When it comes to office chairs, there is no one size fits all solution. The right chair choice for an individual depends on a variety of factors such as height, weight, pre-existing pains or ailments, level of support needed, the height of the desk the chair will be fitting under, and more. As made evident, it can get somewhat difficult figuring out which chair will be the right fit for you, especially if you are on the taller side. If an individual is over six feet tall, even executive high back chairs may not provide the necessary back support which may lead to upper back neck and neck pain. There is also the seat depth that is an area for concern for taller individuals. If the seat is not long enough to fit the users thighs, this will not allow for correct sitting posture and will put more pressure on the knees and thighs. In order to avoid unnecessary pain and better yet, an unnecessary purchase, it is important if you are taller to determine which kind of office chair is going to work best for you. The term used to describe chairs for taller individuals is simply known in the office furniture industry as “tall office chairs”, and it is a good place to start especially if your search will be taking place online.
When you first embark on your search for a tall office chair, the first thing you will want to look for is the chair’s back dimensions. If you are looking for a tall office chair online, this can typically be found in the product information section or product specs area. All chair manufacturers take the time to take specific measurements of their chairs before they are released to the public in order to avoid returns being made because a chair did not fit a person properly. If the information is not readily available on the website you are looking at, call to inquire and the sales representative should be able to look up the information. Start by looking at high back or executive office chairs because typically these chairs’ back heights are higher than managers chairs or task chairs. You will want a chair that will provide complete upper back support in order to avoid shoulder or neck pain. Have a friend use a tape measurer to measure your back from the top of your shoulders down to where you would be seated on the office chair. After you have that measurement, look for the back height on the chair of your choice and see if it goes a few inches above your back height. If the back of the chair is shorter than your back height, the chair may not provide the support you will need.
After you determine the ideal height for the backrest of your chair, your next concern is making sure your thighs will fit properly on the seat. The average seat depth on any given office chair is typically about 19 inches deep, however, if you are taller most likely this means you have longer legs. Longer legs requires a longer seat to ensure that your thighs will fit properly across the entire length of the seat without a lot of extra room between the back of your knees and the edge of the seat. Some high end chair manufacturers such as ErgoCentric Seating have a special upgrade option that allows the user to choose a longer seat of 21 inches deep. Another great way to solve the problem of having a seat that is too short is to look for chairs that have a seat slider option. A seat slider allows the user to adjust the depth of the chair by pulling up on a lever generally located underneath the front of the seat. When this lever is pulled up, you can then bring the chair forward or back to make the seat either longer or shorter depending on your needs.
The last step to ensure that your tall office chair will be the right choice for you is to determine the height of the cylinder on the chair. The cylinder is simply the device that allows your seat to move up and down. If a cylinder does not allow your seat height to go up high enough you may find yourself sitting at an awkward and uncomfortable angle. Ideally, you would want to sit with your feet firmly planted on the floor with your knees bent at a ninety degree angle. If your current chair you sit in now is at the proper height, measure the length of your leg from your knees to the floor. This will give you a good indication of how high your chairs’ seat should go up to. If you simply can not find a chair with a seat range that does not fall within your height requirements, try opting to look at drafting chair options, as their cylinders are taller for extended height seating. Be wary of the height of your desk if you go for this option, because some drafting chairs will not fit under standard height desks. You may also want to look for chairs that come with different cylinder height options, again, some higher end manufacturers will carry this an upgraded option.
Although it may seem like there is no way that any chair could possibly fit all this criteria, fear not, because many manufacturers specifically design their chairs to meet the needs of taller individuals. Chairs designed for taller users will most likely have all three of the aforementioned features built into the design of the chair, rather than having to search for hours to find a chair that will possess all three. At Sitbetter.com, we are always ready to help our taller customers and have pre-selected chair options ready for you on hand. Just call our toll free number at 1-866-311-9421 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to have one of our helpful customer service representatives assist you.
Ever find yourself realizing you need something at the last minute? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us including myself but sometimes if you realize it too late it is no longer possible to get. If this doesn’t apply to you, surely you’ve been
asked to meet an important deadline that seems almost impossible to meet. In the world of office chairs if you are given a strict deadline or need chairs delivered right away, it is almost impossible to make that happen. Some chairs are created from scratch and require long lead times to put together, while other manufacturers are just faced with too many orders to get them out in the same day let alone the same week.
Fear not though, because Sitbetter.com has recently added a whole category of diverse chairs (from big and tall chairs to reception chairs) that will ship the same day if ordered before 1 p.m. PST (that gives you East Coasters almost until the end of the work day to get your order in!). If you are faced with a big deadline or need your chairs right away, then look no further than Sitbetter for your same day shipping needs (while supplies last). The best part of all is these chairs are cheaper than normal because they are stocked in our warehouse in sunny San Diego, California so you are getting the best deal out there! Click here to check out our chairs that ship today!
Ships Today Ergonomic Chairs
Ergonomic Multi Function Mid Back Computer Chair
The Boss 2007 is a great value oriented mid back task chair with a variety of adjustments and an optional seat slider for maximum user comfort and fit!
Featuring a unique wing back design for shoulder comfort as well as a built in lumbar support, the backrest allows for comfortable computing at a great price. The B2007 also features a free float seat tilt with locking, allowing for the seat to lock throughout the tilt range. Additionally, the back angle adjustment allows the back to lock throughout the tilt range, and also is height adjustable. A lot of ergonomic adjustments for one low price of $139
Evolution Exercise Ball Chair
The original revolutionary, Evolution Exercise Ball Chair by Posture Perfect promotes a balanced posture – a vital role in your overall health!
Good posture and core strength are the best insurance against back injury – he Evolution Exercise Ball Chair embodies those principles. Either by simply sitting correctly, or by taking time to do simple exercises throughout the day, the Evolution Ball Chair has helped lower pain sufferers in all offices!
This ball chair really exercises your core while sitting at the same time! And it is on sale for $126 but for a limited time only!
Ships Today Executive Chairs
Quick Assembly High Back Leather Executive Chair
BOSS’ B8601 is beautifully upholstered with LeatherPlus. It features a Pneumatic gas lift seat height adjustment with tilt lock and tilt tension control. LeatherPlus is leather that is polyurethane infused for added softness and durability. Waterfall seat design eliminates leg fatigue, and the ergonomic back design with lumbar support provides continued daily comfort.
Assembly of this chair is quick, easy and takes no more than 3 minutes. The top simply snaps upright and the base is inserted in the cylinder then the chair! This is the easiest chair to assemble on the market – $159.
High Back Leatherplus Value Office Chair
BOSS’ (B8106) is beautifully upholstered in black LeatherPlus. Comes included with passive ergonomic seating with built in lumber support. Features upright locking position, pneumatic seat height adjustment, adjustable tilt tension control, large 27-inch nylon base for greater stability, and hooded double wheel casters.
Comes with a Six-Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty. Weight Capacity for this chair is 250 pounds.
As far as value is concerned, this chair is about as discounted as LeatherPlus chairs come at only $85! You will probably have to look far and wide to find a deal as good as this!
Ships Today Task Chairs
Mesh Office Chair with Adjustable Arms and Metal Frame
BOSS’ B6206 features a breathable mesh back and a black fabric seat with ample padding. The open mesh mid-back is designed to offer additional lumbar support.
Height adjustable arms accent the chair, while the locking tilt mechanism with tension control offer easy adjust-ability for the user. Pneumatic seat height adjustment, nylon reinforced 27-inch base and dual wheel casters round out this chair’s features.
For $89 this is a great little task chair to have around and the foam seat is really soft. The adjustable arms are great too if you need to fit the chair under a desk. Overall it is a great deal!
Deluxe Posture Petite Armless Task Chair
BOSS’ B315 is a site-wide best seller and for great reason! It has a comfortable thick padded seat and back with built-in lumbar support.
It also comes standard with a waterfall shaped seat that reduces stress to your legs. Back height and depth are fully adjustable. Features of the chair include a pneumatic seat height adjustment and 5 star nylon base which allows smooth movement and stability.
The ships today version is available in Black tweed fabric.
A good basic task chair that is definitely worth the price of only $55!
Ships Today Reception Chairs
Mid-Back Guest Chair with Mahogany Finish
BOSS’ B619 is perfect for lobbies or reception areas. This classic retro styling mid-back box arm chair has soft and durable molded polyurethane armrests and is upholstered with ultra soft and durable black caressoft leather. Rich mahogany wood finish legs complete the chair’s modern look.
The B619 is one of our most popular reception/guest chairs sold for its sturdy and classically styled design. The black caressoft and mahogany leather also complement almost all pre-existing office color schemes. For $99 a chair you can easily redecorate any reception mood for less!
Sled Frame Leather Office Guest Chair
BOSS’ B9529 is upholstered in black leather and comes standard with a thick steel frame with black scratch-resistant paint finish. Features thick, contoured seat and back cushions for added comfort and support. Moves smoothly over hard surface and plush carpeting alike. Curved arms easily clears front edges when pulled close to table.
Its style and true leather upholstery add comfort, class and a high end touch to any reception area, and fit well with any pre-existing furniture. At only $79 a chair, it is now easier than ever to make over your current reception room or lobby.
Ships Today Big and Tall Chair
Big and Tall Bariatric Chair with Caressoft Leather
BOSS’ (B990-CP) is a great value Big and Tall Office Chair upholstered in easy to clean, comfortable Caressoft Vinyl.
The B990-CP features a spring tilt mechanism that allows for recline, height adjustment and tilt lock as well as tilt tension adjustment. The arms are fixed with padded arm-caps for comfort. The chair also features a 5 inch thick seat cushion for long lasting support – the seat and back cushions are also contoured to improve posture. The back also features built in lumbar support.
Only $219, a great price for a well constructed chair!
Ships Today Conference Chair
Mid-Back Conference Chair in LeatherPlus
The B7306 mid-back conference chair is the perfect choice for any meeting or conference room. Beautifully upholstered with black leather plus material, the B7306 provides comfort at a great value.
Features executive mid-back styling with extra lumbar support and headrest pillow, an extra thick seat and back cushion, a pneumatic gas lift system that provides instant seat height adjustment, adjustable tilt tension to assure the right reclining tension, upright locking control, durable polypropylene armrests, and a large 27-inch nylon base for greater stability. For only $119, it is now easier than ever to get a new set of affordable conference chairs.
Ships Today Stacking Chairs
Diamond Square Back Stacking Chair with Arms
BOSS’ B9503 has a contemporary style upholstered with commercial grade black fabric. Features a waterfall seat to reduce stress on legs, painted tubular steel frames with tapered legs and molded arm caps. Stackable (up to 4 high) for space saving storage. The small footprint of this chair and stacking capability allow for maximum storage. A dolly is not available for this particular chair at this time.
Weight capacity is 250 lbs. As opposed to other stacking chairs, this one is sold in individual packs. At $59 per stacking chair, it is now more affordable than ever to get multiples.
Mesh Back Guest Stacking Chair
Boss’ B6906 contemporary style is ideal for reception rooms, visitor seating areas, or in an executive suite. The black mesh back and black fabric seat easily fit into any office environment.
The B6906 features a fluted steel frame in a black finish. The breathable mesh back and firm padded fabric seat provides a comfortable seating experience.
Stackable up to four units high for compact storage when necessary. Included waterfall seat to reduce stress on legs. Available at an affordable price of $59 which allows smaller budgets the opportunity to purchase multiples!
Ships Today Drafting Chairs
Armless Task Stool With Drafting Kit
B315-TU009A is an armless affordable drafting chair that can be raised up to 30″ high. The contoured back and seat are designed to help relieve back aches and pains. Just as comfortable and appealing as the shorter version equivalent of this chair the B315.
Features of this drafting stool include a pneumatic gas lift seat height adjustment, euro-style nylon base with heavy duty dual wheel casters, a strong 20-inch diameter chrome foot, and a six-year limited Manufacturer’s warranty. Please note: Chair and footring come in two separate boxes. On sale for the price of $99.
Mesh Task Stool With Drafting Kit and Adjustable Arms
BOSS’ B6206-TU009 features breathable mesh black fabric seat with ample padding. The open mesh mid-back is designed to offer lumbar support.
Height adjustable arms accent the chair, while the locking tilt mechanism with tension control offer easy adjust-ability for the user. Pneumatic seat height adjustment, nylon reinforced 27-inch base and dual wheel casters round out this chair’s features. Comes standard with a six-year limited Manufacturer’s Warranty. Weight capacity is 250lbs. Ships ready to assemble.
Note: Chair and Drafting Kit come in separate boxes. Only $109!
To see all the chairs that ship today click here!
Three Sweet Features:
1. European Beech wood base and arms, capped with leather.
2. Zip-Ship means it ships in 10-14 business days…That’s fast for a custom built chair.
3. Thick seat and back. Very comfortable.
The Thorough Review:
Here it is, the grand daddy of executive leather office chairs. Just the name alone tells you a lot about the chair. But is it really comfortable? Does it live up to the expectations?
Yes, and yes. Let’s start with the style of this leather office chair. It looks comfortable, bug, plush and very executive. The wood arm and base are both high quality European Beech wood, stained with maple, dark cherry, or golden cherry. The arms are caped in leather with foam pad, so you can rest on them nicely.
The back of the chair itself, aside from being big and wide, features a foam protrusion in the middle. This has a dual purpose of providing pseudo-lumbar support and maintaining your back in an ideal S shape, even while you lean back or sink into the soft cushioned backrest. The middle protrusion also means you get a nice cushy place to rest your head and think about ideas for your business.
The seat is soft and thick, you sink into it and it eventually molds to you – which means comfort now and more comfort in the future. This chair is really comfortable – it’s a safe bet even the super soft Stay-Puft Marshallow man would be comfortable in this chair!
Oh, it’s plush. The foam is EXTRA thick, and you literally sink into the chair. Very nice.
The leather is top grain, top of the line leather. Very soft and non abrasive. It is all leather on all parts you touch, vinyl on the rest – a little money saving technique.
It looks imposingly comfortable. A very executive style that exudes class and comfort.
Overall Rating (Not an average):
A great chair for comfort, class. A wonderful seating solution to last years in your office.
Want to know more about how we rate chairs? Check out our Ratings Guide!
Who would have thought that the style of leather office chairs sold to clients of ours throughout the United States would vary so much from region to region? From California to Texas to New York, the style of leather office chairs is very different!
California, the land of Hollywood, San Fransisco’s famous rebellious attitude, and the surfer mentality, you would think furniture style would lean more towards the modern, off the wall. In many offices, you will find such furniture – stylish, sleek and worthy of any design within reach catalog. However, there is a predominant majority that sticks to black leather office chairs and mahogany desks – a conservatively modern look. The black leather office chairs that tend to be the most popular are not flashy – from our experience with customers, they shy away from chrome accents and the like. The chair shown to the right is a prime example of what our California (and majority of the West Coast) clientele aims to be sat in – simple, straightforward and comfortable, with a touch of a modern style that says, “I’m trying to be modern…Really, I’m trying.”
Having lived in Texas, I know what it feels like – as in the atmosphere, the people, and the ambiance. And just to clarify, for all the people who think Texas is what the movies portray it to be, it’s actually a great state with even better people (for the most part – there are bad apples everywhere). The barbecue is beyond amazing and the Texas two step is a whole lot of fun.
But the the leather office chairs they love lean more on the side of what the rest of the United States labels as traditional furniture. Chairs with button inlays, copper rivets and casters, usually with a mahogany frame, are office mainstays. The look is more reminiscent to what your lawyer’s office would have, rather than the office you work in (unless, of course, you’re a lawyer.) The matching captain’s chair is also very popular – one of our most popular.
The traditional frame of mind is usually associated with Texas, and the leather office chairs we have sold most to that state appropriately reflect this. Quite honestly, it is a good look for the state, as it fits well with the comforting feel of the state of Texas.
Ah the Big Apple! A mecca of fashion, money, and power! Shouldn’t their leather office chairs reflect this perception? Well, they do, to an extent. The bulk of the leather office chairs we have sold to New York or the New England area are modern, but classy, as evidenced by the wood frame and accents on the executive leather office chair to the right. Wood accents on chairs are always a good way to add more class and elegance to a chair, executive or otherwise.
So, there are varying styles from coast to coast, but really, as long as we all realize that Sitbetter has the best leather office chairs, then it’s all good. As good as biscuts and gravy.
This is a very comfortable chair. While the seat is not really deep (I’m 5’8″ and it’s a bit short on me), it has nice padding and it feels really comfortable. Again, at my height, the back comes up to about three inches above my shoulders- rather typical of most high-back chairs these days.
The construction is good- it’s solid and sturdy and it has very soft Top-Grain leather. The company who manufactures it is Pacific Seating, a division of a very good contract quality chair manufacturer.
This is simply a chair which feels good and has decent construction- great for an Executive who wants a good looking chair which is going to last for years.