Best Office Chair With Massage: Big and Tall Office Chair 500lb Wide Seat

When talking about office chairs for heavy people, we are referring to chairs that have a minimum of 250 pound weight capacity—some go as high as 500 lbs.

One of the biggest complaints with office chairs is assembly. When looking at a dozen options for this article and surveying our parent readers for their favorites, we eliminated chairs that had the most difficult assembly.

That said, assembling any office chair requires some patience. One tip: gradually tighten the bolts and screws. When the chair fully assembled, then go back and tighten the screws—bit don’t over-tighten. And remember to re-tighten the bolts periodically, as they can come loose over time.

For the best office chair with massage, we’ll recommend a reader favorite: BestOfficeChair’s Big and Tall Office Chair. Yes, this chair is built like a tank, with a 500 lb. weight capacity (that’s twice what most chairs have).

We liked the overall quality and construction of this chair. Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Nice lumbar support.

• Comfortable cushions.

• Massage feature can be charged via USB cord. There’s also a storage pocket for the massage power bank.

• Seat reclines from 90 to 120 degrees.

• 500 lb. capacity.

What Needs Work

• A bit pricey. If you don’t need the massage feature, consider this next pick.

Best Gaming Chair For Heavy People: Neo Chair Office Chair

The best gaming chair is the one that helps support an ideal posture. Comfortable armrests? Lumbar support? All important—and the reason why we picked the Neo as the best office chair for heavy people that also doubles as an excellent gaming chair.

Here’s more:

What We Liked

 Quality construction. We like the steel frame and contoured thick cushioning.

• Very comfortable.

• Easy-to-use height adjustment. 

• Nice styling.

• 300 lb. capacity.

What Needs Work

• White accents, while stylish, also can be a dirt magnet.

• Assembly could be easier.

• Seat width (21″) not as wide as others. If you need a wider seat, consider this next pick.

Best Wide Office Chair: Big and Tall Office Chair

At 24″, this chair is among the widest we researched—and it is a reader favorite for its black faux leather look and high density foam cushion. We also found this chair to be easier to assemble than others.

Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Steel frame.

• Wide seat at 24″.

• Easy to assemble,

• Stylish overall look.

• Massage feature.

• 500 lb. weight capacity.

What Needs Work

• Massage feature didn’t impress, say some of our readers. 

Best For Shorter Heavy People: OFM ESS Collection Bonded Leather Executive Chair

This chair is our pick for folks who are short and heavy—many office chairs for big and tall people have high back rests. This one doesn’t: the backrest is just under 22″ tall. That’s a few inches shorter than other chairs in this category—and fantastic for those folks who need a big chair but not the height.

Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Comfortable.

• Sturdy base.

• Soft faux leather.

• 360 degree swivel.

• Integrated headrest is comfy.

• Affordable.

What Needs Work

• Maximum weight is 250 lbs.

• Arm height may be too low for some folks.

• Could be easier to assemble.

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