Best ergonomic office chairs 2022

The best ergonomic office chairs don't generally come cheap, but protecting your body while you sit at work shouldn't be a budget decision. There are certainly some chairs that cost less than others — and we have something here that should fit most budgets — but you truly get what you pay for. If you're sick of feeling sore after doing nothing but sitting, one of the best ergonomic office chairs should help fix your issues. We've rounded up a bunch right here.

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The best ergonomic office chairs don't come cheap. At least compared to most of the best budget office chairs, which get you a seat with OK comfort and durability. If you want to protect your body while you're at work sitting at a desk, it's worth spending extra money for something that's built for that exact purpose.

Speaking from personal experience, I recommend checking out the X-Chair X-Tech Executive. It's expensive, but it's by far the most comfortable chair I've used. It looks like it's covered in leather, but it's actually a breathable material that sort of conforms to your body. The floating lumbar support is firm but follows your body as you move in the chair, and you can add heat and massage. The memory foam seat keeps getting better the longer I sit in it, and everything is adjustable. Check out my X-Chair X-Tech Executive review for a much deeper look at this chair.

The Steelcase Gesture and the Herman Miller Aeron are also both top picks in this regard. They're super expensive, but they deliver premium seating that's designed specifically to fit your body. Each has plenty of adjustments available, seat padding that doesn't hurt the legs and rear end, and a high-end build quality that should last a long time.

If you want to spend less money, the Branch Ergonomic chair is proving itself as an affordable alternative to the truly premium options. There are plenty of adjustments available, it has a durable mesh makeup, and it comes with a seven-year warranty to protect your investment. Be sure to have a look at the overall best office chairs for home and work if you're looking for more options.

Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.