Branded Office Chairs Part 5: Neutral Posture Top 3 – 5000, 6000 & 8000 Ranges

This week we turn to Neutral Posture in our look at leading branded chairs from top manufacturers. Although not as well known as some brands Neutral Posture produces some excellent ergonomic chairs. It's particularly good at making chairs to fit pretty much any size of user. Far too many chairs are made to fit average sized users. These simply don't work for anyone whose build falls outside the size range of such chairs .

So if you are short built or very tall or maybe weigh over 300 lbs Neutral Posture is highly likely to have a chair that's right for you.

Let's start by taking a look at it 5000 series.

5000 Range
Neutral Posture's 5000 range chairs are great for short built users.

Neutral Posture 5000 chair

Neutral Posture 5400 Model In Grey

They will work well for both male and female users from 4 feet 8 inches up to around 5 feet 7 inches tall.

The chairs will safely support users weighing between 90 and 275 lbs.

These chairs come with a comprehensive range of options to help you get the right chair for your needs.

There are 6 different models in the 5000 series mostly offering different sizes of seat including some offering contoured seat pads for those who prefer a molded seat to a flat one.

Arms are height and width adjustable ensuring a good fit for any user. These can be further enhanced with gel pads on the supports and even a swing arm option if you need the arms out of the way for a particular task.

Next up is the 6000 series.

6000 Range
The 6000 is ideal for both male and female users between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet 2 inches tall.

Neutral Posture 6000 chair

Model 6500 In Grey

The chairs can cater for a wide range of different user weights starting at 90 lbs and going up to 500 lbs.

As with the 5000 series there are 6 models to choose from each has broadly similar features and is highly adjustable. Most of the variation is in seat pad size and style.

There is also an optional headrest which can very useful if you like to recline a lot in your chair.

Another clever idea built into the right hand armrest is a slide out guide which explains how to adjust the various settings. And the options of gel topped arm pads and swing arms are both available to order.

Let's move on to the 8000 series

8000 Range
The 8000 range covers a broadly similar user profile to the 6000 and includes 6 models in total.

Neutral Posture 8000 chair

8600 Chair With Headrest

It's intended for male and female users between 5 feet 6 inches and 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing between 90 and 500 lbs.

However where it differs is in the styling of the back. It’s more sculpted so when you sit in the chair the back molds round your back rather than the flatter squarer surface of the 6000 range.

So if you prefer your chair back to wrap around your body this will make a good choice.

It also takes the optional headrest and works very well with it because the combination of the high back and headrest means that you get great support.

And these headrests include a lot of adjustability with a 9 inch height range as well as a 5 inch front to back adjustment too.

You can vary the angle of the rest and even the resistance too.


  • A 5000 series chair is great for short built users 4 feet 8 inches tall and upwards
  • 5000 series chairs can support users between 90 and 275 lbs
  • 6000 range chairs are designed for users between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet 2 inches tall
  • 6000 series chairs can support users between 90 and 500lbs
  • 8000 series chairs have sculpted backs and otherwise similar capabilities to the 6000 range
  • All Neutral Posture chairs have very comprehensive adjustments for great user comfort.

Further information
Here's where you can find full reviews of these ranges:

And here are links to the four previous articles in this series:

  1. Herman Miller top 3 branded office chairs
  2. Steelcase top 3 branded office chairs
  3. Humanscale top 3 branded office chairs
  4. HÅG top 3 branded office chairs



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