Alera Elusion Review

Is the Alera Elusion worth it?

Alera Elusion Review

In our Alera Elusion review, we found that while it doesn’t compare with all the extra features the Herman Miller Aeron’s have, it does get the job done for about $800 cheaper. The mesh back is highly breathable and feels very similar. The Alera Elusion’s parts feel high quality, and honestly it’s hard to tell the difference in some cases. This high back chair is our most recommended low budget chair that competes with chairs well above it’s price range. For the price range it’s extremely hard to beat. From the moment we first sat in it, we just felt like it was just right. Absolutely zero discomfort using this Alera Fusion high back chair in our months of using it. You’d be a fool to not at least check it out.


Features of the Alera Elusion:

  • Breathable Mesh Back: Helps with air flow to cool off.
  • Waterfall Seat Edge: Reduces stress on the legs and knees.
  • Back Angle Adjustable: Adjust the back angle to your preferred comfort.
  • Contoured seat cushion: comfortable seat with premium fabric upholstery.
  • Adjustable tilt: free floating or infinite locking positions and forward tilt
  • Durable Base: five-star base with casters for easy mobility.
  • Height-and width-adjustable arms: customize your arms preferred setting on soft polyurethane pads.

Some common complaints with the Alera Elusion include:

  1. The chair is quite heavy at 50 lbs.
  2. It’s not an Aeron, but it’s close enough.
  3. Might be a bit too big for smaller users.
  4. Arm rests are a bit hard to adjust, it could take some extra time.
Alera Elusion Details:


The Alera Elusion features a cool and breathable mesh back. It helps drive air into into your back to help reduce sweat. We’re a bunch of big sweaty guys, so this is what we value greatly. Our work offices are pretty hot and humid, so this was a nice breath of fresh air.

The chair is built out of environment-friendly materials and is recyclable.

The chair comes in two variants, the mid-back and the high-back. The choice between the two comes with the preference of where you want the most back support. If you want more support in the lumbar area, go with the mid-back option, and vice versa for the high-back option.

The look of the chair looks stylish, however our one complaint is there’s no customization of color. You can only choose black and… black.

The waterfall edge is a great feature that helps eliminate leg pains. The stand and legs are very durable and sturdy.



It’s got a waterfall seat edge. I’ve said it time and time again, waterfall seat edges are the absolute best thing at reducing leg pains. Not only do they reduce pressure on the back of your knees or thighs, they help blood circulation throughout. No one wants to get up to sleepy legs in the office.

The back angle is adjustable. Being able to adjust the back support to just the right angle for your body is extremely valuable. Most chairs in this price range don’t offer adjustable backs, so when this Alera Elusion high back chair offered adjustable backs we started smiling.



The Alera Elusion is very competitive and honestly a leader in this price range. It’s value should be double what it is, instead of around the $150 to $200 price range it’s actually in. A lot of people call it the “Poor Man’s Aeron”, and that isn’t far from the truth. The Alera Elusion is often compared to the Aeron, while being about $800 cheaper. Nice deal, right? The build quality is top notch, which is hard to find in budget range chairs. If I could recommend ONE chair from anywhere between $0 and $500, it would most likely be the Alera Elusion. It’s worth that much to me.


Alera Elusion Review
  • 8/10
    Design - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Value - 10/10


If you’ve got the money to shell out for a Herman Miller Aeron, I’d go there. But for the rest of us, the Alera Elusion mid back chair is a close replacement at a fifth of the cost. It’s insanely hard to find an ergonomic chair this comfortable for under $200, and this chair fits right in. Would definitely recommend to anyone, any day of the week.

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