AmazonBasics is practically Amazon’s own brand of entry-level products. They make all kinds of things that resemble high-end models, but come at a lower price. Essentially, they’re quite proficient at making good, even exquisite executive and office chairs, which is just one of the reasons why I made this review.
This particular model is one of the best budget office chairs you will find for the buck. It’s decently durable, it looks quite plain (but still beautiful nonetheless), and it features a set of awesome back, head, and neck supports. That being said, let’s see what benefits you should expect if you choose it.
Performance Evaluation – how good is it?
In this section, I will peck every detail regarding AmazonBasics High-Back Executive chair and its performance. We’ll start off with design – if you don’t like how this chair looks, you probably won’t even want to know how it feels or what it comes outfitted with.
Basically, there’re a lot of things I liked about this chair, and I simply want to share my experiences so that you know what to look out for should you want to compare it to other chairs you consider buying. In a nutshell – this is a remarkable high-back office chair made for office workers who are looking for a good piece of furniture that doesn’t cost a fortune.
Design – colour variations and outlook
AmazonBasics High-Back Executive chair features a “high-back” design. It virtually translates to it’s ideal for taller people, as it promotes a healthier upper back, relieving most of the pain caused by stiff body positions most office workers assume during work.
On the other hand, this chair can easily pass as one of the most beautiful entry-level executive chairs, as it features an amazingly appealing leather construction. There are two colour variations for you to choose between – the “elegant black” and the “old-school brown”.
The elegant black
I happened to like this colour variation more than the other one – black is the colour of leather in my book, and it will surely bring about a wave of fresh air to your office. Not to mention that it looks professional and extravagant in every way possible.
The old-school brown
The only reason why I didn’t like this colour variation as much as the previous one is because I happened to notice several specks of uneven marks. This however, doesn’t mean that the chair came dirty – rather it was purposefully designed in this fashion, and I’m sure some people will like it.
Overall design rating – 4.5/5
This chair was phenomenally built and it features an awesome high-back support. Objectively speaking, taller people should be able to reap additional benefits due to the way this chair was constructed, but it will be able to help out every office worker who happens to suffer from upper and mid-back pain.
Comfort rating – squishy leather and padded supports
First of all, let me begin by saying that this office chair features a remarkable level of comfortability. The facts that will back my claim revolve around the way it was constructed and the materials used in the process.
This chair features a beautiful bonded leather upholstery combined with premium-quality PVC materials. The upholstered leather feels remarkably comfortable, although the PVC materials won’t feel as much. Basically, it’s safe to say that you’ll feel as if you’re sitting in a massaging chair, only this time it wouldn’t feature leg or footrests.
There are several features at your disposal that aim to improve how comfortable you feel while using this chair. The 360-degree swivel, for one, can help you feel unrestricted in terms of mobility, complemented with a set of smooth-rolling casters.
The seat is height-adjustable – simply use the lever to tilt the position upward or downwards. All things considered, if you’re looking for a comfortable entry-level office chair, you should look no further.
Overall comfort rating – 4.3/5
I’ve had my doubts regarding the comfortability of this chair at times. Namely, it’s made of ultra comfortable materials and feature high-quality feature elements, but the armrests are fixed, making you feel a bit constrained at times. Nevertheless, it’s very comfortable if you can look past this small flaw.
Price rating – price point category
Like most AmazonBasics products, the AmazonBasics High-Back Executive chair belongs to the bottom bracket of the “budget” price point category. Needless to say, it’s remarkably cheap, thus highly valuable for the money when we take all aspects of its performance into consideration.
It does cost a bit above $100, but most people are very satisfied with how it looks, feels, and, of course, with how much it costs, and I agree in full.
Overall price rating – 4.9/5
Finding a good entry-level office chair is certainly hard, given that most of the models lack in certain departments. AmazonBasics High-Back Executive chair, however, excels in multiple fields of performance, and, to top it all, it doesn’t cost much at all.
- General comfortability – this is definitely among the most comfortable office chairs in the price range.
- Remarkably low price – this chair belongs to the bottom bracket of the “budget” price point category.
- Available in two colours – choose between “elegant black” and “old-school brown” variations.
- Well-built – high-quality leather upholstery and top-shelf PVC materials make up for an awesome combination.
- Decent supportive strength – AmazonBasics High-Back Executive chair can support up to 250 pounds of weight.
- Enhanced mobility – feel completely unrestricted with 360-degree swivel and smooth-rolling casters features.
- No footrest – most high-quality office chairs have this feature.
- Fixed armrests – you’ll end up relying on this feature, which will ultimately end with worn leather and exposed metal, which can be quite uncomfortable.
- No separate lumbar support or head support – these features work wonders for office workers. However, this model comes without them.
Would I recommend it?
Plainly put, I would recommend AmazonBasics High-Back Executive chair to anyone and everyone, regardless of the situation. It’s exceptionally good for office workers who work long hours, but you could greatly benefit of having one at home for your personal study area.
It’s very comfortable, and it simply looks amazing. Even though there’s a couple of small flaws in the way, the benefits are more than capable of compensating for them.
All things considered, AmazonBasics High-Back Executive chair is an amazing executive chair. Sifting through the sea of low-end budget models, I’ve failed to find models that could even begin to compare to this one in terms of performance.
Regardless, don’t think of it as if it’s perfect – the armrests I didn’t like as much as I did the rest of the features, and it doesn’t have a separate headrest feature. However, the exquisite features it comes outfitted with, as well as their simplicity were perfect for my liking. I hope you’ll find it as good as I did, and trust me on this one – this chair does a major bang for the buck.