Your Complete Guide to Finding the Right Mesh Chair

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Time to find a new office chair for your workspace? Summer or not, you’ll find mesh chairs to be among the top choices when it comes to a comfortable and functional chair for work use.

Mesh office chairs are largely characterized by their net-like fabric, which allows them to keep users cooler even when they are seated for quite a longer period of time. Alongside other chairs such as the leather variety, mesh chairs are popular options for work use. But how do you know if it’s the right chair?

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Is mesh chair for you?

If you’re wondering whether a mesh chair will fit your work lifestyle, here are some things you can check and consider:

A cooler working environment

Especially now that it’s summer, one of the common challenges in a regular workplace is the higher temperature. Using chairs such as leather can make this worse, but a mesh chair can help. Among the biggest benefits of mesh is its breathability. It keeps air circulating well through the material, so you can stay cool even when the temperature is high.

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Lighter furniture in your workspace

Leather chairs can be bulky and can take up so much space. On the contrary, mesh chairs are lighter and can be easily moved around as needed. They’re ideal for those who want a minimalist space and are looking for a lighter, more open feel in their workplace or home office.

A more mobile, more active work life

One of the things that make mesh chairs lighter is the minimal fabric used compared to other types of chairs. Sometimes, this can translate to a lighter cushion—not very ideal if you’re planning to sit on the chair for a long time. But, this is a good thing since prolonged sitting is not a good working habit anyway. If you have a mesh chair, make sure you get up from your chair once in a while and adjust your standing desk so you can stand while working.

Things to look for when shopping for a mesh chair

Once you’ve established that a mesh office chair is the right chair for you, it’s time to look into the features you may want to consider to find the right chair.

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High-Back vs. Low-Back Mesh Chair

The main difference between the two is head and neck support. A high-back chair will have extra support for your head, perfect for long hours of computer work. Meanwhile, a low- or mid-back chair will have none of this support, and because of that it’s lighter.

If you want a chair with full support, go for the high-back mesh chair. Meanwhile, if you don’t see yourself sitting on the chair for prolonged hours, then the low-back mesh chair would be a great option.

Design and Style

Compared to other chair types, mesh chairs do not offer a lot of customization options when it comes to style, but you can always choose the right chair based on structure and curves, as well as colors.

You can’t go wrong with the classic colors black, white, and gray, but if you want something different or bolder there are always other colors you can go for—as wild as purple or yellow. Make sure, though, that the design you will choose will match your space.

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Adjustment Features

Perhaps one of the most important considerations, adjustability is what will make any mesh chair a worthy investment. These are some of the things you need to look into:

  • Height range (the wider, the better)
  • Arm support (apart from height, check for directional adjustability)
  • Lumbar recline angle (for complete back support)
  • Head support adjustment (if available)

Care for Mesh Chairs

Once you’ve invested on a mesh chair, the next thing to check will be its maintenance. After all, you’ll want your chair to stay pristine and clean, as well as fully functional.


Mesh chairs can be pretty tricky to clean because the material can make dirt removal extra challenging. So, the first step to maintenance is to avoid any risk of getting the chair dirty or stained. Avoid eating on your desk and chair—crumbs will have a way of finding themselves underneath the net-like fabric. If you need to eat, do it away from your workstation.


If crumbs and small particles have fallen underneath the external material and into the cushion, one thing you can do is vacuum the chair. Keep it to a low setting to avoid rips and other forms of damage on the mesh.

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Use soft cloth to dab off spills and remove stains

If you spilled liquid and stained the material, use soft cloth. You may also use some mild solution for stain removal, but be sure to air dry afterwards. Do not use tissue and napkin, as the small particles might just get underneath the mesh and make things worse. 

Ready to go for mesh office chairs? We hope this guide will be helpful as you make your decision, and make sure to browse our catalog of mesh chairs. Check our complete line-up, from high-back mesh chairs to low-back mesh chairs, all top in quality and designed for style. Happy shopping!

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