Chair Mechanisms - Back Height Adjustment

Back Height Adjustment Diagram 

Need a back adjustment? This feature allows you to adjust the height of the back of the chair in proportion to the seat cushion, reducing strain on the lower back, for a more supportive posture. We selected a couple of our favorite chairs with this feature below.

This mechanism guide is designed to provide information about chair functions and features so you can make an informed decision based on your needs, preferences and styles. For more information on other chair mechanisms, check out our chair buying guide.

Alera Elusion Chair

Alera® Elusion Series Mesh Mid-Back Multifunction Chair

Featuring a multifunction mechanism with seat glide, Alera built this chair to work and move with you. Adjust the back angle in proportion to the seat, or adjust the tilt in free floating, infinite locking or forward tilt positions. Rest arms atop plush polyurethane pads and adjust the height and width to reach your desired placement. Keep cool with a breathable mesh back, and stay comfortable with a curved, sloping seat cushion designed to alleviate pressure on the legs, making it easier to sit for an extended period of time. A five-star base with casters allows for effortless maneuverability around the workspace.

Alera Etros Chair

Alera® Etros Series Mesh Mid-Back Petite Multifunction Chair

This mesh, mid-back chair is an affordable option, without sacrificing comfort and support. Designed specifically for petite users, but can be adjusted to suit users of various sizes, this chair provides options, allowing the user full control. A three-lever multifunction mechanism adjusts the back angle relative to seat, seat slide and forward tilt. Along with height and width adjustable arms, the back of the chair can also be heightened or lowered based on the height of the user.