Review of the Herman Miller Mirra 2 Task Chair [Complete Summary]

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The goal of our comprehensive task chair reviews is to gather the information you need in one convenient place. First, we scoured the internet for third-party data. Next, we distilled these reviews down for you, providing the critical information, and not judgements or opinions so that you can make an informed decision.

Please note, we do sell task chairs, and we’re happy to work with you to find the right chair for your needs. However, we’ve done our best to use third-party data and reviews so that our opinions won’t influence the Mirra 2 chair review or any of our other Herman Miller office chair reviews.

Specs of the Mirra 2 Task Chair

Released in the 1990s as a lower-cost alternative to Herman Miller’s iconic Aeron chair, the Mirra 2 is very similar to its predecessor. If you know how the Aeron works, then you’ll see how the Mirra 2 works.

The goal of the Mirra 2 is to provide a dynamic sitting experience. It provides enhanced ergonomics throughout the day even as you shift and move. Comfort and support at an affordable price are the focus of the Mirra 2. It touts the following specifications:

  • Total Height: 38” – 42”
  • Seat Height: 16” – 20.5”
  • Width: 29”
  • Total Depth: 25”
  • Seat Depth: 16.25” – 18”

There is a limited colour palette to chose from for both the frame and the fabric. For the back, you can select the base model TriFlex Polymer back, which is made of a flexible material that is easy to clean or try a Butterfly Suspension back that combines a supporting frame and a wire mesh.

Other options include adjustable lumbar support, adjustable arms, a tilt limiter and seat angle, as well as different casters. All Herman Miller task chairs come with a 12-year warranty and 30-day No Hassle Returns.

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Key Features of the Mirra 2 Task Chair

The number of adjustment mechanisms in a lower-priced chair is one the most noticeable features of the Mirra 2. This is a well-designed chair with customization options everywhere.

If you aren’t comfortable while you are sitting in a Mirra 2 chair, there is a lever or dial somewhere that can help, according to many reviewers.

Pros and Cons of the Mirra 2 Task Chair

Many Mirra 2 chair reviews note the comfort and adjustability of the chair. Like the Aeron, the Mirra 2 offers a wealth of seating options. The Mirra 2 has ten different adjustment systems. It takes some training and practice, but almost anyone can find that perfect sweet spot for optimal comfort.

According to users, the Mirra 2 is also an easy chair to use. It’s lightweight, maneuverable, and easy to use even in a crowded office.

The mesh backing, while different than the iconic backing of the Aeron, is cool and comfortable even on hot days. Unfortunately, while pleasant at first, the alternative back can start to hurt if you sit in the same position for extended periods.

In virtually all Herman Miller chair reviews, user find the Mirra 2 is a well-designed and efficient chair. It is a refined design for a task chair that would work in almost any office. It’s a simplistic, modern design that supports good posture, and looks good while doing it.

Many users cite in their reviews some parts may break over time. The wheels will start squeaking, or the levers or dials in the adjustment mechanisms will loosen, making the chair challenging to use.

Other users note the lack of comfortable padding on the seat. It’s firm, almost to the point of being unforgiving, according to reviews. For some, this isn’t a problem, but for others, it can make for a very long (and sore) work day.

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Common Drawbacks of the Mirra 2 Task Chair

Many of the Mirra 2 chair reviews note problems with the seat. The support adjustments focus on sliding the seat forward and back, which can change the angle at which you work and not help your aching back at all. There’s no way to adjust the angle or position of the seat itself.

Users that are tall may have trouble sitting comfortably in the chair. The arm and lumbar height adjustment may not be enough even at the highest setting. It’s not the sturdiest chair, or the heaviest, on the market and it can break if it is overused.

Videos and User Guides of the Mirra 2 Task Chair

If you would rather watch than read a user guide, this video gives a quick breakdown on how to adjust the Mirra 2.

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