Not all office chairs can get the job done, especially if you are big or tall. Just like the clothes you wear, finding a great office chair that fits you well is essential.
While sitting in a chair throughout your workday or just at home in your personal office, you need to make sure the chair you are sitting on is not only stable but also good for your posture and health.
We set out testing numerous chairs to find the best big And tall office chairs, that will support you throughout the workday while leaving you relaxed, yet still productive.
- 1 Best Big And Tall Office Chairs In 2020 Top 10 Rated Reviews
- 1.1 1 Big and Tall Video Gaming Chair, 500lb High Back PC Racing Office Chair-PU Leather Ergonomic Massage Swivel Racing Task Chair w/Headrest and Lumbar Support, Gaming Desk Chair for Home Racing Office – Best Massaging Big And Tall Office Chair
- 1.2 2 Duramont Ergonomic Adjustable Office Chair with Lumbar Support and Rollerblade Wheels – High Back with Breathable Mesh – Thick Seat Cushion – Adjustable Head & Arm Rests, Seat Height – Reclines – Best Mesh Big And Tall Office Chair
- 1.3 3 Big and Tall Office Chair 500lbs Desk Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair High Back PU Executive Chair with Lumbar Support Headrest Swivel Chair for Women Men Adults,Black
- 1.4 4 AmazonBasics Big & Tall Executive Computer Desk Chair – Adjustable with Armrest, 350-Pound Capacity – Brown with Pewter Finish, BIFMA Certified
- 1.5 5 Sadie Big and Tall Office Computer Chair, Height Adjustable Arms with Adjustable Lumbar, Black (HVST141)
- 1.6 6 REFICCER Big & Tall High Back Executive Office Chair – Bonded Leather Ergonomic Computer Desk Swivel Chair with Tilt Function, Thick Padding Headrest and Armrest, Black
- 1.7 7 Komene Office Chair, Executive high-Back Chair, Ergonomic Adjustable Chair, The Soft Classic Leather upholstered Armchair can Carry 300 lbs, BIFMA & SGS Certification (Grey) (850812) – Best PU Big And Tall Office Chair
- 1.8 8 La-Z-Boy Delano Big & Tall Executive Office Chair, High Back Ergonomic Lumbar Support, Bonded Leather, Brown – Most Luxurious Big And Tall Office Chair
- 1.9 9 Big and Tall Office Chair Mesh Computer Chair Ergonomic Chair 500lbs Wide Seat with Lumbar Support Flip UP Arms Rolling Swivel High Back Desk Chair for Women, Adults
- 1.10 10 HON Wave Big and Tall Executive Chair – Mesh Office Chair with Adjustable Arms, Black (VL705) – Best Heavy Duty Big And Tall Office Chair
- 2 Best Big And Tall Office Chairs Buying Guide
- 3 Struggling To Get Comfortable?
- 4 Which Best Big And Tall Office Chairs Hold Up Against The Rest?
Best Big And Tall Office Chairs In 2020 Top 10 Rated Reviews
|Product||Seat Width||Seat Depth||Height Adjustability||Weight Capacity||Price|
19.5” to 23.5”
16.5” to 20.8”
18” to 22”
18.75” to 22.25”
19” to 23”
19.3” to 21.7”
19.29” to 23.03”
18” to 24”
19. 2” to 22. 6”
HON Wave Big and Tall Executive Chair
18” to 22”
1 Big and Tall Video Gaming Chair, 500lb High Back PC Racing Office Chair-PU Leather Ergonomic Massage Swivel Racing Task Chair w/Headrest and Lumbar Support, Gaming Desk Chair for Home Racing Office – Best Massaging Big And Tall Office Chair
Our first big and tall chair we are looking at is from Payhere featuring their PC Racing Office Chair.
When you think of a gaming chair, you might not think that it would work just as well in the office. This Racing Chair features PU leather that is smooth to the touch with an ample cushion and backrest that conforms well to your body.
Height adjustability is important…
The central seat cushion measures 22.4 inches wide by 19.9 inches deep and is 4.1 inches thick. This chair features height adjustability from 19.5 to 23.5 inches that will accommodate short or tall people just as comfortably.
The backrest is nice and wide, and its angle can be adjusted from 90 to 135 degrees allowing for exceptional comfort, whether working or gaming. To make any height or seatback angle adjustments, you will find easy-to-reach handles under the seat.
Overall, the foam cushions have a nice soft feel to them and mold well to your body type, leaving you comfortable all day long.
With this chair, the lumbar support cushion vibrates when it is connected to a power source via USB. You can use a power bank, computer, or a USB power adapter to do this.
We found this works well, but don’t expect it to be as good as going to a massage therapist.
Installation was pretty comfortable too…
Installation with this chair only required an Allen wrench, which is included. Screwing in some of the bolts was more natural than others, so you will need to take your time to not strip the threads.
You do have a 90-day warranty with this chair if any problems should arise.
- Capable of holding up to 500 pounds.
- It has a wide seat and backrest.
- Adjustable neck and lumbar support.
- Easy to install.
- The lumbar massager could be more robust.
2 Duramont Ergonomic Adjustable Office Chair with Lumbar Support and Rollerblade Wheels – High Back with Breathable Mesh – Thick Seat Cushion – Adjustable Head & Arm Rests, Seat Height – Reclines – Best Mesh Big And Tall Office Chair
The best office chairs can be extraordinarily ergonomic, and that is the case with this chair from Duramont.
Mesh is best for temperature control and comfort…
The backrest has a mesh cover on it that allows for excellent breathability. You could sit on this chair all day long and not have to worry about getting hot like you would with some leather-backed chairs.
Once you sit down on this chair, you will be welcomed by the 21 by 21.5-inch seat cushion that measures 4 and a half inches thick. It feels firm at first touch, but you quickly get sucked into it.
Tons of adjustability…
You can easily adjust so many things on this chair to fine-tune it, so it provides maximum comfort.
Starting with the backrest, you can adjust it from 90 to 120 degrees in angle. The tension at which the backrest tilts can be changed via the simple turn of a knob located on the rear of the chair.
If you think the headrest position is too far forward, don’t worry, you can adjust it backward or forwards and even up or down. You can also raise or lower the chair from 16.5 to 20.8 inches off the floor.
Not everyone’s arms are the same length…
The armrests can move up and down as much as 2.5 inches. Fortunately, you can also slide the armrests towards or away from you as well.
Proper lumbar support is key in comfort and keeping a correct posture, especially over a long period. With this chair, the lumbar support is not only height adjustable but also adjustable in depth.
Some assembly is required, but once all is said and done, this chair can accommodate 300 pounds. The caster wheels on the bottom let you roll over your average office carpet or hard floors with ease. You will notice that going over a thick carpet; they do struggle quite a bit, though.
Duramont offers a 90-day 100% moneyback guarantee with this chair. You can try it and return it at any point during that time if you are unhappy with the chair.
- Adjustable headrest and lumbar support.
- Mesh back provides excellent breathability.
- Large 4.5-inch thick central seat cushion.
- 90-day 100% moneyback guarantee.
- Caster wheels struggle on thick carpet.
3 Big and Tall Office Chair 500lbs Desk Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair High Back PU Executive Chair with Lumbar Support Headrest Swivel Chair for Women Men Adults,Black
BestMassage’s Big and Tall Office Executive Chair really delivers with its ability to hold up to 500 pounds.
Moving from one workspace to another is a breeze in with this chair. It can swivel 360 degrees, and thanks to the five nylon caster wheels, you can cruise around the office without ever getting up.
Assembly time is a little longer…
Once you take this out of the box, you will notice quite a few parts that need to be put together. You will find an easy-to-use Allen wrench with a nice handle that will make a pretty straightforward job of attaching all the different parts, even though it takes quite a bit of time.
Once assembled, you will notice the nice, ample size of the chair. It is upholstered in PU leather that breathes pretty well throughout the day. You will have 23 by 23 inches of 5-inch thick foam to sit on that is nice and welcoming.
It can be adjusted in height up from 18 to 22 inches. You will also have 24 inches of space between the inside of the curvy armrests.
One thing you won’t notice is the ability to adjust the back of this chair at all. It is in a fixed position or can rock back and forth.
You also don’t have any adjustable lumbar support. This chair does have built-in lumbar support and a comfortable headrest that should get you through the day with ease, though.
- Nylon caster wheels allow for easy movement around the office.
- Curved armrests leave you with a relaxed posture.
- It can hold up to 500 pounds.
- Assembly isn’t the quickest.
4 AmazonBasics Big & Tall Executive Computer Desk Chair – Adjustable with Armrest, 350-Pound Capacity – Brown with Pewter Finish, BIFMA Certified
AmazonBasics is there throwing their hat into the ring with there own Big & Tall Executive Computer Desk Chair, able to hold 350-pounds at max.
It features a bonded leather exterior that has thick padding to relieve some of the wear and tear on your body over the day. The seating area comes in at 21 inches wide by 22 inches deep.
The lumbar support is excellent…
Lumbar support can be easily adjusted by turning the small knob on the right side of the chair. This is another type of chair that will either stay stationary or rock. You do not have any specific degree of tilt adjustment.
Thanks to the pneumatic handle, you can raise this chair from a comfortable 18.75 to 22.25 inches. You won’t have a problem rolling this under your desk after a long day at the office.
Super easy to assemble…
AmazonBasics has done most of the hard work for you when it comes to joining this office chair. It comes partially assembled, all you need is to tighten down a few Allen screws, and you will be up and going in less than 20 minutes.
We did notice this chair would occasionally squeak when you rock back and forth in it. This is by no means a deal-breaker given the excellent price point.
Amazon provides a 1-year limited warranty just in case you run into any problems.
- 18.75 to 22.5 inches of height adjustability.
- Built-in adjustable lumbar support.
- Upholstered in brown bonded leather.
- You may notice the occasional squeak when rocking.
5 Sadie Big and Tall Office Computer Chair, Height Adjustable Arms with Adjustable Lumbar, Black (HVST141)
The Sadie Big and Tall Office Chair is from HON. HON has been making some of the best big and tall office chairs around since 1944, and the HVST141 model is no exception.
Mesh back, fabric cushion…
The Sadie comes with a black mesh back and fabric seat cushion. The steel base of the chair is 13.8 inches and has five caster wheels. It has a weight-bearing capacity of up to 400 pounds. Even at its limits, the caster wheels glide smoothly over most surfaces.
You will have six pieces in total to assemble once you unbox this chair. It isn’t hard to do by any means and can be completed in very little time.
That’s not all…
Once you have it set up and are rolling around the office, you will notice quite a few ways to customize the seat to your own body.
Starting off with the fabric seat cushion, which measures a full 22 inches in width while being 20.9 inches in depth. You can raise and lower this seat from 19 to 23 inches allowing great flexibility for even really tall people.
This chair can swivel in circles all day long, but what you will notice while doing so is that it is another chair that has a fixed backrest angle. When you first lean back, you will notice that it goes rather far back. We actually thought we might fall backward the first time.
Lock your rock…
You can adjust the tension of this underneath the seat of the chair, and this helps, but it will still rock quite easily. The tilt of the chair can thankfully be locked into position through a lever located underneath the seat.
Also, while leaning back, you will notice the great mesh fabric covering the back of the chair. This fabric has a bit of give in it, allowing it to conform to your body.
It is 22 inches wide and goes up high enough against your back, leaving you with good posture. The chair back also features adjustable lumbar support wings that you can move up or down by sliding them.
Overall the lumbar support was adequate, but you might find yourself needing an extra pillow for a bit more comfort.
- Durable mesh fabric chair back.
- Strong 13.8-inch diameter steel base.
- It comes with a 3-year limited warranty from HON.
- Lumbar support could be more substantial.
6 REFICCER Big & Tall High Back Executive Office Chair – Bonded Leather Ergonomic Computer Desk Swivel Chair with Tilt Function, Thick Padding Headrest and Armrest, Black
REFICCER’s bonded leather High Back Executive Office Chair has quite a lot to offer as long as you don’t weigh more than 350 pounds. This big and tall chair is good if you like to rock back and forth. It has an adjustable pressure tilt that provides you 90 to 135 degrees of range.
You will be able to adjust the seat height on this chair from 19.3 to 21.7 inches in height thanks to the pneumatic lever underneath the seat cushion.
The seatback is nice and high, measuring 31.1 inches by 23.6 inches wide. It provides decent lumbar support even though it can not be adjusted. As for the seat cushion itself, it features a waterfall type design to promote less stress on your legs and better circulation.
But there’s a catch…
The thick, double padded high-density foam cushion felt rather hard. It might have just needed a bit more time to break in, though. It does offer plenty of space thanks to its large 23.6 by 23.6-inch surface area.
The armrests are made from plastic but still feel rather durable. They are 9.8 inches in length and padded for comfort, leaving your arms relaxed throughout the day.
This chair is definitely a contender among the best, but we wish the foam padding was a bit softer. We also definitely appreciated the quick customer service and the 1-year warranty on replacement parts that REFICCER offers.
- Features a comfortable 31.1-inch high backrest.
- Waterfall type design seat cushion.
- It has a vast range of rocking motion.
- The seat cushion was a bit too firm for our liking.
7 Komene Office Chair, Executive high-Back Chair, Ergonomic Adjustable Chair, The Soft Classic Leather upholstered Armchair can Carry 300 lbs, BIFMA & SGS Certification (Grey) (850812) – Best PU Big And Tall Office Chair
As far as PU leather-covered chairs are concerned, Komene has done a great job upholstering this executive office chair.
The PU leather is very smooth and breathes exceptionally well…
Throughout a typical workday, we didn’t experience any sort of sticky feeling that you sometimes notice with PU leather chairs. This PU leather is also resistant to peeling and even wrinkling over time.
The seatback is 24.4 inches in length and offers 28.28 inches in width at the top of the cushion. You also have a respectable 20.67 inches of width and 19.1 inches of depth on the central seat cushion.
Like other office chairs we have looked at, this one can also swivel and tilt. You can also adjust the tension of how easy it leans and even lock it in place if you need to.
Komene has tested the rolling ability of there wheels 100,000 times. They check this over multiple types of surfaces to make sure that the wheels will not hurt the floor or be noisy.
These were some of the best caster type wheels we have had the pleasure of experiencing, and they definitely met all of our expectations. We had a mixed experience putting this chair together, though. The instructions were not the most straightforward, even though you are supposed to be able to assemble it in eight easy steps.
Need to get bendy…
It requires you to be rather limber to get a proper angle on the screw holes while holding the chair in place. Once all together, it can hold up to 350 pounds.
Komene is very confident in the quality of the chairs they manufacture and even provides a lengthy 5-year warranty for your peace of mind. They are also BIFMA, and SGS certified.
- Very smooth rolling caster wheels.
- The PU leather used is resistant to peeling.
- Height is adjustable from 19.29 to 23.03 inches.
- BIFMA and SGS certified.
- You might need help with the assembly.
8 La-Z-Boy Delano Big & Tall Executive Office Chair, High Back Ergonomic Lumbar Support, Bonded Leather, Brown – Most Luxurious Big And Tall Office Chair
La-Z-Boy has been around for a long time making great sectionals and recliners. We weren’t too surprised that the La-Z-Boy Delano made it on to our list of best big and tall office chairs.
It is super easy to get too comfortable in this chair…
This is a very comfortable chair. It is made from what La-ZBoy calls ComfortCore™ Plus, featuring multiple layers of poly-fiber and memory foam. The upholstery is made from bonded-leather and does tend to get slightly warm. Lumbar support is built-in thanks to the well-contoured surface of the chair.
The seatback measures 27 inches, which should be suitable for most tall people without having too much strain on your neck. You can adjust the height of the chair by using the hydraulic handle from 18 to 24 inches off the ground and can also rock the chair or lock it into position.
Beautiful wood… smells like luxury to us…
The arms are made of wood that is padded and very comfortable. The base has a metal frame that has wood attached to the top. It looks premium in any office setting, but we did have one complaint.
The box this chair came in was in decent enough condition on arrival. Once we opened it up, though, we noticed that one of the wood legs was starting to unscrew from the metal frame. The base, overall, feels stable even with a lot of weight on it. It is tested to support up to a maximum of 400 pounds.
We screwed the wood back on, and installation was completed quickly, but for the money you are spending on this chair, we did expect more.
- Lovely wooden arms and legs.
- Able to hold 400 pounds.
- All-day comfort thanks to the ComfortCore™ Plus seat cushion.
- Packaging could be better.
- Reports of wood damage after shipping.
9 Big and Tall Office Chair Mesh Computer Chair Ergonomic Chair 500lbs Wide Seat with Lumbar Support Flip UP Arms Rolling Swivel High Back Desk Chair for Women, Adults
BestOffice brings us this next item on our list. The chair back is covered in what BestOffice calls Matrix Mesh that will help keep you fresh throughout your workday.
It offers height adjustment from 19. 2 to 22. 6 inches through its commercial-grade gas lift. The seat is a very generous size of 26 inches wide by 22 inches deep and has a decently firm sponge-like cushion.
The casters are not the best ever…
This is another chair manufacturer that claims they test the durability of their caster wheels by doing a 100,000 roll test. Over a day’s use, they performed mostly well, but we wouldn’t go as far as to say they would last that long.
One thing we did like, in particular, is the fact that the armrests lift up, making the chair even more welcoming. They are padded and covered with PU leather that was quite comfortable.
What about my lower back?
The lumbar support was lacking, in our opinion. You can only adjust it 1.4 inches up or down, and it just didn’t seem to actually provide that much help.
- Max weight of 500lbs.
- Seat cushion is vast and comfortable.
- Lumbar support is minimal.
- Caster wheels do not feel that durable.
10 HON Wave Big and Tall Executive Chair – Mesh Office Chair with Adjustable Arms, Black (VL705) – Best Heavy Duty Big And Tall Office Chair
HON is back again with their Wave model for all you big and tall people out there.
We like the heavy-duty aluminum base…
The Wave can hold an impressive 450 pounds of weight thanks to its heavy-duty aluminum base. Getting you from workspace to workspace, you have five dual-wheeled caster type wheels that work well over most surfaces.
We found this chair to be exceptionally comfortable. Seat width is 22 inches with 19 inches of depth, and it’s nice and soft. The chair back is high and can accommodate someone 6 feet or taller. You also have 23 inches of back width.
The Wave has high-quality mesh fabric covering not only the chair back but also the double padded seat cushion.
The mesh lets a lot of airflow through the cushions and chair back, leaving you sweat-free throughout the day. It has a nice amount of flex in it and supports your entire body well.
Great lumbar support…
They have also included adjustable lumbar support with the Wave model. The lumbar support is shaped so it will cover the majority of your lower back and can even be adjusted up or down by five inches.
People with longer or shorter arms will be glad to know that the armrests are very adjustable. You can move them not only up and down, but also forwards and backward.
Lastly, like other office chairs, you can adjust the height of this chair from 18 to 22 inches off the ground. Since this is another chair from HON, you will also get a 5-year warranty protecting your purchase.
- Adjustable arms, height, and lumbar support.
- It has a high 23-inch wide chair back.
- Soft double padded mesh covered seat cushion.
- 5-Year warranty.
- The seat can only rock or stay stationary.
Best Big And Tall Office Chairs Buying Guide
If you have an office job, then you will most likely be spending the majority of your time glued to a chair.
We looked for a few things in particular when we are shopping for a high-quality office chair that will accommodate all the big and tall people out there.
- Weight Capacity
Your average office chair is only built to hold 250 pounds. When we are looking for office chairs that are for large or tall people, we are looking for chairs that can hold 300 pounds or more.
You can even find big and tall office chairs that can hold up to 800 pounds. A quality office chair can do this thanks to having a more sturdy base typically made from a heavy-duty metal like steel.
You should always check the maximum weight capacity before you buy an office chair. The last thing you want is for it to be unstable and unsafe.
- Chair Dimensions
Standard office chairs can vary in seat width from 17 to 20 inches. This just isn’t enough for a big and tall person. Chairs made specifically for the big and tall offer greater width from 20 to 24 plus inches typically. You would not want to have to squeeze into your seat every day at work or in your home office.
Taller people will also want a rather high backrest. If your backrest isn’t high enough, it can put a lot of unnecessary strain on your back and neck, which can lead to aches and pains down the road.
Sitting all day behind a chair can be a strain on your body, no matter who you are unless it has excellent ergonomic features.
You most commonly will find that you can adjust the height and tilt of an office chair. This is important in making sure the chair fits you properly, but that can only provide so much relief throughout the day.
Lumbar support is vital in helping support your lower back. A lot of big and tall office chairs have built-in lumbar support thanks to added padding and their contoured shape.
Some office chairs have adjustable lumbar support via the aid of pillows. These pillows usually are strapped on to the back of the chair and can be adjusted up or down.
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Back to today’s review…
Which Best Big And Tall Office Chairs Hold Up Against The Rest?
The best big and tall office chair of all, in our opinion, is the…HON Big and Tall Executive Chair
It can hold an immense 450 pounds of weight, leaving it accessible to a large group of people. The mesh fabric is as good as it gets with this chair, keeping you cool all day long while still supporting you comfortably. You have adjustable height, armrests, and lumbar support, allowing you to make the chair conform to your specific shape and size, and that is easy to fine-tune while sitting down.
The lumbar support system on this chair could be a bit softer, but it does what it is intended to do and support your lower back. It also gives you an exceptional amount of adjustability as well, compared to other chairs.
There were a lot of great models we tested throughout this review, but none felt quite as well rounded as the Wave by HON.
It will be a welcomed relief every time you get behind your desk.
Wishing you endless comfort while you work.