The Best Standing Desks

The Best Standing Desks

Our pick

Uplift V2-Commercial Standing Desk

Uplift V2-Commercial Standing Desk

A first-rate, good-looking standing desk you can customize to your needs

Uplift’s crossbar-enhanced standing desk is more stable than most rivals, and it’s fast and smooth in operation. It has the largest height range so it can accommodate more people.

Buying Options

$710* from Uplift Desk

*At the time of publishing, the price was $600.

The Uplift V2-Commercial Standing Desk offers the best mix of performance and features of the desks we tested. It responds quickly to input from your choice of three control keypads and produces minimal wobble even at tall heights thanks to the frame’s crossbar and thick legs. Because you can set it around 3 inches lower than competing desks, the V2-Commercial can better fit people who are below about 5-foot-2, but it also meets the sitting and standing needs of those who are as tall as 6-foot-6. Testers loved the look of the 1-inch-thick curved bamboo desktop, but if you’d prefer a different style, Uplift offers 19 options. The company also has four frame colors to choose from and multiple add-on accessories, so you can truly make this desk your own.

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Runner-up

Fully Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk

Fully Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk

Less expensive and nearly as customizable

The Jarvis is pleasant to work on and has a lower base price than many competitors. However, it’s slightly less stable than the other desks we tested, and as with other desks, the price of customization options adds up.

Buying Options

$590 from Fully

The Fully Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk checks all the boxes for a good adjustable-height standing desk: a wide range of heights to accommodate most people, a long warranty, reliable customer support, and stability in line with that of most other desks we tested. The Jarvis was our top pick for more than four years, and it’s still a great desk—one that Fully has made even better in the past year with improvements to the frame that reduce wobbling at all heights. Fully sells a wide variety of standing desk accessories, such as desk drawers and monitor arms. However, some customization options that are included in the Uplift desks’ base price—such as fully extended legs, which are necessary to accommodate most people—cost extra with the Jarvis. Most of our testers found the Jarvis’s new OLED keypad more annoying than physical buttons, too. Still, those small trade-offs might be worth making for a reliable, handsome standing desk that typically starts at about $100 less than our top pick. Plus, it comes with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, with no return shipping fees.

Also great

Uplift V2 Standing Desk

Uplift V2 Standing Desk

A highly customizable standing desk for taller people

This desk is nearly as stable as its sibling, the Uplift V2-Commercial, and a little cheaper. If you’re taller than 6-foot-6, it’ll accommodate you better, too.

Buying Options

$650* from Uplift Desk

*At the time of publishing, the price was $540.

The Uplift V2 Standing Desk is almost identical to the V2-Commercial Standing Desk, except that its height range starts about 3 inches higher than that of the V2-Commercial (25.3 inches versus 22.6 inches) and tops out at about 2 inches higher (50.9 inches versus 48.7 inches). That makes it a better fit than the Uplift V2-Commercial for people who are over 6-foot-6. The V2 desk with the standard frame costs slightly less than the commercial version, but it’s also slightly wobblier at its tallest height settings. Otherwise, the two models have the same customization options and a long, all-inclusive seven-year warranty.

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Our pick

Uplift V2-Commercial Standing Desk

Uplift V2-Commercial Standing Desk

A first-rate, good-looking standing desk you can customize to your needs

Uplift’s crossbar-enhanced standing desk is more stable than most rivals, and it’s fast and smooth in operation. It has the largest height range so it can accommodate more people.

Buying Options

$710* from Uplift Desk

*At the time of publishing, the price was $600.

Runner-up

Fully Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk

Fully Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk

Less expensive and nearly as customizable

The Jarvis is pleasant to work on and has a lower base price than many competitors. However, it’s slightly less stable than the other desks we tested, and as with other desks, the price of customization options adds up.

Buying Options

$590 from Fully

Also great

Uplift V2 Standing Desk

Uplift V2 Standing Desk

A highly customizable standing desk for taller people

This desk is nearly as stable as its sibling, the Uplift V2-Commercial, and a little cheaper. If you’re taller than 6-foot-6, it’ll accommodate you better, too.

Buying Options

$650* from Uplift Desk

*At the time of publishing, the price was $540.

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