The Steelcase Think chair is another high-quality ergonomic office chair from Steelcase. Like other Steelcase models, the Steelcase Think boasts a high degree of adjustability and some clever design features. Is it actually comfortable, though? We spent some time with the Think, and here are our thoughts…
Steelcase Think – Comfort and Adjustability
The Steelcase Think chair differs from some of Steelcase’s flagship model, the excellent Leap, in one important way. We’ll give you the bad news first. The Think isn’t quite as adjustable or customizable as the Leap, which offers a nearly limitless number of possibilities. The Think doesn’t provide as many different looks or functions.
That being said, the Steelcase Think chair does have plenty of nice features that help create a very comfortable experience. The Think’s Your Power design system responds to the user’s weight and provides responsive support while reclining, and flexors in the seat and back also respond to movement and allow the user to benefit from balanced support regardless of posture or position.
Although the Think isn’t quite as customizable as the Leap, there are still a lot of possibilities here. Not only can you customize the appearance of the Think in depth, you can also choose between different materials for the seating and backing, from upholstery to Steelcase’s highly breathable 3D Knit mesh material. An armless model, drafting version, and headrest are among the options for the Think.
On the plus side, the Think has a 4-way dial that allows users to make quick, across the board adjustments. This could prove to be its most important feature, especially for shared office situations. Whereas other high-end ergonomic chairs such as the Herman Miller Aeron chair can be frustratingly difficult or time consuming to adjust properly, the Think provides users with a way to make basic adjustments quickly and easily, which simplifies and improves comfort, and increases the overall utility of the chair.
Finally, as is the case with the Leap, the Think’s arms are highly adjustable. This all adds up to a very comfortable chair that, at a price point below those of most comparable chairs, provides a lot of value.
Quality and Reliability On The Steelcase Think
The sturdy design of the Think ensures that it continues to perform and provide optimal comfort even after prolonged use. The material used for the seat portion is particularly durable, and is, thankfully, stain resistant, so even coffee spills aren’t a major problem.
If you’re thinking of purchasing a Think for the home office and you also have pets, you may want to avoid the mesh versions. This is because the mesh back of the Think isn’t all that heavy-duty, and while it can certainly hold up to normal use, a cat’s claws could really do some serious damage. Note though, that you are protected by Steelcase’s lifetime warranty, which is one of the most extensive in the industry.
The Think is one of the best-looking chairs out there, thanks to its minimal, modern design and array of color and style options. While some other chair models also offer a comparable number of color and material choices, the Think is rare in that all of the choices actually look good. Even some of the more unconventional color options are viable thanks to the style-friendly design of the Think.
Steelcase Think – Our Conclusion
The Steelcase Think chair does have some weaknesses compared to models like the Leap. For individual users, it might be a little more difficult to find that 100% perfect fit with the Think. However, the lower price and simpler adjustment process make the Think a great choice, both for users on a tighter budget, and shared offices.
Consumer Comments for the Steelcase Think Chair (from Amazon)
“Although good ergonomic office chairs are shockingly expensive for someone like myself, we spend many hours a day, sometimes 7 days a week in them, all-in-all, the Steelcase Think is the best I have sat in.” – Sanscullotte