Thrifty comfort: Our Continuously Updated List of the Best Used Ergonomic Office Chairs

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Welcome to our continuously updated blog post, where we bring you the best used ergonomic chairs on the market. 

We understand that investing in a high-quality chair can be a significant expense. So we're dedicated to helping you find exceptional deals on pre-owned ergonomic chairs that provide the comfort and support you need to work safely without breaking the bank. We'll update this post regularly with a curated selection of ergonomic chairs that are currently in stock, so you can always find the perfect chair for your workspace. So join us as we explore the top used ergonomic chairs.

Why choose ergonomic furniture?

Spending long hours sitting at a desk has been called the ‘new smoking’ because of its negative health effects. And with 7.3 million working days lost to work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the UK alone, isn't it time you chose ergonomic furniture?

Ergonomic furniture is designed for comfort and support. A well-designed ergonomic office chair provides full postural support and can be adjusted for the individual. With a recent study finding a 25% boost in productivity using ergonomic solutions, adjustable office chairs are a wise investment for any business.

 The best ergonomic office chairs of the month 

So, what features should you look for in an ergonomic desk chair? And what are the best affordable ergonomic chairs out there? We can't promise you a cheap ergonomic chair loaded with features, but buying any of these pieces will deliver fantastic value for money. Here's our roundup of the contenders for the best ergonomic office chair this month.

  1. Herman Miller Aeron

The Herman Miller Aeron might be 30 years old, but it's still the number one choice if you're looking for the best ergonomic mesh chair. With a recent redesign, this classic is ergonomic to the core. It’s also more sustainable than ever, using more than 50% ocean-bound plastic for the futuristic body.

The gold standard for the best mesh ergonomic office chair since its introduction in 1994, the Aeron is designed to be inclusive of all body types. It features phenomenal build quality, with fully adjustable arms, incredible lumbar support options, and forward tilt and recline. And though the mesh seat may not suit everyone, the Aeron fully deserves its reputation as a premium ergonomic desk chair.

Another bonus if you're buying used is the extended 12-year warranty. Your high-end bargain could still be under guarantee, which makes this premium ergonomic mesh chair even more appealing.

  1. Steelcase Leap

Another worthy contender for the best ergonomic office chair is the Steelcase Leap. With its clever manual adjustment mechanism, this highly-rated ergonomic chair lets you dial in a precision fit. This means you get the lumbar and arm support you need. You can adjust the Leap to fit the curve of your spine precisely, and the well-padded seat is supremely comfortable.

It might not be the most stylish ergonomic chair out there, but in terms of comfort and features, it's second to none, making it an excellent choice for users who require extra back support. In addition, the Leap is 98% recyclable to meet your sustainability targets.

  1. Humanscale Freedom 

If you love the comfort of the Leap and the aesthetics of the Aeron, try the Humanscale Freedom ergonomic office chair. With its unique design and choice of contemporary colours, the Freedom is also Living Product certified and meets rigorous sustainability criteria.

What ultimately sets the Freedom apart is the articulating headrest and self-adjusting recline. And the ability to adapt to an individual user's pressure points delivers incredible comfort. This ergonomic desk chair is a real contender with excellent lower lumbar support, impeccable build quality, and clean design.

  1. Haworth Zody

The design of the Haworth Zody ergonomic chair is based on science-supported well-being principles. In reality, that means a sleek and contemporary design with exceptional lower back support. It's all down to asymmetric lumbar pads that can be precisely adjusted to your spine. If aesthetics are a big concern, the slimline design works in any environment.

There's no headrest, but this elegant, light chair is highly rated for adjustable-height desk users. In addition, it has impeccable green credentials being up to 99% recyclable and certified PVC-free.

  1. HAG Capisco Puls

If you're looking for a unique ergonomic desk chair that's a real showstopper, try the Capisco Puls. A masterpiece of sleek Scandi design, this bold and unusual chair is super easy to assemble in just four steps. And it's the perfect choice for adjustable standing desk users who need freedom of movement in the office. It offers comfort and support in addition to multiple seating positions, so you're prompted to move more.

Combining a saddle seat with the sculpted back, the Capisco Plus is ideal for flexible seating. 

  1. Knoll Generation 

The Knoll Generation ergonomic mesh chair results from painstaking hours of observing office behaviour. The design team observed that we all make hundreds of postural adjustments daily and created the Generation to match.

The standout feature is the unparalleled flexibility of the frameless Flex back that allows for a full range of movement, including lateral flex. That's matched by the 270 degrees of flex in the seat, with its trademarked dynamic suspension. As a result, the Generation is an excellent choice if you're looking for a modern ergonomic office chair that suits more active users while providing essential support and comfort.

The ergonomic chair roundup from Workhappy 

As you can see, when you're looking for a bargain, there are plenty of excellent used ergonomic chairs available to suit every budget and preference. So bookmark this page and check back regularly for the latest updates on our curated list of in-stock ergonomic chairs. Additionally, feel free to share your own ergonomic chair finds and experiences by getting in touch with our team. 

Don’t forget, a DSE assessment from Workhappy can help you make sure your employees have the right ergonomic chair for their unique setup. Book yours today or feel free to get in touch with the Workhappy team if you have any questions.