Updated on March 4, 2018
LCH High Back Mesh Office Chair Review
It’s a new year with new models of ergonomic chairs on the market, which can only mean one thing: more ergonomic chair reviews! Or, if you’d just like to cut to the chase, go ahead and check out guide to the best ergonomic office chairs.
Today I’m going to be taking a look at the LCH High Back Mesh Office Chair. Living Concepts Handicrafts (LCH) is a company based in India that specializes in a variety of different kinds of furniture from barstools to tables to mattresses. As a relative newcomer to the ergonomic scene, they’ve managed to bring several mid-range, but high quality chairs to market.
LCH primarily sells through Amazon and their products tend to compete directly with other mid-range models found in the AmazonBasics line. The LCH High Back Mesh Office Chair is a direct competitor with the AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair. So which one wins out in this battle of titans? Lets take a look…
First off, we’ve got to talk price. The LCH High Back Office Chair can generally be had for a low 3-digit price, which definitely puts it in the running for the best ergonomic chair under $200. In fact, if you are willing to do some digging, you can probably get it at a price point that is close to that of the the AmazonBasics model, which means a few bills over $100. That said, Amazon is still a titan when it comes to low cost manufacturing and the AmazonBasics models are still generally at a lower price point.
Advantage: AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair
This one is admittedly a bit subjective. However, the LCH High Back Office Chair has been receiving some strong endorsements when it comes to quality. Unlike the AmazonBasics model, the LCH has a stainless steel base. Not only is it tough as nails, but it looks pretty cool too with its shiny finish. The nylon casters are high quality as well and built in such a way that they wont scratch up your hardwood floors.
The mesh back of the LCH chair is high quality, cool, and well designed. It provides ample (perhaps even too much!) support, and will keep you comfortable for long hours at your desk.
Advantage: LCH High Back Office Chair
As a mid-range chair, it is reasonable that LCH might not include all of the features you might find on a high-end chair like the Herman Miller Aeron. With that said, LCH did a good job of trading off features with value and convenience on the Mid Back Mesh Chair. In particular, it features a tilt tensioner, 360 degree swivel and a pneumatic adjustment for chair hight. The tilt tensioner allows you to adjust the amount of force required to recline the chair, which is useful if you like to move around during the day in order to keep the blood moving. I was a bit disappointed that the LCH did not include a tilt lock, however, which typically is a higher end feature, but happens to be found on its main competition, the AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair. The swivel and pneumatic adjuster are nice, but frankly have become somewhat commonplace on chairs in this price range.
One additional complaint that some folks have mentioned is that the lumbar support is overly aggressive and not particularly adjustable. If you’re a tall person as I am, it might get in the way.
Perhaps the biggest shortcoming, however, is that the arm wrests lack a vertical adjustment. This is a glaring omission, given its potential impact on those who would like to know how to prevent mouse elbow. The arm wrests may get in the way, resulting in limited range of motion.
With all that said, the LCH still makes a strong showing when it comes to features. But, for this price point I’d say it comes up a bit short.
Advantage: AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair
Pros of the LCH High Back Mesh Office Chair:
- Build Quality – For an mid-range chair, the LCH build quality is superb. Particularly the sturdy steel base.
- Mesh Back Support – Soft, high quality, breathable and with ample support. No qualms here.
- Price – The Mid-Back Mesh Chair is priced competitively
Cons of the LCH High Back Mesh Office Chair:
- No Tilt Lock – I was disappointed to see a lack of tilt lock on the LCH Mesh Chair. Tilt lock can come in handy when you know exactly the back angle that you prefer.
- Fixed Arm Wrests – Fixed arm wrests can get in the way and prevent proper mousing technique. It’s worth noting that the AmazonBasics model misses this feature as well, but nevertheless was a bit disappointing.
- Aggressive Lumbar Support – The Mid-Back Mesh Chair does not have adjustable lumbar supports and for some the support might be too much.
The LCH High-Back Mesh Chair is a strong competitor in an increasingly competitive ergonomic chair marketplace. It comes in at a mid-range price point and delivers many mid-range and high-end features. The build quality is a strong selling point as is the high mesh back for those who prefer chairs with a head rest.
Final Verdict: If the AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair is the Toyota Camry of Office Chairs, the LCH High-Back Mesh Chair is the Honda Accord. A fantastic value chair that will provide everything you need.