Posted on 3rd November 2017
This is a valid question given that externally they almost look identical. The only external visual difference is the seat upholstery, which is a breathable net structure for the Swopper Air and a smooth microfiber for the Swopper Classic.
The main differences are internal and have to do with the cushion's structure. Whereas the Swopper Classic cushion follows a traditional moulded foam structure, the Swopper Air comprises of four internal layers:
- Integral foam - firmer foam at the core
- Patented 3DEA spacer fabric to regulate the heat
- Soft foam layer
Aeris have recently introduced a high gas lift option for people taller than 185 cm or 6 feet. This gas lift can only be used with glides and can only fit the Swopper Classic. These limitations are due to Health ans Safety regulations, so if the height is your main priority the Swopper Classic is recommended. If you are comfortable sitting on the standard height gas lift, then the main aspects to consider will be whether you prefer a softer seat (Air) and if you tend you overheat easily, in which case the Swopper Air would provide improved ventilation and breathability.
The table below provides a summary of both stools' features:
|Cover material|| 100% polyester net structure
70000 Martindale rubs
| 88 % Polyester, 12 % Polyurethane microfibre
100000 Martindale rubs
Also available in premium black leather.
| Internal cushion
| Wadding, Soft foam, 3DEA spacer fabric,
|Standard gas lift||45-59 cm||45-59 cm|
| High gas lift
| 49-69 cm
Recommended for users taller than 185 cm
|Weight limit||60 - 120 kg||60 - 120 kg|
|Glides||Metal and felt||Metal and felt|
| Braking castors
DIN EN 12529
|Available with surcharge||Available with surcharge|
|Product weight||11 Kg||11 kg|
|Spring colour||Same as base colour||Matching cover or base colour|
|Guarantee||3 years||3 years|
To try the Swopper Air and Swopper Classic for yourself in our Central London showroom, contact us.