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How Does Anthros Fit Different Heights?

  • February 6, 2024

Today, let's focus on a key consideration for anyone in the market for an office chair: the critical importance of height adjustment. If you’re wondering, "Am I too tall?” OR “Am I too short for the Anthros chair?", we have answers. While it can be challenging to find the right fit, we recognize that selecting the ideal chair is essential for your well-being, comfort, and productivity. Let's examine the several body shapes that the Anthros chair accommodates and why it can be the ideal choice for you.

What Makes Anthros So Unique?

Let's start by discussing what makes the Anthros chair special. This chair isn't your average office or gaming chair—it's the result of intensive research and development, with unmatched comfort and support in mind. Here are a few important points:

Two-Part Back System: This patent-pending design conforms to the curves of your body to give your upper and lower back specific support.

Contoured Foam Seat with Pressure-Relieving Cutouts: The seat's design minimizes pressure points and produces a cloud-like sitting sensation.

Tilt Mechanism: The Anthros chair has a tilt mechanism that, in contrast to typical reclining chairs, is intended to lessen tiredness while preserving ideal posture.

"Am I Too Tall or Too Short for the Anthros chair?"

The Anthros chair is adaptable for people of all shapes and sizes. Using anthropometric data (average measurements of the human body), 3D human modeling, and extensive seating expertise and research, the Anthros chair was designed to accommodate the majority of the population. Let’s take a look at each feature of the chair:

“Will the back system work for really short or really tall people?”

Two-part back system: There were several considerations taken into account in the design of this system; namely the position of the back pads and the pivot points.

  • Low back pad position: This pad is designed to hit the top of the pelvis. And research shows that the height of a pelvis only varies by about 4cm between shorter and taller individuals. A tall person sits farther back on the seat and the pad is in its highest position for a tall person, supporting the top of the pelvis. A shorter person sits shallower on the seat and as the low back pad comes forward, it rotates slightly downward and will hit the shorter person at the top of the pelvis.
  • Upper back pad: This pad is intended to simply offer gentle support since the low back pad is responsible for aligning the spine and holding it there. Although the upper back pad will make contact in a slightly different place, the user will get the needed thoracic stability and the taper allows shoulders rolling back and freedom of arm movement.

We tested our chairs on persons 4’11”- 6’8” and found that the chair supported them in an effortless upright position.



Contoured Cushion with Pressure-Relieving Cutouts

The Anthros seat cushion was created with the knowledge and experience of designing wheelchair seat cushions for over 70 years, with a focus on providing care for the most vulnerable sitting population. Anthropometric data was used to start the design process, and 3D human simulation was subsequently used to modify the design to get the lowest peak pressures. The first designs were constructed based on the human form, but we thought we could achieve lower pressures than what we were seeing. Peak pressures were significantly lowered after we created empty pressure relief cutouts beneath the seat bones. The size and design of these domes were then refined to guarantee that subjects of all shapes and sizes would experience the same benefits.

The seat depth and width were intended to accommodate a large range of heights and sizes. The depth is determined by the low back pad placement.

“What if I have greater than the 2-3 finger ergonomic rule of seat depth because I’m tall?”

This ergonomic standard was developed to ensure maximum pressure distribution along the femurs and buttocks. In a standard chair, the fact that you have less femoral contact on the seat can result in high peak pressures and DISCOMFORT.

BUT, the cushion of the Anthros chair is unlike any other. The contours, pressure-relieving cutouts, and Cloudtex fabric under the cover provide pressure reduction unlike any other! Pressure mapping shows that someone who is 6’8 in the Anthros chair has lower peak pressures than when sitting in a mesh chair or standard foam cushion. Even with greater than 2-3 finger widths between the back of the knee and the chair!

“Will the Anthros chair fit me if I’m short?”

Since the seat depth is determined by the low back pad, we have shown that people 4’11” and up can benefit from the Anthros chair. The pressure relieving cutouts extend to this shallower position on the seat so the user will experience the comfort of low peak pressures. We provide a foot support with each chair so that shorter users have adequate leg support and feet do not dangle.

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The Anthros Difference

The Anthros chair has your back, literally, regardless of your height—whether you're an NBA player or not quite there. The Anthros chair is made to accommodate a variety of body shapes. Whether you are tall, short, or in between, our chair will probably fit you perfectly.

Keep in mind that purchasing an Anthros chair is an investment in your productivity, well-being, and health. So, are you prepared to sit in the comfiest chair on earth? Try Anthros; your body will thank you!

Zero Risk, Maximum Gain

We get it. Investing in a new office chair can be a significant decision. You want to make sure it’s going to be a GOOD FIT. Our policy is No-Risk, All-Reward. If after 30 days you decide it's not for you, we have an easy return process. With our unique design and the customizable adjustments we offer, we’re confident you will find that our chair fits you just right!


If you are looking to improve posture and decrease pain while sitting, look no further than Anthros.

Anthros is the only chair in the world that is guaranteed to improve posture or your money back. The science-backed, patented design is registered with the FDA as a posture-improving chair and is proven to have the lowest pressure (most comfortable) cushion on the planet (verified by university testing).

Take the next step to reducing pain, increasing comfort, and maximizing performance!


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