Modway Thrive Drafting Chair – Tall Office Chair Review

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Updated December 6, 2022
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If you’ve been looking for a drafting stool that’s got somewhat of a backrest, then you’re definitely going to be impressed with the Modway Thrive Drafting Chair. This drafting chair comes with passive lumbar support, so you’ll be able to relax your back a bit every time you sit on it. The tall chair can also be used in a wide variety of applications. It’ll look great as a studio chair or a kitchen stool, and can also be used for teaching, painting, or even tattooing. Does it have what it takes to replace your office chair? We think so, and we could even go further and say that it might be the best standing desk chair for anyone who has some slight back issues. Go ahead and get to the end of this review to see whether or not the Modway Thrive Mesh Drafting chair could be worth a look. Speaking of worth a look, our best office chair list is certainly worth a look. Check it out!

Why We Like It – Modway Thrive Drafting Chair – Tall Office Chair

The Modway Thrive Drafting Chair – Tall Office Chair is perfect for your home office, school, or workplace. The stool’s adjustable height range of about 8 inches makes it great even for short people, and being one of the very few chairs that come with lumbar support, it poses no harm to your back.

  • Easy to assemble
  • Available in 5 colors
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Back support is non-adjustable


As mentioned above, there’s not much lumbar support on this Modway Thrive desk chair, but what is there should be more than enough to help keep your lower back steady as you do your work. The back support you get here may not be equivalent to what you’ll get from the Flash Furniture Mid-Back drafting chair, but both chairs do come with a foot ring, and a breathable mesh seat & mesh back to keep you cool whenever you sit on them. For other seating options, you can check out our kneeling chair vs office chair comparison.

Related: For more lumbar or back support, check out our Modway Veer Drafting Chair review.


The padded mesh seat on this tall office chair is very similar to what you’ll find on the Modway Veer Drafting Chair, and this applies from the waterfall seat design to the thickness, but what sets them apart is that the Veer chair has padded armrests while the Thrive mesh chair does not. Adjusting the seat height of this mesh seat standing desk chair is also relatively easy, as unlike the Seville Classics Airlift 360 Sit-Stand Adjustable Ergonomic Active Balance Non-Slip Desk Stool, it comes with a lever that’s just below the seat that you can push or pull to lower or raise the height of the stool.

Related: Also check out our Modway Prim Ribbed Armless Mid Back Swivel Conference Office Chair review.


You definitely won’t encounter any issues when adjusting the height of the Modway Drafting chair height. Its seat height ranges anywhere from 20.5 to 28 inches high, and its foot ring as well can be raised or lowered to your preferred position.


As a chair that comes with a padded mesh seat, you shouldn’t expect to have any problems with breathability. Its low backrest is also breathable as well, and because it is much lower than that of an ordinary leather chair, most of your back will remain exposed.


While most adjustable standing desks are only available in the color black, you’ll be able to get this Modway drafting chair tall office stool in up to five different colors. It’s available in red, blue, black, orange, and grey, so you’ll have the liberty to choose a color that matches well with your office decor.

Modway Thrive Drafting Chair – Tall Office Chair Wrap Up

With easy height adjustment, a sturdy nylon frame, and a weight capacity of up to 330 pounds, this Modway thrive drafting chair tall office chair has received many positive customer reviews, so don’t be afraid to go ahead and check it out.