To help you select the size and design that’s ideal for you, we tested gaming seats from DX Racer, Secret lab, and other manufacturers.
One of the best ways to enhance your gaming experience is to invest in a high-quality, ergonomic PC gaming chair. Gaming chairs provide exceptional comfort for extended periods spent sat in front of a screen, whether you’re working or just relaxing. It provides you with a gaming throne and works well as a study chair or office chair. There are many alternatives that range from subtle to bold in terms of color selections, allowing you to tailor your room as you choose.
However, it might be challenging to determine whether a gaming chair is ergonomic and comfy while looking for one online. The search is made more difficult by the fact that many PC gaming chairs have a uniform appearance and a bewildering assortment of amenities, including padded armrests, retractable footrests, bucket seats, neck pillows, adjustable lumbar supports, and more. And in order to evaluate a PC gaming chair, you must have first-hand experience.
Your quest should get easier with the help of our recommendations for the top gaming chairs. The best gaming seats available right now are the ones we’ve gathered here (and the majority of the ones we looked into). Many of the features found in our recommendations are comparable, like caster wheels and seat padding for added comfort and ergonomic gameplay. Additional commonalities include 3D or 4D armrests that move forward, backward, and rotate inward and out, as well as adjustable spider bases. These are all appropriate for use as office chairs as well.
Beyond that, having a solid backrest and lumbar support are crucial in your hunt for the finest gaming chair. You want to look for a solid video gaming chair that fits your size. Here are the gaming chairs that we think are the greatest. Periodically, we’ll update this list.
This gaming chair is designed for those who don’t want to appear to own one. With full back support, 360-degree armrests, a head rest, and several height and angle adjustments, it does meet the needs of gamers. Nonetheless, it can pass for a stylish, high-end ergonomic office chair, unlike the majority of gaming chairs.
In place of the squishy faux leather couch appearance you see in many gaming chairs, it has a black mesh back. The mesh does an excellent job of maintaining airflow. In a reference to its gaming roots, the head rest cushion and the lumbar support stand out in vibrant colors. Red is the chosen color here, but other options include black, black with a white mesh, and white.
For me, the M7 hits two sweet spots: It’s one of the most adaptable, cosy work chairs I’ve ever used, and it’s also unquestionably the least unattractive gaming chair I’ve ever seen in person. The price is a drawback, but I would still compare it favorably to the renowned Herman Miller Aeron, which can cost up to 50% more. Daniel Ackerman
ErgoCentric Store US AirCentric 2
While gaming chairs are great, what if you prefer a chair that doesn’t make you feel enclosed in a cocoon? With no RGB lighting or strange, cup-shaped seats, the AirCentric 2 Multi-Tilt has an office chair-like design and is excellent for gaming.
The chair is now offered with a choice of light grey or black hardware and three major colors: black, dark grey, and royal blue. The breathable backrest has a lovely ribbed design on the back, and the word “air” in the name relates to that.
I’ve discovered that some styles don’t suit my long legs or support my butt well enough because I’m a somewhat tall person. The basic Air Centric 2 can support users up to 240 pounds and between 5 feet 4 inches and 6 feet 1 inches tall. I can comfortably extend my legs thanks to the seat’s height adjustment, and I won’t develop a numb posterior after eight hours in it. I discovered that when I sit at my desk in my regular chair, the Autonomous Ergo Chair Pro, I experience neck ache. I believe this is because I am unable to lift the chair high enough. I have not encountered this issue while using the Air Centric 2 over a period of several weeks.
The seat depth bar is the most crucial control on the Air Centric 2 in my opinion because it eliminates the need for a separate lumbar control. It allows you to adjust the seat back and forth so that the chair’s back can support yours adequately; I found it quick and simple to dial it in appropriately.
The chair I received included 360-degree swiveling arms as well as an optional headrest. Only the headrest of these could be deemed necessary because it is highly adjustable and keeps in place when your head rests against it. The other feature, the option to rotate the armrests, was lost on me because I personally prefer a chair without arms. You can save an additional $200 by purchasing the chair without the specialized arms.
I have been a player for many years, yet I avoid the “technicolor gamer aesthetic. The Air Centric is well worth the extra cost if, like me, you want something that is simple to put up, really pleasant to sit in, and doesn’t look like dog vomit. Costs begin at $831 (with armrests), with the headrest costing an additional $200. “Ty Pendlebury”
Anda Seat Fnatic Edition
For both tiny and large players, the Anda Seat Fnatic Edition is a major league gaming chair. The memory foam chair in black and orange is upholstered in scratch- and stain-proof PVC leather and is supported by a five-wheel base made of extra-large aluminum. To avoid scratching flooring, the large caster wheels are wrapped with polyurethane (PU).
The quality is superb, from the design to the brand embroidery on the chair and the supplied pillows. Up to 440 pounds and 6 feet 8 inches tall humans can be supported by it. The seat itself is very large and comfortable. My more petite girlfriend can sit easily on the chair with her legs crossed, and I never felt crammed into the seat. Although I never sit in that posture, it’s good to know for others who might.
You may recline the chair from 90 to 160 degrees, and the backrest is slightly under 2 feet broad. Large headrest and lumbar pillows are also present. The 4D armrests, which have soft PU covers and can be quickly raised, lowered, pushed forward and backward, twisted inward and outward, and moved in and out, add to the comfort.
The chair is easy to assemble and comes with all the necessary equipment. Fully constructed, it weighs slightly over 33 pounds.
Secretlab Titan XL 2020 (Update: Out of stock)
Finding a strong computer chair that is comfortable for a big guy with excess weight. With a maximum weight capacity of 390 pounds, Secretlab’s Titan XL 2020 chair is the largest in the Titan line and suggested for anyone between the heights of 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-10 (1.8 and 2 m) (176kg). The Titan XL is only more expensive, with prices starting at $524.
The Titan XL chair features the same configuration as other computer chairs, despite its size. The Titan XL requires a lot more time and space to assemble because every component is larger and heavier. After assembling the chair, I had a problem with the gas lift cylinder, which left my gaming seat only at one height. This might have happened since the box was stored for a while before assembly.
I’m certain that the Titan XL is the largest chair I’ve ever had after it’s assembled. Sitting on an adult chair is so close to being like being a child. The armrests, which were fairly broad to begin with and could be adjusted to make them narrower if necessary, were what I found to be most pleasant. In addition, the seat gave me a lot of padding for long periods of sitting. I also enjoy how smooth it is when I lean back.
Despite how cosy the chair is, there are some problems. The backrest is still rigid despite having the same soft leather as the seat. Three weeks into using the chair, the stiffness is still present. I already emphasized how well-built the Titan XL is, especially the wheelbase because it can support a lot more weight. Also, because it is constructed of metal, I frequently hit my feet against the wheelbase. The chair also has a tilt mechanism that can be used to recline, but I’ve learned to avoid it because it’s so unsettling to operate.
For individuals who want to spend money on a large, solid chair, the Titan XL 2020 is a smart option. With a 49-day return period, Secretlab offers a three-year warranty with the opportunity to add a second two-year period. — Gonzalez Oscar
DXRacer Master Modular Gaming Chair (Update: Out of stock)
A fully loaded DXRacer Master Modular gaming chair resembles something out of a science fiction film, or perhaps a dentist’s clinic. Despite its outward appearance, this $519 chair is incredibly comfortable and practical, especially if you use several gadgets to work and play simultaneously.
The chair, which is available in black, maroon, and brown, is covered in microfiber leather and has an aluminum base that can handle up to 275 pounds (124.7kg). Although it can support people up to six feet six inches tall, six feet is the ideal height (1.9m). The weight of the chair is just around 70 pounds.
I like that the Master Series features integrated lumbar support because it eliminates the need to fiddle with a pillow. The headrest that is fixed on a rail and holds the cushion in place is the same. In addition to being comfy, padded 4D locking armrests stay in place if you use them to assist you in getting out of the chair. The standard seat cushion is cosy and has a slight upward curve on the ends, which makes it easier for wider bottoms. For those who want to stay cool with extra ventilation, DXRacer also offers a mesh seat cushion. And that’s only the beginning of the customizations.
With the addition of a cup holder (no more desk spills) and two arms that support a few different gadgets, this chair sets itself apart from the competition. A laptop and a tablet or phone can be held in one arm. The integrated leg rest that glides under the base is the cherry on top. Each modular accessory is available separately.
All the necessary tools are included with the chair when it is shipped. It may need some assistance when being built because of its unusual form, which makes it heavier than a typical gaming chair. But, once it is constructed, the chair is quite satisfying to sit in and perfect for a circumstance like mine, where my personal computer takes up my desk and the Master Series arm is where I keep my business laptop.
Razer Iskur Gaming Chair
The Razer Iskur, which costs $499 (£299, AU800), is superior to other options on this list for a number of reasons. For instance, it’s a no-brainer if you adore the Razer brand. This chair is made specifically for gamers by gamers, as seen by its luminous green stitching, three-headed snake emblem, and snake-belly pattern on the back support.
Razer claims that the thick synthetic leather used to wrap the chair will prevent it from flaking like regular polyurethane leather does. It feels almost like leather, which is lovely, but it also makes noises that are similar to leather, such as creaking and squeaking. Regardless, it’s worthwhile if it lasts longer than a standard PU chair.
The Iskur is made for gamers who weigh up to 299 pounds (136 kg) and stand between 5 feet, 6 and 6 feet, 2 inches tall (170 cm to 190 cm). I’m 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weigh around 200 pounds (90.7 kg), and it feels just about right. When playing video games or working at a desk, you want a seat cushion that is firm and supportive. This is not the fluffy recliner on wheels you’re looking for. Similar to how the seat cushion’s angled sides embrace your hips, they provide you with a little extra side support. I like it, but if you have wide hips or want a flat, open seat style, you might not.
The armrests are large and lightly padded. Paddles under the outside edge allow you to change the height, and buttons inside allow you to move the rests left and right. You may slide the rests forward and backward as well as rotate them in and out by pushing the buttons on the front inside edge of the rests themselves. In essence, you can dial in the precise position you choose. The chair may be adjusted for height. You may sit back and daydream about all the ways you’ll destroy your adversaries because the chair’s back reclines and the entire seat tilts.
But the thing that really makes this chair stand out from the others is its lumbar support. The Iskur doesn’t rely on an attachable pillow that requires frequent adjustment, unlike comparable devices at this price. Instead, you raise a paddle underneath the chair, and a carved support rises forward like a snake with a mouse in its belly.
Herman Miller X Logitech Embody Gaming Chair
Even though it may seem absurd to spend as much on an office chair as you would on a midrange gaming laptop, given that many of us are spending more and more time at home, it is reasonable for home-based office-bound gamers to think about making a significant investment in their comfort, regardless of what is taking place onscreen. The $1,795 (£1,392) Embody Gaming Chair will provide you with superb back and shoulder support whether you’re perusing spreadsheets or are laser-focused on your next target.
Since 2011, the Embody design by Herman Miller has been offered for purchase as a high-end desk chair. The color scheme, which adds ocean blue highlights to the back panel and the height adjustment buttons for the seat and armrests, is the only thing about this edition that is notably “gamer-y,” aside from the marketing carried out in collaboration with Logitech. The cost of the gamer model is the same as the cost of the base regular office model. You can find the Embody in various colors for the same price or perhaps a little bit more, depending on your preference, if you don’t love the blue. Herman Miller’s 12-year warranty is included with every version of the chair, providing you with unparalleled protection for such a significant investment.
The chair excels at supporting the back. A tension adjustment knob on the right side allows you to fine-tune the support for your back and shoulders over a wide range of motion. You may very precisely customize the chair to your favorite sitting posture when combined with the three-position tilt adjustment. For the three weeks I used it for both work and gaming, I never got too hot thanks to the chair’s porous, multilayer upholstery, which Herman Miller refers to as “pixelated support.” I won’t say the chair is a magic cure, but I can attest to the fact that it allowed me to get some unusual things done to my back and shoulders as a result of spending a lifetime hunched over a computer.
X-Chair X3 ATR Management Chair
Despite not having the appearance of a gaming chair, the X-Chair X3 costs $950 (£635) and has all the functions you’d want.
One of the unique features is what X-Chair refers to as the Dynamic Variable Lumbar, which moves with you to provide you with constant support. For greater head and neck support, the headrest can be angled, elevated, and lowered. Furthermore included are highly adjustable arm rests with a 4-degree range of motion.
The tabs that allow you to move the foam seat base forward and backward are what I particularly like. Moreover, the mesh backrest provides better airflow than a traditional gaming chair. I can still feel a breeze even when my back is to the window.
The type I tried included both regular and clear X-wheel Active X premium wheels, which are similar to inline skate wheels and glide across the floor silently without scratching or hurting it. Locking wheels can also be added to the chair.
The X3 is protected with a multilayered nylon that is said to be responsive, supportive, and stain, spill, and water resistant. The normal chair can handle users up to 350 pounds and are 6 feet, 3 inches tall, but X-Chair additionally provides a larger cylinder for those who are taller. Joseph Kaminski
Maingear Forma-R Nero Gaming Chair
If you’re searching for an excellent gaming chair with a soft foam cushion pillow, the Maingear Forma is a good middle-of-the-road option. It’s practical, adaptable, and strong.
In it, you can swivel 360 degrees and lean back almost 180 degrees without toppling over, giving overly passionate gamers a safe gaming experience.
This affordable gaming chair is also the gaming chair that is best suited for bigger players, with a weight limit of 330 pounds.
A beautiful memory foam head pillow and lumbar pillow backrest are included with the chair to support the neck. I would place it slightly behind the upscale Secretlab chair in terms of overall comfort. The Forma would function well as an ergonomic office chair because it has a faux leather covering over a steel frame with an aluminum alloy base. The casters are extremely quiet, and the seat height of this high-quality gaming chair can be adjusted from 14.2 to 18.1 inches. Joseph Kaminski