The Sihoo Ergonomic Office Chair is a popular black mesh chair that works well in a home or work office setting. It’s comfortable, has plenty of adjustability options and won’t cost you as much as some of the top models on the market.
But there are many mesh chairs that look just like this one on the market. And you might be wondering if there’s really anything that differentiates this chair when compared to other similarly priced mesh ergonomic task chairs.
If you’re trying to sort through the options on the market, this review should help you out.
We took a close look at the standard Sihoo ergonomic office chair model, as well as a couple of other chairs offered by Sihoo, and have included a full overview of the chair’s features, specifications, and pros and cons.
We’ve also included a FAQ section at the end to cover any lingering questions about this chair.
Let’s take a look.
The SIHOO Ergonomic Office Chair: Features and Specifations
Overall, we like Sihoo office chairs and think it’s a great buy if you’re looking to add a modern, comfortable and ergonomically designed chair to your office set up. We even include this chair in our list of the best office chairs for under $300.
But it’s not the perfect chair for everyone. And, like many other mass-produced office furniture products, there have been some issues with faulty parts.
For example, as we’ll mention below, the headrest is both height and tilt adjustable. But these features have been found to either not last too long or be defective with some users. Also, the pneumatic gas cylinder has been an issue for some customers.
Luckily, Sihoo offers solid and responsive customer support, as well as a 3-year period after purchase for all parts replacement. While their standard warranty is only 1-year, this added protection for parts is an added layer of protection and customer assurance.
Also, unlike other similarly priced ergonomic task chairs, such as the WorkPro 1000 series, the Sihoo does not offer a sliding seat depth adjustment. If this is important to you, be sure to check out some other options.
The SIHOO Ergonomic Office Chair has a classic office chair shape with an interesting flair. The silhouette of the chair from the front is smooth and sleek with natural looking curvature in the main body of the chair.
The side profile of the SIHOO Ergonomic Office Chair is a similar story: mesh panel that makes up the back of the chair is supported by the exoskeleton-like framework. Overall, the framework gives this chair a clean, modern and minimalistic look.
The black color of the chair is standard among office chairs in this class. It means it will work well in a typical office environment, or pretty much anywhere at home.
Keep in mind that the Sihoo Ergonomic model is a full-size office chair with a high backrest and headrest. If you have a smaller space or are trying to fit this into your dorm room or bedroom, you’ll need to double-check the sizing, included in the next section, to make sure it’s not too bulky.
You can also look at their basic mesh task model, covered in the alternative section below.
Below are the chair specs so you’ll have a better idea if this chair will fit into your office space. This is also important to assess whether the chair is the right size for you.
Because of the adjustability range that this chair offers, we’ve seen positive reviews from those that are 5’8” tall to 6’5” tall.
- The headrest has a width of 29.5 cm. You can adjust the height 3.9 inches up and down with 7 locking increments, and a 45-degree tilt range.
- Seat width is 51 cm
- Total chair width, including armrests, is 64 cm
- The base of the chair, including wheels, measures 70 cm in diameter
- Seat height measures from 43.5 – 53.5 cm. There is a 10 cm adjustment range.
- Seat depth is measured at 43 cm
- Total seat height, from floor to headers, is from 110 to 132 cm
What About Ergonomics?
In terms of ergonomic features, the SIHOO Ergonomic Office Chair has some nice features. First, the shape and curvature of the mesh covered back panel is designed to follow the contours of your spine and accommodate for your back movements while you work for hours at a time at your desk.
The seat cushion has a flow design, meaning that the mesh covering the cushion is breathable and will allow for your thighs to move comfortably. The breathability means you will keep cool even when you are put in the metaphorical hot seat at work.
Even the headrest boasts an ergonomic design. It is a separate component to the rest of the back of the chair, attached with an adjustable mechanism.
There is even adjustable lumbar support, something important in a chair that you will be spending hours in. More details on the lumbar support will be in the adjustability section below.
When it comes to adjustability, the SIHOO Ergonomic Office Chair can comfortably accommodate your office chair needs. The back of the chair can tilt back from an upright 90 degrees to a comfortable 120 degrees, allowing you to take shorts rests from spending hours at your desk.
The armrests are adjustable in three ways: you can move them up and down, forward and back, and even tilt them in and out. All three of these adjustable features are great for changing this chair to suit your needs, and even change the armrests throughout your workday to accommodate for aching arms or wrists from typing.
Specifically. the armrests adjust up and down with a range of 2.7 inches. You can move them back and forth with a range of 2.3 inches. And you can pivot the armrests within a 36 degree range.
The headrest is also adjustable. Since it is a separate component to the rest of the back, you can adjust the height of the headrest as well as how far forward or back it tilts.
The chair can also be adjusted in height up and down by using the gas lift. The lever for which is easily accessible when sitting on the chair, just under the seat.
Incredibly, the SIHOO Ergonomic Office Chair even has adjustable lumbar support. This is accessible from the back of the chair. It comprises of a cushioned segment that can be moved up and down along the back of the chair, as well as deeper into the chair. This pushes into the mesh so that the look from the front is still sleek and flush.
Framework, Base and Assembly
The framework of this chair is mainly black to blend in with the rest of the black mesh material of the chair. From behind, the framework mimics and exoskeleton, connecting all of the pieces in an almost science-fiction way.
This gives the chair a really interesting look. The rest of the frame, including the wheelbase, is silver steel. This looks good against the black and blends in even more thanks to the black castor wheels.
The Sihoo is built with a sturdy polished aluminum base. Combined with the double-braced frame, this is a durable office chair. This company even does static pressure tests to ensure that it wll hold up over time.
The castors are made from polyurethane (PU). They are smooth and quiet and allow for plenty of mobility and swiveling from task to task.
The Sihoo is easy to assemble, requiring an average of 15 min to connect the parts, install the casters and cylinder, and get ready to work.
- Mesh panels for comfort.
- Adjustable lumbar support for much needed support when you are working for hours on end at your desk.
- Adjustable armrests, headrest and height of chair. This means you can completely customize the SIHOO Ergonomic Office Chair to suit your needs.
- Sleek design and color, so the chair will fit into any home office without clashing with the colors.
- The chair has a tilt lock function so that you don’t risk leaning too far back and falling.
- The frame is well built and solid.
- The five-star wheelbase is wide enough to support the weight of the chair correctly.
- Some buyers have reported that the chair’s back panel is not shaped to their back properly.
- Some buyers also state that the armrests aren’t always as stable as when they first bought the chair.
- Issues with headrest tilt and height adjustment not working.
- No sliding depth adjustment on this model.
Sihoo Office Chairs: Alternative Models
In addition to the popular ergonomic chair option covered in this review, there are a couple other popular models in the Sihoo range that are worth a look.
Let’s take a quick look to compare these with the ergonomic model.
Sihoo Reclining Office Chair
First we have the reclining ergonomic Sihoo model. This is a slight step up in price. It also offers a bit more functionality. For instance, there is a little more tilt range (90 to 170 degrees) and a high backrest.
But the main difference is that the reclining model has a retractable footrest. So if you really want to kick your feet up during th ebay and relax, this model is worth a look.
Otherwise, in terms of comfort, ergonomics, support and adjustability options, this model is very similar to the base ergonomic option reviewed in this post.
Sihoo Mesh Task Chair
Sihoo also makes a budget-0friendly mesh task chair. If you have a smaller space (i.e. bedroom, dorm room, small office at home), this could be a good option. The Sihoo mesh office chair has a cool liftable and reversible armrest feature. The cushion is comfortable and thick, at 2.5” of high-density foam.
It has a 110 – 120 degree tilt range with the ability to lock into place and control the tension. The basic mesh model also has quiet and smooth rolling PU casters, along with an 8 cm height range to adjust to your needs and a 360 swivel rotation.
There is no headrest with this chair and the color is a lighter gray tone. If you need a low to mid-back model that won’t break the bank, it’s worth a look.
The mesh model does still have a separate lumbar support with a 1.2” height adjustment range and an S-curve profile though the mid back portion of the chair to provide basic ergonomic support. And, like the main ergonomic model, it features a swift breathable mesh material to keep your back cool.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here we have brought together some frequently asked questions that prospective customers may have, we hope that they help:
Does the back tilt independently of the seat? Can I adjust it?
Yes, you can use a lever on the side of the chair underneath the seat to adjust the tilt level of the back of the chair. You can then lock the back of the chair at a chosen angle so that the seating position suits you perfectly throughout the day.
Are the armrests comfortable?
The armrests are padded for extra comfort, so your elbows don’t begin to ache when you are typing at your desk. Since you can also adjust the angle, height and depth of the armrests, they are extremely ergonomic.
Is the mesh on the whole of the chair?
The mesh material is on the whole of the chair where fabric is. Everywhere but the frame, wheelbase and armrests. This material is extremely breathable, which is perfect for lengthy periods of time sat at a desk without moving much. The cool breathable fabric promotes a fresher feeling. The mesh covers a cushion on the seat of the chair, so you are getting comfort as well as breathability.
What is the adjusting knob on the underside of the chair?
The dial on the underside of the chair is there for the feature of leaning back. The chair will have a certain level of give that you can lean into and tilt the back of the chair to an extent. Altering the dial on the underside of the chair will alter the pressure at which you need to lean.
The SIHOO Ergonomic Office Chair is a sleek and practical chair. Because of its clean black and silver colorway, it will effortlessly fit into any home office setting without having to worry about clashing. The frame is made from steel so is sturdy and supportive of the chair as a whole.
As we mention, there have been some issues with faulty or defective parts on arrival. Make sure you contact the company right away of this is the case. And in only a limited number of cases, certain adjustable mechanisms, like the headrest, have proven to loosen or fail after repeated use.
We also wish there was a depth adjustment option on this one. But you can’t have it all, especially at sucn a reasonable price point,
Given all of the criteria and categories that we have mentioned, we think that the SIHOO Ergonomic Office Chair is a great option for your home office.