The 12 Best Armless Office Chairs – Executive, Ergonomic, Low and Mid-Back Chairs

The 12 Best Armless Office Chairs – Executive, Ergonomic, Low and Mid-Back Chairs2021-04-24T10:19:37+00:00

Editor’s Choice For The Best Armless Office Chair

Hon Volt H5703

The sleek black look. Comfortable. High-quality materials. Great value. Ease of assembly.

You can see why the H5703 takes the top spot for the best armless chair. It is also very ergonomic, it takes care of your back even after sitting on it for a longer amount of time.

The leather is very soft but it will start to split a little after a couple of years of heavy usage. But, the mechanics work perfectly smooth. Any turning around or tilting works flawlessly. And it has a very cool and helpful feature called “synchro-tilt” which keeps your back in perfect alignment.

The Hon H5703 is a great option for taller people too, as it can be adjusted fairly easily with the pneumatic seat adjustment.

We highly recommend this ergonomic armless chair to anyone that needs a good-looking ergonomic chair.

Hon Volt H5703 - Best Armless Office Chair

Features

  • Stain-resistant seat made from polyester
  • Pneumatic height adjustment
  • Durable, rolling wheels
  • Lifetime Warranty

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Classic design
  • Price

Cons

  • Height lever works inversly

Best Looking Chair

Giantex Ergonomic Armless Chair

This chair from Giantex has a modern, sleek look that will fit perfectly in a Manhattan office. But, with the way it looks, you would think that is incredibly expensive, but that isn’t the case. It is very well priced, and this design will make any office space look better.

Moving on to the ergonomic part. This armless chair from Giantex features support for your back and waist and will make you comfortable sitting on it even for a longer period.

Because of the smoothness of the leather, it is made from, it can be cleaned very easily, something we don’t see on other chairs of this type.

There is a rod placed under the seat that allows you to change the chair height, from 17.5″ to 21.5″, making the Giantex Ergonomic chair suitable even for taller people.

There are not a lot of bad things we can say about this chair, it is comfortable, wide, looks good, and feels way more expensive than it actually is.

Giantex Ergonomic Armless Chair

Features

  • Back support
  • Made from sponge and PU leather
  • Height adjustable
  • Easy cleaning

Pros

  • Fantastic ergonomic design
  • Modern design
  • Quite wide
  • Looks expensive

Cons

  • Could’ve been more padded

Best Armless Ergonomic Office Chair For Those On A Budget

BestOffice Ergonomic Armless Office Chair

We were quite surprised with this chair from BestOffice. Since it is very cheap, didn’t expect it to have the quality it has. It is very ergonomic and its adherence to the back very well. Obviously not quite like the other, more expensive chairs, but still, very well for a chair in this price range.

It could be cushioned a bit more, but after a few hours sitting on it, it was still comfortable enough. Not the most comfortable armless chair in the world, but we didn’t expect that at all.

Moving around works nicely, as the chair is very light, only 13 pounds, and the wheels roll smoothly. One thing that we liked a lot was the ease of the assembly process as it took only 10-15mins.

If you are a student or have a small space this is an option you should consider. It is a small, ergonomic chair that is very cheap and should last you a couple of years.

Oh yes, we almost forgot. It comes in a couple of vibrant colors, and not a lot of armless chairs on the market have that option.

BestOffice Ergonomic Armless Office Chair

Features

  • Made from mesh
  • Mid-back design
  • Easy to assemble
  • Comes in many vibrant colors

Pros

  • Great price
  • Comfortable
  • A great option for smaller spaces

Cons

  • Cushion can flatten
  • Can sit on it only for a couple of hours, not made for long working hours

Best Higher-Priced Ergonomic Armless Chair

 2xhome Modern Mid-Back Chair

For those who want to go for a more expensive ergonomic chair, this one from 2xhome is the way to go.

It is a mid-back chair that focuses on a modern, office look, and we must say that it succeeds in that. It is a very nice-looking chair that will fit in nicely no matter the room you put it in.

And, there are many colors to choose from, so you can easily find the one for you.

Another great thing is the build quality. Since it is a bit more expensive, the materials used to make this chair are of higher quality and will last a long time, especially the metal parts.

Moving on to the comfort; it is great if you are seating on it, working for a couple of hours, but don’t expect it to be comfortable after seating on it a whole day and not standing up for a while. In this department, we give it a 4.5/5, as it could have come with a bit more padding.

Of course, there are the seat adjustment feature and the tilt feature that work very well, but when tilting too much you can hear a few squeaks here and there.

We haven’t yet said the best thing about this chair, and that is the ease of assembly. It takes you minutes, as all the tools that are needed to assemble it are included in the box.

A very good-looking chair that is a great option if you have some extra bucks to spend on a day-to-day armless chair for your office.

 2xhome Modern Mid-Back Chair

Features

  • Mid-back chair
  • Ribbed stitching
  • Made from PU leather
  • Comes in many different colors

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Nice looks
  • Wheels work smooth (plus they don’t damage the floor)

Cons

  • Can be noisy
  • Tilting can be too much

Best Leather Armless Office Chair

Office Star Faux Leather Armless Chair

If you want an armless chair made from leather (not real leather, rather a quality imitation), this one from Office Star is a good option for you.

For starters, it is a very stylish chair; the modern design has really made it stand out in the crowd of classic-looking chairs.

There are a couple of color options you can choose from, but the one that we liked the most was an Espresso one.

The base is chrome finished and stylistically it fits well with the other parts of the chair.

The seat is okay-padded and will make you comfortable seating in for a couple of hours, but think it could’ve been a bit more comfortable.

Moving on to the things we didn’t like that much.

Those include the usage of plastic parts and the noise that it makes; that can sometimes be disturbing.

Let’s finish on a positive side, and we have one more positive thing about this chair to mention, the ease of assembly. You don’t need tools to assemble it, and that makes the process very easy.

Office Star Faux Leather Armless Chair

Features

  • Contoured seat
  • Pneumatic height adjustment
  • Chrome base

Pros

  • Very nice, modern design
  • Back support is very good
  • Easy assembly

Cons

  • Plastic parts
  • Can be squeaky

Best Low-Back Option

Serta Essential Mesh Armless Chair

This is an option for those who want a comfortable armless chair but are on a budget.

Since it for those on a budget, it is made from imitation leather and mesh, but for this price, you can’t expect a chair made from real leather.

That doesn’t impact the comfort of the chair very much as it is pretty comfortable and that mesh on the back of the chair allows the air to flow, guaranteeing you breathability when working long hours.

The Serta low-back armless chair is compact, a lot more than some other chairs on this list, and you can easily tuck it underneath a desk.

Features

  • Made from mesh and faux leather
  • Seat is adjustable
  • Comes in 4 different colors

Pros

  • A great option for smaller spaces
  • Great price
  • Easy to assemble
  • Looks fantastic

Cons

  • Could’ve been sturdier
  • Not made for heavier persons

Best Mid-Back Option

Bowthy Armless Office Chair

This chair from Bowthy is incredibly ergonomic so much that when you work on it, for a longer period, it will still be a comfortable experience. The l-shaped design that this chair has, along with the sponge filling, really helps in making your work more comfortable and enjoyable.

The chassis of the chair is explosion-proof and has a weight capacity of about 250lbs, which is amazing. The base looks sturdy and very well made.

The wheels work perfectly; they move smoothly, have a 360-degree swivel, and won’t scratch your floor.

There are not a lot of bad things we can say about this armless chair. It ticks all the boxes a quality chair should have, from the ergonomics to durability, so it is not a big surprise that we would recommend this chair from Bowthy to anyone working long hours and in need of a comfortable chair.

Features

  • Ergonomically designed
  • Height adjustable
  • Made from sponge
  • Equipped with tools to assemble it

Pros

  • Back support
  • Price
  • Very comfortable
  • Easy to assemble
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Can make annoying sounds
  • Cushion can flatten over time

Best Armless Drafting Chair

Boss Office Products Ergonomic Works Drafting Chair

If you are working on a height-adjustable, standing desk, you may want to have an adjustable drafting chair to sit on.

We believe this one from Boss Office Products is the best; it has plenty of features and comes at a great price. If you need to sit on an armless drafting chair for a longer period, this is the one for you.

Comfort is the name of the game with this one as it has enough padding and a contoured back/seat to get you through your day.

You can also easily adjust the height for your needs with the chair’s pneumatic gas lift seat adjustment.

Rollers work perfectly smooth, which we didn’t expect at all.

Another thing that we liked a lot is that, as it works well for smaller people, it is a great chair for bigger people too, people over 300lbs, which is a big plus.

Now to the downsides; this drafting chair has a few of them, which include the assembly process, which can be a bit confusing and the lowest possible position of the chair could’ve been a bit lower.

But, it is a strong, sturdy, well-made drafting chair that has great features and a great price tag.

Features

  • Contoured seat and back
  • Chrome foot ring
  • Height adjustment
  • 27″ base

Pros

  • Wheels roll smoothly
  • Comfortable for longer periods
  • Great for heavier people
  • Quality made

Cons

  • Assembly process can be a bit complicated
  • Lowest possible position is still very high

Best Armless Office Chair with Lumbar Support

NOUHAUS Ergo3D Ergonomic Office Chair

This is a very serious, professional-looking chair from NOUHAUS. It is on the pricier side, but that is because it has features that most of the other chairs don’t have. We will explain all of them.

Let’s go from top to bottom.

We are starting from the Adjustable Headrest – and what it does is it moves up and down according to your position, giving much-needed support to your neck. A very convenient feature that works smoothly.</p.

Another adjustable feature is the Armrests – which move in different directions and are quite well padded.

Moving on, we have the Dynamic Lumbar Support – a feature that adds to the comfort and support of the chair. Like the Adjustable Headrest, it works perfectly. We were very surprised.

Getting to the wheelbase; it is made from aluminum – strong, sturdy, they provide great stability. The roller wheels roll smoothly and quietly and most importantly, they protect the wooden floor.

Now, the design of the seat itself is great but we feel it could’ve been padded a bit more. It still is very comfortable nonetheless, but we think it could’ve been even better.

The NOUHAUS Ergo3D is a great chair; it is ergonomic, has plenty of support for the lower back, looks good and the build quality is great.

Highly recommended.

Features

  • Adjustable armrest
  • HydraLift
  • Mesh headrest
  • Iron base

Pros

  • Adjustable headrest really helps
  • Padded armrests
  • Support for lower back
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • We wished for more padding
  • Not ideal for heavier people

Best w/Flip-Up Arms

NOUHAUS ErgoFlip Mesh Computer Chair

Another entry from NOUHAUS in this list is their ErgoFlip mesh chair, which wins first place for the best chair with flip-up arms.

It is one of the most ergonomic chairs on this list which has a headrest, aluminum wheelbase, and foldable arm pads like NOUHAUS pricier model, the Ergo3D Ergonomic Chair.

Chairs with flip-up arms are a great option for people who want the best of both worlds, and none is more quality-made and more comfortable than this one.

What we especially liked about this chair is its flexible mesh back, which adds to comfort and breathability. However, it can pop out after some time of usage, and that is this chair’s biggest downside.

Let’s speak now about its positive sides; those include the seating contours that really relax the back, great design and softness of the armrests, and the smooth working rollers.

You also get an extra set of rollerblade wheels in case they break, which is a very nice touch.

The ErgoFlip comes in four colors, which include Black, Blue, Burgundy, and Grey. Those colors apply to the mesh parts of the chair and the flip-up arms and other parts are colored in black no matter which colorway you choose.

With all the features this chair has, and its supreme ergonomics, it is really not hard to see why it takes the number one spot in this category. We only wish that the mesh was put in the chair better and the price was a tiny bit better.

Features

  • Ergo Flip
  • ElastoMesh
  • 4 colorways to choose from
  • You get an additional set of wheels

Pros

  • Quality made
  • Materials are great
  • Quite comfortable
  • Takes 10-15mins or less to assemble

Cons

  • The seat is not wide enough for bigger people

Runner Up w/Flip-Up Arms

Flash Furniture Mid-Back Black Mesh Ergonomic Chair with Flip-Up Arms

We had to put this ergonomic chair from Flash Furniture on this list because of its good features and its great price.

We were very surprised to see how much this chair makes us comfortable due to its great ergonomic design. Makes sitting on it for longer periods comfortable.

The chair is stable but the tilting option could’ve been made a bit better, as it can lean down much more than we expected.

Other than that it is a very good chair for the price; you can’t expect superior ergonomics like the more expensive chairs on the market, but, nonetheless very good.

Highly recommended for those who want a comfortable chair with flip-up arms but are on a budget.

Features

  • Ergonomic design
  • Mesh makes the chair breathable
  • Pneumatic height adjustment
  • Tilt lever

Pros

  • Mesh back allows for airflow
  • Great chair for bigger, heavier people
  • Quite comfortable
  • Easy assembly process

Cons

  • Wheels are not made for hardwood floors
  • Tilt feature could’ve been made better

Other great armless chairs

BTExpert Swivel Mid Back Armless Office Chair

This armless chair from BTExpert has a very good price and an executive look to it.

Of course, as you would expect from a chair of this price, it has a couple of downsides.

The first one is it isn’t comfortable for sitting long hours on it. If you plan to sit on it 2-3 hours a day then this chair is a good option for you.

The second one is that on the white colorway of this chair is that you can get stains fairly easily. With the other colorways, we think you shouldn’t have this problem.

Let’s move to the positives. The first one is the style of the chair. For a chair that is priced as low as this one, the design and style are very good and can easily make any room look better.

The second one is durability; it will definitely last you a couple of years. Surely, it will show some signs of aging, but that is the case with any other low-priced chair.

Overall, for the price, it is a great option. The chair is very easy to assemble (takes 5 minutes) and it is stylish and durable.

A great option for those on a budget.

Features

  • Padding in the back and the seat
  • Pneumatic height adjustment
  • Chrome base
  • 360 degrees swivel wheels

Pros

  • Great, executive style
  • Very durable
  • Takes 5mins to assemble

Cons

  • Not a great chair for long hours
  • On a white chair, it is very easy to get stains

Benefits of Armless Chairs

There are several benefits the armless office chairs have and we will explain 5 of them now, for you to see if they are just the type of chair you need. 

  • Space efficient

Probably the main benefit, and certainly the one we like the most about this type of office chairs is they take very little space. 

Armless chairs can very easily be put under the desk when they are not in use and since they have no arms, more of them could be put side by side in a big open office, reception, conference rooms, etc. saving valuable space.

If you are working from home, and have a smaller home office, the armless chair can be a great option for you, because of its compact size and space-saving abilities. 

  • Getting closer to the desk

Since armless chairs don’t have big, bulky arms you can then get much closer to your desk, as those arms won’t get in the way and bumping into your desk. 

This is very important when sewing for example, or doing any other precise work that requires you to get as close as possible to the desk.

  • More economic than regular office chairs

Since armless chairs use less material than those regular office chairs with arms, you will be paying for an armless chair way less than you would for a chair with arms. 

And, arms on regular office chairs can break very often and it will require more money to get that fixed. No such problems on the armless office chairs. 

  • Versatility and movement

Armless office chairs, as they are much more compact than regular office chairs, let you sit on them in some irregular ways, if that is how you like to sit on a chair. That is not possible on the other types of chairs. 

They are more compact, but they are also lighter, making them much easier to move around the office, or any working area, and be placed in different places.

Because it is easier to move the chair around, that makes it easier to move in the chair. If you are the type of person who likes to move around the office in a chair, armless ones would be a great option for you. 

  • Ergonomics

When people are sitting on an armrest chair after a long time, working, they tend to put their weight on one side, which is bad for posture. Armless chairs exclude that option of putting the weight on one side. 

You should always strive for the best ergonomic chair possible because that will prevent bad posture and will make you work more comfortably.

Look for an added headrest; it makes the pressure on your neck smaller and relieves pain.

How to choose an armless office chair

There are a couple of factors you should pay attention to before deciding to purchase a new armless chair for your office.

Those factors can significantly make your work time much more pleasurable and comfortable.

Look for an ergonomic chair

As we laid out before, ergonomics are a super important factor you should look at.

A good, ergonomic armless chair can relieve stress on your spine and muscles, relieve and minimize pain, making your work a much more enjoyable experience.

For the sake of your back, don’t buy an armless chair that is not designed with ergonomics in mind.

Ease of assembly

Look out for chairs that are complicated to assemble or don’t come with the tools to assemble them. You don’t want to lose countless time and extra money assembling a chair.

Thankfully, most armless chairs are very easy to assemble and require very little time to do so.

If their chair requires some tools to assemble it, most manufacturers deliver the tools (or a tool) together along with the chair.

Compact size

If you don’t work in a big space, for example, you have a small home office, you don’t want to make a mistake and purchase a big chair that won’t fit in your small space.

Measure the chair’s dimensions and see if it will fit in your space.

Durability

Another big factor you should pay attention to is the durability of the chair.

Nobody wants to buy a new armless chair with their hard-earned money just to see it break after a couple of months.

Go with a chair that has a durable base and that is made from quality materials.

Padding

A good quality, proper armless chair needs to have a seat and a backrest that are well padded; that allows for more comfort.

Now, there are a couple of different materials used to make an armless chair.

The mesh ones don’t have enough padding and can be too stiff. But, they are a great option if you want an easy-to-clean, breathable armless chair.

If you prefer a mesh chair, you maybe want to add a seat cushion to make your chair more comfortable.

The type of that that has more padding on the back is the faux leather one. They have no ventilation but are much more padded.

So, look if the chair has a normal amount of padding, not too little and not too much; just right.

Style

Not a huge factor to consider but a factor nonetheless; look how a chair will fit stylistically in your space.

The chair should fit nicely in your office and not stand out much. We prefer the minimalistic, classic ones and they blend in the best, in our opinion.

Conclusion

This is it, our list of the best armless chair you could get on the market right now. We like armless office chairs for their design, versatility of use, and price point.

We hope that we helped you in your decision on which one to buy as we know it can be difficult because of all the pros and cons and different factors you should consider before purchasing one, which can get very difficult and complicated.