In Singapore, many of us work loonngg hours. If you have a typical desk job, the type of office chair you sit on could the difference between sore back muscles, or greater well-being and productivity. The good news is you don’t have to break the bank to buy an office chair in Singapore that, well, doesn’t break your back in the long-term.

In this article, we look at the top 10 office chairs in Singapore that you can get below $200!

1) JIJI Typist Office Chair ($39)

This is one of the cheapest office chairs on the list

Product details:

  • Nylon mesh
  • Steel chrome wheels
  • Memory foam cushion
  • Hydraulic height adjustment
  • Self-assembly required 
  • Comes in seven colours: Black, Grey, Blue, Green, Red, Orange, and Pink

Materials listed:

  • Nylon
  • Stee

This office chair has decent lumbar support, a mesh back, and wide, hard plastic armrests. If you’re on a tight budget, you might want to consider the JIJI Typist office chair if you’re looking for a cheap and decent office chair in Singapore!

2) Zenna High Quality Office Chair ($179)

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This chair comes with a headrest for your poor neck

Product details:

  • Comfortable armrests with an adjustable back angle mechanism.
  • Strong back casing
  • Pneumatic height adjustment
  • Sway/lock adjustment on the headrest

Materials listed:

  • Mesh back
  • Plastic legs

The Zenna office chair is simple, has a headrest, and even has paddings on the armrests. The armrests can be raised backwards if, for some reason, you don’t want them there. You can also lean back comfortably on the back casing, and your spine won’t hurt after sitting on it for prolonged periods.

Mesh is a stitching style that usually uses nylon or polyester. The good thing about mesh is that it’s breathable and allows your skin to ‘air’, so that it doesn’t absorb sweat.

It works off the same theory as dry-fit shirts, except that the holes are a lot larger because you don’t usually wash chair fabric. The bad thing about it is that leaning on mesh for too long will result in an itchy back if you’re not wearing a thick layer of clothing.

3) JIJI Supervisor Office Chair ($58)

JIJI Supervisor Office Chair

Product details:

  • Polyurethane (PU) Leather covered
  • High-density cushions
  • Hydraulic height adjustment
  • Reinforced steel frame
  • PU Grey caster wheels
  • Comes in five colours: White, Black, White and Black, Red, and Pink 

Materials listed:

  • PU Leather
  • Reinforced steel

While this office chair doesn’t provide lumbar support or a headrest, a key selling point of this office chair would surely be it’s sleek and modern-looking design.

4) EATON Ergonomic High Backrest Swivel Office Chair ($70 – $80)

Product details:

  • Ergonomically designed
  • Height adjustable up to 13-15cm
  • Breathable mesh
  • Designed to support hours of work like typing and writing
  • Curved backrest design that can recline up to 130 degrees
  • Adjustable headrest
  • Comes in six colours: Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Red 

Materials listed:

  • Hard plastic for the armrests. No other materials stated.

This is probably one of the sleekest looking office chairs on this list. With its wide back made of a breathable mesh, you probably won’t have to worry about your back feeling damp and uncomfortable even if you’re working for long hours.

5) UMD PU leather chair boss chair with footrest P22 ($189)

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Product details:

  • Ergonomic design
  • Reclinable mechanism
  • Footrest
  • Comes in two colours: Black, and Brown.

Materials listed:

  • PU Leather

The UMD office chair makes use of PU leather in its design, but in a smarter way. Take a closer look at the seat and headrest. The edges end off at a seam, reducing the stress on the leather in a way that doesn’t compromise on comfort. It even comes with a footrest! 

6) RC-Global Modern Massage Chair ($140)

cushy leather chair with a massage option, a footrest, armrests, and a headrest

Product details:

  • Ergonomic design
  • Artificial leather
  • Power source
  • 360-degree turn
  • Massage options
  • Four sections of backrest

Materials listed:

  • Artificial Leather
  • Stainless steel

The most obvious benefit that this office chair has over the other chairs is that it has, of course, a massage option. If you’re someone who needs a massage now and then in the middle of the day, this office chair just might be for you! What’s more, the chair seems pretty sturdy and robust. Want to look and feel like a high-powered executive? The RC-Global might be something to consider.

Herman Miller Embody Chair: Fully Adj Arms – White Frame/Graphite Base – Hard Floor Casters ($2,585)

Product details:

  • Innovative ergonomic design
  • Pixelated support
  • Comes in sixteen colours
  • Backfit adjustment
  • Layers of intelligence
  • Functional technology

Materials listed:

  • Graphite base

Let’s face it. It’s hard to write an article about office chairs without actually mentioning Hermann Miller chairs that everyone’s heard about. Yes, even it’s an article about office chairs that are below $200.

The product page for this Hermann Miller office chair states that more than 20 physicians and PhDs have combined their biomechanics, vision, physical therapy and ergonomics expertise to aid in the development of this office chair. 

The chair’s back is designed to mimic a human’s, with a central spine and flexible ribs. This ensures that the spine fits your back and adapts to your movement, adjusting automatically to your shifting positions. Even if you lean forward or recline, the support remains constant.

The Embody seat has four different support layers, created with all sorts of different materials and properties to orient themselves to your body shape. It also claims to be able to accomodate for your pockets, which sounds kind of horrifying. These layers are also designed for airflow, and will keep you cool and comfortable as you sit down and work.

If you have extra cash to spare and a comfortable office chair is high up on your list of priorities, this could be an office chair to consider!

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