stand Desk: $1036
- Ollin Gaming Monitor Arm: $236
Many famous streamers begin their careers grinding atop full-back gaming chairs. But after hitting the big-time, they upgrade to mid-back Herman Miller gaming chairs. For instance, Ninja, Timthetatman, Tfue, and Shroud have all recently upgraded to Herman Miller gaming chairs.
A big reason that many make the switch is because of the full-back vs mid-back difference. The former provides more casual support that better suits all-day sitting needs. In contrast, mid-back ergonomic chairs keep users locked in near-perfect computing postures.
When streamers become famous, they often begin operating like businesses. Then, it makes sense to start computing like an investment banker. That’s where Herman Miller’s gaming chairs come in. When time is money, precise posture support gives high-achievers an edge.
Are you ready to get serious with your gaming habits? If so, Herman Miller gaming chairs are literally the best in the world.
Herman Miller Gaming Chair Reviews
In its online store, Herman Miller offers three chairs suitable for hard-core gamers and power computer users. Each comes with an industry-leading 12-year warranty. All ship fully assembled. Simply crack open the box, roll your new beauty up to your desk, and sit down.
- Aeron Gaming Chair: supports strict near-perfect postures with ultra-adaptable mesh and next-level tilting functions. Best for beginners. $1440.75
- Embody Gaming Chair: supports freestyle sitting postures with complex back support that’s even better than the Aeron’s. Best for experienced ergonomic chair users. $1525.75
- Sayl Gaming Chair: a cheaper version of the Aeron with a funkier backrest style and more flexible posture enforcement. $803-845
- Vantum Gaming Chair: Herman Miller’s first full-back gaming chair supports upright and relaxed postures. $796
Aeron gaming chair
The iconic Aeron is the original Herman Miller ergonomic chair, first released in 1996. In 2017, Herman Miller released the Aeron Remastered with 8Z pellicle mesh, a lumbar support upgrade, and minor tweaks.
The gaming edition came out in 2020. It’s the same as the 2017 model, with a different color scheme. It pairs a dark black mesh upholstery with dark black parts. Otherwise, it’s the same chair — albeit with fewer configuration options.
Ordering a Remastered edition gives you seven configuration options. These include lumbar support, armrest, and tilt functionality choices, plus a choice of styles.
In contrast, Gaming editions come pre-configured in a choice of medium or XL sizes.
Aeron Chair Key Features
The Aeron is a mid-back ergonomic chair that keeps users locked in near-perfect postures at all times. Highlights:
Planted feet provide the necessary power and support to hold the torso upright. That lets its other features work to their full ergonomic potential.
Different zones of tension along the seat and backrest adapt as the user moves. This keeps the user consistently balanced — even while changing positions.
That’s a shame. A perfect fit provides superb lower back support. However, if it’s even slightly too high or low, the support won’t hit where you need it to.
Then, consider an Aeron Remastered instead. Unlike gaming editions, Remasterchairs have a height-adjustable lumbar option:
Learn more: Herman Miller Aeron Posturefit Vs Lumbar Pad
You can also combine the seat and backrest into a synchronous tilt. When you recline, the seat tilts up by up to 16°. When you lean forward, it tilts down by -1°. This system keeps the thighs parallel to the floor through the entire recline range.
Summary Of Features
- Synchro-tilt: seat pan angle from -1° to 16°; backrest 93° to 104°
- Upholstery: Pellicle 8Z mesh provides eight zones of varying tension for ultra-responsive support..
- Seat: adjust the height; limit the tilt range; adjust the tilt tension; sync-tilt with the backrest.
- Backrest: forward tilt option; height and depth adjustable PostureFit lumbar support.
- Armrests: 3D adjustable.
- Warranty: 12 years.
Aeron Chair Advice
The Aeron Gaming Chair has an extreme design that you’ll either love or hate. On the positive side, nothing supports good posture better. As soon as you sit down, this chair will almost force you to sit in crisp, upright, neutral postures.
After a week of sitting that way, your muscles will adapt. Then, you’ll enjoy the benefits of near-perfect sitting and standing posture!
On the downside, some people find its support too strict. It forces you to sit with feet planted at all times. Its limited recline range (93, 100, 104°) also leaves you no option but to sit basically upright.
That makes the Aeron an elite choice for productivity purposes. If you prefer something more relaxing, try a full-back gaming chair. If you want relaxation plus postural accuracy, check out the Herman Miller Embody instead.
The Aeron Remastered (office edition) is also available from Herman Miller for $1195-$2015.
Embody gaming chair
The Embody combines the posture-precision of the Aeron with a freer sitting style. Its highlights include a flat, wide seat, ultra-adjustable arms, and next-level back support.
Unlike other chairs, the Embody prioritizes support to the thoracic (upper) spine. There’s no lumbar support. Instead, there’s a hard curve in the backrest that you can angle close to your lower back.
Upper-back support makes it easy to keep your neck at a perfectly neutral 0° tilt. If you suffer from Text Neck Syndrome, the Embody offers a chance for easy neck posture rehabilitation — simply by sitting!
The problem is that it’s tricky to get the back support right. But if you don’t have experience using ergonomic chairs, it’s hard to tell what ‘right’ is. As a result, many newbies who invest in this chair end up regretting it!
Embody chair features
The Embody’s standout features are its Pixelated backrest with Backfit angle support. The ‘Pixelated’ backrest has a central, flexible spine with pixelated ‘bones’. These flex or contract as the user shifts positions.
The Backfit Angle is the tricky part. You need to first angle the top half forward until it cups your upper back curve. Once it does, you then need to angle the lower half towards your lumbar spine.
The good news is that you only need to get it right once to comprehend the gist. Then, this chair will keep your neck, spine, hips, and necks in perfect alignment — through all ranges of motion!
Another notable feature is the “synchro-tilt”, which angles the backrest at a 2:1 ratio to the seat. The backrest reclines between 94-120 degrees. With synchro-tilt activated, the seat also angles between 3-15 degrees.
Summary Embody Gaming Chair Features
- Synchro-tilt: seat pan angle 3° to 15°; backrest 94° to 120°
- Pixelated back support: the backrest has a central spine with flexible ribs. Each rib adjusts when you lean back to support the natural curve of your spine.
- BackFit angle adjustment: this lets you position the back of the chair to fit the curvature of your back.
- Seat adjustments: adjust the seat’s height and depth.
- Backrest: adjust recline tension; 3-position tilt-lock; synchro-tilt
- Warranty: 12 years.
The Embody is a great option for experienced ergonomic chair users. Those who master best practices in this chair will enjoy the same level of support that Ninja, Timthetatman, Tfue, Shroud, and other famous gamers use.
Beyond the high price, the only downside I’ve found in this chair is its complexity. If you know what neutral sitting involves, you should be able to get your head around the Backfit concept. If not, consider the more beginner-friendly Aeron instead.
To learn more, see this Embody Gaming Chair Review. It includes a Logitech-produced video that makes Embody configuration a breeze!
The Classic Embody Office edition is also available from Herman Miller for $1745-$2095.
Sayl gaming chair
The Sayl is a funkier, less restrictive version of the Aeron. Its ultra-adaptive plastic backrest comes in a stunning range of gamer-friendly colors. That pairs with an ultra-wide seat offering enough room to sit cross-legged.
What’s more, despite having similar features, it’s several hundred dollars cheaper than the Aeron Gaming Chair.
Sayl chair features
The Sayle takes its support inspiration from the Golden Gate Bridge. The concept applies the design principles of a suspension bridge to a chair. Its back support concept uses a suspension tower that supports an unframed plastic backrest.
As the body moves, the backrest stretches to provide more tension where support is needed. From the side, the chair resembles a full mainsail. The name “Sayl” reflects the sailing vessels that pass under suspension bridges.
Complementing the backrest is robust synchronous tilt functionality that supports both rear and forward reclined postures. When you lean back, the seat tilts up. When you lean forward, it tilts down.
As a result, your thighs remain parallel to the floor at all times, which maintains good posture. You can also angle the seat independently, on-demand. For gamers who often lean forward (like FPS players), this support comes in handy.
Summary of Sayl chair features
- Synchro-tilt: seat pan angle -3° to 13°; backrest reclines to 91°, 101°, or 124°.
- 3D Intelligent backrest: an unframed 3D Intelligent back stretches or contracts to support the back as the user moves.
- Posturefit: a unit at the rear of the backrest supports the sacrum (lowest point of the spine) to reinforce the pelvis. That prevents slouching and sitting fatigue.
- Seat adjustments: contoured seat pad; adjust the seat’s height and depth; downwards tilt to -3°.
- Armrests: 4D adjustable (adjust height, angles, width, and depth).
- Warranty: 12 years.
Sayl chair summary
The Sayle offers excellent value for money. Despite its low price, it packs in an ultra-adaptive backrest and powerful sync-tilt functions. My favorite is the manually-activated seat slope. When leaning forward for intense gameplay, you can angle it down by up to -3°.
As a result, even when leaning forward, your thighs remain parallel to the floor, keeping your spine in a healthy alignment. The only reason not to buy this chair is the styling. But if it connects with your tastes, you’ll enjoy better value than either the Aeron or Embody.
Learn more: Sayle Gaming Chair Review
The classic Sayle Office edition is also available from Herman Miller for $695-$1185.
Vantum Gaming Chair
Herman Miller’s new Vantum gaming chair is designed to support both healthy upright and relaxed postures.
Its headrest is designed to be inactive while sitting upright. Then, the backrest and lumbar support combo alone should support the spine.
To support good posture, the Vantum borrows the Aeron chair’s Posturefit lumbar support system. Dual pads hit different parts of the lower spine with depth but not height adjustability.
It looks super-flashy, but the lack of height-adjustability will trouble shorter sizes. Key specs:
- Lumbar support: depth-adjustable
- Armrests: 3D
- Recline: unspecified
- Sync-tilt: none
- Seat slider: Yes (range not specified)
- Warranty: 12 years
Herman Miller Gaming Accessories
Beyond its gaming chairs, Herman Miller also offers a pair of complementary gaming furniture pieces.
Herman Miller Motia Gaming Desk
The Herman Miller Motia is a height-adjustable sit-stand desk. It comes with motorized legs that lift or lower on demand. To switch from sitting to standing, push a button to raise the height of your desk.
Don’t get too excited. Sit-stand desk . Users can expect a tiny decrease in blood pressure and a small reduction in lower back pain. Standing to burn calories is also pointless. For instance, standing for three hours only burns 24 more calories than sitting.
Even so, there is one huge benefit of having a height-adjustable desk. Most desk surfaces are between 28-30 inches tall. That is a good height for average sizes between 5’8″ and 5’10” (172-177cm). People shorter or taller can benefit by adjusting the desk to match their height. (For complete desk sizing specs, click here.)
Motia desk specs
This all-black model comes with an all-black smudge-proof finish, anti-glare tabletop, and motorized tabletop lift. Specs:
- Tabletop width x depth: 60″(W) x 30″ (D)
- Adjustment range: 27-46 inches
- Weight capacity: 200 pounds (90 kg)
The tabletop comes with a 12-year warranty, while other parts and the motors are covered for five years. Parts come unassembled, without tools. You’ll need a wrench, fallen keys, and a Phillips head screwdriver.
Check cheaper alternatives in this review: Best Gaming Desks of 2021.
Ollin Monitor Arm
Desk-mounted monitor stands replace conventional monitor stands. One end attaches to your desk. The other attaches to a VESA-compatible monitor. Using a desk mount improves both workstation aesthetics and ergonomics.
Using one removes clutter and gives you easy height adjustability. You can also tilt your screen at angles, rotate 360 degrees, or turn the screen vertically.
Herman Miller’s Ollin Monitor Arm has a powder-coated aluminum finish and robust adjustment range. It includes built-in cable management and an impressive 12-year warranty. Specs:
- Weight capacity: 9 kg (19.8 pounds)
- Vertical adjustment range: 343 mm (13.5″)
- Horizontal range: 673 mm (26.5″)
- Tilt range: 80° rearward, 10° forward
- Rotational range: 180° and 360°
This is a solid product. But compared to competing monitor desk mount arms, the price is insane. Our PC Monitor setup Guide lists several options that cost less than $75.
Other Herman Miller ergonomic chairs
Price range: $575 to $1675
Herman Miller has also opened up online stores for its iconic line of ergonomic office chairs. At present, consumers in the United States can browse, customize, and buy chairs online from Herman Miller. As the company opens up other online shops, we’ll add links for other regional buyers.
Check out our review of the five best ergo office chairs in the Herman Miller collection:
A physiological comfort assessment considers psychological, physical, and environmental factors. Psychologically, the Embody, Aeron, and Sayle gaming chairs represent the top of the ergonomic industry mountain.
These chairs famously deliver medical-grade spinal support that every other ergonomic chair brand strives for. Are you mentally prepared to adopt perfect sitting and standing posture?
If you’re an elite streamer, hedge fund banker, or other high-achiever, the physical rewards of perfect posture are well worth the price of these chairs. If not, these chairs might be overkill for your current needs.
Tfue, TimtheTatman, Shroud, Ninja, and many others used full-back gaming chairs for years before switching over. Beyond the physiological and physical impact, the Embody, Aeron, and Sayle gaming chairs will also lift your environment to a higher state of aesthetic elegance.
Bottom line: buying a Herman Miller gaming chair is a pricey option with big ramifications. If you’re looking for chillax, these chairs are not for you. But if you’re looking to perform at a computer like an elite pro, the Embody, Aeron, and Sayle gaming chairs are perfect!
Prefer the office editions? See this review: Top-5 Herman Miller Ergonomic Office Chairs