Best gaming chairs

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!

Secretlab Titan

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 its 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 — we've seen flash sales bring the price all the way down to just $349 — which is insane value!

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DXRacer Racing Series

DXRacer

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 at $299.

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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 provide 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 of $260.

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Maxnomic Pro

Maxnomic

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 you'll be paying around €349.00.

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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 at around $430, 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 $430, but your back and your bottom will thank you.

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Updated November 1, 2017: We've swapped out some of our older choices for new ones from EWin and Secretlab.