Hon Ignition 2.0 Task Review
Pros: High adjustability, adjustable lumbar support, comfortable backrest
Cons: Thin plastic lumbar support, seat cushion foam prone to flattening
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|Pros||High adjustability, adjustable lumbar support, comfortable backrest||Great value, durable, comfortable||Inexpensive, relatively comfortable, and adjustable||Easy to assembly, relatively durable||Decent performance for the price, mesh backrest|
|Cons||Thin plastic lumbar support, seat cushion foam prone to flattening||Looks aren't universally appealing||Durability could be better||Lacks adjustability, mediocre comfort level||Wobbly, back tensioner is difficult to release|
|Bottom Line||A decent chair in the mid-range arena; it offers above-average performance for comfort and ease of use and an excellent price point||Pairs exceptional comfort and durability, at a price you just can't beat||This is our favorite budget-friendly chair for the money||This chair lacks adjustability and above-average comfort but offers decent performance for the price||You'll want to consider if the affordable price of this model is worth its lower-tier performance|
|Rating Categories||Hon Ignition 2.0 Task||DXRacer Racing Series||Modway Articulate E...||SPACE Seating 5700E...||Furmax Office Mesh|
|Ease of Assembly (5%)|
|Specs||Hon Ignition 2.0 Task||DXRacer Racing Series||Modway Articulate E...||SPACE Seating 5700E...||Furmax Office Mesh|
|Seat pan adjustment||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Adjustable lumbar support||Yes||Yes; a movable pad||Yes; the backrest moves up and down||No||No|
|Lumbar support||Yes||Yes; a removable movable pad||Yes||Yes; a slight protrusion||Yes|
|Tilt limiter||Yes; 3 stop points||Yes; only locks in the upright position||Yes; locks you into a position||Yes; only locks in the upright position||Yes; only locks in the upright position|
|Armrest width adjustment||Yes||Option available||No||No||No|
|Armrest depth adjustment||No||Yes||No||No||No|
Our Analysis and Test Results
The Hon Ignition 2.0 offers a great blend of value and comfort. For a chair that won't break the bank, you get a fairly decent product that will suit the needs of all but the most serious desk jockeys.
The Ignition offers truly middle-of-the-road comfort. While it offers above-average comfort, if you're after a model to spend 40+ hours in a week, we would look at premium options. The high-density foam seat cushion is squishy and nice but after a prolonged sit, can be prone to flattening. The armrests are lightly padded, and best of all, the seat pan is large enough so you'll be able to tuck your legs underneath yourself.
The biggest issue with this chair is the lumbar support. This piece is unpadded and made from a thin piece of plastic. While it isn't uncomfortable, you'll find better options in our fleet if you're after all-day comfort.
Adjustability is where the Ignition stands out the most. You can adjust the height of the lumbar support to almost any height and it offers three different levels of back tilt. The armrests go in and out, as well as up and down.
Many of the more premium options let you fine-tune your set-up even more. However, for a mid-range chair, the Ignition provides enough options to suit the needs of different-sized people.
With steady use, you should get a nice long lifespan out of this chair. There are relatively few reports of any major issues; being a fairly simple chair, it doesn't have many parts that might break.
The type of high-density foam used in the seat cushion is known to flatten out over time and might be something to consider if you plan to use this as your full-time work chair. Our testers also have some concerns about the longevity of the thin plastic piece that comprises the lumbar support.
Ease of Assembly
Excluding pre-assembled options, set-up is about as easy as it gets. All you really need to do is tighten the three screws that go from the backrest to the armrest, wheels, and gas cylinder.
While we found the assembly to be fairly straightforward and intuitive, we've also assembled many chairs. The provided instructions are outdated and call for a few steps that are no longer necessary with the most current models. This discrepancy might be confusing for some users. If you have any questions, we'd recommend reaching out to their customer support.
While it's not the most comfortable chair in our fleet, it is certainly a high performing mid-range option. If you're on a budget, the Ignition 2.0 is a worthy contender.
The Hon Ignition 2.0 is a budget-minded chair that offers decent comfort and good adjustability. This chair is an optimal choice for conference rooms or for a home office.
— Buck Yedor
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