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Best Gaming Chairs

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In my quest for the best gaming chair, I did a lot of online research. I explored websites like Looria and RTings and also connected with online communities that discuss gaming chairs. It was super helpful in understanding what makes a gaming chair top-notch.

I didn’t just scratch the surface, though. I delved deep into it, testing and comparing various gaming chairs, from the basic ones to the high-tech models. In this review, I’m going to share what I found. Whether you’re looking for a gaming chair to improve your gaming experience, enhance comfort during long gaming sessions, or to elevate the style of your setup, I’ve got you covered. So, stick around, and we’ll explore some top gaming chairs on the internet.

Best Gaming Chairs

Secretlab Titan Evo

Specifications:

Seat type: Racing back, levelled seat base
Recline: 165 degrees
Weight capacity: Up to 180kg (397lbs, XL size only)
Weight: 37.5kg (83lbs)
Warranty: 3-year

The Secretlab Titan is the benchmark by which we judge all other gaming chairs. To earn that role it ticked all the boxes you could ask of gaming furniture: it’s comfy, supportive, and importantly looks great too. None of that has changed with the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022, either, which is the latest chair out of the Secretlab lot (ignore its dated name in 2023).

Rather than tread old ground, let’s get right into the good stuff. Secretlab is posing the Titan Evo to a wide audience, with three available sizes: small, regular, and extra large. The benefit of this being you’ll no longer need to look to a different model of chair to find the right fit—the Titan Evo should cover most bases.

Secretlab has added a minor curve to the seat base that it says is to keep you in a healthy sitting posture. It’s kind of hard to say whether such a gentle curvature is really doing much to keep me locked securely in place throughout the day, though the seat is plenty comfortable all the same with plenty of foam padding.

User-friendly ergonomics make the Titan Evo a great fit for long nights gaming or eight hours tapping away for work, and that comes down to its superb built-in back support. It’s highly adjustable, which means you can nail down a great fit with ease. There’s also something to be said for the 4D armrests and head cushion, both of which are magnetic.

You read that right, a magnetic head cushion. A simple solution to fiddly straps, the Titan Evo does away with all that with a couple of powerful magnets.

As an amalgamation of both of Secretlab’s previous gaming chair models, the Titan and Omega, the Secretlab Titan Evo feels the better of both in every regard. What each chair has done so well, the Titan Evo manages to equal or better. It is slightly pricier than its predecessors at $449 ($499 for the XL model), but I feel that the upgrades it delivers are genuinely worth the higher price tag.

Corsair TC200 Relaxed

Specifications:

Seat type: Relaxed
Recline: 90–160 degrees
Weight capacity: 120kg (264lbs)
Weight: 18kg (40lbs)
Warranty: 2-years

As always, Corsair has waltzed into the gaming chair space with a refined racer style chair that’s not going to have you remortgaging for the privilege of sitting in it. If you’re happy to make a couple of sacrifices, this is certainly a good contender for the best cheap gaming chair. Right now the Corsair T3 Rush keeping us going on the side of affordable gaming chairs, so I was expecting great things from this new addition to the ecosystem. And I’ve not been disappointed.

In a lot of ways the TC200 and T3 gaming chairs are highly comparable, not least in their simple colourway and 160 degree recline. But the main thing to point out is the price difference. At $70/£100 less than the T3 you expect some kind of compromise from the TC100, but I have yet to discern how Corsair has managed to drop the price so much and for essentially more chair.

It’s a little shorter with an 81cm backrest, but instead of tall the TC200 Relaxed goes broad. It’s got a wider backrest, more cushion in the seat, and gentler bolster (side cushion) angles for those beautiful, thick thighs… hence the “relaxed” nomenclature.

Herman Miller Embody

Specifications:

Seat type: Task chair
Weight capacity: 136kg (300lbs)
Weight: 23kg (51lbs)
Warranty: 12-year

The most immediately noticeable trait of this chair: You can sit in it all day and not feel a moment of discomfort beneath your tush. You may shift around your top half into all sorts of absolutely not ergonomic positions during the day but your bottom half tends to stay stuck in place at a desk, so it’s important to get that just right. Thankfully, the Embody does.

The warranty, too, is a standout feature. At 12 years, including labor, and rated for 24-hour use over that time, it’s a chair that is guaranteed to last you over a decade, if not longer. So while the initial price tag may seem steep, and that it is, the reality is you’re certain to get your money’s worth in the long run. And your back will be thankful for it, too.

Noblechairs Hero

Specifications:

Seat type: Racing seat
Recline: 90–135 degrees
Weight capacity: 150kg (330lbs)
Weight: 28kg (62lbs)
Warranty: 2-year

When buying a gaming chair, it’s easy to forget your health. After all, most are advertised as luxurious, cushioned thrones that soothe your every ache as you smash the crap out of your foes in Apex Legends. But that isn’t true, and for some, it’s important to pick a chair that takes back support seriously.

With some of the team having used it daily for almost a year, we can thoroughly recommend the Noblechairs Hero in uPVC leather. While not the most exciting of chairs, or the sportiest, it certainly does a good job of taking care of your back.

The Hero is easy to assemble, except for the bit where you attach the back to the seat, so make sure you have a buddy for that. It’s firm and supportive, and extremely sturdy. As a word of warning: it is substantial, so if you prefer a softer chair that isn’t as good for your lumbar, this maybe isn’t for you.

AndaSeat Kaiser 3 XL

Specifications:

Seat type: Racing seat
Recline: 90–165 degrees
Weight capacity: 180kg (397lbs)
Weight: 34kg (75lbs)
Warranty: 6-year

The Kaiser 3 XL is a fantastic chair for anyone looking for a little more wiggle room than your usual gaming seat. The Kaiser 3 comes in two sizes: large and extra large. The large accommodate gamers 4’11 to 6’2’’ (150-190cm) and the extra large is for gamers 5’11” to 6’9” (181-210cm). The one I have the pleasure of experiencing is an extra large.

The width of the extra large is for medium to XXXL, so whether you have a gluteus maximus or a gluteus minimus this chair will fit.

The Kaiser 3 is really into giving options. This chair is available in two types of materials, premium PVC leather and linen fabric. The premium leather comes in seven different colors, including orange, pink and blue. The linen fabric comes in two colors; carbon black and ash gray. The chair I’ve been testing is the premium PVC leather elegant black which resembles the Jungle 2. The Jungle 2 is seen with orange accents.

All of these things are cool, right? It’s great that the Kaiser 3 reclines to 165 degrees, it has two levers, one controls the tilt, the other controls the height of the chair raising it about three inches. These things are all great for comfort.

Steelcase Series 1

Specifications:

  • Colors: Black, gray, light blue, graphite, pebble, tan
  • Material: Mesh back, foam seat
  • Seat width: 25 inches
  • Weight limit: 300 pounds
  • Addons: Headrest

Reasons To Buy

  • Adjustable features (seat depth, height, armrests)
  • Comfortable ergonomic design
  • Durable build quality
  • Customization options (colors, fabrics, finishes)
  • Warranty coverage

Reasons To Avoid:

  • Higher price point
  • Limited style options

The Kaiser 3 XL is a fantastic chair for anyone looking for a little more wiggle room than your usual gaming seat. The Kaiser 3 comes in two sizes: large and extra large. The large accommodate gamers 4’11 to 6’2’’ (150-190cm) and the extra large is for gamers 5’11” to 6’9” (181-210cm). The one I have the pleasure of experiencing is an extra large.

The width of the extra large is for medium to XXXL, so whether you have a gluteus maximus or a gluteus minimus this chair will fit.

The Kaiser 3 is really into giving options. This chair is available in two types of materials, premium PVC leather and linen fabric. The premium leather comes in seven different colors, including orange, pink and blue. The linen fabric comes in two colors; carbon black and ash gray. The chair I’ve been testing is the premium PVC leather elegant black which resembles the Jungle 2. The Jungle 2 is seen with orange accents.

All of these things are cool, right? It’s great that the Kaiser 3 reclines to 165 degrees, it has two levers, one controls the tilt, the other controls the height of the chair raising it about three inches. These things are all great for comfort.

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