The Ariel 1.0

50 customer reviews

$395.00$460.00

The gold standard in active seating. With QOR360’s patented rocking mechanism and a softer, more comfortable seat designed for all day sitting, the Ariel 1.0 makes sitting healthy while looking damn good doing it. The award-winning Ariel 1.0 is our best-seller, for good reason.

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Description

Affordable

Less expensive than most active chairs or “ergonomic” office chairs, our design is an economical solution to preventing back pain and improving posture.

MD Designed

Designed by a physician and researcher with decades of experience.

Try for 60 days

Enjoy a 60 day trial period to fully experience our chairs. If active sitting isn’t for you, just send us back the chair for a full refund – completely hassle-free.

RETHINK SITTING

The healthiest way to sit.

The office chair you are sitting in is terribly designed. Modern chairs encourage poor posture and inactivity.

1. Relieve Back Pain

Active sitting keeps your core strengthened and body aligned. We are designed to move, and when you stay in motion, your back appreciates it.

2. Improve Posture

Posture is your body’s response to gravity. QOR360 chairs are designed to allow your hips and spine to tip, gently aligning into a natural, comfortable position.

3. Sit Healthy

Research shows that sitting is as bad for our health as smoking. People sit more than ever (Americans, on average, sit for 11 hours per day!) and it’s literally killing us. Active sitting keeps your body in motion, and helps prevent sitting disease.

"I’ve finally found something that leads to a sense of wellness, security, and freedom. Not only do I use this chair for normal sitting but am using it in movement exercises that I can conclusively say are restoring my functionality in a way that I never thought I would be able to."

DR. RICHARD RODRIGUEZ MD

"I love this chair. I was having shoulder issues in my previous chair from leaning and not being in an active position. This also contributed to some hip and ham string issues. With your chair I can still sit to take a load off but it keeps me upright, no slouching."

SEFTON HIRSCH

BOSTON GLOBE

It’s a different kind of chair, invented by a former surgeon.

Former surgeon Turner Osler is trying to save the world from the traditional chair by creating a design that includes a rocking seat that feels more like walking than sitting. -Billy Baker

MEDIUM.COM

Your Office Chair Is Hurting You

But also, forget standing desks. Try ‘active sitting,’ according to a trauma surgeon who wants to cure sitting disease. -Ashley Abramson

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Goodbye, Back Pain? This Office Chair Was Designed by a Trauma Surgeon

For decades, American workers have tried trendy office chairs hoping to alleviate the agony of sitting. Is the new ‘Active Stool’ the one? -Magdalena Puniewska

TECH SPECS

Customize your chair.

Choose from three different seat coverings, two different sizes, and whether or not you want to add wheels to your chair.

SEAT MATERIAL

Performance Leather (Vegan)

If you want to make a statement, here’s how. Elegant, buttery soft to the touch but nearly indestructible, our performance leather is stronger and far more durable than animal hide. And, unlike traditional leather, performance leather requires no upkeep. Maybe this is why Mercedes uses performance leather in their cars?

Available in Red or Black.

Fabric

Corporate and understated, our upholstered Ariel fits easily into any office decor. But while it may seem undistinguished, beneath the seat is a radical sitting technology hiding in plain sight. Hand-stitched and with a thin layer of foam on the underside for breathability, we pay attention to detail.

Available in Gray.

SIZE

Short

(17-22 inches), for shorter folks

Tall

(22-29 inches), for average and tall folks

How to measure

How to measure:
Deciding the correct height of your QOR360 chair is very important to maintain proper posture when sitting. Our chairs are adjustable, but come in two sizes: Tall (22″ – 29″) and Short (17″- 22″). To decide whether you need a tall, or short chair, stand in whatever shoes you will be wearing when sitting and measure from the ground to the top of your patella (knee cap). This measurement is roughly the height at which you’ll want to be sitting. So, if the height of your patella is above 21″ you’ll need a tall chair, but if your patella is less than 21″ you are better suited for a short chair. There is some overlap in the sizes so don’t sweat it too much.

How to measure

WHEELS OR FEET

Wheels

Chair feet are also included when you purchase wheels. We recommend starting with chair feet and then graduating to wheels when you are ready. If your chair has wheels, warn any friends that are new to active sitting that they are in for a different experience of sitting if they try out your QOR360 chair.

No Wheels

Comes with easy to install chair feet.

Size matters

Measure the distance from the ground to the top of your kneecap while standing. If you wear shoes when you sit, wear shoes when you measure. If your measurement is 21″ or less, you will need a Short chair. Greater than 21″ and you will need a Tall chair. There is some overlap in the sizes so don’t sweat it too much if you are right around 21″.

Features that make your currrent chair jealous...

MD Designed

Designed by a physician and researcher with decades of experience.

Adjustable

Made with highest quality gas cylinder on the market, easily adjust height.

Transportable

Convenient handle for carrying and only 15 lbs.

Strong

Our chairs are tested to hold up to 250 pounds.

Stylish

2020 A’Design Furniture Award Winner.

Easy Assembly

Assembly can be done in 90 seconds without any tools.

Space Saver

One of the smallest chair footprints on the market.

Sustainable

Made with less material than most modern office chairs.

Unboxing & Review

Unbox an Ariel and learn more about our approach to active sitting.

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Seriously easy assembly

Assemble our Ariel chair in 90 seconds without having to use any tools.

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Optimal workstation posture

Proper, comfortable posture will likely require adjusting the position of your work station. Here are some tips we developed working with specialists.

Love from happy sitters.

I received an email from my friend Larry Goldfarb, a well known Feldenkrais teacher/practitioner and Trainer in this method, he mentioned this new concept of sitting and mentioned he was using one of their chairs. Now imagine I was sitting on my solid oak stool at my computer in no real comfort but living with this as normal. Well I decided to take the hint and leap of faith and ordered a Ariel for my self. I have been using this wonderful chair for a little over a month now and what a wonder it is! I am so impressed with the engineering that has gone into this chair. It takes a little time to get accustomed to the sitting dynamics, but once you do, it gives a sense of freedom that is truly unique. I can’t imagine being with out this chair. If you are considering the purchase of one of these great chairs, just do it. You won’t be disappointed. Dave Worth PT GCFP

David Worth

I live with a bleeding disorder that has led to arthritis in most joints in my body. I’ve had injuries from normal every day actions, including sitting down. Over the years, I have moved from the gamut of options in Western medicine to a more fluid journey into alternative methods of health preservation. I’ve tried many sitting devices to maintain neutral posture but have invariably been disappointed or hurt. I was recommended this chair by my rolfer whose opinion I really value. Combining the principals of structural integration and the mechanics of this chair, I’ve finally found something that leads to a sense of wellness, security, and freedom. Not only do I use this chair for normal sitting but am using it in movement exercises that I can conclusively say are restoring my functionality in a way that I never thought I would be able to. I hope to be able to adapt the principles of this chair and structural integration to help others like me who live with chronic pain some day.

Richard Rodriguez, MD

I have sat on yoga balls, zero gravity recliners, stools, standing – and this is the first chair I’ve simply sat on and had it balance me. Best. Chair. Ever.

Doug

This chair is brilliant. Brilliantly simple. Really really expensive ergo chairs have managed to feel about there same as cheap crap office chairs to me, and standing desks add variety but don’t seem to add actual change in how I feel day to day. This is the first chair to have the balance and motion off a yoga ball without the high randomness and the pressure pushing at your backside. I can feel a difference after sitting on it at the office for four weeks now and I purchased a second for use at home. I’m also finally getting actual use out of an adjustable standing desk at work. The adjustable height desk is so much a part of there experience of this chair I adapted my home desk surface onto an adjustable height frame. Great chair. Thank you.

Douglas Munsinger

I love my new chair! My colleagues have all taken turns coming down to my office to try it. I’m a runner and have been struggling with some hip stiffness that’s affecting my back. Even after just a few days of using it, my IT band and psoas tightness is lessened. I was especially pleased with how easy it was to assemble, and in the overall quality of construction, especially at so affordable a price.

Loraine

Better than advertised. As someone who practiced clinical medicine for many years but who transitioned to a phase in my career where I am at a desk quite a bit I was worried about the adverse effects of sitting so much. In emergency departments and clinics there were always rolling stools to sit on, but usually you’re so busy you don’t sit too much. The Ariel reminds me of those stools, but far better. I am very pleased with the way I can move, and adjust subconsciously while I type, video conference or read. Takes just a few days to get used to it, then you will never go back. I highly recommend it.

TJ Wright, MD, MPH

This chair has made a huge difference in my comfort and productivity in working at home. I recently sat in my office chair at work, and could not get comfortable or sit for a long period, which tells me this chair is really changing how I sit and engage.

Mikael Bristow

ABSolutely love this chair! I work from home and have had this chair for a few years. This IS my office chair despite me thinking I would have to switch back and forth with my old office chair:) No more back pain, better balance and tighter abs. Love it!

Rita

I wish I had found this chair earlier in my life! I’m at my home-office desk for 6-8 hours a day and found that this chair relieves pressure on my both my knees and lower back. It’s easy to adjust and after getting use to the “active sitting” I completely understand why it’s better for posture. Also, the sales and customer service team has been incredible to work with – very quick to respond to questions and helpful all the way through the process.

Judie Brower

MD Designed

Meet Dr. Turner Osler

Turner is the CEO and Founder of QOR360. Dr. Osler is an academic trauma surgeon turned research epidemiologist who has published over 300 peer-reviewed medical papers and book chapters. As a physician who’s suffered from a tyranny of conventional chairs for most of his life, Dr. Osler’s quest for a healthier way to sit led him to develop The Eccentric Bicylinder, a shape that is central to QOR360’s ergonomic, healthy, and active seating products.

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Additional information

Weight 18 lbs
Dimensions 18.5 × 18 × 10 in
Height

Short 17" – 22", Tall 22" – 29"

Material

Charcoal Grey Fabric $395, Red Performance Leather $445, Black Performance Leather $445

Wheels

Wheels + Feet – Add $15, Just Feet

Seat Height

Short: 17" to 22", Tall: 22" to 29"

Seat Width

13"

Seat Depth

9"

Star Base Width

18.5"

50 reviews for The Ariel 1.0

  1. Elizabeth A Russell (verified owner)

    Have appreciated working thru the information presented about this chair; the reasonable cost; the excellent packaging it arrived in to my home. The ease of putting the chair together was impressive. Using the chair daily though, I had to start somewhat slowly d/t long standing history of lower back pain (44 years being an active Registered Nurse in hospital acute care). Thank you for producing such a thoughtful AND affordable with the goal of health improvement.

  2. Rebecca Parker (verified owner)

    I purchased in the hope that perhaps this time I was ordering an item I would actually use to assist in the hours I sit at a desk. This one I love and and I am using it! It is all the company advertised. I had good conversations and quick response to my questions before purchase. Definitely try this chair. I have experienced a subtle sense of relaxation later in the day once I am away from my desk. Something good is being realigned in my spine. Thank you QOR360 for producing an affordable and thoughtful product with the hope to improve our health!

  3. Tom Peters (verified owner)

    I received the Ariel 1 about two weeks ago and have been using it since with great success. To put this in perspective, I am 81 years old, in good physical condition as I used to practice Feldenkrais for about ten years, but have been experiencing SI-joint pain when seated as I write at the computer 6-10 hours a day. Using the chair has alleviated my discomfort – during the day at least. The chair therefore works well and I mounted the wheels after about a week. I put a piece of carpet under them so that I can wheel around at my work-station without the danger of the chair scooting away from me if I make a sudden movement. I am still experiencing a problem with my shoulder girdle that tires when I use the chair (independently of the height of my screen). When I have gained a little more experience, I will eventually discuss this with your Feldenkrais expert and my own advisor.

  4. Michael (verified owner)

    This is the second chair I’ve ordered. We live part of the year in the UK and after my back started acting up there, I decided to order a second chair. While shipping was expensive (about $165), the chair arrived very quickly I was glad to have the option. My back has now recovered, which I attribute in large part to the chair. The chair does a good job of working my back muscles, spine and pelvis/hips, allowing me a much greater range of motion and mobility, all of which I’ve found very helpful for my back.

  5. Victor Patron (verified owner)

    Love the chair! It “forces” you into the right posture. You need to get used to it slowly. But once you get used to using it everyday your back and your core will thank you.

    The chair looks awesome! I bought the red Performance Leather and it is great looking!

    And I can assure you, from personal experience, that the QOR360 customer service is second to none!

    Welcome to healthy seating! 🙂

    Thanks!

  6. Alexandre Emond

    Love it. I saw, without even thinking it would help for this, muscle improvements. By its form factor, it ‘s really convenien to use.

    Still not using it 100% of the day (skipping mainly when tired), but I use it for > 50% of the day, switch with standup position and a little bit (<10 %) of conventional chair.

    The only drawbacks I see:
    – The main drawback is the height adjustment: Between the short / tall version, there is only a small overlap. So you can easily buy the wrong one, or it may not fit to share it with others.
    – A second small drawback: not super comfortable after long period of settings (but good enough for sitting 2 hours without being any issue), so you won't sit the whole day without moving. But that's OK because that's also the point to force use to move during the day.

  7. Sai R (verified owner)

    This chair is the very best thing you can do for your back. I have recommended these chairs to everyone I know that works at a desk for hours on end. Every one of them now loves these chairs. I had tried many so called ergonomic chairs, they all make your posture worse. The Ariel takes a while to get used to, but it is a great investment to make. The chair will not cost you an arm and a leg (and a backrest), the service is amazing. Thanks to the entire QOR360 team for designing and building this chair.

  8. Chuck Collins (verified owner)

    Overall, I’m very happy with the chair (as it fits my use case perfectly), but am deducting two stars for the cushion quality.

    Pros:
    – Good structural quality
    – Narrow base (fit perfectly in my desk area)
    – Minimal footprint and small for a daily-use chair (which is great!)

    Cons:
    – The seat cushion is very firm, to the point that between design and cushioning, that if I was slightly off on position, then I would start to have circulation issues in groin and leg. I adapted a different seat cushion to the chair and now everything is great.

  9. Anna Satterfield (verified owner)

    I had surgery six months prior to purchasing this chair and sitting still had become incredibly uncomfortable. As a teacher, I don’t sit much, but there are pockets of time throughout the day where I sit and work with students directly. Chairs were not cutting it and I decided to give active sitting a try. This chair is outstanding and since purchasing it, I have had no problems sitting. My body is able to move and adjust so discomfort is gone. Students think it is amusing that I carry my chair around the school based on where I will be. “Have Ariel, will travel… and sit in complete comfort!” Thank you to QOR360 for the possibility to sit comfortably.

  10. Taylor (verified owner)

    The Ariel by QOR360 is nothing short of phenomenal and is a complete game-changer for me. I have dealt with chronic lower back pain for the past decade, and have tried everything on the market from sit/stand desks to high-end ergonomic chairs to doing an hour of yoga every day before starting my work-day. I was at the point where the last solution I was going to look at was a gravity chair for $15,000 to hopefully alleviate the pain and allow me to work painlessly without my soreness affecting my productivity. After only a day in the QOR360 Ariel, the results were already clear, and after a week I have never felt better and my back pain is gone, and I feel taller and no longer struggle to get up out of my chair. Not only can I work longer and am I more focused, but I can get back to my normal and more active life outside of work hours. I only wish I had found this sooner, but it’s the best $400 I’ve ever spent, and I couldn’t be happier with this product, from it’s quality, to its ease of assembly, to the fact that it’s very easy to get used to.

    Thank you Dr. Osler!

  11. Tom Helpenstell (verified owner)

    Excellent chair! I only have positive feedback for the chair inventor and all customers. You will sit with better posture and love engaging your core. I highly recommend this chair for anyone that sits during the day for an extended period of time. Enjoy!

  12. Stephen Hearn (verified owner)

    I am very pleased with this chair. I’ve been suffering from bursitis of my sit bone and every chair I tried left me in significant pain. I play guitar and was only able to sit for 10 minutes without pain. Tried the Ariel chair almost out of desperation. Right from the very first sit I had zero pain. I did not need and adjustment period. It just works for me. My posture is better and I can sit and play as long as I like. Is allows me to move around on the chair as I’m playing and feels great. I ordered wheels but don’t really see that I’ll actually need them. My music room is carpeted and the regular feet slide so easily I don’t need the wheels. I am very happy I took a chance. Thank you.

  13. Alec (verified owner)

    I underestimated the challenge and benefit provided by this chair and overestimated my ability to sit in the chair full day when I first got it. It’s taken work to acclimate to the chair but my core strengthen midline stability are significantly improved. The benefits FAR outweighs the initial cost.

  14. dian dulberger (verified owner)

    If this review had emojis it would be full of rainbows, butterflies, music, & hearts! Love my Ariel–My posture is better, my back feels better and I think my attitude even improved <>. I’ve always perched forward sitting in an office chair but it was never comfortable. I’m so glad my husband suggested the QOR product line so I can have movement and not be statue-still. Highly recommend.

  15. Florence Levia (verified owner)

    The Ariel chair did not work for me, but I’m giving them an excellent review anyway — because of their amazing customer service! I have nerve pain in the left butt and groin, leftovers from cancer surgery years ago. I really like the concept of active sitting, but even with Uwe’s 1 on 1 help, and the different seat they sent me, I was never able to sit on the chair for long. One caveat, and in case you’re unaware, any non-U.S. customer has to pay the return shipping, which ended up being rather steep. It was a learning experience for all of us, as my problem was a pretty unique one. I applaud them for their kindness and willingness to try so many things to address the problem — truly a wonderful company to deal with!

  16. Jeanne (verified owner)

    I am very pleased with the Ariel chair: this is a sturdy, well-made chair (or stool, really) with quality parts. It was easy to assemble, and the company sends multiple emails after you place the order. As others have noted, it is not cheap, but I think you get what you pay for, and, it does carry a lifetime guarantee. I am in my late 50’s, and am at a point where I want (need?) to spend more time moving around, and less time sitting. I don’t think anybody needs to sit still for more than 1/2 hour at a time; that said, it is helpful to have this chair when you need to get off your feet and concentrate on a task. I could not use this chair for 8 hours straight, but I think that is the point: I get up more often and move around when I use this chair, maybe stand for a while, then switch to something different, and back again. A final note: I, personally, would be reluctant to use this chair with wheels; it does take time to get a feel for using it in stationary mode. If in doubt, skip the wheels. The QOR360 is an integral part of my day, and I am grateful to have found it. I also make a point to support local business, and as a Vermonter, am happy to support this company.

  17. ANDREW KNASTER (verified owner)

    Customer service is key for any personal product because there are so many variables. I bought the Ariel and I could definitely feel my muscles being exercised. However, my sciatica started to flare up, so I contacted QOR360. After a brief discussion, they sent me a Newton seat free of charge and included a return shipping label. Because it is wider than the Ariel, it distributed my weight better. My ability to sit on the chair doubled and I suspect that within a few weeks of exercise, I’ll be able to get rid of the traditional chair I use during breaks. I’m very pleased with the product and the customer service. Here is a tip, if your waist is above 36″, you may be better off going with the Newton than the Ariel as it is much wider than the Ariel.

  18. Noah

    I wanted the Ariel to work for me, BUT it fell short. I LOVE new technology and wanted it to work. I didn’t care about the cost, I only wanted an amazing experience. I ordered the Ariel and I liked how I got several emails before getting it. Setup was quick and easy and away I went. After the first few minutes, I felt nauseous. I placed it aside and went on with my normal chair and felt better. A few hours later, I tried it again. Same results, nauseous. After two days of intermittent use, I emailed the company.

    John responded and was rather rude when he accused me of having Vertigo! ONLY people with vertigo get nauseous while using the Ariel.
    OK, can it be tightened? NOPE! OK, can it be adjusted? NOPE!
    I was able to disassemble and return the Ariel for a full refund, Thank You very much!

    As for Value – The Ariel is a $250 product, not a $440 luxury. Construction is as basic as any Office supply store, The base is basic, wheels or flat feet are bulk ordered, telescoping shafts are also bulk ordered, The seat apparatus has a few standardized parts and the main flexi-part is custom made.
    Overall, i enjoyed trying it but it was not for me.

  19. Michael W.

    No more back pain!
    I was desperate. I sit at a computer all day, and while all my coworkers with back pain converted to standing desks, it just wasn’t for me.
    I do find myself kicking my legs up on objects under my desk, which may not help perfect my posture, but it DOES keep me from being static in the chair… preventing the back pain.

  20. Rachel Ben-Shmuel (verified owner)

    I’m a ceramic artist, and practice poor posture when I stand, so adjusting the Ariel to the right height makes me use it more often. I’m very pleased with it and plan to tell my potter friends about its benefits.
    Love the red seat!

  21. Hélène Dumais

    Such an upgrade in my everyday life. Being an active person, the one part I enjoy less in my day is usually when I have to sit. The Ariel chair allows me to stay engage and be dynamic. I can sit for longer period of time as my hamstrings and lower back are no more at discomfort. So simple yet finally something respecting a healthy posture!

  22. Max Erwine (verified owner)

    So far – I’ve found the chair helpful in creating improved posture for my 9-5 home-based desk job. Still building up to being able to use it during a full day (I’ve had it for about 2 weeks) – it is clearly engaging different muscle groups. So it is nice that they offer a 60-day trial. One thing to be aware of – sitting higher at my desk and having a traditional desk, I had to remove the keyboard drawer for legroom and modify the height of my keyboard/mouse. This creates a bit of back and forth challenge when I temporarily switch back to my standard chair.

  23. Matthew O. (verified owner)

    I’m at my desk from 9-5 M-F, and finding this chair was amazing! I’ve had it for about a month now and am able to sit in it all day without feeling back pain or the sense that I’m slouching in front of my computer. It does take a little getting used to the firmness of the seat cushion, but I followed their advice and would go 20 minutes or so on and off to get comfortable. Now I’m hooked!

  24. Sean Williams (verified owner)

    Love it so far. It is surprisingly easy to sit in upright and comfortable. I alternate with standing, using an adjustable height desk. Also it’s beautiful – very classy piece of office furniture.

  25. Taylor (verified owner)

    As a professional writer, I sit at the computer for 8 hours a day. And while I’m young and healthy, I feel like it’s only a matter of time before I develop back problems, slouching, and other issues. So I started researching and quickly found the Ariel on several “best of” lists. I watched a few videos and decided to give it a go. So far, so good! It’s definitely different and I highly recommend following their advice to ease in over the period of several days. But overall I think this is going to really benefit my core and back.

  26. Ines Altemose (verified owner)

    I have had my chair for a few weeks. I found it quite easy to adapt, On several occasions I needed to move to another chair after a few hours. I did not order it due to back pain but because I liked the idea of active sitting. I use it when I am on the computer or participating in a webinar. It is unique and I really like it so far.

  27. Emily (verified owner)

    I am so pleased with this chair! I have been working from home since early 2020 and have used a variety of different chairs to ease lower back stiffness and hip pain from sitting for much of the day. My best solution prior to this chair was a physio ball, but found the rolling around rather distracting and obnoxious during virtual conferences. This chair gives me the same lower core activation as the physio ball but is stable – exactly what I was seeking! I also appreciate that the instructions for height selection are geared toward an open hip angle, which has really relieved a lot of my hip pain. And for reference, I am 5’1″ with short legs — this chair fits me perfectly.

  28. Mike (verified owner)

    I’ve fought lower back pain for years during a career as an Air Force F-15 pilot and then staff officer…too much high G stress and then too much sitting in poor posture. I’ve worked physical therapy, yoga, and dry needling, and I’m sure they all contributed to improvements in my condition, but this chair has brought the most dramatic improvements yet. I adapted quickly to the chair (I only almost fell off a couple of times), and my back felt better within 24 hours. I love it!

  29. William Wu (verified owner)

    My chiropractor doctor recommended this chair to me and I bought it immediately and hope that can relieve my lower back pain, within second after I assembled the chair and sit on it, I feel a completely different experience that those other ergonomic chairs that we purchased for our office. Takes a little time to get used to the wobbling and now I am selling other chairs that I have. Will definitely recommend to our colleague! thanks!

  30. Karl (verified owner)

    This chair is awesome. It took me about one week to adapt to active sitting, but now I am sold on the Ariel. I feel so much better when I get up from the chair, not stiff like I was after using my traditional office chair. We bought it initially for our home office, and my wife and I both love it, so I am buying a second chair for my other work location. Thank you for this technology!

  31. Jorge Mojica (verified owner)

    I recently decided to “upgrade” my QOR360 chair and purchased the Ariel. It is kept in my home office and, thus far, has met all of my expectations (considering I am an early adopter and purchased the earliest model).

    I decided to only purchase this type of chair, going-forward as it helps me to maintain a healthy and flexible lower back.

  32. Michael (verified owner)

    Have had the chair for two weeks and am extremely pleased thus far. It was easy to put together and adjust. I had been looking for a chair that allowed the knees to be comfortably below the pelvis and I appreciate the ability to engage all my core muscles while sitting (without really having to consciously work at it). I’m feeling muscles in my midsection move in ways I rarely or never felt, but it’s a very pleasant feeling.

  33. Loretta Waara (verified owner)

    So far I love my Ariel! I broke my Patella and have been forced from very active lifestyle to a mostly sedentary one. Ariel has made my life so much better as I can be active while I’m sitting. It has eliminating much of the discomfort from sitting so long. Thanks!

  34. Mark (verified owner)

    Great chair for the office! Have been using it 2 weeks and already feel the difference! Grateful to have this chair.

  35. Christa (verified owner)

    While looking for a good office chair that doesn’t take up much space, I found the QOR360 in the Internet. I immediately liked it and was convinced by the way it works. Despite the high cost of delivery to Germany and the high customs fees, I gave myself this gift and did not regret it at all. Since I sit on the QOR360, even after 8 hours of work at the computer, I feel mobile, relaxed and have no more pain. The chair also looks great and actually takes up very little space.
    I love this chair and recommend it to anyone who spends a lot of time sitting.

  36. Fred C. (verified owner)

    I’ve been lucky to avoid serious back issues through a long life of slumping. This chair obliges me to sit properly, and the good feeling carries over to standing and walking. My long-departed mother (“Sit up straight!”) would be overjoyed.

  37. Jason Sanderson

    I’m amazed at how intuitive the chair is. Its natural move-ability creates an awareness that my posture is not correct, within minutes of sitting on it. So far I’m impressed and grateful.

  38. Javier Ruiz (verified owner)

    Thank you

  39. Jason Stockwell

    I got a QOR360 during the COVID pandemic because I was at my computer all the time for work, and I was not happy with the way my body was feeling. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical when I first saw the QOR360 because it had no back to it, but I decided to try it after seeing how the chair worked and reading the reviews. I have been super-pleased with the chair! My posture has really improved – no slumping, I feel like my back has strengthened, and I very much enjoy the constant motion of the seat. QOR360 keeps my joints active and my circulation flowing when sitting for long periods of time. I won’t be going back to standard chairs!

  40. Kailey Newkirk (verified owner)

    I absolutely love the QOR360 Ariel chair. It’s just the right amount of support and padding (for the bum), while also keeping the core/back gently engaged. I have lower back arthritis, and it keeps me mobile, as sitting for long periods can make me stiff and achy.

    The seat of the chair is intentionally a bit wobbly, but that is part of the magic. It kind of forces you to have some semblance of posture while seated/stand-leaning. (Not so much that you feel like you’re doing work, but enough that it keeps your abs/back awake.) I mention this because the wobble can be a bit of a surprise if you just plop yourself down onto it without knowing how it works.

    QOR’s customer service is also outstanding. I submitted a question about my order to the online ticket system, and I received a personal phone call back minutes later. They were helpful and friendly, and I’ll definitely choose their products again. Thanks!

  41. Josh Baumgard (verified owner)

    This funky bizarre chair took a few weeks to get used to. My ass kept tingling from the pressure but man does it transform your core. Most people dont realize their back pain is back weakness and this chair helps strengthen those weak muscles. My only possible complaint is i wish there was somehow an ability to add an arm rest. Fantastic office chair

  42. Judie Brower

    I wish I had found this chair earlier in my life! I’m at my home-office desk for 6-8 hours a day and found that this chair relieves pressure on my both my knees and lower back. It’s easy to adjust and after getting use to the “active sitting” I completely understand why it’s better for posture. Also, the sales and customer service team has been incredible to work with – very quick to respond to questions and helpful all the way through the process.

  43. Rita (verified owner)

    ABSolutely love this chair! I work from home and have had this chair for a few years. This IS my office chair despite me thinking I would have to switch back and forth with my old office chair:) No more back pain, better balance and tighter abs. Love it!

  44. Mikael Bristow (verified owner)

    This chair has made a huge difference in my comfort and productivity in working at home. I recently sat in my office chair at work, and could not get comfortable or sit for a long period, which tells me this chair is really changing how I sit and engage.

  45. TJ Wright, MD, MPH (verified owner)

    Better than advertised. As someone who practiced clinical medicine for many years but who transitioned to a phase in my career where I am at a desk quite a bit I was worried about the adverse effects of sitting so much. In emergency departments and clinics there were always rolling stools to sit on, but usually you’re so busy you don’t sit too much. The Ariel reminds me of those stools, but far better. I am very pleased with the way I can move, and adjust subconsciously while I type, video conference or read. Takes just a few days to get used to it, then you will never go back. I highly recommend it.

  46. Loraine (verified owner)

    I love my new chair! My colleagues have all taken turns coming down to my office to try it. I’m a runner and have been struggling with some hip stiffness that’s affecting my back. Even after just a few days of using it, my IT band and psoas tightness is lessened. I was especially pleased with how easy it was to assemble, and in the overall quality of construction, especially at so affordable a price.

  47. Douglas Munsinger (verified owner)

    This chair is brilliant. Brilliantly simple. Really really expensive ergo chairs have managed to feel about there same as cheap crap office chairs to me, and standing desks add variety but don’t seem to add actual change in how I feel day to day. This is the first chair to have the balance and motion off a yoga ball without the high randomness and the pressure pushing at your backside. I can feel a difference after sitting on it at the office for four weeks now and I purchased a second for use at home. I’m also finally getting actual use out of an adjustable standing desk at work. The adjustable height desk is so much a part of there experience of this chair I adapted my home desk surface onto an adjustable height frame. Great chair. Thank you.

  48. Doug

    I have sat on yoga balls, zero gravity recliners, stools, standing – and this is the first chair I’ve simply sat on and had it balance me. Best. Chair. Ever.

  49. Richard Rodriguez, MD (verified owner)

    I live with a bleeding disorder that has led to arthritis in most joints in my body. I’ve had injuries from normal every day actions, including sitting down. Over the years, I have moved from the gamut of options in Western medicine to a more fluid journey into alternative methods of health preservation. I’ve tried many sitting devices to maintain neutral posture but have invariably been disappointed or hurt. I was recommended this chair by my rolfer whose opinion I really value. Combining the principals of structural integration and the mechanics of this chair, I’ve finally found something that leads to a sense of wellness, security, and freedom. Not only do I use this chair for normal sitting but am using it in movement exercises that I can conclusively say are restoring my functionality in a way that I never thought I would be able to. I hope to be able to adapt the principles of this chair and structural integration to help others like me who live with chronic pain some day.

  50. David Worth (verified owner)

    I received an email from my friend Larry Goldfarb, a well known Feldenkrais teacher/practitioner and Trainer in this method, he mentioned this new concept of sitting and mentioned he was using one of their chairs. Now imagine I was sitting on my solid oak stool at my computer in no real comfort but living with this as normal. Well I decided to take the hint and leap of faith and ordered a Ariel for my self. I have been using this wonderful chair for a little over a month now and what a wonder it is! I am so impressed with the engineering that has gone into this chair. It takes a little time to get accustomed to the sitting dynamics, but once you do, it gives a sense of freedom that is truly unique. I can’t imagine being with out this chair. If you are considering the purchase of one of these great chairs, just do it. You won’t be disappointed. Dave Worth PT GCFP

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