Check out RAVE Reviews’ 2019 top picks for office chairs — with choices to fit everyone

by Brianna Crandall — March 27, 2019 — RAVE Reviews, an innovative site that publishes entertaining rankings based on advanced data-driven analysis, has published a ranking series of the “Best Office Chairs.”

RAVE Reviews points out that an increasing number of people spend most of their lives sitting behind a desk, which can either be a productive and profitable use of time or a “miserable slog.” One of the biggest factors making this determination is the type of chair that they use on a daily basis. Quality of life 40+ hours a week is something that can’t be overlooked, so RAVE Reviews went out and found the best office chairs that will help make your day more enjoyable.

Black Humanscale Freedom chair in a private office setting

Freedom chair, designed by Niels Diffrient and introduced by Humanscale in 1999, reportedly revolutionized the seating industry as the first ever self-adjusting chair. Image courtesy Humanscale

Now, the best office chair will look different for just about everyone, cedes the site. RAVE’s overall choice, the Herman Miller Sayl, is an all-around solid chair that has something to offer for every taste. However, RAVE understands that some people just can’t get comfortable without an ergonomically maxed-out chair or without being able to enjoy the soothing scent of a leather chair. If you fall into either of these categories, RAVE says not to worry, there are chairs for you in this ranking series. Don’t make work harder for yourself than it already is — it’s time for a new chair, says RAVE.

Hillary Miller, managing editor for RAVE Reviews, remarked:

I know all too well how much unpleasantness a low-quality chair causes. Unfortunately, most people don’t even realize how bad their chair is until they upgrade. Really evaluate your chair next time you sit in it. It’s probably time to get a new one. RAVE has you covered with this series of rankings.

In determining which chairs to feature, RAVE compared reviews from sources across the internet and took into account multiple factors such as degree of lumbar support, fabric, chair size, number of adjustable features, and overall functionality.

The full list of featured products includes:

  • Alera Elusion Swivel Chair
  • AmazonBasics Mid-Back Office Chair
  • Eurotech Ergohuman
  • Flash Furniture Mid-Back Mesh Chair
  • Herman Miller Aeron Chair
  • Herman Miller Embody Chair
  • Herman Miller Sayl Chair
  • HON Exposure Mesh Task Chair
  • Humanscale Freedom
  • KADIRYA High Back Mesh Office Chair
  • MBOO Ergonomic Office Chair
  • Serta Mid-Back Office Chair
  • Steelcase Gesture Chair
  • Steelcase Leap Fabric Chair
  • Topsky Mesh Chair

RAVE’s review page includes what to look for in an office chair, how to maintain proper posture, the best way to get rid of old office chairs, and other information and tips, as well as listing these three overall favorite chairs:

  • Best Overall Office Chair: Herman Miller Sayl Chair
  • Best Budget Office Chair: AmazonBasics Mid-Back Office Chair
  • Best Luxury Office Chair: Eurotech Ergohuman

RAVE’s 10 Best Office Chairs for 2019 are:

  1. Herman Miller Sayl Chair
  2. Steelcase Gesture Chair
  3. Eurotech Ergohuman
  4. Herman Miller Aeron Chair
  5. Steelcase Leap fabric Chair
  6. AmazonBasics Mid-Back Office Chair
  7. Herman Miller Embody Chair
  8. Alera Elusion Swivel Chair
  9. HON Exposure Mesh Task Chair
  10. Humanscale Freedom

RAVE also released rankings of the 10 Best Ergonomic Office Chairs for Back Pain for 2019.