Best Office Chairs

Spending time at your desk shouldn’t be bad for your health. Read our guide on how to find an office chair - whether it’s a desk, gaming, or ergonomic chair - that’s comfortable, supportive, and suits you and your body. Continue reading...

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Koala WFH Desk

Koala WFH Desk Discontinued

4.3  (8)

Featured review: Love my Koala WFH desk. It arrived within a couple of days of ordering. It was so quick and easy to put together. One of the brackets for the back was a little tight, but still managed to get it on my own with no tools. Just took some wriggling. So happy with this purchase, really glad I made the decision to go with Koala furniture once more.

GT Racing Ace S1

GT Racing Ace S1

4.7  (48) Summary
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Topdeckninja
Topdeckninja
  Fair Incentive
Time for a well-deserved and well-built upgrade!I was in a desperate need for a new chair and I always wanted a racing chair! So I pulled the plug and finally got one. It was easy to assemble and most importantly it’s very comfortable to sit in! Didn’t have any issues with the parts or the chair. Show details
Secretlab TITAN Series

Secretlab TITAN Series 🏆 2024

4.1  (312) Summary
  • Price (RRP) $899
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Hi daflavell, we're sorry to hear about your experience and we'd like to see how we can help. Could you kindly drop us a DM with your order number or ticket number for us to take a look into this? Thank you.

ErgoTune Supreme Office Chair

ErgoTune Supreme Office Chair 🏆 2024

3.9  (96) Summary
  • Price (RRP) $950
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S. Erving Cantos
S. Erving Cantos2 posts
 
High, non-negotiable charge for delivery results in no chair by the time I am pestered to provide a reviewI paid for the chair. I had to pay $165 for delivery. I got some tracking info. No chair.
Then yesterday, I got this email asking me to review how much I was loving my chair.
Not at all. Show details
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Michael B.
Michael B.
 
Great PurchaseAs a personal trainer, I was initially skeptical, but I decided to give it a try anyway, and it definitely works! I've recommended it to my clients, and several have purchased it with positive feedback. Keep up the great work, ErgoFlip!
  • Price (RRP) $699
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Gol
Gol3 posts
 
Pro ergonomic chairComfortable and cozy chair.I really recommend this product.Desky changed my life. Show details
Kergo Chair

Kergo Chair

4.7  (17) Summary
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Will
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Damaged Chair Owner Ghosted by CompanyOrdered two chairs, waited over six weeks for one chair to arrive damaged. Going on three weeks now and I am unable to get in contact with Koala. I've called, left voicemails, using chat feature and emailing. I have had no reply. Show details
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Jake
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Victor V.
Victor V.VIC
 
This chair nearly killed meIt has a weight capacity of 120kg, it was fine for a couple of weeks, but out of nowhere a part of the plastic snapped, fell off my chair, it broke, and i hit my head, coxic and some nerve in my back has gone out im 67kg btw..... and 26 years old.... i bought the chair no longer 8 weeks ago.....i dont know exactly how to pursue this matter further
Ikea Markus

Ikea Markus

3.4  (8)
Kevin
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Tommo
TommoVIC2 posts
 
$1,990RRP
Ken Spade
Ken SpadeNSW3 posts
 
Well worth the moneyWas a bit worry spending so much on a chair but after going through so many and getting back pains etc. from each I thought why not try it. And let me tell you it has been well worth the money. I choose this over the embody as I'm a gamer and this feels better when playing compared to the Aeron
Evan M.
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Wilburight
Wilburight2 posts
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ThunderX3 TGC12

ThunderX3 TGC12

1.5  (13)
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Helena Bochenska
Helena BochenskaQLD2 posts
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very comfortable , easy to use , save the adjustmentlike to set up the chair suit my need based on my weight and height and the height if the desk. Is is important the chair is set up correctly for health and posture reasons Show details
  • Price (RRP) $999
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Paula M.
Paula M.WA5 posts
 
Cheap materials and manufacturingBought chair online. Lasted 10 days. Chair leg broke off. Frame warped and chair lopsided. Head cushion.. zipper broken. Spent $170 on a useless item Show details
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Excellent resolution with full refund by Echo on Catch.

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Sihoo V1

Sihoo V1

3.0  (2)
$669RRP
Av U.
Av U.QLD19 posts
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Katie
KatieVIC2 posts
 
This is an uncomfortable chairThis chair has a Ridge back and uncomfortable seating. I know that it is cheap, but still expect better.I would recommend saving your money and buy for officeworks. Very uncomfortable. Show details
Sihoo M57

Sihoo M57

5.0  (1)
$439RRP
Tan D
Tan DVIC7 posts
 
Rose
RoseNSW15 posts
 
MDJ Bourke
MDJ BourkeVIC5 posts
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PJB
PJBNSW
  Fair Incentive Verified
just what i needed perfectBest gaming comfort chair i have ever bought , it makes sitting at my work station a hole lot better from playing games to doing any PC work. with the recline and foot rest to have a bit of relaxation to a little nap fantastic, no more pain in lower back like other chairs had given me so happy with my purchase,
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Koala WFH Desk

Koala WFH Desk Discontinued

4.3  (8)

Featured review: Love my Koala WFH desk. It arrived within a couple of days of ordering. It was so quick and easy to put together. One of the brackets for the back was a little tight, but still managed to get it on my own with no tools. Just took some wriggling. So happy with this purchase, really glad I made the decision to go with Koala furniture once more.

A black office chair in a brightly lit office.

Types of office chairs

Desk chairs

Desk chairs are your most basic type of office chair. They’re typically not very customisable (with many just offering adjustable seat height), and so are suited to those who sit for just a few hours at a time. If you don’t use your desk for a full work day, or if you switch between sitting and standing, a desk chair might be right for you.

Pros
Often relatively inexpensive.
Don't have many moving parts, so can be less likely to break and simpler to repair.
Cons
Don't offer the same level of comfort and support that ergonomic and gaming chairs do.

Ergonomic chairs

Of course, all office chairs are designed to an extent to be ergonomic in some way. However, when we talk about ergonomic chairs, we mean those that allow for full adjustability of most components.

That means that in addition to adjustable seat height and seat tilt, an ergonomic office chair will typically also let you adjust the position of the seat pan or backrest (by sliding them forwards or backwards), the height or positioning of the armrests, the headrest (if there is one), the tension of the recline, and sometimes more.

They’re a good bet for those who spend long hours at their desk and want to avoid pain.

Pros
High levels of adjustability can support your body throughout the whole day as it can be tailored to suit your seating preferences and body shape.
Can help relieve pain and stiffness throughout your body.
Often have more padding which often makes them more comfortable.
Cons
Typically more expensive to buy, although these models are often built to be more durable and stand the test of time.
Can be more costly and fiddlesome to maintain as the design is more complex than regular desk chairs.

Gaming chairs

Gaming chairs are designed to help you game comfortably for long periods of time. They’re meant to help you perform at your best, and offer lots of padding and support, often having features like headrests, wrist and lumbar support, and adjustable armrests.

They sometimes have features like in-built speakers in the headrest and USB ports on the chair's exterior. These chairs also often have a sporty, racing aesthetic to help you get in the gaming spirit - although plenty of people use them in their home office.

Pros
Facilitates good posture and seating position, as they're usually designed to be quite ergonomic.
Usually highly adjustable and comfortable.
Cons
Can be quite expensive.
Some unique features, like in-built speakers in the headrest, can be gimmicky and not actually work that well.

What to look for in an office chair

There are a number of things to consider when choosing an office chair. We’ve gone through the main points below, but it’s also worth keeping the following questions in mind when you shop:

  • How many consecutive hours will you spend at the desk?
  • What kind of desk will you be pairing your chair with?
  • Do you want your chair to look a certain way or be a certain style?

The answers to these questions will help you narrow down your choices so you can then consider the following factors when choosing an office chair.

Chair movement

Office chairs usually have 2 different types of movement mechanisms: synchro/swing motion or independent tilt.

Synchro or swing mechanisms let the user swing the chair backwards and forwards when they’re seated, as well as lock the chair at the angle they want. If getting a chair with this, check that the chair locks in an upright work position that’s functional and supportive for you.

An independent tilt mechanism lets you adjust the seat angle and backrest pitch independently from one another, which allows for a lot more angle combinations. This is useful for those who have back conditions or are only comfortable in particular sitting positions.

Most conventional styles of office chairs should also swivel, as this lets you easily rotate to reach different areas of the desk without straining your body.

Adjustability

Different people have different body shapes and sitting preferences, which is why adjustability is pretty important if you’re looking for the utmost comfort and support. Look for adjustable back support, armrests, and chair height. Some chairs also have a back that let you lean back when you want to relax.

Look for adjustment knobs that are easy to operate while seated.

Size

If you have a large office space then size may not be a particularly important consideration for you, but for a lot of us with home offices (or work nooks), space is limited. Check the dimensions of the wheel base and arm rests so that you don’t buy a chair that doesn’t fit under your desk or in your work area.

Many office chairs can support up to 100kg, so if you weigh more than this, check with the manufacturer to see whether the chair you’re considering will support you.

Features

Office chairs will usually have some features that make them more comfortable and supportive.

  • Headrest: Ergonomic and gaming chairs often have a headrest, which can reduce strain on the neck and upper back.
  • Heating pad: Some chairs have an in-built heating pad that can make cold mornings a little more bearable.
  • Adjustable lumbar support: Usually found in midrange or premium chairs, adjustable lumbar support lets you adjust the level of support you need in the chair’s back to support your lumbar curve.
  • Gel seat: This relieves pressure on the coccyx and pelvis.
  • Massager: A massage office chair usually has a massager in different points of the seat, back, and headrest.
  • Knee cushions: Found on a kneeling chair, these are cushions that you place your knees on so that your body weight is partially supported by your shins and less strain is put on your lower back.

Wheels

If you want to scoot around your office space, then having a wheel base can help you do that - and make things a bit more fun, too. If you have carpet and want a wheeled chair, then you might also want to consider buying a chair mat to protect your flooring.

Material

There are a few different options when it comes to the material of an office chair.

  • Leather office chairs are comfortable, easy to clean spills off, and are plush and stylish, but can get sweaty in the summer if you don’t have much ventilation.
  • An upholstered chair usually has a foam-moulded backrest with fabric upholstery, and is generally comfortable and fairly easy to clean.
  • Mesh office chairs offer superior airflow - making them great for warmer office spaces - and flex to the shape of your back when you sit back.

Price

Because of the huge range out there, you can find office chairs for anything from $30 to upwards of $1000. Some executive office chairs might even run to a couple of thousand dollars. Realistically though, getting a comfortable, ergonomic chair will cost you at least $200.

Many decent home office chairs aren’t particularly cheap. However, considering you’ll likely be spending a good portion of the day sitting in one, it’s also not a purchase you want to be too stingy with. The more adjustable and supportive the chair is, the more it’s likely to cost. But an office chair that’s comfortable, good for your posture, and doesn’t negatively affect your health is a worthy investment.

The bottom line

Price aside, comfort and support are usually the top considerations that people have when buying an office chair. If possible, try out chairs in-store to see what you like. Some people prefer a firmer seat, while others prefer more plush padding. Because our bodies are so different, what’s comfortable for one person may not be for the next.

If you can’t make it to a brick and mortar store, read reviews of office chairs to see what others have had to say, and you’ll be well on your way to working with the support your body needs.

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