I’ve sat in a lot of office chairs, but this may be the best throne for work — here’s why

Sturdy mesh and an intuitive design make this premium office chair a worthwhile investment

The OdinLake Ergo Butterfly 753 next to a white desk
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Tom's Guide Verdict

The Ergo Butterfly 753 is a unique-looking office chair that doesn’t skimp on features or comfort. It is priced a bit on the high side but this is an all-mesh ergonomic office chair with a premium look and feel that’s backed by a long warranty.


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    Extremely comfortable with great support

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    Unique butterfly design

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    Loads of adjustments

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    15-year warranty


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The OdinLake Ergo Butterfly 753 takes your standard ergonomic mesh office chair to a whole new level thanks to its innovative and one of a kind design. From its butterfly split backrest to the bicycle brake line-inspired adjustment system, this is one of the most unique office chairs I’ve tested so far.

This is certainly a premium office chair at $999, but if you work from home and spend a lot of time seated at a desk, it’s a worthwhile investment for years to come (especially with its 15-year warranty). For the price though, you’re getting plenty of adjustability in a sleek package.

Unlike other office chairs that can be difficult to adjust to your liking, The Ergo Butterfly 753’s main adjustments can be made right from the underside of its armrests. You can raise or lower the chair’s height with a simple pinch of the right armrest or lock in its 90-135 degree tilt at any angle from the left armrest. The only time you’ll need to go underneath the chair is to move the seat pan backward or forward or to change its tilt resistance.

For the most part, OdinLake also stuck with premium materials for the Ergo Butterfly 753 — sporting an aluminum alloy chassis and wrapped entirely in Korean FlexBreath Mesh. The Ergo Butterfly 753 also comes equipped with silent casters that make little to no noise while rolling smoothly across my hardwood floors.

If you’re tired of swapping out your own office chair every few years, this is one of the best office chairs you can get today and well worth the investment. Here are my favorite things about the Ergo Butterfly 753 and a few downsides you’ll want to consider. 

OdinLake Ergo Butterfly 753: Cheat Sheet

  • What is it? This is a premium ergonomic office chair.
  • Who is it for? You should consider this office chair over other models if you work from home and are looking for a major upgrade for your workspace. It’s also a good choice for people with back problems or or even if you just want to improve your posture.
  • What does it cost? You can pick one up for $999 with free shipping and a 30-day return policy.
  • Is it comfortable for long sessions? Absolutely! This office chair has an all-mesh design to help keep you cool and an adjustable lumbar support to help you maintain good posture for even longer.
  • What is the OdinLake Ergo Butterfly 753’s competition? This chair’s closest competitor is the X-Chair X2 K-Sport Management Chair which starts at $969 but this is without extras like a wider seat ($50) or the optional heating and massage ($100) accessories.

OdinLake Ergo Butterfly 753: Specs

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Maximum height32.7 inches
Weight75 pounds
Maximum load350 pounds
Maximum recline135°
MaterialFlexBreath Mesh
Adjustment points8
Warranty15 years

OdinLake Ergo Butterfly 753: The ups

The Ergo Butterfly 753 checks all the boxes when it comes to a premium ergonomic office chair. From adjustability and comfort to design, there’s a lot to like here and it’s all backed up by a lengthy warranty. These are my favorite features after using the Ergo Butterfly 753 as my daily driver for the past three months.

Float like a butterfly

The OdinLake Ergo Butterfly 753 up against a wall

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If you’ve never sat in a mesh office chair before, it almost feels like you’re floating since you don’t have a hard seat cushion supporting your weight. The Ergo Butterfly 753 gives you this same sensation, but you also feel supported at the same time due to the strength of the chair’s FlexBreath mesh which OdinLake claims can maintain “its form and function for up to 15 years.” There is a bit of give too and during my time using the chair, I liked how it felt as if the chair was moving with me as I adjusted my position throughout the day.

The dynamic lumbar support can be adjusted by lifting it up and it’s shaped in such a way that it mimics the natural curve of your spine. Meanwhile, its split backrest and adjustable headrest also helped me maintain good posture while using the chair.

Mesh mesh baby

The seat pan and armrests of the OdinLake Ergo Butterfly 753

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There’s a lot to like about the Ergo Butterfly 753’s all-mesh design. Not only does it keep you cool during the warmer months but it’s also a lot easier to clean than the fabric found on cheaper office chairs. 

Not all mesh is created equally though. For example, the  SIHOO Doro-C300 I reviewed last year felt very grippy at first but thankfully, it became smoother over time. Meanwhile, this chair had just the right mix of smooth and grippy from the get go.

I’m not sure if it’s due to the mesh OdinLake is using for the Ergo Butterfly, 753 but it’s worth noting that this premium office chair is only available in one color: black. I would have liked to see a gray or even a white option too.

A multi-purpose back bar

The OdinLake Ergo Butterfly 753 in front of a white desk

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If the butterfly-shaped backrest wasn’t enough, the Ergo Butterfly 753 has another unique feature and in fact, it’s one I’ve never seen on any other office chair before. At the top of the chair where the headrest meets the backrest, there is a 16-inch metal bar.

The Ergo Butterfly 753’s back bar serves two purposes, though it was designed with only one in mind. Beyond being the structural support of the whole chair, it’s also perfect for hanging a hoodie or even a light jacket on while you’re working. While this won’t be as useful at home, I could see it really coming in handy for those who work in an office.

Pushing the OdinLake Ergo Butterfly 753 down a hallway using its back bar

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On top of that, it also gave me a grip to easily pull the chair out from my desk each morning and move it around my house — in spite of just how heavy it is (more on that later). I wish more office chairs would follow in OdinLake’s footsteps here as the Ergo Butterfly 753’s multi-purpose back bar is a truly underrated feature. 

OdinLake Ergo Butterfly 753: The downs

There’s a lot to like about the Ergo Butterfly 753, but like all things, it’s not without its shortcomings. Fortunately, there are more pros than cons when it comes to this chair but I’d be remiss if I didn’t point them out. None of them are deal breakers, though, if you’re seriously considering this office chair over the competition.

Looks can be deceiving

The butterfly shaped mechanism on the back of the OdinLake Ergo Butterfly 753

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The Ergo Butterfly 753 is a great looking chair that blends in when viewed from the front and stands out when seen from the back. Its design is by no means distracting but it is a bit deceiving upon closer inspection.

Although it may appear like the Ergo Butterfly 753’s aluminum alloy chassis extends up from the bottom of the chair all the way into its split backrest, this isn’t actually the case. The butterfly bit that wraps around the backrest does look like it's made of metal when in reality it’s actually plastic. The Ergo Butterfly 753 is a heavy chair at 75 pounds, but I really thought the butterfly portion of the chair would be made from metal too. In practice though, this might have made the backrest too heavy which would have likely affected how the chair reclines.

As it turns out, the butterfly portion of the chair is actually just for decoration. Even when I leaned in hard to the back of the chair on the left or right side, my back never came into contact with it. This is because the Ergo Butterfly 753’s mesh is strong enough to prevent you from leaning too far back in either direction.

A significant investment

The casters on the OdinLake Ergo Butterfly 753

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At $999, the Ergo Butterfly 753 is far from an impulse buy. It likely won’t be your first ergonomic chair either. Instead, this type of premium ergonomic office chair caters to those who have been let down by cheaper chairs in the past. If you fall into this boat, you’ll be more than happy with the Ergo Butterfly 753. since you know what the alternative feels like. For those just using an ergonomic chair for the first time, it might be better to pick up something cheaper.

I will give OdinLake credit for the fact that there aren’t any upsells or add-ons available for this chair. Other chair makers like to charge you more for a headrest or extra to make a chair all mesh like this one. This isn’t the case with the Ergo Butterfly 753. Instead, what you see is exactly what you get.

OdinLake Ergo Butterfly 753: verdict

The Ergo Butterfly 753 may be on the higher side price-wise, but after using it for several months, I’ve seen no sign of any wear or tear. This is why you need to think of a premium ergonomic office chair like this one as an investment in your own health, comfort and productivity. 

Beyond arriving well-packed, it’s easy enough to put together thanks to the included instructions. As for adjustments, OdinLake provides detailed videos on its site and all of the switches, buttons and other toggles feature helpful diagrams to show you what each one does without having to break out the manual.

While I would have liked for the price to be slightly lower, I appreciate how OdinLake doesn’t try to sell you a headrest or a mesh seat pan as extra add-ons. Instead, everything you need is included in the price. And with that 7-year warranty, the Ergo Butterfly 753 is a solid investment and a chair that remains quite comfortable even after hours of prolonged use day after day.

Anthony Spadafora
Senior Editor Security and Networking

Anthony Spadafora is the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches and ransomware gangs to password managers and the best way to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. Before joining the team, he wrote for ITProPortal while living in Korea and later for TechRadar Pro after moving back to the US. Based in Houston, Texas, when he’s not writing Anthony can be found tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.