Best Chairs for Remote Workers

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Check out these picks for all working styles and budgets. Most links on our site are not affiliate links, but some are, which helps us continue researching for you. And of course, if you buy one of these chairs, get in touch and let us know what you think!

Ordered by price, low to high.

For the more cost-conscious remote workers.

Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair: $69.98
If you already have a task chair you're happy with, or if you don't expect you'll want to be sitting in the same position for 8+ hours each day, try a balance ball chair. They're fun and they keep your core active while sitting at a desk. The yoga company Gaiam's version, shown here, is their bestseller that has been trusted by thousands already. Worth noting that this is designed only to fit those 5' to 5'11" tall.

Herman Miller Sayl

Hbada Office Task Desk Chair: $149.99+
It won't have the flexibility that some of the more advanced chairs in this guide have, but this Hbada chair is one of the most popular basic desk chairs to consider for a home office. Its most unique feature is that the arms swivel upwards, which allows the chair to be slid further underneath the desk when it's not in use.

Herman Miller Sayl

Modway Articulate: $165.99
The Articulate chair by Modway is one of the least expensive chairs that can still deliver custom seat adjustments for anyone. With the ability to change seat height, seat tilt, back tilt, and arm height, this will be an upgrade for anyone who isn't currently using an adjustable desk chair.

Herman Miller Sayl

Hon Wave: $239.98
It appears Hon might have discontinued the Wave, but that hasn't stopped it from getting great reviews on Amazon. It might be the best full-function, adjustable ergonomic chair available under $300.

Herman Miller Sayl

Humanscale Ballo: $349.00
It's not intended to be a full-time desk chair, but the Ballo chair can be "fun, engaging and perfect for short-term, active sitting in the home or office." If you find yourself slouching too much or just want to change things up mid-day, this could be a great option.

Herman Miller Sayl

Varier Variable Balans: $349.00
A kneeling chair is a unique option to relieve pressure while sitting at a desk. And the Varier brand may have been the first large-scale manufacturer of them, refining the design over several decades. Similar to the balance ball option, we wouldn't recommend using this as a replacement for a standard ergonomic desk chair.

Autonomous ErgoChair Pro: $499.00
The The ErgoChair 2 is consistently one of the most mentioned desk chairs on various online forums, and for good reason. Customers rave about the comfort level and adjustability, which you'd expect to find in chairs that are often $500+. This was the first chair we gave away last year!

Herman Miller Sayl

Secretlab TITAN: $399.00+
The TITAN model fits those who are 5'9" to 6'7" and under 290 lbs., but they have additional models that can accommodate people who need smaller or larger chairs. Secretlab's chairs are designed for gamers, but gamers have historically been very picky about their setups, and therefore have high standards when it comes to desk chairs. It's worth checking these out, especially if you want a chair with a high back and/or a deep recline.

Herman Miller Sayl

Knoll ReGeneration: $529.00+
A simpler ergonomic chair, the ReGeneration provides straightforward adjustability while still giving the customization options needed to fit any remote worker. We think this chair has the best value out of Knoll's lineup.

Herman Miller Sayl

Herman Miller Sayl: $595.00+
The Sayl is a popular option in the Herman Miller lineup, with a unique look that was inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge. It gets rave reviews about its support, and it's also priced lower than some of the other Herman Miller chairs, as you'll see further down in this guide. You might remember we gave one of these away in December 2020!

Herman Miller Sayl

Steelcase Think: $689.00+
While the Think has a lower price point than the Gesture, it has several of the same features, like foam seats with air pockets underneath and a flexible seat edge to relieve pressure points. The Think uniquely has a weight-activated tilt mechanism, and like the Leap, it also has the option to add 4-way adjustable arms.

Herman Miller Sayl

Haworth Zody: $649.00+
The Zody is Haworth's most popular ergonomic chair, and according to their website, it's the only chair endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association. It gives anyone sitting in it the ability to adjust support on either side of their lower back, which we haven't seen in any other ergonomic desk chairs.

Herman Miller Sayl

Steelcase Leap: $979.00+
Steelcase's Leap is designed to be as personalized as possible. The options for arms, lumbar support, headrest, and stool ensure that anyone sitting in the Leap can quickly adjust it to their liking.

Steelcase Gesture

Herman Miller Aeron: $1,095.00+
Maybe the most popular office chair of all time, the Herman Miller Aeron was one of the first mass-produced ergonomically designed desk chairs. While it starts just at $1,095, if you want to add flexibility to your chair, the price can rise up considerably.

Steelcase Gesture

Steelcase Gesture: $1,159.00+
Steelcase's Gesture chair has what the company calls the "most inclusive fit" of all their chairs, meaning it works for a wide variety of people. No matter your sitting style, it's likely the Gesture will be able to accommodate you in a healthy way.

Herman Miller Sayl

Humanscale Diffrient Smart: $1,119.00+
No, "Diffrient" isn't a typo; it's the name of the designer behind several of Humanscale's best chairs. All Humanscale chairs are designed to be responsive to each person's body with minimal or no adjustments, and the Diffrient Smart has a mechanism-free recline, plus a tri-panel mesh backrest to automatically adapt to the user.

Herman Miller Embody

Herman Miller Embody: $1,595.00+
Herman Miller's Embody features a backrest that's intentionally designed like the human back, consisting of "a central spine and flexible ribs." And like all Herman Miller chairs, this has a number of customizable settings. If you're often sitting back or leaning back in your office chair, this might provide additional support for you that other chairs wouldn't.

For the remote workers looking for the most bang for their buck, willing to invest in better equipment for the long haul.

For remote workers who don't want to compromise when it comes to their professional setup - or who have the largest stipends to spend!

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