Steelcase Leap V2 Ergonomic Chair vs Herman Miller Embody | Best Office/Gaming Chair Review

Today I’m reviewing the Steelcase Leap V2 (version 2) ergonomic chair and comparing it to the Herman Miller Embody and Herman Miller Aeron office chairs. Is the Leap the best office/gaming chair? Stay tuned to find out.

I purchased this used Steelcase Leap Version 2 chair in October 2016, and used it as my primary home office chair for a couple of month to get a good feel for it before I passed any judgement on it. Bottom line is it’s a fantastic chair and well worth checking out.

Prior to getting the Steelcase Leap, I’ve been using the Herman Miller Embody chair in my home office for the past year, and I’ve been using a Herman Miller Aeron chair for the past 10 years at work.

Steelcase Leap: (US) (UK)

Herman Miller Embody: (US) (UK)

Herman Miller Aeron: (US) (CA)

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Jeremy Gullatt says:

$942!? That’s double the price of most recliners. I think I’ll pass and figure out a comfortable way to pc game in a recliner instead.

jincuteguy says:

So which one is better? What about the Steelcase Gesture?

MrEggyman99 says:

Awesome comparison and demonstration of these chairs, however I think my mind is still sold on getting a Vertagear Triigger 350 overall for money and quality sake 🙂

JRV says:

Awsome video and great editing! Keep doing you fam, just subscribed.

ricebot says:

Oh wow, thanks for showing the recline. Definitely going with Embody now. Also, wanted to let you know that someone straight up stole your video.

Okshutit says:

dig the jeans man. what brand?

ChrisF79 says:

Thanks! One question–I have a Steelcase Leap and the bottom of the hydraulic cylinder (center of the floor) scrapes the ground. Have you found that yours does that? I did see in the video that your chair is VERY close to the ground as well. Thanks!

Daniel Moreno says:

I’m looking at an Aeron and an Embody, can’t really decide. Since you have experience with both, which one is better for not just a task chair where you want to be productive, but also a lounge chair for reading, watching movies etc.?

MrSunlander says:

us made?

noobtech777 says:

Is that a feet warmer on the floor under your desk? If yes, what kind?

Eric Linnert says:

yo, what piano keyboard is that??

Davis says:

what’s your desktop background?

jincuteguy says:

So why did you buy the Leap when you already have the Embody ? I thought once you bought the Embody, it’s the king of all chair?

Nicole says:

Is the Steelcase Leap better than the Aeron chair?

Dantai says:

I’m having a hard time finding a used Embody, any tips?

tinostarks says:

I’ve had the Aeron for about a yr and I hate it… hurts my thighs, I’m only 5’10” and I’m used the class C size.

Mark Daniel Miller says:

hey there @Myxo14 – if you had to pick between a Steelcase Leap v2 for $250 or an Aeron for $400-$500 (depending on which options i’d get) – both used, of course – which would you go for? I work from home and could potentially be sitting in it for 6-8 hours at a stretch depending on the day.


Hew Onte says:

It should be noted that if you are using a 10 year old Aeron you are using an old model. They released a new version in 2016

L8IRUSI says:

I just bought the steelcase leap v2 open box. Is the fabric on the v2 any good at all? For me, it doesn’t feel soft at all, it feel like hard fabric. Plus, I don’t feel any huge difference when I adjust the lower back firmness, is that part broken for my chair or is it just the way it is?

dklingen says:

Great information – thanks!

So Myxo14, which chair do use at home the most your Embody or your Leap (which basically will tell me which one you prefer)?

I have been doing a lot of research on home office chairs for days looking for the most comfortable chair and they are all so expensive. Spending $1K on a hit or miss with the hassles of returns makes the research hopefully worth it and how I came across your review. I did run out to Staples and bought this chair in the interim for use and it is surprisingly good for now:

I even went to the local Relax the Back and tried a $2.4K chair (how is that for crazy expensive) and it looks like this:
It was super comfortable but I was only there for an hour and there is no way to tell how good the chair will be long term with that short of an evaluation.

I was also a “place order” press away from buying a DXRacer Iron before seeing your other office chair review and the many comments that were quite helpful – so thanks to the individual comments for saving me from a chair I likely would have regretted!

MPTrader says:

Nicely done.

judd says:

Hey there myx014 – awesome review. Curious what that device is on the ground under your desk??

dreakewes says:

Great review. Picked up a Leap a few weeks ago and hate it. Can’t find a comfortable setting for some reason. I still prefer my old Ikea Markus to it.

GR412 says:

I’ve just bought one of these second hand that’s been refurbished, and i don’t know if it’s just me, but the entire chair just seems a bit loose and flimsy which causes a lot of rattling sounds. I’m wondering if anyone else thinks this?

Maxim Mikhnevich says:

What is the color of the fabric of your embody?

francis says:

the embody felt like a burlap sack. the steel case is considerably better to more people

BlazinNSoul says:

Personally I have tried these chairs which are great as office chairs. If you are a PC gamer they will probably work as well.

Console gamer forget it as they aren’t designed for that. Go with an XRocker which are inexpensive and serve the purpose. Some gaming chairs are nice but get the ones with integrated lumbar support.

Some have footrests which is a nice feature but make sure you get ones that support your height & weight.

siu c says:

wish there was an embody with those steelcase arm rests

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