The 9 Most Comfortable Office Chairs In 2019

The 9 Most Comfortable Office Chairs In 2019

The 9 Most Comfortable Office Chairs In 2019

Fed up with feeling uncomfortable?

If you’re sitting long hours and have back pain, chances are your chair is not that ergonomic.

It’s time to invest in a superior ergonomic chair.

Now before I start, these chairs I’m going to recommend are not cheap.

But they’re worth the investment.

If you want a chair that’s going to last, can be fully adjusted to your body, has been properly tested, these chairs are for you.

Steelcase Gesture 442 Stool Chair

Steelcase Gesture 442 Stool Chair

  • Has a pneumatic seat height adjustment for easy control
  • It’s equipped with mobile armrests
  • The polished aluminum base offers great stability and durability

The Steelcase Gesture’s marketing department went with the tagline “Inspired by the human body”. Hmm a little corny, so we’re thinking they put all their resources into making a great ergonomic chair.

And that they did, perfect for the human body.

The armrests are a good example as their technology allows them to move together with our arms at all times.

They are far from the only mobile part of the chair, however – the 3D LiveBack feature allows the Gesture to follow every curve and twist of your back.

The height is also easily adjustable thanks to the pneumatic seat adjustment that can switch the chair from 24” to 32.3” with ease. The only peculiar thing, especially for such a quality chair, is the lack of lumbar support adjustment.

What are customers saying?

There are a few customers that seem frustrated with the lack of lumbar adjustment support on such a highly priced office chair. Most other customers who weren’t looking for adjustable lumbar support, however, all seem very satisfied with the product.

Pros:

  • The 8.3” pneumatic height adjustment can switch the chair from 24 to 32.3 inches height.
  • Mobile armrest that follow your arms’ movements.
  • The 3D LiveBack technology mimics the natural spine movements.

Cons:

  • There is no lumbar adjustment support.

Herman Miller Embody Chair

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Herman Miller Embody Chair

  • It has an adjustable seat depth
  • There is adjustable lumbar support for lower back pain
  • The chair comes with a 12-year, 3-shift warranty

A good alternative for the Steelcase Gesture is Herman Miller’s Embody chair. It has a very flexible and ergonomic design with an adjustable seat depth, armrests, lumbar support, etc.

The frame and the base of the chair are both made out of high-quality graphite which is great for prolonged use as it prevents heat buildup. The Embody chair promotes a healthy seating pose and is sturdy enough to last you for a long time.

What are customers saying?

Aside from some minor and subjective grievances such as not liking the lack of a traditional seat cushion or not enjoying the narrow back of the chair, most customers are very much satisfied with the Embody chair.

Pros:

  • Great ergonomic design that follows your body as you move.
  • Prevents heat buildup.
  • Quality graphite base and frame.

Cons:

  • The armrests are adjustable in the up-down and left-right vectors but not back-forth. This means that the chair may not be comfortable with all desks.

Ergohuman High Back Swivel Chair With Headrest

Ergohuman High Back Swivel Chair With Headrest

  • There are 3 back angle positions
  • The chair has a synchro-tilt mechanism and a seat depth adjustment option
  • The adjustable height ranges between 18.5 and 22.5 inches

The ERgohuman back swivel chair has a total of three back angle positions but they are all designed to support an ergonomic sitting position. The seat and headrest are also adjustable, as are the armrests, lumbar support, and height of the chair.

The headrest, seat, and back are all made out of a high-quality and durable mesh that’s breathable and comfortable to sit in. Aside from the fact that the back and seat aren’t adjustable independently from one another, the Ergohuman chair offers great value for its price.

What are customers saying?

There are some customers that wish the chair was allowing for more “unhealthy” poses when they want it to. Those looking for an ergonomic chair that promotes healthy sitting habits, however, view the Ergohuman chair as a great choice.

Pros:

  • Adjustable headrest, back, seat, and armrests.
  • The synchro-tilt mechanism makes certain that the user always maintains a proper pose.
  • Great value for the price design and materials.

Cons:

  • The seat’s position isn’t adjustable independently from the backrest. Together with the only 3 back angle positions, this creates a lack of variations in the chair’s possible positions.

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As far as gaming chairs are concerned, our top recommendation is the Secretlab Omega 2018 gaming chair. Its base is made out of high-quality, sturdy aluminum which guarantees years of comfortable use.

In fact, that’s why the Omega chair comes with a free 2-year warranty. The chair’s surface is made out of durable, water-resistant and stain-resistant PU leather that’s great to the touch and doesn’t heat up during prolonged use.

Furthermore, the seat and backrest are made out of cold-core foam cushioning which further serves that goal.

What are customers saying?

It’s nigh impossible to find someone with a complaint about the Secretlab Omega 2018 gaming chair. The non-adjustable headrest and the limited adjustability of the armrests are sometimes mentioned but by and large most customers seem very happy with the chair.

Pros:

  • Strong and perfectly-balanced aluminum base.
  • Comfortable and heat-resistant cold-cure foam cushioning.
  • High-quality PU leather material.

Cons:

  • Non-adjustable headrest.

Ergohuman Ergonomic Executive Leather Chair

Ergohuman Ergonomic Executive Leather Chair

  • There is a synchro tilt mechanism with infinite lock
  • Has a pneumatic seat height adjustment for easy control
  • The seat has a sliding function

With its classic design and a myriad of adjustability options, the Ergohuman Ergonomic Executive chair is a great alternative to our suggestions above.

The high-quality black leather is comfortable to the touch and doesn’t build heat, while the base and body of the chair are made out of high-quality and durable materials.

Duramont Ergonomic Adjustable Office Chair

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Duramont Ergonomic Adjustable Office Chair

  • The surface is made out of a breathable mesh
  • There is adjustable lumbar support for lower back pain
  • The chair has a weight capacity of 330lbs

This very affordable and budget-friendly mesh chair is a great option for people looking for value. It arrives disassembled but it’s easy to put together, especially with the detailed instructions manual it comes with.

It offers back support, adjustable lumbar support, and a great, ergonomic design.

GM Seating Executive Genuine Leather Chair

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GM Seating Executive Genuine Leather Chair

  • The chair has an adjustable lumbar support swivel
  • There is an adjustable headrest for neck pain issues
  • There is a tilt tension control mechanism

The GM Genuine leather chair may have a weird-looking headrest but that headrest, like everything else in the chair, is very mobile and adjustable. The chair is made out of a high-quality aluminum frame and is covered with a soft and comfortable leather.

Wrigley Genuine Leather High Back Executive Chair

Wrigley Genuine Leather High Back Executive Chair

  • High-density foam padding for extra comfort
  • The polished aluminum swivel base offers great stability and durability
  • The ergonomic knee-tilt reclining mechanism is easy to operate

A great option for both the office and gaming, the Wrigley Genuine leather chair may not have a separate and adjustable headrest but the seat, back, and armrests are highly flexible.

The high-quality Brazilian leather and the high-density foam padding also contribute to the excellent feel of this chair.

Killabee Big and Tall 440lb Memory Foam Gaming Chair

Killabee Big and Tall 440lb Memory Foam Gaming Chair

  • The chair is made with high quality-materials and a premium construction
  • The recline locking system locks at any angle of up to 155°
  • The armrests are adjustable to all 4 dimensions

We’re ending the list with another great gaming option – the Killabee memory foam gaming chair. With its large size, gel cold cure foam in the seat cushion, and ergonomically designed backrest.

  • Do office chairs need arms?

Armrests are probably among the more misunderstood pieces of office chairs. Most people tend to think that armrests are there to provide support for their arms while typing and using the mouse – that’s wrong.

The armrests are there simply to provide support for your arms when you are not using them. This support is important as it relieves the strain on your shoulders and wrists, especially for long working or gaming sessions.

However, if you are using your armrests while typing or using the mouse, then you need to adjust them.

  • How can I sit for long hours without back pain?

Ideally, you won’t. Even if you have to work for 8+ hours a day sitting on a desk, and even if you have the best office chair available, you should still get up from it once every 15-20 minutes.

Don’t think that a good and expensive office chair makes up for that. As far as sitting optimally, however, it’s important that your hips and knees at a right angle, that you back is well supported at all times, that your neck is at a right angle as well, and that there is little to no tension on your elbows and wrists.

  • Are mesh chairs comfortable?

That depends largely on the specific mesh you’re about to use.

The main goal of all mesh chairs is to be breathable and allow for free airflow. However, as good office chairs, they also aim to have seats that contour to your body and spread your body weight.

However, stiffer mesh won’t do that while softer mesh has a risk of sagging over time. That’s why a lot of the better manufacturers offer their mesh chairs with an upholstered seat and why it’s important to make sure that the mesh is balanced just right for your body weight.

  • How can I reduce back pain while sitting?

The most important rule to remember here is to mind your lower back – it should always be supported by the chair.

It’s natural for most people to try and slouch while sitting but this is a big mistake – choose a chair that can support your lower back and make sure you always rely on that support.

Aside from that, maintaining good right angles for your knees, thighs, elbows, wrists, and eyes is obviously also important.

  • Are recliners bad for your back?

The answer here is simple – if the recliner offers good lumbar support, then it’s great for your back, but if not – it can strain your lower back very quickly.

 

Conclusion

With more and more people spending half their lives sitting in front of a desk office chairs are quickly becoming the most important household items anyone can own. Hopefully, our quick list and guide have helped you to find your future office chair.