Best Gaming Chairs

Review & Comparison, Last Update February 13, 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
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Material
Design
Size
Max Weight Capacity
Features
Convenience
Warranty
 
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 computer chair is ideal for extended use.

detailed parameters
Material
Steel frame, Synthetic PU leather, PU wheels, Aluminium base
Design

PC gaming chair

Size

50" - 53" x 27" x 21"

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
Warranty

Lifetime warranty on frame, 2 years warranty on parts

PROS

This big 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

40" x 24" x 24"

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
Warranty

90 days

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 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

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 black 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 Newedge Edition Racing Gaming Chair (with Pillows)

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 Newedge Edition Racing Gaming Chair (with Pillows) in the use

Size and Weight

The use of this computer 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 Newedge Edition Racing Gaming Chair (with Pillows)

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DxRacer Gaming Chair Review (F-Series)

What customers say about this product

Features

Quality materials, easy to put together, silent rollers and back adjustments. Fantastic buy for the price.

Size & Weight

The chair is a lot heavier than I was expecting it to be, but it's nice that it has solid weight to it.
 

X Rocker (51396)

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) 2.1 Video Gaming Chair

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) 2.1 Video Gaming Chair 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) 2.1 Video Gaming Chair

VIDEO
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

Well put together chair. Vinyl is soft and smooth, base swivels nicely.
 

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 Footrest, Bucket Seat and 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 Footrest, Bucket Seat and Lumbar Support) in the use

 

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

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