Best Mesh Back Office Chairs Windows Central 2019

Mesh back office chairs are a great way to ensure that your back stays cool during long hours at the computer, and their flexible nature allows them to support your back in a way that's both effective and comfortable. However, because there are so many of these chairs out there, it can be difficult to figure out which one is the best. Ultimately, though, we feel that the Ticova Ergonomic Office Chair is the best seat for most people, as it's incredibly comfortable, offers a ton of adjustability options, and is fairly priced.

Best Overall: Ticova Ergonomic Office Chair

If you're looking for the best overall mesh chair available, the Ticova Ergonomic Office Chair is for you. Its nylon frame is durable and sturdy, and the mesh is incredibly comfortable, especially with the addition of a piece of lumbar support within the chair. Nearly every part of the chair can be adjusted, too, including the height and angle of the headrest, the height and depth of the lumbar support, the tension and recline tilt of the back, and the height of the seat and armrests. Finally, the chair has a weight capacity of 280 pounds, which is quite a lot. It's a pricey chair, but it's worth it.

Pros:

  • Incredibly comfortable and supportive
  • Extra lumbar cushion
  • Durable nylon frame
  • Tons of adjustability
  • High weight capacity

Cons:

  • On the pricey side

Best Overall

Ticova Ergonomic Office Chair

The king of thrones

This chair's durable frame, high-quality mesh and lumbar, and highly-adjustable nature help it become our favorite overall chair.

Best Mesh Headrest: MOOSENG Mesh Office Chair

If you're looking for a chair that has a mesh headrest as well as a mesh back, this option from MOOSENG will be right up your alley. The mesh headrest gives the back of your neck and head better cooling than a cushion would, which is great if you have a warm office and sweat often. The frame is overall smaller than our top pick and has fewer connecting pieces which makes it less sturdy, but thankfully it uses the same tough nylon as the Ticova chair. It's just as adjustable as well, though it has a lower weight capacity of 220 pounds.

Pros:

  • Incredibly comfortable and supportive
  • Extra lumbar cushion
  • Mesh headrest
  • Tons of adjustability
  • Solid weight capacity

Cons:

  • Frame shape isn't as sturdy as top pick

Best Mesh Headrest

MOOSENG Mesh Office Chair

Keep a cool head

This chair is perfect for people that want a mesh headrest, despite some of its caveats.

Best Mid-Range: SMUGDESK Tall Mesh Office Chair

If you want something that's designed to be a strong compromise between price and quality, SMUGDESK's tall mesh chair is a great option. Its back and headrest have a comfortable mesh material that feels amazing, and although the frame is made out of plastic instead of nylon, it's still sturdy enough and well-designed. The chair lacks an extra lumbar cushion and it's not as adjustable overall as the other options, sporting only height adjustment for headrest and seat and tilt and tension adjustment for the back. However, this chair is more than worth its price. It's also worth noting it sports a top-notch 300 pound weight capacity.

Pros:

  • Incredibly comfortable and supportive
  • Good amount of adjustability
  • Excellent weight capacity
  • More affordable

Cons:

  • Plastic frame is less durable than nylon
  • No added lumbar
  • Fewer adjustment options

Best Mid-Range

SMUGDESK Tall Mesh Office Chair

A balanced offering

If you want something less expensive than the previous options, but still great, this chair will be right up your alley.

Best Partial Mesh: SMUGDESK Partial Mesh Office Chair

If you want some of the benefits of mesh, but also don't want to completely give up traditional cushioning, this option from SMUGDESK is an excellent choice. It's not the most adjustable chair out there — you can only change the seat height, tilt the chair, or adjust the headrest — but it still has some flexibility, and the chair itself is comfortable. The headrest and upper back portion of the chair use mesh, while the lower back area is cushioned with a thick pillow. In addition, it can hold up to 300 pounds, too, and it's on the affordable side as well.

Pros:

  • Incredibly comfortable and supportive
  • Good amount of adjustability
  • Excellent weight capacity
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Plastic frame is less durable than nylon
  • User's lower back may become sweaty due to cushioning

Best Partial Mesh

SMUGDESK Partial Mesh Office Chair

Best of both worlds

This chair features a half-mesh, half-cushion design that's perfect for people who want to experience the best of both worlds.

Best Alternate Style: HOMEFUN Mesh Office Chair

If the standard black coloring of the other chairs on this list doesn't appeal to you, then this striking chair from HOMEFUN might be what you're looking for. Designed with a sharp, angular shape and colored bright white, this chair stands out and looks great doing it. It's made out of plastic, which isn't as tough as nylon; however, the chair's frame is thick and bulky, which more than offsets this issue. The chair is comfortable and supportive, and the mesh feels great, although the size of the frame does mean that it's not as breathable as other options. Also, it's only average in terms of adjustability, as you're limited to seat height adjustment and the ability to tilt back the chair. However, the chair can hold up to 300 pounds, and it's not pricey at all.

Pros:

  • Incredibly comfortable and supportive
  • Excellent weight capacity
  • More affordable
  • Striking appearance

Cons:

  • Average amount of adjustability
  • Frame's bulk means the mesh isn't as breathable
  • No added lumbar

Best Alternate Style

HOMEFUN Mesh Office Chair

Shine bright like a diamond

This striking chair is perfect for folks who want something that stands out from the crowd, though it has a few drawbacks.

Best Armrestless: B2C2B Mesh Office Chair

If something without any armrests is what you're after, you're likely going to fancy the B2C2B Mesh Office Chair. Instead of nylon or plastic, its frame is built out of leather. This means it isn't as durable, but it's not "weak" by any means, either. In addition, the mesh is comfortable, the chair can hold 260 pounds, and it's tied with our budget pick as the least expensive seat on this list. You can't adjust it in any way aside from seat height, and the lack of a high back and a more robust frame mean that this chair isn't the most sturdy or supportive you'll find. Even with those caveats, though, this is a solid chair when you consider how affordable it is.

Pros:

  • Very comfortable
  • No armrests
  • Great weight capacity
  • Most affordable

Cons:

  • Not as supportive
  • Least sturdy frame
  • Not very adjustable
  • No added lumbar

Best Armrestless

B2C2B Mesh Office Chair

Look mom, no arms!

If you have no need for armrests, this extremely affordable chair from B2C2B will suit you well, although it has some downsides.

Best Budget: SMUGDESK Small Mesh Office Chair

If you're looking for a chair that you won't have to spend much money on, SMUGDESK's small chair offering will be right up your alley. Its plastic frame is thin, meaning that it's not as sturdy as pricier options and is also less supportive, but the chair is still pretty comfortable. It's capable of holding 250 pounds as well, and though there's not much adjustability to speak of, you can alter the seat height. Overall, this is a basic chair that lacks the excellence of the other options on the list, but you can't really ask for more at this low price.

Pros:

  • Very comfortable
  • Great weight capacity
  • Most affordable

Cons:

  • Not as supportive
  • Less sturdy frame
  • Not very adjustable
  • No added lumbar

Best Budget

SMUGDESK Small Mesh Office Chair

Low cost, great comfort

While it has several disadvantages, this small chair from SMUGDESK offers excellent value for a very budget-friendly price.

Bottom line

Mesh back office chairs are some of the best seats that you can get your hands on for the office space, as their breathable nature and shape-adapting qualities allow them to both keep you cool and comfortable while also supporting your back. When you're sitting at a computer for hours at a time, these qualities can be a godsend.

The market for mesh chairs is large, and each of the different seats that we selected for this list is sure to appeal to someone's needs or desires. Ultimately, we feel that the Ticova Ergonomic Office Chair is the best chair of the bunch as its extreme comfort, excellent supportive capabilities, incredibly adjustable nature, and fair price make it a premium choice.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. He's relatively new to the writing scene, but he counters that lack of experience with a rock-solid work ethic and a desire to improve at every opportunity. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

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