Best Gaming Chairs

Review & Comparison, Last Update April 24, 2020
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

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 is an excellent product for gamers who want a good starter chair at an affordable price. With that, it can give relief to your lumbar region owing to its massaging function.

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

The stitching is lacking in quality. 

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

This chair has everything to support a healthy spinal posture during long periods of sitting. It has a wide seat, high back, headrest, and lumbar cushion.

CONS

It may be a little difficult to move the wheels on carpets.

OUR VERDICT

The GTRACING GT099 Gaming Chair comes at a wallet-friendly price point but has a lot to offer in terms of ergonomics. With a reinforced frame and high-density cushion, it's good for long periods of sitting.

detailed parameters
Material

Strong metal frame, Faux leather, Thick padded back & seat

Design

PC gaming chair

Size

48.82" - 51.97" x 20.86" x 21.26"

Max Weight Capacity

330 lbs

Features

5 multi-direction smooth-rolling casters

Convenience

360-degree swivel, Adjustable backrest with a 90°-170° safety angle, Armrest and seat-height adjustment, Removable headrest and lumbar pillows

Warranty

1 year limited

PROS

You can retract the footrest and recline the back at 135° to have a quick nap in this chair. Also, you'll be able to benefit from relaxing back massage.

CONS

Cushioning is a little on the thin side.

OUR VERDICT

This multifunctional gaming chair with an ergonomic design will help you feel ultimately comfortable during long gaming sessions. Due to the vibrating lumbar pillow, it's an excellent choice for people with some back problems.

detailed parameters
Material

Heavy-duty metal frame, Soft padding, Premium PU leather

Design

PC gaming chair

Size

48.8" - 52" x 26.8" x 26.8"

Max Weight Capacity

250 lbs

Features

5 multi-direction casters

Convenience

360-degree swivel, Adjustable height, back angle and recline locking system (90-135°), Adjustable arms, Retractable padded footrest, Massage lumbar support, Detachable headrest pillow

Warranty

1-year warranty on parts

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 some 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 at 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. Agree that for a budget-friendly model, the RESPAWN 2-in-1 chair has quite a lot to offer. Great value.

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 to new heights.

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 and get the total relaxation.

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

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.

We would definitely recommend this affordable chair to those individuals who are just getting serious about playing computer games. The Homall Gaming chair can become an excellent starter model that could show you how enjoyable the gaming experience can be.

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

 

GTRACING GT099

Strong Competitor

The GTRACING GT099 chair is a worthy competitor to famous DXRacer R-Series gaming chairs that comes at a much more affordable price point but brings many useful features and a similar experience. This gaming chair costs about $150 and surely delivers a great quality to value performance.

When it comes to ergonomics, the GTRACING GT099 chair has no “above and beyond” features but in terms of comfort it ticks just about all the right boxes. Just like DXRacers, it’s got the headrest support pillow that is attached with reliable straps and can be moved both vertically and horizontally. Also, it has a removable lumbar cushion to support a healthy spinal posture during long periods of sitting. This allows gamers to remain as comfortable as possible regardless of their position. The armrests though here are pretty basic - they can be adjusted up and down, but not right or left like 3D adjustable armrests in DXRacer chairs.

The GTRACING GT099 chair has three inclines and can be plopped back to a maximum of 170 degrees. Overall, the product is well-designed and comfortable enough to let you sit at any angle you wish.

Review of GTRACING GT099 Gaming Chair

Neat Design

The chair itself is quite heavy and sturdy, which gives some confidence that it'll last for a good while. The wheels also look and feel solid, however, some users say that they may struggle a bit if put on high-pile carpets. Other than that, you'll find no flaws with the construction. The chair is supportive enough for users up to 300 lbs. Plus, a wide 16" x 19.7" sitting area is good for most body builds.

Speaking of the design, the GTRACING GT099 chair looks very neat and is available in classy White, Gray, Red, and Blue colors, so you can choose the most suitable one to fit your gaming rig. The chair has clean lines without crazy extras and strange-looking features and is made from PU composite leather that is not only smooth and sturdy but also soft, comfy and somewhat breathable thanks to the high-density sponge inside, which helps prevent the chair from sagging or hardening over time.

In all, we can admit that you'll find a lot to love about this racing chair. It comes at a wallet-friendly price tag and is surely a much better seat than an average office model. It brings a similar gaming experience as the famous DRacer R-series and is good for long periods of sitting.

GTRACING GT099 Gaming Chair in the use

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VON RACER Massage

Dedicated to Real Gamers

This chair is different from most other gaming models out there. It's superior in its ability to bring you full relaxation by relieving back pain and stiffness. What makes it a standout? The innovative USB-powered electric massager that is built into the lumbar cushion.

Naturally, it's just a simple vibrating element rather than a complex massage system replicating a therapist's technique. Still, this will be enough to give so much needed relief for weary people after a hard workday. Also, the light massage function will be beneficial for those individuals that are gaming for long hours non-stop or suffer from some back problems. The massaging lumbar pad is adjustable in height, and you can set it as you need.

As mentioned, the massage function requires a USB connection to work. The included USB cable is about 4 feet, but it can be easily separated from the cushion and replaced with a longer one if needed. Yet, if you don't want to have a power cord dangling from your chair, you can connect it to a power bank and slip it in under the strap on the upper back of the chair. This way, all the cords will be out of the way.

What also adds to the comfort of use is the retractable padded footrest. It's easy to retract and feels super comfortable with the reclined back of the chair. So, it allows you to stretch out and relax for PC, Xbox, or PS4 gaming.

Review of VON RACER Massage Gaming Chair

Easy Assembly

Moving on, we would like to emphasize that the chair is super easy to assemble in a few steps. The package includes clear instructions and even a pair of good-quality gloves. All the parts are heavy-duty and appear well-made, so the chair seems to be pretty durable. The PU leather material is premium and comfortable as well. It's not super soft but appropriate for gaming and working.

Adjusting the chair up down is very easy. The same goes for reclining. You can just push the chair back to some extent and then lock it in place with a handle under the seat. This way, you can choose a comfortable angle and perfectly align your whole body for long gaming sessions.

To round things up, this VON RACER gaming chair is the ultimate recliner dedicated to gamers. With the built-in electric massager, retractable footrest, and high-density foam, you'll be able to take your gaming experience to a whole new level.

VON RACER Massage Gaming Chair in the use

 

What Is a Gaming Chair?

Probably, the best way to enjoy playing your favorite computer 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 they are and how to choose the model that will be especially comfortable for you. We have selected only the most durable and reliable models from different manufacturers.

To enjoy gaming even more, we would also recommend you to 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. The choice is yours.

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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