Reviews You Can Rely On

Duramont Ergonomic Adjustable Office Chair Review

A decent option for short periods of sitting but there are better options when sitting for eight or more hours
Duramont Ergonomic Adjustable Office Chair
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Price:   $330 List | $289.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Easy to assembly, fairly inexpensive
Cons:  Limited adjustability, integrated headrest
Manufacturer:   Duramont
By Hayley Thomas, Austin Palmer, and David Wise  ⋅  Jun 25, 2021
Our Editors independently research, test, and rate the best products. We only make money if you purchase a product through our links, and we never accept free products from manufacturers. Learn more
57
OVERALL
SCORE


RANKED
#11 of 14
  • Comfort - 50% 6
  • Adjustability - 35% 5
  • Durability - 10% 6
  • Ease of Assembly - 5% 7

Our Verdict

The Duramont Ergonomic Adjustable is an overall fairly unimpressive office chair that scored in the lower portion of the group. It does have support all the way up your back and an integrated headrest, is relatively durable, and is easy to assemble — all at one of the lowest prices of the group. While it can't really compete with the top-tier chairs when it comes to comfort and adjustability, the Duramont is a good option if you are shopping on a tight budget and are only going to be spending a few hours a day in the chair.

Compare to Similar Products

 
Awards  Best Buy Award Best Buy Award   
Price $330 List
$289.99 at Amazon
$329 List
$329 at Amazon
$175 List
$158.00 at Amazon
$375 List
$157.72 at Amazon
$250 List
$185.00 at Amazon
Overall Score Sort Icon
57
72
59
56
50
Star Rating
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Pros Easy to assembly, fairly inexpensiveGreat value, durable, comfortableInexpensive, relatively comfortable, and adjustableAcceptably comfortableEasy to assembly, relatively durable
Cons Limited adjustability, integrated headrestLooks aren't universally appealingDurability could be betterMediocre adjustability, harder to buildLacks adjustability, mediocre comfort level
Bottom Line A decent option for short periods of sitting but there are better options when sitting for eight or more hoursPairs exceptional comfort and durability, at a price you just can't beatA surprisingly comfortable office chair that can't compete with top tier products, but boasts an especially comfortable priceStruggled to distinguish itself from the pack with its overall lackluster showingThis chair failed to impress where it counts and lacks adjustability and comfort
Rating Categories Ergonomic Adjustable DXRacer Racing Series Articulate Ergonomi... ALEEL42BME10B Elusi... SPACE Seating 5700E...
Comfort (50%)
6.0
7.0
6.0
6.0
5.0
Adjustability (35%)
5.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
4.0
Durability (10%)
6.0
9.0
5.0
6.0
7.0
Ease Of Assembly (5%)
7.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
8.0
Specs Ergonomic Adjustable DXRacer Racing Series Articulate Ergonomi... ALEEL42BME10B Elusi... SPACE Seating 5700E...
Seat pan adjustment No No No No No
Adjustable lumbar support Yes Yes; a movable pad Yes; the backrest moves up and down Yes; the backrest moves up and down No
Lumbar support Yes Yes; a removable movable pad Yes Yes; A slight protrusion Yes; a slight protrusion
Recline lever Yes Yes Yes No No
Tilt limiter Yes; locks you into a position Yes; only locks in the upright position Yes; locks you into a position Yes; only locks in the upright position Yes; only locks in the upright position
Armrest width adjustment ~1" with screws underneath Option available No Yes; a knob underneath the chair that moves about an inch No
Swivel armrests No Yes No No No
Armrest depth adjustment No Yes No No No
Tension knob Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Our Analysis and Test Results

Performance Comparison


The Duramont chair is far from our favorite but it gets the job done.
The Duramont chair is far from our favorite but it gets the job done.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Comfort


The Duramont was rated just below average compared to the other models in our test suite. We took a look at the comfort of the backrest, seat, and armrests to determine the overall score for this metric. The backrest and seat are equipped with ample padding, making this chair comfortable to sit in for four to five hours. When sitting correctly, this chair supports your entire back. But if you do not sit back in the Duramont, the support it offers is obsolete.

Taller testers liked the deeper seat and full backrest, but shorter testers were not fond of the seat depth, with some struggling to reach the floor.

The fit on this chair seems geared towards larger individuals.
The fit on this chair seems geared towards larger individuals.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Adjustablity


The Duramont comes with a back tilt limiter, headrest, adjustable lumbar support, and a recline lever. While it provides most of the adjustability features that the higher-performing models offer, it simply does not do them as well. We particularly liked that the reclining tension knob is straightforward to reach and gives you a wide range of adjustment that makes it easy to dial it in your personal preferences. This chair does have adjustable lumbar support and a tilt limiter for when you recline the chair.

The Ergonomic Adjustable chair from Duramont offers a decent amount...
The Ergonomic Adjustable chair from Duramont offers a decent amount of adjustability.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Our biggest gripes are that the lumbar support only moves a small amount, and the headrest is uncomfortable. Our judges also weren't impressed with the armrests. They felt too stiff and hard to adjust to find a comfortable position. You can easily adjust their vertical position, but you can't move them forward and back without loosening the screws and repositioning them. Even then, you only have a range of about an inch.

The amount of armrest adjustability is a bit limited.
The amount of armrest adjustability is a bit limited.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Durability


We didn't identify any areas of major concern in terms of construction, though it doesn't appear to have the sturdy construction and quality control of the top-tier models. We don't think the mesh on the backrest will sag over time, and the seat cushion seems quite durable. We only found a very small number of negative user experiences during our online research — most had different issues, and we didn't identify any overwhelmingly common issues.

The Duramont is fairly cheap but also didn't score very well.
The Duramont is fairly cheap but also didn't score very well.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Ease of Assembly


The setup process isn't too bad for this product, but it does require a non-trivial amount of assembly, which took us 25-35 minutes to accomplish. The Duramont includes documentation with easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of pictures.

Value


The Duramont didn't strike us as an amazing value, but more of a "you get what you pay for" kind of chair. It pairs one of the lowest price tags with one of the lowest scores.

Conclusion


If you are on the taller side and the Duramont fits your budget, then, by all means, go for it. It isn't our preferred option for a 40 plus hour work week, but most of our taller judges had no issues using it for a full workday. It stands out from many of the other chairs in the group by offering one of the highest back supports and a headrest. Generally speaking, the comfort of this chair depends highly on your height. We found that our taller testers enjoyed their experience more than our shorter ones. You can do better if you are willing to spend a bit more — and there are some comparably priced chairs that we vastly preferred — but our opinion of this office chair is average, just like its overall score.

Hayley Thomas, Austin Palmer, and David Wise