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Are you over 6ft and sitting on a standard office chair? If so you need ot have a think about your long term health. A good ergonomic supportive office chair is essential for everyone but especially those are are maybe extra tall. First we will outline what you need to look for and then give the top 5 on the market according to the qualities we have outlined.


Adjustability: Look for chairs with a wide range of adjustable features, including seat height, armrest height, and lumbar support. Taller individuals often require higher seat heights to ensure their feet can rest flat on the floor while maintaining proper posture.

Seat Depth and Width: A chair with sufficient seat depth and width is crucial for taller individuals to sit comfortably without feeling cramped. Look for chairs with deeper and wider seats to provide ample support and prevent discomfort.

Backrest Height: The backrest should be tall enough to support the entire length of the back, including the upper back and shoulders, for proper alignment and support. Adjustable backrest heights allow taller individuals to customize the chair to their specific needs.

Lumbar Support: Proper lumbar support is essential for maintaining the natural curve of the spine and preventing lower back pain. Look for chairs with adjustable lumbar support features to ensure optimal comfort and support for taller users.

Sturdy Construction & Warranty: Taller individuals often exert more pressure on office chairs due to their height and weight. Choose chairs with sturdy construction and high-quality materials to ensure durability and long-lasting performance, and that have at least a 2 year warranty. Most quality chairs should have a 5 year warranty

Tilt and Recline Mechanism: A tilt and recline mechanism allows users to adjust the angle of the chair's backrest and seat for personalized comfort. Look for chairs with a tilt mechanism that provides a range of reclining options to accommodate different sitting preferences.

Footrest Options: In some cases, taller individuals may benefit from using a footrest to support their legs and promote better circulation. Consider chairs that offer optional footrest attachments or adjustable footrests to enhance comfort and ergonomics.


  1. BBC CHAIR  The best all rounder chair in terms of quality, adjustablilty, suitability and value for money is the BASIC BACK CARE RANGE at EMOTION OFFICE. This is a heavy duty office chair with a 5 year warranty and  weight limit of 150kgs. Adjustments include: Back and Seat Tilt Adjustment, Backrest Height Adjustment, Seat Depth Adjustment, Arm Height Adjustment. This chair also has pump up lumbar support. However the 2 biggest winners for the BBC Chair is that the seat and back can be made to any size and the chair is availabe in any colour for under £500! Sounds too good to be true, but it is tue!
  2. GRANDE CHAIR This is a larger and more expensive overall than the BBC chair. Again this is a custom made chair, you can take advantage of our free virtual assessment to determine the exact size you need to base and back of your chair to be.  Available in a wide range of colours, plus a memory foam seat this has all the standard adjusments as well as 2 way lumbar support and seat tilt tension contrrol. Suitable for users up to 190kg.
  3. HAG SOFI MESH. This HAG chair is a large luxury eronomic executive chair. Its unique sliding lumbar support on the back of the chair means you can lower and raise it very easily to suit you. Aesethically pleasing this chair not only looks the part but is very comfortable too. As well as standard adjustmnets it has a lockable tilt and adjustable tilting resistance. Whilst this chair cannot be made to measure the standard back height is 725mm. The HAG Sofi comes with a 10 YEAR warranty.
  4. RH AXIA  The RH Axia is probably the most adjustable ergonomic chair on the market.  As well as an option of a memory foam seat and cocyx cut out there is an extra large option for the seat and back.  This chair has independant controls on both sides so it doesnt matter which hand you find it easier to use to get your adjustments right for you. The AXIA also has a  10 year warranty!
  5. HAG CAPISCO SADDLE CHAIR The Hag Capsisco is a completely different concept of sitting. With your legs straddling the seat it means your back is encouraged into a healthy posture. The back of the seat is height adjustable and there is also an optional headrest available. There is an option of an extra long gas stem for users with long legs.  We recommend you try this chair in our showroom before purchasing online. We have never yet met any user who doesnt love their chair. :)


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