The UOMAX mesh gaming chair.Source: UOMAX

Best mesh back gaming chair Windows Central 2019

Gaming chairs have traditionally been made out of leather and foam padding. Still, in recent years, mesh gaming chairs have seen a rise in popularity since they are incredibly supportive and comfortable. In addition to that, they're also very breathable because air can circulate through the mesh and cool you down during intense gaming. There are tons of different mesh gaming chairs on the market, but at the end of the day, we think that the RESPAWN-300 takes the cake due to its extremely comfortable design, very adjustable nature, and stylish gamer-themed aesthetic.

Best Overall: RESPAWN-300 Gaming Chair

The RESPAWN-300 chair.Source: RESPAWN

In our minds, the best mesh gaming chair out there is the RESPAWN-300. Featuring both a mesh back and a mesh seat, you get all the comfortable, supportive benefits of mesh everywhere your body is resting. On top of this, the chair also comes with an optional headrest pillow and lumbar support for further comfort. Another great thing about the chair is that it's incredibly adjustable, as you can adjust both the height and depth of the seat and the armrests. Additionally, the back can be tilted between 90 and 130 degrees and locked in position. In terms of weight capacity, the chair is excellent too, as it can hold up to 275 pounds. The cherry on top is the striking angular aesthetic that plenty of gamers are sure to enjoy. There used to be an issue with the chair's mesh breaking, but the manufacturer has since rectified the problem, so there's no need to worry about that.

Pros:

  • Incredibly comfortable
  • Super adjustable
  • Looks awesome
  • Great weight capacity

Cons:

  • None!

Best Overall

RESPAWN-300 Gaming Chair

The king of the hill

The RESPAWN-300 is excellent across all categories, making it our top pick.

High-End Alternative: RESPAWN-200 Gaming Chair

The RESPAWN-200 Gaming Chair.Source: RESPAWN

If you like the sound of the RESPAWN-300 but aren't a fan of the mesh seating, then we recommend the RESPAWN-200. This chair is identical to the RESPAWN-300, with the only difference being the fact that it uses a padded leather seat instead of a mesh one. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference; if you want as much mesh as you can, the RESPAWN-300 is better. However, if you only want a mesh back, this is the chair to choose.

Pros:

  • Incredibly comfortable
  • Super adjustable
  • Looks awesome
  • Great weight capacity

Cons:

  • None!

High-End Alternative

RESPAWN-200 Gaming Chair

Enjoy a traditional seat

The RESPAWN-200 offers everything our top pick does, trading mesh for leather on the seat.

Best Recline Angle: Homall Gaming Chair

The Homall Gaming Chair.Source: Homall

Homall's gaming chair will be your best bet if having a steep recline is essential to you. Not only does it have a great mesh back and a comfy leather seat, but it also can be reclined to a ridiculous 180-degree angle, allowing you to lay completely flat. The seat and armrests can't be adjusted depth-wise like with the RESPAWN chairs, but they are still height-adjustable, and the price is lower, too. It's worth noting that the weight capacity is also fantastic at 300 pounds.

Pros:

  • Incredibly comfortable
  • Pretty adjustable
  • Massive recline angle
  • Excellent weight capacity
  • More affordable

Cons:

  • Can't adjust seat and armrest depth

Best Recline Angle

Homall Gaming Chair

How low can you go?

Homall's offering features a 180 angle recline for people who like to lay down in their chairs.

Reclining Armrests: UOMAX Gaming Chair

The UOMAX Gaming Chair.Source: UOMAX

Yep, you read that right: this chair has reclining armrests. When you lean back in this chair (the max recline is 135 degrees), the armrests will recline back with you at their normal angle because they've got a hinge joint and are connected to the back of the chair. This makes it so you can rest your arms flatly while lying back, although the drawback is that you can't adjust the armrests when sitting upright. Aside from the armrests, the chair itself features a great mesh back, and a padded leather seat and the seat can be height-adjusted. Unfortunately, the chair's weight capacity is a little disappointing at 250 pounds, but it does have RGB lighting built-in, which is pretty neat.

Pros:

  • Incredibly comfortable
  • Reclining armrests are great when lying back
  • RGB lighting looks very cool

Cons:

  • Can't adjust armrests
  • Can't adjust seat depth
  • Weight capacity is just okay

Reclining Armrests

UOMAX Gaming Chair

Rest your arms while you lay

This chair's reclining armrests bring a unique touch to an already great chair.

Best Mid-Range: VIT Gaming Chair

The VIT Gaming Chair.Source: VITESSE

The VIT Gaming Chair is a fantastic chair to opt for if you want solid overall quality and don't want to break the bank. It features the same excellent mesh back that other chairs on this list do, as well as a comfy padded leather seat. The armrests can't be adjusted, but the seat can be adjusted height-wise, and the chair also leans back to a maximum 155-degree angle. The chair is also rather low to the ground, which might make it a poor choice for people with high desks, but it does have an excellent weight capacity of 300 pounds. Lastly, it's very affordable.

Pros:

  • Very comfortable
  • Awesome recline angle
  • Excellent weight capacity
  • Very affordable

Cons:

  • Can't adjust seat and armrest depth
  • Can't adjust armrest height
  • Seat is a bit low to the ground

Best Mid-Range

VIT Gaming Chair

Middle of the road

This chair is an awesome balance between quality and price.

Best Budget: AuAg Gaming Chair

The AuAg Gaming Chair.Source: AuAg

The AuAg Gaming Chair is a fantastic choice if you're on a budget. The padded seat, mesh back, and frame are all thinner than what you'll find on the other chairs on this list, and as a result, the chair isn't as comfortable. However, it's far from uncomfortable, and for what the chair costs, it's pretty good. The chair is also lacking in adjustability across the board, though notably, the height can be adjusted, and the chair has an excellent recline angle of 170 degrees. Finally, the chair has a fantastic weight capacity of 300 pounds.

Pros:

  • Pretty comfortable
  • Excellent recline angle
  • Excellent weight capacity
  • Most affordable

Cons:

  • Can't adjust seat and armrest depth
  • Can't adjust armrest height
  • Chair is thinner than most

Best Budget

AuAg Gaming Chair

A chair that's cheap

Offering decent quality for a low price, this chair is an excellent budget pick.

Bottom line

Mesh back gaming chairs are an excellent way to stay comfortable while gaming, as they are supportive, comfy to sit in, and keep you cool because air can circulate around your body. This has made them popular in recent years, and as such, tons of different mesh chairs are available on the market.

Due to the widespread availability of mesh chairs, it can be hard to know which ones are high-quality. In our minds, though, nothing tops the RESPAWN-300 due to the fact it's incredibly comfortable, super-adjustable, and that it looks fantastic.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. He's relatively new to the writing scene, but he counters that lack of experience with a rock-solid work ethic and a desire to improve at every opportunity. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

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