7 Best Office Chairs in the UK for 2020

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Yaheetech Executive Office Chair Ergonomic Mesh Computer Chair Adjustable Desk Chair with Lumbar...
Value-for-Money
Hbada Ergonomic Executive Office Chair with Footrest, PU Leather Swivel Desk Chair, Recline Extra...
The Best
hjh OFFICE 736210 heavy chair INSTRUCTOR II XXL leather black office chair capacity to 220 kg...
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Yaheetech Executive Office Chair Ergonomic Mesh Computer Chair Adjustable Desk Chair with Lumbar...
Hbada Ergonomic Executive Office Chair with Footrest, PU Leather Swivel Desk Chair, Recline Extra...
hjh OFFICE 736210 heavy chair INSTRUCTOR II XXL leather black office chair capacity to 220 kg...
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Material
PU Leather, Sponge, Plywood, PP and Nylon Material, Thick Sponge Filling
High-Quality Artificial Leather (Wear-Resistant), Alloy Steel
Leather (Easy-care Genuine Leather), Steel, 100% polyurethane
Maximum User Weight
up to 120kg
150 kg
220 kg
Adjustability
44cm - 50cm
Adjustable Height, Air Rod Certified by SGS
47 – 57 cm
Price
£82.89
£169.99
£414.41
Budget
Yaheetech Executive Office Chair Ergonomic Mesh Computer Chair Adjustable Desk Chair with Lumbar...
Title
Yaheetech Executive Office Chair Ergonomic Mesh Computer Chair Adjustable Desk Chair with Lumbar...
Rating
Material
PU Leather, Sponge, Plywood, PP and Nylon Material, Thick Sponge Filling
Maximum User Weight
up to 120kg
Adjustability
44cm - 50cm
Price
£82.89
Value-for-Money
Hbada Ergonomic Executive Office Chair with Footrest, PU Leather Swivel Desk Chair, Recline Extra...
Title
Hbada Ergonomic Executive Office Chair with Footrest, PU Leather Swivel Desk Chair, Recline Extra...
Rating
Material
High-Quality Artificial Leather (Wear-Resistant), Alloy Steel
Maximum User Weight
150 kg
Adjustability
Adjustable Height, Air Rod Certified by SGS
Price
£169.99
The Best
hjh OFFICE 736210 heavy chair INSTRUCTOR II XXL leather black office chair capacity to 220 kg...
Title
hjh OFFICE 736210 heavy chair INSTRUCTOR II XXL leather black office chair capacity to 220 kg...
Rating
Material
Leather (Easy-care Genuine Leather), Steel, 100% polyurethane
Maximum User Weight
220 kg
Adjustability
47 – 57 cm
Price
£414.41

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Top 3 Best-Sellers right now

Bestseller No. 1
COMHOMA Office Desk Chair with Armrest Office Computer Chairs Ergonomic Conference Executive Manager...
1,067 Reviews
COMHOMA Office Desk Chair with Armrest Office Computer Chairs Ergonomic Conference Executive Manager...
  • 【CUSTOMER COMES FIRST】Customer satisfaction has always been our pursuit, if not happy with this...
  • 【ERGONOMIC DESIGN】: Curved backrest can perfectly line up with human body line, and the lumbar...
  • 【HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL】The Office Chairs have Soft High-density sponge Seat, which is covered...
  • 【WIDE USAGE】This COMHOMA office chair is suitable for you to do the work, play computer games,...
Bestseller No. 2
COMHOMA Office Chair Desk Ergonomic Chair with Flip-up Armrest Back Support Mesh Chair for Home...
  • 【Home Office Chair】This office chair is super comfortable for home office with padded armrest...
  • 【Ergonomic Design】Curved backrest can perfectly line up with human body line, and the lumbar...
  • 【High Quality Material】The Office Chairs have Soft High-density sponge Seat, which is covered...
  • 【Flip-up Armrests】You can put chair under the desk to saving space by fliping up the armrest.
Bestseller No. 3
Cherry Tree Furniture Executive Recline Extra Padded Office Chair (Black PU Leather)
4,050 Reviews
Cherry Tree Furniture Executive Recline Extra Padded Office Chair (Black PU Leather)
  • Black PU leather office chair with recline function. Backrest can be adjusted and locked in tilted...
  • Amply padded including the armrests for comfort. Finished with matching black stitching. Height...
  • Seat Back Height = 75cm Seat Back Width = 53cm. Seat Base Width = 55cm Seat Base Depth = 53cm. Seat...
  • Flat packed. Easy to assemble. Max. weight capacity: 250 lbs (113 KG).

1. Hbada Office Chair

Introduction

We start our list with the Hbada Office Chair. Compact and designed for small office units, it comes with flip-up armrests, an ergonomic, rounded corner design, and a 120° rock.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: Hbada Office Chair Desk Chair Flip-up
  • Type: Home Office Desk Chair
  • Model Number: HDNY155BM/CB
  • Colour: Black
  • Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 100 cm
  • Weight: 25.1 lbs (11.4 Kg)
  • Material: Plastic, mesh, sponge
  • Max Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Flip-up Armrest – for Space Saving (allowing you to put the chair under the desk) – Suitable for Small Units
  • 120° Rock/ Tilt Tension for Extra Comfort
  • Locking 360°
  • The armrest can be turned over 90°
  • Rounded Corner Design, Soft Shape;
  • Ergonomic Design, Scientific Backrest Height
  • Mesh cloth, durable rebound, comfortable and breathable
  • Rotation Seat Surface Lift
  • Reinforced Nylon Resin Base
  • Ergonomic backrest
  • Breathable: High-density mesh back, flexible and supportive, breathable
  • Pneumatic height adjustable from 17.7 inches to 21.2 inches
  • Heavy-duty base with smooth and silenced rolling casters

Design

Let us start with the assembly chore. It actually turned out to be a breeze: it took roughly 20 minutes to assemble the chair. Note that you can leave off the armrests if you like, but one of the greatest features of this chair is that the armrests flip-up, allowing you to save space in your office by putting the chair under your desk or office. Besides, this is obviously a chair designed for small or cramped rooms.

Now, let us see the same characteristics from a functional point of view. Its ergonomic design (aside from the armrests) is standard yet appealing and comfortable enough. Designed to support your spine and lumbar region with its curved contours, it allows you to work without discomfort or back pains for extended periods of time.

The construction quality is pretty much what you expect from an office chair of this price range. The metallic parts seem sturdy enough, but there is no doubt that its flimsier metallic parts will give out after a couple of years of constant daily use. Of course, the weight and hours of use will define the chair’s life cycle. Note that it will barely serve more than a few months to anyone weighing more than 300 lbs. Still, its maximum weight limit is more than that of most chairs of this price range. The seat itself is a little narrow.  If the armrests are fitted, it may add pressure on the legs of a larger person.  No problem though, since you can lift them up as often as you like.

Probably the best quality materials of the chair are its cloth cover and mesh – which is not to be taken for granted.

Not all office chairs boast breathability and air circulation – and these two features are indeed priorities in this model. The breathable mesh is Korean and specially designed to allow air circulation around the lower torso, keeping the body cool and dry, whatever the weather or stresses of your job. Indeed, after sitting several hours on it, we never felt sweaty or uncomfortable.

Aside from the mesh and PP backrest, you get a mesh upholstered seat pan, and a heavy-duty nylon base. Now, as mentioned, the base of the chair is made from durable nylon with five rolling caster wheels, moving smoothly and without annoying sounds. You will easily move back and forth to various spots of your office area without having to get up from the chair.

The armrests are comfortable and sturdy, along with the 5 easy moving nylon castors, which stand out for their durability if not for their appearance.

Now, when it comes to customising the chair to your body and stature, there are several handy options. You can effortlessly adjust the chair as desired, and it has a 360° swivel with a pneumatic gas lift system to adjust the height of your seat, plus a 120o rock. In addition, the synchro-tilt mechanism allows the chair to support your natural movements.  To recline, just unlock it.

On the downside, the metal bracket underneath the seat will require some tightening once in a while to remain stable. The seat padding is comfortable, but if it was a bit thicker it would probably remain equally comfortable for much longer. Still, after a year or so you can buy a thick memory foam cushion – it is cheap and will restore the seat’s comfort.

Pros
  • Good price
  • Armrests flip up
  • Breathable mesh
  • Ergonomic design to improve spinal alignment
  • Adjustable, comfortable and inexpensive
  • Holds up to 300 lbs
Cons
  • Bracket underneath requires tightening
  • The seat is a bit narrow

Our Opinion

The Hbada Office Chair is an excellent choice, especially for small or cramped rooms. It is made for comfort, supports your spine and will last for years.

2. SIHOO Ergonomic Office Chair

Introduction

Sihoo’s ergonomic mesh office chair comes with an adjustable headrest, armrest and lumbar support, and boasts a BIFMA/SGS certification for safety and comfort, making it an ideal choice for people working endless hours in front of a desk or office.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: SIHOO
  • Model: LB14
  • Colour: Black
  • Dimensions: 60 x 64 x 117 cm
  • Weight: 16 Kilograms
  • Material: Mesh, Metal, Steel
  • 360° silent chair wheels
  • Approved SGS & BIFMA Certified
  • Breathable and comfortable mesh
  • Adjustable headrest/lumbar support
  • Specifications:
    Overall height: 109 – 130 cm
    Seat height: 43 – 53 cm
    Seat depth: 45 cm
    Distance between armrests: 53 cm
    Bottom diameter: 70 cm
    Max load: 330 lbs (150 kg)

Design

Sihoo uses professionally certified materials on their chairs, and this one is no exception. This slightly pricier (compared to our previous pick) office chair promises comfort and excellent lumbar support for much longer, due to its sturdier and more reliable materials.

The assembly proved easier than we expected. As soon as we unwrapped the back, we noticed the robust metallic frame and the nice headrest. Let us move now to the features.

Featuring an elegant design, the first thing one notices after assembling the chair is the sturdy 5-star aluminium alloy foot and the curve of the chair, breathing a somehow upscale air. All legs have successfully passed a seemingly crushing hydrostatic testing of 330 lbs, and they proved they can bear the weight of heavier users! The gas rod of the chair, utilising steel rods, has SGS and BIFMA certification, meeting their high standards of construction, performance and durability.

Naturally, the chair is height adjustable with a lever under the seat which rotates to 360° so that you can find the perfect position. The lumbar support is adjustable, with an adjustment range of 5 cm up and down, and 3 cm front and rear. Underneath there is a mechanical spring system, made of cold-rolled steel, and offering up and down adjustment and equipped with a rear tension lock switch. For optimum position, just sit on the chair, and turn the knob clockwise to increase the strength of the backrest, and counter-clockwise to decrease it.

The seat cushion – actually a high-density sponge – succeeds in relieving leg pressure. W-shaped, for dispersing hip pressure, it features an elastic styling cotton, which we found surprisingly thicker and softer than several other models we tried.

Without a doubt, the headrest is the most inviting feature of all, both visually and functionally. It is adjustable and covered with mesh, as well as soft to the touch.  Most important, the headrest is 45-degree rotatable, which can aid in taking off pressure on the body.  There is also 10 cm up and down adjustment range for added protection of the spine. Even the waist cushion is adjustable with a knob at the back to ensure perfect lumbar support. You can adjust its angle and thus make sure that the cervical spine is properly aligned.

The thing is that its adjustment might prove a little tricky, which may prove an issue if more than one person is going to use the chair. If you just need for yourself, then you will hardly notice the fact after the assembling the chair and customising for the first time.

The backrest is indeed, as described by the manufacturer, breathable and elastic, made of high polymer PP material and fitting the back seamlessly. Made of a durable, breathable mesh that proved quite refreshing after three hours of writing in front of a desk. Comfortable for sitting and leaning, the s-shaped design fit the spine well, while the armrests can be tilted at 90°-125° degrees.

The memory sponge backrest is also of breathable material and elastically fitted.  The wide armrests are adjustable and made of a nice nylon material. Under the seat is a knob to adjust the tightness of the back and head cushion.  If you are feeling tired, just adjust it and have a little rest. The tilt function is pneumatically controlled to raise or lower your seat to relieve any pressure on the spine.

The padded sponge and breathable backrest indeed play their part well. Combined with the adjustable lumbar support and the (surprisingly wide) armrests, the chair is truly capable of taking the shape of your seated body.

Casters are decently flexible and quiet moving smoothly along the desk even on thin or fitted carpet. Their PU covered edge makes rolling smooth and silent, gliding easily over any surface without damaging it.

Pros
  • Reasonable price
  • Support and comfort for the whole body
  • Ideal for sedentary work
  • Easy to assemble
  • Good materials and overall construction quality
  • Excellent adjustability
  • Headrest
Cons
  • Adjustment of headrest a little tricky

Our Opinion

Long story short, Sihoo gives you the impression that you take much more than you paid for, combining several ergonomic features with high adjustability, comfort and great back support.


3. Yaheetech Executive Office Desk Chair – The Cheap Choice

Introduction

The Yaheetech high back mesh office chair has embedded lumbar support, and the adjustable headrest will relieve any pressure on your spine. It is a cheap yet well-designed chair that will serve the needs of averagely built users.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: Yaheetech
  • Model Number: MMjig60002
  • Colour: Black
  • Dimensions: 69 x 63 x 121 cm
  • Weight: 11 Kilograms
  • Material: PU Leather, Sponge, Plywood, PP and Nylon Material, Thick Sponge Filling, And Special Surface Treatment of The Leg and Handles Makes Them Not Easily Rust or Corroded
  • Star base & 360 degrees wheels
  • Maximum User Weight: up to 120kg / 264.6 lbs
  • Adjustability: Adjustable seat height, from 44cm/17.3’’ to 50cm/19.7’’
  • Easy to assemble

Design

This ergonomic office chair is made for perfect comfort and support with its three tilting positions for complete lumbar support.

We did not have any major issues with the assembly – just some screws that were a bit hard to fit.

The overall design is a bit ‘stricter’ than the ones we already saw, with much less dramatic curves and straight hard armrests covered with contoured pads. The classic black and grey combo worked well for the sobering looks the manufacturer wished for this chair.

Note, though, that the chair is a bit large, hence not suitable for thin people. On the other hand, tall and heavy workers will love it. The ergonomic high back mesh office chair hugs your lower back comfortably and averts or relieve any back pain and stress. Mid-back design supports your spine’s natural curve and protects your lower and middle back, keeping it straight. The metallic foot is convincingly sturdy, opening in five branches holding the castors. As you will see, they roll smoothly and silently.

A great design feature is the breathable mid-back design: equipped with a densely knitted mesh backrest, this chair ensures a much better airflow, reducing the heat and expediting moisture dissipation. The mesh is impressively durable and elastic; you will easily see that the moment you touch it and press it with your hand. The headrest is equipped with a stiff cushion, which is ideal for keeping the head in the right position (rather than resting it). It is made of breathable polyester to keep you cool at all times.

Unfortunately, the headrest cannot be adjusted – which is always a good thing for those sitting at work for long periods of time. On the other hand, note that usually chairs of this price range have no headrest whatsoever. The high back design proved perfect for resting your neck and back. It helps in alleviating the stress and tension out of your day by providing that extra bit of comfort and relaxation.

However, the height of the seat can be adjusted. It comes with an adjustment radius of 17.3 to 19.7 inches. No recline angle though, which is something we would expect, even at this price. What we love, though, is the material used for the cushion padding (foamed cotton), which is surprisingly soft and boasts a much better resilience than ordinary cotton.

Last, we have the armrests, that provide excellent arm support and add some comfort. We would like them a bit softer, but still, they work perfectly in aligning them with your keyboard. No armrest adjustments though.

Pros
  • Budget-friendly
  • High back with an ergonomic headrest
  • Breathable mid-back design
Cons
  • No tilting position- minimum adjustability features

Our Opinion

Comfortable and well-designed, the Yaheetech high back mesh office chair surely poses its price is its winning trait. Its adjustability is minimal, but it boasts one of the most comfortable seat cushions of its price range. If you are averagely built and understand that it is not as sturdy and durable as pricier models, then it is surely a great pick, at a fantastic price.

4. IntimaTe WM Heart Black Ergonomic Mesh High Back Padded Office Chair

Introduction

The IntimaTe WM high back padded office chair is a luxurious item which offers excellent comfort to your working day. Designed to win your heart the very moment you cast your eye over its splendid curves, it is easily sneaked through our 5-best office chairs list.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: IntimaTe WM Heart
  • Model Number: 1O-E4HC-RZ9U5
  • Colour: Black
  • Weight: 13.6 Kg
  • Dimensions: 74.2 x 64.6 x 30.8 cm (29.2’’ x 25.4’’ x 12.1’’)
  • Material: Sponge and Net Cloth
  • The Silver Coated Armrests Are Made of Plastic.
  • Overall Height: 118 – 127.5 Cm (46.4’’ – 50.2’’)
  • Backrest Height: 75 Cm (29.5’’)
  • Seat Height: 45 – 54.5 Cm (17.7’’ x 21.4’’)
  • Distance Between Armrests: 48.5 Cm (19.1’’)
  • Armrest height (max distance between armrest and cushion): 20.5 cm
  • Seat depth: 50 cm
  • Bottom diameter: 70 cm
  • Item weight: 13.8 kg
  • Weight capacity: 136 kg
  • Assembly Required: Yes
  • Plastic Injection Moulding Back Frame
  • 360 Swivel Castors
  • Adjustable and Locked Upright Height
  • Tilt Function Without Backward Locking
  • Good Mesh Back Ventilation
  • Premium Fabric Mesh Backrest for Better Air Circulation All Year Round, Preventing the Accumulation of Body Heat and Moisture
  • Correcting Bad Postures:
    Clinging to the Chair Back, Back Support by a Stretchy yet Strong Lumbar and Curved Back
  • Foldable Armrests, Keeping the Keyboard as Close to Your Chest as Possible, Regardless of the Height of the Desk or Keyboard Support

Design

The design of this ergonomic chair is professionally sleek and efficient. It is designed for comfort, its silver armrests are plastic, and the chair itself is black, without proving short look-wise.

Having the headrest attached to the back, a wide-hole mesh and an added support around the lower spine, its most winning design feature is its foldable armrests, slightly contoured and extra padded for maximum comfort. The high back design is wonderful for relaxing your back and neck which reduces the stresses of your working day.

The base of the armrests is metallic and robust, easily withstanding the weight of the hands, or even your monetary pushes when you want to change your sitting. Taller men have made some complaints about the headrest, finding it too low.

Seat cushion is decent, fluffy and comfortable. The column with the height adjusting mechanism end in a metallic base and five castors, which, unfortunately, do not roll as smoothly as we wished them to do. Still, you can always replace them.

We would also prefer the metallic base to be of stainless steel, but still ok.

The IntimaTe WM heart ergonomic mesh high back padded office chair has breathable mesh on the back to keep you dry and cool in the summer.  The flexible mesh hugs your back for extra support and comfort.

The waterfall front of the edge of the seat will remove pressure from the legs and improve circulation. It also has a synchro-tilt mechanism, pneumatic seat height adjustment and tilt tension. The chair swivels easily to 360°. The caster wheels, as mentioned, are hard but you can replace them.

Now, the warranty is an issue with this one, since we have found different terms in some retailers. Just make sure you read and understand the terms before making your purchase.

Pros
  • Inexpensive & comfortable
  • Waterfall edge of seat improves leg circulation
  • Good lumbar support
  • Easy to assemble
Cons
  • Caster wheels are hard, but you can replace them if desired
  • Some complaints from taller men, who find headrest too low

Our Opinion

If you are not extra tall, this is an ideal chair which isn’t too expensive, is efficient, comfortable and functional.

5. Cherry Tree Furniture Executive Recline Extra Padded Office Chair

Introduction

Last, we thought it proper to include an executive office chair. We made our selection based on the quality-price ratio and came up with the Cherry Tree Furniture Recline Extra Padded Office chair.

This is the ultimate executive reclining chair with 6-point multi-function vibration massage with a controller.  Massages upper back, lower back, thighs and bottom, as well as multiple levels of massage intensity. Let us dig a little deeper….

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At a Glance

  • Colour: Black
  • Weight: 19 Kg
  • Dimensions: 70 x 60 x 120 cm (27.5’’ x 23.6’’ x 47.2’’)
    Seat Back Height: 75 Cm (29.5’’)
    Seat Back Width: 53 Cm (20.8’’)
    Seat Base Width: 55 Cm (21.6’’)
    Seat Base Depth: 53cm (20.8’’)
    Seat Height Floor to Top of Seat Back (Adjustable): 112 Cm to 122 Cm (44.1’’ – 48’’)
    Seat Depth X Seat Width: 50 x 50 Cm (19.6’’ x 19.6’’)
  • Shipping Weight: 19.5 Kilograms
  • Primary Covering Material: Faux Leather
  • Material Composition: PU Leather Upholstery with Soft Padding for Superior Comfort
  • Height Adjustable with Reclining Function
  • Seat Back Adjustable and Locked in Tilted Position
  • Strong Casters with 360-Degree Swivel Capability
  • 6-Point Multi-Function Vibration Massage Chair with Controller
    Massages Upper Back, Lower Back and Thighs/Bottom
    Multiple Levels of Massage Intensity
  • Comes with Wired Controller for The Massage Function.

Design

The assembly is a bit tricky, and the instructions have to be read and followed very carefully – and creatively in some points! As soon as you got it ready though, the fun and joy of sitting on it begin.

The Cherry Tree executive recline extra padded office chair is made of soft PU leather black upholstery, with soft padding for supreme comfort. The PU leather is attractive to look at, and the soft padding provides ultimate and luxurious comfort.

If nothing else, the chair is aptly named! A mere glance at it and the ‘extra padded’ part instantly makes sense. Featuring a nice glossy black hue, foldable armrests, a metallic leg and five nice-working castors, it easily conveys the message of comfort combined with durability and sturdy construction. The plastic parts could use a better finish, but nothing it would dissuade us from buying it!

This chair is height adjustable, with the reclining function.  The seatback can be adjusted and locked into a tilted position.

The best thing about it, of course, is the massage deal. The 6-point vibration massage comes with a controller for the intensity of the massage. The control system responds quickly, and the massage itself is… hardly described with words. Reinvigorating, rejuvenating, you name it… It is just great!

The caster wheels are robust and nice-looking, with a 360° swivel capability.

Pros
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to assemble
  • Reclines well
  • Massage function
Cons
  • Instructions difficult to follow
  • Sloppy finish

Our Opinion

The Cherry Tree reclining executive chair is a great bargain, especially with the massaging function.  It is sturdy and supremely comfortable.  We recommend it highly.  A truly executive type of chair.

6. Hbada Ergonomic Executive Office Chair with Footrest – Value-for-Money

Introduction

Moving on to something much more sophisticated, durable and comfortable, the Hbada Ergonomic Executive Office Chair comes with a handy footrest, an innovative tilting mechanism, and an amazing wrapping feel that makes you want to stay as much as possible in front of your office.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: Hbada
  • Model Number: HDNY166BMJ/CB
  • Colour: Black-1
  • Dimensions: 72.5 x 66 x 39 cm
  • Material: High-Quality Artificial Leather (Wear-Resistant), Alloy Steel
  • Weight: 17.5 kg
  • Sturdy Steel Base and Frame
  • Double-Layer Thickening Sponge for the Backrest and Cushion (Wrapping Sense)
  • Recommended User Height: 150 – 185 cm
  • Maximum User Weight: 330 lbs (150 kg)
  • Unique Tilted Function of 135°, Lockable, Allowing Lying Down
  • Thickened Backrest and Cushion for Sofa-Like Comfort
  • Adjustable Height, Air Rod Certified by SGS
  • Five-Stage Layered Backrest Design to Relieve Back Pressure
  • S-Shaped Ergonomically Design Backrest, Care for The Spine and Relieve Fatigue
  • Freely-Adjustable Armrests
  • Silent Wheels, with Coating that Does Not Damage the Floor
  • One-Year Warranty

Design

Designed to combine sturdiness, style, and comfort, this one is designed for people that hate changing their office apparatus too often, and prefer a more sophisticated and professional look for their chair.

It will hardly take you more than 15 or 20 minutes to read the instructions and assemble this chair, despite the fact that it has more parts than our previous picks.

The first thing you notice about it is its quality materials. While the main cover is faux instead of genuine leather, it is of excellent quality, treated specially for wear-resistance. The base and frame breathe similar reliability, made of thick steel alloy that can easily support people weighing as much as 330 lbs (150 kg).

Now one of our favourite parts is the native sponge used for the backrest and cushion, which truly delivers the “sofa-like” comfort aptly described by the manufacturer. Featuring an extra thickness that generates this wonderful “wrapping” feel, it combines with the well-designed backrest and provides a unique blend of lumbar support and comfort, making your office work more enjoyable than ever. Although the cushion cannot be removed, it has proven an excellent fit thanks to its surprisingly tight elastic material, guaranteeing perfect stretch while remaining soft and cosy.

Adjustability is great too. Offering a 360° rotation and equipped with a tilt function of a 135° angle span, it allows you to recline and almost lie down on the chair and feel comfortable enough to even have a nap. On this regard, the footrest is very handy. Of course, there is a locking mechanism that allows you to feel safe and secure on the preferred angle.

The S-shaped ergonomic backrest comes with a 5-stage layered design, which effectively relieves pressure on your back.

As you would expect from a chair of such quality (and price) the height is adjustability, making the chair for any one of above 4 feet and 9 inches tall. If you over 6 feet though, maybe you need to search for a customized model, to relieve strain from your knees and have your head and hands at an optimum position. Aside from this (admittedly) rare case, the SGS-certified air rod makes height adjustment both easy and precise. The armrests are adjustable too, allowing your hands, regardless of your height (provided it is less than 6 feet) to align perfectly with your office top.

Now, despite the fact that this chair is designed for relatively tall and heavy people, the wheels produce almost no sound. Due to their special coating, the will not damage your flooring, even if it is made of delicate wood.

Pros
  • Reasonably priced
  • Excellent construction quality
  • It comes with a footrest
  • Silent wheels, despite the weight
  • Amazingly comfortable cushion, with a nice wrapping feel
  • Five-stage layered backrest design
  • 135° tilt adjustment, allowing a nice mid-day nap
Cons
  • Not suitable for people over 6 feet tall
  • Armrests are made of plastic instead of metal

Our Opinion

A perfect pick for those who prefer something more stylish and sophisticated for their office, the Hbada Ergonomic Executive Office Chair will make your working hours much less tiring – while also giving you the chance to take a nap if your working conditions allow it! Overall, excellent quality, both in terms of construction and design, at a reasonable price.

7. HJH Instructor II XXL office chair – The Best Choice

Introduction

Since our previous pick seemed perfect for anyone shorter than 6 feet, we thought of closing our list with a chair specially designed for tall and hefty people. The Instructor II XXL office chair by HJH is robust yet elegant and stylish, featuring genuine leather and high adjustability. Let’s take a closer look.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: HJH OFFICE
  • Model Number: 736210
  • Colour: Black
  • Dimensions: 80 x 78 x 135 cm
  • Multifunctional Castors – Diameter Metal Pin 11 mm, Castor Diameter 6 cm
  • Base Diameter: 29.1 inches – 74 cm
  • Seat Height Span: 47 – 57 cm
  • Seat Width: 54 cm
  • Seat Depth: 52 cm
  • Backrest Height: 78 cm
  • Armrest Height: 21 – 25 cm
  • Weight: 25 Kilograms
  • Material: Leather (Easy-care Genuine Leather), Steel, 100% polyurethane
  • Maximum User Weight: 485 lbs (220 kg)
  • Lavish upholstery
  • Tilt Mechanism – Backrest Resistance can be Adjusted Individually to the User’s Weight
  • Upholstered Armrests with Matching Leather Pads, Height Adjustable and Foldable

Design

The assembly of the Instructor II is a breeze and takes no more than 15 minutes. There is no doubt that this is a big office chair, with a seat height span of 47 – 57 cm, a seat width of 54 cm, and a seat depth of 52 cm.

Still, its wide, almost 30-inch wide base and heavy-duty steel frame afford amazing stability, without any squeaking or creaks – which is amazing, considering that it can support users weighing as much 485 lbs! The armrest height could be a little higher (21 – 25 cm), but still most users will find it adequate, making sure that your hands are perfectly positioned without straining your wrists. Of course, you can flip them up.

The chair is equipped with an XL gas spring, specially designed for heavy and hefty users. The double-layered upholstery has an amazingly comfortable feel, no matter how many hours you sit in front of your PC screen. The 78cm backrest (significantly higher than anything we have seen in our list) is ergonomically shaped, equipped with an integrated headrest that supports the head at an optimum position for minimum strain and neck tension. The backrest seems even more comfortable in the lumbar area, keeping the body comfortably upright. Both the seat and the backrest adapt perfectly to the body, ensuring a rather soft and comfortable seating experience.

Unfortunately – and this is probably the only possible issue with this chair – is that the seat cushion (which is padded with foam) tends to get flat pressed after the first 3 – 4 months of daily use, even if you are not close to the maximum weight limit. If you do not use a seat cushion to make up for the loss, the whole ergonomic design of the chair is ruined, since everything will prove to be a bit higher than they should. Note though, that this happens often to chairs of this category.

Now the castors supplied with this model are multifunctional and perform perfectly both on hard flooring and thick carpets. Still, hefty users should always use a floor mat when using an office chair on a sensitive wooden floor. We would like the castors to have breaks but, unfortunately, they don’t. Fixing just one of them could make use a lot easier for people that prefer to keep their chair at a certain distance from their office when they get up. The armrests are well-padded (almost an inch thick) but it would be nice if they were fixed on their frame.

Pros
  • Excellent construction quality and materials
  • Amazing stability
  • Genuine leather
  • Ideal for tall and hefty people
Cons
  • Pricey
  • The seat cushion loses thickness over time, affecting ergonomics

Our Opinion

HJH’s Instructor II XXL is the ideal pick for really tall or heft people that seek prime quality construction, top-notch stability and maximum comfort. Of course, all these are offered at a premium.

A Concise Office Chair Buying Guide

Since our 7-best article refers to office chairs, we should make some things clear before presenting our picks.

An office chair is designed for use at a desk in an office – that is, any type of office, be it a minor employee’s, a student’s, or a supervisor. Generally, though, the term is seldom applied to the chairs used by senior executives, and that is the reason we have included just one chair of the sort in our list.

Office chairs are usually equipped with. It is usually a swivel, along with a set of wheels and a mechanism for height adjustment. Based on these criteria, we made our picks for the best office chairs for 2019. At the end of the list, you will also find a small buying guide that can help you out in your decision.

For people working in front of an office, an ergonomic office chair is not a luxury, but an essential tool of their job. In fact, it is an investment – which returns a profit in terms of productivity, health and wellness.

Despite the vast range of available office chairs out there, there are surprisingly few manufacturers that actually devote time and effort to design models that provide adequate support and protection to the body. In addition to that, finding an office chair that combines ergonomics, durability, sturdy materials and affordable price is far from a breeze! There are literally hundreds of ergonomic office chair brands with all sorts of substantial or fancy features – and picking the one meeting your needs can be tricky if you don’t know the basics.

Aside from our handy 5-best list, you may also find the following tips and hints pretty handy. They include the most important specifications and features you should certainly consider before picking your next office chair.

Primary Material

The first thing you should check when considering to buy an office chair is the primary construction material. We are not referring to the plastic and metal parts – these are pretty standard. Most important is the material covering the seat itself.

The materials usually used for the sea are, basically three:

  • Being breathable and allowing the air to circulate around the back, the mesh is ideal for people that tend to get hot easily and sweat around their back. With the air conditioning or fan of the office, this sweat can cause severe aches to the back and diminish the user’s productivity.
  • Fabrics used in office chairs are usually rather sturdy and durable and keep the price low. Still, they block the air and raise the heat around the back. If you get sweaty, this could be an issue.
  • The leather is much classier, stylish and comfortable, and, in most cases, quite durable. It is more expensive though and heat, again, will be an issue.

Reclining Mechanism

Next thing you need to focus on is the reclining mechanism. It is simply essential for people working many hours in front of a desk, allowing the sue to stretch his legs and back frequently without getting off the chair. On top of that, experts insist that a slightly reclined position is far preferable for employees sitting for several hours, keeping their back, arms, and legs at optimal alignment.

So, make sure your chair has a reclining mechanism – check if they can also be locked at a certain angle.

Height Adjustment Mechanism

Next in line is the height adjustment mechanisms. This feature allows you to tailor the chair to your stature and build – which is crucial if you wish to avoid back-aches after the first half an hour of working in front of the desk.

Check if your chair has a height adjusting mechanism, and see if you can check its two extreme positions, to make sure you will get an optimal fit. This is even more important if the chair will be used by more than one persons.

Check also if the chair has adjustable armrests. They are not as important as the other features mentioned above, but they can be really handy and helpful, especially if you do much writing on the keyboard. By adjusting the position of the armrests, or even by removing them altogether, you gain full control over the ergonomics of your office chair.

Lumbar Support

When we talk about the lumbar region, we actually refer to the lower torso and lower spine, especially the vertebrae that curve and join the pelvis. This area is actually the vase of our body when we sit, supporting all the weight of the torso and the upper limbs and taking a great amount of pressure – especially in cases of overweight people.

Naturally, the better the lumbar support of an office chair, the more comfortable it is, and easier for the user to remain sited for extended periods of time. Often, a sophisticated lumbar support system raises the price a bit – but, in our opinion, it is certainly worth it.

Warranty Length

Last but not least, you need to consider the warranty’s length and terms. Office chairs are expected to be used on a daily basis, for many hours, often by numerous people of varying weight, that will move, often violently while sitting on it. If sturdy construction is important, having a decent warranty covering you in cases of flaws and weaknesses is of the essence.

So, make sure that your new office chair comes with a proper warranty, guaranteeing that you will get a refund or a replacement in case the chair falls short of its promises in any given way.