Everyone deserves a high-quality office chair that’s comfortable, sturdy, and provides adequate support. And since most chair reviews and lists feature chairs for average people, we’re focusing on heavy-duty office chairs in this post.
The chairs on this list are all durable and have the comfort features you need for prolonged daily use. Here are the best office chairs for heavy persons arranged by weight capacity:
Heavy-Duty Office Chairs – Up to 110 Kilograms
These heavy-duty office chairs are designed to accommodate those weighing a maximum of 110 kilograms:
1. Humanscale Freedom Executive Chair
The aptly named Humanscale Freedom executive task chair allows users to move freely, adjusting to their most comfortable seated position. Lean and graceful, Freedom has a recline mechanism and comes with seat height and seat tilt adjustments.
Made with upholstered black fabric, Freedom has other standard features such as adjustable arms, a seat slider, a 5-star black base, and polyurethane castors that work wonderfully with hard floors. The best thing about the Freedom executive task chair? It comes with a 15-year warranty.
2. Gryphon MK1
The Gryphon MK 1 features a polished aluminium base and is one of the best heavy-duty office chairs without arms (optional). For the ultimate in comfort, it has four adjustments: seat height, seat angle, back height, and back angle with a heavy-duty Tiltamatic mechanism.
Made with commercial-grade upholstery, the Gryphon MK1 has a moulded black outer back and standard castors that glide well over carpets and chair mats. It also comes with a 135mm gas lift and is one of the best office chairs for short, heavy persons. The Gryphon MK1 offers a 5-year warranty.
Heavy-Duty Office Chairs – Up to 150 Kilograms
Below are heavy-duty office chairs for people weighing up to 150kg:
3. Hunter Mesh 24/7 Chair
To keep you cool during hot weather, the hardworking Hunter Mesh 24/7 chair has a mesh backrest. Comfortable as can be even with prolonged sitting, the Hunter Mesh 24/7 has adjustable arms and five chair adjustments: seat height, seat angle, back height, back angle, and a Duomatic mechanism that enables a sliding seat and ratchet back.
This AFRDI Level 6 chair is certified to 150 kilograms and made of upholstered black fabric. It has a polished aluminium base, standard castors, and a 135mm gas lift, plus a 5-year warranty.
4. Sapphire High Back Executive
The Sapphire High Back Executive Heavy Duty office chair with a 100mm gas lift is guaranteed to accommodate users with weights of up to 150 kilograms.
Manufactured using commercial-grade upholstery and a fabric outer back, the Sapphire High Back offers the best comfort features for extended use. It has adjustable arms and four chair adjustments: seat height, seat angle, back height, and back angle. The heavy-duty Tiltamatic mechanism ensures your back remains well-supported at every angle.
Other standard features include a polished aluminium base and standard castors. This heavy-duty office chair also comes with a 5-year warranty.
5. Sapphire Seminar – Model 4
The Sapphire Seminar Model 4 is a heavy-duty office chair with no wheels that’s ideal for seminars, waiting areas, clinics, foyers, schools, and training and educational facilities.
Comfortable and durable, this heavy-duty chair has tough polyurethane arms and a robust engineered frame. It has a fabric outer back and commercial-grade upholstery and comes with a 5-year warranty.
6. Sapphire Wide Low Back
The Sapphire Wide Low Back chair is a heavy-duty office chair with a gas lift cylinder. Designed to support large, heavy individuals, the Sapphire Wide Low Back has a 135mm gas lift. The four chair adjustments, including the heavy-duty Tiltamatic mechanism, work for customising the seat height, seat angle, back height, and back angle according to your preferences.
Made of commercial-grade upholstery, with a fabric outer back and a polished aluminium base, the Sapphire Wide Low Back has standard castors and optional arms and comes with a 5-year warranty.
Heavy-Duty Office Chairs – Up to 225 Kilograms
For people who require heavy-duty office chairs for 200kg and above, check out the models listed below suitable for users weighing as much as 225 kilograms.
7. KAB ACS Executive
Although the KAB ACS Executive is an AFRDI Level 6 chair certified to 150 kilograms, it is warranted to support as much as 225 kilograms. Its height- and tilt-adjustable headrests let you
customise your position whilst guaranteeing the ultimate in comfort and support — even if you use it 24/7!
The KAB ACS Executive cushions are contoured to the body. This chair features tip-up armrests which you can flip out of the way or adjust down by 30 degrees so they can fit well even under your desk. Its air lumbar bag can be inflated and deflated to provide optimum back support, whilst its 16-degree backrest angle recline allows you the freedom to decide on the best position that works for you.
Other key features include height and tilt rocker tension adjustment, a rocker lock, 5-star black aluminium base, and black twin-wheeled castors. Of course, it also has a 5-year warranty.
8. KAB Director II
Another contender from the KAB family, the KAB Director II is a handsomely built chair that’s as sturdy as it looks. This hardworking chair is suitable for extended daily use and has all the comfort features that will allow you to rest and work efficiently with its body-contoured cushions.
It also has height- and tilt-adjustable headrests, tip-up armrests, a backrest recline, and an air lumbar bag that provides superior lower back support. The KAB Director II has all other standard KAB features such as a rocker lock, height and tilt rocker tension adjustment, a 5-star black aluminium base, and black twin-wheeled castors.
This AFRDI Level 6 chair is certified to accommodate 150 kilograms but warranted for up to 225 kilograms, and has a 5-year warranty.
Heavy-Duty Office Chairs – Up to 250 Kilograms
The only chair sturdy enough to carry 250 kilograms is the Concord Bariatric Chair.
9. Concord Bariatric Chair
The Concord Bariatric Chair is an extra heavy-duty office chair. It is roomy and extremely durable, with a heavy-duty 2mm gauge round tube steel frame and a titanium powder-coated frame. It also features enhanced comfort cushioned foam and polyurethane arm caps, making it highly recommended for use in offices, lounges, meeting rooms, and reception and waiting areas.
Chair Heavyweights for the Best in Support and Comfort
All the heavy-duty office chairs in this list are made of high-quality, hard-wearing materials designed to give you the support you need, whilst ensuring you get the best in terms of comfort even with prolonged sitting.
These chairs are versatile and can be used in corporate and home office settings. They can also be customised according to your needs and preferences.
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