If you’ve been playing video games all this time without cushioning yourself within the comforting confines of a bespoke gaming chair, you’re missing out. Gaming chairs are designed to offer a supportive and cozy experience while looking right at home alongside your gaming PC or console.
With gaming chairs, you’ll find seats that are typically comfortable, look good and offer a variety of color and material options. Maintaining a good posture while sitting for long periods is of paramount importance, and these chairs will help you do just that.
The following were selected as some of the best gaming chairs due to their build quality, support and comfort, as well as style, looks and any additional features. They are also all reasonably priced for what they offer.
- Vertagear Racing Series S-Line SL4000 Gaming Chair Black/Blue Edition
The Vertagear S-Line SL4000 is built for comfort. The chair has supportive padding, which is perfect for gamers who want to game for multiple hours in a single session. The chair is easy to assemble too — one person can put it together within 30 minutes or so.
On the bottom of the chair, there are custom Penta RS1 casters, which are coated with PU for a soft and smooth gliding experience on the chair, so moving around shouldn’t feel bumpy.
The chair is a little expensive depending on the color you get, but it’s still a great choice and should create an awesome gaming experience.
2. Noblechairs Epic Gaming Chair
The Noblechairs Epic is an excellent gaming chair that comes in your choice of PU leather, NAPPA leather or real leather. It has air gaps at the top to improve airflow to help keep you cool and is built with ergonomics in mind, so you can sit more comfortably. In fact, Noblechairs said that the chairs will conform to the shape of your back and has obtained international certifications for the design.
Like the Secret Lab Omega, the Noblechairs Epic has a tilting mechanism that will allow you to lock it into place wherever you see fit. That allows you to obtain the perfect recline while you’re playing games and dramatically enhances the broader experience. It even comes with what Noblechairs calls 4D armrests that let you adjust their height, depth, width and angle to maximize comfort.
3. Secretlab Omega 2020 Prime 2.0 PU Leather LCS Gaming Chair
If you like your gaming chair to look a little more refined, a little less colorful and more demure, then the SecretLab Omega is a great choice. Not only is it competitively priced, but it offers heavy discounts if you shop directly, whether you opt for the more affordable PU leather, fabric covering or even its more premium leather option, though that does come at an added cost.
Updated in 2020, the Omega is the mid-size option that SecretLab offers, fitting everyone up to and below 5’11. There are larger and smaller offerings for those who fall outside the standard height and weight range though, with all shapes and sizes catered to.
Whichever size you opt for, you’ll be able to enjoy the Omega’s built-in lumbar support (no pillow required), durable armrests and even a gel-lined neck pillow to help keep you cool during the most intense of gaming sessions.
4. GTRACING Gaming Chair Racing Chair
It might not have the catchiest of names, but the GTRacing Pro GTF88 is an excellent gaming chair at an even more excellent price. Reduced to under $150 at the time of writing, it’s supremely affordable when compared with some of its contemporaries, and though it doesn’t have the most high-end of feature sets, it’s still a great gaming chair that will both support and comfort you no matter what game you’re playing and for how long.
With a sturdy metal frame and ergonomic design, your back, shoulders and arms are all well supported, making sure that you don’t develop poor posture habits, the bane of any gamer. That includes pillows for lumbar support and headrest, each of which — and the chair itself — are packed with high-density foam for a superior seating experience.
You can also customize the chair to your heart’s desire, with options for swivel, reclining, rocking and height adjustment. Even the armrests can be rotated and height adjusted.
Available in a variety of colors and coated in 100 percent Grade A PU leather, this racing-inspired seat will be a great addition to your gaming arsenal at an affordable price.
5. Corsair CF-9010029-WW T3 RUSH Gaming Chair
Corsair might be most well known for starting the RGB revolution on PC components, but it also makes fantastic gaming chairs; particularly of the mesh fabric kind. Its T3 Rush is the latest generation of gaming chair from the component company and it’s only improved on what came before.
Designed to help alleviate heat buildup that is all too commonplace on some gaming chairs (particularly with PU leather) the T3 Rush is covered entirely in a soft fabric that makes it breathable, comfortable and soft to the touch.
With included neck cushion and memory foam lumbar support, the T3 Rush sacrifices nothing in its goal to improve comfort and support. Supremely adjustable, you can change the angle of the seat until it’s practically a bed, sit straight up, tweak the height and even adjust the orientation of the armrests through four dimensions to make your T3 look and feel exactly how you like it.