Not every seat is a winner. Here are a few others that we like enough to recommend, but aren’t quite as good as our picks above.
Knoll Newson Task Chair for $1,195: This minimalist chair looks great in graphite and petal colors; it’s a little drab in black and umber. It’s great that I don’t have to fiddle with levers or knobs too much – they’re great out of the box and very flexible if you want to make tweaks – and they feel great when you’re sitting down. (The red knob adjusts the seat’s firmness, but you have to twist it five times, and sometimes I struggle to turn it.) The Newson hasn’t given me a problem in the nearly two months I’ve been in it. . I’m not a big fan of how the elastomer mesh backrest gets in the way, depending on how you sit. It sounds 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. In the end, it’s the value you get from our top tips. But you get a 12-year warranty.
Alani Full Chair $379: Alani, the maker of our favorite desk, comes in a variety of colors that blend well in any home office. The bottom has a comfortable padded cushion and a mesh back to keep you cool, as well as hip support to keep you comfortable. You can change the height, the depth of the seat, the resting position, the stability of the floor, and you can close the rest. WIRED reviewer Simon Hill found it comfortable for days up to 16 hours, and it worked for his 6’1″ and 5′ daughter. It’s a tough option for the Branch Ergonomic Chair (our pick), but it’s a good option. .very expensive.
Ikea Markus chair for $269: Markus is a good office chair. It’s not very comfortable, but it’s far from bad. The mesh design keeps you cool, and the high back allows you to lean in. It’s thin and out of place in a small office or bedroom. It was annoying to put together—you’d need someone to stand behind the chair while you put the chair together properly. Unfortunately, if you often have one leg up or crossed, the width between your arms will make you uncomfortable.
X-Chair X-Tech Executive Chair for $1,900: Technically, the X-Tech is similar to the X-Chair option above. In this version, the M-Foam cooling gel seat is surprisingly present, although it is not as hot as the rest of the X-Chairs. It’s the Brisa Soft Touch product that really impresses – it’s ridiculously soft. I’d recommend sticking with fixed gear instead of the FS 360 spacers, which tend to move around a lot. But my biggest disappointment with this model is the price. I don’t understand why on earth it costs so much.
Mavix M7 Chair for $778: If it looks remarkably similar to the X-Chair (see above), that’s because they both belong to the same company. I ran into other things and a meeting, but the customer service was able to exchange the model without much effort. The M7 also has adjustable armrests and seat corners, but you get wheels that lock. The construction of the back and wide seats keep you cool and comfortable during your sweaty days League of Legends, and the lumbar support makes me feel like I’m in good hands. If you are short, ask customer support when ordering – Mavix offers short cylinders so your feet can touch the floor.
Herman Miller Vantum Gaming Chair $995: At first, I really liked this chair. I loved how straight forward I could be, which made me feel more engaged in what I was doing. The mesh backrest also disperses heat well. However, the overall build quality is cheap and doesn’t scream Herman Miller (nor is the price), and the head is terrible – I almost broke it trying to move it up and down. When I sat down, the rear support was my biggest disappointment. You can to hear Lumbar support for your back, not in a good way, almost like digging.
Pipersong Meditation Chair for $349: Having trouble staying fit? If your legs need to be bent and bent for comfort, you should check out this chair. It has a 360-degree footrest that can handle any position you need. I can go from kneeling to high-legs to one leg up, one leg down. It is also possible to sit all the time, the footstool behind you and your feet on the floor. It’s the only chair I’ve found that’s custom made for amazing seating. There are no armrests, which I didn’t mind because that’s what makes most of these places. The actual seat and back seat can stand to be larger and taller, respectively. I had to use a pillow to help my back.