The Good / The Steelcase Think is lightweight, modern, and a pleasure to use. The design feels super premium and intuitive to adjust.
The Bad / The Steelcase Think is overshadowed by the Steelcase Leap‘s extra features.
The Verdict / If you want to save a few bucks, the Steelcase Think is a worthy competitor to more expensive high-end ergonomic chairs.
Intro to Steelcase Think Review
The Steelcase Think is an interesting chair. It’s not quite as popular as the Steelcase Leap, and I’ve even found Steelcase employees recommending the Leap over the Think. At times like these, you might be wondering what the point of the Steelcase Think even is.
Why get the Steelcase Think over the Steelcase Leap? Well, we made a comparison of the two chairs here, but in this Steelcase Think review, I’ll go over what the chair clearly offers, but also what features you might be missing out on since you’ll be spending fewer bucks here than competitors like the Steelcase Leap or the Herman Miller Aeron.
One good thing about the Steelcase Think is that it is cheaper than some high-end ergonomic chairs. However, I kind of wish it was closer to the Steelcase Amia’s price point of $707 (Steelcase Amia Review) since it’s still pricey at around $805 on Amazon (around $140 cheaper than the Steelcase Leap). That said, the chair has the same Steelcase premium construction with amazing ergonomic features that feel worth the price. (Some cheaper chairs like HON chairs can feel a bit cheap).
Comfort / Features
The Steelcase Think comes with highly adjustable arms, adjustable lumbar, adjustable seat depth, lockable positions, and an ergonomic design. It’s probably the most “minimalist” out of the Steelcase product lineup, but I consider that a good thing.
The minimalist design and mesh fabric make the chair super light and comfortable in hot weather. It’s breathable but supportive, and the feel of the fabric as well as the style is quite durable and good-looking.
The Steelcase Leap is missing the back tension knob (it does have a 20% boost) and seat glide functions of the Leap, but the chair does let you lean back through a synchro-tilt kind of system that keeps you in good alignment. This way you can lean back and still be comfortable, but I found that the chair isn’t quite as good for leaning back as the Leap since it only has a few locked positions, and the free form position could use a bit more tension support.
The Steelcase Think might lack the Steelcase Leap’s recline potential, but the arms are just as good. You can adjust them super easily, and it’s almost just a natural process. They aren’t locked per se, so you can swivel, adjust the height, and conform them into whatever position you need. If anything, the Think excels in intuitive adjustments. That is also true for the dials and knobs on the chair that just feel super fun to use.
So is the chair comfortable? Yes, it’s quite comfortable, and the seat is decently padded and the lightweight back supporting in the various positions. The lumbar support is easy to adjust and get right, and the various adjustments make the chair easy to use for tall or shorter users.
Steelcase Think Review Conclusion
In a lot of ways, I think the Steelcase Think chair doesn’t get enough credit. It’s an amazing looking chair with premium adjustments worth the high price point. If I was missing the extra $140 for the Steelcase Leap, I would consider the Steelcase Think as my main primary office chair.