5 Best Ergonomic Office Chairs Under 300 USD (Updated for 2018)

If you are looking for the best office chair under $300, then you are in the right place.

In this article I will show you what to expect from an office chair at that price, while sharing 4 top choices I would even recommend to my friends.

I will also explain what to explain from an office chair at that price range.

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5 Best Ergonomic Office Chairs Under 300 USD (Summer 2018)

If you are on a budget, then these 5 are great to begin your search with. ๐Ÿ˜Ž




Need an Office Chair? Go Ergonomic!

I remember when I decided that I need a chair for my home office.

I immediately went to Amazon and started looking for options. Obviously, I was more concerned about the color of the thing rather than the thing’s functionality and comfort (I’m a girl for Christ’s sake! :D).

So I ended up buying a toxic green office chair (it looked so nice!) and once it got delivered I learned a new word…and the word was – “ergonomic”.

I was pleasantly surprised with my choice (maybe going “color first” is not a bad option after all?) because I could adjust almost every single part it:

  • Chair height (very common)
  • Back support (less common)
  • Back height (not common at all)
  • Tilt and tilt tension (fairly common)
  • Armrest height (common, but some chairs have crazy armrests that can be adjusted in 4 (!!!) dimensions)

I liked the chair but I didn’t love it – the material wasn’t the best because I was literally slipping down.

With all these in mind, I compiled the list of the chairs you can get if you “only” have 300 bucks in your pocket.

Check them out!


5 Top Rated Computer Desk Chairs Under $300 (in Detail)

So, what is the best ergonomic office chair under 300 US Dollars?

It’s a hard question because there is no silver bullet answer…

Nevertheless, here is thee list of 5 that I found to be on top after researching over 50 options.

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Argomax Chair


Argomax (full review) is a good looking chair with an eye catching profile and a sleek shape.

The chair has a simple padding on a five point caster base, an accompanying headrest, a long mesh back rest and adjustable arms.

Having been invented by a professional team, the seat borrows heavily from the 2005 idea of an ergonomic design.



  • Mesh back keeps your back cool and dry
  • Built-in lumbar support for lower back stability
  • Supports up to 330 lbs
  • Easy to wash in case that’s necessary
  • Headrest helps to support neck; it’s also height adjustanle
  • Adjustable armrests


  • A little extra armrest adjustability would be nice



HON Volt Task Chair


The HON’s Volt (full review) has a sophisticated look, natural cooling of the mesh-back and a good visual design.

It offers a unique combination of scale, style, comfort and functionality.

The real value of this seat lies in its flexibility to work in any environment.

And this is why we think it is the best office chair under 300 USD.



  • Contoured site & back cushions – the chair is very comfortable
  • Optional height adjustable armrests
  • Tilt tension & tilt lock control for recline lovers
  • Synchro-tilt which allows seat and back to recline at different rates, supporting a more ergonomic posture.
  • Very durable covered by HON’s Lifetime Warranty


  • The tilt control location is a bit weird – it’s hard to reach while sitting (and if you have short arms)




Space Seating


The SPACE Seating Chair (full review) is a little bit different from other office chairs in that it brings some additional features and mechanisms for supporting users more comfortably.

Its strong looking back comes with complete lumbar support, height and tilt controls, adjustable arm rests and casters on the bottom.



  • Breathable mesh back keeps your back dry
  • Adjustable lumbar support helps to keep your back comfortable
  • Seat height adjustment
  • Thick padded comfortable sit (good for prolonged sitting at a desk)
  • The chair is pretty wide and supports up to 250lbs
  • Can be assembled with/out armrests


  • It can be too wide for some people
  • Armrests appear to have some quality issues over prolonged use



Alera Elusion


Alera Elusion (full review) has a multifunction mechanism that allows the back angle to be adjusted relative to the seat.

The chair stands out among the rest because of its affordability and effectiveness in offering you features like waterfall edged cushion, breathable mesh and black contoured design.

Its width and height adjustable arms together with a five-point base makes it an easy mobility chair recommended for top executives and management.



  • Comes in 2 sizes: mid- & high-back
  • Independent back height adjustment
  • Height & width adjustable armrests
  • Adjustable sit height
  • Asynchronous control


  • The seat foam is dense, which can make it a “hot” chair to sit on for a long time during summer time
  • It can be quite squeaky



La-Z-Boy Bellamy


La Z Boy (full review) is a trusted brand that has been known for quality, craftsmanship and comfort.

Their coffee brown Executive Office Chair offers exceptional support and comfort at the work places using its advanced comfort technology.

By purchasing this chair, you get unique zone-based support offered by its advanced layering system that places cushions in the most needed areas.



  • Memory foam sit for extra comfort
  • Supports up to 250lbs
  • Waterfall edge helps to keep legs comfortable
  • Height & tilt control
  • It’s a very comfortable chair


  • Sometimes arrives without parts (or with workmanship defects)



I hope you could find something that fits your desires, but…if you haven’t feel free to check out other budget chairs I talked about previously.

Good luck with your search!


P.S. And if you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below – I will be happy to assist you on this one.

About the Author Melanie Lawrence

Melanie's passion lies in human biomechanics, movement and well-being. She strives to help people sit better and that is why she is the main editor at

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