Best office chairs of 2022 for home, work and all budgets (2022)

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We spend so much time at work, and even in life, sitting down. Because of the abundance of time spent sitting, it's important to make sure the chair we're sitting in is fit for purpose. A quality office chair could be one of the very few things standing between you and chronic back and shoulder pain. Excellent ergonomics are likely to be the last thing on your mind when you’re going about your hectic day at work, which makes having the right chair to ensure your well-being all the more important.

Investing in one of these desk chairs will maximize your comfort and make sure that your body is in that ideal position all day long, you can go about your tasks for hours without worrying that you’ll suffer from injuries at the end of the day. Investing in one, therefore, is vital – just as vital as getting the most ideal PC, laptop and peripherals – especially when paired with an excellent standing desk.

We’ve gathered some of the best office chairs, some of which make for excellent gaming chairs as well. You'll discover how they all perform in areas including comfort, price, style, and lots more.

Keep reading to find the perfect office chair for you.

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Best office chairs: How did we choose them?

Note that we haven’t tested all of the best office chairs above, except of course where it’s made clear that there’s a review on TechRadar Pro. Rather, outside of reviewed products, we’ve compiled our listing of top picks by thoroughly researching the chairs in question, comparing relative specs, available features, build materials, feedback across various online forums and customer reviews, as well as taking into account other factors such as support, warranties, and overall value proposition.

The best office chairs of 2022 in full

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1. Humanscale Freedom

Best ergonomic office chair

Specifications

Dimensions: 69 x 63.5 x 109-135cm (W x D x H)

Seat height: 41 - 51.5cm (minimum to maximum)

Maximum load: 136kg

Reasons to buy

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No complex controls to worry about

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Dynamically adjusts to the user

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Can be very pricey, particularly in leather

Humanscale makes some seriously nifty high-end ergonomic office chairs, and the Humanscale Freedom (opens in new tab) is, for us, the pinnacle of that niftiness. It not only looks fabulous – particularly in the leather option, which offers additional advantages in case of accidental drink spillages – but the really clever bit is that the Freedom is designed to do away with the complex knobs or levers that many ergonomic options can baffle you with. Instead, it adjusts itself automatically to fit the ideal ergonomics for your body.

For example, when reclining in the chair, it automatically adjusts the backrest resistance to the optimal level. The end result is a whole lot of comfortable sitting, without having to do any thinking about tension settings and so forth.

There are, of course, some adjustable elements, including the armrests which move in tandem (so they’re always at the same height as each other). You can also slide the seat pan forwards (or back), and adjust the height of the backrest, and the headrest (simply by pulling it in the latter case; in fact, all these adjustments are dead easy to make).

So there is a lot to like here, but the downside is that this is not an office chair for the faint of wallet. Bear in mind, however, that the pricier models are the leather and polished aluminum offerings. Remember that there are versions with plain fabric and a graphite frame – they might not look as high-end, but they still provide the same superb sitting experience, often for hundreds of dollars less. Also note that this chair is backed by a 15-year warranty, which inspires confidence for sure.

At the time of writing, in the UK this chair has a substantial 20% discount (use the code WFH20-UK at checkout to get that chunk of money off plus free shipping).

Read our full Humanscale Freedom review

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2. Flexispot BS9 Oka Flexi-chair

Best value for money office chair

Specifications

Dimensions: 69 x 52 x 110-110 cm (W x D x H)

Seat height: 44.5-53.5cm (minimum to maximum)

Maximum load: 120kg (264lbs)

Reasons to buy

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Easy to build with simple instructions

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Great balance of comfort and back support

Reasons to avoid

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No headrest like other Flexispot office chair models

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The color may easily be stained

If you are looking to add a splash of color to your home office, Flexispot has got you covered. The bright orange cushioned office chair will be the center of attraction in any room you decide to have it placed.

The Flexi-Chair Oka BS9 (opens in new tab) office chair is beautifully designed, comfortable, and easy to build. The original price of the chair is £299.99 although you should be able to pick it up for far less.

In terms of comfort and design, the chair ticks those two boxes as you are able to sit on the office chair with ease for hours on end.

As the chair is relatively new, there are not many reviews online, but one thing is for sure, the chair is exactly as the company has described and looks exactly the same as it does in the pictures on the Flexispot website.

The quality is on the higher end of the scale when it comes to the BS9 chair. The ergonomic design of the chair protects your back and with a 7cm cushion on the seat of the office chair, comfort is the last thing you’ll have to worry about with the BS9.

Read our full Flexi-Chair Oka BS9 review

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3. X-Chair X2 K-Sport Mgmt Chair

Best office chair for customization

Specifications

Dimensions: 64.77 x 53.34 x 137.16cm (W x D x H)

Seat height: 45.72 - 57.15 (minimum to maximum)

Maximum load: 154kg

Reasons to buy

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Easy to clean

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Loads of customization options available

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Made entirely from mesh for improved airflow

Reasons to avoid

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Upgrades can get expensive

The X-Chair X2 K-Sport Mgmt Chair is a premium office chair with a unique design. While other ergonomic office chairs feature a mesh back to keep you cool while working, the X-Chair takes things up a notch by also using mesh for the seat. This helps keep your whole body cool while also making the chair quite easy to clean.

X-Chair offers plenty of optional extras like a headrest, an extended width seat, rollerblade style rubberized casters and armrests that rotate a full 360 degrees for those that want to make the X2 their own. At the same time, the company’s heat, massage and cooling modules slip into the X2’s Dynamic Variable Lumbar support and can be charged with an AC adapter or using a USB cable. The X2 is certainly an investment but those who spend a long time sitting at their desk each day will appreciate its comfort and adjustability.

Read our full X-Chair X2 K-Sport Mgmt Chair review

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4. Branch Ergonomic Chair

Best office chair balancing quality and affordability

Reasons to buy

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Comfy

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Premium features without the weighty price

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Customer service looks a strong suit

Reasons to avoid

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Headrest sold separately

The Branch Ergonomic Chair (opens in new tab) aims to deliver premium features at a palatable price, and it certainly has the appearance of a piece of furniture that punches above its weight in terms of price bracket.

It’s a smart-looking office chair sporting features that you’d expect from a premium model, in terms of comfort and having a number of adjustable elements. It’s possible to adjust not just the height of the seat, but also the tilt tension – it tilts back up to 20-degrees, and as with many higher-end models, the backrest and seat pan are linked, so they tilt together for a more comfortable, better supported sitting experience (you can lock the tilt level in wherever you want, too).

Furthermore, you can adjust the lumbar support, seat pan depth, and the armrests too, giving plenty of opportunity to get the Branch Ergonomic Chair feeling just right.

This office chair also has an aluminum base, as well as a breathable mesh weave on the backrest, plus a high-density foam cushion on the seat pan – making sure things are comfortable even for longer sitting sessions.

The one niggle we’ve seen with online feedback is the occasional owner not getting on with the lumbar support, and complaining that it’s rather hard-feeling plastic, rather than cushioned. However, the good news is that Branch has been listening to buyers, and the Ergonomic Chair now incorporates an “additional layer of cushioning” between the mesh back and lumbar support.

Overall, the Branch Ergonomic Chair represents a great value proposition, and the company’s customer support seems like a valuable strength, too.

Read our full Branch Ergonomic Chair review

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5. Vari Task Chair with Headrest

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Best office chair for adjustability

Specifications

Dimensions: 51 x 51 x 110cm (W x D x H)

Seat height: 45-56cm (minimum to maximum)

Max load: 136kg (300lb)

Reasons to buy

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Adjustable headrest, chair back, seat, armrests and seat back tilt and tension

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Available in black or grey

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Simple assembly

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BIFMA x5.1 certified

Reasons to avoid

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Grey finish is more expensive

In addition to standing desks, Vari also makes office furniture including a variety of office chairs. The company's Task Chair is available with or without a headrest and if you choose the black finish, you'll only need to pay an additional $20. However, both the Vari Task Chair with Headrest (opens in new tab) and Vari Task Chair (opens in new tab) are a bit pricier if you choose the grey finish.

Vari has designed its Task Chair with ergonomics in mind to help you maintain proper alignment and reduce muscle strain while working. The headrest, chair back, seat, armrests and seat back tilt and tension are all adjustable so you can configure this office chair in a way that is comfortable for you. The Vari Task Chair supports up to 300lbs (136kg) and its casters work on both carpeted and wood floors. The chair's reinforced mesh back allows for breathability while a pivoting ergonomic backrest provides maximum lumbar support.

Just like with the Vari Standing Desk, its Task Chair can be assembled in only a few minutes and no tools are required to put it together. Once assembled, the chair has a height range of 38-inches to 43-inches while the seat has a height range of 17-inches to 22-inches.

Upgrading your current office chair is also easy with Vari as the company provides 30-day risk-free returns, free delivery and buy now, pay later at checkout.

Read our full Vari Task Chair review

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6. FlexiSpot BS10 back support ergonomic office chair

Best office chair for comfort and style

Specifications

Dimensions: 61.5 x 61.5 x 102.5-111cm(W x D x H)

Seat height: 47 - 56 cm (minimum to maximum)

Maximum load: 125kg (275lbs)

Reasons to buy

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Flexible headrest

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Seat can be pulled out

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Easy to put together

Reasons to avoid

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Short warranty

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Available in one color

FlexiSpot has an excellent reputation built partly on its outstanding standing desks. It does also have an extensive range of office chairs and the BS10 is the latest on the market. It carries a high price tag and we feel that the premium is not justified given how competitive the office chair market is. Yes, it is a very good chair with some nifty features but there’s no salient selling point that detracts us from the hefty price it commands.

We would have loved to have a longer warranty - given how much a prospective customer would have forked out. An option to increase the warranty even at a fee, would be most welcome as well as extra colors (currently only gray is available). But these are minor stumbling blocks compared to the suggested retail price; just make sure you keep an eye on coupons or vouchers.

Read our full FlexiSpot BS10 back support ergonomic office chair review

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7. Razor Task

Best ergonomic chair

Specifications

Dimensions: 61 x 61 x 98cm (W x D x H)

Seat height: 50 - 60cm (minimum to maximum)

Maximum load: 125kg

Reasons to buy

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Comfortable

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Easy to put together

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Seriously wallet-friendly

Reasons to avoid

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Don't expect too much at this price level

If you really want an office chair that scores very well on ergonomics and comfort then our recommendation is this offering from Clear Design.

The Razor Task Chair (opens in new tab) is a worthy office chair upgrade for those working from home. Its fully adjustable arms and 3D lumbar system ensure you can find the perfect fit for your body and its air mesh cushion and breathable backrest help you stay cool while working.

Positives include the fact that it’s not a struggle to put together, going by feedback online, though it pays to take care during assembly (which we suppose is true of any piece of furniture you buy that requires construction – taking a bit of time over the process pays off, considering how long you’ll likely be sitting in an office chair).

There's no headrest though which is something that will divide opinions and set cushion fabric can be difficult to clean but it is the only high-end chair we know that has a drafting stook kit available for purchase separately.

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8. SIHOO M90D

Best office chair for support and comfort

Specifications

Dimensions: 64 x 66 x 112-119cm (W x D x H)

Seat height: 43.5 - 54.5cm (minimum to maximum)

Max load: 149kg (330lb)

Reasons to avoid

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Mesh back features an odd pattern

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Not the easiest office chair to assemble

The SIHOO M90D is a mid-range ergonomic office chair that features a mesh back to keep you cool and an adaptive lumbar support bar to ensure you’re not putting unnecessary stress on your back. This office chair allows for a wide variety of different adjustments to fit users of different heights and body sizes. It also comes with a headrest included as opposed to other office chairs where you need to buy one separately.

SIHOO may not be that well-known of a brand in the US and UK yet but the company has made huge inroads since expanding its operations from China-only to the rest of the world back in 2018. The SIHOO M90D could be the best office chair for you if you want the features that more premium chairs have without breaking the bank.

Read our full SIHOO M90D review

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9. IKEA Markus

Best office chair on a budget

Specifications

Dimensions: 62 x 60 x 129-140cm (W x D x H)

Seat height: 48 - 57cm (minimum to maximum)

Maximum load: 110kg

Reasons to buy

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Affordable given the quality on offer

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Mesh back which is breathable

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Has a 10-year warranty

Reasons to avoid

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Few adjustable features

The IKEA Markus (opens in new tab) chair has been around for a long time, and is a well-liked option for many folks who want one of the best office chairs around without having to break the bank (some of the seats out there can take a truly exacting toll on your wallet).

You don’t get much in the way of adjustments with the Markus, at least not compared to the fancier ergonomic chairs around, but this is a sturdy seat that offers a comfortable upright sitting position, with a long back and integrated headrest. Furthermore, the back is made of a mesh material to let the air through and provide better breathability, which is always good for those longer sitting sessions.

You can adjust the Markus for height, tilt, and the back can be locked in place, or it can be reclined. So there’s a decent amount of adjustability, and overall, this is a solid chair which is well-made for the money. An unexpected bonus in this price bracket is that this IKEA product comes with an impressive 10-year guarantee.

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10. Herman Miller Celle

Best bang-for-buck high-end office chair

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Specifications

Dimensions: 75 x 70 x 111cm (W x D x H)

Seat height: 39-51cm (minimum to maximum)

Maximum load: 159kg

Reasons to buy

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Seriously comfy

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12-year warranty

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Plenty of adjustments

Reasons to avoid

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Some features cost extra

Herman Miller (opens in new tab) is a renowned maker of high-end office chairs, although some models will truly set you back an arm and a leg. For those who don’t want to spend quite so much, but still want a high-quality chair for a (relatively) more affordable asking price, we recommend the Celle. Be warned, it could in no way be described as a budget product – if you want more wallet-friendly, look to some of the other chairs elsewhere in this list – but for what you’re getting, the Celle represents great value in our eyes.

This office chair is impressively comfortable, and very robustly built as you would expect with a Herman Miller product (the 12-year warranty is equally comforting, for sure – and there’s a 30-day ‘no hassle’ return policy if you aren’t happy post-purchase).

The Celle can be had starting from $725 direct from Herman Miller itself, which is a reasonable ask for the quality on offer. That includes an ergonomic design using ‘polymer cells and loops’ which conform to your body shape, and the chair sports plenty in the way of ventilation so your back won’t be in danger of getting sweaty.

There’s a raft of adjustments available, including seat depth, tilt tension (and limiting the extent of the recline), plus optionally, the armrests and lumbar support can be adjusted. Those two optional features will cost you extra, but are probably worth forking out for in our opinion – certainly the lumbar support. The latter will run you an extra $45 at the time of writing – money well spent, we think, given that this is a crucial area of any office chair that you’ll be spending a great deal of time sitting in.

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11. IKEA Renberget

If you want an office chair that’s cheaper than even the Amazon model we highlighted above, then consider another IKEA offering. The Renberget won’t win any design awards, but it provides a solid enough offering while still giving you a palatable level of quality. You get height adjustment, as well as tilt tension, but not much else (unsurprisingly given the truly cheap price). Buy the Renberget direct from IKEA here (opens in new tab). (Those in the UK could consider the IKEA Torkel (opens in new tab) as an equivalent super-cheap alternative).

12. Humanscale Diffrient World

Another one from Humanscale, this is a lightweight and minimalist task chair which is designed to use the laws of physics and user’s bodyweight to adapt itself to the correct position for good posture. Diffrient World is a somewhat more affordable option than the Freedom chair which is our top-ranked choice above, and you can order it direct from Humanscale (opens in new tab). And no, we didn't misspell "different".

13. Fully Tic Toc Chair

If you want a smaller office chair because you don’t have a lot of space to work in, Fully’s Tic Toc Chair could be a great solution. Now technically, this is a stool, not a chair, but nonetheless, the Tic Toc is well-thought-out ergonomically speaking – allowing for a little side-to-side movement of the seat itself, a natural motion intended to help with your circulation when seated – and it will certainly go in a confined space where a normal office chair won’t nearly be able to fit. It has a footprint of 29.5 x 33cm, half the size of a typical office chair. Furthermore, the Tic Toc is really well-made, very sturdy, and not expensive either given the quality on offer. Buy the Tic Toc from Fully here (opens in new tab).

14. Steelcase Gesture

Another high-end option is the Gesture, but you will need seriously deep pockets to be able to enjoy this particular office chair. Steelcase has ensured that this is a superbly equipped seat, mind you, with a back that’s supposed to fit with the ‘natural motion of the spine’, and armrests which shift to support your arms as you recline. There’s all manner of clever tech in here, and you can purchase the Gesture direct from Steelcase (opens in new tab) (but as mentioned it’s really pricey).

15. Herman Miller Mirra 2

The Mirra 2 is a similar design to the Celle we covered above, and another great option in the Herman Miller range (pitched at around the same cost, as well, though it’s just a touch more expensive). Again, it comes with a breathable polymer back – although you can upgrade this to a butterfly suspension affair – and once again, some of the important feature adjustments (like lumbar support) are optional, and you’ll likely want to go for those. Overall, this is another good value chair from Herman Miller, given what you’re getting, and you can grab the Mirra 2 here (opens in new tab).

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Best office chair FAQs

Office chair vs normal chair: What's the difference?

Office chairs are more than just a place to sit while you work. They are designed to be comfortable and supportive, which is vital if you spend hours sitting at a desk every day.

Office chairs are generally height adjustable, ensuring you're positioned correctly at your workstation. The best office chairs offer even more adjustments, allowing you to fine-tune your seated position. While it may seem like an expensive luxury, you might find that a good office chair makes you more productive.

Normal chairs may or may not offer the same features as office chairs, but they generally emphasize aesthetics over practicality and comfort. They also tend to cost less as well.

How to choose the best office chair for you

Finding the best office chair for you depends on several factors. First, you need to decide how much you're prepared to spend. Long hours sitting in the wrong position can cause back and shoulder pain, so look at it as an investment in your health.

Next, decide which adjustments and support features are important to your comfort and look for a chair that caters to those requirements. Look for a product you can test at a local retailer or one that comes with a money-back guarantee. It's essential to test drive your chosen chair before buying.

Material

The importance of the material of your chair is sometimes undervalued. However, the difference between a leather chair and a mesh backed chair are significant. Some common choices are vinyl, leather, mesh, and ultra (synthetic) leather.

Vinyl is common for workplace chairs, and is incredibly easy to clean. Because of this, it's common on factory floors or healthcare, as it is simple to wipe off dirt and germs.

Leather has stood atop the list as the "premium" option for quite some time. Leather is timeless, luxury, and easy to clean as well. One downside is that while timeless, this material is not always the most comfortable for long periods of time.

Ultra (synthetic) leather is one step away from leather, as it looks the same, but is man-made. In addition to the look, synthetic leather is hypoallergenic and more breathable than leather. But, the downside is that it historically does not last as long on average as a leather counterpart.

Mesh fabric chairs have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially in the ergonomic chair realm. The biggest benefit to mesh is breathability, as the entire backing is an interlaced mesh that allows air to flow freely. These are also pretty easy to clean, and when sat in, the mesh conforms to your back, helping with comfort and ergonomics.

Size

There are three main sizes to consider for office chairs. Petite, standard and big office chairs. In short, they are exactly as they sound. Petite is smaller, designed for shorter individuals and smaller office spaces if space is limited. Standard is the common size, and is built for someone between 5 and 6 feet tall. Lastly, there is a larger size offered, the big office chair. These are built for those taller than 6 feet, and can fit people up to 500 pounds on average.

Lumbar and Back Support

When sitting for long periods of time, lumbar and back support is very important for overall health. A chair with proper lumbar and back support can dramatically help with back pain by aligning your spine and reducing tension. Ergonomic chairs are designed to provide that lumbar support to help with these issues.

Adjustability

Depending on the chair, there are usually a number of adjustments that can be made to customize the fit to your liking. Some chairs have one or no adjustments, others have dozens. These can range from depth of lumbar support to the tension for how easy it is to recline. Depending on the use for the chair, different adjustability settings may be desired.

Cost

With all things considered, cost is still a dominant factor in choosing any office chair. Finding a balance of cost efficiency, material, and features is essentially what any chair purchase comes down to. Some manufacturers of higher-end chairs have a prominent pre-owned market, allowing the best of both worlds - high end and cheaper.

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FAQs

Which chair is best for long sitting at home? ›

Summary Of Chairs For Long Hours Of Sitting With Price List
S. NOModel NamePrice
1CELLBELL® C104 Medium-Back Mesh Office Chair[Black]₹ 3,699
2AB DESIGNS DESIGNS STARTS HERE Mid Back Ergonomic Office chair₹ 4,100
3Savya Home® APEX Chairs™ Apollo Chrome BaseHigh Back Engineered Plastic Frame Office Chair (Apollo)₹ 5,841
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Which chair is best for working at home? ›

24 Best Work-From-Home Chairs (2022 Comparison)
  • Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Office Chair.
  • Humanscale Freedom Headrest Chair.
  • Steelcase Gesture Office Desk Chair.
  • Steelcase Leap Executive Chair.
  • X-Chair X2 K-Sport Management Chair.
  • ALL33 Backstrong C1 Office Chair.
  • Herman Miller Sayl Ergonomic Office Chair.
9 Jun 2022

Which company makes best office chair? ›

Summary of Office Chair Price List
RankingBrandPrice
1Cell Bell₹ 3,699
2AB Designs₹ 4,100
3Savya Home₹ 5,841
4Green Soul₹ 7,490
6 more rows
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Which office chairs last the longest? ›

Leather chairs, with proper care, can last for decades or even centuries. Faux-leather chairs do not. Fabric chairs can last a long time, depending on the quality of the fabric.

What kind of chair is best for your back? ›

The use of saddle chairs (shown) promotes better spinal postures, including those in the upper body, head and neck. Scientific literature supports the fact that these chairs reduce the risk of injury even compared to other ergonomic chairs.

What kind of chair should you use while using the computer? ›

An ergonomic chair should have a lumbar adjustment (both height and depth) so each user can get the proper fit to support the inward curve of the lower back. Backrest. The backrest of an ergonomic office chair should be 12 to 19 inches wide.

Is an ergonomic chair worth it? ›

Ergonomic chairs can improve back pain by promoting a sitting posture that allows proper alignment of the shoulders, hips, and spine. This reduces abnormal strain on the body and prevents harmful positions such as slouching and forward head.

Does ergonomic chair help? ›

Ergonomic chairs provide excellent lumbar support that helps fight off and prevent lower back pain. Back Pain is the result of not sitting properly for an extended period of times. Ergonomic computer chairs are designed to match the natural curve of your back.

How do I choose a chair for a job? ›

The backrest of the chair should be adjustable & provide proper support to the lower back. Height of the chair should be adjustable so that the feet can rest flat on the floor. The armrest should be close to the body and positioned to provide proper support to the shoulders. The seat of the chair should be long enough.

How long do office chairs last? ›

A chair can last anywhere from a single year to ten years, or even more. A good-quality chair should last between seven and ten years. Spend a little more on quality upfront and you'll find your office chair lasts a lot longer than a single year.

Is lumbar support really necessary? ›

Office Chair Lumbar Back Support is Important

Without lumbar back support, it's more difficult to maintain the correct posture - and the lumbar spine and large muscles in the lower back have to work harder to support the proper curvature and alignment.

When should I get a new office chair? ›

On average, an office chair should be replaced every 7-8 years. But, every chair is different. Obvious wear and tear is a good reason to replace your chair, you don't want your home office looking shabby! Wear and tear doesn't just affect the look of the chair, it can impact things like your posture.

Are mesh chairs better for long hours? ›

The ventilation brings a lot of relaxation and comfort to a person who has to spend a lot of time sitting in a day. The Mesh chairs allow air circulation between the body and the chair seat and back. The fabric and the leather chairs create a lot of heat accumulation when used them for a longer time period.

What is the best seating for lower back pain? ›

Sit in a high-back, firm chair with arm rests. Sitting in a soft couch or chair will tend to make you round your back and won't support the curve of your back. At work, adjust your chair height and work station so you can sit up close to your work and tilt it up at you.

Are high back chairs better? ›

A high-back chair offers more support to your neck, lower and upper back, and shoulders. When compared to other options, the high back office chairs offer more adjustment options. This type of office chair is best suited for people who sit for extended periods.

Should an office chair have a headrest? ›

Provides Better Posture

An ergonomically designed office chair with a headrest prevents you from hunching forward, scrunching your shoulders, and putting pressure on your back. This is because they are designed to ensure maximum comfort while protecting your back from injury.

What is the most popular type of chair? ›

One of the most common types of chairs is the armchair. Armchairs are comfortable and easy to clean. The chairs are casual or formal. They're ideal for lounging in a living room.

What makes an office chair comfortable? ›

The goal of these chairs is to promote healthy posture so you can avoid back pain or injuries from sitting too long at work. As a general rule, for a chair to be comfortable, it should have adjustable features, including seat height and depth, forward tilt, armrests and headrests, as well as lumbar support.

What is the best position to sit at a computer? ›

Adjust the chair height so your feet are flat on the floor and your knees are in line (or slightly lower) with your hips. Sit up straight and keep your hips far back in the chair. The back of the chair should be somewhat reclined at a 100- to 110-degree angle. Ensure the keyboard is close and directly in front of you.

What chairs do chiropractors recommend? ›

Chiropractors recommend kneeling chairs as they help your body maintain its natural curvature of the spine and ease discomfort in the lower back.

Is a gaming chair more comfortable than an office chair? ›

gaming chair the office chair is better suited for productivity, focusing more on strict ergonomic support than on comfort. Gaming chairs are also designed for ergonomic support, though they tend to prioritize comfort, which is expected of a product designed to enhance fun and recreation.

What is an executive chair? ›

An executive chair is a specific, premium type of office chair. Executive chairs are tall-backed, providing superior comfort and support for the entire upper body. Executive chairs are an icon – their height and quality conveys authority. In other words, the 'boss chair'.

What is a good price for a chair? ›

The office chair price range is significant. They can cost anywhere from around $50 to over $2,000. When seeking a high-quality chair, expect to spend $250 to $750. This price range will get you a durable chair, offering features that more budget-friendly chairs may not provide.

Is it worth it to buy an expensive office chair? ›

One of the advantages of purchasing expensive office chairs is that they are durable and serve your company for a more extended period than cheaper chairs. Shops and yards that deal with expensive office furniture focus on selling high-quality chairs such that the customer is not disappointed and enjoys the investment.

Why does my ergonomic chair hurt my back? ›

The main reason behind this is that sitting, in an office chair or in general, is a static posture that increases stress in the back, shoulders, arms, and legs, and in particular, can add large amounts of pressure to the back muscles and spinal discs.

Do I need arms on my office chair? ›

Do I Need Armrests in an Office Chair? The short answer is 'yes. ' You need desk chair arms in your office chair. This feature offers many benefits to office workers.

Are ergonomic office chairs better than normal chairs? ›

It reduces the risk of back pain: Ergonomic chairs come with a backrest that supports the natural curve of your spine. Unlike traditional chairs, ergonomic chairs are high enough to support the entire back. Some ergonomic chairs come with a reclining function that allows you to rest at an angle greater than 90 degrees.

What makes a good chair? ›

A good Chair gives strength and support to others while being resilient themselves. This requires a strong personality, which must be tempered with the need to get the most out of other Board members, as discussed above.

Are mesh chairs better for long hours? ›

The ventilation brings a lot of relaxation and comfort to a person who has to spend a lot of time sitting in a day. The Mesh chairs allow air circulation between the body and the chair seat and back. The fabric and the leather chairs create a lot of heat accumulation when used them for a longer time period.

What do you call a long chair? ›

Chaise Longue

A chaise is essentially a long chair, one on which you can stretch your legs without having to use an ottoman.

What is an active sitting chair? ›

Examples of Active Seating

These are chairs that are designed specifically to promote unconscious movement. They often require a move open angle between your legs and torso, making your legs do more work, which in turn takes the pressure off your whole lumbar region and reduces strain on your spinal discs.

What is a living room chair called? ›

The name says it all. The lounge chair is one of those comfortable living room chairs meant for sitting back and relaxing. Lounge chairs are purposefully angled for you to lean back once you're seated. Pair a lounge chair with a small ottoman or pouf to put up your feet for an even more comfortable rest.

Why do mesh chairs hurt my back? ›

Instead, the mesh will create an uneven flex point that causes the majority of the pressure to be placed on the tailbone. This can cause pain, numbing or discomfort after using the chair for an extended period of time.

Why do good office chairs cost so much? ›

Expensive office chairs are built to last and made of high-quality materials, which is why they come with extended warranties that cover almost everything.

Is mesh or padded chair better? ›

A mesh chair tends to be more breathable, and therefore cooler, than a cushioned chair made from Memory Foam or another type of office chair. Cushioned chairs may be more immediately comfortable no matter the body weight, but could lack certain ergonomic adjustment options.

What makes a good chair? ›

A good Chair gives strength and support to others while being resilient themselves. This requires a strong personality, which must be tempered with the need to get the most out of other Board members, as discussed above.

What is a two person chair called? ›

A loveseat can be one of two styles of two-seat chair.

What is a wing chair used for? ›

The purpose of the "wings" was to shield the occupant of the chair from drafts, and to trap the heat from a fireplace in the area where the person would be sitting. Hence, in the past these were often used near a fireplace.

Is active sitting better? ›

When you maintain one posture, your body relies on a handful of muscles and tendons to keep it in place. The others relax, which can, over time, weaken them. Active sitting reduces that reliance on just a few core muscles and tendons and instead spreads the burden out over many. It promotes a healthy spine.

Are active chairs good? ›

Many experts agree that a mix of sitting and standing can balance the benefits and drawbacks of both. Active seating may also provide some additional movement you might not get from a standard office chair. Active seating promotes movement, encourages good posture, and engages your core while sitting.

Are leaning chairs good? ›

Reduced pressure on your joints - Leaning takes a lot of pressure off your feet, knees, and spine without the increased lower back stress of sitting. It offers great middle-ground.

What color should your accent chair be? ›

For those who want an accent chair that matches the interior perfectly, pick out the main colour of your interior scheme and pick a chair a shade lighter or darker for a cohesive look. If you don't want to introduce too much colour, pick a neutral colour but in a chair with an interesting shape instead.

Which type of sofa is best for living room? ›

Sofas in cotton or linen fabric, and leather sofas are classic upholstery materials that are worth investing in. Synthetic fabrics like microfiber are also great options that are durable and easy to clean.

What is Lawson chair? ›

Lawson is an upholstered chair covered in leather and fabric, designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti.‎

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