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Understanding the Unique Tilt Feature of the Anthros Chair: Enhancing Comfort and Posture

  • November 22, 2023
  • Pain

For far too long we have paid little attention to the hours we spend sitting all day in cheap office chairs. To make matters worse, the innovation in the office chair space has been pretty static. There is so much more to experience than what we have settled for and at Anthros, we are determined to change the way you see the value of your posture and your sit.

Your sit matters.

Your health is one of your greatest assets. Did you know that your very well-being depends on the quality of your sit? That may seem like a weighty statement. But the evidence is out there. Sitting poorly and uncomfortably for hours on end is damaging. Anthros aims to change all that. We have studied the human body and understand the recipe of what is needed to sit comfortably and optimally. That is one reason our scientifically-backed chair design includes so many unique features to suit your working habits and preference.

The Impact on Your Sitting Experience

One unique aspect of our Anthros chair design is our tilt feature and it was crafted with your body’s needs in mind. Whether you are locked in for focus, using the upright or six-degree tilt for optimal pelvis support, or unlocking for a quick stretch, each setting plays an important role in your sitting experience. In any of these positions, it’s important to note that our tilt feature HOLDS your best posture.

The Better Choice: Tilt vs. Recline

Not all chairs are made the same. Not all chairs are designed to help and hold your good posture. Many office chairs offer a RECLINING mechanism instead of a TILT mechanism. What’s the difference?


Reclining chairs can help alleviate gravitational force that constantly tugs at your spine. By leaning back in a reclining chair, you distribute the weight more evenly across your back. Unfortunately, when you recline or lean back in a chair, your pelvis naturally shifts, causing your spine to assume a curved, C-shaped form. This curve can translate into excessive pressure on your spine, causing discomfort and back pain.

TILTING CHAIRS - The Better Choice:

Anthros has a better solution - the tilting office chair. The tilt feature enables both the seat and the backrest to MOVE IN UNISON. The magic happens when you start with a proper, upright seated posture and then engage the tilt function. When you tilt backward, your spine maintains its natural curve, preserving good posture without any tucking or distortion!


Our Tilt Feature

This feature is designed to help you maintain optimal posture while also being able to shift positions, removing the effects of gravity during a long workday. Our tilt feature is lockable and adjustable:


To lock or unlock the tilt mechanism, turn the control knob on the lower front left of the chair.


To adjust the depth of your tilt, you must increase or decrease the tilt tension, using the knob located under your cushion, on the lower front right of the chair. To find what is most comfortable, you may have to play with the tilt tension settings to find what works best for you.

We have three distinct settings:

UPRIGHT: Locked Position

In the upright locked position, the chair stays in a fixed position, so your ideal posture is held like a supportive kick stand, providing stability for your spine. For those who prefer to sit perfectly upright, this is the setting of choice. It is best for those who are working on tasks that require close proximity to your work station, focus and concentration.


This setting is just slightly off that 90-degree upright angle. The six-degree angle is a patented feature unique to our chair. This setting allows for a slight tilt, while allowing you to work at your desk tasks freely. Although you are essentially upright, this slight tilt helps take away some of the effects of gravity. By tilting back, you can relieve some of the pressure off the back and the legs. This helps to distribute the pressure more evenly over a larger surface and lessens the impact of isolated pressure points. Especially when your hours are running long, this subtle adjustment can make a significant difference in preventing slouching and relieving pain.

ALL THE WAY BACK: Sixteen-degree Tilt

In the unlocked position, you will find the Anthros chair gives you the deepest range of tilt, allowing you to fully lean back and relieve the tension of sitting for too long in the same position. This flexibility encourages you to stretch out, move freely and helps to increase your blood flow. This comfortable deep tilt position might work best when you take a phone call or do other work that doesn’t require you to be close in proximity to the tools on your desk…or when you just want to sit back and eat peanut M&M’s! 

Adjusting the tilt tension and placing the Anthros chair in any of the positions above allows you to subtly shift your weight, while maintaining overall alignment and good posture. This means you can maintain your best posture while still enjoying the advantages of adjusting your seated position.

The unique tilt feature of the Anthros chair is a testament to our commitment to innovation and ergonomic excellence.

If you are looking to improve posture and decrease pain while sitting, look no further than Anthros.

Anthros is the only chair in the world that is guaranteed to improve posture or your money back. The science-backed, patented design is registered with the FDA as a posture-improving chair and is proven to have the lowest pressure (most comfortable) cushion on the planet (verified by university testing).

Take the next step to reducing pain, increasing comfort, and maximizing performance!


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