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I am around 180 pounds and 6'3, and I could use some suggestions for a high-backed office chair. My budget is around $300 but I would like to see it lower than that. If you have any personal experience with good chairs please let me know.

Edit:
sadly the chair i am replacing is the markus from ikea, mine only lasted maybe 3-4 years, the seat is "ok" i can feel the arm wrist support rods in the chair after sitting on it it for a few hours it is unbearable and i always find my self readjusting or getting up and stretching. the fact that the materials are starting to wear mainly the mesh on the back and the zipper is beat up.

it was nice while it lasted, but after deal with ikea "warranty" and figuring out that some of my issues that should be covered IMO is normal wear and tear and will not warrant a replacement or fix.

Edit2:

Well guys I did some shopping around and I ended up with this:
http://www.amazon.com/Boss-Black-LeatherPlus-Executive-Chair/dp/B00166DR9S/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header and only ended up spending $90 so for the quality I think I got a good deal.

My mini review of the chair:
-Comfort - 8/10 The big and tall office chair at office depot was amazing, but the whole price difference didnt warrant the extra $110 Id have to spend for it.
-Easy of assembly- 10/10 I had this out of the box and set up in around 3-5 min with no need for the user manual
-Build quality 8/10 It mostly came pre- assembled but I do think that the lift tube will give out first, just based on the design ( had quite a few chairs in the past )

Other features:
-The back can fold down into the chair making it easier to store or stack stuff on if you are moving.

Other Notes:
- I don't know why but from the picture I assumed it had a adjustable headrest, it does not
-On amazon reviews, it appears that there were two slight difference between models, under the same name. I think I got the better chair as some people described the "faux leather" as plastic but it looks very similar to the stuff on the ikea markus chair.
Edited by nattan - 9/9/13 at 4:31pm
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I was at Ikea last month, and I sat in one of these chairs. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00103102/

It was really comfortable, and seemed very well made. My brother is about the same height/weight and I'm pretty sure he is going to pick up 1 or 2 of these when he gets the chance.
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Ikea Markus gets my vote. (I'm 6'3")

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20178865/
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true innovations at office depot sku 392-830.

i have one at home, i am 6'1 this thing is awesome.

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/392830/True-Innovations-Big-Tall-Heavy-Duty/
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I hate to steal the topic here, but I didn't want to create another thread for the same question.

I'm 6'1 & 300 pounds (I know.. good news is I'm working out more now that we put an exercise room in) and I have a bad back, so it'd have to be good for lumbar support as well. I can't sit in my current chair for more than 5 minutes without really bad pain. The most I'd spend is $300 as well but I'd like to keep it down to at least $250 if possible.
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that chair i posted will be what u need, trust me.
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@ Evenger14:
Walk 1 hour everyday before you eat anything. Helps you loose fat, gives you time to think, helps with back pain.
And get an ole regular wooden chair. Thats actually the best for the back. Ive had back issues from doing sports since I was 17 and its now pretty much gone.
I use a classic old wooden chair at my office.


I work as office supply salesmen and thrust me, leather/skinish chairs are not to be recommended.
Ikea Volmar fully loaded is actually a pretty good chair if you ask me. Its narrow with the upper back for more mobility. You also have head rest (fully loaded), which is the only thing you need, you dont need a really tall chair.
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I am around 180 pounds and 6'3, and I could use some suggestions for a high-backed office chair. My budget is around $300 but I would like to see it lower than that. If you have any personal experience with good chairs please let me know.

Edit:
sadly the chair i am replacing is the markus from ikea, mine only lasted maybe 3-4 years, the seat is "ok" i can feel the arm wrist support rods in the chair after sitting on it it for a few hours it is unbearable and i always find my self readjusting or getting up and stretching. the fact that the materials are starting to wear mainly the mesh on the back and the zipper is beat up.

it was nice while it lasted, but after deal with ikea "warranty" and figuring out that some of my issues that should be covered IMO is normal wear and tear and will not warrant a replacement or fix.

Best chair I ever sat in, 60$ big and tall executive brown leather chair from walmart. Took me 20 minutes to assemble, (including reading instructions etc.) very cheap, I spend a minimum of 8 hours in the chair between playing computer console piano guitar and doing school work in it. It's shocking it's more comfortable then the 300$ chairs at staples. Trust me, I sat my ass in every one of them. This was mounted on the display I had a guy take it down for me. I'm 6'2 and 240lbs. You'll love it. You can also adjust how easy it is to roll and lean back, perfect back height for a tall person without you leaning back with ur neck and head being above the chair and falling over.
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