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AmazonBasics Big Tall Executive Chair Review

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The Amazon Basics Big Tall Executive Chair offers great comfort, but its poor breathability may cause back sweating after extended use.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The AmazonBasics Big Tall Executive Chair is a mid-range office chair with generous padding. The backrest is also perforated for good airflow. The lower seat has a waterfall seat design and a maximum weight capacity of 350 pounds, similar to most top-ranking office chairs on the market. Its side arms are also padded, and it has an adjustable lumbar mechanism, making it ideal for users who need back support.

The chair has a five-point base for stability and smooth-rolling casters for easy movement across the room.

Consensus

our Verdict

The AmazonBasics Big Tall Executive Chair has thick, foam-filled padding on its side arms, ergonomic headrest, and seat, making it comfortable to sit on for long hours. Its arms are not adjustable since its seat has a waterfall design, it promotes good blood flow even when seated for extended hours. However, if you’d prefer an alternative with a bucket seat design, check out our Respawn 110 gaming chair review.

The seat height can be adjusted from 18.75 inches to 22.25 inches, and the backrest can recline back up to 135°. Its 350-pound weight limit makes it suitable for large-size individuals, and since it can swivel up to 360°, reaching for items around you when seated is pretty easy.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Impressive ergonomics and adjustability
    • The chair’s backrest is designed to mimic the shape of the spinal cord for maximum comfort, and its headrest is also attached to the backrest.

    • The seat height and lumbar support are easily adjusted, and the backrest can be easily reclined. The seat height is adjustable by about 4”, and the backrest reclines back up to 135°.

  • Adjustable Lumbar support
    • The Big Tall Executive Chair offers adjustable lumbar support for the lower back, making it great for users with lower back problems.

  • Excellent build quality and comfort
    • The AmazonBasics chair is easy to assemble and is also made out of good-quality materials. Its padding consists of block foam, and its leather upholstery makes it easy to clean.

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor breathability
    • The perforated leather backseat is not breathable enough to prevent sweating after sitting for long hours.

AmazonBasics Big Tall Executive Chair Specs

Adjustable ArmrestsAdjustable ArmrestsFixed
Armrest Height MaxArmrest Height Max
Armrest Height MinArmrest Height Min
Backrest HeightBackrest Height16"
Backrest WidthBackrest Width
Frame ConstructionFrame Construction
Has FootrestHas Footrest
Head PillowHead Pillow
Head RestHead Rest
Lumbar SupportLumbar Support
Piston TypePiston Type
ReclineRecline
Seat DepthSeat Depth
Seat Height AdjustmentSeat Height Adjustment
Seat Padding MaterialSeat Padding Material
Seat WidthSeat Width
UpholsteryUpholsteryFaux Leather
Weight LimitWeight Limit
Wheel TypeWheel Type

All Specs

Test Results

Max Recline (Degrees)0
Min Seat Height (Inches)0
Max Seat Height (Inches)0

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

The AmazonBasics Big Tall Executive Chair is a mid-range office chair with generous padding. The backrest is also perforated for good airflow. The lower seat…

The AmazonBasics Big Tall Executive Chair is a mid-range office chair with generous padding. The backrest is also perforated for good airflow. The lower seat has a waterfall seat design and a maximum weight capacity of 350 pounds, similar to most top-ranking office chairs on the market. Its side arms are also padded, and it has an adjustable lumbar mechanism, making it ideal for users who need back support.

The chair has a five-point base for stability and smooth-rolling casters for easy movement across the room.

The AmazonBasics Big Tall Executive Chair has a faux leather finish, while the AmazonBasics Mid Back Adjustable chair has a mesh backrest. The Big Tall…

The AmazonBasics Big Tall Executive Chair has a faux leather finish, while the AmazonBasics Mid Back Adjustable chair has a mesh backrest. The Big Tall Executive Chair also offers more adjustability than the Mesh Mid-Back Adjustable chair, but the latter remains a good choice for anyone seeking the best office chair for a short person.

The AmazonBasics Big Tall Executive Chair has a segmented headrest missing on the Steelcase Leap. The AmazonBasics chair also has a padded armrest, while the…

The AmazonBasics Big Tall Executive Chair has a segmented headrest missing on the Steelcase Leap. The AmazonBasics chair also has a padded armrest, while the armrest on the Steelcase chair doesn’t have any padding. Also worth noting is that the AmazonBasics chair is only available in Brown, while the Steelcase Leap chair ships in multiple colors and Steelcase Leap offers a lot more adjustability, with adjustable seat depth and armrests – both elements that are missing on the Amazon chair. Feel free to check out the Steelcase Leap by going through our Steelcase Leap review.

The AmazonBasics Big Tall chair has a maximum weight capacity of 350 pounds, which is superior to the MCQ Home Office Ergonomic chair’s maximum weight…

The AmazonBasics Big Tall chair has a maximum weight capacity of 350 pounds, which is superior to the MCQ Home Office Ergonomic chair’s maximum weight of up to 250 pounds. However, the AmazonBasic’s recline angle of 135° is pretty limited compared to the MCQ chair, which has a 300° reclining angle. If you want to determine whether the MCQ chair is the best executive office leather chair for you, we’ve covered it in our MCQ Ergonomic review.

Adjustable Armrests

Fixed

4-Dimensional

Armrest Height Max

31"

Armrest Height Min

22"

Backrest Height

16"

‎10.25"

Backrest Width

18"

Frame Construction

Metal and Plastic

Has Footrest

No

Head Pillow

No

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Chair Institute
    19.18

    Category Trust Rating

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