Awards Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award   Best Buy Award 
Price $600 List$998 List
$865.79 at Amazon
$1,495 List$1,081 List
$974.55 at Amazon
$300 List
$299.00 at Amazon
Overall Score
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Pros Super easy to assemble, very adjustableExtremely comfortable, tons of adjustability, sturdy constructionAppears quite durable, very adjustableHighly adjustable, comfortable for long periods of time, high backGreat value, durable, comfortable
Cons Could be a lot more comfortable, design isn’t universalPriceyExceptionally expensive, harder to assembleArmrests aren’t universally accepted, uncomfortable if not sitting correctlyLooks aren’t universally appealing
Bottom Line This chair definitely makes a style statement but we wish it were a bit more comfortableOur favorite office chair that we have tested to date, the Leap is by far the best you can getIt’s hard to justify spending an exorbitant amount for a chair that isn’t the absolute bestThe Steelcase Gesture is a top-tier chair with an innovative armrest design but didn’t receive the widespread accolades that some of our award winners didThe DXRacer pairs exceptional comfort and durability, making it one of the best value options around
Rating Categories Herman Miller Sayl Steelcase Leap Herman Miller Embody Steelcase Gesture DXRacer Racing...
Comfort (50%)
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6
7
Adjustability (35%) Sort Icon
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Durability (10%)
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Ease Of Assembly (5%)
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Specs Herman Miller Sayl Steelcase Leap Herman Miller Embody Steelcase Gesture DXRacer Racing...
Seat pan adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Adjustable lumbar support Option available Yes Yes; You can adjust the amount, but not the location Yes Yes; A movable pad
Lumbar support Option available Yes Yes Yes Yes; A removable movable pad
Recline lever No No No No Yes
Tilt limiter Yes; 3 stop points Yes; 5 stop points Yes; 4 stop points Yes; 4 stop points Yes; Only locks in the upright position
Armrest width adjustment Option available as a third-party upgrade Option available Yes Option available Option available
Swivel armrests Option available as a third-party upgrade Option available No Option available Yes
Armrest depth adjustment Option available as a third-party upgrade Option available No Option available Yes
Tension knob Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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