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AmazonBasics Low-Back Chair Review

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The sturdy AmazonBasics Low-Back Chair is a basic alternative with average ergonomics that is well-built and easy to adjust. However, it is not ideal for users looking for lumbar support.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Amazon Basics Low-Back Chair is an entry-level, low-back chair first announced in 2019. While the chair is not quite as comfortable as some of the best office chairs on the market, it is still relatively easy to adjust, and weighing only 17 pounds, it’s not very difficult to move around. The chair has a maximum weight capacity of 275 pounds and a 2-inch padded seat for added comfort.

There are also pneumatic controls for raising and lowering the seat height, and its back support is made of mesh material for good breathability. Assembling the chair is also relatively easy.

Best For

  • Armless

  • Big And Tall

  • Under $300

Consensus

our Verdict

While the AmazonBasics Low-Back Chair may have a mesh backrest and 2-foot padding on its seat, it misses out on adjustable lumbar support, so it is not ideal for users requiring lower back support. It also doesn’t have side arms. The chair has easy adjustability, with pneumatic controls under the seat that adjust the seat height, set by default to 20.5 inches.

Unfortunately, there’s no recliner for its backrest, but the chair has a commendable 275-pound maximum weight capacity and is easy to assemble. It also swivels smoothly.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Average ergonomics and adjustability
    • The AmazonBasics Low-Back Chair’s seat height (adjustable by 4”), reclining angle, and reclining tension thanks to the pneumatic controls under the seat.

  • Good build quality
    • The chair feels sturdy, as many of its parts are made of metal. The casters also stay in place for easy lifting and are easy to assemble.

Reason to Avoid

  • No Lumbar support
    • This chair has no lumbar support, so it is not ideal for users with back problems or for long hours of work.

AmazonBasics Low-Back Chair Specs

Adjustable ArmrestsAdjustable Armrestsn/a
Armrest Height MaxArmrest Height Maxn/a
Armrest Height MinArmrest Height Minn/a
Backrest HeightBackrest Height20.5"
Backrest WidthBackrest Width18"
Frame ConstructionFrame ConstructionMetal and Plastic
Has FootrestHas FootrestNo
Head PillowHead PillowNo
Head RestHead RestNo
Lumbar SupportLumbar SupportNo
Piston TypePiston TypePneumatic Cylinder
ReclineReclineNo
Seat DepthSeat Depth24"
Seat Height AdjustmentSeat Height Adjustment20.5"
Seat Padding MaterialSeat Padding MaterialFoam
Seat WidthSeat Width19"
UpholsteryUpholsteryMesh
Weight LimitWeight Limit275 lbs
Wheel TypeWheel TypeCasters

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

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Market Context

The Amazon Basics Low-Back Chair is an entry-level, low-back chair first announced in 2019. While the chair is not quite as comfortable as some of…

The Amazon Basics Low-Back Chair is an entry-level, low-back chair first announced in 2019. While the chair is not quite as comfortable as some of the best office chairs on the market, it is still relatively easy to adjust, and weighing only 17 pounds, it’s not very difficult to move around. The chair has a maximum weight capacity of 275 pounds and a 2-inch padded seat for added comfort.

There are also pneumatic controls for raising and lowering the seat height, and its back support is made of mesh material for good breathability. Assembling the chair is also relatively easy.

While the AmazonBasics Low-Back Chair doesn’t come with side arms, the Berlman Ergonomic Mid-Back Office Chair does. Additionally, the Amazon Basics chair offers less back…

While the AmazonBasics Low-Back Chair doesn’t come with side arms, the Berlman Ergonomic Mid-Back Office Chair does. Additionally, the Amazon Basics chair offers less back support than the Berlman Ergonomic Mid Back Chair. The Amazon Basics Chair also has a higher 275-pound maximum weight capacity compared to the Berlman chair, which maxes out at 250 pounds. Still, you can learn more about it in our Berlman Mid Back Mesh Chair review.

The AmazonBasics Low-Back Chair has only three color options, while the Steelcase Series 2 Office Chair is sold in up to twenty color options. The…

The AmazonBasics Low-Back Chair has only three color options, while the Steelcase Series 2 Office Chair is sold in up to twenty color options. The Amazon Basics Low Back Chair also has a lower 275-pound maximum weight capacity than the SteelSeries 2 chair, which has a max capacity of 400 pounds. We’ve also covered the Series 2 in our Steelcase 2 review if you’re interested.

The AmazonBasics Low-Back Chair’s mesh material is different from the faux leather material on the Amazon Basics Padded Office Desk Chair. The latter also has…

The AmazonBasics Low-Back Chair’s mesh material is different from the faux leather material on the Amazon Basics Padded Office Desk Chair. The latter also has padded armrests, while the former does not. However, if you’re unsure about the kind of seat you should buy, our task chair vs office chair info piece might be an excellent resource to look through.

Adjustable Armrests

n/a

4-Dimensional

Armrest Height Max

n/a

32"

Armrest Height Min

n/a

23.62"

Backrest Height

20.5"

22.4"

Backrest Width

18"

19"

Frame Construction

Metal and Plastic

Metal and Plastic

Has Footrest

No

No

Head Pillow

No

No

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