Experts Tell us the Best Office Chair For A Standing Desk

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3 years ago
This article showcases our top picks for the Best Office Chair For A Standing Desk. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Seville Classics Airlift 360 Sit-Stand Desk Stool

This product was recommended by Arpit Gupta from Sprout And Press

The Seville Classics Airlift 360 Desk Stool is a great standing stool that gives the user perfect posture for a very reasonable price. The height of the chair can be adjusted based on the height of the standing desk, the leeway of 8 inches helped perfect my posture. The 10° tilt helps burn calories while being stationary for hours on end. The cushion is encapsulated in a non-slip mesh fabric that ensures comfort. Personally, using this chair has completely eradicated joint pains caused by poor posture in less than a week. The chair not only performs impeccably on the comfort aspect but also the style aspect. It easily rolls under the standing desk after use, creating a compact look.

The Pogo by Sitmatic

This product was recommended by Stephan Jacob from Best For Android

I’m a pretty tall guy and find this chair to be comfortable despite its precarious-looking nature. It has a solid steel base with a piston that is tilted forward slightly, giving the user a wide range of motion. The seat is made from thick molded foam which is comfortable to sit on. Finally, it has a massive seat height range and no weight limit.

Back App 2.0

This product was recommended by Yurii Brown from Coffee Geek Lab

This chair has a larger seat compared to other options in the market. It has this large, saddle shaped seat with thick padding and a collar around the back. Really comfortable. And sturdy too! The base is composed of recycled aluminum with a rubber-like material, called Nitrile, around the bottom. The rubber material allows the base of the chair to wobble. There’s also a ball on the bottom side of the piston which can be adjusted in or out. When the ball is extended out, the amount of tilt will be increased, which will allow you to move more while you work.

Focal Pivot Chair

This product was recommended by Thomas Vibe from Stone Wizards

Designed by Martin Keen, the Focal Pivot features a fiberglass reinforced nylon seat pan with EVA foam for the seat cushion. The height adjustment is done with a steel gas cylinder.I like how the concrete and grip combination keeps the base from sliding but still allows you to wobble and swivel in any direction you’d like. The rounded bottom with the Octogrip Overnorld grips feels more like it is holding you instead of your bottom just plopping on top of it.

Active Collection Locus Mobile Stand-up Leaning Seat

This product was recommended by Deepak Shukla from DeepakShukla

This seat helps with standing desks because it allows you to ‘perch’ as if you are sitting at a bus stop, meaning that your weight is off your feet but not on your spine. It’s the perfect (and comfortable) middle ground between sitting and standing. It’s all the benefits of standing while working without the pain and discomfort.

Boss Drafting Chair

This product was recommended by Nora Mitchell from Household Advice

Here’s a nice chair I’ve been using for my standing desk because of its simplicity and comfort. It has a simple seating area and backrest, which is something I like because of how durable and trusting it is. The height can be adjusted for whatever size desk you’re sitting at.. The leg rest wraps around the entire chair and is a great height for my personal build, which leaves me comfortable for hours while I work. This isn’t a complex or overly stylish chair, but it’s durable and does exactly what I need from it!

Ergo Impact Leanrite Elite

This product was recommended by Francisco Remolino from Remolino Associates

This chair offers a wide variety of posture supporting positions. I’ve used other standing desk chairs in the past but this one makes it easier to transition from leaning to sitting to standing. The Ergo Impact Leanrite Elite is made of aircraft-grade aluminum and durable polyurethane, making it easier to clean. I also like that it has an anti-fatigue mat. Overall, it’s a desk chair made to increase productivity and enhance posture.

Hylone Tall Office Chair for Standing Desk

This product was recommended by Jen Jones from Your Dog Advisor

This is what I’m using as our office chair for standing desks in the office. I’m comfortable with a high office chair as long as there is an armrest. However, if you’re in a tight office setup and you want to get off right away, Spinning or turning the chair is kinda cumbersome. This chair solves my issues because of if its flip-up arm feature. Sliding yourself off is pretty easy after you flip up the arm.

The Drafting Chair by HYLONE

This product was recommended by Brian Conghalie from My Open Country

I’m a tall guy and much prefer a standing desk when I’m on my computer to cramping my body in a low chair and desk for hours on end. This model – which is fully height adjustable – offers me the versatility of working behind a normal desk at home or standing at my kitchen counter. It was an absolute life-saver for working from home during the lockdowns! The wheels are lockable, so no slippage when I’m leaning back on it while standing. And the fact that the chair has armrests and a cushioned and ergonomic back means that I can sit back into the chair even when using it at its full height as a standing chair. This flexible dual-purpose is why I think it’s the best option.

Boss Office Products Drafting Chair

This product was recommended by Melanie Musson from HomeInsuranceRates

A standing desk gives you the option to change your position throughout your workday. Even though standing desks are designed for standing, it’s essential to sit down and work to give your body a rest. This drafting chair is height adjustable and will extend to the appropriate height to work from a standing desk. The foot ring gives you a place to rest your feet, so they’re not dangling. It’s a simple design but very functional. It swivels and rolls, making it easy to move around your desk.

High-Back Mesh Ergonomic Drafting Chair

This product was recommended by Lindsey Allard from PlaybookUX

This is a good solid chair that I use for my standing desk (when I’m not standing). The mesh back and cushioned seat provide excellent support for me during long work days where I need to be sitting for long periods of time. My arms fit nicely on the armrests (that also go up), my legs comfortably rest on the foot ring, and the chair complements and encourages good posture.

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