Ergonomic Chairs Buyers Guide Part 3 - Mesh Chairs


Open office space showcasing mesh chairs

If you are looking for a stylish but ergonomic chair that will suit a modern office or home environment, a mesh chair is perfect. Their worldwide popularity means the market is flooded with mesh chairs but their quality can vary greatly and not all of them can truthfully call themselves ergonomic. We’ve done the research for you and found six mesh chairs that tick the most of the boxes.


Advantages of Mesh Chairs

The type of office chair you like to use is a personal choice. Some users choose a mesh chair over a task chair because they prefer the sleek profile that fits in minimalist office designs.

Others like the increased air circulation a mesh chair provides on a hot summer’s day. If your office doesn’t have an air conditioner that can keep up with the heat, a mesh chair’s open weave allows your back to breathe.

For offices with hot desking, staff want to move desks knowing they can sit in a hygienically clean chair. The backs of mesh chairs don’t soak up sweat and body oils like an upholstered chair back and can be easily wiped clean.

The chair is one of the most critical pieces of equipment for office workers so choose wisely. Long hours spent sitting in an unsuitable office chair can lead to non-accidental back injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck strain, back and leg pain. Mesh chairs offer an ergonomic shape and support meaning an office worker can stay comfortable and productive all day long.

There is a mesh chair to suit almost everyone. We only stock chairs that can be ergonomically adjusted to fit nearly any body shape. The quality of the materials is important to ensure the mesh back can’t be easily damaged, and the foam seat is durable enough for years of daily use.

This is a multi-part buyers guide. Take a look at Part 1: Ergonomic Office Chairs Buyers Guide here and Part 2: Task Chairs here.

See our Buyers Guide below to find the mesh chair that suits you best.


Humanscale Smart

  • Top of the mesh chair range
  • Gel seat
  • Self-adjusting and weight sensitive to your body’s movements
  • Tri-panel mesh
  • Modern design


  • Comfort
  • Adjusts to your movement – self-adjusting
  • Style
  • Quality build
  • Seat slide included for extra length
  • Available in heavy duty option (180 kg)


  • Higher price point

The Humanscale Smart mesh chair is available for purchase in the online store.


Humanscale Liberty

  • Form-sensing mesh technology
  • Self-adjusting so fewer levers required
  • Tri-panel mesh
  • Modern design


  • Form-sensing mesh allows for continual support
  • Suits a range a different body types
  • Self-adjusting
  • Quality
  • Style
  • Seat slide included for extra length


  • Higher price point

For more information, see the Humanscale Liberty mesh chair in the online store.


Gregory Evoke

  • Member of the Gregory “my Chair” Range
  • Dual-density seat technology
  • Modern aesthetic
  • Adjustable lumbar support
  • Ergonomic 3-lever mechanism with ratchet back


  • 3 seat sizes to choose from
  • Dual-density seat technology
  • Style
  • Adjustability


  • Lack of flexibility in the back
  • Lumbar support limited

You can find the Gregory Evoke mesh chair in our online store.


Gregory Storm

  • Excellent all-round mesh chair
  • Fully featured including a seat slide and adjustable arms as standard
  • Australian made
  • 2-lever Syncho mechanism


  • Price point
  • Flexibility of roles


  • Lack of seat options
  • Limited adjustment of lumbar support

See the Gregory Storm mesh chair in the online store for more information.


Therapod CPOD

  • Complete lumbar support system with 15 adjustments
  • High back with headrest
  • Classed as medical – GST free
  • Gel-Teq seat
  • Suitable for 24/7 control rooms


  • Adjustability – ideal for users with back issues
  • Suitable for continual use situations
  • Large Gel-Teq seat


  • Higher price point
  • High adjustable back may be overkill for a standard user

See more information and a photo of the futuristic-looking Therapod CPOD in the online store.



  • Great entry level mesh chair
  • Ergonomic 3-lever mechanism
  • Adjustable back support


  • Low price point
  • Medium and large seat options
  • Ergonomic 3-lever mechanism


  • Fixed back limits support and adjustability

For more information, see the Airmesh in the online store.

If you aren’t sure which mesh chair is the most comfortable for you, call into our Perth showroom or give one of our ergonomic chair experts a call on (08) 9240 7066 or contact us online.