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[Staples] Staples Hyken Ergonomic Mesh Chair 179.99$

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[OP]
Newbie
Apr 26, 2016
11 posts
70 upvotes
Montreal, QC

[Staples] Staples Hyken Ergonomic Mesh Chair 179.99$

Staples Hyken Ergonomic Mesh Chair goes for 179.99$ (Reg 299.99$). Price will be valid as of May 20th until May 26th

Flyer: https://www.redflagdeals.com/flyers/sta ... 20-159962/
https://www.staples.ca/products/990119- ... hair-black

Stocktrack links
Black: https://stocktrack.ca/?s=st&sku=990119
Grey:https://stocktrack.ca/?s=st&sku=2909011 (out of stock for now)
Red: https://stocktrack.ca/?s=st&sku=2888298
Thread Summary
See RFDGuy commentary from 2018/2019.

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Tips and Tricks

Head Rest Mod
Advisable for folks between 5'10" and 6'2", any taller and you're best recommended not to install the head rest.

Gel Seat Cushion - [Option 1]
The seat cushion is very useful for (1) long-term comfortable seating and (2) distributing your weight so the mesh doesn't sag. Do not use the Option 1 seat cushion for your vehicle, it's known to get cold outside in winter.

Gel Seat Cushion Search Results:
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/search-r ... at+cushion
redflagdealsguy wrote: Canadian Tire Instore Gel Seat Cushions

032-0124-0/901

032-0148-4 - Grey Look-Alike of AutoTrends Black Gel Seat Cushion

032-1419-4/998 - AutoTrend Black Gel Seat Cushion (pricing as of May 26, 2019)
Commentary
redflagdealsguy wrote: The Staples Hyken Chair: Value Proposition

A task chair designed for productive functional comfort.

1) Breezy and cool mesh keeps your bottom cool, and allows for easy air release.
2) The chair encourages upright posture.
2A) It's helped relieve mild back pain.
3) The head rest is good for folks up to 6'2" with the head rest mod, otherwise you can skip the install.
4) The gel seat cushion option improves seat comfort and distributes weight to avoid sagging.
5) Anecdotal: It's deployed across a few offices here with great success, using the gel seat cushion.
redflagdealsguy wrote: The Staples Hyken Chair isn't for everyone.

You're hearing some marginal complaints from two camps:
1) Folks who prefer luxurious comfort over practical and productive comfort.
2) Folks who don't know that the gel seat cushion is a thing.

If you fall into camp 2, a good gel cushion makes a big difference. If you're still not satisfied, you fall into camp 1.

I will never touch a $1,000 luxurious leather work chair again.
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Deal Addict
User avatar
Nov 27, 2005
1855 posts
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I got it over a year ago. The mesh is too hard for my butt and the headrest wouldn't fit me because I'm tall. I did take off the headrest and also try the hack. Didn't work for me.

I don't like the chair personally and I've switched to a high stool after using this for over a year. It really messed up my hips.
Deal Addict
Sep 4, 2007
1425 posts
1179 upvotes
Edmonton
Bought this chair 2 years ago. Really uncomfortable. Potential for long-term back damage IMO. Tried adding the butt cushion to no avail. If you value your butt health, I strongly recommend that you spend more money to buy a better chair.
Deal Addict
Mar 29, 2005
1202 posts
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Thanks, OP. Have been waiting for this one.

Does anyone have a good illustration of the difference between the black and grey versions?

The images on the Staples site don't really give a good indication.
Deal Guru
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Jan 27, 2004
14524 posts
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I need a good cushion for thia

Any recommendation for cushion?
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Deal Addict
Mar 29, 2005
1202 posts
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Looks like the Dexley is on sale for $167 as well, FYI.
Jr. Member
Nov 24, 2015
114 posts
73 upvotes
Please do not buy this, I sat on this chair for 24/6 on a 6h to 8h per day, and the chair quality isn't good (lasted me 1 year and a half). First, the headrest broke, then the armrest and the mesh leaves a trace on your thigh when it is on a hot day if you don't have a ventilated room. If you want a cheap version of this, just go buy the Moustache from Shopper+.

The only good thing about this is if you want to smell your own fart.
Sr. Member
User avatar
Nov 21, 2014
707 posts
597 upvotes
Toronto
I've been holding out an office chair, looks like its time to finally pull the trigger. Would someone recommend the Dexley over the Hyken?
Thanks for the upvote! 😁
Newbie
May 18, 2020
5 posts
13 upvotes
I'm surprised about the comments. Usually the only negative you see during Hyken threads are about the headrest o.O

Anyone know how the Dexley compares to the Hyken since that'll be on sale as well? Last I saw someone said it was an upgrade for the chair, but a downgrade below the chair, but it was still pretty new at the time.
Sr. Member
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Sep 7, 2006
950 posts
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OmgItzOL wrote: Please do not buy this, I sat on this chair for 24/6 on a 6h to 8h per day, and the chair quality isn't good (lasted me 1 year and a half). First, the headrest broke, then the armrest and the mesh leaves a trace on your thigh when it is on a hot day if you don't have a ventilated room. If you want a cheap version of this, just go buy the Moustache from Shopper+.

The only good thing about this is if you want to smell your own fart.

Bro, it's okay. Let them figure it out for themselves.

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Mar 6, 2019
206 posts
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Don't do it. Just don't do it.

I did not heed the warnings, I bought the chair as a result of some good reviews a year ago, reading many forums where the golden echelon of budget chair was the Hyken and IKEA Markus. Save your money, and invest in a good chair.
Jr. Member
Jul 12, 2019
123 posts
603 upvotes
djpr wrote: I got it over a year ago. The mesh is too hard for my butt and the headrest wouldn't fit me because I'm tall. I did take off the headrest and also try the hack. Didn't work for me.

I don't like the chair personally and I've switched to a high stool after using this for over a year. It really messed up my hips.
frozenmelon wrote: Bought this chair 2 years ago. Really uncomfortable. Potential for long-term back damage IMO. Tried adding the butt cushion to no avail. If you value your butt health, I strongly recommend that you spend more money to buy a better chair.
OmgItzOL wrote: Please do not buy this, I sat on this chair for 24/6 on a 6h to 8h per day, and the chair quality isn't good (lasted me 1 year and a half). First, the headrest broke, then the armrest and the mesh leaves a trace on your thigh when it is on a hot day if you don't have a ventilated room. If you want a cheap version of this, just go buy the Moustache from Shopper+.

The only good thing about this is if you want to smell your own fart.
I'm looking to buy a good office chair, and the Staples Hyken has countless positive reviews both on the Staples website as well as on Reddit and Youtube.
But seems everyone on RFD absolutely hates it to the point they're saying it causes health problems? Makes me seriously reconsider...
Which chairs would you recommend around this price point? ($300-500)
Last edited by RichardStroker on May 19th, 2020 11:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Sr. Member
Aug 14, 2015
946 posts
579 upvotes
Burnaby, BC
The chair's fine. I also don't use headrest. Should have made it more adjustable cause it bulks out.

If you're not sure whether it's a good chair or not, just go to staples and try it out yourself first. The 2 staples that I sometimes go to always have this chair on display.

That's what I did before I made the purchase.

I don't use cushion but a larger towel. It functions to keep dirt away from the chair.
Deal Addict
Mar 29, 2005
1202 posts
988 upvotes
Really confused by this thread because every other RFD thread has been super positive about the damned thing and suddenly it's worse than torture?
Deal Addict
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Nov 27, 2005
1855 posts
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RichardStroker wrote: I'm looking to buy a good office chair and the Staples Hyken seems to have countless positive reviews both on the Staples website as well as on Reddit and Youtube.
But seems everyone on RFD absolutely hates it to the point they're saying it causes health problems? Makes me seriously reconsider...
Which chairs would you recommend around this price point? ($300-500)
As I stated in my initial post I've switched to a high chair. It's helping my hips and forcing me to stand and use my standing desk more.

I wouldn't have noticed what this was doing to my body after I started running regularly. The main issue I've found is that it's a bucket system and it's mesh. So you're basically getting no ergonomic benefits and it's not even comfortable. What I've noticed is that my hips are stuck andimmobile. This chair is not forgiving for your body. It forces your hips into a really bad position
Deal Addict
Sep 4, 2007
1425 posts
1179 upvotes
Edmonton
Recoil wrote: Really confused by this thread because every other RFD thread has been super positive about the damned thing and suddenly it's worse than torture?
Honestly it could be astroturing. Chair felt okay for the first little bit but got worse over time. Maybe it took time for people to realize how badly they've been had.
Sr. Member
Mar 25, 2009
960 posts
468 upvotes
Toronto
Bought this chair in February based on rave reviews here on RFD and have been using it daily. It’s quite comfortable BUT the mesh is already sagging less than 3 months later because of terrible manufacturing quality (my weigh is less than 200 lbs) .... will contact Staples warranty to see what they have to say... not sure I would recommend this chair ...
Last edited by mcfrugal on May 19th, 2020 11:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Newbie
Dec 20, 2019
56 posts
48 upvotes
Given so many negative reviews here, I may be getting downvotes but I am pretty happy with my Staples Hyken Ergonomic Mesh Chair. I have been using it for almost a year. It is more confortable than any chair in my office or at home. But I am open to other chair options in the same price range.
Member
Dec 9, 2014
326 posts
221 upvotes
GTA
I must have a fat ass cause this chair ain't hurting it tbh. I've had it for 2 years now and have no complaints. I'm under 200lbs though so maybe everyone who's complaining is much heavier?

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