When you start shopping for a new office chair, the prices of high-end models can be shocking. While they do provide an unbelievable level of comfort and will keep your back from turning into a question mark, there are chairs out there that can do almost the same, but without draining your bank account.

Standard height

AmazonBasic Mid-Back Mesh

This mid-back mesh chair has a pneumatic lift for perfect height adjustment, and there is a controllable tilt function that can be set to any tension. The mesh backing has lumbar support and won't leave you sweaty on a hot day, and the thick padding on the seat won't hurt your behind.

$51 at Amazon

Tall mesh back

Lorell Executive High-Back

This mesh-back chair is ideal for anyone who likes support up to their shoulders without a headrest to get in the way. Armrests can be tweaked for height and width, there are three handles on the side to adjust seat tilt and height, and built-in lumbar support ensures you keep a natural curve.

$159 at Amazon

Upholstered padding

AmazonBasics Mid-Back

This mid-back chair keeps things compact while offering a more executive look thanks to a PU leather finish available in brown, black, or white colors. There's plenty of padding on the bottom, back, and armrests, plus you can control tilt and height with a handle.

$68 at Amazon

High headrest

IKEA Markus

IKEA's Markus chair is tall, perfect for those of us with a height advantage, and a pneumatic lift and tilt function let you get a perfect position. A padded headrest is comfy when leaning back, and built-in lumbar support keeps your spine at attention.

From $199 at IKEA

Aggressive design

Furmax Office and Gaming

Furmax has here a PU-leather-covered racing chair with a high back, headrest, plenty of padding, and aggressive design. There's breathable mesh where it counts most, and you have handles to adjust height and recline. Choose from a few different colors to match your style.

From $60 at Amazon

Five-year warranty

HON Exposure

HON's Exposure has plenty of adjustment options, including horizontal seat placement, height, recline, and lumbar. The armrests can likewise be adjusted to help cut down on slouching. This chair thinks it costs a lot more than it actually does, and it comes with a five-year limited warranty to back that up.

$220 at Amazon

Bonded leather

Staples Westcliffe

Available in brown or black bonded leather options, this Westcliffe managers chair from Staples will fit right in with an executive's decor. There's plenty of padding on the seat and back, and contoured lumbar support keeps your back from aching if you sit for long periods of time.

$130 at Staples

Truly budget

Boss Steno

It might not be the most comfortable option on the list, but this Steno chair from Boss is truly cheap. It has a padded bottom and back, a handle to adjust height, and it rests on five casters with a weight limit up to about 150 pounds. If you need a cheap chair for basic purposes, this is it.

$37 at Amazon

If we're picking one

All of the above options can be had for a price that won't come close to the upper-end office chairs, but if we're making a recommendation, have a look at the HON Exposure. It's stocked with features, it's comfortable, and it comes with a five-year limited warranty.

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