Not every chair is a winner. Here are a few others we like to recommend, but aren’t quite as good as our top picks above.
Noel Newson Function Chair for $1,350: This low chair looks best in graphic and floral colors; It is a little pendant in black and umber. It’s nice to have no levers or knobs to fiddle with—it’s comfortable out of the box and decently adjustable if you need to make some adjustments—and it feels especially nice when you’re sitting down. (The red dial adjusts the seat tension, but you need to turn it five times, and it was hard to turn at times.) The Newson hasn’t given me any problems in the two months I’ve been sitting in it. . I’m not a huge fan of how the elastomer mesh back seat flexes depending on how you sit. It feels swollen. This chair also doesn’t allow me to sit as upright as I’d like, but you’re probably fine with a little give. Ultimately, it’s the price that makes it one of our top recommendations. But you get a 12-year warranty.
A complete Alani chair for $379: Alani, our favorite standing desk maker, comes in a few color combinations that will blend well into any home office. There’s a nice contoured cushion on the bottom and mesh on the back to keep you cool and lumbar support for good posture. You can adjust the height, seat depth, armrests and stability tension, and you can lock the seat. WIRED reviewer Simon Hill found it comfortable for long days of up to 16 hours, and it worked for both a 6’1″ and a 5-foot daughter. It’s a solid alternative to the Branch Ergonomic Chair (our top pick). It frequently goes up to $303 during sales events.
Ikea Markus Chair for $289: Marcus is the perfect office chair. It is not very comfortable, but it is far from bad. The mesh design keeps you cool, and the long back lets you snuggle up to it. It is not too thin and bold in a small home office or bedroom. It was very annoying to put together (lol, Ikea), and you may need someone to hold the back of the chair while you attach the seat properly. Unfortunately, often at least one leg up or if your legs are crossed, the width between the hands will not feel comfortable.
The X-Chair X-Tech Executive Chair for $1,900: Functionally, the X-Tech is similar to the X-Chair option above. In this version, the m-foam cooling gel seat is really nice to sit on, although it is not as hot as the all-mesh X-Chairs. What’s really amazing is the Brissa Soft Touch material – it’s ridiculously soft. I recommend you stick with the regular armrests instead of the FS 360 armrests, which tend to move too much. But my biggest concern with this model is the price. Why on earth does it cost so much?
Mavic M7 Chair for $778: If it looks remarkably similar to the X-Chair (see above), that’s because they’re both owned by the same company. I had some issues with assembly, but customer service was able to exchange the model without much effort. The M7 has similarly adjustable armrests and seat angles, but you get locking wheels. The mesh back and wide seat construction will keep you cool and comfortable during sweaty sessions league of legends, and the lumbar support made me feel like I was in good hands. If you’re short, contact customer support when ordering – Mavics offers shorter cylinders so your feet touch the ground.
Herman Miller Ventum Gaming Chair for $795: At first I really liked this chair. I liked how I could keep myself in a super upright position, which made me feel more engaged in what I was doing. The mesh back seat distributes heat well. However, the overall build quality feels cheap and doesn’t scream Herman Miller (and the asking price has dropped by $200). The headrest is terrible – I almost broke it trying to move it up and down. As I continued to sit down, what disappointed me the most was the back support. can you Feeling Lumbar support on your lower back, and not in a good way, almost like digging in. At least it didn’t give me back pain.
Hon Ignition 2.0 Office Chair for $399: This chair is easy to make and looks great, but it gave me really bad back pain, which is why I put it in our “get rid of” section in the first place. I thought I might be working long hours, so I went back to the Noel Newson task chair and my pain began to ease quickly. After some time, I shot it again. After a few hours, the pain returned, and changing to another chair dissipated. I was confused as this chair has positive reviews around the web. I then gave the seat to a friend who is about 5’4″ and she had zero issues. This seems to be the answer. Maybe the ignition doesn’t work for my 6’4″ self and is a better fit. little people.
Pipersong Meditation Chair for $349: Do you have trouble sitting in a traditional chair? If your legs need to bend and twist for comfort, you’ll want to check out this chair. It has a 360-degree swivel footrest that can accommodate your desired seating position. I can go from kneeling to crossing legs to one leg up, one leg down. It is also possible to sit normally, with the footrest behind you and your feet flat on the floor. All I got was a chair. Designed Unusual sitting habits. I don’t mind that there are no armrests, because that’s what you can sit on in most of these places. The actual stool and chair back can be large and tall respectively. I had to use a pillow to keep my back comfortable.