Best Ergonomic Office Chair Under $300 Review 2022

Chair Institute's Picks for Each Category



Do you spend several hours of each day, either at home or at the office, sitting in a chair working on your computer?

Does your current chair leave you fatigued and sore after that?

Are you looking for a way to remedy that? If so, you’re going to love this roundup review.

Most people don’t fully appreciate how much of a difference the right office chair can make, both in terms of overall comfort and in terms of minimizing the long-term impact on their posture and overall level of health. However, the reality is that a well-designed ergonomic office chair will do much to minimize your long-term risk of injuries and muscle pain.

Unfortunately, there’s a problem. The very best ergonomic office chairs, while tremendously effective, are also incredibly expensive. If you’re on a budget, that might be a total nonstarter. Finding a good ergonomic option on a budget can be a daunting task.

Daunting, however, does not mean impossible. We’ve scoured the internet on a quest for the best ergonomic office chair under $300 in 2022, and we’ve found an overall winner. Before we introduce you to the overall best though, we need to offer a brief explanation for how this roundup review has been constructed.

You’ll note below that we’ve divided our finalists into two groups: one table for ergonomic office chairs upholstered in fabric or leather, with a separate one for mesh chairs. We did this because in general, a person who’s looking for a mesh chair is only interested in mesh. He or she is usually not interested in a chair upholstered with fabric or leather. Thus, we broke mesh out from the rest, treating them as a separate group.

Our Selection Criteria

So, what makes a great ergonomic office chair? There’s more to it than you might first imagine. In selecting our finalists and evaluating them against each other, here are the specific things we kept a sharp eye out for:

The Basics

Every chair on our list of the best ergonomic office chairs under 300 dollars needs to have the basics well covered, so at a minimum, we looked for chairs that swivel, offer height adjustment and either rock slightly (worst case) or offer some ability to recline to some degree (best case).

Production Value

Given the price point we’re considering, and in order to have a chance of making our list of finalists, the chair in question needs to have relatively high production value. The materials can’t be low end. The screw holes have to align well, and the welds have to be of good quality or better.

Comfort

Since many people spend several hours a day in their chairs, all of our finalists need to be comfortable. Comfort, however, is both relative and subjective. It can take several different forms, including:

  • Generous amounts of padding
  • Luxury padding options like memory foam
  • Well-implemented ergonomic features
  • Breathability

This last item is the reason why leather upholstered chairs tend to rank somewhat lower in these kinds of roundup reviews. Although they look nice, they tend to make the people sitting in them sweat if you spend more than just a couple hours at a stretch in the chair. Fabric and mesh are both more breathable and as such, tend to be more comfortable.

Ergonomic Supports

Even if a chair meets both of the above requirements, since we’re specifically looking for great ergonomic chairs, our finalists need to have well-implemented ergonomic features. Granted, at the $300 price point, a given chair may not have all of these, but it needs to have at least a few of the following:

  • Lumbar support
  • A Waterfall-Edge style seat
  • Ergonomically designed armrests
  • Ergonomic head and neck support

Bonus points if any of these are also adjustable.

How important each of these elements will vary from one person to the next, so as you read about our overall winner and the various finalists we considered, you may find yourself disagreeing with our conclusions.

That’s fine, and in fact, it’s exactly why we included details on all of our finalists as well! Our goal, after all, is to help you find your next office chair and there is no cookie cutter, one size fits all solutions.

So, with that said, let’s dive in and take a look at our winners and the rivals we compared it with. We’ll start with the fabric and leather-clad chairs, and provide a separate section where we’ll detail the best mesh ergonomic office chair under $300 and the other contenders in that group.

Best Ergonomic Office Chairs Under $300 (Fabric/ Leather)

Ergonomic Office Chairs Under $300 (Fabric/ Leather) - Top Pick

Small Image of La-Z-Boy Bellamy

La-Z-Boy Bellamy Chair

RATING

PRICE

$$$$$

PROS

Superbly implemented ergonomic features (head and neck, waterfall-edge seat, ergonomic arm rests and lumbar). An innovative, proprietary cushioning system for added comfort.

CONS

On the pricey side. No adjustable ergonomic features. Bonded leather wears quickly and is not breathable.

Our Verdict

Highly recommended for light to moderate daily use.

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Ergonomic Office Chairs Under $300 (Fabric/ Leather) - 2nd Place

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Serta Works (Fabric)

RATING

PRICE

$$$

PROS

Outstanding chair offered by a great company. Proprietary comfort system and dynamic lumbar support. Also offers head and neck support and a waterfall-edge style seat. Offered in a modest selection of colors.

CONS

No ergonomic arm rests. Not quite as comfortable as some of Serta’s other office chairs, but certainly above average. Modest supported weight limit.

Our Verdict

Highly recommended, assuming you’re okay with the modest weight limit.

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Ergonomic Office Chairs Under $300 (Fabric/ Leather) - 3rd Place

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Serta Works (Leather)

RATING

PRICE

$$$$

PROS

Identical to the fabric-upholstered Serta Works, save for the upholstery.

CONS

No ergonomic arm rests. Not quite as comfortable as some of Serta’s other office chairs, but certainly above average. Bonded leather wears quickly and is not breathable. Modest supported weight limit.

Our Verdict

Highly recommended for light to moderate daily use, provided that you’re okay with the chair’s modest weight limit.

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Ergonomic Office Chairs Under $300 (Fabric/ Leather) - 4th Place

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Flash Furniture Hercules 24/7

RATING

PRICE

$$$$

PROS

Rugged, well-priced, virtually indestructible chair with basic, but well-implemented ergonomic features (lumbar, head and neck, and ergonomic arm rests).

CONS

This is a huge chair. It’s made for giants. If you’re a smaller person, or even on the low end of average sized, you will not fit in this chair.

Our Verdict

Highly recommended for power users, IF you’re tall enough to fit comfortably into it.

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Ergonomic Office Chairs Under $300 (Fabric/ Leather) - Honorable Mention

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Office Star Executive

RATING

PRICE

$$ ½

PROS

Modestly priced. A full suite of ergonomic features (lumbar, arm rests, head and neck and a waterfall-edge style seat). Arm rests are height adjustable! Mesh/fabric hybrid upholstery is incredibly durable and breathable.

CONS

Lumbar support is somewhat more weakly implemented than it is on the other models on this list. The Office Star brand isn’t as well respected as some of the others.

Our Verdict

Highly recommended for small to average sized people looking for a low-priced chair for heavy daily use.

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Best Office Chair Under $300 (Fabric/ Leather) 2022

Small Image of La-Z-Boy Bellamy

La-Z-Boy Bellamy Chair

Small Image of Serta Works (Fabric)

Serta Works (Fabric)

Small Image of Serta Works (Leather)

Serta Works (Leather)

Small Image of Flash Furniture Hercules 24/7

Flash Furniture Hercules 24/7

Luraco i7 Chair

Honorable Mention

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Office Star Executive

Rating

4.5

4.4

4.3

4.0

3.8

Price

$$$$$

$$$

$$$$

$$$$

$$ ½

Dimensions

31.2” x 27” x 44.5”

30” x 27” x 40.8”

30” x 27” x 40.8”

28” x 31” x 51”

28.8” x 27.5” x 45”

Chair Weight

57.2 pounds

51 pounds

51 pounds

66.6 pounds

67 pounds

Seat Depth

20”

18”

18”

22”

19”

Seat Width

22”

20”

20”

22”

21.5”

Height Adjustment Range

18” to 22”

17.5” to 20”

17.5” to 20”

21.5” to 25.5”

18” to 23”

Max. Supported Weight

400 pounds

250 pounds

250 pounds

500 pounds

350 pounds

Pros

Superbly implemented ergonomic features (head and neck, waterfall-edge seat, ergonomic arm rests and lumbar). An innovative, proprietary cushioning system for added comfort.

Outstanding chair offered by a great company. Proprietary comfort system and dynamic lumbar support. Also offers head and neck support and a waterfall-edge style seat. Offered in a modest selection of colors.

Identical to the fabric-upholstered Serta Works, save for the upholstery.

Rugged, well-priced, virtually indestructible chair with basic, but well-implemented ergonomic features (lumbar, head and neck, and ergonomic arm rests).

Modestly priced. A full suite of ergonomic features (lumbar, arm rests, head and neck and a waterfall-edge style seat). Arm rests are height adjustable! Mesh/fabric hybrid upholstery is incredibly durable and breathable.

Cons

On the pricey side. No adjustable ergonomic features. Bonded leather wears quickly and is not breathable.

No ergonomic arm rests. Not quite as comfortable as some of Serta’s other office chairs, but certainly above average. Modest supported weight limit.

No ergonomic arm rests. Not quite as comfortable as some of Serta’s other office chairs, but certainly above average. Bonded leather wears quickly and is not breathable. Modest supported weight limit.

This is a huge chair. It’s made for giants. If you’re a smaller person, or even on the low end of average sized, you will not fit in this chair.

Lumbar support is somewhat more weakly implemented than it is on the other models on this list. The Office Star brand isn’t as well respected as some of the others.

Our Verdict

Highly recommended for light to moderate daily use.

Highly recommended, assuming you’re okay with the modest weight limit.

Highly recommended for light to moderate daily use, provided that you’re okay with the chair’s modest weight limit.

Highly recommended for power users, IF you’re tall enough to fit comfortably into it.

Highly recommended for small to average sized people looking for a low-priced chair for heavy daily use.

*While aesthetics is a matter of taste, aesthetic flexibility is a measure of how easily a given design would fit into a wide range of home décor schemes.
**Brand Reliability is a measure of the strength and longevity of the brand, which by extension, is a measure of the level of support you can expect.

Top 5 Ergonomic Office Chairs Under $300 (Fabric/ Leather)

La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair

Value

Comfort

Aesthetic Flexibility*

Brand Reliability**

4.5

Summary

The La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair is an exceptional office chair, offered by an exceptional company. Recommended for anyone looking for a chair for light to moderate daily use.

La-Z-Boy is probably one of the most recognizable furniture brands in the United States, so it probably comes as no surprise that the company snagged top honors here.

Technically, our winner is sold at a price just barely above our $300 threshold, but given that it’s by such a small amount and that the model is frequently offered for sale at well below our threshold, we couldn’t resist including it.

This is a wonderful chair, and a striking design, both graceful and charming, and its wood finish accents almost give it an Old-World feel. It’s very pretty, but that almost works against it in some ways. If your home or office has a very casual décor scheme, it might honestly be a bit overdone and look a little out of place.

Memory Foam of La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair
Waterfall Design of La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair
Wooded Armrest of La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair

If you’re a fan of the aesthetic and think it would make a great addition to your home, you’ll also find it to be an extraordinarily capable chair, offering not only impressive comfort but also a series of extremely well-implemented ergonomic features including:

While none of these are adjustable in any way, they’re all so well rendered in the chair’s design that they’ll serve you quite well and work to enhance the comfort of what is already a delightfully comfortable chair.

While most office chairs use conventional block foam for padding and a few use memory foam, La-Z-Boy takes an entirely different approach to comfort with the Bellamy, using a comprehensive, proprietary padding system called ComfortCore Plus that consists of five different layers.

Starting from the bottom-most layer and working up, you’ll find:

  • A layer of extra-firm block foam providing a base and resting on the seat pan itself.
  • Running parallel to this but on the front half of the seat you’ll find a double layer of softer block foam designed to gently cradle the backs of your legs.
  • A middle layer of slightly more pliable block foam padding.
  • Then a layer of memory foam near the surface of the seat
  • With a layer of poly, fiberfill parallel to the memory foam but sitting near the back edge of the seat, right up against the seat back to provide a pillow-like cushion.

It’s terrific, and you’ll love sitting in it.

As great as all that sounds, there is one drawback, and it’s potentially a big one. It’s upholstered in bonded leather.

Front View of La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair

Bonded leather is real leather, but it’s created by fusing leather scraps together. As such, it’s not as durable and pliable genuine grain leather. If you plan on using this chair for more than about four hours a day, you’ll find yourself sweating because the leather isn’t breathable and there’s really no way to fix that.

On top of that, bonded leather starts showing its age very quickly, and it’s just not designed to withstand the rigors of heavy daily use. If you use it several hours a day anyway, you can expect to start seeing it cracking and peeling after about a year. 

Side View of La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair

If you only use it lightly to moderately, you can reasonably expect it to last 2-3 years before it starts cracking and peeling. After that, you’ll need to look into having it re-upholstered. Even given that, it’s still a solid value for the money and upholstery aside the rest of the chair will last for years.

It’s not assembled, but the production quality is quite good, and the instructions are clear, so you won’t have any particular trouble with the assembly although it will go more quickly if you have an extra pair of hands to help you on the day the chair arrives in its box at your door.

Overall, we highly recommend this chair for light to moderate use, but can only give it a provisional recommendation if you’re a power user looking for a chair to spend the better part of the day in.


Serta Works Executive Office Chair

Value

Comfort

Aesthetic Flexibility*

Brand Reliability**

4.4

Summary

The Serta Works Executive Office Chair is an outstanding, full-featured ergonomic office chair, offered by a company with a stellar reputation for quality and post-sales support. Recommended for average sized people who are looking for a chair for light to moderate daily use.

Serta is another incredibly well-known brand but the company is best known for their exceptional mattresses. Their furniture, however, is every bit as good as their bedding and in fact, their experience in the bedding market serves them very well and gives them a leg up where the comfort of their office chairs is concerned.

Left View of Serta Works Executive Office Chair

The Serta Works is an outstanding design and very nearly the equal of our top pick, the La-Z-Boy Bellamy. It’s got a much more conventional appearance than our top pick and tends to blend more easily into whatever home or office décor scheme you might have. It also looks comfortable and inviting, and when you sit in it, it will not disappoint!

Rather than utilizing conventional block foam for padding, Serta takes a page from their bedding playbook, utilizing the same comfort coils they use in mattresses, and the result is a delightful seating experience. That, combined with the obvious quality of the materials, right down to the double stitching of the upholstery means that this chair will last far longer than its modest one-year warranty.

Best of all, it’s available in a modest selection of colors, which allows you to personalize a bit and better match the color palette you’re using inside your home.

The Serta Works is no slouch where ergonomics is concerned, either. You’ll find a trio of well-implemented ergonomic features, including:

  • Lumbar support
  • A waterfall-edge style seat
  • An ergonomically designed headrest

While all of these are very well rendered, the lumbar support feature is heads and shoulders above the rest. Here, the company utilizes a proprietary technology they call Back In Motion (BIM) which basically means that any time you shift or move in the chair, the lumbar support follows you so that you’ll always have proper support for your back.

On top of that, the Serta Works uses a second proprietary technology called posture-correct tilt which causes the seat of the chair to tilt as you move, adjusting its position so that it always keeps your spine in a neutral position.

All of that is magnificent, but like our top pick, the Serta Works has a weakness that may or may not be a deal breaker for you.

It has a fairly modest maximum supported weight limit of 250 pounds. If you’re a smaller or average-sized person, this won’t be an issue, and you’ll flat out love the chair. If you’re on the taller side or are a heavier user, then as good as this chair is, it, unfortunately, won’t be a good fit.

Front View of Serta Works Executive Office Chair

The other wrinkle to consider, which ties into the chair’s weight limit, is the padding. While most of Serta’s chairs are extremely well padded, this one isn’t quite as generous on that front. It’s very comfortable, but the closer you are to the chair’s maximum supported weight limit, as you spend more time in the chair, you’ll find it becoming less and less comfortable.

Side View of Serta Works Executive Office Chair

As with all the chairs we’ll be talking about here, this one comes to your home in a giant box and in pieces. The production quality is high, and the instructions are clear, however, so you won’t encounter any particular difficulties with the assembly itself. As ever though, an extra pair of hands will certainly speed things along.

Overall, this is an outstanding design and well-deserving of its second-place finish. We highly recommend it for smaller to average sized users who are looking for a great office chair for light to moderate use. If you’re a smaller, lighter user, we also highly recommend it for heavy daily use, but the closer you come to the chair’s maximum weight limit, the less attractive it will be for a power user.


Serta Works Executive Office Chair (Leather)

Value

Comfort

Aesthetic Flexibility*

Brand Reliability**

4.3

Summary

The Serta Works Executive Office Chair (Leather Upholstery) is an outstanding, full-featured ergonomic office chair, offered by a company with a stellar reputation for quality and post-sales support. Recommended for average sized people who are looking for a chair for light to moderate daily use.

Our third-place winner is identical to the chair we just talked about, except for one detail. This variant of the model is clad in bonded leather. As we mentioned earlier, when we talked about the La-Z-Boy Bellamy, bonded leather just isn’t as breathable or durable as fabric, which is why this variant ranks slightly lower than the Serta Works fabric upholstery model.

Had La-Z-Boy’s Bellamy been upholstered in fabric, it would have led the pack by an even wider margin. As it stands, our top pick succeeded in spite of its bonded leather upholstery, not because of it. In a similar vein, this version of the Serta Works was almost destined to be somewhat lower ranked than its fabric-clad cousin.

Front View of Serta Works Executive Office Chair (Leather Upholstery)
Side View of Serta Works Executive Office Chair (Leather Upholstery)
Back View of Serta Works Executive Office Chair (Leather Upholstery)

Even so, the heart wants what the heart wants, and if your heart is set on a leather chair and for whatever reason, the Bellamy isn’t to your liking, this is a great choice. We recommend it for small to average sized users who are looking for a great ergonomic office chair for light to moderate daily use.


Flash Furniture Hercules 24/7 Executive Office Chair

Value

Comfort

Aesthetic Flexibility*

Brand Reliability**

4.0

Summary

This Flash Furniture Hercules 24/7 Executive Office Chair is a good looking, rugged, and durable. This is a rock-solid office chair. Recommended for anyone who spends several hours a day in their chair. This thing is virtually indestructible.

Flash Furniture is a plucky little company. They’re not a big brand, they’re not especially well-known and they don’t have a national footprint, but they make really, surprisingly good furniture. The Hercules 24/7 Executive Office chair is a great example of their work. 

The design team took a conventional approach here. There’s nothing flashy or showy about the chair, which makes it easy for it to blend seamlessly into almost any home or office décor scheme but be warned, it’s a really big chair, capable of supporting an impressive 500 pounds of user weight

Side View of Flash Furniture Hercules 24/7 Executive Office Chair

It’s also an incredibly sturdy, heavy chair, weighing close to seventy pounds, mostly because the base is constructed of solid steel. Everything about this chair is heavy duty and built to last. If you buy one of these, you may wind up feeling like every chair you’ve owned previously feels a bit like a toy.

On top of that, this model has a full suite of basic ergonomic features, including:

  • Well implemented lumbar support
  • Head, neck and shoulder support
  • Ergonomically designed armrests
  • And a waterfall-edge style seat

All of the ergonomic features are well-rendered, but the lumbar support is the best of the bunch. The only real downside is that none of the features are adjustable in any way, but that’s not surprising given the modest price the chair is being sold for.

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There is, however, a catch, and it’s a significant one. Let’s review the basic stats we mentioned in the summary table:

  • Seat Width: 22”
  • Seat Depth: 22”
  • Height Adjustment Range: 21.5” to 25.5”

This is a chair built for giants. If you’re a shorter person, you probably won’t be able to sit all the way back in this chair and keep your feet on the floor. In fact, if you’re on the short side of average, you still may not be able to.

If you are tall enough to use this chair, you’ll find it a sturdy, reliable addition to your home or office. This is a chair that will last you for years. We highly recommend it but caution potential buyers to be sure they’ll be able to effectively use the chair, given its dimensions.

Front View of Flash Furniture Hercules 24/7 Executive Office Chair

Office Star Executive Office Chair

Value

Comfort

Aesthetic Flexibility*

Brand Reliability**

3.8

Summary

The Office Star Executive Office Chair is an exceptional office chair, offered by an exceptional company. Recommended for anyone looking for a chair for light to moderate daily use.

Right Image View of Office Star Executive Office Chair

Office Star Executive Office Chair

Office Star Products has a lot in common with Flash Furniture. They’re not especially well-known, but they make surprisingly good furniture. The company markets this model as a “Big Man’s chair,” but let’s review the basic stats from the summary table:

Left Image View of Office Star Executive Office Chair
  • Seat Width: 21.5”
  • Seat Depth: 19”
  • Height Adjustment Range: 18” to 23”
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 350 pounds

So, some of its features support the idea of this being a big and tall chair, and others, not so much. What that means then, is it’s an incredibly versatile chair, capable of serving average sized users who are on the taller end of that range, and shorter big and tall folk.

If, after taking careful measurements and factoring in your weight, you conclude that this chair isn’t quite big enough for you, then you’ll naturally gravitate to the Flash Furniture Hercules. For just about everyone else but the shortest of users, this is an outstanding choice.

This is the lowest-priced chair on our list of finalists, and because of that, we were very pleasantly surprised to find four ergonomic features on offer. These are:

  • Lumbar support
  • Head, neck and shoulder support
  • A waterfall-edge style seat
  • And ergonomically designed armrests

The head, neck and shoulder support are quite good, the waterfall-edge seat design is excellent, and the armrests are flat-out amazing, mostly because they’re also height adjustable. We were beyond impressed to find such a well-implemented ergonomic feature on a chair at this price point.

Of the four, the lumbar support is the weakest link in the chain. It’s not bad, but of all the chairs on our list of finalists, this one has the weakest lumbar support. If that’s a super important feature for you because, for example, you suffer from chronic lower back pain, then you’re better off picking a chair with stronger lumbar support. If that’s not the case, then this one will probably be just fine for you.

One of the most interesting features of this chair is its upholstery. It’s not mesh, but it’s not quite fabric either, existing somewhere between the two of those in the form of a mesh-like fabric that offers the best features of both. It’s both incredibly durable and highly breathable. That, combined with its ample block foam padding makes it quite comfortable to sit in, even for extended periods.

This is a great chair for power users and comes highly recommended. Just be sure to take careful measurements to be sure the chair is a good fit for you.

Right Image View of Office Star Executive Office Chair

Best Ergonomic Office Chair Under $300 – Mesh Category

Ergonomic Office Chairs Under $300 (Mesh Category) - Top Pick

Small Image of Tempur-Pedic TP9000

Tempur-Pedic TP9000

RATING

PRICE

$$$$

PROS

Fantastic company, world-class post-sales support, offered in six different colors, lumbar support, molded seat, and ergonomic armrests.

CONS

No head and neck support. Modest weight limit makes it unsuitable for big and tall users. Armrests aren’t as well padded as they could be.

Our Verdict

Highly recommended for smaller to average sized users looking for a chair for heavy daily use.

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Ergonomic Office Chairs Under $300 (Mesh Category) - 2nd Place

Small Image of Amazon Basics Big and Tall Mesh

Amazon Basics Big and Tall Mesh

RATING

PRICE

$$$

PROS

Generous upper weight limit, versatile height adjustment range, excellent lumbar support.

CONS

Decent seat but not a true waterfall-edge. Armrests could stand to be longer and ergonomically designed.

Our Verdict

Highly recommended, especially for big and tall users.

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Ergonomic Office Chairs Under $300 (Mesh Category) - 3rd Place

Small Image of Nouhaus Ergo 3D Chair

Nouhaus Ergo 3D Chair

RATING

PRICE

$$$$

PROS

Exceptional, proprietary dynamic lumbar support, molded seat, five-year warranty!, molded seat, highly adjustable armrests.

CONS

Relatively modest upper weight limit, armrests are not ergonomic, relatively unknown brand.

Our Verdict

Highly recommended for shorter and average sized users looking for a chair for heavy daily use.

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Ergonomic Office Chairs Under $300 (Mesh Category) - 4th Place

Small Image of Hbada Mesh Recliner

Hbada Mesh Recliner

RATING

PRICE

$$$

PROS

European styling. Very distinctive appearance. Articulated headrest, good lumbar support, ergonomically sculpted seat. Height adjustable arm rests.

CONS

Armrests are not ergonomic. Not suitable for shorter users.

Our Verdict

Recommended for average sized and taller folk looking for a distinctive office chair for light to moderate daily use.

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Ergonomic Office Chairs Under $300 (Mesh Category) - Honorable Mention

Small Image of Smugdesk Mesh Chair

Smugdesk High Back Mesh Recliner

RATING

PRICE

$$$$$

PROS

Surprisingly well-implemented ergonomic features (lumbar, head and neck, seat, and armrests). Highly adjustable chair, including 4D armrests. Oversized casters. Is a recliner!

CONS

Virtually unknown brand. Not suitable for big and tall users.

Our Verdict

Recommended for shorter to average sized people who want an ergonomic office chair that can pinch hit as a recliner.

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Best Office Chair Under $300 (Mesh) 2022

Small Image of Tempur-Pedic TP9000

Tempur-Pedic
TP9000

Small Image of Amazon Basics Big and Tall Mesh

Amazon Basics Big and Tall Mesh

Small Image of Nouhaus Ergo 3D Chair

Nouhaus Ergo 3D Chair

Small Image of Hbada Mesh Recliner

Hbada Mesh Recliner

Luraco i7 Chair

Honorable Mention

Small Image of Smugdesk Mesh Chair

Smugdesk High Back Mesh Recliner

Rating

4.3

4.3

3.7

3.6

3.6

Price

$$$$

$$$

$$$$

$$$

$$$$$

Dimensions

28” x 26.5” x 40”

28.1” x 29.1” x 40.5”

30” x 26” x 56.2”

27.2” x 27.2” x 51.2”

34.3” x 28.3” x 46.1”

Chair Weight

39 pounds

45.2 pounds

51 pounds

38.8 pounds

64.3 pounds

Seat Width

18.5”

23”

19.7”

20.4”

19.3”

Seat Depth

18.5”

20”

16.9”

20.4”

16.9”

Height Adjustment Range

17.5” to 21.5”

18” to 22”

18.1” to 21.2”

19.6” to 22.4”

18.5” to 20.5”

Max. Supported Weight

250 pounds

450 pounds

275 pounds

400 pounds

300 pounds

Pros

Fantastic company, world-class post-sales support, offered in six different colors, lumbar support, molded seat, and ergonomic armrests.

Generous upper weight limit, versatile height adjustment range, excellent lumbar support.

Exceptional, proprietary dynamic lumbar support, molded seat, five-year warranty!, molded seat, highly adjustable armrests.

European styling. Very distinctive appearance. Articulated headrest, good lumbar support, ergonomically sculpted seat. Height adjustable arm rests.

Surprisingly well-implemented ergonomic features (lumbar, head and neck, seat, and armrests). Highly adjustable chair, including 4D armrests. Oversized casters. Is a recliner!

Cons

No head and neck support. Modest weight limit makes it unsuitable for big and tall users. Armrests aren’t as well padded as they could be.

Decent seat but not a true waterfall-edge. Armrests could stand to be longer and ergonomically designed.

Relatively modest upper weight limit, armrests are not ergonomic, relatively unknown brand.

Armrests are not ergonomic. Not suitable for shorter users.

Virtually unknown brand. Not suitable for big and tall users.

Our Verdict

Highly recommended for smaller to average sized users looking for a chair for heavy daily use.

Highly recommended, especially for big and tall users.

Highly recommended for shorter and average sized users looking for a chair for heavy daily use.

Recommended for average sized and taller folk looking for a distinctive office chair for light to moderate daily use.

Recommended for shorter to average sized people who want an ergonomic office chair that can pinch hit as a recliner.

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Tempur-Pedic TP9000 Ergonomic Executive Chair

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