In a Nutshell:

The BrylaneHome Extra Wide Woman’s Office Chair is a comfortable, sturdy, attractive office chair designed for women, featuring well-implemented ergonomic features. Recommended for taller women with wider hips. Big and tall men.

Value for the Money
Comfort
Brand Reliability*
Aesthetic Flexibility**

Overall Rating

3.8/5
* 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. ** 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.

Benefits

  • Well-padded
  • Air pocket coil springs
  • Supports up to 500 pounds
  • Has four ergonomic features
  • Wide seat

Drawbacks

  • Not adjustable
  • Not for shorter/petite people
  • Pricey
BrylaneHome Extra Wide Woman's Office Chair
3.8

Recommended For: Taller women with wider hips. Big and tall men.

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Have you been struggling to find the “right” chair for you? 

Have you had trouble finding a chair wide enough to sit comfortably while providing an adequate height adjustment range and well-implemented ergonomic features?

We understand how challenging it can be, and for some reason, many furniture manufacturers seem to think that short people are the only ones with wide hips. Why they believe this, we don’t know, but finding a good office chair that offers both a wide seat and a good seat height adjustment range that looks decent and doesn’t skimp on comfort and “extras” can be a real challenge unless you’ve got tons of money to spend.

If you’ve found the search frustrating, our review of the BrylaneHome Extra Wide Woman’s Office Chair will probably make you smile. We’ll quickly say this isn’t a perfect chair, but it fills an important niche. It’s not the right chair for everyone, but for the right user, this model is worth its weight in gold, as are other BrylaneHome office chairs!

In the following sections, we’ll review everything BrylaneHome gets right and discuss the aspects of the design that left us underwhelmed. This will give you all the information you need to decide if this is the model you’ve been searching for. If that sounds good to you, let’s get started!

Key Features of the BrylaneHome Extra Wide Woman’s Office Chair

Sturdy, attractive, and inviting are the first things that came to mind when we first laid eyes on this chair. It’s a surprisingly elegant design, but that’s not the first thing we noticed. No, we first noticed it looked like a chair that cried out for someone to sit in it. 

Ice variant of the BrylaneHome Extra Wide Women’s Office Chair with a glass screen in the background

We’ll have more to say about comfort in the next section in our BrylaneHome Extra Wide Woman’s Office Chair.

Chair Specifications

Before we get to that, though, let’s take a quick look at the chair’s basic stats:

  • Product Dimensions: 46.5” x 29” x 29”
  • Maximum User Weight: 500 pounds
  • Product Weight: 42 pounds
  • Seat-to-Floor Height: 18.5” to 23.75”
  • Seat Width: 24.25”
  • Seat Depth: 21.5”
  • Offered in three different colors: Brown, Ice, and Orange

There are some interesting things to highlight here. First and foremost, this is a big, sturdy chair that can support a lot of weight. We found two different statistics where the maximum supported weight was concerned, with one saying the chair could support a maximum of 350 pounds and the other listing 500 pounds.

We confirmed that the 500-pound figure is correct with several customers who have purchased the chair, weigh more than 350 pounds, and have used it without difficulty, so if you see a note somewhere mentioning a 350-pound weight limit, know that it is incorrect.

Adjustable Seat Height

Second, with a five-and-a-quarter-inch height adjustment range and a 24.25” wide seat, it can accommodate just about any big and tall person, so if you’re a taller woman with hips, don’t worry that you won’t be able to fit into this chair. The odds are that it’ll fit you like a glove!

Available Colors

Finally, we love that this chair is offered in three different colors. White is a bit of a rarity in the office furniture world, but the “ice” colored chair is a thing of beauty. We’re less sold on the orange, but if that’s your color, this is one of only a few chairs you can get in orange, which is cool. 

The point, though, is that more color options mean that the chair is bound to blend seamlessly with a broader range of home décor schemes and styles, and that’s a very good thing.

Comfortable Padding

We’ll start by saying that this is a delightfully wide chair. You can tell at a glance that it’s generously padded and looks like it would be comfortable. It certainly doesn’t disappoint on that front! With pillowed block foam augmented by air pocket coil springs, the BrylaneHome Extra Wide Woman’s Office Chair is ideal for long-duration sitting.

Coil Springs

The air pocket coil springs are a nice touch and the stand-out feature of the design. While not as good as memory foam, they offer more comfort than conventional block foam without adding too much to the price.

Ergonomically sculpted armrest of the BrylaneHome Extra Wide Woman’s Office Chair
Seatback of the BrylaneHome Extra Wide Women’s Office Chair
Pillowed block foam and caster wheels of the BrylaneHome Extra Wide Woman’s Office Chair

Ergonomic Features

Comfort is defined by more than just padding, however, and this model sports a trio of well-implemented ergonomic features, including excellent lumbar support, a padded headrest for neck and head support, and a waterfall-style seat that helps improve circulation in your legs and further enhances the chair’s ability to support you for long periods of time.

See our roundup of the best office chairs for hip pain for other options.

Sculpted Armrests

The armrests are also ergonomically sculpted, but unfortunately, this feature isn’t as well implemented as the others because the arms are stationary. There’s no way to tweak or adjust their position to provide a better fit. It’s an admitted weakness in the design but not a crippling one.

Adjustability

There are three big things to remember where this chair’s adjustability is concerned:

Side view of the orange variant of the BrylaneHome Extra Wide Woman’s Office Chair
  • None of the ergonomic features are adjustable. You can’t move the headrest, you can’t adjust the tension of the lumbar support, you can’t tweak the seat depth, and, as we mentioned, you can’t make any adjustments to the height (or width) of the armrests.
  • Pay close attention to the seat depth and height adjustment range. This chair will probably be too big for you unless you’re a bigger, taller user. If so, you’re not going to enjoy sitting in it. You’ll either have to sit so far back that your feet will be off the floor or sit forward to put your feet on the floor, but then you’ll lose out on the back support and cushioning.
  • The seat width, coupled with the immobile arms, means that if you have narrow hips, you may be unable to support your arms comfortably or effectively.

All that to say, if you’re a petite user, this is the wrong chair for you!

Does Not Recline

One final thing to note in this section of our BrylaneHome Woman’s Office Chair review is that while the chair tilts and rocks slightly, it doesn’t have a recline function. If you’re looking for a reclining chair, this model won’t do much for you.

The brown variant of the BrylaneHome Extra Wide Women’s Office Chair with a glass screen in the background

Does Not Come Assembled

As with most office furniture, this chair will arrive at your house in a box, in multiple pieces. The assembly process is relatively straightforward; you can expect it to take about thirty minutes. You can shave about ten minutes off if you have a trusty assistant close at hand. 

If you do it solo, the biggest hurdle will be connecting the seat and seat back with the arms, and there will probably come a point where you wish you had an extra hand or two, but it’s doable if you stick with it.

Once it’s put together, you’ll only need to re-tighten the arms periodically.

Pros & Cons of the Brylanehome Woman’s Office Chair

Here are the things we think you’ll like best about the BrylaneHome Extra Wide Women’s Office Chair:

  • It’s a big, comfortable chair with a well-padded, wide seat and a generous height adjustment range.
  • More comfortable than conventional block foam padding, owing to the presence of air pocket coil springs.
  • Capable of supporting up to five hundred pounds of user weight.
  • Offered in a small selection of colors, which increases its aesthetic flexibility.
  • Incorporates a total of four ergonomic features, with three of them being very well implemented.

Here are some of the shortcomings of the design:

  • None of the ergonomic features are adjustable, which is disappointing given the chair’s price.
  • Since it’s optimized for bigger, taller folk, shorter/petite people will not be comfortable in this office chair.
  • BrylaneHome lacks brand heft, so don’t expect much post-sales support.
  • A bit on the pricey side.

Overall, we judge the pros to outweigh the cons, but the design’s negative aspects are serious enough to give many users pause, and rightly so.

BrylaneHome Woman’s Office Chair Review Conclusion

The BrylaneHome Extra Wide Woman’s Office Chair is a good product but falls short of greatness. It’s specifically designed for bigger, taller users, particularly women, making it a niche product.

We suggest that prospective buyers take careful measurements before making a purchase and, if possible, try the chair out in a showroom to ensure it’s a good fit. Assuming its dimensions align with yours, we recommend it, but note that it’s a bit pricey, especially given the lack of adjustability regarding its ergonomic features. Overall, we give it a provisional recommendation.

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