In a Nutshell:

The Hbada Ergonomic High Back Desk Chair is a solid, unconventional design offered by a European company. This is an underappreciated gem. Recommended for anyone but shorter users who need a good ergonomic office chair for light to moderate daily use.

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

Overall Rating

3.6/5
* 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

  • Attractive design
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Good ergonomic features
  • Impressive recline angle

Drawbacks

  • Armrests are too short
  • Padding may not last long
  • Not for shorter users
Hbada High Back Ergonomic Office Chair
3.6

Recommended For: Anyone who wants to try out ergonomic office furniture.

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Are you in need of a great ergonomic office chair but don’t have a ton of money to spend? The search can be both daunting and frustrating because there are so many different chairs on the market, which can lead to some analysis paralysis.

If that’s the situation you find yourself in, you’ll be both intrigued and excited by what you discover in this review. Hbada is a well-known brand in Europe, but they haven’t managed to penetrate the American market too deeply yet, which gives you an amazing opportunity to get a great chair that looks refreshingly different from most of the ones sold on the American market. 

If you’re a fan of unique styling, that alone will be a big selling point, but Hbada makes genuinely great products, and Hbada ergonomic office chairs are well-designed. In the following sections, we’ll go over the Hbada Ergonomic High Back Office Desk Chair in detail, outlining the things it gets right and filling you in on its weaknesses so you’ll have all the information you need to decide if this is the right chair. Either way, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Let’s jump right in and look at what this chair can do.

Hbada Ergonomic High Back Office Desk Chair Key Features

The first thing you’ll notice when you see the Hbada Ergonomic Office Desk Chair for the first time is its delightfully unique styling. It’s sleek, modern, and rather minimalist, which makes it unexpectedly attractive. While the contemporary styling won’t blend seamlessly into every home or office décor scheme, it blends into a great many, and for the most part, this chair will look right at home in just about any room you put it in.

Chair Specifications

In terms of the basic statistics that define the model, here are the major ones:

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 27.2” x 27.2” x 51.2”
  • Chair Weight: 38.8 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 400 pounds
  • Seat Width: 20.4”
  • Seat Depth: 20.4”
  • Seat Height Adjustment Range: 19.6” to 22.4”

These statistics raise a few interesting points. First, although it’s a fairly sizeable piece of office furniture, it’s also surprisingly lightweight. That makes it easy to move from one place to another. Still, it also means that when you unbox it to put it together (it doesn’t come pre-assembled), you won’t have any difficulty because the individual pieces are lightweight and easy to handle.

Dimenstion Stats, Hbada Ergonomic High Back Office Desk Chair with Adjustable Lumbar Support, Black

Second, despite its light weight, it can support a surprising amount of weight. That, combined with its seat height adjustment range makes it a good fit for bigger, taller users, although it does tend to shut shorter folks out of the equation. With a minimum seat height of nearly twenty inches, it may be a struggle for someone 5’ tall to sit comfortably in it. 

If you scoot back in the chair so that your back is supported, your feet may not be able to rest on the floor. On the other hand, if you scoot forward to keep your feet on the floor, you won’t have any back support. In that case, even if you love the aesthetic, you’re better off looking in some other direction (and note: Hbada does make other similarly styled chairs that are optimized for shorter people!).

Adjustable Features

The Hbada chair has all the usual features: 360-degree swivel, tilt, and lock (90 to 150-degree recline angle), a sturdy gas lift mechanism and a tilt tension knob. 

360 Degree Swivel, Tilt and Lock Mechanism, Hbada Ergonomic, Black

Upholstery

It’s also a surprisingly comfortable chair, although it doesn’t look like it should be at first glance. The mesh-fabric-upholstered seat is only moderately padded but utilizes high-quality block foam, so it doesn’t necessarily need as much of it as chairs that employ conventional block foam for padding.

Lumbar Support

The seat back is breathable mesh and shaped to follow the natural curvature of your body’s spine, with well-implemented lumbar support to further augment that.

Although the seat isn’t a true waterfall-edge style, it is ergonomically sculpted and accomplishes the same basic goal. We don’t regard this as quite as strong a feature as the Hbada Ergonomic chair’s lumbar support, but it definitely provides some benefit.

If you have back problems, you can check out our review of the top office chairs for back pain.

Headrest, Hbada Ergonomic Big and Tall Executive Mesh Chair with Adjustable Lumbar Support, Black
Armrest, Hbada Ergonomic Big and Tall Executive Mesh Chair with Adjustable Lumbar Support, Black
PU Leather and Caster Wheels, Hbada Ergonomic Big and Tall Executive Mesh Chair with Adjustable Lumbar Support, Black

Articulated Headrest

In addition, you’ll find an articulated mesh headrest attached to the seat back, providing solid head and neck support. This feature is only found on about half of the ergonomic mesh chairs on the market today. We like Hbada’s implementation here very much and would rank it as the chair’s second-strongest ergonomic feature, just behind the lumbar support. Because of this feature, we even chose this chair as one of the best ergonomic office chairs for neck pain.

Adjustable Armrests

The chair’s stubby armrests are a bit of a weakness in our view. In addition to being quite short, they’re also minimally padded and covered in PU upholstery, which doesn’t tend to stand up well to the rigors of heavy daily use. On the plus side, the armrests are height adjustable, and you can choose between seven different settings, allowing you a great degree of customization and adjustability.

Impressive Recline Function

The maximum recline angle is the final thing to discuss in this section of our Hbada Ergonomic Office chair review. Most office chairs can recline from 90 to 120 degrees. Some can recline up to 135 degrees. This one can recline up to 150 degrees, which is impressive. Although this model doesn’t come with an ottoman, if you’re a bit creative, you can rig one up on your own and wind up with a good office chair that can also pinch-hit as a recliner if you need it to. That’s pretty cool.

Assembly is Required

As with most office furniture on the market today, if you buy one of these, it will arrive at your doorstep in a large box in several pieces. The good news is that assembly instructions are quite clear, and production quality is quite high. That, combined with the modest weight of the Hbada Ergonomic Office Recliner chair, makes putting it together a fairly straightforward process.

Expect to spend no more than twenty minutes preparing it for first use. If you have an assistant on standby to lend a hand, you can shave five to ten minutes off of that.

Pros & Cons of the Hbada Ergonomic Office Chair

So where does that leave us? The Hbada office chair has more strong points than weak ones, but some of the chair’s shortcomings might be serious enough to give you pause. In our view, here are the best features of the design:

  • It looks great.
  • It’s got a delightful mix of light weight and durability, capable of supporting up to 400 pounds of user weight while weighing less than 40 pounds.
  • It has two excellent ergonomic features in the form of its (non-adjustable) lumbar support and articulated headrest, and one very good ergonomic feature in its sculpted seat.
  • The armrests are height adjustable.
  • It’s got an impressive recline angle, allowing you to lean back in the chair up to 150 degrees, which means you can use this chair as a makeshift recliner if the mood strikes.
Black Color, Hbada Ergonomic High Back Office Desk Chair with Adjustable Lumbar Support, Left Position

On the other hand, it’s got a few weaknesses, which include:

  • The armrests are too short, aren’t very well padded, and are covered in PU, which doesn’t tend to age well.
  • The chair’s height adjustment range may make it an unsuitable option for shorter users.
  • The padding is comfortable when you first sit in the chair, but the longer you spend in it, the less comfortable it becomes. This means that this model is ideally suited for light to moderate daily use but rather poorly suited for heavy daily use.

Hbada Ergonomic High Back Office Desk Chair Review Conclusion

Hbada is a great company. We’re not really sure why the brand hasn’t gained more traction in the United States, but don’t let that dissuade you. They know their way around the office furniture market and produce a good quality product that offers a refreshingly different aesthetic than you’re probably used to seeing.

The Hbada Ergonomic High Back Office Desk Chair has a couple of minor shortcomings, but one of those is self-selecting. If you’re a shorter person, you’ll give this one a pass without thinking twice about it.

Overall, we like it very much, and as long as you make sure the seat height will work for you, we highly recommend it for anyone looking for a chair for light to moderate daily use. Given the fragile upholstery of the armrests and the limited seat padding, we do not recommend it for heavy daily use.

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