Hello everyone – welcome back to another of my reviews. In today’s article, I’ll be reviewing the new and improved ErgoTune Supreme V3.
I’ve previously reviewed the ErgoTune Supreme V2 here. Since then, ErgoTune has iterated its flagship product and was kind enough to send over the updated Supreme V3 for me to review. Let’s see if it’s any good.
ErgoTune Supreme V3 – Review
The ErgoTune Supreme V3 differs from its predecessor in two main aspects.
As its name suggests, the ErgoTune Supreme is billed as an ergonomic chair. And as we all know, the most important aspect of an ergonomic chair is the lumbar support system, which is reworked on the V3. It is now a separate component of the chair, instead of being integrated as it was on the V2.
The difference is actually quite stark – it’s a major improvement over the V2. The lumbar support now “protrudes’ out more, thus supporting the curve in one’s spine more naturally than before. It also looks more proper as an ergonomic chair, rivalling the looks of some of its pricier competitors.
Not only does it fit more naturally than before, but the tension is also now adjustable. Those who require more support can adjust the lumbar support to be stiffer, while those that prefer it gentler can lessen the tension. I really liked this improvement – lumbar support tension adjustability is not a feature we usually see on mainstream ergonomic chairs, so I appreciate ErgoTune punching above its weight here.
Another stated area of improvement is the TriTune™ 3D Support Headrest. It’s a subtle improvement – ErgoTune says it now supports 4 axes of adjustments, which should result in a better fit for your neck. It is also meant to fit users of a greater height range, specifically more petite users.
Personally, I didn’t feel a major difference between the headrest of the V3 versus the V2, though I did notice that the tension of the headrest is now firmer. I complained in the V2 review that “I found that the headrest kept sliding down when I’m resting my head on it, which resulted in a less-than-ideal resting position”. This is now no longer the case with the V3, though there remains no “locking” system.
Elsewhere, much remains the same. The Supreme V3 is still constructed out of the DuraWeave™, which is a hybrid mesh fashioned out of fabric and polyester that’s more durable than traditional mesh material. Compared to the faux leather of gaming chairs, it’s more breathable and you don’t have to worry about peeling. The GyroBrace™ 5D Armrest – which is adjustable to suit a variety of activities – remains unchanged as well. For more information on the DuraWeave™ mesh and the GyroBrace™ 5D Armrest, I talked about both in detail in my previous review of the Supreme V2.
Each Supreme V3 chair also comes with a set of informational booklets (and a few stickers) that guides you on how to get the most out of your ErgoTune chair.
I found the booklets to be very useful in guiding me to achieve the optimum customisation for my ErgoTune chair. Given that the Supreme V3 features a whopping 11 adjustment points, the booklet serves as a great starting guide to attaining maximum ergonomic comfort.
The booklets even have curated scenarios that guide you on the best customisation options for your needs. It’s clear that a ton of effort and consideration has been paid to designing these informational booklets, which I appreciate – they will definitely come in handy for those switching over from gaming chairs, or those that simply haven’t owned an ergonomic chair before. Even I learnt a ton about the ideal ergonomic posture, configuration, etc, so kudos to ErgoTune for ensuring that its product has both style and substance.
Conclusion – so the ErgoTune Supreme V3 “shiok” or not?
After using the ErgoTune Supreme V2 for over a year, I have definitely grown to appreciate the benefits of an ergonomic chair. I used to use a gaming chair, and I often found that my back ached after long hours of gaming/working. With the Supreme V2, my backache problems were literally gone. As such, the Supreme V3 impresses me mightily as it’s a substantial improvement over an already great product. The revamped lumbar support system is honestly life-changing – I feel it relieving the stress and tension in my back the moment I sit on it. I know this sounds overly positive, but genuinely the Supreme V3 is one of the most comfortable chairs that I’ve tried. For context, I binged the entire third season of Bling Empire (in one shot) sitting in the Supreme V3, and I didn’t feel any discomfort whatsoever afterwards. I truly believe the Supreme V3 to be the best ergonomic chair at the ~S$500 price point.
For those interested in purchasing the ErgoTune Supreme V3, you can use the promo code “22+WAHSOSHIOK” to enjoy $30 off. After the discount, the ErgoTune Supreme V3 can be had for just $569, which I think is a great price for an extensively personalisable ergonomic chair. To sweeten the deal, there’s even up to 12 years of warranty, and free shipping! I also recommend topping up a further $29 for on-site assembly – it will save you a lot of hassle.
And if $569 is too pricey for you, consider the more affordable ErgoTune Classic. Those interested in the ErgoTune Classic can use the same “22+WAHSOSHIOK” promo code to enjoy $20 off the ErgoTune Classic, which would cost a mere $379 after the promo code. At its price, it’s a no-brainer alternative to the generic office chairs one finds at IKEA.
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