Is the Lazy Boy Office Chair at Costco Worth Buying?

I want to redo my home office and one of the items at the top of my list is getting a new office chair.  I spend a lot of time sitting and typing so having a high quality office chair is important to me.

There is a Lazy Boy Office Chair at Costco, the Manager model, that recently caught my eye and made it onto my list of purchase possibilities.

Lazy Boy Office Chair at Costco

My only reservation at this point is that, while I know Lazy Boy is a high quality brand, I am not familiar enough with other manufacturers to know if buying a less expensive office chair from a lesser known brand would be a good deal or a waste of money.

Here is what I really like about the Lazy Boy Manager Chair at Costco.

The Chair is Extremely Comfortable

The two main reasons that I like this chair is because it looks great and is extremely comfortable.

The seat is constructed with four types of foam that provide overall comfort and differing levels of support at the front (softer) and back of the seat (firmer).

Comfort Core Construction

The chair comes with lumbar support which felt great on my lower back.

I probably looked pretty goofy when I was trying this chair out in the middle of the store.  It made my back, butt and legs really comfortable and I spent about five minutes just sitting there with a goofy smile on my face as hoards of shoppers filed past.

Nice Lumbar Support

The chair has dimensions of 30.4 inches long by 28.6 inches wide and there are about four inches of height adjustment available.  This makes the char the perfect size for me but please note that the chair does have a weight limit of 275 pounds.

The Office Chair is High Quality

The chair is black leather with white stitching and is solidly built.

The arms flip up, the seat height is adjustable and the chair is mounted on five swivel casters that offer stability with ease of movement.

Quality Stitching

Costco Value

The Lazy Boy Manager Chair costs $199 at Costco.

I checked out the Lazy Boy Chairs at Staples and did not really find an equivalent model for price comparison.  All of their leather office chairs had fixed arm rests and were in the $250-$320 price range.

I ran into the same issue when I checked with other online realtors.  There was a nice selection of Lazy Boys but they were all pretty expensive and had the fixed arm rest design that I am do not particularly like.

So far it looks like Costco has the best value on any Lazy Boy leather office chair.

Price of Lazy Boy Office Chair at Costco


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9 thoughts on “Is the Lazy Boy Office Chair at Costco Worth Buying?

  1. First of all it is bonded leather. I purchased this chair about 1 1/2 year ago from Costco. It’s been comfortable but I just noticed one side of the seat cushion is starting to develop cracks in the bonded leather. I called their customer support line today. Well guess what, they only warranty the cushion, back and arm rests for a year which is pretty pitiful. I was told since it is out of warranty they could sell me the part for $25.00 + shipping if they have it in stock. Well, they don’t have it in stock (wonder why) and the projected date of them getting more in is about 16 weeks out. I should have looked closer at the warranty before purchasing this. A few years back I purchased an office chair from Office Max and the chair was warrantied for 5 years. They replaced the bottom cushion because of cracking after 3 years without a problem. So to sum up, with this kind of warranty, I wouldn’t purchase this chair!

    1. I purchased the same chair, haven’t even had it 2 years. The leather is cracking on the arms and is also cracking on the seat towards the front and the seams are coming apart on the back of the chair. This chair is going back.!

  2. Yo compre una en Costco igual que esta, y su precio original era de $199.99; pero tenía un descuento de $50.00, por lo cual yo pague $149.99 + impuestos, desafortunademente al año de haberla comprado el cuero comenzó a agrietarse de los brazos, por lo que tuve que regresarla y la tienda Costco me devolvió lo que yo había pagado por dicha silla.

  3. has anyone started experiencing lower back pain after buying this chair? I’ve never had back issues in my life and now I have lower back pain and I’m wondering if it is this chair.

    1. Hi Jodie, I never had issues with my back, after using this chair I started developing lower back pain and sciatic nerve problems.

  4. 1st of all its $150 -200…. for an quasi-executive style office chair that will see much use. Put in perspect, I paid that much for a pair of brooks athletic shoes the other day, which will last 6 months, whereas I’ve had this chair for a good 2 years which makes me think the sofa chair was the better investment. True exec chairs can get up there $$$ so for 150-200, this was a righteous deal. 2nd of all, as we get older back pain is inevitable. I too have it now with sciatica but it aint the chair, its wear and tear, desk jobs, sessile lifestyle, and obesity being one of the more avoidable causes, but regarding the office chair this lazyboy has has been the most comfortable office chair I’ve experienced to date. No cracking pleather or bustin’ at the seams, the one fatal flaw for me however is now noticeable and that is the seat cushion has finally gone flat to where I can feel the infrastructure poking thru. I’d like to get a knife, slit the side, and stuff it with a foam insert, but I won’t. I’m going to fork over another $200 and get the same one I liked it so much.

  5. It is not worth purchasing. I would splurge and go for a better quality brand or model. I am 125 pounds and the chair leans to the left after less than one year. I would understand if I were pushing the weight limit, but I am nowhere near it. As soon as I pay off our other office furniture, I will be tossing these and investing in a different brand. I expected much more out of Lazy Boy.

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