Best Gaming Chairs

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 15, 2018
An attempt to use an ordinary office chair for playing console or PC games is a rather bad idea. It's not intended for long gaming hours, thus, you'll experience discomfort and even back pain after a while. That's why we propose you to consider this gaming chairs review! We have rounded up the best chairs on the market that have an ergonomic design and can bring you endless hours of comfort. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
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OUR VERDICT
Material
Design
Size
Max Weight Capacity
Features
Convenience
 
PROS
Putting this gaming chair together takes just about 10 minutes. The manufacturer provides a lifetime warranty on a frame.
CONS
It is recommended accommodate a person no more than 5.9 feet in height.
OUR VERDICT
This model is one of the well-known Formula Series chairs. With comfortable armrests, integrated headrest, angle adjuster, this chair is ideal for extended use.
detailed parameters
Material
Steel frame, Synthetic PU leather, PU wheels, Aluminium base
Design

PC gaming chair

Size
34" x 27" x 15"
Max Weight Capacity

200 lbs

Features
3D straight armrests with soft pad cover, Headrest and lumbar cushions, Tilt mechanism, Double casters to roll around comfortably
Convenience
Backrest is fully adjustable (between 90-135 degrees) to a comfortable position
PROS
This chair can be connected with multiple X Rocker chairs for team games. It provides users with awesome sound and realistic vibration.
CONS
Owing to heavy weight, the chair is not very mobile.
OUR VERDICT
This pedestal gaming chair is very cozy and versatile. It is suitable not only for console games but also for watching movies and listening to music.
detailed parameters
Material
Steel frame, Upholstery grade vinyl, Fire-resistant foam
Design

Hybrid gaming chair

Size
28.5" x 23" x 23.5"
Max Weight Capacity

~275 lbs

Features
2 speakers, Subwoofer, Input and output jacks for connection to other audio sources and consoles, Wireless receiver and transmitter, Optional RCA cables included
Convenience
The ability to tilt and swivel, Gunstock arms, side control panel to adjust the volume and bass
PROS
Super-quality soft upholstery makes this chair extremely comfortable. So, you can sit in this chair for many hours without any back or hips pain.
CONS
The seat is a bit narrow.
OUR VERDICT
This fantastic chair can make your gaming sessions long and really comfortable. It is also fairly versatile as it can be used as a cozy office chair too.
detailed parameters
Material
Steel frame, Synthetic PU leather
Design

PC gaming chair

Size
20.8" х 20.4" х 28.3"
Max Weight Capacity

280 lbs

Features
Chair can be rocked back and forth, Detailed instruction for easy setup
Convenience

360-degree swivel, Height adjustment, Multi-direction wheels

PROS

The backrest can be adjusted up to 120 degrees, allowing you to sit in this chair with utmost comfort. Plus, it has two ventilation holes in the back which help prevent perspiration. 

CONS

The assembly is somewhat tricky. 

OUR VERDICT

If you're looking for a gaming chair that won't be too expensive, have an ergonomic design and provide comfy support to your back, the Merax PP033237 is worth consideration. Highly recommended for everyone who spends many hours at the computer and is available in 5 color options to suit any taste.

detailed parameters
Material

Metal frame, PU leather

Design

PC gaming chair

Size

43.5-47" x 25.5" x 25.5"

Max Weight Capacity

225 lbs

Features

5 multi-direction wheels for maximum stability, Recline locking system

Convenience

Soft headrest, Thick padded armrest, Adjustable height, Can be reclined up to 120 degrees

PROS

The lumbar cushion can vibrate and give you a massage, thus, relieving lower back pain after long hours of sitting at the computer screen. 

CONS

You should pull out the footrest by hands.

OUR VERDICT

The Ficmax chair has a large seat cushion and extra-wide back to suit any body type. And thanks to the vibrating cushion, the chair can break up tension in your lumbar area.

detailed parameters
Material

Metal frame, PU leather

Design

PC gaming chair

Size

50-53.1"x 16.5" x 22.8"

Max Weight Capacity

300 lbs

Features

USB electric massager, 5 multi-direction wheels for maximum stability

Convenience

360-degree swivel, Tilt up to 180 degrees, Adjustable height, Adjustable footrest, Headrest pillow and lumbar cushion, Wide and thick armrests with ergonomic shape

DX Racer OH/RW106/NR

Material and Design

Thanks to this ultra comfortable gaming chair, you can forget about sore back and body fatigue! This model has a shape of a car seat and is designed in a racing style. Concerning the frame, it's steel and covered with a lifetime warranty. The seat is wrapped in high-quality Synthetic PU leather. The aluminum base is paired with PU wheels for extra stability. All in all, you will be able to sit in this faux leather gaming chair and play your favorite games for a long time without any discomfort. Also, the chair is available in the variety of colors so that any user can find the one to fit his/her room interior best.

Review of DX Racer OH/RW106/NR Racing Series Newedge Edition Racing Bucket Seat Gaming Chair

Convenience

If you want your expensive purchase to be justified, it definitely will be in case you buy this cute gaming chair. DXRacer Formula Series Bucket Seat is very stable due to its weight 55 lbs. This gaming seat can easily accommodate both teenagers and adults with the max weight around 265lb. The overall chair dimensions 34 x 27 x 21 inches make it a comfortable option for users of average height, though a few customers (say really tall customers) complained about the backrest design. The ergonomic shape of headrest and backrest is more suited for customers with a height around 6 foot, no more.

DX Racer OH/RW106/NR Racing Series Newedge Edition Racing Bucket Seat Gaming Chair in the use

Size and Weight

The use of this chair is not limited to gaming. A flexible seat back with height adjustment enables users to lower the chair to the optimal position for sitting and playing in front of the screen. Despite the name proclaims the gaming purpose, this chair can easily be used for napping and day routine work. The chair is fixed to 5 double casters for easy moving around the place, so whenever the need be, it’s simple to roll it to another room. RapidX Gaming Seat has also got a lumbar cushion and a padded headrest for comfortable extended use and rest of the neck.

Detailed review of DX Racer OH/RW106/NR Racing Series Newedge Edition Racing Bucket Seat Gaming Chair

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DxRacer Gaming Chair Review (F-Series)

What customers say about this product

Features

The casters are a good size that roll well on carpet, but remain planted if that's what you want.

Size & Weight

It has a weight and height limit it suggests, but my husband who is 6'4 sits in it just fine and says it is very comfortable.
 

X Rocker 51396 Pro Series Pedestal

Material and Design

It is really annoying when you have to change position from time to time in order to feel comfy. As soon as you play games in this gaming chair, you will not be able to imagine racing without it. The type of this chair is a Pedestal Gaming Chair. This type is similar to rocker gaming chair but it comes with a pedestal. It allows the user to spin around and sit higher for better comfort. The upholstery is made of grade vinyl and fire-resistant foam. Hence, you will get a total feel of being in a car! Moreover, its metal frame is very durable and stable. As we have already mentioned, the construction rises a little above the floor and can tilt and swivel. The chair is very comfortable and is a bit like a cinema chair. So, it can totally immerse you into the game or movie.

Review of X Rocker 51396 Pro Series Pedestal 2.1 Video Gaming Chair, Wireless

Convenience

The functionality of this amazing chair is incomparable. First of all, a subwoofer is a great feature for arcade games with lots of gun fire because you will literary feel every shoot and explosion near you. Secondly, its two built-in speakers offer a good quality sound combined with vibrations during shootings in games or explosions in movies. We would like to emphasize that these audio extras are ported in the empty area in the body of the chair in order to provide you with the greater sound performance. Furthermore, this video gaming chair is able to hook up with other chairs for the better team experience. But its features don't end with that. This piece of gaming equipment also includes a side control panel that allows you to adjust the sound quality. Moreover, the ultra-versatile chair can connect to a wide range of devices such as console, PC or smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0. In conclusion, a built-in wireless receiver can send and receive audio from any source. Ooh, awesome!

X Rocker 51396 Pro Series Pedestal 2.1 Video Gaming Chair, Wireless in the use

Size and Weight

This is definitely one of the best gaming chairs on the market today. Due to the fact that the seat is rather heavy, it is considered to be a stationary model. It comes with a padded headrest and backrest to provide your back with constant support. The one more advantage is that this model is not limited to a particular age group and anybody will easily fit in this ultra-cozy gaming chair. After all, this ergonomic is very stable and will not tip even during extra active movements.
Detailed review of X Rocker 51396 Pro Series Pedestal 2.1 Video Gaming Chair, Wireless

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X-Rocker Pedestal Wireless Gaming Rocker

What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

I bought two chairs. Great quality and nice size. Very easy to put together. The speakers are awesome!

Features

Nice quality chair and looks awesome. The sound vibration is a pretty cool feature.
 

Homall TT-OCRC0011

Material and Design

This is a top-notch PC Gaming chair with a super soft headrest, which is said to be very comfortable. So, having bought this chair, you'll be able to enjoy many-hour gaming sessions without any discomfort. The durable metal frame and 5-star nylon base make the chair extremely stable. The frame, in its turn, is covered with PU leather that adds to softness and doesn't allow your body to slide. The reviewed model comes in attractive red and black colors, but you can also choose a black or blue model. In sum, the price fits the quality pretty well!

Review of Homall TT-OCRC0011 Gaming Chair Executive

Convenience

Probably, this is the best option for still games such as different strategies and role-playing games. But the use of this chair is not limited to gaming only. It will be also very useful for working. Some of our customers even use it as a super cozy office chair! The model boasts an adjustable seat height and a 360-degree swivel for extra comfort. The chair also can rock back and forth, which is great for long gaming experience or busy working days. All in all, if you search for a comfortable multi-purpose gaming chair, don't look any further.

Homall TT-OCRC0011 Gaming Chair Executive in the use

Size and Weight

Homall Ergonomic Chair has the following dimensions: 20.4" depth, 20.86" width, 28.34" backrest height, and 20.47" backrest width. The chair has adjustable height, and the lowest set is 19.68" while the highest amounts to 24.4". Once assembled, a chair weighs 35 lbs. That means that users can move this lightweight chair across the room with no effort at all. This chair can accommodate a person weighing up to 280 pounds. In a nutshell, it is perfect both for teenagers and adults!
Detailed review of Homall TT-OCRC0011 Gaming Chair Executive

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Homall Racing Chair

What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

It's very comfortable and compared to those high dollar chairs out there I don't really notice much of a different.

Features

The colors are great, the material feels legit, and it's pretty comfortable.
 

Merax PP033237

You Can't Beat The Price

At less than $90, the Merax PP033237 gaming chair can offer you a bit more than you'd normally expect. Though it looks like an ordinary office chair at a quick glance, it has a much ergonomic design making it ideal for prolonged sitting. The chair is fitted with padded armrests which, despite being not adjustable, feel pretty comfy and supportive for the arms. Furthermore, the Merax PP033237 features a very soft backrest which makes it perfect for those who often have pains in their lumbar area. Like the majority of chairs, this model can be rocked back and forth and tilted within 90-120 degrees with a multi-functional control unit supplied with this chair. Although the Merax PP033237 is mainly intended for gamers, many users admit that they use it for other purposes as well, with some using it as an office chair. So this model is very versatile.

Speaking of design peculiarities, the Merax PP033237 gaming chair is made of synthetic, wear-resistant leather, the material that is easy to clean and that keeps its shape very well without sagging. The chair has a heavy-duty base and is able to withstand loads up to 225 lbs, so teenagers and adults alike will feel comfortable in it. With that, the chair itself isn't very heavy at 30 lbs only and can easily be moved. Besides, it has a pair of durable castes that add stability to it and enable easy and smooth rolling over any surfaces. Overall, the Merax PP033237 chair is very well-built, and you're unlikely to have any issues with it for a long time.

Review of Merax PP033237 Ergonomic Racing Style

Recline Locking System

The Merax gaming chair can be adjusted in height to allow both tall and short users to find an optimal position for sitting and playing in front of their computer screens. Also, it's equipped with a tilt locking system which enables you to lie down up to 120 degrees. A 90-degree position is best suitable for work, a slight 100-degree recline is good for gaming, and the max 120 degrees are perfect for reading. However, take note that you won't be able to have a quick nap in this chair.

Merax PP033237 Ergonomic Racing Style in the use

Different Designs to Choose From

The manufacturer offers 6 different designs (Arctic White, Pacific Blue, Electric Green, Sunset Orange, Magma Red, and Slate Gray) to give your interior the best fit. And we would like to point out that the classic Black/Gray design can suit even your office environment. Although it looks like an ordinary office chair, it offers users a great number of convenient solutions and can accommodate a variety of body types. So, the Merax PP033237 can become a perfect gaming office chair if you're looking for a model to sit at a desk all day long without experiencing any fatigue.

Detailed review of Merax PP033237 Ergonomic Racing Style

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Ficmax High Back

For All-day Relaxation

The Ficmax High Back computer racing chair is a super-comfy model that comes at half the price of DXRacer's and similar gaming chairs. Like its competitors, it features almost all the capabilities of high-quality racing chairs - it can freely turn 360 degrees and recline up to 180 degrees back with perfect balance. The seat cushion is 4.8-inch thick and is made of dense sponge that boasts high resilience and permeability. The chair is wrapped in PU leather that feels very solid and looks much more expensive than traditional Walmart chairs. No loose wraps or wrinkles!

Ficmax engineers have done their best to bring you a perfect racing chair with an emphasis on ergonomics. It has the additional back and foot cushions to fit your body shape perfectly and give you the superior support throughout the whole day. This racing chair is also supplied with a removable headrest pillow and a lumbar cushion. It's fairly high and can accommodate pretty tall users. For ultimate comfort, it has extra-wide and extra-thick armrests as well as a super large seat cushion and wide backrest. And the maximum capacity of the chair makes 300 lbs. That's why the Ficmax high-back gaming chair is a real steal for overweight people.

Review of Ficmax High Back Computer Gaming Chair with Retractable Footrest

Superior Lumbar Cushion

The feature that sets the Ficmax gaming chair apart from most other computer gaming chairs on the market is that it's capable of massaging your lower back area. The lumbar cushion that is supplied with this chair has a special vibratory function that can be directed at your back in order to alleviate lumbar fatigue. The cushion features two levels of vibration and you can choose which one to use, mild or strong. For complete relaxation, place the cushion so that it touches the pain points in your back, kick the footrest out, and lean back. 

Ficmax High Back Computer Gaming Chair with Retractable Footrest in the use

Reliable Design

This gaming chair has a heavy-duty base to withstand all abuse of gaming. The base is made of strong metal materials and has explosion-proof gas springs. It features the lifetime guarantee, meaning that the Ficmax company is confident in its properties in terms of durability.

The Ficmax chair comes in a large cardboard box with all its parts well-packaged and protected. The chair itself is pretty easy to put together, as the package includes clear instructions with pictures and easy-to-follow steps making assembly a quick process for everybody. You should not spend longer than an hour to put this chair together without extra help.

Detailed review of Ficmax High Back Computer Gaming Chair with Retractable Footrest

 

What Is a Gaming Chair?

Probably, the best way to enjoy playing a favorite game, watching a movie and even listening to music is to sit comfortably. Therefore, the proper chair will not only provide you with comfort for long hours but will also give you the opportunity to feel like a hero of the movie or game. That is why we have come up with the best gaming chairs review. Every gaming chair possesses unique features to enhance a gaming experience. Of course, a gamer chair will provide you with comfort, but for a complete gaming session, you should use high-quality accessories, and you can choose them with us. Consider our best gaming mouse, best gaming monitors, and best gaming keyboards reviews and make the right choice!

Best Gaming Chairs

What Features to Compare

The main difference between an ordinary armchair and gaming chair is the comfort level. As for technology, this special chair is far ahead of gaming equipment as most models already come with built-in sound systems, headphone jacks, wireless connectivity and audio inputs. An intense rivalry is going on between various models of chairs.  That is why it is quite difficult to choose the best gaming chair. Some models of gamer chairs are more comfortable while some are technologically better.

The first thing you should pay attention to is the Material. The frame can be made of plastic or steel which is much more durable. As for the surface, it is usually made of artificial synthetic leather, vinyl or polyester. Such materials have good breathability and high wear resistance. But, you can also find unique chairs with fleece covering. This material is pleasant to touch, soft and slightly fluffy. In addition, it is quite lightweight and resistant to wear/multiple washings.

The next important criterion is the Design. The chair must be comfortable as it is intended not only for games but also for relaxation. Basically, you need to choose the seat according to the type of games you play. If you prefer racing games or flight simulators, you should consider chairs resembling a cockpit or a racing car seat. On the contrary, for still games, it is advisable to pay attention to sofa chairs. They are soft, cozy and can be placed in any part of your dwelling.

As to the Convenience,  most modern chairs are equipped with a number of extra functions. For example, the built-in speakers and a subwoofer allow you to completely immerse into the game atmosphere. Furthermore, the constructions designed for additional accessories can turn your room into a sports car seat or cockpit. Moreover, soft backrest and armrests will prevent body fatigue. Finally, a very convenient folding design will make chairs more mobile. 

Naturally, you also ought to take into account the Size and Weight of the chair. These parameters influence stability during active movements. It goes without saying that the massive structure is more stable and more suitable for simulation games. But, if you want to use a chair for some other purposes, you should consider more compact ones. The lighter the chair the easier you will move it around the house. As for the sizes, you have to determine what armchair would suit you and your room the best during long gaming battles or while watching movies.

 

Sources:

1. Adnan Manzoor 8 Tips To Choose The Best Ergonomic Chair For Gaming, Lifehack.

2. Video Game Chair Buying Guide, Hayneedle.

3. Matt Smith Gamer Specific Chairs: Are They Worth Buying? MakeUseOf. January 2, 2014.

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