The Best Ergonomic Office Chairs Available in the UK (2022)

The Best Ergonomic Office Chairs Available in the UK (2022)

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The transition from the usual work-in at the office to working from home or hybrid means that many workers in the UK have to evaluate the desk chairs they use and get appropriate ones where necessary. The essence of choosing the right desk chair for your home or office cannot be understated, especially if you’re spending six to eight hours daily in your desk chair.

We discuss in this guide the top chairs available in the UK that you should consider and what factors to look at in selecting an ergonomic office chair.

For readers based in Australia or the USA please check our dedicated guides:

Best Ergonomic Chairs in the UK: At a Glance

Though how comfortable a desk chair feels is mainly subjective, we took the time to look at some of the best desk chairs available across the UK to help you quickly decide which best works for you.

Here are our top picks across the best ergonomic chairs we found in the UK.

12 Best Ergonomic Chairs Available in the UK

1. SIHOO M18 Ergonomic Office Chair

SIHOO M18 Ergonomic Office Chair
SIHOO M18 Ergonomic Office Chair (Best Overall)

The SIHOO M18 Ergonomic Office Chair is arguably the best chair for both home and office use available in the UK. The desk chair earns its spot on our list due to its highly adjustable nature; its backrest, for example, allows up to 123o recline and can also be adjusted to suit your height. According to SIHOO, the M18 desk chair best suits people between 5’5 and 6’2. SIHOO offers two seat materials to choose from; fabric-wrapped cushion and mesh. We recommend going with the former, even though it’ll cost you slightly more.

The SIHOO M18 Ergonomic Office Chair is also known for keeping you in the correct body posture. If you have a hard time sitting well whiles working, the M18 can help. Its lumbar support promotes straight back alignment while efficiently complementing the inward curvature of your lower back.

The three-year warranted chair, however, could do better with its setup process and instructions manual, which can be challenging to figure out outright.

Key specifications:

  • Build material: Aluminum Alloy, Mesh, Plastic
  • Dimensions: 70 x 70 x 107 cm
  • Weight: 16.82 kg

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2. Herman Miller Aeron

Herman Miller Aeron
Herman Miller Aeron

If not for its price point, the Herman Miller Aeron desk chair could easily have been the best desk chair on our list. It offers almost everything you need and should look for in a desk chair. Compared to the SIHOO M18 Ergonomic Office Chair, the most distinctive feature of the Herman Miller Aeron desk chair is its design and level of comfort. Being available on the market for quite a long time, the company has tinkered with it long enough to provide a highly supportive and comfortable desk chair. It features in the Museum of Modern Art in New York for its design and comfort.

The desk chair is highly customizable, allowing you to choose material types, back support, and adjustable arms during purchase. Its clear-cut instructions manual makes it one of the easiest chairs to set up. The desk chair comes in three sizes; A, B, and C. The medium size (B) is popular among its users; the latter (C) is best suited for larger people.

There is no denying the comfort level the twelve-year warranted desk chair provides, but we reckon it might not be for anyone at its price point. More so if you’re keen on having a headrest attached to your desk chair.

Key specifications:

  • Build material: Vinyl
  • Dimensions: 46.99 x 71.76 x 114.3 cm
  • Weight: 21.8 kg

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3. Comhoma Office Desk Chair

Comhoma Office Desk Chair
Comhoma Office Desk Chair (Best Value)

You can’t go wrong with the Comhoma Office Desk Chair if you’re on a tight budget and can work without a headrest. It offers decent features such as adjustability, ergonomics, and back support, which is quite impressive for its price point. The Comhoma Office Desk Chair is distinguishable as it’s one of two desk chairs on this list that offer foldable armrests.

It has a modern, space-saving, and sturdy build that delivers comfort and value. It’s relatively light and can easily be moved across. And though its setup is pretty easy, it can be rather complicated if you’re new to it. The desk chair can also be challenging to recline when relaxing.

The Comhoma Desk Chair might look basic, but it strikes an outstanding balance between affordability and quality.

Key specifications:

  • Build material: Fabric
  • Dimensions: 86.36 x 139.7 x 5.08 cm
  • Weight: 10.5 kg

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4. Ergo Line II Pro

Ergo Line II Pro
Ergo Line II Pro

The Ergo II Pro is an extraordinarily designed desk chair that supports correct sitting posture. Its backrest is designed in the shape of flexible human ribs. This allows each “rib” to adapt individually to your posture, giving you the utmost lumbar support in all the right places. The adjustable seat height, seat depth, and armrests are best suited for all-around use cases at home and in the office.

The Ergo Line II Pro is a breath of fresh air in design and comfort from ergonomic chairs that offers little freedom of movement while seated.

Key specifications:

  • Build material: Fabric
  • Dimensions: 50 x 59 x 115 cm
  • Weight: 16.6 kg

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5. Hbada Office Desk Chair

Hbada Office Desk Chair
Hbada Office Desk Chair 

The Hbada Office Desk Chair is another distinctively well-designed desk chair for home and office use. For anyone looking for a more elegant desk chair on a tighter budget, the Hbada Office Chair Desk might be what you’re looking for. Like the Comhoma Office Desk Chair, Hbada’s best feature is the up-swiveling armrest that allows you to use the chair without it. This, however, adds nothing to your pros list if you have no use for it.

Though you’ll find much more comfortable desk chairs around the same budget as the Hbada Office Desk Chair is offered, none beats its compact build and unique design. We, however, did not like that Hbada only provided a crucial feature like seat height adjustment on the high back version and not the regular.

The Hbada Office Desk Chair is easy to assemble due to its lightweight plastic parts. Overall, it would appeal to teenagers who are on the lookout for funky, modern products. If you’re shopping for a desk chair for your teenage child, this desk chair checks all the boxes.

Key specifications:

  • Build material: Fabric, Plastic
  • Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 100 cm
  • Weight: 11.1 kg

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6. BASETBL Office Desk Chair

BASETBL Office Desk Chair
BASETBL Office Desk Chair (Best for Large People)

The BASETBL Office Desk Chair is one of the best desk chairs for large people. It is also a gaming chair. Most gaming chairs are ideal desk chairs for large people because of their lumbar support, high backrest, and thick foam cushion. The BASETBL Office Desk Chair doesn’t fall short on any of these.

The desk chair is mostly adjustable, helping you find a more suitable sitting posture. It comes with a backrest that can recline up to 110o, wheels that rotate 360o, a double-padded headrest that supports your neck, and a high-density mesh back to reduce sweat and provide warmth.

The challenges we found with the BASETBL Office Desk Chair are its stiff armrest and slightly raised padded cushion at the edge of the seat, making sitting somewhat uncomfortable.

Key specifications:

  • Build material: Nylon, Alloy Steel, PU Leather, Foam, Polyurethane
  • Dimensions: 67 x 50 x 118 cm
  • Weight: 14.3 kg

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7. Kaleurrier Adjustable Drafting Chair

Kaleurrier Adjustable Drafting Chair
Kaleurrier Adjustable Drafting Chair (Best Standing Desk Chair)

The Kaleurrier Adjustable Drafting Chair is a classic, sturdy-built, lightweight sit-stand desk chair. It’s one of the few leather drafting stools available in the UK. Its sponge-padded seat and upholstery make it very comfortable for various use cases.

The standing desk chair has all the qualities to look out for; good height, rolling wheels, feet bar, lightweight, and easy to maintain. The Kaleurrier Adjustable Drafting Chair can be uncomfortable for those with wide hips as the sides are likely to dig into your legs. We had no challenge whatsoever with the standing desk besides this.

Overall, it’s our best bet if you’re after a standing desk chair that can comfortably hold you up for extended work periods. It comes with a one-year manufacturer's warranty, which can be better.

Key specifications:

  • Build material: Faux Leather
  • Dimensions: 64.01 x 64.01 x 84.33 cm
  • Weight: 9.89 kg

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8. HAG Capisco Model

HAG Capisco Model
HAG Capisco Model

The HAG Capisco Model is the most distinctive desk chair we found in the UK. The horse saddle inspires the desk chair’s seat.

The uniquely designed desk chair offers excellent functionality and flexibility. The flexibility the HAG Capisco Model offers means that users can sit in various positions without losing their comfort or having strains. This chair is a good option for anyone who finds it challenging to sit in a single posture for long and anyone looking to keep their posture since you can’t sink into it like traditional desk chairs.

Key specifications:

  • Build material: Fabric
  • Dimensions: 47 x 34 x 42 cm
  • Weight: 14 kg

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9. Razer Iskur Premium Gaming Chair

Razer Iskur Premium Gaming Chair
Razer Iskur Premium Gaming Chair

The Razer Iskur Premium Gaming Chair is a firm desk chair that offers users plenty of comfort and support. As is always the case, this game chair is also suitable for larger people. The gaming chair offers durable padding, adjustable seats, and an inventive pneumatic lumbar support. The Razer Iskur is one of the best desk chairs that provides value for money in its price range. We concur with most user reviews on the sturdiness of the desk chair and the support it provides, especially for your lower back.

Overall, the Razer Iskur Premium Gaming Chair is a worthy contender for your home or office space if you appreciate having a sturdy, luxurious desk chair that you can work comfortably in without strains or aches.

Key specifications:

  • Build material: Leather
  • Dimensions: 76.86 x 76.86 x 43.84 cm
  • Weight: 12 kg

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10. Varier Move Stool

Varier Move Stool
Varier Move Stool (Desk Standing Stool)

The Varier Move Stool is a minimalistic desk stool that users can use in smaller spaces without hassle. It offers good functionality and is a favorite among desk stool fans. Like HAG Capisco Model, the seat of the Varier Move Stool is designed like the saddle.

The desk stool is light, hence easy to carry about. However, we find that its rubber base is best for hard and slippery surfaces as it provides a better sitting experience. It offers one of the best warranties; seven and five-year warranty on the woody parts and mechanisms, respectively.

We reckon that not all would be comfortable with the saddle seat design of the desk stool. You can, however, choose from its three sizes to find a better fit should you decide to experiment with it.

Key specifications:

  • Build material: Fabric
  • Dimensions: 44.45 x 41.66 x 22.86 cm
  • Weight: 6.96 kg

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11. SIHOO V1 Ergonomic Office Chair

SIHOO V1 Ergonomic Office Chair
SIHOO V1 Ergonomic Office Chair

The SIHOO V1 Ergonomic Office Chair with a 4D armrest is our list's most luxurious desk chair. It is also the most expensive. SIHOO is a well-known manufacturer of desk chairs, and you can never go wrong with any of their models. The chair assures solidarity and is well and sturdily built. The quality and ergonomics the SIHOO V1 Ergonomic Office Chair provides cannot be understated.

The chair offers a classy and luxurious look with quality parts. You can also easily adjust the various parts of the desk chair to fit your sitting posture and offer sufficient comfort for six to eight working hours without aches or strains. The desk chair is generally heavy and can be challenging to set up, so you may require an extra pair of hands.

Overall, the SIHOO V1 Ergonomic Office Chair is not only a premium desk chair offering aesthetics; it also enhances your comfort and boosts your productivity.

Key specifications:

  • Build material: Aluminum Alloy, Nylon, Mesh
  • Dimensions: 70 x 68 x 112 cm
  • Weight: 21.6 kg

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12. Harwick Evolve Heavy Duty Drafting Chair

Harwick Evolve Heavy Duty Drafting Chair
Harwick Evolve Heavy Duty Drafting Chair

The Harwick Evolve All Mesh Heavy Duty Drafting Chair is a heavier ergonomic chair offering more functionality at a higher price. Its design is pleasing and sturdy. The chair also has an integrated footrest, which most users usually require when purchasing a standing desk, lumbar support, and a mesh waterfall seat. It took us little time to put the chair together. While ordering, you could also decide between casters or floor glides if you don’t intend to scroll around.

We recommend the Varier Move Stool if you’re not keen on the luxury Hardwick offers at this price point.

Key specifications:

  • Build material: Mesh
  • Dimensions: 66.04 x 123.19 x 66.04 cm
  • Weight: 11.79 kg

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How to Assess a Desk Chair Before Purchase

Before picking a desk chair, there are a few things to consider. Consider the following questions before you make a decision.

1. How much are you willing to spend?

Consider your budget before you begin your search for a desk chair. You will likely find a suitable desk chair in your price range that ticks your boxes. A budget keeps you from overspending on a desk chair, so pick a price range before entering the market.

2. How long do you intend to use the desk chair?

The second important factor to consider is how long you intend to use the desk chair. Every desk chair is comfortable and manageable depending on its use duration. However, it is essential to be critical of your choices if you’re using your desk chair for over six hours. Read user reviews on your buying platform to gauge the general user perception and comfort levels before deciding.

3. Can you do without ergonomics?

Ergonomics refers to anything built for efficiency and comfort. Most desk chairs provide ergonomic features such as adjustability and flexibility. You’ll find the ergonomic features of the desk chair in the technical specifications or the buyer's guide. Ensure that key features such as the headrest, backrest, armrest, seat height, and seat depth are all adjustable.

4. Is the desk chair for home or office use?

Whether you’re using the desk chair for your home or work office can also greatly influence the choice of a desk chair. We find that due to functionality, most desk stools are preferable in home spaces other than offices. Other factors such as the space the chair would take and how they complement the office space are also viable options to look for when picking a desk chair.

Conclusion

Poor seating can affect your comfort and concentration. Unless you’re using your desk chair for minimal work and duration of time, we recommend you take the time to look into various desk chair options that can enhance your productivity whiles keeping you healthy. This guide aims at making your shortlisting process more manageable and we hope you found value from it.



Mark

Part of the expertEasy team in Melbourne. Mark is a keen gardener, a DIY addict and a father of two beautiful girls. He is originally from Perth and is a true Eagles fan.

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