Are you on the hunt for a great executive or standard office chair? Are you also on a budget?

If you answered yes to either of those questions, you will like what you see in this in-depth review of VANBOW office chairs.

Finding the “right” office chair can be frustrating, especially if you’re on a budget. While quality has improved in recent years, even in the value segment of the market, there is still a dizzying array of choices, and it can be hard to cut through the clutter.

While the products offered by VANBOW suffer from some of the limitations that all budget-priced furniture suffers from, they are a cut above what most people expect from this market segment, making them interesting and worth a second and perhaps a third look. You may find the chair you’re looking for from the products we’ll talk about in this VANBOW Executive Office Chairs review.

Before we get into the company’s models, we’ll start by taking a top-level view of all its products side-by-side to give you a general feel for them. If that sounds good to you, let’s jump right in and see what this product line is all about!

NOTE: VANBOW makes it a bit challenging to discuss individual models because they don’t give their product model names or numbers. Given that, we’ll be using their Amazon Product names.

A Closer Look at the VANBOW Brand Chairs

The value segment of the office furniture ecosystem is crowded, and each company selling budget-priced furniture tries hard to distinguish its products from the competition, so there’s a lot more variety than you might expect.

VANBOW Executive Office Chair Logo

In VANBOW’s case, at least in executive office chairs, their product line is notable for their use of memory foam padding in most of their designs. Memory foam is far superior comfort-wise than the standard block foam found in most low-end office chairs, making the VANBOW Executive Office Chairs that utilize it notably more comfortable.

Moreover, every chair the company sells comes with a suite of ergonomic design features that further enhance comfort while simultaneously encouraging better posture as you use it.

Granted, it’s still an off-brand, its products are still made in China, the production quality is lower than it is in more expensive furniture, and both the upholstery and the materials used in their products’ construction are lower quality and don’t stand up well to heavy daily use.

All true, but that’s the story with any furniture you buy at the lower end of the price spectrum. You get the features you want, but to keep the costs low, the company has no choice but to make sacrifices in other areas, and VANBOW is no different. See our roundup review to compare similar chairs under $200.

However, VANBOW offers a one-year product warranty (almost unheard of in this market segment). So, while everything we said above is true, it’s also true that VANBOW sits at or near the top of the low-end spectrum. 

Their furniture might not be as rugged and robust as the more expensive top office chair brands, but it won’t fall apart when you touch it. 

With that in mind, even if you opt to get some other chair brand, you’ll agree that the overall quality of VANBOW office furniture is unexpected and better than that of many of its competitors.

Assembly is Required

Since this is true of all VANBOW products, we wanted to say a few words about it here. It probably comes as no surprise, but when this chair arrives at your doorstep, it will be in a box, in several pieces.

Earlier, we mentioned the relatively low production quality, and this is where you’ll notice that most keenly. 

While the chair is as durable as can be expected once you get it built, given the lightweight and inexpensive materials used in its construction, putting it together can be a real challenge because, as often as not, the screw holes don’t line up like they should, which means you’ll have to wrestle the pieces into position.

One of our readers, Steve, made an excellent observation in the comments section. Given these chairs’ somewhat lower production quality, the assembly process can be challenging because things don’t always line up as they should. The process is easier if you’re willing to do a little DIY work and swap out the M6-25mm fasteners with slightly longer M6-30mm fasteners. Great suggestion, Steve. Thank you!

If you do it solo, expect the assembly process to take an hour or slightly longer. If you can enlist the aid of a second person, you’ll shave at least twenty minutes off the build time. The good news is that once it’s put together, that’s the last time you’ll have to worry about it, aside from periodic tightening here and there.

And with that note out of the way, let’s take a closer look now, starting with their High Back office chairs!

VANBOW High Back Office Chairs

 
 
 
Primary Rating:
3.8
Primary Rating:
3.7
Primary Rating:
3.8
Value:
4.3
Value:
4.3
Value:
4.3
Comfort:
4.8
Comfort:
4.9
Comfort:
4.8
Aesthetic Flexibility*:
4.5
Aesthetic Flexibility*:
4.0
Aesthetic Flexibility*:
4.5
Brand Reliability:
1.5
Brand Reliability:
1.5
Brand Reliability:
1.5
Summary:
An outstanding, thoughtfully designed chair that emphasizes comfort. Well-implemented ergonomic features.
Summary:
The pillowed upholstery detracts from the look of this model slightly, but it’s delightfully comfortable, and can pull double duty as a surprisingly good recliner for napping!
Summary:
Another well-built reclining Executive Office Chair. Not quite as comfortable as the B07CNJX3HP, but close, and designed for bigger, taller users, with a wider seat and a slightly higher maximum seat height.
Recommended for:
Anyone, especially if you can catch it on sale. It’s as close to perfect as you’ll ever find in the value segment of the market.
Recommended for:
Anyone on a budget who’s looking for a great multi-function Executive Office Chair.
Recommended for:
Bigger, taller users looking for a great multi-function Executive Office Chair.
Overall Dimensions:
27.6” x 29.9” x 42.1” to 45.1”
Overall Dimensions:
27.2” x 27.6” x 44.9” to 47.8”
Overall Dimensions:
25.6” x 29.1” x 45.3” to 48.4”
Chair Weight:
43 pounds
Chair Weight:
55.2 pounds
Chair Weight:
53.1 pounds
Max. Supported Weight:
250 pounds
Max. Supported Weight:
250 pounds
Max. Supported Weight:
250 pounds
Recline Range:
90 to 110 degrees
Recline Range:
90 to 175 degrees
Recline Range:
90 to 175 degrees
Seat Width:
20.5”
Seat Width:
20.5”
Seat Width:
22.1”
Seat Height:
18.5” to 22.2”
Seat Height:
19.7” to 21.8”
Seat Height:
19.3” to 22.4”
Seat Depth:
20.1”
Seat Depth:
20.5”
Seat Depth:
20.1”
Primary Rating:
3.8
Value:
4.3
Comfort:
4.8
Aesthetic Flexibility*:
4.5
Brand Reliability:
1.5
Summary:
An outstanding, thoughtfully designed chair that emphasizes comfort. Well-implemented ergonomic features.
Recommended for:
Anyone, especially if you can catch it on sale. It’s as close to perfect as you’ll ever find in the value segment of the market.
Overall Dimensions:
27.6” x 29.9” x 42.1” to 45.1”
Chair Weight:
43 pounds
Max. Supported Weight:
250 pounds
Recline Range:
90 to 110 degrees
Seat Width:
20.5”
Seat Height:
18.5” to 22.2”
Seat Depth:
20.1”
Primary Rating:
3.7
Value:
4.3
Comfort:
4.9
Aesthetic Flexibility*:
4.0
Brand Reliability:
1.5
Summary:
The pillowed upholstery detracts from the look of this model slightly, but it’s delightfully comfortable, and can pull double duty as a surprisingly good recliner for napping!
Recommended for:
Anyone on a budget who’s looking for a great multi-function Executive Office Chair.
Overall Dimensions:
27.2” x 27.6” x 44.9” to 47.8”
Chair Weight:
55.2 pounds
Max. Supported Weight:
250 pounds
Recline Range:
90 to 175 degrees
Seat Width:
20.5”
Seat Height:
19.7” to 21.8”
Seat Depth:
20.5”
Primary Rating:
3.8
Value:
4.3
Comfort:
4.8
Aesthetic Flexibility*:
4.5
Brand Reliability:
1.5
Summary:
Another well-built reclining Executive Office Chair. Not quite as comfortable as the B07CNJX3HP, but close, and designed for bigger, taller users, with a wider seat and a slightly higher maximum seat height.
Recommended for:
Bigger, taller users looking for a great multi-function Executive Office Chair.
Overall Dimensions:
25.6” x 29.1” x 45.3” to 48.4”
Chair Weight:
53.1 pounds
Max. Supported Weight:
250 pounds
Recline Range:
90 to 175 degrees
Seat Width:
22.1”
Seat Height:
19.3” to 22.4”
Seat Depth:
20.1”
 
 
Primary Rating:
3.6
Primary Rating:
3.7
Value:
4.3
Value:
5.0
Comfort:
4.5
Comfort:
4.3
Aesthetic Flexibility*:
4.3
Aesthetic Flexibility*:
4.0
Brand Reliability:
1.5
Brand Reliability:
1.5
Summary:
A full-featured ergonomic Executive Office Chair with a modern, sporty look.
Summary:
Not the prettiest chair to look at, but an incredible value for the money.
Recommended for:
Anyone on a budget who’s looking for a great ergonomic Executive Office Chair but doesn’t need all the bells and whistles.
Recommended for:
Anyone on a budget. This is a great value option.
Overall Dimensions:
27.6” x 28” X 46.1” to 48.4”
Overall Dimensions:
27.6” x 23.6” x 44.8” to 47.8”
Chair Weight:
41.9 pounds
Chair Weight:
42.5 pounds
Max. Supported Weight:
250 pounds
Max. Supported Weight:
250 pounds
Recline Range:
90 to 130 degrees
Recline Range:
90 to 110 degrees
Seat Width:
21.3”
Seat Width:
19.7”
Seat Height:
20” to 22”
Seat Height:
19.7” to 20.8”
Seat Depth:
19.3”
Seat Depth:
16.9”
Primary Rating:
3.6
Value:
4.3
Comfort:
4.5
Aesthetic Flexibility*:
4.3
Brand Reliability:
1.5
Summary:
A full-featured ergonomic Executive Office Chair with a modern, sporty look.
Recommended for:
Anyone on a budget who’s looking for a great ergonomic Executive Office Chair but doesn’t need all the bells and whistles.
Overall Dimensions:
27.6” x 28” X 46.1” to 48.4”
Chair Weight:
41.9 pounds
Max. Supported Weight:
250 pounds
Recline Range:
90 to 130 degrees
Seat Width:
21.3”
Seat Height:
20” to 22”
Seat Depth:
19.3”
Primary Rating:
3.7
Value:
5.0
Comfort:
4.3
Aesthetic Flexibility*:
4.0
Brand Reliability:
1.5
Summary:
Not the prettiest chair to look at, but an incredible value for the money.
Recommended for:
Anyone on a budget. This is a great value option.
Overall Dimensions:
27.6” x 23.6” x 44.8” to 47.8”
Chair Weight:
42.5 pounds
Max. Supported Weight:
250 pounds
Recline Range:
90 to 110 degrees
Seat Width:
19.7”
Seat Height:
19.7” to 20.8”
Seat Depth:
16.9”

*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.

VANBOW High Back Office Chairs In More Detail

VANBOW Leather Memory Foam Office Chair

VANBOW Leather Memory Foam Office Chair
3.8

Recommended For: Anyone, especially if you can catch it on sale. It’s as close to perfect as you’ll ever find in the value segment of the market.

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Although the company doesn’t market it this way, it’s safe to say that the VANBOW Leather Memory Foam Office Chair is its flagship model. Not only is it its most expensive chair, but it’s also as well-appointed as models that cost twice or thrice as much.

Of course, the biggest thing to talk about here is the memory foam padding, which is fantastic in its own right. However, VANBOW takes things up another notch by including support springs in the seat cushion, which makes sitting in the chair feel more like sitting on a nice, firm, comfortable mattress.

That, combined with the full suite of ergonomic features on offer, creates a sitting experience as close to perfection as you’re likely to find in the budget market.

Just about every aspect of this chair is thoughtfully designed, from the waterfall-style seat, angled to relieve pressure on your legs as you sit in it, to the lumbar support and the generously padded headrest and armrests.

The chair also features a wide, deep seat and rocks/reclines slightly (to a maximum of 110 degrees).

Honestly, there are only two real weaknesses to the design.

The first is that the base is nylon, which doesn’t have the strength of steel. As such, it makes the chair less durable than it could be, especially if you’re close to the maximum recommended weight limit.

Second, the upholstery is bonded leather sprayed with a polyurethane coat. This isn’t horrible; it’s about what you’d expect in value-priced furniture.

The leather is real, but bonded leather is made from scraps that have been fused together, so it lacks the suppleness and durability of grain leather. In short, it’ll show its age quickly, which is disappointing.

Even so, the company has taken steps to minimize this by utilizing a combination of mesh fabric and PU Leather on the chair. 

Mesh fabric is exceptionally wear-resistant and breathable, whereas leather is not, enhancing the chair’s comfort.

Since mesh fabric wasn’t used anywhere your body would touch the chair when sitting in it, VANBOW’s solution isn’t perfect, and the seat will still show its age quickly. Still, their solution undoubtedly increases the chair’s longevity, even as it provides a more comfortable sitting experience.

It’s an excellent value at full price, but the chair can frequently be found on sale, which makes it an absolute steal. When it’s on sale, we would add half a star to the final score, which gives this model a perfect five-star rating! A great product. You won’t be disappointed.

N.B. Check a similar model: REFICCER Memory Foam Office Chair.

VANBOW Reclining Office Chair with Pillow

VANBOW Reclining Office Chair
3.7

Recommended For: Anyone on a budget who’s looking for a great multi-function Executive Office Chair.

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This model offers most of the features in the VANBOW’s flagship model, including the memory foam padding and the spring supports in the seat, but it also offers a few delightful surprises.

VANBOW Executive Office Chair B07G6LRFV6 Right Main - Chair Institute

The critical feature here is that besides being an excellent executive office chair, the VANBOW Reclining Office Chair is also a delightfully comfortable recliner with a hideaway and pull-out ottoman.

VANBOW Executive Office Chair: B07G6LRFV6 Adjustable Angle

It can recline back farther than the company’s flagship model, almost flat at 175 degrees. Combined with the pillowed upholstery, the “extra” removable pillow, and the memory foam padding, it is a better napping chair than you might expect for such a modestly priced chair.

VANBOW Executive Office Chair: B07G6LRFV6 Specification

The seat doesn’t rise quite as high as it does on the flagship model, and the pillowed upholstery isn’t quite as aesthetically pleasing, but those are small prices to pay for the comfort. 

Not everyone wants or needs an executive office chair that also doubles as a recliner, but if you’ve always wanted one, this model belongs on your shortlist!

Note that this model trades in the standard nylon base for a chrome-plated steel one, allowing it to stand up better than most value-priced furniture to heavy daily use. Also, note that the upholstery is all PU leather rather than a leather/mesh hybrid.

VANBOW Ergonomic Reclining Chair

VANBOW Reclining Office Chair
3.8

Recommended For: Bigger, taller users looking for a great multi-function Executive Office Chair.

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This chair, minus the leather/mesh upholstery, resembles the company’s flagship model. It also features the waterfall-style seat and the support springs in the seat, but it also has a hideaway ottoman and a 175-degree recline angle for the VANBOW Reclining Office Chair. It also sports a chrome-plated steel base, allowing it to stand up to heavier use than most other budget-priced furniture.

VANBOW Executive Office Chair B07D6H34RD Right Main - Chair Institute

The seat is marginally wider, and the maximum height is a bit higher than the other top-end VANBOW products; both make the VANBOW Ergonomic Reclining Office Chair a better natural fit for bigger and taller users. Our one disappointment is that the maximum recommended weight is unchanged at 250 pounds.

VANBOW Executive Office Chair: B07D6H34RD Adjustable Angle

It’s a great executive office chair and a solid recliner, although slightly less capable of being a napping chair than the VANBOW Reclining Office Chair with Pillow. Still, it belongs on your shortlist if you’re looking for a reclining office chair.

VANBOW High Back Leather Office Chair

VANBOW High Back Leather Office Chair
3.6

Recommended For: Anyone on a budget who’s looking for a great ergonomic Executive Office Chair but doesn’t need all the bells and whistles.

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This chair represents a step down in price but doesn’t sacrifice anything where comfort is concerned. Like the other chairs we’ve discussed, it features memory foam padding in both the seat and seat back, support springs in the seat cushion, and the waterfall-style seat that the company’s flagship model has.

VANBOW Executive Office Chair: B07DD9J3VM Specification

However, it loses the hybrid mesh/leather upholstery in preference for an all-leather approach like the two recliners mentioned above, which makes it slightly less breathable and thus not quite as comfortable for long-duration sitting.

While it can’t recline, it does offer two rocking settings at ten—and thirty-degree range of motion, which the company describes as “toughly” and “smoothly” rocking (clearly a language barrier issue, but it might bring a smile when you read it on the sales page).

Other than that, the two features that distinguish this model are:

  • The design of the seat – it’s not quite a racing-style seat, but inspired by that design and
  • The fact that the arms flip up.

This is a minor feature for most people, but those who like it tend to swear by it. Musicians will find it of great practical value as it makes playing a wide range of instruments from the chair a more straightforward proposition, and it is handy when you’re ready to get out of the chair and push it under the desk.

Not everyone will be a fan of the almost racing-style seat, but if you are, then you’ll love this model. It’s well-priced, with well-implemented ergonomic support features. We only wish it featured a chrome-plated steel base to withstand the rigors of heavy daily use better.

VANBOW High-Back Ergonomic Office Chair

VANBOW Executive Office Chair B07FD3GS2N Right Main - Chair Institute

This model is a step down in terms of both price and comfort. The company could not sell a memory foam padded chair at this price and turn a profit, so it swapped it out for conventional block foam padding.

VANBOW Executive Office Chair: B07FD3GS2N Ergonomic Backrest

That said, the seat padding is nearly four inches thick, so comfort is comparable to similarly priced chairs competitors offer. This model also lacks any tilt or recline function. It’s a straight-up swiveling ergonomic executive office chair.

The ergonomic features are reasonably well-implemented but not outstanding. The base is the standard nylon, so it’s not designed to withstand heavy daily rigors.

That’s unfortunate because it has a wide seat that can be raised to a maximum height of 24.8”, making it ideal for big and tall users. 

If ever there was a VANBOW model that cried out for a steel base and higher maximum supported weight, this would be it. Sadly, that’s not the case here.

The chair does offer flip-up arms, but that’s about the only “extra” you’ll find on offer (aside from its stellar price).

An Image of VANBOW Executive Office Chair: B07FD3GS2N Height Adjustment

Note that the black and white coloring and the pillowed upholstery in the seat don’t blend as well or as easily with the same range of home décor schemes as most of the company’s other models. While many people won’t mind, it will be off-putting to some. Even so, this is a very good office chair, even if it falls short of greatness.

VANBOW Tufted Bonded Leather Office Chair

VANBOW Tufted Bonded Leather Office Chair
3.7

Recommended For: Anyone on a budget. This is a great value option.

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This one represents the best value of all the Executive Office Chairs VANBOW offers for sale. Sure, given its shockingly low price, they skimped on features. So, you’re getting a bare-bones chair that doesn’t offer many extras, but you’ll be impressed.

VANBOW Executive Office Chair: B07C9MQ5BW Specification

While the model doesn’t offer spring supports in the seat, memory foam padding, a hideaway ottoman, or other niceties, it does have well-implemented ergonomic support features and thick, double-layer block foam padding, making it more comfortable than you’d expect from such a modestly priced chair.

This is also the only VANBOW lineup chair with an S-shaped seatback.

Inspired by massage chairs, the seatback’s shape follows the natural curvature of your spine. Combined with the ergonomic support features, this makes a notable difference in the chair’s overall comfort.

We want to note here, though, that the seat isn’t quite as wide or deep as some of the company’s other models. So, this one may not be ideal for bigger, taller users, but it should serve most potential buyers well.

While the pillowed upholstery detracts from the aesthetic, it’s not an ugly chair by any means and should blend reasonably well with most home décor schemes.

The wide, double-padded armrests flip up if you don’t want to use them, and the chair does offer a small (90-110 degree) range of motion, which allows you to rock in it or recline back slightly. 

VANBOW Executive Office Chair: B07C9MQ5BW Features

Of course, the base is simple nylon, and the upholstery is PU leather, so don’t expect this model to stand up well to the rigors of heavy daily use. Then again, at the price this model is offered, if it starts wearing out in a couple of years, it’s nothing to buy a replacement for.

Overall, this is a much better chair than we expected and easily the best value in the VANBOW product lineup.

VANBOW Office Chairs

 
 
Primary Rating:
3.4
Primary Rating:
3.3
Value:
5.0
Value:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Comfort:
4.0
Aesthetic Flexibility*:
2.9
Aesthetic Flexibility*:
2.8
Brand Reliability:
1.5
Brand Reliability:
1.5
Summary:
While it, like its cousin, the B07CP1JGMN won’t win any beauty contests, it’s a superb, low-cost office chair with full ergonomic supports.
Summary:
Not the prettiest chair to look at, but comes with superbly implemented ergonomic features. Reasonably comfortable and offered for a song.
Recommended for:
Anyone on a budget who’s looking for a solid, capable office chair with good ergonomic supports.
Recommended for:
Anyone on a budget and looking for a good office chair, whose primary interest is ergonomic supports.
Overall Dimensions:
24.8” x 26.8” x 47.8” to 51.6”
Overall Dimensions:
25.9”x 25.3” x 44.5” to 47.6”
Chair Weight:
34.2 pounds
Chair Weight:
36.4 pounds
Max. Supported Weight:
250 pounds
Max. Supported Weight:
250 pounds
Recline Range:
90 to 120 degrees
Recline Range:
90 to 120 degrees
Seat Width:
18.9”
Seat Width:
20.1”
Seat Height:
19.7” to 23.4”
Seat Height:
18.1” to 21.2”
Seat Depth:
20.5”
Seat Depth:
19.7”
Primary Rating:
3.4
Value:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Aesthetic Flexibility*:
2.9
Brand Reliability:
1.5
Summary:
While it, like its cousin, the B07CP1JGMN won’t win any beauty contests, it’s a superb, low-cost office chair with full ergonomic supports.
Recommended for:
Anyone on a budget who’s looking for a solid, capable office chair with good ergonomic supports.
Overall Dimensions:
24.8” x 26.8” x 47.8” to 51.6”
Chair Weight:
34.2 pounds
Max. Supported Weight:
250 pounds
Recline Range:
90 to 120 degrees
Seat Width:
18.9”
Seat Height:
19.7” to 23.4”
Seat Depth:
20.5”
Primary Rating:
3.3
Value:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Aesthetic Flexibility*:
2.8
Brand Reliability:
1.5
Summary:
Not the prettiest chair to look at, but comes with superbly implemented ergonomic features. Reasonably comfortable and offered for a song.
Recommended for:
Anyone on a budget and looking for a good office chair, whose primary interest is ergonomic supports.
Overall Dimensions:
25.9”x 25.3” x 44.5” to 47.6”
Chair Weight:
36.4 pounds
Max. Supported Weight:
250 pounds
Recline Range:
90 to 120 degrees
Seat Width:
20.1”
Seat Height:
18.1” to 21.2”
Seat Depth:
19.7”

VANBOW Office Chairs In More Detail

If you don’t want an executive office chair, the company has two standard office chairs for sale. One of these is listed as a task chair, but in our view, that doesn’t give it enough credit. 

The office chairs VANBOW sells are lighter and have smaller feature sets than their Executive counterparts, but they’re also much easier to assemble. 

On average, these will take about thirty minutes to put together; even if you do it solo, you won’t sweat. However, if you have someone to lend a hand, the assembly will be an even easier proposition.

We’ll take a closer look at both of those models next!

VANBOW High Back Mesh Office Chair

Vanbow Extra High Ergonomic Computer Chair
3.4

Recommended For: Anyone on a budget. A superb, low-cost office chair with full ergonomic supports.

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This is the least expensive VANBOW chair you can buy, and while it does have its limitations, it’s a solid contender, especially for people on a budget.

VANBOW Executive Office Chair B07D6H6V88 Right Main - Chair Institute

It’s a strange-looking beast featuring a mix of cloth, leather, and mesh upholstery. This makes it breathable and surprisingly comfortable, but it also makes it a bit strange-looking, which means that it doesn’t blend as well or as seamlessly with some home décor schemes. 

The seat bears faint traces of racing-style seat design. When you’re sitting in it, it does provide a similar feel, although it falls short of being a bucket-style seat, so if that’s what you’re looking for specifically, then this model isn’t the one you want.

VANBOW Executive Office Chair: B07D6H6V88 Specification

Its ergonomic features aren’t quite as well implemented as they are in the Ergonomic High Back Mesh Office Chair, but they are still quite good.

Combined with a generous layer of block foam padding in the seat and headrest, the chair is more comfortable than you might think just by looking at it.

VANBOW Executive Office Chair: B07D6H6V88 Features

That said, this isn’t a chair you’ll want to spend all day in. The padding is not quite up to that task, and the chair itself won’t withstand the rigors of heavy, daily use. 

While the mesh material is up to the task, the rest of the chair, including its nylon base, just isn’t. Still, this is an excellent option if you’re looking for a good, low-cost, light to moderate-duty office chair.

VANBOW Ergonomic High Back Mesh Office Chair

Vanbow High Back Ergonomic Mesh Chair
3.3

Recommended For: Anyone on a budget, whose primary interest is ergonomic supports.

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Although this chair has a good design but falls short of greatness, it nonetheless has a lot going for it. The best aspect of this model is the well-implemented ergonomic features.

Lumbar support is handled in a deceptively simple way, with a “support band” placed behind the mesh seat back. The best part is that the band’s tension can be manually adjusted, providing precisely the level of support you’re looking for.

VANBOW Executive Office Chair: B07CP1JGMN Rocking Function

In our view, this, or something like it, should be a standard feature in every ergonomic chair. 

In our VANBOW Office Chair review, we claim that it even beats out the dynamic lumbar support implementation offered by the UOBN89BK and briefly discussed in the SONGMICS brand review.

That, combined with the height-adjustable padded headrest, makes this much more than a task chair, which is how the company defines the model; it gets better.

The VANBOW Ergonomic High Back Mesh Office Chair also rocks within a small range (90 to 120 degrees) and offers height-adjustable armrests.

The upholstery combines mesh and fabric, with mesh on the seatback and a breathable fabric cushion stretched over standard block foam padding.

VANBOW Executive Office Chair: B07CP1JGMN Features

The padding here isn’t as generous as it is on the company’s other models. However, it still offers an above-average comfort level, especially with the well-implemented ergonomic features.

All that, and it’s one of the cheapest chairs the company sells. That’s pretty impressive, and it’s why this chair deserves a closer look despite not being the prettiest one at the party.

Pros & Cons of VANBOW Executive Office Chair

There’s a lot to like about the entire VANBOW product line. While the particulars vary, the brand is defined by the more expensive chairs, which feature memory foam padding supported by springs in the seats.

In general, the company does a good job of implementing ergonomic features and rises to the level of excellence in some models.

Here are the things we think you’ll like best about VANBOW’s products:

  • More comfortable than you’d expect for the money.
  • Surprisingly (almost shockingly) good 1-year warranty on their products.
  • Delightfully low cost.
  • Better than average customer service and support (but still falling short of world-class).

And the not-so-good:

  • Most models are hard to put together solo, despite the company’s claim to the contrary.
  • Less than world-class production quality, which is a big part of the explanation for the point above.
  • Materials are decent but still on the lower end of the spectrum, and as such, most of the company’s models will start showing their age quickly and aren’t designed for heavy daily use.
  • The brand relies heavily on relatively low-quality bonded leather, sprayed with a coat of polyurethane, which is standard fare for furniture in this price range but doesn’t hold up well over time.

VANBOW Executive Office Chairs Review Conclusion

Tradeoffs are inevitable when shopping for value-priced furniture. To give customers the features they want while simultaneously keeping costs low, sacrifices have to be made, and those sacrifices tend to lower overall product quality.

That’s the case here, but it’s somewhat less noticeable in VANBOW Executive Office Chairs than in many other value brands, and the company’s impressive 1-year warranty reflects this.

We recommend the brand and note that a few models truly shine. In our view, these are:

  • The flagship model, the VANBOW Leather Memory Foam Office Chair, offers the best overall mix of price, comfort, and features.
  • The VANBOW Ergonomic Reclining Office Chair is the best overall reclining Executive office chair. It was selected over its slightly more comfortable cousin in that category because it’s built to accommodate a wider swath of the market.
  • The VANBOW Tufted Bonded Leather Office Chair is a low-cost but surprisingly capable Executive office chair.
  • Both of the company’s office chair models are for those who are on a budget and not interested in the bells and whistles that come with the company’s Executive Chair models. The VANBOW Ergonomic High Back Mesh Office Chair is the better ergonomic option, and the VANBOW High Back Mesh Office Chair is the chair of choice for people buying on a tight budget.

Honestly, though, any of these chairs will serve you well, provided that you keep their limitations in mind, especially the weight limit and the fact that, except where noted, they were designed for light to moderate use.

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2 Comments

  1. The 400# capacity high back executive chair would be much easier to assemble if M6–30mm fasteners were supplied to assemble the arms to the seat and back. The M6–25mm fasteners are too short. More “flexibility” is needed when starting the 8 fasteners. With the 25mm, when you catch a couple threads on 2 or 3 of the fasteners there is not enough space to either see or adjust for the remaining fasteners to secure. The female receiver inside threaded bushings are not all straight and you need flexibility to align them.

    1. Chair Institute says:

      Hey Steve, and thank you for the comment!

      That’s an excellent suggestion and I’ll update our review with it.

      There are lots of fairly handy folks out there who would have no problem swapping out fasteners. You’re absolutely right too about the fact that the production quality is a bit spotty so things sometimes don’t line up as precisely as they should.

      Excellent suggestion! Thank you!

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