AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair Review

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Updated December 7, 2022
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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. You can also check out our Yaheetech ergonomic mesh office chair review for a seat with multiple color choices. Check out the Herman Miller Sayl chair review roundup, for a differently shaped chair.

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


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 is 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. You can check out our Flash Furniture mid-back mesh chair review for another option. Additionally, you can check out our mesh vs cushion chair comparison if you are unsure what material suits you best.


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 weigh 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. For a similar chair with a foot ring, check out our Flash Furniture mid-back black mesh ergonomic drafting chair review. If you want a tall executive office desk chair that can carry up to 350 pounds, read our Amazon basics bonded leather big tall executive office computer desk chair review.

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, and raise and lower your seat height. What you won’t find is the ability to adjust the armrests, while the Steelcase Gesture does. If you don’t need armrests at all, check out our AmazonBasics low-back computer chair review. Do you want to check out a mid-back swivel chair with a chrome frame? Read our Alera Neratoli mid-back swivel chair review. Or, you might like a mid-back mesh chair like the Alera Etros series petite mid-back multifunction seat.


If you’re desperate for a fully-functioning ergonomic office chair, you won’t find it in the AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair. Actually, you might find it in the BERLMAN high-back mesh office chair. The majority of its comfort comes from 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. And for a chair with a long 10-year warranty, check out our Workpro Quantum 9000 review.

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. And if you don’t mind leather, read our AmazonBasics leather mid-back office chairs review for another budget option. However, if you prefer fabric upholstery on your chairs, you can check out our Hodedah armless task chair review.

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, and 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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