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.