The Takeaway:

Best Office Chair for Leg Pain

1. Our Pick: Serta Big & Tall Smart Layers Office Chair

2. Runner-Up: Serta Works Back in Motion Executive Chair

3. Third Pick: La-Z-Boy Hyland Office Chair

Best Office Chair for Coccyx Pain

1. Our Pick: Varier Wing Chair

2. Runner-Up: Varier Balans

3. Third Pick: Varier Move Stool

Chronic leg pain can take many forms. Whatever form it takes, however, it’s no laughing matter, and it can really put a dent in your productivity. 

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Ergonomic design has come a long way, and today, you can find high-quality office chairs specifically designed to help reduce your chronic leg pain, whatever form it takes, allowing you to get a full, productive day’s work in. While it’s true that such chairs won’t magically cure what ails you, the right office chair can do a lot to minimize your discomfort.

Given how much time we spend in our office chairs these days, even if you don’t currently have chronic leg pain, you may want to consider buying a chair geared to minimizing discomfort because the same ergonomic features that do that also help to prevent it from becoming a problem in the first place.

If you’re in the market for a new office chair and are interested in acquiring one for either of the reasons described above, you’re in luck! We’ve scoured the internet on a quest to find the best office chair for leg pain.

Our Selection Criteria

The first thing we need to do here is clarify exactly what problem we’re seeking to solve in this roundup review. Here, when we’re talking about chronic leg pain, what we’re specifically talking about is leg pain arising as a result of strains, sprains, bruising, or arising from pulled muscles and the like. 

In those cases, the major goal is to find a chair that provides optimal comfort to give your body time to heal and recover. This, as opposed to, say, dealing with problems of sciatica, for example, which is a very different kind of pain and a very different problem. If you suffer from sciatica and are looking for an office chair to help with that, we’ve got you covered. Dealing with that problem requires a different focus.

Here, the overriding goal is to maximize comfort to give you a plush, soft chair to sit on as you recover. To that end, every chair on our list of finalists features generous amounts of padding or makes good use of advanced materials like memory foam. Waterfall-edge or sculpted seats were also high on our wish list for this category.

Of course, comfort takes many different dimensions, so we also kept a close eye out for chairs that featured well-implemented ergonomic features, especially lumbar support (and even better if it’s adjustable). The more ergonomic features a chair has, the better, but in terms of solving for leg pain, the rest of the ergonomic features are of somewhat lesser importance.

In addition to that, if you’re buying a chair specifically to address leg pain, you’ll want to make sure the seat height adjustment range is a good fit for you, so you’ll be able to sit in the chair with your feet firmly planted on the floor. It pays to take careful measurements before you buy something so you can be sure that the chair you ultimately pick will be a good fit for you. If you buy a chair that’s too big or too small, you’ll take longer to heal and may actually make your leg pain worse.

Final note! In many of our roundup reviews, we make a distinction between mesh chairs and fabric or leather upholstered chairs. We’re not doing that here, because this roundup review is squarely focused on solving a specific problem: minimizing leg pain. As such, our reasoning is that a user interested in doing that won’t especially care what the chair is upholstered in, as long as it gets the job done!

Best Office Chair for Leg Pain in 2024

In our search, we unearthed several, but one of them stood out from the rest and is our declared winner. We’ll announce it and the other top contenders just below, and talk about each of them in detail, just below. Let’s start by taking a high-level view at our top pick and various runners-up. 

Comparison Table

Our Pick
 
 
4.5
4.4
4.4
$403.56
$265.00
$390.85
33” x 28.2” x 44.25” to 48.25”
30” x 27” x 40.8”
25.75” x 31” x 44” to 67”
57.6 pounds
51 pounds
57.75 pounds
400 pounds
250 pounds
250 pounds
18” to 22”
17.5” to 20”
20.25” to 23.25”
  • The most comfortable office chair you’re ever likely to sit in. Well implemented ergonomic features.
  • 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.
  • Offered by one of the best companies in the industry, waterfall-edge style seat, excellent lumbar support, excellent head and neck support. Delightfully comfortable.
  • Stationary armrests, no recline function, though the chair does rock slightly.
  • No ergonomic arm rests. Not quite as comfortable as some of Serta’s other office chairs, but certainly above average. Modest supported weight limit.
  • Pricey. Bonded leather is a bad fit for the design and is ill-suited to the rigors of heavy daily use.
Highly recommended for light to moderate daily use.
Highly recommended, assuming you’re okay with the modest weight limit.
Recommended for light to moderate daily use.
Our Pick
4.5
$403.56
33” x 28.2” x 44.25” to 48.25”
57.6 pounds
400 pounds
18” to 22”
  • The most comfortable office chair you’re ever likely to sit in. Well implemented ergonomic features.
  • Stationary armrests, no recline function, though the chair does rock slightly.
Highly recommended for light to moderate daily use.
4.4
$265.00
30” x 27” x 40.8”
51 pounds
250 pounds
17.5” to 20”
  • 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.
  • No ergonomic arm rests. Not quite as comfortable as some of Serta’s other office chairs, but certainly above average. Modest supported weight limit.
Highly recommended, assuming you’re okay with the modest weight limit.
4.4
$390.85
25.75” x 31” x 44” to 67”
57.75 pounds
250 pounds
20.25” to 23.25”
  • Offered by one of the best companies in the industry, waterfall-edge style seat, excellent lumbar support, excellent head and neck support. Delightfully comfortable.
  • Pricey. Bonded leather is a bad fit for the design and is ill-suited to the rigors of heavy daily use.
Recommended for light to moderate daily use.
03/29/2024 12:40 pm GMT

*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 or office 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.

Our Pick: Serta Big & Tall Smart Layers Office Chair 

Our Pick
Serta Big and Tall Smart Layers Tranquility Executive Office Chair
4.5

Recommended For: Big and tall folks weighing up to four hundred pounds who need a chair for light to moderate daily use.

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Serta dominates this roundup review, winning not just the top spot but the second-place position as well. Perhaps this is not surprising, given the company’s experience in designing comfortable mattresses. 

Although the Smart Layers Tranquility doesn’t have an exciting or edgy aesthetic, it more than makes up for it in terms of comfort, which is far and away this chair’s main selling point. It’s quite possibly the most comfortable chair you’ll ever have the pleasure of sitting in.

Left Image View of Serta Big and Tall Smart Layers Tranquility

Chair Specification

Before we get to that, however, let’s start with a review of the basic stats that drive the model. These include:

  • Product Dimensions: 33” x 28.2” x 44.25” to 48.25”
  • Chair Weight: 57.6 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 400 pounds
  • Seat Depth: 19”
  • Seat to Floor Height: 18” to 22”
  • 10-year limited warranty!

A couple of observations here. First, based on the warranty, you know you’re getting a quality piece of furniture here. This isn’t a bargain basement chair that the designers aren’t sure about.

Second, it’s big. Although it’s not the heaviest chair on our list, the dimensions mark it as being a chair designed for bigger and taller folk, and both the height adjustment range and the maximum supported weight support and reinforce this idea.

Premium Elite Smart Layers

Given the focus of our review, it probably won’t surprise many readers to learn that our top pick uses a proprietary comfort system in the place of conventional block foam or even memory foam. The Tranquility chair has a comfort system like nothing we’ve ever seen, consisting of several different layers, each building on the last providing a one-of-a-kind seating experience. 

  • The top-most layer of padding, which is the part you first come in contact when you sit in the chair, is made of poly-fiber, which is roughly synonymous with block foam padding, but more flexible.
  • Beneath that is a layer of memory foam.
  • The memory foam rests on a dense foam supporting layer which the company refers to as the “Macro Layer.”
  • Below that, you’ll find two different technologies: On the edge of the seat, where your legs rest, you’ll find a double-thick layer of the dense foam mentioned above (this being referred to as the “Micro Layer”). The rest of the seat is supported by the company’s patented comfort coils, which are individual springs that provide highly customized support exactly where you need it.

Arguably, the Tranquility boasts a sixth comfort layer, because all of the elements we just talked about rest inside a padded comfort cradle. Needless to say, you’ll be hard-pressed to find any other chair, offered at any price that has a more comprehensive comfort system.

As we said, it’s out of this world. We’ve never encountered its equal, which is amazing given the chair’s relatively modest price.

Ergonomic Features

It gets even better though, because the Tranquility chair offers more than just a comfortable place to sit. It also features some powerful ergonomic features, including:

  • A waterfall-style seat to help improve blood circulation in your legs, even if you sit for extended periods
  • Exceptional lumbar support
  • Well-implemented head and neck support
  • And ergonomically designed armrests

Seat

For our purposes, the waterfall-style edge seat is of special interest, and when combined with the Tranquility’s robust comfort system, it makes this model the best office chair for poor leg circulation overall, in our view.

Even better, all of these ergonomic features are quite strongly implemented, and they all work together to enhance the effectiveness of the chair further. If you suffer from chronic pain pretty much anywhere on your body and struggle to stay productive throughout the day, this chair can help, mixing extreme comfort with powerful ergonomic features to help reduce your discomfort and keep you productive even after hours at the keyboard.

Armrest Image View of Serta Big and Tall Smart Layers Tranquility

Armrests

Of the Tranquility’s ergonomic features, the armrests are, in our view, the weakest of the bunch. They’re comfortable and well-padded, but they’re not adjustable in any way. That’s certainly not a deal breaker for most people, but it is a limitation worth at least mentioning.

Lumbar Support

Although the waterfall-edge style seat is the feature we are most concerned with for this roundup review, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the Tranquility’s next-level lumbar support system.

Here, the company utilizes a proprietary technology they call “Pivoting Air Lumbar Support,” which provides a more dynamic level of lumbar support than passive belts or pads used by other companies. Even better, it does that while increasing the breathability of the chair across the entire seatback. 

Waterfall Seat Design of Serta Big and Tall Smart Layers Tranquility

Adjustability

As impressive as the Tranquility is when it comes to comfort and ergonomic features, it’s less impressive in terms of adjustability. The only aspect of the chair you can adjust is the height of the seat.

In fact, although the Tranquility rocks slightly, it doesn’t recline at all, which is an admitted limitation, but not, in our view, a crippling one.

Verdict

In our view, the Tranquility is close to being the perfect office chair. While opinions will certainly vary, we find the combination of features to be close to perfect, and the and the few limitations the chair has are largely unimportant to us. If you find yourself feeling the same way, then the final choice is a simple one. If comfort is your primary concern, the Serta Tranquility is the chair you want.

Runner-Up: Serta Works Back in Motion Executive Office Chair

Runner-Up
Serta Works Back in Motion Executive Office Chair, Fabric
4.6

Recommended For: Average-sized people who are looking for a chair for light to moderate daily use.

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Serta is best known for their excellent mattresses, but the company makes a wide range of furniture as well, including a line of excellent office chairs, with the Serta Works being one of their best-selling models. 

Chair Specification

Before we get too deep into the particulars, let’s do a quick recap of the basic stats that define this model:

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 30” x 27” x 40.8”
  • Chair Weight: 51 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 250 pounds
  • Seat Depth: 18”
  • Seat Width: 20”
  • Seat Height Adjustment Range” 17.5” to 20”
Side Image View of Serta Works Office Chair

Although it’s got a modest maximum supported weight limit, the rest of the chair’s stats are all in alignment with this, clearly marking the model as one being built for regular-sized folk, with a seat height adjustment range that doesn’t stray far into what would be considered big and tall territory. Given these stats, the Works is a good fit for a broad swath of the market, although you’ll want to take careful measurements to be sure it’s a good fit for you before buying.

Comfort

The team behind the Serta Works didn’t take any chances with the chair, giving it a traditional aesthetic. Lurking beneath that ordinary appearance, however, is a powerful comfort system based on the company’s Comfort Coils, which is the same technology they put into their mattresses.

Although the Serta Works doesn’t boast a ton of block foam padding, it doesn’t really need it. When combined with the comfort coils, the experience of sitting in the chair is heads and shoulders above most other chairs on the market today, only being beaten out by another model offered by Serta, the Big and Tall Tranquility.

Ergonomic Features

Of course, comfort has more than one dimension, and ergonomic features matter. Again though, the Serta Works shines with a trio of well-implemented features, including:

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

For our purposes, of course, the waterfall-edge style seat is most important, but of the three, it’s the lumbar support that really shines on this model.

Armrest of Serta Works Office Chair

Back In Motion Lumbar Support

It’s designed to incorporate a proprietary technology called Back in Motion (BIM) which means that any time you shift or move in the chair, the lumbar support follows you so that you’ll always have exactly the support you need, exactly when you need it.

Posture-Correct Tilt

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

At first blush, this might not seem like a huge thing, but it’s something that many of the chair’s owners have commented on, both positive and negative.

People who love it say it’s the best aspect of the chair, with many of them saying they’ll never buy another piece of office furniture that doesn’t have the feature.

Waterfall Seat Design of Serta Works Office Chair

On the other side of the fence, some people say that the constant “following motion” of the seat back is annoying, unsettling and in some cases downright uncomfortable. Granted, this is a minority view, but it certainly bears mentioning.

Assembly

Of course, as with most of the office furniture sold today, you’ll have to put the Serta Works together when it makes its way to your door. Given the high production quality and the clarity of the instructions, this isn’t a complicated process and shouldn’t take you longer than thirty minutes. It will go even faster if you enlist the aid of a trusty assistant on the day the chair gets to you.

Verdict

Overall, it’s an excellent model that puts Serta’s office furniture design skills on prominent display, and the company even offers it in both a fabric-clad and leather-clad variant, so you can pick whichever type of upholstery you prefer. Whichever option you choose, know that you’ll be getting one of the best office chairs for circulation on the market today. 

Value Pick: La-Z-Boy Hyland Office Chair

Value Pick
La-Z-Boy Hyland Office Chair
4.4

Recommended For: Anyone looking for high quality, comfortable chair for light to moderate daily use if you can afford it.

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Just about everybody living in the United States knows the name La Z Boy. They’re a legend in the home furnishing business. What fewer people realize, however, is that La Z Boy also makes a small selection of office furniture, with the Hyland being one of their high-end models.

It’s an unquestionably stylish and attractive chair, and it’s got some well-implemented features. Unfortunately, it suffers from what we consider to be a fatal flaw that limits its overall value, which is why it only managed to rank third on our list of finalists.

Chair Specifications

We’ll get to its fatal flaw in just a moment. Before we do that, let’s start with a review of the chair’s basic stats, which include:

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 25.75” x 31” x 44” to 47”
  • Chair Weight: 57.75 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 250 pounds
  • Seat Width: 20”
  • Seat Depth: 19.5”
  • Seat Height Adjustment Range: 20.25” to 23.25”

Based on these stats, the main thing that becomes clear is that although the seat height adjustment range makes it appear that this would be a good fit for big and tall people, the maximum supported weight limit just doesn’t support that idea. It’s a good fit for regular-sized folk and taller people with longer legs and a light to medium build.

Side Image View of La Z Boy Hyland Office Chair

Comfort

Assuming you’ve got the right build for the chair, the comfort factor is what’s likely to prompt you to pick this model over any other. It offers a simply incredible seating experience, mostly on account of the memory foam used in its construction.

Memory foam is the gold standard of seat padding and is highly prized whenever and wherever it is found. Sure, it’s pricey, but this is one of those instances where you get what you pay for. 

Once you’ve had the pleasure of sitting in a memory foam chair, you’ll never want to go back to something padded with block foam, and the presence of all that memory foam makes the Hyland one of the best office chairs for buttock pain on the market today. So if that’s the problem you’re trying to solve, this one definitely belongs on your shortlist.

Ergonomic Features

In addition to being delightfully comfortable, the Hyland has a trio of excellent ergonomic features that further enhance the comfort of the model. These are:

  • A waterfall-edge-style seat
  • Exceptional lumbar support
  • And well-implemented head and neck support

For the purposes of this review, the waterfall-edge style seat is of particular interest, but all three of these are great additions to the chair, although, given the Hyland’s price, we were somewhat disappointed to see that the lumbar support was in no way adjustable.

Front Image View of La Z Boy Hyland Office Chair

Upholstery

Now let’s talk about the one thing that stands out as a glaring weakness in our minds. For reasons unknown, the La Z Boy design team made the decision to upholster their very attractive high-quality chair with bonded leather.

Bonded leather is real leather, but it is created by fusing leather scraps together. As such, it’s better than PU, but not nearly as supple or strong as genuine grain leather. It will start showing its age after just a couple of years when you’ll notice peeling and cracking.

Given the price of the chair, this is beyond disappointing and worse; it makes it impossible to recommend this chair for periods of heavy daily usage because bonded leather isn’t breathable

It’s fine for short to medium seating stints, but if you plan on spending the better part of every day in your chair, you’re going to be sweaty and miserable well before the day ends.

Back Side Image View of La Z Boy Hyland Office Chair

Verdict

Make no mistake, this is a good chair, but the design decisions the team made in putting it together have ensured that it is a fairly narrowly focused model that will only serve a small segment of the market. The person for whom the Hyland is an ideal fit is someone who:

  • Is average sized or tall with longer legs
  • Weighs less than 250 pounds
  • Wants a leather-clad chair and doesn’t mind the extra TLC that bonded leather will require.
  • And only plans to use it lightly or moderately every day

If that’s you, the comfort factor alone will put the Hyland on your short list. If not, almost any other option on our list of finalists will serve you better.

We like the Hyland, but we don’t love it, but note that despite the chair’s shortcomings and limitations, it still managed to place middle of the pack, and that’s really saying something!

Also Great

GM Seating Ergolux Executive Chair

GM Seating Ergolux Executive Chair
4.0

Recommended For: Anyone who can afford one. A perfect addition to your home office.

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GM Seating’s Ergolux office chair is a wonder. It’s a handsome, well-built and well-appointed chair you’ll be proud to own, but there’s a catch. It’s also a harsh mistress. We’ll explain what we mean in detail just below, but before we do that, let’s start with a quick review of the stats that define the model. 

Chair Specifications

  • Product Dimensions: 30” x 28” x 40.75” to 46.5”
  • Chair Weight: 45 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 250 pounds
  • Recline Range: 90 to 135 degrees
  • Seat Height Adjustment Range: 18.9” to 23.25”
  • Seat Width: 20”
  • Seat Depth: 16” to 18”

As you can see, these stats define the chair as one being for average-sized people or taller folks with long legs and light to average build. Although the seat height adjustment range is in the big and tall zone, the maximum supported weight doesn’t support the idea of this being an actual big and tall chair.

The other thing that should practically leap off the page is the seat depth! Few chairs on the market today come with an adjustable seat depth which automatically puts the Ergolux in a rare, special group of office chairs, and as you’ll see, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Left Side View of GM Seating Ergolux Executive Chair

Upholstery & Color Options

While a lot of leather office furniture being sold in the US are bonded leather or PU, the Ergolux is different. It is clad in real, high-quality grain leather and even better, you can order yours in a modest selection of colors, including black, burgundy, or white.

These things, the sheer adjustability of the chair, and GM Seating’s choice of upholstery materials mark the Ergolux as a piece of top-end office furniture, which also means you’re going to pay a top-end price.

Comfort

Comfort wise, although the Ergolux is a very pretty chair, it really doesn’t look like it would be all that comfortable. Looks, however, can be deceiving. It is a comfortable chair but sitting in it takes some getting used to. This goes back to what we mentioned at the start about this chair being a bit of a harsh mistress. It won’t let you get away with slouching or sitting in it with poor posture.

You’re either going to sit properly in this chair, or you’re not going to be comfortable. The Ergolux doesn’t brook any middle ground. This fact has divided Ergolux buyers into two camps: If you embrace the good posture this chair demands of you, you’re going to love it and wonder how you ever got along without it.

If you continue to try to slouch and buck good posture, you’re going to despise the Ergolux and give it away so you can buy some other chair that will let you get away with slouching. We see this as a big positive, but you may not agree for the first couple of days you sit in it!

Adjustability

Adjustability, though, is where the Ergolux truly shines. Let’s start at the chair’s headrest and work our way down, giving a quick mention of everything you can adjust:

  • The padded headrest is fully articulated. You can not only shift the angle of the chair but also move it up, down, forward and backward for an optimal fit and maximum comfort.
  • You can’t help but notice the “cutout” in the seatback. This ingenious design allows the lumbar support to be highly adjustable, again, allowing you to customize it to taste.
  • Although the armrests aren’t ergonomically designed, they are incredibly adjustable. You can change the angle, shifting them 45 degrees in either direction, and you can move them forward by up to three inches, in addition to adjusting their height.
  • The seat height can, of course, also be adjusted, as can the tilt tension.
  • Finally, and this is a true rarity among office chairs, typically only found in the most expensive chairs, the seat depth can be adjusted to taste.
Back Side View of GM Seating Ergolux Executive Chair

Ergonomic Features

In addition to being highly adjustable, the Ergolux boasts a trio of outstanding ergonomic features, including the one that’s most important to us, a waterfall-edge style seat that works with the chair’s padding to help provide an even more comfortable sitting experience (again, as long as you take care to sit properly!).

The ergonomic headrest and lumbar support are both very well-implemented too, but these are somewhat less important for our purposes here in this roundup.

Verdict

Overall, we regard this chair as being a superb choice for light to moderate daily use. It’s well-made and has well-rendered ergonomic features, but the relatively low weight limit is a hint that the chair is constructed using relatively lighter materials, which is also expressed in the fact that it’s the lightest office chair on our list of finalists.

These things, combined with its leather upholstery, make it a poor choice for heavy daily use unless sitting in leather for hours on end doesn’t make you sweat. If you’re looking for something that will serve you well for 3-4-hour periods at a time, though, this one’s hard to beat.

Secretlab Titan Gaming Chair

Secretlab TITAN 2020 Series Gaming Chair
3.9

Recommended For: Anyone who spends several hours a day in their chair, provided you’re a fan of the aesthetic.

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If you’ve never heard of Secretlab, know that you’re not alone. It’s supposed to be a secret, after all, right? 

All kidding aside, the reason you probably haven’t heard of the brand is simply that they don’t have a large footprint or a lot of brand heft. A closer look at the products they make, however, reveals that they know a lot about office and gaming furniture.

The Titan is the flagship model of the company’s small lineup, and there’s a lot to like about it. To begin, let’s review the basic stats that drive and define the model.

Chair Specifications

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 33.5” x 14.5” x 28”
  • Chair Weight: 77 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 300 pounds
  • Seat Height Adjustment Range: 19.5” to 23”
  • Seat Depth: 21”
  • Seat Width: 22”

As you can see, this is a substantial piece of furniture with a height range that marks it as being for bigger, taller folk. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the weight limit to serve that market well, so the people at the top end of that market segment won’t find this chair suitable.

Even so, it is useful to a broad swath of the market and of special interest to taller, long-legged folk who are of slight to average build.

Front Image View of Secretlab Titan Gaming Chair

Aesthetics

Unlike every other chair on this list, the Titan is a modern, edgy-looking racing-style chair. It looks like the seats you typically find in a sports car. If you like that aesthetic, you’ll probably love this chair. If you’re not a fan, you probably won’t even give it a second look.

In terms of its physical appearance, the other thing that sets it apart from our other finalists is the fact that there are large logos on the Titan, prominently displayed. If you’re buying this chair for a home office, that’s probably okay, though again, it might be off-putting to some, but if you’re looking for a chair to use in a corporate environment, the in-your-face branding is probably the kiss of death.

Customization

Interestingly, this is a rather prominent aspect of the design. It’s so significant that when you place your order, you can choose to swap out the normal Titan logo with a modest selection of others, which include:

  • Batman
  • House Stark
  • House Targaryen
  • House Lannister
  • Deadmau5
  • LCS
  • Cloud9
  • “Team Secret”

Note that there is no option to order your Titan without a logo at all.

Right Side Image View of Secretlab Titan Gaming Chair

Color Options

In addition to selecting your logo, the chair is available in a small selection of color options, which are:

  • Black
  • Stealth
  • Amber
  • Classic
  • Ash

Upholstery

Even if you’re not a fan of the logos, the presence of so many options, combined with the color options make the Titan a chair that gives you lots of personalization options, but it gets better. You can order your Titan upholstered in your choice of PU, breathable fabric, or high-quality Nappa leather.

Although PU is far and away the least expensive upholstery option, we don’t recommend it. The overall production quality of the chair is quite high, and the Titan was clearly designed to withstand the rigors of heavy daily usage.

PU vs Nappa Leather

PU isn’t. It’s just not a good fit with the chair as a whole and odds are that if you order yours with PU, you’ll find yourself frustrated when the upholstery starts showing its age a lot faster than you hoped it would.

If you’re a fan of leather, the Nappa leather option is a great choice. But, in our view, this limits the chair to light or moderate daily use because the lack of breathability will make it uncomfortably hot for extended periods of sitting. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference and how hot you get while seated in a leather-clad chair.

The Titan is more than an interesting chair to look at, however. It’s also built for comfort and has a pair of well-implemented ergonomic features, which we’ll take a look at next.

Front Image of Black Varints of Secretlab Titan Gaming Chair

Padding

Comfort-wise, beneath whatever upholstery you select, you’ll find generous amounts of cold-cured block foam padding. Cold-cured padding is superior to conventional block foam in that it tends to hold its shape better and helps distribute your weight more evenly. While it’s definitely an improvement over conventional block foam, it falls short of being as comfy as memory foam, occupying space somewhere in between those two.

Head & Neck Pillow

The chair also comes with a head and neck pillow for those times when you’re ready for a break and recline back in the chair (maximum recline angle of 150 degrees). Of interest, the pillow is padded with memory foam and is a fantastic little ‘extra’ that you’ll love.

Ergonomic Features

We mentioned two ergonomic features earlier. These are:

  • A waterfall-edge style seat
  • Lumbar support

Of the two, the one of most interest to us for the purposes of this review is the waterfall-edge style seat because it enhances the already excellent comfort offered by the cold-cured foam padding and helps improve your leg circulation, especially during those times when you have to sit for extended periods.

The implementation of the lumbar support is outstanding (and adjustable!), which is proof positive that Secretlab knows their way around the furniture market and is likely to be a major force in years to come.

Back Side View of Secretlab Titan Gaming Chair

Armrests

Although the armrests of the chair aren’t ergonomically designed, they are well worth spending a moment talking about. In addition to being well-padded and comfortable, they’re also both height and width adjustable, giving you even more options in terms of customizing and personalizing the chair and your seating experience in it.

Adjustability

This kind of adjustability is generally pretty rare except at the top end of the market. To find so many adjustment options here, on a surprisingly modestly priced chair, and to find them so well implemented by a company that most people have never heard of is nothing short of amazing.

Assembly

The Titan won’t arrive at your doorstep assembled, but the instructions are clear and the process straightforward. Be advised though, that this is a big chair and if you’re trying to assemble it on your own, you’re probably going to struggle. You’re much better off having an extra pair of hands when putting this one together.

Verdict

Overall, we were hugely impressed by this chair, although we’ll be quick to point out that it’s not for everyone. The racing-style seat and the in-your-face logos will just put some people off. Even so, this is a great chair for power users and can easily withstand the rigors of heavy daily use.

Best Office Chair for Coccyx Pain in 2024

In a similar vein, we also spent some time investigating the best office chairs for dealing with coccyx pain. If you’re not sure what that is, you probably don’t suffer from it, but we’ll define the term before proceeding.

In a nutshell, your coccyx is your tailbone. More specifically, it’s a triangular array of bone that marks the very end of your spine, just below the sacrum. If you’ve ever suffered an injury to that part of your body, you know what a nightmare it can be to try and get anything done. 

While it’s true that generally speaking, the best office chairs for leg pain will also offer at least some relief from coccyx pain too, specifically, for this subcategory, we turned our attention to the realm of more unconventional office chairs, and present our findings below:

Comparison Table

Our Pick
 
 
4.1
3.9
4.1
N/A
$299.00
$399.00
22.8” x 22.8” x 20.4” – 28.3”
20.4” x 28.3” x 20”
17” x 16.5” x 9”
21.7 pounds
14.3 pounds
15.05 pounds
250 pounds
250 pounds
250 pounds
20.4” to 28.3”
N/A
22” to 32”
  • Created by a legendary designer. Represents the gold standard that everybody else tries to imitate. Best office chair for coccyx pain.
  • The original kneeling chair and still the second best in the industry.
  • Lightweight and portable. Offers tremendous ergonomic benefits. Best office chair for leg circulation (almost has an unfair advantage on that front)!
  • Expensive.
  • Expensive.
  • More expensive than many would care to pay for a stool.
Highly recommended.
Highly recommended.
Provisionally recommended for people with active jobs that require a mix of sitting and moving about.
Our Pick
4.1
N/A
22.8” x 22.8” x 20.4” – 28.3”
21.7 pounds
250 pounds
20.4” to 28.3”
  • Created by a legendary designer. Represents the gold standard that everybody else tries to imitate. Best office chair for coccyx pain.
  • Expensive.
Highly recommended.
3.9
$299.00
20.4” x 28.3” x 20”
14.3 pounds
250 pounds
N/A
  • The original kneeling chair and still the second best in the industry.
  • Expensive.
Highly recommended.
4.1
$399.00
17” x 16.5” x 9”
15.05 pounds
250 pounds
22” to 32”
  • Lightweight and portable. Offers tremendous ergonomic benefits. Best office chair for leg circulation (almost has an unfair advantage on that front)!
  • More expensive than many would care to pay for a stool.
Provisionally recommended for people with active jobs that require a mix of sitting and moving about.
03/29/2024 09:25 am GMT

*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 or office 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.

Our Pick: Varier Wing Chair

Our Pick
Varier Wing Balans Chair
4.3

Recommended For: Anyone who can afford one. This is the gold standard of kneeling chairs.

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It’s no surprise that Varier utterly dominates this part of the list. In the world of alternative, unconventional office furniture, they’re the Titans of the market, reigning supreme. They’re the company everybody else tries to emulate.

The Wing chair is Varier’s flagship model and is without a peer in the world of kneeling chairs. The only kneeling chair that even comes close is the Varier Balans, the reigning King of the market until the Wing chair was developed. Of interest, both the Wing and the Balans were created by the same designer, Peter Opsvik.

Not only does Varier have access to top-shelf design talent, but they’ve also got a longstanding reputation for creating high-quality products, doing so in a sustainable manner, and delivering world-class post-sales service and support.

All their products are made in Europe and crafted from sustainably harvested trees; lacquered wood, as opposed to metal or plastic, which is one of the many things that sets the company apart. Also, where lesser chairs are content to use PU, bonded leather, and other relatively low-quality types of upholstery, Varier’s products all come to you clad in high-quality fabric or leather finishes.

Upholstery

In the case of the Wing chair, you can select from a variety of upholstery options, including:

Front Image View of Varier Wing Chair
  • Revive: 100% recycled polyester for those looking for a budget option
  • Fame: 88% New Zealand Wool, blended with 12% Polyamide
  • Leather: High quality, supple semi-aniline with a light finish
  • Breeze Fusion: 88% New Zealand Wool combined with 12% Polyamide (more breathable than Fame)
  • Hallingdal: 70% New Zealand Wool blended with 30% Viscose
  • Dinamica: 88% polyester blended with 12% polyurethane
  • Steelcut Trio 3: 95% New Zealand Wool, blended with 5% Nylon
  • Dolce: 100% Rayon (another less expensive upholstery option)

Chair Specifications

Let’s also do a quick review of the core stats of the drive and define the model. They are:

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 22.8” x 22.8” x 20.4” – 28.3”
  • Product Weight: 21.7 pounds
  • Seat Height Adjustment Range: 20.4” to 28.3”
  • Knee Height Adjustment Range: 11” to 20”
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 250 pounds
Left Image View of Varier Wing Chair

These stats mark the Wing chair as a highly versatile piece of furniture. The one market it can’t serve well is the big and tall segment. The maximum weight limit just doesn’t support it. That’s not a knock against this chair in particular though; a review of the summary table for these chairs reveals that they all have that limitation, but it is something to bear in mind.

Ergonomics

The Wing chair offers exceptional ergonomic benefits by design, ensuring that anyone using it maintains a healthy sitting posture while keeping them delightfully comfortable thanks to the cunning design, blended with ample padding.

It is of particular value to those who suffer from leg, knee, or coccyx pain. Even better, it overcomes the primary limitation of the original Balans design, which is the former chair’s relative lack of mobility. 

Verdict

The addition of casters and the option of adding a functioning seat back to the chair makes it a simply incredible piece of office furniture. It’s easily the best office chair for knee pain on the market today and one of the best office chairs for tailbone pain.

Runner-Up: Varier Balans

Runner Up
Varier Variable Balans
4.2

Recommended For: Light to moderate use. With the optional backrest, it could even be used heavily on a daily basis.

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This was Peter Opsvik’s first design and was widely hailed as the best kneeling chair on the market until the debut of the Wing chair, which replaced it.

Let’s begin by looking at the basic stats that define the chair:

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 20.4” x 28.3” x 20”
  • Chair Weight: 14.3 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 250 pounds
Front Image Black Frame of Varier Balans Chair

It’s lightweight and compact, perfectly sized for fitting beneath a standard sized desk, but as you can see, it does have limitations. For one thing, it suffers the same weakness as every other chair in this category, with a relatively modest weight limit that makes it ill-suited as a big and tall chair.

More compelling than that, however, is the fact that it’s not designed for mobility. The company does sell soft tape as an accessory, and if you’re using the chair on a hardwood floor or linoleum surface, that gives you the ability to scoot about more freely about.

Still, if you want or need a chair that gives you the freedom to move about a long workstation, then you’ll probably be happier with the more expensive Wing chair.

Upholstery

This model is offered with fabric upholstery only and is available in a modest selection of colors. If you decide this is the chair you want when you place your order, you can choose from:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Turquoise
Side Image View of Varier Balans Chair

Extras

You can also choose from a small selection of accessories, including a simple or cushioned backrest, distance blocks and soft tape, which again, if you’re planning to use this chair on a hardwood floor is highly recommended.

Verdict

The critical thing to know about this model is this: Before the mighty wing chair went into production, this was the model that every other kneeling chair produced sought to match. It offers the same great ergonomic benefits, woven into the very design of the chair and the way you find yourself sitting in it, and isn’t as expensive. That makes it highly recommended, indeed.

Value Pick: Varier Move Stool

Value Pick
Varier Move Ergonomic Stool
4.1

Recommended For: Anyone who’s dissatisfied with conventional office furniture and who doesn’t need something designed for sitting for extended periods.

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The first thing many people think when they see this stool is some variation of ‘why would anyone spend that kind of money on a stool!?’ It’s a fair question, and the simple answer is that the Varier Move is a whole lot more than just a simple barstool you might pick up at your local WalMart for twenty bucks or so. This is a serious, powerful form of ergonomic seating.

Aesthetics and Design

The Move was developed by another of the world-class designers Varier has at their disposal. Per Oie designed it for the company in 1985, and it occupies the same space in the ergonomic stool segment of the alternative office furniture market that the legendary Wing and Balans chairs occupy in the kneeling chair segment. It is simply without peer.

Simply sitting in it ensures excellent ergonomic support and even better, the stool pivots like an office chair and gives you a tremendous range of motion because as you move, the stool tilts to move with you. A quick review of the core stats that define the stool reveals that it’s delightfully compact and lightweight, but it does suffer from the same limitation that the rest of the alternative seating options in this section have – a relatively modest 250 pounds of supported weight.

Office Decoration of Varier Move Stool Chair

Recommended for

It’s fabulous, but we’ll readily admit that it’s not for everyone. The ideal user of the Move will be someone who:

  • Spends at least as much time standing or moving about as they do sitting in front of a computer over the course of a typical work day.
  • Who weighs less than 250 pounds.
  • And who’s especially interested in keeping back and leg pain at bay.

While the Move isn’t quite as good for coccyx pain as the Wing or Balans chairs, it’s still a strong contender on that front. Its biggest strength, however, lies in the fact that it’s a superb choice if you have problems with blood circulation in your legs. If that describes you, then this stool belongs at or near the top of your list of Office Chairs with Leg Support.

Extras

As with Varier’s other products, this one has a couple of accessories available. In this case, you can choose from either soft tape or glow rings, with the soft tape being the most practical and obvious choice, especially if you plan on using the stool on hardwood flooring or linoleum. The glow rings can be fun for some, giving the stool a cool, futuristic aesthetic, but they don’t’ have any real practical value. 

Verdict

Bottom line: For the right user, this is an excellent option to consider!

Also Great

Jobri Jazzy Ergonomic Kneeling Chair

Jobri BetterPosture Jazzy Kneeling Chair
3.7

Recommended For: Anyone who wants to try a kneeling chair but isn’t sure they’ll like it, and who can afford its somewhat hefty price tag.

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Haven’t heard of Jobri? The American brand has been around for over two decades, developing and manufacturing ergonomic back supports, ergonomic chairs, orthopedic belts & braces, sleep products, massage & fitness products, and more. They do know their way around the office furniture market and make consistently good quality products.

Their kneeling chair is an excellent example of this and is a real innovation, combining a good-quality task chair with a fully functional kneeling chair, giving you the best of both worlds.

Chair Specifications 

Let’s start by doing a quick review of the basic stats that define the model:

Front Image View of Jazzy Ergonomic Kneeling Chair
  • Overall Product Dimensions: 16.5” x 27”
  • Seat Width: 16.5”
  • Chair Weight: 28 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 250 pounds
  • Seat Height Adjustment Range: 16” to 20”

A couple of things to note here: First and foremost, as with all the other chairs in this section of our roundup review, it has the limitation of a relatively modest maximum weight. That’s somewhat unusual, given the height adjustment range, which strays into the big and tall segment of the market.

This defines the chair as being a good fit for average-sized folk, or taller people who are lightly built with long legs, but there’s a catch.

Right Upper Image View of Jazzy Ergonomic Kneeling Chair

Recommended For

As impressed as we are with the innovation involved in the creation of this chair, it’s extremely narrowly targeted. Most people either want a kneeling chair or an office chair. You just don’t find many people who feel a compelling need for both.

If you happen to be one of those, you’ll probably take one look at this chair and have to have one, but again, that condition only holds true for a small slice of the market.

Even so, this is an unquestionably good chair that provides substantial ergonomic benefits, and if you’re on the fence and can’t decide if you’re ready to commit to the idea of a kneeling chair, the Jazzy gives you the option of trying it out without giving up the benefits associated with more conventional office seating.

Verdict

While there’s not a huge market for this type of office seating, we can’t help but be impressed by it. Jazzy may not have the brand heft that Varier does, which is the main reason it didn’t earn a higher spot in our rankings, but it is very good at what it does, and for the right user, would be an excellent choice to replace your current office chair.

Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair

Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair
3.5

Recommended For: Anyone looking for a relatively modestly priced kneeling chair for light to moderate daily use.

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Like the Jazzy chair we just mentioned, this chair is narrowly focused and tightly targeted toward a particular segment of the market. Before we get into further details on that front, let’s review the basic stats that define this chair:

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 19.25” x 27.25” x 28”
  • Seat Height Adjustment Range: 21” to 28”
  • Knee Pad Dimensions: 19.25” x 10.5” (2.25” thick)
  • Chair Weight: 22 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 250 pounds

It’s a bit heavier than some of the other models we’ve talked about, but still light enough to quickly move from place to place, and small enough that it can easily be stored under any standard sized desk or in just about any corner, making it a good choice if space is at a premium in your house.

Front Image View of Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair

It’s got a good height adjustment range that, on paper, would make it an excellent fit for bigger and taller folk, but once again, the maximum supported weight clashes with this, which is a persistent limitation of chairs in this segment of the market.

The main reason that this model won a spot on our list of finalists is that it’s much more modestly priced than the rest, making it an excellent budget option for those who want to try a kneeling chair but don’t have a lot of money to spend on one.

Of course, Ergonomic Home had to make a few sacrifices to bring the chair to market at the price they have. The production quality is somewhat lower than our other top contenders, with the biggest weakness taking the form of the upholstery on the bicycle-style seat and knee pads.

Upholstery

The chair is clad in PU, which looks nice, but, unfortunately doesn’t tend to stand up well to the rigors of heavy daily use. You can expect the upholstery on this chair to last about a year, two years at the most, if you use it only lightly or moderately each day. After that, you’ll find that the upholstery starts cracking and peeling.

Durability

The good news is that there’s not a lot of upholstered surface area to contend with, so this is a case where it actually makes financial sense to pay to have the chair reupholstered once the original material begins to show its age. With proper care, the frame itself will probably last about twice as long as the upholstery, so you’ll be able to essentially double the life of the chair for a modest additional investment when the PU inevitably starts showing serious signs of wear.

Side Image View of Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair

Bicycle Seat

The bicycle-style seat is great for short to medium-duration stints of sitting, and that, combined with the knee pads will provide you solid ergonomic benefits and surprising comfort, but be aware that the seat doesn’t pivot and the chair doesn’t have casters, so if you plan on using it on hardwood floors or other flat flooring surfaces, you’ll almost certainly want to invest in a roll of soft tape to keep it from scuffing that surface.

Also, like the Jazzy chair, this option is ideal for people with active jobs that see them spending as much time up and moving about as they spend sitting. It’s not a great choice for those who plan on spending a full eight-hour day at their desks and in front of their computers.

Overall then, Ergonomic Home’s offering is a good budget option, but it’s not for everyone. This model is almost entirely self-selecting. If you need a comfortable perch for short periods throughout the workday, between other activities that keep you on your feet and want to maximize your ergonomic benefits during the downtimes, it’s a good option, and well worth considering.

You May Also Want to Consider…

While all of these chairs offer solid ergonomic benefits and will help to reduce coccyx pain, if your pain is severe, even chairs like the ones we just talked about may not be enough on their own. In that case, we’d strongly advise augmenting them with a special coccyx cushion like this one:

It should be noted that this is merely an example. A bit of research will reveal a broad range of cushions, so if you find one you like better, by all means, gravitate toward that one!

There are two things to pay close attention to when choosing a good coccyx cushion. First, obviously, padding matters, so make sure there’s a lot of it, or that the padding is made of some type of advanced material or memory foam.

Second, take a closer look at the picture above. If you suffer from coccyx pain, the most important element to make sure present on the cushion you buy is that little cutout section shown in this illustration.

The reason it matters is that when you’re sitting on a cushion like this, the cushion is putting absolutely no pressure on your tailbone, because there’s simply no cushion there. It has been removed by the manufacturer, which gives you added comfort and support, and utterly eliminates the discomfort caused by the cushion pressing uncomfortably against that part of your spine.

If you don’t like the one we linked to for whatever reason, as long as the one you select has this ‘cutout’ it will serve you well.

Best Office Chair for Leg Pain and Coccyx Pain 2024 Conclusion

For Leg Pain

So, what is the best office chair for leg pain?

In our mind, the clear winner in this roundup review is the Serta Big and Tall Smart Layers Tranquility and we stand by that as our top pick. Unfortunately, given the importance of taking careful measurements before buying a chair designed to help reduce and eliminate leg pain, not everyone is going to fit optimally into that chair, which is why we made sure to describe our other top contenders in great detail.

While none of the runners up are as good as the Tranquility overall, in our view, if the chair doesn’t fit you like a glove, then it’s not going to matter how comfortable it is.

None of our finalists are bad chairs by any means. They’re the best of the best office chairs for leg pain and any of them would serve you well. It comes down to what your tastes and preferences are, which features besides comfort you place the greatest emphasis and priority on, what your budget is, and how well each chair fits you.

For Coccyx Pain

If you’re suffering from coccyx pain in particular, we stand by our recommendation of the Varier Balans Wing chair as being the best option on the market today, but we understand that opinions may vary on that front, and you may reach a different conclusion. To that end, here are the reasons you might want to consider some of the other finalists we mentioned:

  • If you can’t afford the Wing, the original Balans is a great alternative, although you’ll want to at least consider buying a roll of soft tape, especially if you plan on using it on a hardwood floor.
  • The Move stool is a great option for those who are especially active at work and spend as much time moving about as sitting in front of a computer. It’s also the best office chair for leg circulation, so if that’s your primary need or concern, it belongs at or near the top of your list.
  • The Jazzy would be an ideal choice if you’re interested in experimenting with kneeling chairs but don’t want to fully commit and are looking for an option that gives you the best of both worlds between a kneeling chair and a good task chair.
  • And the Ergonomic Home Chair is a great budget option for people with active jobs that require a mix of sitting and moving about.

The ultimate question then, is what’s the best option for you?

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