In a Nutshell:

The Frasch High Back Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair is a sharp-looking, surprisingly comfortable and adjustable office chair that’s good for your posture! Recommended for anyone who spends serious time in an office chair, provided they don’t exceed the chair’s 275-pound weight limit.

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

Overall Rating

4.4/5
* 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

  • Surprisingly adjustable
  • Memory foam seat cushion
  • Foot ring on some models
  • 3-year warranty
  • Excellent customer service

Drawbacks

  • Relatively high price point

Are you looking for a new chair for your home office or work? Are you tired of feeling like something after the cat dragged in after spending a long day in your current office chair? 

If you answered yes to either of those questions and want to change your fortunes, you’ll love our review of the Frasch High Back Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair.

If you think all office chairs are created equally, this review may change your mind.

While it’s true that any office chair you buy will allow you to park your hindquarters while working at a desk or in front of your computer, there’s more to a great office chair than just that, and the Frasch chair gets just about everything right.

In the following sections, we’ll explain why you love it. If you’re curious to know more, read on!

Key Features of the Frasch High Back Ergonomic Mesh Drafting Chair

Futuristic.

That’s the first word likely to come to mind when you see the Frasch High Back Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair. This is mostly due to the supports on the back of the chair, which aren’t just for show—they’re an essential part of the ergonomic design.

Those ergonomic features are why you’ll be interested in this chair.  If you have an office job, you already know how important a good chair can be.  It can mean the difference between ending your work day feeling like you’ve been hit by a bus and ending it without aches and pains.

Frasch High Back Ergonomic Mesh Drafting Chairs surrounding a table

Unfortunately, too much of today’s office furniture is poorly designed. This is even though manufacturers have understood for decades how to build office and other furniture that supports proper posture and is good for your back.

If you haven’t enjoyed sitting in an ergonomically designed office chair, you’re in for a real treat. Not only does the Frasch office chair sport ergonomic features, but they’re also adjustable—that’s what those crazy-looking supports on the back of the chair are for.

FRS-6104 variant of the Frasch High Back Drafting Chair
FRS-6104
FRS-6111 variant of the Frasch High Back Ergonomic Office Chair
FRS-6111
BDL-7047 variant of the Frasch High Back Ergonomic Drafting Chair
BDL-7047
BDL-7054 variant of the Frasch High Back Drafting Chair
BDL-7054

Before going further, we should point out that the chair has four variants. These are:

  • FRS 6104
  • FRS 6111
  • BDL 7047
  • BDL 7054

They’re all essentially the same chair, but the “FRS” models differ from the “BDL” models in two important ways that we’ll cover later. There are four because the company decided to denote their two color choices (black and grey) as different models. 

This unnecessarily complicates things, but we wanted to mention it so you can better understand what you’re looking at.

Chair Specifications

  • Overall Dimensions: 26” x 43” x 22”
  • Chair Weight: 38 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 275 pounds
Labels on the dimensions of the Frasch High Back Ergonomic Mesh Drafting Chair

Whichever model (FRS or BDL) you opt for, you’ll find the following features in common:

  • Mesh fabric on the chair back
  • Padded armrests
  • Memory foam padding in the seat
  • And a polished chrome base with casters

There’s more to say about these features than you might think. The armrests flip up, a small but critical feature that makes these chairs awesome for people with mobility issues, making transferring into and out of them much easier.

Mesh Back

The mesh fabric on the back is breathable. It helps keep you cool while you’re doing your work while being strong enough to provide decent support, augmented by the lumbar supports, which, as mentioned earlier, you can adjust so they provide a perfect “fit” for your height and body shape/style.

Memory Foam Seat

The memory foam seat cushion is also worth discussing in our Frasch High Back Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair review. 

Many office or task chairs use the same mesh fabric for the seat, which is breathable but, sadly, not very comfortable. Some chairs feature simple block foam padding, which is undoubtedly better than mesh but still not great for long-duration sitting. That’s not so great because, in practice, most people spend several hours a day in their office chairs.

Back view of the Frasch High Back Drafting Chair
Side View of the Frasch High Back Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair

Memory foam is the best seat cushioning available. Excellent padding and ergonomic supports ensure you’ll be comfortable for as long as needed.

Granted, no office chair can match the comfort of a lounger, but the Frasch chair represents a big step up from a standard office or task chair. You’ll notice the difference when you sit in it for the first time.

Seat Height Adjustable

In addition, the Frasch mesh office chair features a swivel tilt, a lock mechanism, and a height adjustment bar. Depending on which model you order, you’ll find different seat height adjustment ranges, as outlined below:

  • FRS 6104 – 17″ to 21.5″ seat height (no foot ring)
  • FRS 6111 – 17″ to 21.5″ seat height (no foot ring)
  • BDL 7047 – 21.5″ to 29.5″ seat height (has foot ring)
  • BDL 7054 – 21.5″ to 29.5″ seat height (has foot ring)

As you can see, the FRS models sit lower to the ground than the BDL models. You’ll find the FRS variants fit you better if you’re shorter. If you’re taller, you’ll want one of the BDL models.

Frasch High Back Drafting Chair with foot ring

Extras

The notes in the last section reveal the other differences between the two models. The BDL chairs also have a foot ring. It’s a small thing, but we love it. Not many office chairs have one, and given how we tend to sit in our chairs, it gives us a handy place to put our feet. 

Granted, it’s not something everybody will use or even care about, but the fact that it’s present at all is a win in our book, especially considering that most office chairs don’t come with any “extras” at all. Kudos to Frasch for the addition. Nice touch.

Does Not Come Assembled

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the Frasch High Back Ergonomic Mesh Drafting Chair won’t be assembled when it arrives at your doorstep or office. Then again, few office chairs do unless you buy a floor model.

Assembly takes no time (30 minutes or less), and the instructions are clear and straightforward. However, you’ll probably wish you had an extra pair of hands at certain points during the process. If you get someone to help, you’ll easily shave ten minutes off the assembly time.

Pros & Cons of the Frasch High Back Drafting Chair

There’s more to like about the Frasch High Back Drafting Chair than you’d think. After all, it’s an office chair, and most people tend to see it as more of a commodity item. That certainly can be true, but we’d make an exception for these chairs. In our view, here are the things you’ll like best:

  • A surprising amount of adjustability, including a higher-than-average seat height on two of the variant models.
  • The memory foam seat cushion makes for a comfortable seating experience, even after hours in the chair.
  • If you get one of the models with the foot ring, you’ll wonder how you got by without one!
  • Surprisingly long (3-year!) warranty
  • And excellent customer service and support in the event of a problem

The only real downside is the price. If you’re looking for a value-priced chair, this one isn’t it. On the other hand, given the above, it offers exceptional value for the money, even if you’re paying a bit more. Check out similar chairs for under $200 by clicking here.

Frasch High Back Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair Review Conclusion

This is a rock-solid office chair. Finding a cheaper option is possible, but the lower price invariably comes with tradeoffs.

The Frasch High Back Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair is worth a little extra for its excellent (and adjustable) ergonomic support and surprising adjustability. Putting a price tag on keeping your back from hurting is hard. That, combined with a surprising amount of adjustability and excellent post-sales support, makes this model hard to beat. We recommend it to anyone who doesn’t exceed its recommended 275-pound weight limit.

If you weigh more than 275 pounds, we recommend continuing your search. You may have better options available to you.

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