Nightingale IC2 7300 WH Office Chair Review

Nightingale IC2 7300 WH Office Chair Review

February 20, 2020 14:18 EST • Alexandre Vallières-Lagacé • 5 minutes read

I originally published this review on Blogue de Geek in French.

After testing a first office chair model, Nightingale offered me to try another very different model, a model with a more modern look. At first glance they are right, this model offers a special combination of fabric, leather and mesh. But there are many other differences.

First of all, let’s talk about the model number. The chair is called IC2 7300, WH means “white” and D means adding an optional headrest. So the model tested is knowned as IC2 7300D WH.

Design

In comparison with the CXO 6200D the 7300 IC2 is less impressive (in terms of size and weight) and we see it as soon as the box comes out of the truck. It is much lighter and the reason is mainly the use of plastic instead of metal on several components. Rest assured, none of these components have poor build quality, it is not a barter where we can be losers.

Nightingale IC2 7300 WH

The IC2 7300WH uses a main axis made of shiny metal as well as the five branches for the wheels. The width of the branches ratio versus chair height is slightly smaller than the CXO and it’s probably not a bad thing if you don’t like getting your legs on the castors. The seat can be covered with leather or fabric and the back rest with elastic mesh (named Ablex) or leather, all choosable options according to your taste.

Nightingale IC2 7300 WH

Features

  • Ergonomic chair with 11 adjustments and features
  • Choice of foam covered with fabric or leather
  • Adjustable headrest on two axis, optional
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Nightingale IC2 7300 WH

Performances

The assembly is the first step you take with the chair and it can even be done without instructions. A single page explains how to attach the headrest and other than that it comes fully assembled (the central axis included!).

Nightingale IC2 7300 WH

This chair offers a wide variety of adjustments. The first one is obviously the height, but a very nice feature is a rocking mode resistor that can be adjusted infinitely. By turning a knob, it increases the resistance until your weight can not tilt the chair. Nightingale calls this the Galileo mechanism. We can also adjust the seat depth by making it move from the front to the back …

Nightingale IC2 7300 WH

An adjustable lumbar support in the X and Y axes, from top to bottom and from rear to front is included. The arm rests are adjustable according to the width direction, forward / backward, up / down and left / right. They call this 4D adjustment. Finally, if you have opted for a headrest, it can be adjusted up and down and rotate on its axis to provide the best angle to your head and adjust when you balance yourself back on the chair with the Gallileo feature.

Nightingale IC2 7300 WH

All theses adjustments make the IC2, a very comfortable and very customizable chair. Being more configurable than other models, you also have the famous memory foam that I loved so much about CXO 6200, the back rest can be made of Ablex mesh or leather. The final price of the IC2 can vary greatly depending on your selections.

Nightingale IC2 7300 WH

We instantly see the same build quality as other products from Nightingale, the chair is a good balance between strength and weight to be stable without being ridiculously heavy. Even adjusting the headrest has improved in comparison with the CXO 6200. It is more difficult to move and it’s a very good thing, once adjusted it keeps its position.

The back rest is significantly narrower than I imagined. This is not a problem for many people, but I prefer a larger back rest to properly support my shoulders. Especially when I rock the chair backwards. The armrests are very convenient, because in addition to the 3 axes, we can remove them or bring them closer to the seat. Also, they can drop much lower, enough to get under the desk. Very handy when a kid has to use the office!

Nightingale IC2 7300 WH

The seat of the chair tested was covered in leather, a good quality leather well assembled and firmly molded to the shape of the seat. This seat has a concave shape, like a bucket type seat, very comfortable upright, but as I often place a leg under theother, this becomes very uncomfortable. This chair is not suitable for fans of a (bad) position.

Nightingale IC2 7300 WH

Pluses and Minues

Pluses ➕

  • Great number of adjustments
  • Strong and confortable tilting mechanism
  • Seating comfortable
  • Many adjustments for headrests and armrests

Minuses ➖

  • Seating unsuitable for those who cross legs
  • Supports back not sufficiently large
  • Leather is nice quality but can stain easily

Nightingale IC2 7300 WH

Conclusion

Again Nightingale offers a high quality product that, considering its options, is more configurable and therefore more affordable than many other models. We loved its feature set and its very customizable nature, more than many other more expensive chairs. The back rest, lumbar support and the headrest are virtually perfect. The seat is also perfect for an upright position, but not for someone who crosses his legs.

The big news is the tilting mecanism and I must say it is something I really appreciate during an intense debugging session where stretching this way allows to take a step back and kill a persistent bug.

As tested, this model is also very design and will easily fit in any office. Just be sure to try the chair in the store to be sure that you will be comfortable with the various positions you take when you get home.

Review Summary

IC2 7300 Ergonomic ChairNightingale Corp.
IC2 7300 Ergonomic Chair

Modern performance chair created by Nightingale. It includes several features normally available on much more expensive models while adding a tilting mechanism and several improvements to armrests and headrest.

Nightingale IC2 7300

The Good Stuff
  • Great number of adjustments
  • Strong and confortable tilting mechanism
  • Seating comfortable
  • Many adjustments for headrests and armrests
The Bad Stuff
  • Seating unsuitable for those who cross legs
  • Supports back not sufficiently large
  • Leather is nice quality but can stain easily
The Ratings
Design
100%
Features
90%
Build Quality
80%
Comfort
80%
Assembly
100%
Price
90%
Overall: 90%
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