Usage & Final Thoughts
I have been using the Kinn chair for a few weeks now and I have to say I am really surprised. When I first put it together I was a little weary about just how comfortable it would be, but once I was used to the chair I actually preferred it over larger gaming chairs I had previously used.
As I mentioned the TPE material is interesting. When you sit down in the chair it is actually cold and sort of feels like you are sitting on rubber. I feel like some people are either going to love or hate this material. Luckily Autonomous does give you the option to have a mesh cover on it if you want. I would have liked to have seen how that would have felt. One thing that is great about the TPE material is that it is likely to last longer than other materials and it is so easy to clean.
I was also skeptical about the design of this chair, a single spine with no dedicated lumbar support. To my surprise this chair really does hit all of the right spots. When you sit down it flexes and contours to your body. You also do not even notice the lack of lumbar support. I feel that I actually sit up and have better posture with this chair than others. Another great thing about this chair is that you can really dial it in. You can adjust the height, the back rest, the arm rests, and even the seat depth. These options are things you just don’t find on other chairs.
One thing I felt like was missing on this chair was the headrest. It is not like my neck or head hurt after using this chair, but I kept wondering what my experience would be like if the chair had a headrest. I also did have a little trouble getting the chair together, while the directions were simple it would have been better with two people. Finally the packaging and delivery of our chair was a little bit questionable (see page 1). While this is the first time we’ve experienced something like this from Autonomous we have to mention it.
When it comes to office chairs one person might love a chair and someone else might hate it. You really need to try a chair for an extended period of time before you buy it. That is why it is great that Autonomous offers a 30-trial, if you are not satisfied with the chair you can return it for a full refund. Right now Autonomous is selling this chair for $419, which seems reasonable for a chair that will give you proper posture and one you can fully dial in. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Autonomous Kinn Chair a 9 out of 10 score.
– Quite comfortable
– The spine design forms to your body and provides good posture
– Many different adjustments which allow you to dial the chair in
– Available in the naked TPE and mesh versions
– Seems solid and durable
– TPE is very easy to clean
– No headrest
– Packaging was questionable