I review office chairs for a living, so you can trust me when I say that these reclining office chairs will give you the ergonomics you need, the comfort you want, and the price that fits perfectly into your budget.
FYI, prices and ratings are accurate as of the time of writing this.
1. NOKAXUS – Racing Seat with Massager Lumbar Support
Top-rated: 5,679 Ratings
Highlight: Accessories as well as SGS Class 7 barometer provide safe and smooth seat lifting functions and the thickened support chassis guarantees the stability of chairs. Besides, thickened steel frames ensure the reliability of chairs, large- sized PU wheels protect the wooden floors from being scratched, and high density cushion sponges will ensure long-term non-deformation
Helpful review: “Ok so I NEVER write reviews unless something is amazing or absolutely horrendous that I feel like others need to be warned about. This chair is AMAZING!!! I built it all by myself. It’s super heavy, but that’s also because I’m 5’4 and 140 lbs with no upper body strength lol. Also, the massaging pillow is pretty loud but it feels great. It’s USB, so I can just plug it right into my gaming PC whenever I want to use it. The chair was easy to put together – I only messed up one part. I just switched the covers where the seat attached to the back part. It was difficult to take those off, but I just used my pocket knife to pry out the screw cover. Make sure to follow directions and analyze every piece carefully to make sure you put them on the right side. There is an extra screw, screw cap/cover, and a silicone band (this is what stops the footrest from falling out.) I can also sit crisscross on it because it’s a little bit wide! The arm rests are also adjustable 🙂
Super comfortable, and the adjustable pillows are really nice too. I have levoscoliosis and this chair helps tremendously when I play video games for hours on end.
The way this reclines back is SO GOOD. It’s smooth, easy, etc. So comfortable.
The pink color is sooo pretty! It matches my Razer headset perfectly 🥰.
Honestly, the only thing I noticed is that the leather is kind of loud when u adjust your position. But, it doesn’t bother me too much, because the chair is so comfy.
The footrest is a little finicky. The bars to connect the footrest are kind of short, and my legs are pretty long, so it’s not the most comfortable. I usually just rest my feet on it, because my legs extend past the footrest.
The screws can only be tightened by hand. They are all Allen wrench screws (idk how to spell it). That’s the only downside – I couldn’t use an electric screwdriver, so I’m hoping the chair doesn’t fall apart because I have no strength lol. Will update if it does.
Overall, this chair is soooo worth the money. It came well packaged, not damaged at all. All pieces were there, and the directions were clear. Not anything like IKEA instructions. The pink is so vibrant and it was super easy to put together. So comfy too! Well padded and good quality. Hope this helps others!”– M
2. RESPAWN – RSP-900 Racing Style, Reclining Gaming Chair
Top-rated: 3,598 Ratings
Highlight: CONTROLS AND DRINKS AT THE READY with a removable side pouch that hangs off the left arm to keep game controllers close and a cupholder built into the left arm so you don’t have to pause the gaming action to refuel.
Trending review: “Backstory: Im not a professional reviewer or gamer. Everyone now and then I will write a review on stuff because I feel like good products need honest support and reviews.
I’m an older gamer and I’m 5’8 and 220 lbs. I’m a console gamer that likes long video games like Monster Hunter World and will sit in a chair for an entire day grinding it out when time lets me. Before this chair I was a “worn in office chair” kinda guy. I work hard and felt I deserved an upgrade, so i set out for my 1st gaming chair. I did a fair amount of research on Amazon, Engadget, Youtube… etc. and read all of the reviews here, so I knew I was looking for a chair for an open spot in my room and not for a desk. Unless you have a presidential sized desk, this is definitely a mini recliner type of chair and set for open spaces. Anyway, here’s my honest review.
Delivery: This will probably be my only complaint. I live in a not so nice neighborhood in San Diego and the Amazon driver literally left this thing in front of my apartment building. My apartment building is not hidden or enclosed. The front of my apartment is a very busy street. In my instructions on the app, I had clearly left instructions not to leave the box anywhere on the premises and to give me a call as I wont be home till after 3pm (work). He dropped it off sometime around noon, no phone call and right in front. Literally right on the sidewalk, leaning on the building and abandoned it. If i was not tracking the delivery at work and didnt drive like a bat out of hell, this chair would now be sitting in someone else’s house. What the F…? Luckily, the box is nearly 5ft tall and weighs about 80lbs. The bad thing is that it comes in a generously labeled RESPAWN box and not an Amazon box. The entire neighborhood now knows that i own a $300 gaming chair. Thank you Amazon.
Note: Anyone smaller should get some help, but people with a little muscle shouldn’t have a problem carrying this inside. I carried this up 1 flight of stairs into my apartment with little to no problem.
It took me no longer than 30 mins to put together. The instructions are helpful and really isn’t too complicated to put together. The bolts and washers are nicely packed in a sealed package. Almost like Duracell batteries. As a matter of fact, they add parts in case you happen to lose some. There’s also some youtube unboxing videos in case you need help.
1st sit experience (Upright Position): The closest thing I can describe sitting in this chair is like sitting in the passenger seat of a nice luxury car. Think the cockpit of a BMW 7 series or a Porsche Carrera. The faux leather is nice and super cushy, but firm to the point that its comfortable, but gives you ample support. Soft enough so that it feels great to the skin, but not real leather so you’re not sliding around in it. Even as stocky as I am I can still shift my butt from one side or the other comfortably. It is snug enough that it feels super comfy but not restricted enough that this felt like a child’s chair. I felt as if maybe I would need a lumbar pillow, but the ergonomics of the chair hasn’t really given me the yearning to get one. The support feels great simply put.
Note that he chair is warm. I normally am a person who runs warmer than most and luckily it’s starting to get cooler here or I would be sweating. Faux/real leather is notorious for not breathing and will use your body heat against you. Just an fyi…
The pillow is perfect for my height and is super comfortable. It’s great neck support if anything as the ergonmics fit the curvature of my back very well. I’ve not felt a need to detach it yet and I’m a dude who can care less for pillows.
The armrests are wide and covered in the same faux material. They’re sturdy and again, super comfy. The cup holder is on the left side and as said in other reviews can fit cans of soda but nothing xl. I’ve used it for my vapes and glasses since I have a small folding table next to my chair anyhow. Resting your arms on the full rest though, it feels really comfortable and you can easily forget that the cupholder is there.
There is the pouch under the left armrest, but honestly, I havent used it for anything. Probably could do without it.
Unlike the reviews I’ve read, I cannot feel the bars in the chair. It is too plush. Then again, i cant say that its fairly worn in yet. It still has the new sheen to it. With the lack of a better description, I felt like Professor X in his super futuristic hover chair. In the upright position my feet touch the floor and I can imagine you can comfortably have hours of long conversations or can do a copious amount of paperwork in this position. Very nice. Was feeling super happy about my purchase.
Lounge Position: This is probably the most used position as I’ve only had it for a week and half. There are 2 levers on the side. 1 is to recline and the other is to lift the leg rest. The mechanism is kinda loud and a little clunky, but if you think about it, even of the smoothest Lay-Z-Boy, their mechanisms aren’t quiet either and they’re in a full enclosure muffled by heavy fabric. This chair isn’t too much louder for being out in the open and it’s sturdy. No complaints there. Kudos in effectively hiding it though.
The position for gaming is just right. Fair warning, this chair will make you sleepy. I was literally fighting sleep an hour into playing, my first time using it and I had to quit to take a nap after. The leg rest could be a tad higher, but really is comfortable and super sturdy where it is at. Sitting in it with my legs out, the leg rest reaches to right below my calves and right above my ankles. Perfect. I can fold my legs and push down with my feet and it is sturdy enough where I can shift myself up without feeling like its going to give. Nice design. again…as I said, super sturdy.
Fully laid back: Best thing I can compare it to is laying back in the passenger seat of a nice car. You’re not exactly laying flat but you are comfortable, but unlike a bed, obviously restricted. It would be comfortable to nap in, but really I havent found a reason to use this position for anything yet.
Conclusion: Great chair. I will definitely put many miles on it. I would say, if you’re not looking to buy a $500 gaming chair, but you want a nice one for you’re own personal use, you can’t go wrong with this one. From watching Netflix to gaming, I could sit in this thing for hours with no problem. It’s definitely high quality for the price.”– Mikey P
3. Flash Furniture – X30 Gaming Chair with Fully Reclining
Top-rated: 2,231 Ratings
Highlight: Highly Customizable: reclining PC chair, infinite back adjustment reclines 87° ~ 145°, adjustable lumbar and headrest pillows – snap removal, slide footrest out and flip-up to elevate feet, full 360 degree range of motion
Trending review: “My husband needed a new computer chair. I saw this one and after reading reviews was kinda skeptical on buying it, but took my chances and ordered it. A lot of people said the material was ripped upon delivery, and it broke quickly but figured if it came to it we would return it. When I ordered it, it said it would arrive before Christmas. It then updated after shipping and said it wouldn’t arrive until December 30. But when I woke up the morning of the 19th it was delivered. Putting it together was a little tedious and my husband realized we were missing 4 of the bolts it was supposed to come with. Thankfully he already had a cheap walmart chair so we took the 4 bolts from that and luckily they were the same size. After putting it all together he loved that it reclines and it’s super comfy. I also got it for him for the foot rest, but he is 6’2″ and his legs are too long for it. Overall pretty happy with our purchase, but didn’t get 5 stars because of the missing bolts.”– M. Schenkel
Most-discussed review: “To begin, I’m a 6’1″ and 190 pounds. Great chair, it is very comfortable but not the most comfortable (8/10). The materials are nice quality (7/10), because of the price I was expecting very cheap materials, but this was not the case, it is synthetic leather so must take care of it and treat it like a lady. It fits perfect, the head rest is the right height (don’t use the pillow, it is uncomfortable to my neck), fit my shoulders perfectly. Can work or game for hours on this chair, but after 3 or 4 hours I start to feel some discomfort on the buttocks, again not the best material and you should take a break after that long. The bad: it came with missing screws, so had to go to a local hardware store to get the equivalent or similar screws, I would suggest to plan for that if buying this chair, maybe it was because bought it used, but looks and feels new. I ordered one for me and after trying it for a month ordered one for my son (he loves it) but same story (missing screws) again maybe because I bought it both used, but you can’t beat the price on that. Easy to assemble, you can do it yourself but a lot easier with an extra hand. Over all great chair, hope this helps.”– Luis R Ceballos
4. Duramont – Reclining Leather Office Chair
Top-rated: 699 Ratings
Highlight: The high back design gives you maximum support for comfort and convenience. The chair has soft padding and a waterfall seat edge for less pressure on the back of your legs so that you can stay comfortable even when you have to sit down for hours. Forget about uncomfortable office chairs that make it impossible to concentrate on your work. The Duramont executive chair was designed to give you uttermost comfort
Helpful review: “I use a reclining chair in the birdroom because I spend a lot of time there with my “kids”. My old chair didnt recline much and only had one lock position and the padding was shot.
I wanted a high-back, leather chair that reclined to almost flat that could be locked in any position. Duramont delivered in spades.
The leather is soft and supple. It reclines to 150° — almost flat — making that feature alone worth the price of admission. So instead of just dozing in an uncomfortable position, with the Duramont I can nap or even sleep. The pull-out leg rest is handy, although I will probably be using a hassack instead.
The padded arms are articulated to enable the extreme recline, a clever and effective design feature.
BUT … the recline lever has an EXTREMELY strong spring, so much so that it hurt my fingers in use. It only has two positions: lock or unlock. However, there’s a workaround. Unless you want to rock back and forth, just leave it in the locked position. To change recline angle, push the lever forward just enough to adjust the angle, then release back to the lock position. Works like a charm.
In order to facilitate the extreme recline, designers had to widen the 5-spoke base. That made it TOO WIDE to roll through a standard doorway. I had to turn the chair on its side and slide it in.
And it’s heavy. I had to deviate from the instructions by placing the base onto the gas lift first and THEN attaching the backrest. Assembled with backrest-to-seat first made it too heavy for me to lift into place.
Being the obsessive type that I am, I MEASURED the recline angle at 160°, 10° more than advertised. Color me a happy camper !
BTY, instructions say “not recommended for two people”, as the weight limit is 275#. So two people in the fully-reclined position would be a really bad idea if you get my drift. I crack me up.”– SuperShooter
Most-discussed review: “I researched reclining office chairs and this one kept coming up with high marks and positive reviews. I work at a computer 8 hours a day and have several chronic illnesses and chronic pain syndromes that require I have a very comfortable office chair that can recline. This chair just arrived and my husband and I put it together in about 20 minutes, although he did most of the work while I watched, and it wasn’t strenuous or stressful. The chair is fairly lightweight. It looks fantastic put together, very executive and nice-looking, looks like good quality. I’ve only been using it for a few hours but It’s very comfortable soft padding, the seat is wide and armrests low so I can scoot under my rolling computer desk and can cross my legs if I need to, and the footrest is manual extension that can be adjusted to any length. It rolls very easily and swivels very easily and is pretty quiet. The lock-in-place recline feature is pretty cool and it reclines pretty far back. I need good lumbar support and while this one isn’t too prominent or pronounced, I can feel it on my lumbar back and feel it supporting a little better than my old chair. The only drawback is that the backrest doesn’t feel as high as I would like as the top of my shoulder blades are hitting the headrest (I’m 5’6″, 145lbs, 38 yrs old, former athlete) which is sort of uncomfortable and weird feeling but it’s not a deal-breaker right now and I’ll work it out. Overall, I’m pleased and excited to use this chair, I’m hopeful it will help reduce some of my body pain at the end of the day.”– StudentForever
5. Hbada – Recliner Chair with Lumbar Support
Top-rated: 3,919 Ratings
Highlight: Ergonomic mesh back allows air, body heat and water vapor to pass through, keeping away the buildup of heat and humidity close to the body. And this chair also offers an upgraded big ergonomic & adjustable seat with comfortable foam padding
Helpful review: “Overall, I really like this chair.
It was pretty easy to assemble. It took me longer than it should have (about an hour) because I went very slowly and carefully. I have a habit of getting halfway through an assembly, realizing something is backwards (or something) and having to back-track if not start all over. I didn’t want to do that this time so I really took time to check and double check. Plus, I had two cats “helping” me. The instructions were easy to understand but the pictures weren’t really very helpful. If you’ve ever put an office chair together you could probably do this intuitively.
Once it was put together I sat down and was pleased to discover it was even more comfortable than I had expected it to be. The seat is nice and thick and supportive. The padded armrests are just firm enough and not too squishy. The adjustable head rest feels very comfortable and the pillow feels great as neck support. For me, it is just high enough on the highest setting so whether the height works for you will depend on the height of your desk. I strongly recommend you compare the dimensions of this chair with your needs because it will definitely depend on the height of your desk. The mechanisms for raising and lowering the seat and for reclining are very smooth and the reclining function can be set at precisely the angle that is wanted.
Really the only complaint I have is the foot rest. The foot rest is a big part of why I got this chair and I’ve been searching chairs with this feature for a long time trying to find one I thought was strong and reliable; however, this foot rest seems to be extremely flimsy. I reclined all the way back with the foot rest out and my feet resting on it, and I kept hearing a “creaking” sound as if it was going to break off. I don’t think I’ll ever use the foot rest, which is a big disappointment. That being said, I’m not sure it’s as desirable a feature as I thought it would be. Reclined all the way with my feet on the floor feels perfectly comfortable and I no longer think the foot rest is a “must have”. Still, I paid for it and should be able to use it with confidence. That gets a big down-check as far as I’m concerned.
Again, overall I really like the chair. It remains to be seen whether it will hold up over time but I suspect it will be fine as long as I take good care of it.”– Cheryl
6. Blue Whale – Massage Gaming Chair
Top-rated: 124 Ratings
Highlight: USB massage lumbar support
Helpful review: “My old office chair is very old and I’ve been wanting to replace it for a while but couldn’t quite find what I was looking for. I wanted something that was going to support my larger frame (I’m nearly 6 feet tall and weigh 280 pounds) and be comfortable, but not completely break the bank.
So far I am extremely happy with my chair, as is my back. It did take a little while to ship to me, but I didn’t mind waiting. I did need my husband’s help to put it together and get everything lined up properly. The parts feel very well made and most importantly, heavy duty. My last chair’s piston was broken so it’s really nice to be able to sit with my chair at the right height. I like the lumbar support pillow but I personally don’t see myself using the massager. I just don’t like vibration massages, but that is just my personal preference. I’m sure the pillow will shift occasionally but it’s somewhat easy to adjust. Love the head support pillow. As you can see in the picture I’ve wrapped it around the top, because if I had it lower it would hit the bottom of my neck and that wasn’t very comfortable. But it fits great at the top too, thankfully. I’ve had the chair for a week now, so I’m not entirely sure how it is going to hold up, but so far it seems to be great. I will update my review if anything changes!”– Jenny
Reassuring review: “My biggest gripe with other chairs I’ve owned in the past is the cushion. This cushion comes as it’s advertised (over 4 inches thick). It’s a tad firm but it’s very supportive and unlike other chairs I’ve owned, you don’t feel the frame through it.
The massager is a vibrator with an off/on switch, and it comes with a fairly long USB cable to plug in. The legs of the chair are metal and painted black. Even though the seat cushion and back is pleather, it’s very nice looking and I haven’t had any issues with it sticking to my skin. Also, the reclining mechanism works well and leaves little doubt about when it is or isn’t locked into place.
Assembly was easy and the instructions weren’t bad. Most of the screws are already in the cushions themselves, and a couple of extra screws are included in a small baggy. An allen wrench/philips screwdriver combo is provided as well.
I’m very happy with this chair overall and am hoping to get several good years out of it. If this cushion remains anywhere near as comfortable as it is now, I’ll be more than satisfied. The only suggestion I can offer Blue Whale is to perhaps offer this chair with a footrest option. In any event this chair came exactly as advertised and I’m quite pleased thus far.”– Allthings, reviews.
7. YAMASORO – Ergonomic High Back Executive Office Chair
Top-rated: 874 Ratings
Highlight: The executive office chair is made of premium and environmentally friendly PU leather is soft, durable, water-repellent and fading resistant, easy to clean. The back support and seat of the tall boss chair that is made of high density foam and spring features high resilience that is non-toxic and durable, it will hold up and still be comfortable after a year of heavy use.
Trending review: “I have been teaching from home because of the Covid situation and using my dining room as my “office”. My dining chairs are uncomfortable after 4-6 hours a day and it was time to get a chair that offers more support and padding. I am about 5’10”, 160 lbs.; this chair fits me well. The height adjustment works smoothly, and the tension for the backward tilt allows a bit of ‘lean back’ without feeing like one is going over backwards – or lock the tilt to sit up straight. For me, the arms are at just the right height and they flip-up if one needs to be a bit closer to the work surface. I think it feels just about as sturdy as my more expensive task chair at the school. I would rate this as a medium-duty chair, not for heavy or rough use but definitely not a lightweight cheap piece either.
The instructions are almost completely graphic, but as assembly instructions go, they are better than many I have seen. I was able to do the assembly by myself, but it would likely have gone quicker with two people – especially getting the back connected to the seat. I really had no big problems.
The white upholstery feels good and it looks good in my dining room for now. I will eventually use it in my smaller home office when I don’t need access to my piano while teaching. It arrived a couple of days earlier than expected, which is another plus! All in all, this is a good purchase.”– Ken
Most-discussed review: “The moment I assembled the chair and sat down on it, I just melted. It is everything I needed for those long hours of working and sitting. The chair is very stylish and fit for a BOSS. Just make sure to find a nice chair cover, this will help the white stay white and clean.
It was super easy to assemble.– The Amazonian
The chair itself is made of quality material and padding, its also adjust higher than normal office chairs for those that are tall. My brother is 6’7 230lbs and he was comfortable.
It gets a 5-star review because this chair is nice, I went back to the seller to purchase another one, but they were all out :(.
Holds very well if you are worried about weight, holds up to 400 lbs.”
8. RESPAWN – 110 Ergonomic Gaming Chair with Footrest Recliner
Top-rated: 32,689 Ratings
Highlight: Upholstered in bold, contrasting colors but maintains a professional look, this gamer chair can also be used as an office chair. Gaming chair includes a 275 pound weight capacity for long-lasting use.
Helpful review: “My wife has a home office, and her old chair was just, you know…. a chair. I bought her one of these for Christmas. To sum this up: She takes NAPS in it. It’s that comfortable. The design is like a sporty car seat – kinda looks like one, too – and it really snuggles you. It comes with a matching positionable pillow and neck support. The back leans back a little too easy for me (I’m above average in size) but it’s got the perfect tension for her. The thing we both agree on is that if the foot rest (leg support) was easier to get out (it’s a manual pull that takes a little awkward tugging) it would be fantastic. Overall, she loves this chair, spending a huge part of her day working, and I haven’t heard her complain about back pains since she started using it. Not once. Excellent chair. Good design, high quality, great looks.”– ShoppingHubby
Reassuring review: “This review is more for anyone who is debating about buying their first racer style chair. This is my first time experience with them as well outside of office chairs.
Right off the bat the comfort of this chair is amazing. On my longest days I sit in this chair for about 6-8 hours. You can imagine how much a good chair means to people who sit for long periods of time with work or gaming. I typically play games stream/edit videos which takes a lot of time. My previous chair I could sit for about 2-3 hours a day before my back would begin to hurt. Even with proper posture I had to limit myself to keep from injury. Immediately after using this chair I can feel a huge difference. My back no longer hurts even after sitting for long periods of time. I’ve found though, if you sit consistently for that amount of time your butt may become sore, however that is more likely just from the lack of moving rather than the chair itself. As when I make sure to move every now and then, I have no problems.
The reclining feature for this chair is very good. I never feel like I’m going to lean too far back and fall. The footrest is a little weird at first because it doesn’t really hold your feet up. As a 5’9 person myself I find the rest to be at about my lower calves. No complaints about it being uncomfortable however. The arm rests also feel very nice and they recline with the chair.
The material of the chair also feels really nice. It doesn’t feel super cheap or like it will wear and tear fast. Even in a hot room while sitting, it doesn’t feel super sticky.
This chair is perfect for a large set up or small one. I personally have a smaller desk set up and this chair fits exactly how I need it to.
The only complaint about this chair, which is a personal opinion, is the pillows. You receive two small pillows for your head and lower back. Personally I found no use for them as my back does fine with the chair on its own. Being 5’9 the headrest pillow was more so pushing my head too far foreword that it was uncomfortable. It rest around mid of my head. The lower pillow which is for your lower back I did not enjoy either. Perhaps if you like to sit more foreword in your chair you wouldn’t mind this. I like to sit fully back into my chair so the little pillow pushed me foreword enough where my back had no support. Other than this, I have zero complaints about this chair. It’s an amazing chair!”– Derek Rodriquez