Some like to play video games with their feet up, lounging on the couch in front of the TV while getting to grips with their favorites on the Xbox One. Others are glued to a monitor on their favorite PC titles, attacking with the keyboard and mouse.
Whichever your preferred style, you can probably do better than whatever you have at home to sit on. Keep your mind alert and your skills on point by being as comfortable as possible — just park your behind on a quality gaming chair, like one of these!
If you like your gaming chairs luxurious, then the tremendously named Titan by Secretlab is one for you.
From our review:
It feels as though almost every aspect of the seat has been tweaked to improve the experience, from the reassuring resistances added to the seat adjustments, to the smooth action on all the levers, switches, and wheels. The materials are nice, the comfort is top-rated, and the price point is fair.
It has all the features you’d be looking for, like a lockable tilt mechanism and a reclining backrest, all wrapped up in a stylish, incredibly well-made exterior.
And it’s not just on the top the Titan is a winner. Hidden away inside the backrest is the chair’s lumbar support system. You get a pillow for your neck, but it’s a nice touch the lumbar support is inside and doesn’t require a second pillow.
It’s a little pricey at $490, but oh so worth it. Thankfully, it’s frequently discounted — right now it’s down to $389 — which is insane value!
DXRacer Racing Series
DXRacer is one of the most well-known brands in gaming chairs and with good reason. They’re not the cheapest you’ll find, but the legions of fans worldwide give a nod to the brand’s credentials. For most, the Racing Series will be the one to go for in the DXRacer lineup.
The headrest and lumbar cushions along with the dense cold foam in the seat helps you sit up straight and keep a good posture even after long hours in front of the computer. The control unit makes it possible to rock back and forth or lock entirely in a horizontal position.
With a tall back, too, the taller gamers out there will be as comfortable as us short guys. The beauty about the cushions is that they’re removable, so you can have both, just one, or neither, whichever suits you the most. The lumbar cushion will support your lower back and keep those nasty aches to a minimum over the course of many long sessions.
DXRacer also offers a wide range of colors to suit your own tastes. So you can look good and be comfortable at the same time. Prices start around $289.
GT Omega Racing Pro
Like others, GT Omega Racing models its Pro chairs on those you might find inside a race car. In many regards it’s very similar to the DXRacer also mentioned here, but with one key advantage: price. The GT Omega Racing Pro is a fair bit cheaper than many of its rivals, in fact.
The GT Omega PRO Chair has a built-in reclining mechanism to allow 90 to 170 degree backward and forwards tilting movement. The chair can be adjusted to a lowered angled position for taking a quick nap, making it especially suitable for gamers.
The deep-sided design hugs you as you sit, while the firm back and foam padding provide excellent lumbar support. For that little extra, there’s also a removable lumbar cushion as well as a headrest cushion and adjustable armrests to get everything just so. Comfort and style at an affordable price of $260.
Maxnomic is a brand you might be familiar with through esports, with many leading teams and organizations, including ESL, using its chairs. With good reason, too, as the Maxnomic Pro is extremely comfortable and supportive.
An elegant, sporty ‘executive chair’ with thicker foam padding and a longer seat base.
With a number of pro-gaming associations, the Maxnomic Pro is available in a whole variety of designs from the conservative to the wild and everything in between. With “4D” armrests, a substantial tilt mechanism for reclining and a solid steel frame, the Maxnomic Pro is built to accommodate gamers of all sizes. It’s the extra thick padding and longer base that makes the difference here, though.
Maxnomic ships out of Germany and these seats start around €300.
EWin Flash XL
If you’re looking for a large, durable, spacious chair then you can do a lot worse than the EWin Flash XL.
From our review:
It’s by no means cheap, but the metal frame, high-quality materials, and generously-cushioned seat design make this an incredibly comfortable seat that will last far, far longer than a quick-fix $100 solution. Your back will thank you, too.
It’s got a ton of adjustability and is especially good for the taller gamers while offering a sturdy base and a solid lumbar support system.
It’s a little pricey at $449, but your back and your bottom will thank you.
Unless you’re a particularly tall person, the Respawn RSP-205 is a fantastically-comfy chair. The only real criticism that can be made of it is that it’s a bit of a pain to put together on your own. Definitely get a helper!
From our review:
“It’s a quality product all round, and in my time with it there have been no squeaks or issues of any kind. It’s easy to tell that the company behind Respawn is a furniture maker, as it feels solid and something that’s built to last. It’s also backed by a limited lifetime warranty and year-round dedicated representative support.”
Unlike a number of other gaming chairs, the RSP-205 shuns all-leather or faux-leather trim and instead the backrest is entirely mesh. This open back design is much cooler in warmer temperatures and also helps keep the overall weight down.
It has some recline capabilities, a superbly-large lumber cushion and is generally an absolute joy to sit in for long periods. It’s a great price, too, at $225.
Updated June 27, 2018: We added a new entry, the Respawn RSP-205, and made sure we’re still recommending the best possible options.