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Best office chair

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Choose an office chair for your work or home using our best selection. This list includes many that have been personally used by our team. Plus, it includes a good recommendation for gamers that have special needs when it comes to comfort and support. Here are our top picks of the best office chairs.

Best overall

High-back office chair

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Amazon Basics high-back executive chair

Low risk of tipping

This Amazon Basics office chair is large and plush without being too bulky. It’s adjustable, professional-looking, and sits on top of five caster wheels in a star shape that reduces the risk of tipping while you move to and from your desk. This is especially helpful when you lean back a bit because it keeps you steady the entire time. While this chair has executive styling, the entire office can easily enjoy its comfort for a long time.

Best value

Neo Chair mesh office chair

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Neo Chair swivel desk chair

Adjustable lumbar support

Despite the simple design, the Neo Chair gives you real support and comfort while you work. The mesh back helps with airflow, so you don’t get hot, but also has some give so your weight is evenly distributed across the backrest. Its extra-thick seat prevents you from feeling the frame and is a generous 20 inches between the armrests. You can even adjust the chair's height and back support to ensure you don’t injure your lower back or lumbar.

Best for gamers

Homall Gaming office chair

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Homell gaming chair

Three positions

The Homell gaming chair has a lot of extra padding and support to ensure your comfort during hours and hours of gameplay. This includes three backrest positions that can be locked into place and an adjustable seat to raise and support the knees. The headrest and lumbar pillows are both adjustable to give support exactly where you need it, the frame is made from extra-thick steel, and the overall design looks fun and professional. Though made for gamers, this is still an excellent choice for general office use, too.

Best for back support

Amazon Basics Ribbed Executive office chair

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Amazon Basics ribbed executive chair

Extra support for long sitting

The Amazon Basics ribbed office chair is so comfortable you can easily and comfortably sit through long meetings without worrying about lower back pain. The padded ribs apply pressure up and down your back and not just in the lumbar or lower back region, though the lower part protrudes just enough to ensure optimal comfort and support for the lower back. The chair swivels and can be adjusted up and down, plus it’s set on five caster wheels to keep steady as you lean back or scoot to and from your desk.

Best for leg support

GTPLAYER gaming office chair

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GTPLAYER gaming chair

Extending footrest

The GTPLAYER office chair was designed for work and gaming use with extra padding support for the back and head. It goes a step further and includes a footrest that swings out when you need it and adjusts to ensure your feet are positioned comfortably. The seat has extra-thick padding, while the adjustable lumbar pillow has a massager inside of it. Its backrest adjusts and locks into three positions, and the linked armrests move with it.

Choosing the best office chair

If you have a desk job, you do a lot of sitting, so it’s important to choose an office chair that fits you. Most people will feel discomfort in the lower back after sitting for a long time, so it is especially important to find a chair that has lumbar or lower back support. Standard models typically have a curved backrest for more lumbar support. If you need more reinforcement or sit longer than eight hours a day, consider purchasing a gaming chair.

Gaming chairs are designed to offer extra comfort because gamers spend hours in the same position. The backrests are higher and recline into three different positions that also lock into place. They include an adjustable headrest pillow and a lumbar pillow to ensure it is placed right where you need it. The seats are thicker, so they are more comfortable to sit in for long periods of time and are constructed from thicker materials, so they hold more weight.

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