Best gaming chairs

When you're settled in for a heavy gaming session you have to be comfortable. Treat your behind to one of these great seats.

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. Park your behind on a quality gaming chair, and if you're looking for a good one then look no further.

Here are some of the best you can buy.

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.

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GT Omega Racing Pro

GT Omega Racing Pro

Like the DXRacer, 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, 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 backwards 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 provides excellent lumbar support. For that little extra, there's also a removable lumbar cushion as well as a headrest cushion and adjustable arm rests to get everything just so. Comfort and style at an affordable price.

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XRocker Ottoman

XRocker Ottoman

If you like your gaming a little more living room based then the XRocker Ottoman is for you. Unlike many other gaming chairs, this one is designed for a more relaxed approach, feet up with a beverage more than poised over a mouse and keyboard. Oh, and it has speakers built in.

The X Rocker Storage Flip Chair with 2.1 Audio has two speakers hidden in the head rest and a subwoofer that uses Ace Bayou's innovative Audio Force Modulation Technology.

AFM incorporates speakers and ported power subwoofers and uses the open space inside the X Rocker – not just the frame – to magnify sound quality and intensify your experience.

You're not limited to just your game audio, though, anything you can plug into the audio inputs on the chair will come out of the speakers by your head. It's also a neat way to keep your gaming kit hidden from sight with the ample storage space underneath. It's perhaps not best suited for the taller gamer, but if you're looking for maximum relaxation while you play, here's the chair for you.

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Maxnomic Pro


Maxnomic is a brand you might be most 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.

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Clutch Crank Series

Clutch Crank

Clutch is the least well-known brand here, but don't let that put you off. What you get is an ergonomic design based on a racing seat with lumbar support and much reclining.

3D Armrests with oversized arm pads give you ultimate adjustability and comfort. As with every chair our massive Lumbar cushion and Head cushion are included for Free.

Many chairs offer lumbar cushions, but no-one offers one quite like Clutch. It is massive. This in itself is a huge selling point for folks looking for solid lumbar support, but the rest of the chair is built to impress, too. It's packing a heavy duty base, bolstered sides and a high-back design that allows the taller gamer to still get comfy.

And in a variety of colors it looks striking whichever way you look at it. The green and orange options are our particular favorites.

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