Cheap Office Chairs vs. Expensive Office Chairs

What’s the difference between a cheap office chair and an expensive one? In this video, we break down everything you need to know before deciding whether to save or splurge.

14,000 hours. If you have a full-time desk job, that’s the minimum amount of time you’ll spend sitting over the next 10 years. Add the nights you have to work late, the weekends you’re called into the office, and those unfortunate occasions you end up scarfing down lunch in front of your computer and the hour count only goes up from there.

We now know that any sustained ass-in-chair time can be detrimental to your health, but a bad chair only adds to the problem by putting you in positions that add to long-term risk. If you have a home office, finding a chair that makes your desk time more comfortable and better for your health is a worthwhile endeavor.

Be sure to check out our in-depth guide to the best office chairs, including our picks for cheap and expensive models: