The 24 Best Ergonomic PC Gaming Chairs

Need help finding the best gaming chair? We got you covered. Unlike building a gaming PC, picking out a gaming throne that can make long gaming hours more comfortable is a lot less complicated. However, due to the number of products out in the market, it can still be confusing if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

Here are our picks for the best gaming chairs. We came up with a good mix of racing-style and non-racing-style gaming chairs to give you options.

ICON Black Gaming Chair by noblechairsICON Black Gaming Chair by noblechairs

Noblechairs is known for their high-quality product and stop at nothing to ensure their brand is synonymous with greatness. Their dedication to comfort, quality, safety, and usability is on full display in the form of the ICON Black Gaming Chair. This chair speaks for itself, because when it comes to PC gaming chairs, it is an icon. From first glance, although minimalistic, you can tell that this chair is special. Its sleekly stitched leather invites you in, and its cold cure foam core is what keeps you coming back.

What makes this chair stand out, though, is the fact that it’s fully customizable, as almost every part is adjustable. The soft armrests are adjustable in four directions, the backrest is adjustable from 90 to 135 degrees, and of course, the seat height is adjustable, giving you ultimate control over what position you sit in. You can even get your choice of leather covering, whether you want real or PU leather.

Key Features

  • Comes in your choice of accent color, black, red, blue, gold, or white
  • Sturdy five star base; holds up to 330 pounds
  • Comes with a head pillow and lumbar pillow
  • Durable construction that won’t wear anytime soon
  • Breathable design and fabric

Purchase / $370

GTRACING Gaming Office ChairGTRACING Gaming Office Chair

This sleek chair adds a pop of color to any room and offers unparalleled comfort, with extra cushions for added neck and lumbar support. Both of the extra cushions are removable, so you can leave them on at all times or just when you need a little extra support. Any gaming chair worth your money should provide great support, but what sets this chair apart from its swivel counterparts is the fact that it rocks. Lots of swivel chairs have little to no give in the back, but rocking is a natural thing that happens more often than you realize while playing video games, so it only makes sense that your gaming chair rocks, too.

This swivel style gaming chair is easy to move around in and creates the perfect escape from the world while you play your game, watch a movie, do work, or even read. The wheels are specially designed to easily glide around, meaning you don’t have to worry about them getting stuck or having to struggle to get from point A to point B. And once you get where you need to go, you can choose from one of the three backrest positions, 90, 130, or 170 degrees.

Key Features

  • 300 pound weight capacity
  • Comes with a one year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Adjustable armrest and seat height
  • Sturdy frame and base
  • Removable neck and lumbar cushions

Purchase / $160

DXRacer Formula Series DOHFH08NB Gaming ChairDXRacer Formula Series DOH/FH08/NB Gaming Chair

DXRacer is a beloved chair brand in the gaming community, and it’s clear to see why. They are known for their several series of high quality gaming chairs, this one in particular is part of the Formula series, and offers a few unique features that you don’t come across very often. First, they have extended the length of the backrest, so even tall users can get the best back support, from top to bottom.

Some gaming chairs, especially not swivel chairs, offer very little adjustability, so you’re stuck with however the manufacturer made it. But DXRacer understands that no two people are exactly the same, in measurements or preferences, and with adjustability being offered in the armrests, backrest, and seat height, you can truly customize this chair to be perfect for you. No matter how you adjust this chair, each one comes with a super sturdy metal, 5 star, inlaid color base, which matches the color accents on the PU cover.

Key Features

  • High Density Mold Shaping Foam
  • Two year warranty on parts from the manufacturer
  • Lifetime warranty on metal frame
  • Available in a wide variety of colors, including blue, black, orange, pink, green, and white
  • Comfortable, soft PU leather cover

Purchase / $349

Devoko Ergonomic Racing Style Gaming ChairDevoko Ergonomic Racing Style Gaming Chair

Some people are skeptical of inexpensive chairs, they seem too good to be true and people often assume they are of cheap quality, but this racing chair from Devoko challenges this notion. The thick padding on this chair is super comfortable, even when sitting for hours. Comfort is one of the biggest influencers when picking a chair, some people pay over $1,000 for a chair they can be comfortable in, so it speaks volumes that this chair is able to be so comfortable without draining your wallet. Adding to its comfort, the lock-tilt backrest adjuster gives you full control, without making you pick from preset angles.

Although you technically can put this chair in an office, it’s probably more comfortable and better suited in your gaming pad. Overall, although this is not the most luxurious chair money can buy, it is an absolutely remarkable chair for its price point. This chair is especially great for younger gamers who still care about quality but don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on a chair. This chair may even save you money in the long run, thanks to the quiet, easy gliding wheels, which prevent scratching on wooden floors.

Key Features

  • Affordable
  • 300 pound weight limit
  • 30 day money back guarantee and 6 month warranty on the parts
  • Curved back with added neck and lumbar support
  • Adjustable back, up to 180 degrees

Purchase / $90

ErgoChair 2ErgoChair 2

The ErgoChair 2 may just be the gaming chair of the future, taking an entirely different approach to comfort than most big name brands. Don’t let its minimalistic design fool you, this chair packs the comfort you need to play your favorite game all night long. Instead of leather that can leave you sitting in a puddle of your own sweat, this chair features breathable mesh fabric, to keep you cool and make it easy for any moisture to evaporate.

If you’re looking to just relax or casually play a video game, this chair is perfect because it moves with you. Not only does it have swivel capabilities, but you can also rock in this chair, which means you can move the way you want, without limits. For longer gaming sessions, though, when you need better posture to prevent lower back pain, you can simply pull a lever on the back of your chair to get superior support and pain relief from the adjustable lumbar support. This chair is even sleek enough and durable enough to double as an office chair.

Key Features

  • Durable, yet flexible metal frame
  • Breathable mesh fabric
  • Full body support
  • Promotes healthy posture
  • Improves circulation

Purchase / $299

Corsair CF-9010007 WW T2 Road Warrior Gaming ChairCorsair CF-9010007 WW T2 Road Warrior Gaming Chair

Just one look at this chair and you’ll see that it looks a lot taller than some other gaming chairs. This is due to the extra tall back and deep seat, which provides you with support along your entire spine. The tall back is just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to the comfort of this awesome chair from Corsair, though. It also features 4D armrests, meaning they move in four directions, giving you maximum control of their positioning. Between matches you can also take a little break and lay down almost completely flat, just try not to slip away into dreamland while being cushioned by the cold foam core and cradled by the soft perforated PU leather and microfiber fabric.

The design of this chair is well thought out and flawlessly executed, giving you an extremely versatile gaming chair that is good for players of all skill level.

Key Features

  • 2 year warranty
  • Multi-functional tilt mechanism
  • Adjustable neck and lumbar pillow
  • Wide seat to accommodate players of all sizes
  • 2 layer color accents

Purchase / $400

Coavas Computer Gaming Racing ChairCoavas Computer Gaming Racing Chair

This racing chair from Coavas is inviting and practically calls to you to sit in it. The stitching on the back almost feels like arrows, reminding you where to put your butt, but what’s really impressive is how it performs. This chair provides spectacular comfort, thanks to the thick padding all over, and was designed with ergonomics in mind. Although the armrests do not move, they have a thick layer of padding and create full loops, so you can position your arms anywhere on the armrest and still get full support. Featuring two cut outs on each side of the back rest, this gaming chair is super breathable, so you don’t have to worry about getting super sweaty.

The great thing about this chair is you have full control over where it is and what position it is in. with fully adjustable tilt lock and tension control functions, this chair can easily be adjusted to suit your needs. Lowering the tension will make it so you can rock in the chair a little bit, but if you prefer a rigid back, you can just as easily tighten the tension and get a strong, supportive back rest. Although this isn’t the most high end chair, it is a fantastic choice for people on a budget and doesn’t disappoint, it’s hard to go wrong with this chair.

Key Features

  • PU leather on chair and armrests
  • Holds up to 280 pounds
  • Sleek design
  • Quiet, easy gliding casters
  • Sleek enough to double as an office chair

Purchase / $108

Furmax High Back Racing Chair with FootrestFurmax High Back Racing Chair with Footrest

This Furmax gaming chair checks off all the boxes a gaming chair should, and then some. With a super thick padding covering the entire chair, you can experience ultimate comfort without worrying about causing wear too quickly. Some gaming chairs with thin padding cannot stand up to heavy use and wear a bit faster, causing the metal frame to become more evident, possibly causing pain and discomfort. And although this chair has an incredibly sturdy steel frame, it’s not something you want to feel coming through the chair. Adding even more to its comfort, this chair includes neck and lumbar cushions to provide support to your most vulnerable areas.

However, what sets this chair apart from most is its footrest. Footrests are not all that common on gaming chairs, but they are a unique little feature that can take your gaming to the next level. A lot of other gaming chairs like to claim to be good for anything, including relaxing, but what could be more relaxing than kicking your feet up on this padded foot rest while watching a movie? This chair’s back is also adjustable up to 180 degrees, so you can lay completely back and melt away into this chair.

Key Features

  • 30 day money back guarantee, 6 month warranty on damaged or missing parts
  • Three inch padded footrest
  • 3D spine support
  • Removable neck and lumbar pillows
  • Sturdy 5 star nylon base

Purchase / $115

Ficmax PC Computer Gaming Chair with FootrestFicmax PC Computer Gaming Chair with Footrest

If the Furmax wasn’t your style, but you definitely want a chair with a footrest, look no further than the Ficmax. This chair has all your standard features, including seat height adjustment, back rest adjustment, tilt controller, and rocking function, but that’s not what makes this chair special. Yes, this gaming chair has a footrest, could it be any more comfy? Some people may question how this affects the overall ergonomics of the chair and if it affects posture, but it actually provides even more support and promotes circulation by keeping your feet elevated. The super thick foam used throughout the seat and footrest is very resilient and will keep its shape and feel even after using it for many hours.

And if you’re looking to have your worries truly melt away as you relax with your favorite video game, the USB connect electric massager is perfect for just that. The massager is located in the lumbar cushion, and when turned on, provides an extremely satisfying soft massage, easing pressure and pain that may have built up in your lower back. The Ficmax is great for any gamer and is also affordable on most budgets.

Key Features

  • 12 month warranty on parts
  • Super sturdy base and frame
  • Easy to clean, fade resistant PU leather
  • 90 to 180 degree adjustable backrest
  • Retractable footrest

Purchase / $188

Secret Lab Titan SeriesSecret Lab Titan Series

The Titan is a fan favorite and is hard to beat in terms of quality. Secret Lab uses high quality materials, such as a cold cure foam for the core, PU leather, and smooth PU casters. They spared no expense to create a superb chair, while keeping the ultimate cost to you still relatively low. The Titan also has an extra tall seat back and extra wide seat, so it can comfortably fit players of all sizes.

What really wins people over, though, is the adjustable lumbar support. This isn’t a super common feature in gaming chairs, so the fact that you can adjust the lumbar support to be exactly what you need is a huge benefit. Some days you might need a little more support than other days, and this chair makes it possible to tailor fit the support you’re getting every time you use it. This chair from Secret Lab makes it easy to get around, with the PU casters that can glide easily on almost any surface.

Key Features

  • 2 year warranty
  • Holds up to 290 pounds
  • 4-D adjustable armrests
  • Included velour head pillow
  • Multi-functional tilt mechanism

Purchase / $399

Carbon Line Gaming & Lifestyle Chair by RapidXCarbon Line Gaming & Lifestyle Chair by RapidX

Sports cars are probably way over budget, but you can get the same luxurious experience of sitting in one with this gaming chair from RapidX. The Carbon Line Chair was designed with sport cars in mind, mimicking the luxurious comfort of some of the most expensive cars. The inner core is made from a high-density polyurethane foam, which takes virtually all of the stress off of your neck and spine. You almost forget the fact that there are no speakers when you feel how supportive this chair is. This chair also reclines from 85 degree to 155 degrees, so you can find the perfect angle for you.

The high-end comfort of this chair is enough to make it worth the money, but on top of that, its classic yet sleek design makes it perfect for any environment. The Carbon Line Gaming Chair by CarbonX is one of the best PC-style chairs on the market and can double as an office chair without sticking out like a sore thumb.

Key Features

  • Supports up to 350 pounds
  • 65-70 kg/m³ density foam core
  • Adjustable armrests and headrest
  • Super durable construction
  • Encourages a healthy posture

Purchase / $399

Pulaski 1985-178-131 Power Home Theatre ReclinerPulaski 1985-178-131 Power Home Theatre Recliner

This recliner from Pulaski probably isn’t what you think of when you think of a gaming chair, but why not? It’s super comfortable, made from breathable faux leather, and even has USB connectivity, so it has everything you’d want in a gaming chair. And if you play video games on your laptop, this chair is perfect because it has a swivel arm that can attach to either arm and easily hold the weight a laptop.

With this chair, you can kick your feet up and get comfortable with just the push of a button and still have everything you need within arm’s reach, since each arm of this recliner has a small storage area and a cup holder. It’s hard to design a chair more luxurious than this one, and the cherry on top of it all, it’s super easy to clean, so don’t be scared to actually use those cup holders.

Key Features

  • Durable, breathable faux leather
  • USB ports and regular outlet in the arm
  • Easy to operate; reclines with the push of a button
  • Comfortable enough to nap in
  • Comes in black, charcoal, chocolate, and red

Purchase / $599

Essentials Racing Style Leather Gaming ChairEssentials Racing Style Leather Gaming Chair

This eye-catching chair contours to your body in all the right places and provides an incredibly enjoyable gaming experience. Instead of just being heavily padded all over, this chair has segmented padding, so each different area of the chair is ergonomically designed and padded to relieve pain and pressure. This means you get support for your head, shoulders, lumbar region, and even your arms.

This chair has a really fun design and is offered in a few different colors, so you can personalize it to your taste. You can customize it even further since it is fully adjustable and can swivel 360 degrees, you can even flip the armrests up when you don’t need them. Perhaps most importantly, though, this chair is built to last, having been put through rigorous testing and guaranteed to glide for over 40 miles, it’s definitely hard to beat.

Key Features

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Integrated window in the headrest for extra breathability
  • Comfortable, segmented padding
  • Flip-up padded arms
  • Available in gray, white, green, blue, and red

Purchase / $95

Herman Miller Embody ChairHerman Miller Embody Chair

Herman Miller is one of the most trusted chair brands, they are known for their ergonomic designs and durable products. Unfortunately, they are also known for some pretty high price tags, including the one on this chair. However, you really get what you pay for, and that includes carefully selected materials, fully adjustable armrests, durable carpet casters, and a heavy duty steel frame and base.

Not to discredit any of the other awesome features, but the real magic of this chair is located in the backrest. The backrest has several layers of support, which takes all of the pressure off of your back and redistributes it. The backrest can also be aligned to the curvature of your own spine, so you don’t have to compromise and only get support in a few areas. And the support you get from aligning the backrest to your spine doesn’t change if you recline or sit up in this chair. This chair may have originally been intended for use in an office space, but it has become a gamer’s best friend, since it can be used for several hours at a time without compromising its quality.

Key Features

  • 3 year warranty
  • Breathable dimple design to prevent excessive sweating or heat buildup
  • Improves blood and oxygen circulation
  • Adjustable armrests
  • Graphite base and frame

Purchase / $1485

X Rocker II Wireless Video Game Chair 5143601X Rocker II Wireless Video Game Chair 5143601

If this chair looks familiar it’s because its brother was farther up on our list. The X Rocker II is compatible with virtually any console, including Xbox, PlayStation, PSP, Wii, home theaters, DVD players, and more. Unlike its brother however, this X Rocker doesn’t have a pedestal base and instead sits directly on the floor. Many people prefer these types of chairs because they are easier to rock in and they enjoy being closer to the ground.

Although it’s missing a base, it’s still a complete chair, with side speakers, a subwoofer, and an easy to use control panel. The only parts of this chair not covered in super soft, comfortable foam are the armrests, which easily snap up for those times you don’t need them. This spacious seat offers comfort that’s hard to outdo and can accommodate players up to 300 pounds.

Key Features

  • Black vinyl cover
  • Great for rocking
  • Heavy duty and built to last
  • Thick padding on the entire seat
  • Flip-up armrests

Purchase / $128

Ts-5000 Ergonomic High Back Computer Racing Gaming ChairTs-5000 Ergonomic High Back Computer Racing Gaming Chair

As one of the sleekest chairs on our list, the Ts-5000 is designed to resemble a racecar seat, with a contoured back and shoulder area and textured faux leather upholstery. You can also glide as you please in this chair, thanks to the non-marking casters, making it especially great for gamers with hardwood flooring. Even if you don’t have hardwood floors, though, this chair can make it easy to get around and has 360 degree swivel capabilities.

Of course, you can’t forget about comfort when shopping for a gaming chair. This chair is padded with memory foam and designed to give support to your more vulnerable areas, and with removable head and lumbar pillows, this chair delivers in all the right places.

Key Features

  • 2 year limited warranty on parts and lifetime warranty on frame
  • Height adjustable
  • Adjustable armrests
  • Removable neck and lumbar cushions
  • Reclines up to 150 degrees

Purchase / $250

Vertagear S-Line 5000 Gaming ChairVertagear S-Line 5000 Gaming Chair

Some gaming chairs are poorly ventilated, which has a huge impact on the overall comfort, but this chair features a small cutout in the neck area of the backrest for added breathability. The rest of the backrest is made from a sturdy steel frame, which won’t warp or bend with extended use, and is covered with ultra-premium high density foam.

Vertagear paid attention to every part of this cahir, including the assembly, which is often overlooked by manufacturers. This chair is designed to be super easy to assemble and can be done by one person in just a few minutes thanks to the “slide in” design of the parts. From the thickly padded and contoured backrest to the super sturdy 5-star base, this chair impresses at every turn. The accents along the chair carry onto the casters, for a full, cohesive, and modern look.

Key Features

  • 4-D adjustable armrests
  • Additional headrest and lumbar support pillows
  • Reinforced 5-star assembly
  • Extra high backrest
  • Can hold up to 330 pounds

Purchase / $316

Homall Gaming ChairHomall Gaming Chair

Gaming chairs are expensive products, especially stylish racing-style gaming chairs. But there are good options out there if you’re reluctant to spend more than $100 on your gaming throne. If you’re looking for a budget gaming chair, the Homall Gaming Chair is a solid choice.

The Homall Gaming Chair is as simple as it gets. No fancy designs or gimmicks. It just gets the job done, which is to make sure you stay as comfortable as possible during long gaming sessions. It is made of durable, premium PU leather material that can support up to 280 pounds of body weight and hurt feelings after playing League of Legends.

It comes with an adjustable head pillow, which you can remove if you think your head is too cool for head support, and a lumber cushion to help keep back pains at bay. The chair also rocks back and forth, in case you need to relax for a minute or two after a particularly intense multiplayer match. Just don’t try to go overboard, as it doesn’t go full 180 degrees.

Supporting your weight is a sturdy, five-armed metal base equipped with wheels that don’t get stuck while you move around in your room. One downside is that it can take up to an hour to fully assemble product, though the instructions aren’t too difficult to understand.

Apart from that, the Homall Gaming Chair is a great choice for a below-$100 gaming chair. It’s simple, cheap, and comes with a lifetime replacement warranty.

Purchase / $89+

X Rocker 51396 Pro SeriesX Rocker 51396 Pro Series

If you want to feel like a boss while playing, then look no further than the X Rocker 51396 Pro Series, a supremely comfortable gaming chair that comes with a pair of built-in speakers. In terms of comfort, it totally beats out racing-style gaming chairs, which are focused on style and support in the first place.

The X Rocker 51396 is made of soft cushions that will make you feel warm and cozy while you dish out the meanest moves in Street Fighter V and the most improbable shots in whatever shooter game you’re playing. With its build, it actually looks more like a seat in an airline first class cabin, instead of a gaming chair. Minus the footrest, obviously.

Unlike all the other gaming chairs on this list, the X Rocker 51396 is a pedestal type. This means it will stand firmly in place, giving you the license to swivel and tilt it to your heart’s content without worrying about toppling over. Needless to say, though it may look like a comfy armchair, don’t try and jump on it. No matter how happy you are that your CSGO team finally got a win after 50 tries.

The highlight of this gaming chair is the pair of built-in wireless speakers and a subwoofer with 2.1 Audio Frequency Modulation (AFM) Technology hidden in the headrest. The sound quality is superb and immersive, with a great-sounding bass that feels just right. And the volume can get really, really loud. If you mainly play single-player and thus never really needed mics, the X Rocker 51396 is a good alternative to a pricey headset.

Speaking of price, it’s actually cheaper than the Vertagear SL5000. If you’re looking to buy a high-quality gaming chair without breaking the bank, the X Rocker 51396 is a good pickup. It’s super comfortable, easy to set up, and well-designed.

Purchase / $118+

DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FD01/NDXRacer Formula Series DOH/FD01/N

A list of the best gaming chairs won’t be complete without at least one DXRacer product. DXRacer gaming chairs are one of the most popular and most visible gaming chairs around. YouTubers use them. Twitch streamers use them. Professional gamers use them. The spoiled 13-year-old kid next door who plays Minecraft all day probably uses them, too.

But which DXRacer gaming chair is the best? Ask a group of gamers which model they think is the best and you’ll probably get at least five different answers. For us, it’s the all-black Formula Series DOH/FD01/N.

It’s designed to minimize neck and back pains, a common issue among gamers who spend too much time sitting. It has an extra high backrest that can accommodate tall gamers, though anyone taller than 6 feet might feel a little discomfort due to the tightness. Gamers not blessed with height might also feel that the backrest is a little too much. But as long as you’re between 5-foot-6 and 6 feet, you should be fine.

The DOH/FD01/N also comes with an additional headrest pillow and lumbar cushion for further neck and back support. You can easily attach these two add-ons anytime, allowing you to make adjustments even while you’re in the middle of a competitive match. The armrests are also fully adjustable for more comfort.

And if you need to simply take a break and relax for 30 minutes or so, the backrest can be lowered to allow you to lie back and take a breather. Though DXRacer advertises a 135-degree maximum recline, the backrest can actually go down to almost 180 degrees. Which is what the doctor just ordered after playing with particularly stressful, hate-filled teammates in Overwatch or Dota 2.

You can’t really go wrong with the DOH/FD01/N. Or any other DXRacer gaming chairs, really. They’re more expensive than similar products in the market, but you get what you pay for.

Purchase / $254+

AmazonBasics High-Back Executive ChairAmazonBasics High-Back Executive Chair

Though it’s not exactly advertised as a gaming chair, the AmazonBasics High-Back Executive Chair actually does a pretty good job at being one. It’s a good alternative to a budget gaming chair if the Homall model above isn’t your type.

The AmazonBasics High-Back Executive Chair is all about function rather than style. You can easily mistake it for just a regular office chair, actually. But it shines where it counts, which is to provide the most comfortable experience during extra-long gaming sessions.

It is made of bonded black leather and PVC to provide an elegant yet simple design. It has a contoured backrest to make sure your body is aligned properly to avoid experiencing back pains at the end of the day. It has a sturdy frame that can hold up to 250 pounds and has a padded seat and armrests to allow you to fully relax.

For a customized experience, the chair has a pneumatic control handle underneath the seat that allows you to easily adjust the height of the seat. The handle can also control whether it would rock back and forth or not when you tilt the chair. Close to the handle is a knob that gives you further control on the chair’s rocking mechanism.

The AmazonBasics High-Back Executive Chair may not be the first product that comes to mind when talking about gaming chairs, but it’s definitely one of the best. You could even argue that it’s more comfortable than racing-style gaming chairs. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a non-racing-style gaming chair that gets the job done at a very affordable price.

Purchase / $48+

Kinsal Gaming ChairKinsal Gaming Chair

If you fancy a racing-style gaming chair that’s slightly less expensive than the Vertagear and DXRacer models above, we recommend the Kinsal Gaming Chair. It’s basically the lite version of the Vertagear SL5000, with a similar look and practically the same features.

Featuring a high backrest, the Kinsal Gaming Chair is designed with both comfort and style in mind. It has an ergonomically sound design that helps in keeping your body as comfortable and well-postured as possible for long hours, like when doing a live stream marathon on Twitch.

It comes with two extra pillows for head support and lumber support. Both of which can be removed if the chair’s default setup is good enough for you. The backrest can also recline up to a flat 180 degrees with minimal effort, allowing you to take a quick nap right in front of your gaming desk. Quite handy while waiting for match queues in League of Legends, which can sometimes always takes longer than 30 minutes.

It’s made of PU leather and is supported by a steel frame and the usual star-shaped base with smooth casters that look like car wheels. The chair can bear a maximum load of 280 pounds, which is just about the same as most racing-style gaming chairs. Though it doesn’t come with a well-known brand name, the Kinsal Gaming Chair is a great choice if you’re in the market for a slightly more affordable racing-style gaming chair.

Purchase / $119+

Steelcase Gesture ChairSteelcase Gesture Chair

Let’s cap it off with the most expensive chair in the list: the Steelcase Gesture. Like the AmazonBasics chair, it’s not being advertised as a gaming chair. But without a doubt, it totally beats out every other gaming chair out in the market in terms of comfort and ergonomics.

The Gesture was designed to adjust to the way your body moves while performing different tasks. The backrest automatically adjusts to whatever sitting position you take. Even if it’s a bad position, the Gesture will prevent you from slouching, which could’ve resulted in back pains. The seat is big enough to allow you to freely cross your legs without feeling discomfort and is flanked by flexible armrests that can also be fully adjusted.

It can be customized according to your needs using two controls just to the right of the seat. You can adjust the height and depth of the seat as well as the tension and the variable back stop using these two easy-to-reach controls. The Gesture can also recline pretty well, just like most gaming-focused chairs.

If you want to nitpick, the chair doesn’t have a headrest. You will need to buy one separately, which should be a tough pill to swallow considering the Gesture is already expensive enough as it is. And compared to other gaming chairs, it is lacking in style. The latter is understandable, considering it’s an office chair first and foremost. But you’ll quickly forget these “problems” as soon as you spend your first 12 hours sitting on the Gesture. Seriously, it’s one of the most comfortable chairs out there.

Made with premium materials, the Gesture is built to last. It’s a truly excellent long-term investment if you want nothing but utmost comfort during the longest of gaming sessions. If you have the money, don’t think twice about getting the Steelcase Gesture. It’s more than worth it.

Purchase / $1006+


What is a gaming chair?

To oversimplify, a gaming chair is a specially designed ergonomic chair made for people who spend a lot of hours sitting. Last checked PC gamers fall into that category. There are different types of gaming chairs. Even chairs marketed primarily for office workers can be used for PC gaming. The most popular type of gaming chair is the racing-style gaming chair, which looks like an actual racing car seat, hence the name.

Why buy a gaming chair?

We all know having a sedentary lifestyle poses a lot of health risks. Sitting for long hours can easily lead to neck and back pains. It can also cause spine damage and joint stiffness. Gaming chairs help in making sure your body is always postured correctly, especially during 12-hour gaming marathons.

Gaming chairs are also more durable than regular chairs and can last several years with minimal wear and tear. They are easier to clean, too, courtesy of the materials used on the padding and cushions. Almost all gaming chairs come with a headrest, a lumbar support pillow, and padded armrests to give you maximum comfort. And they can also recline much further than regular chairs. Some can even recline to a flat 180 degrees.

What should I look for when buying a gaming chair?

The most important thing to consider is comfortability. A good gaming chair shouldn’t make you feel uncomfortable after just two or three hours of sitting. You won’t be able to focus on gaming if you have to constantly re-adjust your sitting because your chair is too firm or tight.

It should also be able to support your movements, like dramatically reacting to a last-second defeat in Overwatch. You should be able to freely move on your gaming chair without fear of it toppling over. Racing-style gaming chairs are very good at this.

Lastly, you also need to consider the price. Gaming chairs are expensive. But like with gaming headsets, there are many overpriced gaming chairs that don’t really give you the best value for your money. This is where we come in: to point you in the direction of the best value gaming chairs.

Final recommendation

As mentioned, picking out the best gaming chair isn’t as difficult as putting together your gaming PC. It’s all about comfortability, and no other gaming chair comes close to the Steelcase Gesture when it comes to that. But if you don’t want to break the bank, we recommend the X Rocker 51396 Pro Series and the AmazonBasics High-Back Executive Chair. Both offer excellent value for their prices.