Best gaming chairs

Best Gaming Chairs Windows Central 2019

We all want to be comfortable when we play our favourite games. Not everyone does so from their living room couch, though. A lot of us use our computer desks, and a regular chair just doesn't cut it when you're sitting for several hours. That's where gaming chairs come in, and you have some great options to choose from. The GT Omega Racing Pro is one of the very best that doesn't break the bank. But there are others if you're looking for something a little different, like a full recliner.

Best For Most People: GT Omega Racing Pro

GT Omega specializes in racing chairs, so you know you're getting a product built from years of experience. The GT Omega Racing Pro is suited for everyone looking for a gaming chair that'll bring hours of comfort during long gaming sessions. This one features a 160-degree recliner adjustment, armrests that move in four directions, and a removable lumbar cushion all for the price that's generally cheap than the competition.

As comfortable as it is, it could benefit from the use of memory foam, specifically cold-cure, to regulate the seat temperature. Foregoing the material keeps the price down, but it also keeps it from besting some of the more premium chairs. What's more is that it can only support up to 113.4kg (250 pounds), which isn't ideal.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive compared to other brands
  • 160-degree recliner adjustment
  • 4D armrests
  • Removable lumbar cushion

Cons:

  • No memory foam
  • Low weight limit

Best For Most People

GT Omega Racing Pro

Quality at an affordable price

The GT Omega Racing Pro is perfect for long gaming sessions where you just want to kick back and relax.

Best Premium Pick: Secretlab Titan 2020

If you're asking yourself, "what features does this chair have?" the better question would be "what doesn't it have?" The Secretlab Titan 2020 boasts built-in adjustable lumbar support, cold-cure memory foam, 4D armrests, a pillow with cooling gel, and a multi-tilt mechanism so that in addition to reclining, you can tilt the seat as well. You'll almost want to fall asleep in it. Not exactly helpful when you want to stay up all night and play games, but the comfort is unparalleled.

Secretlab's Titan 2020 series is possibly the best you can get; it just comes at a steep price tag. The premium features certainly warrant the asking cost. But it's a hard sell to some people when a cheaper chair will get the job done just fine and be reasonably comfortable as well. But if you have the extra money to spend, this is the chair to get.

Pros:

  • Built-in lumbar support
  • Cold-cure memory foam
  • Head pillow with a layer of cooling gel
  • 4D armrests
  • Durable leather
  • Multi-tilt mechanism

Cons:

  • Expensive

Best Premium Pick

Secretlab Titan 2020

Masterpiece

High-quality materials and features combine to make one of the best chairs on the market if you can afford it.

Best Heavy Duty: SITMOD Gaming Chair

As much as other companies focus on comfort, some chairs just aren't made with everyone in mind. That's where the SITMOD Gaming Chair comes in. Its maximum weight limit of 200kg smashes the competition, making it our top heavy-duty recommendation. Most gaming chairs can't even support 150kg. Plus, its durable steel frame is complemented by high-density memory foam for added comfort.

Along with being built to handle heavier weights, it also features five different colour options and a steel frame. It's also at a great price, which lets you get the chair you need without going over budget in the process.

Pros:

  • 200kg weight limit
  • Durable
  • High-density memory foam

Cons:

  • May be too large for some people

Best Heavy Duty

SITMOD Gaming Chair

Durable and built to last

When you need a more durable chair that can carry heavier weights, the SITMOD Gaming Chair is the way to go.

Best Budget: EUCO Gaming Chair with Footrest

No matter how comfortable a gaming chair is, it can be hard to justify paying the price of a brand new console. This option, Euco's memory foam chair with a retractable footrest, is meant for those shopping on a budget. Just because it's cheap, though, doesn't mean it completely skimps out on features. It still sports features like a removable lumbar cushion and a retractable footrest, which is honestly one of the best things about this chair.

Despite the footrest, it lacks in other areas. Notably, it armrests can only move up or down, a far cry from the four-directional armrests other chairs have. However, you do get access to four different colour options along with up to 150-degree recline and a 150kg weight limit.

Pros:

  • Retractable footrest
  • Inexpensive
  • Removable lumbar cushion
  • High weight limit

Cons:

  • 2D armrests

Best Budget

EUCO Gaming Chair with Footrest

Lean back and put your feet up

Once you use a chair with a footrest, you can't go back without one. Euco makes sure of that.

Best Recliner: Homall Gaming Recliner

More and more movie theatres are doing away with their old, uncomfortable seating in favour of reclining sofas, but why should this be limited to theatres? If you play games in your living room on the big screen, you may just need a reclining sofa yourself. Homall's product reclines with a footrest and even features pockets on the side.

Where this loses points is that it's not exactly great for an office setting at your desk and it's pricy too. Every other gaming chair on this list has wheels, and as a recliner, this one decidedly doesn't. It's just not as mobile. And the fact that it doesn't include a cup holder rubs salt in the wound.

Pros:

  • Full recliner
  • Side pockets

Cons:

  • Not suitable as a desk chair
  • Not mobile
  • Expensive

Best Recliner

Homall Gaming Recliner

Just like the movies

For home theatre seating, forego a chair altogether and pick up Homall's reclining living room sofa.

Best Mesh Chair: IntimaTe WM Heart Ergonomic Office Chair

This is the least "gamified" chair here because it's not designed for gaming specifically. This mesh chair is intended for an office, and it just so happens that it works as a good gaming chair too because of its ergonomic design and built-in lumbar support.

Since this isn't a dedicated gaming chair, don't expect a lot of the features you usually would. It doesn't recline as far as other chairs do, and it can't support a substantial weight limit — only up to 136kg. This mesh chair is suitable for gaming sessions that don't last several hours on end.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Perfect office chair
  • Inexpensive
  • Built-in lumbar support

Cons:

  • Can tilt back but not fully recline
  • Not as comfortable for long gaming sessions

Best Mesh Chair

IntimaTe WM Heart Ergonomic Office Chair

Basic necessities

Just need the basics without all the leather? This mesh chair is a lightweight, affordable alternative.

Bottom line

If you want the perfect combination of high quality at an affordable price, then pick up the GT Omega Racing Pro. Despite its lack of memory foam, it's still an extremely comfortable chair, only elevated by its removable lumbar cushion and 160° of reclining adjustment.

When the price is of no issue, and you want the very best of the best, you have to go with the Secretlab Titan 2020. It has everything you need and more, from cooling gel in your pillow to a built-in adjustable lumbar support mechanism. That it supports a multi-tilt function seat is only the icing on the cake.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life, and spends a lot of time sitting in a chair for work, whether that means writing a story or reviewing a new game.

Jen Karner is a lifelong gamer who spends most of her time at her desk. She's always on the lookout for the next great chair that lets her sit for long periods without hurting her back. You can follow her on Twitter @Articulatedream.

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