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11 High Back Computer Chairs For Oversized People

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We’re all aware of the health implications of being seated for too long. Sitting places lots of stress on our bodies and spines. One way to avoid this is to use an office ergonomic chair. These chairs support our bodies, improve comfort, posture, and health. Of course, they only do half the job. You need to pick a high-back computer chair that fits you and then adjust it.      

Unfortunately, taller and bigger people don’t find the ideal computer chair with a backrest easily. Even though these chairs offer you loads of control, customization settings – one high back ergonomic chair doesn’t fit all, especially not the bigger guys! If you are buying a computer chair for your workstation or yourself specifically, consider using your body dimensions for the right fit. Here are some suggestions for an office chair with high backrest.

1. Autonomous ErgoChair Pro

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The ErgoChair Pro has a nice professional look that’s perfect for the office. The design is sturdy, with lots of customizations and covered in a light mesh fabric. It has a 7-way adjustable angle for better sitting posture and supports 330 lbs. The headrest can move up or down as you like. 

2. Big Man's Chair from the OFM Avenger Series

This OFM chair has that nice classic look with double-stitched faux leather upholstery. This fabric is thicker, durable than normal leather but is softer and less grainy. Next, the size of the chair features a 23.75-inch-wide seat that is 5 inches thick. That is more than enough room that adds to the comfort factor.

This high back ergonomic chair is fitted with pneumatic gas lifts, a 360° swivel, tilt adjustment, and tilt tension. The whole chair sits on a 28-inch chrome base and has padded armrests that are about 1 inch thick.

3. Office Star Big And tall chair

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This company has some of the best high back office chair options for big people. The most recent addition is this Air Grid mesh Big and Tall chair. The mesh covering is light enough for the summer, permitting optimal support and ventilation. Like all other ergonomic chairs, this one has excellent lumbar support, a foam-padded seat fully covered in this mesh fabric. For comfort, you can adjust the lumbar support and height using single-touch pneumatic controls.

Then there is the knee tilt, tilt lock, and tilt tension for easy reclining. You can even adjust the padded headrest, armrests, and the heavy-duty 360° swivel base. For extra durability, the chair has dual carpet-friendly caster wheels.     

4. Harwick's Leather Big and Tall chair

This is a luxurious, premium high back computer chair with real top grain leather upholstery. It has thicker, wider seat padding and features very heavy-duty steel construction with a platinum finish. The leather is soft, shiny, smooth, and worth every cent on its price tag.

On top of some very good looks, this computer chair can offer serious support in the right places. Of course, seating is made more comfortable with a swivel base, tilt locks, seat height adjustment, and padded armrests.     

5. Work Smart Eco Big & Tall Executive Chair

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The best part of a mid-back vs. high-back chair is the cushioning, like this chair with soft faux leather upholstery. This faux leather is placed on top of a recycled leather backing that is softer and tougher than vinyl. It also features cocoa-colored frame accents, a thick padded seat, backrest cushions, swivel, a pneumatic seat, and height adjustment.

The backrest is contoured for ideal lumbar support and is fitted with a tilt lock, tilt tension, and fully padded loop armrests. The base has the same cocoa-colored finish and has dual wheels that are carpet friendly. 

6. Big & Tall Executive Chair from HON Wave

HON Wave's high back computer chair is our top pick as it combines price, comfort, durability. An ideal alternative to leather chairs is made of light mesh. The chair has a 450 lbs weight capacity, complete with all of the ergonomic addition one could ask for. It has adjustable armrests, recline, height adjustment, and lower back support. Suited for someone with a bad back or posture problems, the chair is fitted on a resin base.    

7. Steelcase Gesture

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This is our premium high back computer chair pick of the day, and it offers serious quality. You get many adjustment options for each part: set, arms, recline, and seat height. There’s no denying the comfort level with a 400 lbs weight support. Steelcase has added its proprietary seat design to it, making it the perfect choice for back issues, and back pain. The chair can adapt to the person's body, with a four-position recline lock and 360° swivel.    

8. Big & Tall from Best Massage

This choice is a practical, modern mesh that can support 500 lbs. The durable mesh, padded seat ensures comfort even in the summers. It is a very heavy-duty ergonomic chair that delivers great mobility, stability and has nylon casters. The modern design can fit into any space and includes a 27.4-inch-wide seat.    

9. Oversized Mesh Back Chair from Onespace

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This high back computer chair has one of the widest seats measuring 30.5 inches. The adjustable seat with a pocket coil can adapt to the body. The price tag is a bit high, but it is worth it as it’s got a leather seat, mesh back, and adjustable height with changeable padded armrests. Durability is guaranteed with the pocket coil fitted on the foam cushioning. 

10. Mid-back Office Chair from OIF

This chair has the best classic choice and can support 450 pounds. It has a neat and trimmed design that is free of all the add-ins. In place of fancy attachment, you get complete back support, cushioned seat, and back. The armrests are adjustable, as well as the swivel seat.   

11. Amazon Basics Big & Tall Office Chair

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This is a highly reviewed high back computer chair option with an elegant leather finish. It features a 30.25-inch-wide seat for taller, bigger people. Also, it fits its main function with a simple, fuss-free design with adjustable armrests. The best part is that it is affordable and very heavy-duty. It even has a lumbar support mechanism and curved armrests.

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