The 9 Best Office Chairs of 2020

Do you end up with a stiff neck, a sore back and all fatigued after spending hours on your desk? A good quality office chair can do wonders for your posture, your comfort, and for your overall work productivity.

You may wonder what type of chair will be best for you, and how to choose among the hundreds of chairs currently being offered at the market?

We have tested numerous desk chairs for you and have decided that the DXRacer Sentinel chair is the best office chair for 2020. Read along if you want to find out more about this gaming and work chair, as well as to see our other top picks and all their amazing features in our top 10 best office chair list for 2020.

Best overall

DXRacer Sentinel Series OH/SJ00/N Racing Seat Office Chair


Our top pick may not be a traditional office chair, in fact, it is actually one of the best gaming chairs for 2020, but it has the features and provides the comfort which we were looking for in a good quality office chair, which is why we chose it as our number one choice for a chair for desk work for the year.

The DX Racer Sentinel chair has an especially designed ergonomic shape which will provide you with ultimate comfort and will decrease the fatigue and soreness from spending hours in an uncomfortable position on a desk.

It is perfect both for gaming and for work, and even if you are a marathon gamer or a workaholic you won’t feel like your back or buttocks are getting hot and sweaty at any time. This is due to the breathable top quality PU leather used for the upholstery of the race car seat style office chair.

The extra high backrest will provide the support for your back, neck, and shoulder which you have always needed.  The backrest is adjustable and flexible and can be tilted down to 180 degrees, so you can find the perfect position for working or gaming.

It can be adjusted in height via the five-point gas spring base too, so you can use it with a desk or table of any height. The base and chair are SGS certified and can handle a weight of up to 350 lbs.

Your arms and shoulders too will be perfectly protected and comfortable thanks to the special padded 4-dimensional adjustable armrests of this DXRacer chair.

It also has an added heavy-duty base and footrests to keep your feet and legs comfy for hours as well.

The chair base has three heavy-duty 3-inch caster wheels

Along with the integrated headrest of the office chair, you will get bonus lumbar and head support pillows which are removable.

It is sold with a 24-month warranty on all parts.

The Sentinel office chair is black and orange and will bring beauty to any office or home. It has a full-size sturdy welded solid steel frame which comes with a lifetime warranty, so it will withstand a lot of wear and tear, so you can be pretty sure that you won’t be buying a new chair to replace it for a long time to come.

The runner-up

Duramont Ergonomic Adjustable Office Chair


If you are not ready to splurge on a high-end chair like our top pick the DXRacer Sentinel, or you prefer a more formal business styled chair for your office, we strongly recommend the Duramont Ergonomic office chair.

Just about all parts of this perfectly designed office chair can be adjusted, so that you can achieve the most comfortable position. You can adjust the angle and height of the headrest, also the depth and height of the lumbar support, the height of the armrests as well as their distance from the seat itself, the height of the seat, and last but not least the tilt and tension of the backrest.

This means that you can completely personalize the Duramont office chair to fit your body type, comfort, posture, and preferences.

No matter how many hours you spend sitting on this gorgeous office chair you won’t get a sweaty and uncomfortable back. The reason is that the backrest is entirely made of breathable mesh.

The soft cushioned seat will keep you comfortable all day long.

This executive office chair is very easy to assemble and adjust.

Thanks to its durable pneumatic controls, you can raise or lower the seat in a matter of seconds, as well as tilt back or straighten the backrest.

The chair can support a weight of up to 330 lbs. and is made of top quality materials which will definitely last for years.

This chair offered by Duramont is reasonably priced and is sold with a 100% money-back guarantee for 90 days after you purchase it, so why not go ahead and buy and try this wonderful executive chair without worrying about making the wrong choice!

Best budget-friendly option

Amazon Basics Low-Back Computer Chair – Black


If you are looking for an inexpensive and yet reliable and comfortable office chair, you should definitely consider buying this low back chair by Amazon Basics. It costs about $50 and comes in four pretty color versions suitable for any taste or décor.

This is a simple and yet very comfy desk chair with contoured mesh back support which will keep you pain and sore free as well as sweat-free, thanks to its excellent breathability.

The seat can easily be adjusted via the pneumatic control handle located below it. The seat is 2 inches thick and padded with soft foam for added comfort.

The Amazon Basics chair has a weight capacity of up to 250 lbs. The chair itself is 22.5 (D) x 21.5 (W) x 30.5-34.5 (H) inches in size. It is compact and doesn’t have armrests, so it will take up less space, which makes it perfect for small offices and tight spaces.

The chair is set on 5 350 degree swivel casters for easy mobility and multi-tasking.

It is inexpensive and is sold with a 1-year warranty by Amazon.

Overall, this simple and yet top quality office chair is just want to need if you don’t want to break the bank for an ergonomic, height-adjustable and comfortable office chair.

Our other top picks for the best office chairs for 2020

Steelcase Leap Desk Chair with Headrest


The Steelcase Leap office chair has been the most popular flagship chair offered by Leap Chair and for some very good reasons too. It is certainly one of the most customizable chairs we have tested this year.

Features:

  • It is available in more than 15 different color options – some more formal and other bright and less formal, so there is a Steelcase chair for any taste
  • An ergonomic design which will promote better health, higher work productivity and overall comfort
  • It has the LiveBack feature which allows the backrest to move along with the spine when the seating position changes, to provide optimal support and comfort at all times
  • The seat’s height can be adjusted within a 5-inch range via pneumatic controls
  • Regulating armrests up to 4 inches in range
  • The depth of the arrest can also be adjusted up to 3 inches in order to get your arms and wrists closer to the desk or work surface
  • The width of the armrests also can be adjusted up to 4 ½ inches
  • The arm caps can pivot in and out up to 30 degrees
  • Adjustable seat depth of up to 3 inches to suit your leg length
  • The seat edge angle can be flexed by 1 1.2 inches to relieve any pressure in the thighs after hours of sitting
  • The lumbar lower back part, as well as the upper support, can be customized in terms of the firmness provided
  • There is a backstop to keep the backrest in a locked position
  • A strong plastic or polished aluminum five-arm base to keep you safe and steady
  • 2 ½ inch heavy-duty hard caster wheels, but you can purchase the available soft casters which are suitable for delicate hard floors and chair mats too
  • The size of the chair is 25 (L) x 27 (W) x 52.5 (H) inches, and the seat height is 20.5 inches

Rivet Mid-Century Swope Curved Arm Swivel Office Chair


If you prefer a more classic design when looking for the best office chair for your home or work office, you should consider purchasing this beautiful Rivet Mid-Century Swope chair.

Features:

  • This is a pretty swivel chair which is suitable not only for any office but for any room at home as well
  • The design is inspired by the interior design trends of the mid-20th century
  • It has low profile arms and graceful curves which are not only stylish but provide comfort as well
  • The dimensions of this chair are 26 (W) x 24.8 (D) x 33.9 (H) inches and it weighs 40.8 lbs.
  • Its upholstery is made of 100% durable polyester which is easy to clean
  • The chair is placed on a strong metal swivel base and four legs
  • No assembly is required
  • The chair is available in several sleek color options
  • It is sold with a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 1-year warranty

Smugdesk High Back Executive Office Ergonomic Heavy Duty Computer Chair


Are you looking for a well-padded office chair that will keep each part of your body comfortable while working or playing? This affordable High Back executive chair by Smugdesk could be the most suitable option for you.

Features:

  • A high backrest and headrest which will provide supreme support to your spine and lower back as well as for your neck
  • The upholstery is made of sturdy and comfortable bonded breathable leather
  • The chair has high density cushioning on the seat and backrest for supreme comfort and to reduce the pressure in the back and legs after prolonged use
  • The seat is large so you won’t feel constricted at any time – its size is 20.5 (W) x 20.9 (D) inches
  • It has a thick non-slip comfort pad to relax the hips
  • Both the seat and the backrest can be tilted back up to 125 degrees and forth and can be locked into the most comfortable angle and position in accordance with your preferences
  • The height of the seat also can be adjusted from 44.7 – 48.4 inches
  • The chair is easy to assemble with no added tools required
  • It can rotate 360 degrees
  • It sits on 4 PU casters which are strong, quiet and very maneuverable
  • The dimensions of this chair prior to assembly are 33.9 x 14.9 x 21.3 inches, and it weighs 39.2 lbs.
  • It can hold a person weighing up to 300 lbs.
  • It costs less than $200 and is sold with a 30-day money-back guarantee as well as with free replacements of any missing or damaged parts for 12 months

DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FH08/NB New Edge Edition Racing Bucket Seat Office Chair


The DXRacer Formula Series chair is another gaming chair made by the manufacturer of our top pick for 2020. It is more affordable than it but still is as an excellent chair both for work and for play.

Features:

  • It is sold in at least 8 color variants
  • Features the latest ergonomic design for gaming
  • It has an adjustable lumbar pillow as well as an included head and neck pillow
  • The backseat is high to provide proper support to the entire spine and head
  • You can easily tilt the backrest up to 135 degrees via the modern tilt mechanism
  • The base swivels smoothly at 360 degrees thanks to the top quality 2-inch caster wheels
  • The upholstery is made of breathable PU
  • Regulating armrests in 3 directions and in height
  • It is 50-53 (H) x 27 (W) x 21 (D) inches and has a net weight of about 49 lbs.
  • It can hold up to 200 lbs. and is suitable for a height of up to 5’10”
  • Sold with a lifetime warranty on the chair frame, and 2-year warranty for the parts

Ergohuman High Back Black Mesh & Chrome Base Swivel Chair with Headrest


This high back office chair by Ergohuman is definitely one of the most eye-catching desk chairs we have seen so far this year.

Features:

  • An attractive modernistic design
  • A high backrest and an added headrest
  • The backrest can be tilted back and locked in 3 different angles, or be set to be used as a reclining chair
  • The height of the seat can also be adjusted via the pneumatic control underneath it – from 18.5 up to 22.2 inches
  • The seat is 20.5 x 18.5 inches and the backrest is 20.5 x 28 inches in size
  • It has a comfortable lumber cushion
  • The armrests can be customized in height or position thanks to the pivoting mechanism
  • The size of the chair is 26.5 (W) x 29 (D) x 46-52 (H) inches and it weighs 66 lbs.
  • The chair is made of 97% recyclable components, breathable mesh and can be bought in several different color options

Euro Style Bungee High Back Adjustable Office Chair with Arms and Foam Top Cover


If you want a less traditional and yet highly functional and comfortable office chair, why not take a closer look at this Bungee High Back chair offered by Euro Style?

Features:

  • The high backrest is made of round bungee cords for adjustable comfort – excellent for those of you who don’t want a stiff office chair
  • The chair has a tilt mechanism with 2 different locking positions
  • It can also be adjusted in height easily from 18 to 23 inches
  • The chair can swivel at 360 degrees smoothly and quietly
  • Made of a durable steel frame, which is powder-coated and with added high-density foam for the seat and armrests for added comfort
  • The size of the chair is 43 (H) x 23 (W) x 27 (D) inches and weighs only 26.4 lbs.
  • The sitting area is 18 x 19 inches and the backrest is 19 x 19 inches
  • It has a weight capacity of up to 450 lbs. thanks to the strong and tight bungee cords
  • Sold at a quite reasonable price
  • Available in several different color options

Features to look for when buying a new office chair

When shopping for an office chair, people tend to get frustrated by the wide assortment available on the market. Of course, you should pick a chair which you like aesthetically and which is comfortable, but how to choose the best office chair for your needs?

Here are the main features to look for:

  • A high backrest or full back support
  • Its size and height should allow you to sit comfortably with your knees at a 90-degree angle and your ankles at a 90 angle as well
  • Breathable upholstery
  • Adjustability – the more modifiable the chair is – the better you will be able to customize it to fit your needs, your height and size, as well as your comfort
  • Easy adjustment – you should get a chair which you can tilt, lift, lower and further adjust without needing any instruments or applying force
  • Proper support for the back – no matter whether you prefer a low or high backrest, make sure that the chair provides proper support for your back to avoid strain in the back, neck or waist
  • A seat which fits you – for an ergonomic office chair to work properly, you should ensure that its size accommodates your size properly if you want to take advantage of the ergonomic properties such as the lumbar support, the headrests, the adjustable armrests and so on
  • It should enhance mobility. Yes, you will be seated on your office chair, but a good quality chair for work must enhance movement so that your blood and oxygen can circulate properly in your body even after hours of work
  • The armrests should provide ultimate comfort for your shoulders and arms as well
  • Its lumbar support should be sufficient and comfortable
  • Overall, the chair must promote a proper body posture
  • The design of the chair should fit your taste and the décor of your home or office
  • It has to have the capacity to carry your weight as well as to be suitable for your height
  • The longer the warranty – the better for your peace of mind
  • Look for manufacturers who have a money-back guarantee for a certain period after the purchase, just to stay on the safe side
  • Easy assembly – if you are not too handy and don’t want to deal with a complicated assemblage

Final words

Finding the most suitable office chair for your needs will make work a much happier, pain-free and productive experience.

We have carefully analyzed the reviews and tested numerous desk chairs for you, and have come up with our ultimate top 10 best office chair list for 2020 for you. Hopefully, we have been helpful and you have found that perfect chair which will provide comfort, sooth any tensions and soreness in your body and will allow you to work more efficiently.

All of our top picks are excellent chairs. We have chosen the ones which are the most adjustable, ergonomic and of the highest quality for you. At the same time, we have tried to add chairs of all different types, including executive chairs, gaming style chairs, designer chairs, and simpler solutions, as well as office chairs from all price ranges, to make life easier on you.

So, go ahead and buy your new chair for work or play, and enjoy the comfort, improved posture and effortless adjustment and customization which each and every one of these superb office chairs provides!

Last update on 2020-03-30 at 10:35 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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