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4 Best Office Chairs for Long Hours

Ergonomic chairs are as important to our work as mattresses are to our sleep. Read about the four best office chairs that are optimal when working long hours.

These days, furnishing your home office has become as standard as furnishing your bedroom or living room. With many folks now working from home or working a hybrid schedule, having a proper ergonomic setup within your own space has become critical to staying productive and comfortable on the days you aren't going into the office. Selecting the best chair for those long working hours can be a tough decision; especially since ergonomic chairs can be a little more technical than most furniture items. Fear not! We're here to help you make the best choice for a chair that can support you throughout your entire workday.

1. The Ergonomic Chair


For workers, gamers, creators, and anyone else in search of a stylish and functional chair to use for long periods of time, look no further than the Ergonomic Chair. These chairs are built to last and integrate into every aspect of your professional life — and your personal aesthetic.

The seat and frame have color options independent of each other, so you can get the most out of color coordination. Besides meshing with your home decor, this model meets rigorous testing from industry professionals; the Ergonomic Chair meets BIFMA standards.


This particular mesh office chair has a weight capacity of up to 275 pounds with its ultra-comfortable and supportive cushion and adjustable features, including adjustable seat height and depth. All manner of industry experts have chosen the Ergonomic Chair as a top pick for professional use like CNN, Wired, New York Magazine, and Gear Patrol.

The double-layered breathable mesh back is perfect for not only comfort and support the natural curve of your back, but it’s also very breathable and allows your back to have airflow. The mesh material reduces the chance of potential odors.

Appearance meets power with the base made from hardy aluminum with a gorgeous anodization. It stands out from the plastic-based office chairs that used to be the status quo.

Support Features

Although many of us would like to stand at our desks as much as possible, some of us need to sit for specific lines of work. That’s why the Ergonomic Chair is rated for eight hours of sitting or more. This specific feature can make a huge difference in boosting productivity by reducing strain and fatigue. This model also has excellent lumbar support to support the lower back and encourage a comfortable upright posture.

This model is set for the seat height of people who stand between 5’2” to 6' 2.” Although these chairs have adjustability and degrees of customization, it’s important to consider these things if you are much shorter or taller than the recommended range.

2. The Verve Chair


Designed in San Francisco, California, the Verve Chair is as stunningly beautiful as it is practical. The 3-D mesh upholstery design will surely catch the eyes of your coworkers, whether you’re in the office or in a virtual meeting.

The Verve Chair comes in three distinct colors: Galaxy, Choral, and Mist. No matter what color you choose, that beautiful pattern will always catch the light. The material on this mid-back chair is comfortable and green.

These high-quality models are certified Greenguard Gold for VOC emissions and also meet the BIFMA standard for commercial use. The chair has six points of adjustment to give you that custom feeling fit. The base was engineered in Germany while maintaining a very low profile.

The ease of use and casual form make for a sleek package perfect for any home workspace, but it’s also just as comfortable in an office pool. This is a premium piece that melds form and function into an ergonomic cocktail.

The Verve Chair is perfect for almost all body types by being able to comfortably accommodate anyone from 5’0” to 6' 2” and has a weight limit of up to 300 pounds. The contoured seat, with its adjustable lumbar support, is essential to productive days. Plus, it comes with an extended warranty that applies to its entire usable lifetime.

3. The Task Chair


When you’re searching for a budget-friendly option that delivers on what you want (and need), rely on The Task Chair. This seating option boasts an intuitive design with five points of adjustment.

You can adjust the height, armrests, lumbar height, tilt, and tilt tension. The high-back nylon weave provides support while still being incredibly breathable. The adjustable lumbar support is padded for extra comfort.

There is a four-stop tilt lock found on much more expensive chairs from other brands. This simple ergonomic package is great for those between 5’4” and 6’0.” Having a uniform fleet of these swivel chairs could be just the modern touch the office pool needs.

The Task Chair is designed to be breathable, while the lumbar support provides stellar support so you can tackle any challenge throughout the workday.

4. The Daily Chair


Every home office needs a quality chair for everyday life. The Daily Chair fits in just as much at home as it does in an office environment. Not only is it comfortable and visually pleasing, but it’s also quite budget-friendly.

The Daily Chair comes in four attractive, soothing colors, slate, sky blue, linden green, and black. It’s crafted from more than 70% recycled materials, and 96% of this chair can be recycled when you decide it’s time for an office revamp.

This model is ideal for four to six-hour work or gaming sessions.

What Should You Look for in an Ergonomic Office Chair?

Adjustable Armrests

Proper armrests allow certain back and shoulder muscles to relax and not fatigue as easily throughout the day. Ideally, the arms should be relatively close to your body while sitting; you shouldn’t have to cock your arms outward to rest them or lean forward to type.

Like padded seats, high-end supportive armrests should have padding as well, especially because hard ones are generally uncomfortable and will discourage you from using them. Plus, people are unique — most of us aren’t the exact same size and height as each other. That’s why we made sure that our adjustable armrests can move back and forth and up and down.

Your armrests should be high enough that your elbows rest at the same level as your desk. If your armrests are too low, they can cause you to inadvertently shrug your shoulders which could cause soreness and an uncomfortable pinch at the end of a long day.

Adjust both your chair height and armrests together for the most optimal position for your particular ergonomic needs; each is dependent upon the other to succeed in propping you up for success.  

Lower Back Support

A lumbar support system can only be utilized when you have to maintain a proper sitting position. When you hear the terms “good posture” and “sitting upright,” everyone has a slightly different perception of what that actually means.

For optimal healthy posture and comfort level, first, sit all the way back in the seat of your chair. Allow the lumbar support to cushion the natural curvature of your spine. Next, lean slightly back by about five to ten degrees from the completely upright position.

It is imperative to have a quality chair that features lower back support in conjunction with adjustable support capabilities that allow it to conform to your unique body.

The Ability To Recline

Leaning back periodically during the workday helps you relax and takes some of the pressure off of your back. However, there is a pretty notable difference between reclining and slouching.

Sometimes, it might feel like we’re leaning back, but we’re actually just slouching. How do you know if you’re slouching?

Here’s a handy checklist. You might be slouching if you:

  • You don’t have both feet flat on the floor
  • You aren’t in the triangle: Body weight should center over the pubic bone and buttocks evenly. The flat feet, evenly spaced, are the last piece of the puzzle.


While slouching isn’t ideal, reclining in a supportive chair is a fantastic way to give your body (and brain) a bit of a break. Reclining in a home office chair allows you to relax while still giving your spine the support it needs. This feature is especially important for those working with stacked monitors who need to lean back to view them.

Comfy Ergonomic Design

Considering the fact that much of our work life is going to be at a desk and in a chair, it’s important to think about the things you have to support you while you work. The most comfortable office chairs can completely change the way you get things done.

Office ergonomics are a critical factor when considering workplace necessities, as should the perfect quality desk. Standard desks are great canvases to work on and collaborate with, but standing desks can seriously help you step up your game.

As awesome as the best computer chairs can be, you still need to take breaks from sitting: Standing desks allow you to keep working effectively. Standing desks are fabulous, but Adjustable Standing desks are even better. Adjustable Standing Desks help you sit and stand as your workflow and physical needs demand.

A Reliable Seat Cushion

Seat cushions have Goldilocks zones in terms of seat depth. Some can be too soft and wear out too quickly. Many are too high-density and can cause discomfort. The most comfortable seat cushions have irregular shapes that meld to you for optimal support.

Materials that breathe well will ensure that you don’t get too hot or start sweating, and the materials on these office chair models make it an ideal executive chair for comfort and productivity.

An Optional Adjustable Headrest

Many of us have extended work hours that have us using our chairs for many hours at a time. Headrests (compatible with our Ergonomic Chair) and backrests are a good way to stave off neck pain, back pain, and fatigue. These are simple and a breeze to add to our chairs.

Headrests are great for relaxing on breaks, too: Leaning back on a supportive headrest relieves tension.

The Best Ergonomic Office Chairs for Your Home Office Space

The best office chair or gaming chair is the chair that speaks to you and your personal needs. A truly high-quality chair is a piece of furniture that adjusts to you — not the other way around.



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BIFMA Standards Overview | BIFMA

Quit your slouching! How to fix bad posture | Today

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