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The Best Office Chairs on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. While we’ve covered the best standing desks (and the mats to go with them), laptop stations, laptop tables, lap desks, and even spoke to experts about the best posture-correcting products and best chairs for the home office, here we’ve found the best reviewed office chairs on Amazon, according to the people. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best office chairs under $100

AmazonBasics Low-Back Task Chair

“This chair is fantastic! I needed an office chair for my home office that met fairly specific criteria: comfortable, no arms, height/tilt adjustable, and most importantly, cheap. This task chair seemed to fit all of my needs. After reading the reviews and comparing other chairs, it became clear that this was an incredible deal for only $55! … It is extremely comfortable, and I would know since I sit in it for eight hours on average every day. The height range is perfect as well; I have an older wooden desk that cannot accommodate larger or taller chairs or those with armrests, but I can fit this chair under the desk with ease and still have room to swivel around. The tilt option is also a very nice feature. You can adjust the tilt range as well as lock it, so there is no tilt whatsoever. Overall, this is a great task chair that is very comfortable and sturdy. When also taking the price into consideration, it is clear that this is a great deal. I highly recommend this chair!”

Essentials Swivel Mid Back Mesh Task Chair with Arms

“I got my daughters a desk for their bedrooms for Christmas. I wanted to get a decent desk chair to go with them as well. I found these, they had good reviews, looked clean and simple and we’re a great price. I didn’t want to spend a ton on the chairs (desk chairs are expensive!), but I still wanted something that looked good and functioned well, not a cheap piece of junk. Very easy to assemble and so far the chair is great! My daughter loves it; she does her homework at her desk every night and thinks it is great. She loves the chair so much, sometimes she sits in it while she is just reading a book. This chair is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and a great price!”

AmazonBasics Low-Back Computer Chair

“Terrific, simple office chair for a great price. I love that it has no arms because I like to sit with my legs ‘folded like a pretzel,’ while I work, and arms just get in the way. It supports me well, and the rolling-feet function smoothly across my carpet protector.”

DJ Wang Grey Modern Office Chair

“Finding a desk chair that gave good back support AND was cute felt impossible until I found this gem. I ordered this a while ago, and I’m happy to say that is gives excellent back support and posture, and looks fantastic in my office. I chose to leave off the arms so that is would easily slide under my desk. Highly recommend — seriously my favorite office chair ever.”

AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair

“This chair is sleek, modern, and minimalist. It reminds me of one of those more expensive chairs that cost a lot of money. The chair feels pretty good to sit on compared to similarly priced chairs at Target or other stores, and it looks amazing. I am a part-time 3D environmental artist who spends 10-plus hours sitting on a chair at a time and I do not get cramps when I stand up using this chair. All in all, I plan on buying this chair again when it comes time to replace it because of how affordable and comfortable the mesh back support is. I will probably also recommend this chair at the office as they look professional while still providing decent comfort and back support.”

AmazonBasics Mid-Back Office Chair, Brown

“I just finished finals week and I have spent A LOT of time in this chair this week. It is extremely comfortable, especially given how inexpensive it is! I can sit in this chair for up to 12 hours without discomfort, which is pretty essential when you were a slacker and needed to cram a semester’s worth of information into your brain in a week. It’s not the best-quality materials, sure — but it is very comfortable and inexpensive. I am definitely glad I bought this chair!”

Best ergonomic executive office chair

Duramont Ergonomic Adjustable Office Chair with Lumbar Support and Headrest

“Wow what can I say! I wanted a $800 Herman Miller for the longest time but it was simply not in the budget. I work from home four days a week, 10 hours a day. Old chair was no longer cutting it anymore. I am six feet tall and heavy. I was impressed with the quality of this chair. For the price it simply can’t be beat. The casters and base are metal and the rest of this chair’s fit and finish is spot on. It’s also very comfortable. The armrest width, height, headrest, back rest support — just perfect! Everything! Feels nice and solid. If you are considering a high end chair costing $300-plus, save your money and try this baby out first!”

Best executive office chair under $150

AmazonBasics High-Back Executive Chair — Black

“This chair is amazing. It stands up and possibly surpasses similar models at office-supply stores that cost at least double the price. It couldn’t have been any easier to assemble. I had it done in about ten minutes after getting it unboxed. Very comfortable and sturdy, the materials are nice and solid, and it also looks great. If you’re looking for an excellent computer chair and don’t want to pay an arm and a leg, look no further. This is the one. I can’t think of a single thing I don’t love about this chair, and I’ve had several very expensive executive chairs in the past to gauge my appreciation of this one.”

Best drafting chairs

Lorell Adjustable Multi-Task Stool

“Absolutely LOVE this chair! We have a high counter at our craft business so a ‘regular’ chair just does not cut it. This adjustable chair is PERFECT! When I create our photo art I need to be looking down on the art for the best results. I keep this chair at a level that my knees still go under the counter but my upper body is looking down on it. Due to it being on castors I can also scoot back easily and grab other items if needed. I have NEVER had an issue of it going down by itself. In fact I have to be sitting on it with my full weight in order to make it go down when I lift the handle. I LOVE the footrest as it ensures that my feet are not ‘hanging’ when seated. The back of the seat moves back as required, i.e. is flexible so you can adjust your posture as needed. VERY comfortable.”

Boss Office Products B16245-BK Be Well Medical Spa Drafting Stool

“An excellent chair! I bought this because I have a standing workstation, but have developed bursitis in one of my feet, making prolonged standing very painful. However, I just couldn’t bring myself to give up my workstation for a regular desk, because I am up and down so much doing various tasks, and getting up and out of a chair is just a pain, in my opinion. At first I thought of buying a barstool, but then I came across this high office chair and it was exactly what I needed! It is well made, sturdy, easy to put together even for my 64 year old hands (took about 15 minutes and a screwdriver), and best of all, has adjustable height so I can custom fit the height to my workstation. It is soooooo much easier to slide off the seat of this chair and go about my errands than it is to push a regular chair back and get out of it. I know it doesn’t sound like such a big thing but when you are in and out of your chair as much as I am, this chair has made an enormous difference! This chair is one of the best purchases I have made at Amazon — and that’s saying a LOT!”

Best office chair for gaming

Furmax High-Back Gaming and Racing Chair

“Purchased for my son this past Christmas, and he loves it! I read so many reviews/blogs/YouTube unboxing/gamer website ratings and did my research before I picked this one. I never knew gaming was so involved … chair is extremely comfortable for long periods of gaming and tournaments. Reclines back completely, arm rests are adjustable as well as seat height and smooth gliding wheels. Lumbar and head supports that are fully adjustable are added bonus. This is basically a performance seat for your car on wheels. Easy to put together, leather and stitching of good quality. Son is happy!”

Best balance-ball chair

PharMeDoc Balance Ball Chair with Back Support

“I love this chair! I sit at my desk for very long periods of time and it feels good! My feet are flat on the floor and my back is straight. I have tried every chair and so far this is the winner! Easy to put together and the ball pumped up in no time at all with the provided pump.”

Best velvet office chair

Eggree Mid Back Swivel Adjustable Home Office Chair

“I love these office chairs: stylish, easy assembly, comfortable, high-quality, affordable, adjustable. They are just what I wanted — and more! Highly, highly recommend.”

Best office chair without wheels

Flash Furniture Black Leather Executive Side Reception Chair With Black Frame Finish

“I really like this chair. I got it for my living room to sit at my table where my computer is when I work from home. I didn’t want a big computer chair on wheels but needed something more comfortable than the little IKEA chair that matches the table.”

Best kneeling office chair

DRAGONN Ergonomic Kneeling Chair

“This chair has the tilted seat which you need to truly benefit from a kneeling style chair. It is also adjustable both on the seat height on the knee height making it highly customizable for people short and tall. I have chronic hip and lower back pain despite being young and healthy and this has saved me when I need to sit and work at the computer. I have a standing desk with a balance board as well but you can’t stand all day or for some kinds of work, so this chair has been great.”

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The Best Office Chairs, According to Amazon Reviews