Best Gaming Chairs

Review & Comparison, Last Update May 8, 2019
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
BEST 2019
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

The extra-wide 4D armrests can be adjusted up/down, forward/backward, left/right, and vertically to suit any gaming style.

CONS

It's available in black and brown only. 

OUR VERDICT

With the unique 440-lb max weight limit, cold gel cushion, and a wide range of adjustability options, this chair will deliver an ultra-comfortable gaming experience to individuals of any build.

detailed parameters
Material

Sturdy metal frame, Heavy duty metal base, PU leather, Fabric, Cold cure memory foam

Design

PC gaming chair

Size

48.4" - 50.8” x 27.1” x 27"

Max Weight Capacity

440 lbs

Features

5 smooth-rolling multi-direction casters

Convenience

360-degree swivel, 4D adjustable arms, Adjustable back angle, Adjustable height, Adjustable tilt of the backrest, Adjustable back pressure, Detachable lumbar/seat cushion with Gel Cold Cure foam

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The backrest has a vibratory massage function to relieve lumbar pain and tension, as well as relax your waist region.

CONS

The armrests wobble a bit. 

OUR VERDICT

The Ficmax RE-FX-007 boasts the best price/quality ratio. It's an excellent product for gamers who want a good starter chair at an affordable price.

detailed parameters
Material

Sturdy metal frame, High-quality PU leather, High-density foam (4.8-inch thickness)

Design

PC gaming chair

Size

50" - 53.1" x 20.8" x 22.8"

Max Weight Capacity

300 lbs

Features

Vibratory massage function (connected with power by USB), 5 double casters

Convenience

360-degree swivel, Rocking function, 90 to 180 degree backwards tilt, Height adjustment of armrest and seat, Removable headrest pillow and lumbar cushion, Retractable footrest

Warranty

Lifetime warranty on frame, 1-year warranty on parts

PROS

The arms are not fixed but attached to the back with hinges. So, they move in tandem with the seat to keep providing elbow support to you.

CONS

It has relatively low weight capacity.

OUR VERDICT

The RESPAWN-110 is a wallet-friendly chair that could become a relaxing spot between games. If you're at your computer and want to have a nap, you're welcome.

detailed parameters
Material

Steel tube frame, Contoured, segmented padding in bonded PU leather

Design

PC gaming chair

Size

35.43" x 14.96" x 22.05"

Max Weight Capacity

275 lbs

Features

5 multi-direction casters

Convenience

360-degree swivel, 130° reclining control with infinite angle lock & tilt tension, Extendable footrest, 2D armrests, Height and depth adjustable, Adjustable lumbar and headrest pillow

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

The rubberized casters spin smoothly without damaging the surface. They are tested to endure 1000 miles of rolling.

CONS

The padding is a little too stiff. 

OUR VERDICT

Compared to other classy racing chairs, this one feels a little stiffer but still, it's almost on par. The chair is an insane value and probably the best model at its price point.

detailed parameters
Material

Steel frame, PU leather, High-density shaping foam

Design

PC gaming chair

Size

39.8" - 43.4" x 20.5" x 19.8"

Max Weight Capacity

300 lbs

Features

5 multi-direction rubber casters

Convenience

360-degree swivel, Recline function, 90-180 degree backward tilt, Headrest pillow and lumbar cushion, Seat height adjustment 

Warranty

1-year warranty

PROS

A retractable footrest adds to the comfort. If you lean back 180° and extend the footrest, you will be able to take a quick nap.

CONS

Due to the extended number of parts, the assembly is rather tricky. 

OUR VERDICT

The PC Gaming Chair Furmax offers some unique functionality. It has more parts and cushions than a typical chair for added comfort and convenience. A great one to doze off.

detailed parameters
Material

Sturdy metal frame, Soft PU leather, Thick padding 

Design

PC gaming chair

Size

38.5" - 42.2" x 23.2" x 22.7"

Max Weight Capacity

310 lbs

Features

5 multi-direction casters

Convenience

360-degree swivel, Adjustable backrest with 90°-180° angle, Pull-out flip-over footrest, Headrest pillow and lumbar cushion, Seat height adjustment, 3D spine support

Warranty

Free replacements for installation problems, damaged or missing parts;

6-month warranty

KILLABEE Big and Tall 440lb

Made with Large Users in Mind

Understanding the needs of big and/or tall gamers, the KILLABEE company has come up with the exclusive gaming chair created specifically for larger users - the Big & Tall Memory Foam Gaming Chair. It stands out among the competition with the unrivaled comfort that if offers to overweight people.

The chair is ergonomically designed with high backrest and extra-wide armrests that can precisely conform to every curve of your body, hugging you with comfort. The backrest gently supports your neck and spine and can be locked at any angle up to 155°, while 4-dimension armrests can be adjusted up/down, forward/backward, left/right, and vertically to suit any gaming style.

In addition to that, the KILLABEE gaming chair boasts of an explosion-proof gas spring metal base that can hold incredible weights up to 440 lbs, which is really impressive. However, the thing we like most about this model is not that it supports the increased amount of weight but that it provides a high level of comfort allowing any average user to feel ultimately comfortable during the longest gaming sessions.

Review of KILLABEE Big and Tall 440lb Memory Foam Gaming Chair

Stay Cool!

Another prominent feature of this chair is its excellent build quality. Designed with the unique Gel Cold Cure foam lumbar/ seat cushion, the chair delivers a cooling effect, a particularly useful feature for hot summer days. The said gel cushion also promotes blood circulation and encourages a better posture by preventing you from sitting in a “computer hunch” position.

Next, we like how this chair looks. Made from high-end leather, it feels very classy and looks more expensive than it is. What we don't like as much though is the limited choice of colors; it is available only in black and brown, which means it won't suit those users who look for something vibrant to complement their room. If you don't belong to those, you will be more than happy with it, as this model has everything necessary to make your gaming sessions as comfortable as possible and looks stunning.

In the end, we'd say that the KILLABEE Big and Tall model is exceptionally comfortable on all levels and for all gamers. With its unique 440-lb max weight limit, durable frame, Cold Gel cushion, and a wide range of adjustability options, it is able to deliver an ultra-comfortable gaming experience to individuals of any height and build.

KILLABEE Big and Tall 440lb Memory Foam Gaming Chair in the use

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Ficmax RE-FX-007

Good Alternative to Pricey Chairs

The Ficmax high-back gaming chair is an uber-comfortable model that comes at half the price of famous DXRacer's and other professional gaming chairs. Still, it boasts almost all the capabilities of top-class racing chairs. For starters, the chair has an upgraded tilt mechanism along with improved gas cylinder to easily recline up to 180 degrees back or turn 360 degrees.

Furthermore, Ficmax folks have improved the chair and made more emphasis on ergonomics. As a result, the chair has got additional back and foot cushions to contour your body perfectly and give you the ultimate support throughout the day. The Ficmax chair is also equipped with a removable headrest pillow and a comfy lumbar cushion. For extra comfort, the chair has wide, thick armrests and a large seat cushion.

Yet, what makes the Ficmax gaming chair a standout is its massaging properties. The lumbar cushion supplied with this chair features a vibratory function that can be directed at your lower back to ease lumbar pain or relieve tension. The cushion offers two levels of vibration for your preference, mild or strong.

Review of Ficmax RE-FX-007 Gaming Chair with Massage Lumbar Support

Great Value

Although this gaming chair is a bit on a heavy side, it has a strong base that can withstand all the abuse of gaming. The base is manufactured from durable metal materials and has explosion-proof gas springs. And the fact that it's backed by the lifetime guarantee proves that Ficmax is confident in its high quality.

Overall, the product is well designed and comfortable enough to let you sit at any angle you wish. It feels sturdy and heavy, however, armrests could use some improvement as they are a little flimsy. Besides that, all the other parts are not wobbly or squeaking at any kind of movement.

The chair comes in a sturdy cardboard box with all its parts separately-packaged and protected. The chair is quite easy to put together, as the box includes easy-to-follow instruction making assembly an easy process for anyone.

For the price, great ergonomics, and that easy assembly, we would recommend this for gamers who want a good starter chair at a reasonable price.

Ficmax RE-FX-007 Gaming Chair with Massage Lumbar Support in the use

 

RESPAWN 110

Fully Adjustable

RESPAWN is not a big name in the gaming industry, however, there are reasons why we've included this chair in our top chart. For one, it's a quite budget-friendly option that probably offers more than its retail price. The thing is, RESPAWN is only trying to get their name on the market, thus, the company makes high-quality chairs for moderate price tags.

For two, the RSP-110 chair has a few interesting features that set it apart from many other gaming chairs. The main one is that it can take as much pressure off the spine as possible. It’s a fully reclining chair with both back portion and arms moving backward. Simply put, the arms are not fixed but attached to the back with hinges. Hence, they move in tandem with the seat to keep providing elbow support in any position.

As for incline, the chair goes up to 130 degrees and has a footrest to be suitable for quick naps. The footrest sits under the seat, out of your way, when not in use. And when you wish to turn this chair into a bed after long hours of gameplay, you can quickly reach it and enjoy the naptime.

Review of RESPAWN 110 Racing Style Gaming Chair

Design Peculiarities

The RESPAWN RSP-110 comes un-assembled, but putting everything together will take you less than an hour. Once assembled, the chair seems well-made with the stainless steel frame and thick padding. Some parts, like the controls, are made of plastic to keep the weight down.

By the way, the chair weighs just 50 lbs. While this makes it more lightweight and mobile, that's also the reason it supports less weight than most any other gaming chair out there. That said, though we wish the manufacturers would increase its weight limit, 275 lbs capacity is not all that bad, making it a suitable option for teenagers and most adults.

Other than that, the RESPAWN RSP-110 doesn't have any noticeable issues. It boasts cool design and comes with extra pillows for those who need a little more lumbar and head support. All the controls (tilt, height, recline) are conveniently placed on the right side.

To sum it all up, if you need a wallet-friendly chair that will become a relaxing spot between games, this one is a solid choice. If you're at your computer and want to have a quick nap, with this chair, you'll be able to do that.

RESPAWN 110 Racing Style Gaming Chair in the use

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Homall Racing Style

The Best Seller

The Homall Gaming chair is the #1 best seller for a reason. It's a huge upgrade from an ordinary office chair and a cheap way to improve your PC gaming experience. It's a frills-free model but it's an amazing deal for the price - it has no extra cushion, extra massage functions or whatever that might force you to pay close to 3x the price. Yet, it feels sturdy and comfy enough to take gaming into a whole new level.

The strong point of the chair is its solid wheels that roll well even on the carpet flooring. The rubberized casters spin smoothly without damaging the surface. Plus, they are praised for the increased durability (tested to endure 1000 miles of rolling).

Another strength is the high-quality suspension that seems solid and isn't being compressed even by a rather heavy weight. By the way, the max weight capacity of the chair is 300 lbs, meaning it can give more expensive models a run for the money.

All the levers are quite firm, hence, you'll be able to easily distinguish once the chair locks into place when you lean back and relax. Good news is, you'll be able to lean the chair completely flat.

Review of Homall Racing Style Gaming Chair (with Headrest and Lumbar Support)

Great Bang For Your Buck

We also liked how easy is the chair to put together. Everything you need for assembly is included in the box, and the total build time is about 30 minutes. Once assembled, the chair feels solid and supportive. The flaws we noticed are rather small in our opinion - the armrests are static in place and the padding is little stiff for our taste. While the non-adjustable armrests may or may not bother you, minimal padding won't let you play comfortably all day long. You'll need to take a break and move around from time to time. But if you game for 2-5 hour sessions normally, this chair will not disappoint you. Thanks to additional lumbar support, your back won't get sore from short gaming sessions.

To sum up, compared to other classy "racing" chairs, this one feels a little stiffer but still, it's almost on par. The shape and seat feel pretty much the same. The chair is an insane value and probably it is the best model at its price point.

Homall Racing Style Gaming Chair (with Headrest and Lumbar Support) in the use

 

Furmax Racing Chair

Ultra Sophisticated

Sophisticated gaming chairs are not something extraordinary any longer, their range is quite vast so that anyone can choose the model to their preference. But what should you do if you don't want to shell out a ton of money for it? The Furmax Gaming Chair is a reasonably-priced option that has quite a lot to offer.

The main highlight of the chair is certainly a pull-out, flip over footrest rarely found in similar chairs. This is an awesome upgrade from the basic gaming/office chairs, allowing you to extend your legs and even have a quick nap. Also, the retractable footrest can double as a pull-out table for snacks so that you could sit and watch Netflix in style. No matter, how you're going to use it, it's a great thing for intense gaming time, movie evenings, or busy working days.

Speaking of design peculiarities, the Furmax chair is made of synthetic, wear-resistant PU leather that keeps the shape well without sagging. The chair has attractive blue accents that make it look futuristic and edgy. As for the base, it's able to hold up to 310 lbs, so people of any build will feel comfortable in it. With that, the chair itself isn't too heavy and can easily be moved from room to room. It has PU rolling wheels that enable easy rolling over any surface.

Review of Furmax Racing Chair Gaming Chair (with Footrest, Bucket Seat and Lumbar Support)

Assembly

Be ready that due to the increased number of parts, the assembly of the chair might be a bit time-consuming and tricky, though not excessively. The instruction manual is probably written by a non-native English speaker and is unclear. Hence, our suggestion is to take advantage of the videos explaining how to assemble this thing.

Overall, this high-back chair is very well-built, it doesn't creak or make a sound when you're sitting on it, getting up, or moving around. It just screams quality.

Although the chair is a beast to get together, it is robust and offers some unique functionality. It has more parts and cushions than a typical chair, which contributes to better comfort and convenience. A great one to doze off!

Furmax Racing Chair Gaming Chair (with Footrest, Bucket Seat and Lumbar Support) in the use

 

What Is a Gaming Chair?

Probably, the best way to enjoy playing your favorite game, watching a movie or listening to music is to sit comfortably. Therefore, a proper armchair should not only provide you with comfort for long hours of use but also give you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the game and live the life of the main characters from your favorite titles. All gaming chairs possess some unique features allowing them to provide gamers with enhanced gaming experience. Our guide should help you figure out what are they and how to choose the model that will be especially comfortable for you.

To enjoy gaming even more, we would also recommend you build yourself a proper home gaming station. To do that, you may want to buy a gaming mouse, a monitor, and a gaming keyboard. Furthermore, you might decide to invest in a gaming headset.

Best Gaming Chairs

What Features to Compare

The main difference between an ordinary armchair and a gaming chair lies in the level of comfort they provide. 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.

Material

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 and multiple washes.

Design

The next aspect to consider is design. We feel like we don't really need to say it but a gaming chair, just like any other chair, should be comfortable. Remember, it will be there not only when you play video games. Chances are, it will also serve you as an office chair, so it's important that you choose it wisely taking into account all details. Also, gaming chairs differ in construction, with some resembling cockpits and others looking like racing seats. To decide which one will suit you better, think about what video games you usually play.

Convenience

As of convenience features, most gaming chairs come fitted with certain bells and whistles. For example, built-in speakers and a subwoofer are added to enhance the gaming atmosphere helping you fully immerse in the game. The presence of additional accessories makes the gaming chair, giving one model the edge over the other one. Little things such as a soft backrest and 3D armrests matter as well since they ensure more comfort and prevent body fatigue. Finally, you can find gaming chairs with a folding design that were designed specifically for transport purposes.

Size and Weight

Unless you search for a stationary model, it's important to check the size and weight of a chair. These parameters affect how stable the chair will be during active movements. Naturally, the bigger the chair is the more stable it is, and the more suitable it will be for active video games involving a lot of moving. That said, if you need something more compact, the market offers plenty of choices. You can find many lightweight and mobile gaming chairs that can be easily moved around the house when needed.

Sources:

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

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

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