Looking for a high-end desk chair that’s comfortable and cool? Here are some great options to choose from.
With more work-from-home jobs available than ever before, a lot of us guys are spending more time sitting at a desk. Balance that with exercise and an active lifestyle, and you’ll generally be good to go — but getting set up with a proper chair will also be a big contributor to your overall well-being.
With that in mind, we tapped a few contacts who work from home and in the office and asked for their honest opinions on the best high-end desk chairs for men.
Combined with our own in-depth research, that leads us to this quick guide covering a couple of fantastic ergonomic desk chairs you can buy today.
The 3 Best High-End Desk Chairs for 2022
Here they are…
Herman Miller Aeron
When you’re talking about high-end chairs of any variety, Herman Miller’s name will pop up time and time again. The brand is an absolute legend in industrial and furniture design, and they keep racking up dozens of awards each year that prove they’re as relevant as ever.
The Aeron is Herman Miller’s most highly lauded desk chair, and it’s been a favorite of Silicon Valley startups for over a decade now. But even before the tech bros took a liking to the Aeron, it was already making waves in traditional offices.
The original, groundbreaking design for the chair is almost 20 years old at this point, and it’s barely changed at all; guess you really don’t need to mess with perfection after all.
What truly makes the Herman Miller Aeron special as an ergonomic desk chair is that it can accommodate a much wider range of body types than other chairs. It’s available in four colors, three sizes, and two stool heights, each specifically designed to fit a certain body type.
If you’ve ever had trouble finding the Goldilocks perfect fit, just check out the details page for the Aeron to get a sense of how their sizes will fit you.
- General dimensions 41″ H x 27″ W x 16.75″ D
- Seat heights from 15 to 20.5 inches
- 12-year comprehensive warranty
- Prices start at $1645
Best yet, the Aeron is consistently applauded by buy-it-for-life fans for its durability and longevity. Knowing that you’re going to get more than a decade of use out of the Aeron makes it a little bit easier to justify the sting of that higher price tag.
No single office chair can truly account for every single body style.
Depending on how you sit, what type of desk you work at, and what type of work you do, you may find the Herman Miller Aeron (our Best Overall pick) to be less comfortable than you’d like.
That’s why with every guy we asked about their favorite desk chairs, their suggestions came with a caveat: Try out more than one chair if you can because your mileage with a certain office chair will vary.
The Steelcase Leap is right up there with the Herman Miller Aeron for how popular, comfortable, and durable it is. Its design has even more adjustability and customization options than the Aeron and is specifically targeted toward taking great care of your low back and spine.
That does mean you’ll have to do a fair bit of fine-tuning and tweaking to get your Leap into the perfect position — but oh man, the feeling of comfort and support you can get is incredible.
- General dimensions 43.5” H x 27” W x 24.75” D
- Seat heights from 15.5 to 20.5 inches
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Prices start at $1037
Add in a limited lifetime warranty on their chairs, and you just might have the perfect desk chair for lifelong use.
IKEA Markus Office Chair
Not everyone has $1000 to spend on an office chair. But even if you’re not willing to drop a gran on a desk chair, you can still get a truly high-quality seat — just go to IKEA.
The Markus Office Chair is exceptionally well built, given the fact that it costs about a quarter as much as our top two picks.
It’s not as adjustable as the Aeron or Leap but still features the ability to change the height and lock in a reclining angle for the seat. Combine that with the mesh back, and it’s a darned comfortable desk chair for any guy that it fits well.
- General dimensions 55.125” H x 24.375” W x 23.625”D
- Seat heights from 18.125 to 22.5 inches
- 10 year limited warranty
- Priced at $249.99
Perhaps most amazing of all though, this $250 desk chair still comes with a 10-year limited warranty. That’s honestly above and beyond anything you’ll find in this price range; it’s not until you get into chairs in the $750+ range that you’ll find another one this durable and long-lasting.
Frequently Asked Questions About High-End Desk Chairs
And to wrap things up answers to a few questions we’ve heard asked about high-end desk chairs for men.
What Are the Most Expensive Office Chairs?
Herman Miller and Steelcase make some of the most expensive — and in our opinion, some of the best all-around — office chairs. Their most popular models start at over $1000 per chair.
Which Brand of Office Chair Is Best?
Herman Miller’s office chairs are the best overall, though Steelcase also does a great job of accommodating different body types and ergonomic needs.
Are High-End Chairs Worth It?
If you’re going to be sitting in a chair all day while you work on a computer, a high-end chair is absolutely worth investing in. It will improve your posture, reduce your fatigue and back pain, and generally make it easier to get your work done.
What Is the Best Chair for Sitting at a Computer All Day?
Both the Herman Miller Aeron and the Steelcase Leap are amazing chairs if you’re sitting at a computer all day. They’re highly customizable and adjustable, so you can dial in your fit and stay comfortable all day long.
Time To Choose a Chair, Sit Back and Relax
While sitting on a rock, the floor, or a hard wooden chair all could technically work for your work-from-home setup, investing in a quality, comfortable office chair can significantly improve your daily work experience. Test out a well-made desk chair and feel the difference.
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