Modway Drafting Chair Review

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Updated November 17, 2022
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The Modway Drafting Chair is an ergonomically designed, standing desk chair that’s great for sitting behind a reception desk, school work, or generally when you need to sit just a little higher than what a normal office chair would allow you to. The mesh back chair has a chrome-plated foot ring that can be easily raised or lowered, and a one-touch pneumatic gas lift that you can use to raise or lower the seat height of the chair. If you’re not quite blessed with height and you’re looking for the best office chair for short people, then this Modway Veer drafting stool should be among your top picks. Get to the end of this review to find out why. If you need more options to choose from, check out our review of the best office chair.

Why We Like It – Modway Drafting Chair

In a market where most drafting chairs are sold at a cost that most people would be comfortable paying for them, the Modway drafting chair happens to be a more affordable alternative. It goes for around $100, and has a weight capacity of up to 330 pounds.

  • Chrome plated adjustable foot ring
  • Easy to assemble
  • 330 pound weight capacity
  • Non adjustable lumbar support


There’s not as much lumbar support for your lower back on this drafting stool, but the ergonomic design of its back rest does match the natural spine of your curve, and this helps a lot in keeping your posture perfect even as you work long hours. If you’re looking for more effective back support, then you ought to have a look at the Herman Miller Aeron Office chair. This chair has an adjustable lumbar support mechanism that can be fine tuned to fit the curvature of your spine.

Related: If you prefer chairs with some lumbar support, check out our Modway Attainment Drafting Chair review.


The padded armrests on the Modway veer drafting chair can be flipped up or down, so you can get them out of your way whenever you need to get some work done, unlike those in our Modway Thrive drafting chair tall office chair review, which is fixed in one position.


The extra tall gas cylinder on the Modway veer drafting stool is more than capable of having you make a height adjustment where you can raise the chair from its lowest height of 19.5 inches, to its highest height of 27.5 inches. This is far more than you’d be able to raise the Flash Furniture Mid Back mesh seat, but we also have to point out that this isn’t a very fair comparison since this isn’t a drafting chair. Also worthy of note is that the Modway chair features a tilt tension control knob that helps you control how much force you’d need to make the seat tilt, and it’s also got five dual-wheel casters that’ll give it a smooth roll across most floors.

See also: Our Modway Prim Ribbed Armless Mid Back Swivel Conference Office Chair review.


Just like the mesh-back on the NOUHAUS Ergo3D office chair, the drafting chair Modway allows for continuous air circulation, and this is important because it allows you to sit on it for long hours without having to get up because of your back sweating.


With a weight capacity of up to 331 pounds, the Modway Veer drafting chair will be able to accommodate a wide range of users, and this even shows how strong its sturdy frame is. The impressive weight capacity is also as a result of the tall gas cylinder on the chair being of superior build quality, so you can expect to be using it for a long time before you start experiencing any major issues.

Modway Drafting Chair Wrap Up

Retailing at just over $100, the Modway Drafting chair can be considered a bargain compared to what other drafting chairs of similar quality go for, so if you’re looking to get the most value for your money, go ahead and make your order for this chair on Amazon.

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