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Best office chairs for home and work 2022

Sitting feels great after a long day on your feet, but not so great if you have to do it all day. Those of you who spend most of their time at a desk know exactly what I mean. You also then know that choosing an office chair is very important. You're going to be spending a substantial amount of time sitting in one (even if you split time between a standing desk) so you want to make sure you know exactly what you're getting yourself into. Not sure which chair is best for you? I've rounded up some of the best chairs available now. 

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Any of the chairs from this roundup should prove to be a worthwhile addition to your home or work office, but you might still be wondering which one to zero in on. 

It might be one of the most expensive option on the list, but I can't help but recommend the X-Chair X-Tech Executive. I tested the chair every day for a couple of months, ultimately culminating in my X-Chair X-Tech review. It's the most comfortable office chair I've ever used, and it helped alleviate back and leg pain I've been experiencing for years. It's easy to assemble, it's made from high-quality materials and breathable material, and everything from top to bottom is adjustable.

The lumbar support sort of floats to follow your movements in the chair, and you can even add a heating and massage portion behind the lumbar portion for added comfort. If you want a high-quality chair that's not from Herman Miller or Steelcase, this is easy to recommend.

If you're looking to save some money, IKEA's Markus (opens in new tab) is a stellar pick used by a few people at Windows Central. It has a high back with a padded headrest, the mesh back provides ample lumbar support and keeps air moving freely, and the armrests can be removed if that's your style. A lockable tilt function and pneumatic lift mean you can get the right angle and height for your desk, and there's thick padding on the seat to keep your rear and legs comfy.

Don't want to spend quite as much as this roundup demands? There are plenty of great budget chairs out there. And if you're focused on ergonomics, our collection of the best ergonomic office chairs will help you get the right fit.

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

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.