What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Amazon Basics Big & Tall Executive Computer Desk Chair with Lumbar Support, Adjustable Height and Tilt, 350Lb Capacity, Brown with Pewter Finish?

A total of 11 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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11th Dec 2021

I have a Serta Hensley I got brand new from a guy on Craigslist. $500 chair for $200

I prefer my Amazon Basics Leather Big N Tall chair that was only $100 on Prime day vs the much more expensive chair

Amazon Basics Big & Tall Executive Computer Desk Chair with Lumbar Support, Adjustable Height and Tilt, 350Lb Capacity, Brown with Pewter Finish https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DN7NFRG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CD7DZR3ZT4DKP189PQXG

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17th Jan 2018

Hey thanks! It’s an Amazon Basics chair. I’ve had it for about two weeks now. For the price, it’s great. It’s comfortable enough for an eight hour shift and not too fatiguing. Looks pretty good too. I imagine the pleather will probably wear out and the mechanism will as well after a couple years. It’s another piece I plan on upgrading at some point down the road. I was in a situation where I needed to put together a home office quickly and on a reasonable budget. Here’s the chair – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DN7NFRG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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5th Oct 2020

I think you can get a solid 8-12 hours a day in the chair for ~$200. I greatly prefer the leather executive style chair to the mesh style like the Aeron. My current chair has lasted 6 years and only now and I considering replacing it just because the leather is starting to molt.

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18th Sep 2018

From my experience office chairs are better for people who sit all day but they’re not meant to make you feel confy to the point of falling asleep, you’re supposed to be working on them. Gaming chairs are more confy but only during the first ~2-3 hours then they’re not so confy anymore. Gaming chairs also deteriorate faster if you use them all day as if they were office chairs. One isn’t better than the other, they’re just for differente use cases. There are $200 confy office chairs as well, but they’re often just gaming chairs disguised as executive chairs.

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20th Sep 2018

Yo, I’m almost positive it’s a lazyboy office chair.

AmazonBasics Big & Tall Executive Chair https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DN7NFRG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Nb0OBb0CJB8XK

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13th Nov 2020

(I posted the below as a comment in another thread but thought it might be helpful to some as a separate post.)

I’m a big guy at 6 feet tall and 290 lbs. and I live in New York. For the past three years, I have been using this Big and Tall Executive Desk Chair I purchased on Amazon for about $200. However, the cushions had bottomed out and there are no ergonomic adjustments except the seat height, so I purchased separate pads for both the seat bottom and the seat back to try to make this chair work. With the pads, I could make do with the chair but I spend a lot of time in it and I wondered what chair would be better. Finally, a wobble developed in the seat causing the chair to be unstable from side to side and I couldn’t figure out how to fix it no matter what I tightened down on the chair. I’m frugal and I like to make my purchases last but, as the wobble worsened over time, I decided it was time to act.

I did a lot of research and was thankful to find the info on r/officechairs. I just purchased a remanufactured Steelcase 462 Leap V1 Highback chair from Crandall Office Furniture, Inc. It is brand new to me but I immediately like it right out of the box. Cost was $499 plus $49 for roller blade style wheels and $19 for a heavy duty gas cylinder, free shipping, less 11% sale right now for Black Friday plus tax so for me it came out to $545 total.

I was looking for a chair with a high back and headrest since I was coming from the Big & Tall Executive chair. However, most of the info I could find said that it was hard to find headrests that were comfortable and easy to adjust. So I gave up my quest for a headrest and went with the Leap V1 Highback. So far, I am glad that I did and I don’t think I’ll miss the headrest. Time will tell.

Crandall Office Furniture has a good video on the Leap V1 Highback page where they compare the V1 to the V1 Highback and V2 chairs. I decided on the V1 Highback because I liked the idea of the extra padding on the back of the chair. I liked the idea of the higher back that both the V1 Highback and the V2 have but I liked the idea of the heftier build quality of the V1. The feature I gave up on the V2 was the extra adjustment of the arm rests which can adjust forward and backward on the V2. However, as I suspected, the arm rests work great for me right where they are. The V1 arm rests still have all the other adjustments same as the V2 except the V1 arm rests don’t slide forward and back like the V2 arm rests can. Again, this is not a problem for me at all as the arm rests work great for me right in the standard position and I suspect they would work well for most people.

My Steelcase Leap V2 Highback came in excellent condition from Crandall. It was well boxed, well packed and easy to assemble. There are good assembly instructions included in the box and Crandall has a good video on YouTube showing the assembly. No tools were needed for assembly. The chair shipped quickly and arrived three days after I ordered it.

I think it is personal preference only as to whether someone would like the Leap V1, V1 Highback or V2 chair and it is hard to know without trying out the chairs in person. However, I think I made the right decision and I’m happy with my purchase. The comparison video that Crandall made was very helpful particularly the part that says many people at Crandall feel the Leap V1 Highback with the slightly higher back and extra back padding is the most comfortable chair.

Time will tell me more about how I like the chair over the long haul but the chair feels solid and very well-built and the fabric is pristine and tight and the padding feels outstanding. Crandall did a great job with the remanufacturing. The only way I can tell this is not a new chair is by a few minor scuffs on one of the adjustment knobs. I had to remind myself this is a remanufactured chair as everything else was in like new condition. I went with the standard black fabric and it looks just as good as expected. I like the feel of roller blade style wheels too and I’m glad I upgraded to those. I have a low pile carpet on the concrete slab of my basement home office and the chair rolls smoothly with ease.

By the way, I also strongly considered a refurbished Herman Miller Aeron Size C chair. Crandall has these too. They are slightly more expensive than the Leaps but price was not the deciding factor for me. I have sat in the Aeron chairs during meetings in other offices from time to time and they have a particular feel. I know many people love their Aerons but I don’t have easy access to one and, without having the ability to try one out for myself with the idea of owning one, I was more comfortable with the idea of the traditional, tried-and-true padding of the Steelcase 462 Leap chairs.

So far I am very happy with this purchase. I spend a lot of time in my home office desk chair and I figured my comfort and the heavy duty upgrades I added was worth the $545 I spent. I think being comfortable contributes toward my health and well-being and will also help my work productivity (I’m self-employed as a film producer and I develop large apartment projects).

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13th Nov 2020

I’m a big guy at 6′ tall and 290 lbs and I live in New York. For the past three years, I had been using this Big and Tall Executive Desk Chair I purchased on Amazon for about $200. However, the cushions had bottomed out and there are no ergonomic adjustments except the seat height, so I purchased separate pads for both the seat bottom and the seat back to try to make this chair work. With the pads, I could make do with the chair but I spend a lot of time in it and always wondered what chair would be better. Finally, a wobble developed in the seat causing the chair to be unstable from side to side and I couldn’t figure out how to fix it no matter what I tightened down on the chair. I’m frugal and I like to make my purchases last but as the wobble worsened over time, I decided it was time to act.

I did a lot of research and was thankful to find the info on r/officechairs. I just purchased a remanufactured Steelcase 462 Leap V1 Highback chair from Crandall Office Furniture, Inc. It is brand new to me but I immediately like it right out of the box. Cost was $499 plus $49 for roller blade style wheels and $19 for a heavy duty gas cylinder, free shipping, less 11% sale right now for Black Friday plus tax so for me it came out to $545 total.

I too was looking for a chair with a high back and headrest since I was coming from the Big & Tall Executive chair. However, most of the info I could find said that it was hard to find headrests that were comfortable and easy to adjust. So I gave up my quest for a headrest and went with the Leap V1 Highback. So far, I am glad that I did and I don’t think I’ll miss the headrest. Time will tell.

Crandall Office Furniture has a good video on the Leap V1 Highback page where they compare the V1 to the V1 Highback and V2 chairs. I decided on the V1 Highback because I liked the idea of the extra padding on the back of the chair. I liked the idea of the higher back that both the V1 Highback and the V2 has but I liked the idea of the heftier build quality of the V1. The feature I gave up on the V2 was the extra adjustment of the arm rests which can adjust forward and backward on the V2. However, as I suspected, the arm rests work great for me right where they are. The V1 arm rests still have all the other adjustments same as the V2 except the V1 arm rests don’t slide forward and back like the V2 arm rests can. Again, this is not a problem for me at all as they work great for me right in the standard position and I suspect they would work well for most people.

My Steelcase Leap V2 Highback came in excellent condition from Crandall. It was well boxed, well packed and easy to assemble. There are good assembly instructions included in the box and Crandall has a good video on YouTube showing the assembly. No tools were needed for assembly. The chair shipped quickly and arrived three days after I ordered it.

I think it is personal preference only as to whether someone would like the Leap V1, V1 Highback or V2 chair and it is hard to know without trying out the chairs in person. However, I think I made the right decision and I’m happy with my purchase. Time will tell me more about how I like the chair over the long haul but the chair feels solid and very well-built and the fabric is pristine and tight and the padding feels outstanding. Crandall did a great job with the remanufacturing. The only was I can tell this is not a new chair is by a few minor scuffs on one of the adjustment knobs.

By the way, I also strongly considered a refurbished Herman Miller Aeron Size C chair. Crandall has these too. They are slightly more expensive than the Leaps but price was not the deciding factor for me. I have sat in the Aeron chairs during meetings in other offices from time to time and they have a particular feel. I know many people love their Aerons but, I don’t have easy access to one and without having the ability to try one out for myself with the idea of owning one, I was more comfortable with the idea of the more traditional, tried-and-true padding of the Steelcase 462 Leap chairs.

So far I am very happy with this purchase. I spend a lot of time in my home office desk chair and I figured my comfort and the heavy duty upgrades I added was worth the $545 I spent. I think being comfortable contributes toward my health and well being and will also help my productivity (I’m a film producer and I develop large apartment projects).

Good luck in your quest.

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4th Jun 2020

I am 6′ 4″, too. I got recommended Amazon’s Big and Tall chair by a friend. It’s really nice. I ordered the last one and It hasn’t been in stock since. I want to order another one.

I am 6′ 4″ as well

Here is the one I bought.

Amazon is now saying it’s been replaced with a newer model.

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9th Feb 2018

Amazon Big &
Tall executive chair
supports up to 350 pounds! I like you am heavy as well and this has been a great purchase.

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20th Nov 2017

AmazonBasics Big & Tall Executive Chair https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DN7NFRG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_wwMeAbE76DQWM most cheap chairs will fall apart after a few months in my experience

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30th Apr 2017

I bought this one and I love it. When I bought it, there was a $50 rebate. I am also in Canada so they maybe cheaper stateside.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01DN7NFRG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1