Best Computer Chair for Long Hours

Don’t sacrifice your serious gaming sessions because your back is suffering from an uncomfortable chair! Buy a computer chair designed for long hours and get ready to settle in.

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If you’re going to sit at your computer for a long period of time you’ll need to have something comfortable to sit on. Studies have shown the negative effects that sitting improperly can have on your posture and health, so don’t let yourself suffer.

Gaming chairs have a lot more to offer than just their showy aesthetics, and there are plenty of options that are ideal for the game who are going to be putting in long hours at their computer. Office chairs can be just as comfy, but finding the best one for you can be tricky.

In this article, we’ve reviewed five of the best computer chairs currently available for you to compare and consider. We also explain how we narrowed it down to just these five, taking into account factors such as design and ergonomics, comfort level, materials. By the end of this article, we’re confident that you’ll know everything you need to look out for.

Our Top Picks

Editor's Choice

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Herman Miller Embody Ergonomic Office Chair

Runner-up

Hbada Ergonomic Home Office Chair

Best Computer Chair for Long Hours: First Look

Editor's Choice

Herman Miller Embody Ergonomic Office Chair
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Editor's Rating
5/5

After carrying out extensive research and testing it was clear that the Herman Miller Embody office chair had to be our top pick. It’s the best choice for spending long hours at your computer thanks to the ergonomic design and input from physicians and experts.

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Runner-up

Hbada Ergonomic Home Office Chair
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Editor's Rating
4.8/5

We found a great runner up in the Hbada computer chair, and we love the sleek, minimalistic yet modern design it’ll bring to your home office. The material is breathable, durable, and most importantly, comfortable, so it’s ideal for extended computer use.

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Also consider

Gabrylly Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair
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Editor's Rating
4.5/5

If you have the money for it, the Gabrylly office chair is a great choice for plus-sized gamers thanks to it’s higher weight capacity and the fact that you can adjust it to suit your size and shape, but it doesn’t allow for as much flexibility as some of the other chairs we’ve looked at.

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Nouhaus +Posture Ergonomic Office Chair
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Editor's Rating
4/5

The Nouhaus +Posture is another great option although it arguably has less to offer in terms of value for money. It features Click5 lumbar support and an attractive, professional design, but aside from that, it doesn’t have anything the other chairs in this list don’t have.

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Gaming-style option

Goplus Massage Gaming Chair
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Editor's Rating
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This is a gaming chair that screams luxury and it has a particularly cool massage feature incorporated into its design. It isn’t the absolute best chair available, but it suits the typical gamer aesthetic and will look great in front of the computer screen.

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How We Choose

In order to give an honest review, we tried and tested each of the computer chairs we’ve reviewed in this article. It was a difficult job, but we were up for the task of sitting in every one and we’re confident in the results we found.

Narrowing it down to just five was hard, but we used a few benchmarking features like comfort, durability, and design that helped us to make a decision about which computer chairs to include in our reviews.

Our main focus was lumbar and neck support which is essential for good posture, and the quality of the materials used also played a big part. Cost and value for money were considered and we tried to cover a good range in order to appeal to a wider market and provide an option for everyone.

Things to Consider

Cost

The most important thing to think about before you purchase a new computer chair is how much you’re willing to spend on it. There’s a huge range in price when it comes to computer chairs so you’ll have no trouble finding one to suit your budget.

It’s not always the case that higher cost equates to higher quality, but you should always stick to the key criteria which includes support, comfort, and size or you might as well stick to the current chair you already have.

Design

The great thing about gaming chairs is that even at the more affordable end of the market, the majority of them are designed to look pretty awesome. Compared to office chairs, another comfortable option for people spending long hours hunched over a PC, they combine much bolder colors with more creative designs. Office chairs tend to be sleeker and more professional-looking, but there are a few exceptions to this rule.

It’s no wonder that one of the most popular styles of gaming chairs is the racer, then. With that being said, you can also find gaming chairs that offer a more toned down look for someone who doesn’t want to make such a loud statement with their seating.

Materials

Gaming chairs are available in multiple different types of material, and each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of the most common options to choose from:

Leather

Leather is commonly used for gaming chairs due to its durable nature and the fact that it’s easy to clean, although if you’re spilling things this close to your computer then you might want to watch what you keep around you…

It’s quite an expensive option, however, and it’s not suitable for anyone following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle due to the unethical practices behind its manufacture.

Faux Leather

For the gamer-cross-animal lover, there is also a vegan-friendly version which is PU leather, a type of faux leather that doesn’t include the use of any animal by-products.

It’s a more environmentally friendly option and it’s a much cheaper alternative even though it’s similar to real leather in terms of cleaning requirements and durability.

Fabric

There’s also fabric to consider. It’s not quite as easy to clean down as either of the previous options so there’s a higher chance of stains, but they offer a completely different look to leather and they’re often not too expensive.

Fabric is an excellent choice for anyone who gets hot and uncomfortable while they’re gaming as it is constructed from multiple materials, including cotton, mesh, and polyester, which means it’s quite breathable.

Size

You’re never going to last long in a chair you can barely squeeze yourself into, so it’s important to find one that accommodates your height and size. Not only will this be way more comfortable, but it will provide better support for your neck and shoulders.

Most gaming chair manufacturers will have chairs in a few different sizes, including small, medium, and large. It’s only recently that companies have been stepping up their game when it comes to plus-sized chairs but thankfully more of these are being released.

Comfort

We saved the most important factor to consider until last, which is how comfortable you actually find the chair. You’re the one who’s going to be sitting in it all day, after all.

You’ll need to focus equally on comfortable design and ergonomic support, and gaming chairs with adjustable heads can be a great way to fit your chair to your exact individual needs. High backs are another thing to look out for and you should also be able to adjust this so that you don’t have to peer over the table your computer monitor sits on.

Best Computer Chair for Long Hours

Editor's Choice

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Runner-up

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Hbada Ergonomic Home Office Chair

Double Ergonomic

Ergonomic-Human-Curve designed backrest and headrest

Stay comfy for 8 hours

Ergonomic mesh back allows air, body heat, and water vapor to pass through

Modern Sleek Style

Minimalism style chair is a compelling seating choice

Full Reclining System

lock at any angle between 90 – 150 degree

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Gabrylly Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair

Adjustable flip-up armrest

The flip-up armrest (rotate 45°)

Breathable mesh seat

Tear resistant mesh

Adjustable headrest

Easy to adjust the headrest height and angle

Tilt Function

tilting the backrest back (90~120°)

PU Mute Wheels

Smoothly and quiet rolling

Assemble

Takes about 15~20 minutes to assemble

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NOUHAUS +Posture Ergonomic PU Leather Office Chair

Bosslevel Ergonomics

Executive chair

Click-5 Lumbar Support Office Chair

5-Stages of Lumbar Support

Armrests

Curved padded armrests, FlipAdjust Armrests

Material

PU Leather Chair has a Heavy Duty Nylon Wheelbase, reinforced with ribs and gussets

Assemble

Easy to Assemble

Warranty

5-Year Manufacturing Warranty

Gaming-style option

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Goplus Massage Gaming Chair

Massage Function

4 massage spots, 2 on back and 2 on lumbar

Adjustable Backrest & Footrest

Angle of backrest between 90-140°

Material

High Quality & Comfortable Material

Design

Humanized & User-friendly Design

Stable and Sturdy Structure

Capacity of 264.5 lbs

Editor's Choice

Herman Miller Embody Ergonomic Office Chair
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Pros

From a popular and reliable company that is known for the high quality of their products

Designed based on the advice of physicians and Ph.D. Biomechanics

Fully adjustable Backfit™

Features Embody’s Pixelated Support to help with posture

It has a unique aesthetic that incorporates functional technology

Backed by a generous 12-year Herman Miller warranty

Cons

Rhythmic fabric can cause you to slide around in your seat in certain clothing

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Herman Miller is one of the biggest names in the computer chair industry and they work with multiple experts including physicians and biomechanics Ph.D. holders to ensure they’re manufacturing some of the most ergonomically-designed chairs that are available.

They’ve set a new (incredibly high) standard for pressure distribution, natural alignment, and lumbar support so the chairs they produce are perfect for the person who’s going to be spending long hours at their computer whether it be for work or pleasure.

Designed to mold to the curvature of the human spine, the Backfit™ backrest is designed to imitate the same structure of the body with a central running ‘spine’ and individual ‘ribs’ that can be adjusted to fit the natural shape of your spine perfectly to promote good posture.

It’s quite flexible and allows you to move when you need to, giving you more freedom than a lot of computer chairs. Whatever position you’re sat in, you’ll be fully supported thanks to the balanced Embody Pixelated Support which adapts to even the smallest of movement.

The materials used to manufacture the chair are of extremely high quality and the functional technology is incorporated into the chair’s design. The recycled Rhythm fabric remains cool and is smooth to touch with intelligent layering in the seating area to improve airflow.

Runner-up

Hbada Ergonomic Home Office Chair
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Tech Specs

Double Ergonomic

Ergonomic-Human-Curve designed backrest and headrest

Stay comfy for 8 hours

Ergonomic mesh back allows air, body heat, and water vapor to pass through

Modern Sleek Style

Minimalism style chair is a compelling seating choice

Full Reclining System

lock at any angle between 90 – 150 degree

Pros

Modern, stylish design

Ergonomic, adjustable backrest with ‘human curve’ lumbar support

Full reclining system

The padded seat can be adjusted to suit your needs

Easy to assemble and everything you need is included with the purchase

Highly durable and made from quality materials

Cons

The cost of shipping charges for returns fall to the customer

One of the lowest maximum weight limits we’ve included

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With a name that translates to black and white tone in English, it’s no surprise to see that this Hbada home office chair offers a beautifully sleek, monochrome design. It’s minimalistic but also very modern so it’ll add a fresh style to any home office, regardless of your interior.

Stay cool and comfortable thanks to the breathable mesh back and chair which allows body heat and sweat to escape so that there isn’t a build-up of humidity. There’s foam padding for extra cushioning and the ergonomic ‘human curve’ backrest provides serious spinal support.

You can adjust the seat so it hits all the right places for your height and there’s a full reclining system which you can lock in at any 90 to 150 degree-angle so it’s suitable for both work and play. In terms of size, the chair measurements are 26.8” L x 26.8” W x 45.7”-50.4” H and there’s a maximum weight limit of 225lbs.

It’s safe to sit on as it’s SGS certified with a durable and strong-bearing base to support the chair. The wheels are resistant to wear and tear and they won’t damage your flooring as they silently slide around the room.

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Gabrylly Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair
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Tech Specs

Adjustable flip-up armrest

The flip-up armrest (rotate 45°)

Breathable mesh seat

Tear resistant mesh

Adjustable headrest

Easy to adjust the headrest height and angle

Tilt Function

tilting the backrest back (90~120°)

PU Mute Wheels

Smoothly and quiet rolling

Assemble

Takes about 15~20 minutes to assemble

Pros

Flip-up armrests make it easy to store to save on space

Adjustable headrest

Tilt function

4 support points that can be tailored to your specific height and body shape

Easy to install with clear instructions included

Cons

More of a muted, plain design

Doesn’t allow for much flexibility and therefore may be slightly uncomfortable for those who prefer to sit cross-legged as the sides can dig into your skin

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Next, we looked at another office chair, but this time it’s an offering from Gabrylly. It’s similar in size to the previous option we reviewed so it’s larger than the average computer chair, and it’s suitable for people with a height of approximately 5.5” to 6.3”.

There are 4 support points to provide full lumbar support and each can be adapted to suit your specific needs. You can also adjust the seat tension using the easy control handle that’s located underneath to suit the desired level of backward tightness.

It’s a slightly more expensive option but there’s no question about the quality of this computer chair thanks to the durable materials it’s made from, including heavy-duty nylon, long-lasting PU, and a breathable mesh that’s easier to clean than most fabric chairs.

The 5-point base of the chair is also incredibly sturdy as it can handle up to 280lbs of weight capacity which makes it a great option for heavier gamers. It’s easy to assemble and the silent PU wheels won’t cause any damage to your floor.

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Tech Specs

Bosslevel Ergonomics

Executive chair

Click-5 Lumbar Support Office Chair

5-Stages of Lumbar Support

Armrests

Curved padded armrests, FlipAdjust Armrests

Material

PU Leather Chair has a Heavy Duty Nylon Wheelbase, reinforced with ribs and gussets

Assemble

Easy to Assemble

Warranty

5-Year Manufacturing Warranty

Pros

Click5 lumbar positions to support you at every stage

TiltRock and TiltLock functions

Adjustable armrests with curvature and padding

Sleek, expensive-looking design

Easy to put together with tools and instructions included

Backed by a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty

Cons

Doesn’t offer the best value for money

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Next up is the Nouhaus +Posture office chair with integrated adjustable 5Click lumbar support and adjustable armrests that can be folded up or down to suit your preferences and the available space, and they’re curved to mimic your arm’s natural curve.

You can rock gently in your seat by using the chair’s TiltRock option or lock it into an upright position with the TiltLock function for when you need to focus. The strong construction means whichever way you lean you’ll be fully supported.

The class 4 hydraulic gas lift is reliable, safe, and stable so you won’t have to worry about your chair collapsing from underneath you while you work, and you can roll around with ease on the five durable nylon wheels which feature ribs and gussets for extra reinforcement.

Considering the high price, it doesn’t offer quite as much value for money as some of the other options we’ve included but it’s still worth considering if there’s no limit on how much you’re willing to spend.

Gaming-style option

Goplus Massage Gaming Chair
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Tech Specs

Massage Function

4 massage spots, 2 on back and 2 on lumbar

Adjustable Backrest & Footrest

Angle of backrest between 90-140°

Material

High Quality & Comfortable Material

Design

Humanized & User-friendly Design

Stable and Sturdy Structure

Capacity of 264.5 lbs

Pros

Sturdy, stable construction

Cushioned headrest and padded seating for extra comfort

Features 4 massage spots and 8 different modes

Useful gamer-friendly features

Adjustable back and footrest

Durable PU leather

Cons

It can be slightly tricky to adjust

Doesn’t fully recline

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Office chairs may have been dominating the game so far in our search for a comfortable computer chair, but we thought we’d finish off our list of reviews with a gaming chair to prove that they’re still very much a valid choice for gamers who will be spending long hours at their computer.

Add a touch of luxury to your next session in front of the computer screen with the Goplus massage gaming chair. The 8 available massage modes activate the 4 massage spots located in the backrest with the ability to select the strength you want. Even without the massage function, this is a great chair that you can sit comfortably in for hours.

You can adjust the backrest between 90 and 140 degrees as it provides excellent support in any position. You can also adjust the footrest to suit your exact height, which can be done independently from the backrest.

It’s made using PU leather which is kind to your skin and the environment, as well as being easy to clean and resistant to spills as it’s a waterproof material. There are useful gamer-friendly features such as side pockets and an in-built cup holder which are ideal for long-haul sessions.

Final Word

All of the gaming chairs we’ve included in this article would be a great option for anyone who’s going to be spending long hours at their computer, especially for gamers, but the final decision will come down to your personal preferences and what you find most comfortable.

Just remember to think about how much support the chair will provide for your neck, back, and head, otherwise you could do some serious damage to your posture by spending too long in an awkward position, which can, in turn, have negative effects on your health.

Now you’ve seen some of the best of what this market has to offer, we hope we’ve been able to provide you with enough examples and inspiration to find the very best computer chair for your needs. Now you’re ready to settle in and start gaming!