The Best Office Chair Tier List

The Best Office Chair Tier List

I’ve tested a lot of office chairs, and while comfort is very subjective, I do think some chairs are better than others. So here’s my tier list of what I personally think are the best office chairs for the home office. But I wouldn’t take these rankings too seriously, as “lower” tier chairs can still be great and “higher” tier chairs don’t guarantee a better experience.

**Check out my dedicated office chair review videos below**

Herman Miller Embody

Logitech Embody Chair

IKEA Office Chairs

Steelcase Leap and Gesture

The Problem with Gaming Chairs

What to Look for in an Office Chair?

00:00 – Who is sitting in the chair?
00:41 – Steelcase Leap v2 with Headrest
01:10 – IKEA Markus
01:34 – Staples Hyken
02:00 – Herman Miller Embody
02:22 – Logitech Embody
02:46 – Autonomous Kinn (ErgoChair Pro+)
03:14 – Gaming Chairs
03:43 – IKEA Volmar
04:06 – IKEA Jarvfjallet & Hattefjall
04:21 – Herman Miller Aeron
04:46 – Herman Miller Mirra 2
05:09 – HAG Capisco
05:28 – Steelcase Gesture
05:49 – Steelcase Amia
06:03 – Final Insight

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Disclaimers:
Not sponsored.
Chairs I purchased (Leap, All the IKEA chairs, Logitech Embody);
Chairs that were provided to me in the past (HAG Capisco, Autonomous Kinn)
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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50 Comments

  1. JessicaO. on September 11, 2022 at 3:30 am

    thank you so much for this my boyfriend has been using the same chair for 3 years i finally have enough money to get him something good

  2. Julius on September 11, 2022 at 3:30 am

    Subbed. Just because i am 5”7 as well 🙂

  3. ZaheenX on September 11, 2022 at 3:31 am

    I know you’ve factored in the cost into the tiers, it’s just when some of the chairs being 10x the value of others, if they are not 10x better then it shouldn’t be placed higher.

    Tiers are just opinions, of course price will reflect the quality most of the time. You brushed over the IKEA new range too quickly in my opinion, the firmer seats probably last longer and the arm rests could have been cushioned but hey, they were sold out for months and I’m lucky I finally got one.

    Comfort
    Price
    Availability

    Potentially even assembly could all be factored into your tier list.

  4. Li Chan on September 11, 2022 at 3:32 am

    Have a try of the Formway Life chairs. I feel it’s really underrated. The wide flat wheelbase works so great for resting your feet on while working

  5. Adam Garrett on September 11, 2022 at 3:33 am

    Pretty great to see reviews from someone who is almost the exact same size as me. I’m trying to transition from console to PC gaming. My preferred sitting method for console was on the floor, cross legged. I can’t seem to ever get comfortable in a chair, constantly changing positions. I’ve seen some interesting cross legged chairs marketed as yoga or meditation chairs, but they seem overpriced and look DIY capable. The HAG Capisco looked promising, but not sure if I could make it my main chair. With the high prices and almost certain cons for each, I’m highly considering making a custom wide seat or bench design.

  6. GeorgeCartwright on September 11, 2022 at 3:33 am

    When I realize all these chairs are like $1000.

  7. Despair on September 11, 2022 at 3:34 am

    Dont be perfectionist

  8. Akhenaten on September 11, 2022 at 3:37 am

    gesture like a 1200 dollar chair wtf lmao

  9. Sebastian Grabowski on September 11, 2022 at 3:38 am

    Try 24h chair – it is a category name for Control Room chairs

  10. Bakano on September 11, 2022 at 3:38 am

    Arm rest are overrated

  11. Caleb Jaime on September 11, 2022 at 3:38 am

    definitely sold on the fact that there won’t ever be a good BUDGET chair ever reviewed… soemthing less than $200

  12. Trickbottom on September 11, 2022 at 3:39 am

    It’s sad, I’m to broke for the budget option

  13. tako on September 11, 2022 at 3:41 am

    imagine paying thousands of dollars for a hermin miller chair just to rate it at A

  14. Mixchief on September 11, 2022 at 3:43 am

    Would be interested hearing someone’s opinion on the Malmstolen. It’s a Swedish brand that I’m really curious about (Malmstolen 4000). Not sure if they’re sold outside Europe, though.

  15. Blah Smith on September 11, 2022 at 3:46 am

    Why is this so calming to watch

  16. Scott Thompson on September 11, 2022 at 3:48 am

    Would a HM Embody w/ headrest be S-tier?

  17. LA MELA ORIGINALE on September 11, 2022 at 3:48 am

    انتي اسكو بك ق د ش ما ضاليكا؟

  18. Colton Clement on September 11, 2022 at 3:48 am

    I have the SL Titan and it is absolutely trash. I’ve had both arms replaced along with the base from them falling apart. The base is so fucking big that its impossible to sit productively in this chair. Developed a lot of back issues using this chair. Buying an aeron

  19. evan cardy on September 11, 2022 at 3:50 am

    David you need to check out the Lifeform chair. I like the 2490 with headrest. ( not a cheap chair at all but it’s awesome )

  20. Wei Lin on September 11, 2022 at 3:51 am

    Can’t decide between HM mirra2, embody and steelcase amia. I’m 5ft tall and have scoliosis, so I need good lumbar support and seat comfort

  21. Joso on September 11, 2022 at 3:52 am

    I can confirm that after 2 years of frequent use, the Secretlab titan that I bought for around 429 USD ended up breaking down on me. As someone who is pretty well built (5’11", 205), I was sorely disappointed in the longevity of the titan after I noticed the chair falling apart at the seams on the seat. Now, from time to time there is foam on my floor and I wonder where it’s coming from and I’m like oh wait my freaking chair is falling apart. I would stay away from the leatherette/PU leather EVEN the NAPA leather if you frequently cross your legs or have one leg up like I do. Your leg will slowly stretch the fabric and the seams that are holding the cushioning together on the chair which will tear it apart. the LUMBAR support on the titan is not good either as I had to buy an aftermarket pillow because my back/neck started hurting after extended periods of time. I may look into the MAVIX series but I really am curious and will continue to do my research in here and will update yall on which chair I buy because it is unacceptable that I spend around 500 for a chair just for it to break down on me after 2 years.

  22. Preparing for the Lord's return. on September 11, 2022 at 3:53 am

    im still rocking an OLED 48 inch faster panel and loving it

  23. Lucian - Ovidiu Pop on September 11, 2022 at 3:57 am

    What screen is that :O nice setup

  24. Dark_Lord_016 on September 11, 2022 at 3:57 am

    Would you review KAB Ergonomic Office chairs?

  25. Xsara(rally car) on September 11, 2022 at 3:58 am

    Why didn’t you test any big leather office chairs?

  26. logical products on September 11, 2022 at 3:59 am

    cheapest and best quality chairs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVc4DKDrsHM

  27. TacticalSushi on September 11, 2022 at 3:59 am

    office chairs are the hugest scam

  28. Jay Tee on September 11, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Jesus why do you have so many chairs ! 😀😀

  29. Pawelo123 on September 11, 2022 at 4:02 am

    Nice recomendation yt but 20cm height diff is too much, try better next time

  30. Wong Hie Lee on September 11, 2022 at 4:03 am

    S Tier – Vergil’s Chair

  31. life's journey on September 11, 2022 at 4:03 am

    Poor budget shoppers!

  32. ItsPeytn on September 11, 2022 at 4:03 am

    What is the footrest being used at 0:19 ? Looks much more comfortable than others I am seeing being sold.

  33. Johannes Labusch on September 11, 2022 at 4:05 am

    I was ready to pull the trigger on an Aeron. Went to the store to give it one last try. Just for fun, I also sat down in the Cosm. Boom. That was it for me. The Cosm only has one adjustment: height. Everything else, the chair decides for you. It just so happens that all those "decisions" are perfect for me. I got the high back version. I’ve had it for a couple of years and I use it for many hours each day. It looks cool and never causes me any problems. It just stays out of the way. The sales person said people either love or hate that one … so I recommend finding out which category you belong to.

  34. KEREM ŞAHİN on September 11, 2022 at 4:06 am

    ikea markus is good for the price.

  35. kamsdead on September 11, 2022 at 4:06 am

    "one of my favorite cheaper chairs" $1200 usd

  36. Terrazine on September 11, 2022 at 4:07 am

    The chair that makes you get up and move around is the best one for your health

  37. Todd Henderson on September 11, 2022 at 4:07 am

    Excellent review. Well done. Thank you.

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  39. lesoe437 on September 11, 2022 at 4:10 am

    its so sad vergils chair isnt here

  40. David Zhang on September 11, 2022 at 4:12 am

    Do you agree with my list? What is your favorite chair?

  41. limakh1 on September 11, 2022 at 4:13 am

    i came here because of the title and stayed because of this asmr voice

  42. Shawn Tuber on September 11, 2022 at 4:13 am

    I would of liked how you compare some of the reclining options of the various chairs as some mechanisms are better than others. Thanks for sharing 👍

  43. Eren Baker on September 11, 2022 at 4:13 am

    Can someone help me find the perfect chair. I need a comfortable chair under £150 which has adjustable height and has fold up arms which can be used for long periods of time

  44. Vexare on September 11, 2022 at 4:16 am

    I just wanna know where he stores all these chairs in his house

  45. οὔτις on September 11, 2022 at 4:18 am

    1000 dollars for an office chair….

  46. ConstructiveMinds100 on September 11, 2022 at 4:18 am

    I understand that look is important but the chair ergonomics should be priority
    no 1.
    ……
    It is sad that deapite 21 century they still cannot make class S affordable chair.
    Not many people realize that bad chair = taking a hammer and smashing the spine. The so called supports sometimes make our muscles lazy.
    ……

  47. Yoksua Aguilar on September 11, 2022 at 4:21 am

    I bought the chair after this video I like the chair, but I feel im too tall for the chair XD, the rest is good

  48. LittleClip on September 11, 2022 at 4:21 am

    The best chair is No chair . A cushion on floor and a low table . Chairs make our core and muscles weak

  49. michael levesque on September 11, 2022 at 4:23 am

    i’ve ran with a steelcase gesture since summer of 2019 and its still out of t he park well worth the cost 14 plus hours a day sitting at a desk . no fatigue

  50. TheGlobuleReturns on September 11, 2022 at 4:25 am

    Ergochair is great

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