Fellow gamer, hello! My goal here at Gaming Chairs Hunter is to find the perfect gaming chair for everybody’s ass.
However, there’s this issue of picking the best gaming chair among 100s (if not 1000s) of gaming chairs. I’ve spent more than $3000 on 10+ gaming chairs over the last 5 years and 8 out of 10 of them where just ‘meh’.
What I realized is that picking the best gaming chair that actually makes you a better gamer is not all that simple, especially if you’re looking for a comfortable chair with some ergonomic features that will enable you to complete a 12-hour Civilization V game without actually knowing you’re sitting on a chair.
Or one that would finally lift my KD in Call Of Duty!
We all hate uncomfortable chairs that are literally a pain in the ass. And, you know, I don’t want to have backpains when I’m in my 30s just because I love to game like crazy.
That’s why I’ve dedicated myself, almost religiously, to a single goal:
This is the ultimate guide of the best gaming chairs on the planet and of little tricks and tips on how to choose a chair that will be best for you personally.
Types Of Gaming Chairs (Let’s Start With What Kind Of Chair You’re Really Looking For)
There are different kinds of gaming chair because they’re different kinds of people who play games. That’s pretty obvious, right?
Roughly speaking you have 3 kinds of gamers and thus 3 types of gaming chairs:
- High school kids and college students who want awesome looking gaming chair for cheap. I’ve been there; flashy colored racing gaming chairs with sick 4D armrests that are often uncomfortable but cost less than $400 are the pinnacle of gaming existence when gaming from your parent’s basement or college dorm.
- Employed guys in their 20s and early 30s that are looking for high-end high-quality top-tier gaming chairs. These are usually chairs that pro gamers use, are crazy comfortable and fairly ergonomic. The ultimate feature is a real leather cover that feels great and is durable; such pro gaming chairs cost about $500.
- Guys in 30s and beyond who know the value of having a truly ergonomic gaming chair and they opt for the proper office chairs for gaming. For them, it’s not uncommon to buy a Herman Miller chair they can use both in the office and for gaming. All in all, these chairs can reach a price point of $1000 but last forever, are upscale and, above all else, protect your back while gaming.
Types Of Gaming Chairs
Of course, these are not the fixed rules of which kind of gaming chair you should get. If you are a college student with enough money and health-oriented mind, obviously you’re looking at a Herman Miller office chair as your best choice.
It is also not uncommon for 35+ year-old guys to look at a screaming red gaming chair with dragons wings, PU leather, and 6D armrests and say: “Yeah, that’s the one!”
19 Best Racing Gaming Chairs (Standard Ones For Less Than $300, Appropriate For High School, College Guys)
1. VON RACER Massage Gaming Chair Racing Office Chair
The VON RACER is a true nobility among the racing chairs. It’s not because it has VON in its name; it’s because of the trio of sick looks, complete comfortability, and low price.
Despite being a racing gaming chair, the VON RACER gaming chairs offer some extraordinary features that every young gamer should be looking for.
These include a fully spine-oriented backrest with an USD-power massage support in the lumbar area that only $500+ chairs can offer:
The VON RACER is both sturdy and durable. You don’t want a 30-pound chair that will be loose and easy to kick around.
It is a bit more complex to set up and it will usually take about 30 minutes to fully install a VON RACER chair. That’s quite understandable given the wide range of features the chair offers.
Looking through the reviews of the VON RACER chair, people point out how cool it looks and see major value in the comfortability and lumbar massage support. Here’s one VON RACER chair review:
What I personally found most amazing about this chair is that is costs less than $200.
Having reviewed tons of gaming chairs, I’ve yet to find one that would offer such comfortability (with massage pillow, no less), gaming experience and sturdy/durable design for such a low price.
Let’s look at some pros and cons of VON RACER chair:Sleek design with spine-oriented backrest. Powerful integrated metal frame with 350 lbs max. capacity. USB-powered massage pillow for long gaming sessions. Footrest under the seat for additional comfy time. Incredible price point of below $200. It does take up to 30 minutes to fully assemble it.
2. ENOW Diamond Shaped PU Leather Chair For Big Guys [Upgraded]
It’s absolutely crazy to see such an incredibly big chair with a perfect 5-star rating. In ENOW gaming chair not only big and tall guys but even huge guys feel as comfortable as f****ck.
There are two reasons why the ENOW chair is one of the most comfortable gaming chairs for big guys:
- It’s really huge. You don’t have squeeze your legs, ass or arms anywhere, there is plenty of space.
- The unique diamond-shaped design you can see on the PU leather. The little lines in the leather make it more breathable; that means less sticky and with enabled air circulation.
If you’re overweight, you realize that you should be careful about your back a bit more, even when sitting. The fitted memory foam pillow in the lumbar area and the 2D armrests take care of some of the weight and partially relieve the stress on the spine.
Pretty much every reviewer realized how comfortable it is and just can’t get enough of it. A bit of the warning in this ENOW gaming chair review – putting it together might not be difficult but the instructions are somewhat lacking:
For the ENOW gaming chair to be able to hold a maximum of 500 lbs, the design of the chair has to be literally made out of steel. All the necessary tools you’ll need to set it up are packaged together with the ENOW chair.
It should take about 15 minutes to put the giant chair for big guys together. For technically unskilled gamers (such as myself, what I know computers, not how to put stuff together!), it can take up to 30 minutes.
The best thing is the price. You won’t find such a huge gaming chair anywhere for less than $250. Obviously, materials costs and the bigger the chair the bigger the material cost. However, the ENOW chair producers managed to keep down the costs splendidly.
Here is the summary of the ENOW gaming chair review:Incredible 500 lbs max. capacity, appropriate even for huge guys. Breathable diamond-shaped PU leather is much less sticky. 2D armrests to take the weight of your spine. Incredible price point of below $250. Assembly instructions are somewhat lacking. Not appropriate for short guys under 200 lbs.
3. AutoFull Pink Gaming Chair With Bunny Ears (For Girl Gamers)
Let’s get straight to the obvious; yes, the AutoFull chair is pink and, yes, it has bunny ears. That doesn’t automatically mean that hardcore gamers should make jokes out of the pinkish gaming chair. It deserves the 3rd place on the list of best racing chairs for a very good reason:
It’s absolutely brilliant!
The AutoFull chair has an integrated metal frame and SGS4 (not SGS3, mind you) explosion-proof gas spring. The body-hugging design with memory foam and premium PU leather follows the natural curvature of your back to provide the maximum support.
Now get this: the AutoFull is used by International Pro Leagues such as LPL, MDI and WCA. This is a chair for pros (and, yes, it has cute bunny ears):
This is the chair that surprised me the most. It might look pinky and girly, but is has as thorough ergonomic design as many of the high-end office chairs.
Not to mention the quality materials the AutoFull is made out of.
If you check out the list of the cutest pink gaming chairs, you’ll notice that the AutoFull takes the 1st place, thanks to a sturdy built and the amazing Kawaii design.
Here is one thorough review of the AutoFull pink chair (notice the installation time and office-compatibility):
The AutoFull is primarily a pro gaming chair. However, you can also use it as an office chair; the flashing pink color and bunny ears would invigorate even the most boring office.
All in all, it’s surprising that the AutoFull doesn’t take the 1st place on the list of the best gaming chairs. Some people (especially guys) prefer colors like black, blue, even red, but don’t really go for pink (guys, if you need a blue AutoFull chair, you can check out AutoFull Warrior review).
Let’s look at the other pros and cons of the AutoFull pink gaming chair:Top-notch materials: Integrated metal frame, SGS4 spring, premium PU leather, sturdy casters. Ergonomic like $500+ office chairs. The backrest follows the natural curvature of your spine. Amazing Kawaii design with sakura base. International Pro Leagues such as LPL, MDI and WCA. It’s pink and it has bunny ears! It’s pink and it has bunny ears! (some guys hate that because, you know, it might endanger their toughness or whatever). A bit tricky installation process that might take up to 30 minutes.
4. DESINO Cheap Gaming Chair (The Best Gaming Chair Under $100)
People who’re looking for high quality and durable gaming chairs that cost less than $100 have another thing coming. The cost of higher quality materials like an integrated steel frame, premium PU leather, and some fine ass casters will proper the cost of the gaming chair north of $100.
Here is the story enters DESINO. Here are two surprising facts about the DESINO gaming chair:
- It does cost less than $100.
- It did end up on a list of top racing gaming chairs.
How is that possible? Surely a $100 gaming chair like DESINO can’t compete with $200 and $300 chairs made out of high-quality materials and with a list of extra features, right?
That’s not entirely true. The secret to why DESINO gaming chair is so beloved by gamers on the budget is in this; the chair comes with pretty much every basic setting other more expensive chairs come with, is built with sturdy materials and (to save costs, of course) it doesn’t have some extra features like 4D armrests, footrests or extremely deep padding.
Here is how the chair that has all the basic components covered (at half of the price of pretty much every other gaming chair on the list) looks like:
You can see that the DESINO chair is well built. The heavy-duty steel brings the total weight capacity up to standard 300 lbs.
The high-density raw cotton is also nice to have, BUT you want to have plenty of it to make the chair comfortable. Or even better, you want to have the raw cotton padding positioned in such a way to follow to the natural curvature of your spine and made the chair ergonomic with the smart use of it.
Unfortunately, the DESINO chair, despite being well built, is not the most comfortable nor the most ergonomic chair in the world. That’s honestly the biggest drawback with this otherwise very functional and, above all, cheap gaming chair.
Let’s run the pros and cons, shall we?Very good materials for such a cheap chair. Simple and cool basic design (red and black combination). Best gaming chair under $100. Not the most comfortable or ergonomic chair. Lacks some fancy features. Not as durable as other $100+ chairs (obviously).
5. Cougar Armor Titan Gaming Chair Review (Top-Notch Durable Chair)
You can deduce that this is one badass chair just from its nickname “The Titan”. Cougar Armor is a well-established European gaming chair company known for chairs like Cougar Armor One and Cougar Armor S Luxury. The top of the line chair from Cougar Armor is called, you guessed it, “The Titan” for a reason.
It is made out of steel. Gaming chairs with incorporated steel are known for their durability and providing strong back support. However, what usually goes first is the upholstery. The Cougar Armor Titan uses a thick version of PU leather that is incredibly durable and looks pretty badass:
The really impressive thing about the Cougar chair is its seat width. Ordinarily, gaming chairs have a seat width of about 20 inches; big guys sure don’t find them very comfortable. The Cougar Titan has a 23.5-inch wide seat. That makes for one comfy gaming chair.
Currently, it has an amazing 4.5+ rating on Amazon and the reviewers absolutely adore the Titan. Here is one Cougar Armor Titan chair reviewer who goes quite into details of why this is the best gaming chair on the planet:
Given the top-notch use of durable materials such as steel and PVC leather, combines with the explosion-proof gas piston and an amazing 4D armrests, the cost of the Cougar Armor chair is higher than for most of the racing gaming chairs on the list.
Nonetheless, its sheer size and excellent durability make “The Titan” one of the best gaming chairs money can buy.
Here is a summary of pros and cons for Cougar Armor Titan chair:One of the most durable racing chairs. Sturdy design with steel and PVC leather. Pretty much every reviewer absolute loves The Titan. Amazing 4D armrests. Not appropriate for small guys. Does cost $300+.
6. Arozzi Verona V2 Advanced Italian Gaming Chair (Viva L’Italia)
Italians had always had a good taste for design; their sports cars like Ferrari and Lamborgini are a great testament to that. Of course, when they’ve decided to design gaming chairs, that spirit of Italian design was ingrained into the chair; and, voila!, the Arrozi Verona V2 chair was born.
To make the V2 chair comfortable it uses the high-density foam which is quite responsive to movement. Together with the double lumbar and high-back support, it makes the Arrozzi Verona V2 chair fairly ergonomic:
The V2 chair is a true testament how to incorporate a balance between a comfortable and ergonomic gaming chair while at the same time keeping the design simple. Usually, we see comfortable gaming chairs with an absurd amount of padding and ergonomic chair with an absurd amount of moving adjustable parts.
This Italian chair manages to encapsulate the gamer while also providing him or her with extra features such as 180-degree recline and rocking function.
Here are the pros and cons of the Arozzi Verona chair:Very good comfortability/ergonomic balance. Minimalistic Italian design. 180-degree recline function for comfy naps. Not as expensive as premium racing chairs. It is (and feels) a bit lightweight. Not for heavy people. Overall, it is not the most comfortable gaming chair on the list.
7. HEALGEN Back Massage Gaming Chair with Footrest (One Of The Most Comfortable Gaming Chairs)
The HEALGEN is one of the most wholesome gaming chairs, especially when it comes to how comfortable it feels. Cheap gaming chairs which are wannabe comfortable usually include some high-back pillow and small lumbar support.
Not HEALGEN gaming chair. This is a seriously comfortable gaming chair because pretty much every part of it is designed to snug you neatly in it. It has:
- Back massage function. Yeah, not the lumbar one, but a really middle-back massage (powered by a simple USB plug).
- Thick padding on the seat. That’s where the ample padding is usually most needed.
- Footrest + reclining function. This enables you to even nap in the chair, with your legs lifted up.
- Thicker than the usual frame that appropriately supports your weight from all sides.
It is nice to have a comfortable chair. However, this is even more important when picking out a gaming chair you’ll use for long-hour gaming and HEALGEN is just the chair to deliver the right amount of comfy.
Where it leaves all other racing chairs behind is its unique massage function. It is designed to massage a larger portion of your back; here is how you can set it up:
I don’t have to point out that HEALGEN gaming chair has a reclining option (down to the 155-degree angle) and the full 360-degree swivel rotation; that’s pretty much the industry standard as far as racing gaming chairs go.
People are pretty psyched by how comfortable the HEALGEN chair is for gaming (and for watching movies, apparently):
The base is heavy duty with 5 smooth-rolling casters. The casters are made out of polyurethane, not rubber (which would be better). Here are pros and cons of the HEALGEN chair and as you’ll see pretty much the only drawback are those damn low-grade casters:The most comfortable gaming chair under $200. Sturdy design with 350 lbs max. weight capacity. Extraordinary massage feature (USB enabled). Surprisingly on budget for such a great chair Casters are made out of PU. Rubber would be better.
8. E-WIN Big And Tall 400 LBS Gaming Chair (That I Should Hate, But Don’t)
Look, don’t get me started on E-WIN. I despise them almost as much as EA Sports and, honestly, they truly deserve it. I mean, the very description for the E-WIN chair starts with “Suitable for fat guy”. Well, f*ck you too!
Ok, all the prejudice aside, the 400 lbs E-WIN gaming chair does deserve to be called on of the best gaming chairs. I so much pains me to say this, I hate the company but I still put their chair on the list because it’s just so great.
I guess the “geniuses” there at E-WIN figured it would be a good idea to take a computer gaming chair and a comfy car seat and combine the two into an E-WIN gaming chair. It saddens me to say so, but it worked like a charm.
Arguably the best part of the E-WIN chair is the backrest. Do you see those blue squares on the backrest? These are designed to dissipate heat from your back and make the backrest both cooler and more comfortable.
The sitting area is 21.7 inches wide which is more than most of us need. The adjustable armrests, on the other hand, made the E-WIN chair somewhat customizable.
They really put some effort into the installation process: all the parts are pre-installed and E-WIN even created an installation video so you can be sure you’ll be able to put the whole chair together in less than 30 minutes.
Despite E-WIN being notorious for harsh pricing, they haven’t taken this part with their gaming chair. It’s priced at less than $200 which is quite a funny figure for such an overwhelmingly great chair.Design: mixture of computer chair and cosy racing car seat. Superb backrest with heat dissipation cells. Top-notch materials; Class 4 spring, integrated metal frame. Pretty much best thing released by E-WIN. Made by E-WIN (which I personally hate). Not suitable for small guys.
9. Vertagear SL2000 TSM Original Gaming Chair (State-Of-The-Art Sleek Design)
If you’re a gamer and have done your research about the best gaming chairs, you must’ve stumbled on the Vertagear SL2000 chair. This is the iconic Vertagear chair that introduced the “slide in” design for quick gaming chair assembly process.
The Vertagear chairs are known for their use of superior materials; for example, the upholstery is PVC leather (not the PU leather). To create that most satisfying comfortable feeling, the Vertagear SL2000 uses the ultra-premium resilience foam (the high-density sort, not the cheap low density or medium density one).
In the end, it really matters how the chair looks and you can judge from the photo below is the Vertagear SL2000 is really the coolest looking gaming chair ever:
The secret of why it looks so sleek is because it’s ultra-thin. Normally, ultra-thin would mean less stable at best and a complete disaster at worst.
You can read more about the evolution of Vertagear gaming chairs here.
To even add to the comfortability, you get extra lumbar and high-back support pillows. These do make the Vertagear SL2000 chair a bit thicker (less sleek) but more comfortable. You can choose to add those or use this premium chair without them; it’s really sleek vs. comfortability compromise here.
It’s really difficult to include all the pros of the Vertagear SL2000 chair here, but lets give it a try:Made by Vertagear, a company known for it’s proficiency in gaming chairs design. Look sleek as f*ck. Premium PVC leather upholstery and steel frame. Premium high density resiliance foam for ultimate comfort. Extra lumbar and high-back pillows are included in the package. Easy “slide in” installation. Premium brand = Premium price.
10. DXRacer Tank Series Gaming Chair Review (Biggest Gaming Chair On The Planet!)
If you’re looking for a gaming chair for big and tall guys, and what you really want is a goddamn TANK, the DXRacer has you covered. We are, of course, talking about the one and only DXRacer Tank Series DOH/TS29/N model chair.
If you’re the kind of guy who smiles at Tinder profiles that say “Must be at least 6 ft tall” because you know she’ll love how tall you are, this is exactly the chair you’ve been yearning for. Here are just a few humongous specifications of the grand Tank gaming chair:
- The Tank weighs 65+ lbs.
- Designed for 6’6” tall guys who can weigh up to 450 pounds (no, it’s not a mistake, sumo wrestlers can feel comfortable in this gaming chair).
- Has 3-inch casters (not the 2.5-inch ones, mind you).
- Multi-directional 4D adjustable arms to settle your big arms on.
- It’s 55-inches tall. More than any other gaming chair on the planet (plenty of leg space).
I’m just ecstatic about how ginormous the DXRACER tank is. For everybody who is big enough to sit it, here is your future throne:
Even ‘The Mountain’ from Game of Thrones could feel comfortable when sitting in such a chair. If you’re a big guy, especially if you weigh over 300 pounds and are looking for a gaming chair, you know how uncomfortable and unstable the normal-sized gaming chairs can feel. They feel like they’re gonna break with your every move.
These include the strongest (and light) aluminum base and a heavy-duty T-tilt mechanism that will be able to shift your weight around without a problem.
The Tank Series chair is a must-have for all the biggest gamers around. Let’s finish this will some pros and cons:The biggest gaming chair on the planet – it’s the freaking TANK! Heavy-duty everything – base, T-tilt mechanism, steel frame, even full 3” casters. Heavy (65+ pounds) and reliable. Perfect for 6’4”+ guys who can’t find a comfortable chair. Doesn’t have that monster price tag that so many big and tall gaming chairs have. Obviously not for guys under 6 feet or under 200 pounds (you won’t fit).
11. Most Comfortable KILLABEE Gaming Chair (The 8272 Model)
You’ve probably heard of KILLABEE gaming chairs before if you’ve done at least some research into the most popular gaming chairs. Out of 10+ KILLABEE gaming chairs on the market, the 8272 model is famous for being the most comfortable KILLABEE gaming chair and as such deserves such a great place on this list.
A lot has been said about how to best design the most comfortable gaming chairs and the new 8272 KILLABEE just took all those comfy advice and integrated it in this 2019 upgraded version of the 8272 KILLABE gaming chair.
Here’s what this KILLABEE chair was designed to hug every curve of your body:
- It has a soft flat seat without any crimping.
- The seat itself is wider (21’3”) and the backrest is broader (20’5”) than what the normal KILLABEE chairs have.
- Built-in adjustable lumbar support. Yes, not a single movable cushion – the whole lumbar support can be adjusted by turning the adjustment knob.
- Everything (really) is adjustable; adjust it once and you have ensured stability due to heavy-duty material use.
Can we talk leather? It is PU leather, made no mistake, but it’s that high-end variety that feels natural. And underneath that fine upholstery you’ll find cold cure foam; it’s a molded foam that holds its shape for the entire lifetime of the foam.
The whole upholstery is legendary and badass:
This KILLABEE gaming chair is especially useful for gamers who love comfort but don’t really want to grow that “computer hunch” down the line. You know the hunch I’m talking about? That’s that nerdy curvature of the spine that gets noticed from miles away.
The added value of KILLABEE is that they make great chair at a very affordable price. If you’re lucky, you can snatch the new 2019 upgraded 8272 model for less than $200.Most comfortable KILLABEE chair you’ll ever sit on. Broad seat, broad backrest and everything is adjustable. Sick looking PU leather upholstery with cold cure foam underneath. + That pleasant affordable KILLABEE pricing for great chairs. Might not be perfectly stable for bigger guys. Not for guys over 300 pounds.
12. Devoko Racing Style Gaming Chair Review (The Pioneer Model)
If ever there was a racing gaming chair from top to bottom, it would be called “Devoko Pioneer”. This is a racing gaming chair is every way; it has those flashy blue color and is designed for performance and frantic gaming experience.
That’s not to say that there is nothing special about the Devoko racing style gaming chair; there is!
Apart from being a complete racing chair, the Devoko features that sought after diamond-shaped cross pattern design. This makes it a lot more breathable than an average gaming chair; it prevents you from sticking to the chair after 8 hour Kitty Island Adventure marathon.
Joking aside, everything that a racing chair should have – such as lumbar support, high back support, 360-degree swivel, smooth casters – the Devoko gaming chair has. It’s marvelously well put together for such a simple chair:
While a normal racing chair has 300 lbs capacity, the Devoko adds 10% to that featuring 330 lbs maximum weight capacity. That’s just a testimony of how well built it is compared to an average racing chair.
This is a great gaming chair for everybody who’s not into those fancy features and soft-leather. Devoko is a hardcore and durable gaming chair that will not leave your wallet empty.
If you’re looking for a very decent chair that won’t cost more than $150, the Devoko is definitely a smart choice:Everything you ever wanted from a basic gaming chair. 330 lbs maximum weight capacity. Diamond-shaped PU leather that enabled better breathing (not sticking to your chair). Great gaming chair for less than $150. Can have stability issues. Is quite average in every way (leaves a bit to be desired).
13. BOSSIN Gaming Chair Review (Cheap And Comfortable Alternative)
The BOSSIN gaming chair is the best for the end-level gaming when you meet the boss and have to fight him!
Ok, joking aside, the BOSSIN chair is basically all the comfy parts dumbed down and distilled in a cushy gaming chair that everybody can afford.
The $1000+ Herman Miller chairs are designed with miniscule attention to details as far as comfortability goes. The BOSSIN, on the other hand, goes for that true-and-tried method to create a comfortable gaming chair – just do a lot and a lot of cushioning. And it does all the comfy cushioning for less than $150.
Here is the list of deep padding your ass, arms, back and head will love:
- Thorough cushioning of the backrest.
- Cushioned armrests.
- Double lumbar + high-back cushion for support.
- Thick (and wide) gaming chair seat.
- + Neatly cushioned leg rest.
This is how all this cushioning looks when integrated with the BOSSIN gaming chair:
Even from the photo itself, you can see all the comforts that the BOSSIN chair has to offer. What is important to know is that this is a comfortable seat but if you’re looking for superb ergonomic features – well, this is not that kind of chair. Those usually cost $500+.
If you’re looking for a cushy budget gaming chair, the BOSSIN will give all the cushioning you need for less than $150:Most cushy gaming chair with extra thick cushioning everywhere. Has a neatly packed legrest under the seat. Thick and wide seat. Costs less than $150. Materials are not superb. Not as ergonomic as $500+ chairs (obviously).
14. Nokaxus Gaming Chair Review (The Big YK-6008 One With Thiccccc Seat)
I bet you’ve never took a pic of gaming chair, posted it on Instagram with a #thicc hashtag. Well, if you would be showing off you new Nokaxus gaming chair, the #thicc is exactly the right hashtag to use.
If you bulldozer over great features like lumbar massage and badass design, we come directly to the best feature of the Nokaxus gaming chair:
The Nokaxus is the first in the line of gaming chairs that went into thickening of the gaming seat, and gamers love just above every inch of that big fat thick … seat! I mean, it’s whole 30% thicker than pretty much any seat you’ll find. Even the $1,000 Herman Miller doesn’t offer you such a cushy ass pleasure.
Here’s how Nokaxus chair looks like (notice the thickness of the seat):
Of course, the Nokaxus is not all about that seat cushion. This is a sturdy and performance-driven racing chair in itself. It includes the adjustable waist pillow, retractable footrest and, wait for it, a USB-powered massage pillow. You can read all about it in the in-depth review of Nokaxus gaming chair here.
I’m just concerned now that with the footrest, cushy seat and some nice massage some gamers won’t be able to move out of the chair even after a gaming session. It’s just so comfortable you won’t need to rest your ass on a couch anymore.
The Nokaxus is most appropriate for larger gamers. With 350 lbs maximum capacity and 57-pound total weight, this is quite a big chair. All that weight comes from a thickened steel frame that gives the chair it’s sturdiness.
Here is the quick run-through of the pros and cons, you can check the full Nokaxus review using the link above:#thiccgamingchair because of the +30% thicker chair seat. Comfortable in every way: thick seat, legrest, recline function, massage pillow. For bigger gamers (350 lbs maximum capacity). Affordable cost (below $200). It has Class 3 SGS lift (not Class 4). Some reviewers don’t find is thaaaat comfortable.
15. UOMAX Gaming Chair With LED Lights (Thin Star-Trek-Like Futuristic Chair)
UOMAX is one of the most revolutionary gaming chairs that came out in the 2019-2020 gaming chair season. Your average gaming chair will count on “thick and sturdy” features. Not the new UOMAX chair.
The new trend 2020 gaming chairs will most definitely be “thin and elegant” and UOMAX is already ahead of the curve riding the new revolutionary wave.
It has a sleek futuristic design that only gets even more cutting-edge when you turn on the LED lights. Yeah, it has freaking LED lights incorporated into the body of the gaming chair.
Before we go into how it is even possible to create both comfortable and ergonomic chair while keeping is so thin, let’s just have a look at how the new gaming chairs in 2020 will look like. This is the UOMAX with green LED lights turned on:
So how did UOMAX managed to create one of the most impressive looking gaming chairs of the future without using heavy-duty materials?
By choosing smart built materials, that’s how. Let’s take the PU leather upholstery; it’s not the normal kind that counts on thickness to make it tear-resistible. The UOMAX uses finer strand PU leather that can be thin but very tear-resistance, durable and is even water and stain-resistance, because of the finer strands.
Another thing is standardly very heavy five-star base. The UOMAX base is made out of nylon – an incredibly strong and lightweight materials – that is admittedly a bit more fragile as far as powerful kicks to the chair are concerned (Hint: Don’t kick your brand new UOMAX chair around, dude!).
This all amounts to a futuristic-looking comfortable gaming chair that is enough sturdy to have a maximum capacity of 250 pounds.
Of course, the most badass thing about the UOMAX are the LED lights. Currently you can get it with 3 LED light colors: Green, Red and Blue.
I just can’t express how far in the future this chair is. It’s freaking awesome, looks like something from Star Trek movies.
It’s so incredible it deserves its own in-depth review – and I’ve actually written one lengthy UOMAX gaming chair review here. If you’re in for the quick pros and cons summary, here it is:Most futuristic and sleek design ever! This is a 2020 gaming chair. Flashy back with blue, red or green LED lights. Very thin but sturdy due to smart use of materials (nylon, mesh). Despite looking futuristic, it’s very comfortable. Doesn’t come with crazy $500+ price tag like all-new graphic cards (it’s actually affordable). Nylon base is strong but not as kick-resistant as steel or aluminium. Has a 250 lbs maximum weight capacity.
16. RESPAWN 900 Gaming Chair Review (Finally A Chair With Cupholder!)
Do you even phantom how hard it is to find a semi-decent gaming chair with a cupholder? I’ve written a post about my frustration with cupholder chairs a while ago and came to a conclusion there is no such chair out there.
With the RESPAWN 900, now there is 1!
A cupholder is all I could ever wish for in a gaming chair and yet the RESPAWN 900 has so much more to offer.
For starters, it’s a RESPAWN chair. This is an American company with a superb reputation; they even provide gaming chairs to NACE and HSEL who help high school and college kids fulfill their gaming potential. Not to mention the caliber for the gaming teams they support; people blasting Fortnite Competitive Season used RESPAWN chairs.
Now, the real eye-catcher is the uniquely designed footrest. You know those extendable gaming chair footrests are are kind of ok? Well, the RESPAWN 900 doesn’t have one of those. Instead it has one of these neatly prolonged and all-in-one footrests:
I really can’t decide if I’m more excited about finally finding a gaming chair that has a cupholder, or about this footrest. I just love that RESPAWN 900 model has both of these features to offer.
The chair is very well built as well; having a pedestal, the RESPAWN was very careful about balancing the chair just right for maximum performance.
Of course, with the cupholder and impressive footrest, one way of looking at the RESPAWN 900 is as a comfortable Gatorade ready relaxing gaming chair, right?
However, on the other hand, this is a gaming chair that PROs use to win Fortnite championships. It might look comfortable, it is comfortable, but it was designed will a single purpose in mind: performance-enhancing!
You got to give it to RESPAWN; with the 900 model they’ve really created a superior gaming chair with unheard-of extra features that will work with you to enhance your gaming skills.It’s RESPAWN; all RESPAWN chairs are top-notch. Has a cupholder! Finally a Gatorade-ready chair. Unique footrest design. RESPAWN supports high schools and colleges; go gamers! Most importantly, focused on enhancing your gaming skills with every part of the chair. Not the cheapest gaming chair on the planet. Has a 275 lbs maximum weight capacity.
17. GTRACING Classic Racing Chair (Tried-And-Tested Original Chair)
The GTRACING is one of the most well-known gaming chairs in, well, history of gaming chairs. It represents the original racing chair design and as such provided a platform that majority of the newest gaming chairs are built on.
Obviously, is one of the most recognized and top-selling gaming chairs today. The GTRACING is a tried-and-tested classic racing chair. That counts for quite a bit when it comes to this kind of chairs. For example, it has more than 1500 review and 300+ answered questions of Amazon.
Being one of “the classics” doesn’t mean the GTRACING chair is old and stale. Quite the contrary; all while the new gaming chair designs are being presented and marketed fiercely, the GTRACING gaming chair still remains one of the best-selling ones and the one gamers turn to when they really need a reliable and tested chair for gaming.
If you would look up ‘racing gaming chair’ in a dictionary, the GTRACING would be right there waiting for you as one of “the classics”:
Does it have anything breathtaking features? Not really. But what it does have, has been tried and tested thousand times over and it turns out that pretty much every part of this chair works as it should.
You have the strong metal frame that prompts you up into that comfortable gaming position. The padding is thick and provides an additional layer of comfort and works well together with the armrest and height-adjustable seat.
The built materials are often times sturdier and more durable than what you can expect with the modern 2019 and 2020 versions of gaming chairs. Nothing fancy; the upholstery is PU leather, you get a lumbar and headrest pillow and the 5-star base is the good old’ heavy-duty materials that drive the maximum weight capacity right up to 300 lbs.
All in all, the GTRACING as one of “the classics” is nothing fancy but it is a thousand times tried-and-tested chair that will serve you for a long time:Classic racing gaming chair. Tried and tested with over 1500 Amazon reviews and 300+ answered questions. Sturdy design with 300 lbs maximum weight capacity. Costs less than $150. A bit old design, nothing fancy really. It’s heavier but not all that more stable.
18. KILLABEE Vs. VON RACER 400 LBS Gaming Chair (Which Is It?)
I’m going to give you a little review of a quite well-known KILLABEE big and tall 400 lbs gaming chair. However, it seems like this comfy beast of a chair is now owned by the VON RACER company.
That’s quite funny. VON RACER seems to be buying some of the best gaming chairs. It just gives you a bit of insight into, well, mergers and acquisitions in the gaming chair industry. I imagine buying gaming chairs will be a new fashion for gaming companies in 2020.
Regardless of who owns the rights to the chair, this KILLABEE 8257 model (or VON RACER, can’t decide how to call it now) gaming chair is one that regularly appears in the list of the best gaming chairs for big and tall guys. I should know; we made a list of the biggest gaming chairs on the planet and the KILLABEE chair earned a spot there as well.
To summarize what I said in the KILLABEE big and tall gaming chair review, this chair has two distinct characteristics:
- It’s big. It is. It has 400 lbs max. capacity which is at least 100 pounds more than most of the other chairs have.
- It’s crazy comfy. Because, well, it is. Just look at all the thick padding that the
KILLABEEVON RACER chair is known for.
Here is how it looks like:
For all the guys who are 6+ feet and 200+ pounds, let’s just cover how very big the 8257 model is:
- It has wiiiiide 33.5-inch backrest. Even if you can bench more than 200 pounds and have broad shoulders, you won’t feel uncomfortable sitting on this gaming chair.
- Comfy ass cushion is a plus! If you look at the photo, you can see that the seat cushion closely resembled Thanos’s beard. Everything that resembled that violet beard pattern is extremely cozy.
- It has a steel frame and heavy-duty metal gaming chair base. That’s absolutely necessary if you want to reach that 400 lbs max. capacity.
KILLABEE has always been very cool about their pricing; currently the price of this chair is below $250. I just hope that the price won’t spike now when the VON RACER acquired this chair and will probably make it one of their flagship models.Both big and comfortable; that’s quite nice. Every part is adjustable – you can customize it for extra comfort. Heavy-duty built materials to support 400 lbs max. capacity. Very affordable for such a big chair. Changed from KILLABEE to VON RACER – the price will probably spike. Not really appropriate for guys below 6′.
19. Merax Racing Gaming Chair (One Of The Most Popular Gaming Chairs With “Amazon’s Choice”)
No list of the best gaming chairs is complete without the Merax gaming chair. Similar to the GTRACING chair, Merax is one of “the classics” when it comes to racing gaming chairs.
That means it’s been around for a while and is tried-and-tested. It has such a great record that Amazon awarded it with the “Amazon’s Choice” badge which is a no small feat for a racing gaming chair.
So what makes the Merax racing chair so popular? It has everything a good gaming chair needs without the (sometimes) redundant funky features. Just one look at it and you can see that it’s pretty standard and solid:
If you check out the padding, you’ll realize why the reviewers are often praising it as a fairly comfortable chair. The backside is designed to follow the curvature of the spine with the help of 2 support pillows:
- Lumbar support. The lower one.
- High back support. The upper one.
It does take some customizing as far as the Merax chair height is concerned and you’ll probably have to move the armrests a bit, but when you’ve installed it right, you’ll see can be as comfortable as a couch.
The upholstery is a standard PU leather and the padding underneath is a bit thicker (albeit not really high-density like with premium chairs). It offers tilt function, is a 360-degree swivel chair and is built to last … if you’re below 250 lbs.
The one problem Merax has is that it really isn’t for heavy and tall guys. Here is a summary of pros and cons of Merax racing chair:Has a great track record, with ‘Amazon’s Choice’ badge. Is comfortable and functional. Costs less than $200. Has only 250 lbs max. capacity. Can be seen by teenagers as a bit of an old-school chair.
7 Best Top-Tier Gaming Chairs (PROs Chairs Which Are Performance-Driven And Comfortable)
Let’s face it; teenagers find racing chairs with flashy colors, low price (because, you know, they’re often made in China) and thicker padding cool. We’ve all been there with $100 in your pocket looking for a gaming chair.
However, the really remarkable gaming chairs – the ones PROs use anyway – are not crazy flashy and don’t look (and feel) cheap. These are usually the gaming chairs us guys in 20s or 30s get because we know a thing or two about the importance of ergonomics and style.
No teenager ever gave one thought about the health of their back; it’s all about KD ratios and headshots. Nonetheless, having an ergonomic gaming chair that won’t break your back is obviously of extreme importance.
The top-tier gaming chairs are especially designed with these key metrics in mind:
- Ergonomics. No one loves having a hutched back.
- Durability. You don’t want to buy a $500+ gaming chair to last just one year. The top-tier chairs are properly built with steel reinforcements and sometimes even genuine leather upholstery.
- Performance-driven. Remember, PROs use these chairs to enhance their gaming skill.
- Fatigue-resistant. Gaming can be tough work but sitting while gaming shouldn’t exhaust you.
In order to give you an idea of how really great gaming chairs look like, we hunted down the best of them and put it together in the neat list:
(Spoiler: It’s really a megalomanic battle between Secretlabs chair and noblechairs gaming chairs.)
1. noblechairs ICON Real Leather Gaming Chair (The Best Of The Top-Tier Chairs)
Here the scoop: I’ve sat on and reviewed on more gaming chairs that I can count. I know which ones felt comfortable, which ones were ergonomic, which ones really relaxed me and kept me fresh even on those 10h+ long Sunday gaming sessions.
I’m just excited to tell you about this iconic gaming chair. I could start with the real top-grain leather that feels, well, noble, or the 55% freshly molded cold high-density foam that lies beneath the genuine leather. But it’s just a small piece of the puzzle.
The whole feeling when sitting on the noblechairs ICON is like – I’m lost for words here – It’s like sitting on your own Iron Throne of Westeros and commanding Civilization V armies.
Basically, I feel like a supreme commander of my own little world. I’m completely immersed into the World of Warcraft and I feel unstoppable even after the whole weekend of gaming.
I really have to give it to the noblechairs ICON – it was a huge part of why I wanted to even share some experience with gaming chairs. Without further adieu, here’s a glimpse peek at how the ICON looks like:
It was really designed to look like the interior of sports cars. It’s like a cockpit of certainly and maneuverability I have when I’m gaming.
And it’s not all about achieving that KD ratio on booming headshots left and right. It’s about the noblest of details; for example, just look how noble the logo embroidery looks like:
Even the real leather upholstery (they use top-grain leather) is beautiful to behold:
Gaming is my world and at the center of this world is my PC and my ICON. I just can’t imagine sitting on the cheap racing gaming chairs again and feeling my backache after an hour of playing.
I’ll try to cover some features that are just a class of their own when it comes to gaming chairs design. For a more in-depth review, you should check the noblechairs ICON real leather chair review here.
The top-notch features include the 4D armrests (it’s very important to focus your hand perfectly in FPS games), Class 4 SGS-certified lift and solid steel frame.
The superb built materials make the ICON durable and robust. I mean, I’ve been sitting on it for more than 1 year and gaming (too?) heavily and I haven’t even scratched the leather once. It’s in the same prime condition as it was on the day that it was delivered.
But, really, enough about me orgasming on the ICON, here is an example of another reviewer who bought the noblechairs ICON:
I can’t 100% say this is the best gaming chair on the planet because, honestly, I haven’t sat on every gaming chair ever created.
However, something tells me that if I would have to opportunity to test every chair that ever way, I would ultimately place my bottom on the noblechairs ICON and feel all the nobility and command that goes with this meticulously designed and beautiful chair.100% best chair I ever used. Real top-grain leather upholstery that won’t fade or scratch. It’s beautiful to behold. The logo embroidery, nobility of leather, it’s…it’s beautiful! The whole chair is made to be comfortable and ergonomic. Superb materials: 4D armrests, Class 4 SGS lift, solid steel frame. It’s a gaming throne that I wish everybody could afford. It does cost more than $500 (obviously, real leather and nobility doesn’t come cheap).
2. Secretlab Titan 2018 With PU Leather (The Big New Brand On The Rise)
Secretlab company is the new cool kid on the block; on the block of gaming chair companies. They’ve really started to make an impact on the gaming industry with the introduction of what Forbes calls ‘sublime fabric comfort’ of their overall beautifully designed gaming chairs.
They are already establishing their new line of the best 2020 gaming chairs but for now their shinning flagship chair is the 2018 Secretlab Titan gaming chairs. And, believe me, the great reviews it’s getting are well deserved.
The Secretlab Titan 2018 took a bit of inspiration from racing car seats when they’ve made a blueprint for this comfortable and yet ergonomic gaming chairs.
The complete weight distribution was thought out and, as you can see from the photo below, the Titan even has some advanced lateral supports (looks like wings on the left and right side of the chair):
One really advanced thing they have included (and I don’t know why every gaming chair doesn’t come with this) are the XL rubber coated casters. Having big casters is great in itself; you can move around easier.
However, the true gold here is the rubber! Every surface will love the touch of rubber casters the Secretlab Titan 2018 version includes. I really don’t know why almost every other chair (even noblechairs ICON) has PU casters.
Needless to say, the Secretlab is going to lead the charge in 2020 gaming chair industry and their flagship 2018 Titan is already one of the best gaming chairs money can buy.Secretlab company makes phenomenal chairs. Very comfortable and ergonomic. Prime PU leather upholstery (durable and skin-friendly). XL rubber casters (finally some rubber!). Hands down one of the best gaming chairs in the world. The Secretlab Titan 2020 version is a bit better (yet comes with a price boost).
3. SIDIZ T80 Marvel Avengers Top-Tier AND Ergonomic Office/Gaming Chair
The SIDIZ T80 is a gaming chair for every Marvel fan who’s old enough to know the importance of superb ergonomics. The T80 model is the only top tier gaming chair with synchronized tilt system. That’s the very thing that makes the Herman Miller office chairs so ergonomic (and allow them to boost their chair price well beyond $1000).
That’s right – the SIDIZ T80 chair moves along with you. You don’t need to customize it for this or that sitting position; the synchronized tilt mechanism moves the backrest and the seat as you move. It’s wonderful!
Here a photo of the SIDIZ T80 Captain American gaming chair with some of the key features listed (top among them is the synchronized tilt):
With the SIDIZ T80 gaming chair, you can even adjust the intensity of tilt mechanism; you can set the chair up to move with you with every your slightest move, or crank it up to move with you only with your big moves.
The sleek design (and, of course, if you don’t choose the Captain American model – they have one in white and black as well) makes the SIDIZ chair perfect for office work as well.
Being both office AND gaming chair just gives you that 2-in-1 deal where you don’t have to buy two chairs; you can just use the budget for two chairs and buy one perfect one.
You will, of course, need a bit of an additional budget. The SIDIZ T80 is the only top-tier chair with synchronized tilt, and synchronized tilt is such an advanced ergonomic feature that it can increase the price of a chair quite a bit.
The SIDIZ T80 is a $1,000 gaming chair but if you can afford it, your back will be thankful for every penny you spent.Synchronized tilt mechanism (it’s like Herman Miller but for gaming). Nylon casters that every surface will feel comfortable with. Sleek and modern design. Gaming AND office chair; you can the 2-in-1 chair. It’s a high-end chair with a high-end price. No cutting corners here.
4. GT Throne Immersive Vibrating Gaming Chair (Chair That Gives True Game Immersion)
You know that feeling when you’re so much into the game that you forget about the world? That’s what the GT Throne chair is all about.
The Throne uses dynamic vibrations, connected to your gameplay, that work great for immersing your whole body (not only the mind) in the game. It’s the only one to use Tremor FX technology to achieve very physical synch between the game and your chair.
Don’t worry though; you only feel the falls or G-forces, not the literal bullets and crashes.
The whole GT Throne is covered with PVC leather and has some finely stitched in logo embroidery:
One advantage is that it can easily serve as a console gaming chair. It can connect with your PC and laptop for all the vibrations, of course, but it can also be hooked up to Xbox or Playstation. As such it offers a whole range of gaming options along with the unheard-of immersive gaming experience.
The base of the chair is comprised of a steel frame and supported by the 5-star aluminum base with 5 big XL casters (these measure full 3 inches, not your average 2.5 inches).
All in all, the GT Throne gaming chair is a must for everybody who really needs to be physically in the game. The real-time game processing is shooting your chair with realistic vibrations and you can really feel like you’re walking on the battlefield itself.Vibrating chair that immerses you in the game. Uses patented FX tech to drive the vibrations in real-time gameplay. Can be hooked up to Xbox and Playstation. Solidly built and durable. The vibrations might not be as intense as some would wish.
5. noblechairs HERO Gaming Chair (Choose Between Faux Leather And Real Genuine Leather)
If you’ve read my review of the #1 top-tier gaming chair – the noblechairs ICON – you know how much I love that chair. However, I have to admit I haven’t sat on the noblechairs HERO just yet because currently I own just my one and only noblechairs gaming chair.
If you look at noblechairs HERO vs. noblechairs ICON, you can see they’re quite similar in built materials and features. The main difference is the overall design.
For one, the HERO chair has a wider backrest which might be a better choice for guys who have broad shoulders. Me with my scrawny shoulders, I prefer the ICON with its slim backrest.
Here is how wide the noblechairs HERO backrest is:
The back support, as you might imagine, is fantastic. The noblechairs gaming chairs were designed in the same way as luxury car seats and offer similarly comfortable and, above all, an ergonomic place to sit.
The only thing that you really need to decide when buying noblechairs ICON chair for gaming is what kind of upholstery you’re going to choose. You can pick between:
- PU faux leather.
- Real leather.
Now, normally everybody would prefer the real leather upholstery (which is pleasant to the skin) but you might consider the PU faux leather purely because of the finances. The noblechairs are not cheap; they have an exquisite design and look rich.
However, if you would want to add real leather, you’re looking at more than $200 boost in price. The real leather is more durable and if you’re buying a gaming chair that will last for 5+ years, the real leather is an obvious choice. However, the PU leather may not be as durable but is pretty skin-friendly and, you know, you can save more than $200 by choosing it.That noblechairs nobility comes with the gaming chair. Broader design than the ICON for guys with big and broad shoulders. 4D armrests for increased shooting accuracy and steel frame for gaming stability. You have the option to add real leather upholstery. Real leather does cost $200+ more than normal PU faux leather.
6. AKRacing Masters Series Gaming Chair (It’s All About Gaming Performance Enhancement)
Some guys buy top-tier gaming chairs to sit comfortably while gaming; others just want to enhance their skill and lift that KD ratio. For the latter group, the AKRacing Masters Series chair is a perfect way to become better at gaming.
The PROs who use AKRacing chair value how comfortable and ergonomic this gaming chair is in long-hour sessions. However, the No. 1 point always goes toward how performance-driven is the chair.
The 4D armrest is a perfect example of how to increase shooting accuracy. You can customize the armrests up and down, left and right, back and forward and you can even rotate it to one or the other side.
As you can see from the photo of AKRacing Masters Series chair below, this is truly a gaming chair for PRO gamers:
When it comes to long-term performance, you always have to look at two things chair for gaming can offer:
- Stability. You have to be as solid as a rock sitting on the chair to minimize the response time.
- Fatigue-resistant. You don’t want to start missing those headshots after 3 or 4 hours of gaming. Feeling comfortable and having ergonomic support for all of your weight gain you major points as far as keeping the KD ratio is concerned.
Of course, AKRacing went the extra mile to accommodate both stability requirements and to address fatigue.
In order to have a rock-solid chair, the AKRacing Master Series chair is made out of metal frame. This is the backbone of a gaming chair that can hold up to 330 lbs and ensure that the chair won’t radically move (or even break) when you radically move on the chair (think unforeseen BAM! headshots).
Because the primary focus of AKRacing chair is to make you better at gaming, it doesn’t include superior ergonomic features. That means that it doesn’t cost as much as those expensive Herman Miller chairs because performance-driven gamers really want a full focus while gaming and don’t really want to pay $1000 for a gaming chair.Makes you focus for long hours and enhances your gaming skill. 4D armrest adjustment can give you those extra milliseconds faster response time for higher KD ratio. +30% higher density of cure cold foam in order to keep your gaming skill high even after 3 or 4 hours of gaming. A very affordable price (below $500). Not as ergonomic as other $1000 office chairs.
7. Clutch Chairz Throttle Series ‘PewDiePie’ Chair (The Chair PewDiePie Sits On)
So many people are asking which gaming chair does PewDiePie use; this needs to be addressed.
He uses the Clutch Chairz Throttle Series chair – the one with the dark red patterns.
PewDiePie is a great gamer; the relevant question here is, of course, if he’s such a good gamer because he has the skillz or just because he has a great top-tier gaming chair.
And, obviously, we all know the answer: he just has some sick skillz!
However, it is true that he does spend quite an incredible amount of time sitting on his Clutch Chairz Throttle chair. He does find it both comfortable and ergonomic enough, plus it really has a good look with all those red patterns:
Does this make the PewDiePie’s chair one of the elite and top-tier chairs? Nooooot really, to be honest.
Especially the price at which it sells it a bit too much if you ask me. But then again this is like a celebrity gaming chair and every celebrity thing tends to be monstrously overpriced – like Kanye West’s plain white $100+ T-shirt.Most notable achievement: PewDiePie’s ass sits it. Fairly comfortable for long-hour gaming. Overpriced. Not really in the category of top-tier gaming chairs.
4 Best Ergonomic Office Chairs For Gaming (Best Overall Choice For Your Back If You Can Afford One)
Why would anybody spend more than $1,000 on a gaming chair that is not even a gaming chair (but an office chair)?
Well, for one, because 1 hour with chiropractor costs more than $100. And a chiropractor is fixing your backache that you very well know you could avoid with some small steps like keeping your posture correctly and of course by choosing a truly ergonomic office chair.
Secondly, gaming chairs might have all those 4D armrests but they can look, well, nerdy. Teenagers will adore them, obviously, but when you’re in your 30s you probably find an ergonomic office chair a bit cooler than a racing gaming chair with flashy colors.
I found this great comment on Reddit that pretty much sums it up when wondering if you should buy a gaming chair or an office chair for gaming (here’s a screenshot):
While most of the gaming chairs try to enrich your gaming experience, these office chairs for gaming are only about one thing:
Everybody who ever sat on the same chair for 8 hours will know that you do need to stretch from time to time. Imagine sitting on that chair for years on end.
Even gamers get that lightbulb over their heads that says:
“Maybe I really should get the best possible office chair.”
Because they’re many gamers that swear on using office chairs for gaming, we’ve made a shortlist of those truly best office chairs that can be used for safe and ergonomic gaming.
Spoiler alert: The one, and truly there is this one and usually the only one, drawback with all these extremely comfortable Herman Miller chairs is the price. Spending anything less than $1,000 on a good Herman Miller chair for gaming is a fantasy.
1. Herman Miller Iconic Aeron Office Chair (The Ultimate Choice of Chair Ever)
Herman Miller is a synonym for the best office chairs in the world. The best of the best of their chairs is the iconic Aeron chair that pretty much impress any CEO or business partner.
It is about the fame of the Aeron, the looks and the exquisite design, but what really matters most is how incredibly ergonomic this chair is.
For this new 2020 ready design they’ve contacted Don Chadwick, the original designer of Herman Miller Aeron chair, to create an incredibly ergonomic and good-looking Aeron:
This is really another class of chairs for gaming. The features are nothing you’ve ever seen before. For example, they used 8 latitudinal zones of varying tension that envelop your back fully when sitting.
The seat suspension is the 8Z Pellicle elastomeric technology; you don’t really need to know what that means – it really all comes together when you’re sitting in the new updated Aeron chair. It feels like sitting on a cloud, really.
Herman Miller Aeron also has that highly sought after synchronized tilt function. The science of sitting will tell you that being completely still on your chair is detrimental to the blood flow and nutrient pumping action of your spinal muscles.
The cutting-edge tech tilt function enables you to move and the Aeron chair moves along with you. That’s how your spinal muscle gets more nutrients and don’t feel sore after 12-hours of gaming.
The Aeron commands quite a presence, supports your spine but it will hurt your wallet quite a lot. Nonetheless, a bad spine will kick your wallet even more, so for serious gamers and guys who sit most of their days having a Herman Miller Aeron can be invaluable in the long run.The ultimate ergonomic chair for gaming and office. Synchronized tilt pours nutrients into your spinal muscles and doesn’t make your sore. Choose between A, B, C sizes, according to the size of your body. The best chair money can buy, hands down. You’ll need quite a lot of money to buy one.
2. Steelcase Gesture Chair For Gaming (Cheaper Alternative To Herman Miller Aeron)
Even since the introduction of Herman Miller Aeron people desperately want it – but, maybe, for a little lower price.
You really have to hunt for long and go far to find something that comes close to Aeron chair; and at the end of the road, you find the Steelcase Gesture chair.
Remember that Aeron started it’s long ergonomic road about 20 years ago? Well, the Steelcase Gesture chair was inspired by the modern man and the movement of modern man in modern workplace we find today.
It’s the same mentality behind the chair, except that the Steelcase Gesture chair has jumped over the first few stages and just went ahead to create one of the best office chairs for a 2020 office guy.
Here is a glimpse of the Steelcase chair that can be used for gaming:
The Steelcase is quite formidably built; it’s quite literally a steel-case of a chair. And the graphite finish is amazing.
Of course, the important thing is that it’s not as expensive as Herman Miller Aeron chair. You’re still looking at a price of about $1,000 which is a could of hundred bucks cheaper than the Aeron.
However, you don’t really get the bragging rights that comes with Herman Miller chairs.Futuristic-looking alternative to Herman Miller Aeron. Formidable steel-reinforced built. Acknoledges and implements the science of sitting corrections. Costs less than Aeron. You’ll need quite a lot of money to buy one.
3. Embody Chair By Herman Miller (Perfect For Ruling The World + Gaming)
The whole point of the Embody chair is to encapsulate and hug all of your body in one comfortable and ergonomic cooccon.
However, just one look at it and you realize what the main purpose of the Herman Miller Embody chair is.
It’s obviously all about that evil genius who will one day rule the Earth. I cannot confirm this but I just imagine Elon Musk has one these in his office.
I mean, just look at it – the dark graphite backrest is formidable:
Joking aside; this is a Herman Miller chair and Herman Miller never makes chairs office people wouldn’t like. The real question is why a gamer would prefer to choose the Embody chair over let’s say noblechairs ICON gaming chair.
Nobody just goes pass the Herman Miller chair without noticing it and, along with the ergonomic qualities, this, I believe, is the main purpose of the chair: to crown yourself an evil genius set to conquer the world.Ferociously looking Herman Miller chair. Perfect for evil geniuses. Made for ruling the world. Rhythm fabric feels like touching the clouds. Along with the bragging rights comes the bragging-worthy cost.
4. Gates Genuine Leather Ergonomic Office Chair By Zuri Furniture (Cheaper And Comfier Option)
The Gates office chair by Zuri Furniture doesn’t very special on the first sight. However, underneath that padding it’s hiding the ergonomy synchronized tilt reclining mechanism and it’s overall a high-end comfortable office chair for gaming that won’t leave your wallet empty.
You can see that Zuri Furniture made a chair is thickly padded with high-density foam and covered with durable and expensive real leather:
The Gates chair is surprisingly light considering all that heavy padding. A part of the reason is the polished aluminum base that is both light and strong.
The really amazing thing is that such a comfortable chair has incorporated a synchonized tilt system; that enables the chair to follow your movements. You usually find such a mechanism with a high-end ergonomic chair that are rather thin; the Gates chair presents you with the same ergonomic-enhancing system but with comfortable padding to boost.
The price of this ergonomic office chair for gaming is more than affordable. Considering that most of the uniquely designed office chairs cost more than $1,000, the Gates chair with real leather is quite a steal.Has synchronized tilt system. Focus on comfortability; with thick padding for pleasant gaming. Real leather is a plus. Very affordable price point. Not as amazing as Herman Miller.
Want To Share Some Advices On How To Pick A Gaming Chairs?
If you have any experience with gaming chairs, you’re most welcome to share them in the comments below. Include which kind of chair you have, what are the pros and cons, how much it costs and so on, you know the drill.