Since computers became a thing for almost everyone in the workplace, the amount of time we spend sitting at desks has increased an unfathomable amount. This new style of living can be detrimental to our bodies, particularly, our backs. We all know sitting uncomfortably and incorrectly will further hurt our posture, causing us even more back pain and discomfort.

When it comes to sitting for lengthy periods of time, nothing’s more important than making sure you have the best chair for the job.

The best desk chair isn’t always the best looking, but we’ve definitely found a few that will not only keep you healthy and comfortable but aesthetically pleased as well.

Still, no chair is one size fits all, and it’s important to do your research and try to find what you think will work best for you. Broken down by popular categories, below you’ll find our votes for the best office chairs and best desk chairs this year in hopes it’ll help you find what you’re looking for.

In building our list we looked at user reviews, quality of materials, style, value, return policies & company support (since you never know when you’ll be unhappy), and of course, our own personal experiences where applicable.

Moreover, if you’re reading this you are already one step ahead by deciding to go online in your search for a good chair. When you go to your local furniture store you are limited to only what is available in that one store, as opposed to going online and having countless options and a better chance to find the chair for you!

However, It can be overwhelming when searching for a chair online and sometimes there is more than one site to buy the same chair, so when you ask yourself what the best place to buy from is, we have an answer. Amazon is that answer. You can find real reviews from other buyers who also rate their purchased products. Also, with Amazon prime and the option to opt for “expert assembly”,  all you have to do is order the chair and let them do the rest. Enjoy!


Best Ergonomic Office Chairs


Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair by Komene

The Komene is your best bang for your buck in the ergonomic world. Though with time the foam seat pad will wear out, this char should last you for way more than your money’s worth.

High Back Chair by Ticova

When we first saw the basically perfect reviews on this we thought for sure it’d be a scam. Turns out for the money it’s pretty great, with an adjustable headrest, arm rests, seat tilt, tension and height… AND lumbar support and a full mesh seat…whew!

Sayl Chair by Herman Miller

Though not the best for very large or very tall people, the Sayl chair by Herman Miller is one of the most comfortable and affordable ergonomic chairs today, and looks damn sexy too.

Freedom Task Chair by Humanscale

The Freedom Task chair is a widely recommended chair for truly upscale ergonomic support, even by doctors.

Gesture Chair by Steelcase

The Steelcase Gesture Chair isn’t cheap but it has a name for being incredibly supportive and comfortable. Plus, you can get it in orange (or any other number of funky or bland colors and fabrics).


Best Computer Chairs


Low-Back Computer Chair by AmazonBasics

It doesn’t look like much but at $49.99 this chair packs a comfy little punch. If you’re on a tight budget, you could do a lot worse.


Bungee Chair by Euro Style

The Euro Style Bungee Chair is a little known secret in the world of desk chairs, but is a fabulously comfortable little chair and coming in at just around $200 makes it one of our all time favorites.


Serta Works Executive Chair by Serta

Our one “plush” computer chair on the list, the Serta Works Executive Chair is big, cushy, and has a nice reclining feature to it. The reviews speak for themselves.


QiVi Chair by Steelcase

The Steelcase QiVi doesn’t have many features to it, but what you get are incredible materials and build quality packed into a very comfy chair at a reasonable price.


Aeron Chair by Herman Miller  

Though a small percentage of people despise this chair, it has been widely regarded as the best office chair in history for decades. In our personal experience, it’s worth every penny.


Best Gaming Chairs


Reclining Memory Foam Gaming Chair by KILLABEE

Our favorite budget racing style chair, the KILLABEE memory foam gaming chair has an incredible amount of comfort for what you spend.

Hero Gaming Chair by Noblechairs

It’s no secret that Noblechairs makes some of the best gaming chairs in the industry, and this one is no exception. High quality materials and hours of gaming comfort all for just under $500.

Embody Chair by Herman Miller

Not a true gaming chair but certainly one of the most comfortable chairs money can buy, the Embody will guarantee you never have to leave and can smash buttons for hours… and hours… and hours… and hours…