Home  >  Hardware  >  Chair

23 Best Gaming Chairs of 2024

Should you even care? It’s just a chair, right? Do you really need one of the best gaming chairs? Sure, some folks take their choice of gaming throne a little more seriously than others. But the fact of the matter is, between work and play, us gamers put in some long hours in our chairs. It makes sense to find something comfortable and supportive.

.top-three-table * { margin: 0; padding: 0; } .top-three-table { display: flex; box-sizing: border-box; } .best-overall, .best-budget, .best-console { width: 250px; border: 1px solid #d5d5d5; background: white; box-shadow: 0px 3px 5px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.05); } .best-inner p { line-height: 1; padding-bottom: 0px !important; } .best-budget { margin-right: 10px; margin-left: 10px; } .best-inner { box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px 15px 22px 15px; } .top-chair-img img { width: 175px; margin: 0 auto; text-align: center; display: block; margin-top: 50px; margin-bottom: 20px; } .container-for-logo img { width: 60px !important; display: block; margin: 0 auto; margin-top: 10px; } p.top-three-title { font-size: 18px; background-color: #2989d8; color: white; text-align: center; padding: 5px 10px !important; font-family: Roboto Condensed; font-weight: bold; } .top-three-product-name { color: #2989d8; text-decoration: underline; font-size: 19px; text-align: center; margin-top: 18px; } .top-three-product-name a { color: #2989d8; } a.secretlab-button { line-height: 1; background-color: #d83527; color: white; border-radius: 50px; padding: 10px 10px; border: none; margin: 0 auto; text-align: center; font-weight: bold; font-family: Roboto Condensed; display: block; margin-top: 30px; margin-bottom: 5px; text-decoration: none; max-width: 175px; font-size: 16px; } a.amazon-button { line-height: 1; background-color: #f5880c; color: white; border-radius: 50px; padding: 10px 10px; border: none; margin: 0 auto; text-align: center; font-weight: bold; font-family: Roboto Condensed; display: block; margin-top: 30px; margin-bottom: 5px; text-decoration: none; max-width: 175px; font-size: 16px; } .top-three-star-icons { margin: 0 auto; text-align: center; margin-top: 5px; line-height: 1; } .top-three-star-icons i { color: #072f50; font-size: 12px; } @media screen and (max-width: 768px) { .top-three-table { display: block; } .best-overall, .best-budget, .best-console { width: 100%; margin-bottom: 10px; } .best-budget { margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; } }

Of course, there’s no practical way to test out every chair before you find “the one.” So we’ve laid the groundwork for you. Below, you’ll find our list of the 23 best gaming chairs of 2023.

Zoom Out: Top 23 Gaming Chairs Comparison

For a closer look at HGG’s best gaming chairs picks, head to our Zoom In section below.

1. Secretlab Titan EvoBest OverallRead Full Review
2. GTRACING GT099Best BudgetRead Full Review
3. X Rocker Pro Series H3Best for Console PlayersRead Full Review
4. Embody Gaming ChairBest LuxuryRead Full Review
5. Anda Seat Kaiser 3Most ComfortableRead Full Review
6. RESPAWN 900Best PedestalRead Full Review
7. Homall Gaming ChairBest ValueRead Full Review
8. COUGAR Armor One RoyalBest StyleRead Full Review
9. X Rocker Trident PedestalBest RockerRead Full Review
10. Devoko Gaming ReclinerBest ReclinerRead Full Review
11. Big Joe Dorm Bean BagBest Bean BagRead Full Review
12. RESPAWN 110Best MinimalistRead Full Review
13. AKRacing California SeriesBest Short & SmallRead Full Review
14. Vertagear PL4800Best Big & TallRead Full Review
15. Cooler Master Caliber R3Most BreathableRead Full Review
16. Razer IskurBest Lumbar SupportRead Full Review
17. Corsair T3 RushBest w/ Memory FoamRead Full Review
18. E-WIN Gaming ChairBest PU LeatherRead Full Review
19. noblechairs ICONBest LeatherRead Full Review
20. OFM Gaming ChairBest for $150Read Full Review
21. NeueChairBest Office ChairRead Full Review
22. Steelcase LeapBest Ergonomic ChairRead Full Review
23. RESPAWN 200Best Mesh ChairRead Full Review

Zoom In: A Closer Look at the Top 23 Chairs

Now let’s take an in-depth look at the top gaming chairs from the section above. Surely, you will find something to take your man cave (or woman cave) to the next level.

1. Secretlab Titan Evo

Secretlab Titan Evo

The best gaming chair overall

Manufacturer: Secretlab | Type: Racing Seat | Material: PU, Fabric, or Genuine Leather | Weight: 76 lbs | Weight Capacity: 285 lbs | Recline: 165° | Colors: 30+ | Price: 💰💰💰

A chair of godly proportions, the Secretlab Titan EVO 2022 is the latest edition of the Titan bloodline that continues to exceed our expectations.

The Titan Evo features 3 different material options, and almost too many colors and special edition styles to count. But the customization doesn’t stop there. This gaming chair package is one of the most polished we’ve seen and exemplifies Secretlab’s keen attention to detail. From the precise stitching to the fluid adjustment knobs, to the robust 77-pound frame and aluminum base, the build quality of this chair is top tier.

We also dig the integrated lumbar adjustment system knob. By twisting this knob located on the side of the backrest, the lumbar zone of the chair protrudes or recedes to your preference — sort of like a built-in adjustable lower back cushion. This chair has received one of our best review scores to date. At an eye-popping regular price of $500, we encourage our readers to look for it on sale. Secretlab will sometimes get pretty aggressive with their sales, and at these times, we’ve seen some of their models up to $100 off.

We’ve featured specs for the “Regular” size, but keep in mind that Secretlab produces the Titan Evo in a Small size (<5’6″) and in XL (5’11”-6’9″).

  • Lumbar adjustment knob
  • Red stitching with black is lovely
  • Titanic 77 pound chair (also could be a con)
  • Added on comfort features are spendy
  • Some users do not like the firmer padding
  • Cost — time to sell some of those bitcoin gains



The best budget gaming chair

Manufacturer: GTRACING | Type: Racing Seat | Material: PU Leather | Weight: 50 lbs | Weight Capacity: 300 lbs | Recline: 170° | Colors: 7 | Price: 💰

Many a gaming chair is paired with an eye-popping price tag. Not this one! For gamers on a budget, GTRACING found a way to offer a feature-rich racing style gaming chair for under $150. Quality PU leather, neck and lumbar pillows, adjustable armrests, and reclining from 90-170° round out this chair nicely. Add that all together, and you’ve found our pick for the best gaming chair for the money.

It isn’t a slouch in the looks department, either. The GT099 model features stylish racing stripes, matching pillows, and colorful accents on the five-star base. Plus, GTRACING offers this gaming chair in 10 color styles, so you’re sure to find one that looks sweet with your setup. Another nice feature? The GT099 can rock back and forth — making it the fidget spinner of chairs.

  • Neck and lumbar pillows
  • Best looking chair under $150
  • Attractive design offered in many colors
  • PU leather can get warm
  • Not much in the way of ergonomic features
  • Plastic parts, stitching, upholstery not super durable

3. X Rocker Pro Series H3


The best console gaming chair

Manufacturer: X Rocker | Type: Baseless Rocking Chair | Material: PU Leather | Weight: 17 lbs | Weight Capacity: 275 lbs | Recline: N/A | Colors: 1 | Price: 💰💰

The X Rocker Pro Series H3 is hands-down the best all-purpose gaming chair for the living room.

The four integrated front speakers and 4-inch subwoofer offer plenty of oomph. Supplement that oomph with the vibration motors that sync with the audio’s bass tones, and you have a force to be reckoned with. Another neat feature about this model is that you can connect this to other X Rocker chairs and play in multi-game mode. It’s sure to be a smash hit at your next LAN party.

  • Great sound quality
  • Rocking motion is nice when gaming
  • Vibration makes games and movies even more immersive
  • Slight latency with the wireless audio
  • Chair is pretty heavy and hard to move
  • Users say vinyl upholstery can fade in direct sunlight

4. Embody Gaming Chair by Herman Miller x Logitech G

Embody Gaming Chair by Herman Miller x Logitech G

The best luxury gaming chair

Manufacturer: Herman Miller | Type: Office Chair | Material: HM Fabric | Weight: 52 lbs | Weight Capacity: 300 lbs | Recline: 120° | Colors: 1 | Price: 💰💰💰💰💰

Check out this next-level collab between Herman Miller x Logitech G. Herman Miller is a newcomer to gaming chairs, but they’ve been the #1 force in the office and ergonomic furniture industry for years. If you want Herman Miller’s best yet, it’s going to cost you. How much, you ask? Well, the full-featured Herman Miller Embody Series Chair flutters around the $1500 price point. Yowza!

It’s a significant investment, yes. But if you’ve already sunk a few $1000 into your office, what the hell, right? The graceful, organic curves and Logitech light blue accents will make your heart flutter whenever you lay eyes on it. And, Herman Miller claims it will improve your focus, enhance your health, and responsively accommodate your every move and posture shift.

Made in the USA, The Embody is one of humanity’s best attempts to minimize the damage done when sitting for over 6 or even 8 hours a day. Couple an ergonomic chair with short breaks in between bouts of gaming/working as well as daily exercise, and you’ll be on the path to sustainable wellness. All it costs is $1500.

  • Responsive ergonomic support
  • 12-year warranty, Herman Miller support unparalleled
  • Gaze down upon the peasants with contempt — you have secured the best throne
  • Sell your kidney or car to afford
  • Replacement parts are expensive
  • Forces you into a healthy posture — not the most pleasant habit to acquire

5. Anda Seat Kaiser 3

AndaSeat 2022 New Kaiser 3

The most comfortable gaming chair

Manufacturer: Anda Seat | Type: Racing Seat | Material: PVC Leather or Fabric| Weight: 68 lbs | Weight Capacity: 395 lbs | Recline: 165° | Colors: 1 | Price: 💰💰💰

Anda Seat is one of the leading gaming chair brands in Asia, and they are making their move on the US market. If you have a penchant for extra pillowy seating such as La-Z-Boy type chairs, Anda Seat’s Kaiser 3 chair will be right up your alley. We should know. One of our team members uses an Anda Seat chair on a daily basis, and they now turn up their noses at the sight of lesser chairs. It is easily one of the best gaming chairs under $400.

One of the highlights of this chair is the extensive lumbar cushioning built right into the body of the backrest. There’s also a deluxe neck pillow that attaches to the top of the backrest via magnets and provides sweet, sweet relief following those late-night gaming sessions. Of course, the Kaiser 3 also comes with a high-density foam padded seat unit to take care of the rest of you.

It is a shame that they decided to skimp out on the armrests, which unfortunately don’t feature much padding. That didn’t stop it from making our list — the sleek all-black style with a premium presence and feel won’t disappoint.

  • Pillowy neck cushion
  • Carbon fiber leather and black color is sleek
  • 30 day trial period + 18-month comprehensive warranty
  • Very heavy
  • Minimal armrest padding
  • Lesser known brand

6. RESPAWN 900 Recliner

RESPAWN-900 Racing Style Gaming Recliner

The best pedestal gaming chair

Manufacturer: RESPAWN | Type: Swivel Recliner| Material: PU Leather | Weight: 49 lbs | Weight Capacity: 275 lbs | Recline: 135° | Colors: 5 | Price: 💰💰💰

The RESPAWN 900 Gaming Style Recliner is RESPAWN’s latest model. In our humble opinion, the absolute must-have feature on this chair is the cup holder built into the left arm. Another round of drinks, you say?

In addition, there’s a removable side pouch that hangs off the left arm that’s easy to access too. And RESPAWN didn’t stop at 135 degrees of recline — they’ve also built in a fully extendable footrest for ultimate comfort while gaming. It doesn’t get better than the RESPAWN 900 for comfortable, laid back play sessions.

  • Fully extendable footrest
  • Available in black, grey, blue, red, white
  • Reclines up to 135 degrees and swivels 360 degrees
  • Limited warranty
  • Lacks lumbar support
  • No right side cup holder

7. Homall Gaming Chair

Homall Gaming Chair Office Chair High Back Computer Chair

The best value gaming chair

Manufacturer: Homall | Type: Racing Seat | Material: PU Leather | Weight: 42 lbs | Weight Capacity: 300 lbs | Recline: 180° | Colors: 7 | Price: 💰

This High-Back Racing Style Chair from Homall is a plus-sized gaming throne. It may not have all the bells-and-whistles, but heavyset gamers will be hard-pressed to find a gaming chair that’s better for the money.

What kinda features are we talking? The Homall Racer has an upgraded Class-3 gas lift verified by SGS that supports up to 300 pounds. Homall also offers this chair in multiple colors — even pink and purple! It doesn’t have much in the way of ergonomics, but you can recline the backrest up to 180 degrees for a mid-match catnap.

  • Under $150
  • Supports up to 300 pounds
  • Stylish big chair in 7 colors
  • Nonadjustable arm rests
  • Seat and back need more padding
  • Users report the chair is top-heavy and prone to tipping

8. COUGAR Armor One Royal

COUGAR Armor One

The most stylish gaming chair

Manufacturer: COUGAR | Type: Racing Seat | Material: PU Leather | Weight: 0 lbs | Weight Capacity: 265 lbs | Recline: 180° | Colors: 5 | Price: 💰💰

If you’re a fan of the racing aesthetic, you’ll absolutely adore the COUGAR Armor One Royal. It features a classic racing silhouette, with a tall backrest, side wings, and a bucket seat to keep you securely in place while you go for victory in your favorite game. In terms of color options, COUGAR offers a single or dual-tone palette, with matching trim going all around the edge of the chair’s frame — as sleek as can be.

The COUGAR One doesn’t just look incredible, either. The chair is also wildly comfortable, its diamond pattern creating little pockets of cushioning that support your body and encourage airflow. Top it off with 3D armrests and a unique free-wheelin tilt mechanism, and the Armor One Royal offers everything you need to dominate like a COUGAR.

  • 3D adjustable armrests
  • Full 180° recline is perfect for catnaps
  • Comes with high-quality head and lumbar pillows
  • Gas lift only adjusts 2.5 inches
  • No inward/outward armrest movement
  • Some users dislike the large embroidered logo

9. X Rocker Trident Pedestal

The best rocker gaming chair

Manufacturer: X Rocker | Type: Pedestal | Material: PU Leather | Weight: 40 lbs | Weight Capacity: 250 lbs | Recline: No | Colors: 1 | Price: 💰💰

X Rocker is one of the OGs of gaming chairs and a popular brand in the eSports community. They’ve got 17 years of making fun and sturdy gaming furniture- which is something many brands just simply can’t match. Their newest pedestal chair lineup is definitely worth a gander, as it’s loaded with top-notch ergonomics, built in speakers, and a rang of styles.

For our roundup, we chose the X Rocker Trident as the standout among the others. The Trident features a 4.1 Wireless Audio System, and a subwoofer that will enhance your gameplay or movie watching with real-time vibration. The pedestal base is more suitable for carpet, just make sure there is enough space to utilize the swivel action.

  • Easy to assemble
  • Sound quality is superb
  • Perfect option for console gaming, especially Xbox and PlayStation
  • Lacks ergonomic support
  • No way to modify the height or recline
  • Not universally compatible with devices

10. Devoko Gaming Recliner

The best recliner for gaming

Manufacturer: Devoko | Type: Theatre Seat | Material: PU Leather | Weight: 50 lbs | Weight Capacity: 280 lbs | Recline: 160° | Colors: 2 | Price: 💰💰

A recent addition to our list, the Devoko massaging gaming recliner is an excellent choice for those gaming on a TV. The faux leather is comfortable, and the massaging feature is going to create a perfect way to relax. The installation is a breeze, and Devoko also includes a 12 month warranty and easy-to-reach customer service. Relative to many of the chairs on our list, this is a smaller chair and as such we do not recommend it for taller and/or heavier gamers.

  • Solid build for the price
  • Easy to move due to it’s size
  • Quick assembly under 5 minutes
  • Massage feature is a little weak
  • Armrests aren’t very comfortable
  • The lumbar pillow is not removable

11. Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair

Big Joe Dorm Smartmax

The best bean bag for gaming

Manufacturer: Big Joe | Type: Bean Bag Chair | Material: SmartMax Fabric | Weight: 5 lbs | Weight Capacity: 250 lbs | Recline: N/A | Colors: 6 | Price: 💰

Large and heavy gaming chairs aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. Enter the humble bean bag chair, great for smaller spaces and TV gaming.

This bean bag from Big Joe is available in a variety of colors and even has pockets for your game controllers and water bottle. It also has an internal zipper seal, which enables you to refill this bean bag as needed (bean bag beans compress over time). Big Joe sells the ‘UltimaX’ refill beans online so you can be sure your bean bag chair will never fail you.

  • Cup and remote holders
  • Can be refilled when it starts to go flat
  • Very portable, easy to store when not in use
  • Some users report it going flat quickly
  • Some colors more expensive than others
  • Seat size is pretty small, not comfortable for most adults

12. RESPAWN 110


The best minimalist gaming chair

Manufacturer: RESPAWN | Type: Racing Seat | Material: PU Leather | Weight: 43 lbs | Weight Capacity: 275 lbs | Recline: 135° | Colors: 8 | Price: 💰💰

In contrast to the typical “flashy” gaming chair, the RESPAWN 110 pares things back to the essentials. In doing so, it sets itself apart and elevates it above most of the competition. Of course, the RESPAWN 110 is still incredibly stylish, with a simple two-tone palette and a touch of chrome to spice things up.

While the RESPAWN 110 doesn’t boast the most features, it has everything you need to play in comfort. There are no flashy gimmicks in sight, yet you still get essential functionality like swivel, recline, and tilt. Factor in the mid-point price, and the RESPAWN 110 is a top-tier gaming chair at a price you can’t beat.

  • Minimalist two-tone design
  • Excellent head and lumbar support
  • Infinite tilt locks lets you get cozy in any position
  • Strong chemical odor lasts for a couple weeks
  • Some users report that the armrests feel flimsy
  • You have to lean uncomfortably to adjust the chair

13. AKRacing California Gaming Chair

AKRacing California

The best short & small gaming chair

Manufacturer: AKRacing | Type: Racing Seat | Material: PU Leather | Weight: 60 lbs | Weight Capacity: 330 lbs | Recline: 165° | Colors: 3 | Price: 💰💰

For women and men of shorter stature, there are pretty slim pickins when it comes to gaming chairs. Californian company AKRacing decided to fix this problem with the one-of-a-kind Californian Series.

Most gaming chair manufacturers design chairs for men and seem to think the bigger and heavier the chair, the better. If you’re on the shorter side, say under 5 feet 2 inches, and you want a high-quality gaming chair, this is it. It’s assembled in minutes and boasts fantastic craftsmanship for petite folk.

For more gaming chair options for those gamers with a smaller stature, check out our best gaming chairs for short people roundup.

  • Quick assembly
  • Quality build and pillows
  • Great for shorter individuals under 5’2”
  • Pricey for the size
  • Only 3 color styles
  • Armrests are too easy to move side-to-side

14. Vertagear PL4800

Vertagear PL4800

The best big & tall gaming chair

Manufacturer: Vertagear | Type: Racing Seat | Material: PU Leather | Weight: 60 lbs | Weight Capacity: 360 lbs | Recline: 140° | Colors: 1 | Price: 💰💰💰

The ultra-tall back and wide seat of the Vertagear PL4800 is suited for the big dawg gamers. With a weight limit of 360 pounds and accommodating heights over 6 foot 6 inches, even the Dr. Disrespects of the world will be happy as a clam in this chair. A solid steel chassis will handle everything you throw at it, and the perforated PU leather and matching seat cushions offer comfort in style.

If you’re big & tall seeking a chair specifically made for you, the Vertagear PL4800 has you covered.

  • Robust steel frame & aluminum base
  • ContourMax Lumbar relieves tension in back
  • 4D armrests extend out and up, letting big & tall users maximize space
  • Lumbar support is not adjustable
  • On the pricier end of gaming chairs
  • Optional LED lighting sold separately

15. Cooler Master Caliber R3

The most breathable gaming chair

Manufacturer: Cooler Master | Type: Racing Seat | Material: PU Leather | Weight: 47 lbs | Weight Capacity: 330 lbs | Recline: 180° | Colors: 1 | Price: 💰💰

If you’re looking for a sturdy and comfortable racing style chair, you can’t go wrong with the Cooler Master Caliber R3. It boasts a strong steel frame that’s able to support a variety of body types and features an extra-thick 10cm base to keep your underside nice and snug.

Perhaps most impressive about the Caliber R3 is Cooler Master’s new-and-improved perforated PU leather that lines the backrest and lumbar cushion. This synthetic lining provides exceptional airflow and will help keep you cool as you crank up the heat in your favorite titles.

  • Solid build
  • Clean design is great for minimalists
  • Perforated PU leather provides excellent airflow
  • Stitching a little fragile
  • Some problems with the wheels
  • Plastic coverings are cheap and don’t fit well

16. Razer Iskur

The gaming chair with the best lumbar support

Manufacturer: Razer | Type: Racing Seat | Material: Synthetic Leather | Weight: 67 lbs | Weight Capacity: 299 lbs | Recline: 139° | Colors: 1 | Price: 💰💰💰

If you know gaming, you know Razer. It’s about time we give them some recognition for their high-end gaming chair, the Iskur. Made from multi-layered PVC synthetic leather, you have to consider that you are paying for more than just a brand name. We chose the Razer Iskur as the best lumbar support gaming chair because of it’s superior ergonomics. The cushions are high density foam that won’t wear out.

The Iskur is also available in an XL size that will fit up to 6’10” in height and 400 lbs. If you’re looking for a more affordable option from Razer, they did design the Iskur X as a substitute although the design features a little less support.

  • Very sturdy build
  • Adjustable lumbar support
  • 4D arm rests are super comfortable
  • No color choices
  • The padding is too firm
  • Big price jumps between sizes

17. Corsair T3 Rush

Corsair T3 Rush

The best gaming chair with memory foam

Manufacturer: Corsair| Type: Racing Seat | Material: Fabric | Weight: 47 lbs | Weight Capacity: 265 lbs | Recline: 170° | Colors: 5 | Price: 💰💰💰

The Corsair T3 Rush is thoughtfully designed with your comfort in mind. It features a dreamy PU foam core surrounded by layers of thick yet breathable fabric that’s as soft as a cloud. Then there’s the cherry on top – a memory foam lumbar cushion that melts away worries and stress like a professional masseuse.

Naturally, the Corsair T3 Rush has all the ergonomic features you could ask for, including 170° recline and 4D (yes, that’s four directions) armrests! With the T3 Rush, it’s easy to enter the zone and stay there.

Corsair is renowned in the gaming world, and their customer service is top-notch. Expect reliable performance and overall quality with the T3 Rush.

  • Trusted gaming brand
  • Sturdy steel frame and base
  • Memory foam lumbar padding is exceptionally comfortable
  • Caster wheels don’t work well on carpet
  • Gas lift malfunctions at an alarming rate
  • Narrow seat “wings” make it less ideal for big & tall users

18. E-WIN Gaming Chair

Ewin Calling Series Racing Gaming Chair

The best PU leather gaming chair

Manufacturer: E-WIN | Type: Racing Seat | Material: PU Leather | Weight: 50 lbs | Weight Capacity: 275 lbs | Recline: 155° | Colors: 10 | Price: 💰 💰

If you simply want a racing chair with the key features for a fair price, look no further than E-WIN. Of course, with a sub $250 price, it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles. But E-WIN delivers the chassis in a surprisingly stylish package.

The combination of PVC materials on the sides and bottom, soft PU leather upholstery, and a nylon base is a formula for success in the gaming chair world. E-WIN followed this formula well and found a way to offer the goods for a fair price. This Calling Series Racing Chair is a serious contender for the best cheap racing style gaming chair for the money.

  • Easy assembly
  • Adjustable arms and backrest
  • Better than average poly leather
  • Narrow seat and armrests
  • Wiggle/play in the backrest
  • Material doesn’t breathe well

19. noblechairs ICON

noblechairs ICON Real Leather Gaming Chair

The best leather gaming chair

Manufacturer: noblechairs | Type: Office Chair | Material: PU or Genuine Leather | Weight: 62 lbs | Weight Capacity: 330 lbs | Recline: 135° | Colors: 4 | Price: 💰💰💰💰

German gaming brand Noblechairs makes some exceptional equipment for gamers. If you’re not a fan of the oftentimes gaudy appearances of some of the racing type chairs, Noblechairs’ ICON chair has an understated and elegant look. The chair’s quilted pattern on the backrest — and metal accents throughout — both exude style and professionalism.

In fact, Noblechair’s entire line-up of gaming chairs is beautifully crafted and designed with world-class ergonomics and components. One prominent standout feature worth mentioning in the ICON Series Chair is the genuine leather upholstery option. Get real top grain leather or go all-out luxurious with Nappa leather.

  • Genuine leather is premium quality
  • Classy looking quilted pattern on backrest
  • Choose from PU, top-grain, or Nappa leather
  • No padding on the armrests
  • Premium quality = premium price
  • Neck and lumbar pillows aren’t great

20. OFM Essentials Racing Chair

OFM Essentials Collection Racing Style Bonded Leather Gaming Chair

Best gaming chair around $100

Manufacturer: OFM | Type: Racing Seat | Material: PU Leather | Weight: 37 lbs | Weight Capacity: 275 lbs | Recline: 125° | Colors: 9 | Price: 💰

If you must find a gaming chair under $100, we’ve got one you need to check out: the OFM Essentials Racing Style Chair. With a whopping 9 colors to choose from, they’ve likely got your favorite color calling your name. Notably, some colors are priced higher than others — we’ve seen the green color as low as $65. But in most cases, this chair will leave you around $80 lighter.

The two-tone design and contoured padding are aesthetically pleasing. It may not deliver the same number of style points that a full racing style chair does, but there’s no denying its got some flair.

  • Armrests flip-up
  • Sub $100 price
  • Looks sharp for a cheap chair
  • Few ergonomic features
  • No lumbar or neck pillow
  • Armrests aren’t height or width adjustable

21. NeueChair


The best office chair for gaming

Manufacturer: Secretlab | Type: Office Chair | Material: Mesh | Weight: 64 lbs | Weight Capacity: 240 lbs | Recline: 130° | Colors: 2 | Price: 💰💰💰

The NeueChair from Secretlab is a one-size-fits-all office chair perfect for gaming. What makes it unique, exactly? Well, Secretlab constructs every NeueChair using the highest-quality materials, including aluminum for the frame, robust polyurethane for the armrests and casters, and proprietary NeueMesh for the seat. The latter is a robust, resilient fabric that virtually eliminates all pressure points on your body. It’s truly something you have to experience to understand.

On top of all that, nearly every component on the NeueChair is adjustable, from the armrests to the backrest and base. It may be an office chair, but make no mistake — the NeueChair has everything you need to game in supreme comfort.

  • One size fits all
  • Resilient NeueMesh keeps you comfortable for hours on end
  • Nearly everything is adjustable, and extra-large paddles makes adjustments easy
  • Not a true gaming chair
  • More difficult to assemble than Secretlab suggests
  • Armrests may be too far apart for extra-small users

22. Steelcase Leap

Steelcase Leap Chair Black Fabric

The best ergonomic gaming chair

Manufacturer: Steelcase | Type: Office Chair | Material: SC Fabric | Weight: 46 lbs | Weight Capacity: 400 lbs | Recline: 120° | Colors: 6 | Price: 💰💰💰💰

The Steelcase Leap is the winner of numerous awards, including Wirecutter’s best office chair of the year, and it is Steelcase’s best selling chair. One of our team members has used this chair daily for over a year, and he thoroughly recommends the Leap as a sturdy companion. He even goes so far as to say it was the vanquisher of his back pain woes.

What makes this one of the best PC gaming chairs? The Leap uses a technology called Liveback. This term describes how the chair dynamically adjusts to your seating position. If you’re looking to invest in a chair with sound ergonomics, look no further. Thankfully, it is a little less expensive than some of their newer models, and it’s even available refurbished at a significant discount.

  • Live back technology
  • Padded arms, telescoping arms adjust smoothly
  • Silver Cradle to Cradle Product Certification from MBDC
  • Some users say the seat cushion is too thin
  • Takes time to dial in the back rest tension setting just right
  • Not great for wider individuals; contact points of the seat and back will dig into sides

23. RESPAWN 200

RESPAWN-200 Racing Style Gaming Chair

The best mesh gaming chair

Manufacturer: RESPAWN | Type: Racing Seat | Material: Mesh Fabric | Weight: 51 lbs | Weight Capacity: 275 lbs | Recline: 130° | Colors: 5 | Price: 💰💰

A unique looking chair, the RESPAWN 200 comes in significantly lower than most quality gaming chairs that hover around the $300 price point. Not only does it have a flair of its own — with the side panels bolstering the headrest part of the chair — RESPAWN also incorporates mesh in the high-back area. For gamers who run a little on the warmer side, the boost in breathability will be a welcome feature.

In addition to these fresh design elements, there’s also an integrated lumbar support unit. We hadn’t seen this type of lumbar support in a chair yet. It is difficult to adjust, but it does get the job done. Indeed, the chair isn’t flawless, and the look may not be for everyone. But give points to RESPAWN for trying new things in a space that sorely lacks innovation.

  • Unique appearance
  • Dedicated lumbar support
  • Mesh backing helps you stay cool
  • Not the best for shorter individuals
  • Adjustment levers are hard to reach
  • The width of the armrests cannot be adjusted

Why Trust Us

High Ground Gaming was one of the first online publications to start writing about gaming chairs, with related articles tracing back to the early twenty-teens. Over the years, we’ve produced dozens of articles on the topic, ranging from buying guides to in-depth interviews with professionals.

For this particular guide, our team has spent a cumulative 250 hours researching the most popular gaming chairs from more than 75 brands big and small. Unlike other publications, we’ve also gone hands-on with nearly every brand mentioned above, and we have a backlog of individual gaming chair reviews to prove it.

Alongside our own knowledge of the space, we also take into account user reviews (both positive and negative) during our evaluation process. Then, we compile the data and come up with a list featuring the very best gaming chairs on the market. In short, all of this experience and research adds up to recommendations you can trust.

We hope you’ve found the perfect model for your setup.

Happy Gaming!


Continue the Adventure!

Sign up for an account at High Ground Gaming, and access all these amazing perks:

  • Custom profile page
  • Save articles to favorites
  • Rate articles
  • Post comments & engage with the community
  • Access the HGG Discord
  • Enter giveaways
This is a pre-registration form. Fill in the following details to verify your email address first. You will be able to access the full registration form and register for an account after the verification.

Join the Discussion

Give feedback on the article, share additional tips & tricks, talk strategy with other members, and make your opinions known. High Ground Gaming is a place for all voices, and we'd love to hear yours!


Forgot Password?

Join Us