Best Office Chairs Under $200 Android Central 2020

The adage "you get what you pay for" definitely holds for certain categories of products, like shoes, mattresses, and yes, office chairs. The simple fact is, the more you have available to spend (up to a point), the better chair you can buy. The range of options for chairs under $200 is quite diverse and includes styles and features for just about any taste and preference. Here are some of our favorites in this next tier of office furniture to perfectly complement any office, whether you're with your coworkers or working from home.

The Boss: AmazonBasics High-Back Leather Executive Chair

Staff Pick

This chair grabs our top spot because it is an excellent balance of style, comfort, and affordability. It has a padded seat and back and comes in black, brown, and white to go with virtually any office decor.

$138 at Amazon

Best for Petite Patooties: OSP Home Furnishings Milo Office Chair

If you're looking for something a bit more dainty for a smaller frame, this Milo office chair might hit the spot. It's got a mid-century modern vibe and comes in this gorgeous Royal Blue and a light Blush color.

Best for Bigger Bottoms: BestMassage Big and Tall Office Chair

My 200+ pound frame probably can't handle that previous chair, but this one works great for bigger bodies like mine. Not only does it have an extra padded seat, but the back is made out of a mesh material that allows my skin to breathe better when I'm sitting down all day.

Best Gaming Chair: GTRacing Gaming Office Chair

We joke that this is the official chair at Android Central since so many of us use one daily (including yours truly!). It offers excellent support thanks to its high back and customizable lumbar and neck pillows.

Best Spare Chair: Boss Office Products Contemporary Guest Chair

Whether you're outfitting your "real" office or your new home office, chances are there are going to be more people in there than just you. Make sure your guests are comfortable with a well-padded, stylish guest chair like this one.

Best High Chair: Modway Assert Drafting Chair

If you work at a high counter or drafting desk, or if you've made a move to a standing desk but still need to sit breaks from time to time, a drafting chair can be just the ticket. This one from Modway features a breathable mesh back, along with a 360-degree footrest.

$149 at Amazon

The Boss

Amazonbasics High Back Leather Executive Chair LifestyleSource: Amazon

When you think of a classy office chair, this is probably pretty close to what you have in mind. Leather? Check. Recline, swivel, roll? Check. Imposing and serious styling? Check!

The AmazonBasic brand is relatively well-known for its line of office products, but perhaps less so for its office furniture. I've had the pleasure of sitting in several of their seats, and I can say from experience that these chairs provide excellent value and comfort. You can get these in a classic black, a rich brown, or a bright white leather covering, so no matter the style and tone of your office, you're sure to create a cohesive look.

The Boss

AmazonBasics High-Back Leather Executive Chair

This chair has executive style and creature comforts, all at a frugal shopper's price. That's why this chair is our number one pick.

Best for Petite Patooties

Osp Home Furnishings Milo Office ChairSource: Amazon

If you have a smaller frame or don't need to spend hours on end sitting in a chair, you might want to take a look at this little number. It has a modern, stylish look that works equally well in a boho-chic workspace or a more buttoned-down boardroom.

The seat and back are padded, and the chair's height can be adjusted. You can also move it quickly from room to room thanks to its five dual-wheel carpet casters. Best of all? It's easy to put together and tucks out of the way better than most larger office chairs.

Best for Petite Patooties

OSP Home Furnishings Milo Office Chair

Modern style and thoughtful construction make this little chair perfect for smaller sitters.

Best for Bigger Bottoms

Bestmassage Big Tall Office Chair LifestyleSource: Amazon

This hefty chair is rated for users up to 400lbs, so you know it can take just about whatever you throw at it. At first glance, it may look like an ordinary office chair. Still, upon closer inspection, you'll see that the cushion is extra padded to handle more significant bottoms or longer sitting times.

Combine that with a firm mesh back support that allows for greater airflow, and you've got the perfect place to park your rear for hours of productivity.

Best for Bigger Bottoms

BestMassage Big and Tall Office Chair

No matter your frame, it's crucial you find the right fit, and this chair is suitable for just about everyone.

Best Gaming Chair

Gtracing Office Gaming Chair LifestyleSource: GTRacing

I'm not a gamer, so earlier this year, when I asked my colleagues what office chair they recommended, I initially scoffed at the idea of picking up one of these chairs. I sure am glad that I heeded their advice, though!

Not only does this GTRacing chair have excellent cushioning and support (thanks to its high back and adjustable lumbar and neck pillows), but it looks professional as well! Sure, you can choose one that has red, green, blue, or even pink highlights, but you can also opt for a more subtle grey or black colorway. In my opinion, this gives you the best of both worlds!

Best Gaming Chair

GTRacing Gaming Office Chair

With subtle color options and fantastic comfort, no one has to know you're working in a gaming chair.

Best Spare Chair

Boss Office Products Guest Chair LifestyleSource: Boss Office Products

One frustrating bit about having your own office, particularly your own home office, is that seating is at a premium. When I'm at my office chair, and a family member wants to come in and visit, they pretty much have to stand, or drag a chair in from the kitchen. Not ideal.

My solution has been to purchase a couple of low-profile, yet still comfortable, office guest chairs like these. Not only do they provide a place for someone else to sit when more than one of us needs to work or study in the office, but to be honest, they make another great surface to stack all of the fun stuff I get to review here at AC!

Best Spare Chair

Boss Office Products Contemporary Guest Chair

You shouldn't be the only one sitting pretty in your office — make sure that your guests are comfortable as well.

Best High Chair

Modway Assert Drafting Chair LifestyleSource: Modway

My dad worked at a drafting table for years, and when he wasn't standing, he took breaks in a chair, much like this one. But even if you don't have a drafting table, you may find several uses for an elevated experience as well.

More and more folks are warming up to the idea of standing desks, or desks that can convert to a standing position, and that's great. But there are definitely times when you want to sit down, and for those times, there's nothing better than a drafting chair. You get a comfortably padded seat, breathable mesh back support, and 360-degree footrests (don't leave those dogs dangling).

Best High Chair

Modway Assert Drafting Chair

Rise up to the next level with a comfortable, adjustable drafting chair like this one from Modway.

Take a load off

If you're in the market for a new chair for your office or home workspace, you may have a list of criteria for what constitutes a good chair. You may want something that looks and feels as premium as possible. For that, I'd recommend the AmazonBasics High Back Leather Executive Chair. You might be looking for something a bit more fitting to your body type, like this petite seat or this larger lounger. Or you may just want something to accommodate your guests.

Chances are though that if you clicked on this article in the first place, price is one of your key criteria, and I'm happy to report that you can get quite a lot of office chair for $200 or less. However, if $200 is a bit out of your budget right now, no need to worry! We've done the leg work for you to find the best office chairs under $100. Start there, and work your way up if and when you can!

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