Steelcase Leap vs Aeron – What’s the difference?
Both Leap and Aeron are most popular task chairs. Each one is manufactured with all day comfort and total ergonomic support in mind.
Steelcase Leap and Aeron Comparison
|Product||Steelcase Leap||Herman Miller Aeron|
|Material||Traditional foam padded fabric||Suspension Pellicle mesh material|
|Size||One size fits all||Available in 3 sizes|
|Ergonomics||Natural Glide System, Live Back technology||Kinemat Tilt, PostureFit|
|Tilt||Multiple stage tilt lock||Few tilt stops|
|Forward tilt||No forward tilt||Forward tilt option available|
|Tilt tension||Adjustable tilt tension||Adjustable|
|Lumbar support||Basic lumbar support||Two lumbar support options|
|Seat and armrest height||Adjustable||Adjustable|
|Adjustable armrest||Fully adjustable armrest available||Fully adjustable|
|Warranty||12 year limited warranty||12 year warranty|
Steelcase Leap Chair Overview
The Steelcase Leap chair is one of the most popular ergonomic office chairs on the market because of its timeless classic design. It’s really adjustable and very easy to use. Years of careful research went into the design of the Leap chair resulting in a chair with one-of-a-kind features and adjustment which makes this one of the most popular adjustable office task chairs in the world.
The Leap chair by Steelcase is known for its bright colors and more traditional shape. It has an optional headrest that’s height adjustable as well as foam seat and back that are more familiar to task chairs. On the right side of the chair is the pneumatic height adjustment that allows you to adjust the chair depending on your unique height.
Directly in front of that pneumatic knob is the five stage tilt lock that allows you to adjust how deep the chair reclines. Each notch will allow you to recline a little bit further all the way from locked in an upright position to the ability to be able to lean all the way back in the lounge position.
On the left side is an adjustable seat depth that allows you to conform the seat to your unique leg length. The adjustable lumbar support is included with every Leap chair and its both height and depth adjustable with tabs on the side of the chair as well as the knob on the right side. The optional adjustable arms articulate inward at an angle and also adjust up and down.
Steelcase Leap Chair V1 vs V2
Herman Miller Aeron Chair Overview
The Aeron is a modern office mesh chair from Herman Miller that uses a breathable Pellicle mesh material on the seat and back which spreads pressure evenly across your body so that there are no pressure points and it also keeps you cool in the summer months. This surface also resists many odors and is very comfortable for long periods.
Another pro is Aeron’s adjustability and customizability. Obviously no one’s body is the same and there’s no one-size-fits-all chair solution. Depending on your body size there are three different sizes available and there are even more adjustments within each size like chair height, arm height, arm pivot as well as tilt angle that lets you further customize the Aeron to conform to your body.