Top 10 Best Rated Desk Chairs 2022

If you spend a lot of your working day seated, a good chair isn’t a luxury but a necessity. Unsuitable, badly designed chairs can cause some serious harm to your posture (something we know from experience) and to your general health, and work is stressful enough without your chair adding to the problem.

At this junction we should also emphasise that the best desk chairs can get very expensive, and going for super-cheap, in this case, is often not worth the savings: if you want the very best office chair of 2022, you need to be prepared to put a bit of cash towards it.

Best Desk Chair 2022

1. Herman Miller Mirra 2

it’s genuinely the best investment you can ever make and also one of the best desk chair in the world. It enabled you to get back to work much earlier than expected post-surgery, and it’s kept back problems at bay . It’s is very strong and durable, and the only sign of wear from more than a decade is a slight bagginess to the covers on the armrests (which are almost infinitely adjustable). Other specifications Include:-

• Seat height: 40-52cm
• Seat depth: 41cm
• Height adjustable: yes
• Lumbar support: yes
• Tilt lock: yes

Pros

• It’s brilliant and durable
• Dog, child and life-proof

Cons

• It is very expensive
• It is heavy

2. Ikea Maekus

IKEA has a better range of office chairs that one would expect, and the Markus is our current pick of the bunch. It’s not the cheapest the Swedish firm offers, but it’s got just about everything you want. It includes a high, mesh backing with lumbar support, optional arm rests, and easy height and tilt adjustment. Other specifications include:-

• Seat height: 129-140cm
• Seat depth: 47cm
• Height adjustable: Yes
• Lumbar support: yes
• Tilt lock: yes

Pros

• Decent value for money
• It is very comfortable

Cons

• Cheaper IKEA chairs are available

3. Herman Miller Aeron

The Aeron is an icon, beloved of the kinds of internet businesses that spent all their startup cash on expensive office chairs and went bust in spectacular fashion. It comes in three sizes suitable for people up to 5′ 2″, 6’0″ and more than 6 feet respectively, and it’s so adjustable it feels more like an exoskeleton than a chair. It’s incredibly heavy at 20kg but it’s designed for 24/7 use by people up to 150kg. Other specifications include:-

• Seat height: 36-50cm
• Seat depth: 40-47cm depending on model
• Height adjustable: yes
• Lumbar support: yes
• Tilt lock: yes

Pros

• It’s the Terminator of chairs
• It has different sizes for different people

Cons

• It costs a fortune
• It is heavy

4. House by John Lewis Hinton Chair

If you need something fancy and stylish but won’t drop a month’s wages on a comfy chair, John Lewis has the best chair for you. The Hinton is good looking, especially in red, and the combination of gas height adjustment, armrests that flip out of the way and a mesh back make it a great office all-rounder. Other specifications Include:-

• Seat height: 45-55cm
• Seat depth: not stated
• Height adjustable: yes
• Lumbar support: no
• Tilt lock: no

Pros

• It is cheap
• It is comfortable

Cons

• It has no lumbar support

5. Office Hippo Executive Desk Chair

The design of this piece of furniture has been approved by a certified physiotherapist consultant, so you can be sure that it’s going to benefit rather than damage your posture, and the mesh backing and extra seat padding both ensure a comfortable sit. You can tilt and lock this chair in a variety of positions, and the headrest and armrests are adjustable too. Other specifications include:-

• Seat height: 48 cm – 57cm
• Seat depth: not stated
• Height adjustable: yes
• Lumbar support: yes
• Tilt lock: yes

Pros

• It can take a lot of knocks and bumps
• it has plenty of adjustments available

Cons

• It uses cheaper materials to produce the chair.

6. SIHOO ERGONOMIC Desk Chair

We’ve already mentioned how you need to pay top dollar to get the best desk chair, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some very good value bargains out there as well.

When one can’t afford one of the top-end models, consider the SIHOO. it’s comfortable to sit in, which really helps, with a solid mesh backing and lumbar support. Plus, every aspect of the chair is adjustable, from the armrests to the height to the level of tilt. Other specifications include:-

• Height adjustable
• Lumbar support
• Tilt lock

Pros

• Almost everything is adjustable
• It is well built and solid to use

Cons

• The materials aren’t the most appealing

7. Humanscale Freedom Desk Chair

The Freedom chair can genuinely be called a work of art. it’s been exhibited in the New York museum of modern art and hailed worldwide as a classic design, so it’s an obvious contender for our list of the best desk chairs of 2022. Specifications include:-

• Seat height: 40-53cm
• Seat size: 41-47cm
• Height adjustable: yes
• Lumbar support: yes
• Tilt lock: yes

Pros

• Amazingly comfortable
• Will last forever

Cons

• Some retailers limit colour options

8. VERTAGEAR GAMING SERIES TRIIGGER LINE 350

With plenty of ergonomic adjustments possible, the mesh backrest, and top-quality materials used throughout, this is definitely one of the best desk chairs of 2022 that we’ve seen so far. And, if you’re wanting to do a little bit of gaming in your downtime, then so be it. Other specifications include:-

• Seat height: 48.5 cm – 57.5 cm
• Seat size: 50 cm
• Height adjustable: yes
• Lumbar support: yes
• Tilt lock: yes

Pros

• Top-quality materials used throughout
• It has 350 separate parts

Cons

• It is expensive

9. Humanscale Liberty Desk Chair

This is a superb, stylish and very supportive chair, and it’s the work of legendary designer Niels Diffrient which means intelligent, self-adjusting comfort without the need to fiddle with anything. Other specifications include:-

• Seat height: 40-53cm
• Seat size: 42-47.5cm
• Height adjustable: yes
• Lumbar support: yes
• Tilt lock: yes

Pros

• It has a beautiful design
• Endless option
• Good seat comfort
• Environmentally friendly

Cons

• Very little overall adjustability
• Arms lack adjustments
• Recline may not be comfortable
• Not a good tasking option for people under 5’10”

10. HÅG CAPISCO PULS 8010

Perfect for users who tend to move around/get up a lot during their working day, the HÅG Capisco Puls 8010 is comfortable to use and can be tilted and adjusted in terms of its height and the depth of its seat. Other specifications include:-

• Weight: 14.4kg
• Dimensions: 77.2 x 71.4 x 26.4 cm
• Height adjustable: Yes
• Seat depth adjustable: Yes

Pros

• Minimalist design
• Perfect for semi-active users

Cons

• It is quite expensive

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