Modway Veer Office Chair with Mesh Back and Mesh Fabric Seat
The most important question you should ask yourself when purchasing an office chair is “Is this the best fit?” You want to make sure that the chair will fit your body well. You also want to make sure that it fits your desk well. You probably want to make sure it fits your décor. You also want to make sure it fits your tasks well. It’s all about the right fit.
In this article, we are going to examine the Modway Veer Office Chair. We will discuss its appearance, ergonomic support, and adjustability. Hopefully, by the end of this article you will be able to decide if this chair fits you, your desk, your office, your tasks, and your lifestyle.
An Array of Color Options
The Modway Veer Office Chair is available in a surprising eight colors. This range of colors is difficult to find in office chairs. Most often, an office chair comes only in one color. When multiple colors are available, they usually lean toward a certain style: sleek and contemporary blacks, whites and silvers, bright and colorful pinks, oranges and yellows, traditional browns and tans, et cetera. The Modway Veer hits on all of these styles, ensuring that you can find one to suit the décor of your office space. Available colors include black, blue, brown, gray, green, orange, red, and tan.
The Modway Veer Office Chair is a mid-back chair with standard plastic carpet castor wheels. It is composed predominantly of plastic and mesh, but does feature a metal support rod between its seat and base. The back of this chair is made of mesh stretched over a curved plastic frame, and the arm rests are of a mesh material as well. The frame is curved to create lumbar support, a topic we will return to in the next section of this article.
The seat of the Modway Veer Chair features a slightly contoured foam cushion, also covered in mesh. The slight contouring of the seat allows for reduced pressure on the tailbone, but will do little else for the comfort of your behind. I have some concerns about all of the mesh on this chair. By its very nature, mesh is often a rather scratchy material. You may want to consider this if you plan to wear backless tops, skirts, shorts, or short-sleeved shirts when sitting in this chair. Consumer reviews have not paid much attention to the quality of the mesh, so I cannot say for certain whether or not this particular mesh is likely to aggravate your skin.
This chair has been designed to adjust in height, though consumers have complained that the range of heights is quite limited. Apparently, so long as you find yourself sitting at a short or regular-height desk, you will be fine. Unfortunately, it appears that its maximum height of 29.5 inches will not be adequate for a taller-than-average desk.
Basic Lumbar Support
Although there is a rather large curve built into the frame of this chair, the lumbar support it offers is not very firm, because the mesh backing naturally moves once pressure is placed upon it. Of course, any lumbar support is a step above no lumbar support, but this chair leaves me wanting more.
No two people are created the same. People come in varying heights and, thus, the curve of their lumbar spine falls in different places once they assume a seated position. The lumbar support on some chairs is adjustable by moving the arch itself. Sometimes you can move the lumbar arch inward and outward, creating different depths to match the depth of the curve in your back. Neither of those options is possible with the Modway Veer. The back rest of this chair is also not adjustable, meaning that the lumbar support cannot be moved upwards or downwards by adjusting the height of the back rest.
Unusual Arm Rests
This chair’s arm rests are among some of the most unusual I have ever seen. That being said, I find them slightly impressive. Curved to reduce pressure on important nerves, this chair’s arms are able to flip out and out of the way when you are working. This is a rather unique feature. I often review office chairs and find that the arm rests are one of the biggest hindrances to giving a chair an entirely positive review. If arms are unable to slide out of the way somehow, they often stop a chair from being able to be pulled far enough under a desk to allow you to sit in an ergonomically-correct position. Thankfully, the flip up and out of the way feature means that you will be able comfortably slide this chair beneath any desk that will accommodate its height restrictions.
I would be much more impressed with these arm rests if it were possible to adjust them upwards or downwards to accommodate different arm lengths. I would also be even more impressed if they were adjustable inward and outward to accommodate people of different body frame sizes. The specifications of this chair hint to me that it has a rather small space between the arm rests, restricting it to people with small frames.
The Best Fit
Now that I have laid out all of this information, what does it mean to you? Let’s review what we have discussed here to see what types of people and uses this chair best suits, and whether or not you and your uses match up with those.
The Modway Veer Office Chair’s eight color options mean that it is likely to fit in with any style of office décor, so this is unlikely to weigh your decision toward or away from purchasing this chair. I do not recommend this chair for people with sensitive skin who anticipate allowing their skin to touch the mesh back, seat, or arms of this chair. I do not recommend it for anyone with a large frame size, as the constraints of this chair are likely to leave the person feeling squished and uncomfortable. I also do not recommend this chair for people with back problems who will inevitably need more adjustability and customization than this chair allows. This barely-adjustable chair is also not recommended for people with tall desks or anyone who will be sitting for lengthy periods of time.
So, for whom will this chair work well? People with small frames, average-sized or short desks, and healthy spines who do not plan to sit in this chair for extended periods of time are likely to find this chair a beautiful addition to their office spaces.