AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair Review

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When you need an office chair that’s comfortable, but not expensive, there are dozens of options out there. One in particular that outshines cheap options is the AmazonBasics Mid-back Mesh Chair. It’s not only comfortable, but it’s the best office chair for a budget price point, one that won’t scare your wallet away. If you’re looking for another way to decorate your office, take a look at our review of the hand crank lamp.

Why We Like It – AmazonBasics Mid-back Mesh Chair

The AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair bridges the gap between lower-back support, comfortability, and affordable pricing. Check out the Herman Miller Sayl chair review too for a differently shaped chair.

Pros
  • Backrest provides breathability
  • Comfortable
  • Great for a budget
Cons
  • Average, at best
  • Arm rests aren’t adjustable

Performance

For a budget desk chair, the AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair is rather comfortable. For the ultimate comfort, take a look at our Jaxx Pivot beanbag chair review too. The AmazonBasic’s seat cushion is quite thick, offering as much comfort as a Steelcase Leap. For breathability, the chair comes with a mesh back rather than some kind of fabric or bonded leather. The AmazonBasics task chair also comes with back support, but largely focused on the lower back. Its back support, compared with other office chairs in its bracket, is rather average, however. It’s good enough that you’ll still feel comfortable after a few hours.

Design

As far as design is concerned, the AmazonBasic Mid-Back Mesh Chair has a typical look. Its dimensions are 25.2 x 24.02 x 40.35 inches and weighs 23.2 pounds. It can handle up to 225 pounds. Five dual-wheel casters provide plenty of agility when you need to move in and out of your desk.

The chair swivels 360 degrees, naturally, and a few adjustments can be altered by using the lever underneath. In doing so you can adjust the tilt, raise and lower your seat height. What you won’t find is the ability to adjust the arm rests, while the Steelcase Gesture does.

Value

If you’re desperate for a fully-functioning ergonomic office chair, you won’t find it in the AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair. The majority of its comfort comes from the cushions and breathable mesh. If you’re someone who’s hurting from back pain—lower back or high back—and need lumbar support, then you may want to consider the Herman Miller Embody Chair, provided you have the funds.

Still, the AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair does have some purpose. It’s better suited in someone’s home office, somewhere it won’t be used for long hours. It could even work as a gaming chair.

AmazonBasics Mid-back Mesh Chair Wrap Up

“What you see is what you get” would be the best way to describe the AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair. The cushions provide plenty of comfort should you need to spend the day sending emails or making calls. A mesh back allows your body to breathe, especially on a warm day. While the arms aren’t adjustable, it’s hard to argue with that price.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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