If you find yourself with your feet dangling off the ground or not enough seat space to stay comfortable, it may be time for a different size office chair. Employees in most office settings are equipped with a standard-size office chair that, to be fair, will accommodate the majority of people. But for those who do not fit within the realm of being 5’5” to 6’0” tall and weighing less than 250 pounds, it may be time for a new chair.

Chair Is Too Big

Problem: My office chair is too large and uncomfortable for my small body frame.

Solution: A petite office chair with a lower chair cylinder and shorter back will provide a more comfortable fit.

Most petite office chairs support the same weight as a standard-size chair, but this type of seating is designed on a smaller scale. A shorter-than-average chair cylinder puts the user’s feet closer to the ground, and a smaller seat pan and back are ideal for individuals who are 5’4” or shorter.


Chair Is Too Small

Problem: My body frame is tall or large, and a standard-size chair lacks the support I need to be comfortable on the job.

Solution: A big and tall chair will provide greater support for tall and large individuals via a larger seat and back and a higher weight capacity.

Be sure to read the description of the specific big and tall chair you’re considering. All big and tall chairs can support more than 250 pounds, but some have a weight limit of 400 pounds while others have weight limits as high as 700 pounds.



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