If you’ve been playing video games all this time without ever playing those titles in a gaming chair, you’re missing out. Gaming chairs are designed to offer a super comfortable experience, while fitting perfectly in your gaming room, living room, or anywhere else you play video games.
With gaming chairs, you’ll find seats that are typically quite comfortable and come with solid and higher-end finishes. Most importantly, these chairs have technology inside that will interact with the game’s audio, respond to what’s happening on the screen and much more.
Better yet, many of today’s top gaming chairs also come with an ergonomic design that aims at making it far more comfortable for your back, neck and legs during extended gaming sessions.
If you want to enhance your gaming experience in new ways — and perhaps even make you more comfortable while you play — picking up a gaming chair is a great idea.
The gaming chairs were selected by analyzing a variety of metrics, including industry watcher reviews and user reviews. These, as well as others that didn’t make the cut, were also analyzed for their core features and quality of materials to ensure that the most appealing chairs to video gamers would be selected.
Read on to learn more about our top picks for today’s best gaming chairs.
Vertagear S-Line SL4000 Racing Series Gaming Chair
On the bottom of the chair, there are custom Penta RS1 casters, which are coated with PU for a soft and smooth gliding experience on the chair, so the chair shouldn’t feel bumpy during use.
The Vertagear S-Line SL4000 is built for comfort. The chair has a nice, supportive padding, which is perfect for gamers who might need to spend more than a few hours at their desk at a time. The chair is easy to assemble too — one person can easily assemble the chair within 30 minutes or so.
The chair is a little expensive, starting at $422.69 depending on the color you get, but it’s still a great choice and should create an awesome gaming experience.
There are a few things that make the AutoFull Gaming Chair a great option. For starters, the chair has a high-density foam that’s nice and thick, making for a comfortable experience. On top of that, the chair offers a high-quality nylon base, with smooth casters for a stable and smooth feel.
There are some adjustments you can make to make the experience more comfortable too. For example, you can adjust the chair to sit at any angle between 90-degrees and 170-degrees, which should be more than enough range for most people.
The AutoFull Gaming Chair comes in at $159.99, which we think is a great deal.
Unlike the others, which sit on wheels, the Ace Bayou X Rocker sits on the floor. It comes with a rocking mechanism so you can rock while you play. And according to Ace Bayou, it’s been designed with ergonomics in mind, so you can sit comfortably throughout the day.
Arguably the X Rocker’s most interesting feature is its built-in audio controls. The chair has two front-facing speakers and a subwoofer designed to enhance your audio experience during gameplay. You can also plug in headphones into the chair to listen to the audio without letting it slip out in the room. Wireless audio transmission is also available if you’d prefer to connect the chair wirelessly to your gaming rig.
At $136.05, the Ace Bayou X Rocker isn’t cheap, and you’ll have to want to be close to the ground while you play. It’ll certainly create a unique gaming experience.
The Noblechairs Epic, for instance, is a $389.99 chair that comes in your choice of PU leather, NAPPA leather or real leather. It comes with air gaps at the top to allow for airflow, and it is built with ergonomics in mind, so you can sit more comfortably. In fact, Noblechairs said that the chairs will conform to the shape of your back and have obtained international certifications for their design.
Like the Secret Lab Omega, the Noblechairs Epic has a tilting mechanism that will allow you to lock it into place wherever you see fit. That allows you to obtain the perfect recline while you’re playing games and dramatically enhances the broader experience. It even comes with what Noblechairs calls 4D armrests that let you adjust their height, depth, width and angle to maximize comfort.
Noblechairs Icon Gaming Chair
Just because you get a gaming chair, that doesn’t mean you have to do away with decent back support. The Noblechairs Icon looks great and offers plenty of back support to ensure that you’re not harming yourself while you’re gaming. The chair may not be the most exciting out there, but it’s easy to assemble, and perfect for those who want to ensure they’re taking care of themselves. It comes in at $369.99.
GTRacing Gaming Chair
The pro-looking gaming chairs on this list all have a lot to offer, but they can be a little expensive. That, however, is where the GTRacing Gaming Chair comes in. The chair looks professional, offers a high level of comfort, and is built to last.
The GTRacing Gaming Chair offers a number of awesome features. The chair is built for comfort, and as such it’s ergonomically designed with plenty of padding on the back to help on those long gaming sessions. It even comes with lumbar and headrest pillows to help your posture while you’re gaming. It’s highly adjustable too, allowing between 90 and 170 degrees of recline, and a 360-degree swivel.
The GTRacing Gaming Chair should last a while too, and it’s built with ultra-high-quality materials, like a PU leather coating, a heavy-duty base with smooth-rolling casters, and more. This chair backs the build too – if you have any issue with it, you can take advantage of the 1-year warranty for defective parts.
The GTRacing Gaming Chair is available for $129.99, which is a great price for such a high-quality product.