The market is saturated with different types of office chairs geared towards different types of people making choosing one difficult. Do you find yourself leaning back often? Do you find that it’s hard to find the right chair for your height? Here are some things to look for when making your purchase.
If you enjoy leaning back in your office chair, make sure the chair you’re looking at has tilt tension that’s adjustable. You want to be able to modify the tilt to your liking. Another feature most computer chairs have is Syncro tilt which basically means that the back reclines twice as fast as the seat cushion. This prevents you from having to actually push yourself back as opposed to transitioning smoothly. Great options are the Hydramesh Ergonomic chair by Boss seating or the Linear Task chair by NBF signature.
If you are someone with lower back pain that seems to be exacerbated by sitting in an chair for long periods of time, make sure to test the chair for proper lumbar support before buying it. Proper lumbar support is determined by proper alignment of your ears, shoulders and hips. The chair should also move with the curvature of your spine. Avoid chairs with straight backs since they force you into an upright position. Some great options are the Herman Miller Aeron chairs which offer durability, comfort and style as well as the Ergohuman mesh chair by Eurotech which provides excellent support at an excellent price point.
If you find yourself uncomfortable in regular chairs as a tall person, consider a big and tall chair as a viable option. These chairs are designed for people 6’2 and up with features like more seat depth and more height adjustability. Normally big and tall chairs have seat depths of 20″ or more so make sure to check the measurements as well. On the opposite side of the spectrum chairs for shorter people have depths starting at 18″ and also have shorter backs. Some of the best selling big & tall chairs are the Serta Big & Tall Executive office chair which is not only comfortable, but also eco-friendly as well as the Hercules Mesh Big & Tall computer chair. There are petite versions of these chairs too. Don’t buy a cheap office chair that you’ll end up throwing out. Invest in the office chair that suits your needs and you will reduce your spending as well as participate in the sustainability movement.