Chair Mechanisms - Seat Glide

Seat Glide Mechanism Diagram 

Glide through your workday with this seat glide mechanism. This feature allows you to slide the seat forward or backward to achieve a suitable seat depth for you, which in turn enhances back support and maintains optimal circulation of the legs. 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.

Compel Derby

Compel Derby Task Chair

This contemporary yet simple task chair features an adjustable, curved mesh back to allow for better air circulation and lower back support. A multi-density foam seat cushion provides comfort while sitting for extended periods of time and dual casters allow for effortless maneuverability. This functional chair also includes adjustable arms, seat slide adjustment and pneumatic seat height adjustment to accommodate various statures.

Eurotech Apollo Chair

Eurotech Apollo MT9400 Mesh Office Chair

A consistent user favorite; the Apollo has it all. It merges superior comfort, quality and adjustability. It features a breathable mesh to keep you cool, and a curved seat cushion with a gradual sloped edge to alleviate pressure behind the knees. This chair is highly customizable and adaptable, including a seat glide mechanism, allowing the user to slide the seat forward or back to achieve the desired placement.